Period
to 17 February 2020

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 17 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 71 92 84
Rank change year-on-year +21 -8 +22
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 46 17 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.91% 1.16% 1.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.60% 5.92% 8.25%
Number of salaries quoted 38 9 26
South Wales median annual salary £38,750 £29,129 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.03% -14.33% +0.74%
10th Percentile £30,125 £26,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £47,150 £38,500 £38,000
Wales median annual salary £38,750 £29,129 £34,000
% change year-on-year +33.03% -14.33% +9.95%

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 365 287 303
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 23.09% 19.51% 22.15%
Number of salaries quoted 325 216 273
South Wales median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £64,125 £60,000
Wales median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -1.32% +1.33%

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 2020. 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 +19 41 £40,000 +37.32% 6
Newport -4 5 £33,750 +8.87%
ISTQB
Wales

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, 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 33 (71.74%) Test Automation
2 26 (56.52%) ISEB
3 24 (52.17%) Software Testing
4 23 (50.00%) Selenium
4 23 (50.00%) Finance
5 21 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (45.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (30.43%) JIRA
6 14 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (28.26%) Test Management
7 13 (28.26%) Postman
8 12 (26.09%) Jenkins
8 12 (26.09%) Test Scripting
8 12 (26.09%) Regression Testing
9 11 (23.91%) Cucumber
10 10 (21.74%) SoapUI
10 10 (21.74%) C#
11 9 (19.57%) JavaScript
11 9 (19.57%) Test Strategy
11 9 (19.57%) Azure
12 8 (17.39%) User Experience
13 7 (15.22%) Scrum
13 7 (15.22%) Software Delivery
13 7 (15.22%) API Testing
13 7 (15.22%) Project Delivery
13 7 (15.22%) WebDriver
14 6 (13.04%) Defect Management
14 6 (13.04%) Zephyr
14 6 (13.04%) Manual Testing
14 6 (13.04%) JMeter

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.87%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.57%) Azure
2 5 (10.87%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (50.00%) Selenium
2 14 (30.43%) JIRA
3 13 (28.26%) Postman
4 12 (26.09%) Jenkins
5 11 (23.91%) Cucumber
6 10 (21.74%) SoapUI
7 7 (15.22%) WebDriver
8 6 (13.04%) JMeter
8 6 (13.04%) Zephyr
9 3 (6.52%) GoCD
9 3 (6.52%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (6.52%) SpecFlow
9 3 (6.52%) TeamCity
10 1 (2.17%) Gatling
10 1 (2.17%) Katalon Studio
10 1 (2.17%) RSpec
10 1 (2.17%) Toad
General
1 23 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Games
3 3 (6.52%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (65.22%) Analyst
2 29 (63.04%) Test Analyst
3 11 (23.91%) Senior Analyst
3 11 (23.91%) Senior Test Analyst
3 11 (23.91%) Test Engineer
4 8 (17.39%) Tester
5 7 (15.22%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (10.87%) Senior Tester
6 5 (10.87%) Software Tester
7 4 (8.70%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Manual Test Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Manual Tester
8 3 (6.52%) Senior Manual Tester
9 2 (4.35%) Senior Software Tester
9 2 (4.35%) Software Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) UAT Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) UAT Test Analyst
10 1 (2.17%) QA Engineer
10 1 (2.17%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) User Experience
2 5 (10.87%) Mobile App
3 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.70%) Renewable Energy
4 1 (2.17%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Android
1 5 (10.87%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (71.74%) Test Automation
2 24 (52.17%) Software Testing
3 21 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (28.26%) Test Management
6 12 (26.09%) Regression Testing
6 12 (26.09%) Test Scripting
7 9 (19.57%) Test Strategy
8 7 (15.22%) API Testing
8 7 (15.22%) Project Delivery
8 7 (15.22%) Scrum
8 7 (15.22%) Software Delivery
9 6 (13.04%) Defect Management
9 6 (13.04%) Manual Testing
10 5 (10.87%) Configuration Management
10 5 (10.87%) Functional Testing
10 5 (10.87%) ITIL
10 5 (10.87%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (10.87%) Performance Testing
10 5 (10.87%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) C#
2 9 (19.57%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.70%) Java
3 4 (8.70%) SQL
4 3 (6.52%) Perl
4 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.52%) Python
5 2 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (56.52%) ISEB
2 21 (45.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (8.70%) Degree
4 1 (2.17%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) Ansible
1 3 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (6.52%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (6.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) Perforce