Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Gloucestershire > Cheltenham
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 57 79
Rank change year-on-year +1 +22 +3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 12 23 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 2.27% 3.80% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.14% 14.11% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 13 18 1
Cheltenham median annual salary £40,000 £33,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.52% +3.85% -38.10%
10th Percentile £37,500 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £49,250 £41,625 £36,250
Gloucestershire median annual salary £47,500 £35,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year +35.71% -9.68% -18.42%

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 Cheltenham with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cheltenham
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 290 163 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 54.82% 26.90% 31.60%
Number of salaries quoted 183 125 118
Cheltenham median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -7.22% -1.02%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,500 £19,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £72,500
Gloucestershire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -5.26%

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 24 June 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 12 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (91.67%) Java
2 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (83.33%) Linux
3 10 (83.33%) ISEB
3 10 (83.33%) Cucumber
4 9 (75.00%) Gherkin
5 8 (66.67%) SQL
6 7 (58.33%) Web Services
6 7 (58.33%) BDD
7 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
7 6 (50.00%) REST
7 6 (50.00%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (50.00%) Electronics
7 6 (50.00%) Telecoms
7 6 (50.00%) Finance
7 6 (50.00%) Manufacturing
7 6 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (50.00%) SOAP
7 6 (50.00%) SAP
7 6 (50.00%) Scrum
7 6 (50.00%) Programme Management
7 6 (50.00%) SSH
7 6 (50.00%) Marketing
7 6 (50.00%) QA
7 6 (50.00%) Selenium
7 6 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
7 6 (50.00%) Manual Testing
7 6 (50.00%) Kanban
8 5 (41.67%) C#

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (83.33%) Cucumber
2 6 (50.00%) Selenium
3 5 (41.67%) LoadRunner
4 4 (33.33%) JMeter
5 3 (25.00%) JIRA
6 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
7 1 (8.33%) Appium
7 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket Server
7 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
7 1 (8.33%) eggPlant
7 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
7 1 (8.33%) JUnit
7 1 (8.33%) Maven
7 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
7 1 (8.33%) TestRail
7 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
7 1 (8.33%) WATIR
General
1 6 (50.00%) Electronics
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
1 6 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 6 (50.00%) Marketing
1 6 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Tester
2 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) QA Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) QA Tester
2 6 (50.00%) Software Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Software QA Tester
2 6 (50.00%) Software Tester
3 4 (33.33%) Test Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Security Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Test Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) Gherkin
2 7 (58.33%) Web Services
3 6 (50.00%) REST
3 6 (50.00%) SOAP
4 2 (16.67%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (8.33%) .NET
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (8.33%) HTML
5 1 (8.33%) JDBC
5 1 (8.33%) JSON
5 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (8.33%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (8.33%) Cybercrime
2 1 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) CentOS
3 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (58.33%) BDD
4 6 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
4 6 (50.00%) Kanban
4 6 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 6 (50.00%) Programme Management
4 6 (50.00%) Scrum
5 4 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (16.67%) Analytics
7 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (16.67%) Machine Learning
7 2 (16.67%) Predictive Analytics
7 2 (16.67%) User Stories
8 1 (8.33%) V-Model
8 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) C#
3 5 (41.67%) C++
3 5 (41.67%) Python
4 4 (33.33%) Ruby
5 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
6 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (8.33%) Perl
6 1 (8.33%) PHP
6 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) ISEB
2 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (41.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) HP ALM
2 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) SAP
2 4 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
3 1 (8.33%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft