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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 62 88 88
Rank change year-on-year
+26 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 25 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.41% 0.19% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.04% 0.74% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 25 2 3
Average salary £31,500 £31,750 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.78% -3.78%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Qualifications Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
414 271 320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 39.96% 26.01% 34.01%
Number of salaries quoted 349 247 284
Average salary £37,000 £36,100 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.49% +3.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
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 23 April 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +19 22 £33,000 +3.93% 2
Newport - 2 £34,500 - 2
ISTQB
Wales

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 34 (89.47%) ISEB
2 23 (60.53%) Test Strategy
3 22 (57.89%) Finance
4 20 (52.63%) Test Scripting
5 14 (36.84%) Automated Testing
6 13 (34.21%) Software Testing
7 9 (23.68%) SQL
8 8 (21.05%) Validation
8 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (21.05%) System Testing
9 7 (18.42%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (15.79%) Selenium
10 6 (15.79%) Degree
11 5 (13.16%) JIRA
11 5 (13.16%) QA
11 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
11 5 (13.16%) Advertising
11 5 (13.16%) MS Office
12 4 (10.53%) MS Project
12 4 (10.53%) XML
12 4 (10.53%) ITIL
12 4 (10.53%) Java
12 4 (10.53%) ClearQuest
12 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
12 4 (10.53%) Service Management
13 3 (7.89%) Scrum
13 3 (7.89%) TDD
13 3 (7.89%) CruiseControl
13 3 (7.89%) Code Coverage
13 3 (7.89%) SOA

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 5 (13.16%) MS Office
2 4 (10.53%) MS Project
3 3 (7.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) HTTP
1 2 (5.26%) SSL
1 2 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Selenium
2 5 (13.16%) JIRA
3 4 (10.53%) ClearQuest
4 3 (7.89%) Ant
4 3 (7.89%) JUnit
4 3 (7.89%) Maven
4 3 (7.89%) CruiseControl
4 3 (7.89%) SoapUI
4 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.89%) JBehave
4 3 (7.89%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.26%) Hudson
5 2 (5.26%) Gerrit
5 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.26%) Subversion
5 2 (5.26%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.63%) JMeter
6 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 22 (57.89%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Advertising
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Analyst
2 18 (47.37%) Test Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Test Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Graduate
6 2 (5.26%) QA Manager
6 2 (5.26%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.63%) Automation Team Leader
7 1 (2.63%) Test Strategy Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Junior Test Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Junior Software Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) QA Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) IT Graduate
7 1 (2.63%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) XML
2 3 (7.89%) Web Services
3 2 (5.26%) JSON
3 2 (5.26%) HTML
3 2 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
1 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.63%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) UNIX
1 2 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (60.53%) Test Strategy
2 20 (52.63%) Test Scripting
3 14 (36.84%) Automated Testing
4 13 (34.21%) Software Testing
5 8 (21.05%) System Testing
5 8 (21.05%) Validation
5 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (18.42%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
8 4 (10.53%) ITIL
8 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
8 4 (10.53%) Service Management
9 3 (7.89%) Code Coverage
9 3 (7.89%) SOA
9 3 (7.89%) TDD
9 3 (7.89%) Scrum
9 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
9 3 (7.89%) Data Analysis
9 3 (7.89%) Automation Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) Java
3 3 (7.89%) Groovy
4 2 (5.26%) XQuery
4 2 (5.26%) XPath
4 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.63%) Python
5 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 34 (89.47%) ISEB
2 6 (15.79%) Degree
3 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (5.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) T-Plan
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Applied Card Technologies
Salary: From £26,000 to £30,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago