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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 316 360 342
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -18
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 945 825 800
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.92% 0.74% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.36% 2.73% 2.74%
Number of salaries quoted 790 642 625
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,800 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,350 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
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
28136 30223 29203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.37% 27.18% 27.83%
Number of salaries quoted 22164 24418 23847
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
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 1 May 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 1 May 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
London +54 268 £45,000 - 40
South East -16 241 £40,000 +14.28% 21
Yorkshire +44 108 £35,000 -6.35% 5
North West +42 103 £32,000 +6.66% 11
East of England +2 78 £40,000 +4.57% 4
West Midlands +27 69 £35,000 +22.80% 3
East Midlands +16 31 £39,500 +12.85% 5
South West -15 27 £37,500 - 4
North East -17 2 - - 4
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 1473 (76.28%) ISEB
2 812 (42.05%) Agile Software Development
3 785 (40.65%) Software Testing
4 715 (37.03%) QA
5 654 (33.87%) Finance
6 596 (30.86%) SQL
7 522 (27.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 508 (26.31%) Test Scripting
9 467 (24.18%) Selenium
10 403 (20.87%) Test Management
11 388 (20.09%) User Acceptance Testing
12 385 (19.94%) Test Automation
13 373 (19.32%) Degree
14 324 (16.78%) Test Strategy
15 306 (15.85%) HP Quality Center
16 292 (15.12%) Automated Testing
17 270 (13.98%) Microsoft
18 269 (13.93%) Scrum
19 253 (13.10%) Manual Testing
20 243 (12.58%) HP
21 222 (11.50%) QuickTest Pro
22 221 (11.44%) Java
23 220 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
24 208 (10.77%) C#
24 208 (10.77%) SQL Server
25 207 (10.72%) .NET
25 207 (10.72%) Windows
26 198 (10.25%) Performance Testing
27 197 (10.20%) Regression Testing
28 185 (9.58%) Waterfall

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 21 (1.09%) SharePoint
2 11 (0.57%) IIS
3 10 (0.52%) CMS
4 7 (0.36%) Drupal
5 6 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (0.26%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.21%) Confluence
8 3 (0.16%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.16%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.10%) WebSphere Portal
9 2 (0.10%) Apache
9 2 (0.10%) JBoss
9 2 (0.10%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.10%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.10%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.052%) SAS
10 1 (0.052%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 136 (7.04%) MS Excel
2 68 (3.52%) MS Office
3 21 (1.09%) MS Project
4 8 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.16%) Mingle
7 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.21%) BASE24
4 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.052%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.052%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.31%) SaaS
2 4 (0.21%) FinancialForce.com
3 2 (0.10%) GitHub
3 2 (0.10%) Office 365
3 2 (0.10%) Trello
3 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.052%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.052%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.83%) VoIP
2 15 (0.78%) TCP/IP
3 14 (0.73%) HTTP
4 12 (0.62%) WAN
5 11 (0.57%) Internet
6 10 (0.52%) HTTPS
7 9 (0.47%) LAN
8 8 (0.41%) DNS
8 8 (0.41%) Wireshark
9 7 (0.36%) ATM
10 5 (0.26%) Wireless
11 4 (0.21%) RTP
11 4 (0.21%) H.323
12 3 (0.16%) VLAN
12 3 (0.16%) CTI
12 3 (0.16%) Firewall
12 3 (0.16%) DHCP
13 2 (0.10%) Multicast
13 2 (0.10%) Unified Communications
13 2 (0.10%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (10.77%) SQL Server
2 47 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 27 (1.40%) Relational Database
6 24 (1.24%) Oracle Database
7 19 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
9 13 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (0.52%) MySQL
11 9 (0.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 8 (0.41%) SSDT
13 7 (0.36%) Data Mining
14 6 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
15 5 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
16 4 (0.21%) Big Data
16 4 (0.21%) Hadoop
16 4 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
17 3 (0.16%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 467 (24.18%) Selenium
2 222 (11.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 170 (8.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 168 (8.70%) JIRA
5 144 (7.46%) WebDriver
6 121 (6.27%) LoadRunner
7 105 (5.44%) Cucumber
8 68 (3.52%) JMeter
9 65 (3.37%) Visual Studio
10 58 (3.00%) SoapUI
11 36 (1.86%) Jenkins
12 34 (1.76%) TestDirector
13 31 (1.61%) JUnit
14 28 (1.45%) Maven
15 26 (1.35%) SpecFlow
16 24 (1.24%) TestNG
17 23 (1.19%) FitNesse
17 23 (1.19%) Eclipse
18 22 (1.14%) Bugzilla
18 22 (1.14%) Subversion
General
1 654 (33.87%) Finance
2 174 (9.01%) Banking
3 143 (7.41%) Retail
4 62 (3.21%) Telecoms
5 39 (2.02%) Games
6 35 (1.81%) Aerospace
7 34 (1.76%) Legal
8 27 (1.40%) Retail Banking
9 21 (1.09%) Marketing
9 21 (1.09%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.62%) Billing
11 10 (0.52%) Advertising
11 10 (0.52%) Electronics
11 10 (0.52%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.47%) Military
12 9 (0.47%) Automotive
12 9 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.41%) Back Office
13 8 (0.41%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 854 (44.23%) Analyst
2 772 (39.98%) Test Analyst
3 410 (21.23%) Tester
4 376 (19.47%) Test Manager
5 172 (8.91%) Test Leader
6 148 (7.66%) Software Tester
7 136 (7.04%) Test Engineer
8 134 (6.94%) QA Analyst
9 124 (6.42%) Senior Analyst
10 111 (5.75%) Senior Test Analyst
11 86 (4.45%) Lead Test Analyst
12 65 (3.37%) QA Engineer
13 61 (3.16%) QA Tester
13 61 (3.16%) Consultant
14 58 (3.00%) Automation Tester
15 57 (2.95%) Software Test Analyst
16 56 (2.90%) Software Engineer
17 55 (2.85%) Junior
18 53 (2.74%) QA Test Analyst
19 52 (2.69%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (10.72%) .NET
2 120 (6.21%) HTML
3 118 (6.11%) XML
4 74 (3.83%) Web Services
5 54 (2.80%) CSS
6 43 (2.23%) SOAP
7 35 (1.81%) ASP.NET
8 33 (1.71%) Middleware
9 25 (1.29%) .NET Framework
10 21 (1.09%) Gherkin
11 14 (0.73%) REST
12 12 (0.62%) LINQ
13 11 (0.57%) WCF
13 11 (0.57%) FIX Protocol
14 10 (0.52%) Apache Flex
15 9 (0.47%) Ajax
15 9 (0.47%) DOM
16 8 (0.41%) Flash
17 7 (0.36%) WPF
17 7 (0.36%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 220 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (5.70%) Computer Science
3 54 (2.80%) Mobile App
4 40 (2.07%) Client/Server
5 33 (1.71%) Open Source
6 31 (1.61%) Management Information System
7 26 (1.35%) SWIFT
8 20 (1.04%) AS400
9 19 (0.98%) Data Integration
9 19 (0.98%) iSeries
10 13 (0.67%) User Experience
11 12 (0.62%) GIS
11 12 (0.62%) Mathematics
12 10 (0.52%) Over-the-Top Content
12 10 (0.52%) Video on Demand
12 10 (0.52%) Replication
12 10 (0.52%) IPTV
13 9 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.41%) iPhone
14 8 (0.41%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 207 (10.72%) Windows
2 97 (5.02%) UNIX
3 84 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 75 (3.88%) Android
5 74 (3.83%) Linux
6 19 (0.98%) Solaris
7 17 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (0.47%) Windows XP
9 9 (0.47%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.26%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.26%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.10%) AIX
12 2 (0.10%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.052%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.052%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.052%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 812 (42.05%) Agile Software Development
2 785 (40.65%) Software Testing
3 508 (26.31%) Test Scripting
4 403 (20.87%) Test Management
5 388 (20.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 385 (19.94%) Test Automation
7 324 (16.78%) Test Strategy
8 292 (15.12%) Automated Testing
9 269 (13.93%) Scrum
10 253 (13.10%) Manual Testing
11 198 (10.25%) Performance Testing
12 197 (10.20%) Regression Testing
13 185 (9.58%) Waterfall
14 170 (8.80%) Stakeholder Management
15 167 (8.65%) Automation Testing
16 152 (7.87%) Mentoring
17 138 (7.15%) PRINCE2
18 136 (7.04%) Test Planning
19 125 (6.47%) BDD
20 115 (5.96%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 596 (30.86%) SQL
2 221 (11.44%) Java
3 208 (10.77%) C#
4 112 (5.80%) JavaScript
5 74 (3.83%) Python
6 55 (2.85%) C
7 52 (2.69%) Ruby
8 48 (2.49%) C++
9 30 (1.55%) VBScript
10 28 (1.45%) PHP
11 27 (1.40%) Perl
12 25 (1.29%) T-SQL
12 25 (1.29%) VB
13 17 (0.88%) PowerShell
14 14 (0.73%) Objective-C
15 13 (0.67%) VB.NET
16 11 (0.57%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.52%) VBA
18 7 (0.36%) XPath
19 6 (0.31%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1473 (76.28%) ISEB
2 522 (27.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 373 (19.32%) Degree
4 88 (4.56%) Security Cleared
5 69 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 62 (3.21%) ISEB Practitioner
7 57 (2.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 17 (0.88%) DV Cleared
9 16 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (0.41%) HP ASE
11 6 (0.31%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.31%) CSQA
12 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.26%) HND
13 4 (0.21%) AAT
13 4 (0.21%) HNC
14 3 (0.16%) MCITP
14 3 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.16%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 715 (37.03%) QA
2 38 (1.97%) FATCA
3 11 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.26%) WAI
5 4 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.16%) HL7
6 3 (0.16%) DICOM
7 2 (0.10%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.052%) WCAG
8 1 (0.052%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.052%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 17 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (0.73%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.67%) vSphere
4 7 (0.36%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.21%) Cygwin
6 2 (0.10%) Firmware
7 1 (0.052%) Snort
7 1 (0.052%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 306 (15.85%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.31%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (0.16%) Netcool
3 3 (0.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.10%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.10%) Control-M
5 1 (0.052%) SCCM
5 1 (0.052%) Iperf
5 1 (0.052%) nmon
5 1 (0.052%) Oozie
Vendors
1 270 (13.98%) Microsoft
2 243 (12.58%) HP
3 115 (5.96%) Oracle
4 43 (2.23%) IBM
5 39 (2.02%) VMware
6 25 (1.29%) SAP
7 22 (1.14%) Red Hat
8 20 (1.04%) Capita
9 8 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (0.41%) Telerik
10 7 (0.36%) Atlassian
10 7 (0.36%) TIBCO
10 7 (0.36%) Cisco
10 7 (0.36%) Citrix
10 7 (0.36%) Green Hat
11 6 (0.31%) SOASTA, Inc
12 5 (0.26%) Cognos
13 4 (0.21%) Business Objects
13 4 (0.21%) Avaya
13 4 (0.21%) Hitachi
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Code Red Associates
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 60000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension & package
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £450000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + 29 days + share ops scheme + pensi
Posted: 3 days ago
North East
Harvey Nash RPO
Salary: £40000
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + 25 days hol, pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago