The first table below looks at the demand for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Somerset region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 74 56 64
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +8
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 7 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 0.87% 0.36% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.46% 1.27% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 1
Average salary £27,500 £29,250 £24,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.98% +19.38%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Qualifications Category
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
157 158 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 19.55% 28.11% 32.13%
Number of salaries quoted 138 141 165
Average salary £30,000 £31,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £19,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,450 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Somerset

ISTQB
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Bath -15 5 £27,500 -24.65% 1
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 8 (100.00%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) Marketing
2 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (25.00%) Telerik
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Legal
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) CMS
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) V-Model
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 (12.50%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (37.50%) Marketing
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Web Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) V-Model
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Web Application Development
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Telerik
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
Taunton, Somerset
UKHO
Salary: £37,935 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
The UK Hydrographic Office
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago