The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Bath region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 40 48 59
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +11
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bath 1.50% 1.58% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.70% 6.02% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 1
Average salary £37,500 £53,000 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.24% +130.43%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
ISTQB
Somerset

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bath region.

Qualifications Category
Bath
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
46 83 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bath 17.23% 26.18% 25.68%
Number of salaries quoted 44 81 84
Average salary £40,000 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,125 £21,900 £21,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,450 £50,000 £53,600
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Bath

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Bath region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Bath

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Bath

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Bath

ISTQB
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Bath

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs across the Bath region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 4 (100.00%) Technical Analysis
1 4 (100.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) Mingle
2 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bath by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs across the Bath region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Mingle
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 4 (100.00%) SDLC
1 4 (100.00%) Technical Analysis
1 4 (100.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB