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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 177 161 155
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 48 54 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.79% 1.04% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.96% 3.54% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 38 41 60
Average salary £32,500 £34,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,475 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,154
% change year-on-year
- -0.43%
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
1620 1524 2141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 26.57% 29.35% 37.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1263 1298 1898
Average salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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
Somerset -5 15 £29,356 +0.36% 7
Bristol -2 11 £38,500 +40.00% 1
Dorset -7 9 £32,500 -35.00%
Wiltshire -13 6 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Devon -23 3 £27,500 -19.11%
Gloucestershire -2 2 £45,000 +56.52%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 59 (77.63%) ISEB
2 31 (40.79%) Software Testing
3 27 (35.53%) Finance
4 24 (31.58%) QA
5 21 (27.63%) SQL
6 20 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (23.68%) Automated Testing
7 18 (23.68%) Degree
8 17 (22.37%) Test Automation
9 16 (21.05%) Test Management
10 15 (19.74%) Waterfall
11 14 (18.42%) Scrum
12 13 (17.11%) Security Cleared
13 12 (15.79%) Manual Testing
13 12 (15.79%) Test Strategy
14 11 (14.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (13.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 10 (13.16%) MS Excel
16 9 (11.84%) Windows
16 9 (11.84%) Java
16 9 (11.84%) QuickTest Pro
16 9 (11.84%) Selenium
16 9 (11.84%) Banking
17 7 (9.21%) Test Scripting
17 7 (9.21%) Team Foundation Server
17 7 (9.21%) MS Office
18 6 (7.89%) .NET
18 6 (7.89%) Cisco
18 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
18 6 (7.89%) Validation

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 2 (2.63%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.63%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) Internet
2 2 (2.63%) FTP
2 2 (2.63%) HTTP
2 2 (2.63%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.32%) LTE
3 1 (1.32%) GPRS
3 1 (1.32%) GSM
3 1 (1.32%) SMS
3 1 (1.32%) UMTS
3 1 (1.32%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.58%) SQL Server
1 5 (6.58%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.32%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (11.84%) QuickTest Pro
1 9 (11.84%) Selenium
2 7 (9.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (7.89%) Bugzilla
4 4 (5.26%) LoadRunner
4 4 (5.26%) SoapUI
5 3 (3.95%) TestComplete
6 2 (2.63%) Introscope
6 2 (2.63%) JProfiler
6 2 (2.63%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.63%) Toad
7 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.32%) ClearQuest
7 1 (1.32%) JIRA
7 1 (1.32%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.32%) Redmine
General
1 27 (35.53%) Finance
2 9 (11.84%) Banking
3 6 (7.89%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.26%) Marketing
5 2 (2.63%) Advertising
5 2 (2.63%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.32%) Billing
6 1 (1.32%) Electronics
6 1 (1.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (55.26%) Analyst
2 36 (47.37%) Test Analyst
3 15 (19.74%) Test Manager
4 14 (18.42%) Test Leader
5 13 (17.11%) Tester
6 9 (11.84%) QA Manager
7 7 (9.21%) Test Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Lead Tester
9 4 (5.26%) Testing Manager
9 4 (5.26%) Business Analyst
10 3 (3.95%) Manual Tester
10 3 (3.95%) Software Tester
10 3 (3.95%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (3.95%) QA Test Manager
10 3 (3.95%) QA Tester
10 3 (3.95%) Lead Test Analyst
11 2 (2.63%) Quality Analyst
11 2 (2.63%) Software Test Analyst
11 2 (2.63%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.89%) .NET
2 3 (3.95%) J2EE
2 3 (3.95%) SOAP
3 2 (2.63%) ODBC
3 2 (2.63%) Middleware
3 2 (2.63%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Client/Server
2 3 (3.95%) Open Source
3 2 (2.63%) SWIFT
3 2 (2.63%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.84%) Windows
2 2 (2.63%) Solaris
2 2 (2.63%) Linux
2 2 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (40.79%) Software Testing
2 20 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (23.68%) Automated Testing
4 17 (22.37%) Test Automation
5 16 (21.05%) Test Management
6 15 (19.74%) Waterfall
7 14 (18.42%) Scrum
8 12 (15.79%) Manual Testing
8 12 (15.79%) Test Strategy
9 7 (9.21%) Test Scripting
10 6 (7.89%) System Testing
10 6 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (7.89%) Requirements Analysis
10 6 (7.89%) Validation
10 6 (7.89%) Migration
10 6 (7.89%) Black-Box Testing
11 5 (6.58%) Security Testing
12 4 (5.26%) Business Analysis
12 4 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (5.26%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (27.63%) SQL
2 9 (11.84%) Java
3 3 (3.95%) C#
4 2 (2.63%) C++
4 2 (2.63%) VB
4 2 (2.63%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.63%) C
5 1 (1.32%) Ruby
5 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (77.63%) ISEB
2 18 (23.68%) Degree
3 13 (17.11%) Security Cleared
4 11 (14.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (13.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (6.58%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.32%) CSQA
7 1 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (31.58%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.63%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (2.63%) nmon
Vendors
1 6 (7.89%) Cisco
1 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.58%) HP
3 2 (2.63%) Telerik
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle
3 2 (2.63%) Green Hat
4 1 (1.32%) Twitter
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