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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / South West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 142 170 217
Rank change year-on-year +28 +47  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 93 71 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.78% 1.35% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.65% 4.41% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 78 57 33
Median salary £37,500 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% +28.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,850 £32,331 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year - -5.06%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1646 1611 1800
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.51% 30.67% 30.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1273 1271 1422
Median salary £42,500 £40,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.93% +3.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,546 £26,989 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing ISTQB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +18 43 £42,500 -22.72% 6
Somerset +4 20 £36,000 -4.00%
Gloucestershire -15 16 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Wiltshire +11 13 £32,500 -27.77% 4
Devon 0 1 - -
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 162 (76.78%) Test Automation
2 145 (68.72%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (65.88%) ISEB
4 107 (50.71%) Selenium
5 93 (44.08%) SQL
6 92 (43.60%) Software Testing
7 87 (41.23%) Cucumber
8 66 (31.28%) Java
9 65 (30.81%) Test Scripting
10 62 (29.38%) C#
11 61 (28.91%) Waterfall
11 61 (28.91%) Non-Functional Testing
12 57 (27.01%) Test Strategy
13 52 (24.64%) User Acceptance Testing
13 52 (24.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 48 (22.75%) QA
14 48 (22.75%) BDD
15 46 (21.80%) SpecFlow
15 46 (21.80%) Manual Testing
15 46 (21.80%) Scrum
16 45 (21.33%) Finance
16 45 (21.33%) Security Cleared
17 43 (20.38%) Test Management
17 43 (20.38%) Microsoft
18 41 (19.43%) Team Foundation Server
19 38 (18.01%) Windows
20 37 (17.54%) Ruby
21 36 (17.06%) Performance Testing
21 36 (17.06%) JIRA
22 35 (16.59%) SDLC

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 5 (2.37%) Apache Spark
2 2 (0.95%) CMS
2 2 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (0.95%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.47%) FileNet
3 1 (0.47%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (2.37%) Mingle
2 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.47%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.16%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.27%) SaaS
3 8 (3.79%) IaaS
3 8 (3.79%) PaaS
4 2 (0.95%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.79%) SSL
2 5 (2.37%) SSH
3 2 (0.95%) Internet
4 1 (0.47%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.69%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (3.79%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.37%) Apache Accumulo
3 5 (2.37%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.37%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.42%) MySQL
4 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.47%) DB2
5 1 (0.47%) Power BI
5 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 107 (50.71%) Selenium
2 87 (41.23%) Cucumber
3 46 (21.80%) SpecFlow
4 41 (19.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 36 (17.06%) JIRA
6 32 (15.17%) LoadRunner
7 28 (13.27%) JMeter
8 26 (12.32%) Jenkins
8 26 (12.32%) WebDriver
9 25 (11.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 22 (10.43%) SoapUI
11 20 (9.48%) Git (software)
12 19 (9.00%) WATIR
13 18 (8.53%) Visual Studio
14 14 (6.64%) Capybara
14 14 (6.64%) LoadUI
15 12 (5.69%) JUnit
16 11 (5.21%) Jasmine
16 11 (5.21%) Protractor
16 11 (5.21%) TestNG
General
1 45 (21.33%) Finance
2 21 (9.95%) Marketing
3 17 (8.06%) Telecoms
4 14 (6.64%) Banking
5 9 (4.27%) Manufacturing
6 8 (3.79%) Electronics
7 7 (3.32%) Retail
8 6 (2.84%) Advertising
9 3 (1.42%) Games
10 2 (0.95%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.95%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.95%) Law
Job Titles
1 99 (46.92%) Analyst
2 78 (36.97%) Test Analyst
3 72 (34.12%) Test Engineer
4 42 (19.91%) Test Automation Engineer
5 18 (8.53%) Test Manager
6 15 (7.11%) Senior Analyst
6 15 (7.11%) Tester
7 14 (6.64%) Senior Test Engineer
8 13 (6.16%) Software Analyst
8 13 (6.16%) Software Test Analyst
9 12 (5.69%) QA Analyst
9 12 (5.69%) Senior Test Analyst
10 11 (5.21%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
11 10 (4.74%) Business Analyst
11 10 (4.74%) Manual Test Analyst
11 10 (4.74%) QA Engineer
11 10 (4.74%) QA Test Engineer
12 9 (4.27%) Consultant
13 8 (3.79%) Automation Tester
14 7 (3.32%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.53%) REST
2 16 (7.58%) SOAP
3 14 (6.64%) Behat
3 14 (6.64%) Gherkin
4 13 (6.16%) .NET
5 8 (3.79%) AngularJS
5 8 (3.79%) JSON
5 8 (3.79%) React
5 8 (3.79%) Web Services
5 8 (3.79%) XML
6 3 (1.42%) HTML
6 3 (1.42%) LAMP
6 3 (1.42%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (0.95%) XHTML
8 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.47%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.27%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.79%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.32%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.37%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (0.95%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.47%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.47%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.47%) Replication
7 1 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (18.01%) Windows
2 24 (11.37%) Linux
3 5 (2.37%) Unix
4 3 (1.42%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.42%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.42%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.95%) Android
5 2 (0.95%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.47%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (76.78%) Test Automation
2 145 (68.72%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (43.60%) Software Testing
4 65 (30.81%) Test Scripting
5 61 (28.91%) Non-Functional Testing
5 61 (28.91%) Waterfall
6 57 (27.01%) Test Strategy
7 52 (24.64%) User Acceptance Testing
8 48 (22.75%) BDD
9 46 (21.80%) Manual Testing
9 46 (21.80%) Scrum
10 43 (20.38%) Test Management
11 36 (17.06%) Performance Testing
12 35 (16.59%) SDLC
13 34 (16.11%) Functional Testing
13 34 (16.11%) Load Testing
14 33 (15.64%) Continuous Integration
14 33 (15.64%) User Stories
15 32 (15.17%) TDD
16 26 (12.32%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 93 (44.08%) SQL
2 66 (31.28%) Java
3 62 (29.38%) C#
4 37 (17.54%) Ruby
5 23 (10.90%) C++
6 21 (9.95%) Python
7 12 (5.69%) C
8 10 (4.74%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.37%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.37%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.37%) Perl
9 5 (2.37%) PHP
9 5 (2.37%) XPath
10 4 (1.90%) VBScript
11 1 (0.47%) VB
11 1 (0.47%) VB6
11 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 139 (65.88%) ISEB
2 52 (24.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 45 (21.33%) Security Cleared
4 29 (13.74%) Degree
5 25 (11.85%) DV Cleared
6 12 (5.69%) SC Cleared
7 9 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (3.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (22.75%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (10.90%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 43 (20.38%) Microsoft
2 27 (12.80%) HP
3 9 (4.27%) Atlassian
3 9 (4.27%) Cognizant
4 8 (3.79%) SAP
5 5 (2.37%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (0.95%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.47%) Cadence
7 1 (0.47%) Capita
7 1 (0.47%) Civica
7 1 (0.47%) Northgate
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle
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