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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 47 53 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 23 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.54% 1.52% -
As % of the Qualifications category 11.39% 6.16% -
Number of salaries quoted 21 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%
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
202 146 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 31.08% 24.66% 23.38%
Number of salaries quoted 180 129 73
Average salary £33,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £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 September 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 38 (82.61%) ISEB
2 25 (54.35%) Test Scripting
3 24 (52.17%) Test Strategy
4 21 (45.65%) Automated Testing
4 21 (45.65%) Software Testing
5 19 (41.30%) Finance
6 14 (30.43%) Validation
7 13 (28.26%) Banking
8 11 (23.91%) SQL
9 10 (21.74%) Telecoms
9 10 (21.74%) Degree
9 10 (21.74%) JIRA
10 9 (19.57%) Performance Testing
10 9 (19.57%) Mentoring
10 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (17.39%) ClearQuest
11 8 (17.39%) Automation Testing
12 7 (15.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (15.22%) QA
12 7 (15.22%) MS Office
12 7 (15.22%) Scrum
13 6 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (13.04%) System Testing
13 6 (13.04%) Test Automation
14 5 (10.87%) Welsh Language
14 5 (10.87%) VirtualBox
14 5 (10.87%) T-Plan
14 5 (10.87%) MS Project
14 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
15 4 (8.70%) SQL Server

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (2.17%) FileNet
1 1 (2.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) MS Office
2 5 (10.87%) MS Project
3 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) HTTP
1 2 (4.35%) SSL
1 2 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (21.74%) JIRA
2 8 (17.39%) ClearQuest
3 4 (8.70%) Selenium
4 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.35%) CruiseControl
4 2 (4.35%) Subversion
4 2 (4.35%) Maven
4 2 (4.35%) Mercurial
4 2 (4.35%) JBehave
4 2 (4.35%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.35%) Hudson
4 2 (4.35%) Gerrit
4 2 (4.35%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (4.35%) Ant
4 2 (4.35%) JUnit
5 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (41.30%) Finance
2 13 (28.26%) Banking
3 10 (21.74%) Telecoms
4 5 (10.87%) Welsh Language
5 3 (6.52%) Advertising
6 2 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (60.87%) Analyst
2 27 (58.70%) Test Analyst
3 10 (21.74%) Test Engineer
3 10 (21.74%) Senior Test Engineer
4 9 (19.57%) Senior Test Analyst
4 9 (19.57%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (15.22%) Tester
6 4 (8.70%) Senior Tester
7 3 (6.52%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Technical Test Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) QA Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) Test Strategy Analyst
9 1 (2.17%) Test Leader
9 1 (2.17%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (2.17%) Senior Software Tester
9 1 (2.17%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) HTML
1 2 (4.35%) SOAP
1 2 (4.35%) Web Services
1 2 (4.35%) XML
1 2 (4.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
1 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.17%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) UNIX
1 2 (4.35%) Windows
1 2 (4.35%) Windows XP
1 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (4.35%) Android
1 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
1 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (54.35%) Test Scripting
2 24 (52.17%) Test Strategy
3 21 (45.65%) Automated Testing
3 21 (45.65%) Software Testing
4 14 (30.43%) Validation
5 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (19.57%) Mentoring
5 9 (19.57%) Performance Testing
6 8 (17.39%) Automation Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Scrum
8 6 (13.04%) Test Automation
8 6 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (13.04%) System Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Security Testing
9 4 (8.70%) User Stories
9 4 (8.70%) Regression Testing
9 4 (8.70%) ITIL
9 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2
9 4 (8.70%) Service Management
10 3 (6.52%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) Java
2 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.35%) XQuery
2 2 (4.35%) XPath
2 2 (4.35%) Groovy
3 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (82.61%) ISEB
2 10 (21.74%) Degree
3 7 (15.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (4.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (10.87%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
1 5 (10.87%) T-Plan
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle
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