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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 55 59 69
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 15 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 2.50% 1.22% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.93% 4.35% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 2
Average salary £27,500 £39,000 £29,712
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.48% +31.26%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
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
168 138 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 28.05% 28.16% 22.86%
Number of salaries quoted 140 120 112
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,853
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +14.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,800 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £49,600
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 13 February 2016. 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
Street - 12 - -
Yeovil - 3 £27,500 -
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 15 (88.24%) User Acceptance Testing
1 15 (88.24%) Time Management
1 15 (88.24%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (82.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (70.59%) SWIFT
3 12 (70.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (70.59%) Wealth Management
3 12 (70.59%) Credit Risk
3 12 (70.59%) Banking
3 12 (70.59%) Degree
3 12 (70.59%) Mathematics
3 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
3 12 (70.59%) MS Office
3 12 (70.59%) Reuters
3 12 (70.59%) Bloomberg
3 12 (70.59%) C
3 12 (70.59%) ITIL
3 12 (70.59%) SLA
3 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
3 12 (70.59%) Service Delivery
3 12 (70.59%) Change Management
3 12 (70.59%) Finance
3 12 (70.59%) Data Analysis
4 5 (29.41%) ISEB
5 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
5 4 (23.53%) QA
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (17.65%) Defect Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 12 (70.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP CO
1 1 (5.88%) SAP FI
1 1 (5.88%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (5.88%) SAP HR
1 1 (5.88%) SAP MM
1 1 (5.88%) SAP SD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
1 12 (70.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Selenium
General
1 12 (70.59%) Banking
1 12 (70.59%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (100.00%) Analyst
2 12 (70.59%) Applications Support
2 12 (70.59%) Applications Support Analyst
2 12 (70.59%) Support Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) QA Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Junior
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) J2EE
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (88.24%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (70.59%) Credit Risk
2 12 (70.59%) Mathematics
2 12 (70.59%) SWIFT
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Time Management
1 15 (88.24%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (70.59%) Change Management
2 12 (70.59%) Data Analysis
2 12 (70.59%) ITIL
2 12 (70.59%) Service Delivery
2 12 (70.59%) Wealth Management
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
4 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (17.65%) Defect Management
4 3 (17.65%) Web Development
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum
5 1 (5.88%) SDLC
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.88%) Test Management
5 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) C
2 3 (17.65%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (82.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 12 (70.59%) Degree
3 5 (29.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (70.59%) SLA
2 4 (23.53%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Bloomberg
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
1 12 (70.59%) Reuters
2 1 (5.88%) SAP