Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 131 127 151
Rank change year-on-year -4 +24 -26
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 6 32 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.31% 1.26% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.97% 4.53% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2 29 15
Oxfordshire median annual salary £36,250 £52,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.95% +12.90% +38.81%
10th Percentile £31,125 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £42,375 £60,000 £50,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,375
% change year-on-year - +20.40% -6.56%

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 617 706 916
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 32.29% 27.72% 29.73%
Number of salaries quoted 500 622 792
Oxfordshire median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £27,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £77,500 £72,375
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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
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 10 December 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 +21 4 £42,500 -19.05% 1
Abingdon -16 1 - - 1
Henley-on-Thames - 1 £30,000 -
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 4 (66.67%) QA
4 3 (50.00%) Degree
4 3 (50.00%) JIRA
4 3 (50.00%) Blog
4 3 (50.00%) Fiddler
4 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (50.00%) TDD
4 3 (50.00%) Pair Programming
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) DevOps
4 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (50.00%) Microservices
4 3 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (50.00%) Cloud Native
4 3 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 3 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (50.00%) Azure
4 3 (50.00%) AWS
4 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (50.00%) TeamCity
4 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (50.00%) Confluence
4 3 (50.00%) Software Architecture
4 3 (50.00%) BDD
4 3 (50.00%) Computer Science

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 3 (50.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) AWS
1 3 (50.00%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Fiddler
1 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
1 3 (50.00%) Newman
1 3 (50.00%) Postman
1 3 (50.00%) TeamCity
1 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (16.67%) QAComplete
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) TestComplete
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) QA Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Software QA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Graduate
2 1 (16.67%) Graduate Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) QA Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Software Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Blog
1 3 (50.00%) Cloud Native
2 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
4 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (50.00%) BDD
4 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (50.00%) DevOps
4 3 (50.00%) Microservices
4 3 (50.00%) Pair Programming
4 3 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Software Architecture
4 3 (50.00%) TDD
5 2 (33.33%) SDLC
5 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Analytics
6 1 (16.67%) Data Science
6 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) R
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle