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 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 69 74 46
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -28
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 7 14 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.97% 1.67% 3.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.40% 6.25% 11.39%
Number of salaries quoted 7 13 21
Median salary £32,000 £29,900 £29,129
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.02% +2.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,635 £34,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
206 224 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 28.65% 26.67% 30.70%
Number of salaries quoted 184 206 181
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,698 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of job ads across the Cardiff region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Cardiff

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 18 (90.00%) ISEB
2 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (65.00%) Functional Testing
4 10 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 10 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (45.00%) SQL
6 8 (40.00%) Waterfall
6 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
7 7 (35.00%) Manual Testing
7 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
7 7 (35.00%) Test Strategy
7 7 (35.00%) Software Delivery
8 6 (30.00%) SoapUI
8 6 (30.00%) QA
8 6 (30.00%) Finance
9 5 (25.00%) Migration
9 5 (25.00%) C#
9 5 (25.00%) SOAP
9 5 (25.00%) Selenium
9 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (25.00%) TDD
9 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
9 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
10 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
10 4 (20.00%) Alterian
10 4 (20.00%) BDD
10 4 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (20.00%) Sitecore
10 4 (20.00%) Umbraco

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (20.00%) CMS
1 4 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 4 (20.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) SoapUI
2 5 (25.00%) Selenium
3 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.00%) JIRA
4 1 (5.00%) JMeter
4 1 (5.00%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Games
3 1 (5.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Analyst
1 14 (70.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) QA Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) QA Test Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Senior Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Senior Test Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Software Tester
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Tester
3 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Software Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (5.00%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (65.00%) Functional Testing
3 10 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (40.00%) Waterfall
5 7 (35.00%) Manual Testing
5 7 (35.00%) Software Delivery
5 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (35.00%) Test Strategy
6 5 (25.00%) Migration
6 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 5 (25.00%) TDD
6 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (20.00%) BDD
7 4 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (20.00%) OOP
7 4 (20.00%) Scrum
8 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) C++
3 1 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (90.00%) ISEB
2 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Alterian
1 4 (20.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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