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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 286 344 328
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -16
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 986 716 830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.00% 0.75% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.63% 2.76% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 817 516 720
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,100 £59,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
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
27142 25948 28987
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.47% 27.13% 28.07%
Number of salaries quoted 21880 20643 24475
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +78 298 £37,500 +7.14% 25
London -29 249 £45,000 - 50
East of England +22 100 £42,500 +6.25% 10
North West +22 98 £35,000 +20.68% 16
Yorkshire 0 75 £32,500 +8.33% 14
South West +26 72 £40,000 +33.33% 18
West Midlands +20 52 £32,500 +8.33% 4
East Midlands +37 35 £34,000 -9.33% 4
North East -9 4 £41,250 +10.00% 1
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 1517 (78.64%) ISEB
2 775 (40.18%) Software Testing
3 772 (40.02%) Agile Software Development
4 687 (35.61%) QA
5 626 (32.45%) Finance
6 573 (29.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 538 (27.89%) SQL
8 481 (24.94%) Test Management
9 466 (24.16%) Test Scripting
10 423 (21.93%) Selenium
11 378 (19.60%) HP Quality Center
12 369 (19.13%) Test Strategy
13 353 (18.30%) Test Automation
14 348 (18.04%) Degree
15 347 (17.99%) User Acceptance Testing
16 309 (16.02%) Scrum
17 294 (15.24%) Automated Testing
18 268 (13.89%) Manual Testing
19 246 (12.75%) Microsoft
20 238 (12.34%) HP
21 231 (11.98%) Regression Testing
22 229 (11.87%) QuickTest Pro
23 223 (11.56%) Windows
24 208 (10.78%) Waterfall
25 205 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
26 200 (10.37%) JIRA
27 194 (10.06%) Automation Testing
28 188 (9.75%) .NET
29 185 (9.59%) Performance Testing
30 179 (9.28%) C#

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 27 (1.40%) Drupal
2 21 (1.09%) IIS
2 21 (1.09%) SharePoint
3 19 (0.98%) CMS
4 7 (0.36%) Confluence
5 6 (0.31%) Adobe CQ
5 6 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (0.31%) MS Exchange
5 6 (0.31%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.16%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.10%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.052%) JBoss
10 1 (0.052%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.052%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 137 (7.10%) MS Excel
2 65 (3.37%) MS Office
3 21 (1.09%) MS Project
4 13 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.47%) Mingle
6 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 33 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.52%) Oracle Retail
4 5 (0.26%) Servitor
5 4 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.16%) Summit
7 2 (0.10%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.10%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.052%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.62%) SaaS
2 3 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.18%) WAN
2 32 (1.66%) TCP/IP
3 29 (1.50%) LAN
4 25 (1.30%) Wireshark
5 21 (1.09%) VoIP
6 16 (0.83%) H.323
6 16 (0.83%) RTP
7 15 (0.78%) DHCP
7 15 (0.78%) VLAN
8 14 (0.73%) HTTP
9 9 (0.47%) Internet
10 5 (0.26%) DNS
10 5 (0.26%) ATM
10 5 (0.26%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.21%) Wireless
12 3 (0.16%) Firewall
13 2 (0.10%) DVB
13 2 (0.10%) SSL
14 1 (0.052%) SMS
14 1 (0.052%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 35 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 32 (1.66%) Oracle Database
4 27 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (1.19%) Relational Database
6 20 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
7 16 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (0.62%) MySQL
9 11 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (0.52%) Data Mining
11 9 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (0.31%) SSDT
13 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 3 (0.16%) SQLPlus
15 2 (0.10%) MongoDB
15 2 (0.10%) NoSQL
15 2 (0.10%) Hadoop
15 2 (0.10%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 423 (21.93%) Selenium
2 229 (11.87%) QuickTest Pro
3 200 (10.37%) JIRA
4 146 (7.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 127 (6.58%) LoadRunner
5 127 (6.58%) WebDriver
6 114 (5.91%) Cucumber
7 58 (3.01%) Visual Studio
8 53 (2.75%) Jenkins
9 46 (2.38%) TestDirector
10 42 (2.18%) SoapUI
11 37 (1.92%) FitNesse
11 37 (1.92%) JMeter
11 37 (1.92%) Bugzilla
12 31 (1.61%) SpecFlow
13 30 (1.56%) JUnit
14 27 (1.40%) Git (software)
15 24 (1.24%) TestComplete
16 20 (1.04%) Subversion
17 19 (0.98%) JBehave
General
1 626 (32.45%) Finance
2 148 (7.67%) Banking
3 145 (7.52%) Retail
4 108 (5.60%) Telecoms
5 34 (1.76%) Aerospace
6 30 (1.56%) Marketing
7 27 (1.40%) Legal
8 26 (1.35%) Games
9 19 (0.98%) Retail Banking
10 17 (0.88%) Billing
11 13 (0.67%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.62%) Military
12 12 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (0.57%) Front Office
13 11 (0.57%) Investment Banking
14 10 (0.52%) Back Office
15 7 (0.36%) Advertising
15 7 (0.36%) Law
16 5 (0.26%) Electronics
17 4 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 782 (40.54%) Analyst
2 698 (36.18%) Test Analyst
3 413 (21.41%) Test Manager
4 395 (20.48%) Tester
5 181 (9.38%) Test Leader
6 161 (8.35%) Test Engineer
7 137 (7.10%) Software Tester
8 121 (6.27%) Senior Analyst
9 109 (5.65%) Senior Test Analyst
10 103 (5.34%) QA Analyst
11 74 (3.84%) Senior Tester
12 73 (3.78%) Software Engineer
13 69 (3.58%) Software Test Analyst
14 64 (3.32%) QA Engineer
15 63 (3.27%) QA Tester
15 63 (3.27%) Consultant
16 59 (3.06%) Software Test Engineer
17 54 (2.80%) Junior
18 51 (2.64%) QA Manager
19 46 (2.38%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (9.75%) .NET
2 107 (5.55%) HTML
3 99 (5.13%) XML
4 82 (4.25%) Web Services
5 42 (2.18%) ASP.NET
5 42 (2.18%) CSS
6 37 (1.92%) SOAP
7 28 (1.45%) .NET Framework
8 24 (1.24%) Middleware
9 20 (1.04%) Gherkin
10 17 (0.88%) REST
11 15 (0.78%) LAMP
11 15 (0.78%) WCF
12 12 (0.62%) LINQ
13 11 (0.57%) JSP
14 10 (0.52%) XSL
15 9 (0.47%) Flash
15 9 (0.47%) Ajax
15 9 (0.47%) HTML5
16 8 (0.41%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 205 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (5.39%) Computer Science
3 60 (3.11%) Open Source
4 56 (2.90%) Mobile App
5 46 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 32 (1.66%) Client/Server
7 19 (0.98%) GIS
7 19 (0.98%) iPhone
8 17 (0.88%) AS400
9 14 (0.73%) iSeries
9 14 (0.73%) SWIFT
9 14 (0.73%) IPTV
10 13 (0.67%) Video on Demand
10 13 (0.67%) Over-the-Top Content
11 12 (0.62%) User Experience
11 12 (0.62%) Mathematics
12 11 (0.57%) iPad
13 10 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (0.52%) Blackberry
14 9 (0.47%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 223 (11.56%) Windows
2 127 (6.58%) UNIX
3 108 (5.60%) Linux
4 62 (3.21%) Apple iOS
5 56 (2.90%) Android
6 47 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (2.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 43 (2.23%) Windows 7
9 40 (2.07%) Windows XP
10 24 (1.24%) Solaris
11 15 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.31%) AIX
13 5 (0.26%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.16%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.052%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.052%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.052%) Tizen
15 1 (0.052%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 775 (40.18%) Software Testing
2 772 (40.02%) Agile Software Development
3 481 (24.94%) Test Management
4 466 (24.16%) Test Scripting
5 369 (19.13%) Test Strategy
6 353 (18.30%) Test Automation
7 347 (17.99%) User Acceptance Testing
8 309 (16.02%) Scrum
9 294 (15.24%) Automated Testing
10 268 (13.89%) Manual Testing
11 231 (11.98%) Regression Testing
12 208 (10.78%) Waterfall
13 194 (10.06%) Automation Testing
14 185 (9.59%) Performance Testing
15 165 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
16 153 (7.93%) Test Planning
17 149 (7.72%) Mentoring
18 142 (7.36%) BDD
19 121 (6.27%) PRINCE2
20 119 (6.17%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 538 (27.89%) SQL
2 179 (9.28%) C#
3 174 (9.02%) Java
4 99 (5.13%) JavaScript
5 90 (4.67%) Python
6 82 (4.25%) Ruby
7 51 (2.64%) C++
8 49 (2.54%) Perl
9 32 (1.66%) PHP
9 32 (1.66%) C
10 29 (1.50%) VBScript
11 26 (1.35%) VB
12 20 (1.04%) PowerShell
13 19 (0.98%) T-SQL
14 13 (0.67%) Shell Script
14 13 (0.67%) Bash Shell
15 12 (0.62%) Objective-C
16 10 (0.52%) VBA
17 8 (0.41%) VB.NET
17 8 (0.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1517 (78.64%) ISEB
2 573 (29.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 348 (18.04%) Degree
4 139 (7.21%) Security Cleared
5 111 (5.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 90 (4.67%) SC Cleared
7 65 (3.37%) ISEB Practitioner
8 23 (1.19%) DV Cleared
9 18 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 15 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (0.78%) CCNA
10 15 (0.78%) MCSE
10 15 (0.78%) MCITP
11 9 (0.47%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
11 9 (0.47%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 9 (0.47%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 4 (0.21%) CSQA
13 3 (0.16%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.16%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 687 (35.61%) QA
2 13 (0.67%) FATCA
3 11 (0.57%) GAMP
3 11 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.26%) HL7
5 4 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.16%) DICOM
6 3 (0.16%) COBIT
7 2 (0.10%) SLA
8 1 (0.052%) WAI
8 1 (0.052%) P3O
8 1 (0.052%) Solvency II
System Software
1 45 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 25 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 16 (0.83%) VMware ESX
5 14 (0.73%) vSphere
6 8 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
7 5 (0.26%) Cygwin
8 3 (0.16%) Firmware
9 1 (0.052%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.052%) Snort
Systems Management
1 378 (19.60%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.36%) HP SiteScope
3 6 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (0.31%) Netcool
3 6 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (0.26%) Control-M
5 3 (0.16%) SCCM
6 2 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.052%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.052%) Puppet
Vendors
1 246 (12.75%) Microsoft
2 238 (12.34%) HP
3 119 (6.17%) Oracle
4 66 (3.42%) VMware
5 30 (1.56%) IBM
6 17 (0.88%) Cisco
7 16 (0.83%) Avaya
8 15 (0.78%) SAP
8 15 (0.78%) Capita
9 13 (0.67%) Citrix
9 13 (0.67%) Red Hat
10 12 (0.62%) Fujitsu
11 11 (0.57%) Atlassian
12 9 (0.47%) SOASTA, Inc
13 8 (0.41%) TIBCO
13 8 (0.41%) NetApp
14 7 (0.36%) Green Hat
15 6 (0.31%) Veritas
15 6 (0.31%) McAfee
16 5 (0.26%) Telerik
South West
Vodafone
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Cielo Talent - Nice
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: Unspecified Up to £47k+Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits.
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ECM Selection
Salary: £26,000 to c£32,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: To £40k + excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago