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 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 70 85 67
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -18
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 22 8 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.94% 0.68% 2.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.94% 2.08% 7.20%
Number of salaries quoted 20 8 29
Median salary £30,000 £27,565 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.83% -12.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,150 £29,129 £40,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £37,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.31% +7.85%
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
317 384 403
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 27.98% 32.82% 38.16%
Number of salaries quoted 277 328 334
Median salary £35,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,650 £27,350 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the South Wales region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +14 13 £33,000 +13.28% 2
Newport - 3 £30,000 -
Torfaen +15 2 £32,000 +23.07%
Vale of Glamorgan - 2 £25,000 -
Bridgend -7 1 - - 2
ISTQB
Wales

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 48 (88.89%) ISEB
1 48 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 19 (35.19%) Manual Testing
3 19 (35.19%) Functional Testing
3 19 (35.19%) SQL
4 16 (29.63%) Finance
4 16 (29.63%) Non-Functional Testing
4 16 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (27.78%) QA
6 14 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (25.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (24.07%) SoapUI
7 13 (24.07%) Waterfall
7 13 (24.07%) SOAP
8 12 (22.22%) Software Testing
8 12 (22.22%) Migration
8 12 (22.22%) Test Strategy
8 12 (22.22%) Software Delivery
9 10 (18.52%) Automated Testing
9 10 (18.52%) Advertising
10 8 (14.81%) Scrum
10 8 (14.81%) Test Automation
11 7 (12.96%) PaaS
11 7 (12.96%) Selenium
11 7 (12.96%) SDLC
11 7 (12.96%) Big Data
11 7 (12.96%) Mobile Marketing
11 7 (12.96%) Marketing
11 7 (12.96%) Telecoms

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.41%) CMS
1 4 (7.41%) Sitecore CMS
1 4 (7.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.96%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) Big Data
1 7 (12.96%) Data Mining
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (24.07%) SoapUI
2 7 (12.96%) Selenium
3 4 (7.41%) WebDriver
4 3 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.70%) HP UFT
5 2 (3.70%) JMeter
5 2 (3.70%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.85%) JIRA
General
1 16 (29.63%) Finance
2 10 (18.52%) Advertising
3 7 (12.96%) Marketing
3 7 (12.96%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (68.52%) Analyst
2 36 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) Software Test Engineer
3 7 (12.96%) Test Engineer
3 7 (12.96%) Tester
4 6 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Software Tester
6 3 (5.56%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Automation Tester
7 2 (3.70%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Systems Test Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.70%) Test Leader
7 2 (3.70%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (1.85%) Senior Test Manager
8 1 (1.85%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.07%) SOAP
2 7 (12.96%) Web Services
3 3 (5.56%) XML
4 2 (3.70%) .NET
4 2 (3.70%) CGI
5 1 (1.85%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.96%) Linux
1 7 (12.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 19 (35.19%) Functional Testing
3 19 (35.19%) Manual Testing
4 16 (29.63%) Non-Functional Testing
5 14 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (24.07%) Waterfall
7 12 (22.22%) Migration
7 12 (22.22%) Software Delivery
7 12 (22.22%) Software Testing
7 12 (22.22%) Test Strategy
8 10 (18.52%) Automated Testing
9 8 (14.81%) Scrum
9 8 (14.81%) Test Automation
10 7 (12.96%) E-Commerce
10 7 (12.96%) Mobile Marketing
10 7 (12.96%) SDLC
11 5 (9.26%) TDD
12 4 (7.41%) OOP
12 4 (7.41%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.19%) SQL
2 4 (7.41%) C#
3 2 (3.70%) Java
4 1 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (88.89%) ISEB
2 14 (25.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.85%) Degree
4 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (27.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.41%) Alterian
2 4 (7.41%) Sitecore
3 2 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle
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