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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 192 175 140
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -35
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 45 54 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.74% 0.99% 1.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.44% 3.55% 4.53%
Number of salaries quoted 31 45 83
Average salary £38,500 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.33% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £48,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
1848 1522 1900
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.36% 27.99% 34.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1458 1247 1616
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -3 20 £38,000 -1.29% 1
Devon +6 5 - -
Wiltshire +3 5 £57,500 +100.00%
Somerset +13 4 £33,750 +46.73%
Dorset -23 4 £37,500 -25.00%
Gloucestershire -25 4 £28,500 -5.00% 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 100 (89.29%) ISEB
2 46 (41.07%) Finance
2 46 (41.07%) QA
3 41 (36.61%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (36.61%) Software Testing
4 28 (25.00%) Test Management
5 27 (24.11%) Scrum
6 23 (20.54%) Banking
7 21 (18.75%) Aerospace
7 21 (18.75%) SQL
8 20 (17.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 19 (16.96%) Security Cleared
10 18 (16.07%) Test Automation
10 18 (16.07%) Performance Testing
10 18 (16.07%) Selenium
11 17 (15.18%) Retail
12 16 (14.29%) SC Cleared
13 15 (13.39%) SQL Server
14 14 (12.50%) Security Testing
14 14 (12.50%) Test Strategy
15 13 (11.61%) Line Management
15 13 (11.61%) Degree
15 13 (11.61%) ISEB Practitioner
15 13 (11.61%) Linux
16 12 (10.71%) Test Scripting
17 11 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
17 11 (9.82%) ITIL
17 11 (9.82%) Java
18 10 (8.93%) Data Management
18 10 (8.93%) Load Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 1 (0.89%) IIS
1 1 (0.89%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (2.68%) MS Office
1 3 (2.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.89%) BASE24
1 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.89%) LAN
1 1 (0.89%) WAN
1 1 (0.89%) Firewall
1 1 (0.89%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (0.89%) Network Security
1 1 (0.89%) NAS
1 1 (0.89%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.89%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 18 (16.07%) Selenium
2 9 (8.04%) LoadRunner
3 7 (6.25%) SoapUI
4 3 (2.68%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.68%) JIRA
4 3 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.68%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (1.79%) TestPartner
5 2 (1.79%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.89%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.89%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.89%) TestDirector
General
1 46 (41.07%) Finance
2 23 (20.54%) Banking
3 21 (18.75%) Aerospace
4 17 (15.18%) Retail
5 3 (2.68%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.79%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.89%) Billing
7 1 (0.89%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 49 (43.75%) Analyst
2 44 (39.29%) Test Analyst
3 38 (33.93%) Test Manager
4 13 (11.61%) Senior Analyst
4 13 (11.61%) Senior Test Analyst
5 11 (9.82%) QA Manager
6 8 (7.14%) Test Architect
6 8 (7.14%) Architect
6 8 (7.14%) Integration Architect
6 8 (7.14%) Tester
7 7 (6.25%) Test Leader
8 6 (5.36%) Junior
9 5 (4.46%) Developer
10 4 (3.57%) Data Analyst
10 4 (3.57%) Junior Analyst
10 4 (3.57%) Junior Test Analyst
10 4 (3.57%) QA Tester
11 3 (2.68%) QA Test Manager
11 3 (2.68%) Software Tester
11 3 (2.68%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.14%) .NET
2 3 (2.68%) XML
3 2 (1.79%) JDBC
4 1 (0.89%) Web Services
4 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.89%) WCF
4 1 (0.89%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.25%) Statistics
2 6 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.79%) Smartphone
3 2 (1.79%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.89%) Open Source
4 1 (0.89%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (0.89%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.61%) Linux
2 9 (8.04%) UNIX
3 2 (1.79%) Windows
3 2 (1.79%) Android
3 2 (1.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (36.61%) Agile Software Development
1 41 (36.61%) Software Testing
2 28 (25.00%) Test Management
3 27 (24.11%) Scrum
4 18 (16.07%) Performance Testing
4 18 (16.07%) Test Automation
5 14 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 14 (12.50%) Security Testing
6 13 (11.61%) Line Management
7 12 (10.71%) Test Scripting
8 11 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (9.82%) ITIL
9 10 (8.93%) Data Management
9 10 (8.93%) Manual Testing
9 10 (8.93%) Load Testing
9 10 (8.93%) Waterfall
10 9 (8.04%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (8.04%) Knowledge Management
11 7 (6.25%) Automated Testing
11 7 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 21 (18.75%) SQL
2 11 (9.82%) Java
3 9 (8.04%) C
3 9 (8.04%) Ruby
3 9 (8.04%) Bash Shell
4 5 (4.46%) Python
4 5 (4.46%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.68%) C#
6 1 (0.89%) C++
6 1 (0.89%) Perl
6 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 100 (89.29%) ISEB
2 20 (17.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 19 (16.96%) Security Cleared
4 16 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 13 (11.61%) ISEB Practitioner
5 13 (11.61%) Degree
6 7 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (2.68%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.89%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (41.07%) QA
2 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.89%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.89%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (4.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (2.68%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle
3 1 (0.89%) Cisco
3 1 (0.89%) Telerik
3 1 (0.89%) Sourcefire
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