Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 127 170
Rank change year-on-year -25 +43 -17
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 16 49 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.54% 1.67% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.77% 5.72% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 13 43 18
Oxfordshire median annual salary £35,000 £29,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.69% -27.50% +33.33%
10th Percentile £27,000 £20,300 £25,125
90th Percentile £50,000 £40,000 £47,000
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%

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 902 857 1085
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 30.49% 29.21% 32.29%
Number of salaries quoted 775 693 831
Oxfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £61,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -13 7 £29,000 -
Abingdon +2 3 - -
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 15 (93.75%) Test Automation
2 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Test Strategy
3 7 (43.75%) Acceptance Criteria
4 6 (37.50%) ISEB
4 6 (37.50%) Windows
4 6 (37.50%) Degree
4 6 (37.50%) JIRA
4 6 (37.50%) Selenium
5 5 (31.25%) QA
5 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (31.25%) System Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Kanban
5 5 (31.25%) Broadband
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 5 (31.25%) SQL
5 5 (31.25%) Games
5 5 (31.25%) Scrum
5 5 (31.25%) Replication
5 5 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (31.25%) Confluence
5 5 (31.25%) User Stories
5 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
6 4 (25.00%) Gherkin
6 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (18.75%) Sophos
7 3 (18.75%) Java
7 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Fuzz Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing

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 (31.25%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) NetSuite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) JIRA
1 6 (37.50%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.25%) eCATT
3 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
3 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
3 1 (6.25%) TestLink
3 1 (6.25%) TestRail
3 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (31.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Tester
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Test Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) IT Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Manual Tester
4 2 (12.50%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) QA Automation Tester
4 2 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) QA Manual Tester
4 2 (12.50%) QA Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Functional Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Release Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Replication
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Test Automation
2 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Acceptance Criteria
3 7 (43.75%) Test Strategy
4 5 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (31.25%) Kanban
4 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
4 5 (31.25%) Scrum
4 5 (31.25%) System Testing
4 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (31.25%) User Stories
5 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Fuzz Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (12.50%) DevOps
6 2 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (12.50%) QA Automation
6 2 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (12.50%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) C++
3 2 (12.50%) Perl
3 2 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
1 6 (37.50%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Sophos
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Infor
3 1 (6.25%) JDA
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) RedPrairie
3 1 (6.25%) SAP