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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 66 45 54
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 14 23 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.67% 3.54% 1.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.36% 11.17% 6.38%
Number of salaries quoted 13 21 8
Average salary £29,900 £29,129 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.64% -20.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £26,150
10% offered a salary of more than £36,635 £34,000 £44,000
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
220 206 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 26.32% 31.69% 24.44%
Number of salaries quoted 202 185 123
Average salary £37,500 £33,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -17.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £29,350
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Cardiff

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (94.12%) ISEB
2 10 (58.82%) SQL
3 8 (47.06%) Finance
4 7 (41.18%) Validation
4 7 (41.18%) Banking
4 7 (41.18%) Degree
4 7 (41.18%) Automation Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
6 5 (29.41%) MS Office
6 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 5 (29.41%) Data Analysis
6 5 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
7 4 (23.53%) AS400
8 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
9 2 (11.76%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
9 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
9 2 (11.76%) SoapUI
9 2 (11.76%) Six Sigma
9 2 (11.76%) SOAP
9 2 (11.76%) Test Management
9 2 (11.76%) QA
9 2 (11.76%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (5.88%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (29.41%) MS Office
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.76%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) Banking
3 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Analyst
1 11 (64.71%) Test Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Senior Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Software Tester
3 5 (29.41%) Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) SOAP
2 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) AS400
2 1 (5.88%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Validation
1 7 (41.18%) Automation Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
3 5 (29.41%) Data Analysis
4 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) Test Management
5 2 (11.76%) Six Sigma
5 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
5 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.88%) Software Delivery
6 1 (5.88%) SDLC
6 1 (5.88%) Project Management
6 1 (5.88%) Migration
6 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (94.12%) ISEB
2 7 (41.18%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 2 (11.76%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) HP
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