The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 188 148 137
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -11
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 43 71 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.73% 1.29% 1.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.60% 3.72% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 34 68 79
Average salary £34,000 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,350 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1656 1908 2128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 28.19% 34.73% 37.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1353 1646 1852
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
ISTQB
England

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +4 25 £38,500 -3.75% 2
Gloucestershire +12 8 £30,000 -29.41%
Wiltshire -36 4 £38,750 -3.12%
Dorset -3 2 £50,000 +53.84%
Somerset -13 1 £23,000 -36.98%
Devon -18 1 £32,500 -4.41%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 68 (90.67%) ISEB
2 36 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (46.67%) QA
4 32 (42.67%) SQL
5 31 (41.33%) Software Testing
6 29 (38.67%) Finance
7 26 (34.67%) Degree
8 23 (30.67%) Test Scripting
9 20 (26.67%) Oracle
10 18 (24.00%) Banking
11 17 (22.67%) Test Management
12 16 (21.33%) SQL Server
12 16 (21.33%) PL/SQL
12 16 (21.33%) Automation Testing
13 15 (20.00%) V-Model
13 15 (20.00%) Microsoft
14 13 (17.33%) Telerik
14 13 (17.33%) Marketing
14 13 (17.33%) T-SQL
15 12 (16.00%) Product Marketing
15 12 (16.00%) Waterfall
16 11 (14.67%) Automated Testing
16 11 (14.67%) QuickTest Pro
17 10 (13.33%) LoadRunner
17 10 (13.33%) HP
17 10 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
17 10 (13.33%) Test Strategy
18 9 (12.00%) Test Automation
18 9 (12.00%) Requirements Analysis
18 9 (12.00%) Business Analysis

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (2.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) Internet
2 3 (4.00%) LTE
2 3 (4.00%) GSM
2 3 (4.00%) UMTS
2 3 (4.00%) HTTP
2 3 (4.00%) Intranet
3 2 (2.67%) GPRS
3 2 (2.67%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.67%) WCDMA
3 2 (2.67%) FTP
4 1 (1.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (14.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (13.33%) LoadRunner
3 7 (9.33%) Selenium
3 7 (9.33%) SoapUI
4 4 (5.33%) JIRA
5 3 (4.00%) TestComplete
6 2 (2.67%) JProfiler
6 2 (2.67%) Toad
6 2 (2.67%) Introscope
7 1 (1.33%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.33%) Redmine
General
1 29 (38.67%) Finance
2 18 (24.00%) Banking
3 13 (17.33%) Marketing
4 6 (8.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.00%) Electronics
6 2 (2.67%) Legal
6 2 (2.67%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.33%) Advertising
7 1 (1.33%) Retail
7 1 (1.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 41 (54.67%) Analyst
2 31 (41.33%) Test Analyst
3 15 (20.00%) Tester
4 14 (18.67%) Software Tester
5 13 (17.33%) QA Tester
6 9 (12.00%) Business Analyst
7 8 (10.67%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (9.33%) Test Manager
9 6 (8.00%) Test Leader
10 5 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
10 5 (6.67%) Senior Business Analyst
11 4 (5.33%) QA Analyst
12 3 (4.00%) QA Test Analyst
12 3 (4.00%) QA Leader
12 3 (4.00%) Automation Analyst
12 3 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
12 3 (4.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
12 3 (4.00%) Test Engineer
12 3 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
13 2 (2.67%) Junior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.33%) XML
2 2 (2.67%) ODBC
2 2 (2.67%) Middleware
2 2 (2.67%) .NET
2 2 (2.67%) J2EE
2 2 (2.67%) JDBC
3 1 (1.33%) SOAP
3 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.33%) Open Source
2 2 (2.67%) SWIFT
2 2 (2.67%) iPhone
2 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.67%) N-Tier
2 2 (2.67%) NHS
2 2 (2.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.33%) IPTV
3 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.33%) FMCG
3 1 (1.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.33%) Windows
2 3 (4.00%) Linux
3 2 (2.67%) Solaris
3 2 (2.67%) UNIX
3 2 (2.67%) Android
4 1 (1.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (41.33%) Software Testing
3 23 (30.67%) Test Scripting
4 17 (22.67%) Test Management
5 16 (21.33%) Automation Testing
6 15 (20.00%) V-Model
7 12 (16.00%) Product Marketing
7 12 (16.00%) Waterfall
8 11 (14.67%) Automated Testing
9 10 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (13.33%) Test Strategy
10 9 (12.00%) Requirements Analysis
10 9 (12.00%) Test Automation
10 9 (12.00%) Business Analysis
11 7 (9.33%) GAP Analysis
11 7 (9.33%) Validation
12 6 (8.00%) Scrum
13 4 (5.33%) BPEL
13 4 (5.33%) SOA
13 4 (5.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (42.67%) SQL
2 16 (21.33%) PL/SQL
3 13 (17.33%) T-SQL
4 9 (12.00%) Java
5 4 (5.33%) VB
6 3 (4.00%) C
7 2 (2.67%) C++
7 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.67%) Ruby
7 2 (2.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 68 (90.67%) ISEB
2 26 (34.67%) Degree
3 6 (8.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (46.67%) QA
2 2 (2.67%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.33%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 6 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.67%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (2.67%) nmon
Vendors
1 20 (26.67%) Oracle
2 15 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (17.33%) Telerik
4 10 (13.33%) HP
5 2 (2.67%) Informatica
5 2 (2.67%) DataFlux
5 2 (2.67%) Green Hat
6 1 (1.33%) Sun
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