The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Swindon region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 68 55 55
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 2 2 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 0.32% 0.38% 1.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.23% 1.49% 6.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 11
Average salary £49,375 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+51.92% -
90% offered a salary of more than £45,275 £30,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,475 £34,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
Qualifications Category
Swindon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
163 134 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 26.04% 25.24% 26.39%
Number of salaries quoted 135 112 136
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +33.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
ISTQB
Wiltshire

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 23 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 4 (66.67%) Finance
1 4 (66.67%) Test Management
2 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Ruby
3 2 (33.33%) Supplier Management
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Open Source
3 2 (33.33%) Web Application Development
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Management
2 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Supplier Management
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Web Application Development
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP