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 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK / Wales
Rank 73 71 88
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +17
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 21 33 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.92% 2.66% 1.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.87% 8.99% 4.36%
Number of salaries quoted 16 30 15
Median salary £28,750 £32,000 £29,129
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.15% +9.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £37,500 £31,100
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%

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
267 367 344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 24.41% 29.60% 25.96%
Number of salaries quoted 215 309 290
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -11.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the Wales region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 January 2017.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Wales

ISTQB
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +4 14 £32,500 +1.56%
Mid Wales - 5 - - 2
West Wales -12 2 £23,000 -16.36% 1
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 21 (60.00%) ISEB
1 21 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (37.14%) Finance
3 10 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 10 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 9 (25.71%) Defect Management
5 8 (22.86%) Selenium
6 7 (20.00%) System Testing
6 7 (20.00%) SoapUI
6 7 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 6 (17.14%) JMeter
7 6 (17.14%) SQL
7 6 (17.14%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
7 6 (17.14%) QA
7 6 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (14.29%) Atlassian
8 5 (14.29%) Ranorex
8 5 (14.29%) LoadUI
8 5 (14.29%) Functional Testing
8 5 (14.29%) LoadRunner
9 4 (11.43%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
9 4 (11.43%) ITSM
9 4 (11.43%) Service Management
9 4 (11.43%) ITIL
9 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
9 4 (11.43%) Validation
9 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (11.43%) Incident Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Selenium
2 7 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 6 (17.14%) JMeter
4 5 (14.29%) LoadRunner
4 5 (14.29%) LoadUI
4 5 (14.29%) Ranorex
5 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.86%) Hudson
6 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.86%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.86%) Toad
6 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (37.14%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (60.00%) Analyst
2 20 (57.14%) Test Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) Test Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Agile Test Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Manual Test Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) QA Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Test Leader
5 3 (8.57%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Business Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Integration Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Software Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Team Leader
6 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) .NET
1 2 (5.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.86%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 10 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 9 (25.71%) Defect Management
4 7 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 7 (20.00%) System Testing
5 6 (17.14%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
5 6 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (14.29%) Functional Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Automation Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Defect Tracking
7 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
7 4 (11.43%) ITIL
7 4 (11.43%) ITSM
7 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
7 4 (11.43%) SDLC
7 4 (11.43%) Service Management
7 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (11.43%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) C#
2 2 (5.71%) C++
2 2 (5.71%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (60.00%) ISEB
2 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 4 (11.43%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Atlassian
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle
4 1 (2.86%) HP
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