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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 72 73 76
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 37 31 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.66% 2.38% 1.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.79% 7.52% 6.59%
Number of salaries quoted 36 29 20
Average salary £30,842 £29,129 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -11.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £27,150
10% offered a salary of more than £38,800 £34,000 £46,400
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
421 412 349
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 30.29% 31.64% 27.01%
Number of salaries quoted 376 339 312
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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
(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 -5 37 £30,842 +5.88% 6
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 33 (71.74%) ISEB
2 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (28.26%) Test Scripting
4 12 (26.09%) SQL
5 11 (23.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (23.91%) Automation Testing
6 10 (21.74%) Software Testing
6 10 (21.74%) Telecoms
6 10 (21.74%) Finance
7 9 (19.57%) Mentoring
8 8 (17.39%) SDLC
8 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
8 8 (17.39%) Java
8 8 (17.39%) Automated Testing
8 8 (17.39%) Degree
8 8 (17.39%) QA
9 7 (15.22%) Performance Testing
9 7 (15.22%) Load Testing
9 7 (15.22%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
9 7 (15.22%) HP
9 7 (15.22%) Banking
9 7 (15.22%) Validation
9 7 (15.22%) Regression Testing
9 7 (15.22%) Test Strategy
10 6 (13.04%) Artifactory
10 6 (13.04%) Jenkins
10 6 (13.04%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (13.04%) Data Centre
10 6 (13.04%) JMeter

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Office
1 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) PaaS
2 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) Data Mining
2 2 (4.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (23.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (13.04%) Artifactory
2 6 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 6 (13.04%) JMeter
2 6 (13.04%) Maven
2 6 (13.04%) Selenium
3 4 (8.70%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.35%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.17%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (21.74%) Telecoms
1 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 7 (15.22%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Marketing
3 2 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (63.04%) Analyst
1 29 (63.04%) Test Analyst
2 8 (17.39%) Senior Analyst
2 8 (17.39%) Senior Test Analyst
2 8 (17.39%) Test Leader
3 6 (13.04%) Tester
4 5 (10.87%) Software Tester
5 4 (8.70%) Team Leader
5 4 (8.70%) QA Leader
6 2 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) QA Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Lead Test Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Performance Test Leader
7 1 (2.17%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.17%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) SOAP
2 3 (6.52%) .NET
3 1 (2.17%) XML
3 1 (2.17%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.70%) AS400
3 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) DTV
4 2 (4.35%) User Experience
4 2 (4.35%) IPTV
5 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.17%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Linux
2 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.26%) Test Scripting
3 11 (23.91%) Automation Testing
4 10 (21.74%) Software Testing
5 9 (19.57%) Mentoring
6 8 (17.39%) SDLC
6 8 (17.39%) Automated Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Performance Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Load Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Regression Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Validation
7 7 (15.22%) Test Strategy
8 6 (13.04%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (13.04%) Test Management
9 5 (10.87%) Data Analysis
9 5 (10.87%) Manual Testing
9 5 (10.87%) V-Model
9 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
10 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
10 3 (6.52%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) SQL
2 8 (17.39%) Java
3 3 (6.52%) C#
4 2 (4.35%) C++
4 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.35%) Perl
4 2 (4.35%) Ruby
4 2 (4.35%) Korn
4 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 33 (71.74%) ISEB
2 8 (17.39%) Degree
3 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
4 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (6.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (4.35%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 2 (4.35%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.22%) HP
3 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle
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