Period
to 18 August 2018

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 6 months to 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 91 110
Rank change year-on-year 0 +19 +18
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 2 11 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.20% 0.89% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.91% 3.19% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 7
Bedfordshire median annual salary £43,000 £32,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.38% -50.77% +100.00%
East of England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -12.50%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Bedfordshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 219 345 364
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 21.68% 27.87% 21.54%
Number of salaries quoted 168 254 308
Bedfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £22,000 £26,075 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £62,500 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

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
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 6 months to 18 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -9 2 £43,000 +34.38%
ISTQB
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 2 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) OOP

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) QA Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) QA Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Quality Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Senior QA Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Senior QA Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Quality Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Software Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Software Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Software QA Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Software Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA