Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 88 111
Rank change year-on-year +4 +23 +12
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 14 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.32% 0.36% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.76% 1.19% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 24 3 19
Bedfordshire median annual salary £60,000 £32,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +87.50% -1.54% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £27,400 £31,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £32,000 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14% -9.68%

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 207 335 348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 19.49% 30.10% 21.21%
Number of salaries quoted 152 264 303
Bedfordshire median annual salary £37,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £21,250 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £67,500
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% -

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
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

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 6 months to 15 November 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
Bedford - 9 £37,500 - 1
Luton -4 5 £60,000 +87.50% 1
ISTQB
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (100.00%) Test Management
2 9 (64.29%) Release Management
2 9 (64.29%) Software Testing
2 9 (64.29%) JIRA
2 9 (64.29%) V-Model
2 9 (64.29%) Waterfall
2 9 (64.29%) Functional Testing
2 9 (64.29%) User Stories
2 9 (64.29%) SDLC
2 9 (64.29%) Defect Tracking
2 9 (64.29%) Exploratory Testing
2 9 (64.29%) Scenario Testing
2 9 (64.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (35.71%) Line Management
3 5 (35.71%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (35.71%) DevOps
3 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
3 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
3 5 (35.71%) Java
3 5 (35.71%) E-Commerce
3 5 (35.71%) ISEB
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) Scrum
3 5 (35.71%) Retail
3 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration

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:

Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) JIRA
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
1 5 (35.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Test Analyst
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
1 9 (64.29%) Test Analyst
1 9 (64.29%) Web Analyst
1 9 (64.29%) Web Test Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Software Manager
2 5 (35.71%) Software Test Manager
2 5 (35.71%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (100.00%) Test Management
2 9 (64.29%) Defect Tracking
2 9 (64.29%) Exploratory Testing
2 9 (64.29%) Functional Testing
2 9 (64.29%) Release Management
2 9 (64.29%) Scenario Testing
2 9 (64.29%) SDLC
2 9 (64.29%) Software Testing
2 9 (64.29%) User Stories
2 9 (64.29%) V-Model
2 9 (64.29%) Waterfall
3 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (35.71%) DevOps
3 5 (35.71%) E-Commerce
3 5 (35.71%) Line Management
3 5 (35.71%) Scrum
3 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
3 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (35.71%) ISEB