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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 56 56 52
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 0.74% 0.80% 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.03% 3.67% 4.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 5
Average salary £57,500 £38,750 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.38% +17.42%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+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
132 109 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 24.35% 21.76% 24.75%
Number of salaries quoted 96 103 113
Average salary £37,500 £46,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.35% +24.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £30,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (90.00%) ISEB
1 9 (90.00%) Finance
2 6 (60.00%) Test Management
3 5 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (40.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (40.00%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Line Management
5 3 (30.00%) Banking
6 2 (20.00%) TestPartner
6 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 1 (10.00%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
7 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
7 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
7 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
7 1 (10.00%) AppFabric
7 1 (10.00%) Telerik
7 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
7 1 (10.00%) System Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Network Security
7 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
7 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
7 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (10.00%) Sourcefire
7 1 (10.00%) Snort

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) TestPartner
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (90.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Integration Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Test Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Application Security Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) WCF
1 1 (10.00%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Test Management
2 5 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (40.00%) Knowledge Management
3 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Line Management
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (10.00%) System Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (10.00%) ETL
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Information Security
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) ISEB
2 4 (40.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (10.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Telerik
1 1 (10.00%) Sourcefire