The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Poole region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 35 35 21
Rank change year-on-year
0 -14
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Poole 2.01% 2.88% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.41% 10.34% 4.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 1
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -62.50%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
ISTQB
Dorset

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Poole region.

Qualifications Category
Poole
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
54 29 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Poole 27.14% 27.88% 22.58%
Number of salaries quoted 52 29 19
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,400 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Poole

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Poole region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Poole

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Poole

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Poole region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Poole

ISTQB
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Poole

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Poole 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 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) MS Office
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
1 6 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
1 6 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (100.00%) Black-Box Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Poole by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Poole 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.

Applications
1 6 (100.00%) MS Office
1 6 (100.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Test Leader
2 5 (83.33%) Lead Tester
2 5 (83.33%) Tester
2 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 5 (83.33%) Test Analyst
2 5 (83.33%) Test Engineer
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco