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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 122 107 98
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 18 9 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.94% 0.50% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.16% 1.74% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 17 8 5
Average salary £32,500 £38,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.58% +40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £43,250 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
570 516 517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 29.78% 28.91% 32.91%
Number of salaries quoted 450 371 434
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £58,225
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 31 August 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Bristol

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 18 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 16 (59.26%) ISEB
3 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (40.74%) Scrum
5 10 (37.04%) Compatibility Testing
5 10 (37.04%) JIRA
5 10 (37.04%) User Experience
6 8 (29.63%) Cucumber
6 8 (29.63%) User Stories
7 7 (25.93%) QA
7 7 (25.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (25.93%) Coaching
8 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
8 6 (22.22%) Finance
9 5 (18.52%) Regression Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Risk Management
9 5 (18.52%) Process Management
9 5 (18.52%) Web Services
9 5 (18.52%) Big Data
9 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
10 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
11 3 (11.11%) IIS
11 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
11 3 (11.11%) Windows
11 3 (11.11%) Java
11 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
11 3 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
11 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (11.11%) IIS
1 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) Big Data
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) JIRA
2 8 (29.63%) Cucumber
3 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.70%) Selenium
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (74.07%) Analyst
2 19 (70.37%) Test Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Test Leader
4 2 (7.41%) Web Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Web Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Developer
4 2 (7.41%) QA Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Data Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Software Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Solutions Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Automation Tester
5 1 (3.70%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) User Experience
2 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (40.74%) Scrum
4 10 (37.04%) Compatibility Testing
5 8 (29.63%) User Stories
6 7 (25.93%) Coaching
6 7 (25.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
8 5 (18.52%) Process Management
8 5 (18.52%) Regression Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Risk Management
8 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
9 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
10 3 (11.11%) Test Planning
10 3 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
11 2 (7.41%) B2C
11 2 (7.41%) Wealth Management
11 2 (7.41%) Test Management
11 2 (7.41%) Automation Testing
11 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) C
3 1 (3.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (59.26%) ISEB
2 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.70%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
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