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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 181 185 130
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -55
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 60 42 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.96% 0.79% 1.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.12% 2.66% 4.33%
Number of salaries quoted 41 32 66
Average salary £39,000 £30,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -15.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,180 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -2.85%
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
1921 1579 2079
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.88% 29.73% 37.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1580 1348 1808
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 22 October 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 22 October 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
(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
Somerset 0 19 £31,000 +19.68% 3
Wiltshire +2 16 £50,000 +66.66% 3
Gloucestershire 0 9 £52,500 +75.00% 3
Bristol -8 8 £23,000 -28.12% 3
Devon -21 4 - - 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 73 (76.04%) ISEB
2 40 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 33 (34.38%) Finance
5 32 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 31 (32.29%) Test Management
7 28 (29.17%) QA
8 27 (28.13%) Waterfall
8 27 (28.13%) SQL
9 25 (26.04%) Scrum
9 25 (26.04%) Line Management
10 21 (21.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 21 (21.88%) Automated Testing
11 20 (20.83%) Security Cleared
12 19 (19.79%) Manual Testing
13 16 (16.67%) Degree
13 16 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (15.63%) Java
14 15 (15.63%) MS Excel
15 14 (14.58%) Performance Testing
15 14 (14.58%) Test Strategy
16 13 (13.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 13 (13.54%) Selenium
17 11 (11.46%) Security Testing
18 10 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
18 10 (10.42%) MS Office
18 10 (10.42%) Mentoring
19 9 (9.38%) Linux
19 9 (9.38%) Migration
19 9 (9.38%) System Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (2.08%) CMS
2 1 (1.04%) JBoss
Applications
1 15 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 10 (10.42%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.17%) Internet
2 1 (1.04%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 5 (5.21%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.04%) MySQL
3 1 (1.04%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 13 (13.54%) Selenium
2 10 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (7.29%) SpecFlow
3 7 (7.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (5.21%) Bugzilla
5 4 (4.17%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.17%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.13%) SoapUI
6 3 (3.13%) JIRA
7 2 (2.08%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.04%) TestDirector
8 1 (1.04%) ClearQuest
8 1 (1.04%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.04%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.04%) Hudson
General
1 33 (34.38%) Finance
2 6 (6.25%) Banking
3 4 (4.17%) Marketing
3 4 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.08%) Advertising
5 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.04%) Billing
Job Titles
1 42 (43.75%) Analyst
2 40 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 25 (26.04%) Test Manager
4 13 (13.54%) Test Leader
5 12 (12.50%) Tester
5 12 (12.50%) QA Manager
6 11 (11.46%) Senior Analyst
6 11 (11.46%) Senior Test Analyst
7 8 (8.33%) Test Engineer
8 6 (6.25%) Test Architect
8 6 (6.25%) Testing Manager
8 6 (6.25%) Junior
8 6 (6.25%) Architect
9 5 (5.21%) Integration Architect
9 5 (5.21%) Developer
9 5 (5.21%) Lead Tester
10 4 (4.17%) QA Test Manager
11 3 (3.13%) Junior Support Engineer
11 3 (3.13%) Support Engineer
11 3 (3.13%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.25%) .NET
2 3 (3.13%) JDBC
2 3 (3.13%) SOAP
2 3 (3.13%) XML
2 3 (3.13%) J2EE
3 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.21%) Client/Server
2 5 (5.21%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.08%) Open Source
3 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.04%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.38%) Linux
2 7 (7.29%) UNIX
2 7 (7.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 32 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 31 (32.29%) Test Management
5 27 (28.13%) Waterfall
6 25 (26.04%) Scrum
6 25 (26.04%) Line Management
7 21 (21.88%) Automated Testing
8 19 (19.79%) Manual Testing
9 14 (14.58%) Performance Testing
9 14 (14.58%) Test Strategy
10 11 (11.46%) Security Testing
11 10 (10.42%) Mentoring
12 9 (9.38%) Migration
12 9 (9.38%) System Testing
12 9 (9.38%) Test Scripting
13 8 (8.33%) Data Analysis
13 8 (8.33%) Validation
13 8 (8.33%) Coaching
13 8 (8.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 27 (28.13%) SQL
2 15 (15.63%) Java
3 8 (8.33%) Ruby
4 7 (7.29%) C#
4 7 (7.29%) Bash Shell
5 6 (6.25%) Shell Script
6 5 (5.21%) Python
7 1 (1.04%) C++
7 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (76.04%) ISEB
2 21 (21.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 20 (20.83%) Security Cleared
4 16 (16.67%) Degree
5 13 (13.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (5.21%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.04%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (29.17%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 4 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.25%) Cisco
3 4 (4.17%) HP
4 3 (3.13%) Oracle
5 2 (2.08%) Telerik
6 1 (1.04%) Twitter
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bath
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
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Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + car, 12% Pension, Bonus, etc
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
First Recruitment Group
Salary: £0 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 12 days ago
South West
Vodafone
Posted: 13 days ago
South West
Vodafone
Posted: 13 days ago
South West
Vodafone
Posted: 14 days ago
Swindon
Nationwide
Posted: 20 days ago