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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 51 96 -
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 16 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 2.42% 0.36% -
As % of the Qualifications category 10.06% 1.24% -
Number of salaries quoted 16 2 0
Median salary £34,250 £19,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+80.26% -
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -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
159 241 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 24.05% 28.90% 26.44%
Number of salaries quoted 145 199 160
Median salary £41,000 £40,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £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 19 January 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 21 (87.50%) Windows
2 19 (79.17%) SQL Server
3 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
4 13 (54.17%) ISEB
4 13 (54.17%) System Testing
4 13 (54.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (54.17%) Gherkin
5 11 (45.83%) Test Scripting
5 11 (45.83%) SQL
6 10 (41.67%) T-SQL
6 10 (41.67%) Functional Testing
7 9 (37.50%) User Stories
7 9 (37.50%) Risk Assessment
8 8 (33.33%) Regression Testing
8 8 (33.33%) Mobile App
9 6 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
9 6 (25.00%) QA
9 6 (25.00%) Degree
10 5 (20.83%) Finance
10 5 (20.83%) Test Strategy
11 4 (16.67%) TestComplete
11 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
11 4 (16.67%) JIRA
11 4 (16.67%) Automated Testing
12 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
12 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
13 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
13 2 (8.33%) Local Government
13 2 (8.33%) 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 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (79.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (54.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (16.67%) JIRA
2 4 (16.67%) TestComplete
3 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Local Government
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Tester
2 9 (37.50%) Senior Tester
3 8 (33.33%) Analyst
3 8 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Consultant
4 5 (20.83%) Junior
4 5 (20.83%) Test Consultant
5 4 (16.67%) IT Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Product Consultant
7 2 (8.33%) Automation Tester
7 2 (8.33%) Junior Consultant
7 2 (8.33%) Junior Test Consultant
7 2 (8.33%) Junior Tester
7 2 (8.33%) QA Automation Tester
7 2 (8.33%) QA Consultant
7 2 (8.33%) QA Tester
7 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Consultant
7 2 (8.33%) Test Automation Consultant
8 1 (4.17%) Junior Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (54.17%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (87.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) System Testing
3 11 (45.83%) Test Scripting
4 10 (41.67%) Functional Testing
5 9 (37.50%) Risk Assessment
5 9 (37.50%) User Stories
6 8 (33.33%) Regression Testing
7 6 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
8 5 (20.83%) Test Strategy
9 4 (16.67%) Automated Testing
10 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
11 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
12 1 (4.17%) Mobile Development
12 1 (4.17%) Non-Functional Testing
12 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
12 1 (4.17%) SDLC
12 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) SQL
2 10 (41.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) ISEB
2 6 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle
Oxford
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Salary: £25000.0000 - £33000.0000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Salary: From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum Training + Career Progression
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford
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Salary: £32000.0000 - £40000.0000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago