The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cardiff region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 44 46 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 23 11 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.40% 2.00% -
As % of the Qualifications category 10.55% 7.53% -
Number of salaries quoted 22 8 0
Average salary £29,129 £36,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.19% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Qualifications Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
218 146 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 32.25% 26.59% 21.33%
Number of salaries quoted 190 121 73
Average salary £34,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
ISTQB
South Wales

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 1 August 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 41 (85.42%) ISEB
2 26 (54.17%) Test Scripting
2 26 (54.17%) Test Strategy
3 23 (47.92%) Software Testing
3 23 (47.92%) Finance
4 22 (45.83%) Automated Testing
5 14 (29.17%) Validation
6 12 (25.00%) Banking
6 12 (25.00%) SQL
7 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (20.83%) Telecoms
8 10 (20.83%) Degree
9 9 (18.75%) JIRA
9 9 (18.75%) System Testing
9 9 (18.75%) ClearQuest
10 8 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (16.67%) Automation Testing
10 8 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (14.58%) Performance Testing
11 7 (14.58%) Scrum
12 6 (12.50%) MS Office
12 6 (12.50%) QA
12 6 (12.50%) Test Automation
13 5 (10.42%) Welsh Language
13 5 (10.42%) MS Project
14 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
14 4 (8.33%) ITIL
14 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2
14 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
14 4 (8.33%) Advertising

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (2.08%) FileNet
1 1 (2.08%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) MS Office
2 5 (10.42%) MS Project
3 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) HTTP
1 2 (4.17%) SSL
1 2 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (18.75%) JIRA
1 9 (18.75%) ClearQuest
2 4 (8.33%) Selenium
3 2 (4.17%) Mercurial
3 2 (4.17%) JBehave
3 2 (4.17%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.17%) SoapUI
3 2 (4.17%) Hudson
3 2 (4.17%) Gerrit
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.17%) CruiseControl
3 2 (4.17%) Subversion
3 2 (4.17%) Maven
3 2 (4.17%) Ant
3 2 (4.17%) JUnit
4 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (47.92%) Finance
2 12 (25.00%) Banking
3 10 (20.83%) Telecoms
4 5 (10.42%) Welsh Language
5 4 (8.33%) Advertising
6 2 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (60.42%) Analyst
2 28 (58.33%) Test Analyst
3 9 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 9 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
3 9 (18.75%) Senior Test Analyst
3 9 (18.75%) Senior Test Engineer
4 8 (16.67%) Tester
5 4 (8.33%) Senior Tester
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) QA Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Technical Test Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) QA Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.08%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (2.08%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.08%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) JSON
1 2 (4.17%) SOAP
1 2 (4.17%) Web Services
1 2 (4.17%) XML
1 2 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
1 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.08%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Android
1 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (4.17%) Windows 8
1 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
1 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (4.17%) UNIX
1 2 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (54.17%) Test Scripting
1 26 (54.17%) Test Strategy
2 23 (47.92%) Software Testing
3 22 (45.83%) Automated Testing
4 14 (29.17%) Validation
5 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (18.75%) System Testing
7 8 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (16.67%) Automation Testing
8 7 (14.58%) Performance Testing
8 7 (14.58%) Scrum
9 6 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 4 (8.33%) ITIL
10 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2
10 4 (8.33%) Service Management
10 4 (8.33%) User Stories
11 3 (6.25%) Security Testing
12 2 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (4.17%) QMS
12 2 (4.17%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (4.17%) XPath
2 2 (4.17%) Groovy
2 2 (4.17%) XQuery
2 2 (4.17%) Java
2 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (85.42%) ISEB
2 10 (20.83%) Degree
3 8 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (4.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (4.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 4 (8.33%) T-Plan
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle
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