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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 111 104 115
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 6 21 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.41% 1.17% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.30% 4.01% 2.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5 20 12
Average salary £25,000 £33,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.24% -8.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £31,850
10% offered a salary of more than £38,400 £52,750 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -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
460 524 473
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 31.27% 29.08% 25.80%
Number of salaries quoted 366 459 444
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014. 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 +19 4 £31,250 -10.71%
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 22 (62.86%) ISEB
2 20 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (48.57%) Retail
5 13 (37.14%) .NET
6 11 (31.43%) Degree
6 11 (31.43%) Test Scripting
7 10 (28.57%) Selenium
8 9 (25.71%) QA
8 9 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (25.71%) QuickTest Pro
9 8 (22.86%) Test Automation
9 8 (22.86%) Functional Testing
10 7 (20.00%) User Stories
10 7 (20.00%) Web Testing
10 7 (20.00%) Usability Testing
10 7 (20.00%) Finance
10 7 (20.00%) HP
10 7 (20.00%) Chip and PIN
10 7 (20.00%) C#
11 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (17.14%) NUnit
11 6 (17.14%) System Testing
11 6 (17.14%) MbUnit
12 5 (14.29%) Waterfall
12 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
12 5 (14.29%) Validation
13 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
13 4 (11.43%) Regression Testing
13 4 (11.43%) Performance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 2 (5.71%) ColdFusion
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Selenium
2 9 (25.71%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (17.14%) NUnit
3 6 (17.14%) MbUnit
4 2 (5.71%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (48.57%) Retail
2 7 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Law
3 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.57%) Military
4 2 (5.71%) Games
5 1 (2.86%) Marketing
5 1 (2.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Analyst
1 9 (25.71%) Test Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) Test Engineer
3 7 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 6 (17.14%) Senior Test Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Functional Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Functional Test Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Software Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Engagement Manager
6 4 (11.43%) Senior Test Manager
6 4 (11.43%) Senior Manager
6 4 (11.43%) Test Leader
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Software Test Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) QA Leader
7 3 (8.57%) Tester
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Software Tester
8 2 (5.71%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (37.14%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.71%) JSP
3 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.86%) SOAP
3 1 (2.86%) XML
3 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Chip and PIN
2 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (8.57%) Windows 8
1 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (8.57%) Windows XP
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
1 3 (8.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (31.43%) Test Scripting
4 8 (22.86%) Test Automation
4 8 (22.86%) Functional Testing
5 7 (20.00%) User Stories
5 7 (20.00%) Web Testing
5 7 (20.00%) Usability Testing
6 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (17.14%) System Testing
7 5 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 5 (14.29%) Validation
8 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
8 4 (11.43%) Regression Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Performance Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Unit Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Integration Testing
9 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (5.71%) C
2 2 (5.71%) PHP
3 1 (2.86%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) VBScript
3 1 (2.86%) VB
3 1 (2.86%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (62.86%) ISEB
2 11 (31.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) HP
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.71%) Adobe