Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Gloucestershire > Cheltenham
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 79 42
Rank change year-on-year +13 -37 +42
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 10 13 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 1.98% 1.79% 5.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.55% 4.66% 16.40%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 36
Cheltenham median annual salary £38,500 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +40.00%
10th Percentile £31,000 £33,750 £33,125
90th Percentile £42,875 £41,250 £44,375
Gloucestershire median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -3.75% +14.29% -30.00%

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 Cheltenham with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cheltenham
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 117 279 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 23.17% 38.48% 33.78%
Number of salaries quoted 96 258 205
Cheltenham median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,875 £32,500 £21,100
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £82,500
Gloucestershire median annual salary £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -1.16%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Cheltenham

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB in Cheltenham.

Salary trend for ISTQB in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 5 (50.00%) Selenium
3 5 (50.00%) JIRA
3 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (40.00%) SpecFlow
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) Scrum
4 4 (40.00%) C#
4 4 (40.00%) ISEB
5 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (30.00%) TeamCity
5 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (30.00%) NUnit
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (30.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (30.00%) User Stories
5 3 (30.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 3 (30.00%) Test Planning
6 2 (20.00%) QA
7 1 (10.00%) TDD
7 1 (10.00%) Java
7 1 (10.00%) Analytics
7 1 (10.00%) Software Testing

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) JIRA
1 5 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) SpecFlow
3 3 (30.00%) NUnit
3 3 (30.00%) TeamCity
3 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Analyst
1 9 (90.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Senior Manager
2 5 (50.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Senior Test Manager
2 5 (50.00%) Test Manager
3 2 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) User Stories
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (40.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Google