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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 186 179 164
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -15
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 65 50 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.09% 0.82% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.63% 3.07% 3.46%
Number of salaries quoted 52 38 38
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £23,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,750 £43,025 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
1793 1627 1503
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.98% 26.74% 29.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1411 1289 1275
Average salary £40,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
(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
Gloucestershire +12 29 £35,000 - 1
Bristol -10 18 £32,500 -15.58% 2
Somerset -9 6 £27,000 -9.12%
Devon -4 5 £26,000 -5.45%
Cornwall - 4 £55,500 -
Wiltshire -6 2 £41,250 +17.85%
Dorset -3 1 £25,000 -23.07% 3
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 57 (64.77%) ISEB
2 52 (59.09%) Test Scripting
3 38 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (35.23%) QA
5 28 (31.82%) Software Testing
6 24 (27.27%) Regression Testing
7 23 (26.14%) Finance
7 23 (26.14%) Test Strategy
8 20 (22.73%) Degree
8 20 (22.73%) SQL
9 19 (21.59%) Scrum
9 19 (21.59%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (20.45%) Manual Testing
10 18 (20.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 18 (20.45%) C
10 18 (20.45%) Microsoft
11 15 (17.05%) .NET
11 15 (17.05%) Requirements Analysis
12 14 (15.91%) Windows
12 14 (15.91%) Linux
13 13 (14.77%) MS Excel
13 13 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (14.77%) Test Management
14 12 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (13.64%) Banking
14 12 (13.64%) C#
14 12 (13.64%) SQL Server
15 11 (12.50%) Web Services
15 11 (12.50%) Automated Testing
15 11 (12.50%) JIRA

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.41%) IIS
3 1 (1.14%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (14.77%) MS Excel
2 10 (11.36%) MS Office
3 4 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.14%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.14%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.14%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.14%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.14%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.14%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.68%) Internet
2 3 (3.41%) Wireshark
2 3 (3.41%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.14%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.14%) LAN
3 1 (1.14%) VoIP
3 1 (1.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.95%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.68%) Big Data
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 11 (12.50%) JIRA
1 11 (12.50%) Selenium
2 8 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 6 (6.82%) Visual Studio
4 5 (5.68%) HP UFT
5 4 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (4.55%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.41%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (3.41%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.41%) Rational Functional Tester
6 3 (3.41%) TestDirector
6 3 (3.41%) SilkTest
7 1 (1.14%) TestPartner
7 1 (1.14%) Toad
7 1 (1.14%) MSTest
General
1 23 (26.14%) Finance
2 12 (13.64%) Banking
3 4 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.27%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.27%) Back Office
5 1 (1.14%) Electronics
5 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (52.27%) Analyst
2 44 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 17 (19.32%) Tester
4 15 (17.05%) Test Manager
5 11 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 7 (7.95%) QA Manager
6 7 (7.95%) QA Tester
6 7 (7.95%) Systems Tester
7 6 (6.82%) Test Leader
8 5 (5.68%) Software Tester
9 4 (4.55%) Quality Manager
9 4 (4.55%) Developer
10 3 (3.41%) Test Team Leader
10 3 (3.41%) Software Test Analyst
10 3 (3.41%) Team Leader
10 3 (3.41%) Software Team Leader
10 3 (3.41%) QA Test Manager
11 2 (2.27%) Automated Tester
11 2 (2.27%) Senior Test Engineer
11 2 (2.27%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.05%) .NET
2 11 (12.50%) Web Services
3 10 (11.36%) XML
4 8 (9.09%) HTML
5 5 (5.68%) XHTML
6 3 (3.41%) XBRL
6 3 (3.41%) SOAP
6 3 (3.41%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.27%) COM
7 2 (2.27%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.36%) User Experience
3 6 (6.82%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.41%) iSeries
4 3 (3.41%) GIS
4 3 (3.41%) AS400
5 1 (1.14%) Tandem
5 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.14%) NHS
5 1 (1.14%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.91%) Windows
1 14 (15.91%) Linux
2 5 (5.68%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (59.09%) Test Scripting
2 38 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (31.82%) Software Testing
4 24 (27.27%) Regression Testing
5 23 (26.14%) Test Strategy
6 19 (21.59%) Scrum
6 19 (21.59%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (20.45%) Manual Testing
8 15 (17.05%) Requirements Analysis
9 13 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (14.77%) Test Management
10 11 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 11 (12.50%) Automated Testing
11 10 (11.36%) Compatibility Testing
11 10 (11.36%) Waterfall
11 10 (11.36%) User Stories
12 7 (7.95%) Coaching
12 7 (7.95%) Release Management
12 7 (7.95%) Wealth Management
13 6 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.73%) SQL
2 18 (20.45%) C
3 12 (13.64%) C#
4 10 (11.36%) Java
5 5 (5.68%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.55%) Python
7 3 (3.41%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 57 (64.77%) ISEB
2 20 (22.73%) Degree
3 18 (20.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (6.82%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.41%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (35.23%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (20.45%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.95%) Oracle
3 5 (5.68%) SAP
4 4 (4.55%) HP
5 3 (3.41%) Progress
5 3 (3.41%) IBM
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