Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 79 55 86
Rank change year-on-year -24 +31 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 11 21 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.05% 2.73% 1.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.36% 14.29% 5.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4 21 18
Cardiff median annual salary £29,129 £34,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.33% -12.26% +29.60%
South Wales median annual salary £29,129 £34,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year -14.33% -12.26% +21.09%

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 Cardiff with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cardiff
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 173 147 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 16.57% 19.12% 24.61%
Number of salaries quoted 138 129 279
Cardiff median annual salary £38,325 £34,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.72% -9.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,850 £21,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,750 £62,500 £68,750
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% -

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Cardiff

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB in Cardiff.

Salary trend for ISTQB in Cardiff

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Cardiff over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (90.91%) Selenium
2 10 (90.91%) Test Scripting
3 9 (81.82%) Java
4 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (63.64%) SQL
5 7 (63.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (63.64%) Defect Tracking
5 7 (63.64%) C#
6 6 (54.55%) WebDriver
6 6 (54.55%) Python
7 4 (36.36%) Degree
8 3 (27.27%) ISEB
8 3 (27.27%) Banking
8 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
8 3 (27.27%) Validation
9 2 (18.18%) Scrum
9 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
9 2 (18.18%) BDD
10 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
10 1 (9.09%) REST
10 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
10 1 (9.09%) User Stories
10 1 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (9.09%) JSON
10 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
10 1 (9.09%) SDLC
10 1 (9.09%) Open Source
10 1 (9.09%) Mocha
10 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Selenium
2 6 (54.55%) WebDriver
3 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
4 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (9.09%) Mocha
General
1 3 (27.27%) Banking
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Automation Test Lead
1 7 (63.64%) Test Leader
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) JSON
1 1 (9.09%) REST
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (90.91%) Test Scripting
3 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (63.64%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (27.27%) Validation
6 2 (18.18%) BDD
6 2 (18.18%) Scrum
7 1 (9.09%) Acceptance Criteria
7 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
7 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (9.09%) Open Source
7 1 (9.09%) SDET
7 1 (9.09%) SDLC
7 1 (9.09%) SOA
7 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 1 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) Java
2 7 (63.64%) C#
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
3 6 (54.55%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (36.36%) Degree
3 3 (27.27%) ISEB