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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 64 49 64
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +15
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 25 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.60% 3.81% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.17% 10.00% 3.31%
Number of salaries quoted 4 25 4
Average salary £29,129 £31,500 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.52% -0.78%
UK excluding London average salary £37,750 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+7.85% +6.06%
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
184 250 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 27.63% 38.11% 26.77%
Number of salaries quoted 148 205 132
Average salary £37,500 £35,783 £36,400
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.79% -1.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,900 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 12 (100.00%) ISEB
1 12 (100.00%) Validation
1 12 (100.00%) Banking
1 12 (100.00%) Degree
2 11 (91.67%) Automation Testing
2 11 (91.67%) Telecoms
3 10 (83.33%) Finance
4 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) Six Sigma
6 2 (16.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 2 (16.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (8.33%) Data Management
7 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
7 1 (8.33%) SQLPlus
7 1 (8.33%) Oracle
7 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
7 1 (8.33%) DB2
7 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (8.33%) ETL
7 1 (8.33%) Toad
7 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQLPlus
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (8.33%) Toad
General
1 12 (100.00%) Banking
2 11 (91.67%) Telecoms
3 10 (83.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Analyst
1 12 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 12 (100.00%) Senior Analyst
1 12 (100.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Validation
2 11 (91.67%) Automation Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Six Sigma
5 1 (8.33%) Data Management
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) ETL
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) ISEB
1 12 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 2 (16.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle