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

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 43 66
Rank change year-on-year -5 +23  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 10 13 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 2.46% 2.56% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.53% 10.32% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 10 12 1
Median salary £32,500 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.77% -14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £36,875 £48,750
10% offered a salary of more than £35,475 £51,250 £56,250
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,938
% change year-on-year - -3.69%  

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 95 126 145
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 23.40% 24.80% 23.89%
Number of salaries quoted 179 263 237
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £21,750 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £53,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Swindon.

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 17 (94.44%) Test Automation
2 15 (83.33%) ISEB
3 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (72.22%) Selenium
4 11 (61.11%) QA
5 10 (55.56%) SQL
6 9 (50.00%) SOAP
6 9 (50.00%) SoapUI
7 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (38.89%) Manual Testing
7 7 (38.89%) Functional Testing
8 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
8 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
8 5 (27.78%) Finance
9 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (22.22%) Marketing
9 4 (22.22%) Front End Development
9 4 (22.22%) Context-Driven Testing
10 3 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
10 3 (16.67%) Load Testing
10 3 (16.67%) Web Testing
10 3 (16.67%) Banking
10 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
10 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
10 3 (16.67%) C#
11 2 (11.11%) Java
11 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
11 2 (11.11%) Retail
11 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
11 2 (11.11%) Cucumber

ISTQB
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Lucidchart
Development Applications
1 13 (72.22%) Selenium
2 9 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.56%) Bugzilla
5 1 (5.56%) JBehave
5 1 (5.56%) JIRA
5 1 (5.56%) Robot Framework
5 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Marketing
3 3 (16.67%) Banking
3 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (11.11%) Retail
5 1 (5.56%) Advertising
5 1 (5.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (88.89%) Analyst
2 8 (44.44%) QA Analyst
2 8 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Agile Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Agile Java Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Business Test Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Developer in Test
3 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Software Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) Replication
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Test Automation
2 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) Functional Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Manual Testing
3 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
5 4 (22.22%) Context-Driven Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Front End Development
5 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (16.67%) Load Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Web Testing
7 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 2 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 1 (5.56%) Continuous Deployment
8 1 (5.56%) Defect Management
8 1 (5.56%) Exploratory Testing
8 1 (5.56%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (83.33%) ISEB
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (61.11%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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