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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 83 74 92
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +18
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 7 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.65% 0.55% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.91% 1.81% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 1
Average salary £50,000 £25,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+100.00% -41.17%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
367 276 366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 34.30% 30.23% 38.16%
Number of salaries quoted 260 244 301
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 15 September 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 13 (61.90%) QA
2 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (52.38%) Automated Testing
3 11 (52.38%) Manual Testing
4 10 (47.62%) ISEB
5 9 (42.86%) Selenium
6 8 (38.10%) Finance
7 7 (33.33%) .NET
8 6 (28.57%) Degree
8 6 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (28.57%) Logistics
9 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
9 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
10 4 (19.05%) QuickTest Pro
10 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
11 3 (14.29%) Project Management
11 3 (14.29%) Legal
11 3 (14.29%) Validation
11 3 (14.29%) Scrum
11 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
11 3 (14.29%) CSS
11 3 (14.29%) SOAP
11 3 (14.29%) C#
11 3 (14.29%) HTML
11 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
11 3 (14.29%) SQL
11 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
11 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
11 3 (14.29%) Military
11 3 (14.29%) Supply Chain Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Selenium
2 4 (19.05%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Legal
2 3 (14.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (76.19%) Analyst
1 16 (76.19%) Test Analyst
2 12 (57.14%) Tester
3 7 (33.33%) Automated Tester
4 4 (19.05%) Automated Test Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Software Test Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) QA Tester
5 3 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) QA Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Test Leader
5 3 (14.29%) Software Tester
6 2 (9.52%) Systems Tester
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Manual Tester
7 1 (4.76%) Senior QA Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Senior QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) CSS
2 3 (14.29%) SOAP
2 3 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) Automated Testing
2 11 (52.38%) Manual Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Logistics
4 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
5 3 (14.29%) V-Model
5 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Supplier Management
5 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Supply Chain Management
5 3 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 3 (14.29%) Project Management
5 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 3 (14.29%) Validation
5 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 2 (9.52%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) C#
1 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
1 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) ISEB
2 6 (28.57%) Degree
2 6 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (61.90%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft