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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 45 38 35
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 3 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in High Wycombe 0.97% 1.76% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.50% 4.88% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 2
Average salary £60,000 £34,000 £23,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+76.47% +46.23%
UK excluding London average salary £37,750 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+7.85% +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
120 82 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in High Wycombe 38.83% 36.12% 27.84%
Number of salaries quoted 77 56 47
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £50,500
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 22 May 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 8 (88.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) ISEB
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) Test Management
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (33.33%) Degree
4 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 3 (33.33%) QA
4 3 (33.33%) WPF
4 3 (33.33%) HL7
4 3 (33.33%) DICOM
4 3 (33.33%) Use Case
4 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 3 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (33.33%) PACS
4 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 3 (33.33%) CRM
4 3 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (33.33%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) NHS

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (66.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Software Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 3 (33.33%) PACS
2 2 (22.22%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) Test Management
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) Use Case
4 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 3 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 3 (33.33%) CRM
4 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (33.33%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ISEB
2 3 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
1 3 (33.33%) HL7
1 3 (33.33%) DICOM
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) HP