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

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 213 192 154
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -38
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 27 41 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.44% 0.71% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.44% 2.51% 3.46%
Number of salaries quoted 24 32 62
Average salary £37,500 £35,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.89% -10.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £25,000 £32,550
10% offered a salary of more than £57,050 £50,000 £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
1876 1633 1877
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.37% 28.35% 34.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1435 1330 1625
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £52,500 £55,000
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 28 April 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 28 April 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 -17 11 £28,500 -25.97% 1
Somerset +11 5 £53,000 +130.43%
Wiltshire +5 4 £57,500 +48.38%
Gloucestershire -25 3 £42,500 +51.78% 1
Devon -4 1 £25,000 -23.07% 1
Dorset -18 1 £37,500 -25.00%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 93 (93.00%) ISEB
2 45 (45.00%) QA
3 44 (44.00%) Software Testing
4 43 (43.00%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (36.00%) Finance
6 29 (29.00%) Scrum
7 23 (23.00%) Test Management
8 22 (22.00%) Banking
9 21 (21.00%) Aerospace
10 19 (19.00%) SQL
10 19 (19.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 17 (17.00%) Retail
11 17 (17.00%) Security Cleared
11 17 (17.00%) Degree
12 16 (16.00%) Selenium
12 16 (16.00%) SC Cleared
12 16 (16.00%) SQL Server
13 15 (15.00%) Test Strategy
14 14 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (14.00%) Security Testing
15 13 (13.00%) Test Automation
16 11 (11.00%) Test Scripting
16 11 (11.00%) ITIL
17 10 (10.00%) Data Management
18 9 (9.00%) Performance Testing
18 9 (9.00%) Load Testing
18 9 (9.00%) LoadRunner
18 9 (9.00%) C
18 9 (9.00%) Waterfall
19 8 (8.00%) .NET

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 2 (2.00%) IIS
2 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.00%) MS Office
1 3 (3.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.00%) BASE24
1 1 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.00%) LAN
1 1 (1.00%) WAN
1 1 (1.00%) Internet
1 1 (1.00%) Firewall
1 1 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (1.00%) Network Security
1 1 (1.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (16.00%) Selenium
2 9 (9.00%) LoadRunner
3 7 (7.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (3.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.00%) TestPartner
5 2 (2.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.00%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.00%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.00%) ClearQuest
6 1 (1.00%) JIRA
6 1 (1.00%) WebDriver
General
1 36 (36.00%) Finance
2 22 (22.00%) Banking
3 21 (21.00%) Aerospace
4 17 (17.00%) Retail
5 2 (2.00%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.00%) Electronics
5 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.00%) Marketing
6 1 (1.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 48 (48.00%) Analyst
2 43 (43.00%) Test Analyst
3 37 (37.00%) Test Manager
4 13 (13.00%) Senior Analyst
4 13 (13.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 11 (11.00%) QA Manager
6 9 (9.00%) Tester
7 6 (6.00%) Test Leader
8 4 (4.00%) QA Tester
8 4 (4.00%) Data Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) Software Tester
9 3 (3.00%) Junior
9 3 (3.00%) QA Test Manager
9 3 (3.00%) Testing Manager
10 2 (2.00%) Automation Tester
10 2 (2.00%) Test Architect
10 2 (2.00%) Junior Test Analyst
10 2 (2.00%) Software Test Analyst
10 2 (2.00%) Junior Analyst
10 2 (2.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.00%) .NET
2 3 (3.00%) XML
3 1 (1.00%) XHTML
3 1 (1.00%) WCF
3 1 (1.00%) AppFabric
3 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.00%) COM
3 1 (1.00%) Web Services
3 1 (1.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.00%) Statistics
2 3 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.00%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.00%) DTV
4 1 (1.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.00%) Open Source
4 1 (1.00%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.00%) Linux
2 7 (7.00%) UNIX
3 4 (4.00%) Windows
4 2 (2.00%) Android
4 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (44.00%) Software Testing
2 43 (43.00%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (29.00%) Scrum
4 23 (23.00%) Test Management
5 15 (15.00%) Test Strategy
6 14 (14.00%) Security Testing
6 14 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (13.00%) Test Automation
8 11 (11.00%) Test Scripting
8 11 (11.00%) ITIL
9 10 (10.00%) Data Management
10 9 (9.00%) Performance Testing
10 9 (9.00%) Load Testing
10 9 (9.00%) Waterfall
11 8 (8.00%) Manual Testing
11 8 (8.00%) Regression Testing
12 7 (7.00%) PRINCE2
12 7 (7.00%) Migration
12 7 (7.00%) Line Management
12 7 (7.00%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.00%) SQL
2 9 (9.00%) C
3 7 (7.00%) Java
4 5 (5.00%) C#
4 5 (5.00%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.00%) Ruby
6 2 (2.00%) Python
7 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.00%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.00%) C++
7 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 93 (93.00%) ISEB
2 19 (19.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (17.00%) Security Cleared
3 17 (17.00%) Degree
4 16 (16.00%) SC Cleared
5 7 (7.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (3.00%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (45.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.00%) Oracle
3 1 (1.00%) SAP
3 1 (1.00%) Cisco
3 1 (1.00%) Telerik
3 1 (1.00%) Sourcefire
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 + outstanding package
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Talent International
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
MSM Software
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum plus paid overtime when authorised
Posted: 11 days ago
Cheltenham
360 Resourcing
Salary: £35k per year
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago