Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 159 150
Rank change year-on-year +24 -9 +21
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 67 23 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.76% 0.72% 1.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.06% 2.60% 4.04%
Number of salaries quoted 51 21 43
Bristol median annual salary £42,500 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.06% +2.86% +14.75%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,350
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £43,750
South West median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +7.69%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Bristol
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1105 885 1163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 29.10% 27.58% 30.76%
Number of salaries quoted 822 692 938
Bristol median annual salary £41,000 £43,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.29% +9.38% +1.27%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £73,750 £63,750
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Bristol

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Bristol

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Bristol over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Bristol region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 50 (74.63%) Software Testing
2 46 (68.66%) Test Automation
3 45 (67.16%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (56.72%) Selenium
5 37 (55.22%) QA
6 30 (44.78%) Manual Testing
7 29 (43.28%) Waterfall
8 28 (41.79%) ISEB
9 27 (40.30%) Degree
10 23 (34.33%) Cucumber
11 22 (32.84%) SQL
12 19 (28.36%) TDD
12 19 (28.36%) SpecFlow
12 19 (28.36%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (25.37%) Analytical Skills
13 17 (25.37%) SDLC
14 16 (23.88%) Marketing
14 16 (23.88%) Test Management
15 15 (22.39%) Ruby
15 15 (22.39%) C#
16 13 (19.40%) Stakeholder Management
16 13 (19.40%) OO
16 13 (19.40%) Gherkin
16 13 (19.40%) Protractor
17 12 (17.91%) React
17 12 (17.91%) Continuous Delivery
17 12 (17.91%) Jasmine
17 12 (17.91%) AngularJS
17 12 (17.91%) IaaS
17 12 (17.91%) Jenkins

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 (1.49%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (17.91%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (17.91%) IaaS
1 12 (17.91%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (17.91%) PaaS
1 12 (17.91%) SaaS
2 1 (1.49%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.42%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 38 (56.72%) Selenium
2 23 (34.33%) Cucumber
3 19 (28.36%) SpecFlow
4 13 (19.40%) Protractor
5 12 (17.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 12 (17.91%) Git (software)
5 12 (17.91%) Jasmine
5 12 (17.91%) Jenkins
6 11 (16.42%) Mercurial
6 11 (16.42%) WebDriver
7 10 (14.93%) Capybara
7 10 (14.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (14.93%) WATIR
8 8 (11.94%) HP UFT
9 5 (7.46%) eggPlant
9 5 (7.46%) MSTest
9 5 (7.46%) Ranorex
10 1 (1.49%) Calabash
10 1 (1.49%) MonkeyTalk
10 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (23.88%) Marketing
2 9 (13.43%) Electronics
2 9 (13.43%) Finance
2 9 (13.43%) Manufacturing
2 9 (13.43%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.99%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.49%) Games
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (41.79%) Analyst
1 28 (41.79%) Test Analyst
2 18 (26.87%) Tester
3 14 (20.90%) Test Engineer
4 12 (17.91%) Automation Tester
5 9 (13.43%) QA Engineer
6 8 (11.94%) Agile Tester
6 8 (11.94%) QA Test Engineer
6 8 (11.94%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 8 (11.94%) Selenium Tester
7 6 (8.96%) Automation Test Lead
7 6 (8.96%) Manual Test Analyst
7 6 (8.96%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (8.96%) Test Leader
8 5 (7.46%) Software Tester
9 3 (4.48%) Senior Tester
10 2 (2.99%) Automation Test Analyst
11 1 (1.49%) C# Developer
11 1 (1.49%) Senior Test Analyst
11 1 (1.49%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.40%) Gherkin
2 12 (17.91%) AngularJS
2 12 (17.91%) React
3 11 (16.42%) JSON
3 11 (16.42%) REST
4 10 (14.93%) Behat
5 9 (13.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.37%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.94%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.99%) Fintech
3 2 (2.99%) Xbox
4 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.49%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.43%) Windows
2 1 (1.49%) Linux
2 1 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (74.63%) Software Testing
2 46 (68.66%) Test Automation
3 45 (67.16%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (44.78%) Manual Testing
5 29 (43.28%) Waterfall
6 19 (28.36%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (28.36%) TDD
7 17 (25.37%) SDLC
8 16 (23.88%) Test Management
9 13 (19.40%) OO
9 13 (19.40%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (17.91%) Continuous Delivery
10 12 (17.91%) DevOps
10 12 (17.91%) Test Scripting
11 11 (16.42%) Acceptance Criteria
11 11 (16.42%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (14.93%) Defect Management
12 10 (14.93%) Integration Testing
13 9 (13.43%) Digital Marketing
13 9 (13.43%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 22 (32.84%) SQL
2 15 (22.39%) C#
2 15 (22.39%) Ruby
3 7 (10.45%) T-SQL
4 4 (5.97%) Java
5 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (41.79%) ISEB
2 27 (40.30%) Degree
3 12 (17.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (11.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (7.46%) Security Cleared
6 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.99%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (55.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (11.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.43%) SAP
3 8 (11.94%) Cognizant
3 8 (11.94%) HP
4 2 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.49%) Google