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

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 65 87 77
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -10
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 30 10 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.64% 0.84% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.70% 3.39% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 29 10 8
Average salary £32,000 £29,129 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.85% -31.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £22,400 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,600 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
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
345 295 318
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 30.40% 24.87% 36.30%
Number of salaries quoted 287 255 266
Average salary £36,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £29,129 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 5 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
Torfaen +14 14 £32,000 +45.45%
Cardiff +3 12 £31,000 +6.42% 2
Newport - 3 £26,000 - 2
Bridgend - 1 - - 2
ISTQB
Wales

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 49 (80.33%) ISEB
2 45 (73.77%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (39.34%) Test Scripting
4 21 (34.43%) Manual Testing
5 20 (32.79%) QA
6 18 (29.51%) Defect Management
7 17 (27.87%) SQL
8 16 (26.23%) SDLC
9 15 (24.59%) Automated Testing
10 13 (21.31%) Software Testing
10 13 (21.31%) Performance Testing
11 11 (18.03%) Mentoring
11 11 (18.03%) Finance
12 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
12 10 (16.39%) Test Management
13 9 (14.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (14.75%) SoapUI
13 9 (14.75%) SOAP
13 9 (14.75%) Advertising
13 9 (14.75%) Telecoms
14 8 (13.11%) Linux
14 8 (13.11%) Waterfall
14 8 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
15 7 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
16 6 (9.84%) PaaS
16 6 (9.84%) Test Strategy
16 6 (9.84%) Big Data
16 6 (9.84%) Non-Functional Testing
16 6 (9.84%) Mobile Marketing
16 6 (9.84%) Unix

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
1 4 (6.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) PaaS
2 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) Big Data
1 6 (9.84%) Data Mining
2 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) SoapUI
2 3 (4.92%) Cucumber
2 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.64%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.64%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.64%) Selenium
General
1 11 (18.03%) Finance
2 9 (14.75%) Advertising
2 9 (14.75%) Telecoms
3 6 (9.84%) Marketing
4 1 (1.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (54.10%) Analyst
1 33 (54.10%) Test Analyst
2 10 (16.39%) Software Test Engineer
2 10 (16.39%) Team Leader
2 10 (16.39%) Test Engineer
3 9 (14.75%) QA Leader
3 9 (14.75%) QA Team Leader
4 6 (9.84%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (9.84%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Test Leader
6 3 (4.92%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Software Tester
6 3 (4.92%) Tester
7 2 (3.28%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Test Manager
8 1 (1.64%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (1.64%) Lead Test Analyst
8 1 (1.64%) Manual Test Analyst
8 1 (1.64%) Systems Test Analyst
8 1 (1.64%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.75%) SOAP
2 6 (9.84%) Web Services
3 4 (6.56%) XML
4 3 (4.92%) COM
5 1 (1.64%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.28%) DTV
2 2 (3.28%) IPTV
2 2 (3.28%) User Experience
3 1 (1.64%) AS400
3 1 (1.64%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.64%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) Linux
2 6 (9.84%) Unix
3 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (73.77%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (39.34%) Test Scripting
3 21 (34.43%) Manual Testing
4 18 (29.51%) Defect Management
5 16 (26.23%) SDLC
6 15 (24.59%) Automated Testing
7 13 (21.31%) Performance Testing
7 13 (21.31%) Software Testing
8 11 (18.03%) Mentoring
9 10 (16.39%) Test Management
10 8 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (13.11%) Waterfall
11 6 (9.84%) E-Commerce
11 6 (9.84%) Mobile Marketing
11 6 (9.84%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (9.84%) Test Strategy
12 5 (8.20%) Functional Testing
12 5 (8.20%) Migration
12 5 (8.20%) Software Delivery
13 4 (6.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.87%) SQL
2 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.28%) C++
3 2 (3.28%) Java
3 2 (3.28%) Korn
3 2 (3.28%) Perl
3 2 (3.28%) Ruby
4 1 (1.64%) C#
4 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 49 (80.33%) ISEB
2 9 (14.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (8.20%) Degree
4 3 (4.92%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (32.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.20%) Oracle
3 1 (1.64%) HP
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