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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / South West
Rank 133 161 180
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +19
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 102 86 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.06% 1.53% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.70% 4.70% 3.58%
Number of salaries quoted 82 57 44
Median salary £37,500 £33,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.94% -16.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £44,500 £53,150
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%

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
1523 1831 1872
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.79% 32.67% 30.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1193 1496 1530
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 -9 31 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Wiltshire - 25 £32,500 - 2
Bristol +3 19 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Somerset +12 18 £33,750 +22.72% 1
Dorset +12 4 £38,750 +19.23%
Cornwall - 4 - - 2
Devon -4 1 £32,500 +13.04% 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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.

1 162 (79.80%) ISEB
2 147 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (44.83%) Software Testing
4 80 (39.41%) BDD
5 78 (38.42%) Non-Functional Testing
6 76 (37.44%) Test Automation
7 73 (35.96%) Selenium
8 72 (35.47%) Cucumber
8 72 (35.47%) SQL
9 71 (34.98%) Team Foundation Server
10 69 (33.99%) Test Management
10 69 (33.99%) Microsoft
11 68 (33.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 58 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
13 56 (27.59%) Test Scripting
14 52 (25.62%) Scrum
15 51 (25.12%) Java
16 50 (24.63%) JIRA
17 47 (23.15%) Security Cleared
18 46 (22.66%) QA
18 46 (22.66%) Waterfall
18 46 (22.66%) Linux
19 44 (21.67%) Finance
20 41 (20.20%) Load Testing
21 38 (18.72%) SDLC
22 35 (17.24%) Defect Management
22 35 (17.24%) SpecFlow
23 32 (15.76%) Manual Testing
23 32 (15.76%) SOAP
24 31 (15.27%) HP

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 9 (4.43%) GlassFish
2 5 (2.46%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.46%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.46%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.48%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.99%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (3.94%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.45%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.96%) MS Office
4 3 (1.48%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 13 (6.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (3.45%) Lucidchart
2 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.36%) SSH
2 2 (0.99%) DNS
2 2 (0.99%) FTP
2 2 (0.99%) Internet
2 2 (0.99%) Intranet
2 2 (0.99%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.96%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.48%) Apache Accumulo
2 3 (1.48%) Hadoop
2 3 (1.48%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.48%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 73 (35.96%) Selenium
2 72 (35.47%) Cucumber
3 71 (34.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 50 (24.63%) JIRA
5 35 (17.24%) SpecFlow
6 29 (14.29%) Jenkins
7 27 (13.30%) Git (software)
8 23 (11.33%) JMeter
9 20 (9.85%) LoadRunner
10 19 (9.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 19 (9.36%) Zephyr
11 16 (7.88%) WebDriver
12 14 (6.90%) JUnit
13 10 (4.93%) Appium
13 10 (4.93%) Eclipse
13 10 (4.93%) Gatling
13 10 (4.93%) SoapUI
14 9 (4.43%) Bugzilla
14 9 (4.43%) Calabash
14 9 (4.43%) The Grinder
General
1 44 (21.67%) Finance
2 27 (13.30%) Telecoms
3 14 (6.90%) Manufacturing
3 14 (6.90%) Retail
4 13 (6.40%) Electronics
4 13 (6.40%) Marketing
5 11 (5.42%) Banking
6 7 (3.45%) Advertising
7 3 (1.48%) Billing
8 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.49%) German Language
Job Titles
1 109 (53.69%) Analyst
2 97 (47.78%) Test Analyst
3 43 (21.18%) Test Engineer
4 27 (13.30%) Senior Analyst
4 27 (13.30%) Senior Test Analyst
5 22 (10.84%) Tester
6 21 (10.34%) Test Manager
7 19 (9.36%) Software Analyst
8 17 (8.37%) Software Test Analyst
8 17 (8.37%) Test Automation Engineer
9 9 (4.43%) Automation Tester
10 8 (3.94%) Manual Tester
10 8 (3.94%) QA Analyst
10 8 (3.94%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 8 (3.94%) Software Tester
11 7 (3.45%) Agile Test Analyst
11 7 (3.45%) Manual Test Analyst
12 6 (2.96%) Automation Test Analyst
12 6 (2.96%) Business Test Analyst
12 6 (2.96%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (15.76%) SOAP
2 20 (9.85%) Gherkin
3 19 (9.36%) REST
3 19 (9.36%) Web Services
4 9 (4.43%) RESTful
4 9 (4.43%) XML
5 6 (2.96%) .NET
6 5 (2.46%) HTML
7 4 (1.97%) CSS
7 4 (1.97%) ISPF
8 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.40%) Mobile App
2 8 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.45%) Mainframe
4 5 (2.46%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.97%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (1.97%) PMI
6 3 (1.48%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.99%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.99%) Handset
7 2 (0.99%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (0.99%) User Experience
8 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.49%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.49%) RIA
8 1 (0.49%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 46 (22.66%) Linux
2 29 (14.29%) Windows
3 12 (5.91%) Apple iOS
4 10 (4.93%) Android
5 6 (2.96%) CentOS
6 2 (0.99%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.99%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.99%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (44.83%) Software Testing
3 80 (39.41%) BDD
4 78 (38.42%) Non-Functional Testing
5 76 (37.44%) Test Automation
6 69 (33.99%) Test Management
7 58 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
8 56 (27.59%) Test Scripting
9 52 (25.62%) Scrum
10 46 (22.66%) Waterfall
11 41 (20.20%) Load Testing
12 38 (18.72%) SDLC
13 35 (17.24%) Defect Management
14 32 (15.76%) Manual Testing
15 31 (15.27%) Regression Testing
16 30 (14.78%) Performance Testing
17 29 (14.29%) Functional Testing
18 28 (13.79%) Automation Testing
19 27 (13.30%) Automated Testing
20 26 (12.81%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (35.47%) SQL
2 51 (25.12%) Java
3 30 (14.78%) C#
4 26 (12.81%) Ruby
5 21 (10.34%) Python
6 13 (6.40%) C++
7 5 (2.46%) C
7 5 (2.46%) XPath
8 4 (1.97%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.97%) JCL
8 4 (1.97%) Perl
9 3 (1.48%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 162 (79.80%) ISEB
2 68 (33.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 47 (23.15%) Security Cleared
4 23 (11.33%) DV Cleared
5 20 (9.85%) Degree
6 15 (7.39%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.97%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.48%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (22.66%) QA
2 3 (1.48%) SDET
3 1 (0.49%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (2.96%) Docker
2 5 (2.46%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.97%) RACF
3 4 (1.97%) Time Sharing Option
3 4 (1.97%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.99%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (7.39%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.46%) SCCM
4 4 (1.97%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.48%) Puppet
5 3 (1.48%) SCOM
6 2 (0.99%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 69 (33.99%) Microsoft
2 31 (15.27%) HP
3 14 (6.90%) SAP
4 6 (2.96%) Atlassian
4 6 (2.96%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.46%) CA Agile Central
5 5 (2.46%) VMware
6 4 (1.97%) IBM
6 4 (1.97%) Oracle
7 2 (0.99%) Altiris
7 2 (0.99%) Citrix
7 2 (0.99%) Veritas
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