The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 93 75 79
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 33 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.00% 2.32% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.66% 7.48% 5.82%
Number of salaries quoted 10 32 20
Median salary £31,925 £30,000 £29,129
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.41% +2.99%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,200 £37,500 £34,100
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
ISTQB
UK

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

Qualifications Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
355 441 378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 27.37% 31.06% 29.10%
Number of salaries quoted 313 390 312
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,150 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £53,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the Wales region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Wales

ISTQB
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -16 9 £32,000 +6.66% 2
Mid Wales - 3 - -
West Wales - 1 £20,500 -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 27 (84.38%) ISEB
2 19 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (40.63%) Test Scripting
3 13 (40.63%) Manual Testing
3 13 (40.63%) Functional Testing
4 12 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 9 (28.13%) QA
5 9 (28.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (25.00%) Finance
6 8 (25.00%) Defect Management
7 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
7 7 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (18.75%) TDD
8 6 (18.75%) C#
8 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (15.63%) Waterfall
9 5 (15.63%) SQL
9 5 (15.63%) Selenium
10 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
10 4 (12.50%) Scrum
10 4 (12.50%) Software Delivery
10 4 (12.50%) BDD
10 4 (12.50%) WebDriver
10 4 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
11 3 (9.38%) Test Strategy
11 3 (9.38%) Integration Testing
11 3 (9.38%) Umbraco
11 3 (9.38%) CMS
11 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
11 3 (9.38%) .NET

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.38%) CMS
1 3 (9.38%) Sitecore CMS
1 3 (9.38%) Umbraco
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Selenium
2 4 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.13%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.13%) Hudson
4 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.13%) JMeter
4 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.13%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.13%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Analyst
2 16 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Test Leader
3 5 (15.63%) Test Manager
4 4 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) QA Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) QA Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) QA Test Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Test Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Finance Business Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) IT Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Junior QA Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.13%) Replication
2 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
1 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
1 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) Functional Testing
2 13 (40.63%) Manual Testing
2 13 (40.63%) Test Scripting
3 12 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 9 (28.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (25.00%) Defect Management
6 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
6 7 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (18.75%) TDD
8 5 (15.63%) Waterfall
9 4 (12.50%) BDD
9 4 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Scrum
9 4 (12.50%) Software Delivery
9 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
10 3 (9.38%) OOP
10 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
10 3 (9.38%) System Testing
10 3 (9.38%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) C#
2 5 (15.63%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) C++
3 2 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (84.38%) ISEB
2 2 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Alterian
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
1 3 (9.38%) Sitecore
2 1 (3.13%) HP
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