Period
to 24 September 2017

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 September 2017 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 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 95 108
Rank change year-on-year -7 +13 +16
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 40 64 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.49% 3.01% 1.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.25% 6.30% 4.78%
Number of salaries quoted 33 52 31
Gloucestershire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -22.22%
10th Percentile £30,850 £30,125 £32,000
90th Percentile £46,250 £60,875 £43,750
South West median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -3.75% +14.29% +7.69%

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 552 1016 816
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 34.39% 47.83% 38.95%
Number of salaries quoted 407 733 606
Gloucestershire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £23,375
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £65,250
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year -1.23% +3.85% +4.00%

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 September 2017.

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 September 2017. 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 +14 12 £40,000 -5.88%
Cheltenham +3 8 £38,500 +1.32% 2
Cirencester -12 8 £29,000 -13.43%
Tewkesbury - 7 £42,500 -
ISTQB
South West

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

1 30 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 27 (67.50%) SQL
3 26 (65.00%) Test Automation
4 22 (55.00%) Functional Testing
5 20 (50.00%) Test Strategy
6 19 (47.50%) Test Scripting
6 19 (47.50%) ISEB
7 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (40.00%) JIRA
9 15 (37.50%) Selenium
9 15 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 15 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 14 (35.00%) Cucumber
10 14 (35.00%) Java
11 13 (32.50%) C#
12 12 (30.00%) Finance
12 12 (30.00%) Mentoring
12 12 (30.00%) Defect Management
12 12 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
13 11 (27.50%) Degree
14 10 (25.00%) LoadRunner
14 10 (25.00%) C++
14 10 (25.00%) SOAP
14 10 (25.00%) DV Cleared
14 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
14 10 (25.00%) Test Management
15 9 (22.50%) Linux
15 9 (22.50%) HP
15 9 (22.50%) Ruby
16 8 (20.00%) Manual Testing

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 (2.50%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (7.50%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (40.00%) JIRA
2 15 (37.50%) Selenium
3 14 (35.00%) Cucumber
4 10 (25.00%) LoadRunner
5 6 (15.00%) SoapUI
6 5 (12.50%) JMeter
6 5 (12.50%) JUnit
6 5 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (12.50%) TestNG
7 4 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (10.00%) Bitbucket
7 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
7 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
7 4 (10.00%) Maven
7 4 (10.00%) Vagrant
7 4 (10.00%) Zephyr
8 3 (7.50%) NUnit
8 3 (7.50%) SpecFlow
8 3 (7.50%) TeamCity
8 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (30.00%) Finance
2 7 (17.50%) Law
3 4 (10.00%) Electronics
3 4 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 4 (10.00%) Marketing
3 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (67.50%) Analyst
1 27 (67.50%) Test Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Test Automation Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Test Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Test Leader
4 5 (12.50%) Senior Manager
4 5 (12.50%) Senior Test Manager
4 5 (12.50%) Software Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 4 (10.00%) Java Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Functional Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) UAT Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) SOAP
2 5 (12.50%) XML
3 4 (10.00%) Gherkin
3 4 (10.00%) REST
3 4 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (5.00%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Linux
2 3 (7.50%) Unix
2 3 (7.50%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) Android
3 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 26 (65.00%) Test Automation
3 22 (55.00%) Functional Testing
4 20 (50.00%) Test Strategy
5 19 (47.50%) Test Scripting
6 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (30.00%) Defect Management
8 12 (30.00%) Mentoring
8 12 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
9 10 (25.00%) Test Management
10 8 (20.00%) Manual Testing
10 8 (20.00%) User Stories
11 7 (17.50%) Scrum
11 7 (17.50%) Time Management
12 6 (15.00%) Configuration Management
12 6 (15.00%) Project Management
12 6 (15.00%) Resource Management
12 6 (15.00%) Statistics
12 6 (15.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (67.50%) SQL
2 14 (35.00%) Java
3 13 (32.50%) C#
4 10 (25.00%) C++
5 9 (22.50%) Ruby
6 5 (12.50%) Python
7 4 (10.00%) XPath
8 1 (2.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (47.50%) ISEB
2 15 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (27.50%) Degree
4 10 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) HP
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) SAP