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

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 84 91 86
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 8 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.71% 0.093% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.03% 0.30% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 2
Average salary £33,000 £37,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +36.36%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,625 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.08% +6.53%
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
394 334 286
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 34.93% 31.16% 27.61%
Number of salaries quoted 285 272 232
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,050 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 11 (84.62%) Finance
2 10 (76.92%) Logistics
3 9 (69.23%) Test Scripting
4 8 (61.54%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (53.85%) Validation
5 7 (53.85%) Degree
5 7 (53.85%) Supply Chain Management
5 7 (53.85%) Business Analysis
5 7 (53.85%) Asset Management
5 7 (53.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (53.85%) Test Planning
6 6 (46.15%) Legal
6 6 (46.15%) Supplier Management
6 6 (46.15%) Military
7 5 (38.46%) QA
7 5 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (30.77%) IBM
8 4 (30.77%) HP
8 4 (30.77%) ISEB
8 4 (30.77%) LoadRunner
8 4 (30.77%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
9 3 (23.08%) Project Management
9 3 (23.08%) SOAP
9 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
10 2 (15.38%) System Testing
10 2 (15.38%) SQL
11 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (7.69%) VBScript

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 8 (61.54%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (30.77%) LoadRunner
2 4 (30.77%) Rational DOORS
General
1 11 (84.62%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) Legal
2 6 (46.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
1 8 (61.54%) Test Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Test Leader
2 3 (23.08%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Automated Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Automated Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Manual Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Tester
4 1 (7.69%) QA Tester
4 1 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Logistics
2 9 (69.23%) Test Scripting
3 7 (53.85%) Asset Management
3 7 (53.85%) Supply Chain Management
3 7 (53.85%) Business Analysis
3 7 (53.85%) Validation
3 7 (53.85%) Test Planning
4 6 (46.15%) Supplier Management
5 3 (23.08%) Project Management
5 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
5 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
6 2 (15.38%) System Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
7 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) VBScript
2 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Degree
1 7 (53.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (30.77%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) IBM
1 4 (30.77%) HP
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