Period
to 8 March 2021

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 8 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > South West
6 months to
8 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 211 206 219
Rank change year-on-year -5 +13 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 43 81 106
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 0.76% 1.02% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.65% 3.74% 3.67%
Number of salaries quoted 29 78 88
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +18.42%
10th Percentile £21,250 £30,800 £28,175
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +8.28%

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 1,620 2,167 2,888
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.68% 27.20% 28.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,024 1,630 2,094
Median annual salary £48,750 £45,000 £44,593
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +0.91% +4.92%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £72,425 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing ISTQB as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing ISTQB in the South West.

Salary trend for ISTQB in the South West

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing ISTQB in the South West over the 6 months to 8 March 2021.

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 8 March 2021. 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
Wiltshire +23 21 £22,500 -59.09% 1
Somerset +18 5 £47,500 +5.56%
Gloucestershire +15 4 £30,000 -40.00% 2
Dorset +20 2 £55,000 +115.69% 2
Devon +11 1 - -
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 8 March 2021, 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 34 (79.07%) Test Automation
2 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (46.51%) Selenium
4 19 (44.19%) ISEB
5 18 (41.86%) SOAP
6 17 (39.53%) Java
7 16 (37.21%) C#
7 16 (37.21%) Python
7 16 (37.21%) Finance
8 15 (34.88%) ISEB Practitioner
8 15 (34.88%) Git (software)
9 14 (32.56%) Cucumber
9 14 (32.56%) SoapUI
9 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
10 13 (30.23%) DevOps
11 12 (27.91%) Technical Leadership
11 12 (27.91%) JIRA
12 11 (25.58%) SDLC
12 11 (25.58%) Sauce Labs
12 11 (25.58%) eggPlant
12 11 (25.58%) Non-Functional Testing
12 11 (25.58%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (23.26%) BDD
13 10 (23.26%) Mobile App
13 10 (23.26%) Selendroid
13 10 (23.26%) Microservices
13 10 (23.26%) Appium
13 10 (23.26%) TDD
14 9 (20.93%) QA
14 9 (20.93%) Continuous Integration

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 2 (4.65%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (25.58%) Sauce Labs
2 6 (13.95%) Azure
3 4 (9.30%) BrowserStack
4 2 (4.65%) AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) SAP BW
2 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (46.51%) Selenium
2 15 (34.88%) Git (software)
3 14 (32.56%) Cucumber
3 14 (32.56%) SoapUI
4 12 (27.91%) JIRA
5 11 (25.58%) eggPlant
5 11 (25.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (23.26%) Appium
6 10 (23.26%) Selendroid
7 7 (16.28%) Mocha
8 6 (13.95%) Jenkins
9 5 (11.63%) Protractor
10 4 (9.30%) LoadRunner
11 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (4.65%) SpecFlow
13 1 (2.33%) JUnit
13 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
13 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (37.21%) Finance
2 6 (13.95%) Retail
3 4 (9.30%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Legal
4 1 (2.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) Tester
2 13 (30.23%) Analyst
2 13 (30.23%) Test Analyst
3 10 (23.26%) Automation Test Analyst
3 10 (23.26%) Test Automation Engineer
3 10 (23.26%) Test Engineer
4 8 (18.60%) Automation Tester
5 6 (13.95%) Senior Automation Tester
5 6 (13.95%) Senior Tester
6 4 (9.30%) JavaScript Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Performance Tester
7 2 (4.65%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.33%) Developer in Test
8 1 (2.33%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Junior Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Junior Test Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Senior C# Software Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Senior QA Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (41.86%) SOAP
2 7 (16.28%) WebdriverIO
3 5 (11.63%) JSON
3 5 (11.63%) Kafka
3 5 (11.63%) Web Services
4 4 (9.30%) .NET
5 1 (2.33%) HTML
5 1 (2.33%) WPF
5 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Mobile App
2 6 (13.95%) Client/Server
2 6 (13.95%) Mainframe
3 4 (9.30%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (79.07%) Test Automation
2 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (30.23%) DevOps
4 12 (27.91%) Technical Leadership
5 11 (25.58%) Non-Functional Testing
5 11 (25.58%) SDLC
6 10 (23.26%) BDD
6 10 (23.26%) Microservices
6 10 (23.26%) TDD
7 9 (20.93%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (16.28%) Software Testing
8 7 (16.28%) Waterfall
9 6 (13.95%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (13.95%) Event-Driven Architecture
9 6 (13.95%) QA Automation
10 5 (11.63%) Continuous Deployment
10 5 (11.63%) Feature Driven Development
10 5 (11.63%) SDET
11 4 (9.30%) Performance Testing
11 4 (9.30%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (39.53%) Java
2 16 (37.21%) C#
2 16 (37.21%) Python
3 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.95%) TypeScript
5 4 (9.30%) ABAP
6 3 (6.98%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (44.19%) ISEB
2 15 (34.88%) ISEB Practitioner
3 7 (16.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.33%) Degree
4 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.93%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) Kubernetes
1 5 (11.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Pega
2 4 (9.30%) Cadence
2 4 (9.30%) SAP
3 1 (2.33%) Google
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle