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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 51 65 -
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 7 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 1.42% 0.47% -
As % of the Qualifications category 5.26% 1.95% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 0
Average salary £38,000 £29,712 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.89% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +1.47%
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
133 154 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 26.92% 24.37% 33.28%
Number of salaries quoted 121 125 214
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £20,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £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 26 January 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 26 January 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
Taunton -3 1 £38,000 +27.89%
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 26 (100.00%) ISEB
2 23 (88.46%) Software Testing
3 22 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (73.08%) Test Automation
4 19 (73.08%) Waterfall
5 18 (69.23%) Line Management
6 17 (65.38%) Test Management
7 16 (61.54%) QA
7 16 (61.54%) Scrum
8 13 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
10 10 (38.46%) Security Testing
11 8 (30.77%) Migration
12 7 (26.92%) Performance Testing
12 7 (26.92%) Load Testing
13 6 (23.08%) C#
13 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
14 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
14 4 (15.38%) SpecFlow
14 4 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (15.38%) BDD
14 4 (15.38%) SQL
14 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
14 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
15 3 (11.54%) Manual Testing
15 3 (11.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 2 (7.69%) Web Application Development
16 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
16 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
16 2 (7.69%) Performance Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.69%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
1 4 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (15.38%) SpecFlow
2 2 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 13 (50.00%) Analyst
2 11 (42.31%) Test Manager
2 11 (42.31%) QA Manager
2 11 (42.31%) Senior Analyst
2 11 (42.31%) Senior Test Analyst
3 8 (30.77%) Testing Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Tester
4 2 (7.69%) QA Test Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (88.46%) Software Testing
2 22 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (73.08%) Test Automation
3 19 (73.08%) Waterfall
4 18 (69.23%) Line Management
5 17 (65.38%) Test Management
6 16 (61.54%) Scrum
7 10 (38.46%) Security Testing
8 8 (30.77%) Migration
9 7 (26.92%) Performance Testing
9 7 (26.92%) Load Testing
10 4 (15.38%) BDD
11 3 (11.54%) Manual Testing
12 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
12 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
12 2 (7.69%) Web Application Development
12 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
12 2 (7.69%) Web Testing
12 2 (7.69%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) C#
2 4 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) ISEB
2 13 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
4 3 (11.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (61.54%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
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