Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 122 176
Rank change year-on-year -17 +54 -19
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 31 63 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.07% 2.02% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.74% 7.18% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 26 64 56
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +30.77% -25.29%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,875 £43,125
South East median annual salary £39,750 £40,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.85% +8.00% +4.17%

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 654 878 1299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 22.61% 28.14% 29.03%
Number of salaries quoted 517 694 947
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £21,250 £26,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 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
Milton Keynes +4 25 £52,500 +41.89%
High Wycombe -4 3 £32,500 -43.48%
Marlow -20 2 £43,000 -
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 17 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 27 (87.10%) Selenium
2 26 (83.87%) Test Automation
3 25 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (64.52%) ISEB
5 15 (48.39%) BDD
6 14 (45.16%) Java
7 12 (38.71%) E-Commerce
7 12 (38.71%) Scrum
8 11 (35.48%) JIRA
9 10 (32.26%) SDLC
10 8 (25.81%) Test Scripting
11 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (22.58%) TestNG
11 7 (22.58%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (22.58%) HP
11 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
11 7 (22.58%) C#
11 7 (22.58%) Test Management
11 7 (22.58%) Functional Testing
11 7 (22.58%) Jenkins
12 6 (19.35%) hybris
12 6 (19.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (19.35%) SOAP
12 6 (19.35%) WebDriver
12 6 (19.35%) Manual Testing
12 6 (19.35%) Software Testing
13 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
13 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (16.13%) HP UFT
13 5 (16.13%) LoadRunner

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:

Development Applications
1 27 (87.10%) Selenium
2 11 (35.48%) JIRA
3 7 (22.58%) Jenkins
3 7 (22.58%) TestNG
4 6 (19.35%) WebDriver
5 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
5 5 (16.13%) HP UFT
5 5 (16.13%) JMeter
5 5 (16.13%) JUnit
5 5 (16.13%) LoadRunner
5 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
7 3 (9.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (9.68%) Bitbucket
8 1 (3.23%) Jasmine
8 1 (3.23%) Mocha
8 1 (3.23%) Protractor
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Test Manager
2 7 (22.58%) Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Automation Tester
3 6 (19.35%) Test Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Test Automation Manager
3 6 (19.35%) Tester
4 5 (16.13%) E-Commerce Manager
4 5 (16.13%) Test Leader
5 3 (9.68%) Automation Test Lead
5 3 (9.68%) Head of Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Head of UAT
5 3 (9.68%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Junior
7 1 (3.23%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Test Automation Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) SOAP
2 5 (16.13%) Middleware
3 2 (6.45%) CSS
3 2 (6.45%) HTML
3 2 (6.45%) XHTML
4 1 (3.23%) RESTful
4 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
1 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (83.87%) Test Automation
2 25 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (48.39%) BDD
4 12 (38.71%) E-Commerce
4 12 (38.71%) Scrum
5 10 (32.26%) SDLC
6 8 (25.81%) Test Scripting
7 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (22.58%) Functional Testing
7 7 (22.58%) Test Management
8 6 (19.35%) Manual Testing
8 6 (19.35%) Software Testing
9 4 (12.90%) Process Improvement
9 4 (12.90%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (12.90%) TDD
9 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (12.90%) User Stories
10 3 (9.68%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (9.68%) Stress Testing
11 2 (6.45%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) Java
2 7 (22.58%) C#
2 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.90%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (64.52%) ISEB
2 6 (19.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) HP
2 6 (19.35%) hybris
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft