Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 139 156
Rank change year-on-year -17 +17 +6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 36 68 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.98% 1.81% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.05% 6.19% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 34 52 17
Bristol median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.65% +18.06% +2.86%
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,500 £29,300
90th Percentile £57,125 £60,875 £62,000
South West median annual salary £35,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -10.26% +4.00% +7.14%

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 889 1,098 891
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 24.24% 29.21% 27.77%
Number of salaries quoted 646 816 725
Bristol median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,063 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £72,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 27 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 26 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (58.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 20 (55.56%) Selenium
5 19 (52.78%) Software Testing
6 17 (47.22%) ISEB
7 15 (41.67%) SQL
8 13 (36.11%) QA
9 12 (33.33%) Scrum
9 12 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (30.56%) JIRA
11 10 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (25.00%) SoapUI
12 9 (25.00%) Test Management
12 9 (25.00%) Manual Testing
12 9 (25.00%) C#
12 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
12 9 (25.00%) JMeter
13 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (22.22%) WebDriver
13 8 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (19.44%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (19.44%) BDD
14 7 (19.44%) TestComplete
14 7 (19.44%) DevOps
14 7 (19.44%) SpecFlow
14 7 (19.44%) Test Strategy
14 7 (19.44%) SOAP
14 7 (19.44%) Web Services
14 7 (19.44%) TDD

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 2 (5.56%) CMS
1 2 (5.56%) WordPress
2 1 (2.78%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.56%) GitHub
2 2 (5.56%) Runscope
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.78%) Big Data
2 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.78%) HBase
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (55.56%) Selenium
2 11 (30.56%) JIRA
3 10 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (25.00%) JMeter
4 9 (25.00%) SoapUI
5 8 (22.22%) WebDriver
6 7 (19.44%) SpecFlow
6 7 (19.44%) TestComplete
7 6 (16.67%) LoadRunner
8 5 (13.89%) Visual Studio
8 5 (13.89%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (11.11%) Cucumber
10 2 (5.56%) eggPlant
10 2 (5.56%) Fiddler
10 2 (5.56%) Firebug
10 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
10 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
10 2 (5.56%) Protractor
10 2 (5.56%) TeamCity
11 1 (2.78%) Capybara
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Back Office
3 1 (2.78%) Billing
3 1 (2.78%) Games
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (58.33%) Analyst
2 20 (55.56%) Test Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) Tester
4 6 (16.67%) Software Tester
5 5 (13.89%) Test Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) QA Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) Software Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Technical Leader
7 3 (8.33%) Test Leader
8 2 (5.56%) Consultant
8 2 (5.56%) QA Consultant
8 2 (5.56%) QA Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) QA Test Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Technical Test Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Test Consultant
8 2 (5.56%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) SOAP
1 7 (19.44%) Web Services
2 5 (13.89%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.56%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.56%) CSS
3 2 (5.56%) HTML
3 2 (5.56%) HTML5
3 2 (5.56%) jQuery
3 2 (5.56%) React
3 2 (5.56%) XHTML
3 2 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 4 (11.11%) Fintech
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.78%) Online Gambling
4 1 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 26 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (52.78%) Software Testing
4 12 (33.33%) Scrum
4 12 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 9 (25.00%) Test Management
6 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (19.44%) BDD
7 7 (19.44%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (19.44%) DevOps
7 7 (19.44%) TDD
7 7 (19.44%) Test Strategy
8 6 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
8 6 (16.67%) Mentoring
8 6 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (13.89%) Acceptance Criteria
9 5 (13.89%) Coaching
9 5 (13.89%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) SQL
2 9 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.56%) Ruby
4 1 (2.78%) Java
4 1 (2.78%) Scala
4 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (58.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 17 (47.22%) ISEB
3 6 (16.67%) Degree
4 2 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (36.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) HP ALM
2 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.78%) Oozie
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.67%) HP
3 5 (13.89%) Cadence
4 2 (5.56%) BT
5 1 (2.78%) Informatica
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle