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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 95 80 83
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 12 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.96% 1.15% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.83% 3.39% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 13 11 6
Average salary £29,129 £42,500 £28,106
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.46% +51.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £20,000 £27,213
10% offered a salary of more than £31,300 £45,000 £31,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
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
339 354 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 25.02% 33.97% 21.78%
Number of salaries quoted 288 296 207
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £59,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 30 January 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 -11 13 £29,129 -31.46% 1
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (95.00%) ISEB
2 10 (50.00%) Degree
3 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 8 (40.00%) .NET
3 8 (40.00%) C#
4 7 (35.00%) Windows
4 7 (35.00%) Finance
4 7 (35.00%) WinForms
4 7 (35.00%) Banking
5 6 (30.00%) Automated Testing
5 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
6 5 (25.00%) Validation
6 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (20.00%) Automation Testing
8 3 (15.00%) QA
8 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Workflow
8 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
9 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
9 2 (10.00%) CRM
9 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
9 2 (10.00%) T-Plan
9 2 (10.00%) VirtualBox
9 2 (10.00%) Telerik
9 2 (10.00%) SQL
9 2 (10.00%) JIRA
9 2 (10.00%) Software Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.00%) SQLPlus
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (5.00%) Toad
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
1 7 (35.00%) Banking
2 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Welsh Language
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Analyst
1 15 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Manual Tester
5 2 (10.00%) QA Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) QA Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Junior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) .NET
2 7 (35.00%) WinForms
3 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Automated Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Validation
4 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Workflow
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (10.00%) CRM
6 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Data Management
7 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.00%) ETL
7 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (95.00%) ISEB
2 10 (50.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) T-Plan
1 2 (10.00%) Telerik
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
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Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + benefits
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