The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 86 87
Rank change year-on-year +30 +1  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.02% 0.35% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.83% 1.33% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 6
Median salary £32,000 - £32,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.28% -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 Bedfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 120 226 249
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 18.60% 26.62% 22.09%
Number of salaries quoted 86 192 201
Median salary £37,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £67,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 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 Bedfordshire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Bedfordshire

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Bedfordshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +18 13 £32,000 -
ISTQB
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 15 (83.33%) ISEB
1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) Selenium
2 11 (61.11%) Automation Testing
3 10 (55.56%) Waterfall
4 9 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (50.00%) QA
5 8 (44.44%) Functional Testing
6 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
6 7 (38.89%) SDLC
6 7 (38.89%) Test Strategy
6 7 (38.89%) JIRA
7 6 (33.33%) Resource Management
7 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
7 6 (33.33%) Retail
7 6 (33.33%) JMeter
7 6 (33.33%) Degree
7 6 (33.33%) Test Management
7 6 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (33.33%) Bugzilla
7 6 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (33.33%) Defect Management
7 6 (33.33%) CA Agile Central
7 6 (33.33%) Testopia
7 6 (33.33%) Virtual Team
7 6 (33.33%) Contract Management
7 6 (33.33%) Scorecard
7 6 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (33.33%) DevOps

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 11 (61.11%) Selenium
2 7 (38.89%) JIRA
3 6 (33.33%) Bugzilla
3 6 (33.33%) JMeter
3 6 (33.33%) Testopia
4 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.56%) Robot Framework
5 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 6 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
1 9 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 9 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 6 (33.33%) Automation Test Lead
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Lead Tester
4 1 (5.56%) QA Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 6 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 6 (33.33%) Virtual Team
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) Automation Testing
3 10 (55.56%) Waterfall
4 9 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (44.44%) Functional Testing
6 7 (38.89%) SDLC
6 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
6 7 (38.89%) Test Strategy
7 6 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (33.33%) Contract Management
7 6 (33.33%) Defect Management
7 6 (33.33%) DevOps
7 6 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 6 (33.33%) Resource Management
7 6 (33.33%) Scorecard
7 6 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (33.33%) Test Management
7 6 (33.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) C#
2 3 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (83.33%) ISEB
2 6 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
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