The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 188 165 161
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 43 46 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.70% 0.88% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.70% 3.08% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 37 37 55
Average salary £32,500 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,500 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £44,550 £50,000 £51,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1592 1495 2046
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 25.96% 28.74% 36.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1228 1260 1815
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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 £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
ISTQB
England

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 1 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 1 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
Bristol -4 12 £35,250 -11.87% 2
Dorset -9 10 £32,500 -35.00%
Somerset -13 7 £27,500 -5.98% 3
Wiltshire -5 6 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Devon -15 6 £30,000 -11.76% 2
Gloucestershire -4 2 £45,000 +63.63% 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 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 62 (76.54%) ISEB
2 36 (44.44%) Finance
3 32 (39.51%) Software Testing
4 28 (34.57%) Degree
5 26 (32.10%) SQL
6 24 (29.63%) QA
7 21 (25.93%) Automated Testing
7 21 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (18.52%) Test Scripting
8 15 (18.52%) Test Automation
9 14 (17.28%) Test Strategy
9 14 (17.28%) QuickTest Pro
10 13 (16.05%) Test Management
11 12 (14.81%) Manual Testing
11 12 (14.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 12 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (13.58%) HP
12 11 (13.58%) Java
13 10 (12.35%) LoadRunner
13 10 (12.35%) Banking
14 9 (11.11%) Windows
14 9 (11.11%) MS Excel
14 9 (11.11%) SoapUI
15 8 (9.88%) Security Cleared
15 8 (9.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 8 (9.88%) Telecoms
15 8 (9.88%) Selenium
15 8 (9.88%) Requirements Analysis
16 7 (8.64%) Validation
16 7 (8.64%) MS Office

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (2.47%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.23%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.94%) Internet
2 3 (3.70%) UMTS
2 3 (3.70%) GSM
2 3 (3.70%) LTE
3 2 (2.47%) GPRS
3 2 (2.47%) FTP
3 2 (2.47%) HTTP
3 2 (2.47%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.47%) WCDMA
3 2 (2.47%) Intranet
4 1 (1.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (17.28%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (12.35%) LoadRunner
3 9 (11.11%) SoapUI
4 8 (9.88%) Selenium
5 6 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (7.41%) Bugzilla
6 3 (3.70%) JIRA
6 3 (3.70%) TestComplete
7 2 (2.47%) JProfiler
7 2 (2.47%) Toad
7 2 (2.47%) Introscope
8 1 (1.23%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.23%) ClearQuest
8 1 (1.23%) Redmine
8 1 (1.23%) SpecFlow
General
1 36 (44.44%) Finance
2 10 (12.35%) Banking
3 8 (9.88%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.94%) Marketing
5 3 (3.70%) Advertising
5 3 (3.70%) Electronics
6 2 (2.47%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.47%) Legal
7 1 (1.23%) Automotive
7 1 (1.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 50 (61.73%) Analyst
2 42 (51.85%) Test Analyst
3 15 (18.52%) Test Leader
4 14 (17.28%) Tester
5 10 (12.35%) Test Manager
6 8 (9.88%) Test Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) QA Tester
7 5 (6.17%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) Lead Tester
8 4 (4.94%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Software Tester
9 3 (3.70%) Manual Tester
9 3 (3.70%) QA Analyst
9 3 (3.70%) Lead Test Analyst
9 3 (3.70%) Senior Business Analyst
10 2 (2.47%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
10 2 (2.47%) QA Manager
10 2 (2.47%) Programme Manager
10 2 (2.47%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 2 (2.47%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.17%) .NET
2 3 (3.70%) J2EE
2 3 (3.70%) SOAP
2 3 (3.70%) XML
3 2 (2.47%) ODBC
3 2 (2.47%) JDBC
3 2 (2.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.17%) Client/Server
2 4 (4.94%) Open Source
3 2 (2.47%) SWIFT
3 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (2.47%) UNIX
2 2 (2.47%) Solaris
2 2 (2.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (39.51%) Software Testing
2 21 (25.93%) Automated Testing
2 21 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (18.52%) Test Scripting
3 15 (18.52%) Test Automation
4 14 (17.28%) Test Strategy
5 13 (16.05%) Test Management
6 12 (14.81%) Manual Testing
6 12 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (9.88%) Requirements Analysis
8 7 (8.64%) Validation
8 7 (8.64%) Black-Box Testing
8 7 (8.64%) System Testing
8 7 (8.64%) Waterfall
9 6 (7.41%) Scrum
10 5 (6.17%) Business Analysis
10 5 (6.17%) V-Model
10 5 (6.17%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (4.94%) Data Analysis
11 4 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.10%) SQL
2 11 (13.58%) Java
3 3 (3.70%) VB
4 2 (2.47%) C++
4 2 (2.47%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.47%) C
4 2 (2.47%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.47%) Ruby
5 1 (1.23%) C#
5 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (76.54%) ISEB
2 28 (34.57%) Degree
3 12 (14.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (9.88%) Security Cleared
4 8 (9.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (6.17%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.47%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.23%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (29.63%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 7 (8.64%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.47%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (2.47%) nmon
Vendors
1 11 (13.58%) HP
2 6 (7.41%) Oracle
2 6 (7.41%) Cisco
3 5 (6.17%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.70%) Telerik
5 2 (2.47%) Green Hat
6 1 (1.23%) Twitter
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