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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 338 380 345
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -35
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 840 783 769
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.85% 0.71% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.14% 2.60% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 735 615 607
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +5.26%
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
26734 30152 28170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.16% 27.29% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 21202 24348 23009
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £67,000
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 29 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 29 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 +51 246 £45,000 +5.88% 42
South East -21 228 £40,000 +14.28% 15
Yorkshire +56 97 £36,500 -8.75% 8
North West +43 81 £32,000 -5.88% 12
West Midlands +42 60 £35,000 +17.64% 18
East of England 0 56 £40,000 +6.66% 5
East Midlands -3 23 £39,000 +11.42% 7
South West -16 23 £40,000 +15.94% 9
Midlands -6 3 £38,500 -3.75%
North East -8 3 £30,000 -33.33% 2
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 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 1420 (75.73%) ISEB
2 806 (42.99%) Agile Software Development
3 752 (40.11%) Software Testing
4 711 (37.92%) QA
5 638 (34.03%) Finance
6 566 (30.19%) SQL
7 499 (26.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 474 (25.28%) Selenium
9 469 (25.01%) Test Scripting
10 391 (20.85%) Test Management
11 376 (20.05%) Test Automation
12 371 (19.79%) User Acceptance Testing
13 345 (18.40%) Degree
14 306 (16.32%) Automated Testing
15 301 (16.05%) Test Strategy
16 289 (15.41%) HP Quality Center
17 287 (15.31%) SDLC
18 270 (14.40%) Manual Testing
19 258 (13.76%) Scrum
20 243 (12.96%) HP
21 235 (12.53%) Microsoft
22 234 (12.48%) Java
23 210 (11.20%) C#
24 207 (11.04%) QuickTest Pro
25 201 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
26 200 (10.67%) SQL Server
27 199 (10.61%) Performance Testing
28 194 (10.35%) Regression Testing
29 187 (9.97%) .NET
30 174 (9.28%) Automation Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (1.12%) SharePoint
2 12 (0.64%) IIS
3 10 (0.53%) CMS
4 6 (0.32%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.27%) Drupal
6 4 (0.21%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.16%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.16%) JBoss
7 3 (0.16%) SAS
8 2 (0.11%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.11%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.11%) Apache
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.11%) WebSphere Portal
8 2 (0.11%) Confluence
9 1 (0.053%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 118 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 59 (3.15%) MS Office
3 16 (0.85%) MS Project
4 9 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.21%) Mingle
6 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.27%) BASE24
3 4 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.053%) Magento
5 1 (0.053%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.43%) SaaS
2 4 (0.21%) Trello
2 4 (0.21%) FinancialForce.com
3 3 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.16%) GitHub
4 2 (0.11%) Office 365
4 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.053%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.69%) VoIP
2 11 (0.59%) HTTP
2 11 (0.59%) TCP/IP
2 11 (0.59%) Internet
3 10 (0.53%) HTTPS
4 9 (0.48%) ATM
5 5 (0.27%) DNS
5 5 (0.27%) Wireless
6 4 (0.21%) Firewall
6 4 (0.21%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.16%) Multicast
7 3 (0.16%) CTI
8 2 (0.11%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.11%) SSL
8 2 (0.11%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.053%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.053%) NAS
9 1 (0.053%) Diameter Protocol
9 1 (0.053%) GGSN
9 1 (0.053%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 47 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 22 (1.17%) Relational Database
6 21 (1.12%) Oracle Database
7 20 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (0.59%) MySQL
9 11 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (0.48%) Big Data
10 9 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 7 (0.37%) SSDT
12 5 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.21%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.21%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.16%) DB2
Development Applications
1 474 (25.28%) Selenium
2 207 (11.04%) QuickTest Pro
3 160 (8.53%) JIRA
4 154 (8.21%) WebDriver
5 141 (7.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 106 (5.65%) Cucumber
7 104 (5.55%) LoadRunner
8 78 (4.16%) JMeter
9 61 (3.25%) Visual Studio
10 50 (2.67%) SoapUI
11 38 (2.03%) Jenkins
12 31 (1.65%) JUnit
13 29 (1.55%) Maven
14 27 (1.44%) SpecFlow
15 26 (1.39%) TestNG
16 23 (1.23%) FitNesse
16 23 (1.23%) Eclipse
17 20 (1.07%) TestDirector
17 20 (1.07%) Bugzilla
18 19 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 638 (34.03%) Finance
2 173 (9.23%) Banking
3 142 (7.57%) Retail
4 56 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 41 (2.19%) Games
6 38 (2.03%) Aerospace
7 29 (1.55%) Legal
8 27 (1.44%) Retail Banking
9 25 (1.33%) Manufacturing
10 24 (1.28%) Marketing
11 14 (0.75%) Automotive
12 13 (0.69%) Billing
13 9 (0.48%) Electronics
13 9 (0.48%) Advertising
13 9 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.43%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.43%) Back Office
15 7 (0.37%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.37%) Publishing
16 5 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 848 (45.23%) Analyst
2 771 (41.12%) Test Analyst
3 395 (21.07%) Tester
4 363 (19.36%) Test Manager
5 160 (8.53%) Test Leader
6 147 (7.84%) Software Tester
7 137 (7.31%) QA Analyst
8 125 (6.67%) Test Engineer
9 120 (6.40%) Senior Analyst
10 109 (5.81%) Senior Test Analyst
11 98 (5.23%) Lead Test Analyst
12 67 (3.57%) QA Engineer
13 66 (3.52%) QA Tester
14 62 (3.31%) Automation Tester
15 60 (3.20%) QA Test Analyst
16 59 (3.15%) Consultant
17 56 (2.99%) Junior
18 54 (2.88%) Software Test Analyst
19 52 (2.77%) Team Leader
20 50 (2.67%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (9.97%) .NET
2 121 (6.45%) XML
3 118 (6.29%) HTML
4 67 (3.57%) Web Services
5 64 (3.41%) CSS
6 38 (2.03%) SOAP
7 37 (1.97%) ASP.NET
8 31 (1.65%) Middleware
9 23 (1.23%) Gherkin
10 17 (0.91%) .NET Framework
11 11 (0.59%) LINQ
12 10 (0.53%) WCF
13 9 (0.48%) REST
13 9 (0.48%) Ajax
13 9 (0.48%) DOM
14 8 (0.43%) XML Schema
14 8 (0.43%) Apache Flex
14 8 (0.43%) FIX Protocol
15 7 (0.37%) Velocity
16 6 (0.32%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 201 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 43 (2.29%) Client/Server
4 42 (2.24%) Mobile App
5 29 (1.55%) SWIFT
6 27 (1.44%) AS400
7 26 (1.39%) iSeries
8 19 (1.01%) Management Information System
9 17 (0.91%) Data Integration
10 14 (0.75%) Mathematics
11 10 (0.53%) GIS
11 10 (0.53%) User Experience
12 9 (0.48%) Replication
13 8 (0.43%) N-Tier
14 7 (0.37%) Statistics
15 6 (0.32%) W3C
15 6 (0.32%) Hedge funds
16 5 (0.27%) Enterprise Software
16 5 (0.27%) Online Games
16 5 (0.27%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 171 (9.12%) Windows
2 69 (3.68%) UNIX
3 67 (3.57%) Linux
4 64 (3.41%) Apple iOS
5 60 (3.20%) Android
6 14 (0.75%) Solaris
7 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.21%) Windows Phone
8 4 (0.21%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.21%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.11%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.053%) CentOS
11 1 (0.053%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.053%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 806 (42.99%) Agile Software Development
2 752 (40.11%) Software Testing
3 469 (25.01%) Test Scripting
4 391 (20.85%) Test Management
5 376 (20.05%) Test Automation
6 371 (19.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 306 (16.32%) Automated Testing
8 301 (16.05%) Test Strategy
9 287 (15.31%) SDLC
10 270 (14.40%) Manual Testing
11 258 (13.76%) Scrum
12 199 (10.61%) Performance Testing
13 194 (10.35%) Regression Testing
14 174 (9.28%) Automation Testing
15 169 (9.01%) Waterfall
16 168 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
17 144 (7.68%) Mentoring
18 131 (6.99%) PRINCE2
19 128 (6.83%) Test Planning
20 121 (6.45%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 566 (30.19%) SQL
2 234 (12.48%) Java
3 210 (11.20%) C#
4 115 (6.13%) JavaScript
5 74 (3.95%) Python
6 60 (3.20%) C
7 50 (2.67%) Ruby
7 50 (2.67%) C++
8 33 (1.76%) T-SQL
9 28 (1.49%) PHP
10 27 (1.44%) VBScript
11 26 (1.39%) VB
12 21 (1.12%) Perl
13 20 (1.07%) VB.NET
14 15 (0.80%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.37%) XPath
15 7 (0.37%) PowerShell
15 7 (0.37%) VBA
16 6 (0.32%) Objective-C
17 4 (0.21%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1420 (75.73%) ISEB
2 499 (26.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 345 (18.40%) Degree
4 84 (4.48%) Security Cleared
5 71 (3.79%) SC Cleared
6 61 (3.25%) ISEB Practitioner
7 59 (3.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 16 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 14 (0.75%) DV Cleared
10 10 (0.53%) HP ASE
11 6 (0.32%) CSQA
12 5 (0.27%) HND
12 5 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.21%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.21%) HNC
13 4 (0.21%) AAT
14 3 (0.16%) APMP
15 2 (0.11%) MBA
15 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (0.11%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 711 (37.92%) QA
2 40 (2.13%) FATCA
3 6 (0.32%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.32%) WAI
4 3 (0.16%) HL7
4 3 (0.16%) DICOM
5 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.11%) WCAG
6 1 (0.053%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.053%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.053%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 13 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.53%) vSphere
3 8 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.21%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.11%) Firmware
6 1 (0.053%) Cygwin
6 1 (0.053%) HDFS
6 1 (0.053%) Snort
Systems Management
1 289 (15.41%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.053%) Iperf
3 1 (0.053%) nmon
3 1 (0.053%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.053%) Oozie
3 1 (0.053%) SCCM
Vendors
1 243 (12.96%) HP
2 235 (12.53%) Microsoft
3 112 (5.97%) Oracle
4 35 (1.87%) IBM
5 28 (1.49%) SAP
6 26 (1.39%) Capita
7 24 (1.28%) VMware
8 19 (1.01%) Red Hat
9 10 (0.53%) Cognos
10 9 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (0.37%) Green Hat
11 7 (0.37%) TIBCO
12 6 (0.32%) Cisco
12 6 (0.32%) Business Objects
13 5 (0.27%) Citrix
14 4 (0.21%) JD Edwards
14 4 (0.21%) Hitachi
14 4 (0.21%) Telerik
14 4 (0.21%) Atlassian
14 4 (0.21%) Tableau
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 20 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + 29 days + share ops scheme + pensi
Posted: Yesterday
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 + outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
South East
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 + outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000-£60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Cornwall
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Certificates & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Pension, Medical, 25 days A/L
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Resource Solutions - Barclays
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: £60k base with an £80k OTE Plus Car Allowance, Health, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + banking bonus + bens
Posted: 2 days ago