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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 83 85 84
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.38% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.01% 0.72% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 11 1 1
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +63.63%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
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
324 277 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 34.39% 30.71% 37.18%
Number of salaries quoted 236 224 270
Average salary £42,500 £38,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.84% -7.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,450 £26,590 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £51,400 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 28 July 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 28 July 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
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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
Tewkesbury +8 6 £42,500 -5.55%
Cheltenham - 3 £28,500 - 1
Gloucester -5 2 £40,000 - 1
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 11 (68.75%) .NET
2 10 (62.50%) ISEB
3 8 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 8 (50.00%) QA
4 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (43.75%) Finance
4 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
5 6 (37.50%) Linux
5 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 6 (37.50%) Release Management
5 6 (37.50%) Test Strategy
5 6 (37.50%) Relational Database
5 6 (37.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (31.25%) Degree
6 5 (31.25%) SQL
7 4 (25.00%) CRM
7 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
8 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (18.75%) Scrum
8 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
8 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
8 3 (18.75%) UNIX
8 3 (18.75%) Windows

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (6.25%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (37.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
2 2 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (6.25%) MSTest
3 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) Toad
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) QA Manager
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
1 6 (37.50%) Test Manager
1 6 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) QA Test Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Quality Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Tester
4 2 (12.50%) QA Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) .NET
2 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) iSeries
2 1 (6.25%) DTV
2 1 (6.25%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) UNIX
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) Release Management
3 6 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 4 (25.00%) CRM
4 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 2 (12.50%) User Stories
6 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) ISEB
2 6 (37.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 5 (31.25%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) SAP
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