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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 83 74 85
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 8 26 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.73% 2.13% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.49% 6.33% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 7 23 3
Average salary £32,500 £34,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.47% +6.92%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.24% -1.42%
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
321 411 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 29.23% 33.69% 33.90%
Number of salaries quoted 294 359 306
Average salary £36,250 £35,065 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.38% -6.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 23 October 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
(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 +2 5 £33,750 +29.80% 2
ISTQB
Wales

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 28 (80.00%) ISEB
2 19 (54.29%) Test Scripting
3 18 (51.43%) Software Testing
3 18 (51.43%) Automated Testing
4 17 (48.57%) Test Strategy
5 14 (40.00%) Finance
6 13 (37.14%) Banking
7 11 (31.43%) Performance Testing
8 10 (28.57%) Telecoms
9 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (25.71%) JIRA
10 8 (22.86%) Degree
10 8 (22.86%) Validation
10 8 (22.86%) Automation Testing
11 7 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (20.00%) Mentoring
11 7 (20.00%) Security Testing
11 7 (20.00%) VirtualBox
11 7 (20.00%) T-Plan
11 7 (20.00%) Welsh Language
11 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 7 (20.00%) MS Office
12 6 (17.14%) SQL
13 5 (14.29%) ClearQuest
14 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
14 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
14 4 (11.43%) Windows
14 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
14 4 (11.43%) MS PowerPoint
14 4 (11.43%) Scrum

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.86%) Confluence
1 1 (2.86%) FileNet
1 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (20.00%) MS Office
2 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (8.57%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) JIRA
2 5 (14.29%) ClearQuest
3 2 (5.71%) Selenium
4 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.86%) Subversion
4 1 (2.86%) Maven
4 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.86%) JMeter
General
1 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 13 (37.14%) Banking
3 10 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 7 (20.00%) Welsh Language
5 2 (5.71%) Retail
6 1 (2.86%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (54.29%) Analyst
1 19 (54.29%) Test Analyst
2 14 (40.00%) Test Engineer
3 12 (34.29%) Senior Test Engineer
4 8 (22.86%) Senior Test Analyst
4 8 (22.86%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Tester
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Software Tester
7 1 (2.86%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (2.86%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.86%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.86%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Apache Camel
1 1 (2.86%) WinForms
1 1 (2.86%) Java EE 5
1 1 (2.86%) JPA
1 1 (2.86%) EJB 3.0
1 1 (2.86%) JMS
1 1 (2.86%) HTML
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
1 1 (2.86%) J2EE
1 1 (2.86%) EJB
1 1 (2.86%) SOAP
1 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.86%) Android
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (54.29%) Test Scripting
2 18 (51.43%) Software Testing
2 18 (51.43%) Automated Testing
3 17 (48.57%) Test Strategy
4 11 (31.43%) Performance Testing
5 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (22.86%) Validation
6 8 (22.86%) Automation Testing
7 7 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 7 (20.00%) Security Testing
8 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Scrum
8 4 (11.43%) User Stories
9 3 (8.57%) Information Security
9 3 (8.57%) System Testing
10 2 (5.71%) Test Automation
11 1 (2.86%) Web Testing
11 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (2.86%) Time Management
11 1 (2.86%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 28 (80.00%) ISEB
2 8 (22.86%) Degree
3 7 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (8.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) T-Plan
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) Telerik
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle
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