Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 98 100
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 12 3 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.88% 0.28% 1.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.26% 1.03% 3.57%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 17
Southampton median annual salary £42,750 £30,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.50% -11.76% -18.07%
10th Percentile £32,450 £27,500 £26,700
90th Percentile £50,000 £41,500 £46,250
Hampshire median annual salary £40,250 £32,500 £51,250
% change year-on-year +23.85% -36.59% +23.49%

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 368 291 476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 27.12% 26.82% 35.71%
Number of salaries quoted 266 268 443
Southampton median annual salary £44,750 £35,500 £41,543
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.06% -14.55% -2.25%
10th Percentile £27,875 £21,100 £24,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £57,500
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -3.61%

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 21 October 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Southampton

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 10 (83.33%) QA
2 9 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (58.33%) Performance Testing
5 6 (50.00%) SQL
6 5 (41.67%) ISEB
7 4 (33.33%) Windows
7 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 4 (33.33%) C#
7 4 (33.33%) Selenium
7 4 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
8 3 (25.00%) Replication
8 3 (25.00%) TDD
8 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
9 2 (16.67%) Retail
9 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
9 2 (16.67%) JMeter
9 2 (16.67%) Finance
9 2 (16.67%) C++
9 2 (16.67%) Java
9 2 (16.67%) Perl
9 2 (16.67%) Web Services
9 2 (16.67%) XML
9 2 (16.67%) Python
9 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (16.67%) JMeter
3 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 2 (16.67%) Protractor
3 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Specialist
4 2 (16.67%) QA Specialist
4 2 (16.67%) Quality Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Software Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Software Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
1 2 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Replication
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 7 (58.33%) Performance Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 2 (16.67%) API Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Coaching
6 2 (16.67%) Code Coverage
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Microservices
6 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Software Delivery
6 2 (16.67%) Test Management
7 1 (8.33%) Analytics
7 1 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) C++
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) Perl
3 2 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (83.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) HP
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft