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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - 71 85
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 0 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford - 1.24% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category - 4.33% 4.43%
Number of salaries quoted 0 11 12
Average salary - £33,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -20.23%
UK excluding London average salary £37,250 £35,000 £32,846
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +6.55%
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
216 277 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 28.50% 28.62% 24.30%
Number of salaries quoted 185 232 250
Average salary £43,000 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £32,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (75.00%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Usability Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Web Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
3 3 (37.50%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) QA
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 3 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (37.50%) Chip and PIN
3 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (37.50%) Retail
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (25.00%) JSP
4 2 (25.00%) PHP
4 2 (25.00%) ColdFusion
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Adobe
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (25.00%) ColdFusion
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (37.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Functional Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) QA Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (25.00%) JSP
3 1 (12.50%) SOAP
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Chip and PIN
2 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) Usability Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Web Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Adobe