The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Bristol region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 107 104 100
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 11 11 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.60% 0.68% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.02% 2.16% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 8
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,300
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £43,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
Qualifications Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
544 509 622
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 29.76% 31.44% 39.52%
Number of salaries quoted 381 424 553
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
ISTQB
South West

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 24 July 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Bristol

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 (91.67%) ISEB
2 21 (58.33%) Degree
3 18 (50.00%) Finance
4 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (44.44%) Software Testing
6 13 (36.11%) QA
7 12 (33.33%) SQL
8 11 (30.56%) QuickTest Pro
9 10 (27.78%) Automated Testing
9 10 (27.78%) Test Automation
10 9 (25.00%) Test Scripting
10 9 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
11 8 (22.22%) SoapUI
11 8 (22.22%) LoadRunner
11 8 (22.22%) HP
12 6 (16.67%) Test Strategy
12 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (16.67%) Business Analysis
13 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (13.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
14 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
14 4 (11.11%) Test Management
14 4 (11.11%) Selenium
14 4 (11.11%) Validation
14 4 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
14 4 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
14 4 (11.11%) BPEL
14 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
14 4 (11.11%) Oracle

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) GSM
1 3 (8.33%) UMTS
1 3 (8.33%) LTE
2 2 (5.56%) WCDMA
2 2 (5.56%) Intranet
2 2 (5.56%) GPRS
3 1 (2.78%) SMS
3 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (30.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (22.22%) SoapUI
2 8 (22.22%) LoadRunner
3 4 (11.11%) Selenium
4 3 (8.33%) JIRA
4 3 (8.33%) TestComplete
5 2 (5.56%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.78%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.78%) Redmine
6 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
General
1 18 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.33%) Electronics
4 2 (5.56%) Banking
5 1 (2.78%) Automotive
5 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (63.89%) Analyst
2 16 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) Test Leader
4 6 (16.67%) Business Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Test Manager
7 3 (8.33%) QA Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) QA Tester
8 2 (5.56%) Financial Business Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Tester
9 1 (2.78%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) Senior Test Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) XML
2 2 (5.56%) SOAP
3 1 (2.78%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
1 2 (5.56%) Open Source
2 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 10 (27.78%) Automated Testing
3 10 (27.78%) Test Automation
4 9 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 9 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 4 (11.11%) Test Management
7 4 (11.11%) Validation
7 4 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (11.11%) BPEL
7 4 (11.11%) SOA
8 3 (8.33%) V-Model
9 2 (5.56%) Manual Testing
9 2 (5.56%) Compatibility Testing
9 2 (5.56%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) Java
3 2 (5.56%) VBScript
3 2 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (91.67%) ISEB
2 21 (58.33%) Degree
3 5 (13.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (36.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) HP
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
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