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

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 93 99 116
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +17
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 17 21 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.12% 1.21% 0.063%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.08% 3.76% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 13 17 1
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +12.06%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,154
% change year-on-year
- -0.43%
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
417 559 479
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 27.45% 32.11% 30.24%
Number of salaries quoted 350 472 440
Average salary £35,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +10 10 £30,000 +9.09%
Banbury - 1 - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 37 (69.81%) Software Testing
2 35 (66.04%) ISEB
3 25 (47.17%) Retail
4 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (41.51%) Degree
4 22 (41.51%) .NET
5 19 (35.85%) Test Automation
6 18 (33.96%) NUnit
6 18 (33.96%) MbUnit
6 18 (33.96%) C#
7 17 (32.08%) User Stories
8 12 (22.64%) Performance Testing
9 11 (20.75%) Test Scripting
10 10 (18.87%) QuickTest Pro
10 10 (18.87%) DNA
10 10 (18.87%) Military
10 10 (18.87%) Finance
10 10 (18.87%) Law
10 10 (18.87%) Manufacturing
10 10 (18.87%) Validation
10 10 (18.87%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (16.98%) QA
11 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (15.09%) Chip and PIN
12 8 (15.09%) Service Delivery
12 8 (15.09%) Selenium
12 8 (15.09%) Usability Testing
12 8 (15.09%) Web Testing
12 8 (15.09%) System Testing
12 8 (15.09%) Waterfall

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (3.77%) ColdFusion
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (33.96%) NUnit
1 18 (33.96%) MbUnit
2 10 (18.87%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (15.09%) Selenium
4 2 (3.77%) TestDirector
4 2 (3.77%) Bugzilla
4 2 (3.77%) JIRA
5 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (47.17%) Retail
2 10 (18.87%) Military
2 10 (18.87%) Finance
2 10 (18.87%) Law
2 10 (18.87%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.77%) Games
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (37.74%) Test Engineer
2 18 (33.96%) Senior Test Engineer
3 14 (26.42%) Software Test Engineer
3 14 (26.42%) Software Engineer
4 12 (22.64%) Senior Software Engineer
4 12 (22.64%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 11 (20.75%) Test Manager
6 10 (18.87%) Test Analyst
6 10 (18.87%) Analyst
7 7 (13.21%) Functional Analyst
7 7 (13.21%) Functional Test Analyst
8 6 (11.32%) Engagement Manager
8 6 (11.32%) Senior Test Manager
8 6 (11.32%) Senior Manager
9 5 (9.43%) Software Tester
9 5 (9.43%) Tester
9 5 (9.43%) Test Leader
10 3 (5.66%) Head of Testing
11 2 (3.77%) QA Leader
11 2 (3.77%) Graduate Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (41.51%) .NET
2 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.77%) JSP
3 1 (1.89%) XML
3 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Chip and PIN
2 4 (7.55%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Windows
1 3 (5.66%) Windows XP
1 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (5.66%) Windows Vista
1 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (5.66%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (69.81%) Software Testing
2 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (35.85%) Test Automation
4 17 (32.08%) User Stories
5 12 (22.64%) Performance Testing
6 11 (20.75%) Test Scripting
7 10 (18.87%) Validation
7 10 (18.87%) DNA
8 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (15.09%) Service Delivery
9 8 (15.09%) Usability Testing
9 8 (15.09%) Web Testing
9 8 (15.09%) System Testing
9 8 (15.09%) Waterfall
10 6 (11.32%) Unit Testing
10 6 (11.32%) Regression Testing
11 5 (9.43%) Test Strategy
12 4 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (7.55%) Software Engineering
13 3 (5.66%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.96%) C#
2 2 (3.77%) C
2 2 (3.77%) PHP
3 1 (1.89%) SQL
3 1 (1.89%) VBScript
3 1 (1.89%) VB
3 1 (1.89%) Python
3 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 35 (66.04%) ISEB
2 22 (41.51%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.98%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (18.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) HP
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.77%) Adobe