The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Luton with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Bedfordshire > Luton
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 37 56
Rank change year-on-year -4 +19  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 2 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Luton 0.92% 2.39% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.44% 11.11% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 2
Luton median annual salary - £65,000 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +92.59%  
Bedfordshire median annual salary - £65,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year - +92.59%  

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 Luton.

Academic & Professional Certification
Luton
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 82 63 105
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 37.79% 21.50% 24.76%
Number of salaries quoted 116 128 206
Luton median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +33.33%  
10th Percentile £25,000 £32,500 £25,364
90th Percentile £61,250 £54,375 £67,500
Bedfordshire median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -15.78% +11.76%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Luton.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Luton

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Luton

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Luton

For the 6 months to 29 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 Luton region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 15 (100.00%) ISEB
2 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (80.00%) Waterfall
4 11 (73.33%) Test Automation
5 10 (66.67%) QA
5 10 (66.67%) Selenium
5 10 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (60.00%) JIRA
6 9 (60.00%) Functional Testing
6 9 (60.00%) SDLC
7 8 (53.33%) Defect Management
7 8 (53.33%) CA Agile Central
7 8 (53.33%) Testopia
7 8 (53.33%) Test Planning
7 8 (53.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 8 (53.33%) System Integration Testing
7 8 (53.33%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (53.33%) DevOps
7 8 (53.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (53.33%) Test Strategy
7 8 (53.33%) Virtual Team
7 8 (53.33%) Contract Management
7 8 (53.33%) Scorecard
7 8 (53.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (53.33%) Degree
7 8 (53.33%) Resource Management
7 8 (53.33%) Computer Science
7 8 (53.33%) Retail
7 8 (53.33%) Test Management
7 8 (53.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Selenium
2 9 (60.00%) JIRA
3 8 (53.33%) Bugzilla
3 8 (53.33%) JMeter
3 8 (53.33%) Testopia
4 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.67%) Robot Framework
4 1 (6.67%) Subversion
4 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (53.33%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Test Leader
2 8 (53.33%) Automation Test Lead
3 5 (33.33%) Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
4 2 (13.33%) UAT Lead
4 2 (13.33%) UAT Manager
4 2 (13.33%) UAT Test Lead
4 2 (13.33%) UAT Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) QA Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Computer Science
1 8 (53.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 8 (53.33%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) Waterfall
3 11 (73.33%) Test Automation
4 10 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (60.00%) Functional Testing
5 9 (60.00%) SDLC
6 8 (53.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (53.33%) Contract Management
6 8 (53.33%) Defect Management
6 8 (53.33%) DevOps
6 8 (53.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (53.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 8 (53.33%) Resource Management
6 8 (53.33%) Scorecard
6 8 (53.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (53.33%) System Integration Testing
6 8 (53.33%) Test Management
6 8 (53.33%) Test Planning
6 8 (53.33%) Test Strategy
7 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) ISEB
2 8 (53.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (53.33%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft