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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 101 98 109
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 17 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.37% 1.08% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.26% 4.17% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 5 14 9
Average salary £26,000 £38,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.57% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,950 £30,800
10% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £54,250 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
ISTQB
South East

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
396 408 494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 29.27% 25.97% 29.18%
Number of salaries quoted 321 336 438
Average salary £40,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,950 £29,950 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,172 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -10 2 £28,000 -44.00% 1
Henley-on-Thames - 2 £25,500 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire 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%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Manual Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (50.00%) QA
3 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (50.00%) ISEB
4 3 (37.50%) C#
4 3 (37.50%) MS Office
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Test Management
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (37.50%) Selenium
4 3 (37.50%) System Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
5 2 (25.00%) VCP4
6 1 (12.50%) Java
6 1 (12.50%) Project Management
6 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
6 1 (12.50%) SOAP
6 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire 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.

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
1 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Leader
3 2 (25.00%) QA Leader
3 2 (25.00%) Applications Support
3 2 (25.00%) Software Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) QA Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Software Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Manual Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
3 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
3 3 (37.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) VCP4
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
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