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 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 63 75 47
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -28
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 9 6 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.24% 0.74% 3.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.74% 2.67% 10.76%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 23
Median salary £33,750 £29,900 £29,129
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.87% +2.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,950 £28,460 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £32,504 £32,300
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
190 225 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 26.28% 27.68% 33.38%
Number of salaries quoted 168 192 189
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £25,025 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of job ads across the Cardiff region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 July 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Cardiff

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 22 (100.00%) ISEB
2 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (72.73%) Functional Testing
4 13 (59.09%) Non-Functional Testing
4 13 (59.09%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (54.55%) Test Scripting
6 11 (50.00%) SQL
7 10 (45.45%) Test Strategy
7 10 (45.45%) Software Delivery
8 9 (40.91%) Waterfall
8 9 (40.91%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (40.91%) Finance
9 8 (36.36%) Migration
9 8 (36.36%) SOAP
9 8 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (36.36%) SoapUI
10 7 (31.82%) Test Automation
10 7 (31.82%) QA
11 6 (27.27%) Manual Testing
12 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
12 5 (22.73%) C#
12 5 (22.73%) TDD
12 5 (22.73%) Scrum
13 4 (18.18%) Alterian
13 4 (18.18%) CMS
13 4 (18.18%) OOP
13 4 (18.18%) Umbraco
13 4 (18.18%) Selenium
13 4 (18.18%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (18.18%) Sitecore

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (18.18%) CMS
1 4 (18.18%) Sitecore CMS
1 4 (18.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) SoapUI
2 4 (18.18%) Selenium
2 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Games
3 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (72.73%) Analyst
1 16 (72.73%) Test Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) QA Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) QA Test Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Test Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Software Tester
3 2 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Systems Test Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Software Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.55%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) SOAP
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (59.09%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (72.73%) Functional Testing
3 13 (59.09%) Non-Functional Testing
4 12 (54.55%) Test Scripting
5 10 (45.45%) Software Delivery
5 10 (45.45%) Test Strategy
6 9 (40.91%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (40.91%) Waterfall
7 8 (36.36%) Migration
8 7 (31.82%) Test Automation
9 6 (27.27%) Manual Testing
10 5 (22.73%) Scrum
10 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
10 5 (22.73%) TDD
11 4 (18.18%) BDD
11 4 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
11 4 (18.18%) OOP
12 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
13 2 (9.09%) Project Management
13 2 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) C
3 1 (4.55%) C++
3 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) ISEB
2 8 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Alterian
1 4 (18.18%) Sitecore
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft