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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 48 52 34
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -18
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 1.30% 1.51% 3.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.33% 5.51% 10.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 12
Average salary £32,000 £35,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +27.27%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%
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
79 127 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 20.52% 27.37% 30.98%
Number of salaries quoted 62 105 82
Average salary £36,750 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.33% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £27,350
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 19 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) ISEB
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
2 5 (71.43%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) MS Office
3 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Office 365
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) QA Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
1 5 (71.43%) CSS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft