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

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 63 49 69
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +20
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 7 21 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.07% 3.60% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.73% 9.50% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 7 21 1
Average salary £29,129 £34,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.56% +9.52%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £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
148 221 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 22.53% 37.84% 23.82%
Number of salaries quoted 133 189 131
Average salary £36,500 £35,783 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.00% -10.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £51,000
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 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 20 (100.00%) ISEB
2 17 (85.00%) Degree
3 12 (60.00%) Validation
3 12 (60.00%) Banking
4 11 (55.00%) Telecoms
4 11 (55.00%) Automation Testing
5 10 (50.00%) Finance
6 8 (40.00%) C#
6 8 (40.00%) Manual Testing
7 7 (35.00%) .NET
8 6 (30.00%) Windows
8 6 (30.00%) WinForms
8 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
10 3 (15.00%) SQL
10 3 (15.00%) Workflow
11 2 (10.00%) CRM
11 2 (10.00%) Six Sigma
11 2 (10.00%) Telerik
11 2 (10.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (10.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
12 1 (5.00%) QA
12 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 1 (5.00%) Data Management
12 1 (5.00%) Legal
12 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) DB2
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.00%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Toad
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (60.00%) Banking
2 11 (55.00%) Telecoms
3 10 (50.00%) Finance
4 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (90.00%) Analyst
1 18 (90.00%) Test Analyst
2 12 (60.00%) Senior Analyst
2 12 (60.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Manual Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.00%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) .NET
2 6 (30.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Validation
2 11 (55.00%) Automation Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Workflow
6 2 (10.00%) Six Sigma
6 2 (10.00%) CRM
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.00%) ETL
7 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) C#
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) ISEB
2 17 (85.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 2 (10.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Telerik
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle