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 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 77 78 65
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 14 21 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.23% 1.71% 2.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.49% 5.74% 7.71%
Number of salaries quoted 12 20 26
Median salary £32,000 £30,842 £29,129
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,350 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £42,500 £32,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
ISTQB
Wales

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
312 366 350
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 27.49% 29.76% 31.28%
Number of salaries quoted 277 321 291
Median salary £35,000 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 25 July 2016.

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 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +12 9 £33,750 +12.87%
Newport +4 2 £30,000 -9.37%
Torfaen +7 1 £32,000 +2.40%
Bridgend -6 1 - -
ISTQB
Wales

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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 35 (94.59%) ISEB
2 31 (83.78%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (48.65%) Test Scripting
3 18 (48.65%) Functional Testing
4 15 (40.54%) Non-Functional Testing
4 15 (40.54%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (35.14%) SQL
6 12 (32.43%) Finance
6 12 (32.43%) Software Delivery
7 11 (29.73%) Manual Testing
7 11 (29.73%) Waterfall
7 11 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (27.03%) Migration
8 10 (27.03%) Test Strategy
9 9 (24.32%) Test Automation
9 9 (24.32%) QA
10 8 (21.62%) SOAP
10 8 (21.62%) SoapUI
10 8 (21.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
12 6 (16.22%) Selenium
13 5 (13.51%) Scrum
13 5 (13.51%) TDD
13 5 (13.51%) C#
13 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
14 4 (10.81%) OOP
14 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
14 4 (10.81%) CMS
14 4 (10.81%) Alterian
14 4 (10.81%) Umbraco

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.81%) CMS
1 4 (10.81%) Sitecore CMS
1 4 (10.81%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
1 3 (8.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Big Data
1 2 (5.41%) Data Mining
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) SoapUI
2 6 (16.22%) Selenium
3 4 (10.81%) WebDriver
4 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.41%) JMeter
6 1 (2.70%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.70%) JIRA
6 1 (2.70%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Advertising
3 2 (5.41%) Games
3 2 (5.41%) Marketing
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (62.16%) Analyst
2 22 (59.46%) Test Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) Tester
4 5 (13.51%) Test Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Software Tester
6 3 (8.11%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) QA Test Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Test Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Systems Test Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) SOAP
2 3 (8.11%) .NET
3 2 (5.41%) Web Services
4 1 (2.70%) CGI
4 1 (2.70%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (40.54%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
1 2 (5.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (83.78%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (48.65%) Functional Testing
2 18 (48.65%) Test Scripting
3 15 (40.54%) Non-Functional Testing
4 12 (32.43%) Software Delivery
5 11 (29.73%) Manual Testing
5 11 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (29.73%) Waterfall
6 10 (27.03%) Migration
6 10 (27.03%) Test Strategy
7 9 (24.32%) Test Automation
8 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Scrum
9 5 (13.51%) TDD
10 4 (10.81%) BDD
10 4 (10.81%) Exploratory Testing
10 4 (10.81%) OOP
10 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (8.11%) Data Analysis
11 3 (8.11%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) C#
3 3 (8.11%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) C
4 1 (2.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 35 (94.59%) ISEB
2 8 (21.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (8.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.70%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) Alterian
2 4 (10.81%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.70%) HP