The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Milton Keynes region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 71 - 88
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 27 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.04% - 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.05% - 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 21 0 4
Average salary £35,000 - £40,250
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 - £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 - £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
446 396 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 33.63% 32.17% 31.98%
Number of salaries quoted 335 341 296
Average salary £43,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
ISTQB
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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 18 April 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 16 (55.17%) ISEB
2 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
3 13 (44.83%) SQL
4 12 (41.38%) QA
4 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
5 11 (37.93%) Test Strategy
5 11 (37.93%) Finance
6 10 (34.48%) Software Testing
7 9 (31.03%) .NET
8 8 (27.59%) MS Office
8 8 (27.59%) ITIL
8 8 (27.59%) SSADM
8 8 (27.59%) RDBMS
8 8 (27.59%) Military
8 8 (27.59%) Back Office
8 8 (27.59%) Retail
8 8 (27.59%) Logistics
8 8 (27.59%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
8 8 (27.59%) Relational Database
9 7 (24.14%) Automated Testing
9 7 (24.14%) Selenium
9 7 (24.14%) Performance Testing
9 7 (24.14%) Scrum
10 6 (20.69%) C#
10 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (20.69%) Manual Testing
11 5 (17.24%) V-Model
11 5 (17.24%) Functional Testing
11 5 (17.24%) Integration Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 8 (27.59%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) RDBMS
1 8 (27.59%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Selenium
2 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
2 4 (13.79%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 11 (37.93%) Finance
2 8 (27.59%) Military
2 8 (27.59%) Back Office
2 8 (27.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Analyst
1 10 (34.48%) Test Manager
1 10 (34.48%) Test Analyst
2 8 (27.59%) Tester
3 6 (20.69%) Test Team Leader
3 6 (20.69%) Team Leader
4 4 (13.79%) Network Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Test Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) QA Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) QA Test Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Automated Tester
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Test Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Software Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Manual Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) QA Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Senior QA Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Senior QA Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) .NET
2 4 (13.79%) HTML
2 4 (13.79%) CSS
3 1 (3.45%) WinForms
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.45%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Test Strategy
2 10 (34.48%) Software Testing
3 8 (27.59%) ITIL
3 8 (27.59%) SSADM
3 8 (27.59%) Logistics
4 7 (24.14%) Automated Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Performance Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Scrum
5 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (20.69%) Manual Testing
6 5 (17.24%) V-Model
6 5 (17.24%) Functional Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Integration Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Test Management
7 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
9 2 (6.90%) Resource Management
9 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) SQL
2 6 (20.69%) C#
3 4 (13.79%) T-SQL
3 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) C
4 1 (3.45%) Java
4 1 (3.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) ISEB
2 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
3 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
4 4 (13.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (41.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Microsoft