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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 177 228 191
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -37
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 75 27 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.32% 0.44% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.10% 1.43% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 56 23 33
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,400 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +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
1829 1882 1633
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 32.21% 30.43% 28.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1474 1435 1338
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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 28 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(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
Gloucestershire +20 19 £50,000 +17.64% 5
Bristol +4 15 £30,750 +7.89% 1
Somerset +13 14 £37,500 -29.24% 2
Wiltshire +12 12 £45,000 -21.73% 1
Dorset +18 4 £29,000 -22.66%
Devon +5 4 £34,000 +36.00%
Cornwall - 2 £42,500 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 122 (75.78%) ISEB
2 68 (42.24%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (40.37%) Software Testing
4 54 (33.54%) Finance
4 54 (33.54%) User Acceptance Testing
5 51 (31.68%) SQL
6 50 (31.06%) QA
7 44 (27.33%) Selenium
8 43 (26.71%) Java
9 42 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
10 40 (24.84%) Test Scripting
11 38 (23.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 35 (21.74%) Microsoft
13 34 (21.12%) ITIL
14 32 (19.88%) C
14 32 (19.88%) Test Automation
14 32 (19.88%) Banking
15 30 (18.63%) Security Cleared
15 30 (18.63%) Waterfall
15 30 (18.63%) Regression Testing
16 29 (18.01%) Degree
17 27 (16.77%) XML
17 27 (16.77%) Defect Management
18 26 (16.15%) Functional Testing
19 25 (15.53%) SDLC
20 24 (14.91%) Manual Testing
20 24 (14.91%) HP Quality Center
21 23 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
21 23 (14.29%) DV Cleared
21 23 (14.29%) Automated Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 10 (6.21%) MQSeries
2 4 (2.48%) Apache
2 4 (2.48%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.24%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.62%) IIS
4 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (12.42%) MS Office
2 9 (5.59%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.11%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (3.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 5 (3.11%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.73%) LAN
1 6 (3.73%) WAN
2 3 (1.86%) Internet
2 3 (1.86%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.11%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (3.11%) OLTP
3 5 (3.11%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.11%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (3.11%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.24%) Apache Accumulo
4 2 (1.24%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.62%) GIS
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 44 (27.33%) Selenium
2 23 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (13.66%) Cucumber
4 20 (12.42%) JIRA
5 16 (9.94%) Jenkins
6 14 (8.70%) JUnit
7 13 (8.07%) WebDriver
8 12 (7.45%) LoadRunner
9 11 (6.83%) JBehave
9 11 (6.83%) SpecFlow
10 10 (6.21%) Subversion
11 7 (4.35%) Visual Studio
12 6 (3.73%) SoapUI
13 5 (3.11%) ClearQuest
13 5 (3.11%) Git (software)
13 5 (3.11%) HP UFT
13 5 (3.11%) Maven
13 5 (3.11%) TestDirector
13 5 (3.11%) YourKit
14 4 (2.48%) TestNG
General
1 54 (33.54%) Finance
2 32 (19.88%) Banking
3 11 (6.83%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.97%) Electronics
4 8 (4.97%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.73%) Marketing
6 5 (3.11%) Investment Banking
6 5 (3.11%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.48%) Back Office
8 3 (1.86%) Advertising
9 2 (1.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 78 (48.45%) Analyst
2 61 (37.89%) Test Analyst
3 34 (21.12%) Tester
4 25 (15.53%) Test Engineer
5 17 (10.56%) Software Tester
6 16 (9.94%) Applications Support
6 16 (9.94%) Applications Support Analyst
6 16 (9.94%) Support Analyst
7 12 (7.45%) Developer
7 12 (7.45%) Software Analyst
7 12 (7.45%) Software Test Analyst
8 10 (6.21%) Java Developer
8 10 (6.21%) Systems Tester
8 10 (6.21%) Test Automation Engineer
9 9 (5.59%) Manual Test Analyst
10 8 (4.97%) Test Manager
11 6 (3.73%) QA Analyst
11 6 (3.73%) QA Leader
11 6 (3.73%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (3.73%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (16.77%) XML
2 17 (10.56%) .NET
3 16 (9.94%) HTML
4 15 (9.32%) Middleware
5 11 (6.83%) Hibernate
5 11 (6.83%) Spring
6 6 (3.73%) JDBC
6 6 (3.73%) XML Messaging
7 5 (3.11%) JMS
7 5 (3.11%) SOAP
8 4 (2.48%) CSS
8 4 (2.48%) Web Services
9 3 (1.86%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.86%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.86%) Gherkin
9 3 (1.86%) J2EE
9 3 (1.86%) REST
9 3 (1.86%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 42 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (13.04%) SWIFT
3 16 (9.94%) Credit Risk
3 16 (9.94%) Mathematics
4 11 (6.83%) Computer Science
4 11 (6.83%) Management Information System
5 9 (5.59%) Client/Server
6 7 (4.35%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.48%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.86%) PMI
8 3 (1.86%) Reinsurance
9 2 (1.24%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.24%) NHS
9 2 (1.24%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.62%) AS400
10 1 (0.62%) iSeries
10 1 (0.62%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.80%) Windows
2 16 (9.94%) Linux
3 12 (7.45%) Unix
4 3 (1.86%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.62%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (42.24%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (40.37%) Software Testing
3 54 (33.54%) User Acceptance Testing
4 40 (24.84%) Test Scripting
5 34 (21.12%) ITIL
6 32 (19.88%) Test Automation
7 30 (18.63%) Regression Testing
7 30 (18.63%) Waterfall
8 27 (16.77%) Defect Management
9 26 (16.15%) Functional Testing
10 25 (15.53%) SDLC
11 24 (14.91%) Manual Testing
12 23 (14.29%) Automated Testing
12 23 (14.29%) Scrum
13 22 (13.66%) Wealth Management
14 21 (13.04%) Test Management
15 20 (12.42%) System Testing
16 19 (11.80%) Change Management
16 19 (11.80%) Service Delivery
16 19 (11.80%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (31.68%) SQL
2 43 (26.71%) Java
3 32 (19.88%) C
4 21 (13.04%) C#
5 20 (12.42%) Ruby
6 15 (9.32%) PL/SQL
7 12 (7.45%) Python
8 10 (6.21%) C++
9 9 (5.59%) JavaScript
10 6 (3.73%) Perl
11 5 (3.11%) XPath
12 3 (1.86%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.24%) Go
13 2 (1.24%) PHP
14 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.62%) VB
14 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 122 (75.78%) ISEB
2 38 (23.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 30 (18.63%) Security Cleared
4 29 (18.01%) Degree
5 23 (14.29%) DV Cleared
6 21 (13.04%) SC Cleared
7 8 (4.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.86%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (31.06%) QA
2 16 (9.94%) SLA
3 2 (1.24%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (3.11%) vSphere
2 3 (1.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (14.91%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.11%) CA Service Virtualization
2 5 (3.11%) nmon
2 5 (3.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.24%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.66%) HP
3 20 (12.42%) Oracle
4 16 (9.94%) Bloomberg
4 16 (9.94%) Reuters
5 11 (6.83%) IBM
6 10 (6.21%) Green Hat
7 5 (3.11%) Citrix
7 5 (3.11%) Dynatrace
7 5 (3.11%) Remedy
7 5 (3.11%) SAP
7 5 (3.11%) Sybase
7 5 (3.11%) VMware
7 5 (3.11%) webMethods
8 3 (1.86%) Rally
9 1 (0.62%) Red Hat
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