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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 298 317 348
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +31
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 920 979 910
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.03% 0.96% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.95% 3.53% 3.17%
Number of salaries quoted 775 833 736
Median salary £39,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.28% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
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
23270 27745 28667
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 25.97% 27.13% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 18784 22487 22585
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +48 281 £41,000 +9.33% 18
London +32 194 £50,000 +5.26% 16
Yorkshire +36 129 £38,000 +8.57% 9
South West +13 96 £35,750 +2.14% 14
West Midlands -15 62 £39,000 -2.50% 12
East of England -6 59 £35,000 -12.50% 9
North West -32 57 £32,500 -7.14% 7
East Midlands -10 46 £35,000 - 3
North East -7 6 £38,750 +27.67% 4
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 1318 (69.81%) ISEB
2 1227 (64.99%) Agile Software Development
3 784 (41.53%) QA
4 730 (38.67%) Selenium
5 670 (35.49%) Software Testing
6 653 (34.59%) SQL
7 597 (31.62%) Finance
8 548 (29.03%) Test Scripting
9 536 (28.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 489 (25.90%) Test Automation
11 468 (24.79%) SDLC
12 445 (23.57%) Java
13 420 (22.25%) C#
14 414 (21.93%) Scrum
15 392 (20.76%) User Acceptance Testing
16 375 (19.86%) Degree
17 372 (19.70%) Test Strategy
18 371 (19.65%) Automated Testing
19 368 (19.49%) Regression Testing
20 348 (18.43%) JIRA
21 341 (18.06%) Manual Testing
21 341 (18.06%) Test Management
22 324 (17.16%) Functional Testing
23 306 (16.21%) Waterfall
24 298 (15.78%) BDD
25 292 (15.47%) Microsoft
26 267 (14.14%) Cucumber
27 261 (13.82%) TDD
28 258 (13.67%) Automation Testing
29 257 (13.61%) HP Quality Center

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 54 (2.86%) Confluence
2 45 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 42 (2.22%) IIS
4 13 (0.69%) MS Exchange
4 13 (0.69%) Skype for Business
5 11 (0.58%) CICS
5 11 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (0.37%) CMS
6 7 (0.37%) Documentum
7 6 (0.32%) FileNet
8 5 (0.26%) Xceptor
9 4 (0.21%) GlassFish
10 3 (0.16%) Apache
10 3 (0.16%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.16%) SAS
10 3 (0.16%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.16%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.16%) WebSphere Portal
11 2 (0.11%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.053%) Drupal
Applications
1 145 (7.68%) MS Excel
2 128 (6.78%) MS Office
3 33 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.42%) MS Project
6 5 (0.26%) Mingle
7 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.58%) SAP CO
2 11 (0.58%) SAP FI
2 11 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.16%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.11%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.053%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.053%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (0.53%) SaaS
3 3 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.11%) GitHub
4 2 (0.11%) Google Drive
4 2 (0.11%) IaaS
4 2 (0.11%) PaaS
4 2 (0.11%) Slack
5 1 (0.053%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.053%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.27%) SSH
2 17 (0.90%) LAN
2 17 (0.90%) WAN
3 14 (0.74%) Internet
4 12 (0.64%) GSM
4 12 (0.64%) LTE
4 12 (0.64%) UMTS
5 11 (0.58%) VoIP
6 10 (0.53%) HTTP
7 9 (0.48%) 2G
7 9 (0.48%) 3G
7 9 (0.48%) 4G
7 9 (0.48%) Diameter Protocol
7 9 (0.48%) ISUP
7 9 (0.48%) SCCP
7 9 (0.48%) SIGTRAN
7 9 (0.48%) SS7
7 9 (0.48%) tcpdump
7 9 (0.48%) Wireshark
8 8 (0.42%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 47 (2.49%) MySQL
3 26 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (1.22%) Relational Database
5 20 (1.06%) Oracle Database
6 16 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (0.64%) Data Mining
8 10 (0.53%) DB2
8 10 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.26%) QlikView
12 4 (0.21%) GIS
13 3 (0.16%) Oracle BI EE
13 3 (0.16%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 730 (38.67%) Selenium
2 348 (18.43%) JIRA
3 267 (14.14%) Cucumber
4 205 (10.86%) HP UFT
5 200 (10.59%) WebDriver
6 192 (10.17%) SoapUI
7 183 (9.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 134 (7.10%) Jenkins
9 133 (7.04%) JMeter
10 92 (4.87%) JUnit
11 90 (4.77%) LoadRunner
12 88 (4.66%) SpecFlow
13 87 (4.61%) Git (software)
14 74 (3.92%) NUnit
15 71 (3.76%) Ranorex
16 66 (3.50%) Visual Studio
17 54 (2.86%) Bugzilla
18 51 (2.70%) Selenium IDE
19 48 (2.54%) Hudson
20 43 (2.28%) Appium
General
1 597 (31.62%) Finance
2 137 (7.26%) Banking
3 119 (6.30%) Retail
4 83 (4.40%) Games
5 64 (3.39%) Telecoms
6 46 (2.44%) Marketing
7 44 (2.33%) Legal
8 34 (1.80%) Manufacturing
9 26 (1.38%) Electronics
10 20 (1.06%) Back Office
11 19 (1.01%) Automotive
12 15 (0.79%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.69%) Aerospace
14 11 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.53%) Investment Banking
16 8 (0.42%) Advertising
17 6 (0.32%) Publishing
18 2 (0.11%) Law
18 2 (0.11%) Retail Banking
19 1 (0.053%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 793 (42.00%) Analyst
2 729 (38.61%) Test Analyst
3 427 (22.62%) Tester
4 246 (13.03%) Test Engineer
5 198 (10.49%) Automation Test Analyst
6 187 (9.90%) Test Manager
7 173 (9.16%) Automation Tester
8 172 (9.11%) Test Leader
9 163 (8.63%) Software Tester
10 139 (7.36%) QA Engineer
11 134 (7.10%) QA Analyst
12 119 (6.30%) QA Tester
13 114 (6.04%) Software Analyst
14 111 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
15 109 (5.77%) Test Automation Engineer
16 107 (5.67%) Software Test Analyst
17 101 (5.35%) Senior Test Analyst
18 95 (5.03%) QA Test Analyst
19 84 (4.45%) QA Leader
20 60 (3.18%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (11.71%) .NET
2 145 (7.68%) Web Services
3 143 (7.57%) HTML
4 141 (7.47%) XML
5 118 (6.25%) SOAP
6 76 (4.03%) REST
7 71 (3.76%) CSS
8 57 (3.02%) ASP.NET
9 52 (2.75%) Gherkin
10 33 (1.75%) Spring
11 31 (1.64%) Ajax
11 31 (1.64%) Hibernate
12 27 (1.43%) JMS
13 21 (1.11%) XBRL
14 19 (1.01%) Apache CXF
14 19 (1.01%) Java EE
15 18 (0.95%) DOM
15 18 (0.95%) Silverlight
15 18 (0.95%) WebSphere MQ
16 17 (0.90%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 202 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
2 148 (7.84%) Computer Science
3 71 (3.76%) Mobile App
4 51 (2.70%) Client/Server
5 37 (1.96%) Mathematics
6 35 (1.85%) iPad
7 33 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
8 32 (1.69%) Management Information System
9 25 (1.32%) User Experience
10 24 (1.27%) Online Games
11 19 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 19 (1.01%) Mainframe
11 19 (1.01%) Virtual Team
12 15 (0.79%) AS400
12 15 (0.79%) Life Science
13 13 (0.69%) Data Centre
14 12 (0.64%) Replication
15 10 (0.53%) Driving Licence
15 10 (0.53%) Fintech
15 10 (0.53%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 148 (7.84%) Windows
2 145 (7.68%) Linux
3 86 (4.56%) Unix
4 76 (4.03%) Apple iOS
5 70 (3.71%) Android
6 18 (0.95%) Windows Server
7 16 (0.85%) CentOS
7 16 (0.85%) Solaris
8 15 (0.79%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.32%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.26%) AIX
11 5 (0.26%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.26%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.21%) Kali Linux
12 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.053%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.053%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1227 (64.99%) Agile Software Development
2 670 (35.49%) Software Testing
3 548 (29.03%) Test Scripting
4 489 (25.90%) Test Automation
5 468 (24.79%) SDLC
6 414 (21.93%) Scrum
7 392 (20.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 372 (19.70%) Test Strategy
9 371 (19.65%) Automated Testing
10 368 (19.49%) Regression Testing
11 341 (18.06%) Manual Testing
11 341 (18.06%) Test Management
12 324 (17.16%) Functional Testing
13 306 (16.21%) Waterfall
14 298 (15.78%) BDD
15 261 (13.82%) TDD
16 258 (13.67%) Automation Testing
17 249 (13.19%) Performance Testing
18 244 (12.92%) Non-Functional Testing
19 240 (12.71%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 653 (34.59%) SQL
2 445 (23.57%) Java
3 420 (22.25%) C#
4 142 (7.52%) JavaScript
5 120 (6.36%) Ruby
6 109 (5.77%) Python
7 55 (2.91%) VB.NET
8 47 (2.49%) C++
9 45 (2.38%) C
10 42 (2.22%) Bash Shell
10 42 (2.22%) PHP
11 36 (1.91%) T-SQL
12 31 (1.64%) VB
13 26 (1.38%) Perl
14 22 (1.17%) PL/SQL
15 21 (1.11%) Groovy
16 17 (0.90%) COBOL
17 13 (0.69%) Shell Script
18 10 (0.53%) JCL
19 9 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1318 (69.81%) ISEB
2 536 (28.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 375 (19.86%) Degree
4 142 (7.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 112 (5.93%) Security Cleared
6 49 (2.60%) DV Cleared
7 28 (1.48%) SC Cleared
8 24 (1.27%) ISEB Practitioner
9 9 (0.48%) HP ASE
10 6 (0.32%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.26%) MBA
12 4 (0.21%) CSQA
12 4 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.16%) HND
13 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.16%) PMP
13 3 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.11%) AAT
14 2 (0.11%) PhD
14 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 784 (41.53%) QA
2 4 (0.21%) SDET
2 4 (0.21%) SLA
3 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.11%) FATCA
4 2 (0.11%) GAMP
4 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.053%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.053%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.053%) Solvency II
System Software
1 28 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (0.69%) Hyper-V
3 12 (0.64%) Firmware
4 9 (0.48%) Docker
5 4 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.21%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.16%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.053%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 257 (13.61%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.69%) SCCM
3 10 (0.53%) HP SiteScope
4 9 (0.48%) SCOM
5 5 (0.26%) Control-M
6 4 (0.21%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.16%) Puppet
8 2 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.11%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 292 (15.47%) Microsoft
2 250 (13.24%) HP
3 138 (7.31%) Oracle
4 67 (3.55%) SAP
5 37 (1.96%) Atlassian
6 32 (1.69%) VMware
7 28 (1.48%) IBM
7 28 (1.48%) Red Hat
8 25 (1.32%) Rally
9 17 (0.90%) Google
9 17 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (0.79%) Telerik
11 13 (0.69%) Citrix
12 8 (0.42%) Sophos
13 7 (0.37%) Cognizant
13 7 (0.37%) Sun
14 4 (0.21%) Altiris
14 4 (0.21%) TOWER Software
14 4 (0.21%) Veritas
15 3 (0.16%) Fujitsu
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita ITPS
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Capita ITPS
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita ITPS
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits + training/progression
Posted: 19 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Bens + Development
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits / Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary - Please contact for details
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Skipton, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum + Bonus + Good Bens + Great Training
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £Competitive + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 60,000 plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £36000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wickford, Essex
X4 Group
Salary: £24k - 30k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 - 70,000
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: 6 days ago