Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 149 162
Rank change year-on-year -5 +13 -23
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 43 41 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.15% 1.17% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.45% 4.02% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 41 29 28
Bristol median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +38.46% -14.47%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £52,250 £54,250 £51,275
South West median annual salary £37,745 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +0.65% - -6.25%

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 966 1,020 1,260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 25.84% 29.07% 34.50%
Number of salaries quoted 708 787 1,091
Bristol median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £67,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

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 22 April 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 (62.79%) Test Automation
2 23 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (44.19%) QA
3 19 (44.19%) SQL
4 17 (39.53%) C#
4 17 (39.53%) Test Management
5 15 (34.88%) Selenium
6 14 (32.56%) HP
6 14 (32.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (30.23%) HP Quality Center
7 13 (30.23%) Finance
7 13 (30.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (25.58%) Software Testing
8 11 (25.58%) DevOps
9 10 (23.26%) ISEB
10 8 (18.60%) Web Services
10 8 (18.60%) JIRA
10 8 (18.60%) Manual Testing
11 7 (16.28%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (16.28%) Defect Management
11 7 (16.28%) Cucumber
11 7 (16.28%) SpecFlow
11 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (16.28%) TDD
12 6 (13.95%) Scrum
12 6 (13.95%) SOAP
12 6 (13.95%) SoapUI
12 6 (13.95%) Functional Testing
12 6 (13.95%) Non-Functional Testing
12 6 (13.95%) TestComplete

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 (4.65%) Confluence
2 1 (2.33%) CMS
2 1 (2.33%) Kentico
2 1 (2.33%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (13.95%) SaaS
2 5 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (11.63%) IaaS
2 5 (11.63%) PaaS
3 1 (2.33%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) SSL
2 1 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) MongoDB
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) Big Data
2 1 (2.33%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 15 (34.88%) Selenium
2 8 (18.60%) JIRA
3 7 (16.28%) Cucumber
3 7 (16.28%) SpecFlow
4 6 (13.95%) Protractor
4 6 (13.95%) SoapUI
4 6 (13.95%) TestComplete
5 5 (11.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (11.63%) Jasmine
5 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
6 4 (9.30%) Bugzilla
6 4 (9.30%) Git (software)
6 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (6.98%) Mercurial
7 3 (6.98%) WebDriver
8 2 (4.65%) Capybara
8 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
8 2 (4.65%) WATIR
9 1 (2.33%) Calabash
9 1 (2.33%) NUnit
General
1 13 (30.23%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Back Office
2 3 (6.98%) Marketing
3 2 (4.65%) Electronics
3 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.33%) Games
4 1 (2.33%) Publishing
4 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (44.19%) Analyst
2 17 (39.53%) Test Analyst
3 14 (32.56%) Test Leader
4 6 (13.95%) Test Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) QA Specialist
7 3 (6.98%) Manual Test Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Tester
8 2 (4.65%) Automation Tester
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Test Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Agile Tester
9 1 (2.33%) Automation Test Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) QA Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 1 (2.33%) Selenium Tester
9 1 (2.33%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Senior Test Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Software Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) Web Services
2 6 (13.95%) SOAP
3 5 (11.63%) AngularJS
3 5 (11.63%) React
4 4 (9.30%) JSON
5 3 (6.98%) REST
6 2 (4.65%) .NET
6 2 (4.65%) Behat
7 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Android
1 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Unix
2 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (62.79%) Test Automation
2 23 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (39.53%) Test Management
4 13 (30.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (25.58%) DevOps
5 11 (25.58%) Software Testing
6 8 (18.60%) Manual Testing
7 7 (16.28%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (16.28%) Defect Management
7 7 (16.28%) TDD
7 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (13.95%) Functional Testing
8 6 (13.95%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (13.95%) Scenario Testing
8 6 (13.95%) Scrum
9 5 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (11.63%) Defect Tracking
9 5 (11.63%) OO
9 5 (11.63%) Waterfall
9 5 (11.63%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (44.19%) SQL
2 17 (39.53%) C#
3 5 (11.63%) Ruby
4 4 (9.30%) Java
5 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 10 (23.26%) ISEB
3 5 (11.63%) Degree
4 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (44.19%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (30.23%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.33%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) HP
2 5 (11.63%) Capita
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.65%) Cadence
3 2 (4.65%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) Google