Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 137 163
Rank change year-on-year -24 +26 +12
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 45 67 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.15% 1.76% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.47% 5.91% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 43 49 18
Bristol median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +32.81% +1.59%
10th Percentile £26,500 £32,500 £28,025
90th Percentile £47,000 £55,100 £65,000
South West median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% -11.76% +18.88%

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 1,006 1,133 1,168
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 25.73% 29.69% 33.36%
Number of salaries quoted 728 887 984
Bristol median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%

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 17 July 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Bristol

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 33 (73.33%) Test Automation
2 28 (62.22%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (53.33%) QA
3 24 (53.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 23 (51.11%) Selenium
5 17 (37.78%) SQL
5 17 (37.78%) Software Testing
6 15 (33.33%) C#
6 15 (33.33%) ISEB
7 13 (28.89%) JIRA
7 13 (28.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (26.67%) Test Management
8 12 (26.67%) HP
9 10 (22.22%) SoapUI
10 9 (20.00%) DevOps
10 9 (20.00%) Web Services
10 9 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
11 8 (17.78%) SOAP
11 8 (17.78%) Scrum
11 8 (17.78%) TestComplete
12 7 (15.56%) Manual Testing
12 7 (15.56%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (15.56%) Mobile App
12 7 (15.56%) Finance
13 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (13.33%) Degree
13 6 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
13 6 (13.33%) Performance Testing
13 6 (13.33%) Security Testing
13 6 (13.33%) Defect Tracking

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 3 (6.67%) CMS
2 2 (4.44%) WordPress
3 1 (2.22%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.22%) Confluence
3 1 (2.22%) Kentico
3 1 (2.22%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.44%) GitHub
1 2 (4.44%) Runscope
2 1 (2.22%) IaaS
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) PaaS
2 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.22%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.22%) Big Data
2 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.22%) HBase
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (51.11%) Selenium
2 13 (28.89%) JIRA
3 10 (22.22%) SoapUI
4 8 (17.78%) TestComplete
5 5 (11.11%) Cucumber
6 4 (8.89%) Bugzilla
6 4 (8.89%) JMeter
6 4 (8.89%) WebDriver
7 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
7 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
7 3 (6.67%) Protractor
7 3 (6.67%) SpecFlow
7 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (4.44%) Capybara
8 2 (4.44%) eggPlant
8 2 (4.44%) Fiddler
8 2 (4.44%) Firebug
8 2 (4.44%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Back Office
3 2 (4.44%) Marketing
4 1 (2.22%) Billing
4 1 (2.22%) Games
4 1 (2.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (53.33%) Analyst
2 21 (46.67%) Test Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Test Leader
3 6 (13.33%) Tester
4 5 (11.11%) Software Tester
4 5 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) QA Specialist
5 4 (8.89%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Manual Test Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) QA Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Software Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.22%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Big Data Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Data Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Games Tester
8 1 (2.22%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.22%) Senior Test Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) Web Services
2 8 (17.78%) SOAP
3 3 (6.67%) AngularJS
3 3 (6.67%) React
4 2 (4.44%) CSS
4 2 (4.44%) HTML
4 2 (4.44%) HTML5
4 2 (4.44%) jQuery
4 2 (4.44%) XHTML
5 1 (2.22%) .NET
5 1 (2.22%) Behat
5 1 (2.22%) JSON
5 1 (2.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.22%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.22%) Android
1 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (73.33%) Test Automation
2 28 (62.22%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (37.78%) Software Testing
4 13 (28.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (26.67%) Test Management
6 9 (20.00%) DevOps
6 9 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
7 8 (17.78%) Scrum
8 7 (15.56%) Manual Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
9 6 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Performance Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Security Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (11.11%) Defect Management
10 5 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
10 5 (11.11%) Functional Testing
10 5 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (8.89%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (37.78%) SQL
2 15 (33.33%) C#
3 5 (11.11%) Java
4 3 (6.67%) Ruby
5 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.22%) Scala
6 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (53.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 15 (33.33%) ISEB
3 6 (13.33%) Degree
4 2 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (53.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (11.11%) HP ALM
3 1 (2.22%) Oozie
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) HP
2 5 (11.11%) Capita
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.44%) Cadence
4 1 (2.22%) Google
4 1 (2.22%) Informatica
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle