Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 79 81
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 +17
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 8 14 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.85% 1.33% 2.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.10% 5.51% 8.07%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 27
Cardiff median annual salary £29,129 £37,000 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.27% +21.31% +4.71%
10th Percentile £26,477 £21,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £36,000 £51,250 £41,500
South Wales median annual salary £31,565 £37,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year -14.69% +19.35% +6.42%

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 157 254 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 16.76% 24.19% 25.04%
Number of salaries quoted 136 208 288
Cardiff median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.11% -1.33%
10th Percentile £22,813 £27,000 £24,550
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £52,500
South Wales median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% +8.11% -6.33%

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 23 June 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (50.00%) ISEB
4 3 (37.50%) Validation
4 3 (37.50%) AS400
4 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
4 3 (37.50%) Banking
4 3 (37.50%) Retail
4 3 (37.50%) Degree
4 3 (37.50%) Test Management
4 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (37.50%) Coaching
4 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (37.50%) Software Delivery
4 3 (37.50%) Defect Management
4 3 (37.50%) Workload Management
4 3 (37.50%) Decision-Making
5 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (12.50%) User Experience
5 1 (12.50%) QA
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development

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:

General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Retail
2 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Senior Analyst
2 6 (75.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (37.50%) AS400
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Coaching
2 3 (37.50%) Decision-Making
2 3 (37.50%) Defect Management
2 3 (37.50%) Software Delivery
2 3 (37.50%) Test Management
2 3 (37.50%) Validation
2 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
2 3 (37.50%) Workload Management
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA