The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bath with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Somerset / Bath
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 52 45
Rank change year-on-year -2 -7  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 11 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bath 2.36% 0.63% 1.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.40% 2.90% 7.14%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 4
Median salary £36,000 £37,500 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% -29.24%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,250 £39,000
% change year-on-year +0.67% -4.48%  

ISTQB is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bath.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bath
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 131 69 56
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bath 28.11% 21.70% 19.18%
Number of salaries quoted 63 68 56
Median salary £42,500 £40,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.93% +10.95%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,700 £20,700
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Bath

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bath citing ISTQB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Bath

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Bath

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Bath

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Bath region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 17 (77.27%) Test Automation
2 16 (72.73%) Test Strategy
3 14 (63.64%) Software Testing
3 14 (63.64%) ISEB
4 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (45.45%) Test Scripting
5 9 (40.91%) Selenium
6 8 (36.36%) Waterfall
7 7 (31.82%) WebDriver
7 7 (31.82%) Cucumber
7 7 (31.82%) BDD
7 7 (31.82%) QA
7 7 (31.82%) Unit Testing
7 7 (31.82%) Manual Testing
7 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
7 7 (31.82%) SpecFlow
7 7 (31.82%) Gherkin
8 6 (27.27%) Functional Testing
8 6 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (22.73%) LoadUI
9 5 (22.73%) DevOps
9 5 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (22.73%) NUnit
9 5 (22.73%) SoapUI
9 5 (22.73%) REST
10 4 (18.18%) Mingle
10 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (18.18%) System Testing
10 4 (18.18%) JIRA
10 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bath 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) CMS
1 2 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (9.09%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Mingle
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) MySQL
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Selenium
2 7 (31.82%) Cucumber
2 7 (31.82%) SpecFlow
2 7 (31.82%) WebDriver
3 5 (22.73%) LoadUI
3 5 (22.73%) NUnit
3 5 (22.73%) SoapUI
4 4 (18.18%) JIRA
4 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Analyst
1 11 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 9 (40.91%) Senior Analyst
2 9 (40.91%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Test Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Automation Tester
4 3 (13.64%) QA Automation Tester
4 3 (13.64%) QA Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Automation Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Senior QA Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Software Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Software QA Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Software Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Manual Tester
5 2 (9.09%) QA Manual Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Manual Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) Gherkin
2 5 (22.73%) REST
3 3 (13.64%) LAMP
3 3 (13.64%) Web Services
4 2 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
1 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
1 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
1 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
1 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) Test Automation
2 16 (72.73%) Test Strategy
3 14 (63.64%) Software Testing
4 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (45.45%) Test Scripting
5 8 (36.36%) Waterfall
6 7 (31.82%) BDD
6 7 (31.82%) Manual Testing
6 7 (31.82%) Unit Testing
7 6 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (27.27%) Functional Testing
8 5 (22.73%) DevOps
8 5 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (18.18%) SDLC
9 4 (18.18%) System Testing
9 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
10 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
10 3 (13.64%) Load Testing
10 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) VBScript
3 2 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Sitecore