Period
to 17 January 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 January 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 218 194 165
Rank change year-on-year -24 -29 +48
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 102 139 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.04% 1.39% 1.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.77% 4.65% 5.88%
Number of salaries quoted 87 121 173
South West median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.39% +6.94% +2.86%
10th Percentile £27,800 £31,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £54,500 £54,900
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 2,705 2,992 3,487
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.71% 29.82% 32.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,935 2,221 2,739
South West median annual salary £44,657 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.64% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £66,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 17 January 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 January 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 0 34 £50,000 +25.00% 8
Wiltshire -7 26 £49,000 +40.00% 3
Gloucestershire -5 17 £43,750 +13.64% 7
Dorset +25 15 £32,500 -5.80% 4
Devon +8 7 £37,500 +37.98% 4
Somerset -6 3 £34,750 -7.33% 1
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 80 (78.43%) Agile Software Development
1 80 (78.43%) Test Automation
2 53 (51.96%) ISEB
3 52 (50.98%) Selenium
4 39 (38.24%) SQL
5 36 (35.29%) Non-Functional Testing
6 35 (34.31%) User Acceptance Testing
7 34 (33.33%) C#
7 34 (33.33%) Manual Testing
8 29 (28.43%) Test Strategy
9 28 (27.45%) Functional Testing
9 28 (27.45%) Waterfall
9 28 (27.45%) Scrum
10 26 (25.49%) Software Testing
11 25 (24.51%) Cucumber
11 25 (24.51%) Security Cleared
12 23 (22.55%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (22.55%) DevOps
13 22 (21.57%) Test Planning
13 22 (21.57%) DV Cleared
14 21 (20.59%) Microsoft
14 21 (20.59%) SOAP
14 21 (20.59%) Integration Testing
14 21 (20.59%) V-Model
14 21 (20.59%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 20 (19.61%) QA
16 19 (18.63%) Java
17 18 (17.65%) Web Services
17 18 (17.65%) System Integration Testing
17 18 (17.65%) SC 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 11 (10.78%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.98%) Apache
3 1 (0.98%) Confluence
3 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.98%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.92%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.98%) MySQL
3 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 52 (50.98%) Selenium
2 25 (24.51%) Cucumber
3 18 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (15.69%) SoapUI
4 16 (15.69%) SpecFlow
5 14 (13.73%) JIRA
6 13 (12.75%) LoadRunner
6 13 (12.75%) Visual Studio
7 8 (7.84%) Eclipse
7 8 (7.84%) JMeter
8 7 (6.86%) Rational DOORS
8 7 (6.86%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 7 (6.86%) WebDriver
9 5 (4.90%) Protractor
9 5 (4.90%) TestComplete
9 5 (4.90%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (3.92%) Git (software)
11 3 (2.94%) Jenkins
12 2 (1.96%) Maven
12 2 (1.96%) Robot Framework
General
1 15 (14.71%) Finance
2 7 (6.86%) Legal
3 3 (2.94%) Banking
4 1 (0.98%) Games
4 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (46.08%) Analyst
2 46 (45.10%) Test Analyst
3 22 (21.57%) Test Engineer
3 22 (21.57%) Tester
4 16 (15.69%) Test Automation Engineer
5 13 (12.75%) Senior Analyst
5 13 (12.75%) Senior Test Analyst
6 12 (11.76%) Automation Test Analyst
7 11 (10.78%) Software Tester
8 8 (7.84%) Automation Tester
8 8 (7.84%) Junior
8 8 (7.84%) Software Analyst
8 8 (7.84%) Software Test Analyst
9 7 (6.86%) Agile Test Analyst
9 7 (6.86%) Technical Leader
10 6 (5.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 4 (3.92%) Developer in Test
11 4 (3.92%) Lead Tester
11 4 (3.92%) Technical Tester
11 4 (3.92%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (20.59%) SOAP
2 18 (17.65%) Web Services
3 16 (15.69%) .NET
4 14 (13.73%) REST
5 13 (12.75%) XML
6 10 (9.80%) JSON
7 6 (5.88%) Gherkin
8 5 (4.90%) JDBC
9 3 (2.94%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.96%) HTML
11 1 (0.98%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.98%) CSS
11 1 (0.98%) Hibernate
11 1 (0.98%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.82%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.86%) Fintech
3 3 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.98%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.76%) Linux
2 6 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (78.43%) Agile Software Development
1 80 (78.43%) Test Automation
2 36 (35.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 35 (34.31%) User Acceptance Testing
4 34 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 29 (28.43%) Test Strategy
6 28 (27.45%) Functional Testing
6 28 (27.45%) Scrum
6 28 (27.45%) Waterfall
7 26 (25.49%) Software Testing
8 23 (22.55%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (22.55%) DevOps
9 22 (21.57%) Test Planning
10 21 (20.59%) Integration Testing
10 21 (20.59%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 21 (20.59%) V-Model
11 18 (17.65%) System Integration Testing
12 17 (16.67%) OpenUP
12 17 (16.67%) Test Management
12 17 (16.67%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 39 (38.24%) SQL
2 34 (33.33%) C#
3 19 (18.63%) Java
4 14 (13.73%) JavaScript
5 11 (10.78%) Ruby
6 9 (8.82%) TypeScript
7 8 (7.84%) Python
8 7 (6.86%) C++
9 2 (1.96%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.96%) C
9 2 (1.96%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.96%) VB
10 1 (0.98%) Perl
10 1 (0.98%) PHP
10 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 53 (51.96%) ISEB
2 25 (24.51%) Security Cleared
3 22 (21.57%) DV Cleared
4 18 (17.65%) SC Cleared
5 16 (15.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (14.71%) Degree
7 12 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (10.78%) MCSA
8 11 (10.78%) MCSE
9 6 (5.88%) CEH
10 2 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.98%) CSQA
11 1 (0.98%) MCP
11 1 (0.98%) OCP
11 1 (0.98%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.98%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (19.61%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (12.75%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (8.82%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.98%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.78%) HP
3 7 (6.86%) Cadence
3 7 (6.86%) IBM
4 2 (1.96%) BT
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle
5 1 (0.98%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.98%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (0.98%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.98%) SAP