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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 78 79 83
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 7 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.63% 0.91% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.81% 2.81% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 7
Average salary £60,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.00% +15.38%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.24% -1.42%
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
276 249 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 35.03% 32.46% 33.37%
Number of salaries quoted 248 240 261
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £55,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 23 October 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Southampton

ISTQB
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) HP
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Test Management
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Capita
2 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Wealth Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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.

General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Test Management
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Wealth Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) Capita