The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 82 59 55
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 0.23% 0.68% 2.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.00% 2.73% 4.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 7
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.38%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
ISTQB
Hampshire

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

Qualifications Category
Portsmouth
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
100 110 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 23.31% 25.00% 49.06%
Number of salaries quoted 91 98 140
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Portsmouth

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Portsmouth

ISTQB
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Portsmouth 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 5 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
1 5 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 5 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) MS Visio
2 4 (80.00%) Back Office
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Portsmouth 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 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (80.00%) MS Visio
General
1 4 (80.00%) Back Office
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft