Period
to 20 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 92 111
Rank change year-on-year +5 +19 -15
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 25 10 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.74% 0.85% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.44% 3.42% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 26 10 13
Southampton median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £29,750 £30,950 £27,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £46,375 £46,250
Hampshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +13.33%

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 Southampton with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Southampton
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 336 292 463
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 23.38% 24.94% 30.54%
Number of salaries quoted 276 269 440
Southampton median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,250 £26,225
90th Percentile £55,625 £62,750 £53,750
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Southampton

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB in Southampton.

Salary trend for ISTQB in Southampton

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Southampton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Southampton over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Southampton

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 Southampton region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 23 (92.00%) QA
2 22 (88.00%) Test Automation
3 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (68.00%) Manual Testing
5 16 (64.00%) SQL
6 15 (60.00%) Selenium
7 13 (52.00%) Performance Testing
8 10 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 9 (36.00%) Windows
10 7 (28.00%) ISEB
11 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (24.00%) WebDriver
11 6 (24.00%) .NET
11 6 (24.00%) Regression Testing
11 6 (24.00%) API Testing
11 6 (24.00%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (20.00%) SDLC
12 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
12 5 (20.00%) Scrum
12 5 (20.00%) Replication
12 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
12 5 (20.00%) C#
12 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
12 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
12 5 (20.00%) Mocha
12 5 (20.00%) Jasmine
12 5 (20.00%) Test Planning
12 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (20.00%) JIRA
12 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (60.00%) Selenium
2 6 (24.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (20.00%) Jasmine
3 5 (20.00%) JIRA
3 5 (20.00%) Mocha
4 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (8.00%) Protractor
5 2 (8.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
6 1 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Analyst
2 10 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) QA Analyst
4 6 (24.00%) QA Engineer
4 6 (24.00%) Test Engineer
5 5 (20.00%) Software Analyst
5 5 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
6 4 (16.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (16.00%) Desktop Analyst
6 4 (16.00%) Desktop Support
6 4 (16.00%) Manual Test Analyst
6 4 (16.00%) QA Automation Analyst
6 4 (16.00%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (16.00%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (16.00%) Senior Software Test Analyst
6 4 (16.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (16.00%) Web Analyst
6 4 (16.00%) Web Test Analyst
7 3 (12.00%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (8.00%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
2 2 (8.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.00%) Replication
3 4 (16.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (88.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (68.00%) Manual Testing
4 13 (52.00%) Performance Testing
5 10 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (24.00%) API Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (24.00%) Regression Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Kanban
7 5 (20.00%) Scrum
7 5 (20.00%) SDLC
7 5 (20.00%) Test Planning
7 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (16.00%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
8 4 (16.00%) System Testing
8 4 (16.00%) TDD
8 4 (16.00%) User Stories
9 2 (8.00%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) C#
2 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.00%) C++
3 4 (16.00%) Java
3 4 (16.00%) Perl
3 4 (16.00%) Python
4 1 (4.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) ISEB
2 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (92.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft