The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 83 79 87
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 2 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.12% 0.24% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.69% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 10
Average salary - £28,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -28.12%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
ISTQB
South West

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

Qualifications Category
Gloucestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
284 290 523
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 33.18% 35.28% 43.73%
Number of salaries quoted 230 253 461
Average salary £38,000 £41,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.31% -1.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,150 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester - 1 - -
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Email Management
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Billing
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ClearQuest
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) HP

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) ClearQuest
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Manager
2 1 (33.33%) QA Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Email Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) HP