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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 55 48 54
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 11 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.70% 1.99% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.24% 8.25% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 11 7 2
Average salary £29,129 £42,500 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.46% +36.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -
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
152 97 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 23.49% 24.07% 19.10%
Number of salaries quoted 136 88 75
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +40.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,000 £69,000
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 27 January 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 16 (88.89%) ISEB
2 10 (55.56%) Degree
3 8 (44.44%) Manual Testing
3 8 (44.44%) C#
4 7 (38.89%) .NET
4 7 (38.89%) Finance
4 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (38.89%) Banking
4 7 (38.89%) Automated Testing
5 6 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 6 (33.33%) WinForms
5 6 (33.33%) Windows
6 5 (27.78%) Validation
6 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
7 4 (22.22%) Automation Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Workflow
9 2 (11.11%) VirtualBox
9 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
9 2 (11.11%) T-Plan
9 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (11.11%) Security Testing
9 2 (11.11%) QA
9 2 (11.11%) JIRA
9 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
9 2 (11.11%) Telerik
9 2 (11.11%) CRM
10 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) DB2
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.56%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (5.56%) Toad
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
1 7 (38.89%) Banking
2 6 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Welsh Language
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Analyst
1 12 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Tester
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Test Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Manual Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Tester
6 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
6 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) .NET
2 6 (33.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Manual Testing
2 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) Automated Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Validation
4 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 4 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 3 (16.67%) Workflow
6 2 (11.11%) Security Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 2 (11.11%) CRM
6 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Data Management
7 1 (5.56%) ETL
7 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.56%) Information Security
7 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (88.89%) ISEB
2 10 (55.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Telerik
1 2 (11.11%) T-Plan
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft