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 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 54 60
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 9 13 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.57% 1.99% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.38% 8.78% 4.32%
Number of salaries quoted 7 13 7
Median salary £28,000 £30,000 £29,129
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% +2.99%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,250 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.42% -6.66%  

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 141 148 162
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 24.56% 22.66% 24.29%
Number of salaries quoted 116 130 137
Median salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% +1.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,200 £26,000 £26,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff 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 Cardiff

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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

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Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Cardiff over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) Test Strategy
3 8 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 6 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (37.50%) SQL
5 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (31.25%) Degree
5 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Software Delivery
6 4 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 4 (25.00%) SoapUI
6 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (25.00%) SOAP
6 4 (25.00%) ISEB
6 4 (25.00%) Finance
7 3 (18.75%) Migration
7 3 (18.75%) Automation Testing
8 2 (12.50%) System Testing
8 2 (12.50%) QA
8 2 (12.50%) Selenium
8 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Oracle
8 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Open Source
8 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (6.25%) TDD
9 1 (6.25%) Scrum
9 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
9 1 (6.25%) Advertising

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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:

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.25%) Toad
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
2 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Analyst
1 12 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Test Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Strategy Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Test Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy Manager
3 2 (12.50%) QA Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Trainee
3 2 (12.50%) Trainee Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Trainee Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Graduate
4 1 (6.25%) Graduate Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Graduate Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) Test Strategy
3 8 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 6 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Software Delivery
6 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (18.75%) Automation Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Migration
8 2 (12.50%) Open Source
8 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 2 (12.50%) System Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Coaching
9 1 (6.25%) Compatibility Testing
9 1 (6.25%) SDLC
9 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Use Case
9 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) C++
2 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
1 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle