The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 76 -
Rank change year-on-year +11 -  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 12 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.70% 1.21% -
As % of the Qualifications category 7.50% 4.74% -
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 0
Median salary £29,000 £29,000 -
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 Oxford.

Academic & Professional Certification
Oxford
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 160 190 252
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 22.73% 25.64% 31.66%
Number of salaries quoted 131 162 204
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 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 Oxford region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 29 (82.86%) Test Automation
2 28 (80.00%) Windows
3 27 (77.14%) ISEB
4 25 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (68.57%) System Testing
6 23 (65.71%) Gherkin
6 23 (65.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (65.71%) Microsoft
7 12 (34.29%) SQL Server
8 11 (31.43%) Functional Testing
9 8 (22.86%) SQL
9 8 (22.86%) Test Strategy
10 7 (20.00%) User Stories
10 7 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (17.14%) QA
12 5 (14.29%) Mobile App
12 5 (14.29%) Degree
12 5 (14.29%) T-SQL
12 5 (14.29%) Regression Testing
13 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
13 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
14 3 (8.57%) Performance Testing
15 2 (5.71%) TestComplete
15 2 (5.71%) Test Management
15 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
15 2 (5.71%) Finance
15 2 (5.71%) Software Testing
15 2 (5.71%) Banking
16 1 (2.86%) ISEB Practitioner
16 1 (2.86%) Games

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (34.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 23 (65.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.71%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (5.71%) Banking
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
1 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (54.29%) Analyst
1 19 (54.29%) Test Analyst
2 16 (45.71%) IT Analyst
3 9 (25.71%) Tester
4 7 (20.00%) Senior Tester
5 5 (14.29%) Consultant
5 5 (14.29%) Test Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Junior
6 2 (5.71%) Junior Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Junior Test Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Product Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Software Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Software Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.86%) Database Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (65.71%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 28 (80.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (82.86%) Test Automation
2 25 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (68.57%) System Testing
4 11 (31.43%) Functional Testing
5 8 (22.86%) Test Strategy
6 7 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
6 7 (20.00%) User Stories
7 5 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
9 3 (8.57%) Performance Testing
10 2 (5.71%) Software Testing
10 2 (5.71%) Test Management
11 1 (2.86%) Defect Tracking
11 1 (2.86%) Exploratory Testing
11 1 (2.86%) Security Testing
11 1 (2.86%) Test Planning
11 1 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (2.86%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) SQL
2 5 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.86%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (77.14%) ISEB
2 5 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) DICOM
Vendors
1 23 (65.71%) Microsoft