Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 102 89
Rank change year-on-year -14 -13 +13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 14 36 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.84% 2.29% 3.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.10% 6.51% 6.66%
Number of salaries quoted 13 29 58
Gloucestershire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,500 £33,000
90th Percentile £54,550 £46,250 £61,250
South West median annual salary £35,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +2.67% +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 666 553 1,021
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 39.93% 35.16% 47.18%
Number of salaries quoted 505 413 758
Gloucestershire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,150 £25,150 £25,850
90th Percentile £68,750 £71,250 £65,000
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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +3 10 £38,750 +0.65% 1
ISTQB
South West

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 14 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (85.71%) Selenium
3 10 (71.43%) Java
4 9 (64.29%) ISEB
4 9 (64.29%) Cucumber
5 7 (50.00%) DV Cleared
5 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 7 (50.00%) JIRA
5 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (42.86%) LoadRunner
6 6 (42.86%) C#
6 6 (42.86%) C++
7 5 (35.71%) SQL
7 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (35.71%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (35.71%) User Stories
8 4 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
8 4 (28.57%) JDBC
8 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (21.43%) Web Services
9 3 (21.43%) Test Management
9 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
9 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (21.43%) BDD
9 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
10 2 (14.29%) SpecFlow
10 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
10 2 (14.29%) Kanban

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 (7.14%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (85.71%) Selenium
2 9 (64.29%) Cucumber
3 7 (50.00%) JIRA
4 6 (42.86%) LoadRunner
5 2 (14.29%) SpecFlow
6 1 (7.14%) Appium
6 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
6 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
6 1 (7.14%) JMeter
6 1 (7.14%) JUnit
6 1 (7.14%) Maven
6 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
6 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Test Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Software Test Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) JDBC
2 3 (21.43%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) .NET
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) JSON
3 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (35.71%) User Stories
4 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (21.43%) BDD
5 3 (21.43%) Test Management
5 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (14.29%) High Availability
6 2 (14.29%) Kanban
6 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Scrum
6 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
7 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
7 1 (7.14%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) C#
2 6 (42.86%) C++
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) Python
5 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
5 1 (7.14%) C
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.14%) PHP
5 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 1 (7.14%) Ruby
5 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) ISEB
2 7 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.14%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Google
1 2 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Atlassian
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Twitter