The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 69 90
Rank change year-on-year -5 +21  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 15 34 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.72% 2.74% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.70% 9.14% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 13 33 7
Median salary £42,000 £30,000 £29,129
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.00% +2.99%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.28% -6.66%  

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 South Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 224 372 285
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 25.72% 29.93% 24.11%
Number of salaries quoted 186 315 245
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

ISTQB
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB in South Wales.

Salary trend for ISTQB in South Wales

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in South Wales over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in South Wales

ISTQB
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Cardiff -8 9 £42,000 +44.82% 2
Newport +1 2 £28,750 +4.54%
Caerphilly - 2 £55,000 -
Bridgend +15 1 £25,500 -
ISTQB
Wales

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 South Wales region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (53.85%) Finance
3 13 (50.00%) ISEB
3 13 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 13 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 9 (34.62%) SQL
4 9 (34.62%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (30.77%) Software Testing
5 8 (30.77%) System Testing
6 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
6 7 (26.92%) Degree
7 6 (23.08%) Functional Testing
7 6 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (19.23%) SoapUI
8 5 (19.23%) SDLC
8 5 (19.23%) QA
8 5 (19.23%) SOAP
8 5 (19.23%) Migration
9 4 (15.38%) Oracle
9 4 (15.38%) Defect Management
9 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (11.54%) Automation Testing
10 3 (11.54%) Software Delivery
10 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (11.54%) RAD
11 2 (7.69%) Use Case
11 2 (7.69%) Selenium
11 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
11 2 (7.69%) MS Excel

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Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.85%) Sage 200
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) SoapUI
2 2 (7.69%) Selenium
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.85%) Toad
3 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (53.85%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Advertising
3 1 (3.85%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (69.23%) Analyst
2 17 (65.38%) Test Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) SQL Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Test Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Test Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Strategy Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Business Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) QA Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Software Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Software Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Team Leader
5 2 (7.69%) Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Trainee
5 2 (7.69%) Trainee Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Trainee Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) SOAP
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 13 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 9 (34.62%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (30.77%) Software Testing
4 8 (30.77%) System Testing
5 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
6 6 (23.08%) Functional Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Migration
7 5 (19.23%) SDLC
8 4 (15.38%) Defect Management
9 3 (11.54%) Automation Testing
9 3 (11.54%) RAD
9 3 (11.54%) Software Delivery
10 2 (7.69%) CRM
10 2 (7.69%) Open Source
10 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
10 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (7.69%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) C++
2 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) ISEB
2 7 (26.92%) Degree
3 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Sage
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