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

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 80 96 78
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -18
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 25 10 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.86% 0.73% 2.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.81% 2.51% 6.03%
Number of salaries quoted 25 10 28
Median salary £30,000 £29,129 £30,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.99% -5.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £23,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,100 £29,129 £40,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +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
367 399 464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 27.29% 29.00% 37.63%
Number of salaries quoted 311 334 379
Median salary £36,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,500 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,145
% change year-on-year
- +5.86%

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 6 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 6 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 +14 22 £30,000 +2.99% 4
Mid Wales - 2 £42,500 -
West Wales - 1 £31,500 -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 6 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 56 (91.80%) ISEB
2 53 (86.89%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (50.82%) Test Scripting
4 26 (42.62%) Manual Testing
5 21 (34.43%) Functional Testing
5 21 (34.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 20 (32.79%) Non-Functional Testing
7 19 (31.15%) SQL
8 18 (29.51%) Finance
9 16 (26.23%) Automated Testing
9 16 (26.23%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (24.59%) QA
11 14 (22.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 13 (21.31%) Waterfall
12 13 (21.31%) SoapUI
12 13 (21.31%) Software Testing
12 13 (21.31%) SOAP
13 12 (19.67%) Migration
13 12 (19.67%) Test Strategy
13 12 (19.67%) Software Delivery
14 11 (18.03%) SDLC
14 11 (18.03%) Scrum
15 10 (16.39%) Advertising
16 7 (11.48%) Marketing
16 7 (11.48%) Selenium
16 7 (11.48%) Telecoms
16 7 (11.48%) Web Services
16 7 (11.48%) Unix
16 7 (11.48%) Linux
16 7 (11.48%) 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 (6.56%) CMS
1 4 (6.56%) Sitecore CMS
1 4 (6.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) Big Data
1 7 (11.48%) Data Mining
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (21.31%) SoapUI
2 7 (11.48%) Selenium
3 4 (6.56%) WebDriver
4 3 (4.92%) JIRA
4 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.28%) JMeter
6 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.64%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.64%) LoadRunner
General
1 18 (29.51%) Finance
2 10 (16.39%) Advertising
3 7 (11.48%) Marketing
3 7 (11.48%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.92%) Retail
5 2 (3.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 43 (70.49%) Analyst
1 43 (70.49%) Test Analyst
2 9 (14.75%) Senior Analyst
2 9 (14.75%) Senior Test Analyst
3 8 (13.11%) Software Test Engineer
3 8 (13.11%) Test Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) Tester
5 4 (6.56%) Software Tester
5 4 (6.56%) Test Leader
6 3 (4.92%) Manual Test Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.28%) Automation Tester
7 2 (3.28%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Systems Test Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.28%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (1.64%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (1.64%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.31%) SOAP
2 7 (11.48%) Web Services
3 3 (4.92%) WinForms
3 3 (4.92%) XML
4 2 (3.28%) .NET
5 1 (1.64%) CGI
5 1 (1.64%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.48%) Linux
1 7 (11.48%) Unix
2 3 (4.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (86.89%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (50.82%) Test Scripting
3 26 (42.62%) Manual Testing
4 21 (34.43%) Functional Testing
4 21 (34.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (32.79%) Non-Functional Testing
6 16 (26.23%) Automated Testing
7 13 (21.31%) Software Testing
7 13 (21.31%) Waterfall
8 12 (19.67%) Migration
8 12 (19.67%) Software Delivery
8 12 (19.67%) Test Strategy
9 11 (18.03%) Scrum
9 11 (18.03%) SDLC
10 7 (11.48%) Defect Management
10 7 (11.48%) E-Commerce
10 7 (11.48%) Mobile Marketing
10 7 (11.48%) Test Automation
11 6 (9.84%) System Testing
12 5 (8.20%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.15%) SQL
2 4 (6.56%) C#
3 2 (3.28%) Java
4 1 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 56 (91.80%) ISEB
2 14 (22.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (4.92%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (24.59%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.56%) Alterian
2 4 (6.56%) Sitecore
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle
4 1 (1.64%) HP
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