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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 302 314 379
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +65
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 979 998 738
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.04% 1.01% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.74% 3.65% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 834 826 525
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 £27,500 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,250
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.78%
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
26156 27364 26645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.69% 27.57% 27.18%
Number of salaries quoted 21168 22032 21157
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 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
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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 +15 259 £50,000 +11.11% 27
South East -65 179 £37,500 -3.84% 30
Yorkshire +47 133 £35,000 +7.69% 13
North West +57 127 £31,500 -4.54% 17
East of England -7 94 £40,000 - 7
South West +3 88 £33,500 -16.25% 7
West Midlands +9 79 £35,000 +7.69% 9
East Midlands -9 18 £39,000 +14.70% 5
North East +12 10 £35,000 +5.26% 3
Midlands - 5 £32,500 -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1458 (73.64%) ISEB
2 1052 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
3 837 (42.27%) QA
4 726 (36.67%) Software Testing
5 635 (32.07%) Test Scripting
5 635 (32.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 583 (29.44%) Selenium
6 583 (29.44%) Finance
7 570 (28.79%) SQL
8 487 (24.60%) Test Automation
9 445 (22.47%) User Acceptance Testing
10 415 (20.96%) Automated Testing
11 404 (20.40%) SDLC
12 366 (18.48%) HP Quality Center
13 355 (17.93%) Java
14 354 (17.88%) Test Strategy
15 353 (17.83%) Test Management
16 352 (17.78%) Functional Testing
17 343 (17.32%) Degree
18 340 (17.17%) JIRA
19 331 (16.72%) Manual Testing
20 306 (15.45%) Regression Testing
21 304 (15.35%) C#
22 296 (14.95%) HP
23 289 (14.60%) Scrum
24 280 (14.14%) Automation Testing
25 277 (13.99%) Waterfall
26 274 (13.84%) Microsoft
27 260 (13.13%) HP UFT
28 255 (12.88%) .NET

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 39 (1.97%) SharePoint
2 33 (1.67%) IIS
3 14 (0.71%) CMS
4 10 (0.51%) MQSeries
5 9 (0.45%) Confluence
6 7 (0.35%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.25%) ArcGIS
8 5 (0.25%) WebSphere Portal
9 4 (0.20%) Tuxedo
10 3 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.10%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.10%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.10%) LiveLink
11 2 (0.10%) Node.js
11 2 (0.10%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.051%) Apache
12 1 (0.051%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.051%) JBoss
12 1 (0.051%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 168 (8.48%) MS Excel
2 102 (5.15%) MS Office
3 26 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (1.21%) MS Project
5 20 (1.01%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.051%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 16 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.40%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.35%) BASE24
4 7 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.25%) Temenos T24
7 4 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.15%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.051%) Endur
10 1 (0.051%) Magento
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.051%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.051%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.051%) SAP IS-U
10 1 (0.051%) SAP MM
10 1 (0.051%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.76%) SaaS
2 11 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.25%) GitHub
5 4 (0.20%) Sage Pay
6 2 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.10%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.051%) AdWords
7 1 (0.051%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.051%) Office 365
7 1 (0.051%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.41%) HTTP
2 25 (1.26%) Internet
3 16 (0.81%) VoIP
4 11 (0.56%) PuTTY
5 10 (0.51%) SSH
5 10 (0.51%) Telnet
6 8 (0.40%) HTTPS
7 7 (0.35%) Intranet
8 6 (0.30%) CTI
9 5 (0.25%) 2G
9 5 (0.25%) 3G
9 5 (0.25%) 4G
9 5 (0.25%) INAP
9 5 (0.25%) LAN
9 5 (0.25%) RANAP
9 5 (0.25%) SCCP
9 5 (0.25%) SCTP
9 5 (0.25%) SIGTRAN
9 5 (0.25%) SMPP
9 5 (0.25%) TCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 49 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 29 (1.46%) Oracle Database
5 27 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 23 (1.16%) DB2
6 23 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
7 18 (0.91%) QlikView
8 16 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
8 16 (0.81%) DbVisualizer
9 12 (0.61%) MySQL
10 10 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 7 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (0.30%) Big Data
13 6 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.25%) GIS
14 5 (0.25%) NoSQL
14 5 (0.25%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 583 (29.44%) Selenium
2 340 (17.17%) JIRA
3 260 (13.13%) HP UFT
4 192 (9.70%) Cucumber
5 165 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 165 (8.33%) WebDriver
6 115 (5.81%) JMeter
7 112 (5.66%) SoapUI
8 111 (5.61%) LoadRunner
9 107 (5.40%) Visual Studio
10 93 (4.70%) Jenkins
11 89 (4.49%) Git (software)
12 66 (3.33%) Bugzilla
13 50 (2.53%) SpecFlow
14 39 (1.97%) WATIR
15 35 (1.77%) Ranorex
16 33 (1.67%) Eclipse
17 29 (1.46%) Appium
18 28 (1.41%) Hudson
18 28 (1.41%) Toad
General
1 583 (29.44%) Finance
2 157 (7.93%) Banking
3 142 (7.17%) Retail
4 80 (4.04%) Telecoms
5 65 (3.28%) Legal
6 51 (2.58%) Games
7 44 (2.22%) Law
8 30 (1.52%) Marketing
9 26 (1.31%) Advertising
10 16 (0.81%) Retail Banking
11 15 (0.76%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.76%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.66%) Back Office
13 12 (0.61%) Manufacturing
14 10 (0.51%) Automotive
15 9 (0.45%) Publishing
16 8 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
17 7 (0.35%) Electronics
18 6 (0.30%) Aerospace
19 5 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 932 (47.07%) Analyst
2 842 (42.53%) Test Analyst
3 519 (26.21%) Tester
4 210 (10.61%) Test Manager
5 197 (9.95%) Test Engineer
6 174 (8.79%) Test Leader
7 166 (8.38%) QA Analyst
8 150 (7.58%) Automation Tester
9 143 (7.22%) Automation Analyst
10 140 (7.07%) Automation Test Analyst
11 136 (6.87%) Software Tester
12 121 (6.11%) QA Test Analyst
13 110 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
14 109 (5.51%) QA Tester
15 105 (5.30%) Software Analyst
16 104 (5.25%) QA Engineer
17 102 (5.15%) Senior Test Analyst
18 95 (4.80%) Software Test Analyst
19 70 (3.54%) Senior Test Engineer
20 68 (3.43%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (12.88%) .NET
2 163 (8.23%) XML
3 139 (7.02%) Web Services
4 105 (5.30%) HTML
4 105 (5.30%) SOAP
5 68 (3.43%) Gherkin
6 53 (2.68%) REST
7 47 (2.37%) CSS
8 41 (2.07%) ASP.NET
9 36 (1.82%) JSON
10 34 (1.72%) J2EE
11 32 (1.62%) RESTful
12 20 (1.01%) Middleware
13 18 (0.91%) .NET Framework
14 15 (0.76%) XML Messaging
15 12 (0.61%) ASP.NET Web API
15 12 (0.61%) HTML5
16 9 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
16 9 (0.45%) XBRL
17 8 (0.40%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 253 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
2 149 (7.53%) Computer Science
3 68 (3.43%) Mathematics
4 60 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 54 (2.73%) Mobile App
6 48 (2.42%) Client/Server
7 20 (1.01%) Credit Risk
8 19 (0.96%) Physics
9 18 (0.91%) AS400
9 18 (0.91%) Replication
9 18 (0.91%) SWIFT
9 18 (0.91%) User Experience
10 15 (0.76%) Driving Licence
11 14 (0.71%) iPad
11 14 (0.71%) Mainframe
12 13 (0.66%) N-Tier
13 12 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 10 (0.51%) PMI
14 10 (0.51%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 165 (8.33%) Windows
2 110 (5.56%) Unix
3 100 (5.05%) Linux
4 41 (2.07%) Apple iOS
5 39 (1.97%) Android
6 30 (1.52%) Windows Server
7 14 (0.71%) Windows 7
7 14 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (0.66%) Solaris
9 11 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.40%) Kali Linux
11 6 (0.30%) AIX
11 6 (0.30%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.25%) Windows NT
12 5 (0.25%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.20%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.15%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.10%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1052 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 726 (36.67%) Software Testing
3 635 (32.07%) Test Scripting
4 487 (24.60%) Test Automation
5 445 (22.47%) User Acceptance Testing
6 415 (20.96%) Automated Testing
7 404 (20.40%) SDLC
8 354 (17.88%) Test Strategy
9 353 (17.83%) Test Management
10 352 (17.78%) Functional Testing
11 331 (16.72%) Manual Testing
12 306 (15.45%) Regression Testing
13 289 (14.60%) Scrum
14 280 (14.14%) Automation Testing
15 277 (13.99%) Waterfall
16 249 (12.58%) Non-Functional Testing
17 243 (12.27%) Performance Testing
18 236 (11.92%) Defect Management
19 223 (11.26%) BDD
20 200 (10.10%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 570 (28.79%) SQL
2 355 (17.93%) Java
3 304 (15.35%) C#
4 106 (5.35%) JavaScript
5 104 (5.25%) C
6 92 (4.65%) Ruby
7 53 (2.68%) Python
8 44 (2.22%) VB.NET
9 40 (2.02%) C++
10 31 (1.57%) T-SQL
11 23 (1.16%) Perl
11 23 (1.16%) PHP
12 21 (1.06%) VB
12 21 (1.06%) VBScript
13 18 (0.91%) Bash Shell
14 16 (0.81%) COBOL
14 16 (0.81%) PL/SQL
15 12 (0.61%) Groovy
16 10 (0.51%) PowerShell
16 10 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1458 (73.64%) ISEB
2 635 (32.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 343 (17.32%) Degree
4 95 (4.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 94 (4.75%) Security Cleared
6 51 (2.58%) SC Cleared
7 46 (2.32%) ISEB Practitioner
8 32 (1.62%) DV Cleared
9 13 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 12 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (0.51%) HP ASE
11 10 (0.51%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.30%) APMP
13 5 (0.25%) CISSP
13 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.15%) CSQA
14 3 (0.15%) HND
14 3 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 2 (0.10%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 837 (42.27%) QA
2 20 (1.01%) SLA
3 11 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.20%) SDET
5 3 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.10%) HL7
6 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.051%) GAMP
7 1 (0.051%) GMP
7 1 (0.051%) SEPA
System Software
1 13 (0.66%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.40%) vSphere
4 4 (0.20%) Firmware
5 3 (0.15%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.10%) HDFS
7 1 (0.051%) Docker
Systems Management
1 366 (18.48%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.45%) HP SiteScope
3 7 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (0.25%) CA Service Virtualization
4 5 (0.25%) nmon
5 3 (0.15%) CA Wily
5 3 (0.15%) SCCM
5 3 (0.15%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.051%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.051%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 296 (14.95%) HP
2 274 (13.84%) Microsoft
3 176 (8.89%) Oracle
4 73 (3.69%) SAP
5 42 (2.12%) Citrix
6 32 (1.62%) IBM
7 20 (1.01%) hybris
8 19 (0.96%) VMware
9 14 (0.71%) Red Hat
10 11 (0.56%) Bloomberg
10 11 (0.56%) Rally
10 11 (0.56%) Reuters
10 11 (0.56%) TOWER Software
11 10 (0.51%) Google
11 10 (0.51%) Green Hat
11 10 (0.51%) MKS
12 9 (0.45%) Dynatrace
13 8 (0.40%) ATG
13 8 (0.40%) Capita
14 7 (0.35%) Telerik
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 20% bonus, 10% pension etc...
Posted: 15 hours ago
Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Quant Capital
Salary: From £30,000 to £43,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Superb Bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 18 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - 60,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - 60,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000 - £110,000+ plus unrivalled benefits package
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000- £60,000 + strong benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £32000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Benefits & Progression
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Tui
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + car
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Great benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago