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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 91 67 72
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +5
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 8 35 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.75% 2.71% 1.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.61% 8.97% 5.90%
Number of salaries quoted 8 34 17
Median salary £36,250 £30,000 £29,129
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.83% +2.99%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,850 £25,000 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £42,600 £37,750 £34,400
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £36,500 £35,250
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +3.54%
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
306 390 322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 28.76% 30.21% 29.84%
Number of salaries quoted 288 354 283
Median salary £37,500 £37,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,296 £25,000 £22,550
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,750 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +1 7 £32,000 +7.02% 3
Newport -3 1 £47,500 +28.37%
ISTQB
Wales

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 21 (84.00%) ISEB
2 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (36.00%) Manual Testing
3 9 (36.00%) Functional Testing
4 8 (32.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (32.00%) QA
4 8 (32.00%) Finance
5 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (28.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (24.00%) Selenium
6 6 (24.00%) TDD
7 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Scrum
7 5 (20.00%) C#
7 5 (20.00%) SQL
7 5 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 5 (20.00%) WebDriver
7 5 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 5 (20.00%) BDD
8 4 (16.00%) Software Delivery
8 4 (16.00%) OOP
8 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (16.00%) CMS
8 4 (16.00%) Alterian
8 4 (16.00%) Umbraco
8 4 (16.00%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (16.00%) Sitecore
9 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy

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 (16.00%) CMS
1 4 (16.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 4 (16.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Selenium
2 5 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.00%) Hudson
3 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.00%) JMeter
3 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.00%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Analyst
2 16 (64.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Test Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Test Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Tester
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) QA Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) QA Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) QA Test Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Finance Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) IT Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Functional Testing
2 9 (36.00%) Manual Testing
3 8 (32.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (28.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
5 6 (24.00%) TDD
6 5 (20.00%) BDD
6 5 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Scrum
6 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 4 (16.00%) OOP
7 4 (16.00%) Software Delivery
7 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (12.00%) Defect Management
8 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
9 2 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (8.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) C#
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) C++
2 1 (4.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (84.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Alterian
1 4 (16.00%) Sitecore
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) HP
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