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 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 64 83 95
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +12
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 22 13 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.65% 1.26% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.59% 4.71% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 18 8 2
Median salary £35,000 £35,850 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.37% +6.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,750
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,750 £34,750
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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
256 276 344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 30.81% 26.67% 32.89%
Number of salaries quoted 204 215 245
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,350 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of job ads across the Milton Keynes region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 22 (68.75%) ISEB
2 20 (62.50%) Software Testing
3 15 (46.88%) Automated Testing
4 13 (40.63%) Performance Testing
4 13 (40.63%) SQL
5 12 (37.50%) Selenium
6 11 (34.38%) QA
6 11 (34.38%) Test Automation
7 10 (31.25%) Automation Testing
8 9 (28.13%) Test Strategy
8 9 (28.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 9 (28.13%) BDD
8 9 (28.13%) Java
8 9 (28.13%) Eclipse
8 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (25.00%) Windows
10 7 (21.88%) JMeter
10 7 (21.88%) Finance
10 7 (21.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (18.75%) Software Delivery
11 6 (18.75%) Line Management
11 6 (18.75%) TDD
11 6 (18.75%) Test Management
12 5 (15.63%) Manual Testing
12 5 (15.63%) Web Testing
12 5 (15.63%) Degree
12 5 (15.63%) JIRA
12 5 (15.63%) Penetration Testing
12 5 (15.63%) Automotive
12 5 (15.63%) XML Messaging

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (37.50%) Selenium
2 9 (28.13%) Eclipse
3 7 (21.88%) JMeter
4 5 (15.63%) Cucumber
4 5 (15.63%) JIRA
5 4 (12.50%) Protractor
5 4 (12.50%) VisualVM
6 3 (9.38%) JBehave
7 2 (6.25%) LoadRunner
7 2 (6.25%) SoapUI
8 1 (3.13%) HP UFT
8 1 (3.13%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (3.13%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Automotive
3 1 (3.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Analyst
1 11 (34.38%) Test Analyst
2 9 (28.13%) Tester
3 7 (21.88%) Senior Tester
4 6 (18.75%) Lead Test Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) Test Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) Senior Test Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) Test Automation Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) Test Manager
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Technical Tester
6 3 (9.38%) Technical Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Penetration Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Performance Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Performance Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Test Leader
8 1 (3.13%) QA Leader
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Software Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) HTML
1 5 (15.63%) XML
1 5 (15.63%) XML Messaging
2 4 (12.50%) J2EE
3 1 (3.13%) Behat
3 1 (3.13%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (15.63%) Smartcard
2 1 (3.13%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 15 (46.88%) Automated Testing
3 13 (40.63%) Performance Testing
4 11 (34.38%) Test Automation
5 10 (31.25%) Automation Testing
6 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (28.13%) BDD
6 9 (28.13%) Test Strategy
7 6 (18.75%) Line Management
7 6 (18.75%) Software Delivery
7 6 (18.75%) TDD
7 6 (18.75%) Test Management
8 5 (15.63%) Manual Testing
8 5 (15.63%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (15.63%) Web Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
9 4 (12.50%) Time Management
10 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
10 3 (9.38%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) SQL
2 9 (28.13%) Java
3 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (68.75%) ISEB
2 9 (28.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 7 (21.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (15.63%) Degree
5 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
5 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (34.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) AppDynamics
1 4 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (3.13%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.13%) BMC
2 1 (3.13%) HP
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) Remedy
2 1 (3.13%) Seapine