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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 72 83 102
Rank change year-on-year +11 +19  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 17 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.96% 1.06% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.26% 3.97% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 13 6 5
Median salary £34,000 £36,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +14.28%  
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 Milton Keynes.

Academic & Professional Certification
Milton Keynes
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 234 277 374
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 27.02% 26.61% 31.56%
Number of salaries quoted 177 199 244
Median salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £61,000 £67,350
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Milton Keynes

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 25 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 22 (81.48%) Software Testing
2 18 (66.67%) ISEB
3 16 (59.26%) Automated Testing
4 15 (55.56%) Performance Testing
5 12 (44.44%) Test Automation
5 12 (44.44%) SQL
6 11 (40.74%) QA
7 9 (33.33%) Test Strategy
7 9 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 8 (29.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (29.63%) JMeter
8 8 (29.63%) Windows
9 7 (25.93%) Finance
10 6 (22.22%) Smartcard
10 6 (22.22%) Selenium
10 6 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (22.22%) Line Management
11 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (18.52%) Automation Testing
11 5 (18.52%) Test Management
11 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
11 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
11 5 (18.52%) HTML
11 5 (18.52%) XML
11 5 (18.52%) Automotive
11 5 (18.52%) XML Messaging
12 4 (14.81%) Java
12 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
12 4 (14.81%) J2EE
12 4 (14.81%) Eclipse

ISTQB
Top Related 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 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) JMeter
2 6 (22.22%) Selenium
3 4 (14.81%) Eclipse
3 4 (14.81%) JIRA
3 4 (14.81%) Protractor
3 4 (14.81%) VisualVM
4 3 (11.11%) JBehave
4 3 (11.11%) LoadRunner
5 2 (7.41%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Automotive
3 1 (3.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Analyst
1 12 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) Tester
3 8 (29.63%) Senior Tester
4 6 (22.22%) Lead Test Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Test Manager
6 3 (11.11%) Penetration Tester
6 3 (11.11%) Performance Tester
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Performance Tester
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Technical Tester
6 3 (11.11%) Technical Tester
7 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
8 1 (3.70%) QA Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) QA Leader
8 1 (3.70%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Software Tester
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Manager
8 1 (3.70%) Software Tester
8 1 (3.70%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) HTML
1 5 (18.52%) XML
1 5 (18.52%) XML Messaging
2 4 (14.81%) J2EE
3 1 (3.70%) Behat
3 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Smartcard
2 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Software Testing
2 16 (59.26%) Automated Testing
3 15 (55.56%) Performance Testing
4 12 (44.44%) Test Automation
5 9 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 6 (22.22%) Line Management
6 6 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Automation Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
7 5 (18.52%) Test Management
8 4 (14.81%) BDD
8 4 (14.81%) Time Management
9 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
9 3 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
10 2 (7.41%) Load Testing
10 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (3.70%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) Java
2 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (66.67%) ISEB
2 9 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 8 (29.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (40.74%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) AppDynamics
1 4 (14.81%) IBM
2 1 (3.70%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.70%) BMC
2 1 (3.70%) HP
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Remedy
2 1 (3.70%) Seapine