The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South Wales region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 63 71 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 30 18 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.62% 1.63% -
As % of the Qualifications category 8.36% 6.27% -
Number of salaries quoted 29 15 0
Average salary £29,129 £36,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.19% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
Qualifications Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
359 287 226
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 31.41% 26.04% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 306 253 206
Average salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
ISTQB
Wales

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 29 July 2014. 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 +7 25 £29,129 -20.19% 2
ISTQB
Wales

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 45 (81.82%) ISEB
2 31 (56.36%) Test Scripting
3 29 (52.73%) Test Strategy
4 27 (49.09%) Software Testing
5 26 (47.27%) Automated Testing
6 23 (41.82%) Finance
7 14 (25.45%) Validation
8 13 (23.64%) SQL
8 13 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (21.82%) JIRA
9 12 (21.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 11 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (20.00%) Banking
11 10 (18.18%) Degree
11 10 (18.18%) System Testing
12 9 (16.36%) Performance Testing
12 9 (16.36%) MS Office
12 9 (16.36%) Telecoms
12 9 (16.36%) ClearQuest
13 8 (14.55%) Automation Testing
14 7 (12.73%) Welsh Language
14 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
14 7 (12.73%) Scrum
15 6 (10.91%) QA
15 6 (10.91%) Selenium
15 6 (10.91%) Security Testing
15 6 (10.91%) VirtualBox
15 6 (10.91%) T-Plan
16 5 (9.09%) Test Automation
16 5 (9.09%) MS Project

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.82%) FileNet
1 1 (1.82%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (16.36%) MS Office
2 5 (9.09%) MS Project
3 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
3 4 (7.27%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) HTTP
1 2 (3.64%) SSL
1 2 (3.64%) Internet
2 1 (1.82%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.82%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 12 (21.82%) JIRA
2 9 (16.36%) ClearQuest
3 6 (10.91%) Selenium
4 3 (5.45%) Subversion
4 3 (5.45%) Maven
4 3 (5.45%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (3.64%) Hudson
5 2 (3.64%) Gerrit
5 2 (3.64%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.64%) CruiseControl
5 2 (3.64%) Ant
5 2 (3.64%) JUnit
5 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.64%) Mercurial
5 2 (3.64%) JBehave
5 2 (3.64%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (41.82%) Finance
2 11 (20.00%) Banking
3 9 (16.36%) Telecoms
4 7 (12.73%) Welsh Language
5 4 (7.27%) Advertising
6 2 (3.64%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (56.36%) Analyst
2 30 (54.55%) Test Analyst
3 13 (23.64%) Test Engineer
4 11 (20.00%) Senior Test Engineer
5 9 (16.36%) Senior Test Analyst
5 9 (16.36%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (14.55%) Tester
7 4 (7.27%) Senior Tester
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) QA Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Test Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.64%) QA Manager
9 1 (1.82%) Senior Software Tester
9 1 (1.82%) Automation Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) Test Automation Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) Test Strategy Analyst
9 1 (1.82%) QA Analyst
9 1 (1.82%) IT Graduate
9 1 (1.82%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) HTML
1 3 (5.45%) SOAP
1 3 (5.45%) XML
2 2 (3.64%) Web Services
2 2 (3.64%) JSON
3 1 (1.82%) Java EE 5
3 1 (1.82%) JPA
3 1 (1.82%) EJB 3.0
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Camel
3 1 (1.82%) J2EE
3 1 (1.82%) EJB
3 1 (1.82%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
1 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.82%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.45%) Windows
1 3 (5.45%) Android
2 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (3.64%) Windows 8
2 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (3.64%) Windows XP
2 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (3.64%) UNIX
3 1 (1.82%) Linux
3 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (56.36%) Test Scripting
2 29 (52.73%) Test Strategy
3 27 (49.09%) Software Testing
4 26 (47.27%) Automated Testing
5 14 (25.45%) Validation
6 13 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (18.18%) System Testing
9 9 (16.36%) Performance Testing
10 8 (14.55%) Automation Testing
11 7 (12.73%) Scrum
12 6 (10.91%) Security Testing
13 5 (9.09%) Test Automation
14 4 (7.27%) User Stories
14 4 (7.27%) ITIL
14 4 (7.27%) PRINCE2
14 4 (7.27%) Service Management
15 3 (5.45%) Regression Testing
16 2 (3.64%) Information Security
16 2 (3.64%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.64%) SQL
2 4 (7.27%) Java
3 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.64%) XQuery
3 2 (3.64%) XPath
3 2 (3.64%) Groovy
4 1 (1.82%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (81.82%) ISEB
2 12 (21.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (18.18%) Degree
4 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) QA
2 2 (3.64%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (3.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (10.91%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.91%) T-Plan
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle
4 1 (1.82%) Telerik
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