The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Oxfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 87 108 105
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 29 14 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.80% 0.78% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.29% 2.41% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 22 11 2
Average salary £35,500 £27,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.09% -15.38%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
Qualifications Category
Oxfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
461 580 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 28.65% 32.49% 32.08%
Number of salaries quoted 402 472 414
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £54,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
ISTQB
South East

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 15 £38,500 +40.00%
Abingdon - 3 £53,000 -
Banbury - 1 - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 39 (66.10%) ISEB
2 38 (64.41%) Software Testing
3 31 (52.54%) Retail
4 22 (37.29%) Degree
4 22 (37.29%) .NET
5 21 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (32.20%) C#
6 19 (32.20%) Test Automation
7 18 (30.51%) MbUnit
7 18 (30.51%) NUnit
8 16 (27.12%) User Stories
9 13 (22.03%) Service Delivery
9 13 (22.03%) QuickTest Pro
9 13 (22.03%) HP Quality Center
9 13 (22.03%) Performance Testing
10 12 (20.34%) Test Scripting
11 11 (18.64%) Finance
11 11 (18.64%) Validation
11 11 (18.64%) Chip and PIN
11 11 (18.64%) Web Testing
11 11 (18.64%) Usability Testing
12 10 (16.95%) QA
12 10 (16.95%) DNA
12 10 (16.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (16.95%) Law
12 10 (16.95%) Manufacturing
12 10 (16.95%) Military
13 9 (15.25%) Waterfall
14 8 (13.56%) Test Strategy
14 8 (13.56%) Selenium

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (3.39%) ColdFusion
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (30.51%) NUnit
1 18 (30.51%) MbUnit
2 13 (22.03%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (13.56%) Selenium
4 5 (8.47%) TestDirector
4 5 (8.47%) Bugzilla
4 5 (8.47%) JIRA
5 1 (1.69%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.69%) JMeter
5 1 (1.69%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.69%) SilkPerformer
General
1 31 (52.54%) Retail
2 11 (18.64%) Finance
3 10 (16.95%) Law
3 10 (16.95%) Manufacturing
3 10 (16.95%) Military
4 2 (3.39%) Games
5 1 (1.69%) Marketing
5 1 (1.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (33.90%) Test Engineer
2 18 (30.51%) Senior Test Engineer
3 14 (23.73%) Software Test Engineer
3 14 (23.73%) Software Engineer
3 14 (23.73%) Test Manager
4 12 (20.34%) Senior Software Engineer
4 12 (20.34%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 9 (15.25%) Test Analyst
5 9 (15.25%) Analyst
6 8 (13.56%) Functional Analyst
6 8 (13.56%) Functional Test Analyst
7 6 (10.17%) Senior Test Manager
7 6 (10.17%) Engagement Manager
7 6 (10.17%) Test Leader
7 6 (10.17%) Tester
7 6 (10.17%) Senior Manager
8 5 (8.47%) Software Tester
9 4 (6.78%) Head of Testing
10 2 (3.39%) QA Leader
10 2 (3.39%) Graduate Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (37.29%) .NET
2 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.39%) JSP
3 2 (3.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Chip and PIN
2 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.08%) Windows
1 3 (5.08%) Windows XP
1 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (5.08%) Windows Vista
1 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (5.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (64.41%) Software Testing
2 21 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (32.20%) Test Automation
4 16 (27.12%) User Stories
5 13 (22.03%) Service Delivery
5 13 (22.03%) Performance Testing
6 12 (20.34%) Test Scripting
7 11 (18.64%) Usability Testing
7 11 (18.64%) Web Testing
7 11 (18.64%) Validation
8 10 (16.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (16.95%) DNA
9 9 (15.25%) Waterfall
10 8 (13.56%) Test Strategy
10 8 (13.56%) System Testing
11 6 (10.17%) Regression Testing
11 6 (10.17%) Unit Testing
12 4 (6.78%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (6.78%) Software Engineering
13 3 (5.08%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.20%) C#
2 2 (3.39%) C
2 2 (3.39%) PHP
2 2 (3.39%) SQL
3 1 (1.69%) VBScript
3 1 (1.69%) VB
3 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.69%) Python
3 1 (1.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 39 (66.10%) ISEB
2 22 (37.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.95%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (22.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.17%) HP
2 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.39%) Adobe