Period
to 13 November 2018

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 6 months to 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 154 122
Rank change year-on-year +18 -32 +46
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 28 18 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.07% 0.61% 1.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.98% 1.98% 5.94%
Number of salaries quoted 24 15 45
Oxfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £35,000 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% +20.69% -27.50%
10th Percentile £34,375 £27,000 £20,850
90th Percentile £60,000 £50,000 £40,150
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +9.33%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Oxfordshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 704 909 858
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 26.96% 30.69% 29.13%
Number of salaries quoted 627 779 685
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £26,900 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £70,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

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 6 months to 13 November 2018.

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 6 months to 13 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Abingdon +24 12 £57,500 - 3
Oxford -4 12 £52,500 +81.03% 3
Wallingford - 1 £43,500 -
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 26 (92.86%) Test Automation
2 21 (75.00%) SQL
3 19 (67.86%) Scrum
4 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (57.14%) JIRA
5 16 (57.14%) Selenium
6 14 (50.00%) Confluence
7 10 (35.71%) Python
7 10 (35.71%) QA
8 9 (32.14%) Test Strategy
8 9 (32.14%) SDLC
9 8 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (28.57%) Mentoring
9 8 (28.57%) Degree
9 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (25.00%) Kanban
10 7 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
10 7 (25.00%) API Testing
10 7 (25.00%) SDET
10 7 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (17.86%) Coaching
11 5 (17.86%) Exploratory Testing
12 4 (14.29%) User Stories
12 4 (14.29%) Manual Testing
12 4 (14.29%) C#
12 4 (14.29%) C++
13 3 (10.71%) Java
13 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
13 3 (10.71%) Windows

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 14 (50.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (57.14%) JIRA
1 16 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.57%) NUnit
General
1 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.57%) Games
2 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Tester
2 15 (53.57%) Automation Tester
3 10 (35.71%) Analyst
4 7 (25.00%) QA Analyst
4 7 (25.00%) QA Automation Analyst
5 6 (21.43%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 6 (21.43%) Senior Automation Tester
5 6 (21.43%) Senior Tester
5 6 (21.43%) Software Analyst
5 6 (21.43%) Software Test Engineer
5 6 (21.43%) Test Engineer
6 5 (17.86%) Agile Tester
6 5 (17.86%) Lead Tester
6 5 (17.86%) QA Automation Tester
6 5 (17.86%) QA Tester
6 5 (17.86%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 5 (17.86%) Selenium Tester
6 5 (17.86%) Software QA Tester
6 5 (17.86%) Software Tester
6 5 (17.86%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (7.14%) Life Science
3 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (92.86%) Test Automation
2 19 (67.86%) Scrum
3 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (32.14%) SDLC
4 9 (32.14%) Test Strategy
5 8 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 8 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
6 7 (25.00%) API Testing
6 7 (25.00%) Kanban
6 7 (25.00%) SDET
7 5 (17.86%) Coaching
7 5 (17.86%) Exploratory Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Manual Testing
8 4 (14.29%) User Stories
9 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Informatics
Programming Languages
1 21 (75.00%) SQL
2 10 (35.71%) Python
3 4 (14.29%) C#
3 4 (14.29%) C++
4 3 (10.71%) Java
5 1 (3.57%) C
5 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.57%) MATLAB
5 1 (3.57%) R
5 1 (3.57%) VB
5 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Degree
2 3 (10.71%) ISEB
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.57%) PhD
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (35.71%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com