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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 204 199 176
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -23
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 41 29 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.69% 0.47% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.34% 1.78% 2.66%
Number of salaries quoted 38 23 39
Average salary £34,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.61% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,050 £20,200 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £44,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
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
1752 1629 1577
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.50% 26.40% 30.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1364 1261 1367
Average salary £39,000 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.63% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,546 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.58% +1.36%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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
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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 13 £30,000 -16.66% 3
Gloucestershire -1 10 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Devon -10 6 £25,000 -16.66% 1
Somerset +21 5 £53,000 -
Wiltshire -6 3 £42,500 -22.01%
Cornwall - 3 £55,500 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 64 (74.42%) ISEB
2 43 (50.00%) QA
3 37 (43.02%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (33.72%) Software Testing
5 25 (29.07%) Finance
5 25 (29.07%) Test Scripting
6 23 (26.74%) Test Strategy
7 22 (25.58%) Scrum
8 21 (24.42%) SQL
9 20 (23.26%) SQL Server
9 20 (23.26%) Degree
10 19 (22.09%) Regression Testing
10 19 (22.09%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (19.77%) Test Management
12 15 (17.44%) .NET
13 14 (16.28%) Windows
13 14 (16.28%) Security Cleared
14 13 (15.12%) Test Automation
14 13 (15.12%) Banking
15 12 (13.95%) Linux
15 12 (13.95%) C#
15 12 (13.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 11 (12.79%) Microsoft
17 10 (11.63%) Java
17 10 (11.63%) SC Cleared
18 9 (10.47%) Manual Testing
18 9 (10.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 9 (10.47%) C
18 9 (10.47%) Selenium
18 9 (10.47%) Aerospace

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 4 (4.65%) IIS
2 3 (3.49%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.16%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (8.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.81%) MS Office
3 1 (1.16%) MS Project
3 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) BASE24
1 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.65%) Internet
2 2 (2.33%) Wireshark
2 2 (2.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.16%) Network Security
3 1 (1.16%) NAS
3 1 (1.16%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.16%) Firewall
3 1 (1.16%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.16%) LAN
3 1 (1.16%) VoIP
3 1 (1.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.26%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.81%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (10.47%) Selenium
2 6 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (6.98%) Visual Studio
2 6 (6.98%) LoadRunner
2 6 (6.98%) JIRA
3 4 (4.65%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.49%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.33%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (2.33%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.33%) TestDirector
5 2 (2.33%) TestPartner
6 1 (1.16%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.16%) Toad
General
1 25 (29.07%) Finance
2 13 (15.12%) Banking
3 9 (10.47%) Aerospace
4 5 (5.81%) Retail
5 4 (4.65%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.33%) Electronics
7 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.16%) Billing
7 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (51.16%) Analyst
2 39 (45.35%) Test Analyst
3 26 (30.23%) Test Manager
4 13 (15.12%) Tester
5 9 (10.47%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (10.47%) Senior Test Analyst
5 9 (10.47%) QA Tester
6 8 (9.30%) QA Manager
6 8 (9.30%) Test Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Software Tester
7 5 (5.81%) Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Data Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Software Test Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Test Leader
9 3 (3.49%) QA Test Manager
10 2 (2.33%) Software Team Leader
10 2 (2.33%) Automation Tester
10 2 (2.33%) Automated Tester
10 2 (2.33%) Test Team Leader
10 2 (2.33%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.44%) .NET
2 6 (6.98%) XML
3 4 (4.65%) XHTML
3 4 (4.65%) HTML
4 3 (3.49%) Web Services
5 2 (2.33%) COM
5 2 (2.33%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.16%) WCF
6 1 (1.16%) AppFabric
6 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.98%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.81%) Statistics
3 5 (5.81%) User Experience
4 2 (2.33%) GIS
5 1 (1.16%) DTV
5 1 (1.16%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.28%) Windows
2 12 (13.95%) Linux
3 4 (4.65%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (43.02%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (33.72%) Software Testing
3 25 (29.07%) Test Scripting
4 23 (26.74%) Test Strategy
5 22 (25.58%) Scrum
6 19 (22.09%) Regression Testing
6 19 (22.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (19.77%) Test Management
8 13 (15.12%) Test Automation
9 9 (10.47%) Manual Testing
9 9 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (9.30%) Security Testing
10 8 (9.30%) ITIL
10 8 (9.30%) PRINCE2
11 7 (8.14%) Data Management
11 7 (8.14%) User Stories
11 7 (8.14%) People Management
12 6 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (6.98%) Performance Testing
13 5 (5.81%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (24.42%) SQL
2 12 (13.95%) C#
3 10 (11.63%) Java
4 9 (10.47%) C
5 4 (4.65%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.65%) Python
6 3 (3.49%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.33%) Ruby
8 1 (1.16%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.16%) Perl
8 1 (1.16%) C++
Qualifications
1 64 (74.42%) ISEB
2 20 (23.26%) Degree
3 14 (16.28%) Security Cleared
4 12 (13.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (11.63%) SC Cleared
6 9 (10.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (5.81%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (3.49%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.16%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.16%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (12.79%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.65%) Oracle
3 2 (2.33%) Progress
3 2 (2.33%) HP
4 1 (1.16%) Sourcefire
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco
4 1 (1.16%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.16%) SAP
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