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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 91 124 99
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -25
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 35 4 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.82% 0.23% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.11% 0.81% 4.01%
Number of salaries quoted 21 4 22
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
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
573 492 598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 29.78% 28.19% 35.07%
Number of salaries quoted 442 369 489
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 28 January 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Bristol

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 39 (92.86%) ISEB
2 28 (66.67%) QA
3 22 (52.38%) Finance
3 22 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (45.24%) Software Testing
5 17 (40.48%) Scrum
6 16 (38.10%) Banking
6 16 (38.10%) Retail
7 14 (33.33%) Aerospace
7 14 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 13 (30.95%) Selenium
9 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
10 8 (19.05%) ITIL
10 8 (19.05%) Data Management
11 7 (16.67%) SoapUI
12 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
12 5 (11.90%) Manual Testing
13 4 (9.52%) Analytics
13 4 (9.52%) Automation Testing
13 4 (9.52%) Black-Box Testing
14 3 (7.14%) Degree
14 3 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
14 3 (7.14%) V-Model
15 2 (4.76%) Android
15 2 (4.76%) Test Automation
15 2 (4.76%) Performance Management
15 2 (4.76%) Test Management
15 2 (4.76%) Test Strategy
15 2 (4.76%) Retail Banking
15 2 (4.76%) Smartphone

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (30.95%) Selenium
2 7 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.38%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.38%) FitNesse
3 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 22 (52.38%) Finance
2 16 (38.10%) Banking
2 16 (38.10%) Retail
3 14 (33.33%) Aerospace
4 2 (4.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (52.38%) Analyst
2 20 (47.62%) Test Analyst
3 16 (38.10%) Test Manager
4 7 (16.67%) QA Manager
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Junior
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Junior Test Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Junior Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.76%) QA Test Manager
8 1 (2.38%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Quality Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Automated Test Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Manual Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Data Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Android
1 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (45.24%) Software Testing
3 17 (40.48%) Scrum
4 8 (19.05%) Data Management
4 8 (19.05%) ITIL
5 5 (11.90%) Manual Testing
5 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
6 4 (9.52%) Analytics
6 4 (9.52%) Automation Testing
6 4 (9.52%) Black-Box Testing
7 3 (7.14%) V-Model
7 3 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.76%) Test Management
8 2 (4.76%) Automated Testing
8 2 (4.76%) Validation
8 2 (4.76%) Migration
8 2 (4.76%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.76%) Performance Management
8 2 (4.76%) Test Strategy
8 2 (4.76%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) Java
2 1 (2.38%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) Python
2 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 39 (92.86%) ISEB
2 14 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (7.14%) Degree
4 2 (4.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (66.67%) QA
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