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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 64 85 76
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 31 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 3.04% 0.12% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.33% 0.36% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 25 0 2
Average salary £35,000 - £28,750
90% offered a salary of more than £30,700 - £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 - £29,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
423 279 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 41.43% 33.78% 33.29%
Number of salaries quoted 311 229 223
Average salary £45,000 £38,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.42% -7.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,875 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram 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 4 September 2015. 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
Cheltenham - 13 £35,000 - 2
Gloucester +2 9 £35,000 -
Tewkesbury - 7 £42,500 -
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 26 (78.79%) ISEB
2 20 (60.61%) Test Scripting
3 19 (57.58%) Software Testing
4 17 (51.52%) Requirements Analysis
5 16 (48.48%) C
6 12 (36.36%) Manual Testing
7 11 (33.33%) .NET
7 11 (33.33%) Finance
8 10 (30.30%) QA
9 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
10 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
10 8 (24.24%) Regression Testing
11 7 (21.21%) Release Management
11 7 (21.21%) Relational Database
11 7 (21.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 6 (18.18%) Test Strategy
12 6 (18.18%) CRM
12 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (18.18%) Automated Testing
13 5 (15.15%) Degree
13 5 (15.15%) SQL
13 5 (15.15%) Linux
13 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
14 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
14 4 (12.12%) Banking
14 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
15 3 (9.09%) Scrum
15 3 (9.09%) AS400
15 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
15 3 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.21%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Selenium
1 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.03%) Toad
2 1 (3.03%) JIRA
2 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.03%) MSTest
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Banking
2 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.06%) Back Office
4 1 (3.03%) Electronics
4 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Analyst
1 13 (39.39%) Test Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Tester
3 8 (24.24%) Systems Tester
4 7 (21.21%) Test Manager
4 7 (21.21%) QA Manager
5 6 (18.18%) Test Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Quality Manager
7 3 (9.09%) QA Test Manager
8 2 (6.06%) Senior Test Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Lead Test Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Software Test Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Software Test Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) QA Tester
9 1 (3.03%) Software Tester
9 1 (3.03%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.06%) XML
3 2 (6.06%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) AS400
1 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 3 (9.09%) iSeries
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) Windows
3 2 (6.06%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) Test Scripting
2 19 (57.58%) Software Testing
3 17 (51.52%) Requirements Analysis
4 12 (36.36%) Manual Testing
5 8 (24.24%) Regression Testing
6 7 (21.21%) Release Management
7 6 (18.18%) CRM
7 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (18.18%) Automated Testing
7 6 (18.18%) Test Strategy
8 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
9 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (9.09%) Scrum
9 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Project Management
10 2 (6.06%) System Integration Testing
10 2 (6.06%) Performance Testing
10 2 (6.06%) Integration Testing
10 2 (6.06%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) C
2 5 (15.15%) SQL
3 3 (9.09%) C#
4 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (78.79%) ISEB
2 7 (21.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 5 (15.15%) Degree
4 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (30.30%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) SAP
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + 9% Pension + 25 Days holiday
Posted: 22 hours ago
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ReThink Recruitment
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