The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 346 318 389
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +71
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 838 828 691
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.74% 0.80% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.74% 2.87% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 656 657 611
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £57,500 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30548 28855 32597
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.03% 27.73% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 24664 23524 27845
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 April 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in England

ISTQB
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East +52 256 £35,000 -6.66% 14
London -84 251 £45,000 -5.26% 28
East of England -22 90 £37,500 - 14
Yorkshire -16 68 £35,000 - 2
North West -3 64 £31,000 +3.33% 2
South West -31 46 £34,000 -15.00% 7
West Midlands -2 31 £28,750 -17.85% 6
East Midlands -14 21 £35,000 +16.66% 5
North East -16 9 £45,000 +36.36%
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 1281 (83.07%) ISEB
2 674 (43.71%) Software Testing
3 655 (42.48%) QA
4 489 (31.71%) SQL
5 450 (29.18%) Agile Software Development
6 448 (29.05%) Test Scripting
7 439 (28.47%) Finance
8 386 (25.03%) Selenium
9 350 (22.70%) User Acceptance Testing
10 345 (22.37%) Degree
11 291 (18.87%) Test Automation
12 283 (18.35%) Test Management
13 270 (17.51%) Automated Testing
14 262 (16.99%) Microsoft
15 257 (16.67%) Scrum
16 256 (16.60%) HP Quality Center
17 243 (15.76%) .NET
18 222 (14.40%) QuickTest Pro
19 204 (13.23%) Test Strategy
20 194 (12.58%) Java
21 186 (12.06%) Performance Testing
22 184 (11.93%) HP
23 180 (11.67%) Manual Testing
24 174 (11.28%) SQL Server
25 167 (10.83%) C#
26 164 (10.64%) Automation Testing
27 152 (9.86%) Retail
28 143 (9.27%) Computer Science
29 138 (8.95%) Security Cleared
29 138 (8.95%) Windows

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 35 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.10%) Confluence
3 16 (1.04%) IIS
4 15 (0.97%) CMS
5 13 (0.84%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.45%) LiveLink
7 6 (0.39%) Drupal
7 6 (0.39%) MQSeries
7 6 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.32%) Apache
9 4 (0.26%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.26%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.065%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.065%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.065%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 122 (7.91%) MS Excel
2 65 (4.22%) MS Office
3 13 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.52%) Mingle
5 6 (0.39%) MS Project
6 4 (0.26%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.065%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.39%) Temenos T24
2 6 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.19%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.13%) Magento
4 2 (0.13%) Maximo
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.065%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.065%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.065%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.065%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.065%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.065%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.065%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.30%) SaaS
2 8 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.88%) Internet
2 14 (0.91%) HTTP
3 8 (0.52%) Wireless
4 7 (0.45%) Firewall
5 6 (0.39%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.26%) FTP
6 4 (0.26%) Intranet
6 4 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.19%) UMTS
7 3 (0.19%) GSM
7 3 (0.19%) LTE
8 2 (0.13%) LAN
8 2 (0.13%) GPRS
8 2 (0.13%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.13%) WCDMA
8 2 (0.13%) SSL
8 2 (0.13%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.13%) DNS
9 1 (0.065%) Broadband
9 1 (0.065%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (11.28%) SQL Server
2 48 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
3 44 (2.85%) Relational Database
4 24 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 21 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (1.23%) MySQL
7 14 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (0.78%) Big Data
9 11 (0.71%) RDBMS
9 11 (0.71%) Oracle Database
10 9 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (0.32%) OLAP
13 4 (0.26%) Oracle BI EE
13 4 (0.26%) DataStage
14 2 (0.13%) NoSQL
14 2 (0.13%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 386 (25.03%) Selenium
2 222 (14.40%) QuickTest Pro
3 137 (8.88%) JIRA
4 85 (5.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 73 (4.73%) Cucumber
6 71 (4.60%) WebDriver
7 68 (4.41%) Visual Studio
8 56 (3.63%) LoadRunner
9 48 (3.11%) SoapUI
10 43 (2.79%) FitNesse
11 31 (2.01%) Bugzilla
12 29 (1.88%) TestDirector
13 28 (1.82%) TestComplete
14 27 (1.75%) JUnit
14 27 (1.75%) JMeter
15 23 (1.49%) NUnit
16 20 (1.30%) SpecFlow
17 18 (1.17%) Maven
17 18 (1.17%) Jenkins
17 18 (1.17%) Calabash
General
1 439 (28.47%) Finance
2 152 (9.86%) Retail
3 120 (7.78%) Banking
4 70 (4.54%) Games
5 53 (3.44%) Back Office
6 51 (3.31%) Telecoms
7 27 (1.75%) Investment Banking
8 26 (1.69%) Front Office
9 24 (1.56%) Marketing
10 19 (1.23%) Law
10 19 (1.23%) Legal
11 17 (1.10%) Military
12 10 (0.65%) Retail Banking
12 10 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.58%) Manufacturing
13 9 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.45%) Publishing
15 6 (0.39%) Advertising
15 6 (0.39%) Electronics
16 4 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 626 (40.60%) Analyst
2 559 (36.25%) Test Analyst
3 332 (21.53%) Tester
4 267 (17.32%) Test Manager
5 161 (10.44%) Test Engineer
6 143 (9.27%) Senior Analyst
7 136 (8.82%) Software Tester
8 123 (7.98%) Senior Test Analyst
9 119 (7.72%) QA Analyst
10 88 (5.71%) Test Leader
11 73 (4.73%) QA Tester
12 69 (4.47%) QA Test Analyst
13 56 (3.63%) Senior Test Engineer
14 52 (3.37%) Programme Manager
15 50 (3.24%) Junior
15 50 (3.24%) QA Engineer
16 49 (3.18%) Programme Test Manager
17 48 (3.11%) Consultant
18 44 (2.85%) Test Consultant
19 39 (2.53%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (15.76%) .NET
2 131 (8.50%) XML
3 77 (4.99%) HTML
4 76 (4.93%) SOAP
5 61 (3.96%) Web Services
6 40 (2.59%) ASP.NET
7 28 (1.82%) Middleware
8 26 (1.69%) CSS
9 25 (1.62%) .NET Framework
10 22 (1.43%) WCF
11 17 (1.10%) LINQ
12 13 (0.84%) HTML5
13 12 (0.78%) XML Messaging
14 10 (0.65%) J2EE
15 9 (0.58%) XSL
15 9 (0.58%) XSLT
15 9 (0.58%) Gherkin
16 8 (0.52%) MDX
16 8 (0.52%) WSDL
16 8 (0.52%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 143 (9.27%) Computer Science
2 55 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 46 (2.98%) Open Source
4 23 (1.49%) Mathematics
5 21 (1.36%) Derivative
5 21 (1.36%) Client/Server
6 20 (1.30%) Management Information System
7 19 (1.23%) Replication
8 15 (0.97%) SWIFT
8 15 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (0.91%) iPad
10 13 (0.84%) Online Games
10 13 (0.84%) Wiki
11 11 (0.71%) Chip and PIN
11 11 (0.71%) iPhone
11 11 (0.71%) Fixed Income
12 10 (0.65%) Equities
12 10 (0.65%) Statistics
12 10 (0.65%) AS400
13 9 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 138 (8.95%) Windows
2 65 (4.22%) UNIX
3 62 (4.02%) Linux
4 49 (3.18%) Android
4 49 (3.18%) Apple iOS
5 30 (1.95%) Windows 7
6 29 (1.88%) Windows Vista
6 29 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (1.82%) Windows XP
8 25 (1.62%) Windows 8
9 22 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (1.23%) Mac OS
12 11 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
13 8 (0.52%) Windows 2000
14 6 (0.39%) Solaris
15 5 (0.32%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.065%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 674 (43.71%) Software Testing
2 450 (29.18%) Agile Software Development
3 448 (29.05%) Test Scripting
4 350 (22.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 291 (18.87%) Test Automation
6 283 (18.35%) Test Management
7 270 (17.51%) Automated Testing
8 257 (16.67%) Scrum
9 204 (13.23%) Test Strategy
10 186 (12.06%) Performance Testing
11 180 (11.67%) Manual Testing
12 164 (10.64%) Automation Testing
13 135 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
14 132 (8.56%) PRINCE2
15 111 (7.20%) Waterfall
15 111 (7.20%) BDD
16 105 (6.81%) E-Commerce
17 103 (6.68%) Regression Testing
18 92 (5.97%) TDD
19 84 (5.45%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 489 (31.71%) SQL
2 194 (12.58%) Java
3 167 (10.83%) C#
4 97 (6.29%) JavaScript
5 75 (4.86%) VB
6 56 (3.63%) VBScript
7 53 (3.44%) Python
8 32 (2.08%) Ruby
9 31 (2.01%) T-SQL
9 31 (2.01%) C++
10 27 (1.75%) VB.NET
11 26 (1.69%) PowerShell
12 25 (1.62%) PHP
13 23 (1.49%) PL/SQL
13 23 (1.49%) C
14 22 (1.43%) Perl
15 11 (0.71%) VBA
16 8 (0.52%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.45%) Objective-C
17 7 (0.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1281 (83.07%) ISEB
2 345 (22.37%) Degree
3 138 (8.95%) Security Cleared
4 91 (5.90%) SC Cleared
5 36 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
6 22 (1.43%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (0.32%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.13%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.13%) MCT
10 2 (0.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 655 (42.48%) QA
2 19 (1.23%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.13%) GAMP
3 2 (0.13%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.065%) P3O
System Software
1 18 (1.17%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.19%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 256 (16.60%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.13%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (0.13%) nmon
3 1 (0.065%) Netcool
3 1 (0.065%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.065%) Puppet
Vendors
1 262 (16.99%) Microsoft
2 184 (11.93%) HP
3 108 (7.00%) Oracle
4 32 (2.08%) SAP
5 24 (1.56%) Hitachi
6 22 (1.43%) VMware
7 21 (1.36%) Atlassian
8 13 (0.84%) Telerik
9 9 (0.58%) Citrix
10 7 (0.45%) OpenLink
11 6 (0.39%) Fujitsu
11 6 (0.39%) IBM
11 6 (0.39%) SunGard
11 6 (0.39%) Informatica
11 6 (0.39%) Mercator
12 5 (0.32%) Reuters
12 5 (0.32%) Ektron
12 5 (0.32%) SOASTA, Inc
13 4 (0.26%) Google
13 4 (0.26%) Cognos
London
Sogeti
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum +bonus + health + pension etc
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £44,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Hitachi Consulting UK
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Hitachi Consulting UK
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benifits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Life
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: £excellent + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis IT
Salary: £39000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis IT
Salary: £55000 - £63000 per annum + pension
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis IT
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Code Red Associates
Salary: £28000 to £35000 per annum - Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Yoh Company
Salary: £46000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago