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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 313 320 374
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +54
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 912 821 710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.85% 0.82% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.16% 3.08% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 735 645 615
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,750 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
28874 26629 31837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.06% 26.64% 28.72%
Number of salaries quoted 22749 21991 27082
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
London +33 289 £42,500 -5.55% 23
South East -15 225 £35,000 - 41
North West +26 101 £37,500 +25.00% 11
East of England +9 86 £37,500 +7.14% 7
South West -27 55 £32,500 -4.41% 8
East Midlands +29 54 £35,000 +12.90% 5
Yorkshire -54 41 £40,000 +3.89% 6
West Midlands -47 40 £35,000 -4.76% 6
North East +2 19 £37,000 +8.82% 5
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1329 (77.22%) ISEB
2 783 (45.50%) Agile Software Development
3 683 (39.69%) QA
4 659 (38.29%) Software Testing
5 492 (28.59%) Finance
6 468 (27.19%) SQL
7 431 (25.04%) Test Scripting
8 407 (23.65%) Selenium
9 372 (21.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 361 (20.98%) Automated Testing
11 350 (20.34%) User Acceptance Testing
12 336 (19.52%) Test Automation
13 334 (19.41%) Degree
14 328 (19.06%) Test Management
15 321 (18.65%) HP Quality Center
16 302 (17.55%) Scrum
17 294 (17.08%) Test Strategy
18 289 (16.79%) Manual Testing
19 273 (15.86%) QuickTest Pro
20 238 (13.83%) Regression Testing
21 229 (13.31%) Windows
22 214 (12.43%) Java
23 205 (11.91%) Microsoft
24 201 (11.68%) HP
24 201 (11.68%) C#
25 197 (11.45%) .NET
26 184 (10.69%) Performance Testing
27 170 (9.88%) Security Cleared
28 166 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
28 166 (9.65%) Automation Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 30 (1.74%) IIS
2 16 (0.93%) Confluence
3 14 (0.81%) CMS
3 14 (0.81%) Tomcat
4 11 (0.64%) WorkSite
4 11 (0.64%) Drupal
4 11 (0.64%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (0.35%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.23%) Apache
9 3 (0.17%) Adobe CQ
9 3 (0.17%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.17%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.12%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.12%) TIBCO EMS
11 1 (0.058%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.058%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.058%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 111 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 68 (3.95%) MS Office
3 13 (0.76%) MS Project
4 11 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.29%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.23%) Mingle
7 3 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.35%) JDE OneWorld
2 5 (0.29%) Servitor
2 5 (0.29%) SAP CO
2 5 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.29%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.17%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.058%) TRIRIGA
6 1 (0.058%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.058%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.058%) arcHouse
6 1 (0.058%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.058%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.058%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.058%) Exstream
6 1 (0.058%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.34%) SaaS
2 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.058%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.69%) LAN
2 28 (1.63%) TCP/IP
3 25 (1.45%) WAN
4 24 (1.39%) Internet
5 21 (1.22%) HTTP
6 15 (0.87%) Wireshark
7 10 (0.58%) VoIP
7 10 (0.58%) DHCP
8 9 (0.52%) VLAN
8 9 (0.52%) RTP
8 9 (0.52%) H.323
9 5 (0.29%) FTP
9 5 (0.29%) Wireless
10 4 (0.23%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.23%) SMS
11 2 (0.12%) 3G
11 2 (0.12%) 2G
11 2 (0.12%) HSDPA
11 2 (0.12%) SSL
11 2 (0.12%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (7.67%) SQL Server
2 51 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (1.92%) MySQL
4 26 (1.51%) Oracle Database
5 20 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 17 (0.99%) Relational Database
6 17 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 9 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.17%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.17%) Apache Accumulo
11 3 (0.17%) Big Data
11 3 (0.17%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.17%) DB2
12 2 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 407 (23.65%) Selenium
2 273 (15.86%) QuickTest Pro
3 166 (9.65%) JIRA
4 117 (6.80%) WebDriver
5 112 (6.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 111 (6.45%) LoadRunner
7 87 (5.06%) Cucumber
8 55 (3.20%) Visual Studio
9 44 (2.56%) TestDirector
10 41 (2.38%) JMeter
10 41 (2.38%) TestComplete
11 39 (2.27%) Jenkins
12 38 (2.21%) JUnit
13 34 (1.98%) NUnit
14 33 (1.92%) Git (software)
14 33 (1.92%) Bugzilla
15 31 (1.80%) SilkPerformer
16 26 (1.51%) FitNesse
16 26 (1.51%) Subversion
16 26 (1.51%) TestNG
General
1 492 (28.59%) Finance
2 143 (8.31%) Retail
3 100 (5.81%) Banking
4 97 (5.64%) Telecoms
5 49 (2.85%) Law
6 45 (2.61%) Back Office
7 37 (2.15%) Marketing
8 35 (2.03%) Games
9 26 (1.51%) Front Office
10 20 (1.16%) Legal
11 19 (1.10%) Investment Banking
12 15 (0.87%) Billing
12 15 (0.87%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.70%) Military
14 10 (0.58%) Advertising
15 9 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.23%) Publishing
17 2 (0.12%) Automotive
17 2 (0.12%) Electronics
17 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 608 (35.33%) Analyst
2 554 (32.19%) Test Analyst
3 389 (22.60%) Tester
4 321 (18.65%) Test Manager
5 195 (11.33%) Test Engineer
6 119 (6.91%) Software Tester
7 109 (6.33%) Test Leader
8 99 (5.75%) Senior Analyst
9 96 (5.58%) QA Engineer
10 88 (5.11%) Consultant
10 88 (5.11%) Senior Test Analyst
11 75 (4.36%) QA Tester
12 74 (4.30%) Software Engineer
13 73 (4.24%) QA Analyst
14 71 (4.13%) Test Consultant
15 61 (3.54%) Software Test Analyst
16 59 (3.43%) Senior Test Engineer
17 58 (3.37%) Programme Manager
18 55 (3.20%) Senior Tester
18 55 (3.20%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (11.45%) .NET
2 132 (7.67%) XML
3 92 (5.35%) HTML
4 63 (3.66%) Web Services
5 47 (2.73%) ASP.NET
6 39 (2.27%) SOAP
7 33 (1.92%) CSS
8 31 (1.80%) .NET Framework
9 26 (1.51%) WCF
10 21 (1.22%) LINQ
10 21 (1.22%) XML Messaging
11 16 (0.93%) JSP
12 15 (0.87%) LAMP
13 13 (0.76%) Gherkin
14 12 (0.70%) Middleware
14 12 (0.70%) REST
15 10 (0.58%) ODBC
15 10 (0.58%) JSON
16 9 (0.52%) RESTful
16 9 (0.52%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 166 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
2 130 (7.55%) Computer Science
3 71 (4.13%) Open Source
4 60 (3.49%) Mobile App
5 40 (2.32%) Management Information System
6 28 (1.63%) Client/Server
7 27 (1.57%) Mathematics
8 24 (1.39%) Derivative
9 18 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 14 (0.81%) SWIFT
11 10 (0.58%) Online Games
12 9 (0.52%) Fixed Income
12 9 (0.52%) Chip and PIN
12 9 (0.52%) NHS
13 8 (0.46%) Statistics
13 8 (0.46%) iPad
14 7 (0.41%) IBM Mainframe
14 7 (0.41%) iPhone
14 7 (0.41%) Social Media
14 7 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 229 (13.31%) Windows
2 108 (6.28%) UNIX
3 87 (5.06%) Linux
4 70 (4.07%) Windows 7
5 61 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 45 (2.61%) Windows XP
7 39 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (1.98%) Apple iOS
9 28 (1.63%) Android
10 15 (0.87%) Solaris
11 11 (0.64%) Windows 8
12 10 (0.58%) Windows Vista
13 7 (0.41%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.23%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (0.23%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.17%) AIX
16 1 (0.058%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.058%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 783 (45.50%) Agile Software Development
2 659 (38.29%) Software Testing
3 431 (25.04%) Test Scripting
4 361 (20.98%) Automated Testing
5 350 (20.34%) User Acceptance Testing
6 336 (19.52%) Test Automation
7 328 (19.06%) Test Management
8 302 (17.55%) Scrum
9 294 (17.08%) Test Strategy
10 289 (16.79%) Manual Testing
11 238 (13.83%) Regression Testing
12 184 (10.69%) Performance Testing
13 166 (9.65%) Automation Testing
14 157 (9.12%) System Testing
15 131 (7.61%) Waterfall
16 127 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
17 121 (7.03%) Mentoring
18 118 (6.86%) TDD
19 113 (6.57%) BDD
19 113 (6.57%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 468 (27.19%) SQL
2 214 (12.43%) Java
3 201 (11.68%) C#
4 115 (6.68%) JavaScript
5 90 (5.23%) Python
6 64 (3.72%) VB
6 64 (3.72%) Ruby
7 53 (3.08%) C++
8 46 (2.67%) VBScript
9 36 (2.09%) PHP
10 35 (2.03%) Perl
11 27 (1.57%) C
12 17 (0.99%) PL/SQL
13 16 (0.93%) VBA
14 15 (0.87%) T-SQL
15 11 (0.64%) VB.NET
16 9 (0.52%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.46%) F#
18 6 (0.35%) PowerHouse
19 3 (0.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1329 (77.22%) ISEB
2 372 (21.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 334 (19.41%) Degree
4 170 (9.88%) Security Cleared
5 128 (7.44%) SC Cleared
6 104 (6.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 31 (1.80%) DV Cleared
8 29 (1.69%) ISEB Practitioner
9 24 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 12 (0.70%) PMI Certification
11 11 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
13 9 (0.52%) MCITP
13 9 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (0.52%) CCNA
13 9 (0.52%) MCSE
14 7 (0.41%) Brainbench
15 6 (0.35%) CSQA
16 5 (0.29%) PMP
16 5 (0.29%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 683 (39.69%) QA
2 10 (0.58%) GAMP
3 6 (0.35%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.23%) HL7
5 3 (0.17%) COBIT
6 2 (0.12%) SLA
6 2 (0.12%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.058%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (2.09%) Active Directory
2 23 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.16%) VMware ESX
4 10 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
4 10 (0.58%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.058%) XenApp
5 1 (0.058%) vSphere
5 1 (0.058%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 321 (18.65%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (1.34%) SCCM
3 5 (0.29%) Netcool
3 5 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.12%) Control-M
4 2 (0.12%) Opsview
4 2 (0.12%) Puppet
5 1 (0.058%) nmon
5 1 (0.058%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 205 (11.91%) Microsoft
2 201 (11.68%) HP
3 114 (6.62%) Oracle
4 44 (2.56%) VMware
5 38 (2.21%) SAP
6 27 (1.57%) Citrix
7 25 (1.45%) Altiris
8 21 (1.22%) Fujitsu
9 15 (0.87%) Cisco
9 15 (0.87%) IBM
10 14 (0.81%) Capita
11 11 (0.64%) Interwoven
12 10 (0.58%) Hitachi
12 10 (0.58%) JD Edwards
12 10 (0.58%) NetApp
13 9 (0.52%) Avaya
14 8 (0.46%) SunGard
14 8 (0.46%) Ab Initio
15 7 (0.41%) Atlassian
16 6 (0.35%) Telerik
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Momentum Resourcing
Salary: £50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £44000 per annum + Package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: 9 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Employee Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £63000.00 per annum + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 40k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum + 10% On target Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £37,000 to £60,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: To £25k + bns + pkg
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + car allowance
Posted: 4 days ago