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

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 29 14 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 3 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Exeter 1.79% 9.20% -
As % of the Qualifications category 7.14% 42.11% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 0
Average salary £27,500 £34,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.11% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
ISTQB
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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
42 19 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Exeter 25.00% 21.84% 19.35%
Number of salaries quoted 32 16 34
Average salary £30,000 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £34,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £35,000 £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 16 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 4 (66.67%) Finance
1 4 (66.67%) Validation
1 4 (66.67%) Data Analysis
1 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 4 (66.67%) Mentoring
1 4 (66.67%) Coaching
1 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (66.67%) System Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) Internet
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) Twitter

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Validation
1 4 (66.67%) Data Analysis
1 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Mentoring
1 4 (66.67%) Coaching
1 4 (66.67%) System Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Twitter