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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 57 56 46
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 6 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.00% 0.92% 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.90% 3.07% 3.81%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 3
Average salary £30,250 £26,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.34% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +5.26%
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
154 163 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 25.58% 30.02% 26.18%
Number of salaries quoted 138 137 95
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £38,900
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,400 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 30 October 2014, 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 23 (79.31%) ISEB
2 15 (51.72%) Test Scripting
3 14 (48.28%) Automated Testing
3 14 (48.28%) Test Strategy
4 13 (44.83%) Software Testing
5 12 (41.38%) Banking
5 12 (41.38%) Finance
6 10 (34.48%) Telecoms
6 10 (34.48%) Degree
7 9 (31.03%) Performance Testing
8 8 (27.59%) Automation Testing
8 8 (27.59%) Validation
9 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (20.69%) JIRA
11 5 (17.24%) Welsh Language
11 5 (17.24%) T-Plan
11 5 (17.24%) VirtualBox
11 5 (17.24%) Mentoring
12 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (13.79%) User Stories
12 4 (13.79%) Security Testing
12 4 (13.79%) Scrum
12 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
12 4 (13.79%) MS Office
13 3 (10.34%) Windows
13 3 (10.34%) SQL
13 3 (10.34%) Information Security
13 3 (10.34%) ClearQuest
13 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
14 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 1 (3.45%) FileNet
1 1 (3.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Office
2 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (6.90%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) JIRA
2 3 (10.34%) ClearQuest
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (41.38%) Finance
1 12 (41.38%) Banking
2 10 (34.48%) Telecoms
3 5 (17.24%) Welsh Language
4 2 (6.90%) Retail
5 1 (3.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (58.62%) Analyst
1 17 (58.62%) Test Analyst
2 10 (34.48%) Test Engineer
2 10 (34.48%) Senior Test Engineer
3 8 (27.59%) Senior Test Analyst
3 8 (27.59%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Senior Tester
4 4 (13.79%) Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Software Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.45%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (3.45%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) WinForms
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Test Scripting
2 14 (48.28%) Test Strategy
2 14 (48.28%) Automated Testing
3 13 (44.83%) Software Testing
4 9 (31.03%) Performance Testing
5 8 (27.59%) Validation
5 8 (27.59%) Automation Testing
6 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (17.24%) Mentoring
8 4 (13.79%) Scrum
8 4 (13.79%) Security Testing
8 4 (13.79%) User Stories
9 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (10.34%) Information Security
10 2 (6.90%) Workflow
10 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
10 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (6.90%) System Testing
11 1 (3.45%) Time Management
11 1 (3.45%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (79.31%) ISEB
2 10 (34.48%) Degree
3 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) T-Plan
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
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