The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 67 70 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 0.86% 0.88% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.33% 3.35% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 0
Average salary £38,000 £27,807 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.65% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
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 Somerset region.

Qualifications Category
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
150 179 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 25.68% 26.28% 33.97%
Number of salaries quoted 136 149 197
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,000 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 December 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
Taunton 0 1 £38,000 +36.65%
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 28 (100.00%) ISEB
2 21 (75.00%) Software Testing
3 20 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (67.86%) Waterfall
5 18 (64.29%) Line Management
6 17 (60.71%) Test Automation
7 15 (53.57%) Test Management
8 14 (50.00%) Scrum
8 14 (50.00%) QA
9 11 (39.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (35.71%) Security Testing
11 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
12 8 (28.57%) Migration
13 7 (25.00%) Performance Testing
13 7 (25.00%) Load Testing
14 6 (21.43%) C#
14 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
14 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
15 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
16 4 (14.29%) SQL
16 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
16 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio
16 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
16 4 (14.29%) Marketing
16 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
16 4 (14.29%) BDD
16 4 (14.29%) SpecFlow
16 4 (14.29%) Relational Database
16 4 (14.29%) Test Planning
17 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (7.14%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 4 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (14.29%) SpecFlow
2 2 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 4 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Analyst
1 16 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 11 (39.29%) Senior Analyst
2 11 (39.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 10 (35.71%) QA Manager
3 10 (35.71%) Test Manager
4 7 (25.00%) Testing Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Tester
5 2 (7.14%) QA Test Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 20 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (67.86%) Waterfall
4 18 (64.29%) Line Management
5 17 (60.71%) Test Automation
6 15 (53.57%) Test Management
7 14 (50.00%) Scrum
8 10 (35.71%) Security Testing
9 8 (28.57%) Migration
10 7 (25.00%) Performance Testing
10 7 (25.00%) Load Testing
11 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
12 4 (14.29%) BDD
12 4 (14.29%) Test Planning
13 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
14 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
14 2 (7.14%) Integration Testing
14 2 (7.14%) Web Testing
14 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
14 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) C#
2 4 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) ISEB
2 11 (39.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
4 3 (10.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Telerik