The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK / England
Rank 267 295 320
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +25
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 926 969 970
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.17% 1.06% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.66% 3.80% 3.57%
Number of salaries quoted 764 811 799
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
19889 25499 27175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 25.22% 27.77% 27.79%
Number of salaries quoted 15777 20626 21858
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in England

ISTQB
Salary Trend in England

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in England

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the England region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in England

ISTQB
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the England region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +83 223 £40,000 +6.66% 23
London -14 181 £46,000 -3.15% 20
Yorkshire +14 109 £42,500 +25.00% 12
South West +29 103 £37,500 +10.29% 9
East of England +37 102 £40,000 - 12
North West -58 75 £37,500 +15.38% 10
East Midlands +55 69 £40,000 +9.58% 5
West Midlands +5 64 £36,500 +4.28% 8
North East -3 4 £34,400 +22.85% 2
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 England region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 1262 (68.00%) ISEB
2 1137 (61.26%) Agile Software Development
3 774 (41.70%) Selenium
4 679 (36.58%) QA
5 656 (35.34%) Software Testing
6 635 (34.21%) SQL
7 508 (27.37%) Test Scripting
8 498 (26.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 491 (26.45%) Test Automation
10 480 (25.86%) Finance
11 401 (21.61%) Java
12 395 (21.28%) User Acceptance Testing
13 386 (20.80%) JIRA
14 376 (20.26%) SDLC
15 370 (19.94%) Test Management
16 360 (19.40%) C#
17 352 (18.97%) Automated Testing
18 350 (18.86%) Test Strategy
19 340 (18.32%) BDD
20 336 (18.10%) Microsoft
21 331 (17.83%) Scrum
22 320 (17.24%) Cucumber
23 310 (16.70%) Automation Testing
24 285 (15.36%) Degree
25 280 (15.09%) Functional Testing
26 265 (14.28%) Manual Testing
26 265 (14.28%) Regression Testing
27 263 (14.17%) HP
28 262 (14.12%) TDD
29 235 (12.66%) Non-Functional Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 51 (2.75%) Confluence
2 46 (2.48%) SharePoint
3 22 (1.19%) IIS
4 21 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (0.54%) ArcGIS
5 10 (0.54%) WebSphere
5 10 (0.54%) WebSphere Portal
6 9 (0.48%) GlassFish
7 7 (0.38%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.38%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.32%) CMS
8 6 (0.32%) Documentum
9 3 (0.16%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.11%) FileNet
11 1 (0.054%) Apache
Applications
1 209 (11.26%) MS Excel
2 126 (6.79%) MS Office
3 71 (3.83%) MS Visio
4 41 (2.21%) MS Project
5 22 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.54%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.16%) Mingle
8 1 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.43%) SAP CO
2 8 (0.43%) SAP FI
2 8 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.16%) SAP hybris
5 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.054%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.02%) SaaS
2 14 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.38%) GitHub
4 7 (0.38%) Lucidchart
5 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.19%) SSH
2 12 (0.65%) HTTP
2 12 (0.65%) LAN
3 11 (0.59%) WAN
4 10 (0.54%) Internet
4 10 (0.54%) IP Telephony
5 9 (0.48%) Firewall
6 5 (0.27%) HTTPS
6 5 (0.27%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.16%) Skype
7 3 (0.16%) WinSCP
8 2 (0.11%) DNS
8 2 (0.11%) FTP
8 2 (0.11%) GSM
8 2 (0.11%) Intranet
8 2 (0.11%) LTE
8 2 (0.11%) UMTS
8 2 (0.11%) VoIP
9 1 (0.054%) Multicast
9 1 (0.054%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (7.33%) SQL Server
2 82 (4.42%) Relational Database
3 35 (1.89%) MySQL
4 34 (1.83%) Oracle Database
5 29 (1.56%) Oracle BI EE
6 18 (0.97%) GIS
7 13 (0.70%) RDBMS
8 10 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
8 10 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (0.43%) NoSQL
10 7 (0.38%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.22%) Big Data
11 4 (0.22%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.22%) MS Access
11 4 (0.22%) SQLPlus
12 3 (0.16%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 3 (0.16%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 774 (41.70%) Selenium
2 386 (20.80%) JIRA
3 320 (17.24%) Cucumber
4 216 (11.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 194 (10.45%) SoapUI
6 184 (9.91%) WebDriver
7 165 (8.89%) HP UFT
8 157 (8.46%) JMeter
9 135 (7.27%) LoadRunner
10 128 (6.90%) Jenkins
11 99 (5.33%) Git (software)
12 89 (4.80%) SpecFlow
13 65 (3.50%) Visual Studio
14 61 (3.29%) JUnit
15 50 (2.69%) Appium
16 41 (2.21%) Ranorex
17 40 (2.16%) Selenium IDE
17 40 (2.16%) Subversion
18 37 (1.99%) Eclipse
19 33 (1.78%) TestComplete
General
1 480 (25.86%) Finance
2 164 (8.84%) Banking
3 84 (4.53%) Retail
4 59 (3.18%) Legal
5 56 (3.02%) Telecoms
6 40 (2.16%) Marketing
7 39 (2.10%) Games
8 38 (2.05%) Manufacturing
9 23 (1.24%) Law
10 21 (1.13%) Back Office
10 21 (1.13%) Electronics
11 19 (1.02%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.70%) Automotive
13 12 (0.65%) Advertising
14 9 (0.48%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.38%) Billing
15 7 (0.38%) Publishing
16 4 (0.22%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
18 2 (0.11%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 819 (44.13%) Analyst
2 754 (40.63%) Test Analyst
3 289 (15.57%) Tester
4 256 (13.79%) Test Engineer
5 228 (12.28%) Test Manager
6 202 (10.88%) Test Leader
7 184 (9.91%) Automation Test Analyst
8 136 (7.33%) Senior Analyst
9 131 (7.06%) Senior Test Analyst
10 120 (6.47%) Test Automation Engineer
11 112 (6.03%) Software Analyst
12 109 (5.87%) Software Test Analyst
13 106 (5.71%) QA Analyst
14 91 (4.90%) QA Engineer
14 91 (4.90%) Software Tester
15 88 (4.74%) Team Leader
16 84 (4.53%) Senior Test Engineer
17 77 (4.15%) Automation Tester
18 72 (3.88%) Manual Test Analyst
19 66 (3.56%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (11.64%) .NET
2 148 (7.97%) XML
3 142 (7.65%) SOAP
4 132 (7.11%) Web Services
5 105 (5.66%) HTML
6 81 (4.36%) Gherkin
7 64 (3.45%) REST
8 54 (2.91%) CSS
9 46 (2.48%) ASP.NET
10 23 (1.24%) J2EE
11 21 (1.13%) Ajax
12 18 (0.97%) RESTful
13 17 (0.92%) GWT
14 13 (0.70%) XBRL
15 10 (0.54%) Dojo
15 10 (0.54%) JSF
16 8 (0.43%) JMS
16 8 (0.43%) JMX
17 7 (0.38%) JSON
17 7 (0.38%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 159 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 118 (6.36%) Computer Science
3 80 (4.31%) Mobile App
4 61 (3.29%) Management Information System
5 34 (1.83%) Client/Server
6 31 (1.67%) Mathematics
7 30 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
8 25 (1.35%) iPad
9 20 (1.08%) Driving Licence
10 18 (0.97%) Data Centre
11 17 (0.92%) User Experience
12 12 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
12 12 (0.65%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.43%) Health Informatics
13 8 (0.43%) Informatics
13 8 (0.43%) Mainframe
14 7 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
14 7 (0.38%) Online Games
14 7 (0.38%) Replication
15 6 (0.32%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 180 (9.70%) Windows
2 150 (8.08%) Linux
3 66 (3.56%) Apple iOS
4 59 (3.18%) Android
5 56 (3.02%) Unix
6 23 (1.24%) Windows Server
7 18 (0.97%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.38%) CentOS
10 6 (0.32%) Kali Linux
11 5 (0.27%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.11%) Solaris
13 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.054%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.054%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1137 (61.26%) Agile Software Development
2 656 (35.34%) Software Testing
3 508 (27.37%) Test Scripting
4 491 (26.45%) Test Automation
5 395 (21.28%) User Acceptance Testing
6 376 (20.26%) SDLC
7 370 (19.94%) Test Management
8 352 (18.97%) Automated Testing
9 350 (18.86%) Test Strategy
10 340 (18.32%) BDD
11 331 (17.83%) Scrum
12 310 (16.70%) Automation Testing
13 280 (15.09%) Functional Testing
14 265 (14.28%) Manual Testing
14 265 (14.28%) Regression Testing
15 262 (14.12%) TDD
16 235 (12.66%) Non-Functional Testing
16 235 (12.66%) Waterfall
17 227 (12.23%) Performance Testing
18 187 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 635 (34.21%) SQL
2 401 (21.61%) Java
3 360 (19.40%) C#
4 133 (7.17%) Python
5 119 (6.41%) JavaScript
6 95 (5.12%) Ruby
7 83 (4.47%) C++
8 51 (2.75%) C
9 41 (2.21%) VB.NET
10 28 (1.51%) T-SQL
11 25 (1.35%) Bash Shell
12 19 (1.02%) Perl
12 19 (1.02%) PHP
13 12 (0.65%) VBA
14 11 (0.59%) PL/SQL
14 11 (0.59%) Shell Script
15 10 (0.54%) Groovy
16 9 (0.48%) VB
17 6 (0.32%) ActionScript
18 5 (0.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1262 (68.00%) ISEB
2 498 (26.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 285 (15.36%) Degree
4 134 (7.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 133 (7.17%) Security Cleared
6 82 (4.42%) DV Cleared
7 28 (1.51%) SC Cleared
8 23 (1.24%) ISEB Practitioner
9 14 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.27%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.16%) CSQA
12 3 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.11%) AAT
13 2 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.11%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.11%) HND
13 2 (0.11%) MBCS
14 1 (0.054%) PMP
14 1 (0.054%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 679 (36.58%) QA
2 4 (0.22%) SDET
3 2 (0.11%) GAMP
3 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.054%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.054%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.054%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.054%) ISO13485
4 1 (0.054%) MiFID
4 1 (0.054%) SEPA
4 1 (0.054%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.54%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.54%) Docker
3 7 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.22%) RACF
4 4 (0.22%) Time Sharing Option
4 4 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.11%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.054%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 209 (11.26%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.86%) HP SiteScope
3 11 (0.59%) Perfmon
4 10 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.43%) Puppet
6 7 (0.38%) SCCM
7 5 (0.27%) SCOM
8 4 (0.22%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.11%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.11%) logstash
Vendors
1 336 (18.10%) Microsoft
2 263 (14.17%) HP
3 167 (9.00%) Oracle
4 69 (3.72%) SAP
5 56 (3.02%) IBM
6 33 (1.78%) Atlassian
7 31 (1.67%) Sun
8 29 (1.56%) Siebel
9 18 (0.97%) VMware
10 13 (0.70%) Sophos
11 11 (0.59%) Citrix
11 11 (0.59%) SOASTA, Inc
12 10 (0.54%) ESRI
12 10 (0.54%) Fujitsu
12 10 (0.54%) Google
12 10 (0.54%) Lumension
12 10 (0.54%) Riverbed
13 9 (0.48%) ATG
13 9 (0.48%) CA Agile Central
13 9 (0.48%) Remedy
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 6 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £34000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + pension + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hove, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago