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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 95 107 113
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 22 14 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.48% 0.90% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.49% 2.79% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 17 14 9
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,700 £27,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £46,000 £37,800
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £36,500 £35,250
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +3.54%
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
401 501 452
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 27.02% 32.18% 29.82%
Number of salaries quoted 323 371 368
Median salary £50,000 £39,250 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+27.38% +7.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in 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
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram 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 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Abingdon - 7 £18,000 -
Oxford +6 5 £29,000 -10.76%
Banbury +6 4 £37,500 -25.00%
Kidlington - 1 £27,500 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 37 (84.09%) ISEB
2 32 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (36.36%) Automated Testing
3 16 (36.36%) Degree
3 16 (36.36%) Finance
4 15 (34.09%) Manual Testing
5 14 (31.82%) Software Testing
5 14 (31.82%) Defect Tracking
6 12 (27.27%) Test Scripting
6 12 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (27.27%) Regression Testing
6 12 (27.27%) Windows
7 11 (25.00%) JIRA
8 10 (22.73%) Test Management
9 9 (20.45%) V-Model
9 9 (20.45%) LAN
9 9 (20.45%) WAN
9 9 (20.45%) Waterfall
9 9 (20.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (18.18%) Test Planning
10 8 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
10 8 (18.18%) Functional Testing
10 8 (18.18%) C
10 8 (18.18%) C++
10 8 (18.18%) Firmware
10 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
10 8 (18.18%) Life Science
10 8 (18.18%) QA
10 8 (18.18%) IP Telephony

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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) LAN
1 9 (20.45%) WAN
2 8 (18.18%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (25.00%) JIRA
2 6 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (13.64%) TestDirector
3 5 (11.36%) HP UFT
4 2 (4.55%) TestRail
5 1 (2.27%) QARun
5 1 (2.27%) WinRunner
General
1 16 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Games
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (61.36%) Analyst
1 27 (61.36%) Test Analyst
2 17 (38.64%) Senior Analyst
2 17 (38.64%) Senior Test Analyst
3 9 (20.45%) Test Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) IT Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) QA Manager
5 5 (11.36%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Tester
6 3 (6.82%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Senior Financial Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Service Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Technical Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Manual Tester
7 2 (4.55%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) Gherkin
2 2 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
1 8 (18.18%) Life Science
2 5 (11.36%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.27%) Windows
2 6 (13.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (36.36%) Automated Testing
3 15 (34.09%) Manual Testing
4 14 (31.82%) Defect Tracking
4 14 (31.82%) Software Testing
5 12 (27.27%) Regression Testing
5 12 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 12 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (22.73%) Test Management
7 9 (20.45%) V-Model
7 9 (20.45%) Waterfall
8 8 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
8 8 (18.18%) Functional Testing
8 8 (18.18%) Scrum
8 8 (18.18%) Test Planning
9 7 (15.91%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (13.64%) System Testing
10 6 (13.64%) Test Strategy
11 5 (11.36%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (11.36%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.18%) C
1 8 (18.18%) C++
2 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 37 (84.09%) ISEB
2 16 (36.36%) Degree
3 9 (20.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (11.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 8 (18.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.36%) Sophos
3 2 (4.55%) HP