Period
to 17 October 2018

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 October 2018 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 140 109
Rank change year-on-year +2 -31 +74
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 18 35 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.71% 1.24% 2.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.23% 5.44% 7.44%
Number of salaries quoted 23 34 64
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +23.68% +16.92%
10th Percentile £36,250 £25,125 £31,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £72,500 £65,875
South East median annual salary £45,000 £35,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +27.66% -11.88% +6.67%

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 558 643 900
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 22.15% 22.86% 28.97%
Number of salaries quoted 409 494 691
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £23,700 £21,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,000 £67,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 October 2018.

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 October 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
Milton Keynes +3 10 £60,000 +26.32% 4
High Wycombe -11 6 £43,750 +34.62%
Amersham - 2 £45,000 -
ISTQB
South East

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

1 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (83.33%) Test Automation
3 13 (72.22%) ISEB
4 11 (61.11%) Software Testing
5 10 (55.56%) Selenium
6 9 (50.00%) Test Scripting
6 9 (50.00%) JIRA
6 9 (50.00%) E-Commerce
6 9 (50.00%) SDLC
7 7 (38.89%) Scrum
7 7 (38.89%) C#
7 7 (38.89%) Java
7 7 (38.89%) .NET
8 6 (33.33%) SOAP
8 6 (33.33%) Web Services
8 6 (33.33%) Python
8 6 (33.33%) Delphi
8 6 (33.33%) QA
8 6 (33.33%) Bourne shell
8 6 (33.33%) Confluence
8 6 (33.33%) REST
8 6 (33.33%) Agile Testing
9 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
9 5 (27.78%) DevOps
9 5 (27.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (27.78%) Test Management
9 5 (27.78%) SQL
9 5 (27.78%) Finance
10 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement

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 6 (33.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) DB2
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Selenium
2 9 (50.00%) JIRA
3 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 4 (22.22%) Robot Framework
4 3 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (16.67%) Bitbucket
4 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
6 1 (5.56%) ClearCase
6 1 (5.56%) ClearQuest
6 1 (5.56%) Mercurial
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Automation Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Automation Tester
2 4 (22.22%) QA Automation Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Tester
3 3 (16.67%) Software Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Software Test Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Test Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) .NET
2 6 (33.33%) REST
2 6 (33.33%) SOAP
2 6 (33.33%) Web Services
3 4 (22.22%) .NET Framework
4 2 (11.11%) Java EE
4 2 (11.11%) JSON
4 2 (11.11%) Pyramid
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Android
1 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (83.33%) Test Automation
3 11 (61.11%) Software Testing
4 9 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 9 (50.00%) SDLC
4 9 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (38.89%) Scrum
6 6 (33.33%) Agile Testing
7 5 (27.78%) DevOps
7 5 (27.78%) Test Management
7 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
8 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (22.22%) Microservices
9 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (16.67%) Line Management
9 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
9 3 (16.67%) User Stories
10 2 (11.11%) Smoke Testing
10 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
10 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) C#
1 7 (38.89%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) Bourne shell
2 6 (33.33%) Delphi
2 6 (33.33%) Python
3 5 (27.78%) SQL
4 3 (16.67%) C++
4 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.56%) C
5 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) ISEB
2 5 (27.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Unisys