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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 92 83 81
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 12 28 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.93% 2.10% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.11% 5.77% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 12 26 6
Average salary £29,315 £35,065 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.39% +7.89%
UK excluding London average salary £37,250 £35,000 £32,846
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +6.55%
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
386 485 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 30.06% 36.36% 25.68%
Number of salaries quoted 337 421 251
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 19 December 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
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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 12 £29,315 -16.39% 2
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 29 (80.56%) ISEB
2 15 (41.67%) Automated Testing
3 14 (38.89%) Test Scripting
3 14 (38.89%) Degree
4 12 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (33.33%) Banking
5 11 (30.56%) Telecoms
5 11 (30.56%) Test Strategy
6 10 (27.78%) Performance Testing
6 10 (27.78%) Windows
6 10 (27.78%) C#
6 10 (27.78%) .NET
6 10 (27.78%) Finance
7 9 (25.00%) Automation Testing
7 9 (25.00%) Validation
8 8 (22.22%) Manual Testing
9 7 (19.44%) WinForms
9 7 (19.44%) JIRA
10 6 (16.67%) Security Testing
10 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
11 5 (13.89%) T-Plan
11 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
11 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (13.89%) QA
11 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (13.89%) VirtualBox
12 4 (11.11%) Welsh Language
12 4 (11.11%) SQL Server

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.78%) FileNet
2 1 (2.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.78%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) JIRA
2 2 (5.56%) Selenium
2 2 (5.56%) NCover
2 2 (5.56%) NUnit
2 2 (5.56%) CruiseControl
2 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.56%) Maven
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.78%) Subversion
3 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.78%) JMeter
3 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (33.33%) Banking
2 11 (30.56%) Telecoms
3 10 (27.78%) Finance
4 4 (11.11%) Welsh Language
5 2 (5.56%) Retail
6 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (58.33%) Analyst
2 19 (52.78%) Test Analyst
3 10 (27.78%) Test Engineer
4 9 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 9 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
4 9 (25.00%) Tester
4 9 (25.00%) Senior Test Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Manual Tester
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Tester
6 3 (8.33%) QA Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Software Tester
7 2 (5.56%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Automated Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Software Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) .NET
2 7 (19.44%) WinForms
3 1 (2.78%) Java EE 5
3 1 (2.78%) JPA
3 1 (2.78%) EJB 3.0
3 1 (2.78%) Apache Camel
3 1 (2.78%) J2EE
3 1 (2.78%) EJB
3 1 (2.78%) SOAP
3 1 (2.78%) XML
3 1 (2.78%) JMS
3 1 (2.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) Automated Testing
2 14 (38.89%) Test Scripting
3 12 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (30.56%) Test Strategy
5 10 (27.78%) Performance Testing
6 9 (25.00%) Validation
6 9 (25.00%) Automation Testing
7 8 (22.22%) Manual Testing
8 6 (16.67%) Security Testing
9 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
10 4 (11.11%) Workflow
11 3 (8.33%) Scrum
11 3 (8.33%) User Stories
11 3 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
12 2 (5.56%) Information Security
12 2 (5.56%) Content Management
12 2 (5.56%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) C#
2 2 (5.56%) Java
2 2 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 29 (80.56%) ISEB
2 14 (38.89%) Degree
3 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.89%) T-Plan
3 2 (5.56%) Telerik
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
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