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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 64 62 73
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 35 28 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.79% 2.57% 1.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.56% 7.89% 7.24%
Number of salaries quoted 34 26 19
Average salary £31,171 £29,129 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.01% -11.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,750 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £39,400 £34,000 £46,800
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
366 355 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 29.19% 32.57% 25.78%
Number of salaries quoted 336 315 262
Average salary £36,000 £36,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.36% -7.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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 -21 14 £29,900 +2.64% 5
Newport - 8 £36,184 - 1
Torfaen - 7 £32,000 -
Bridgend - 6 £36,000 -
ISTQB
Wales

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 32 (74.42%) ISEB
2 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (25.58%) Test Scripting
3 11 (25.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (25.58%) Automation Testing
4 10 (23.26%) Telecoms
4 10 (23.26%) SQL
5 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
5 8 (18.60%) Java
5 8 (18.60%) Finance
5 8 (18.60%) QA
5 8 (18.60%) Software Testing
5 8 (18.60%) Mentoring
6 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
6 7 (16.28%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (16.28%) Validation
6 7 (16.28%) Banking
6 7 (16.28%) Automated Testing
6 7 (16.28%) Degree
6 7 (16.28%) Performance Testing
6 7 (16.28%) Load Testing
6 7 (16.28%) Regression Testing
6 7 (16.28%) HP
7 6 (13.95%) JMeter
7 6 (13.95%) Selenium
7 6 (13.95%) Maven
7 6 (13.95%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (13.95%) Artifactory
7 6 (13.95%) Jenkins
7 6 (13.95%) Test Strategy

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Office
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) PaaS
2 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) Data Mining
2 2 (4.65%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (25.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (13.95%) Artifactory
2 6 (13.95%) Jenkins
2 6 (13.95%) JMeter
2 6 (13.95%) Maven
2 6 (13.95%) Selenium
3 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.65%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.33%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (23.26%) Telecoms
2 8 (18.60%) Finance
3 7 (16.28%) Banking
4 2 (4.65%) Marketing
4 2 (4.65%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (62.79%) Analyst
1 27 (62.79%) Test Analyst
2 8 (18.60%) Senior Analyst
2 8 (18.60%) Senior Test Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Test Leader
4 6 (13.95%) Tester
5 5 (11.63%) Software Tester
6 4 (9.30%) Team Leader
6 4 (9.30%) QA Leader
7 2 (4.65%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) QA Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Lead Test Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Performance Test Leader
8 1 (2.33%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.33%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) .NET
2 2 (4.65%) SOAP
3 1 (2.33%) XML
3 1 (2.33%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.30%) AS400
3 2 (4.65%) IPTV
3 2 (4.65%) DTV
3 2 (4.65%) User Experience
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.33%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (25.58%) Test Scripting
2 11 (25.58%) Automation Testing
3 8 (18.60%) Mentoring
3 8 (18.60%) Software Testing
4 7 (16.28%) Performance Testing
4 7 (16.28%) Load Testing
4 7 (16.28%) Regression Testing
4 7 (16.28%) Validation
4 7 (16.28%) Automated Testing
5 6 (13.95%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (13.95%) Test Strategy
6 5 (11.63%) V-Model
6 5 (11.63%) Test Automation
6 5 (11.63%) SDLC
6 5 (11.63%) Data Analysis
6 5 (11.63%) Test Management
6 5 (11.63%) Manual Testing
7 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.98%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) SQL
2 8 (18.60%) Java
3 3 (6.98%) C#
4 2 (4.65%) C++
4 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.65%) Perl
4 2 (4.65%) Ruby
4 2 (4.65%) Korn
4 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 32 (74.42%) ISEB
2 7 (16.28%) Degree
2 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
3 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (4.65%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (4.65%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.28%) HP
3 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle
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