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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 97 95 106
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 26 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.89% 1.64% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.85% 5.75% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 13 19 12
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £23,000 £26,150
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £52,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
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
456 452 573
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 31.36% 28.59% 32.61%
Number of salaries quoted 361 390 467
Average salary £41,000 £36,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.32% -13.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,400 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 July 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 July 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 -11 4 £36,250 -5.84% 1
Thame - 2 £42,500 -
Abingdon +13 1 £40,000 -
Banbury -3 1 £50,000 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (68.00%) ISEB
3 15 (60.00%) QA
4 10 (40.00%) SQL
4 10 (40.00%) C#
4 10 (40.00%) Java
4 10 (40.00%) JIRA
4 10 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 10 (40.00%) Test Strategy
5 9 (36.00%) Test Automation
5 9 (36.00%) Scrum
5 9 (36.00%) HP UFT
6 8 (32.00%) Selenium
6 8 (32.00%) Manual Testing
6 8 (32.00%) Test Management
7 7 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (28.00%) Automated Testing
7 7 (28.00%) VBScript
8 6 (24.00%) Test Planning
9 5 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (20.00%) WebDriver
9 5 (20.00%) VB
9 5 (20.00%) .NET
9 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
9 5 (20.00%) Use Case
9 5 (20.00%) TDD
9 5 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (16.00%) Finance
10 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (8.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) JIRA
2 9 (36.00%) HP UFT
3 8 (32.00%) Selenium
4 5 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (8.00%) Bugzilla
5 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (8.00%) TestDirector
5 2 (8.00%) TestLink
6 1 (4.00%) Selenium IDE
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Test Manager
2 10 (40.00%) Tester
3 9 (36.00%) QA Tester
4 5 (20.00%) Senior QA Tester
4 5 (20.00%) Test Leader
4 5 (20.00%) Senior Tester
5 4 (16.00%) Software Tester
5 4 (16.00%) Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Test Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) QA Leader
6 3 (12.00%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) QA Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Junior
7 2 (8.00%) Senior Software Tester
7 2 (8.00%) Junior Tester
7 2 (8.00%) Junior Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Junior Test Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Security Specialist
8 1 (4.00%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 10 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 9 (36.00%) Test Automation
3 9 (36.00%) Scrum
4 8 (32.00%) Test Management
4 8 (32.00%) Manual Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Automated Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Test Planning
7 5 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (20.00%) TDD
7 5 (20.00%) Use Case
7 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
8 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
9 3 (12.00%) Line Management
9 3 (12.00%) Automation Testing
9 3 (12.00%) PRINCE
9 3 (12.00%) ITIL
9 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) C#
1 10 (40.00%) Java
1 10 (40.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) VBScript
3 5 (20.00%) VB
4 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (68.00%) ISEB
2 5 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (12.00%) Degree
4 3 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (60.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) DICOM
2 1 (4.00%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (12.00%) HP
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