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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Bedfordshire / Luton
Rank 28 47 48
Rank change year-on-year +19 +1  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Luton 5.06% 0.64% 1.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.00% 2.63% 6.67%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 5
Median salary £32,000 - £32,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.28% -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 Luton.

Academic & Professional Certification
Luton
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 52 76 75
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 20.23% 24.20% 19.69%
Number of salaries quoted 29 56 64
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £26,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,750 £55,000 £64,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton 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 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

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Luton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Luton over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Luton

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 24 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 Luton region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 15 (100.00%) ISEB
2 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (66.67%) Waterfall
4 9 (60.00%) QA
4 9 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (53.33%) Selenium
5 8 (53.33%) Functional Testing
5 8 (53.33%) Automation Testing
6 7 (46.67%) Test Strategy
6 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
6 7 (46.67%) SDLC
6 7 (46.67%) JIRA
7 6 (40.00%) Resource Management
7 6 (40.00%) Computer Science
7 6 (40.00%) Retail
7 6 (40.00%) Degree
7 6 (40.00%) Test Management
7 6 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (40.00%) JMeter
7 6 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (40.00%) Bugzilla
7 6 (40.00%) Defect Management
7 6 (40.00%) CA Agile Central
7 6 (40.00%) Testopia
7 6 (40.00%) Virtual Team
7 6 (40.00%) Contract Management
7 6 (40.00%) Scorecard
7 6 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (40.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related 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%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Selenium
2 7 (46.67%) JIRA
3 6 (40.00%) Bugzilla
3 6 (40.00%) JMeter
3 6 (40.00%) 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 6 (40.00%) Retail
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Test Leader
2 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Automation Test Lead
2 6 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Tester
4 1 (6.67%) QA Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Computer Science
1 6 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 6 (40.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 9 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (53.33%) Automation Testing
4 8 (53.33%) Functional Testing
5 7 (46.67%) SDLC
5 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
5 7 (46.67%) Test Strategy
6 6 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (40.00%) Contract Management
6 6 (40.00%) Defect Management
6 6 (40.00%) DevOps
6 6 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (40.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 6 (40.00%) Resource Management
6 6 (40.00%) Scorecard
6 6 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (40.00%) Test Management
6 6 (40.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) ISEB
2 6 (40.00%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft