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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 165 191 151
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -40
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 72 33 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.19% 0.61% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.87% 2.12% 4.41%
Number of salaries quoted 48 30 82
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
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
1861 1555 1948
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.81% 28.88% 34.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1530 1253 1608
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +26 35 £40,000 +3.89% 5
Gloucestershire -11 10 £50,000 +66.66% 5
Somerset +10 7 £38,000 +27.89% 3
Devon +9 7 - -
Wiltshire -10 5 £40,000 +25.00% 2
Dorset -19 5 £34,500 -13.75% 2
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 115 (87.12%) ISEB
2 64 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (46.97%) Software Testing
4 55 (41.67%) QA
5 48 (36.36%) Finance
6 47 (35.61%) Scrum
7 43 (32.58%) Test Management
8 39 (29.55%) Test Automation
9 35 (26.52%) Waterfall
10 32 (24.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 30 (22.73%) Security Cleared
12 27 (20.45%) Line Management
13 25 (18.94%) Security Testing
13 25 (18.94%) SQL
14 23 (17.42%) Selenium
14 23 (17.42%) Banking
15 21 (15.91%) Aerospace
16 20 (15.15%) Performance Testing
17 17 (12.88%) SC Cleared
17 17 (12.88%) Retail
18 15 (11.36%) Load Testing
18 15 (11.36%) Test Scripting
18 15 (11.36%) Java
18 15 (11.36%) Linux
18 15 (11.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 13 (9.85%) UNIX
19 13 (9.85%) Degree
20 12 (9.09%) Automated Testing
20 12 (9.09%) Migration
21 11 (8.33%) SQL Server

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (0.76%) IIS
1 1 (0.76%) JBoss
1 1 (0.76%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.79%) MS Office
3 2 (1.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.76%) PuTTY
1 1 (0.76%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (0.76%) Network Security
1 1 (0.76%) LAN
1 1 (0.76%) WAN
1 1 (0.76%) Firewall
1 1 (0.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (17.42%) Selenium
2 9 (6.82%) LoadRunner
3 8 (6.06%) SoapUI
4 6 (4.55%) SpecFlow
4 6 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.79%) Visual Studio
5 5 (3.79%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (3.03%) JIRA
6 4 (3.03%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.52%) TestDirector
7 2 (1.52%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.76%) Hudson
8 1 (0.76%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.76%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.76%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.76%) ClearQuest
General
1 48 (36.36%) Finance
2 23 (17.42%) Banking
3 21 (15.91%) Aerospace
4 17 (12.88%) Retail
5 4 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.52%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.52%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (41.67%) Analyst
2 53 (40.15%) Test Analyst
3 50 (37.88%) Test Manager
4 22 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 22 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
5 21 (15.91%) QA Manager
6 9 (6.82%) Testing Manager
7 7 (5.30%) Test Architect
7 7 (5.30%) Architect
7 7 (5.30%) Integration Architect
7 7 (5.30%) Tester
7 7 (5.30%) Junior
8 6 (4.55%) Developer
8 6 (4.55%) Test Leader
8 6 (4.55%) QA Test Manager
9 4 (3.03%) Junior Test Analyst
9 4 (3.03%) Junior Analyst
10 3 (2.27%) Junior Support Engineer
10 3 (2.27%) Products Support Engineer
10 3 (2.27%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.03%) XML
1 4 (3.03%) .NET
2 3 (2.27%) JDBC
3 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.76%) AppFabric
4 1 (0.76%) WCF
4 1 (0.76%) SOAP
4 1 (0.76%) Web Services
4 1 (0.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.30%) Statistics
3 3 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.52%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.76%) SCADA
5 1 (0.76%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.76%) Open Source
5 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.36%) Linux
2 13 (9.85%) UNIX
3 2 (1.52%) Android
3 2 (1.52%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (46.97%) Software Testing
3 47 (35.61%) Scrum
4 43 (32.58%) Test Management
5 39 (29.55%) Test Automation
6 35 (26.52%) Waterfall
7 27 (20.45%) Line Management
8 25 (18.94%) Security Testing
9 20 (15.15%) Performance Testing
10 15 (11.36%) Load Testing
10 15 (11.36%) Test Scripting
11 12 (9.09%) Automated Testing
11 12 (9.09%) Migration
12 11 (8.33%) Test Strategy
13 9 (6.82%) Manual Testing
13 9 (6.82%) ITIL
13 9 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (6.06%) Data Management
15 7 (5.30%) Test Planning
15 7 (5.30%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (18.94%) SQL
2 15 (11.36%) Java
3 11 (8.33%) Ruby
3 11 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 8 (6.06%) C
5 7 (5.30%) Shell Script
6 6 (4.55%) Python
6 6 (4.55%) C#
7 1 (0.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 115 (87.12%) ISEB
2 32 (24.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 30 (22.73%) Security Cleared
4 17 (12.88%) SC Cleared
5 15 (11.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 13 (9.85%) Degree
7 8 (6.06%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (2.27%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.76%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (41.67%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) Snort
1 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (5.30%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.03%) Oracle
3 2 (1.52%) HP
4 1 (0.76%) Sourcefire
4 1 (0.76%) Telerik
4 1 (0.76%) Cisco
South West
Vodafone
Posted: 3 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits.
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: To £40k + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: Up to £45k + pkg
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits (Depends on Location)
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago