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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 55 55 64
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 21 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 2.75% 0.19% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.29% 0.66% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 15 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 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
186 151 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 24.35% 28.44% 34.15%
Number of salaries quoted 154 137 198
Average salary £31,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,250 £23,289
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £42,450 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 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 -6 4 £29,712 +35.05%
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 1 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 22 (100.00%) ISEB
2 14 (63.64%) Software Testing
3 13 (59.09%) Waterfall
4 11 (50.00%) QA
5 10 (45.45%) Scrum
5 10 (45.45%) Test Automation
6 9 (40.91%) Test Management
7 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
8 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (31.82%) Migration
9 6 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
10 5 (22.73%) C#
11 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
11 4 (18.18%) Security Testing
11 4 (18.18%) Performance Testing
11 4 (18.18%) Marketing
11 4 (18.18%) Relational Database
11 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
12 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (13.64%) SpecFlow
12 3 (13.64%) BDD
12 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
12 3 (13.64%) Load Testing
12 3 (13.64%) Selenium
12 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
12 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
12 3 (13.64%) SQL
13 2 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
13 2 (9.09%) .NET

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (9.09%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 4 (18.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
1 3 (13.64%) Selenium
1 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (13.64%) SpecFlow
2 2 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (18.18%) Marketing
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Test Analyst
1 12 (54.55%) Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Test Manager
2 7 (31.82%) QA Manager
3 6 (27.27%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Senior Test Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Testing Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Web Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Software Testing
2 13 (59.09%) Waterfall
3 10 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 10 (45.45%) Scrum
4 9 (40.91%) Test Management
5 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (31.82%) Migration
6 4 (18.18%) Performance Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Security Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
7 3 (13.64%) BDD
7 3 (13.64%) Load Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Web Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
8 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
8 2 (9.09%) Web Application Development
9 1 (4.55%) Automation Testing
9 1 (4.55%) V-Model
9 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) C#
2 3 (13.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) ISEB
2 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 6 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Telerik
Somerset
CPS Group
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago