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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 66 72 78
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 26 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 2.71% 0.80% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.98% 2.27% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 20 7 1
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
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
326 309 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 33.92% 35.48% 36.07%
Number of salaries quoted 260 286 245
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
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
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Southampton

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 22 (75.86%) Finance
1 22 (75.86%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (68.97%) SQL
2 20 (68.97%) ISEB
3 17 (58.62%) AS400
3 17 (58.62%) iSeries
3 17 (58.62%) Mentoring
3 17 (58.62%) Coaching
4 7 (24.14%) HP
4 7 (24.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (17.24%) Test Strategy
5 5 (17.24%) Selenium
5 5 (17.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (17.24%) LoadRunner
5 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
5 5 (17.24%) Capita
5 5 (17.24%) JMeter
6 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Degree
6 4 (13.79%) QA
6 4 (13.79%) Project Management
6 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
6 4 (13.79%) IBM
6 4 (13.79%) Performance Testing
6 4 (13.79%) LoadUI
7 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (6.90%) Test Planning
7 2 (6.90%) Functional Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Automation Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Test Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) LoadRunner
1 5 (17.24%) JMeter
1 5 (17.24%) Selenium
2 4 (13.79%) LoadUI
3 2 (6.90%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 22 (75.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (58.62%) Test Analyst
1 17 (58.62%) Analyst
2 10 (34.48%) Test Manager
3 9 (31.03%) AS400 Test Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) QA Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Software Team Leader
5 1 (3.45%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (3.45%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.45%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 17 (58.62%) AS400
1 17 (58.62%) iSeries
2 2 (6.90%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Mentoring
1 17 (58.62%) Coaching
2 5 (17.24%) Test Strategy
2 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
3 4 (13.79%) Project Management
3 4 (13.79%) Performance Testing
3 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
4 2 (6.90%) Functional Testing
4 2 (6.90%) Automation Testing
4 2 (6.90%) Test Planning
4 2 (6.90%) Test Management
4 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.45%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.45%) Migration
5 1 (3.45%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (68.97%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (68.97%) ISEB
2 7 (24.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 5 (17.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (13.79%) Degree
5 1 (3.45%) VCP4
5 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 22 (75.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) HP
2 5 (17.24%) Capita
3 4 (13.79%) IBM
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
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