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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 91 73 84
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +11
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.43% 0.84% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.25% 2.81% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 4 8 1
Average salary £50,000 £24,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+102.02% -41.76%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
401 285 333
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 34.60% 30.06% 37.33%
Number of salaries quoted 276 254 288
Average salary £42,500 £43,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +14.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 22 August 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 17 (60.71%) QA
2 16 (57.14%) ISEB
3 12 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 10 (35.71%) Selenium
4 10 (35.71%) Finance
4 10 (35.71%) .NET
4 10 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 7 (25.00%) SQL
7 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
7 6 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
7 6 (21.43%) Logistics
7 6 (21.43%) Scrum
8 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Degree
8 5 (17.86%) C#
8 5 (17.86%) V-Model
8 5 (17.86%) Functional Testing
9 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
9 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
9 4 (14.29%) HTML
9 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
9 4 (14.29%) T-SQL
9 4 (14.29%) CSS
9 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio
9 4 (14.29%) Project Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2 (7.14%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
1 2 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (35.71%) Selenium
2 6 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.57%) JIRA
4 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Military
3 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (7.14%) Back Office
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Analyst
1 15 (53.57%) Test Analyst
2 12 (42.86%) Tester
3 7 (25.00%) Automated Tester
4 6 (21.43%) Test Manager
5 4 (14.29%) Automated Test Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) QA Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) QA Tester
5 4 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Software Tester
6 3 (10.71%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Test Leader
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Manager
7 2 (7.14%) Senior QA Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Senior QA Test Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Team Leader
7 2 (7.14%) Network Manager
7 2 (7.14%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) .NET
2 4 (14.29%) HTML
2 4 (14.29%) CSS
3 3 (10.71%) SOAP
4 1 (3.57%) Application Packaging
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Automated Testing
2 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
4 6 (21.43%) Logistics
4 6 (21.43%) Scrum
5 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
5 5 (17.86%) V-Model
5 5 (17.86%) Functional Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 4 (14.29%) Project Management
6 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
7 3 (10.71%) Test Management
7 3 (10.71%) System Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Automation Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) C#
3 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.57%) C
4 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (57.14%) ISEB
2 10 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (17.86%) Degree
4 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (60.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft