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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 321 369 335
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -34
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 916 800 804
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.90% 0.73% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.31% 2.69% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 796 625 637
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
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
27683 29712 27710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.05% 27.15% 27.21%
Number of salaries quoted 22194 23445 22580
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 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +36 256 £40,000 +11.11% 24
London -1 239 £45,000 +5.88% 34
Yorkshire +56 93 £35,000 -12.50% 8
West Midlands +49 72 £32,500 -13.33% 7
North West +10 72 £40,000 +33.33% 20
East of England -15 62 £40,000 +14.28% 6
South West -2 51 £34,000 +4.61% 7
East Midlands +8 49 £34,836 +7.18% 8
North East -11 13 £38,000 +2.70% 2
Midlands -13 4 £41,750 +4.37%
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1376 (73.78%) ISEB
2 867 (46.49%) Agile Software Development
3 764 (40.97%) QA
4 755 (40.48%) Software Testing
5 568 (30.46%) Finance
6 553 (29.65%) SQL
7 500 (26.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 483 (25.90%) Test Scripting
9 474 (25.42%) Selenium
10 393 (21.07%) Test Automation
11 357 (19.14%) Test Management
11 357 (19.14%) User Acceptance Testing
11 357 (19.14%) Degree
12 356 (19.09%) Automated Testing
13 319 (17.10%) SDLC
14 309 (16.57%) Manual Testing
15 301 (16.14%) Test Strategy
15 301 (16.14%) Java
16 267 (14.32%) HP Quality Center
17 260 (13.94%) Scrum
18 250 (13.40%) C#
19 247 (13.24%) Microsoft
20 235 (12.60%) Regression Testing
21 232 (12.44%) HP UFT
22 231 (12.39%) HP
23 207 (11.10%) Performance Testing
24 206 (11.05%) SQL Server
25 204 (10.94%) .NET
26 201 (10.78%) JIRA
27 198 (10.62%) Analytical Skills

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 25 (1.34%) SharePoint
2 14 (0.75%) IIS
3 9 (0.48%) CMS
3 9 (0.48%) Confluence
4 5 (0.27%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.21%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.16%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (0.16%) JBoss
6 3 (0.16%) SAS
7 2 (0.11%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.11%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.11%) Apache
7 2 (0.11%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (0.11%) Node.js
8 1 (0.054%) nginx
8 1 (0.054%) Drupal
8 1 (0.054%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 126 (6.76%) MS Excel
2 62 (3.32%) MS Office
3 11 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.38%) MS Project
6 4 (0.21%) Mingle
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.32%) BASE24
4 5 (0.27%) Teamcenter
4 5 (0.27%) Primavera
5 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.16%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.11%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.11%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.11%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.11%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.11%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.054%) Endur
8 1 (0.054%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.054%) AWD
8 1 (0.054%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.48%) SaaS
2 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.27%) Trello
5 4 (0.21%) FinancialForce.com
6 3 (0.16%) GitHub
7 2 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.054%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.23%) Internet
2 14 (0.75%) VoIP
3 11 (0.59%) HTTP
3 11 (0.59%) HTTPS
4 9 (0.48%) CTI
5 8 (0.43%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.27%) Firewall
7 4 (0.21%) DNS
7 4 (0.21%) ATM
7 4 (0.21%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.16%) Multicast
8 3 (0.16%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.16%) SAN
8 3 (0.16%) Wireless
9 2 (0.11%) 3G
9 2 (0.11%) UMTS
9 2 (0.11%) GSM
9 2 (0.11%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.11%) ZigBee
9 2 (0.11%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (11.05%) SQL Server
2 46 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (1.77%) Relational Database
4 27 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 23 (1.23%) Oracle Database
7 20 (1.07%) Big Data
8 18 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (0.80%) MySQL
10 11 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
11 10 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (0.32%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
14 4 (0.21%) NoSQL
15 3 (0.16%) Oracle ODI
15 3 (0.16%) QlikView
15 3 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 474 (25.42%) Selenium
2 232 (12.44%) HP UFT
3 201 (10.78%) JIRA
4 157 (8.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 157 (8.42%) WebDriver
5 111 (5.95%) Cucumber
6 96 (5.15%) JMeter
7 83 (4.45%) LoadRunner
8 58 (3.11%) Visual Studio
9 42 (2.25%) SoapUI
10 32 (1.72%) SpecFlow
11 31 (1.66%) Jenkins
11 31 (1.66%) Maven
12 28 (1.50%) NUnit
13 27 (1.45%) JUnit
14 25 (1.34%) Bugzilla
14 25 (1.34%) TestNG
15 24 (1.29%) Git (software)
16 20 (1.07%) TestDirector
16 20 (1.07%) Appium
General
1 568 (30.46%) Finance
2 141 (7.56%) Banking
3 93 (4.99%) Retail
4 70 (3.75%) Telecoms
5 50 (2.68%) Games
6 31 (1.66%) Marketing
7 29 (1.55%) Manufacturing
8 22 (1.18%) Legal
9 19 (1.02%) Automotive
10 15 (0.80%) Publishing
11 13 (0.70%) Aerospace
11 13 (0.70%) Retail Banking
12 12 (0.64%) Back Office
13 9 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.48%) Law
13 9 (0.48%) Advertising
13 9 (0.48%) Billing
13 9 (0.48%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.43%) Electronics
15 4 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 822 (44.08%) Analyst
2 740 (39.68%) Test Analyst
3 406 (21.77%) Tester
4 306 (16.41%) Test Manager
5 146 (7.83%) QA Analyst
6 143 (7.67%) Test Engineer
7 140 (7.51%) Software Tester
8 125 (6.70%) Test Leader
9 112 (6.01%) Senior Analyst
10 104 (5.58%) Senior Test Analyst
11 93 (4.99%) Lead Test Analyst
12 81 (4.34%) QA Tester
13 73 (3.91%) QA Engineer
14 72 (3.86%) Team Leader
15 70 (3.75%) Test Team Leader
15 70 (3.75%) Automation Tester
16 69 (3.70%) QA Test Analyst
17 61 (3.27%) Consultant
18 58 (3.11%) Test Consultant
19 56 (3.00%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (10.94%) .NET
2 151 (8.10%) XML
3 122 (6.54%) HTML
4 68 (3.65%) CSS
5 63 (3.38%) Web Services
6 51 (2.73%) SOAP
7 50 (2.68%) ASP.NET
8 26 (1.39%) Gherkin
9 15 (0.80%) Middleware
10 11 (0.59%) Apache Flex
10 11 (0.59%) XML Schema
10 11 (0.59%) CGI
11 10 (0.54%) FIX Protocol
11 10 (0.54%) .NET Framework
11 10 (0.54%) REST
12 8 (0.43%) XHTML
12 8 (0.43%) Velocity
13 7 (0.38%) Flash
14 6 (0.32%) Ajax
14 6 (0.32%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 198 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (5.68%) Computer Science
3 55 (2.95%) Mobile App
4 54 (2.90%) Client/Server
5 27 (1.45%) User Experience
6 26 (1.39%) AS400
7 25 (1.34%) iSeries
8 21 (1.13%) SWIFT
9 20 (1.07%) Mathematics
10 17 (0.91%) Management Information System
11 16 (0.86%) Replication
11 16 (0.86%) Data Integration
12 10 (0.54%) GIS
12 10 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 9 (0.48%) IVR
13 9 (0.48%) Derivative
14 6 (0.32%) Equities
14 6 (0.32%) NHS
14 6 (0.32%) Online Games
15 5 (0.27%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 176 (9.44%) Windows
2 85 (4.56%) Linux
3 67 (3.59%) UNIX
4 55 (2.95%) Apple iOS
5 53 (2.84%) Android
6 14 (0.75%) Solaris
7 6 (0.32%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.27%) Windows Phone
9 4 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.21%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.21%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.054%) CentOS
12 1 (0.054%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 867 (46.49%) Agile Software Development
2 755 (40.48%) Software Testing
3 483 (25.90%) Test Scripting
4 393 (21.07%) Test Automation
5 357 (19.14%) Test Management
5 357 (19.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 356 (19.09%) Automated Testing
7 319 (17.10%) SDLC
8 309 (16.57%) Manual Testing
9 301 (16.14%) Test Strategy
10 260 (13.94%) Scrum
11 235 (12.60%) Regression Testing
12 207 (11.10%) Performance Testing
13 197 (10.56%) Automation Testing
14 163 (8.74%) Waterfall
15 162 (8.69%) Stakeholder Management
16 124 (6.65%) Integration Testing
17 121 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
18 116 (6.22%) BDD
19 115 (6.17%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 553 (29.65%) SQL
2 301 (16.14%) Java
3 250 (13.40%) C#
4 146 (7.83%) JavaScript
5 74 (3.97%) C
6 62 (3.32%) Python
6 62 (3.32%) C++
7 53 (2.84%) Ruby
8 48 (2.57%) T-SQL
9 33 (1.77%) VB.NET
10 31 (1.66%) VB
11 30 (1.61%) PHP
12 28 (1.50%) VBScript
13 18 (0.97%) Perl
14 17 (0.91%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.48%) PowerShell
16 8 (0.43%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.38%) VBA
18 6 (0.32%) Objective-C
18 6 (0.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1376 (73.78%) ISEB
2 500 (26.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 357 (19.14%) Degree
4 109 (5.84%) Security Cleared
5 86 (4.61%) SC Cleared
6 84 (4.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 51 (2.73%) ISEB Practitioner
8 14 (0.75%) DV Cleared
9 12 (0.64%) HP ASE
10 10 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (0.38%) HND
12 7 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.27%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.21%) SAP Certification
14 4 (0.21%) CSQA
15 3 (0.16%) NVQ Level 4
15 3 (0.16%) HNC
15 3 (0.16%) AAT
16 2 (0.11%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 764 (40.97%) QA
2 29 (1.55%) FATCA
3 5 (0.27%) WAI
3 5 (0.27%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.27%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.27%) SLA
4 4 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.11%) WCAG
5 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.054%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.054%) DICOM
System Software
1 18 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.38%) Hyper-V
2 7 (0.38%) vSphere
3 3 (0.16%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.11%) Firmware
4 2 (0.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 267 (14.32%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.16%) Puppet
3 2 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.11%) Ansible
4 1 (0.054%) SCCM
4 1 (0.054%) nmon
4 1 (0.054%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.054%) Oozie
Vendors
1 247 (13.24%) Microsoft
2 231 (12.39%) HP
3 132 (7.08%) Oracle
4 56 (3.00%) SAP
5 32 (1.72%) VMware
6 28 (1.50%) Capita
7 23 (1.23%) IBM
8 17 (0.91%) Red Hat
9 10 (0.54%) Cognos
10 9 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.43%) JD Edwards
12 7 (0.38%) Citrix
12 7 (0.38%) Atlassian
13 6 (0.32%) Tableau
14 5 (0.27%) Cisco
15 4 (0.21%) Verint
15 4 (0.21%) Telerik
16 3 (0.16%) Google
16 3 (0.16%) Hitachi
16 3 (0.16%) Sitecore
Reading, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 15 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bonus, pension, health, etc.
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 45k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £38,000 to £38,000 per annum £38,000 + bonus and benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
GLM Recruitment
Salary: From £19,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £19,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £47k DOE + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum + 10% OT Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £27,000 to £32,500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £38551 - £47308 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + great bonus and bens
Posted: Yesterday