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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 84 71 83
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +12
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 20 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.13% 2.22% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 7.94% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1 16 6
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
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
230 252 318
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 30.22% 28.03% 35.65%
Number of salaries quoted 214 207 298
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £26,000 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 5 February 2016, 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 9 (64.29%) Windows
1 9 (64.29%) Software Testing
2 8 (57.14%) QA
2 8 (57.14%) ISEB
3 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (50.00%) Selenium
4 6 (42.86%) Manual Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Test Planning
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 6 (42.86%) Replication
4 6 (42.86%) CGI
4 6 (42.86%) CTI
5 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (35.71%) TDD
5 5 (35.71%) Scrum
5 5 (35.71%) BDD
6 4 (28.57%) SoapUI
6 4 (28.57%) C#
6 4 (28.57%) SQL
7 3 (21.43%) HP UFT
7 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
7 3 (21.43%) SDLC
7 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
8 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
8 2 (14.29%) Degree
8 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 2 (14.29%) User Stories

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (42.86%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (28.57%) SoapUI
3 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
3 3 (21.43%) HP UFT
4 2 (14.29%) NUnit
4 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 1 (7.14%) JIRA
5 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
5 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Test Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Senior Test Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Automated Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Tester
5 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Developer in Test
5 1 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.14%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Software Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Manual Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Test Planning
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) BDD
3 5 (35.71%) Scrum
3 5 (35.71%) TDD
4 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
4 3 (21.43%) SDLC
4 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 2 (14.29%) User Stories
6 1 (7.14%) Defect Management
6 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) C#
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) ISEB
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (57.14%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft