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

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Buckinghamshire / High Wycombe
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 40 43
Rank change year-on-year +18 +3  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in High Wycombe 2.60% 0.90% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.26% 2.30% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 1
Median salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.54% -  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25%  

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 High Wycombe.

Academic & Professional Certification
High Wycombe
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 39 87 124
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in High Wycombe 25.32% 39.01% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 24 86 88
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in High Wycombe

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in High Wycombe 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 High Wycombe

ISTQB
Salary Trend in High Wycombe

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 27 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 High Wycombe region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Test Management
2 3 (75.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) V-Model

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in High Wycombe 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 3 (75.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Technical Manager
1 4 (100.00%) Technical Test Manager
1 4 (100.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Technical Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) V-Model
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) HP