The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 73 103
Rank change year-on-year -2 +30  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 17 15 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.86% 1.79% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.08% 6.00% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 17 13 11
Median salary £47,500 £37,700 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.99% +10.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £79,000 £41,600 £40,000
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 Milton Keynes.

Academic & Professional Certification
Milton Keynes
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 240 250 450
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 26.32% 29.90% 29.70%
Number of salaries quoted 185 205 330
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £23,800 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Milton Keynes

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 33 (94.29%) Test Automation
2 26 (74.29%) ISEB
3 19 (54.29%) Selenium
4 18 (51.43%) Software Testing
5 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (40.00%) BDD
7 11 (31.43%) Java
8 10 (28.57%) Performance Testing
8 10 (28.57%) Manual Testing
9 9 (25.71%) Scrum
9 9 (25.71%) QA
10 8 (22.86%) JIRA
10 8 (22.86%) JMeter
10 8 (22.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (20.00%) Test Management
11 7 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (20.00%) SQL
11 7 (20.00%) Windows
11 7 (20.00%) HP
12 6 (17.14%) LoadRunner
12 6 (17.14%) E-Commerce
12 6 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (14.29%) Test Strategy
13 5 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
13 5 (14.29%) Line Management
13 5 (14.29%) SDLC
13 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
13 5 (14.29%) HP UFT
13 5 (14.29%) Smartcard
13 5 (14.29%) Finance

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Remedy ITSM
Development Applications
1 19 (54.29%) Selenium
2 8 (22.86%) JIRA
2 8 (22.86%) JMeter
3 6 (17.14%) LoadRunner
3 6 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (14.29%) HP UFT
5 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
5 4 (11.43%) JUnit
5 4 (11.43%) TestNG
6 3 (8.57%) Eclipse
7 2 (5.71%) IntelliJ
8 1 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.86%) Bitbucket
8 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.86%) JBehave
8 1 (2.86%) Protractor
8 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.86%) VisualVM
8 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Automotive
3 1 (2.86%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Analyst
1 12 (34.29%) Test Analyst
2 11 (31.43%) Tester
3 5 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 5 (14.29%) Lead Test Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce Manager
4 4 (11.43%) Head of Testing
4 4 (11.43%) Head of UAT
4 4 (11.43%) Senior Tester
4 4 (11.43%) Test Automation Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Technical Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Junior
6 2 (5.71%) Junior Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Penetration Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Performance Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Software Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) Middleware
1 4 (11.43%) SOAP
2 3 (8.57%) J2EE
3 2 (5.71%) HTML
3 2 (5.71%) XML
3 2 (5.71%) XML Messaging
4 1 (2.86%) Behat
4 1 (2.86%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Smartcard
2 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (94.29%) Test Automation
2 18 (51.43%) Software Testing
3 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (40.00%) BDD
5 10 (28.57%) Manual Testing
5 10 (28.57%) Performance Testing
6 9 (25.71%) Scrum
7 7 (20.00%) Test Management
8 6 (17.14%) E-Commerce
9 5 (14.29%) Line Management
9 5 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (14.29%) SDLC
9 5 (14.29%) TDD
9 5 (14.29%) Test Strategy
10 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (11.43%) Process Improvement
10 4 (11.43%) Stress Testing
10 4 (11.43%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
10 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) Java
2 7 (20.00%) SQL
3 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 4 (11.43%) C#
4 4 (11.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (74.29%) ISEB
2 8 (22.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (11.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) HP
2 4 (11.43%) hybris
3 1 (2.86%) AppDynamics
3 1 (2.86%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.86%) BMC
3 1 (2.86%) IBM
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.86%) Remedy
3 1 (2.86%) Seapine
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago