Period
to 19 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 91 99
Rank change year-on-year +11 +8 +37
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 46 62 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 3.05% 3.28% 2.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.44% 8.29% 6.03%
Number of salaries quoted 30 62 45
Gloucestershire median annual salary £37,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.88% - -10.61%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,075 £29,550
90th Percentile £60,250 £51,250 £59,000
South West median annual salary £37,745 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +0.65% +7.14% -12.50%

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Gloucestershire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 545 748 846
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 36.12% 39.62% 42.01%
Number of salaries quoted 381 581 580
Gloucestershire median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £67,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Gloucestershire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Gloucestershire

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Gloucestershire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 19 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham +15 18 £33,500 -16.25% 1
Cirencester +6 12 £48,250 +48.46%
ISTQB
South West

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 37 (80.43%) Test Automation
2 25 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (41.30%) Selenium
4 18 (39.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (34.78%) Software Testing
6 15 (32.61%) ISEB
7 14 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (28.26%) JIRA
8 13 (28.26%) Test Management
9 12 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (26.09%) Test Strategy
10 11 (23.91%) Manual Testing
11 10 (21.74%) Configuration Management
11 10 (21.74%) Perl
11 10 (21.74%) Python
11 10 (21.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (21.74%) Risk Analysis
11 10 (21.74%) Git (software)
11 10 (21.74%) Bash Shell
11 10 (21.74%) Puppet
11 10 (21.74%) Ruby
11 10 (21.74%) Jenkins
11 10 (21.74%) SDLC
11 10 (21.74%) Scenario Testing
11 10 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (19.57%) Finance
13 8 (17.39%) Scrum
14 7 (15.22%) Java
14 7 (15.22%) Web Services

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 6 (13.04%) Apache Spark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) Apache Accumulo
1 6 (13.04%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 19 (41.30%) Selenium
2 13 (28.26%) JIRA
3 10 (21.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 10 (21.74%) Git (software)
3 10 (21.74%) Jenkins
4 6 (13.04%) Cucumber
4 6 (13.04%) JMeter
4 6 (13.04%) SpecFlow
4 6 (13.04%) WATIR
5 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (19.57%) Finance
2 6 (13.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Test Manager
2 11 (23.91%) Test Engineer
3 9 (19.57%) Analyst
4 8 (17.39%) Test Analyst
5 7 (15.22%) Tester
6 6 (13.04%) Programme Manager
6 6 (13.04%) Programme Test Manager
6 6 (13.04%) Software Tester
6 6 (13.04%) Test Leader
6 6 (13.04%) Test Programme Manager
7 5 (10.87%) QA Leader
8 4 (8.70%) Software Test Engineer
8 4 (8.70%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (8.70%) Test Scripter
9 2 (4.35%) Test Specialist
10 1 (2.17%) Automation Test Analyst
10 1 (2.17%) Manual Test Analyst
10 1 (2.17%) QA Analyst
10 1 (2.17%) QA Engineer
10 1 (2.17%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.04%) Fintech
2 6 (13.04%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (10.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Linux
1 6 (13.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (80.43%) Test Automation
2 25 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (34.78%) Software Testing
4 13 (28.26%) Test Management
5 12 (26.09%) Test Strategy
5 12 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (23.91%) Manual Testing
7 10 (21.74%) Configuration Management
7 10 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (21.74%) Risk Analysis
7 10 (21.74%) Scenario Testing
7 10 (21.74%) SDLC
8 8 (17.39%) Scrum
9 7 (15.22%) Acceptance Criteria
9 7 (15.22%) DevOps
9 7 (15.22%) Kanban
9 7 (15.22%) Programme Management
10 6 (13.04%) Anti-Money Laundering
10 6 (13.04%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) Bash Shell
1 10 (21.74%) Perl
1 10 (21.74%) Python
1 10 (21.74%) Ruby
2 7 (15.22%) Java
3 6 (13.04%) C
4 1 (2.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (39.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 15 (32.61%) ISEB
3 6 (13.04%) DV Cleared
3 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (21.74%) Puppet
2 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) CA Agile Central
2 3 (6.52%) Google