Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 71 78
Rank change year-on-year -8 +7 +19
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 15 46 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.50% 3.46% 2.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.46% 13.33% 8.67%
Number of salaries quoted 13 41 13
Somerset median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -29.25%
10th Percentile £26,500 £31,000 £27,208
90th Percentile £43,750 £50,000 £48,750
South West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - -7.41% +6.58%

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 201 345 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 20.04% 25.94% 27.37%
Number of salaries quoted 178 251 295
Somerset median annual salary £37,745 £38,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.96% +1.32% +11.76%
10th Percentile £24,380 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £72,500 £49,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,088
% change year-on-year +6.25% -0.22% +2.79%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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
Taunton +12 7 £37,745 +0.65% 1
Bath -2 5 £37,500 - 3
ISTQB
South West

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 14 (93.33%) Software Testing
2 11 (73.33%) ISEB
2 11 (73.33%) Test Automation
3 8 (53.33%) C#
3 8 (53.33%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (40.00%) BDD
5 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
5 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Defect Management
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Load Testing
7 3 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
8 2 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (13.33%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (13.33%) Decision-Making
8 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
8 2 (13.33%) Degree
8 2 (13.33%) JIRA
8 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
8 2 (13.33%) QA
8 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
8 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012

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 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Geospatial Data
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
1 9 (60.00%) Senior Test Engineer
1 9 (60.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 9 (60.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Junior
3 2 (13.33%) Junior Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) QA Automation Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) QA Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior QA Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Software Test Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) LAMP
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
1 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Software Testing
2 11 (73.33%) Test Automation
3 6 (40.00%) BDD
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Defect Management
6 3 (20.00%) Load Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (13.33%) Decision-Making
7 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
7 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
7 2 (13.33%) SDLC
7 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
8 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Scrum
8 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Test Management
8 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
8 1 (6.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) C#
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) VBScript
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) ISEB
2 8 (53.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft