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 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 35 37 32
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 6 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in High Wycombe 2.26% 1.29% 2.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.59% 5.26% 5.81%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 4
Average salary £33,750 £36,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -15.29%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
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
91 57 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in High Wycombe 34.34% 24.46% 40.38%
Number of salaries quoted 78 48 78
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £23,500 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 23 (100.00%) ISEB
2 18 (78.26%) Test Management
3 17 (73.91%) Finance
4 14 (60.87%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (47.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (43.48%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (43.48%) Performance Testing
7 9 (39.13%) Software Testing
8 8 (34.78%) Regression Testing
8 8 (34.78%) QA
8 8 (34.78%) Test Strategy
9 7 (30.43%) Telecoms
9 7 (30.43%) Banking
9 7 (30.43%) SQL
10 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
10 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
10 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (26.09%) Integration Testing
11 5 (21.74%) Data Migration
11 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
11 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
11 5 (21.74%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (21.74%) Migration
11 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
11 5 (21.74%) QuickTest Pro
11 5 (21.74%) Oracle
12 4 (17.39%) HP
12 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
13 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.70%) Selenium
General
1 17 (73.91%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Banking
2 7 (30.43%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Test Manager
2 6 (26.09%) Test Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Test Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Test Leader
3 5 (21.74%) Automated Test Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) WPF
2 2 (8.70%) HTML
2 2 (8.70%) JSP
2 2 (8.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) PACS
1 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) UNIX
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Test Management
2 14 (60.87%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (43.48%) Performance Testing
4 9 (39.13%) Software Testing
5 8 (34.78%) Regression Testing
5 8 (34.78%) Test Strategy
6 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (26.09%) Integration Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Data Migration
7 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
7 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Migration
8 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
9 3 (13.04%) Project Management
9 3 (13.04%) Scrum
9 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
9 3 (13.04%) CRM
9 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
9 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
9 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) ISEB
2 11 (47.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (13.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) QA
2 3 (13.04%) HL7
2 3 (13.04%) DICOM
Systems Management
1 10 (43.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 4 (17.39%) HP