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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Somerset / Bath
Rank 36 45 52
Rank change year-on-year +9 +7  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 11 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bath 3.30% 0.72% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.97% 4.35% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 2
Median salary £51,000 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.00% +2.73%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.28% -6.66%  

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 58 46 85
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bath 17.42% 16.61% 28.72%
Number of salaries quoted 43 44 83
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,000 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Bath

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Bath over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Bath

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bath

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 11 (68.75%) ISEB
2 8 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Manual Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 6 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
6 4 (25.00%) System Testing
6 4 (25.00%) JIRA
6 4 (25.00%) QA
6 4 (25.00%) Selenium
6 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
7 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
7 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
7 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
7 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
7 3 (18.75%) BDD
7 3 (18.75%) SpecFlow
7 3 (18.75%) Gherkin
7 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
7 3 (18.75%) Mingle
8 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 2 (12.50%) C#
8 2 (12.50%) SQL
8 2 (12.50%) .NET

ISTQB
Top Related 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 1 (6.25%) CMS
1 1 (6.25%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (6.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Mingle
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) JIRA
1 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
2 3 (18.75%) SpecFlow
2 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
2 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.25%) LoadUI
3 1 (6.25%) NUnit
3 1 (6.25%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (12.50%) Advertising
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Financial Institution
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
1 7 (43.75%) Test Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Gherkin
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Manual Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 6 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
5 4 (25.00%) System Testing
5 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
6 3 (18.75%) BDD
6 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
7 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) SDLC
7 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Defect Tracking
8 1 (6.25%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C#
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Sitecore
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