Period
to 24 March 2019

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

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 81 87 94
Rank change year-on-year +6 +7 +3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 36 39 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.46% 2.62% 3.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.16% 7.14% 8.30%
Number of salaries quoted 35 24 70
Gloucestershire median annual salary £45,000 £37,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.21% -5.63% -
10th Percentile £32,700 £28,750 £30,550
90th Percentile £57,500 £69,250 £52,500
South West median annual salary £45,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +15.38% +4.00% +7.14%

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 697 546 807
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 47.61% 36.74% 41.05%
Number of salaries quoted 463 381 640
Gloucestershire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £28,800 £22,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £63,750
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 24 March 2019.

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 24 March 2019. 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
Gloucester +10 18 £45,000 +63.64% 4
Cheltenham +10 10 £42,500 +26.87% 1
Tewkesbury - 2 £45,000 -
Cirencester +7 1 £67,500 +39.90%
Stroud - 1 - -
ISTQB
South West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 25 (69.44%) Security Cleared
2 24 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 23 (63.89%) DV Cleared
3 23 (63.89%) Java
4 22 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (58.33%) LoadRunner
6 19 (52.78%) ISEB
6 19 (52.78%) HP Quality Center
6 19 (52.78%) Test Strategy
7 17 (47.22%) Test Scripting
7 17 (47.22%) HP
8 16 (44.44%) Selenium
9 15 (41.67%) SQL
10 14 (38.89%) Cucumber
11 13 (36.11%) Non-Functional Testing
11 13 (36.11%) C#
11 13 (36.11%) C++
11 13 (36.11%) Linux
12 12 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (33.33%) Software Testing
12 12 (33.33%) Test Management
13 11 (30.56%) Windows
14 10 (27.78%) Python
14 10 (27.78%) SAP
14 10 (27.78%) Finance
14 10 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (27.78%) JIRA
14 10 (27.78%) Gherkin
14 10 (27.78%) User Stories
15 9 (25.00%) JMeter

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 1 (2.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) SSH
2 1 (2.78%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.78%) MySQL
2 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (58.33%) LoadRunner
2 16 (44.44%) Selenium
3 14 (38.89%) Cucumber
4 10 (27.78%) JIRA
5 9 (25.00%) JMeter
6 8 (22.22%) HP UFT
7 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.78%) Appium
8 1 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.78%) JUnit
8 1 (2.78%) Maven
8 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.78%) WATIR
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
2 2 (5.56%) Electronics
2 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.56%) Marketing
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Analyst
2 13 (36.11%) Test Analyst
2 13 (36.11%) Test Engineer
3 9 (25.00%) Tester
4 8 (22.22%) Technical Analyst
5 7 (19.44%) Technical Test Analyst
6 5 (13.89%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
7 4 (11.11%) Test Manager
8 3 (8.33%) Software Tester
8 3 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (5.56%) Automation Tester
9 2 (5.56%) QA Analyst
9 2 (5.56%) QA Tester
9 2 (5.56%) Security Tester
9 2 (5.56%) Software Analyst
9 2 (5.56%) Software QA Tester
10 1 (2.78%) Lead Test Analyst
10 1 (2.78%) Senior Manager
10 1 (2.78%) Senior Service Manager
10 1 (2.78%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) Gherkin
2 6 (16.67%) Web Services
3 4 (11.11%) JDBC
4 2 (5.56%) Natural Language Processing
4 2 (5.56%) REST
4 2 (5.56%) SOAP
5 1 (2.78%) .NET
5 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.78%) HTML
5 1 (2.78%) JSON
5 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Cyber Defence
1 2 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.78%) Fintech
2 1 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (36.11%) Linux
2 11 (30.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 22 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (52.78%) Test Strategy
4 17 (47.22%) Test Scripting
5 13 (36.11%) Non-Functional Testing
6 12 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 12 (33.33%) Test Management
7 10 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (27.78%) User Stories
8 9 (25.00%) Software Engineering
9 8 (22.22%) Defect Management
9 8 (22.22%) Psychology
10 6 (16.67%) Test Planning
11 5 (13.89%) Cybersecurity
12 4 (11.11%) BDD
12 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
12 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
12 4 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (63.89%) Java
2 15 (41.67%) SQL
3 13 (36.11%) C#
3 13 (36.11%) C++
4 10 (27.78%) Python
5 9 (25.00%) C
5 9 (25.00%) Ruby
5 9 (25.00%) VB
6 8 (22.22%) PL/SQL
7 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.78%) Perl
8 1 (2.78%) PHP
8 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (69.44%) Security Cleared
2 23 (63.89%) DV Cleared
3 19 (52.78%) ISEB
4 8 (22.22%) MCP
4 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (22.22%) OCP
4 8 (22.22%) Oracle Certification
4 8 (22.22%) SAP Certification
5 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 19 (52.78%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (25.00%) HP ALM
3 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (47.22%) HP
2 10 (27.78%) SAP
3 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (22.22%) Oracle
5 1 (2.78%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.78%) CA Agile Central