Period
to 16 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 16 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 125 138 118
Rank change year-on-year +13 -20 +30
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 16 32 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.71% 1.12% 1.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.75% 4.66% 5.85%
Number of salaries quoted 14 22 37
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £44,000 £34,658 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.95% -5.05% -3.95%
10th Percentile £29,725 £28,827 £25,125
90th Percentile £60,000 £50,000 £66,200
South East median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year - +16.44% -2.67%

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Buckinghamshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 582 687 701
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 25.86% 24.03% 24.88%
Number of salaries quoted 431 513 533
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -6.98%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,600 £24,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £65,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Buckinghamshire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Buckinghamshire

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 16 June 2019.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Buckinghamshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 16 June 2019. 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
Milton Keynes -13 9 £55,000 +58.69%
High Wycombe +13 3 £44,000 -2.22%
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 13 (81.25%) ISEB
2 12 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 10 (62.50%) Selenium
4 9 (56.25%) Manual Testing
4 9 (56.25%) Test Strategy
4 9 (56.25%) Defect Management
5 8 (50.00%) QA
6 7 (43.75%) Software Testing
6 7 (43.75%) Functional Testing
6 7 (43.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
7 6 (37.50%) C#
7 6 (37.50%) Java
7 6 (37.50%) Mercurial
7 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (31.25%) User Experience
8 5 (31.25%) .NET
8 5 (31.25%) ClearCase
8 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (31.25%) ClearQuest
8 5 (31.25%) Law
8 5 (31.25%) SDLC
8 5 (31.25%) Performance Measurement
9 4 (25.00%) Workload Management
9 4 (25.00%) People Management
9 4 (25.00%) Validation
9 4 (25.00%) Quality Management
9 4 (25.00%) CMMI
9 4 (25.00%) Change Management

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) QualityStage
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Selenium
2 6 (37.50%) Mercurial
3 5 (31.25%) ClearCase
3 5 (31.25%) ClearQuest
4 4 (25.00%) JIRA
5 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
5 3 (18.75%) Protractor
5 3 (18.75%) Robot Framework
5 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 1 (6.25%) TestComplete
General
1 5 (31.25%) Law
2 1 (6.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
1 7 (43.75%) Test Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Applications Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Test Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) QA Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Junior
4 2 (12.50%) Junior Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Product Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) Middleware
2 4 (25.00%) REST
3 3 (18.75%) Apache Flex
3 3 (18.75%) SOAP
3 3 (18.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (56.25%) Defect Management
2 9 (56.25%) Manual Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Test Strategy
3 7 (43.75%) Functional Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Software Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
4 6 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (31.25%) Performance Measurement
5 5 (31.25%) SDLC
6 4 (25.00%) ITIL
6 4 (25.00%) People Management
6 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
6 4 (25.00%) RAD
6 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (25.00%) Supplier Management
6 4 (25.00%) V-Model
6 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 4 (25.00%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) C#
1 6 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) Bourne shell
2 3 (18.75%) Delphi
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 3 (18.75%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) C
3 1 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) ISEB
2 7 (43.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (25.00%) APMP
3 4 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Cognizant
1 4 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) HP