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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 69 55 57
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 3 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 0.42% 1.25% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.49% 4.07% 3.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 5
Average salary £47,125 £30,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+57.08% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,825 £30,000 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £49,425 £35,000 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
202 172 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 28.21% 30.71% 27.88%
Number of salaries quoted 167 145 136
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £30,000 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 17 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 5 (83.33%) Finance
1 5 (83.33%) Test Management
1 5 (83.33%) Waterfall
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (33.33%) Supplier Management
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Test Management
1 5 (83.33%) Waterfall
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Supplier Management
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP
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