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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 115 102 123
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +21
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 16 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.29% 1.02% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.13% 4.04% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 4 15 8
Average salary £25,500 £33,500 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.88% -34.63%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
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
353 396 545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 25.21% 25.35% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 292 321 497
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
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 28 January 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
Henley-on-Thames - 3 £25,500 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 5 (55.56%) ISEB
3 4 (44.44%) .NET
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 3 (33.33%) System Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Test Management
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Selenium
4 3 (33.33%) Retail
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 3 (33.33%) MS Office
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (22.22%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (22.22%) QA
5 2 (22.22%) Usability Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Web Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (33.33%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Applications Support
3 2 (22.22%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Test Leader
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) QA Leader
4 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 3 (33.33%) System Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Management
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Usability Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Web Testing
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) Workflow
5 1 (11.11%) Validation
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) HP