The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South West / Somerset
Rank 50 57 63
Rank change year-on-year +7 +6  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 27 15 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 4.29% 2.36% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.01% 8.88% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 23 5 4
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £27,500 £22,250
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £37,500 £49,100
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.28% -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 Somerset.

Academic & Professional Certification
Somerset
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 142 169 148
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 22.54% 26.57% 29.60%
Number of salaries quoted 123 146 125
Median salary £35,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.89% +1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £26,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB in Somerset.

Salary trend for ISTQB in Somerset

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Somerset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Somerset over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Somerset

ISTQB
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 26 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
Bath +8 11 £51,000 +36.00% 1
Taunton 0 1 £32,500 - 2
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 26 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 Somerset region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 46 (90.20%) ISEB
2 43 (84.31%) Software Testing
3 40 (78.43%) Test Automation
4 39 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (70.59%) Waterfall
5 36 (70.59%) BDD
6 35 (68.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 35 (68.63%) Microsoft
7 34 (66.67%) Cucumber
7 34 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 34 (66.67%) SpecFlow
8 33 (64.71%) Non-Functional Testing
9 30 (58.82%) Load Testing
9 30 (58.82%) Test Management
10 25 (49.02%) Performance Testing
10 25 (49.02%) Security Testing
11 23 (45.10%) Scrum
12 22 (43.14%) C#
12 22 (43.14%) SQL
13 21 (41.18%) Java
13 21 (41.18%) User Stories
14 15 (29.41%) Security Cleared
15 14 (27.45%) Test Strategy
16 13 (25.49%) Project Planning
17 12 (23.53%) Test Scripting
17 12 (23.53%) Line Management
17 12 (23.53%) Customer Requirements
18 11 (21.57%) SC Cleared
19 9 (17.65%) Visual Studio
20 7 (13.73%) Manual Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset 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 (1.96%) CMS
1 1 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (1.96%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Mingle
2 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 34 (66.67%) SpecFlow
1 34 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (17.65%) Visual Studio
3 6 (11.76%) Eclipse
3 6 (11.76%) IntelliJ
4 5 (9.80%) Selenium
5 4 (7.84%) JIRA
6 3 (5.88%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.96%) LoadUI
7 1 (1.96%) MSTest
7 1 (1.96%) NUnit
7 1 (1.96%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (5.88%) Advertising
2 2 (3.92%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.96%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (43.14%) Test Engineer
2 20 (39.22%) Analyst
2 20 (39.22%) Test Analyst
3 18 (35.29%) Test Automation Engineer
4 15 (29.41%) Senior Analyst
4 15 (29.41%) Senior Test Analyst
5 8 (15.69%) Senior Test Engineer
6 7 (13.73%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Test Manager
8 3 (5.88%) Tester
9 2 (3.92%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Automation Tester
9 2 (3.92%) Software Tester
9 2 (3.92%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) Systems Test Analyst
10 1 (1.96%) Automation Test Analyst
10 1 (1.96%) Manual Test Analyst
10 1 (1.96%) Mobile Tester
10 1 (1.96%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 1 (1.96%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) Gherkin
2 2 (3.92%) .NET
3 1 (1.96%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.80%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (84.31%) Software Testing
2 40 (78.43%) Test Automation
3 39 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (70.59%) BDD
4 36 (70.59%) Waterfall
5 33 (64.71%) Non-Functional Testing
6 30 (58.82%) Load Testing
6 30 (58.82%) Test Management
7 25 (49.02%) Performance Testing
7 25 (49.02%) Security Testing
8 23 (45.10%) Scrum
9 21 (41.18%) User Stories
10 14 (27.45%) Test Strategy
11 13 (25.49%) Project Planning
12 12 (23.53%) Customer Requirements
12 12 (23.53%) Line Management
12 12 (23.53%) Test Scripting
13 7 (13.73%) DevOps
13 7 (13.73%) Exploratory Testing
13 7 (13.73%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (43.14%) C#
1 22 (43.14%) SQL
2 21 (41.18%) Java
3 5 (9.80%) C
Qualifications
1 46 (90.20%) ISEB
2 35 (68.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (29.41%) Security Cleared
4 11 (21.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 35 (68.63%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.96%) Sitecore
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