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

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 67 101 82
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -19
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 39 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.95% 0.73% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.75% 3.08% 3.12%
Number of salaries quoted 35 10 10
Average salary £31,500 £29,129 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.13% -31.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £22,400 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,600 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,250
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.78%
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
400 325 353
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 30.23% 23.72% 33.18%
Number of salaries quoted 330 273 287
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
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 10 February 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
(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 +29 32 £32,000 +9.85% 3
West Wales - 7 £27,500 - 1
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 57 (81.43%) ISEB
2 54 (77.14%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (38.57%) Test Scripting
4 25 (35.71%) Manual Testing
5 21 (30.00%) QA
5 21 (30.00%) Automated Testing
6 19 (27.14%) SDLC
6 19 (27.14%) Defect Management
7 18 (25.71%) SQL
8 15 (21.43%) Finance
8 15 (21.43%) Performance Testing
9 14 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (20.00%) Software Testing
10 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
10 11 (15.71%) Mentoring
11 10 (14.29%) Test Management
11 10 (14.29%) SoapUI
11 10 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (14.29%) SOAP
11 10 (14.29%) Advertising
12 9 (12.86%) Telecoms
12 9 (12.86%) Non-Functional Testing
12 9 (12.86%) Waterfall
13 8 (11.43%) Functional Testing
13 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (11.43%) Linux
14 7 (10.00%) Unix
14 7 (10.00%) Web Services
14 7 (10.00%) E-Commerce
14 7 (10.00%) Data Mining

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) MS Excel
1 4 (5.71%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.00%) PaaS
2 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) Big Data
1 7 (10.00%) Data Mining
2 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (14.29%) SoapUI
2 3 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.86%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.86%) JIRA
4 1 (1.43%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.43%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.43%) Selenium
General
1 15 (21.43%) Finance
2 10 (14.29%) Advertising
3 9 (12.86%) Telecoms
4 7 (10.00%) Marketing
5 3 (4.29%) Retail
6 1 (1.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (60.00%) Analyst
1 42 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 10 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
2 10 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
2 10 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
2 10 (14.29%) Team Leader
2 10 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 9 (12.86%) QA Leader
3 9 (12.86%) QA Team Leader
4 4 (5.71%) Test Leader
5 3 (4.29%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (4.29%) Software Tester
5 3 (4.29%) Tester
6 2 (2.86%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (2.86%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (2.86%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (2.86%) Service Analyst
6 2 (2.86%) Test Manager
7 1 (1.43%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (1.43%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.29%) SOAP
2 7 (10.00%) Web Services
3 4 (5.71%) COM
3 4 (5.71%) XML
4 3 (4.29%) WinForms
5 1 (1.43%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.43%) AS400
3 1 (1.43%) DTV
3 1 (1.43%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (1.43%) IPTV
3 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.43%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.43%) Linux
2 7 (10.00%) Unix
3 4 (5.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (77.14%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (38.57%) Test Scripting
3 25 (35.71%) Manual Testing
4 21 (30.00%) Automated Testing
5 19 (27.14%) Defect Management
5 19 (27.14%) SDLC
6 15 (21.43%) Performance Testing
7 14 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 14 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (15.71%) Mentoring
9 10 (14.29%) Test Management
10 9 (12.86%) Non-Functional Testing
10 9 (12.86%) Waterfall
11 8 (11.43%) Functional Testing
12 7 (10.00%) E-Commerce
12 7 (10.00%) Mobile Marketing
12 7 (10.00%) Scrum
12 7 (10.00%) Test Strategy
13 6 (8.57%) Migration
13 6 (8.57%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.71%) SQL
2 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.43%) C#
3 1 (1.43%) C++
3 1 (1.43%) Java
3 1 (1.43%) Korn
3 1 (1.43%) Perl
3 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 57 (81.43%) ISEB
2 10 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (7.14%) Degree
4 3 (4.29%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (30.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (1.43%) HP
Newport, Gwent
Sanderson
Salary: £20000 - £33500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South Wales
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago