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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 71 90 83
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -7
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 4 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.55% 0.40% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.74% 1.37% 4.07%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 10
Average salary £31,250 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.71% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,300 £33,800 £34,400
10% offered a salary of more than £38,550 £51,000 £43,550
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -2.85%
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
230 291 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 31.90% 29.25% 23.30%
Number of salaries quoted 195 272 236
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 22 October 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Oxford

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 14 (73.68%) ISEB
2 11 (57.89%) Software Testing
3 9 (47.37%) Degree
3 9 (47.37%) .NET
3 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (42.11%) Retail
5 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
5 7 (36.84%) C#
6 6 (31.58%) NUnit
6 6 (31.58%) MbUnit
6 6 (31.58%) User Stories
6 6 (31.58%) Selenium
6 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
7 5 (26.32%) Web Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Usability Testing
7 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (26.32%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (26.32%) Chip and PIN
7 5 (26.32%) HP
7 5 (26.32%) Functional Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
8 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
8 3 (15.79%) QA
8 3 (15.79%) System Testing
8 3 (15.79%) DNA
8 3 (15.79%) Military
8 3 (15.79%) Finance
8 3 (15.79%) Law
8 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (10.53%) ColdFusion
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) NUnit
1 6 (31.58%) MbUnit
1 6 (31.58%) Selenium
2 5 (26.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (42.11%) Retail
2 3 (15.79%) Military
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Law
2 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Test Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Senior Test Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Test Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Software Test Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Software Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Functional Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Functional Test Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Engagement Manager
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.26%) QA Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
2 2 (10.53%) JSP
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Chip and PIN
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Software Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
4 6 (31.58%) User Stories
4 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
5 5 (26.32%) Web Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Usability Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Functional Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
6 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
6 3 (15.79%) System Testing
6 3 (15.79%) DNA
6 3 (15.79%) Validation
6 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.53%) Scrum
7 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
8 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
8 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) PHP
3 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) ISEB
2 9 (47.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) Adobe