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 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 78 73 61
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 10 4 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 1.20% 0.52% 1.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.88% 1.61% 6.15%
Number of salaries quoted 10 4 15
Median salary £28,250 £36,250 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-22.06% -5.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,250 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £41,050 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
205 249 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 24.67% 32.30% 31.52%
Number of salaries quoted 176 199 225
Median salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% -3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £53,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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
Salary Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Oxford

ISTQB
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 10 (90.91%) ISEB
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) Manual Testing
2 9 (81.82%) Degree
3 8 (72.73%) JIRA
3 8 (72.73%) Computer Science
3 8 (72.73%) Life Science
3 8 (72.73%) Scrum
3 8 (72.73%) Firmware
3 8 (72.73%) C
3 8 (72.73%) C++
3 8 (72.73%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (72.73%) Defect Tracking
3 8 (72.73%) Exploratory Testing
4 5 (45.45%) User Stories
5 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Product Management
6 2 (18.18%) Gherkin
6 2 (18.18%) System Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 1 (9.09%) SQL
7 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
7 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing

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:

Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) JIRA
2 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Test Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) IT Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (72.73%) Computer Science
1 8 (72.73%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) Manual Testing
3 8 (72.73%) Defect Tracking
3 8 (72.73%) Exploratory Testing
3 8 (72.73%) Scrum
4 5 (45.45%) User Stories
5 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Product Management
6 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
6 2 (18.18%) System Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) C
1 8 (72.73%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) ISEB
2 9 (81.82%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft