Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 97 93
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 +31
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 39 65 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.64% 2.88% 2.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.66% 6.13% 6.71%
Number of salaries quoted 28 62 48
Gloucestershire median annual salary £39,500 £41,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.24% +17.86% -30.00%
10th Percentile £30,125 £35,000 £31,175
90th Percentile £46,250 £60,875 £43,750
South West median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +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 509 1061 849
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 34.39% 47.01% 41.15%
Number of salaries quoted 391 820 636
Gloucestershire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.43% +2.47%
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,750
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 November 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 19 November 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
Cirencester - 10 £32,500 -
Cheltenham +7 9 £38,500 -3.75% 1
Tewkesbury - 6 £42,500 -
Gloucester +12 4 £41,250 -2.94%
ISTQB
South West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 23 (58.97%) Non-Functional Testing
2 22 (56.41%) Test Automation
2 22 (56.41%) SQL
3 20 (51.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (43.59%) Functional Testing
4 17 (43.59%) Test Strategy
4 17 (43.59%) JIRA
5 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (38.46%) Test Scripting
7 12 (30.77%) Mentoring
7 12 (30.77%) Finance
8 11 (28.21%) ISEB
8 11 (28.21%) Selenium
8 11 (28.21%) Degree
8 11 (28.21%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (28.21%) Scenario Testing
9 10 (25.64%) Defect Management
9 10 (25.64%) Test Management
9 10 (25.64%) SOAP
10 9 (23.08%) Linux
10 9 (23.08%) Configuration Management
10 9 (23.08%) Scrum
10 9 (23.08%) Ruby
11 8 (20.51%) TDD
11 8 (20.51%) C#
11 8 (20.51%) Acceptance Criteria
12 7 (17.95%) Java
12 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
12 7 (17.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (17.95%) 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 3 (7.69%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.56%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) NoSQL
2 3 (7.69%) Apache Accumulo
2 3 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (7.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 17 (43.59%) JIRA
2 11 (28.21%) Selenium
3 7 (17.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (17.95%) Cucumber
3 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
3 7 (17.95%) Jenkins
4 6 (15.38%) SoapUI
5 5 (12.82%) JMeter
6 4 (10.26%) Bitbucket
6 4 (10.26%) Maven
6 4 (10.26%) SpecFlow
6 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (10.26%) Vagrant
6 4 (10.26%) Zephyr
7 3 (7.69%) LoadRunner
7 3 (7.69%) NUnit
7 3 (7.69%) TeamCity
7 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (7.69%) WATIR
8 1 (2.56%) JUnit
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Law
3 4 (10.26%) Electronics
3 4 (10.26%) Manufacturing
3 4 (10.26%) Marketing
3 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (56.41%) Analyst
2 21 (53.85%) Test Analyst
3 9 (23.08%) Test Leader
4 6 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Senior Test Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Test Manager
5 5 (12.82%) Senior Manager
5 5 (12.82%) Senior Test Manager
5 5 (12.82%) Test Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Java Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Tester
7 3 (7.69%) QA Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Software Tester
8 2 (5.13%) QA Leader
8 2 (5.13%) QA Test Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Automation Tester
9 1 (2.56%) QA Specialist
9 1 (2.56%) Test Specialist
9 1 (2.56%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) SOAP
2 4 (10.26%) Gherkin
2 4 (10.26%) REST
2 4 (10.26%) Web Services
2 4 (10.26%) XML
3 1 (2.56%) .NET
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.26%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) Linux
2 4 (10.26%) Windows
3 2 (5.13%) Unix
4 1 (2.56%) Android
4 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (58.97%) Non-Functional Testing
2 22 (56.41%) Test Automation
3 17 (43.59%) Functional Testing
3 17 (43.59%) Test Strategy
4 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (38.46%) Test Scripting
6 12 (30.77%) Mentoring
7 11 (28.21%) Scenario Testing
7 11 (28.21%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (25.64%) Defect Management
8 10 (25.64%) Test Management
9 9 (23.08%) Configuration Management
9 9 (23.08%) Scrum
10 8 (20.51%) Acceptance Criteria
10 8 (20.51%) TDD
11 7 (17.95%) Manual Testing
12 6 (15.38%) Resource Management
12 6 (15.38%) Software Testing
12 6 (15.38%) Statistics
12 6 (15.38%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (56.41%) SQL
2 9 (23.08%) Ruby
3 8 (20.51%) C#
4 7 (17.95%) Java
5 5 (12.82%) Python
6 4 (10.26%) XPath
7 3 (7.69%) Bash Shell
7 3 (7.69%) C
7 3 (7.69%) C++
7 3 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (51.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 11 (28.21%) Degree
2 11 (28.21%) ISEB
3 6 (15.38%) DV Cleared
3 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (7.69%) Puppet
3 2 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) HP
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) SAP
3 3 (7.69%) CA Agile Central