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 17 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 25 32 50
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +18
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 18 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in High Wycombe 5.92% 1.30% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.15% 6.52% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 18 3 4
Average salary £46,250 £32,500 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.30% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £32,500 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £36,500 £32,300
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.24% -1.42%
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
94 46 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in High Wycombe 30.92% 19.91% 40.14%
Number of salaries quoted 76 43 102
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £32,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 17 October 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in High Wycombe

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 21 (100.00%) ISEB
2 19 (90.48%) Finance
3 14 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (57.14%) Telecoms
4 12 (57.14%) Banking
4 12 (57.14%) SQL
4 12 (57.14%) Test Management
5 9 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (42.86%) Test Automation
5 9 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (42.86%) HTML
5 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 9 (42.86%) JSP
5 9 (42.86%) XML
5 9 (42.86%) UNIX
5 9 (42.86%) Linux
5 9 (42.86%) E-Commerce
5 9 (42.86%) Performance Testing
6 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
7 6 (28.57%) Integration Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
8 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 3 (14.29%) Data Migration
8 3 (14.29%) QA
8 3 (14.29%) Selenium
8 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Migration
8 3 (14.29%) Oracle
8 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 19 (90.48%) Finance
2 12 (57.14%) Banking
2 12 (57.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Tester
1 8 (38.10%) Test Manager
2 6 (28.57%) Web Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Test Leader
4 3 (14.29%) Automated Test Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) HTML
1 9 (42.86%) JSP
1 9 (42.86%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) UNIX
1 9 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (57.14%) Test Management
3 9 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 9 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 9 (42.86%) E-Commerce
4 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Integration Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Migration
6 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 3 (14.29%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) ISEB
2 9 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle
1 3 (14.29%) HP