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 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South West / Somerset
Rank 51 61 62
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 17 12 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 3.07% 1.98% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.41% 6.25% 3.91%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 5
Median salary £35,000 £27,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% -27.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £27,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%

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
118 192 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 21.30% 31.63% 25.45%
Number of salaries quoted 91 171 116
Median salary £35,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £21,800
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £49,400 £43,200
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

The demand trend of job ads across the Somerset region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Salary Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Somerset

ISTQB
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath - 5 £46,750 - 1
Taunton - 1 £35,000 -
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 44 (88.00%) ISEB
2 43 (86.00%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (84.00%) Software Testing
4 41 (82.00%) Test Automation
5 37 (74.00%) Waterfall
5 37 (74.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 36 (72.00%) BDD
7 34 (68.00%) Microsoft
8 33 (66.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 33 (66.00%) SpecFlow
8 33 (66.00%) Cucumber
8 33 (66.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 31 (62.00%) Load Testing
9 31 (62.00%) Test Management
10 25 (50.00%) Line Management
11 24 (48.00%) Security Testing
11 24 (48.00%) Performance Testing
12 16 (32.00%) Security Cleared
13 13 (26.00%) Scrum
14 12 (24.00%) SC Cleared
14 12 (24.00%) User Stories
15 11 (22.00%) SQL
16 10 (20.00%) C#
17 9 (18.00%) Java
18 8 (16.00%) Test Scripting
18 8 (16.00%) Functional Testing
19 7 (14.00%) Selenium
20 6 (12.00%) Project Planning
20 6 (12.00%) SDLC
21 4 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Mingle
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (66.00%) Cucumber
1 33 (66.00%) SpecFlow
1 33 (66.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (14.00%) Selenium
3 2 (4.00%) JIRA
3 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.00%) IntelliJ
4 1 (2.00%) MSTest
4 1 (2.00%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (6.00%) Advertising
2 1 (2.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 35 (70.00%) Analyst
1 35 (70.00%) Test Analyst
2 25 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 25 (50.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 8 (16.00%) Test Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Tester
6 2 (4.00%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Automation Tester
6 2 (4.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Software Tester
6 2 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Systems Test Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.00%) Mobile Tester
7 1 (2.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (2.00%) Software Analyst
7 1 (2.00%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.00%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (86.00%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (84.00%) Software Testing
3 41 (82.00%) Test Automation
4 37 (74.00%) Waterfall
5 36 (72.00%) BDD
6 33 (66.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 31 (62.00%) Load Testing
7 31 (62.00%) Test Management
8 25 (50.00%) Line Management
9 24 (48.00%) Performance Testing
9 24 (48.00%) Security Testing
10 13 (26.00%) Scrum
11 12 (24.00%) User Stories
12 8 (16.00%) Functional Testing
12 8 (16.00%) Test Scripting
13 6 (12.00%) Project Planning
13 6 (12.00%) SDLC
14 4 (8.00%) Performance Management
14 4 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
15 3 (6.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) SQL
2 10 (20.00%) C#
3 9 (18.00%) Java
4 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 44 (88.00%) ISEB
2 37 (74.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 16 (32.00%) Security Cleared
4 12 (24.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 34 (68.00%) Microsoft
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