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 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / South West
Rank 128 176 172
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 108 79 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.13% 1.38% 1.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.15% 4.17% 4.03%
Number of salaries quoted 85 47 48
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 £30,400 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £50,600 £54,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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
1510 1896 1835
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.82% 33.04% 31.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1199 1497 1473
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 £27,050 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,469 £55,000 £65,000
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 21 February 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 21 February 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 0 32 £40,000 - 3
Somerset +8 23 £32,500 +18.18% 2
Wiltshire - 20 £32,500 - 1
Bristol -5 17 £45,000 +42.85% 6
Cornwall - 9 - - 1
Devon +2 4 £28,591 -10.65% 2
Dorset +18 2 £45,000 +38.46% 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 165 (76.74%) ISEB
2 150 (69.77%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (42.33%) Test Automation
4 88 (40.93%) Selenium
4 88 (40.93%) Software Testing
5 82 (38.14%) BDD
6 80 (37.21%) Cucumber
7 74 (34.42%) SQL
8 73 (33.95%) Non-Functional Testing
9 68 (31.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 67 (31.16%) Test Management
11 64 (29.77%) Team Foundation Server
12 63 (29.30%) User Acceptance Testing
12 63 (29.30%) Java
12 63 (29.30%) Microsoft
13 60 (27.91%) Test Scripting
14 55 (25.58%) Scrum
15 51 (23.72%) QA
16 50 (23.26%) JIRA
16 50 (23.26%) Security Cleared
17 49 (22.79%) Finance
18 46 (21.40%) Linux
18 46 (21.40%) Waterfall
19 45 (20.93%) Load Testing
20 42 (19.53%) C#
21 36 (16.74%) SDLC
22 35 (16.28%) Functional Testing
22 35 (16.28%) SpecFlow
23 33 (15.35%) Performance Testing
23 33 (15.35%) Windows

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 (4.19%) GlassFish
2 5 (2.33%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.47%) Confluence
3 1 (0.47%) FileNet
3 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (4.19%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.26%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.79%) MS Office
4 4 (1.86%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 11 (5.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.26%) Lucidchart
3 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.44%) SSH
2 2 (0.93%) FTP
3 1 (0.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.26%) NoSQL
2 5 (2.33%) Apache Accumulo
2 5 (2.33%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.86%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.40%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.47%) DB2
6 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 88 (40.93%) Selenium
2 80 (37.21%) Cucumber
3 64 (29.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 50 (23.26%) JIRA
5 35 (16.28%) SpecFlow
6 33 (15.35%) JMeter
7 32 (14.88%) Jenkins
8 30 (13.95%) LoadRunner
9 27 (12.56%) Git (software)
10 25 (11.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 16 (7.44%) JUnit
11 16 (7.44%) Zephyr
12 15 (6.98%) SoapUI
12 15 (6.98%) WebDriver
13 14 (6.51%) Appium
13 14 (6.51%) Gatling
14 13 (6.05%) Calabash
14 13 (6.05%) The Grinder
15 12 (5.58%) Eclipse
15 12 (5.58%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (22.79%) Finance
2 26 (12.09%) Telecoms
3 18 (8.37%) Banking
4 14 (6.51%) Retail
5 12 (5.58%) Manufacturing
6 11 (5.12%) Electronics
6 11 (5.12%) Marketing
7 8 (3.72%) Advertising
8 3 (1.40%) Billing
9 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.47%) Games
10 1 (0.47%) German Language
Job Titles
1 106 (49.30%) Analyst
2 88 (40.93%) Test Analyst
3 59 (27.44%) Test Engineer
4 26 (12.09%) Test Automation Engineer
4 26 (12.09%) Test Manager
5 21 (9.77%) Software Analyst
6 20 (9.30%) Senior Analyst
6 20 (9.30%) Senior Test Analyst
7 19 (8.84%) Software Test Analyst
8 18 (8.37%) Tester
9 11 (5.12%) Senior Test Engineer
10 10 (4.65%) Business Analyst
10 10 (4.65%) QA Analyst
11 9 (4.19%) Automation Tester
11 9 (4.19%) Software Test Engineer
12 7 (3.26%) Technical Engineer
13 6 (2.79%) Agile Test Analyst
13 6 (2.79%) Business Test Analyst
13 6 (2.79%) Manual Tester
13 6 (2.79%) Senior Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.42%) SOAP
2 18 (8.37%) Gherkin
3 16 (7.44%) REST
3 16 (7.44%) Web Services
4 10 (4.65%) XML
5 9 (4.19%) RESTful
6 6 (2.79%) .NET
7 4 (1.86%) ISPF
8 3 (1.40%) HTML
9 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.47%) CSS
9 1 (0.47%) Middleware
9 1 (0.47%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.37%) Mobile App
2 13 (6.05%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.26%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.86%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (1.40%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.47%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.47%) Handset
7 1 (0.47%) PMI
7 1 (0.47%) User Experience
7 1 (0.47%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 46 (21.40%) Linux
2 33 (15.35%) Windows
3 10 (4.65%) Android
3 10 (4.65%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.33%) CentOS
5 2 (0.93%) Unix
6 1 (0.47%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (69.77%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (42.33%) Test Automation
3 88 (40.93%) Software Testing
4 82 (38.14%) BDD
5 73 (33.95%) Non-Functional Testing
6 67 (31.16%) Test Management
7 63 (29.30%) User Acceptance Testing
8 60 (27.91%) Test Scripting
9 55 (25.58%) Scrum
10 46 (21.40%) Waterfall
11 45 (20.93%) Load Testing
12 36 (16.74%) SDLC
13 35 (16.28%) Functional Testing
14 33 (15.35%) Performance Testing
15 32 (14.88%) Regression Testing
16 29 (13.49%) Manual Testing
16 29 (13.49%) User Stories
17 28 (13.02%) Automation Testing
17 28 (13.02%) Defect Management
18 26 (12.09%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (34.42%) SQL
2 63 (29.30%) Java
3 42 (19.53%) C#
4 29 (13.49%) Ruby
5 28 (13.02%) Python
6 18 (8.37%) C++
7 10 (4.65%) C
8 7 (3.26%) JavaScript
9 6 (2.79%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.79%) Perl
9 6 (2.79%) XPath
10 4 (1.86%) JCL
11 2 (0.93%) PHP
12 1 (0.47%) VB
12 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.47%) VB6
12 1 (0.47%) VBA
12 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 165 (76.74%) ISEB
2 68 (31.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 50 (23.26%) Security Cleared
4 24 (11.16%) DV Cleared
5 20 (9.30%) Degree
6 12 (5.58%) SC Cleared
7 7 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (1.40%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (23.72%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) SDET
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (3.26%) Docker
2 4 (1.86%) RACF
2 4 (1.86%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (1.86%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (8.37%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.33%) Puppet
4 4 (1.86%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.47%) SCCM
5 1 (0.47%) SCOM
Vendors
1 63 (29.30%) Microsoft
2 32 (14.88%) HP
3 11 (5.12%) Atlassian
3 11 (5.12%) SAP
4 7 (3.26%) CA Agile Central
5 5 (2.33%) Oracle
5 5 (2.33%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.86%) IBM
7 1 (0.47%) VMware
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