Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 84 95
Rank change year-on-year +5 +11 -33
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 11 24 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.05% 1.73% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.51% 7.00% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 8 23 11
Cardiff median annual salary £27,750 £31,000 £29,129
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.48% +6.42% -1.47%
10th Percentile £21,175 £25,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £40,850 £40,000 £33,173
South Wales median annual salary £27,750 £30,000 £29,700
% change year-on-year -7.50% +1.01% +1.96%

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 Cardiff.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cardiff
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 244 343 372
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 23.35% 24.68% 25.44%
Number of salaries quoted 201 299 320
Cardiff median annual salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.59% -2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,000 £22,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £53,750 £55,125
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +7.14%

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 21 July 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
2 6 (54.55%) Waterfall
2 6 (54.55%) Test Strategy
3 5 (45.45%) SoapUI
3 5 (45.45%) SOAP
4 4 (36.36%) Migration
4 4 (36.36%) Functional Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (36.36%) Degree
4 4 (36.36%) Software Delivery
5 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 3 (27.27%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 2 (18.18%) QA
6 2 (18.18%) Selenium
6 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (9.09%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (9.09%) Coaching
7 1 (9.09%) User Stories
7 1 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (9.09%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (9.09%) VirtualBox
7 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
7 1 (9.09%) Open Source

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%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (9.09%) CMS
1 1 (9.09%) JCAPS
1 1 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) SoapUI
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (9.09%) JMeter
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Analyst
1 10 (90.91%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Trainee
2 2 (18.18%) Trainee Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Trainee Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Graduate
3 1 (9.09%) Graduate Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Graduate Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Strategy Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
2 6 (54.55%) Test Strategy
2 6 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Waterfall
3 4 (36.36%) Functional Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Migration
3 4 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Software Delivery
4 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
6 1 (9.09%) ITIL
6 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 1 (9.09%) Release Management
6 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 1 (9.09%) System Testing
6 1 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
1 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Fiorano
1 1 (9.09%) IBM
1 1 (9.09%) InterSystems
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Sitecore
1 1 (9.09%) VMware
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Resource Group
Salary: £25-32K + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago