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

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 54 51 45
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 8 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.33% 1.59% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.82% 5.59% 5.32%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 4
Average salary £30,375 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.52% +30.76%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
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
166 143 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 27.67% 28.43% 22.87%
Number of salaries quoted 149 120 89
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,450 £25,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
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 28 November 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 25 (80.65%) ISEB
2 15 (48.39%) Automated Testing
3 13 (41.94%) Degree
3 13 (41.94%) Test Scripting
4 12 (38.71%) Test Strategy
5 11 (35.48%) Banking
5 11 (35.48%) Finance
6 10 (32.26%) Telecoms
6 10 (32.26%) Software Testing
7 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (29.03%) Performance Testing
8 8 (25.81%) Automation Testing
8 8 (25.81%) C#
8 8 (25.81%) Validation
9 7 (22.58%) .NET
10 6 (19.35%) Windows
10 6 (19.35%) WinForms
11 5 (16.13%) JIRA
11 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (12.90%) Mentoring
12 4 (12.90%) Security Testing
12 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (12.90%) User Stories
12 4 (12.90%) VirtualBox
12 4 (12.90%) T-Plan
12 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing
12 4 (12.90%) Scrum
12 4 (12.90%) Workflow
13 3 (9.68%) MS Office
13 3 (9.68%) Microsoft

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (3.23%) FileNet
1 1 (3.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) JIRA
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.23%) ClearQuest
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
1 11 (35.48%) Banking
2 10 (32.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.68%) Welsh Language
4 2 (6.45%) Retail
5 1 (3.23%) Legal
5 1 (3.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (61.29%) Analyst
1 19 (61.29%) Test Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Senior Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Test Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) Senior Test Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Senior Test Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Tester
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Manual Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Software Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) .NET
2 6 (19.35%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Automated Testing
2 13 (41.94%) Test Scripting
3 12 (38.71%) Test Strategy
4 10 (32.26%) Software Testing
5 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (29.03%) Performance Testing
6 8 (25.81%) Validation
6 8 (25.81%) Automation Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Mentoring
7 4 (12.90%) User Stories
7 4 (12.90%) Scrum
7 4 (12.90%) Workflow
7 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Security Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing
8 2 (6.45%) System Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (6.45%) Information Security
8 2 (6.45%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) C#
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (80.65%) ISEB
2 13 (41.94%) Degree
3 3 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) T-Plan
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) Telerik