Period
to 20 January 2018

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 2018 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 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 84 94
Rank change year-on-year +30 +10 -15
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 21 18 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.73% 1.47% 1.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.29% 5.98% 5.91%
Number of salaries quoted 21 18 25
Cardiff median annual salary £34,000 £38,750 £29,900
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.26% +29.60% -0.33%
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,075 £22,500
90th Percentile £36,000 £56,875 £38,250
South Wales median annual salary £34,000 £38,750 £32,000
% change year-on-year -12.26% +21.09% +6.67%

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 147 301 389
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 19.12% 24.61% 26.50%
Number of salaries quoted 129 279 330
Cardiff median annual salary £34,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £68,750 £52,500
South Wales median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% - -4.00%

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 16 (76.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 15 (71.43%) Waterfall
2 15 (71.43%) Software Delivery
2 15 (71.43%) Defect Management
2 15 (71.43%) Workload Management
2 15 (71.43%) Test Management
2 15 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 15 (71.43%) Finance
3 14 (66.67%) Retail
3 14 (66.67%) Coaching
3 14 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (19.05%) SoapUI
4 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
4 4 (19.05%) ISEB
5 3 (14.29%) SOAP
5 3 (14.29%) SQL
5 3 (14.29%) QA
5 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (9.52%) JMeter
6 2 (9.52%) SDLC
6 2 (9.52%) Acceptance Criteria
6 2 (9.52%) Selenium
6 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
6 2 (9.52%) .NET
6 2 (9.52%) C#
6 2 (9.52%) Java

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 (4.76%) CMS
1 1 (4.76%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Sauce Labs
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) SoapUI
2 2 (9.52%) ClearQuest
2 2 (9.52%) JMeter
2 2 (9.52%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.76%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (71.43%) Finance
2 14 (66.67%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (85.71%) Analyst
1 18 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 15 (71.43%) Senior Analyst
2 15 (71.43%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Functional Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Manual Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Regression Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Software Tester
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) SOAP
2 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Android
1 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Defect Management
1 15 (71.43%) Software Delivery
1 15 (71.43%) Test Automation
1 15 (71.43%) Test Management
1 15 (71.43%) Waterfall
1 15 (71.43%) Workload Management
2 14 (66.67%) Coaching
3 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
4 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (9.52%) SDLC
5 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
5 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) C#
2 2 (9.52%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) Apple Swift
3 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.76%) C++
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) Korn
3 1 (4.76%) Objective-C
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) PHP
3 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (76.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (19.05%) ISEB
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.76%) Sitecore