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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 96 77 90
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 8 15 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.59% 1.36% 0.087%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.55% 3.70% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 8 15 1
Average salary £29,129 £34,500 £27,213
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.56% +26.77%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+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
314 405 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 23.29% 36.62% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 267 337 240
Average salary £40,000 £38,783 £36,100
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.13% +7.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,600
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 27 March 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 -16 8 £29,129 -15.56%
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 21 (95.45%) ISEB
2 15 (68.18%) Degree
3 10 (45.45%) Automation Testing
3 10 (45.45%) Finance
3 10 (45.45%) Validation
3 10 (45.45%) Banking
4 9 (40.91%) Telecoms
5 8 (36.36%) C#
5 8 (36.36%) Manual Testing
6 7 (31.82%) .NET
6 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (27.27%) WinForms
7 6 (27.27%) Windows
8 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (13.64%) Workflow
9 3 (13.64%) QA
9 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
10 2 (9.09%) SaaS
10 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (9.09%) CRM
10 2 (9.09%) SQL
10 2 (9.09%) Telerik
11 1 (4.55%) Data Management
11 1 (4.55%) Legal
11 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (4.55%) ETL
11 1 (4.55%) Toad
11 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
11 1 (4.55%) HP

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (9.09%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) DB2
1 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.55%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Toad
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
1 10 (45.45%) Banking
2 9 (40.91%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (90.91%) Analyst
1 20 (90.91%) Test Analyst
2 10 (45.45%) Senior Analyst
2 10 (45.45%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Tester
4 4 (18.18%) Manual Tester
5 3 (13.64%) QA Tester
6 2 (9.09%) QA Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) QA Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Junior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Software Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) .NET
2 6 (27.27%) WinForms
3 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Validation
1 10 (45.45%) Automation Testing
2 8 (36.36%) Manual Testing
3 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Workflow
5 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 2 (9.09%) CRM
5 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.55%) V-Model
6 1 (4.55%) ETL
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.55%) Data Management
6 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (95.45%) ISEB
2 15 (68.18%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Telerik
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) HP