The first table below looks at the demand for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Wales region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 74 76 83
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 30 18 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.23% 1.44% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.13% 5.34% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 29 15 0
Average salary £29,129 £36,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.19% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
Qualifications Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
421 337 251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 31.30% 26.87% 26.20%
Number of salaries quoted 337 296 225
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,785 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Wales

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Wales

ISTQB
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Wales region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +3 27 £29,129 -20.19% 5
West Wales - 2 £26,000 - 1
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Wales 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 47 (85.45%) ISEB
2 32 (58.18%) Test Scripting
3 27 (49.09%) Test Strategy
3 27 (49.09%) Software Testing
4 25 (45.45%) Automated Testing
5 23 (41.82%) Finance
6 14 (25.45%) Validation
6 14 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (23.64%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (23.64%) SQL
8 11 (20.00%) Banking
8 11 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (18.18%) Degree
9 10 (18.18%) JIRA
9 10 (18.18%) System Testing
10 9 (16.36%) Telecoms
10 9 (16.36%) ClearQuest
11 8 (14.55%) MS Office
11 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
11 8 (14.55%) QA
11 8 (14.55%) Automation Testing
12 7 (12.73%) Performance Testing
12 7 (12.73%) Scrum
13 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
13 6 (10.91%) Welsh Language
13 6 (10.91%) Selenium
14 5 (9.09%) T-Plan
14 5 (9.09%) Test Automation
14 5 (9.09%) VirtualBox
14 5 (9.09%) Security Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Wales 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.64%) IIS
2 1 (1.82%) Confluence
2 1 (1.82%) FileNet
Applications
1 8 (14.55%) MS Office
2 5 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.09%) MS Project
3 3 (5.45%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) Internet
1 2 (3.64%) HTTP
1 2 (3.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (18.18%) JIRA
2 9 (16.36%) ClearQuest
3 6 (10.91%) Selenium
4 4 (7.27%) CruiseControl
5 3 (5.45%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.45%) WebDriver
5 3 (5.45%) Maven
6 2 (3.64%) Ant
6 2 (3.64%) JUnit
6 2 (3.64%) Subversion
6 2 (3.64%) NUnit
6 2 (3.64%) NCover
6 2 (3.64%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.64%) Hudson
6 2 (3.64%) Gerrit
6 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.64%) Mercurial
6 2 (3.64%) JBehave
6 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (41.82%) Finance
2 11 (20.00%) Banking
3 9 (16.36%) Telecoms
4 6 (10.91%) Welsh Language
5 4 (7.27%) Advertising
6 2 (3.64%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (60.00%) Analyst
2 30 (54.55%) Test Analyst
3 10 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 9 (16.36%) Senior Test Analyst
4 9 (16.36%) Senior Test Engineer
4 9 (16.36%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (14.55%) Tester
6 3 (5.45%) QA Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Tester
7 2 (3.64%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) QA Manager
7 2 (3.64%) QA Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Technical Test Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Test Leader
8 1 (1.82%) Strategy Analyst
8 1 (1.82%) Automated Tester
8 1 (1.82%) Test Strategy Analyst
8 1 (1.82%) Automation Tester
8 1 (1.82%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) HTML
1 2 (3.64%) .NET
1 2 (3.64%) SOAP
1 2 (3.64%) Web Services
1 2 (3.64%) XML
1 2 (3.64%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
1 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.82%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (7.27%) Windows
1 4 (7.27%) Windows XP
1 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (5.45%) Android
3 2 (3.64%) UNIX
3 2 (3.64%) Windows 8
3 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (58.18%) Test Scripting
2 27 (49.09%) Test Strategy
2 27 (49.09%) Software Testing
3 25 (45.45%) Automated Testing
4 14 (25.45%) Validation
4 14 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (23.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (18.18%) System Testing
7 8 (14.55%) Automation Testing
8 7 (12.73%) Performance Testing
8 7 (12.73%) Scrum
9 5 (9.09%) Test Automation
9 5 (9.09%) Security Testing
10 4 (7.27%) Service Management
10 4 (7.27%) ITIL
10 4 (7.27%) PRINCE2
10 4 (7.27%) User Stories
11 3 (5.45%) Regression Testing
12 2 (3.64%) Information Security
12 2 (3.64%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.64%) SQL
2 4 (7.27%) Java
3 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.64%) C#
4 2 (3.64%) XQuery
4 2 (3.64%) XPath
4 2 (3.64%) Groovy
5 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.82%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 47 (85.45%) ISEB
2 11 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (18.18%) Degree
4 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) QA
2 2 (3.64%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (3.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.09%) T-Plan
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle
4 1 (1.82%) Telerik
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £26k - 35k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: 13 days ago