The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 112 109
Rank change year-on-year +10 -3  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 14 22 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.04% 1.33% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.34% 4.63% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 13 22 11
Median salary £29,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £26,600 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,525 £39,400 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,250 £39,000
% change year-on-year +0.67% -4.48%  

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 Oxfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Oxfordshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 419 475 506
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 31.15% 28.81% 31.63%
Number of salaries quoted 341 378 385
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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 Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Oxfordshire

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Oxfordshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +9 13 £29,000 +2.65%
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 32 (82.05%) Test Automation
2 31 (79.49%) Windows
3 29 (74.36%) ISEB
4 27 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (64.10%) System Testing
6 24 (61.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (61.54%) Microsoft
6 24 (61.54%) Gherkin
7 14 (35.90%) SQL Server
8 13 (33.33%) Functional Testing
9 9 (23.08%) SQL
10 8 (20.51%) Manual Testing
10 8 (20.51%) Test Strategy
11 7 (17.95%) User Stories
11 7 (17.95%) QA
11 7 (17.95%) Test Scripting
11 7 (17.95%) Risk Assessment
12 6 (15.38%) Degree
13 5 (12.82%) Regression Testing
13 5 (12.82%) T-SQL
13 5 (12.82%) Mobile App
14 3 (7.69%) XML
14 3 (7.69%) Performance Testing
15 2 (5.13%) Test Management
15 2 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
15 2 (5.13%) TestComplete
15 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (5.13%) Banking
15 2 (5.13%) Software Testing
15 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) CMS
1 1 (2.56%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (61.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.13%) TestComplete
3 1 (2.56%) Selenium
General
1 2 (5.13%) Banking
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
1 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Games
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (58.97%) Analyst
1 23 (58.97%) Test Analyst
2 16 (41.03%) IT Analyst
3 9 (23.08%) Tester
4 7 (17.95%) Senior Tester
5 5 (12.82%) Consultant
5 5 (12.82%) Test Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Junior
6 2 (5.13%) Junior Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Junior Test Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Product Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Software Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Software Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.56%) Database Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) QA Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Web Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (61.54%) Gherkin
2 3 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 31 (79.49%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
3 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (82.05%) Test Automation
2 27 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (64.10%) System Testing
4 13 (33.33%) Functional Testing
5 8 (20.51%) Manual Testing
5 8 (20.51%) Test Strategy
6 7 (17.95%) Risk Assessment
6 7 (17.95%) Test Scripting
6 7 (17.95%) User Stories
7 5 (12.82%) Regression Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Performance Testing
9 2 (5.13%) Scenario Testing
9 2 (5.13%) Software Testing
9 2 (5.13%) Test Management
9 2 (5.13%) Test Planning
9 2 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (2.56%) Exploratory Testing
10 1 (2.56%) Line Management
10 1 (2.56%) SDLC
10 1 (2.56%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) SQL
2 5 (12.82%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.13%) VB
3 2 (5.13%) VBScript
4 1 (2.56%) C#
4 1 (2.56%) Java
4 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (74.36%) ISEB
2 6 (15.38%) Degree
3 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) DICOM
Vendors
1 24 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) Sitecore