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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 87 89 92
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 14 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.33% 0.38% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.02% 1.14% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 5
Average salary £34,000 £33,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £34,750 £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
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
279 350 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 26.55% 33.49% 32.47%
Number of salaries quoted 218 250 264
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £29,050 £29,850
10% offered a salary of more than £58,250 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
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 14 February 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 27 (96.43%) ISEB
2 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (46.43%) Selenium
3 13 (46.43%) Finance
4 10 (35.71%) Eclipse
4 10 (35.71%) Java
4 10 (35.71%) Manual Testing
4 10 (35.71%) Web Testing
4 10 (35.71%) Automation Testing
4 10 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (28.57%) E-Commerce
6 7 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 6 (21.43%) Agile Testing
7 6 (21.43%) J2EE
7 6 (21.43%) IntelliJ
7 6 (21.43%) Web Development
7 6 (21.43%) Automated Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Test Management
8 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
8 5 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (17.86%) Project Management
8 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
8 5 (17.86%) SQL
8 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
8 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (17.86%) SDLC
8 5 (17.86%) Defect Management
9 4 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (14.29%) Software Delivery

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 13 (46.43%) Selenium
2 10 (35.71%) Eclipse
3 6 (21.43%) IntelliJ
4 5 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 2 (7.14%) HP UFT
6 2 (7.14%) JIRA
6 2 (7.14%) JMeter
6 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (46.43%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Automotive
3 1 (3.57%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Analyst
1 13 (46.43%) Test Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Software Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Software Test Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Test Manager
3 5 (17.86%) Programme Manager
3 5 (17.86%) Programme Test Manager
3 5 (17.86%) Test Programme Manager
4 4 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Test Leader
5 3 (10.71%) Quality Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Team Leader
5 3 (10.71%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) J2EE
2 2 (7.14%) HTML
2 2 (7.14%) XML
2 2 (7.14%) XML Messaging
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (35.71%) Automation Testing
2 10 (35.71%) Manual Testing
2 10 (35.71%) Web Testing
3 8 (28.57%) E-Commerce
4 7 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 6 (21.43%) Agile Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Automated Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Web Development
6 5 (17.86%) Defect Management
6 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
6 5 (17.86%) Project Management
6 5 (17.86%) SDLC
6 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (17.86%) Test Management
7 4 (14.29%) BDD
7 4 (14.29%) Open Source
7 4 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 4 (14.29%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) Java
2 5 (17.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (96.43%) ISEB
2 10 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
4 4 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft