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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 58 55 58
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 8 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 1.34% 0.92% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.26% 3.70% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 4
Average salary £45,000 £57,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.73% +48.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,250 £53,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
152 135 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 25.42% 24.95% 22.20%
Number of salaries quoted 131 101 107
Average salary £46,150 £39,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.33% -16.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 30 April 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) ISEB
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) Hibernate
2 7 (87.50%) Spring
2 7 (87.50%) OOA/OOD
2 7 (87.50%) PL/SQL
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) Oracle
2 7 (87.50%) HTML
2 7 (87.50%) Java
2 7 (87.50%) JBehave
2 7 (87.50%) Cucumber
3 5 (62.50%) Build Automation
3 5 (62.50%) WebDriver
3 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 5 (62.50%) JUnit
3 5 (62.50%) Selenium
4 2 (25.00%) SDET
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (25.00%) Apache
4 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (25.00%) CSS
4 2 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) Ant
4 2 (25.00%) Maven
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Degree

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 2 (25.00%) Apache
1 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Mingle
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Cucumber
1 7 (87.50%) JBehave
2 5 (62.50%) JUnit
2 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) WebDriver
3 2 (25.00%) Ant
3 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (25.00%) Maven
3 2 (25.00%) Subversion
4 1 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) Hibernate
1 7 (87.50%) HTML
1 7 (87.50%) Spring
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) OOA/OOD
3 5 (62.50%) Build Automation
3 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
1 7 (87.50%) PL/SQL
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SDET
2 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Oracle