Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 74 91
Rank change year-on-year -7 +17 +6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 12 9 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.09% 0.99% 1.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.35% 4.48% 4.89%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 16
Cardiff median annual salary £29,129 £33,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.73% -5.71% +20.16%
South Wales median annual salary £29,129 £30,750 £32,000
% change year-on-year -5.27% -3.91% +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 189 201 348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 17.23% 22.21% 25.89%
Number of salaries quoted 148 171 317
Cardiff median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £25,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -5.41%

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 19 September 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 10 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 8 (66.67%) ISEB
3 7 (58.33%) Telecoms
3 7 (58.33%) Validation
3 7 (58.33%) Banking
3 7 (58.33%) Degree
3 7 (58.33%) Selenium
4 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (50.00%) Java
5 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) C#
6 3 (25.00%) AS400
7 2 (16.67%) Python
7 2 (16.67%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
7 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
8 1 (8.33%) SDET
8 1 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
8 1 (8.33%) Acceptance Criteria
8 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
8 1 (8.33%) User Experience
8 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (8.33%) SDLC
8 1 (8.33%) Open Source
8 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
8 1 (8.33%) BDD
8 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
8 1 (8.33%) REST

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 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (58.33%) Banking
1 7 (58.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Analyst
1 8 (66.67%) Senior Analyst
2 7 (58.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 7 (58.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Test Lead
3 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Developer in Test
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) JSON
1 1 (8.33%) REST
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) AS400
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 7 (58.33%) Validation
3 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (8.33%) Acceptance Criteria
6 1 (8.33%) BDD
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (8.33%) Open Source
6 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) SDET
6 1 (8.33%) SDLC
6 1 (8.33%) SOA
6 1 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) Python
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) ISEB
2 7 (58.33%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA