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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South West / Somerset
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 63 63
Rank change year-on-year +3 0  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 20 15 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.86% 2.24% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.00% 8.15% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 19 9 5
Median salary £36,000 £37,500 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% -29.24%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £32,416 £37,400
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £47,500 £59,900
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25%  

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 200 184 135
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 28.61% 27.42% 21.81%
Number of salaries quoted 124 156 120
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £56,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -1 11 £36,000 -4.00%
Taunton -3 2 £37,500 +15.38%
ISTQB
South West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 39 (82.98%) Test Automation
2 36 (76.60%) ISEB
2 36 (76.60%) Software Testing
3 35 (74.47%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (63.83%) Waterfall
5 29 (61.70%) Cucumber
5 29 (61.70%) BDD
5 29 (61.70%) SpecFlow
5 29 (61.70%) Microsoft
6 28 (59.57%) SQL
7 27 (57.45%) Non-Functional Testing
8 26 (55.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 26 (55.32%) Scrum
9 25 (53.19%) Load Testing
10 24 (51.06%) Performance Testing
11 23 (48.94%) C#
11 23 (48.94%) Test Strategy
11 23 (48.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 22 (46.81%) Test Management
13 21 (44.68%) Security Testing
13 21 (44.68%) Java
13 21 (44.68%) User Stories
14 17 (36.17%) Test Scripting
15 14 (29.79%) Project Planning
16 13 (27.66%) Security Cleared
17 12 (25.53%) SC Cleared
17 12 (25.53%) DevOps
18 11 (23.40%) Visual Studio
19 10 (21.28%) Windows
20 9 (19.15%) Selenium

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.26%) CMS
1 2 (4.26%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (4.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Mingle
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) MySQL
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (61.70%) Cucumber
1 29 (61.70%) SpecFlow
2 26 (55.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (23.40%) Visual Studio
4 9 (19.15%) Selenium
5 7 (14.89%) Eclipse
5 7 (14.89%) IntelliJ
5 7 (14.89%) WebDriver
6 5 (10.64%) LoadUI
6 5 (10.64%) NUnit
6 5 (10.64%) SoapUI
7 4 (8.51%) JIRA
General
1 5 (10.64%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (48.94%) Test Engineer
2 19 (40.43%) Test Automation Engineer
3 15 (31.91%) Analyst
4 12 (25.53%) Test Analyst
5 9 (19.15%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (19.15%) Senior Test Analyst
6 7 (14.89%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 7 (14.89%) Senior Test Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Test Manager
8 3 (6.38%) Automation Tester
8 3 (6.38%) Business Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) QA Automation Tester
8 3 (6.38%) QA Tester
8 3 (6.38%) Senior Automation Tester
8 3 (6.38%) Senior QA Tester
8 3 (6.38%) Senior Software Tester
8 3 (6.38%) Senior Tester
8 3 (6.38%) Software QA Tester
8 3 (6.38%) Software Tester
8 3 (6.38%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) Gherkin
2 5 (10.64%) REST
3 3 (6.38%) LAMP
3 3 (6.38%) Web Services
4 2 (4.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Windows
2 3 (6.38%) Windows 10
2 3 (6.38%) Windows 7
2 3 (6.38%) Windows Server
2 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (82.98%) Test Automation
2 36 (76.60%) Software Testing
3 35 (74.47%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (63.83%) Waterfall
5 29 (61.70%) BDD
6 27 (57.45%) Non-Functional Testing
7 26 (55.32%) Scrum
8 25 (53.19%) Load Testing
9 24 (51.06%) Performance Testing
10 23 (48.94%) Test Strategy
11 22 (46.81%) Test Management
12 21 (44.68%) Security Testing
12 21 (44.68%) User Stories
13 17 (36.17%) Test Scripting
14 14 (29.79%) Project Planning
15 12 (25.53%) DevOps
16 8 (17.02%) Customer Requirements
17 7 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
17 7 (14.89%) Exploratory Testing
17 7 (14.89%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (59.57%) SQL
2 23 (48.94%) C#
3 21 (44.68%) Java
4 7 (14.89%) C
5 3 (6.38%) VBScript
6 1 (2.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (76.60%) ISEB
2 23 (48.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (27.66%) Security Cleared
4 12 (25.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) QA
Vendors
1 29 (61.70%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) Sitecore