Period
to 23 February 2020

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 23 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > South West
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 202 230 210
Rank change year-on-year +28 -20 -49
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 87 100 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.08% 0.99% 1.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.96% 3.51% 4.44%
Number of salaries quoted 80 83 113
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +7.59% +5.33%
10th Percentile £32,375 £28,400 £31,000
90th Percentile £57,600 £57,500 £55,700
England median annual salary £43,140 £42,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +1.50% +8.97% -2.50%

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 2,198 2,851 3,019
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.18% 28.28% 29.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1,626 2,032 2,170
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.51% +5.63%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £69,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020. 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 +44 32 £42,500 +17.24% 9
Wiltshire +14 20 £55,000 +12.24% 5
Somerset +24 14 £46,250 +15.63%
Gloucestershire -18 10 £45,000 - 8
Devon -10 5 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Cornwall - 5 £27,500 -
Dorset +12 1 - - 1
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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 69 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (73.56%) Test Automation
3 45 (51.72%) ISEB
4 38 (43.68%) QA
5 35 (40.23%) SQL
6 31 (35.63%) Software Testing
7 28 (32.18%) Non-Functional Testing
8 26 (29.89%) Test Scripting
9 25 (28.74%) Scrum
10 24 (27.59%) Functional Testing
11 22 (25.29%) Azure
11 22 (25.29%) Microsoft
12 21 (24.14%) C#
12 21 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
12 21 (24.14%) Test Management
12 21 (24.14%) Waterfall
13 20 (22.99%) Test Strategy
13 20 (22.99%) Manual Testing
13 20 (22.99%) DevOps
13 20 (22.99%) Test Planning
14 19 (21.84%) Public Sector
14 19 (21.84%) Web Services
14 19 (21.84%) ITIL
15 18 (20.69%) Java
15 18 (20.69%) Selenium
16 17 (19.54%) Linux
16 17 (19.54%) Problem-Solving
16 17 (19.54%) Defect Management
16 17 (19.54%) Security Cleared
16 17 (19.54%) Cucumber

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 13 (14.94%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.75%) Confluence
3 3 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.30%) CMS
4 2 (2.30%) Moodle
Applications
1 12 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (25.29%) Azure
2 8 (9.20%) AWS
3 7 (8.05%) Office 365
4 4 (4.60%) Azure Stack
4 4 (4.60%) BlazeMeter
4 4 (4.60%) OneDrive
5 3 (3.45%) Azure Machine Learning
5 3 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.60%) NetScaler
1 4 (4.60%) Skype
1 4 (4.60%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (20.69%) Selenium
2 17 (19.54%) Cucumber
3 14 (16.09%) JIRA
4 11 (12.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (10.34%) SpecFlow
6 8 (9.20%) Protractor
7 6 (6.90%) JMeter
8 5 (5.75%) LoadRunner
8 5 (5.75%) Postman
9 4 (4.60%) HP UFT
9 4 (4.60%) NeoLoad
9 4 (4.60%) SoapUI
9 4 (4.60%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
10 2 (2.30%) Subversion
10 2 (2.30%) WebDriver
11 1 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (1.15%) Fiddler
11 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
11 1 (1.15%) TestRail
General
1 19 (21.84%) Public Sector
2 10 (11.49%) Finance
2 10 (11.49%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.05%) Electronics
3 7 (8.05%) Manufacturing
3 7 (8.05%) Marketing
4 4 (4.60%) Back Office
5 1 (1.15%) Advertising
5 1 (1.15%) Military
5 1 (1.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (41.38%) Tester
2 21 (24.14%) Analyst
3 16 (18.39%) Test Analyst
4 15 (17.24%) Test Manager
5 13 (14.94%) Software Tester
6 9 (10.34%) Lead Tester
6 9 (10.34%) QA Tester
6 9 (10.34%) Technical Leader
6 9 (10.34%) Technical Tester
7 8 (9.20%) Automation Tester
7 8 (9.20%) QA Analyst
7 8 (9.20%) Software Analyst
7 8 (9.20%) Test Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Software QA Tester
8 4 (4.60%) Software Test Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) QA Leader
9 3 (3.45%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.84%) Web Services
2 16 (18.39%) REST
3 14 (16.09%) .NET
4 5 (5.75%) Gherkin
5 4 (4.60%) .NET Framework
5 4 (4.60%) ADO
5 4 (4.60%) SOAP
6 3 (3.45%) .NET Core
7 2 (2.30%) RESTful
8 1 (1.15%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.64%) Management Information System
2 10 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.60%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.54%) Linux
2 9 (10.34%) CentOS
2 9 (10.34%) Windows
2 9 (10.34%) Windows 7
2 9 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (4.60%) Mac OS
3 4 (4.60%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (73.56%) Test Automation
3 31 (35.63%) Software Testing
4 28 (32.18%) Non-Functional Testing
5 26 (29.89%) Test Scripting
6 25 (28.74%) Scrum
7 24 (27.59%) Functional Testing
8 21 (24.14%) Test Management
8 21 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 21 (24.14%) Waterfall
9 20 (22.99%) DevOps
9 20 (22.99%) Manual Testing
9 20 (22.99%) Test Planning
9 20 (22.99%) Test Strategy
10 19 (21.84%) ITIL
11 17 (19.54%) Defect Management
11 17 (19.54%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (17.24%) Kanban
12 15 (17.24%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 35 (40.23%) SQL
2 21 (24.14%) C#
3 18 (20.69%) Java
4 15 (17.24%) JavaScript
5 9 (10.34%) Python
6 8 (9.20%) Ruby
6 8 (9.20%) TypeScript
7 5 (5.75%) PowerShell
8 4 (4.60%) PHP
9 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.15%) C
9 1 (1.15%) C++
9 1 (1.15%) Scala
Qualifications
1 45 (51.72%) ISEB
2 17 (19.54%) Security Cleared
3 14 (16.09%) DV Cleared
4 13 (14.94%) SC Cleared
5 12 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (10.34%) CEH
6 9 (10.34%) MCSA
6 9 (10.34%) MCSE
6 9 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (10.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (4.60%) CCA
7 4 (4.60%) Degree
7 4 (4.60%) MCP
7 4 (4.60%) RHCE
8 3 (3.45%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (3.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (43.68%) QA
2 4 (4.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 13 (14.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.60%) Hyper-V
2 4 (4.60%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (4.60%) XenApp
3 3 (3.45%) Docker
4 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (14.94%) SCOM
2 10 (11.49%) SCCM
3 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 4 (4.60%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 22 (25.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.05%) SAP
3 6 (6.90%) Cadence
4 5 (5.75%) VMware
5 4 (4.60%) Splunk
6 3 (3.45%) HP
6 3 (3.45%) IBM
6 3 (3.45%) Symantec
6 3 (3.45%) Veritas
7 2 (2.30%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.15%) Apple