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

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 92 84 92
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 17 22 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.34% 1.69% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.52% 5.82% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 17 21 9
Median salary £30,000 £32,000 £30,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,600 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £38,500 £31,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £36,250 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -0.68%
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
308 378 374
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 24.29% 29.03% 29.11%
Number of salaries quoted 267 325 318
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,103 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -10 14 £33,425 +4.45% 2
West Wales -9 3 £23,000 -16.36%
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 23 (76.67%) ISEB
2 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (43.33%) Test Scripting
3 13 (43.33%) Finance
4 11 (36.67%) Waterfall
5 9 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 9 (30.00%) Defect Management
6 7 (23.33%) SQL
6 7 (23.33%) Manual Testing
6 7 (23.33%) QA
6 7 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (20.00%) System Testing
7 6 (20.00%) Functional Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Degree
8 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (13.33%) Advertising
9 4 (13.33%) Migration
9 4 (13.33%) Regression Testing
9 4 (13.33%) .NET
9 4 (13.33%) C#
9 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
9 4 (13.33%) TDD
9 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
9 4 (13.33%) Software Delivery
10 3 (10.00%) SoapUI
10 3 (10.00%) Software Testing
10 3 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (10.00%) Unit Testing
10 3 (10.00%) Selenium
10 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio

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 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Selenium
1 3 (10.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.33%) Hudson
2 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) JMeter
2 1 (3.33%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.33%) Toad
2 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (76.67%) Analyst
2 21 (70.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Manual Test Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) QA Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) QA Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.67%) Business Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Integration Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) IT Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) QA Test Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Junior QA Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Portfolio Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Replication
2 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) Test Scripting
3 11 (36.67%) Waterfall
4 9 (30.00%) Defect Management
4 9 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (23.33%) Manual Testing
5 7 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 6 (20.00%) System Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (13.33%) Migration
8 4 (13.33%) Regression Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Software Delivery
8 4 (13.33%) TDD
8 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
9 3 (10.00%) Software Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Unit Testing
10 2 (6.67%) Automation Testing
10 2 (6.67%) Scrum
10 2 (6.67%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) C#
3 3 (10.00%) C++
3 3 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (76.67%) ISEB
2 5 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) HP
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle
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