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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 87 129
Rank change year-on-year -9 +42  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 20 24 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.38% 1.59% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.85% 5.27% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 17 16 12
Median salary £47,500 £38,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £55,000 £39,450
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +2.73% -6.41%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Buckinghamshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 342 455 778
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 23.54% 30.13% 32.04%
Number of salaries quoted 254 356 552
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% -2.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing ISTQB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -6 16 £47,500 +25.99% 2
High Wycombe +19 4 £52,500 -4.54% 1
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 36 (94.74%) Test Automation
2 26 (68.42%) ISEB
3 21 (55.26%) Selenium
4 19 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (39.47%) Performance Testing
6 14 (36.84%) BDD
7 11 (28.95%) Java
8 10 (26.32%) HP
8 10 (26.32%) Finance
8 10 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
8 10 (26.32%) Test Management
8 10 (26.32%) Manual Testing
9 9 (23.68%) JMeter
9 9 (23.68%) QA
9 9 (23.68%) LoadRunner
10 8 (21.05%) HP UFT
10 8 (21.05%) SQL
10 8 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (18.42%) JIRA
11 7 (18.42%) Scrum
11 7 (18.42%) Windows
12 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
12 6 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
13 5 (13.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 5 (13.16%) Line Management
13 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
13 5 (13.16%) Process 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:

Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
Development Applications
1 21 (55.26%) Selenium
2 9 (23.68%) JMeter
2 9 (23.68%) LoadRunner
3 8 (21.05%) HP UFT
4 7 (18.42%) JIRA
5 6 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (10.53%) Eclipse
6 4 (10.53%) JUnit
7 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
7 3 (7.89%) TestNG
8 2 (5.26%) IntelliJ
8 2 (5.26%) JBehave
8 2 (5.26%) Protractor
8 2 (5.26%) VisualVM
9 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Automotive
3 1 (2.63%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Analyst
1 12 (31.58%) Test Analyst
2 11 (28.95%) Tester
3 8 (21.05%) Test Manager
4 5 (13.16%) Lead Test Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Senior Tester
5 4 (10.53%) Automation Tester
5 4 (10.53%) Head of Testing
5 4 (10.53%) Head of UAT
5 4 (10.53%) Technical Manager
5 4 (10.53%) Technical Test Manager
5 4 (10.53%) Technical Tester
6 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Test Automation Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Junior Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Penetration Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Performance Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Software Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) J2EE
2 3 (7.89%) HTML
2 3 (7.89%) Middleware
2 3 (7.89%) SOAP
2 3 (7.89%) XML
2 3 (7.89%) XML Messaging
3 1 (2.63%) Behat
3 1 (2.63%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (13.16%) Smartcard
2 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (94.74%) Test Automation
2 19 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (39.47%) Performance Testing
4 14 (36.84%) BDD
5 10 (26.32%) Manual Testing
5 10 (26.32%) Test Management
6 7 (18.42%) Scrum
7 6 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
8 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Line Management
8 5 (13.16%) Process Improvement
8 5 (13.16%) TDD
8 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
9 4 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
9 4 (10.53%) Stress Testing
9 4 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) Java
2 8 (21.05%) SQL
3 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.53%) C#
4 4 (10.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (68.42%) ISEB
2 8 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (13.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) HP
2 3 (7.89%) hybris
3 2 (5.26%) AppDynamics
3 2 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (2.63%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.63%) BMC
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.63%) Remedy
4 1 (2.63%) Seapine
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Salary: 40-45k
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