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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 66 79 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 31 21 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.37% 1.65% -
As % of the Qualifications category 7.51% 6.14% -
Number of salaries quoted 29 19 0
Average salary £29,129 £33,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.73% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
413 342 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 31.62% 26.80% 30.97%
Number of salaries quoted 343 309 274
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 August 2014. 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 +10 28 £29,129 -11.73% 2
West Wales - 2 £26,000 - 1
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 47 (81.03%) ISEB
2 34 (58.62%) Test Scripting
3 28 (48.28%) Software Testing
3 28 (48.28%) Test Strategy
4 27 (46.55%) Automated Testing
5 20 (34.48%) Finance
6 14 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (24.14%) JIRA
6 14 (24.14%) Validation
7 13 (22.41%) SQL
7 13 (22.41%) Banking
8 12 (20.69%) Performance Testing
9 11 (18.97%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (18.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (17.24%) Degree
10 10 (17.24%) MS Office
10 10 (17.24%) Telecoms
10 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
11 9 (15.52%) QA
12 8 (13.79%) Welsh Language
12 8 (13.79%) Security Testing
12 8 (13.79%) ClearQuest
12 8 (13.79%) Automation Testing
12 8 (13.79%) T-Plan
12 8 (13.79%) VirtualBox
13 7 (12.07%) Scrum
13 7 (12.07%) SQL Server
13 7 (12.07%) MS Excel
13 7 (12.07%) Selenium
13 7 (12.07%) System Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 2 (3.45%) IIS
2 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.72%) FileNet
2 1 (1.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (17.24%) MS Office
2 7 (12.07%) MS Excel
3 5 (8.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (8.62%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) HTTP
1 2 (3.45%) SSL
1 2 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (1.72%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.72%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 14 (24.14%) JIRA
2 8 (13.79%) ClearQuest
3 7 (12.07%) Selenium
4 4 (6.90%) Maven
4 4 (6.90%) CruiseControl
4 4 (6.90%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.17%) WebDriver
5 3 (5.17%) Subversion
6 2 (3.45%) Ant
6 2 (3.45%) JUnit
6 2 (3.45%) NUnit
6 2 (3.45%) Mercurial
6 2 (3.45%) JBehave
6 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.45%) NCover
6 2 (3.45%) Hudson
6 2 (3.45%) Gerrit
6 2 (3.45%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.72%) Cucumber
General
1 20 (34.48%) Finance
2 13 (22.41%) Banking
3 10 (17.24%) Telecoms
4 8 (13.79%) Welsh Language
5 3 (5.17%) Advertising
6 2 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (56.90%) Analyst
2 30 (51.72%) Test Analyst
3 15 (25.86%) Test Engineer
4 13 (22.41%) Senior Test Engineer
5 9 (15.52%) Senior Test Analyst
5 9 (15.52%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (13.79%) Tester
7 4 (6.90%) Senior Tester
8 3 (5.17%) QA Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) QA Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Technical Test Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) QA Manager
10 1 (1.72%) Graduate
10 1 (1.72%) Team Leader
10 1 (1.72%) Senior Technical Analyst
10 1 (1.72%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) HTML
1 3 (5.17%) .NET
1 3 (5.17%) SOAP
1 3 (5.17%) XML
2 2 (3.45%) Web Services
2 2 (3.45%) JSON
3 1 (1.72%) Java EE 5
3 1 (1.72%) JPA
3 1 (1.72%) EJB 3.0
3 1 (1.72%) Apache Camel
3 1 (1.72%) JMS
3 1 (1.72%) WinForms
3 1 (1.72%) J2EE
3 1 (1.72%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
1 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.72%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.34%) Windows
2 4 (6.90%) Windows XP
2 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (5.17%) Android
4 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.45%) UNIX
4 2 (3.45%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (58.62%) Test Scripting
2 28 (48.28%) Test Strategy
2 28 (48.28%) Software Testing
3 27 (46.55%) Automated Testing
4 14 (24.14%) Validation
4 14 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (20.69%) Performance Testing
6 11 (18.97%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (13.79%) Security Testing
7 8 (13.79%) Automation Testing
8 7 (12.07%) System Testing
8 7 (12.07%) Scrum
9 6 (10.34%) Test Automation
10 5 (8.62%) Regression Testing
11 4 (6.90%) ITIL
11 4 (6.90%) PRINCE2
11 4 (6.90%) Service Management
11 4 (6.90%) User Stories
12 3 (5.17%) Information Security
13 2 (3.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.41%) SQL
2 5 (8.62%) Java
3 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.45%) XQuery
4 2 (3.45%) XPath
4 2 (3.45%) Groovy
4 2 (3.45%) C#
5 1 (1.72%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (81.03%) ISEB
2 11 (18.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (17.24%) Degree
4 3 (5.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.52%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (3.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (13.79%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.79%) T-Plan
3 3 (5.17%) Oracle
4 1 (1.72%) Telerik
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