The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 77 81 77
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 15 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.70% 0.55% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.28% 1.52% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 4
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% -12.37%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
ISTQB
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Qualifications Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
239 329 270
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 27.10% 36.35% 34.84%
Number of salaries quoted 199 306 248
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,840 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,950
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Southampton region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Southampton

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 15 (75.00%) Finance
1 15 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (70.00%) ISEB
3 13 (65.00%) SQL
3 13 (65.00%) iSeries
3 13 (65.00%) AS400
3 13 (65.00%) Mentoring
3 13 (65.00%) Coaching
4 5 (25.00%) HP
5 4 (20.00%) Capita
5 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Test Management
5 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
8 1 (5.00%) LoadUI
8 1 (5.00%) Test Planning
8 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
8 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Degree
8 1 (5.00%) JMeter
8 1 (5.00%) QA
8 1 (5.00%) Selenium
8 1 (5.00%) Wealth Management
8 1 (5.00%) Migration
8 1 (5.00%) Replication
8 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
8 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) LoadUI
1 1 (5.00%) JMeter
1 1 (5.00%) Selenium
1 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 15 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Analyst
1 13 (65.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) AS400 Test Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.00%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (65.00%) iSeries
1 13 (65.00%) AS400
2 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Mentoring
1 13 (65.00%) Coaching
2 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (20.00%) Test Management
3 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Wealth Management
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (70.00%) ISEB
2 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) HP
2 4 (20.00%) Capita
3 1 (5.00%) IBM
Southampton
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
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