The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 99 85 98
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 11 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.72% 0.73% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.50% 2.20% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 6
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £24,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +44.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,200 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,000 £35,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
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 Milton Keynes region.

Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
440 409 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 28.95% 33.39% 27.02%
Number of salaries quoted 321 317 296
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +4.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 14 (87.50%) ISEB
1 14 (87.50%) Selenium
2 13 (81.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 10 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (62.50%) SDLC
5 9 (56.25%) Automated Testing
5 9 (56.25%) Software Testing
5 9 (56.25%) Scrum
6 8 (50.00%) Manual Testing
7 5 (31.25%) SQL
7 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing
8 4 (25.00%) Test Management
8 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
8 4 (25.00%) Java
8 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
8 4 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (18.75%) XML Messaging
9 3 (18.75%) JMeter
9 3 (18.75%) Finance
9 3 (18.75%) Automotive
9 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (18.75%) HTML
9 3 (18.75%) XML
9 3 (18.75%) ITIL
9 3 (18.75%) JBehave
9 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (18.75%) BDD

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Selenium
2 10 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (18.75%) JBehave
3 3 (18.75%) JMeter
4 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
4 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
1 3 (18.75%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Test Team Leader
1 7 (43.75%) Team Leader
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Tester
3 3 (18.75%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
1 3 (18.75%) XML
1 3 (18.75%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) SDLC
3 9 (56.25%) Automated Testing
3 9 (56.25%) Software Testing
3 9 (56.25%) Scrum
4 8 (50.00%) Manual Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Test Management
6 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Time Management
7 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (18.75%) BDD
7 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (18.75%) ITIL
7 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
7 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
8 2 (12.50%) Release Management
8 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (87.50%) ISEB
2 13 (81.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) BEA
2 1 (6.25%) BMC
2 1 (6.25%) Remedy
2 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
2 1 (6.25%) Symbian
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25500 - £30400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago