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 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 121 117 110
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 7 20 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.41% 1.08% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.48% 3.62% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 6 19 8
Median salary £35,500 £32,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.23% -15.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £43,000 £43,250
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £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
473 553 521
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 27.96% 29.75% 28.78%
Number of salaries quoted 383 439 370
Median salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% +1.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £78,950 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of job ads across the Bristol region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 August 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 8 (57.14%) ISEB
1 8 (57.14%) Scrum
1 8 (57.14%) QA
1 8 (57.14%) Selenium
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) JIRA
3 6 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Waterfall
3 6 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 6 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
4 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Test Management
5 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 4 (28.57%) SDLC
6 3 (21.43%) TestLink
6 3 (21.43%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (21.43%) Capybara
6 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
6 3 (21.43%) Calabash
6 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
6 3 (21.43%) Open Source
6 3 (21.43%) BDD
6 3 (21.43%) Hudson
6 3 (21.43%) Advertising
6 3 (21.43%) Bugzilla
6 3 (21.43%) Handset
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Selenium
2 6 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 6 (42.86%) JIRA
3 3 (21.43%) Bugzilla
3 3 (21.43%) Calabash
3 3 (21.43%) Capybara
3 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
3 3 (21.43%) Hudson
3 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
3 3 (21.43%) TeamCity
3 3 (21.43%) TestLink
3 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
4 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (21.43%) Advertising
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) QA Leader
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Tester
4 2 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Software Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Graduate
5 1 (7.14%) Graduate Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Graduate Test Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) UX Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
1 3 (21.43%) Handset
2 1 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Scrum
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Waterfall
4 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
4 5 (35.71%) Test Management
5 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (28.57%) SDLC
5 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
6 3 (21.43%) BDD
6 3 (21.43%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (21.43%) Open Source
6 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
7 2 (14.29%) System Testing
7 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (14.29%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C#
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C++
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
2 1 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) Ruby
2 1 (7.14%) VB
2 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) ISEB
2 6 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (21.43%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (57.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) VMware
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