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 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 55 63 66
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 8 14 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.53% 1.91% 1.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.40% 7.37% 5.80%
Number of salaries quoted 7 14 8
Median salary £28,000 £29,750 £29,129
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +2.13%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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
125 190 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 23.85% 25.92% 19.80%
Number of salaries quoted 102 143 121
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £48,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 27 February 2017.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Cardiff

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (60.00%) ISEB
3 11 (55.00%) Finance
4 8 (40.00%) Waterfall
5 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (25.00%) Defect Management
7 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (20.00%) System Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Degree
8 3 (15.00%) QA
8 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
8 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (10.00%) Open Source
9 2 (10.00%) C#
9 2 (10.00%) C++
9 2 (10.00%) Java
9 2 (10.00%) SQL
9 2 (10.00%) .NET
9 2 (10.00%) Oracle
9 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
9 2 (10.00%) SOAP
9 2 (10.00%) Advertising
9 2 (10.00%) TDD
9 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (10.00%) Scrum
9 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
9 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy

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:

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.00%) Selenium
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (5.00%) Toad
General
1 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Analyst
2 15 (75.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Test Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Business Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) IT Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) QA Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Strategy Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Trainee
4 2 (10.00%) Trainee Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Trainee Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Portfolio Test Manager
5 1 (5.00%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Software QA Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (25.00%) Defect Management
5 4 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (20.00%) System Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Open Source
7 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Scrum
7 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.00%) TDD
7 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Use Case
7 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Migration
8 1 (5.00%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C#
1 2 (10.00%) C++
1 2 (10.00%) Java
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) ISEB
2 4 (20.00%) Degree
2 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) HP