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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 62 73 65
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 0.90% 0.15% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.25% 0.68% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 4
Average salary £40,000 £23,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+73.91% -36.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £34,050
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £23,000 £37,200
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
154 146 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 27.75% 21.99% 37.10%
Number of salaries quoted 126 115 233
Average salary £35,000 £32,853 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.53% -6.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,436 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £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
Salary Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram 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 17 April 2015. 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 +11 3 £53,000 +130.43%
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 10 (100.00%) ISEB
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) Software Testing
3 8 (80.00%) Test Management
4 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (70.00%) Scrum
5 6 (60.00%) QA
6 4 (40.00%) Security Testing
6 4 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
8 2 (20.00%) Degree
8 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
8 2 (20.00%) Load Testing
8 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
8 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (20.00%) Line Management
8 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (10.00%) Migration
9 1 (10.00%) SQL
9 1 (10.00%) Selenium
9 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
9 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Test Manager
2 4 (40.00%) QA Manager
3 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Testing Manager
4 2 (20.00%) QA Test Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Junior Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Graduate
5 1 (10.00%) Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Junior
5 1 (10.00%) Graduate Software Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Junior Software Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) Software Testing
3 8 (80.00%) Test Management
4 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (70.00%) Scrum
5 4 (40.00%) Security Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Load Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (20.00%) Line Management
8 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) ISEB
2 4 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) QA