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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK / Wales
Rank 67 71 98
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +27
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 26 38 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.50% 2.76% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.90% 9.43% 3.25%
Number of salaries quoted 14 34 10
Median salary £30,250 £31,750 £29,129
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.72% +8.99%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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
292 403 308
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 28.02% 29.31% 22.32%
Number of salaries quoted 205 327 261
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,450
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,250 £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 26 February 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 26 February 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 -6 14 £32,500 +1.56% 2
Mid Wales - 11 - -
West Wales -15 1 £25,000 -9.09%
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 23 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (46.51%) ISEB
3 16 (37.21%) Finance
4 14 (32.56%) SoapUI
5 12 (27.91%) Waterfall
5 12 (27.91%) Selenium
6 11 (25.58%) JMeter
6 11 (25.58%) LoadRunner
6 11 (25.58%) Test Scripting
6 11 (25.58%) Test Automation
6 11 (25.58%) Atlassian
6 11 (25.58%) Ranorex
6 11 (25.58%) LoadUI
7 9 (20.93%) Degree
7 9 (20.93%) System Testing
7 9 (20.93%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (20.93%) ITIL
8 8 (18.60%) SQL
8 8 (18.60%) Service Management
8 8 (18.60%) ITSM
8 8 (18.60%) Incident Management
8 8 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (18.60%) Defect Tracking
9 7 (16.28%) Defect Management
9 7 (16.28%) QA
9 7 (16.28%) Software Testing
9 7 (16.28%) Validation
10 6 (13.95%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (11.63%) Automation Testing
11 5 (11.63%) Functional Testing

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 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.33%) Sage 200
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (32.56%) SoapUI
2 12 (27.91%) Selenium
3 11 (25.58%) JMeter
3 11 (25.58%) LoadRunner
3 11 (25.58%) LoadUI
3 11 (25.58%) Ranorex
4 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.33%) Toad
General
1 16 (37.21%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Advertising
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (55.81%) Analyst
2 23 (53.49%) Test Analyst
3 12 (27.91%) Test Engineer
4 8 (18.60%) Technical Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Agile Test Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Software Tester
7 3 (6.98%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.98%) Tester
8 2 (4.65%) Business Test Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Financial Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) QA Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Service Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Trainee
8 2 (4.65%) Trainee Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Trainee Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) SOAP
2 2 (4.65%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.91%) Waterfall
3 11 (25.58%) Test Automation
3 11 (25.58%) Test Scripting
4 9 (20.93%) ITIL
4 9 (20.93%) System Testing
5 8 (18.60%) Defect Tracking
5 8 (18.60%) Incident Management
5 8 (18.60%) ITSM
5 8 (18.60%) Service Management
5 8 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (16.28%) Defect Management
6 7 (16.28%) Software Testing
6 7 (16.28%) Validation
7 6 (13.95%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Automation Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Functional Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Migration
9 4 (9.30%) SDLC
10 3 (6.98%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) SQL
2 2 (4.65%) C#
2 2 (4.65%) C++
2 2 (4.65%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (46.51%) ISEB
2 9 (20.93%) Degree
2 9 (20.93%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (9.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Atlassian
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) HP
3 1 (2.33%) Sage
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