Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 113 115
Rank change year-on-year +26 +2 +19
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 6 8 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.55% 0.50% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.84% 2.34% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 5 18 27
Bedfordshire median annual salary £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.54% - +0.78%
10th Percentile £28,550 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £42,500 £65,000 £39,500
East of England median annual salary £37,500 £35,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.90% -10.63% -

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 326 342 628
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 29.94% 21.30% 31.88%
Number of salaries quoted 257 296 537
Bedfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,200 £67,500 £62,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% - +1.18%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +23 4 £32,000 -50.77%
Dunstable - 2 £40,000 - 2
ISTQB
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 6 (100.00%) Selenium
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (83.33%) HP UFT
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) SDLC
3 3 (50.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (33.33%) Ranorex
4 2 (33.33%) User Stories
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) JIRA
5 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
5 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (16.67%) QA
5 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Test Management
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) Bugzilla
5 1 (16.67%) JMeter
5 1 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (16.67%) ISEB

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 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) HP UFT
3 3 (50.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (33.33%) Ranorex
5 1 (16.67%) Bugzilla
5 1 (16.67%) JIRA
5 1 (16.67%) JMeter
5 1 (16.67%) Testopia
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Automation Tester
1 5 (83.33%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) UAT Lead
2 1 (16.67%) UAT Manager
2 1 (16.67%) UAT Test Lead
2 1 (16.67%) UAT Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
2 3 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Contract Management
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) CA Agile Central