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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 52 53 57
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 6 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 1.52% 1.25% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.32% 5.62% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 2
Average salary £65,000 £32,000 £42,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+103.12% -25.14%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
95 89 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 24.11% 22.19% 29.19%
Number of salaries quoted 71 71 109
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £31,500 £31,300
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £56,800 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) JIRA
1 6 (75.00%) Waterfall
2 5 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (62.50%) Selenium
3 4 (50.00%) Test Management
3 4 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 4 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 4 (50.00%) Rally
3 4 (50.00%) Testopia
3 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (50.00%) JMeter
3 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (50.00%) Bugzilla
3 4 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) ISEB
3 4 (50.00%) HP UFT
4 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) MS Office
4 3 (37.50%) Unix
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
4 3 (37.50%) ClearQuest
4 3 (37.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) JIRA
2 5 (62.50%) Selenium
3 4 (50.00%) Bugzilla
3 4 (50.00%) HP UFT
3 4 (50.00%) JMeter
3 4 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 4 (50.00%) Testopia
4 3 (37.50%) ClearQuest
4 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
5 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Test Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Financial Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Service Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Unix Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) IT Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Portfolio Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Portfolio Test Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (12.50%) QA Manager
4 1 (12.50%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 4 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (50.00%) Test Management
3 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Release Management
3 3 (37.50%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Testing
4 2 (25.00%) CRM
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (12.50%) People Management
5 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Rally
2 3 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft