The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 50 43 61
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +18
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 2 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 0.49% 1.71% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.47% 6.98% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 3
Average salary £33,250 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.90% -8.33%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
ISTQB
Bedfordshire

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

Qualifications Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
81 86 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 19.85% 24.57% 39.95%
Number of salaries quoted 75 81 149
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Luton

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Luton

ISTQB
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 9 (100.00%) ISEB
2 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 5 (55.56%) WebDriver
3 5 (55.56%) Java
3 5 (55.56%) Selenium
4 4 (44.44%) SaaS
5 2 (22.22%) QA
5 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) Test Management
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) C#
5 2 (22.22%) C++
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
6 1 (11.11%) Advertising
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
6 1 (11.11%) XML
6 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 1 (11.11%) TestNG
6 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Lumesse
6 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (11.11%) Degree
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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.

Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) WebDriver
1 5 (55.56%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) TestNG
General
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Software Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
2 2 (22.22%) Test Management
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Lumesse