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 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 67 67 90
Rank change year-on-year
0 +23
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 15 32 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.75% 2.68% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.64% 8.86% 3.24%
Number of salaries quoted 14 31 9
Median salary £30,250 £32,000 £29,129
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.46% +9.85%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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
226 361 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 26.40% 30.26% 22.99%
Number of salaries quoted 193 302 236
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +11 9 £27,750 -6.72% 1
Newport -3 3 £32,500 +23.22%
Bridgend +15 1 £25,500 -
Caerphilly - 1 £55,000 -
ISTQB
Wales

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (57.14%) ISEB
2 16 (57.14%) Finance
3 12 (42.86%) Waterfall
4 9 (32.14%) System Testing
5 8 (28.57%) SQL
5 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 7 (25.00%) Degree
6 7 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 7 (25.00%) Defect Management
7 6 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (17.86%) SoapUI
8 5 (17.86%) Functional Testing
8 5 (17.86%) QA
8 5 (17.86%) SOAP
8 5 (17.86%) Migration
9 4 (14.29%) SDLC
9 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
10 3 (10.71%) Automation Testing
10 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (10.71%) Oracle
10 3 (10.71%) Advertising
11 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
11 2 (7.14%) Use Case
11 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
11 2 (7.14%) TDD
11 2 (7.14%) .NET
11 2 (7.14%) C#

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:

Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.57%) Sage 200
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) SoapUI
2 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.57%) Selenium
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (3.57%) Toad
General
1 16 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Advertising
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (78.57%) Analyst
2 21 (75.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Test Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Test Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Business Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) QA Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Software Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Software Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Strategy Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Team Leader
5 2 (7.14%) Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Trainee
5 2 (7.14%) Trainee Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Trainee Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) SOAP
2 2 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) Waterfall
3 9 (32.14%) System Testing
4 8 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (25.00%) Defect Management
5 7 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Functional Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Migration
8 4 (14.29%) SDLC
9 3 (10.71%) Automation Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
10 2 (7.14%) Open Source
10 2 (7.14%) RAD
10 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Scrum
10 2 (7.14%) Software Delivery
10 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (7.14%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) C#
2 2 (7.14%) C++
2 2 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (57.14%) ISEB
2 7 (25.00%) Degree
3 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) HP
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Sage
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