The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 92 90 71
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -19
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 8 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.13% 0.74% 2.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.81% 2.18% 6.24%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 25
Average salary £50,000 £40,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.45% +15.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £30,000 £26,400
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £42,500 £38,400
UK excluding London average salary £37,250 £35,000 £32,846
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +6.55%
ISTQB
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wiltshire region.

Qualifications Category
Wiltshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
341 367 417
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wiltshire 29.70% 34.17% 37.23%
Number of salaries quoted 304 314 368
Average salary £42,500 £40,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Wiltshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Wiltshire region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Wiltshire

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Wiltshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
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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
Swindon +15 13 £50,000 +42.85%
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Wiltshire 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 20 (80.00%) Finance
2 16 (64.00%) ISEB
3 15 (60.00%) Test Management
4 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (40.00%) Scrum
6 9 (36.00%) Waterfall
6 9 (36.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 7 (28.00%) Line Management
7 7 (28.00%) ISEB Practitioner
7 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (28.00%) Knowledge Management
7 7 (28.00%) Performance Testing
8 5 (20.00%) Change Management
8 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
8 5 (20.00%) Banking
9 4 (16.00%) Bugzilla
9 4 (16.00%) Client/Server
9 4 (16.00%) Supplier Management
9 4 (16.00%) Degree
9 4 (16.00%) Java
9 4 (16.00%) SQL
9 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
10 3 (12.00%) UNIX
10 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
10 3 (12.00%) MS Office
10 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
10 3 (12.00%) Oracle
10 3 (12.00%) HP
10 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
10 3 (12.00%) XML

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Wiltshire 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 3 (12.00%) MS Office
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Bugzilla
2 2 (8.00%) Selenium
2 2 (8.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
General
1 20 (80.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Test Manager
2 7 (28.00%) Architect
2 7 (28.00%) Integration Architect
2 7 (28.00%) Test Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Products Support Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Junior Support Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Junior
3 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) XML
2 2 (8.00%) J2EE
2 2 (8.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Test Management
2 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (40.00%) Scrum
4 9 (36.00%) Waterfall
5 7 (28.00%) Line Management
5 7 (28.00%) Performance Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (28.00%) Knowledge Management
6 5 (20.00%) Change Management
7 4 (16.00%) Supplier Management
8 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (8.00%) Automation Testing
8 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Automated Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Regression Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) Java
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (64.00%) ISEB
2 9 (36.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 7 (28.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (16.00%) Degree
4 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle
1 3 (12.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) Telerik