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 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 164 221 206
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -15
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 76 36 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.46% 0.60% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.79% 2.02% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 59 34 23
Median salary £45,000 £34,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+30.43% +6.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,416 £25,450 £20,200
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,500 £44,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
1587 1783 1682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.46% 29.58% 27.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1244 1390 1308
Median salary £41,000 £39,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.12% +1.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,988 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,000 £57,500
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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +25 32 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Wiltshire +27 14 £45,000 +5.88%
Somerset +6 14 £37,500 -29.24% 1
Bristol +22 8 £50,000 +61.29% 2
Devon -1 2 £35,000 +40.00%
Cornwall -5 2 £42,500 -23.42% 1
Dorset - 1 £32,500 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 112 (76.71%) ISEB
2 86 (58.90%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (37.67%) SQL
4 47 (32.19%) Java
5 45 (30.82%) Microsoft
6 44 (30.14%) Software Testing
6 44 (30.14%) Selenium
7 42 (28.77%) Scrum
8 40 (27.40%) Cucumber
9 39 (26.71%) Test Automation
10 38 (26.03%) Finance
11 37 (25.34%) Security Cleared
12 35 (23.97%) QA
12 35 (23.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 34 (23.29%) User Acceptance Testing
13 34 (23.29%) ITIL
14 33 (22.60%) Team Foundation Server
15 32 (21.92%) JIRA
15 32 (21.92%) Non-Functional Testing
16 31 (21.23%) Manual Testing
17 30 (20.55%) SDLC
18 29 (19.86%) Test Management
19 28 (19.18%) Ruby
19 28 (19.18%) BDD
20 27 (18.49%) Waterfall
21 26 (17.81%) Test Scripting
21 26 (17.81%) DV Cleared
21 26 (17.81%) Defect Management
22 25 (17.12%) Linux
22 25 (17.12%) Automated Testing

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 5 (3.42%) Apache
1 5 (3.42%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.74%) MQSeries
2 4 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.05%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.05%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.37%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.37%) Confluence
5 1 (0.68%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (11.64%) MS Office
2 7 (4.79%) Mingle
3 4 (2.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (6.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.85%) SSH
2 6 (4.11%) LAN
2 6 (4.11%) WAN
3 3 (2.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.37%) Apache Accumulo
4 2 (1.37%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.68%) GIS
Development Applications
1 44 (30.14%) Selenium
2 40 (27.40%) Cucumber
3 33 (22.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 32 (21.92%) JIRA
5 22 (15.07%) Jenkins
6 19 (13.01%) SpecFlow
7 17 (11.64%) JUnit
7 17 (11.64%) WebDriver
8 15 (10.27%) JBehave
9 13 (8.90%) Git (software)
10 10 (6.85%) Visual Studio
10 10 (6.85%) Zephyr
11 9 (6.16%) LoadRunner
11 9 (6.16%) Maven
12 8 (5.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (4.79%) SoapUI
14 4 (2.74%) Ant
14 4 (2.74%) Subversion
14 4 (2.74%) TestNG
15 3 (2.05%) ClearQuest
General
1 38 (26.03%) Finance
2 19 (13.01%) Telecoms
3 17 (11.64%) Banking
4 13 (8.90%) Electronics
4 13 (8.90%) Manufacturing
5 12 (8.22%) Marketing
6 3 (2.05%) Advertising
7 2 (1.37%) Back Office
7 2 (1.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.68%) Billing
8 1 (0.68%) Games
8 1 (0.68%) Legal
8 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (45.21%) Analyst
2 54 (36.99%) Test Analyst
3 26 (17.81%) Test Engineer
4 25 (17.12%) Tester
5 21 (14.38%) Software Tester
6 19 (13.01%) Developer
7 15 (10.27%) Java Developer
8 13 (8.90%) Test Automation Engineer
9 11 (7.53%) Applications Support
9 11 (7.53%) Applications Support Analyst
9 11 (7.53%) Senior Analyst
9 11 (7.53%) Senior Test Analyst
9 11 (7.53%) Support Analyst
10 10 (6.85%) Software Analyst
10 10 (6.85%) Software Test Analyst
11 8 (5.48%) Developer in Test
11 8 (5.48%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
11 8 (5.48%) Test Automation Developer
12 6 (4.11%) Manual Tester
12 6 (4.11%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.33%) HTML
2 15 (10.27%) Hibernate
2 15 (10.27%) Spring
3 14 (9.59%) XML
4 12 (8.22%) Web Services
5 11 (7.53%) REST
5 11 (7.53%) SOAP
6 10 (6.85%) Gherkin
7 7 (4.79%) .NET
8 6 (4.11%) JDBC
9 5 (3.42%) CSS
10 4 (2.74%) Middleware
11 3 (2.05%) RESTful
12 1 (0.68%) J2EE
12 1 (0.68%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.12%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.53%) Credit Risk
2 11 (7.53%) Mathematics
2 11 (7.53%) SWIFT
3 10 (6.85%) Client/Server
4 7 (4.79%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.74%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (2.05%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.37%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.37%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.68%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 25 (17.12%) Linux
2 19 (13.01%) Windows
3 7 (4.79%) Unix
4 5 (3.42%) CentOS
5 2 (1.37%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (58.90%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (30.14%) Software Testing
3 42 (28.77%) Scrum
4 39 (26.71%) Test Automation
5 34 (23.29%) ITIL
5 34 (23.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 32 (21.92%) Non-Functional Testing
7 31 (21.23%) Manual Testing
8 30 (20.55%) SDLC
9 29 (19.86%) Test Management
10 28 (19.18%) BDD
11 27 (18.49%) Waterfall
12 26 (17.81%) Defect Management
12 26 (17.81%) Test Scripting
13 25 (17.12%) Automated Testing
14 24 (16.44%) Regression Testing
15 20 (13.70%) Functional Testing
16 16 (10.96%) ITIL V3
16 16 (10.96%) Performance Testing
17 15 (10.27%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (37.67%) SQL
2 47 (32.19%) Java
3 28 (19.18%) Ruby
4 20 (13.70%) PL/SQL
5 17 (11.64%) Python
6 15 (10.27%) C
6 15 (10.27%) C#
7 12 (8.22%) C++
8 8 (5.48%) JavaScript
8 8 (5.48%) Perl
9 6 (4.11%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.37%) Go
10 2 (1.37%) PHP
10 2 (1.37%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.68%) VB
11 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 112 (76.71%) ISEB
2 37 (25.34%) Security Cleared
3 35 (23.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 26 (17.81%) DV Cleared
5 24 (16.44%) Degree
6 20 (13.70%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (23.97%) QA
2 11 (7.53%) SLA
3 2 (1.37%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (2.05%) Hyper-V
1 3 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.05%) vSphere
2 2 (1.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (6.85%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.05%) SCCM
2 3 (2.05%) SCOM
3 2 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (30.82%) Microsoft
2 18 (12.33%) Oracle
3 16 (10.96%) HP
4 11 (7.53%) Bloomberg
4 11 (7.53%) Reuters
5 10 (6.85%) SAP
6 6 (4.11%) VMware
7 5 (3.42%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.74%) Green Hat
8 4 (2.74%) IBM
8 4 (2.74%) Rally
9 3 (2.05%) Citrix
9 3 (2.05%) Remedy
9 3 (2.05%) Sybase
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