The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 102 92 118
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +26
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 24 38 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.33% 1.94% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.79% 6.63% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 20 24 5
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +3.89%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
ISTQB
South West

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

Qualifications Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
634 573 487
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 35.03% 29.32% 27.94%
Number of salaries quoted 547 444 367
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Bristol

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Bristol

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 33 (68.75%) ISEB
2 19 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (39.58%) Waterfall
3 16 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 15 (31.25%) Test Strategy
4 15 (31.25%) QA
5 12 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 11 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (22.92%) Test Scripting
6 11 (22.92%) Manual Testing
7 10 (20.83%) Software Testing
8 9 (18.75%) JIRA
8 9 (18.75%) Defect Management
9 8 (16.67%) Selenium
9 8 (16.67%) Data Migration
9 8 (16.67%) Test Management
9 8 (16.67%) Migration
9 8 (16.67%) .NET
9 8 (16.67%) Oracle
10 7 (14.58%) Finance
10 7 (14.58%) V-Model
10 7 (14.58%) System Integration Testing
10 7 (14.58%) Test Planning
11 6 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
11 6 (12.50%) Degree
11 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
11 6 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
11 6 (12.50%) SQL
12 5 (10.42%) RAD
12 5 (10.42%) Electronics

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Bristol 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Office
2 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.17%) Big Data
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (18.75%) JIRA
2 8 (16.67%) Selenium
3 2 (4.17%) Bugzilla
3 2 (4.17%) Subversion
3 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.08%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.08%) Redmine
4 1 (2.08%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.08%) TestComplete
4 1 (2.08%) UltraEdit
4 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 5 (10.42%) Electronics
4 3 (6.25%) Back Office
4 3 (6.25%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.17%) Billing
5 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (60.42%) Analyst
1 29 (60.42%) Test Analyst
2 7 (14.58%) Test Leader
3 5 (10.42%) Lead Test Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Test Manager
5 3 (6.25%) QA Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Software Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Applications Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Business Test Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Head of Testing
6 2 (4.17%) IT Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Programme Test Manager
6 2 (4.17%) QA Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) QA Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) QA Leader
6 2 (4.17%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Senior IT Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (4.17%) Web Services
3 1 (2.08%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Client/Server
1 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 3 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) NHS
2 2 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.08%) Linux
1 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (39.58%) Waterfall
2 16 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 15 (31.25%) Test Strategy
4 12 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 11 (22.92%) Manual Testing
5 11 (22.92%) Test Scripting
5 11 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (20.83%) Software Testing
7 9 (18.75%) Defect Management
8 8 (16.67%) Data Migration
8 8 (16.67%) Migration
8 8 (16.67%) Test Management
9 7 (14.58%) System Integration Testing
9 7 (14.58%) Test Planning
9 7 (14.58%) V-Model
10 5 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (10.42%) RAD
10 5 (10.42%) System Testing
11 4 (8.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.50%) SQL
2 3 (6.25%) Java
3 2 (4.17%) C#
3 2 (4.17%) Perl
4 1 (2.08%) PHP
4 1 (2.08%) Python
4 1 (2.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (68.75%) ISEB
2 6 (12.50%) Degree
3 5 (10.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (31.25%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (16.67%) Oracle
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.17%) SAP
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