Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 106 138 120
Rank change year-on-year +32 -18 +48
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 39 36 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.69% 1.18% 1.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.45% 4.12% 5.40%
Number of salaries quoted 36 32 40
Oxfordshire median annual salary £40,000 £46,500 £34,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.98% +35.77% -11.61%
10th Percentile £24,375 £22,875 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £76,000 £40,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +14.29%

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 715 873 796
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 31.07% 28.62% 29.92%
Number of salaries quoted 605 763 653
Oxfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,100 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £71,000
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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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
Oxford -2 18 £27,500 -40.86% 8
Abingdon +33 17 £45,000 -5.26%
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 33 (84.62%) Test Automation
2 17 (43.59%) Software Testing
3 16 (41.03%) C#
3 16 (41.03%) C++
3 16 (41.03%) Python
3 16 (41.03%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (33.33%) Data Analysis
5 13 (33.33%) Mathematics
5 13 (33.33%) PhD
5 13 (33.33%) C
5 13 (33.33%) MATLAB
5 13 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 13 (33.33%) Java
5 13 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 13 (33.33%) Data Science
5 13 (33.33%) R
5 13 (33.33%) Analytics
5 13 (33.33%) Algorithms
6 12 (30.77%) SQL
7 10 (25.64%) Scrum
7 10 (25.64%) QA
8 9 (23.08%) Manual Testing
8 9 (23.08%) Degree
9 7 (17.95%) ISEB
10 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
10 6 (15.38%) Acceptance Criteria
10 6 (15.38%) Thought Leadership
10 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (15.38%) 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 5 (12.82%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) JIRA
1 5 (12.82%) Selenium
2 3 (7.69%) TestComplete
2 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.56%) NUnit
General
1 13 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (15.38%) Retail
3 4 (10.26%) Finance
4 3 (7.69%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.56%) Games
5 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Software Test Engineer
1 16 (41.03%) Test Engineer
2 13 (33.33%) Graduate
2 13 (33.33%) Graduate Test Engineer
3 12 (30.77%) Tester
4 7 (17.95%) Automation Tester
5 6 (15.38%) Software Tester
5 6 (15.38%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Agile Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Lead Software Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) QA Automation Tester
6 2 (5.13%) QA Leader
6 2 (5.13%) QA Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Software Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Software QA Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 4 (10.26%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Life Science
4 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (84.62%) Test Automation
2 17 (43.59%) Software Testing
3 16 (41.03%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (33.33%) Analytics
5 13 (33.33%) Data Analysis
5 13 (33.33%) Data Science
5 13 (33.33%) Mathematics
6 10 (25.64%) Scrum
7 9 (23.08%) Manual Testing
8 6 (15.38%) Acceptance Criteria
8 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
8 6 (15.38%) Thought Leadership
9 5 (12.82%) Collaborative Working
9 5 (12.82%) Web Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Kanban
10 4 (10.26%) Performance Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Regression Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 16 (41.03%) C#
1 16 (41.03%) C++
1 16 (41.03%) Python
2 13 (33.33%) C
2 13 (33.33%) Java
2 13 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 13 (33.33%) MATLAB
2 13 (33.33%) R
3 12 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (10.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (33.33%) PhD
2 9 (23.08%) Degree
3 7 (17.95%) ISEB
4 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.64%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) Salesforce.com