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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 55 62 49
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 7 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.00% 1.03% 3.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.90% 4.12% 9.40%
Number of salaries quoted 13 7 22
Average salary £30,000 £29,129 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.99% -11.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £29,129 £24,550
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,129 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +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
146 170 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 22.43% 24.96% 38.81%
Number of salaries quoted 129 141 194
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,550 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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 1 May 2016, 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 22 (91.67%) ISEB
2 21 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (66.67%) SQL
3 16 (66.67%) Test Scripting
4 15 (62.50%) Functional Testing
5 14 (58.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 14 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (54.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (54.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (54.17%) Finance
7 12 (50.00%) SOAP
7 12 (50.00%) SoapUI
7 12 (50.00%) Test Strategy
8 11 (45.83%) Waterfall
8 11 (45.83%) Software Delivery
8 11 (45.83%) Migration
9 8 (33.33%) Software Testing
10 7 (29.17%) Scrum
11 6 (25.00%) QA
12 5 (20.83%) SDLC
13 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
13 4 (16.67%) Selenium
13 4 (16.67%) TDD
14 3 (12.50%) Alterian
14 3 (12.50%) CMS
14 3 (12.50%) XML
14 3 (12.50%) OOP
14 3 (12.50%) C#
14 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
14 3 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 3 (12.50%) CMS
1 3 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
1 3 (12.50%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (16.67%) Selenium
3 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.17%) JIRA
4 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Advertising
2 2 (8.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (91.67%) Analyst
1 22 (91.67%) Test Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Manual Test Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Software Tester
3 2 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Systems Test Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Team Leader
3 2 (8.33%) Test Leader
3 2 (8.33%) Test Team Leader
3 2 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (4.17%) Software Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) SOAP
2 3 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 15 (62.50%) Functional Testing
4 14 (58.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 13 (54.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (50.00%) Test Strategy
7 11 (45.83%) Migration
7 11 (45.83%) Software Delivery
7 11 (45.83%) Waterfall
8 8 (33.33%) Software Testing
9 7 (29.17%) Scrum
10 5 (20.83%) SDLC
11 4 (16.67%) TDD
11 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
12 3 (12.50%) BDD
12 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
12 3 (12.50%) OOP
13 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
13 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
13 2 (8.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (91.67%) ISEB
2 13 (54.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Alterian
1 3 (12.50%) Sitecore
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago