The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 86 101 114
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 23 18 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.78% 1.20% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.27% 3.81% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 23 18 4
Median salary £35,000 £31,500 £25,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +23.52%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Oxfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
367 473 350
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 28.45% 31.45% 25.07%
Number of salaries quoted 325 375 287
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,250 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Oxfordshire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Oxfordshire region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +27 19 £35,000 +59.09% 2
Abingdon - 2 £28,500 - 1
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 38 (76.00%) Windows
2 35 (70.00%) ISEB
3 30 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (54.00%) SQL Server
5 24 (48.00%) Test Scripting
6 23 (46.00%) Microsoft
7 22 (44.00%) System Testing
8 21 (42.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (42.00%) Gherkin
9 16 (32.00%) Functional Testing
10 14 (28.00%) Degree
10 14 (28.00%) User Stories
10 14 (28.00%) Defect Tracking
10 14 (28.00%) Risk Assessment
11 13 (26.00%) SQL
12 12 (24.00%) Finance
13 11 (22.00%) T-SQL
13 11 (22.00%) LAN
13 11 (22.00%) WAN
14 10 (20.00%) IP Telephony
14 10 (20.00%) Test Strategy
15 9 (18.00%) Mobile App
15 9 (18.00%) Test Planning
15 9 (18.00%) Automated Testing
15 9 (18.00%) Regression Testing
16 8 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
17 7 (14.00%) QA
17 7 (14.00%) Windows 7
17 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
18 6 (12.00%) JIRA

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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:

Applications
1 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.00%) LAN
1 11 (22.00%) WAN
2 10 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (54.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) MySQL
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (42.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (12.00%) JIRA
3 5 (10.00%) TestComplete
4 2 (4.00%) Selenium
5 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (24.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Local Government
3 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (52.00%) Analyst
1 26 (52.00%) Test Analyst
2 20 (40.00%) Tester
3 14 (28.00%) Senior Tester
4 10 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
4 10 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 7 (14.00%) IT Analyst
6 6 (12.00%) Junior
7 5 (10.00%) Consultant
7 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 5 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (10.00%) Test Consultant
8 3 (6.00%) Financial Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Junior Tester
8 3 (6.00%) Product Consultant
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Financial Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Service Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (42.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (4.00%) .NET
2 2 (4.00%) XML
3 1 (2.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.00%) CSS
3 1 (2.00%) HTML
3 1 (2.00%) jQuery
3 1 (2.00%) SOAP
3 1 (2.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 38 (76.00%) Windows
2 7 (14.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (48.00%) Test Scripting
3 22 (44.00%) System Testing
4 16 (32.00%) Functional Testing
5 14 (28.00%) Defect Tracking
5 14 (28.00%) Risk Assessment
5 14 (28.00%) User Stories
6 10 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 9 (18.00%) Automated Testing
7 9 (18.00%) Regression Testing
7 9 (18.00%) Test Planning
8 8 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (10.00%) Manual Testing
9 5 (10.00%) Test Management
10 4 (8.00%) Automation Testing
10 4 (8.00%) Mathematics
11 3 (6.00%) Waterfall
12 2 (4.00%) Data Protection
12 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2
12 2 (4.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.00%) SQL
2 11 (22.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (4.00%) C#
3 2 (4.00%) VB
3 2 (4.00%) VBScript
4 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 35 (70.00%) ISEB
2 14 (28.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (46.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.00%) HP
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
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Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 18 days ago