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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 155 171 187
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +16
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 95 73 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.67% 1.24% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.78% 4.15% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 76 57 44
Median salary £36,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
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
1987 1761 1759
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 34.92% 29.91% 28.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1562 1393 1446
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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
Gloucestershire -5 34 £42,500 +21.42% 4
Somerset +11 22 £32,233 +8.34% 5
Wiltshire +12 13 £30,750 -25.45% 1
Dorset +10 9 £28,500 -17.39% 1
Bristol -13 8 £34,500 -3.49% 2
Devon +1 3 £28,591 +5.89%
Cornwall -12 3 - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 139 (83.73%) ISEB
2 123 (74.10%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (41.57%) SQL
4 64 (38.55%) Microsoft
5 63 (37.95%) Software Testing
6 59 (35.54%) Non-Functional Testing
7 57 (34.34%) BDD
8 55 (33.13%) Test Automation
9 54 (32.53%) Scrum
10 51 (30.72%) Team Foundation Server
10 51 (30.72%) Test Management
10 51 (30.72%) Test Scripting
11 49 (29.52%) Cucumber
12 48 (28.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 46 (27.71%) Selenium
14 45 (27.11%) Java
15 44 (26.51%) Security Cleared
16 40 (24.10%) SDLC
17 37 (22.29%) Manual Testing
17 37 (22.29%) Linux
18 35 (21.08%) Waterfall
19 34 (20.48%) JIRA
19 34 (20.48%) Regression Testing
20 30 (18.07%) Defect Management
21 29 (17.47%) Jenkins
22 28 (16.87%) QA
22 28 (16.87%) Finance
23 27 (16.27%) ITIL
23 27 (16.27%) Test Strategy
24 26 (15.66%) SpecFlow

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 13 (7.83%) MS Exchange
1 13 (7.83%) SharePoint
1 13 (7.83%) Skype for Business
2 4 (2.41%) GlassFish
3 3 (1.81%) Apache
3 3 (1.81%) Confluence
3 3 (1.81%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.20%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 12 (7.23%) MS Office
2 4 (2.41%) Mingle
3 3 (1.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (8.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.81%) SaaS
2 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.04%) SSH
2 5 (3.01%) Internet
3 4 (2.41%) DNS
3 4 (2.41%) Intranet
3 4 (2.41%) Skype
4 1 (0.60%) LAN
4 1 (0.60%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.01%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.20%) Apache Accumulo
2 2 (1.20%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.60%) GIS
3 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 51 (30.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 49 (29.52%) Cucumber
3 46 (27.71%) Selenium
4 34 (20.48%) JIRA
5 29 (17.47%) Jenkins
6 26 (15.66%) SpecFlow
7 21 (12.65%) Git (software)
8 15 (9.04%) Zephyr
9 14 (8.43%) WebDriver
10 13 (7.83%) JUnit
11 12 (7.23%) JBehave
12 10 (6.02%) Visual Studio
13 8 (4.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (4.82%) Maven
14 7 (4.22%) SoapUI
14 7 (4.22%) Subversion
15 6 (3.61%) Hudson
15 6 (3.61%) JMeter
15 6 (3.61%) TeamCity
16 5 (3.01%) LoadRunner
General
1 28 (16.87%) Finance
2 17 (10.24%) Manufacturing
2 17 (10.24%) Telecoms
3 16 (9.64%) Marketing
4 14 (8.43%) Electronics
5 7 (4.22%) Advertising
6 3 (1.81%) Banking
7 2 (1.20%) Back Office
8 1 (0.60%) Games
8 1 (0.60%) Legal
8 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 84 (50.60%) Analyst
2 79 (47.59%) Test Analyst
3 30 (18.07%) Test Engineer
4 26 (15.66%) Tester
5 22 (13.25%) Senior Analyst
5 22 (13.25%) Senior Test Analyst
6 16 (9.64%) Developer
6 16 (9.64%) Software Tester
7 12 (7.23%) Java Developer
8 11 (6.63%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 11 (6.63%) Security Analyst
9 9 (5.42%) Developer in Test
9 9 (5.42%) Software Analyst
9 9 (5.42%) Test Automation Engineer
10 8 (4.82%) Manual Tester
10 8 (4.82%) QA Leader
10 8 (4.82%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 8 (4.82%) Test Manager
11 7 (4.22%) Software Test Analyst
12 6 (3.61%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.05%) SOAP
2 17 (10.24%) Web Services
3 16 (9.64%) REST
4 15 (9.04%) HTML
5 14 (8.43%) Gherkin
6 11 (6.63%) Hibernate
6 11 (6.63%) Spring
7 7 (4.22%) XML
8 6 (3.61%) .NET
8 6 (3.61%) CSS
9 5 (3.01%) RESTful
10 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.60%) JDBC
10 1 (0.60%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.82%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.61%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.01%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.41%) Handset
5 4 (2.41%) Mobile Computing
6 3 (1.81%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (1.81%) PMI
7 2 (1.20%) User Experience
8 1 (0.60%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.60%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.60%) Replication
8 1 (0.60%) RIA
8 1 (0.60%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (22.29%) Linux
2 26 (15.66%) Windows
3 11 (6.63%) CentOS
4 8 (4.82%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.01%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.41%) Android
6 4 (2.41%) Unix
6 4 (2.41%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.41%) Windows 8
6 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (74.10%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (37.95%) Software Testing
3 59 (35.54%) Non-Functional Testing
4 57 (34.34%) BDD
5 55 (33.13%) Test Automation
6 54 (32.53%) Scrum
7 51 (30.72%) Test Management
7 51 (30.72%) Test Scripting
8 40 (24.10%) SDLC
9 37 (22.29%) Manual Testing
10 35 (21.08%) Waterfall
11 34 (20.48%) Regression Testing
12 30 (18.07%) Defect Management
13 27 (16.27%) ITIL
13 27 (16.27%) Test Strategy
14 26 (15.66%) Automated Testing
14 26 (15.66%) User Acceptance Testing
15 25 (15.06%) Programme Management
16 22 (13.25%) Line Management
17 21 (12.65%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (41.57%) SQL
2 45 (27.11%) Java
3 24 (14.46%) Ruby
4 22 (13.25%) Python
5 14 (8.43%) PL/SQL
6 7 (4.22%) Bash Shell
6 7 (4.22%) C#
6 7 (4.22%) JavaScript
6 7 (4.22%) Perl
7 6 (3.61%) C
7 6 (3.61%) C++
8 2 (1.20%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.60%) Go
9 1 (0.60%) PHP
9 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 139 (83.73%) ISEB
2 48 (28.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 44 (26.51%) Security Cleared
4 23 (13.86%) DV Cleared
5 17 (10.24%) SC Cleared
6 16 (9.64%) Degree
7 3 (1.81%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (16.87%) QA
2 4 (2.41%) SDET
3 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (7.83%) Hyper-V
1 13 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (2.41%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (7.83%) SCCM
2 9 (5.42%) SCOM
3 4 (2.41%) AirWatch
3 4 (2.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (1.81%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 64 (38.55%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.64%) HP
3 15 (9.04%) SAP
4 14 (8.43%) Oracle
5 13 (7.83%) VMware
6 11 (6.63%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.01%) Rally
8 4 (2.41%) Altiris
8 4 (2.41%) Citrix
8 4 (2.41%) Veritas
9 1 (0.60%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.60%) Reuters
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