The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 65 61 53
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 8 9 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 1.10% 1.44% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.56% 4.97% 2.84%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 4
Average salary £45,000 £30,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,100 £30,000 £22,950
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £35,000 £29,950
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
ISTQB
Wiltshire

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

Qualifications Category
Swindon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
225 181 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 30.86% 28.91% 28.14%
Number of salaries quoted 186 149 122
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Swindon

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Swindon

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Swindon

ISTQB
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Swindon 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 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Finance
3 7 (70.00%) Scrum
3 7 (70.00%) Test Management
3 7 (70.00%) Waterfall
4 5 (50.00%) ISEB
4 5 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (40.00%) Change Management
6 3 (30.00%) HP
6 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
7 2 (20.00%) Degree
7 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
7 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
7 2 (20.00%) SQL
7 2 (20.00%) Oracle
7 2 (20.00%) MS Office
7 2 (20.00%) XML
7 2 (20.00%) UNIX
7 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
8 1 (10.00%) Banking
8 1 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Selenium
8 1 (10.00%) Line Management
8 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Swindon 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 2 (20.00%) MS Office
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Junior Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Products Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Junior
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Scrum
2 7 (70.00%) Test Management
2 7 (70.00%) Waterfall
3 4 (40.00%) Change Management
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
5 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Line Management
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) ISEB
1 5 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
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