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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 121 113 110
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 9 11 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.48% 0.55% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.68% 1.74% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 9 10 10
Average salary £31,500 £34,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.35% -15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +5.26%
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
536 631 580
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 28.44% 31.84% 33.56%
Number of salaries quoted 460 469 488
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £55,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 48 (96.00%) ISEB
2 37 (74.00%) QA
3 24 (48.00%) Finance
3 24 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (40.00%) Software Testing
5 17 (34.00%) SQL Server
6 16 (32.00%) Banking
6 16 (32.00%) Retail
6 16 (32.00%) Scrum
7 14 (28.00%) Aerospace
8 13 (26.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (20.00%) Data Management
9 10 (20.00%) ITIL
10 9 (18.00%) Selenium
11 7 (14.00%) SoapUI
12 6 (12.00%) Manual Testing
12 6 (12.00%) Java
12 6 (12.00%) .NET
12 6 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (12.00%) Migration
13 5 (10.00%) SQL
13 5 (10.00%) Data Migration
13 5 (10.00%) Test Scripting
14 4 (8.00%) Waterfall
14 4 (8.00%) Analytics
14 4 (8.00%) Windows
14 4 (8.00%) ISEB Practitioner
15 3 (6.00%) IIS
15 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio
15 3 (6.00%) Oracle

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.00%) IIS
1 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (18.00%) Selenium
2 7 (14.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
General
1 24 (48.00%) Finance
2 16 (32.00%) Banking
2 16 (32.00%) Retail
3 14 (28.00%) Aerospace
4 2 (4.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Billing
5 1 (2.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 28 (56.00%) Analyst
2 24 (48.00%) Test Analyst
3 16 (32.00%) Test Manager
4 7 (14.00%) QA Manager
5 4 (8.00%) Test Leader
5 4 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Data Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) QA Tester
6 3 (6.00%) Tester
7 2 (4.00%) Software Tester
7 2 (4.00%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Developer
8 1 (2.00%) Solutions Analyst
8 1 (2.00%) QA Test Manager
8 1 (2.00%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Analyst Developer
8 1 (2.00%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.00%) Smartphone
1 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.00%) Android
2 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 16 (32.00%) Scrum
4 10 (20.00%) Data Management
4 10 (20.00%) ITIL
5 6 (12.00%) Manual Testing
5 6 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (12.00%) Migration
6 5 (10.00%) Data Migration
6 5 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (8.00%) Waterfall
7 4 (8.00%) Analytics
8 3 (6.00%) Automation Testing
8 3 (6.00%) Test Strategy
8 3 (6.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.00%) V-Model
8 3 (6.00%) Test Management
8 3 (6.00%) SDLC
9 2 (4.00%) Line Management
9 2 (4.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) Java
2 5 (10.00%) SQL
3 3 (6.00%) C#
4 2 (4.00%) Ruby
4 2 (4.00%) C
4 2 (4.00%) Python
5 1 (2.00%) C++
5 1 (2.00%) Perl
5 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 48 (96.00%) ISEB
2 13 (26.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (8.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.00%) Degree
6 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (74.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
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