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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 95 89 86
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.92% 0.70% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.05% 2.01% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 13 8 7
Average salary £32,500 £34,250 £24,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.10% +39.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,900 £50,000 £34,800
UK excluding London average salary £38,875 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.07% -
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
426 398 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 30.08% 34.73% 28.64%
Number of salaries quoted 321 288 270
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 3 August 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 3 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 17 (80.95%) ISEB
1 17 (80.95%) Selenium
2 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (61.90%) SDLC
5 11 (52.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
6 10 (47.62%) Scrum
6 10 (47.62%) Software Testing
7 9 (42.86%) Automated Testing
7 9 (42.86%) Manual Testing
8 6 (28.57%) Java
8 6 (28.57%) SQL
8 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
9 5 (23.81%) Test Management
9 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
9 5 (23.81%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (23.81%) BDD
10 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
10 4 (19.05%) ITIL
10 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
10 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
10 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (14.29%) JBehave
11 3 (14.29%) Time Management
11 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
11 3 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
11 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
11 3 (14.29%) SQL Server

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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.

Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (80.95%) Selenium
2 11 (52.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (14.29%) JBehave
3 3 (14.29%) JMeter
4 2 (9.52%) Eclipse
4 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.76%) Bugzilla
5 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
1 3 (14.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
1 7 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 7 (33.33%) Team Leader
1 7 (33.33%) Test Team Leader
2 3 (14.29%) Tester
2 3 (14.29%) Technical Tester
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) HTML
1 3 (14.29%) XML
1 3 (14.29%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (61.90%) SDLC
3 10 (47.62%) Software Testing
3 10 (47.62%) Scrum
4 9 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 9 (42.86%) Manual Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Test Management
6 5 (23.81%) BDD
6 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
6 5 (23.81%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (19.05%) ITIL
7 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
7 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
8 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (14.29%) ITIL V3
8 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) Java
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (80.95%) ISEB
2 14 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) BEA
2 1 (4.76%) BMC
2 1 (4.76%) Remedy
2 1 (4.76%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.76%) Symbian
Milton Keynes, South East, United Kingdom
White Clarke Group
Salary: £28-35k dependant on experience + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago