The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Exeter region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 41 29 16
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 6 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Exeter 2.51% 3.11% 6.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.96% 11.90% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 8
Average salary £25,000 £27,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -19.11%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
ISTQB
Devon

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

Qualifications Category
Exeter
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
67 42 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Exeter 28.03% 26.09% 19.83%
Number of salaries quoted 43 31 20
Average salary £35,000 £32,750 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.87% -3.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £37,500 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Exeter region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Exeter

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Exeter

ISTQB
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Exeter 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 7 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (85.71%) Test Scripting
2 6 (85.71%) Degree
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
3 5 (71.43%) MS Office
3 5 (71.43%) HTML
3 5 (71.43%) XML
3 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 5 (71.43%) XHTML
3 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) Banking
3 5 (71.43%) Regression Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 5 (71.43%) Internet
3 5 (71.43%) Time Management
3 5 (71.43%) Waterfall
3 5 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (71.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (28.57%) ISEB
4 2 (28.57%) COM
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 1 (14.29%) Selenium

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Exeter 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.

Applications
1 5 (71.43%) MS Office
1 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
1 5 (71.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Analyst
2 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) Tester
4 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
4 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) XML
1 5 (71.43%) XHTML
2 2 (28.57%) COM
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) Test Scripting
2 5 (71.43%) Time Management
2 5 (71.43%) Waterfall
2 5 (71.43%) Regression Testing
2 5 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Degree
2 5 (71.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft