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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 92 87 73
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 15 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.06% 0.44% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.50% 1.31% 2.92%
Number of salaries quoted 15 4 8
Average salary £32,500 £50,000 £24,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% +102.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £34,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,100 £50,000 £33,100
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
429 383 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 30.25% 33.89% 30.11%
Number of salaries quoted 321 267 246
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% -3.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 31 August 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 21 (80.77%) ISEB
2 19 (73.08%) Selenium
3 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (57.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (50.00%) SDLC
6 11 (42.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
7 10 (38.46%) Scrum
7 10 (38.46%) Automated Testing
7 10 (38.46%) Software Testing
8 9 (34.62%) SQL
8 9 (34.62%) Manual Testing
9 8 (30.77%) Java
10 7 (26.92%) Performance Testing
10 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
10 7 (26.92%) BDD
11 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
11 6 (23.08%) Test Management
11 6 (23.08%) Automation Testing
11 6 (23.08%) JMeter
12 5 (19.23%) Finance
12 5 (19.23%) Automotive
12 5 (19.23%) Regression Testing
12 5 (19.23%) XML Messaging
12 5 (19.23%) HTML
12 5 (19.23%) XML
12 5 (19.23%) System Integration Testing
12 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (15.38%) Software Delivery
13 4 (15.38%) Cucumber

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (73.08%) Selenium
2 11 (42.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (23.08%) JMeter
4 4 (15.38%) Eclipse
4 4 (15.38%) Cucumber
5 3 (11.54%) JBehave
5 3 (11.54%) HP UFT
5 3 (11.54%) JIRA
6 2 (7.69%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
7 1 (3.85%) Bugzilla
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
1 5 (19.23%) Automotive
2 1 (3.85%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Analyst
1 9 (34.62%) Test Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Test Team Leader
2 7 (26.92%) Team Leader
3 4 (15.38%) Test Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Senior Test Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Tester
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) HTML
1 5 (19.23%) XML
1 5 (19.23%) XML Messaging
2 2 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) UNIX
1 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (50.00%) SDLC
3 10 (38.46%) Automated Testing
3 10 (38.46%) Software Testing
3 10 (38.46%) Scrum
4 9 (34.62%) Manual Testing
5 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
5 7 (26.92%) Performance Testing
5 7 (26.92%) BDD
6 6 (23.08%) Test Management
6 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
6 6 (23.08%) Automation Testing
7 5 (19.23%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Regression Testing
8 4 (15.38%) TDD
8 4 (15.38%) ITIL
8 4 (15.38%) Time Management
8 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Web Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
2 8 (30.77%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (80.77%) ISEB
2 15 (57.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
1 2 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix
3 1 (3.85%) BEA
3 1 (3.85%) BMC
3 1 (3.85%) Remedy
3 1 (3.85%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) Symbian
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
Milton Keynes, South East, United Kingdom
White Clarke Group
Salary: £25-£37,815 depending on experience
Posted: 27 days ago