Period
to 22 July 2018

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 6 months to 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 107 104
Rank change year-on-year +11 -3 +14
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 11 15 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.78% 0.94% 1.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.25% 3.84% 5.85%
Number of salaries quoted 10 12 35
South Wales median annual salary £29,129 £27,750 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.97% -7.50% +1.01%
10th Percentile £25,875 £21,475 £22,850
90th Percentile £57,500 £46,550 £40,000
Wales median annual salary £29,129 £27,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year +5.92% -12.70% +6.06%

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 South Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South Wales
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 259 391 650
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 18.28% 24.48% 27.81%
Number of salaries quoted 224 321 567
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% -4.00%
10th Percentile £25,500 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £54,080 £52,500
Wales median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11% -5.26%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

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 6 months to 22 July 2018.

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 6 months to 22 July 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
Cardiff -4 7 £29,129 +4.97%
Newport +12 2 £55,000 +91.30%
Torfaen - 2 £27,500 -
ISTQB
Wales

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 South Wales region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 10 (90.91%) ISEB
2 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
3 5 (45.45%) Validation
3 5 (45.45%) Banking
3 5 (45.45%) Degree
3 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
4 4 (36.36%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) Selenium
5 3 (27.27%) QA
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) AS400
6 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) Java
6 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
6 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
7 1 (9.09%) User Experience
7 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
7 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (9.09%) Test Management
7 1 (9.09%) Riverbed
7 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
7 1 (9.09%) LAN
7 1 (9.09%) WAN

ISTQB
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 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (45.45%) Banking
1 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
2 4 (36.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Senior Test Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) QA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Security Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) AS400
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 5 (45.45%) Validation
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
5 1 (9.09%) Network Design
5 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (9.09%) Requirements Management
5 1 (9.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) ISEB
2 5 (45.45%) Degree
3 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) CCNP
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco
1 1 (9.09%) McAfee
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Riverbed