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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 73 64 87
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +23
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 18 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.55% 2.09% 0.097%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.25% 6.47% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4 17 1
Average salary £30,000 £38,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.07% -9.41%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
178 278 304
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 24.69% 32.21% 29.60%
Number of salaries quoted 135 250 260
Average salary £40,000 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,700 £29,850
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium IDE

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium IDE
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Tester
1 4 (100.00%) Software Tester
1 4 (100.00%) QA Tester
2 3 (75.00%) Test Leader
2 3 (75.00%) QA Leader
3 2 (50.00%) Senior Software Tester
3 2 (50.00%) Senior QA Tester
3 2 (50.00%) Senior Tester
4 1 (25.00%) Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft