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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 89 76 89
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 18 26 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.29% 1.94% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.33% 5.80% 3.32%
Number of salaries quoted 17 26 10
Average salary £30,842 £29,129 £35,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -17.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £26,500 £29,850
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £33,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +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
416 448 361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 29.86% 33.36% 28.23%
Number of salaries quoted 350 354 321
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,450
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,546 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.58% +1.36%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 -5 18 £30,842 +5.88% 2
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 19 (70.37%) ISEB
2 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) Automation Testing
3 9 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 8 (29.63%) Validation
4 8 (29.63%) Finance
4 8 (29.63%) Banking
4 8 (29.63%) Degree
5 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
6 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 6 (22.22%) Artifactory
6 6 (22.22%) Jenkins
6 6 (22.22%) Load Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Selenium
6 6 (22.22%) Maven
6 6 (22.22%) HP
6 6 (22.22%) JMeter
6 6 (22.22%) Java
6 6 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
7 5 (18.52%) Regression Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Automated Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Test Strategy
8 4 (14.81%) V-Model
8 4 (14.81%) QA
8 4 (14.81%) SQL
8 4 (14.81%) SQL Server

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (7.41%) PaaS
2 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Data Mining
2 2 (7.41%) Big Data
3 1 (3.70%) SQLPlus
3 1 (3.70%) DB2
3 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) JMeter
1 6 (22.22%) Maven
1 6 (22.22%) Selenium
1 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (22.22%) Artifactory
1 6 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.70%) Toad
2 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
2 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 8 (29.63%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Marketing
3 2 (7.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (77.78%) Analyst
1 21 (77.78%) Test Analyst
2 9 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 9 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Test Leader
4 2 (7.41%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) QA Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) QA Tester
5 1 (3.70%) QA Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Manual Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Test Leader
5 1 (3.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) SOAP
2 1 (3.70%) XML
2 1 (3.70%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
1 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (40.74%) Automation Testing
2 8 (29.63%) Validation
3 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
4 6 (22.22%) Load Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (18.52%) Automated Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Test Strategy
5 5 (18.52%) Regression Testing
6 4 (14.81%) V-Model
6 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
7 3 (11.11%) Scrum
7 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Manual Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Mobile Marketing
8 2 (7.41%) Six Sigma
8 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
8 2 (7.41%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) Java
2 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (70.37%) ISEB
2 8 (29.63%) Degree
3 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (7.41%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (7.41%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) HP
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle
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