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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 87 101
Rank change year-on-year +22 +14  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 34 15 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 4.09% 1.41% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.63% 3.44% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 33 14 3
Median salary £37,500 £50,000 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +75.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £33,950 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £39,700
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.71% -6.66%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Gloucestershire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 320 436 378
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 38.46% 41.05% 36.59%
Number of salaries quoted 239 290 287
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £31,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire citing ISTQB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester +13 16 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Cirencester -4 4 £32,500 -2.98%
Cheltenham +4 2 £32,500 -38.09% 1
Tewkesbury - 1 £31,500 -
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 50 (74.63%) ISEB
2 43 (64.18%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (59.70%) Non-Functional Testing
4 38 (56.72%) Selenium
5 37 (55.22%) Java
5 37 (55.22%) Linux
6 36 (53.73%) Security Cleared
7 32 (47.76%) JIRA
7 32 (47.76%) Cucumber
8 30 (44.78%) Scrum
8 30 (44.78%) SQL
9 29 (43.28%) Ruby
10 28 (41.79%) HP
11 26 (38.81%) DV Cleared
11 26 (38.81%) Test Automation
12 24 (35.82%) C#
13 23 (34.33%) Windows
13 23 (34.33%) Test Scripting
14 22 (32.84%) Python
14 22 (32.84%) C++
14 22 (32.84%) LoadRunner
15 21 (31.34%) Git (software)
15 21 (31.34%) User Acceptance Testing
15 21 (31.34%) Defect Management
16 20 (29.85%) Test Strategy
17 19 (28.36%) Test Management
18 18 (26.87%) Manual Testing
18 18 (26.87%) JMeter
18 18 (26.87%) Jenkins
19 16 (23.88%) Gherkin

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 6 (8.96%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.49%) FileNet
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (16.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.39%) SSH
2 2 (2.99%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.94%) NoSQL
2 6 (8.96%) Apache Accumulo
2 6 (8.96%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.49%) DB2
3 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 38 (56.72%) Selenium
2 32 (47.76%) Cucumber
2 32 (47.76%) JIRA
3 22 (32.84%) LoadRunner
4 21 (31.34%) Git (software)
5 18 (26.87%) Jenkins
5 18 (26.87%) JMeter
6 15 (22.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 15 (22.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (22.39%) Zephyr
7 10 (14.93%) JUnit
7 10 (14.93%) TestNG
8 8 (11.94%) Bitbucket
8 8 (11.94%) Maven
8 8 (11.94%) Vagrant
9 6 (8.96%) WATIR
10 2 (2.99%) PHPUnit
10 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
11 1 (1.49%) SpecFlow
General
1 13 (19.40%) Finance
1 13 (19.40%) Telecoms
2 12 (17.91%) Manufacturing
3 11 (16.42%) Electronics
3 11 (16.42%) Marketing
4 5 (7.46%) Retail
5 2 (2.99%) Games
6 1 (1.49%) Advertising
6 1 (1.49%) Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (49.25%) Analyst
1 33 (49.25%) Test Analyst
2 18 (26.87%) Test Engineer
3 16 (23.88%) Test Automation Engineer
4 10 (14.93%) Software Analyst
4 10 (14.93%) Software Test Analyst
4 10 (14.93%) Tester
5 5 (7.46%) Automation Test Lead
5 5 (7.46%) Manual Tester
5 5 (7.46%) Test Manager
6 4 (5.97%) Automation Tester
6 4 (5.97%) Software Manager
6 4 (5.97%) Software Test Manager
7 3 (4.48%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Java Automation Tester
7 3 (4.48%) Manual Test Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Security Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) SQL Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.88%) Gherkin
2 15 (22.39%) REST
2 15 (22.39%) SOAP
2 15 (22.39%) Web Services
3 10 (14.93%) XML
4 4 (5.97%) ISPF
5 1 (1.49%) .NET
5 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.49%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.40%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.97%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (5.97%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 37 (55.22%) Linux
2 23 (34.33%) Windows
3 3 (4.48%) CentOS
4 1 (1.49%) AIX
4 1 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (64.18%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (59.70%) Non-Functional Testing
3 30 (44.78%) Scrum
4 26 (38.81%) Test Automation
5 23 (34.33%) Test Scripting
6 21 (31.34%) Defect Management
6 21 (31.34%) User Acceptance Testing
7 20 (29.85%) Test Strategy
8 19 (28.36%) Test Management
9 18 (26.87%) Manual Testing
10 16 (23.88%) Cybersecurity
10 16 (23.88%) TDD
11 15 (22.39%) BDD
11 15 (22.39%) Data Transformation
11 15 (22.39%) Kanban
12 14 (20.90%) Programme Management
12 14 (20.90%) SDLC
13 12 (17.91%) Functional Testing
14 11 (16.42%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (16.42%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 37 (55.22%) Java
2 30 (44.78%) SQL
3 29 (43.28%) Ruby
4 24 (35.82%) C#
5 22 (32.84%) C++
5 22 (32.84%) Python
6 8 (11.94%) XPath
7 6 (8.96%) Bash Shell
7 6 (8.96%) Perl
8 5 (7.46%) C
9 4 (5.97%) JCL
10 3 (4.48%) PHP
11 1 (1.49%) VB
11 1 (1.49%) VB6
11 1 (1.49%) VBA
11 1 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (74.63%) ISEB
2 36 (53.73%) Security Cleared
3 26 (38.81%) DV Cleared
4 14 (20.90%) Degree
5 8 (11.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (5.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) QA
System Software
1 8 (11.94%) Docker
2 4 (5.97%) RACF
2 4 (5.97%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (5.97%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 12 (17.91%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (11.94%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (8.96%) Puppet
4 4 (5.97%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 28 (41.79%) HP
2 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
3 11 (16.42%) SAP
4 6 (8.96%) CA Agile Central
5 4 (5.97%) IBM
6 3 (4.48%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000 plus benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago