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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / South West
Rank 121 183 198
Rank change year-on-year +62 +15  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 119 70 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.37% 1.19% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.71% 3.57% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 99 47 31
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,800 £28,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £52,500 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.28% -6.66%  

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 1543 1963 1830
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 30.72% 33.40% 30.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1236 1566 1438
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 26 March 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 26 March 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
Gloucestershire +26 34 £37,500 -25.00% 2
Somerset +7 27 £32,500 - 3
Bristol +3 18 £45,000 +42.85% 5
Wiltshire +31 16 £32,500 -23.52%
Cornwall - 9 - -
Devon +6 7 £28,591 -15.90%
Dorset +29 4 £45,000 +55.17%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 169 (75.45%) ISEB
2 152 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (44.64%) Test Automation
4 98 (43.75%) Selenium
5 92 (41.07%) Cucumber
6 89 (39.73%) Software Testing
7 82 (36.61%) SQL
8 78 (34.82%) Non-Functional Testing
9 73 (32.59%) BDD
10 69 (30.80%) Java
11 65 (29.02%) User Acceptance Testing
11 65 (29.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 63 (28.13%) Test Scripting
13 60 (26.79%) Team Foundation Server
13 60 (26.79%) Scrum
14 59 (26.34%) Microsoft
14 59 (26.34%) Test Management
15 56 (25.00%) JIRA
15 56 (25.00%) C#
16 55 (24.55%) Finance
17 54 (24.11%) QA
18 51 (22.77%) Security Cleared
19 48 (21.43%) Test Strategy
20 47 (20.98%) Waterfall
21 44 (19.64%) Load Testing
22 42 (18.75%) SpecFlow
22 42 (18.75%) Linux
23 39 (17.41%) Performance Testing
24 37 (16.52%) LoadRunner
25 36 (16.07%) User Stories

ISTQB
Top Related 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 6 (2.68%) Apache Spark
2 5 (2.23%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.45%) CMS
3 1 (0.45%) Confluence
3 1 (0.45%) FileNet
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (4.02%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.13%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.68%) MS Office
4 4 (1.79%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 11 (4.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.13%) Lucidchart
3 3 (1.34%) SaaS
4 2 (0.89%) IaaS
4 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.70%) SSH
2 2 (0.89%) FTP
2 2 (0.89%) Internet
2 2 (0.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.57%) NoSQL
2 6 (2.68%) Apache Accumulo
2 6 (2.68%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.79%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.34%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.89%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.45%) DB2
6 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 98 (43.75%) Selenium
2 92 (41.07%) Cucumber
3 60 (26.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 56 (25.00%) JIRA
5 42 (18.75%) SpecFlow
6 37 (16.52%) LoadRunner
7 35 (15.63%) JMeter
8 34 (15.18%) Jenkins
9 30 (13.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 28 (12.50%) Git (software)
11 22 (9.82%) WebDriver
12 18 (8.04%) SoapUI
13 15 (6.70%) JUnit
13 15 (6.70%) Visual Studio
13 15 (6.70%) Zephyr
14 14 (6.25%) Appium
14 14 (6.25%) Gatling
15 13 (5.80%) Calabash
15 13 (5.80%) LoadUI
15 13 (5.80%) The Grinder
General
1 55 (24.55%) Finance
2 26 (11.61%) Telecoms
3 21 (9.38%) Banking
4 14 (6.25%) Retail
5 13 (5.80%) Marketing
6 12 (5.36%) Manufacturing
7 11 (4.91%) Electronics
8 10 (4.46%) Advertising
9 3 (1.34%) Billing
10 2 (0.89%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.89%) Games
11 1 (0.45%) German Language
11 1 (0.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 103 (45.98%) Analyst
2 84 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 66 (29.46%) Test Engineer
4 37 (16.52%) Test Automation Engineer
5 30 (13.39%) Test Manager
6 20 (8.93%) Senior Analyst
7 18 (8.04%) Senior Test Analyst
7 18 (8.04%) Software Analyst
7 18 (8.04%) Software Test Analyst
8 17 (7.59%) Tester
9 13 (5.80%) Senior Test Engineer
10 12 (5.36%) QA Analyst
11 11 (4.91%) Business Analyst
12 9 (4.02%) Automation Tester
12 9 (4.02%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
12 9 (4.02%) Technical Engineer
13 7 (3.13%) Manual Test Analyst
14 6 (2.68%) Agile Test Analyst
14 6 (2.68%) Business Test Analyst
14 6 (2.68%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (11.61%) SOAP
2 20 (8.93%) Gherkin
3 18 (8.04%) REST
4 15 (6.70%) Web Services
5 12 (5.36%) XML
6 9 (4.02%) .NET
7 5 (2.23%) Behat
7 5 (2.23%) RESTful
8 4 (1.79%) HTML
8 4 (1.79%) ISPF
9 2 (0.89%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.89%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.89%) JSON
9 2 (0.89%) React
9 2 (0.89%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (0.89%) XHTML
10 1 (0.45%) CSS
10 1 (0.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.04%) Mobile App
2 13 (5.80%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (3.13%) Mainframe
4 6 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.79%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.45%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.45%) PMI
6 1 (0.45%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 42 (18.75%) Linux
2 35 (15.63%) Windows
3 7 (3.13%) Android
3 7 (3.13%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.34%) CentOS
5 1 (0.45%) AIX
5 1 (0.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (44.64%) Test Automation
3 89 (39.73%) Software Testing
4 78 (34.82%) Non-Functional Testing
5 73 (32.59%) BDD
6 65 (29.02%) User Acceptance Testing
7 63 (28.13%) Test Scripting
8 60 (26.79%) Scrum
9 59 (26.34%) Test Management
10 48 (21.43%) Test Strategy
11 47 (20.98%) Waterfall
12 44 (19.64%) Load Testing
13 39 (17.41%) Performance Testing
14 36 (16.07%) Manual Testing
14 36 (16.07%) User Stories
15 32 (14.29%) Functional Testing
15 32 (14.29%) Regression Testing
15 32 (14.29%) SDLC
16 30 (13.39%) Continuous Integration
16 30 (13.39%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (36.61%) SQL
2 69 (30.80%) Java
3 56 (25.00%) C#
4 35 (15.63%) Ruby
5 25 (11.16%) Python
6 22 (9.82%) C++
7 13 (5.80%) C
8 8 (3.57%) XPath
9 6 (2.68%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.68%) Perl
10 5 (2.23%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.79%) JCL
12 3 (1.34%) PHP
13 2 (0.89%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.45%) VB
14 1 (0.45%) VB6
14 1 (0.45%) VBA
14 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 169 (75.45%) ISEB
2 65 (29.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 51 (22.77%) Security Cleared
4 26 (11.61%) DV Cleared
5 24 (10.71%) Degree
6 11 (4.91%) SC Cleared
7 10 (4.46%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (1.34%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (24.11%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.45%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (3.57%) Docker
2 4 (1.79%) RACF
2 4 (1.79%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (1.79%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 20 (8.93%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.68%) Puppet
4 4 (1.79%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 59 (26.34%) Microsoft
2 33 (14.73%) HP
3 14 (6.25%) Atlassian
4 11 (4.91%) SAP
5 6 (2.68%) CA Agile Central
6 5 (2.23%) Oracle
7 4 (1.79%) IBM
8 3 (1.34%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.45%) Sitecore
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £34,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Bluetownonline
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago