The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Exeter with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Devon / Exeter
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 - 21
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 7 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Exeter 3.03% - 4.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.00% - 8.96%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 0
Median salary £28,591 - -
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 Exeter.

Academic & Professional Certification
Exeter
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 70 42 67
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Exeter 30.30% 28.38% 48.20%
Number of salaries quoted 61 42 47
Median salary £30,525 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.78% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £26,000 £30,900
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £38,000 £110,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Exeter

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Exeter 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 Exeter

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Exeter

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Exeter

For the 6 months to 29 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 Exeter 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

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Exeter 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