The first table below looks at the demand for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South Wales region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 68 75 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 24 13 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.16% 1.20% -
As % of the Qualifications category 6.70% 4.53% -
Number of salaries quoted 24 11 0
Average salary £29,129 £36,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.19% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
Qualifications Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
358 287 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 32.28% 26.43% 28.34%
Number of salaries quoted 294 254 215
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £25,650 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,452 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.62% -
ISTQB
Wales

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

ISTQB
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the South Wales region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in South Wales

ISTQB
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. 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
Cardiff +8 20 £29,129 -20.19% 2
ISTQB
Wales

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 42 (89.36%) ISEB
2 24 (51.06%) Test Scripting
3 22 (46.81%) Test Strategy
3 22 (46.81%) Finance
4 20 (42.55%) Software Testing
5 19 (40.43%) Automated Testing
6 14 (29.79%) Validation
7 12 (25.53%) SQL
8 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (21.28%) Banking
9 10 (21.28%) Degree
10 9 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (19.15%) System Testing
10 9 (19.15%) ClearQuest
11 8 (17.02%) Telecoms
11 8 (17.02%) Automation Testing
12 7 (14.89%) JIRA
12 7 (14.89%) Scrum
12 7 (14.89%) MS Office
13 6 (12.77%) QA
14 5 (10.64%) Selenium
14 5 (10.64%) Advertising
14 5 (10.64%) MS Project
15 4 (8.51%) Service Management
15 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2
15 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
15 4 (8.51%) ITIL
15 4 (8.51%) Test Automation
15 4 (8.51%) Welsh Language
15 4 (8.51%) User Stories

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 7 (14.89%) MS Office
2 5 (10.64%) MS Project
3 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) HTTP
1 2 (4.26%) SSL
1 2 (4.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (19.15%) ClearQuest
2 7 (14.89%) JIRA
3 5 (10.64%) Selenium
4 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.26%) CruiseControl
4 2 (4.26%) Subversion
4 2 (4.26%) Maven
4 2 (4.26%) Mercurial
4 2 (4.26%) JBehave
4 2 (4.26%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.26%) Hudson
4 2 (4.26%) Gerrit
4 2 (4.26%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.26%) Ant
4 2 (4.26%) JUnit
5 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (46.81%) Finance
2 10 (21.28%) Banking
3 8 (17.02%) Telecoms
4 5 (10.64%) Advertising
5 4 (8.51%) Welsh Language
6 2 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (63.83%) Analyst
2 29 (61.70%) Test Analyst
3 9 (19.15%) Senior Analyst
3 9 (19.15%) Senior Test Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Test Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Tester
5 5 (10.64%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.26%) QA Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) QA Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Test Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) QA Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) IT Graduate
7 1 (2.13%) Quality Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Strategy Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Tester
7 1 (2.13%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) HTML
1 2 (4.26%) SOAP
1 2 (4.26%) Web Services
1 2 (4.26%) XML
1 2 (4.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
1 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.13%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Android
2 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
2 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (4.26%) UNIX
2 2 (4.26%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
2 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (51.06%) Test Scripting
2 22 (46.81%) Test Strategy
3 20 (42.55%) Software Testing
4 19 (40.43%) Automated Testing
5 14 (29.79%) Validation
6 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (19.15%) System Testing
8 8 (17.02%) Automation Testing
9 7 (14.89%) Scrum
10 4 (8.51%) ITIL
10 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2
10 4 (8.51%) Service Management
10 4 (8.51%) Test Automation
10 4 (8.51%) User Stories
11 3 (6.38%) Regression Testing
11 3 (6.38%) Performance Testing
12 2 (4.26%) Security Testing
12 2 (4.26%) Web Testing
12 2 (4.26%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.53%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) Java
3 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.26%) XQuery
3 2 (4.26%) XPath
3 2 (4.26%) Groovy
4 1 (2.13%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (89.36%) ISEB
2 10 (21.28%) Degree
3 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (4.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) T-Plan
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle
4 1 (2.13%) Telerik