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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 189 159 134
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -25
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 55 51 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.89% 1.01% 1.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.12% 3.46% 3.94%
Number of salaries quoted 44 38 71
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 £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
1765 1474 2184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 28.59% 29.10% 37.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1451 1264 1917
Average salary £38,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.29% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,825 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 £30,356 +37.98%
Wiltshire -10 12 £39,000 +30.00% 1
Bristol -12 9 £39,000 +41.81% 2
Dorset -13 4 £32,500 -18.75%
Devon -27 2 £27,500 -19.11% 2
Gloucestershire -6 1 £62,500 +108.33% 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 65 (78.31%) ISEB
2 40 (48.19%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (42.17%) Software Testing
4 27 (32.53%) Waterfall
4 27 (32.53%) Finance
5 25 (30.12%) Test Management
6 24 (28.92%) Test Automation
6 24 (28.92%) QA
6 24 (28.92%) Scrum
7 23 (27.71%) SQL
8 21 (25.30%) Line Management
9 19 (22.89%) Automated Testing
10 18 (21.69%) Manual Testing
10 18 (21.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 17 (20.48%) Security Cleared
11 17 (20.48%) Degree
12 14 (16.87%) MS Excel
13 13 (15.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 13 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (14.46%) Test Strategy
15 10 (12.05%) Selenium
15 10 (12.05%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (12.05%) Security Testing
16 9 (10.84%) Migration
16 9 (10.84%) Java
16 9 (10.84%) MS Office
17 8 (9.64%) Microsoft
17 8 (9.64%) Windows
17 8 (9.64%) QuickTest Pro
18 7 (8.43%) C#

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (2.41%) CMS
2 1 (1.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (16.87%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.84%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.02%) Internet
2 1 (1.20%) FTP
2 1 (1.20%) HTTP
2 1 (1.20%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.23%) Relational Database
2 5 (6.02%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (12.05%) Selenium
1 10 (12.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (9.64%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (7.23%) SpecFlow
4 5 (6.02%) Bugzilla
5 4 (4.82%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.61%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.41%) FitNesse
7 2 (2.41%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.20%) ClearQuest
8 1 (1.20%) Introscope
8 1 (1.20%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.20%) Toad
8 1 (1.20%) TestDirector
8 1 (1.20%) JProfiler
8 1 (1.20%) Hudson
8 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
General
1 27 (32.53%) Finance
2 7 (8.43%) Banking
3 4 (4.82%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.82%) Marketing
4 2 (2.41%) Advertising
5 1 (1.20%) Billing
5 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (50.60%) Analyst
2 38 (45.78%) Test Analyst
3 22 (26.51%) Test Manager
4 13 (15.66%) Test Leader
5 12 (14.46%) Tester
5 12 (14.46%) QA Manager
6 11 (13.25%) Senior Analyst
6 11 (13.25%) Senior Test Analyst
7 7 (8.43%) Test Engineer
8 6 (7.23%) Testing Manager
9 5 (6.02%) Lead Tester
10 4 (4.82%) QA Test Manager
11 3 (3.61%) Lead Test Analyst
11 3 (3.61%) QA Tester
11 3 (3.61%) Manual Tester
11 3 (3.61%) Junior
12 2 (2.41%) Business Analyst
12 2 (2.41%) Support Engineer
12 2 (2.41%) Software Tester
12 2 (2.41%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.43%) .NET
2 3 (3.61%) J2EE
2 3 (3.61%) SOAP
3 2 (2.41%) XML
4 1 (1.20%) ODBC
4 1 (1.20%) Middleware
4 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.20%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.02%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.82%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.41%) Open Source
4 2 (2.41%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.20%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.64%) Windows
2 4 (4.82%) UNIX
3 3 (3.61%) Linux
4 1 (1.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (48.19%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (42.17%) Software Testing
3 27 (32.53%) Waterfall
4 25 (30.12%) Test Management
5 24 (28.92%) Test Automation
5 24 (28.92%) Scrum
6 21 (25.30%) Line Management
7 19 (22.89%) Automated Testing
8 18 (21.69%) Manual Testing
9 12 (14.46%) Test Strategy
10 10 (12.05%) Security Testing
11 9 (10.84%) Migration
12 6 (7.23%) Load Testing
12 6 (7.23%) Performance Testing
12 6 (7.23%) System Testing
12 6 (7.23%) BDD
12 6 (7.23%) Mentoring
12 6 (7.23%) Black-Box Testing
13 5 (6.02%) Test Scripting
14 4 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 23 (27.71%) SQL
2 9 (10.84%) Java
3 7 (8.43%) C#
4 3 (3.61%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.41%) Ruby
5 2 (2.41%) C++
5 2 (2.41%) Python
6 1 (1.20%) C
6 1 (1.20%) VB
6 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 65 (78.31%) ISEB
2 18 (21.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (20.48%) Security Cleared
3 17 (20.48%) Degree
4 13 (15.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (6.02%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) CSQA
6 1 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (28.92%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.20%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (1.20%) nmon
Vendors
1 8 (9.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.23%) Cisco
3 5 (6.02%) HP
4 3 (3.61%) Oracle
5 2 (2.41%) Telerik
6 1 (1.20%) Twitter
6 1 (1.20%) Green Hat
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