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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 65 55 50
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 7 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 0.86% 1.58% 2.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.33% 5.60% 7.14%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 10
Average salary £40,000 £27,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.45% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,400 £21,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £35,200 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
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
150 125 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 25.86% 28.15% 29.28%
Number of salaries quoted 107 116 136
Average salary £44,500 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.11% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £60,000
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 4 March 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Swindon

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 20 (90.91%) Finance
2 17 (77.27%) ISEB
3 15 (68.18%) Test Management
4 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (40.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (36.36%) Scrum
5 8 (36.36%) ISEB Practitioner
5 8 (36.36%) Knowledge Management
5 8 (36.36%) Performance Testing
5 8 (36.36%) Line Management
6 6 (27.27%) Waterfall
7 5 (22.73%) Banking
7 5 (22.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (18.18%) Supplier Management
8 4 (18.18%) Degree
8 4 (18.18%) SQL
9 3 (13.64%) XML
9 3 (13.64%) UNIX
9 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
9 3 (13.64%) Oracle
9 3 (13.64%) MS Office
9 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
9 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
9 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
9 3 (13.64%) Change Management
10 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Selenium
11 1 (4.55%) BASE24
11 1 (4.55%) Information Security

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Network Security
1 1 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (4.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.55%) TestPartner
General
1 20 (90.91%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Banking
3 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Architect
1 8 (36.36%) Integration Architect
1 8 (36.36%) Test Manager
1 8 (36.36%) Test Architect
2 3 (13.64%) Junior
2 3 (13.64%) Products Support Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Junior Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Tester
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Integration Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Security Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Manual Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Automation Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Application Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) WCF
2 1 (4.55%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Test Management
2 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (36.36%) Scrum
3 8 (36.36%) Knowledge Management
3 8 (36.36%) Performance Testing
3 8 (36.36%) Line Management
4 6 (27.27%) Waterfall
5 4 (18.18%) Supplier Management
6 3 (13.64%) Change Management
7 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Information Security
8 1 (4.55%) ETL
8 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
8 1 (4.55%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
8 1 (4.55%) System Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
8 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
8 1 (4.55%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (77.27%) ISEB
2 8 (36.36%) ISEB Practitioner
3 5 (22.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (18.18%) Degree
5 1 (4.55%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) Sourcefire
2 1 (4.55%) Telerik