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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 305 359 335
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -24
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 966 725 826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.93% 0.72% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.38% 2.68% 2.71%
Number of salaries quoted 805 532 711
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £59,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
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
28566 27086 30468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.58% 26.93% 28.32%
Number of salaries quoted 22991 21625 25793
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 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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
(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 +93 295 £37,500 +7.14% 11
London -37 256 £45,000 - 15
North West -11 95 £37,500 +25.00% 6
East of England +4 83 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Yorkshire -16 67 £32,500 +8.33% 9
South West +26 66 £45,000 +26.76% 6
West Midlands +21 50 £31,500 +5.00% 5
East Midlands +49 44 £40,000 +6.66% 2
North East -16 9 £42,500 +13.33% 3
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1464 (78.04%) ISEB
2 769 (40.99%) Agile Software Development
3 742 (39.55%) Software Testing
4 701 (37.37%) QA
5 596 (31.77%) Finance
6 570 (30.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 516 (27.51%) SQL
8 453 (24.15%) Test Scripting
9 433 (23.08%) Test Management
10 432 (23.03%) Selenium
11 369 (19.67%) HP Quality Center
12 357 (19.03%) Test Automation
13 351 (18.71%) Test Strategy
14 331 (17.64%) User Acceptance Testing
15 323 (17.22%) Degree
16 307 (16.36%) Scrum
17 300 (15.99%) Automated Testing
18 264 (14.07%) Manual Testing
19 258 (13.75%) Windows
20 256 (13.65%) Regression Testing
21 250 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
22 244 (13.01%) Microsoft
23 222 (11.83%) HP
24 201 (10.71%) Waterfall
25 200 (10.66%) C#
25 200 (10.66%) Java
26 199 (10.61%) Automation Testing
27 197 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
28 196 (10.45%) .NET
28 196 (10.45%) JIRA

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 26 (1.39%) IIS
1 26 (1.39%) Drupal
2 21 (1.12%) CMS
3 19 (1.01%) SharePoint
4 11 (0.59%) Confluence
5 10 (0.53%) Tomcat
6 6 (0.32%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (0.32%) WorkSite
6 6 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (0.32%) Adobe CQ
7 5 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.16%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.11%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.11%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.053%) TIBCO EMS
11 1 (0.053%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.053%) JBoss
Applications
1 141 (7.52%) MS Excel
2 74 (3.94%) MS Office
3 17 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
4 16 (0.85%) MS Project
5 7 (0.37%) Mingle
6 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 30 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.53%) Oracle Retail
4 5 (0.27%) Servitor
5 3 (0.16%) Summit
6 2 (0.11%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.11%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.053%) Exstream
7 1 (0.053%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.64%) SaaS
2 4 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.053%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.45%) WAN
2 37 (1.97%) LAN
3 36 (1.92%) TCP/IP
4 26 (1.39%) Wireshark
5 17 (0.91%) VoIP
6 16 (0.85%) RTP
6 16 (0.85%) H.323
7 15 (0.80%) DHCP
7 15 (0.80%) VLAN
7 15 (0.80%) HTTP
8 11 (0.59%) Internet
9 5 (0.27%) Wireless
10 4 (0.21%) FTP
10 4 (0.21%) DNS
11 3 (0.16%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.16%) 3GPP
12 2 (0.11%) UMTS
12 2 (0.11%) ATM
12 2 (0.11%) GPRS
12 2 (0.11%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 34 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (1.76%) Oracle Database
4 30 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (1.17%) Relational Database
6 21 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
7 19 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
8 17 (0.91%) MySQL
9 14 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
10 13 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (0.59%) Data Mining
11 11 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.21%) SSDT
14 3 (0.16%) SQLPlus
15 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2000
15 2 (0.11%) Hadoop
15 2 (0.11%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 432 (23.03%) Selenium
2 250 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 196 (10.45%) JIRA
4 141 (7.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 126 (6.72%) LoadRunner
6 119 (6.34%) WebDriver
7 108 (5.76%) Cucumber
8 63 (3.36%) Visual Studio
9 51 (2.72%) TestDirector
10 45 (2.40%) Jenkins
11 43 (2.29%) SoapUI
12 36 (1.92%) JMeter
13 35 (1.87%) Bugzilla
14 34 (1.81%) FitNesse
14 34 (1.81%) Git (software)
15 32 (1.71%) JUnit
16 26 (1.39%) TestComplete
16 26 (1.39%) SpecFlow
17 22 (1.17%) SilkPerformer
17 22 (1.17%) NUnit
General
1 596 (31.77%) Finance
2 141 (7.52%) Retail
3 124 (6.61%) Banking
4 119 (6.34%) Telecoms
5 39 (2.08%) Marketing
6 26 (1.39%) Legal
7 23 (1.23%) Games
8 20 (1.07%) Law
9 19 (1.01%) Billing
10 18 (0.96%) Aerospace
11 15 (0.80%) Back Office
12 14 (0.75%) Investment Banking
13 13 (0.69%) Military
14 12 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
14 12 (0.64%) Front Office
15 11 (0.59%) Advertising
16 10 (0.53%) Manufacturing
16 10 (0.53%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.27%) German Language
17 5 (0.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 708 (37.74%) Analyst
2 632 (33.69%) Test Analyst
3 409 (21.80%) Tester
4 361 (19.24%) Test Manager
5 175 (9.33%) Test Engineer
6 174 (9.28%) Test Leader
7 125 (6.66%) Software Tester
8 104 (5.54%) Senior Analyst
9 94 (5.01%) Senior Test Analyst
10 89 (4.74%) QA Analyst
11 81 (4.32%) Software Engineer
12 78 (4.16%) Senior Tester
13 75 (4.00%) QA Engineer
14 68 (3.62%) Consultant
15 66 (3.52%) QA Tester
16 63 (3.36%) Software Test Engineer
17 61 (3.25%) Software Test Analyst
18 48 (2.56%) Test Consultant
18 48 (2.56%) Junior
19 46 (2.45%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (10.45%) .NET
2 110 (5.86%) XML
3 99 (5.28%) HTML
4 98 (5.22%) Web Services
5 44 (2.35%) SOAP
5 44 (2.35%) ASP.NET
6 31 (1.65%) CSS
7 30 (1.60%) .NET Framework
8 22 (1.17%) Gherkin
9 17 (0.91%) REST
9 17 (0.91%) LAMP
9 17 (0.91%) JSP
10 16 (0.85%) WCF
11 14 (0.75%) LINQ
12 13 (0.69%) Middleware
13 11 (0.59%) XML Messaging
14 10 (0.53%) XSL
15 9 (0.48%) HTML5
16 8 (0.43%) Flash
17 7 (0.37%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 197 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (5.38%) Computer Science
3 66 (3.52%) Open Source
4 65 (3.46%) Mobile App
5 44 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 40 (2.13%) Client/Server
7 20 (1.07%) iPhone
8 15 (0.80%) GIS
9 14 (0.75%) IPTV
10 13 (0.69%) Mathematics
10 13 (0.69%) SWIFT
10 13 (0.69%) Video on Demand
10 13 (0.69%) Over-the-Top Content
10 13 (0.69%) User Experience
11 12 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 11 (0.59%) iPad
13 10 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (0.53%) Blackberry
13 10 (0.53%) Derivative
14 9 (0.48%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 258 (13.75%) Windows
2 132 (7.04%) UNIX
3 118 (6.29%) Linux
4 61 (3.25%) Windows 7
4 61 (3.25%) Apple iOS
5 60 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 56 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (2.72%) Android
8 48 (2.56%) Windows XP
9 24 (1.28%) Solaris
10 14 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.37%) AIX
12 5 (0.27%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.21%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.053%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.053%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 769 (40.99%) Agile Software Development
2 742 (39.55%) Software Testing
3 453 (24.15%) Test Scripting
4 433 (23.08%) Test Management
5 357 (19.03%) Test Automation
6 351 (18.71%) Test Strategy
7 331 (17.64%) User Acceptance Testing
8 307 (16.36%) Scrum
9 300 (15.99%) Automated Testing
10 264 (14.07%) Manual Testing
11 256 (13.65%) Regression Testing
12 201 (10.71%) Waterfall
13 199 (10.61%) Automation Testing
14 164 (8.74%) Performance Testing
15 162 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
16 149 (7.94%) Test Planning
17 139 (7.41%) Mentoring
18 131 (6.98%) BDD
19 127 (6.77%) Integration Testing
20 126 (6.72%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 516 (27.51%) SQL
2 200 (10.66%) C#
2 200 (10.66%) Java
3 110 (5.86%) JavaScript
4 87 (4.64%) Python
5 76 (4.05%) Ruby
6 63 (3.36%) C++
7 45 (2.40%) Perl
7 45 (2.40%) VB
8 40 (2.13%) VBScript
9 35 (1.87%) PHP
10 29 (1.55%) C
11 20 (1.07%) PowerShell
12 16 (0.85%) Shell Script
12 16 (0.85%) T-SQL
13 12 (0.64%) VBA
13 12 (0.64%) Objective-C
13 12 (0.64%) Bash Shell
14 10 (0.53%) VB.NET
15 8 (0.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1464 (78.04%) ISEB
2 570 (30.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 323 (17.22%) Degree
4 153 (8.16%) Security Cleared
5 122 (6.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 99 (5.28%) SC Cleared
7 60 (3.20%) ISEB Practitioner
8 30 (1.60%) DV Cleared
9 18 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 15 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (0.80%) MCSE
11 15 (0.80%) CCNA
11 15 (0.80%) MCITP
12 7 (0.37%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.37%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
12 7 (0.37%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 7 (0.37%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 7 (0.37%) Brainbench
13 5 (0.27%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 701 (37.37%) QA
2 14 (0.75%) GAMP
3 10 (0.53%) FATCA
4 8 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.21%) HL7
6 4 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.16%) COBIT
8 2 (0.11%) DICOM
8 2 (0.11%) SLA
9 1 (0.053%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.053%) P3O
System Software
1 48 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 28 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.12%) VMware ESX
4 17 (0.91%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.75%) vSphere
6 11 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
7 5 (0.27%) Cygwin
8 4 (0.21%) Firmware
9 1 (0.053%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 369 (19.67%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.64%) SCCM
3 7 (0.37%) HP SiteScope
4 6 (0.32%) Netcool
4 6 (0.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (0.32%) Control-M
4 6 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.053%) Puppet
6 1 (0.053%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 244 (13.01%) Microsoft
2 222 (11.83%) HP
3 130 (6.93%) Oracle
4 70 (3.73%) VMware
5 18 (0.96%) Cisco
6 17 (0.91%) IBM
6 17 (0.91%) SAP
7 16 (0.85%) Citrix
7 16 (0.85%) Fujitsu
8 15 (0.80%) Avaya
9 13 (0.69%) Atlassian
10 12 (0.64%) Altiris
11 11 (0.59%) NetApp
12 10 (0.53%) Capita
13 9 (0.48%) Red Hat
13 9 (0.48%) SOASTA, Inc
14 7 (0.37%) Telerik
15 6 (0.32%) Veritas
15 6 (0.32%) Interwoven
15 6 (0.32%) McAfee
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
LA International
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70k - 75k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Buxton, Derbyshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £49000 - £63000 per annum + enhanced pension
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: Unspecified Up to £35,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Concur Technologies
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago