Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > South West
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 218 169 202
Rank change year-on-year -49 +33 +72
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 120 187 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.16% 1.81% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.93% 5.78% 4.23%
Number of salaries quoted 107 158 124
South West median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £41,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% -10.18% +19.29%
10th Percentile £22,750 £30,500 £28,825
90th Percentile £57,500 £51,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%

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 the South West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3,052 3,235 3,547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.38% 31.36% 32.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2,276 2,540 2,818
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +3.85%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £64,325 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +5.56%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in the South West

ISTQB
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in the South West

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in the South West over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in the South West

ISTQB
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the South West region over the 6 months to 20 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
Bristol -20 46 £40,000 -5.88% 13
Gloucestershire +3 31 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Wiltshire -10 23 £23,500 -27.69% 2
Somerset +7 12 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Devon +21 6 £34,000 -2.86% 1
Dorset -33 2 £38,750 +11.51% 6
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 South West region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 105 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 70 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (51.67%) ISEB
4 56 (46.67%) Selenium
5 40 (33.33%) QA
6 38 (31.67%) Software Testing
7 36 (30.00%) Manual Testing
8 35 (29.17%) C#
9 34 (28.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 32 (26.67%) SQL
11 31 (25.83%) User Acceptance Testing
12 29 (24.17%) Scrum
13 28 (23.33%) Test Strategy
14 26 (21.67%) JIRA
15 25 (20.83%) Test Management
16 24 (20.00%) Java
17 22 (18.33%) BDD
17 22 (18.33%) Scenario Testing
18 19 (15.83%) Cucumber
18 19 (15.83%) SDLC
18 19 (15.83%) Web Services
19 18 (15.00%) Degree
19 18 (15.00%) DevOps
19 18 (15.00%) SoapUI
20 16 (13.33%) SOAP
21 15 (12.50%) Computer Science
21 15 (12.50%) SpecFlow
21 15 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
22 14 (11.67%) Test Scripting
22 14 (11.67%) DV Cleared

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 3 (2.50%) CMS
1 3 (2.50%) Confluence
1 3 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.67%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.67%) WordPress
3 1 (0.83%) Apache
3 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.83%) Kentico
3 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.83%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.67%) GitHub
2 2 (1.67%) Runscope
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.83%) Apache Accumulo
3 1 (0.83%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.83%) Big Data
3 1 (0.83%) HBase
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 56 (46.67%) Selenium
2 26 (21.67%) JIRA
3 19 (15.83%) Cucumber
4 18 (15.00%) SoapUI
5 15 (12.50%) SpecFlow
6 13 (10.83%) Git (software)
6 13 (10.83%) Jenkins
6 13 (10.83%) TestComplete
7 12 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (9.17%) JMeter
9 10 (8.33%) LoadRunner
10 9 (7.50%) WebDriver
11 6 (5.00%) Visual Studio
12 5 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (2.50%) Bugzilla
14 2 (1.67%) Fiddler
14 2 (1.67%) Firebug
14 2 (1.67%) HP UFT
14 2 (1.67%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (10.83%) Finance
2 5 (4.17%) Banking
3 4 (3.33%) Back Office
4 2 (1.67%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.67%) Marketing
5 1 (0.83%) Billing
5 1 (0.83%) Games
5 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (51.67%) Analyst
2 59 (49.17%) Test Analyst
3 26 (21.67%) Test Engineer
4 21 (17.50%) Test Automation Engineer
5 18 (15.00%) Tester
6 16 (13.33%) Software Analyst
7 14 (11.67%) Software Test Analyst
8 13 (10.83%) Software Tester
9 10 (8.33%) Graduate
9 10 (8.33%) Graduate Analyst
9 10 (8.33%) Graduate Software Analyst
9 10 (8.33%) Graduate Software Test Analyst
9 10 (8.33%) Graduate Test Analyst
9 10 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
10 8 (6.67%) Test Leader
11 7 (5.83%) Developer
11 7 (5.83%) Developer in Test
11 7 (5.83%) Manual Test Analyst
11 7 (5.83%) Test Manager
12 6 (5.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.83%) Web Services
2 16 (13.33%) SOAP
3 6 (5.00%) Gherkin
4 5 (4.17%) CSS
4 5 (4.17%) HTML
5 3 (2.50%) JDBC
6 2 (1.67%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.67%) HTML5
6 2 (1.67%) jQuery
6 2 (1.67%) React
6 2 (1.67%) XHTML
6 2 (1.67%) XML
7 1 (0.83%) .NET
7 1 (0.83%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.83%) JSON
7 1 (0.83%) REST
7 1 (0.83%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 11 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.33%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.50%) Fintech
5 2 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.83%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.83%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.83%) Linux
2 4 (3.33%) Windows
3 1 (0.83%) Android
3 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.83%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 70 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (31.67%) Software Testing
4 36 (30.00%) Manual Testing
5 31 (25.83%) User Acceptance Testing
6 29 (24.17%) Scrum
7 28 (23.33%) Test Strategy
8 25 (20.83%) Test Management
9 22 (18.33%) BDD
9 22 (18.33%) Scenario Testing
10 19 (15.83%) SDLC
11 18 (15.00%) DevOps
12 15 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
13 14 (11.67%) Test Scripting
14 13 (10.83%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (10.83%) Functional Testing
14 13 (10.83%) Non-Functional Testing
15 11 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (8.33%) Performance Testing
16 10 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 35 (29.17%) C#
2 32 (26.67%) SQL
3 24 (20.00%) Java
4 11 (9.17%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.33%) C++
6 8 (6.67%) Python
6 8 (6.67%) Ruby
7 5 (4.17%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.17%) Perl
7 5 (4.17%) PHP
8 2 (1.67%) C
9 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.83%) Scala
9 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (51.67%) ISEB
2 34 (28.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 18 (15.00%) Degree
4 14 (11.67%) DV Cleared
4 14 (11.67%) Security Cleared
5 11 (9.17%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.50%) CEH
7 3 (2.50%) MCSA
7 3 (2.50%) MCSE
7 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.17%) HP ALM
2 5 (4.17%) Puppet
3 1 (0.83%) Oozie
Vendors
1 13 (10.83%) HP
1 13 (10.83%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.00%) Capita
3 5 (4.17%) Google
4 2 (1.67%) Cognizant
4 2 (1.67%) Oracle
5 1 (0.83%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (0.83%) Cadence
5 1 (0.83%) Informatica
5 1 (0.83%) Twitter