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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 73 85 80
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 11 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.44% 0.11% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.34% 0.30% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 2
Average salary £38,000 £42,500 £25,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.58% +68.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,850 £42,500 £23,050
10% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £42,500 £27,450
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +5.26%
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
329 337 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 43.01% 37.36% 30.08%
Number of salaries quoted 216 310 236
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,500 £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 29 May 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Southampton

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 28 (75.68%) SQL
2 27 (72.97%) ISEB
3 23 (62.16%) Finance
3 23 (62.16%) Non-Functional Testing
4 22 (59.46%) HP Quality Center
5 18 (48.65%) AS400
5 18 (48.65%) iSeries
5 18 (48.65%) Mentoring
5 18 (48.65%) Coaching
6 13 (35.14%) QA
7 12 (32.43%) Software Testing
8 9 (24.32%) QuickTest Pro
8 9 (24.32%) Automation Testing
8 9 (24.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (21.62%) Degree
9 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
10 7 (18.92%) Performance Testing
10 7 (18.92%) Functional Testing
11 6 (16.22%) Selenium
11 6 (16.22%) Project Management
12 5 (13.51%) JMeter
12 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
12 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
12 5 (13.51%) LoadRunner
12 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
12 5 (13.51%) HP
12 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
13 4 (10.81%) LoadUI

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (13.51%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (16.22%) Selenium
3 5 (13.51%) JMeter
3 5 (13.51%) LoadRunner
4 4 (10.81%) LoadUI
General
1 23 (62.16%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (59.46%) Test Analyst
1 22 (59.46%) Analyst
2 10 (27.03%) Test Manager
3 9 (24.32%) AS400 Test Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) QA Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Test Team Leader
5 3 (8.11%) Team Leader
5 3 (8.11%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Test Specialist
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Software Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Software Team Leader
7 1 (2.70%) Software Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 18 (48.65%) AS400
1 18 (48.65%) iSeries
2 3 (8.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (62.16%) Non-Functional Testing
2 18 (48.65%) Mentoring
2 18 (48.65%) Coaching
3 12 (32.43%) Software Testing
4 9 (24.32%) Automation Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Performance Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Functional Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Project Management
7 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
7 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
8 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
9 3 (8.11%) Test Planning
10 1 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (2.70%) Scrum
10 1 (2.70%) Regression Testing
10 1 (2.70%) E-business
10 1 (2.70%) SDLC
10 1 (2.70%) Test Automation
10 1 (2.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 28 (75.68%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 27 (72.97%) ISEB
2 9 (24.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 8 (21.62%) Degree
4 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (35.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 22 (59.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
1 5 (13.51%) HP
2 4 (10.81%) IBM
2 4 (10.81%) Capita