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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 73 89 66
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -23
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 21 10 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.77% 0.83% 2.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.40% 2.82% 6.22%
Number of salaries quoted 21 10 25
Average salary £29,500 £29,129 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.27% -7.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,129 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +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
328 355 402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 27.68% 29.61% 40.08%
Number of salaries quoted 285 303 336
Average salary £36,000 £38,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £51,000 £52,000
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 30 April 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
Cardiff +2 13 £30,000 +2.99% 2
Newport - 4 £27,625 -
Torfaen +7 2 £34,750 +33.65% 1
Vale of Glamorgan - 2 £25,000 -
ISTQB
Wales

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 46 (92.00%) ISEB
2 45 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (54.00%) Test Scripting
4 20 (40.00%) Manual Testing
5 19 (38.00%) SQL
6 15 (30.00%) Functional Testing
7 14 (28.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 14 (28.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (28.00%) Finance
7 14 (28.00%) QA
8 13 (26.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (26.00%) SOAP
8 13 (26.00%) SoapUI
9 12 (24.00%) Test Strategy
9 12 (24.00%) Waterfall
10 11 (22.00%) Automated Testing
10 11 (22.00%) Software Testing
10 11 (22.00%) Migration
10 11 (22.00%) Software Delivery
11 10 (20.00%) Advertising
12 8 (16.00%) SDLC
13 7 (14.00%) PaaS
13 7 (14.00%) Big Data
13 7 (14.00%) Mobile Marketing
13 7 (14.00%) Marketing
13 7 (14.00%) Scrum
13 7 (14.00%) Telecoms
13 7 (14.00%) Web Services
13 7 (14.00%) Unix

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 3 (6.00%) CMS
1 3 (6.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 3 (6.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) Big Data
1 7 (14.00%) Data Mining
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (26.00%) SoapUI
2 6 (12.00%) Selenium
3 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.00%) JMeter
5 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.00%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.00%) JIRA
5 1 (2.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 14 (28.00%) Finance
2 10 (20.00%) Advertising
3 7 (14.00%) Marketing
3 7 (14.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 34 (68.00%) Analyst
1 34 (68.00%) Test Analyst
2 8 (16.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Test Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) Tester
4 4 (8.00%) Software Tester
5 3 (6.00%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Automation Tester
6 2 (4.00%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Systems Test Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.00%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.00%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (2.00%) Software Analyst
7 1 (2.00%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (2.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.00%) SOAP
2 7 (14.00%) Web Services
3 3 (6.00%) XML
4 2 (4.00%) .NET
5 1 (2.00%) CGI
5 1 (2.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Linux
1 7 (14.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (54.00%) Test Scripting
3 20 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 15 (30.00%) Functional Testing
5 14 (28.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 13 (26.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (24.00%) Test Strategy
7 12 (24.00%) Waterfall
8 11 (22.00%) Automated Testing
8 11 (22.00%) Migration
8 11 (22.00%) Software Delivery
8 11 (22.00%) Software Testing
9 8 (16.00%) SDLC
10 7 (14.00%) E-Commerce
10 7 (14.00%) Mobile Marketing
10 7 (14.00%) Scrum
11 6 (12.00%) Test Automation
12 5 (10.00%) Defect Management
13 4 (8.00%) Performance Testing
13 4 (8.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.00%) SQL
2 3 (6.00%) C#
3 2 (4.00%) Java
4 1 (2.00%) C
Qualifications
1 46 (92.00%) ISEB
2 14 (28.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (6.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (28.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) Alterian
2 3 (6.00%) Sitecore
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (2.00%) HP
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