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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 277 309 346
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +37
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 958 1011 951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.14% 1.02% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.43% 3.72% 3.22%
Number of salaries quoted 788 845 797
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
ISTQB
UK

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
21630 27166 29550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 25.73% 27.31% 27.74%
Number of salaries quoted 17215 21717 23808
Median salary £45,000 £46,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +96 246 £40,000 +6.66% 18
London -20 189 £47,500 - 32
Yorkshire +20 120 £42,500 +23.18% 13
East of England +52 112 £40,000 - 11
South West +37 103 £36,750 +5.00% 11
East Midlands +27 72 £39,500 +2.59% 7
North West -59 64 £37,500 +7.14% 14
West Midlands -25 57 £37,500 -11.76% 11
North East -7 4 £34,400 +32.30% 1
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 1273 (67.97%) ISEB
2 1161 (61.99%) Agile Software Development
3 770 (41.11%) Selenium
4 702 (37.48%) QA
5 656 (35.02%) Software Testing
6 646 (34.49%) SQL
7 524 (27.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 505 (26.96%) Test Scripting
9 503 (26.86%) Finance
10 485 (25.89%) Test Automation
11 416 (22.21%) SDLC
12 412 (22.00%) Java
13 401 (21.41%) Test Management
14 387 (20.66%) C#
15 373 (19.91%) JIRA
16 359 (19.17%) Automated Testing
16 359 (19.17%) Scrum
17 358 (19.11%) User Acceptance Testing
18 344 (18.37%) Test Strategy
19 337 (17.99%) Microsoft
20 328 (17.51%) Degree
21 322 (17.19%) BDD
22 308 (16.44%) Automation Testing
23 295 (15.75%) Regression Testing
24 292 (15.59%) Cucumber
25 274 (14.63%) HP
26 273 (14.58%) Functional Testing
27 269 (14.36%) Manual Testing
28 264 (14.10%) TDD
29 258 (13.77%) Waterfall

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 59 (3.15%) SharePoint
2 51 (2.72%) Confluence
3 30 (1.60%) IIS
4 25 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (0.53%) ArcGIS
5 10 (0.53%) Documentum
5 10 (0.53%) MS Exchange
5 10 (0.53%) Skype for Business
5 10 (0.53%) WebSphere
5 10 (0.53%) WebSphere Portal
6 7 (0.37%) GlassFish
7 6 (0.32%) CMS
7 6 (0.32%) FileNet
8 3 (0.16%) SAS
9 2 (0.11%) Apache
9 2 (0.11%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.053%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.053%) WebLogic
Applications
1 201 (10.73%) MS Excel
2 141 (7.53%) MS Office
3 58 (3.10%) MS Visio
4 39 (2.08%) MS Project
5 30 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.53%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.11%) Mingle
8 1 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.59%) SAP CO
2 11 (0.59%) SAP FI
2 11 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
3 8 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.16%) SAP hybris
7 2 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.053%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.01%) SaaS
2 17 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.37%) GitHub
4 6 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.21%) Lucidchart
6 2 (0.11%) IaaS
6 2 (0.11%) PaaS
6 2 (0.11%) Slack
7 1 (0.053%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.053%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.17%) SSH
2 16 (0.85%) HTTP
2 16 (0.85%) Internet
3 14 (0.75%) LAN
4 13 (0.69%) WAN
5 10 (0.53%) IP Telephony
6 9 (0.48%) Firewall
7 5 (0.27%) GSM
7 5 (0.27%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.27%) LTE
7 5 (0.27%) Skype
7 5 (0.27%) UMTS
8 4 (0.21%) DNS
8 4 (0.21%) Intranet
8 4 (0.21%) VoIP
8 4 (0.21%) WinSCP
8 4 (0.21%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.16%) 3G
9 3 (0.16%) SIGTRAN
9 3 (0.16%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 78 (4.16%) Relational Database
3 36 (1.92%) MySQL
4 34 (1.82%) Oracle Database
5 27 (1.44%) Oracle BI EE
6 15 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (0.75%) GIS
7 14 (0.75%) RDBMS
8 11 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
8 11 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
9 10 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (0.37%) DB2
11 6 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.27%) Data Mining
12 5 (0.27%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.21%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 770 (41.11%) Selenium
2 373 (19.91%) JIRA
3 292 (15.59%) Cucumber
4 204 (10.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 192 (10.25%) SoapUI
6 191 (10.20%) WebDriver
7 169 (9.02%) HP UFT
8 135 (7.21%) JMeter
9 118 (6.30%) Jenkins
10 102 (5.45%) LoadRunner
11 97 (5.18%) SpecFlow
12 94 (5.02%) Git (software)
13 74 (3.95%) JUnit
14 64 (3.42%) Visual Studio
15 51 (2.72%) Ranorex
16 50 (2.67%) Selenium IDE
17 47 (2.51%) Appium
18 43 (2.30%) Bugzilla
19 36 (1.92%) NUnit
20 35 (1.87%) Subversion
General
1 503 (26.86%) Finance
2 151 (8.06%) Banking
3 89 (4.75%) Retail
4 55 (2.94%) Games
4 55 (2.94%) Legal
5 50 (2.67%) Telecoms
6 39 (2.08%) Marketing
7 29 (1.55%) Manufacturing
8 25 (1.33%) Back Office
9 24 (1.28%) Electronics
10 15 (0.80%) Investment Banking
11 13 (0.69%) Automotive
11 13 (0.69%) Law
12 11 (0.59%) Advertising
13 9 (0.48%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.27%) Billing
16 4 (0.21%) Publishing
16 4 (0.21%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.16%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 767 (40.95%) Analyst
2 700 (37.37%) Test Analyst
3 355 (18.95%) Tester
4 255 (13.61%) Test Engineer
5 233 (12.44%) Test Manager
6 209 (11.16%) Test Leader
7 186 (9.93%) Automation Test Analyst
8 123 (6.57%) Software Tester
9 121 (6.46%) Senior Analyst
9 121 (6.46%) Test Automation Engineer
10 115 (6.14%) Senior Test Analyst
11 109 (5.82%) Automation Tester
12 105 (5.61%) QA Analyst
12 105 (5.61%) Software Analyst
13 104 (5.55%) QA Engineer
14 100 (5.34%) Software Test Analyst
15 83 (4.43%) Team Leader
16 82 (4.38%) Senior Test Engineer
17 75 (4.00%) QA Tester
18 68 (3.63%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (12.12%) .NET
2 153 (8.17%) Web Services
3 146 (7.79%) XML
4 136 (7.26%) SOAP
5 122 (6.51%) HTML
6 74 (3.95%) REST
7 68 (3.63%) Gherkin
8 67 (3.58%) CSS
9 49 (2.62%) ASP.NET
10 28 (1.49%) Ajax
11 20 (1.07%) RESTful
12 19 (1.01%) J2EE
13 17 (0.91%) XBRL
14 16 (0.85%) GWT
15 13 (0.69%) Spring
16 12 (0.64%) Hibernate
17 10 (0.53%) Dojo
17 10 (0.53%) JMS
17 10 (0.53%) JSF
17 10 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 178 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
2 135 (7.21%) Computer Science
3 82 (4.38%) Mobile App
4 62 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 44 (2.35%) Client/Server
6 39 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
7 36 (1.92%) Mathematics
8 23 (1.23%) iPad
9 20 (1.07%) Data Centre
10 18 (0.96%) Driving Licence
11 17 (0.91%) Online Games
12 16 (0.85%) User Experience
12 16 (0.85%) Virtual Team
13 12 (0.64%) Life Science
14 11 (0.59%) Mainframe
15 10 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
15 10 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 9 (0.48%) Health Informatics
16 9 (0.48%) Informatics
16 9 (0.48%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 156 (8.33%) Windows
2 152 (8.12%) Linux
3 80 (4.27%) Apple iOS
4 71 (3.79%) Android
5 58 (3.10%) Unix
6 25 (1.33%) Windows Server
7 20 (1.07%) Windows 7
8 13 (0.69%) CentOS
9 12 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.27%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.27%) Solaris
11 4 (0.21%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.16%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.053%) AIX
13 1 (0.053%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.053%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1161 (61.99%) Agile Software Development
2 656 (35.02%) Software Testing
3 505 (26.96%) Test Scripting
4 485 (25.89%) Test Automation
5 416 (22.21%) SDLC
6 401 (21.41%) Test Management
7 359 (19.17%) Automated Testing
7 359 (19.17%) Scrum
8 358 (19.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 344 (18.37%) Test Strategy
10 322 (17.19%) BDD
11 308 (16.44%) Automation Testing
12 295 (15.75%) Regression Testing
13 273 (14.58%) Functional Testing
14 269 (14.36%) Manual Testing
15 264 (14.10%) TDD
16 258 (13.77%) Waterfall
17 223 (11.91%) Performance Testing
18 214 (11.43%) Non-Functional Testing
19 192 (10.25%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 646 (34.49%) SQL
2 412 (22.00%) Java
3 387 (20.66%) C#
4 144 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 124 (6.62%) Python
6 86 (4.59%) Ruby
7 66 (3.52%) C++
8 53 (2.83%) C
9 46 (2.46%) VB.NET
10 36 (1.92%) Bash Shell
11 35 (1.87%) T-SQL
12 28 (1.49%) PHP
13 15 (0.80%) VB
14 14 (0.75%) Perl
14 14 (0.75%) PL/SQL
15 13 (0.69%) Groovy
15 13 (0.69%) Shell Script
15 13 (0.69%) VBA
16 8 (0.43%) ActionScript
17 5 (0.27%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1273 (67.97%) ISEB
2 524 (27.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 328 (17.51%) Degree
4 147 (7.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 121 (6.46%) Security Cleared
6 74 (3.95%) DV Cleared
7 28 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
7 28 (1.49%) SC Cleared
8 11 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.32%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.11%) AAT
12 2 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.11%) CSQA
12 2 (0.11%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.11%) HND
12 2 (0.11%) MBCS
12 2 (0.11%) PMP
13 1 (0.053%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 702 (37.48%) QA
2 3 (0.16%) SDET
2 3 (0.16%) SLA
3 2 (0.11%) GAMP
3 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.053%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.053%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.053%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.053%) ISO13485
4 1 (0.053%) MiFID
4 1 (0.053%) SEPA
System Software
1 24 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.53%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.53%) Docker
2 10 (0.53%) Hyper-V
3 9 (0.48%) Firmware
4 4 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.21%) RACF
4 4 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
4 4 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (0.21%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.053%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 245 (13.08%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (0.91%) HP SiteScope
3 11 (0.59%) Perfmon
4 10 (0.53%) SCCM
5 6 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.32%) Puppet
5 6 (0.32%) SCOM
6 4 (0.21%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (0.21%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.053%) Control-M
Vendors
1 337 (17.99%) Microsoft
2 274 (14.63%) HP
3 167 (8.92%) Oracle
4 68 (3.63%) SAP
5 55 (2.94%) IBM
6 33 (1.76%) Atlassian
7 29 (1.55%) Sun
8 27 (1.44%) Siebel
9 25 (1.33%) VMware
10 16 (0.85%) Red Hat
11 15 (0.80%) Sophos
12 14 (0.75%) CA Agile Central
12 14 (0.75%) Citrix
12 14 (0.75%) Google
13 11 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (0.53%) ESRI
14 10 (0.53%) Fujitsu
14 10 (0.53%) Lumension
14 10 (0.53%) Riverbed
14 10 (0.53%) Telerik
York, North Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Perks
Posted: 7 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 42k per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hove, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + generous package & bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Stowmarket, Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
Modis International
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Flexi-time, 25 Hols, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £27500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Perks
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday