The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 69 71 86
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +15
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 25 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.46% 2.30% 1.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.68% 7.72% 4.73%
Number of salaries quoted 13 25 15
Median salary £35,000 £32,000 £29,129
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% +9.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £37,500 £31,100
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Qualifications Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
229 324 317
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 25.67% 29.83% 27.28%
Number of salaries quoted 205 281 283
Median salary £40,000 £36,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the South Wales region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in South Wales

ISTQB
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +10 8 £33,750 +4.65% 1
Newport -9 3 £25,000 -24.24%
Caerphilly - 1 £55,000 - 1
ISTQB
Wales

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (62.50%) ISEB
3 13 (54.17%) Finance
4 10 (41.67%) Waterfall
5 7 (29.17%) System Testing
6 6 (25.00%) Defect Management
6 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 5 (20.83%) SQL
8 4 (16.67%) Degree
8 4 (16.67%) QA
8 4 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (16.67%) SDLC
9 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
9 3 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (12.50%) SoapUI
9 3 (12.50%) Functional Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Selenium
9 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (12.50%) TDD
9 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Oracle
9 3 (12.50%) Advertising
9 3 (12.50%) Migration
10 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (8.33%) Scrum
10 2 (8.33%) .NET
10 2 (8.33%) C#
10 2 (8.33%) C++

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Selenium
1 3 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.17%) Hudson
3 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) JMeter
3 1 (4.17%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.17%) Toad
3 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (75.00%) Analyst
2 17 (70.83%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) QA Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Test Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Business Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) IT Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Software Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Software Tester
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Strategy Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Portfolio Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
1 2 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) Waterfall
3 7 (29.17%) System Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (16.67%) SDLC
6 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Functional Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Migration
6 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 3 (12.50%) TDD
6 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.33%) RAD
7 2 (8.33%) Scrum
7 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
7 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) C#
2 2 (8.33%) C++
2 2 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (62.50%) ISEB
2 4 (16.67%) Degree
3 3 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) HP
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
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