Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 71 59
Rank change year-on-year +19 -12 +21
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Luton 1.01% 0.42% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.88% 2.44% 5.73%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 2
Luton median annual salary £32,000 £65,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -50.77% +91.18% +6.25%
Bedfordshire median annual salary £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -1.54% - +1.56%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Luton with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Luton
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 139 123 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Luton 35.19% 17.28% 25.32%
Number of salaries quoted 96 93 120
Luton median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +22.78% -12.22%
10th Percentile £29,375 £28,400 £25,936
90th Percentile £69,375 £67,500 £62,750
Bedfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +13.92%

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 19 November 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 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Test Planning
2 3 (75.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (75.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) JMeter
4 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Management
4 1 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (25.00%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (25.00%) Testopia
4 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team
4 1 (25.00%) Contract Management

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:

Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (75.00%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) JMeter
3 1 (25.00%) Testopia
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Automation Tester
1 3 (75.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) UAT Lead
2 1 (25.00%) UAT Manager
2 1 (25.00%) UAT Test Lead
2 1 (25.00%) UAT Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Test Planning
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Contract Management
4 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
4 1 (25.00%) Scorecard
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Management
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) CA Agile Central