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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 60 81 63
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -18
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 0.89% 0.13% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.82% 0.62% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 2
Average salary £53,000 £23,000 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+130.43% -33.81%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +5.26%
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
131 162 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 23.43% 21.20% 31.68%
Number of salaries quoted 113 128 187
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £50,000 £45,000
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 29 May 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 +21 4 £53,000 +130.43%
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 11 (100.00%) ISEB
2 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (81.82%) Software Testing
3 9 (81.82%) Test Management
3 9 (81.82%) Scrum
4 6 (54.55%) Regression Testing
4 6 (54.55%) QA
5 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (45.45%) PRINCE2
5 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
5 5 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
6 4 (36.36%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (36.36%) Degree
7 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
7 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
7 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
8 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Selenium
8 1 (9.09%) Migration
8 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (9.09%) SQL
8 1 (9.09%) ITIL
8 1 (9.09%) PRINCE

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (9.09%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Test Manager
2 4 (36.36%) QA Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Testing Manager
3 2 (18.18%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Graduate Software Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Junior Software Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
4 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Junior Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Graduate
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Junior
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) Software Testing
2 9 (81.82%) Test Management
2 9 (81.82%) Scrum
3 6 (54.55%) Regression Testing
4 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (45.45%) PRINCE2
4 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
4 5 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
5 4 (36.36%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
7 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Migration
7 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) ISEB
2 4 (36.36%) Degree
3 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) QA