The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 66 76 75
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 9 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 1.26% 0.84% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.09% 2.59% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 1
Average salary £30,000 £27,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.17%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
ISTQB
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Qualifications Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
220 309 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 30.68% 32.46% 25.96%
Number of salaries quoted 197 274 195
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £27,500 £29,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Oxford region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Oxford

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Oxford

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 25 (78.13%) ISEB
2 22 (68.75%) Software Testing
3 19 (59.38%) Degree
4 18 (56.25%) .NET
5 17 (53.13%) C#
5 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (53.13%) NUnit
5 17 (53.13%) MbUnit
5 17 (53.13%) Test Automation
6 16 (50.00%) User Stories
7 12 (37.50%) Retail
8 11 (34.38%) Performance Testing
9 10 (31.25%) Military
9 10 (31.25%) Law
9 10 (31.25%) Manufacturing
9 10 (31.25%) DNA
10 7 (21.88%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (21.88%) Chip and PIN
10 7 (21.88%) Web Testing
10 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
10 7 (21.88%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (21.88%) Usability Testing
11 6 (18.75%) Unit Testing
11 6 (18.75%) Validation
12 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (15.63%) HP
12 5 (15.63%) Finance
12 5 (15.63%) System Testing
12 5 (15.63%) Selenium
13 2 (6.25%) TestDirector

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.25%) ColdFusion
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 17 (53.13%) NUnit
1 17 (53.13%) MbUnit
2 7 (21.88%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (15.63%) Selenium
4 2 (6.25%) TestDirector
4 2 (6.25%) Bugzilla
4 2 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 12 (37.50%) Retail
2 10 (31.25%) Law
2 10 (31.25%) Manufacturing
2 10 (31.25%) Military
3 5 (15.63%) Finance
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Test Engineer
2 17 (53.13%) Senior Test Engineer
3 13 (40.63%) Software Test Engineer
3 13 (40.63%) Software Engineer
4 11 (34.38%) Senior Software Engineer
4 11 (34.38%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 8 (25.00%) Analyst
5 8 (25.00%) Test Analyst
6 6 (18.75%) Functional Analyst
6 6 (18.75%) Functional Test Analyst
7 4 (12.50%) Engagement Manager
7 4 (12.50%) Test Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Software Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Test Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Software Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (56.25%) .NET
2 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.25%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Chip and PIN
2 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) Software Testing
2 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (53.13%) Test Automation
3 16 (50.00%) User Stories
4 11 (34.38%) Performance Testing
5 10 (31.25%) DNA
6 7 (21.88%) Web Testing
6 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
6 7 (21.88%) Usability Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Unit Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Validation
8 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (15.63%) System Testing
9 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (6.25%) Scrum
9 2 (6.25%) Regression Testing
9 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
9 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (3.13%) Workflow
10 1 (3.13%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) C#
2 2 (6.25%) PHP
3 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (78.13%) ISEB
2 19 (59.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) HP
2 2 (6.25%) Adobe
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft