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 1 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 95 74 89
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +15
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 9 27 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.65% 2.08% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.06% 5.74% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 9 27 4
Average salary £29,129 £30,000 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.90% -5.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,900 £30,800
10% offered a salary of more than £31,747 £40,100 £35,850
UK excluding London average salary £38,938 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+11.25% +6.06%
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
436 470 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 31.66% 36.21% 27.70%
Number of salaries quoted 367 376 304
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,200 £55,000 £51,400
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
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Wales region over the 3 months to 1 June 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram 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 1 June 2015. 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 -18 9 £29,129 -2.90% 1
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, 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 16 (84.21%) ISEB
2 12 (63.16%) Automation Testing
3 11 (57.89%) Banking
3 11 (57.89%) Degree
3 11 (57.89%) Validation
4 10 (52.63%) Telecoms
5 9 (47.37%) Finance
6 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
7 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (21.05%) SQL
8 3 (15.79%) HP
8 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
8 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
8 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
8 3 (15.79%) V-Model
9 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (10.53%) QA
9 2 (10.53%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 2 (10.53%) Selenium
9 2 (10.53%) Maven
9 2 (10.53%) SaaS
9 2 (10.53%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 2 (10.53%) Artifactory
9 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
9 2 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
9 2 (10.53%) Java
9 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
9 2 (10.53%) JMeter

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) DB2
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (10.53%) Selenium
1 2 (10.53%) Maven
1 2 (10.53%) Artifactory
1 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
1 2 (10.53%) JMeter
2 1 (5.26%) Toad
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (57.89%) Banking
2 10 (52.63%) Telecoms
3 9 (47.37%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (94.74%) Analyst
1 18 (94.74%) Test Analyst
2 11 (57.89%) Senior Test Analyst
2 11 (57.89%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) QA Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Manual Tester
3 2 (10.53%) QA Tester
3 2 (10.53%) QA Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Junior
4 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) XML
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Automation Testing
2 11 (57.89%) Validation
3 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
5 3 (15.79%) V-Model
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (10.53%) Six Sigma
7 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Scrum
7 1 (5.26%) ETL
7 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Data Management
7 1 (5.26%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (84.21%) ISEB
2 11 (57.89%) Degree
3 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 2 (10.53%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
South Wales
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Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
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