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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 65 86 84
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -2
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 14 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 2.05% 0.12% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.49% 0.28% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 14 1 6
Average salary £41,500 £60,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.83% +9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
187 357 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 27.42% 42.25% 31.18%
Number of salaries quoted 163 308 271
Average salary £43,750 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £21,500 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 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 22 (88.00%) Software Testing
2 18 (72.00%) QA
2 18 (72.00%) ISEB
3 15 (60.00%) Windows
4 13 (52.00%) SQL
4 13 (52.00%) SQL Server
5 10 (40.00%) CGI
5 10 (40.00%) CTI
5 10 (40.00%) Replication
5 10 (40.00%) Test Planning
6 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
7 8 (32.00%) Manual Testing
8 7 (28.00%) HP UFT
8 7 (28.00%) Automation Testing
8 7 (28.00%) Performance Testing
9 6 (24.00%) Selenium
9 6 (24.00%) C#
9 6 (24.00%) Scrum
10 5 (20.00%) TDD
10 5 (20.00%) T-SQL
10 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 5 (20.00%) BDD
10 5 (20.00%) SoapUI
10 5 (20.00%) Functional Testing
11 4 (16.00%) SDLC
11 4 (16.00%) Degree
11 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (12.00%) Project Management
12 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
12 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (52.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) HP UFT
2 6 (24.00%) Selenium
3 5 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (8.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Test Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Senior Test Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Test Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) QA Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (8.00%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Test Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Software Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Software Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) Replication
2 1 (4.00%) iSeries
2 1 (4.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (88.00%) Software Testing
2 10 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (32.00%) Manual Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Performance Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Automation Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Scrum
7 5 (20.00%) BDD
7 5 (20.00%) Functional Testing
7 5 (20.00%) TDD
8 4 (16.00%) SDLC
8 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (12.00%) Project Management
9 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
10 1 (4.00%) Coaching
10 1 (4.00%) Regression Testing
10 1 (4.00%) E-business
10 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
10 1 (4.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) C#
3 5 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (72.00%) ISEB
2 4 (16.00%) Degree
3 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (72.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
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Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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