Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 98 138
Rank change year-on-year +6 +40 -8
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 31 23 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 2.01% 1.35% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.67% 3.65% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 29 18 5
Wiltshire median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -23.53% -15.00%
10th Percentile £31,000 £26,250 £38,000
90th Percentile £45,000 £48,175 £45,250
South West median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +7.69%

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 Wiltshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Wiltshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 547 631 713
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 35.43% 36.97% 32.57%
Number of salaries quoted 465 542 621
Wiltshire median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £39,421
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% -11.21% -1.45%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,760 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Wiltshire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Wiltshire

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Wiltshire

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Wiltshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Wiltshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Wiltshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon +7 17 £32,500 -25.71%
Melksham +1 7 £32,000 -20.00%
Salisbury - 6 £45,000 -
Chippenham +13 1 £45,000 +63.64%
ISTQB
South West

For the 6 months to 19 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (77.42%) Test Automation
2 20 (64.52%) Manual Testing
3 18 (58.06%) ISEB
4 15 (48.39%) Microsoft
4 15 (48.39%) Scrum
5 14 (45.16%) QA
6 13 (41.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (38.71%) Test Scripting
7 12 (38.71%) Software Testing
7 12 (38.71%) SQL
8 11 (35.48%) ITIL
9 10 (32.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (32.26%) Waterfall
9 10 (32.26%) Test Management
10 9 (29.03%) Selenium
10 9 (29.03%) Finance
10 9 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (25.81%) Functional Testing
11 8 (25.81%) Scenario Testing
12 7 (22.58%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (22.58%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (22.58%) Test Planning
12 7 (22.58%) Zephyr
12 7 (22.58%) Regression Testing
12 7 (22.58%) DSDM
12 7 (22.58%) System Testing
12 7 (22.58%) Data Protection
12 7 (22.58%) PCI DSS
12 7 (22.58%) JIRA

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (19.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Selenium
2 7 (22.58%) JIRA
2 7 (22.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (22.58%) Zephyr
3 4 (12.90%) SoapUI
4 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
5 2 (6.45%) Robot Framework
6 1 (3.23%) JMeter
6 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.23%) TestRail
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Marketing
3 2 (6.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Advertising
4 1 (3.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Analyst
2 15 (48.39%) Tester
3 12 (38.71%) Test Analyst
4 7 (22.58%) Software Tester
5 6 (19.35%) Lead Tester
5 6 (19.35%) Technical Leader
5 6 (19.35%) Technical Tester
6 4 (12.90%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Senior QA Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Web Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Web Test Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.45%) Replication
2 2 (6.45%) User Experience
3 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (77.42%) Test Automation
2 20 (64.52%) Manual Testing
3 15 (48.39%) Scrum
4 12 (38.71%) Software Testing
4 12 (38.71%) Test Scripting
5 11 (35.48%) ITIL
6 10 (32.26%) Test Management
6 10 (32.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (32.26%) Waterfall
7 9 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (25.81%) Functional Testing
8 8 (25.81%) Scenario Testing
9 7 (22.58%) Data Protection
9 7 (22.58%) DSDM
9 7 (22.58%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (22.58%) Regression Testing
9 7 (22.58%) System Testing
9 7 (22.58%) Test Planning
10 6 (19.35%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (58.06%) ISEB
2 13 (41.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (19.35%) CEH
3 6 (19.35%) MCSA
3 6 (19.35%) MCSE
3 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
4 4 (12.90%) Degree
5 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
5 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (45.16%) QA
2 7 (22.58%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) Microsoft