The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 51 55 44
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 17 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.71% 1.38% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.06% 5.19% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 15 7 1
Average salary £29,129 £36,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.19% +12.30%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
ISTQB
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Qualifications Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
169 154 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 26.95% 26.64% 23.72%
Number of salaries quoted 150 133 76
Average salary £33,000 £35,783 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.77% -10.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Cardiff region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Cardiff

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 33 (82.50%) ISEB
2 24 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 21 (52.50%) Test Strategy
4 20 (50.00%) Automated Testing
5 19 (47.50%) Software Testing
6 18 (45.00%) Finance
7 13 (32.50%) Banking
8 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (25.00%) Degree
8 10 (25.00%) Validation
8 10 (25.00%) Telecoms
8 10 (25.00%) SQL
9 9 (22.50%) JIRA
9 9 (22.50%) Performance Testing
10 8 (20.00%) Automation Testing
10 8 (20.00%) Mentoring
10 8 (20.00%) ClearQuest
11 7 (17.50%) MS Office
12 6 (15.00%) Scrum
12 6 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (12.50%) Welsh Language
13 5 (12.50%) System Testing
13 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
13 5 (12.50%) VirtualBox
13 5 (12.50%) T-Plan
13 5 (12.50%) MS Project
13 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
14 4 (10.00%) QA
14 4 (10.00%) Security Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 1 (2.50%) Confluence
1 1 (2.50%) FileNet
Applications
1 7 (17.50%) MS Office
2 5 (12.50%) MS Project
3 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) HTTP
1 2 (5.00%) SSL
1 2 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) JIRA
2 8 (20.00%) ClearQuest
3 3 (7.50%) Selenium
4 2 (5.00%) Ant
4 2 (5.00%) JUnit
4 2 (5.00%) CruiseControl
4 2 (5.00%) Subversion
4 2 (5.00%) Maven
4 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (5.00%) Hudson
4 2 (5.00%) Gerrit
4 2 (5.00%) Mercurial
4 2 (5.00%) JBehave
4 2 (5.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 18 (45.00%) Finance
2 13 (32.50%) Banking
3 10 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (12.50%) Welsh Language
5 3 (7.50%) Advertising
6 2 (5.00%) Retail
7 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Analyst
1 25 (62.50%) Test Analyst
2 10 (25.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 10 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 9 (22.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 9 (22.50%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Tester
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Tester
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Software Tester
7 1 (2.50%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.50%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) SOAP
1 2 (5.00%) Web Services
1 2 (5.00%) XML
1 2 (5.00%) HTML
1 2 (5.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) UNIX
1 2 (5.00%) Windows
1 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
1 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 21 (52.50%) Test Strategy
3 20 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 19 (47.50%) Software Testing
5 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (25.00%) Validation
6 9 (22.50%) Performance Testing
7 8 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 8 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 6 (15.00%) Scrum
9 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (12.50%) System Testing
9 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 4 (10.00%) Security Testing
10 4 (10.00%) User Stories
11 3 (7.50%) Information Security
11 3 (7.50%) Regression Testing
12 2 (5.00%) SOA
12 2 (5.00%) Code Coverage
12 2 (5.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) Java
2 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.00%) XQuery
2 2 (5.00%) XPath
2 2 (5.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 33 (82.50%) ISEB
2 10 (25.00%) Degree
3 6 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) T-Plan
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle