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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 92 96 117
Rank change year-on-year +4 +21  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 25 18 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.78% 1.28% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.95% 4.14% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 25 18 6
Median salary £29,000 £31,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.93% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £19,000 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £36,900 £37,500 £43,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.71% -6.66%  

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 420 435 377
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 29.87% 30.87% 27.64%
Number of salaries quoted 379 357 288
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 March 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 March 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 +20 22 £32,000 +45.45% 2
Abingdon - 2 £28,500 - 1
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 35 (74.47%) Windows
2 29 (61.70%) SQL Server
3 28 (59.57%) ISEB
4 25 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (51.06%) Microsoft
6 23 (48.94%) System Testing
7 22 (46.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (46.81%) Gherkin
8 18 (38.30%) SQL
8 18 (38.30%) Functional Testing
8 18 (38.30%) Test Scripting
9 14 (29.79%) User Stories
9 14 (29.79%) Risk Assessment
10 13 (27.66%) T-SQL
11 11 (23.40%) Regression Testing
11 11 (23.40%) Mobile App
11 11 (23.40%) Test Strategy
12 10 (21.28%) Automated Testing
13 9 (19.15%) Degree
13 9 (19.15%) QA
14 8 (17.02%) Defect Tracking
14 8 (17.02%) Manual Testing
15 7 (14.89%) TestComplete
15 7 (14.89%) Finance
16 6 (12.77%) JIRA
17 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
17 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
18 4 (8.51%) Automation Testing
18 4 (8.51%) Mathematics
19 3 (6.38%) Banking

ISTQB
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) IP Telephony
1 2 (4.26%) LAN
1 2 (4.26%) WAN
2 1 (2.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (61.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) MySQL
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (46.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (14.89%) TestComplete
3 6 (12.77%) JIRA
4 2 (4.26%) Selenium
5 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (14.89%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Local Government
3 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.13%) Games
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (44.68%) Analyst
1 21 (44.68%) Test Analyst
2 20 (42.55%) Tester
3 14 (29.79%) Senior Tester
4 8 (17.02%) IT Analyst
5 7 (14.89%) Consultant
5 7 (14.89%) Test Consultant
6 6 (12.77%) Junior
7 3 (6.38%) Junior Tester
7 3 (6.38%) Product Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Software Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Automation Tester
8 2 (4.26%) Junior Test Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) QA Automation Tester
8 2 (4.26%) QA Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) QA Tester
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (46.81%) Gherkin
2 2 (4.26%) .NET
2 2 (4.26%) XML
3 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.13%) CSS
3 1 (2.13%) HTML
3 1 (2.13%) jQuery
3 1 (2.13%) SOAP
3 1 (2.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 35 (74.47%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Vista
3 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (48.94%) System Testing
3 18 (38.30%) Functional Testing
3 18 (38.30%) Test Scripting
4 14 (29.79%) Risk Assessment
4 14 (29.79%) User Stories
5 11 (23.40%) Regression Testing
5 11 (23.40%) Test Strategy
6 10 (21.28%) Automated Testing
7 8 (17.02%) Defect Tracking
7 8 (17.02%) Manual Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Automation Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Mathematics
9 3 (6.38%) Waterfall
10 2 (4.26%) Data Protection
10 2 (4.26%) Performance Testing
10 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2
10 2 (4.26%) SDLC
11 1 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
11 1 (2.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (38.30%) SQL
2 13 (27.66%) T-SQL
3 2 (4.26%) C#
3 2 (4.26%) VB
3 2 (4.26%) VBScript
4 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (59.57%) ISEB
2 9 (19.15%) Degree
3 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (51.06%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) HP
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + BONUS & BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
SDC
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £17,000 per annum 6 monthly salary review
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago