Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > South West
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 163 244 198
Rank change year-on-year +81 -46 -7
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 172 91 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.78% 0.88% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.91% 3.03% 4.95%
Number of salaries quoted 139 83 128
South West median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £58,500 £57,250 £54,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 2,910 3,003 3,133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 30.12% 29.15% 30.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2,148 2,266 2,415
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 +53 66 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Gloucestershire +3 35 £47,500 +18.75% 4
Wiltshire -2 30 £41,500 +76.60% 5
Somerset +25 20 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Dorset +20 16 £38,500 +18.46%
Devon -10 3 £29,000 -22.67% 1
Cornwall - 2 - -
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 134 (77.91%) Test Automation
2 112 (65.12%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (50.58%) ISEB
4 79 (45.93%) QA
5 72 (41.86%) Software Testing
6 68 (39.53%) Test Scripting
7 61 (35.47%) Scrum
8 54 (31.40%) SQL
9 50 (29.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 49 (28.49%) Test Strategy
11 46 (26.74%) Finance
11 46 (26.74%) Manual Testing
11 46 (26.74%) Security Cleared
12 39 (22.67%) Selenium
13 37 (21.51%) C#
13 37 (21.51%) Public Sector
14 35 (20.35%) Microsoft
15 34 (19.77%) Linux
15 34 (19.77%) JIRA
15 34 (19.77%) Test Management
16 31 (18.02%) Integration Testing
16 31 (18.02%) LoadRunner
17 29 (16.86%) Gherkin
17 29 (16.86%) BDD
18 28 (16.28%) Waterfall
18 28 (16.28%) Telecoms
18 28 (16.28%) SAP
19 26 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
19 26 (15.12%) SC Cleared
19 26 (15.12%) 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 23 (13.37%) Confluence
2 11 (6.40%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.33%) CMS
4 3 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.07%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.58%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.56%) Azure
2 5 (2.91%) Azure Stack
2 5 (2.91%) Office 365
2 5 (2.91%) OneDrive
3 2 (1.16%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.40%) DAB
2 9 (5.23%) SSH
3 5 (2.91%) NetScaler
3 5 (2.91%) Skype
4 3 (1.74%) DHCP
4 3 (1.74%) DNS
4 3 (1.74%) Firewall
4 3 (1.74%) IPsec
4 3 (1.74%) Network Security
5 2 (1.16%) tcpdump
5 2 (1.16%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.58%) PBX
6 1 (0.58%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.58%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.56%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.33%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.33%) MySQL
4 3 (1.74%) Big Data
4 3 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (22.67%) Selenium
2 34 (19.77%) JIRA
3 31 (18.02%) LoadRunner
4 22 (12.79%) JMeter
5 18 (10.47%) Cucumber
6 17 (9.88%) SpecFlow
7 12 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (6.98%) WebDriver
8 11 (6.40%) SoapUI
9 10 (5.81%) HP UFT
10 9 (5.23%) TestRail
11 6 (3.49%) Visual Studio
12 5 (2.91%) Git (software)
12 5 (2.91%) Subversion
12 5 (2.91%) TestComplete
13 4 (2.33%) Jenkins
14 3 (1.74%) Robot Framework
15 2 (1.16%) MSTest
15 2 (1.16%) NeoLoad
15 2 (1.16%) Zephyr
General
1 46 (26.74%) Finance
2 37 (21.51%) Public Sector
3 28 (16.28%) Telecoms
4 21 (12.21%) Electronics
5 20 (11.63%) Manufacturing
5 20 (11.63%) Marketing
6 4 (2.33%) Retail
7 2 (1.16%) Back Office
8 1 (0.58%) Military
Job Titles
1 76 (44.19%) Analyst
2 52 (30.23%) Tester
3 48 (27.91%) Test Analyst
4 30 (17.44%) QA Analyst
4 30 (17.44%) Software Tester
5 28 (16.28%) Test Engineer
6 20 (11.63%) Test Manager
7 15 (8.72%) Software Analyst
8 13 (7.56%) QA Tester
9 9 (5.23%) Senior Test Engineer
9 9 (5.23%) Software QA Tester
9 9 (5.23%) Technical Analyst
9 9 (5.23%) Technical Test Analyst
10 8 (4.65%) Automation Tester
11 6 (3.49%) Lead Tester
11 6 (3.49%) Manual Test Analyst
11 6 (3.49%) Software Test Analyst
11 6 (3.49%) Technical Leader
11 6 (3.49%) Technical Tester
11 6 (3.49%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.86%) Gherkin
2 24 (13.95%) Web Services
3 18 (10.47%) REST
4 14 (8.14%) .NET
5 9 (5.23%) SOAP
6 8 (4.65%) HTML
7 7 (4.07%) CSS
8 6 (3.49%) WCF
9 5 (2.91%) RESTful
10 2 (1.16%) ADO
11 1 (0.58%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.58%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.58%) JSON
11 1 (0.58%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.23%) Linux Command Line
2 9 (5.23%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (1.74%) PKI
5 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.58%) Cybercrime
6 1 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.58%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 34 (19.77%) Linux
2 13 (7.56%) Windows
3 8 (4.65%) CentOS
3 8 (4.65%) Unix
4 5 (2.91%) Mac OS
4 5 (2.91%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.58%) Android
7 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (77.91%) Test Automation
2 112 (65.12%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (41.86%) Software Testing
4 68 (39.53%) Test Scripting
5 61 (35.47%) Scrum
6 49 (28.49%) Test Strategy
7 46 (26.74%) Manual Testing
8 34 (19.77%) Test Management
9 31 (18.02%) Integration Testing
10 29 (16.86%) BDD
11 28 (16.28%) Waterfall
12 25 (14.53%) Defect Management
12 25 (14.53%) User Acceptance Testing
13 24 (13.95%) Non-Functional Testing
13 24 (13.95%) SDLC
14 23 (13.37%) Mentoring
14 23 (13.37%) Regression Testing
14 23 (13.37%) Test Planning
15 20 (11.63%) Digital Marketing
15 20 (11.63%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (31.40%) SQL
2 37 (21.51%) C#
3 25 (14.53%) Java
4 22 (12.79%) JavaScript
5 15 (8.72%) Python
6 13 (7.56%) PowerShell
7 12 (6.98%) C
8 9 (5.23%) PHP
8 9 (5.23%) VB
9 8 (4.65%) PL/SQL
10 7 (4.07%) C++
11 6 (3.49%) Ruby
12 4 (2.33%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.74%) Lua
14 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 87 (50.58%) ISEB
2 50 (29.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 46 (26.74%) Security Cleared
4 26 (15.12%) DV Cleared
4 26 (15.12%) SC Cleared
5 15 (8.72%) Degree
6 14 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (7.56%) MCP
8 8 (4.65%) OCP
8 8 (4.65%) Oracle Certification
8 8 (4.65%) SAP Certification
9 6 (3.49%) CEH
9 6 (3.49%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (3.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (3.49%) MCSA
9 6 (3.49%) MCSE
10 5 (2.91%) CCA
10 5 (2.91%) RHCE
11 4 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (45.93%) QA
2 5 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 9 (5.23%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.91%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.91%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (2.91%) XenApp
3 3 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (1.74%) vSphere
4 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (8.72%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (6.98%) HP ALM
3 9 (5.23%) SCOM
4 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 5 (2.91%) SCCM
4 5 (2.91%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 35 (20.35%) Microsoft
2 28 (16.28%) SAP
3 20 (11.63%) Atlassian
4 19 (11.05%) HP
5 10 (5.81%) Apple
5 10 (5.81%) Cadence
6 8 (4.65%) Oracle
7 5 (2.91%) Splunk
8 3 (1.74%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.74%) VMware
9 1 (0.58%) DocuSign
9 1 (0.58%) Sun