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 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 171 181 197
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +16
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 76 68 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.37% 1.15% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.11% 3.84% 2.96%
Number of salaries quoted 60 55 38
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,650 £27,200 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,600 £44,000 £43,025
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
1847 1770 1656
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 33.28% 30.02% 26.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1452 1393 1294
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +5 38 £42,500 +21.42% 7
Somerset -1 12 £32,500 +20.37% 2
Wiltshire +20 8 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Dorset +14 7 £28,500 +14.00% 2
Bristol +2 7 £35,500 +9.23% 2
Cornwall -16 3 - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 126 (83.44%) ISEB
2 109 (72.19%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (47.68%) SQL
4 59 (39.07%) Microsoft
5 56 (37.09%) Scrum
6 54 (35.76%) Non-Functional Testing
7 51 (33.77%) Software Testing
8 50 (33.11%) Test Automation
9 49 (32.45%) Cucumber
10 48 (31.79%) Java
11 46 (30.46%) Team Foundation Server
12 45 (29.80%) Selenium
12 45 (29.80%) Test Scripting
13 44 (29.14%) Security Cleared
14 43 (28.48%) BDD
15 41 (27.15%) Test Management
16 40 (26.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 38 (25.17%) SDLC
18 37 (24.50%) Manual Testing
18 37 (24.50%) JIRA
19 35 (23.18%) Regression Testing
20 33 (21.85%) Linux
21 30 (19.87%) Finance
21 30 (19.87%) Jenkins
21 30 (19.87%) Waterfall
21 30 (19.87%) Defect Management
22 29 (19.21%) QA
22 29 (19.21%) ITIL
23 28 (18.54%) Ruby
24 27 (17.88%) User Acceptance 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 13 (8.61%) MS Exchange
1 13 (8.61%) SharePoint
1 13 (8.61%) Skype for Business
2 5 (3.31%) Apache
2 5 (3.31%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.99%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.99%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (7.95%) MS Office
2 6 (3.97%) Mingle
3 3 (1.99%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (9.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.93%) SSH
2 5 (3.31%) Internet
3 4 (2.65%) DNS
3 4 (2.65%) Intranet
3 4 (2.65%) Skype
4 3 (1.99%) LAN
4 3 (1.99%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.99%) Apache Accumulo
2 3 (1.99%) Hadoop
2 3 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.66%) GIS
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 49 (32.45%) Cucumber
2 46 (30.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 45 (29.80%) Selenium
4 37 (24.50%) JIRA
5 30 (19.87%) Jenkins
6 22 (14.57%) SpecFlow
7 19 (12.58%) Git (software)
8 17 (11.26%) WebDriver
9 16 (10.60%) JBehave
10 15 (9.93%) Zephyr
11 14 (9.27%) JUnit
12 12 (7.95%) Visual Studio
13 10 (6.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (6.62%) Maven
14 7 (4.64%) LoadRunner
14 7 (4.64%) SoapUI
15 5 (3.31%) Hudson
15 5 (3.31%) TeamCity
16 4 (2.65%) Rational Functional Tester
16 4 (2.65%) Subversion
General
1 30 (19.87%) Finance
2 18 (11.92%) Manufacturing
2 18 (11.92%) Telecoms
3 17 (11.26%) Marketing
4 15 (9.93%) Electronics
5 4 (2.65%) Advertising
5 4 (2.65%) Banking
6 2 (1.32%) Back Office
7 1 (0.66%) Games
7 1 (0.66%) Legal
7 1 (0.66%) Retail
Job Titles
1 68 (45.03%) Analyst
2 64 (42.38%) Test Analyst
3 29 (19.21%) Tester
4 24 (15.89%) Test Engineer
5 21 (13.91%) Developer
6 19 (12.58%) Software Tester
7 17 (11.26%) Senior Analyst
7 17 (11.26%) Senior Test Analyst
8 16 (10.60%) Java Developer
9 11 (7.28%) Test Automation Engineer
10 10 (6.62%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 10 (6.62%) Developer in Test
10 10 (6.62%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 10 (6.62%) Security Analyst
11 9 (5.96%) Manual Tester
11 9 (5.96%) Test Automation Developer
12 7 (4.64%) QA Leader
12 7 (4.64%) Test Leader
12 7 (4.64%) Test Manager
13 6 (3.97%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.58%) HTML
2 17 (11.26%) Web Services
3 16 (10.60%) REST
3 16 (10.60%) SOAP
4 15 (9.93%) Gherkin
4 15 (9.93%) Hibernate
4 15 (9.93%) Spring
5 8 (5.30%) CSS
5 8 (5.30%) XML
6 6 (3.97%) .NET
7 3 (1.99%) JDBC
8 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.66%) RESTful
8 1 (0.66%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.30%) Client/Server
3 7 (4.64%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.65%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.65%) Mobile Computing
5 3 (1.99%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (1.99%) Handset
5 3 (1.99%) PMI
6 2 (1.32%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.32%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.32%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.32%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.66%) Replication
7 1 (0.66%) RIA
7 1 (0.66%) User Experience
7 1 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (21.85%) Linux
2 23 (15.23%) Windows
3 10 (6.62%) CentOS
4 5 (3.31%) Unix
4 5 (3.31%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.65%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.65%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.65%) Windows 8
5 4 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (72.19%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (37.09%) Scrum
3 54 (35.76%) Non-Functional Testing
4 51 (33.77%) Software Testing
5 50 (33.11%) Test Automation
6 45 (29.80%) Test Scripting
7 43 (28.48%) BDD
8 41 (27.15%) Test Management
9 38 (25.17%) SDLC
10 37 (24.50%) Manual Testing
11 35 (23.18%) Regression Testing
12 30 (19.87%) Defect Management
12 30 (19.87%) Waterfall
13 29 (19.21%) ITIL
14 27 (17.88%) User Acceptance Testing
15 26 (17.22%) Automated Testing
16 25 (16.56%) Programme Management
17 22 (14.57%) Test Strategy
18 20 (13.25%) Performance Testing
19 16 (10.60%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 72 (47.68%) SQL
2 48 (31.79%) Java
3 28 (18.54%) Ruby
4 20 (13.25%) Python
5 19 (12.58%) PL/SQL
6 10 (6.62%) C++
7 9 (5.96%) C#
7 9 (5.96%) Perl
8 8 (5.30%) Bash Shell
9 7 (4.64%) C
10 6 (3.97%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.32%) Go
11 2 (1.32%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.66%) PHP
12 1 (0.66%) VB
12 1 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 126 (83.44%) ISEB
2 44 (29.14%) Security Cleared
3 40 (26.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 26 (17.22%) DV Cleared
5 17 (11.26%) SC Cleared
6 16 (10.60%) Degree
7 3 (1.99%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (19.21%) QA
2 3 (1.99%) SDET
3 2 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (8.61%) Hyper-V
1 13 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (2.65%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (8.61%) SCCM
2 9 (5.96%) SCOM
3 4 (2.65%) AirWatch
3 4 (2.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (1.99%) Puppet
5 2 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 59 (39.07%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.92%) Oracle
3 16 (10.60%) HP
3 16 (10.60%) SAP
4 13 (8.61%) VMware
5 10 (6.62%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.65%) Altiris
6 4 (2.65%) Citrix
6 4 (2.65%) Rally
6 4 (2.65%) Veritas
7 2 (1.32%) Bloomberg
7 2 (1.32%) Reuters
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