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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 59 58 67
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 22 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 2.84% 0.18% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.78% 0.65% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 17 1 2
Average salary £29,712 £22,000 £24,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.05% -10.20%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
204 153 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 26.36% 27.87% 32.91%
Number of salaries quoted 162 142 199
Average salary £29,712 £39,500 £34,900
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.77% +13.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,000 £23,407
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

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 22 September 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 - 7 £27,500 -
Taunton +2 6 £29,712 +35.05%
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 23 (100.00%) ISEB
2 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (65.22%) Software Testing
2 15 (65.22%) Waterfall
2 15 (65.22%) Line Management
3 11 (47.83%) Scrum
3 11 (47.83%) QA
3 11 (47.83%) Test Management
3 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
4 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
5 8 (34.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (30.43%) Migration
7 6 (26.09%) C#
7 6 (26.09%) Manual Testing
7 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
7 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Security Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Load Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Marketing
9 4 (17.39%) SQL
9 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
9 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
9 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
9 4 (17.39%) BDD
9 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (17.39%) SpecFlow
9 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
9 4 (17.39%) Test Planning
10 3 (13.04%) Selenium

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (8.70%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
1 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
1 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (17.39%) SpecFlow
2 3 (13.04%) Selenium
3 2 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (17.39%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Analyst
1 14 (60.87%) Test Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Senior Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Senior Test Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) QA Manager
3 7 (30.43%) Test Manager
4 6 (26.09%) Testing Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Web Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (65.22%) Software Testing
1 15 (65.22%) Waterfall
1 15 (65.22%) Line Management
2 11 (47.83%) Scrum
2 11 (47.83%) Test Management
2 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
3 7 (30.43%) Migration
4 6 (26.09%) Manual Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Security Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Load Testing
6 4 (17.39%) BDD
6 4 (17.39%) Test Planning
7 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Web Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
8 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
8 2 (8.70%) Web Application Development
9 1 (4.35%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) C#
2 4 (17.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) ISEB
2 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
3 8 (34.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (47.83%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Telerik