The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank - - 46
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 0 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford - - 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Median salary - - £31,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.71% -6.66%  

ISTQB is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bedford
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 39 66 81
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 28.89% 36.46% 28.52%
Number of salaries quoted 33 59 61
Median salary £36,250 £55,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -34.09% +20.87%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing ISTQB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Bedford

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB in Bedford.

Salary trend for ISTQB in Bedford

ISTQB
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (100.00%) Automation Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) SQL