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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 74 63 79
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +16
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 13 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.53% 1.73% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.67% 5.68% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 4 13 6
Average salary £36,250 £38,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.84% +40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £28,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,050 £52,500 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
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
239 229 321
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 31.49% 30.41% 33.65%
Number of salaries quoted 190 210 267
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £63,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Oxford

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (100.00%) ISEB
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) QA
3 6 (75.00%) Selenium
3 6 (75.00%) Manual Testing
4 5 (62.50%) .NET
4 5 (62.50%) C#
4 5 (62.50%) Java
4 5 (62.50%) Automated Testing
4 5 (62.50%) JIRA
4 5 (62.50%) WebDriver
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Windows
7 1 (12.50%) ISO 9001
7 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
7 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
7 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (12.50%) SDLC
7 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
7 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (75.00%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) WebDriver
2 5 (62.50%) JIRA
3 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
5 1 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Tester
1 6 (75.00%) QA Tester
2 4 (50.00%) Software Tester
2 4 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 4 (50.00%) QA Leader
3 3 (37.50%) Senior QA Tester
3 3 (37.50%) Senior Tester
3 3 (37.50%) Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) QA Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Senior Software Tester
5 1 (12.50%) Lead Tester
5 1 (12.50%) QA Consultant
5 1 (12.50%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Senior QA Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Senior QA Test Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Manual Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Automated Testing
4 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
6 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (12.50%) SDLC
6 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 1 (12.50%) V-Model
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (87.50%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) DICOM
2 1 (12.50%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
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