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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 167 170 202
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +32
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 88 73 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.53% 1.22% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.59% 3.93% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 54 47 31
Average salary £33,500 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.25% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,800 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,250
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.78%
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
1918 1857 1576
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 33.45% 30.95% 28.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1510 1503 1285
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,850 £52,550 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 12 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the South West region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(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 +28 31 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Bristol -22 25 £32,500 -18.75% 5
Somerset +1 14 £27,500 -27.63%
Dorset +16 12 £32,500 -13.33%
Devon -1 2 £30,000 - 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 128 (79.01%) ISEB
2 77 (47.53%) Software Testing
3 63 (38.89%) Test Scripting
4 53 (32.72%) QA
4 53 (32.72%) Finance
5 51 (31.48%) C
6 49 (30.25%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (29.01%) User Acceptance Testing
8 38 (23.46%) Requirements Analysis
9 34 (20.99%) Banking
10 33 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
11 32 (19.75%) Waterfall
12 31 (19.14%) Regression Testing
13 30 (18.52%) Selenium
13 30 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 28 (17.28%) SQL
15 26 (16.05%) Degree
15 26 (16.05%) Test Strategy
15 26 (16.05%) HP Quality Center
16 25 (15.43%) Manual Testing
16 25 (15.43%) Microsoft
17 24 (14.81%) XML
18 23 (14.20%) Defect Management
19 22 (13.58%) ITIL
20 21 (12.96%) Java
20 21 (12.96%) Automated Testing
21 20 (12.35%) Wealth Management
21 20 (12.35%) Test Automation
21 20 (12.35%) Functional Testing
22 19 (11.73%) Security Cleared

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 10 (6.17%) MQSeries
2 4 (2.47%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.62%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (9.88%) MS Office
2 14 (8.64%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (3.09%) Temenos T24
3 4 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.62%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.62%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.62%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.62%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.62%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.23%) HTTP
1 2 (1.23%) LAN
1 2 (1.23%) WAN
2 1 (0.62%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.09%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (3.09%) OLTP
3 5 (3.09%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.09%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (3.09%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.23%) Big Data
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 30 (18.52%) Selenium
2 12 (7.41%) JIRA
3 11 (6.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (6.17%) LoadRunner
5 9 (5.56%) HP UFT
6 7 (4.32%) Jenkins
6 7 (4.32%) Subversion
7 5 (3.09%) ClearQuest
7 5 (3.09%) YourKit
8 4 (2.47%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.47%) TestDirector
9 3 (1.85%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.85%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.23%) Bugzilla
10 2 (1.23%) JUnit
10 2 (1.23%) TestNG
11 1 (0.62%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.62%) TestComplete
11 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.62%) WebDriver
General
1 53 (32.72%) Finance
2 34 (20.99%) Banking
3 9 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.94%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.70%) Advertising
5 6 (3.70%) Back Office
6 5 (3.09%) Electronics
6 5 (3.09%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.85%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.23%) Billing
8 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 93 (57.41%) Analyst
2 80 (49.38%) Test Analyst
3 39 (24.07%) Tester
4 23 (14.20%) Systems Tester
5 18 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
6 13 (8.02%) Test Engineer
7 12 (7.41%) Software Analyst
8 11 (6.79%) Applications Support
8 11 (6.79%) Applications Support Analyst
8 11 (6.79%) Support Analyst
9 10 (6.17%) Software Test Analyst
10 8 (4.94%) Software Tester
11 7 (4.32%) QA Leader
11 7 (4.32%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (4.32%) Senior Test Analyst
11 7 (4.32%) Test Leader
11 7 (4.32%) Test Manager
12 5 (3.09%) Defect Manager
12 5 (3.09%) Functional Test Engineer
12 5 (3.09%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (14.81%) XML
2 19 (11.73%) .NET
3 15 (9.26%) Middleware
4 8 (4.94%) XML Messaging
5 5 (3.09%) HTML
5 5 (3.09%) JMS
6 4 (2.47%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.85%) J2EE
8 2 (1.23%) JDBC
8 2 (1.23%) SOAP
8 2 (1.23%) Web Services
9 1 (0.62%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.62%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 33 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (9.88%) SWIFT
3 14 (8.64%) Management Information System
4 12 (7.41%) Mobile App
5 11 (6.79%) Credit Risk
5 11 (6.79%) Mathematics
6 8 (4.94%) Client/Server
6 8 (4.94%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.70%) PMI
7 6 (3.70%) Reinsurance
8 4 (2.47%) AS400
8 4 (2.47%) iSeries
9 2 (1.23%) NHS
9 2 (1.23%) User Experience
10 1 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.62%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.41%) Unix
1 12 (7.41%) Windows
2 10 (6.17%) Linux
3 1 (0.62%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (47.53%) Software Testing
2 63 (38.89%) Test Scripting
3 49 (30.25%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (29.01%) User Acceptance Testing
5 38 (23.46%) Requirements Analysis
6 32 (19.75%) Waterfall
7 31 (19.14%) Regression Testing
8 26 (16.05%) Test Strategy
9 25 (15.43%) Manual Testing
10 23 (14.20%) Defect Management
11 22 (13.58%) ITIL
12 21 (12.96%) Automated Testing
13 20 (12.35%) Functional Testing
13 20 (12.35%) Test Automation
13 20 (12.35%) Wealth Management
14 19 (11.73%) Test Management
15 18 (11.11%) System Testing
16 14 (8.64%) Change Management
16 14 (8.64%) Time Management
17 13 (8.02%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 51 (31.48%) C
2 28 (17.28%) SQL
3 21 (12.96%) Java
4 14 (8.64%) C#
5 9 (5.56%) Ruby
6 7 (4.32%) Python
7 5 (3.09%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.09%) XPath
8 2 (1.23%) C++
8 2 (1.23%) Perl
9 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.62%) PHP
Qualifications
1 128 (79.01%) ISEB
2 30 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 26 (16.05%) Degree
4 19 (11.73%) Security Cleared
5 15 (9.26%) DV Cleared
6 14 (8.64%) SC Cleared
7 6 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (3.70%) PMI Certification
7 6 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.85%) CSQA
9 2 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.62%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (32.72%) QA
2 11 (6.79%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.09%) vSphere
2 3 (1.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (16.05%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.09%) CA Service Virtualization
2 5 (3.09%) nmon
2 5 (3.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 25 (15.43%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.73%) HP
3 14 (8.64%) IBM
3 14 (8.64%) Oracle
4 11 (6.79%) Bloomberg
4 11 (6.79%) Reuters
5 10 (6.17%) Green Hat
6 6 (3.70%) Sybase
7 5 (3.09%) Citrix
7 5 (3.09%) Dynatrace
7 5 (3.09%) Remedy
7 5 (3.09%) VMware
7 5 (3.09%) webMethods
8 3 (1.85%) SAP
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