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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 63 83 67
Rank change year-on-year +20 -16  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 8 1 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.29% 0.13% 2.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.33% 0.50% 8.07%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 19
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.28% -6.66%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton.

Academic & Professional Certification
Southampton
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 150 202 322
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 24.23% 25.28% 34.04%
Number of salaries quoted 139 193 225
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton citing ISTQB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Southampton

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 8 (66.67%) QA
2 8 (66.67%) C#
2 8 (66.67%) Scrum
2 8 (66.67%) Selenium
2 8 (66.67%) Automation Testing
3 7 (58.33%) Software Testing
4 6 (50.00%) OOP
4 6 (50.00%) ISEB
4 6 (50.00%) Web Testing
4 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
5 5 (41.67%) HP UFT
5 5 (41.67%) Java
5 5 (41.67%) Degree
6 4 (33.33%) Ruby
6 4 (33.33%) Perl
6 4 (33.33%) SQL
6 4 (33.33%) C++
6 4 (33.33%) Windows
6 4 (33.33%) Linux
6 4 (33.33%) Python
6 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 4 (33.33%) Functional Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Data Analytics
6 4 (33.33%) Analytics
6 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
7 3 (25.00%) SoapUI
7 3 (25.00%) Mobile App

ISTQB
Top Related 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:

Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) HP UFT
3 3 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 2 (16.67%) JIRA
4 2 (16.67%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Software Test Engineer
1 7 (58.33%) Test Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Software Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Software Test Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Software QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Scrum
2 8 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 7 (58.33%) Software Testing
4 6 (50.00%) OOP
4 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (50.00%) Web Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Analytics
5 4 (33.33%) Data Analytics
5 4 (33.33%) Functional Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (16.67%) BDD
7 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (16.67%) TDD
7 2 (16.67%) Test Management
7 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
7 2 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) C++
3 4 (33.33%) Perl
3 4 (33.33%) Python
3 4 (33.33%) Ruby
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) ISEB
2 5 (41.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) QA
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 19 days ago