Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 154 149
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 -5
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 42 28 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.15% 0.86% 1.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.28% 3.26% 3.80%
Number of salaries quoted 37 21 40
Bristol median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.10% -7.14%
10th Percentile £33,500 £29,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £51,000 £45,500
South West median annual salary £38,500 £35,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.14% -10.26%

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 981 860 1,133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 26.94% 26.56% 31.46%
Number of salaries quoted 713 661 958
Bristol median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £23,925
90th Percentile £63,750 £71,250 £62,500
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 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 26 (61.90%) Test Automation
2 24 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 22 (52.38%) Selenium
4 21 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (45.24%) ISEB
6 18 (42.86%) QA
7 15 (35.71%) Cucumber
7 15 (35.71%) SpecFlow
8 14 (33.33%) Finance
9 13 (30.95%) Test Management
9 13 (30.95%) Manual Testing
10 12 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (26.19%) SQL
11 11 (26.19%) Degree
11 11 (26.19%) TDD
11 11 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (23.81%) C#
13 9 (21.43%) OO
13 9 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
13 9 (21.43%) Protractor
13 9 (21.43%) Gherkin
13 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (21.43%) SaaS
14 8 (19.05%) PaaS
14 8 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
14 8 (19.05%) Jasmine
14 8 (19.05%) AngularJS
14 8 (19.05%) IaaS
14 8 (19.05%) 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 (2.38%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (21.43%) SaaS
2 8 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (19.05%) IaaS
2 8 (19.05%) PaaS
3 1 (2.38%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) SSL
2 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Big Data
2 1 (2.38%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 22 (52.38%) Selenium
2 15 (35.71%) Cucumber
2 15 (35.71%) SpecFlow
3 9 (21.43%) Protractor
4 8 (19.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (19.05%) Jasmine
4 8 (19.05%) Jenkins
5 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 7 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (14.29%) Mercurial
6 6 (14.29%) MSTest
6 6 (14.29%) WebDriver
7 5 (11.90%) Capybara
7 5 (11.90%) eggPlant
7 5 (11.90%) Ranorex
7 5 (11.90%) WATIR
8 3 (7.14%) JIRA
9 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
10 1 (2.38%) NUnit
10 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Electronics
2 6 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 6 (14.29%) Marketing
2 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Back Office
3 1 (2.38%) Games
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Analyst
1 14 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 13 (30.95%) Test Leader
3 9 (21.43%) Tester
4 7 (16.67%) Automation Tester
5 6 (14.29%) Automation Test Lead
6 5 (11.90%) Agile Tester
6 5 (11.90%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 5 (11.90%) Selenium Tester
6 5 (11.90%) Test Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Software Tester
9 1 (2.38%) Development Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) QA Automation Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Senior Automation Tester
9 1 (2.38%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) Gherkin
2 8 (19.05%) AngularJS
2 8 (19.05%) React
3 7 (16.67%) JSON
4 6 (14.29%) REST
5 5 (11.90%) Behat
6 1 (2.38%) .NET
6 1 (2.38%) Web Services
6 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.38%) Internet of Things
3 1 (2.38%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.38%) User Experience
3 1 (2.38%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Android
1 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.38%) Linux
1 1 (2.38%) Unix
1 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (61.90%) Test Automation
2 24 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 21 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (30.95%) Manual Testing
4 13 (30.95%) Test Management
5 12 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (26.19%) TDD
7 9 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (21.43%) OO
8 8 (19.05%) DevOps
8 8 (19.05%) Waterfall
9 7 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
9 7 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
10 6 (14.29%) Programme Management
11 5 (11.90%) Business Analysis
11 5 (11.90%) Exploratory Testing
12 4 (9.52%) Scrum
13 2 (4.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) SQL
2 10 (23.81%) C#
3 8 (19.05%) Ruby
4 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (45.24%) ISEB
2 11 (26.19%) Degree
3 10 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) HP
2 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (14.29%) SAP
4 1 (2.38%) Cadence
4 1 (2.38%) Google
4 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com