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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 54 80 -
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 18 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 2.74% 0.54% -
As % of the Qualifications category 11.54% 1.81% -
Number of salaries quoted 18 4 0
Median salary £36,000 £22,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+63.63% -
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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
156 221 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 23.71% 29.70% 22.83%
Number of salaries quoted 143 185 131
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,900 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £67,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of job ads across the Oxford region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 28 (90.32%) Windows
2 24 (77.42%) SQL Server
3 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (64.52%) Microsoft
4 20 (64.52%) ISEB
4 20 (64.52%) System Testing
4 20 (64.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (64.52%) Gherkin
5 15 (48.39%) Functional Testing
6 14 (45.16%) User Stories
6 14 (45.16%) Risk Assessment
7 11 (35.48%) SQL
7 11 (35.48%) Test Scripting
8 10 (32.26%) Test Strategy
8 10 (32.26%) T-SQL
9 8 (25.81%) Regression Testing
9 8 (25.81%) Mobile App
10 6 (19.35%) Defect Tracking
10 6 (19.35%) QA
10 6 (19.35%) Degree
10 6 (19.35%) Automated Testing
11 5 (16.13%) Finance
12 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
12 4 (12.90%) JIRA
12 4 (12.90%) TestComplete
13 3 (9.68%) Mathematics
13 3 (9.68%) Automation Testing
13 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
14 2 (6.45%) Data Protection
14 2 (6.45%) Banking

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (77.42%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (64.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (12.90%) JIRA
2 4 (12.90%) TestComplete
3 1 (3.23%) Selenium
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
2 2 (6.45%) Local Government
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) Tester
2 14 (45.16%) Senior Tester
3 10 (32.26%) Analyst
3 10 (32.26%) Test Analyst
4 6 (19.35%) IT Analyst
5 5 (16.13%) Consultant
5 5 (16.13%) Junior
5 5 (16.13%) Test Consultant
6 3 (9.68%) Product Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Automation Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Junior Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Junior Test Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Junior Tester
7 2 (6.45%) QA Automation Tester
7 2 (6.45%) QA Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) QA Tester
7 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Test Automation Consultant
8 1 (3.23%) Junior Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (64.52%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 28 (90.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (64.52%) System Testing
3 15 (48.39%) Functional Testing
4 14 (45.16%) Risk Assessment
4 14 (45.16%) User Stories
5 11 (35.48%) Test Scripting
6 10 (32.26%) Test Strategy
7 8 (25.81%) Regression Testing
8 6 (19.35%) Automated Testing
8 6 (19.35%) Defect Tracking
9 3 (9.68%) Automation Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Mathematics
10 2 (6.45%) Data Protection
11 1 (3.23%) Mobile Development
11 1 (3.23%) Non-Functional Testing
11 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
11 1 (3.23%) SDLC
11 1 (3.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) SQL
2 10 (32.26%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (64.52%) ISEB
2 6 (19.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (64.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle
Oxford
Opus Energy
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago