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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 175 206 162
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -44
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 65 30 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.03% 0.51% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.28% 1.70% 3.44%
Number of salaries quoted 49 24 55
Average salary £45,000 £35,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.76% +7.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,541 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £41,600 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,250 £35,000 £32,846
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +6.55%
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
1984 1766 1976
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 31.35% 29.81% 34.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1601 1426 1668
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 December 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the South West region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Bristol +22 23 £38,500 +4.76% 3
Gloucestershire +2 17 £50,000 +92.30% 1
Wiltshire -2 13 £50,000 +23.45%
Somerset +3 5 £31,000 +11.48%
Devon -5 4 - - 2
Dorset -7 2 £28,250 -29.37% 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 98 (83.05%) ISEB
2 55 (46.61%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (37.29%) Software Testing
4 41 (34.75%) Finance
5 39 (33.05%) QA
6 38 (32.20%) Test Management
7 37 (31.36%) Test Automation
8 36 (30.51%) Waterfall
8 36 (30.51%) Scrum
9 29 (24.58%) Line Management
10 28 (23.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 25 (21.19%) SQL
12 23 (19.49%) Security Cleared
13 20 (16.95%) Selenium
14 18 (15.25%) Performance Testing
14 18 (15.25%) Automated Testing
15 17 (14.41%) Manual Testing
15 17 (14.41%) Java
16 15 (12.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 15 (12.71%) Degree
17 14 (11.86%) Security Testing
17 14 (11.86%) Test Scripting
18 13 (11.02%) Linux
18 13 (11.02%) Banking
19 12 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
19 12 (10.17%) Test Strategy
20 11 (9.32%) Migration
20 11 (9.32%) UNIX
21 10 (8.47%) Ruby
21 10 (8.47%) Bash Shell

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 2 (1.69%) CMS
2 1 (0.85%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.93%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.69%) Internet
2 1 (0.85%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.85%) LAN
2 1 (0.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.24%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 20 (16.95%) Selenium
2 7 (5.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (5.08%) SoapUI
3 6 (5.08%) SpecFlow
3 6 (5.08%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (4.24%) Visual Studio
4 5 (4.24%) Bugzilla
5 4 (3.39%) JIRA
5 4 (3.39%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.69%) TestDirector
6 2 (1.69%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.85%) Hudson
7 1 (0.85%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.85%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.85%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.85%) ClearQuest
General
1 41 (34.75%) Finance
2 13 (11.02%) Banking
3 7 (5.93%) Retail
4 6 (5.08%) Aerospace
4 6 (5.08%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.39%) Marketing
6 2 (1.69%) Advertising
7 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (40.68%) Analyst
2 46 (38.98%) Test Analyst
3 39 (33.05%) Test Manager
4 17 (14.41%) QA Manager
5 12 (10.17%) Senior Analyst
5 12 (10.17%) Senior Test Analyst
6 11 (9.32%) Test Leader
7 10 (8.47%) Tester
8 8 (6.78%) Testing Manager
9 7 (5.93%) Junior
9 7 (5.93%) Architect
9 7 (5.93%) Integration Architect
9 7 (5.93%) Test Architect
10 6 (5.08%) Developer
11 5 (4.24%) Test Engineer
11 5 (4.24%) QA Test Manager
12 4 (3.39%) Junior Test Analyst
12 4 (3.39%) Junior Analyst
13 3 (2.54%) QA Tester
13 3 (2.54%) Products Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.39%) .NET
2 3 (2.54%) J2EE
2 3 (2.54%) JDBC
2 3 (2.54%) SOAP
2 3 (2.54%) XML
3 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.24%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.54%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.69%) Open Source
4 2 (1.69%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.69%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.85%) SCADA
5 1 (0.85%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.02%) Linux
2 11 (9.32%) UNIX
3 3 (2.54%) Windows
4 2 (1.69%) Android
4 2 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (46.61%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (37.29%) Software Testing
3 38 (32.20%) Test Management
4 37 (31.36%) Test Automation
5 36 (30.51%) Waterfall
5 36 (30.51%) Scrum
6 29 (24.58%) Line Management
7 18 (15.25%) Automated Testing
7 18 (15.25%) Performance Testing
8 17 (14.41%) Manual Testing
9 14 (11.86%) Test Scripting
9 14 (11.86%) Security Testing
10 12 (10.17%) Test Strategy
11 11 (9.32%) Migration
12 8 (6.78%) Validation
12 8 (6.78%) Load Testing
12 8 (6.78%) Mentoring
12 8 (6.78%) Test Planning
13 7 (5.93%) Automation Testing
13 7 (5.93%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.19%) SQL
2 17 (14.41%) Java
3 10 (8.47%) Ruby
3 10 (8.47%) Bash Shell
4 7 (5.93%) C#
4 7 (5.93%) Shell Script
5 6 (5.08%) Python
6 1 (0.85%) C++
6 1 (0.85%) C
Qualifications
1 98 (83.05%) ISEB
2 28 (23.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 23 (19.49%) Security Cleared
4 15 (12.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 15 (12.71%) Degree
5 8 (6.78%) SC Cleared
5 8 (6.78%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (33.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (5.93%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.39%) Oracle
3 3 (2.54%) Cisco
3 3 (2.54%) HP
4 2 (1.69%) Telerik
Exeter, Devon, South West
Met Office
Salary: £26,988 per annum and up to £30,194 for exceptional candidates
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Met Office
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: Up to £45k + pkg
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Premier IT
Salary: £39000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago