Period
to 23 February 2018

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 6 months to 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South West > Somerset
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 58 90
Rank change year-on-year -30 +32 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 22 55 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.79% 4.37% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.80% 18.21% 5.06%
Number of salaries quoted 20 40 5
Somerset median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% +18.18% -11.29%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £43,750 £50,550 £28,750
South West median annual salary £39,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14% -12.50%

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 Somerset with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Somerset
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 250 302 356
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 20.29% 24.01% 28.41%
Number of salaries quoted 207 234 310
Somerset median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,125 £21,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
South West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +3.90%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Somerset.

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 6 months to 23 February 2018.

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 6 months to 23 February 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
Bath -5 15 £37,500 -11.76%
Taunton +8 3 £32,500 -
ISTQB
South West

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 Somerset region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 19 (86.36%) Software Testing
2 18 (81.82%) Test Automation
3 13 (59.09%) SQL
3 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
4 11 (50.00%) ISEB
5 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
5 10 (45.45%) QA
5 10 (45.45%) Performance Testing
5 10 (45.45%) Load Testing
5 10 (45.45%) Defect Management
6 8 (36.36%) Windows 10
6 8 (36.36%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (36.36%) SDLC
6 8 (36.36%) Windows Server
6 8 (36.36%) Computer Science
6 8 (36.36%) Degree
6 8 (36.36%) Windows 7
6 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (36.36%) MySQL
6 8 (36.36%) LAMP
6 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
6 8 (36.36%) VBScript
6 8 (36.36%) Web Services
6 8 (36.36%) Windows
6 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Excel
6 8 (36.36%) E-Commerce
7 6 (27.27%) Manual Testing

ISTQB
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 8 (36.36%) MySQL
2 8 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (9.09%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Selenium
2 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
2 3 (13.64%) SpecFlow
2 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.64%) WebDriver
3 2 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Test Automation Engineer
1 10 (45.45%) Test Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) QA Automation Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) QA Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) QA Test Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) Software QA Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) Software Test Engineer
3 6 (27.27%) Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 6 (27.27%) Senior Test Engineer
3 6 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Tester
4 4 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Senior QA Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Software Test Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Software Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) LAMP
1 8 (36.36%) Web Services
2 2 (9.09%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) CSS
2 2 (9.09%) HTML
2 2 (9.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Windows
1 8 (36.36%) Windows 10
1 8 (36.36%) Windows 7
1 8 (36.36%) Windows Server
1 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
1 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Software Testing
2 18 (81.82%) Test Automation
3 10 (45.45%) Defect Management
3 10 (45.45%) Load Testing
3 10 (45.45%) Performance Testing
4 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (36.36%) E-Commerce
4 8 (36.36%) SDLC
5 6 (27.27%) Manual Testing
6 5 (22.73%) BDD
7 4 (18.18%) Test Planning
8 3 (13.64%) Scrum
8 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
9 2 (9.09%) API Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Security Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Test Management
10 1 (4.55%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) SQL
2 8 (36.36%) VBScript
3 5 (22.73%) C#
4 2 (9.09%) Java
4 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) ISEB
2 8 (36.36%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (36.36%) Degree
3 5 (22.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (45.45%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft