Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 235 183 175
Rank change year-on-year -52 -8 +58
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 94 158 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.92% 1.52% 1.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.19% 5.04% 5.06%
Number of salaries quoted 87 128 155
South West median annual salary £35,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,750 £31,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £54,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 2,944 3,138 3,599
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.78% 30.15% 33.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,167 2,408 2,818
South West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £64,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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
Bristol -22 34 £35,000 -17.65% 6
Wiltshire -4 27 £29,000 -10.77% 3
Dorset +6 11 £32,500 - 4
Gloucestershire -10 11 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Somerset +24 8 £37,500 - 1
Devon +8 3 £37,500 +37.98% 3
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 76 (80.85%) Test Automation
2 68 (72.34%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (58.51%) ISEB
4 47 (50.00%) Selenium
5 37 (39.36%) Software Testing
6 35 (37.23%) Manual Testing
7 32 (34.04%) SQL
8 30 (31.91%) Test Strategy
9 29 (30.85%) QA
10 28 (29.79%) Scrum
11 27 (28.72%) User Acceptance Testing
12 22 (23.40%) C#
13 21 (22.34%) Waterfall
14 20 (21.28%) Microsoft
15 19 (20.21%) Degree
15 19 (20.21%) JIRA
15 19 (20.21%) Test Management
15 19 (20.21%) Team Foundation Server
15 19 (20.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 18 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
17 17 (18.09%) DV Cleared
17 17 (18.09%) Security Cleared
17 17 (18.09%) DevOps
18 16 (17.02%) User Stories
18 16 (17.02%) Non-Functional Testing
19 15 (15.96%) BDD
19 15 (15.96%) V-Model
20 14 (14.89%) SOAP
20 14 (14.89%) Computer Science
20 14 (14.89%) Functional Testing

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 (5.32%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.13%) CMS
3 2 (2.13%) WordPress
4 1 (1.06%) Apache
4 1 (1.06%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.06%) Confluence
4 1 (1.06%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.13%) GitHub
2 2 (2.13%) Runscope
3 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.06%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.26%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.06%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.06%) Big Data
3 1 (1.06%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.06%) HBase
3 1 (1.06%) MySQL
3 1 (1.06%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 47 (50.00%) Selenium
2 19 (20.21%) JIRA
2 19 (20.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (13.83%) Cucumber
4 12 (12.77%) LoadRunner
4 12 (12.77%) Visual Studio
5 11 (11.70%) SoapUI
6 9 (9.57%) SpecFlow
6 9 (9.57%) WebDriver
7 8 (8.51%) JMeter
7 8 (8.51%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 5 (5.32%) Git (software)
8 5 (5.32%) TestComplete
8 5 (5.32%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (4.26%) Jenkins
10 2 (2.13%) Fiddler
10 2 (2.13%) Firebug
10 2 (2.13%) Protractor
10 2 (2.13%) Robot Framework
10 2 (2.13%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (13.83%) Finance
2 4 (4.26%) Banking
3 2 (2.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.06%) Billing
4 1 (1.06%) Games
4 1 (1.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (55.32%) Analyst
1 52 (55.32%) Test Analyst
2 22 (23.40%) Tester
3 15 (15.96%) Software Analyst
3 15 (15.96%) Software Test Analyst
4 14 (14.89%) Software Tester
5 10 (10.64%) Test Engineer
6 9 (9.57%) Graduate
6 9 (9.57%) Graduate Analyst
6 9 (9.57%) Graduate Test Analyst
6 9 (9.57%) Junior
7 8 (8.51%) Graduate Software Analyst
7 8 (8.51%) Graduate Software Test Analyst
8 7 (7.45%) Technical Leader
9 6 (6.38%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (6.38%) Automation Tester
9 6 (6.38%) Test Automation Engineer
10 5 (5.32%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (5.32%) Senior Test Analyst
11 4 (4.26%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.89%) SOAP
2 13 (13.83%) XML
3 12 (12.77%) Web Services
4 11 (11.70%) .NET
5 10 (10.64%) JSON
6 9 (9.57%) REST
7 6 (6.38%) HTML
8 5 (5.32%) CSS
8 5 (5.32%) Gherkin
8 5 (5.32%) JDBC
9 3 (3.19%) AngularJS
10 2 (2.13%) HTML5
10 2 (2.13%) jQuery
10 2 (2.13%) React
10 2 (2.13%) XHTML
11 1 (1.06%) .NET Framework
11 1 (1.06%) Hibernate
11 1 (1.06%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.89%) Computer Science
2 9 (9.57%) Mobile App
3 6 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.32%) Fintech
4 5 (5.32%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.06%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.06%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.51%) Linux
2 4 (4.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (80.85%) Test Automation
2 68 (72.34%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (39.36%) Software Testing
4 35 (37.23%) Manual Testing
5 30 (31.91%) Test Strategy
6 28 (29.79%) Scrum
7 27 (28.72%) User Acceptance Testing
8 21 (22.34%) Waterfall
9 19 (20.21%) Test Management
10 18 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (18.09%) DevOps
12 16 (17.02%) Non-Functional Testing
12 16 (17.02%) User Stories
13 15 (15.96%) BDD
13 15 (15.96%) V-Model
14 14 (14.89%) Functional Testing
15 12 (12.77%) Integration Testing
15 12 (12.77%) SDLC
15 12 (12.77%) Test Planning
16 11 (11.70%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (34.04%) SQL
2 22 (23.40%) C#
3 10 (10.64%) Java
4 9 (9.57%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.38%) C++
6 4 (4.26%) Python
7 2 (2.13%) Ruby
8 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.06%) C
8 1 (1.06%) PHP
8 1 (1.06%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.06%) Scala
8 1 (1.06%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 55 (58.51%) ISEB
2 19 (20.21%) Degree
2 19 (20.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (18.09%) DV Cleared
3 17 (18.09%) Security Cleared
4 13 (13.83%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.32%) CEH
5 5 (5.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (5.32%) MCSA
5 5 (5.32%) MCSE
5 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (30.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (6.38%) HP ALM
1 6 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.06%) Oozie
Vendors
1 20 (21.28%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.57%) HP
3 5 (5.32%) Cadence
4 2 (2.13%) BT
4 2 (2.13%) Cognizant
4 2 (2.13%) Oracle
5 1 (1.06%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.06%) Google
5 1 (1.06%) Informatica
5 1 (1.06%) Twitter