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 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 84 66 87
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +21
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 10 28 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.84% 2.77% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.72% 6.95% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 10 28 2
Average salary £29,129 £30,750 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.27% -3.14%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
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
368 403 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 30.92% 39.90% 26.69%
Number of salaries quoted 310 337 254
Average salary £38,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £22,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 May 2015. 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 -11 7 £29,129 -7.52%
Bridgend - 2 £23,000 -
Torfaen - 1 £26,000 -
ISTQB
Wales

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 19 (90.48%) ISEB
2 14 (66.67%) Degree
3 12 (57.14%) Automation Testing
3 12 (57.14%) Validation
3 12 (57.14%) Banking
4 11 (52.38%) Telecoms
5 10 (47.62%) Finance
6 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (19.05%) C#
8 4 (19.05%) SQL
8 4 (19.05%) .NET
9 3 (14.29%) Windows
9 3 (14.29%) WinForms
9 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
10 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
10 2 (9.52%) V-Model
10 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (9.52%) SaaS
10 2 (9.52%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (9.52%) QA
10 2 (9.52%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 2 (9.52%) Workflow
10 2 (9.52%) CRM
10 2 (9.52%) HP
10 2 (9.52%) Six Sigma
11 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
11 1 (4.76%) SQLPlus

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQLPlus
1 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Toad
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (57.14%) Banking
2 11 (52.38%) Telecoms
3 10 (47.62%) Finance
4 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (90.48%) Analyst
1 19 (90.48%) Test Analyst
2 12 (57.14%) Senior Analyst
2 12 (57.14%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Manual Tester
5 2 (9.52%) QA Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) QA Tester
5 2 (9.52%) QA Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Junior
6 1 (4.76%) Junior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) WinForms
3 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Automation Testing
1 12 (57.14%) Validation
2 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 2 (9.52%) V-Model
5 2 (9.52%) Workflow
5 2 (9.52%) CRM
5 2 (9.52%) Six Sigma
6 1 (4.76%) ETL
6 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.76%) Data Management
6 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) C#
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (90.48%) ISEB
2 14 (66.67%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (9.52%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Telerik