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 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 50 69 48
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -21
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 4 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 2.19% 0.71% 2.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.78% 1.86% 9.04%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 14
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £40,700 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
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
148 215 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 24.96% 38.12% 29.86%
Number of salaries quoted 120 182 135
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,286 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 December 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Swindon

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 18 (85.71%) Finance
2 15 (71.43%) Test Management
3 14 (66.67%) ISEB
4 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (47.62%) Scrum
6 9 (42.86%) Waterfall
7 7 (33.33%) Performance Testing
7 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 7 (33.33%) Line Management
7 7 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
7 7 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
8 5 (23.81%) Change Management
9 4 (19.05%) SQL
9 4 (19.05%) Degree
9 4 (19.05%) Supplier Management
10 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
10 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
10 3 (14.29%) Banking
10 3 (14.29%) Oracle
10 3 (14.29%) MS Office
10 3 (14.29%) XML
10 3 (14.29%) UNIX
10 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
10 3 (14.29%) HP
10 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
10 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
11 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
11 2 (9.52%) Selenium

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 3 (14.29%) MS Office
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (85.71%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
2 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Test Manager
2 7 (33.33%) Architect
2 7 (33.33%) Integration Architect
2 7 (33.33%) Test Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Junior
3 3 (14.29%) Products Support Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Junior Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Manual Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Test Management
2 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (47.62%) Scrum
4 9 (42.86%) Waterfall
5 7 (33.33%) Line Management
5 7 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 7 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
6 5 (23.81%) Change Management
7 4 (19.05%) Supplier Management
8 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
8 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
8 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) ISEB
2 7 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
2 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 4 (19.05%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle
1 3 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Telerik