The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 49 36 61
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +25
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 6 20 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.11% 5.12% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.45% 15.15% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 5 18 1
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +50.00%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Qualifications Category
Cheltenham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
93 132 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 32.75% 33.76% 26.21%
Number of salaries quoted 85 102 93
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheltenham region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Cheltenham region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Cheltenham

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 11 (84.62%) ISEB
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) JIRA
2 9 (69.23%) Linux
3 8 (61.54%) SQL
3 8 (61.54%) Scrum
3 8 (61.54%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (53.85%) BDD
4 7 (53.85%) Defect Management
4 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
4 7 (53.85%) Git (software)
5 6 (46.15%) Degree
5 6 (46.15%) Automation Testing
6 5 (38.46%) Data Transformation
6 5 (38.46%) Zephyr
6 5 (38.46%) REST
6 5 (38.46%) Gherkin
6 5 (38.46%) Test Management
6 5 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (38.46%) Manual Testing
6 5 (38.46%) Kanban
6 5 (38.46%) SSH
6 5 (38.46%) Retail
6 5 (38.46%) HP
6 5 (38.46%) OOP
6 5 (38.46%) OO
6 5 (38.46%) SOAP
6 5 (38.46%) Web Services
7 4 (30.77%) Windows
7 4 (30.77%) TDD

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 2 (15.38%) Apache Spark
2 1 (7.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Apache Accumulo
1 2 (15.38%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) JIRA
2 7 (53.85%) Git (software)
3 5 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (38.46%) Zephyr
4 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
5 3 (23.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (23.08%) Selenium
6 2 (15.38%) JMeter
6 2 (15.38%) WATIR
7 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
7 1 (7.69%) Gatling
7 1 (7.69%) Hudson
7 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
7 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
7 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (38.46%) Retail
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Advertising
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Manual Tester
1 5 (38.46%) Tester
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Test Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) Gherkin
1 5 (38.46%) REST
1 5 (38.46%) SOAP
1 5 (38.46%) Web Services
2 2 (15.38%) XML
3 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Non-Functional Testing
2 8 (61.54%) Scrum
3 7 (53.85%) BDD
3 7 (53.85%) Defect Management
4 6 (46.15%) Automation Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Data Transformation
5 5 (38.46%) Kanban
5 5 (38.46%) Manual Testing
5 5 (38.46%) OO
5 5 (38.46%) OOP
5 5 (38.46%) Test Management
6 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (30.77%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (30.77%) TDD
7 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
7 3 (23.08%) SDLC
7 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
7 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
8 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) Python
2 3 (23.08%) Ruby
3 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
3 2 (15.38%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) ISEB
2 6 (46.15%) Degree
3 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) CA Agile Central