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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 54 55 45
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.12% 1.55% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.18% 5.36% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 2
Average salary £30,000 £34,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% +6.15%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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
159 168 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 25.94% 28.92% 25.45%
Number of salaries quoted 142 144 88
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 2 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 28 (82.35%) ISEB
2 20 (58.82%) Test Scripting
3 16 (47.06%) Test Strategy
3 16 (47.06%) Automated Testing
4 15 (44.12%) Software Testing
5 14 (41.18%) Finance
6 13 (38.24%) Banking
7 10 (29.41%) Telecoms
8 9 (26.47%) Validation
8 9 (26.47%) Degree
8 9 (26.47%) Performance Testing
9 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (23.53%) SQL
9 8 (23.53%) Automation Testing
10 7 (20.59%) MS Office
10 7 (20.59%) ClearQuest
10 7 (20.59%) JIRA
11 6 (17.65%) Mentoring
12 5 (14.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (14.71%) T-Plan
12 5 (14.71%) VirtualBox
12 5 (14.71%) Welsh Language
12 5 (14.71%) MS Project
12 5 (14.71%) Scrum
12 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
13 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (11.76%) Security Testing
13 4 (11.76%) User Stories
14 3 (8.82%) System Testing
14 3 (8.82%) Test Automation

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 (2.94%) FileNet
1 1 (2.94%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Office
2 5 (14.71%) MS Project
3 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) HTTP
1 1 (2.94%) SSL
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) JIRA
1 7 (20.59%) ClearQuest
2 1 (2.94%) CruiseControl
2 1 (2.94%) Subversion
2 1 (2.94%) Maven
2 1 (2.94%) Ant
2 1 (2.94%) JUnit
2 1 (2.94%) Selenium
2 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.94%) Mercurial
2 1 (2.94%) JBehave
2 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.94%) Hudson
2 1 (2.94%) Gerrit
2 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 14 (41.18%) Finance
2 13 (38.24%) Banking
3 10 (29.41%) Telecoms
4 5 (14.71%) Welsh Language
5 2 (5.88%) Retail
6 1 (2.94%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (61.76%) Analyst
1 21 (61.76%) Test Analyst
2 10 (29.41%) Test Engineer
2 10 (29.41%) Senior Test Engineer
3 8 (23.53%) Senior Test Analyst
3 8 (23.53%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Tester
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Software Tester
7 1 (2.94%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.94%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Technical Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (2.94%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) HTML
1 1 (2.94%) SOAP
1 1 (2.94%) Web Services
1 1 (2.94%) XML
1 1 (2.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
1 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Windows
1 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
1 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
1 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) Test Scripting
2 16 (47.06%) Test Strategy
2 16 (47.06%) Automated Testing
3 15 (44.12%) Software Testing
4 9 (26.47%) Performance Testing
4 9 (26.47%) Validation
5 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (23.53%) Automation Testing
6 6 (17.65%) Mentoring
7 5 (14.71%) Scrum
8 4 (11.76%) Security Testing
8 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (11.76%) User Stories
9 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
9 3 (8.82%) System Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Information Security
10 1 (2.94%) TDD
10 1 (2.94%) Data Analysis
10 1 (2.94%) Test Management
10 1 (2.94%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) XQuery
2 1 (2.94%) XPath
2 1 (2.94%) Groovy
2 1 (2.94%) Java
2 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (82.35%) ISEB
2 9 (26.47%) Degree
3 5 (14.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) QA
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
1 5 (14.71%) T-Plan
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle