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 3 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 58 61 58
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 2 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 0.39% 0.58% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.54% 2.50% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 2
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £30,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +65.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £50,000 £28,050
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £53,600 £32,450
UK excluding London average salary £38,938 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+11.25% +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
130 120 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 25.15% 23.08% 19.28%
Number of salaries quoted 113 107 87
Average salary £37,500 £43,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.79% -4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,550 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,250 £59,250 £67,500
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) ISEB
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (57.14%) Test Management
3 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (28.57%) Line Management
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (28.57%) TestPartner
5 1 (14.29%) Sourcefire
5 1 (14.29%) Snort
5 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (14.29%) BASE24
5 1 (14.29%) Information Security
5 1 (14.29%) System Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Network Security
5 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
5 1 (14.29%) AppFabric
5 1 (14.29%) CISM
5 1 (14.29%) Firewall
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) .NET

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (14.29%) Network Security
1 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) TestPartner
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Test Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Application Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) AppFabric
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (57.14%) Test Management
2 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (28.57%) Line Management
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Information Security
4 1 (14.29%) System Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) ETL
4 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (14.29%) CISM
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Snort
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Sourcefire
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft