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 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 133 171 204
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +33
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 104 76 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.99% 1.32% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.33% 4.25% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 89 56 44
Median salary £35,500 £35,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,250 £28,164
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,750 £36,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.65% -3.33%
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
1643 1790 2028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 31.41% 31.15% 30.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1293 1442 1655
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £63,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 5 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset +24 31 £32,500 +18.18% 2
Gloucestershire -16 29 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Wiltshire +30 16 £30,000 -29.41% 3
Bristol +5 16 £35,000 -8.49% 3
Dorset +16 7 £32,500 - 1
Devon -19 3 £28,591 +3.96%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 147 (81.22%) ISEB
2 134 (74.03%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (46.41%) Software Testing
4 74 (40.88%) BDD
5 71 (39.23%) Non-Functional Testing
6 70 (38.67%) Microsoft
7 68 (37.57%) SQL
8 67 (37.02%) Test Management
9 66 (36.46%) Team Foundation Server
10 62 (34.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 61 (33.70%) Test Automation
12 58 (32.04%) Test Scripting
13 54 (29.83%) Scrum
14 49 (27.07%) Security Cleared
14 49 (27.07%) Cucumber
15 47 (25.97%) Selenium
16 44 (24.31%) SDLC
17 41 (22.65%) Waterfall
17 41 (22.65%) Linux
18 40 (22.10%) User Acceptance Testing
19 38 (20.99%) Java
20 37 (20.44%) Manual Testing
20 37 (20.44%) JIRA
21 34 (18.78%) Defect Management
22 33 (18.23%) QA
23 32 (17.68%) Load Testing
23 32 (17.68%) SpecFlow
23 32 (17.68%) Regression Testing
24 30 (16.57%) Finance
25 28 (15.47%) Jenkins

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (6.08%) MS Exchange
1 11 (6.08%) SharePoint
1 11 (6.08%) Skype for Business
2 7 (3.87%) GlassFish
3 3 (1.66%) Confluence
4 2 (1.10%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.55%) Apache
5 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (4.97%) MS Office
2 2 (1.10%) Mingle
2 2 (1.10%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (6.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.66%) SaaS
3 2 (1.10%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.94%) SSH
2 4 (2.21%) DNS
2 4 (2.21%) Internet
2 4 (2.21%) Intranet
2 4 (2.21%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.66%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.10%) Apache Accumulo
3 2 (1.10%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 66 (36.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 49 (27.07%) Cucumber
3 47 (25.97%) Selenium
4 37 (20.44%) JIRA
5 32 (17.68%) SpecFlow
6 28 (15.47%) Jenkins
7 25 (13.81%) Git (software)
8 18 (9.94%) Zephyr
9 10 (5.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (5.52%) JMeter
9 10 (5.52%) WebDriver
10 9 (4.97%) JUnit
10 9 (4.97%) Visual Studio
11 8 (4.42%) Eclipse
11 8 (4.42%) Subversion
12 6 (3.31%) Bugzilla
12 6 (3.31%) ClearCase
12 6 (3.31%) Hudson
12 6 (3.31%) TeamCity
13 5 (2.76%) SoapUI
General
1 30 (16.57%) Finance
2 18 (9.94%) Telecoms
3 15 (8.29%) Manufacturing
4 12 (6.63%) Electronics
4 12 (6.63%) Marketing
5 9 (4.97%) Retail
6 6 (3.31%) Advertising
7 3 (1.66%) Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Back Office
8 1 (0.55%) Billing
8 1 (0.55%) Games
8 1 (0.55%) German Language
8 1 (0.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 102 (56.35%) Analyst
2 94 (51.93%) Test Analyst
3 29 (16.02%) Test Engineer
4 27 (14.92%) Senior Analyst
4 27 (14.92%) Senior Test Analyst
4 27 (14.92%) Tester
5 13 (7.18%) Test Manager
6 11 (6.08%) Software Analyst
7 10 (5.52%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 10 (5.52%) Security Analyst
8 9 (4.97%) Manual Tester
8 9 (4.97%) Software Test Analyst
8 9 (4.97%) Software Tester
9 8 (4.42%) Automation Tester
9 8 (4.42%) Test Automation Engineer
10 7 (3.87%) Developer
10 7 (3.87%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 7 (3.87%) Test Leader
11 6 (3.31%) Developer in Test
11 6 (3.31%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.36%) SOAP
2 19 (10.50%) Gherkin
2 19 (10.50%) REST
2 19 (10.50%) Web Services
3 9 (4.97%) .NET
4 8 (4.42%) XML
5 7 (3.87%) RESTful
6 6 (3.31%) HTML
7 5 (2.76%) CSS
8 4 (2.21%) ISPF
9 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.55%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.55%) Middleware
10 1 (0.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.76%) Computer Science
2 5 (2.76%) Driving Licence
2 5 (2.76%) Mainframe
3 4 (2.21%) Handset
3 4 (2.21%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (2.21%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.21%) Mobile Computing
3 4 (2.21%) PMI
4 3 (1.66%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.10%) User Experience
6 1 (0.55%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.55%) Replication
6 1 (0.55%) RIA
6 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.55%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 41 (22.65%) Linux
2 26 (14.36%) Windows
3 12 (6.63%) Apple iOS
4 10 (5.52%) CentOS
5 8 (4.42%) Android
6 4 (2.21%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.21%) Windows 8
6 4 (2.21%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (74.03%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (46.41%) Software Testing
3 74 (40.88%) BDD
4 71 (39.23%) Non-Functional Testing
5 67 (37.02%) Test Management
6 61 (33.70%) Test Automation
7 58 (32.04%) Test Scripting
8 54 (29.83%) Scrum
9 44 (24.31%) SDLC
10 41 (22.65%) Waterfall
11 40 (22.10%) User Acceptance Testing
12 37 (20.44%) Manual Testing
13 34 (18.78%) Defect Management
14 32 (17.68%) Load Testing
14 32 (17.68%) Regression Testing
15 26 (14.36%) Automated Testing
15 26 (14.36%) Line Management
15 26 (14.36%) Performance Testing
16 25 (13.81%) Automation Testing
17 24 (13.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 68 (37.57%) SQL
2 38 (20.99%) Java
3 21 (11.60%) Ruby
4 19 (10.50%) Python
5 16 (8.84%) C#
6 5 (2.76%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.21%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.21%) C++
7 4 (2.21%) JCL
7 4 (2.21%) Perl
8 3 (1.66%) C
9 2 (1.10%) XPath
10 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 147 (81.22%) ISEB
2 62 (34.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 49 (27.07%) Security Cleared
4 23 (12.71%) DV Cleared
5 18 (9.94%) SC Cleared
6 17 (9.39%) Degree
7 5 (2.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (2.21%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.66%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (18.23%) QA
2 2 (1.10%) SDET
3 1 (0.55%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (6.08%) Hyper-V
1 11 (6.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.21%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (2.21%) RACF
2 4 (2.21%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (2.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 4 (2.21%) VMware ESX
3 3 (1.66%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (6.08%) SCCM
2 7 (3.87%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.87%) SCOM
3 4 (2.21%) AirWatch
3 4 (2.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (2.21%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 70 (38.67%) Microsoft
2 22 (12.15%) HP
3 13 (7.18%) SAP
4 11 (6.08%) VMware
5 10 (5.52%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.21%) Altiris
6 4 (2.21%) CA Agile Central
6 4 (2.21%) Citrix
6 4 (2.21%) IBM
6 4 (2.21%) Oracle
6 4 (2.21%) Veritas
7 1 (0.55%) Atlassian
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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Salary: 30,000 - 45,000 plus benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 55,000 plus benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000 + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
The People Network
Salary: £51000 per annum + healthcare, life insurance, flexible hours
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
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Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Poole
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Somerset
UKHO
Posted: 17 days ago
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People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago