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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 83 76 88
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +12
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 16 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.22% 1.48% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.74% 5.03% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 13 15 10
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £29,875
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +17.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £28,150
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £38,500 £31,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
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
274 318 335
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 25.66% 29.34% 29.62%
Number of salaries quoted 248 276 306
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,103 £24,350
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £52,500 £49,250
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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +7 10 £38,750 +16.54%
Newport -15 3 £25,000 -35.06%
ISTQB
Wales

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 15 (71.43%) ISEB
2 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (57.14%) Finance
4 10 (47.62%) Waterfall
5 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
6 6 (28.57%) System Testing
6 6 (28.57%) SQL
6 6 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Defect Management
7 4 (19.05%) Advertising
7 4 (19.05%) Migration
7 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (19.05%) TDD
7 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Degree
7 4 (19.05%) QA
8 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Selenium
8 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (14.29%) .NET
8 3 (14.29%) C#
8 3 (14.29%) C++
8 3 (14.29%) Java
8 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
8 3 (14.29%) Software Delivery
8 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
8 3 (14.29%) SoapUI
8 3 (14.29%) 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Selenium
1 3 (14.29%) SoapUI
1 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.76%) Hudson
2 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.76%) JMeter
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
2 1 (4.76%) Toad
2 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (90.48%) Analyst
2 18 (85.71%) Test Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Business Test Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) IT Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) QA Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Service Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Business Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Portfolio Test Manager
4 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Software Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Software Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) Waterfall
3 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 6 (28.57%) Defect Management
4 6 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (28.57%) System Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Migration
5 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
5 4 (19.05%) TDD
5 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Software Delivery
6 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Scrum
7 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (9.52%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) C#
2 3 (14.29%) C++
2 3 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (71.43%) ISEB
2 4 (19.05%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) HP
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle