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

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 114 94 119
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +25
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 3 25 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.20% 1.43% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.71% 5.45% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3 24 14
Average salary £25,500 £32,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.53% -22.61%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
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
422 459 550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 28.10% 26.21% 27.09%
Number of salaries quoted 339 391 515
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 22 December 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
Henley-on-Thames - 2 £25,500 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 8 (57.14%) ISEB
1 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) .NET
2 6 (42.86%) Selenium
2 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Functional Testing
3 5 (35.71%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (35.71%) Retail
4 4 (28.57%) HP
4 4 (28.57%) Chip and PIN
4 4 (28.57%) Usability Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Web Testing
4 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (28.57%) QA
4 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
5 3 (21.43%) Degree
5 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 2 (14.29%) Project Management
6 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
6 2 (14.29%) JSP
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 2 (14.29%) Adobe
6 2 (14.29%) ColdFusion
6 2 (14.29%) MS Office
6 2 (14.29%) PHP
6 2 (14.29%) SQL
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (14.29%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Selenium
2 5 (35.71%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (35.71%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Test Leader
4 2 (14.29%) QA Leader
4 2 (14.29%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Functional Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Software Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 2 (14.29%) JSP
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Chip and PIN
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
1 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Functional Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Usability Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Web Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
5 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 2 (14.29%) Validation
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL
6 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 2 (14.29%) Project Management
6 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Test Management
6 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
6 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 2 (14.29%) System Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) PHP
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) ISEB
2 3 (21.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Adobe