The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 168 207 204
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 74 51 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.37% 0.87% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.37% 2.93% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 56 44 33
Median salary £42,500 £34,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,289 £27,000 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,600 £44,850
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
ISTQB
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1694 1741 1582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 31.28% 29.71% 25.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1325 1366 1212
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,877 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £56,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

ISTQB
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the South West region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in the South West

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in the South West

ISTQB
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Gloucestershire +20 36 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Somerset -3 13 £40,000 -10.61%
Wiltshire +22 10 £45,000 +5.88%
Bristol +17 9 £43,000 +34.37% 4
Cornwall -11 2 - -
Dorset +15 1 £32,500 +30.00% 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 West region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 113 (75.84%) ISEB
2 93 (62.42%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (42.28%) SQL
4 52 (34.90%) Microsoft
5 50 (33.56%) Scrum
6 44 (29.53%) Java
7 42 (28.19%) Software Testing
7 42 (28.19%) Cucumber
8 41 (27.52%) Test Automation
8 41 (27.52%) Selenium
8 41 (27.52%) Security Cleared
9 40 (26.85%) Non-Functional Testing
10 38 (25.50%) Test Scripting
11 36 (24.16%) Manual Testing
11 36 (24.16%) ITIL
11 36 (24.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 35 (23.49%) SDLC
12 35 (23.49%) Regression Testing
12 35 (23.49%) Team Foundation Server
13 34 (22.82%) JIRA
14 33 (22.15%) QA
14 33 (22.15%) Finance
15 32 (21.48%) BDD
16 31 (20.81%) User Acceptance Testing
17 30 (20.13%) Test Management
18 27 (18.12%) Linux
18 27 (18.12%) Ruby
19 26 (17.45%) Automated Testing
19 26 (17.45%) Waterfall
19 26 (17.45%) DV Cleared

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 11 (7.38%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.71%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.71%) Skype for Business
3 5 (3.36%) Apache
3 5 (3.36%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.34%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.34%) Confluence
5 1 (0.67%) IIS
5 1 (0.67%) MQSeries
Applications
1 17 (11.41%) MS Office
2 7 (4.70%) Mingle
3 3 (2.01%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (8.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.05%) SSH
2 5 (3.36%) Internet
2 5 (3.36%) LAN
2 5 (3.36%) WAN
3 3 (2.01%) DNS
3 3 (2.01%) Intranet
3 3 (2.01%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.72%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.34%) Apache Accumulo
3 2 (1.34%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.67%) GIS
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 42 (28.19%) Cucumber
2 41 (27.52%) Selenium
3 35 (23.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 34 (22.82%) JIRA
5 26 (17.45%) Jenkins
6 18 (12.08%) SpecFlow
7 17 (11.41%) WebDriver
8 16 (10.74%) Git (software)
8 16 (10.74%) JUnit
9 15 (10.07%) JBehave
10 14 (9.40%) Visual Studio
11 12 (8.05%) Zephyr
12 10 (6.71%) Maven
13 9 (6.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (5.37%) LoadRunner
15 7 (4.70%) SoapUI
16 4 (2.68%) Ant
16 4 (2.68%) Subversion
17 3 (2.01%) Rational Functional Tester
17 3 (2.01%) TestNG
General
1 33 (22.15%) Finance
2 21 (14.09%) Telecoms
3 15 (10.07%) Electronics
3 15 (10.07%) Manufacturing
4 14 (9.40%) Marketing
5 11 (7.38%) Banking
6 4 (2.68%) Advertising
7 2 (1.34%) Back Office
8 1 (0.67%) Games
8 1 (0.67%) Legal
8 1 (0.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 62 (41.61%) Analyst
2 53 (35.57%) Test Analyst
3 30 (20.13%) Tester
4 24 (16.11%) Test Engineer
5 22 (14.77%) Software Tester
6 20 (13.42%) Developer
7 15 (10.07%) Java Developer
8 11 (7.38%) Senior Analyst
8 11 (7.38%) Senior Test Analyst
8 11 (7.38%) Test Automation Engineer
9 10 (6.71%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 9 (6.04%) Developer in Test
10 9 (6.04%) Software Analyst
10 9 (6.04%) Software Test Analyst
10 9 (6.04%) Test Automation Developer
11 8 (5.37%) Applications Support
11 8 (5.37%) Applications Support Analyst
11 8 (5.37%) Security Analyst
11 8 (5.37%) Support Analyst
11 8 (5.37%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.74%) HTML
2 15 (10.07%) Hibernate
2 15 (10.07%) Spring
3 14 (9.40%) Web Services
4 13 (8.72%) REST
4 13 (8.72%) SOAP
5 12 (8.05%) Gherkin
6 9 (6.04%) XML
7 7 (4.70%) .NET
8 5 (3.36%) CSS
8 5 (3.36%) JDBC
9 2 (1.34%) RESTful
10 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.67%) Middleware
10 1 (0.67%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.37%) Client/Server
2 8 (5.37%) Credit Risk
2 8 (5.37%) Mathematics
2 8 (5.37%) SWIFT
3 6 (4.03%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.68%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.01%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (2.01%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (1.34%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.34%) Handset
6 2 (1.34%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.67%) Replication
7 1 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.12%) Linux
2 20 (13.42%) Windows
3 8 (5.37%) CentOS
4 5 (3.36%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.68%) Unix
5 4 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.01%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.01%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.01%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (62.42%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (33.56%) Scrum
3 42 (28.19%) Software Testing
4 41 (27.52%) Test Automation
5 40 (26.85%) Non-Functional Testing
6 38 (25.50%) Test Scripting
7 36 (24.16%) ITIL
7 36 (24.16%) Manual Testing
8 35 (23.49%) Regression Testing
8 35 (23.49%) SDLC
9 32 (21.48%) BDD
10 31 (20.81%) User Acceptance Testing
11 30 (20.13%) Test Management
12 26 (17.45%) Automated Testing
12 26 (17.45%) Waterfall
13 25 (16.78%) Defect Management
14 20 (13.42%) Programme Management
15 19 (12.75%) Functional Testing
15 19 (12.75%) Test Strategy
16 16 (10.74%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 63 (42.28%) SQL
2 44 (29.53%) Java
3 27 (18.12%) Ruby
4 20 (13.42%) PL/SQL
5 17 (11.41%) Python
6 12 (8.05%) C
6 12 (8.05%) C#
7 11 (7.38%) C++
8 7 (4.70%) Perl
9 6 (4.03%) Bash Shell
9 6 (4.03%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.34%) Go
10 2 (1.34%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.67%) PHP
11 1 (0.67%) VB
11 1 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 113 (75.84%) ISEB
2 41 (27.52%) Security Cleared
3 36 (24.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 26 (17.45%) DV Cleared
5 23 (15.44%) Degree
6 16 (10.74%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (22.15%) QA
2 8 (5.37%) SLA
3 2 (1.34%) SDET
System Software
1 10 (6.71%) Hyper-V
1 10 (6.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (2.01%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (6.71%) SCCM
2 7 (4.70%) SCOM
3 5 (3.36%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.01%) AirWatch
4 3 (2.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 52 (34.90%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.75%) Oracle
3 14 (9.40%) HP
4 13 (8.72%) SAP
5 10 (6.71%) VMware
6 8 (5.37%) Bloomberg
6 8 (5.37%) Red Hat
6 8 (5.37%) Reuters
7 4 (2.68%) Rally
8 3 (2.01%) Altiris
8 3 (2.01%) Citrix
8 3 (2.01%) Veritas
9 1 (0.67%) Green Hat
9 1 (0.67%) IBM
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