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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 98 89 118
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +29
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 12 26 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.79% 1.56% 0.062%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.69% 4.81% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 9 22 1
Average salary £27,500 £32,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +12.06%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
446 541 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 29.34% 32.55% 27.96%
Number of salaries quoted 368 461 420
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,879 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 15 September 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 15 September 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 +5 8 £28,750 +4.54% 3
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 34 (68.00%) ISEB
2 32 (64.00%) Software Testing
3 29 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (48.00%) Retail
5 20 (40.00%) .NET
6 19 (38.00%) Degree
7 16 (32.00%) Test Automation
8 15 (30.00%) C#
9 14 (28.00%) NUnit
9 14 (28.00%) MbUnit
9 14 (28.00%) User Stories
10 13 (26.00%) Test Scripting
11 11 (22.00%) QA
11 11 (22.00%) HP Quality Center
11 11 (22.00%) QuickTest Pro
12 10 (20.00%) Selenium
12 10 (20.00%) Functional Testing
13 9 (18.00%) Web Testing
13 9 (18.00%) Usability Testing
13 9 (18.00%) Performance Testing
13 9 (18.00%) Chip and PIN
13 9 (18.00%) Validation
14 8 (16.00%) Finance
14 8 (16.00%) Law
14 8 (16.00%) Manufacturing
14 8 (16.00%) Military
14 8 (16.00%) Service Delivery
14 8 (16.00%) DNA
14 8 (16.00%) Waterfall
14 8 (16.00%) System Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (4.00%) ColdFusion
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (28.00%) NUnit
1 14 (28.00%) MbUnit
2 11 (22.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (20.00%) Selenium
4 2 (4.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.00%) JIRA
4 2 (4.00%) Bugzilla
4 2 (4.00%) TestDirector
5 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 24 (48.00%) Retail
2 8 (16.00%) Military
2 8 (16.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.00%) Law
2 8 (16.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.00%) Games
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Test Engineer
2 14 (28.00%) Senior Test Engineer
3 11 (22.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 11 (22.00%) Test Analyst
3 11 (22.00%) Software Engineer
3 11 (22.00%) Analyst
4 9 (18.00%) Test Manager
4 9 (18.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 9 (18.00%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 7 (14.00%) Functional Test Analyst
5 7 (14.00%) Functional Analyst
6 6 (12.00%) Senior Test Manager
6 6 (12.00%) Senior Manager
6 6 (12.00%) Test Leader
7 4 (8.00%) Software Tester
7 4 (8.00%) Tester
7 4 (8.00%) Engagement Manager
8 3 (6.00%) QA Leader
8 3 (6.00%) Head of Testing
9 2 (4.00%) Graduate Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.00%) JSP
3 1 (2.00%) SOAP
3 1 (2.00%) XML
3 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Chip and PIN
2 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.00%) Windows
1 3 (6.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (6.00%) Windows Vista
1 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (6.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (64.00%) Software Testing
2 29 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (32.00%) Test Automation
4 14 (28.00%) User Stories
5 13 (26.00%) Test Scripting
6 10 (20.00%) Functional Testing
7 9 (18.00%) Web Testing
7 9 (18.00%) Validation
7 9 (18.00%) Usability Testing
7 9 (18.00%) Performance Testing
8 8 (16.00%) DNA
8 8 (16.00%) Service Delivery
8 8 (16.00%) Waterfall
8 8 (16.00%) System Testing
9 7 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (12.00%) Regression Testing
11 5 (10.00%) Unit Testing
11 5 (10.00%) Software Engineering
11 5 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.00%) C#
2 2 (4.00%) C
2 2 (4.00%) PHP
3 1 (2.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.00%) VBScript
3 1 (2.00%) VB
3 1 (2.00%) Python
3 1 (2.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 34 (68.00%) ISEB
2 19 (38.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (22.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) HP
2 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.00%) Adobe
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 to £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + car and bonus
Posted: 11 days ago