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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 215 199 167
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -32
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 23 28 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 0.47% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.38% 1.64% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 23 24 42
Average salary £40,000 £34,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.94% -13.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,800 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,200 £50,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +5.26%
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
1662 1710 1671
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.34% 28.81% 31.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1303 1360 1455
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Bristol -8 9 £31,500 -7.35% 3
Somerset +21 5 £53,000 +130.43%
Wiltshire -5 4 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Gloucestershire -6 2 £42,250 +20.71%
Devon -12 2 £23,250 -22.50% 2
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 84 (89.36%) ISEB
2 51 (54.26%) QA
3 43 (45.74%) Software Testing
4 41 (43.62%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (39.36%) Finance
6 28 (29.79%) Scrum
7 22 (23.40%) Banking
8 21 (22.34%) Aerospace
9 20 (21.28%) Test Management
10 18 (19.15%) SQL Server
10 18 (19.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 17 (18.09%) Test Strategy
11 17 (18.09%) SQL
11 17 (18.09%) Degree
11 17 (18.09%) Retail
12 16 (17.02%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (14.89%) Security Cleared
13 14 (14.89%) Test Automation
14 13 (13.83%) Test Scripting
14 13 (13.83%) Selenium
15 12 (12.77%) Security Testing
15 12 (12.77%) SC Cleared
16 11 (11.70%) C
16 11 (11.70%) ITIL
17 10 (10.64%) Data Management
18 9 (9.57%) Manual Testing
18 9 (9.57%) Regression Testing
18 9 (9.57%) People Management
19 8 (8.51%) LoadRunner
19 8 (8.51%) PRINCE2

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 4 (4.26%) IIS
2 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.06%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.19%) MS Office
3 1 (1.06%) MS Project
3 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) BASE24
1 1 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.13%) Wireshark
1 2 (2.13%) Internet
1 2 (2.13%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.06%) LAN
2 1 (1.06%) VoIP
2 1 (1.06%) WAN
2 1 (1.06%) Firewall
2 1 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.06%) Network Security
2 1 (1.06%) NAS
2 1 (1.06%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (13.83%) Selenium
2 8 (8.51%) LoadRunner
3 7 (7.45%) SoapUI
4 4 (4.26%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.13%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.13%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.13%) TestPartner
6 2 (2.13%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.06%) Toad
7 1 (1.06%) WebDriver
General
1 37 (39.36%) Finance
2 22 (23.40%) Banking
3 21 (22.34%) Aerospace
4 17 (18.09%) Retail
5 4 (4.26%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.13%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.13%) Electronics
7 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.06%) Billing
7 1 (1.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (47.87%) Analyst
2 41 (43.62%) Test Analyst
3 35 (37.23%) Test Manager
4 11 (11.70%) Senior Analyst
4 11 (11.70%) Senior Test Analyst
4 11 (11.70%) Tester
4 11 (11.70%) QA Manager
5 6 (6.38%) Test Leader
5 6 (6.38%) QA Tester
6 4 (4.26%) Data Analyst
6 4 (4.26%) Software Tester
7 3 (3.19%) Developer
7 3 (3.19%) QA Test Manager
7 3 (3.19%) Software Test Analyst
7 3 (3.19%) Automation Tester
8 2 (2.13%) Testing Manager
8 2 (2.13%) Senior Test Manager
8 2 (2.13%) Software Team Leader
8 2 (2.13%) Test Engineer
8 2 (2.13%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.51%) .NET
2 4 (4.26%) XML
3 2 (2.13%) HTML
3 2 (2.13%) XHTML
4 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.06%) COM
4 1 (1.06%) Web Services
4 1 (1.06%) WCF
4 1 (1.06%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.45%) Statistics
2 5 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.06%) DTV
4 1 (1.06%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.06%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.45%) Windows
2 6 (6.38%) Linux
3 3 (3.19%) UNIX
4 1 (1.06%) Android
4 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (45.74%) Software Testing
2 41 (43.62%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (29.79%) Scrum
4 20 (21.28%) Test Management
5 17 (18.09%) Test Strategy
6 16 (17.02%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (14.89%) Test Automation
8 13 (13.83%) Test Scripting
9 12 (12.77%) Security Testing
10 11 (11.70%) ITIL
11 10 (10.64%) Data Management
12 9 (9.57%) Manual Testing
12 9 (9.57%) Regression Testing
12 9 (9.57%) People Management
13 8 (8.51%) PRINCE2
14 7 (7.45%) Migration
14 7 (7.45%) Load Testing
14 7 (7.45%) Waterfall
15 6 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
15 6 (6.38%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.09%) SQL
2 11 (11.70%) C
3 8 (8.51%) Java
4 7 (7.45%) C#
5 4 (4.26%) Python
6 3 (3.19%) Ruby
7 2 (2.13%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.13%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.06%) Perl
8 1 (1.06%) C++
8 1 (1.06%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 84 (89.36%) ISEB
2 18 (19.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (18.09%) Degree
4 14 (14.89%) Security Cleared
5 12 (12.77%) SC Cleared
6 6 (6.38%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (5.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (1.06%) CISM
8 1 (1.06%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (54.26%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.06%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.06%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (5.32%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.26%) Oracle
3 2 (2.13%) Progress
4 1 (1.06%) Cisco
4 1 (1.06%) SAP
4 1 (1.06%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.06%) Sourcefire
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 + outstanding package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter
Computer Futures
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cornwall
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Certificates & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago