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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 195 191 169
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -22
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 52 43 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.89% 0.70% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.01% 2.70% 3.08%
Number of salaries quoted 44 37 37
Average salary £34,000 £32,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.61% -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,150 £23,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,550 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,688 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.53% -
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
1728 1592 1495
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.57% 25.96% 28.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1361 1228 1260
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015. 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 -6 21 £32,500 -7.80% 2
Gloucestershire +5 13 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Somerset +6 5 £32,500 +18.18% 1
Devon -3 5 £26,000 -13.33%
Cornwall - 4 £55,500 -
Wiltshire -9 3 £42,500 +21.42% 5
Dorset -6 1 £25,000 -23.07%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 44 (59.46%) ISEB
2 40 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (45.95%) Test Scripting
4 32 (43.24%) QA
5 24 (32.43%) Regression Testing
6 23 (31.08%) Test Strategy
7 21 (28.38%) Finance
7 21 (28.38%) SQL
8 19 (25.68%) Scrum
8 19 (25.68%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (24.32%) Degree
9 18 (24.32%) .NET
10 15 (20.27%) Windows
10 15 (20.27%) Microsoft
11 14 (18.92%) Linux
12 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
12 13 (17.57%) C#
12 13 (17.57%) Software Testing
12 13 (17.57%) Test Management
12 13 (17.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 12 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (14.86%) JIRA
14 11 (14.86%) Manual Testing
15 10 (13.51%) User Stories
15 10 (13.51%) Compatibility Testing
15 10 (13.51%) Java
15 10 (13.51%) User Experience
15 10 (13.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 9 (12.16%) Web Services

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 5 (6.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.05%) IIS
3 1 (1.35%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (12.16%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.46%) MS Office
3 3 (4.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) Internet
2 3 (4.05%) Wireshark
2 3 (4.05%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.35%) LAN
3 1 (1.35%) VoIP
3 1 (1.35%) WAN
3 1 (1.35%) NAS
3 1 (1.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.46%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.41%) Big Data
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 11 (14.86%) JIRA
2 9 (12.16%) Selenium
3 8 (10.81%) Cucumber
4 6 (8.11%) Visual Studio
5 4 (5.41%) HP UFT
5 4 (5.41%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.05%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.05%) TestDirector
6 3 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.70%) Rational Functional Tester
7 2 (2.70%) TestPartner
7 2 (2.70%) SilkTest
8 1 (1.35%) Toad
8 1 (1.35%) MSTest
General
1 21 (28.38%) Finance
2 9 (12.16%) Banking
3 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.70%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.70%) Electronics
4 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.35%) Billing
5 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (51.35%) Analyst
2 34 (45.95%) Test Analyst
3 16 (21.62%) Test Manager
4 13 (17.57%) Tester
5 10 (13.51%) Test Engineer
5 10 (13.51%) QA Tester
6 7 (9.46%) Software Tester
7 6 (8.11%) QA Manager
8 5 (6.76%) Developer
8 5 (6.76%) Test Leader
9 4 (5.41%) Software Test Analyst
10 3 (4.05%) Software Team Leader
10 3 (4.05%) QA Test Manager
10 3 (4.05%) Quality Manager
10 3 (4.05%) Test Team Leader
10 3 (4.05%) Data Analyst
10 3 (4.05%) Team Leader
11 2 (2.70%) Analyst Developer
11 2 (2.70%) Software Test Engineer
11 2 (2.70%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (24.32%) .NET
2 9 (12.16%) Web Services
3 8 (10.81%) XML
4 7 (9.46%) HTML
5 5 (6.76%) XHTML
6 3 (4.05%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.70%) COM
7 2 (2.70%) SOAP
7 2 (2.70%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (13.51%) User Experience
3 7 (9.46%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.05%) GIS
5 1 (1.35%) AS400
5 1 (1.35%) Tandem
5 1 (1.35%) NHS
5 1 (1.35%) DTV
5 1 (1.35%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.27%) Windows
2 14 (18.92%) Linux
3 4 (5.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (45.95%) Test Scripting
3 24 (32.43%) Regression Testing
4 23 (31.08%) Test Strategy
5 19 (25.68%) Scrum
5 19 (25.68%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (17.57%) Software Testing
6 13 (17.57%) Test Management
7 12 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (14.86%) Manual Testing
9 10 (13.51%) User Stories
9 10 (13.51%) Compatibility Testing
10 9 (12.16%) Test Automation
11 8 (10.81%) Waterfall
12 6 (8.11%) Automation Testing
12 6 (8.11%) Release Management
12 6 (8.11%) Automated Testing
12 6 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (8.11%) PRINCE2
13 5 (6.76%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.38%) SQL
2 13 (17.57%) C#
3 10 (13.51%) Java
4 5 (6.76%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.76%) Python
4 5 (6.76%) C
5 3 (4.05%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.70%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.35%) Ruby
7 1 (1.35%) Perl
7 1 (1.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 44 (59.46%) ISEB
2 18 (24.32%) Degree
3 13 (17.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (13.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (8.11%) Security Cleared
6 5 (6.76%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (4.05%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (43.24%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (20.27%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.11%) Oracle
3 3 (4.05%) SAP
3 3 (4.05%) Progress
3 3 (4.05%) HP
4 1 (1.35%) IBM
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