Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 107 77
Rank change year-on-year +13 -30 +39
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 42 63 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.94% 2.82% 3.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.00% 6.01% 7.43%
Number of salaries quoted 29 64 58
Gloucestershire median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% +14.29% -30.00%
10th Percentile £31,650 £33,750 £31,175
90th Percentile £48,500 £55,125 £44,875
South West median annual salary £38,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.94% +2.86% -10.83%

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 525 1,049 915
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 36.71% 47.02% 45.32%
Number of salaries quoted 395 834 672
Gloucestershire median annual salary £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £22,600 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £67,500
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 January 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 19 January 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
Cirencester - 12 £38,000 -
Cheltenham +20 10 £38,500 - 2
Tewkesbury - 4 £42,500 -
Gloucester +11 1 £27,500 -31.25%
ISTQB
South West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 24 (57.14%) Test Automation
1 24 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 21 (50.00%) JIRA
3 19 (45.24%) SQL
4 18 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
5 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (38.10%) Test Strategy
7 14 (33.33%) Functional Testing
8 12 (28.57%) Software Testing
9 11 (26.19%) Finance
9 11 (26.19%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (26.19%) Test Management
10 10 (23.81%) Test Scripting
10 10 (23.81%) Mentoring
10 10 (23.81%) ISEB
10 10 (23.81%) Degree
10 10 (23.81%) Selenium
10 10 (23.81%) TDD
10 10 (23.81%) Scenario Testing
11 9 (21.43%) Acceptance Criteria
11 9 (21.43%) Scrum
11 9 (21.43%) Ruby
11 9 (21.43%) Configuration Management
11 9 (21.43%) SOAP
11 9 (21.43%) Linux
11 9 (21.43%) Jenkins
11 9 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (21.43%) Git (software)
11 9 (21.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (19.05%) QA

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 5 (11.90%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.38%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) Apache Accumulo
1 5 (11.90%) Hadoop
2 4 (9.52%) NoSQL
3 3 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 21 (50.00%) JIRA
2 10 (23.81%) Selenium
3 9 (21.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (21.43%) Git (software)
3 9 (21.43%) Jenkins
4 5 (11.90%) Cucumber
4 5 (11.90%) JMeter
4 5 (11.90%) SoapUI
4 5 (11.90%) WATIR
5 4 (9.52%) Bitbucket
5 4 (9.52%) Maven
5 4 (9.52%) SpecFlow
5 4 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (9.52%) Vagrant
5 4 (9.52%) Zephyr
6 3 (7.14%) NUnit
6 3 (7.14%) TeamCity
6 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Electronics
2 4 (9.52%) Law
2 4 (9.52%) Manufacturing
2 4 (9.52%) Marketing
2 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Analyst
2 16 (38.10%) Test Analyst
3 10 (23.81%) Test Leader
4 9 (21.43%) Test Manager
5 6 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
5 6 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Tester
6 5 (11.90%) QA Leader
6 5 (11.90%) Senior Manager
6 5 (11.90%) Senior Test Manager
6 5 (11.90%) Software Tester
7 4 (9.52%) Java Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) QA Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Programme Manager
9 2 (4.76%) Programme Test Manager
9 2 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Test Programme Manager
9 2 (4.76%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) SOAP
2 5 (11.90%) Web Services
3 4 (9.52%) Gherkin
3 4 (9.52%) REST
3 4 (9.52%) XML
4 1 (2.38%) .NET
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (4.76%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.38%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Linux
2 6 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Android
3 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 18 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
3 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (38.10%) Test Strategy
5 14 (33.33%) Functional Testing
6 12 (28.57%) Software Testing
7 11 (26.19%) Test Management
7 11 (26.19%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (23.81%) Mentoring
8 10 (23.81%) Scenario Testing
8 10 (23.81%) TDD
8 10 (23.81%) Test Scripting
9 9 (21.43%) Acceptance Criteria
9 9 (21.43%) Configuration Management
9 9 (21.43%) Scrum
10 8 (19.05%) Defect Management
11 7 (16.67%) Manual Testing
12 6 (14.29%) E-Commerce
13 5 (11.90%) Migration
13 5 (11.90%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (45.24%) SQL
2 9 (21.43%) Ruby
3 5 (11.90%) Bash Shell
3 5 (11.90%) C
3 5 (11.90%) C#
3 5 (11.90%) Java
3 5 (11.90%) Perl
3 5 (11.90%) Python
4 4 (9.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 24 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 10 (23.81%) Degree
2 10 (23.81%) ISEB
3 5 (11.90%) DV Cleared
3 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.05%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) Puppet
2 4 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) CA Agile Central
2 4 (9.52%) HP
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) SAP
3 1 (2.38%) Google