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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 281 342 333
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1011 802 804
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.01% 0.77% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.68% 2.84% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 838 622 665
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,450 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £56,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
27485 28257 28459
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.39% 27.12% 27.83%
Number of salaries quoted 21777 22680 23314
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 £27,450 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +33 282 £40,000 +14.28% 24
London +54 270 £45,000 - 46
Yorkshire +48 106 £32,500 -4.41% 11
North West +42 99 £32,500 +8.33% 9
East of England +7 93 £42,000 +12.00% 3
West Midlands +9 73 £37,500 +29.31% 9
South West -29 47 £38,500 +28.33% 7
East Midlands +26 30 £34,500 -1.42% 8
North East -6 2 £33,250 +27.88% 5
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1540 (77.66%) ISEB
2 813 (41.00%) Agile Software Development
3 797 (40.19%) Software Testing
4 710 (35.80%) QA
5 666 (33.59%) Finance
6 597 (30.11%) SQL
7 562 (28.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 502 (25.32%) Test Scripting
9 472 (23.80%) Selenium
10 417 (21.03%) Test Management
11 376 (18.96%) User Acceptance Testing
12 373 (18.81%) Test Automation
13 360 (18.15%) Degree
14 345 (17.40%) Test Strategy
15 333 (16.79%) HP Quality Center
16 306 (15.43%) Automated Testing
17 275 (13.87%) Scrum
18 270 (13.62%) Microsoft
19 267 (13.46%) Manual Testing
20 244 (12.30%) HP
21 242 (12.20%) QuickTest Pro
22 222 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
23 213 (10.74%) Windows
24 211 (10.64%) Regression Testing
25 210 (10.59%) Waterfall
26 206 (10.39%) .NET
27 201 (10.14%) SQL Server
27 201 (10.14%) Performance Testing
28 196 (9.88%) C#
28 196 (9.88%) Java

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 20 (1.01%) SharePoint
2 17 (0.86%) Drupal
3 13 (0.66%) IIS
4 10 (0.50%) CMS
5 6 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (0.30%) Confluence
5 6 (0.30%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.10%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.10%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.10%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (0.10%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.050%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.050%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.050%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.050%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.050%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.050%) SAS
7 1 (0.050%) JBoss
7 1 (0.050%) Apache
7 1 (0.050%) Tomcat
Applications
1 142 (7.16%) MS Excel
2 72 (3.63%) MS Office
3 23 (1.16%) MS Project
4 8 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.25%) Mingle
8 1 (0.050%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 31 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.15%) Summit
6 2 (0.10%) BASE24
7 1 (0.050%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.050%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.050%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.30%) SaaS
2 2 (0.10%) Office 365
3 1 (0.050%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (0.96%) WAN
2 17 (0.86%) TCP/IP
3 16 (0.81%) VoIP
4 14 (0.71%) LAN
5 13 (0.66%) HTTP
6 10 (0.50%) HTTPS
6 10 (0.50%) Wireshark
7 8 (0.40%) DNS
8 6 (0.30%) Internet
8 6 (0.30%) RTP
8 6 (0.30%) H.323
9 5 (0.25%) DHCP
9 5 (0.25%) ATM
9 5 (0.25%) Wireless
9 5 (0.25%) VLAN
10 3 (0.15%) Firewall
10 3 (0.15%) CTI
11 2 (0.10%) SSL
12 1 (0.050%) DVB
12 1 (0.050%) RTCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 38 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (1.46%) Oracle Database
4 29 (1.46%) Relational Database
5 28 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 23 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
7 16 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (0.50%) MySQL
11 8 (0.40%) Data Mining
11 8 (0.40%) SSDT
12 7 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 3 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (0.15%) SQLPlus
15 2 (0.10%) Snowflake Schema
15 2 (0.10%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 472 (23.80%) Selenium
2 242 (12.20%) QuickTest Pro
3 173 (8.72%) JIRA
4 164 (8.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 146 (7.36%) WebDriver
6 121 (6.10%) LoadRunner
7 109 (5.50%) Cucumber
8 64 (3.23%) Visual Studio
9 61 (3.08%) JMeter
10 57 (2.87%) SoapUI
11 46 (2.32%) Jenkins
12 38 (1.92%) TestDirector
13 31 (1.56%) JUnit
14 29 (1.46%) SpecFlow
15 28 (1.41%) FitNesse
16 25 (1.26%) Bugzilla
17 24 (1.21%) Maven
18 23 (1.16%) Subversion
18 23 (1.16%) TestNG
19 22 (1.11%) Eclipse
General
1 666 (33.59%) Finance
2 169 (8.52%) Banking
3 142 (7.16%) Retail
4 71 (3.58%) Telecoms
5 37 (1.87%) Games
6 34 (1.71%) Aerospace
7 29 (1.46%) Legal
8 24 (1.21%) Marketing
9 22 (1.11%) Retail Banking
10 17 (0.86%) Billing
11 12 (0.61%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.45%) Advertising
13 9 (0.45%) Military
13 9 (0.45%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.40%) Automotive
15 7 (0.35%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.35%) Electronics
16 6 (0.30%) Front Office
16 6 (0.30%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 884 (44.58%) Analyst
2 798 (40.24%) Test Analyst
3 423 (21.33%) Tester
4 380 (19.16%) Test Manager
5 189 (9.53%) Test Leader
6 160 (8.07%) Software Tester
7 144 (7.26%) Test Engineer
8 127 (6.40%) Senior Analyst
9 125 (6.30%) QA Analyst
10 112 (5.65%) Senior Test Analyst
11 72 (3.63%) Lead Test Analyst
12 69 (3.48%) QA Tester
13 65 (3.28%) Senior Tester
13 65 (3.28%) Software Engineer
14 63 (3.18%) Junior
14 63 (3.18%) Software Test Analyst
15 60 (3.03%) QA Engineer
16 57 (2.87%) Consultant
17 52 (2.62%) Software Test Engineer
18 48 (2.42%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (10.39%) .NET
2 107 (5.40%) HTML
3 105 (5.30%) XML
4 87 (4.39%) Web Services
5 49 (2.47%) CSS
6 41 (2.07%) SOAP
7 35 (1.77%) ASP.NET
8 33 (1.66%) Middleware
9 24 (1.21%) .NET Framework
10 17 (0.86%) Gherkin
11 12 (0.61%) LINQ
11 12 (0.61%) REST
12 11 (0.55%) WCF
13 10 (0.50%) LAMP
14 9 (0.45%) Ajax
14 9 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
15 8 (0.40%) DOM
15 8 (0.40%) XSL
16 7 (0.35%) WPF
16 7 (0.35%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 222 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (5.60%) Computer Science
3 59 (2.98%) Mobile App
4 41 (2.07%) Client/Server
5 40 (2.02%) Open Source
6 34 (1.71%) Management Information System
7 22 (1.11%) AS400
8 20 (1.01%) SWIFT
9 19 (0.96%) iSeries
10 16 (0.81%) User Experience
11 15 (0.76%) GIS
12 14 (0.71%) iPhone
13 12 (0.61%) Data Integration
14 11 (0.55%) Video on Demand
14 11 (0.55%) Over-the-Top Content
14 11 (0.55%) Mathematics
14 11 (0.55%) IPTV
15 9 (0.45%) Online Games
15 9 (0.45%) N-Tier
15 9 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 213 (10.74%) Windows
2 105 (5.30%) UNIX
3 85 (4.29%) Linux
3 85 (4.29%) Apple iOS
4 75 (3.78%) Android
5 24 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (1.11%) Solaris
7 20 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (0.81%) Windows XP
8 16 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (0.71%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.25%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.25%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.15%) AIX
13 2 (0.10%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.10%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.050%) Tizen
14 1 (0.050%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.050%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 813 (41.00%) Agile Software Development
2 797 (40.19%) Software Testing
3 502 (25.32%) Test Scripting
4 417 (21.03%) Test Management
5 376 (18.96%) User Acceptance Testing
6 373 (18.81%) Test Automation
7 345 (17.40%) Test Strategy
8 306 (15.43%) Automated Testing
9 275 (13.87%) Scrum
10 267 (13.46%) Manual Testing
11 211 (10.64%) Regression Testing
12 210 (10.59%) Waterfall
13 201 (10.14%) Performance Testing
14 190 (9.58%) Automation Testing
15 169 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
16 154 (7.77%) Mentoring
17 145 (7.31%) Test Planning
18 134 (6.76%) BDD
19 126 (6.35%) PRINCE2
20 115 (5.80%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 597 (30.11%) SQL
2 196 (9.88%) C#
2 196 (9.88%) Java
3 90 (4.54%) JavaScript
4 83 (4.19%) Python
5 59 (2.98%) Ruby
6 50 (2.52%) C++
7 49 (2.47%) C
8 36 (1.82%) Perl
9 33 (1.66%) VBScript
10 29 (1.46%) PHP
11 24 (1.21%) VB
12 21 (1.06%) T-SQL
13 20 (1.01%) PowerShell
14 14 (0.71%) Objective-C
15 10 (0.50%) Bash Shell
16 9 (0.45%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.40%) VBA
18 7 (0.35%) VB.NET
18 7 (0.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1540 (77.66%) ISEB
2 562 (28.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 360 (18.15%) Degree
4 100 (5.04%) Security Cleared
5 77 (3.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 74 (3.73%) SC Cleared
6 74 (3.73%) ISEB Practitioner
7 18 (0.91%) DV Cleared
8 17 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (0.40%) CSQA
10 7 (0.35%) HP ASE
10 7 (0.35%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.25%) MCITP
12 5 (0.25%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
12 5 (0.25%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 5 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.25%) MCSE
12 5 (0.25%) CCNA
12 5 (0.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 710 (35.80%) QA
2 38 (1.92%) FATCA
3 11 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.20%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.20%) WAI
5 3 (0.15%) HL7
5 3 (0.15%) DICOM
5 3 (0.15%) GAMP
6 1 (0.050%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.050%) P3O
System Software
1 21 (1.06%) Active Directory
1 21 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (0.76%) vSphere
3 8 (0.40%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.20%) Cygwin
5 2 (0.10%) Firmware
6 1 (0.050%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.050%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.050%) Snort
6 1 (0.050%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 333 (16.79%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.35%) HP SiteScope
3 6 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (0.30%) Netcool
3 6 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (0.15%) Control-M
5 2 (0.10%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.050%) nmon
6 1 (0.050%) Iperf
6 1 (0.050%) SCCM
Vendors
1 270 (13.62%) Microsoft
2 244 (12.30%) HP
3 114 (5.75%) Oracle
4 45 (2.27%) VMware
5 40 (2.02%) IBM
6 23 (1.16%) Red Hat
7 22 (1.11%) SAP
8 16 (0.81%) Capita
9 10 (0.50%) Atlassian
10 9 (0.45%) Citrix
11 8 (0.40%) Cisco
11 8 (0.40%) Telerik
11 8 (0.40%) SOASTA, Inc
12 7 (0.35%) Green Hat
12 7 (0.35%) TIBCO
13 6 (0.30%) Veritas
13 6 (0.30%) McAfee
13 6 (0.30%) Avaya
14 4 (0.20%) Hitachi
14 4 (0.20%) Salesforce.com
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £29k - 40k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Networking People
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £63000 per annum + enhanced pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £43000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: £60k base with an £80k OTE Plus Car Allowance, Health, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 + outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 + outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £32000 per annum + pension, healthcare & 23 days holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
Godalming, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £27,500 to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Flexible Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Accenture
Posted: 2 days ago