Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > South West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 191 179 220
Rank change year-on-year -12 +41 +19
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 156 181 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.52% 1.66% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.09% 5.06% 3.99%
Number of salaries quoted 126 155 116
South West median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £31,000 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £54,500 £52,500 £45,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 3066 3578 3631
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.84% 32.80% 30.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2347 2805 2906
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,075 £24,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +19 65 £42,500 +19.72% 7
Gloucestershire +7 38 £38,500 -9.41% 2
Wiltshire +13 33 £32,500 - 1
Somerset -26 17 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Devon +13 2 £27,178 -4.94%
Dorset -12 1 £32,500 +14.04%
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 West region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 103 (66.03%) Test Automation
2 100 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (51.92%) Software Testing
4 66 (42.31%) SQL
5 65 (41.67%) ISEB
6 62 (39.74%) Selenium
7 61 (39.10%) QA
8 60 (38.46%) Manual Testing
9 52 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 45 (28.85%) Degree
11 44 (28.21%) Waterfall
12 43 (27.56%) Test Management
13 41 (26.28%) Microsoft
14 40 (25.64%) Test Scripting
15 37 (23.72%) Finance
16 35 (22.44%) Non-Functional Testing
17 34 (21.79%) Cucumber
17 34 (21.79%) Scrum
18 32 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
18 32 (20.51%) Functional Testing
18 32 (20.51%) Test Strategy
19 29 (18.59%) SpecFlow
19 29 (18.59%) TDD
20 28 (17.95%) C#
21 26 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
22 25 (16.03%) Continuous Integration
22 25 (16.03%) Analytical Skills
22 25 (16.03%) SDLC
22 25 (16.03%) Stakeholder Management
22 25 (16.03%) JIRA

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 8 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.92%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.64%) CMS
3 1 (0.64%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (7.05%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.90%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (10.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (8.33%) IaaS
2 13 (8.33%) PaaS
2 13 (8.33%) SaaS
3 1 (0.64%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.64%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.05%) SSL
2 4 (2.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.56%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.92%) Apache Accumulo
4 3 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (1.92%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.92%) MySQL
4 3 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.64%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 62 (39.74%) Selenium
2 34 (21.79%) Cucumber
3 29 (18.59%) SpecFlow
4 26 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (16.03%) JIRA
6 20 (12.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 20 (12.82%) Jenkins
7 19 (12.18%) Git (software)
8 14 (8.97%) Protractor
8 14 (8.97%) WebDriver
9 13 (8.33%) Jasmine
9 13 (8.33%) WATIR
10 11 (7.05%) Mercurial
10 11 (7.05%) SoapUI
10 11 (7.05%) Zephyr
11 10 (6.41%) Capybara
12 8 (5.13%) HP UFT
13 5 (3.21%) JMeter
13 5 (3.21%) Ranorex
13 5 (3.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (23.72%) Finance
2 25 (16.03%) Marketing
3 13 (8.33%) Electronics
3 13 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 13 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.85%) Law
5 4 (2.56%) Retail
6 2 (1.28%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.28%) Games
7 1 (0.64%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 74 (47.44%) Analyst
2 65 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 43 (27.56%) Tester
4 24 (15.38%) Test Engineer
5 18 (11.54%) Software Tester
6 17 (10.90%) Test Leader
7 16 (10.26%) Test Automation Engineer
8 14 (8.97%) Automation Tester
9 12 (7.69%) QA Engineer
10 11 (7.05%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (6.41%) QA Test Engineer
11 10 (6.41%) Senior Test Analyst
12 9 (5.77%) QA Analyst
13 8 (5.13%) Agile Tester
13 8 (5.13%) Selenium Automation Tester
13 8 (5.13%) Selenium Tester
14 7 (4.49%) Lead Tester
14 7 (4.49%) Manual Test Analyst
14 7 (4.49%) Technical Leader
14 7 (4.49%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.54%) Gherkin
1 18 (11.54%) REST
2 14 (8.97%) SOAP
3 13 (8.33%) AngularJS
3 13 (8.33%) React
4 11 (7.05%) .NET
4 11 (7.05%) JSON
5 10 (6.41%) Behat
6 7 (4.49%) Web Services
7 4 (2.56%) XML
8 3 (1.92%) LAMP
9 2 (1.28%) CSS
9 2 (1.28%) HTML
10 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.03%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.05%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.49%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.28%) Fintech
5 2 (1.28%) Replication
5 2 (1.28%) User Experience
5 2 (1.28%) Xbox
6 1 (0.64%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.64%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.54%) Linux
2 16 (10.26%) Windows
3 3 (1.92%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.92%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.92%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.28%) Unix
5 1 (0.64%) Android
5 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (66.03%) Test Automation
2 100 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (51.92%) Software Testing
4 60 (38.46%) Manual Testing
5 44 (28.21%) Waterfall
6 43 (27.56%) Test Management
7 40 (25.64%) Test Scripting
8 35 (22.44%) Non-Functional Testing
9 34 (21.79%) Scrum
10 32 (20.51%) Functional Testing
10 32 (20.51%) Test Strategy
10 32 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
11 29 (18.59%) TDD
12 25 (16.03%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (16.03%) SDLC
12 25 (16.03%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (15.38%) DevOps
14 23 (14.74%) Defect Management
15 21 (13.46%) Acceptance Criteria
15 21 (13.46%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (42.31%) SQL
2 28 (17.95%) C#
3 24 (15.38%) Ruby
4 13 (8.33%) Java
5 6 (3.85%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.56%) Python
6 4 (2.56%) XPath
7 3 (1.92%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.92%) C
7 3 (1.92%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.92%) Perl
7 3 (1.92%) VBScript
8 1 (0.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 65 (41.67%) ISEB
2 52 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 45 (28.85%) Degree
4 18 (11.54%) Security Cleared
5 11 (7.05%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (5.13%) DV Cleared
7 7 (4.49%) CEH
7 7 (4.49%) MCSA
7 7 (4.49%) MCSE
7 7 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (4.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (39.10%) QA
2 7 (4.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (6.41%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (26.28%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.97%) HP
3 13 (8.33%) SAP
4 8 (5.13%) Cognizant
5 3 (1.92%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.64%) Google