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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 298 330 323
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -7
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 988 880 821
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.97% 0.82% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.56% 3.04% 3.06%
Number of salaries quoted 842 700 648
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
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
27767 28927 26850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.16% 27.00% 27.00%
Number of salaries quoted 22508 22627 22033
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +43 256 £40,000 +11.11% 25
London -40 238 £47,500 +11.76% 27
Yorkshire +75 98 £35,000 -13.58% 8
North West +9 87 £35,000 +14.75% 24
East of England -18 82 £41,250 +18.70% 9
West Midlands +38 81 £35,000 -6.66% 9
East Midlands +19 71 £35,000 - 9
South West -7 65 £35,000 +7.69% 6
North East -4 15 £36,500 -1.35% 2
Midlands - 1 £60,000 -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1329 (72.19%) ISEB
2 896 (48.67%) Agile Software Development
3 762 (41.39%) QA
4 730 (39.65%) Software Testing
5 571 (31.02%) SQL
6 515 (27.97%) Finance
7 501 (27.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 481 (26.13%) Test Scripting
9 471 (25.58%) Selenium
10 409 (22.22%) Test Automation
11 365 (19.83%) Automated Testing
12 362 (19.66%) Test Management
13 344 (18.69%) User Acceptance Testing
14 338 (18.36%) Degree
15 317 (17.22%) Java
16 300 (16.30%) SDLC
17 293 (15.92%) Manual Testing
18 287 (15.59%) Test Strategy
19 284 (15.43%) C#
20 279 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
21 267 (14.50%) Scrum
22 261 (14.18%) Microsoft
23 238 (12.93%) HP
24 230 (12.49%) HP UFT
24 230 (12.49%) JIRA
25 225 (12.22%) Regression Testing
26 222 (12.06%) .NET
27 221 (12.00%) Automation Testing
28 216 (11.73%) Performance Testing
29 196 (10.65%) SQL Server

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 35 (1.90%) SharePoint
2 16 (0.87%) IIS
3 9 (0.49%) CMS
3 9 (0.49%) Confluence
4 7 (0.38%) WebSphere
5 6 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.16%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.16%) JBoss
6 3 (0.16%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (0.16%) WebSphere Portal
6 3 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (0.16%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.16%) Node.js
7 2 (0.11%) SAS
8 1 (0.054%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.054%) Apache
8 1 (0.054%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.054%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.054%) nginx
Applications
1 138 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 65 (3.53%) MS Office
3 17 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.49%) MS Project
6 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.16%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 14 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.27%) BASE24
3 5 (0.27%) Teamcenter
3 5 (0.27%) SAP HR
3 5 (0.27%) Primavera
3 5 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.16%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.16%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.16%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.16%) SAP MM
5 3 (0.16%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.11%) Endur
6 2 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.054%) AWD
7 1 (0.054%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.054%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (0.60%) SaaS
2 7 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.27%) Trello
4 4 (0.22%) Google Drive
4 4 (0.22%) FinancialForce.com
5 3 (0.16%) GitHub
5 3 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.14%) Internet
2 13 (0.71%) VoIP
3 10 (0.54%) CTI
4 9 (0.49%) HTTP
5 8 (0.43%) HTTPS
6 7 (0.38%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.27%) Firewall
8 4 (0.22%) 3G
8 4 (0.22%) Telnet
8 4 (0.22%) SSH
8 4 (0.22%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.22%) ZigBee
8 4 (0.22%) PuTTY
8 4 (0.22%) WAN
8 4 (0.22%) ATM
8 4 (0.22%) LAN
9 3 (0.16%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.16%) SAN
9 3 (0.16%) Multicast
10 2 (0.11%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (10.65%) SQL Server
2 44 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (1.68%) Oracle Database
4 28 (1.52%) Relational Database
5 24 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (1.14%) Big Data
8 16 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
9 13 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
9 13 (0.71%) MySQL
10 10 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (0.43%) QlikView
13 7 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (0.33%) NoSQL
14 6 (0.33%) Hadoop
15 5 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
16 4 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
17 3 (0.16%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 471 (25.58%) Selenium
2 230 (12.49%) JIRA
2 230 (12.49%) HP UFT
3 158 (8.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 139 (7.55%) WebDriver
5 129 (7.01%) Cucumber
6 101 (5.49%) JMeter
7 79 (4.29%) LoadRunner
8 69 (3.75%) Visual Studio
9 50 (2.72%) SoapUI
10 36 (1.96%) Git (software)
11 31 (1.68%) Bugzilla
12 30 (1.63%) Maven
13 29 (1.58%) Jenkins
14 28 (1.52%) SpecFlow
15 26 (1.41%) NUnit
16 25 (1.36%) JUnit
17 20 (1.09%) Appium
18 19 (1.03%) JBehave
18 19 (1.03%) SilkTest
General
1 515 (27.97%) Finance
2 125 (6.79%) Banking
3 90 (4.89%) Retail
4 82 (4.45%) Telecoms
5 51 (2.77%) Games
6 36 (1.96%) Marketing
7 34 (1.85%) Manufacturing
8 28 (1.52%) Legal
9 21 (1.14%) Automotive
10 15 (0.81%) Publishing
10 15 (0.81%) Aerospace
10 15 (0.81%) Retail Banking
11 13 (0.71%) Back Office
12 11 (0.60%) Law
12 11 (0.60%) Advertising
13 10 (0.54%) Billing
14 9 (0.49%) Investment Banking
14 9 (0.49%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.43%) Electronics
16 4 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 770 (41.83%) Analyst
2 701 (38.08%) Test Analyst
3 416 (22.60%) Tester
4 284 (15.43%) Test Manager
5 162 (8.80%) Test Engineer
6 136 (7.39%) QA Analyst
7 131 (7.12%) Software Tester
8 129 (7.01%) Test Leader
9 110 (5.98%) Senior Analyst
10 107 (5.81%) Senior Test Analyst
11 84 (4.56%) Lead Test Analyst
12 81 (4.40%) QA Tester
13 76 (4.13%) Team Leader
14 74 (4.02%) Automation Tester
15 73 (3.97%) QA Engineer
16 72 (3.91%) Test Team Leader
17 71 (3.86%) QA Test Analyst
18 68 (3.69%) Consultant
19 63 (3.42%) Test Consultant
20 61 (3.31%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (12.06%) .NET
2 166 (9.02%) XML
3 127 (6.90%) HTML
4 78 (4.24%) Web Services
5 63 (3.42%) SOAP
5 63 (3.42%) CSS
6 59 (3.20%) ASP.NET
7 34 (1.85%) Gherkin
8 16 (0.87%) REST
9 12 (0.65%) CGI
10 11 (0.60%) Apache Flex
11 10 (0.54%) FIX Protocol
11 10 (0.54%) .NET Framework
11 10 (0.54%) Middleware
11 10 (0.54%) XML Messaging
11 10 (0.54%) XML Schema
12 9 (0.49%) XBRL
13 8 (0.43%) XHTML
14 7 (0.38%) Flash
14 7 (0.38%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 191 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (5.11%) Computer Science
3 55 (2.99%) Client/Server
4 54 (2.93%) Mobile App
5 30 (1.63%) User Experience
6 25 (1.36%) AS400
7 23 (1.25%) iSeries
8 19 (1.03%) Mathematics
9 17 (0.92%) Replication
10 16 (0.87%) SWIFT
11 14 (0.76%) Data Integration
12 12 (0.65%) Management Information System
13 10 (0.54%) GIS
13 10 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (0.49%) IVR
14 9 (0.49%) Derivative
15 8 (0.43%) Online Games
16 7 (0.38%) Equities
16 7 (0.38%) Smart Meter
17 6 (0.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 178 (9.67%) Windows
2 96 (5.21%) Linux
3 81 (4.40%) UNIX
4 50 (2.72%) Apple iOS
5 48 (2.61%) Android
6 12 (0.65%) Solaris
7 7 (0.38%) Windows Vista
8 6 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.33%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.27%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.22%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.16%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.16%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.054%) CentOS
13 1 (0.054%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.054%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 896 (48.67%) Agile Software Development
2 730 (39.65%) Software Testing
3 481 (26.13%) Test Scripting
4 409 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 365 (19.83%) Automated Testing
6 362 (19.66%) Test Management
7 344 (18.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 300 (16.30%) SDLC
9 293 (15.92%) Manual Testing
10 287 (15.59%) Test Strategy
11 267 (14.50%) Scrum
12 225 (12.22%) Regression Testing
13 221 (12.00%) Automation Testing
14 216 (11.73%) Performance Testing
15 171 (9.29%) Waterfall
16 153 (8.31%) Stakeholder Management
17 130 (7.06%) BDD
18 122 (6.63%) Test Planning
19 121 (6.57%) Integration Testing
20 114 (6.19%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 571 (31.02%) SQL
2 317 (17.22%) Java
3 284 (15.43%) C#
4 148 (8.04%) JavaScript
5 88 (4.78%) C
6 67 (3.64%) T-SQL
7 62 (3.37%) C++
8 61 (3.31%) Python
9 54 (2.93%) Ruby
10 51 (2.77%) VB.NET
11 28 (1.52%) PHP
12 25 (1.36%) VB
13 23 (1.25%) PL/SQL
14 22 (1.20%) VBScript
15 17 (0.92%) Perl
16 9 (0.49%) PowerShell
16 9 (0.49%) Bash Shell
17 8 (0.43%) ActionScript
18 6 (0.33%) VBA
19 5 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1329 (72.19%) ISEB
2 501 (27.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 338 (18.36%) Degree
4 120 (6.52%) Security Cleared
5 91 (4.94%) SC Cleared
6 89 (4.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 52 (2.82%) ISEB Practitioner
8 17 (0.92%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.60%) HP ASE
10 10 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (0.27%) HND
12 5 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.22%) SAP Certification
14 3 (0.16%) HNC
14 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.16%) NVQ Level 4
15 2 (0.11%) MBA
15 2 (0.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.11%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 762 (41.39%) QA
2 10 (0.54%) FATCA
3 8 (0.43%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.27%) SLA
4 5 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.16%) WAI
7 2 (0.11%) WCAG
7 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.054%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.054%) DICOM
System Software
1 18 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.38%) Hyper-V
2 7 (0.38%) vSphere
3 3 (0.16%) HDFS
3 3 (0.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 279 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.16%) Puppet
3 2 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.11%) Ansible
4 1 (0.054%) Oozie
4 1 (0.054%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.054%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.054%) SCCM
Vendors
1 261 (14.18%) Microsoft
2 238 (12.93%) HP
3 149 (8.09%) Oracle
4 69 (3.75%) SAP
5 34 (1.85%) VMware
6 27 (1.47%) Capita
7 23 (1.25%) IBM
8 15 (0.81%) Citrix
9 14 (0.76%) Red Hat
10 12 (0.65%) Cognos
11 8 (0.43%) JD Edwards
11 8 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (0.38%) Google
12 7 (0.38%) Atlassian
13 6 (0.33%) Tableau
13 6 (0.33%) Micro Focus
14 4 (0.22%) Cisco
14 4 (0.22%) Verint
15 3 (0.16%) Lumension
15 3 (0.16%) Sitecore
Hove, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
South Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum £35,000 + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £23000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £47000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension (18%), Flex Fund (5%)
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + great bonus and bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
West London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday