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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 66 73 84
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +11
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 21 22 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.97% 1.83% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.58% 6.29% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 19 19 2
Average salary £29,129 £29,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% -9.23%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
319 350 304
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 29.90% 29.12% 32.41%
Number of salaries quoted 281 304 268
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 23 September 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
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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 +6 17 £29,129 -20.19% 2
ISTQB
Wales

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 39 (79.59%) ISEB
2 30 (61.22%) Test Scripting
3 25 (51.02%) Automated Testing
3 25 (51.02%) Test Strategy
4 24 (48.98%) Software Testing
5 19 (38.78%) Finance
6 13 (26.53%) Banking
6 13 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (26.53%) JIRA
7 12 (24.49%) Performance Testing
8 11 (22.45%) Mentoring
8 11 (22.45%) SQL
9 10 (20.41%) MS Office
9 10 (20.41%) Validation
9 10 (20.41%) Telecoms
9 10 (20.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (20.41%) Degree
10 8 (16.33%) ClearQuest
10 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
10 8 (16.33%) Security Testing
10 8 (16.33%) Welsh Language
10 8 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (16.33%) Automation Testing
10 8 (16.33%) VirtualBox
10 8 (16.33%) T-Plan
11 6 (12.24%) System Testing
11 6 (12.24%) Scrum
12 5 (10.20%) MS Project
12 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
12 5 (10.20%) Selenium

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (2.04%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.04%) FileNet
1 1 (2.04%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (20.41%) MS Office
2 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.20%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (10.20%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) HTTP
1 2 (4.08%) SSL
1 2 (4.08%) Internet
2 1 (2.04%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 13 (26.53%) JIRA
2 8 (16.33%) ClearQuest
3 5 (10.20%) Selenium
4 3 (6.12%) Subversion
4 3 (6.12%) Maven
4 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.08%) CruiseControl
5 2 (4.08%) Hudson
5 2 (4.08%) Gerrit
5 2 (4.08%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.08%) Mercurial
5 2 (4.08%) JBehave
5 2 (4.08%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.08%) Ant
5 2 (4.08%) JUnit
6 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.04%) JMeter
6 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 19 (38.78%) Finance
2 13 (26.53%) Banking
3 10 (20.41%) Telecoms
4 8 (16.33%) Welsh Language
5 3 (6.12%) Advertising
6 2 (4.08%) Retail
7 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (57.14%) Analyst
1 28 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 15 (30.61%) Test Engineer
3 13 (26.53%) Senior Test Engineer
4 9 (18.37%) Senior Test Analyst
4 9 (18.37%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Tester
6 4 (8.16%) Senior Tester
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Test Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.04%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Senior Software Tester
8 1 (2.04%) Senior Technical Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Graduate
8 1 (2.04%) IT Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) HTML
1 3 (6.12%) SOAP
1 3 (6.12%) XML
2 2 (4.08%) Web Services
2 2 (4.08%) JSON
3 1 (2.04%) Java EE 5
3 1 (2.04%) JPA
3 1 (2.04%) EJB 3.0
3 1 (2.04%) Apache Camel
3 1 (2.04%) JMS
3 1 (2.04%) WinForms
3 1 (2.04%) .NET
3 1 (2.04%) J2EE
3 1 (2.04%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
1 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) Windows 8
2 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
2 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (4.08%) Android
2 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.08%) UNIX
3 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (61.22%) Test Scripting
2 25 (51.02%) Test Strategy
2 25 (51.02%) Automated Testing
3 24 (48.98%) Software Testing
4 13 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (24.49%) Performance Testing
6 11 (22.45%) Mentoring
7 10 (20.41%) Validation
8 8 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (16.33%) Automation Testing
8 8 (16.33%) Security Testing
9 6 (12.24%) System Testing
9 6 (12.24%) Scrum
10 5 (10.20%) Test Automation
11 4 (8.16%) User Stories
11 4 (8.16%) Regression Testing
12 3 (6.12%) Information Security
13 2 (4.08%) TDD
13 2 (4.08%) Penetration Testing
13 2 (4.08%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) SQL
2 4 (8.16%) Java
3 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.08%) XQuery
3 2 (4.08%) XPath
3 2 (4.08%) Groovy
4 1 (2.04%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 39 (79.59%) ISEB
2 10 (20.41%) Degree
2 10 (20.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (6.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (16.33%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
1 8 (16.33%) T-Plan
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle
3 1 (2.04%) Telerik