The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Swindon with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Wiltshire / Swindon
Rank 46 68 64
Rank change year-on-year +22 -4  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 8 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 1.94% 0.34% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.62% 1.27% 3.94%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 3
Median salary £32,500 £38,750 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.12% -32.60%  
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 Swindon.

Academic & Professional Certification
Swindon
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 105 158 127
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 25.49% 26.60% 21.90%
Number of salaries quoted 92 140 84
Median salary £32,500 £46,150 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.57% +3.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,950 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon 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 Swindon

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB in Swindon.

Salary trend for ISTQB in Swindon

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Swindon

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Swindon over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Swindon

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 27 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 Swindon region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 16 (94.12%) QA
2 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (88.24%) ISEB
3 13 (76.47%) Selenium
4 12 (70.59%) SQL
5 11 (64.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (58.82%) Software Testing
6 10 (58.82%) Banking
7 9 (52.94%) Retail
7 9 (52.94%) Finance
7 9 (52.94%) Automated Testing
7 9 (52.94%) Telecoms
7 9 (52.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (47.06%) E-Commerce
8 8 (47.06%) JIRA
8 8 (47.06%) Web Testing
8 8 (47.06%) Cucumber
9 7 (41.18%) Process Improvement
9 7 (41.18%) System Testing
9 7 (41.18%) WebDriver
9 7 (41.18%) MS Visio
9 7 (41.18%) Business Analysis
9 7 (41.18%) Regression Testing
9 7 (41.18%) Workflow
9 7 (41.18%) Bugzilla
9 7 (41.18%) Lucidchart
10 6 (35.29%) Defect Management
10 6 (35.29%) SOAP
10 6 (35.29%) SoapUI
11 5 (29.41%) Functional Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon 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 1 (5.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Visio
2 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) Lucidchart
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 13 (76.47%) Selenium
2 8 (47.06%) Cucumber
2 8 (47.06%) JIRA
3 7 (41.18%) Bugzilla
3 7 (41.18%) WebDriver
4 6 (35.29%) SoapUI
5 2 (11.76%) ClearCase
5 2 (11.76%) FitNesse
5 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (5.88%) JBehave
6 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (58.82%) Banking
2 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 9 (52.94%) Retail
2 9 (52.94%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Advertising
3 1 (5.88%) German Language
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) Analyst
2 8 (47.06%) QA Analyst
2 8 (47.06%) Test Analyst
3 6 (35.29%) Business Test Analyst
3 6 (35.29%) Software Analyst
3 6 (35.29%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Developer in Test
5 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (58.82%) Software Testing
4 9 (52.94%) Automated Testing
5 8 (47.06%) E-Commerce
5 8 (47.06%) Web Testing
6 7 (41.18%) Business Analysis
6 7 (41.18%) Process Improvement
6 7 (41.18%) Regression Testing
6 7 (41.18%) System Testing
6 7 (41.18%) Workflow
7 6 (35.29%) Defect Management
8 5 (29.41%) Functional Testing
8 5 (29.41%) Waterfall
9 3 (17.65%) Test Management
9 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
10 2 (11.76%) Agile Testing
10 2 (11.76%) Black-Box Testing
10 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
10 2 (11.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) Ruby
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (88.24%) ISEB
2 9 (52.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (94.12%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) HP
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft