Period
to 9 December 2019

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 9 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 80 60
Rank change year-on-year +7 -20 +37
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 26 12 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.12% 1.08% 2.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.83% 6.67% 10.43%
Number of salaries quoted 21 5 17
Cardiff median annual salary £35,000 £29,129 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.16% -14.33% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,129 £29,129 £26,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £46,152 £36,000
South Wales median annual salary £36,250 £29,129 £34,000
% change year-on-year +24.45% -14.33% +6.25%

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 240 180 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 19.56% 16.13% 20.48%
Number of salaries quoted 214 135 144
Cardiff median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +10.29% -9.33%
10th Percentile £26,329 £21,550 £22,150
90th Percentile £65,275 £63,200 £62,500
South Wales median annual salary £43,950 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +9.88% +6.67% +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 9 December 2019.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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 20 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (69.23%) Test Automation
3 12 (46.15%) Regression Testing
3 12 (46.15%) ISEB
4 11 (42.31%) Test Management
4 11 (42.31%) Test Scripting
4 11 (42.31%) Selenium
5 10 (38.46%) Cucumber
5 10 (38.46%) JavaScript
6 9 (34.62%) SQL
6 9 (34.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (26.92%) Finance
8 6 (23.08%) Scrum
8 6 (23.08%) Software Testing
8 6 (23.08%) BDD
8 6 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (23.08%) Degree
8 6 (23.08%) Manual Testing
9 5 (19.23%) Azure
9 5 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (19.23%) JIRA
9 5 (19.23%) Mobile App
9 5 (19.23%) Regression Analysis
9 5 (19.23%) Banking
9 5 (19.23%) Validation
9 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
9 5 (19.23%) Python
9 5 (19.23%) Perl
9 5 (19.23%) Java
9 5 (19.23%) User Experience

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 2 (7.69%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Azure
2 1 (3.85%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Big Data
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Selenium
2 10 (38.46%) Cucumber
3 5 (19.23%) JIRA
3 5 (19.23%) Postman
4 4 (15.38%) Jasmine
4 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
4 4 (15.38%) LoadRunner
4 4 (15.38%) Mocha
5 3 (11.54%) JMeter
6 2 (7.69%) SoapUI
6 2 (7.69%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Banking
2 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Analyst
2 14 (53.85%) Test Analyst
3 8 (30.77%) Test Engineer
4 6 (23.08%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (23.08%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (19.23%) Tester
6 4 (15.38%) Manual Test Analyst
6 4 (15.38%) Manual Tester
6 4 (15.38%) Senior Manual Tester
6 4 (15.38%) Senior Tester
6 4 (15.38%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (11.54%) Automation Test Lead
7 3 (11.54%) Test Leader
8 2 (7.69%) UAT Analyst
8 2 (7.69%) UAT Test Analyst
9 1 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
9 1 (3.85%) Quality Analyst
9 1 (3.85%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Mobile App
1 5 (19.23%) User Experience
2 3 (11.54%) Renewable Energy
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Android
1 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (69.23%) Test Automation
3 12 (46.15%) Regression Testing
4 11 (42.31%) Test Management
4 11 (42.31%) Test Scripting
5 6 (23.08%) BDD
5 6 (23.08%) Manual Testing
5 6 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (23.08%) Scrum
5 6 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Regression Analysis
6 5 (19.23%) Validation
7 4 (15.38%) API Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (15.38%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (11.54%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (11.54%) DevOps
8 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy
9 2 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 9 (34.62%) SQL
3 5 (19.23%) Java
3 5 (19.23%) Perl
3 5 (19.23%) Python
4 3 (11.54%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) ISEB
2 9 (34.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (23.08%) Degree
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 2 (7.69%) Perforce