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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 28 32 41
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 12 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in High Wycombe 3.91% 2.96% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.48% 10.13% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 12 8 3
Average salary £45,000 £36,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
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
89 79 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in High Wycombe 28.99% 29.26% 39.25%
Number of salaries quoted 79 62 91
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +23.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,600 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £52,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Salary Histogram in High Wycombe

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the High Wycombe region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in High Wycombe

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 27 (100.00%) ISEB
2 23 (85.19%) Finance
3 18 (66.67%) Test Management
4 17 (62.96%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (51.85%) SQL
6 13 (48.15%) Telecoms
6 13 (48.15%) Banking
7 12 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (40.74%) Performance Testing
8 11 (40.74%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (33.33%) HTML
9 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
9 9 (33.33%) UNIX
9 9 (33.33%) Linux
9 9 (33.33%) JSP
9 9 (33.33%) XML
9 9 (33.33%) E-Commerce
9 9 (33.33%) Test Automation
10 8 (29.63%) Software Testing
11 7 (25.93%) Regression Testing
11 7 (25.93%) Integration Testing
11 7 (25.93%) Test Strategy
12 5 (18.52%) Data Migration
12 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
12 5 (18.52%) QA
12 5 (18.52%) Migration
12 5 (18.52%) Automated Testing
12 5 (18.52%) QuickTest Pro
12 5 (18.52%) Oracle
12 5 (18.52%) Oracle Reports

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 23 (85.19%) Finance
2 13 (48.15%) Banking
2 13 (48.15%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Test Manager
2 8 (29.63%) Tester
3 6 (22.22%) Web Tester
4 5 (18.52%) Test Leader
4 5 (18.52%) Automated Test Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) Test Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) HTML
1 9 (33.33%) JSP
1 9 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (3.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) PACS
2 1 (3.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) UNIX
1 9 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Test Management
2 17 (62.96%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (40.74%) Performance Testing
4 9 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 9 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 8 (29.63%) Software Testing
6 7 (25.93%) Test Strategy
6 7 (25.93%) Integration Testing
6 7 (25.93%) Regression Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Migration
7 5 (18.52%) Automated Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Data Migration
8 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
9 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
10 2 (7.41%) Project Management
10 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
10 2 (7.41%) CRM
10 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) SQL
2 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) ISEB
2 12 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) HL7
2 2 (7.41%) DICOM
Systems Management
1 11 (40.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle
2 4 (14.81%) HP
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft