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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 110 99 98
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 11 15 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.61% 0.95% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.13% 2.97% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 10 6 14
Average salary £38,500 £27,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -20.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,750 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £40,000 £42,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
517 505 663
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 28.56% 32.04% 41.94%
Number of salaries quoted 366 425 586
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 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +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 21 August 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Bristol

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 20 (86.96%) ISEB
2 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (34.78%) Automated Testing
3 8 (34.78%) Software Testing
3 8 (34.78%) Degree
4 7 (30.43%) QA
5 6 (26.09%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (21.74%) SQL
6 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
7 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
7 4 (17.39%) Selenium
7 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
7 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (13.04%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (13.04%) Scrum
8 3 (13.04%) TestComplete
8 3 (13.04%) V-Model
8 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
8 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (8.70%) Java
9 2 (8.70%) CRM
9 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
9 2 (8.70%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
9 2 (8.70%) Validation
9 2 (8.70%) Bugzilla
9 2 (8.70%) Banking
9 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) GPRS
1 1 (4.35%) GSM
1 1 (4.35%) SMS
1 1 (4.35%) UMTS
1 1 (4.35%) WCDMA
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
1 1 (4.35%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Selenium
2 3 (13.04%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (13.04%) TestComplete
3 2 (8.70%) Bugzilla
4 1 (4.35%) JIRA
4 1 (4.35%) FitNesse
4 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.35%) Redmine
4 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Test Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Test Leader
4 4 (17.39%) Business Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Manual Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Software Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) QA Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Financial Business Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Software Test Manager
7 1 (4.35%) QA Test Manager
7 1 (4.35%) QA Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Software Manager
7 1 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) QA Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) J2EE
1 1 (4.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Open Source
1 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Automated Testing
2 8 (34.78%) Software Testing
3 6 (26.09%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
5 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
5 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
6 3 (13.04%) Scrum
6 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
6 3 (13.04%) V-Model
7 2 (8.70%) User Stories
7 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Test Management
7 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
7 2 (8.70%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (8.70%) Validation
7 2 (8.70%) CRM
7 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.70%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (86.96%) ISEB
2 8 (34.78%) Degree
3 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
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