The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the High Wycombe region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 46 41 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 2 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in High Wycombe 0.63% 1.63% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.89% 5.06% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 0
Average salary £56,250 £25,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+120.58% -
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
ISTQB
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the High Wycombe region.

Qualifications Category
High Wycombe
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
106 79 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in High Wycombe 33.44% 32.24% 23.31%
Number of salaries quoted 90 48 49
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +28.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,300 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in High Wycombe

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the High Wycombe region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in High Wycombe

ISTQB
Salary Trend in High Wycombe

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the High Wycombe region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in High Wycombe

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the High Wycombe region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 6 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) ISEB
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Test Management
3 3 (50.00%) Degree
3 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) QA
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) C++
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) UNIX
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) HTTP
5 1 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) Selenium
5 1 (16.67%) WPF
5 1 (16.67%) Use Case
5 1 (16.67%) Fiddler
5 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) JIRA

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the High Wycombe region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
1 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) Fiddler
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Test Management
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Use Case
5 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) C++
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) HP