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 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 76 98 81
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -17
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 25 9 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.93% 0.65% 2.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.18% 2.02% 5.56%
Number of salaries quoted 23 9 27
Median salary £31,000 £29,129 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.42% -2.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £23,000 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £29,472 £40,100
UK excluding London median salary £36,250 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.84% +10.00%
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
348 445 486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 26.93% 32.04% 36.03%
Number of salaries quoted 301 377 388
Median salary £35,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.39% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,450 £52,700
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 May 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 May 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 23 £30,000 +2.99% 3
Mid Wales - 2 £42,500 -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 57 (90.48%) ISEB
2 55 (87.30%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (47.62%) Test Scripting
4 24 (38.10%) Manual Testing
4 24 (38.10%) Functional Testing
5 20 (31.75%) Non-Functional Testing
5 20 (31.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (30.16%) Finance
6 19 (30.16%) SQL
7 16 (25.40%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (23.81%) Automated Testing
8 15 (23.81%) QA
9 14 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 13 (20.63%) SoapUI
10 13 (20.63%) Waterfall
10 13 (20.63%) Software Testing
10 13 (20.63%) SOAP
11 12 (19.05%) Migration
11 12 (19.05%) Test Strategy
11 12 (19.05%) Software Delivery
12 11 (17.46%) Scrum
13 10 (15.87%) Advertising
13 10 (15.87%) SDLC
14 9 (14.29%) Test Automation
15 7 (11.11%) Telecoms
15 7 (11.11%) Marketing
15 7 (11.11%) Web Services
15 7 (11.11%) Unix
15 7 (11.11%) Linux
15 7 (11.11%) E-Commerce

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 4 (6.35%) CMS
1 4 (6.35%) Sitecore CMS
1 4 (6.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.11%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) Big Data
1 7 (11.11%) Data Mining
2 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (20.63%) SoapUI
2 7 (11.11%) Selenium
3 4 (6.35%) WebDriver
4 3 (4.76%) JIRA
4 3 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.17%) HP UFT
5 2 (3.17%) JMeter
5 2 (3.17%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.59%) Cucumber
General
1 19 (30.16%) Finance
2 10 (15.87%) Advertising
3 7 (11.11%) Marketing
3 7 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.76%) Retail
5 2 (3.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 43 (68.25%) Analyst
2 42 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 9 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 9 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
4 7 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) Tester
5 6 (9.52%) Test Manager
6 4 (6.35%) Software Tester
6 4 (6.35%) Test Leader
7 3 (4.76%) Financial Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Manual Test Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) SQL Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Automation Tester
8 2 (3.17%) Senior Manager
8 2 (3.17%) Senior Test Manager
8 2 (3.17%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Systems Test Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.17%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.63%) SOAP
2 7 (11.11%) Web Services
3 3 (4.76%) WinForms
3 3 (4.76%) XML
4 2 (3.17%) .NET
4 2 (3.17%) CGI
5 1 (1.59%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.40%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.11%) Linux
1 7 (11.11%) Unix
2 3 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (87.30%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (47.62%) Test Scripting
3 24 (38.10%) Functional Testing
3 24 (38.10%) Manual Testing
4 20 (31.75%) Non-Functional Testing
4 20 (31.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (23.81%) Automated Testing
6 13 (20.63%) Software Testing
6 13 (20.63%) Waterfall
7 12 (19.05%) Migration
7 12 (19.05%) Software Delivery
7 12 (19.05%) Test Strategy
8 11 (17.46%) Scrum
9 10 (15.87%) SDLC
10 9 (14.29%) Test Automation
11 7 (11.11%) E-Commerce
11 7 (11.11%) Mobile Marketing
12 6 (9.52%) Defect Management
12 6 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (7.94%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (30.16%) SQL
2 4 (6.35%) C#
3 2 (3.17%) Java
4 1 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 57 (90.48%) ISEB
2 14 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.59%) Degree
4 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (23.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.35%) Alterian
2 4 (6.35%) Sitecore
3 2 (3.17%) HP
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle
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