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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 111 120 96
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -24
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 16 4 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.99% 0.28% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.16% 1.13% 4.82%
Number of salaries quoted 14 4 15
Average salary £36,250 £25,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.15% -27.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £25,500 £22,300
10% offered a salary of more than £42,850 £32,150 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,250
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.78%
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
506 353 394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 31.18% 24.45% 25.31%
Number of salaries quoted 389 291 315
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,750 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 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
(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 - 5 £22,000 - 1
Banbury - 3 £37,500 - 2
Thame - 2 £42,500 -
Abingdon - 1 - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (80.00%) ISEB
3 13 (65.00%) QA
4 11 (55.00%) JIRA
5 9 (45.00%) Software Testing
5 9 (45.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (40.00%) Functional Testing
7 7 (35.00%) Test Strategy
7 7 (35.00%) Automated Testing
8 6 (30.00%) HP
8 6 (30.00%) SQL
8 6 (30.00%) Defect Management
8 6 (30.00%) Waterfall
9 5 (25.00%) V-Model
9 5 (25.00%) Degree
9 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (25.00%) Test Management
9 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
9 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
9 5 (25.00%) C#
9 5 (25.00%) HP UFT
9 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
9 5 (25.00%) Finance
10 4 (20.00%) VBScript
10 4 (20.00%) MS Office
10 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
10 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 4 (20.00%) Games
10 4 (20.00%) Scrum
10 4 (20.00%) Selenium

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) JIRA
2 5 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 4 (20.00%) Selenium
3 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (15.00%) TestDirector
5 2 (10.00%) QARun
5 2 (10.00%) WinRunner
6 1 (5.00%) Bugzilla
6 1 (5.00%) Subversion
6 1 (5.00%) TestLink
6 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Games
3 2 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Analyst
1 11 (55.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) QA Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Tester
4 4 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Automation Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 4 (20.00%) UAT Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) UAT Test Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) QA Tester
6 2 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Senior QA Tester
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Tester
6 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Chip and PIN
1 2 (10.00%) Driving Licence
1 2 (10.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Android
1 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Software Testing
2 9 (45.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Functional Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Automated Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Test Strategy
5 6 (30.00%) Defect Management
5 6 (30.00%) Waterfall
6 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Test Management
6 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (25.00%) V-Model
7 4 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Game Development
7 4 (20.00%) Scrum
8 3 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (15.00%) SDLC
8 3 (15.00%) Test Planning
9 2 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) C#
3 4 (20.00%) VBScript
4 2 (10.00%) C++
4 2 (10.00%) Java
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) VB
5 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) ISEB
2 5 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (65.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) HP
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago