Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 212 158 202
Rank change year-on-year -54 +44 +18
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 132 214 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.29% 2.06% 1.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.40% 6.60% 4.31%
Number of salaries quoted 110 181 111
South West median annual salary £39,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £29,725 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £54,650 £55,500 £51,250
England median annual salary £39,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.25% +6.67% -5.06%

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 3,003 3,243 3,759
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.30% 31.29% 32.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2,148 2,558 3,005
South West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £23,675 £24,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -5 41 £40,000 +12.68% 8
Gloucestershire +15 37 £38,250 -4.38% 5
Wiltshire -22 23 £45,000 +38.46% 3
Somerset -26 22 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Devon +16 3 £34,000 +18.92% 2
Dorset -39 2 £34,500 +13.11%
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 94 (71.21%) Test Automation
2 77 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (48.48%) Software Testing
4 53 (40.15%) ISEB
5 51 (38.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 46 (34.85%) Test Management
7 45 (34.09%) Manual Testing
8 42 (31.82%) Selenium
9 40 (30.30%) QA
9 40 (30.30%) SQL
10 37 (28.03%) Microsoft
11 34 (25.76%) DevOps
12 33 (25.00%) JIRA
12 33 (25.00%) Finance
12 33 (25.00%) Scrum
13 30 (22.73%) Functional Testing
13 30 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
13 30 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
14 29 (21.97%) Waterfall
15 27 (20.45%) C#
16 26 (19.70%) Linux
16 26 (19.70%) Security Cleared
16 26 (19.70%) Test Strategy
17 25 (18.94%) Degree
18 24 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
18 24 (18.18%) SDLC
18 24 (18.18%) Cucumber
19 23 (17.42%) Test Scripting
19 23 (17.42%) Integration Testing
19 23 (17.42%) Test Planning

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 14 (10.61%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.30%) Apache Spark
3 6 (4.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 24 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (6.82%) SaaS
4 8 (6.06%) IaaS
4 8 (6.06%) PaaS
5 4 (3.03%) Slack
5 4 (3.03%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.76%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.55%) SSL
2 2 (1.52%) Internet
2 2 (1.52%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.06%) MySQL
2 8 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (5.30%) Apache Accumulo
3 7 (5.30%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.52%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.76%) Big Data
6 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.76%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 42 (31.82%) Selenium
2 33 (25.00%) JIRA
3 24 (18.18%) Cucumber
4 21 (15.91%) Jenkins
4 21 (15.91%) SpecFlow
5 19 (14.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 18 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (12.12%) Git (software)
8 14 (10.61%) WebDriver
9 13 (9.85%) Protractor
10 12 (9.09%) Jasmine
10 12 (9.09%) WATIR
11 11 (8.33%) JMeter
12 8 (6.06%) Zephyr
13 7 (5.30%) SoapUI
14 6 (4.55%) Mercurial
15 5 (3.79%) Capybara
16 4 (3.03%) GitLab
16 4 (3.03%) MSTest
16 4 (3.03%) Robot Framework
General
1 33 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (4.55%) Retail
3 5 (3.79%) Electronics
3 5 (3.79%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.79%) Marketing
3 5 (3.79%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.03%) Legal
5 3 (2.27%) Back Office
5 3 (2.27%) Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 44 (33.33%) Tester
2 37 (28.03%) Analyst
3 36 (27.27%) Test Analyst
4 24 (18.18%) Test Engineer
5 21 (15.91%) Test Leader
6 20 (15.15%) Test Automation Engineer
7 18 (13.64%) Software Tester
8 14 (10.61%) Lead Tester
8 14 (10.61%) Technical Leader
8 14 (10.61%) Technical Tester
9 12 (9.09%) Test Manager
10 11 (8.33%) Automation Tester
10 11 (8.33%) QA Engineer
11 9 (6.82%) QA Automation Engineer
11 9 (6.82%) QA Test Engineer
12 8 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (6.06%) Senior Test Analyst
12 8 (6.06%) Software QA Engineer
12 8 (6.06%) Software Test Engineer
13 7 (5.30%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.09%) REST
1 12 (9.09%) Web Services
2 10 (7.58%) Gherkin
3 8 (6.06%) .NET
3 8 (6.06%) AngularJS
3 8 (6.06%) LAMP
3 8 (6.06%) React
4 7 (5.30%) JSON
5 5 (3.79%) Behat
6 4 (3.03%) Nightwatchjs
6 4 (3.03%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (2.27%) SOAP
8 2 (1.52%) CSS
8 2 (1.52%) HTML
9 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.30%) Fintech
4 5 (3.79%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (3.03%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.03%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.76%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.76%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.76%) User Experience
6 1 (0.76%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 26 (19.70%) Linux
2 16 (12.12%) Windows
3 8 (6.06%) Windows 10
3 8 (6.06%) Windows 7
3 8 (6.06%) Windows Server
3 8 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.76%) Android
4 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (71.21%) Test Automation
2 77 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (48.48%) Software Testing
4 46 (34.85%) Test Management
5 45 (34.09%) Manual Testing
6 34 (25.76%) DevOps
7 33 (25.00%) Scrum
8 30 (22.73%) Functional Testing
8 30 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
8 30 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
9 29 (21.97%) Waterfall
10 26 (19.70%) Test Strategy
11 24 (18.18%) SDLC
12 23 (17.42%) Integration Testing
12 23 (17.42%) Test Planning
12 23 (17.42%) Test Scripting
13 20 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (15.15%) Performance Testing
14 19 (14.39%) Stakeholder Management
14 19 (14.39%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (30.30%) SQL
2 27 (20.45%) C#
3 20 (15.15%) Ruby
4 12 (9.09%) Python
5 11 (8.33%) Java
6 10 (7.58%) JavaScript
7 8 (6.06%) VBScript
8 7 (5.30%) Bash Shell
8 7 (5.30%) C
8 7 (5.30%) Perl
9 6 (4.55%) C++
10 4 (3.03%) COBOL
10 4 (3.03%) Groovy
10 4 (3.03%) Pascal
10 4 (3.03%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.52%) PHP
12 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 53 (40.15%) ISEB
2 51 (38.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 26 (19.70%) Security Cleared
4 25 (18.94%) Degree
5 14 (10.61%) CEH
5 14 (10.61%) MCSA
5 14 (10.61%) MCSE
5 14 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (5.30%) DV Cleared
8 5 (3.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (30.30%) QA
2 4 (3.03%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.76%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (8.33%) Puppet
2 9 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (3.03%) Kubernetes
3 4 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 37 (28.03%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.33%) CA Agile Central
3 10 (7.58%) HP
4 9 (6.82%) SAP
5 6 (4.55%) Google
6 5 (3.79%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (3.03%) CA
7 4 (3.03%) IBM
7 4 (3.03%) Micro Focus
7 4 (3.03%) Oracle
8 2 (1.52%) Cadence
8 2 (1.52%) Capita