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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 54 53 51
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 12 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.94% 1.68% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.82% 6.40% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 3
Average salary £29,315 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.02% +30.76%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
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
176 125 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 28.53% 26.21% 21.67%
Number of salaries quoted 157 109 84
Average salary £33,500 £37,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.66% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,800 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £52,500
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 24 December 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 21 (77.78%) ISEB
2 13 (48.15%) Degree
3 12 (44.44%) Automated Testing
4 11 (40.74%) Banking
5 10 (37.04%) Telecoms
6 9 (33.33%) Finance
6 9 (33.33%) Performance Testing
6 9 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 9 (33.33%) Test Strategy
7 8 (29.63%) C#
7 8 (29.63%) Validation
7 8 (29.63%) Manual Testing
7 8 (29.63%) Automation Testing
8 7 (25.93%) .NET
8 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (25.93%) Software Testing
9 6 (22.22%) Windows
9 6 (22.22%) WinForms
10 5 (18.52%) JIRA
10 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (14.81%) Workflow
11 4 (14.81%) Security Testing
11 4 (14.81%) VirtualBox
11 4 (14.81%) T-Plan
11 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
12 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
12 3 (11.11%) Welsh Language
13 2 (7.41%) MS Office
13 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
13 2 (7.41%) CRM

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (3.70%) FileNet
1 1 (3.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (40.74%) Banking
2 10 (37.04%) Telecoms
3 9 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (11.11%) Welsh Language
5 2 (7.41%) Retail
6 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Analyst
1 15 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 8 (29.63%) Senior Analyst
2 8 (29.63%) Test Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) Senior Test Analyst
2 8 (29.63%) Senior Test Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Manual Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Software Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) .NET
2 6 (22.22%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Automated Testing
2 9 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 9 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 9 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 8 (29.63%) Manual Testing
3 8 (29.63%) Validation
3 8 (29.63%) Automation Testing
4 7 (25.93%) Software Testing
4 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (14.81%) Workflow
5 4 (14.81%) Security Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
6 2 (7.41%) User Stories
6 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Scrum
6 2 (7.41%) Information Security
6 2 (7.41%) CRM
7 1 (3.70%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (77.78%) ISEB
2 13 (48.15%) Degree
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) T-Plan
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) Telerik