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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 44 53 45
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 7 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 2.11% 0.24% 1.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.86% 1.35% 8.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 7
Average salary £33,000 £34,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +25.45%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+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
102 74 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 30.82% 17.92% 23.60%
Number of salaries quoted 78 68 79
Average salary £39,000 £45,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.81% +0.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,750 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Project Management
2 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 6 (54.55%) PRINCE2
2 6 (54.55%) Degree
2 6 (54.55%) Computer Science
2 6 (54.55%) QA
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) HTML
3 5 (45.45%) ISEB
3 5 (45.45%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) Retail
4 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
4 4 (36.36%) CSS
4 4 (36.36%) .NET
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 4 (36.36%) SDLC
4 4 (36.36%) C#
5 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 2 (18.18%) Test Management
5 2 (18.18%) Supplier Management
5 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
6 1 (9.09%) V-Model
6 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
6 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 1 (9.09%) PuTTY

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Telnet
1 1 (9.09%) SSH
1 1 (9.09%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Toad
1 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 4 (36.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Delivery Manager
2 3 (27.27%) QA Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Quality Manager
3 2 (18.18%) QA Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) HTML
2 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
2 4 (36.36%) CSS
3 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 6 (54.55%) PRINCE2
2 6 (54.55%) Project Management
3 5 (45.45%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) SDLC
5 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
5 2 (18.18%) Supplier Management
5 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 2 (18.18%) Test Management
6 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
6 1 (9.09%) V-Model
6 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
6 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Degree
2 5 (45.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) HP