Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Swindon with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Wiltshire > Swindon
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 65 93
Rank change year-on-year +12 +28 -6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 16 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 2.26% 1.38% 0.094%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.76% 5.02% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 16 6 0
Swindon median annual salary £32,250 £43,750 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.29% - -
Wiltshire median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -23.53% -15.00%

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 Swindon with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Swindon
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 164 219 287
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 23.16% 27.55% 27.08%
Number of salaries quoted 133 178 268
Swindon median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.65% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £70,000 £60,375
Wiltshire median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +8.57% -11.39% -1.25%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Swindon

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Swindon

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Swindon

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Swindon

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Swindon over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Swindon

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Swindon region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 16 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (56.25%) ISEB
4 8 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (50.00%) Selenium
5 6 (37.50%) Manual Testing
5 6 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
6 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (31.25%) QA
6 5 (31.25%) SQL
6 5 (31.25%) ITIL
7 4 (25.00%) SOAP
7 4 (25.00%) Degree
7 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Marketing
7 4 (25.00%) SoapUI
7 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 4 (25.00%) Test Management
7 4 (25.00%) Front End Development
7 4 (25.00%) Context-Driven Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Load Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
8 3 (18.75%) C#
9 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 2 (12.50%) Finance
9 2 (12.50%) TDD
9 2 (12.50%) Scrum
9 2 (12.50%) Replication
9 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
4 2 (12.50%) Robot Framework
General
1 4 (25.00%) Marketing
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Games
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Analyst
2 11 (68.75%) Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) QA Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Web Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Web Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (12.50%) Replication
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (37.50%) Manual Testing
5 5 (31.25%) ITIL
5 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
5 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Context-Driven Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Front End Development
6 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Test Management
6 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (18.75%) Load Testing
8 2 (12.50%) BDD
8 2 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
8 2 (12.50%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) ISEB
2 6 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft