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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 117 119 112
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 11 11 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.60% 0.54% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.79% 1.94% 3.97%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 17
Median salary £31,500 £28,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -25.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £27,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,900 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +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
614 568 629
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 33.64% 28.12% 30.76%
Number of salaries quoted 527 466 472
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Bristol

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 20 (58.82%) ISEB
2 13 (38.24%) Waterfall
3 12 (35.29%) QA
4 11 (32.35%) Regression Testing
5 10 (29.41%) Finance
5 10 (29.41%) Manual Testing
5 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (29.41%) Software Testing
6 9 (26.47%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (23.53%) System Testing
7 8 (23.53%) Automated Testing
7 8 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
7 8 (23.53%) .NET
8 7 (20.59%) Telecoms
8 7 (20.59%) Migration
8 7 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (20.59%) Data Migration
9 6 (17.65%) Test Management
9 6 (17.65%) Selenium
9 6 (17.65%) V-Model
9 6 (17.65%) Defect Management
9 6 (17.65%) SQL
9 6 (17.65%) System Integration Testing
10 5 (14.71%) ITIL
10 5 (14.71%) Scrum
10 5 (14.71%) Electronics
10 5 (14.71%) Functional Testing
10 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
11 4 (11.76%) Test Automation

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 (2.94%) IIS
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (17.65%) Selenium
3 3 (8.82%) JIRA
4 2 (5.88%) Subversion
4 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.94%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.94%) UltraEdit
General
1 10 (29.41%) Finance
2 7 (20.59%) Telecoms
3 5 (14.71%) Electronics
4 3 (8.82%) Back Office
4 3 (8.82%) Financial Institution
5 2 (5.88%) Billing
5 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
5 2 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (55.88%) Analyst
1 19 (55.88%) Test Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Tester
3 4 (11.76%) Agile Tester
3 4 (11.76%) Software Tester
3 4 (11.76%) Test Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Integration Manager
4 3 (8.82%) IT Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Senior IT Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Software Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Applications Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Governance Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Graduate
5 2 (5.88%) Head of Testing
5 2 (5.88%) Programme Manager
5 2 (5.88%) QA Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Linux
1 1 (2.94%) Unix
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) Waterfall
2 11 (32.35%) Regression Testing
3 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (29.41%) Manual Testing
3 10 (29.41%) Software Testing
4 9 (26.47%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (23.53%) Automated Testing
5 8 (23.53%) System Testing
6 7 (20.59%) Data Migration
6 7 (20.59%) Migration
7 6 (17.65%) Defect Management
7 6 (17.65%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (17.65%) Test Management
7 6 (17.65%) V-Model
8 5 (14.71%) Functional Testing
8 5 (14.71%) ITIL
8 5 (14.71%) Scrum
8 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
9 4 (11.76%) RAD
9 4 (11.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) SQL
2 4 (11.76%) C#
2 4 (11.76%) Java
3 3 (8.82%) Perl
4 2 (5.88%) Python
4 2 (5.88%) Ruby
5 1 (2.94%) C++
5 1 (2.94%) PHP
5 1 (2.94%) VB
5 1 (2.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (58.82%) ISEB
2 8 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (8.82%) Degree
4 2 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (35.29%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle
2 2 (5.88%) SAP