The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Devon with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South West / Devon
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 53 53
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 7 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 1.89% 0.71% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.56% 2.44% 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 0
Median salary £28,591 £34,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.90% -  
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.28% -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 Devon.

Academic & Professional Certification
Devon
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 126 82 125
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Devon 34.05% 28.98% 34.44%
Number of salaries quoted 115 79 92
Median salary £33,000 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.94% -2.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £23,600 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Devon 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 Devon

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Salary Trend in Devon

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Devon

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Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Devon region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter - 7 £28,591 -
ISTQB
South West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Devon region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 5 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (50.00%) QA
4 3 (37.50%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 3 (37.50%) Python
4 3 (37.50%) ISEB
4 3 (37.50%) C#
4 3 (37.50%) Spock
4 3 (37.50%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (37.50%) Test Management
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (25.00%) Time Management
5 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (25.00%) MS Office
5 2 (25.00%) XML
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) Internet
5 2 (25.00%) XHTML
5 2 (25.00%) Finance

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon 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 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Spock
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Software Test Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Test Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Software Test Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Quality Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior QA Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Quality Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) XHTML
1 2 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
3 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 3 (37.50%) Test Management
4 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
5 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (25.00%) Product Management
5 2 (25.00%) Time Management
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (37.50%) ISEB
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA