Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South West > Somerset
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 66 106
Rank change year-on-year -34 +40 -13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 18 44 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.34% 3.29% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.74% 11.83% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 18 31 4
Somerset median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £27,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% +19.27% -12.10%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £24,325
90th Percentile £42,250 £38,750 £32,775
South West median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14% +3.70%

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 267 372 304
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 19.93% 27.82% 24.60%
Number of salaries quoted 210 283 277
Somerset median annual salary £37,750 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.86% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,400 £21,900
90th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £50,500
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 11 £36,000 +2.86% 1
Taunton +3 3 £37,500 +15.38%
ISTQB
South West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (72.22%) Software Testing
1 13 (72.22%) Test Automation
2 10 (55.56%) SQL
2 10 (55.56%) ISEB
3 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (38.89%) Scrum
4 7 (38.89%) Performance Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Load Testing
5 6 (33.33%) Selenium
5 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
6 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
6 5 (27.78%) BDD
6 5 (27.78%) SpecFlow
6 5 (27.78%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (27.78%) SDLC
6 5 (27.78%) QA
6 5 (27.78%) Finance
6 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
7 4 (22.22%) C#
7 4 (22.22%) Java
7 4 (22.22%) Test Management
7 4 (22.22%) Security Testing
7 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
8 3 (16.67%) REST
8 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
8 3 (16.67%) Windows 10

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 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) MySQL
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Selenium
2 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
2 5 (27.78%) SpecFlow
3 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.56%) LoadUI
5 1 (5.56%) NUnit
5 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Test Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Test Automation Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Test Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Tester
4 4 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Business Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) QA Automation Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) QA Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) QA Test Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) Software QA Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) Software Tester
6 2 (11.11%) Applications Tester
6 2 (11.11%) Junior
6 2 (11.11%) Junior Software Tester
6 2 (11.11%) Junior Tester
6 2 (11.11%) Senior Software Test Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Senior Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) LAMP
1 3 (16.67%) REST
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) CSS
2 2 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
1 3 (16.67%) Windows 10
1 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
1 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (72.22%) Software Testing
1 13 (72.22%) Test Automation
2 7 (38.89%) Load Testing
2 7 (38.89%) Performance Testing
2 7 (38.89%) Scrum
3 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 5 (27.78%) BDD
4 5 (27.78%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (27.78%) SDLC
5 4 (22.22%) Security Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Test Management
6 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 3 (16.67%) Data Analysis
6 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 3 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Kanban
6 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) C#
2 4 (22.22%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) VBScript
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) ISEB
2 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (16.67%) Degree
4 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft