Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 220 147 204
Rank change year-on-year -73 +57 +53
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 133 214 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.23% 2.08% 1.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.23% 6.65% 4.28%
Number of salaries quoted 116 178 112
South West median annual salary £37,745 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.65% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,000 £28,025
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%

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 3,142 3,217 3,618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.13% 31.24% 32.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2,245 2,536 2,878
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Gloucestershire +8 43 £37,000 -7.50% 5
Bristol -17 42 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Somerset -10 17 £37,745 +7.84% 3
Wiltshire -19 17 £45,000 +38.46% 3
Devon +14 8 £34,000 +18.92%
Dorset -43 2 £37,000 -17.78% 1
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 108 (81.20%) Test Automation
2 72 (54.14%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (41.35%) ISEB
4 48 (36.09%) Test Management
5 45 (33.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 45 (33.83%) Selenium
6 44 (33.08%) Software Testing
7 43 (32.33%) Manual Testing
8 37 (27.82%) C#
9 35 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
9 35 (26.32%) QA
10 34 (25.56%) JIRA
11 31 (23.31%) SQL
12 30 (22.56%) SDLC
13 29 (21.80%) DevOps
14 27 (20.30%) Java
14 27 (20.30%) Test Strategy
15 25 (18.80%) Finance
15 25 (18.80%) Scrum
16 23 (17.29%) Microsoft
16 23 (17.29%) Security Cleared
16 23 (17.29%) Non-Functional Testing
17 22 (16.54%) Test Scripting
17 22 (16.54%) Web Services
18 21 (15.79%) Jenkins
18 21 (15.79%) Functional Testing
19 19 (14.29%) Cucumber
20 18 (13.53%) Test Planning
20 18 (13.53%) Linux
21 17 (12.78%) Stakeholder Management

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 9 (6.77%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.02%) Confluence
3 5 (3.76%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.75%) CMS
4 1 (0.75%) Kentico
4 1 (0.75%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (11.28%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.01%) Slack
3 4 (3.01%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (1.50%) SaaS
5 1 (0.75%) IaaS
5 1 (0.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.26%) SMS
2 2 (1.50%) Internet
3 1 (0.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.51%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.76%) Apache Accumulo
2 5 (3.76%) Hadoop
2 5 (3.76%) MySQL
2 5 (3.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.01%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.50%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.75%) Big Data
5 1 (0.75%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 45 (33.83%) Selenium
2 34 (25.56%) JIRA
3 21 (15.79%) Jenkins
4 19 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 17 (12.78%) Git (software)
6 14 (10.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 13 (9.77%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (9.02%) JMeter
8 12 (9.02%) SoapUI
8 12 (9.02%) SpecFlow
8 12 (9.02%) TestComplete
9 7 (5.26%) WebDriver
10 6 (4.51%) Protractor
10 6 (4.51%) WATIR
11 5 (3.76%) Jasmine
11 5 (3.76%) LoadRunner
12 4 (3.01%) Gatling
12 4 (3.01%) GitLab
12 4 (3.01%) The Grinder
12 4 (3.01%) Zephyr
General
1 25 (18.80%) Finance
2 7 (5.26%) Back Office
3 6 (4.51%) Banking
4 5 (3.76%) Retail
5 4 (3.01%) Legal
6 1 (0.75%) Games
6 1 (0.75%) Marketing
6 1 (0.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (27.82%) Analyst
1 37 (27.82%) Test Engineer
2 34 (25.56%) Test Analyst
3 31 (23.31%) Test Automation Engineer
4 29 (21.80%) Tester
5 17 (12.78%) Software Tester
5 17 (12.78%) Test Leader
6 15 (11.28%) Test Manager
7 13 (9.77%) Software Test Engineer
8 9 (6.77%) Lead Tester
8 9 (6.77%) Manual Test Analyst
8 9 (6.77%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 9 (6.77%) Senior Test Engineer
8 9 (6.77%) Technical Leader
8 9 (6.77%) Technical Tester
9 8 (6.02%) Automation Tester
10 7 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
10 7 (5.26%) Developer
10 7 (5.26%) Developer in Test
10 7 (5.26%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.54%) Web Services
2 8 (6.02%) SOAP
3 6 (4.51%) .NET
4 5 (3.76%) Gherkin
4 5 (3.76%) LAMP
4 5 (3.76%) REST
5 4 (3.01%) Nightwatchjs
5 4 (3.01%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.50%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.50%) JSON
6 2 (1.50%) React
7 1 (0.75%) Behat
7 1 (0.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.52%) Fintech
3 8 (6.02%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.02%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (3.76%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.01%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.01%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.75%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.75%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.75%) Online Gambling
6 1 (0.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.53%) Linux
2 11 (8.27%) Windows
3 5 (3.76%) Windows 10
3 5 (3.76%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.76%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.50%) Android
4 2 (1.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (81.20%) Test Automation
2 72 (54.14%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (36.09%) Test Management
4 44 (33.08%) Software Testing
5 43 (32.33%) Manual Testing
6 35 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
7 30 (22.56%) SDLC
8 29 (21.80%) DevOps
9 27 (20.30%) Test Strategy
10 25 (18.80%) Scrum
11 23 (17.29%) Non-Functional Testing
12 22 (16.54%) Test Scripting
13 21 (15.79%) Functional Testing
14 18 (13.53%) Test Planning
15 17 (12.78%) Integration Testing
15 17 (12.78%) Scenario Testing
15 17 (12.78%) Stakeholder Management
16 16 (12.03%) BDD
16 16 (12.03%) Performance Testing
16 16 (12.03%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 37 (27.82%) C#
2 31 (23.31%) SQL
3 27 (20.30%) Java
4 16 (12.03%) Python
4 16 (12.03%) Ruby
5 13 (9.77%) C++
6 12 (9.02%) JavaScript
7 9 (6.77%) Bash Shell
7 9 (6.77%) Perl
8 7 (5.26%) PHP
9 6 (4.51%) C
10 5 (3.76%) VBScript
11 4 (3.01%) COBOL
11 4 (3.01%) Groovy
11 4 (3.01%) Pascal
11 4 (3.01%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 55 (41.35%) ISEB
2 45 (33.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 23 (17.29%) Security Cleared
4 14 (10.53%) Degree
5 10 (7.52%) DV Cleared
6 9 (6.77%) CEH
6 9 (6.77%) MCSA
6 9 (6.77%) MCSE
6 9 (6.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (6.02%) SC Cleared
8 5 (3.76%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (26.32%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (3.01%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (9.77%) Puppet
3 4 (3.01%) Kubernetes
3 4 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.75%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 23 (17.29%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.53%) HP
3 9 (6.77%) CA Agile Central
3 9 (6.77%) Google
4 8 (6.02%) Capita
5 4 (3.01%) CA
5 4 (3.01%) IBM
5 4 (3.01%) Micro Focus
5 4 (3.01%) Oracle
5 4 (3.01%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (3.01%) SAP
6 3 (2.26%) Cadence