The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South West / Dorset
Rank 51 78 86
Rank change year-on-year +27 +8  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 1.07% 0.98% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.94% 4.58% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 3
Median salary £45,000 £29,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +55.17% -22.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.71% -6.66%  

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 Dorset.

Academic & Professional Certification
Dorset
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 81 153 233
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 21.60% 21.43% 29.35%
Number of salaries quoted 73 88 207
Median salary £45,000 £34,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +32.35% -9.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £30,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset 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 Dorset

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Dorset

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Dorset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Dorset over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Dorset

ISTQB
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Bournemouth +31 1 £24,500 -34.66%
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Dorset region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 8 (80.00%) ISEB
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) Finance
4 5 (50.00%) QA
4 5 (50.00%) Selenium
5 4 (40.00%) SQL
5 4 (40.00%) Automation Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (30.00%) C#
6 3 (30.00%) Banking
7 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (20.00%) .NET
7 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (10.00%) Android
8 1 (10.00%) Xbox
8 1 (10.00%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (10.00%) SDLC
8 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
8 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
8 1 (10.00%) BDD
8 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
8 1 (10.00%) CSS
8 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 1 (10.00%) PMI
8 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset 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 5 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) Head of Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (10.00%) Head of Test
5 1 (10.00%) Junior
5 1 (10.00%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) QA Leader
5 1 (10.00%) Software Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Web Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) PMI
1 1 (10.00%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Automation Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (10.00%) BDD
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft