Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 96 115
Rank change year-on-year +5 +19 -6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 20 5 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.46% 0.45% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.92% 1.82% 2.89%
Number of salaries quoted 18 5 15
Southampton median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £32,350 £29,000 £26,550
90th Percentile £47,875 £46,000 £46,250
Hampshire median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +21.43% -17.65% +6.25%

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 338 274 519
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 24.69% 24.46% 34.19%
Number of salaries quoted 261 252 487
Southampton median annual salary £40,000 £38,250 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.58% -7.83% +3.75%
10th Percentile £24,750 £21,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £65,000 £56,250
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -4.76%

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 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Southampton

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 18 (90.00%) QA
2 17 (85.00%) Manual Testing
2 17 (85.00%) Test Automation
3 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (55.00%) SQL
5 10 (50.00%) Selenium
5 10 (50.00%) Performance Testing
6 7 (35.00%) ISEB
7 6 (30.00%) WebDriver
7 6 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (25.00%) Test Planning
8 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (25.00%) Replication
8 5 (25.00%) TDD
8 5 (25.00%) Windows
8 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 5 (25.00%) C#
9 4 (20.00%) C++
9 4 (20.00%) Java
9 4 (20.00%) Perl
9 4 (20.00%) Python
9 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
10 3 (15.00%) Finance
10 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
11 2 (10.00%) Code Coverage
11 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
11 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
11 2 (10.00%) Web Services
11 2 (10.00%) XML

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 (5.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Selenium
2 6 (30.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (10.00%) Protractor
5 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
6 1 (5.00%) JMeter
6 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) QA Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Test Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Software Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Senior Software Test Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) QA Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) QA Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Web Services
1 2 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Replication
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
1 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) Manual Testing
1 17 (85.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (50.00%) Performance Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (25.00%) TDD
5 5 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (10.00%) API Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Code Coverage
7 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Microservices
7 2 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Software Delivery
8 1 (5.00%) Coaching
8 1 (5.00%) Test Management
8 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) C#
3 4 (20.00%) C++
3 4 (20.00%) Java
3 4 (20.00%) Perl
3 4 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (90.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) HP