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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 100 99 97
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 16 15 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.05% 0.99% 1.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.22% 3.55% 3.96%
Number of salaries quoted 16 11 18
Average salary £40,000 £27,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.45% -15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £24,000 £27,050
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £52,500 £43,050
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
497 422 556
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 32.63% 27.78% 32.94%
Number of salaries quoted 371 354 474
Average salary £40,000 £35,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.67% -11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £27,150
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram 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 31 August 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 -7 6 £32,500 +8.33%
Thame - 2 £42,500 -
Banbury -12 1 £50,000 -
Abingdon - 1 £40,000 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 21 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (64.29%) QA
2 18 (64.29%) ISEB
3 12 (42.86%) C#
3 12 (42.86%) Java
3 12 (42.86%) JIRA
3 12 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 12 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 11 (39.29%) Test Automation
4 11 (39.29%) Scrum
4 11 (39.29%) SQL
5 10 (35.71%) Test Management
6 9 (32.14%) HP UFT
6 9 (32.14%) VBScript
7 8 (28.57%) Automated Testing
7 8 (28.57%) Selenium
7 8 (28.57%) Manual Testing
7 8 (28.57%) Test Planning
8 7 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (25.00%) Use Case
8 7 (25.00%) TDD
9 6 (21.43%) VB
10 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
10 5 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
10 5 (17.86%) .NET
10 5 (17.86%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (14.29%) Finance

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Internet
Development Applications
1 12 (42.86%) JIRA
2 9 (32.14%) HP UFT
3 8 (28.57%) Selenium
4 5 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (14.29%) WebDriver
6 2 (7.14%) TestDirector
6 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
6 2 (7.14%) Bugzilla
6 2 (7.14%) TestLink
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Test Manager
2 10 (35.71%) Tester
3 9 (32.14%) QA Tester
4 6 (21.43%) Analyst
4 6 (21.43%) Senior Tester
4 6 (21.43%) Test Analyst
4 6 (21.43%) Senior QA Tester
5 5 (17.86%) Test Leader
6 4 (14.29%) QA Analyst
6 4 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (14.29%) QA Leader
7 3 (10.71%) Software Tester
7 3 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (10.71%) Junior Tester
7 3 (10.71%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (10.71%) Senior QA Analyst
7 3 (10.71%) Senior QA Test Analyst
7 3 (10.71%) Junior Analyst
7 3 (10.71%) Junior Test Analyst
7 3 (10.71%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 12 (42.86%) Test Strategy
3 11 (39.29%) Test Automation
3 11 (39.29%) Scrum
4 10 (35.71%) Test Management
5 8 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 8 (28.57%) Manual Testing
5 8 (28.57%) Test Planning
6 7 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (25.00%) Use Case
6 7 (25.00%) TDD
7 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
7 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
7 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Automation Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Line Management
8 3 (10.71%) ITIL
8 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
8 3 (10.71%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) C#
1 12 (42.86%) Java
2 11 (39.29%) SQL
3 9 (32.14%) VBScript
4 6 (21.43%) VB
5 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (64.29%) ISEB
2 5 (17.86%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (10.71%) Degree
4 3 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (64.29%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) DICOM
2 1 (3.57%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
1 3 (10.71%) HP