Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 103 101
Rank change year-on-year +11 -2 +39
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 38 43 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.28% 2.51% 2.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.55% 7.65% 6.01%
Number of salaries quoted 27 42 44
Gloucestershire median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £29,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £47,400 £61,250
South West median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% -11.76% +25.00%

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 685 562 898
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 41.02% 32.81% 42.78%
Number of salaries quoted 506 406 618
Gloucestershire median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £29,875 £25,750 £28,350
90th Percentile £65,000 £71,250 £66,250
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 - 24 £35,000 - 7
Cirencester +17 5 £65,000 +116.67%
ISTQB
South West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (97.37%) Test Automation
2 23 (60.53%) Selenium
3 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (44.74%) ISEB
5 13 (34.21%) Java
6 12 (31.58%) Manual Testing
6 12 (31.58%) Cucumber
7 11 (28.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (26.32%) Test Management
8 10 (26.32%) Test Strategy
9 9 (23.68%) Scenario Testing
9 9 (23.68%) Kanban
9 9 (23.68%) Scrum
10 8 (21.05%) Python
10 8 (21.05%) BDD
10 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (21.05%) Ruby
11 7 (18.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (18.42%) Risk Analysis
11 7 (18.42%) Puppet
11 7 (18.42%) Bash Shell
11 7 (18.42%) DV Cleared
11 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
11 7 (18.42%) Git (software)
11 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
11 7 (18.42%) Perl
11 7 (18.42%) Finance
11 7 (18.42%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (18.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (18.42%) SDLC

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 (7.89%) Apache Spark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) Apache Accumulo
1 3 (7.89%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 23 (60.53%) Selenium
2 12 (31.58%) Cucumber
3 7 (18.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (18.42%) Git (software)
3 7 (18.42%) Jenkins
3 7 (18.42%) SpecFlow
4 6 (15.79%) JIRA
5 4 (10.53%) JMeter
6 3 (7.89%) LoadRunner
6 3 (7.89%) WATIR
7 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Test Engineer
2 11 (28.95%) Analyst
2 11 (28.95%) Test Analyst
3 10 (26.32%) Test Manager
4 9 (23.68%) Test Automation Engineer
5 8 (21.05%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Programme Manager
6 4 (10.53%) Programme Test Manager
6 4 (10.53%) Test Programme Manager
6 4 (10.53%) Test Scripter
7 3 (7.89%) Software Tester
7 3 (7.89%) Tester
8 1 (2.63%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Manual Test Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) Web Services
2 2 (5.26%) JDBC
3 1 (2.63%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.16%) Fintech
3 3 (7.89%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (7.89%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.63%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Linux
1 4 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (97.37%) Test Automation
2 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (31.58%) Manual Testing
4 11 (28.95%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (26.32%) Test Management
5 10 (26.32%) Test Strategy
6 9 (23.68%) Kanban
6 9 (23.68%) Scenario Testing
6 9 (23.68%) Scrum
7 8 (21.05%) BDD
7 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
8 7 (18.42%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (18.42%) Risk Analysis
8 7 (18.42%) SDLC
9 6 (15.79%) Acceptance Criteria
9 6 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (15.79%) Programme Management
10 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
10 5 (13.16%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) Java
2 8 (21.05%) Python
2 8 (21.05%) Ruby
3 7 (18.42%) Bash Shell
3 7 (18.42%) Perl
4 3 (7.89%) C
4 3 (7.89%) C#
4 3 (7.89%) C++
5 2 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (44.74%) ISEB
2 7 (18.42%) DV Cleared
2 7 (18.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) Puppet
2 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Google
2 3 (7.89%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (2.63%) HP
3 1 (2.63%) Twitter