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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 69 - 88
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 9 0 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.30% - 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.09% - 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 7
Average salary £41,500 - £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,688 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.53% -
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
220 341 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 31.88% 40.26% 31.47%
Number of salaries quoted 176 298 274
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,800 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 4 August 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 20 (74.07%) Software Testing
2 19 (70.37%) QA
3 18 (66.67%) ISEB
4 15 (55.56%) SQL
5 14 (51.85%) SQL Server
6 11 (40.74%) Windows
6 11 (40.74%) HP UFT
7 9 (33.33%) CTI
7 9 (33.33%) CGI
7 9 (33.33%) Replication
7 9 (33.33%) Test Planning
7 9 (33.33%) Automation Testing
8 8 (29.63%) Performance Testing
9 7 (25.93%) Degree
9 7 (25.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (25.93%) Functional Testing
10 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
10 6 (22.22%) Manual Testing
10 6 (22.22%) Finance
10 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
11 5 (18.52%) Project Management
11 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
11 5 (18.52%) Selenium
11 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (18.52%) Non-Functional Testing
12 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
12 3 (11.11%) Coaching
12 3 (11.11%) iSeries

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (51.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (40.74%) HP UFT
2 5 (18.52%) Selenium
3 2 (7.41%) LoadRunner
3 2 (7.41%) JMeter
3 2 (7.41%) SoapUI
3 2 (7.41%) LoadUI
4 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Test Manager
2 7 (25.93%) Test Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Senior Test Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) QA Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 3 (11.11%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (7.41%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Test Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) AS400 Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Software Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Software Team Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Software Test Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Replication
2 3 (11.11%) iSeries
2 3 (11.11%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) Software Testing
2 9 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 9 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 8 (29.63%) Performance Testing
4 7 (25.93%) Functional Testing
5 6 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (18.52%) Project Management
6 5 (18.52%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 3 (11.11%) Coaching
7 3 (11.11%) Scrum
8 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (7.41%) TDD
8 2 (7.41%) BDD
8 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
8 2 (7.41%) SDLC
8 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
9 1 (3.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (66.67%) ISEB
2 7 (25.93%) Degree
2 7 (25.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (70.37%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) HP
2 2 (7.41%) Capita
2 2 (7.41%) IBM
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago