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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South West / Bristol
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 118 123
Rank change year-on-year +20 +5  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 43 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.33% 0.43% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.85% 1.41% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 32 6 10
Median salary £42,500 £55,000 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.72% +76.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £54,800 £65,000 £34,350
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +2.73% -6.41%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bristol
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 548 495 579
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 29.72% 30.67% 30.09%
Number of salaries quoted 420 414 481
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing ISTQB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 45 (76.27%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (69.49%) Software Testing
2 41 (69.49%) Test Automation
3 34 (57.63%) ISEB
4 32 (54.24%) Selenium
5 23 (38.98%) Waterfall
6 21 (35.59%) Cucumber
7 20 (33.90%) QA
8 19 (32.20%) SQL
8 19 (32.20%) Manual Testing
9 18 (30.51%) SDLC
10 17 (28.81%) TDD
11 16 (27.12%) Degree
11 16 (27.12%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (27.12%) WebDriver
11 16 (27.12%) Test Scripting
12 15 (25.42%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (25.42%) SpecFlow
13 14 (23.73%) Behat
13 14 (23.73%) Capybara
13 14 (23.73%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (23.73%) WATIR
13 14 (23.73%) Ruby
13 14 (23.73%) OO
14 12 (20.34%) Marketing
14 12 (20.34%) Jenkins
15 11 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (18.64%) Jasmine
15 11 (18.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 11 (18.64%) Test Management

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.69%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.56%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (13.56%) IaaS
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (13.56%) PaaS
1 8 (13.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (54.24%) Selenium
2 21 (35.59%) Cucumber
3 16 (27.12%) WebDriver
4 15 (25.42%) SpecFlow
5 14 (23.73%) Capybara
5 14 (23.73%) WATIR
6 12 (20.34%) Jenkins
7 11 (18.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 11 (18.64%) Jasmine
7 11 (18.64%) Protractor
8 8 (13.56%) HP UFT
9 7 (11.86%) Git (software)
9 7 (11.86%) Mercurial
9 7 (11.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (10.17%) JIRA
11 3 (5.08%) Appium
11 3 (5.08%) Calabash
11 3 (5.08%) Gatling
11 3 (5.08%) The Grinder
General
1 12 (20.34%) Marketing
2 11 (18.64%) Finance
3 5 (8.47%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.08%) Banking
4 3 (5.08%) Retail
5 2 (3.39%) Advertising
5 2 (3.39%) Aerospace
5 2 (3.39%) Electronics
5 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (37.29%) Analyst
2 21 (35.59%) Test Engineer
3 19 (32.20%) Test Analyst
4 10 (16.95%) QA Engineer
4 10 (16.95%) QA Test Engineer
4 10 (16.95%) Test Automation Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Test Manager
6 6 (10.17%) Tester
7 5 (8.47%) Consultant
8 4 (6.78%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Senior Test Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) Applications Manager
9 3 (5.08%) Business Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Manual Test Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Senior Tester
10 2 (3.39%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.73%) Behat
2 10 (16.95%) .NET
3 8 (13.56%) AngularJS
3 8 (13.56%) JSON
3 8 (13.56%) React
3 8 (13.56%) REST
4 3 (5.08%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.69%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (13.56%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.08%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.56%) Windows
2 1 (1.69%) Android
2 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (76.27%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (69.49%) Software Testing
2 41 (69.49%) Test Automation
3 23 (38.98%) Waterfall
4 19 (32.20%) Manual Testing
5 18 (30.51%) SDLC
6 17 (28.81%) TDD
7 16 (27.12%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (27.12%) Test Scripting
8 15 (25.42%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (23.73%) Continuous Delivery
9 14 (23.73%) OO
10 11 (18.64%) Test Management
10 11 (18.64%) V-Model
11 10 (16.95%) ETL
11 10 (16.95%) Kanban
11 10 (16.95%) Test Strategy
12 9 (15.25%) Integration Testing
13 8 (13.56%) DevOps
13 8 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.20%) SQL
2 14 (23.73%) Ruby
3 10 (16.95%) Java
3 10 (16.95%) T-SQL
4 9 (15.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 34 (57.63%) ISEB
2 16 (27.12%) Degree
3 8 (13.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (13.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.39%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (33.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) Cognizant
1 8 (13.56%) HP
2 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.39%) SAP
4 1 (1.69%) Cadence
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