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

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 75 72
Rank change year-on-year +23 -3  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 25 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 3.59% 0.46% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.72% 1.50% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 25 3 4
Median salary £29,000 £25,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £20,200 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £33,000 £35,250
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 Oxford.

Academic & Professional Certification
Oxford
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 159 200 174
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 22.81% 30.82% 24.82%
Number of salaries quoted 148 170 133
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Oxford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Oxford over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 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 Oxford region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 33 (80.49%) Windows
2 26 (63.41%) SQL Server
3 25 (60.98%) ISEB
3 25 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (56.10%) Microsoft
4 23 (56.10%) System Testing
4 23 (56.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (56.10%) Gherkin
5 18 (43.90%) Functional Testing
6 16 (39.02%) SQL
7 14 (34.15%) Risk Assessment
7 14 (34.15%) User Stories
8 13 (31.71%) Test Scripting
9 12 (29.27%) T-SQL
10 10 (24.39%) Regression Testing
10 10 (24.39%) Mobile App
10 10 (24.39%) Automated Testing
10 10 (24.39%) Test Strategy
11 9 (21.95%) QA
12 8 (19.51%) Degree
13 7 (17.07%) Defect Tracking
14 6 (14.63%) TestComplete
15 5 (12.20%) Finance
16 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
16 4 (9.76%) Manual Testing
16 4 (9.76%) JIRA
16 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
17 3 (7.32%) Mathematics
17 3 (7.32%) Automation Testing
18 2 (4.88%) Banking

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:

Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (63.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 23 (56.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (14.63%) TestComplete
3 4 (9.76%) JIRA
4 1 (2.44%) Selenium
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Banking
2 2 (4.88%) Local Government
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (48.78%) Tester
2 16 (39.02%) Analyst
2 16 (39.02%) Test Analyst
3 14 (34.15%) Senior Tester
4 9 (21.95%) IT Analyst
5 7 (17.07%) Consultant
5 7 (17.07%) Test Consultant
6 5 (12.20%) Junior
7 3 (7.32%) Automation Tester
7 3 (7.32%) Product Consultant
7 3 (7.32%) Software Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Junior Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Junior Test Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Junior Tester
8 2 (4.88%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Manual Tester
8 2 (4.88%) QA Tester
8 2 (4.88%) Software Tester
8 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (56.10%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.44%) .NET
2 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Mobile App
2 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 33 (80.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (56.10%) System Testing
3 18 (43.90%) Functional Testing
4 14 (34.15%) Risk Assessment
4 14 (34.15%) User Stories
5 13 (31.71%) Test Scripting
6 10 (24.39%) Automated Testing
6 10 (24.39%) Regression Testing
6 10 (24.39%) Test Strategy
7 7 (17.07%) Defect Tracking
8 4 (9.76%) Manual Testing
9 3 (7.32%) Automation Testing
9 3 (7.32%) Mathematics
10 2 (4.88%) Data Protection
10 2 (4.88%) Performance Testing
11 1 (2.44%) Non-Functional Testing
11 1 (2.44%) Security Testing
11 1 (2.44%) Test Management
11 1 (2.44%) Waterfall
11 1 (2.44%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) SQL
2 12 (29.27%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.44%) C#
3 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (60.98%) ISEB
2 8 (19.51%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (56.10%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago