Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 81 84
Rank change year-on-year +9 +3 +11
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 34 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.50% 2.57% 2.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.60% 10.03% 7.55%
Number of salaries quoted 10 31 19
Somerset median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -38.68%
10th Percentile £24,475 £31,000 £31,000
90th Percentile £42,475 £40,500 £48,750
South West median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £41,750
% change year-on-year -6.67% -10.18% +19.29%

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 197 339 371
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 22.70% 25.62% 28.34%
Number of salaries quoted 167 246 311
Somerset median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £24,099 £26,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £72,500 £52,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +3.85%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +23 6 £31,250 -13.19%
Taunton +7 6 £37,745 +0.65% 1
ISTQB
South West

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 9 (69.23%) ISEB
1 9 (69.23%) Software Testing
1 9 (69.23%) Test Automation
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) C#
3 7 (53.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
4 5 (38.46%) DV Cleared
4 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
4 5 (38.46%) BDD
4 5 (38.46%) SQL
5 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (30.77%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (23.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
6 3 (23.08%) Test Management
7 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
7 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (15.38%) V-Model
7 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Web Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Sonata
7 2 (15.38%) Service Design
7 2 (15.38%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (15.38%) SDLC
7 2 (15.38%) Test Planning

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Sonata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (15.38%) HP UFT
3 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Test Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 6 (46.15%) Senior Test Engineer
2 6 (46.15%) Test Automation Engineer
2 6 (46.15%) Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Junior
3 2 (15.38%) Junior Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Junior Software Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Junior Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Junior Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Software Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Software Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Web Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Web Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) CSS
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Software Testing
1 9 (69.23%) Test Automation
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) BDD
4 4 (30.77%) Exploratory Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Test Management
5 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
6 2 (15.38%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Scrum
6 2 (15.38%) SDLC
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
6 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
6 2 (15.38%) V-Model
6 2 (15.38%) Wealth Management
6 2 (15.38%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C#
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) ISEB
2 7 (53.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (38.46%) DV Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (15.38%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Cognizant
1 2 (15.38%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft