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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 77 65 83
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +18
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 12 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.14% 1.59% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% 5.94% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1 11 3
Average salary £26,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-48.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
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
186 202 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 25.27% 26.72% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 144 166 228
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,900 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £65,250 £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 25 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) VCP4
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Leader
1 2 (66.67%) QA Leader
2 1 (33.33%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
2 1 (33.33%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Company Benefits
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