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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 114 104 85
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -19
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 9 14 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.49% 0.89% 1.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.71% 2.63% 3.48%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 23
Average salary £39,000 £27,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.81% -21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,500 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £30,650 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
527 533 661
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 28.41% 33.71% 41.94%
Number of salaries quoted 418 448 572
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,225 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Bristol

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 15 (83.33%) ISEB
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Finance
4 7 (38.89%) Automated Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Degree
5 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
6 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (22.22%) Line Management
6 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 4 (22.22%) QA
6 4 (22.22%) SQL
6 4 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (16.67%) Scrum
7 3 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (16.67%) Selenium
8 2 (11.11%) FitNesse
8 2 (11.11%) Java
8 2 (11.11%) Compatibility Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
8 2 (11.11%) BDD
8 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 2 (11.11%) V-Model
8 2 (11.11%) Open Source
8 2 (11.11%) SpecFlow
8 2 (11.11%) ATDD
8 2 (11.11%) User Stories

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Selenium
1 3 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (11.11%) SpecFlow
2 2 (11.11%) FitNesse
3 1 (5.56%) TestComplete
3 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.56%) Bugzilla
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) QA Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Financial Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Manual Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Software Manager
5 1 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) J2EE
1 1 (5.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Open Source
1 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Automated Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
5 4 (22.22%) Line Management
5 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (16.67%) Scrum
7 2 (11.11%) Compatibility Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) TDD
7 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 2 (11.11%) V-Model
7 2 (11.11%) BDD
7 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 2 (11.11%) ATDD
7 2 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (83.33%) ISEB
2 5 (27.78%) Degree
3 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA