The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 21 26 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 7 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Taunton 8.33% 4.21% -
As % of the Qualifications category 26.92% 15.38% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 0
Average salary £29,712 £25,902 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.70% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.24% -1.42%
ISTQB
Somerset

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Taunton region.

Qualifications Category
Taunton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
26 26 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Taunton 30.95% 27.37% 48.75%
Number of salaries quoted 17 25 39
Average salary £31,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,712 £24,604 £23,270
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £39,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Taunton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Taunton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Taunton region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Taunton

ISTQB
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Taunton 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 7 (100.00%) ISEB
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 7 (100.00%) Test Management
1 7 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 7 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 7 (100.00%) Line Management
2 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (57.14%) BDD
2 4 (57.14%) SpecFlow
2 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (57.14%) QA
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
2 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Load Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Security Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Taunton 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 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
1 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (57.14%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) Senior Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 7 (100.00%) Test Management
1 7 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 7 (100.00%) Line Management
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) BDD
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Load Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) ISEB
1 7 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft