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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 71 48 52
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 8 23 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.97% 3.41% 1.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.52% 10.50% 6.99%
Number of salaries quoted 7 22 7
Average salary £29,900 £29,129 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.64% -20.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,000 £29,300
10% offered a salary of more than £32,169 £32,500 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
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
227 219 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 27.52% 32.44% 26.68%
Number of salaries quoted 201 190 117
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 2015, 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 15 (100.00%) ISEB
2 12 (80.00%) Finance
3 11 (73.33%) Validation
3 11 (73.33%) Banking
3 11 (73.33%) Degree
3 11 (73.33%) Automation Testing
4 10 (66.67%) Telecoms
5 5 (33.33%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) AS400
7 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
8 2 (13.33%) Six Sigma
8 2 (13.33%) SOAP
8 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (13.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 2 (13.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (6.67%) Test Management
9 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
9 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
9 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
9 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
9 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
9 1 (6.67%) QA
9 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
9 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
9 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (80.00%) Finance
2 11 (73.33%) Banking
3 10 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Analyst
1 14 (93.33%) Test Analyst
2 11 (73.33%) Senior Analyst
2 11 (73.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) AS400
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Validation
1 11 (73.33%) Automation Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (13.33%) Six Sigma
4 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) SDLC
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Test Management
4 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) ISEB
2 11 (73.33%) Degree
3 2 (13.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 2 (13.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.67%) HP