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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 60 65 48
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -17
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 8 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.87% 1.18% 1.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.99% 5.41% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 13 8 7
Average salary £30,500 £29,129 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% -31.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,129 £35,900
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,800 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
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
186 148 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 26.76% 21.83% 25.62%
Number of salaries quoted 144 132 92
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 £23,950 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £59,500 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 16 (66.67%) ISEB
2 15 (62.50%) SQL
3 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (54.17%) Test Scripting
5 12 (50.00%) Software Testing
6 10 (41.67%) Finance
7 9 (37.50%) SDLC
8 8 (33.33%) SoapUI
8 8 (33.33%) SOAP
9 7 (29.17%) Waterfall
9 7 (29.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (25.00%) Test Strategy
11 5 (20.83%) Functional Testing
11 5 (20.83%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (20.83%) Software Delivery
11 5 (20.83%) Migration
12 4 (16.67%) Scrum
12 4 (16.67%) Automated Testing
12 4 (16.67%) Degree
12 4 (16.67%) QA
13 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
13 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
13 3 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
13 3 (12.50%) Data Analysis
13 3 (12.50%) XML
13 3 (12.50%) MS Office

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 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.

Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (12.50%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 10 (41.67%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Advertising
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Analyst
1 17 (70.83%) Test Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Software Tester
2 3 (12.50%) Test Leader
2 3 (12.50%) Tester
3 2 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.17%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) QA Leader
4 1 (4.17%) QA Team Leader
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Test Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) SOAP
2 3 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) AS400
3 1 (4.17%) Freedom of Information
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Test Scripting
3 12 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 9 (37.50%) SDLC
5 7 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (29.17%) Waterfall
6 6 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 5 (20.83%) Functional Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Migration
7 5 (20.83%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Software Delivery
8 4 (16.67%) Automated Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Scrum
9 3 (12.50%) Data Analysis
9 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
9 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 2 (8.33%) Project Planning
10 2 (8.33%) Software Architecture
10 2 (8.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (66.67%) ISEB
2 7 (29.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (16.67%) Degree
4 3 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft