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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 125 112 107
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 15 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.78% 0.53% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.47% 1.72% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 14 10 8
Average salary £30,500 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.27% -10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
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
607 580 544
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 31.40% 30.48% 32.56%
Number of salaries quoted 490 413 465
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £23,850
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 7 July 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 27 (81.82%) ISEB
2 20 (60.61%) QA
3 14 (42.42%) SQL Server
4 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
6 8 (24.24%) Scrum
7 7 (21.21%) Finance
7 7 (21.21%) Data Management
7 7 (21.21%) ITIL
8 6 (18.18%) .NET
8 6 (18.18%) Software Testing
9 5 (15.15%) JIRA
9 5 (15.15%) Migration
9 5 (15.15%) SQL
9 5 (15.15%) Java
9 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
9 5 (15.15%) Data Migration
9 5 (15.15%) Compatibility Testing
9 5 (15.15%) User Experience
10 4 (12.12%) Test Strategy
10 4 (12.12%) User Stories
10 4 (12.12%) Windows
10 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
11 3 (9.09%) IIS
11 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
11 3 (9.09%) C#
11 3 (9.09%) Oracle
11 3 (9.09%) SharePoint

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (9.09%) IIS
1 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (42.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Big Data
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) JIRA
2 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.06%) Selenium
4 1 (3.03%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Aerospace
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
2 2 (6.06%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Billing
3 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.03%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (66.67%) Analyst
2 18 (54.55%) Test Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Test Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Data Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Test Leader
5 3 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) QA Tester
5 3 (9.09%) QA Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Tester
6 2 (6.06%) Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Software Tester
6 2 (6.06%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Solutions Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) Web Services
3 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) User Experience
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 8 (24.24%) Scrum
4 7 (21.21%) Data Management
4 7 (21.21%) ITIL
5 6 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Compatibility Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Migration
6 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Data Migration
7 4 (12.12%) Test Strategy
7 4 (12.12%) User Stories
7 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
8 3 (9.09%) Automation Testing
9 2 (6.06%) Test Automation
9 2 (6.06%) Coaching
9 2 (6.06%) Process Management
9 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
9 2 (6.06%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) Java
1 5 (15.15%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) C#
3 2 (6.06%) C
4 1 (3.03%) C++
4 1 (3.03%) Perl
4 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.03%) Python
4 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (81.82%) ISEB
2 3 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
2 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (60.61%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
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