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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 326 356 346
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -10
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 907 806 754
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.88% 0.73% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.25% 2.67% 2.69%
Number of salaries quoted 794 618 597
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 £52,500 £57,200
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
27877 30152 27980
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.01% 27.32% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 22282 24016 22927
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 £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +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 3 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 3 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 +14 250 £40,000 +11.11% 31
London -29 243 £45,000 +5.88% 33
Yorkshire +61 97 £39,000 -2.50% 4
North West +26 78 £35,500 +4.41% 9
West Midlands +34 62 £32,500 -18.75% 13
East of England -21 61 £37,500 +5.63% 4
East Midlands +7 42 £34,918 +7.43% 6
South West +8 41 £34,000 +4.61% 9
North East -4 9 £40,250 -10.55% 7
Midlands -8 4 £41,750 +4.37%
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 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 1461 (75.04%) ISEB
2 883 (45.35%) Agile Software Development
3 778 (39.96%) QA
4 777 (39.91%) Software Testing
5 615 (31.59%) Finance
6 585 (30.05%) SQL
7 507 (26.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 498 (25.58%) Test Scripting
9 483 (24.81%) Selenium
10 401 (20.60%) Test Automation
11 394 (20.24%) Test Management
12 381 (19.57%) User Acceptance Testing
13 364 (18.70%) Degree
14 349 (17.93%) Automated Testing
15 334 (17.15%) SDLC
16 316 (16.23%) Test Strategy
17 310 (15.92%) Manual Testing
18 284 (14.59%) HP Quality Center
19 282 (14.48%) Java
20 264 (13.56%) Scrum
21 257 (13.20%) Microsoft
22 254 (13.05%) HP
23 233 (11.97%) C#
24 225 (11.56%) Performance Testing
25 224 (11.50%) HP UFT
26 223 (11.45%) Regression Testing
27 214 (10.99%) SQL Server
28 200 (10.27%) .NET
28 200 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
29 195 (10.02%) Automation Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 23 (1.18%) SharePoint
2 13 (0.67%) IIS
3 9 (0.46%) CMS
4 7 (0.36%) Confluence
5 6 (0.31%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.21%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.15%) Drupal
7 3 (0.15%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.15%) JBoss
7 3 (0.15%) SAS
8 2 (0.10%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.10%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.10%) Apache
8 2 (0.10%) WebSphere Portal
8 2 (0.10%) Node.js
9 1 (0.051%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.051%) nginx
Applications
1 135 (6.93%) MS Excel
2 65 (3.34%) MS Office
3 13 (0.67%) MS Project
4 12 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.26%) Mingle
7 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.26%) BASE24
3 4 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.10%) Magento
5 2 (0.10%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.051%) Endur
6 1 (0.051%) AWD
6 1 (0.051%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.41%) SaaS
2 6 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.26%) Trello
4 4 (0.21%) FinancialForce.com
4 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.15%) GitHub
6 2 (0.10%) Office 365
7 1 (0.051%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.051%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 19 (0.98%) Internet
2 15 (0.77%) VoIP
3 10 (0.51%) HTTP
4 9 (0.46%) HTTPS
5 7 (0.36%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.36%) CTI
6 6 (0.31%) Firewall
6 6 (0.31%) ATM
7 5 (0.26%) DNS
8 4 (0.21%) Wireless
9 3 (0.15%) SAN
9 3 (0.15%) Multicast
10 2 (0.10%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.10%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.10%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.051%) Network Security
11 1 (0.051%) NAS
11 1 (0.051%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.051%) LAN
11 1 (0.051%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 50 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
3 30 (1.54%) Relational Database
4 29 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 26 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (1.08%) Oracle Database
7 19 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (0.77%) MySQL
9 12 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (0.56%) Big Data
11 8 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 7 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.26%) Hadoop
15 4 (0.21%) SSDT
15 4 (0.21%) NoSQL
16 3 (0.15%) Oracle ODI
16 3 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
16 3 (0.15%) DB2
Development Applications
1 483 (24.81%) Selenium
2 224 (11.50%) HP UFT
3 194 (9.96%) JIRA
4 173 (8.89%) WebDriver
5 162 (8.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 104 (5.34%) LoadRunner
7 103 (5.29%) Cucumber
8 94 (4.83%) JMeter
9 61 (3.13%) Visual Studio
10 45 (2.31%) SoapUI
11 41 (2.11%) Jenkins
12 32 (1.64%) JUnit
13 31 (1.59%) Maven
14 27 (1.39%) NUnit
14 27 (1.39%) SpecFlow
15 26 (1.34%) TestNG
16 25 (1.28%) Bugzilla
17 22 (1.13%) TestDirector
17 22 (1.13%) Eclipse
18 21 (1.08%) Appium
General
1 615 (31.59%) Finance
2 170 (8.73%) Banking
3 120 (6.16%) Retail
4 74 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 52 (2.67%) Games
6 30 (1.54%) Marketing
6 30 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 24 (1.23%) Aerospace
8 23 (1.18%) Legal
9 22 (1.13%) Retail Banking
10 18 (0.92%) Automotive
11 14 (0.72%) Publishing
12 12 (0.62%) Billing
12 12 (0.62%) Investment Banking
13 10 (0.51%) Advertising
13 10 (0.51%) Back Office
14 8 (0.41%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.36%) Electronics
15 7 (0.36%) Law
16 6 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 891 (45.76%) Analyst
2 807 (41.45%) Test Analyst
3 426 (21.88%) Tester
4 346 (17.77%) Test Manager
5 155 (7.96%) QA Analyst
6 147 (7.55%) Software Tester
7 137 (7.04%) Test Engineer
8 134 (6.88%) Test Leader
9 127 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
10 117 (6.01%) Senior Test Analyst
11 104 (5.34%) Lead Test Analyst
12 75 (3.85%) QA Test Analyst
13 74 (3.80%) QA Tester
14 73 (3.75%) Automation Tester
15 70 (3.60%) Team Leader
16 68 (3.49%) Test Team Leader
17 66 (3.39%) QA Engineer
17 66 (3.39%) Agile Test Analyst
18 64 (3.29%) Consultant
19 57 (2.93%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (10.27%) .NET
2 157 (8.06%) XML
3 131 (6.73%) HTML
4 78 (4.01%) CSS
5 57 (2.93%) Web Services
6 49 (2.52%) ASP.NET
7 43 (2.21%) SOAP
8 26 (1.34%) Middleware
9 24 (1.23%) Gherkin
10 15 (0.77%) .NET Framework
11 12 (0.62%) XML Schema
12 11 (0.56%) Apache Flex
13 10 (0.51%) FIX Protocol
14 9 (0.46%) CGI
15 8 (0.41%) Ajax
16 7 (0.36%) Velocity
16 7 (0.36%) XHTML
16 7 (0.36%) LINQ
17 6 (0.31%) jQuery
17 6 (0.31%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 200 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (5.70%) Computer Science
3 54 (2.77%) Client/Server
4 53 (2.72%) Mobile App
5 34 (1.75%) AS400
6 32 (1.64%) iSeries
7 27 (1.39%) SWIFT
8 19 (0.98%) User Experience
8 19 (0.98%) Mathematics
9 18 (0.92%) Management Information System
10 16 (0.82%) Data Integration
11 15 (0.77%) Replication
12 12 (0.62%) GIS
13 8 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 8 (0.41%) IVR
13 8 (0.41%) Derivative
14 6 (0.31%) N-Tier
14 6 (0.31%) NHS
14 6 (0.31%) Equities
14 6 (0.31%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 177 (9.09%) Windows
2 77 (3.95%) Linux
3 68 (3.49%) UNIX
4 61 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 57 (2.93%) Android
6 14 (0.72%) Solaris
7 6 (0.31%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.26%) 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 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.051%) CentOS
12 1 (0.051%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.051%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.051%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.051%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 883 (45.35%) Agile Software Development
2 777 (39.91%) Software Testing
3 498 (25.58%) Test Scripting
4 401 (20.60%) Test Automation
5 394 (20.24%) Test Management
6 381 (19.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 349 (17.93%) Automated Testing
8 334 (17.15%) SDLC
9 316 (16.23%) Test Strategy
10 310 (15.92%) Manual Testing
11 264 (13.56%) Scrum
12 225 (11.56%) Performance Testing
13 223 (11.45%) Regression Testing
14 195 (10.02%) Automation Testing
15 177 (9.09%) Waterfall
16 159 (8.17%) Stakeholder Management
17 129 (6.63%) Continuous Improvement
18 122 (6.27%) BDD
19 121 (6.21%) Test Planning
20 120 (6.16%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 585 (30.05%) SQL
2 282 (14.48%) Java
3 233 (11.97%) C#
4 147 (7.55%) JavaScript
5 72 (3.70%) C
6 66 (3.39%) Python
7 58 (2.98%) C++
8 52 (2.67%) Ruby
9 45 (2.31%) T-SQL
10 32 (1.64%) VB
11 30 (1.54%) PHP
12 29 (1.49%) VBScript
13 24 (1.23%) VB.NET
14 18 (0.92%) Perl
15 16 (0.82%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.41%) PowerShell
17 7 (0.36%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.36%) XPath
17 7 (0.36%) VBA
18 6 (0.31%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1461 (75.04%) ISEB
2 507 (26.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 364 (18.70%) Degree
4 111 (5.70%) Security Cleared
5 91 (4.67%) SC Cleared
6 82 (4.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 55 (2.82%) ISEB Practitioner
8 14 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 14 (0.72%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.56%) HP ASE
10 10 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.31%) HND
12 5 (0.26%) CSQA
12 5 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.21%) AAT
13 4 (0.21%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.15%) HNC
14 3 (0.15%) SAP Certification
14 3 (0.15%) APMP
15 2 (0.10%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 778 (39.96%) QA
2 31 (1.59%) FATCA
3 8 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.31%) WAI
5 4 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.15%) SLA
7 2 (0.10%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.10%) WCAG
8 1 (0.051%) HL7
8 1 (0.051%) DICOM
8 1 (0.051%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 18 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.36%) Hyper-V
2 7 (0.36%) vSphere
3 4 (0.21%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.10%) Firmware
4 2 (0.10%) HDFS
5 1 (0.051%) Snort
Systems Management
1 284 (14.59%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.15%) Puppet
3 2 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.10%) Ansible
4 1 (0.051%) SCCM
4 1 (0.051%) nmon
4 1 (0.051%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.051%) Oozie
Vendors
1 257 (13.20%) Microsoft
2 254 (13.05%) HP
3 122 (6.27%) Oracle
4 35 (1.80%) SAP
5 31 (1.59%) Capita
6 30 (1.54%) VMware
7 29 (1.49%) IBM
8 17 (0.87%) Red Hat
9 11 (0.56%) Cognos
10 9 (0.46%) Business Objects
10 9 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.41%) TIBCO
11 8 (0.41%) Citrix
12 7 (0.36%) Green Hat
13 6 (0.31%) Tableau
13 6 (0.31%) Cisco
14 5 (0.26%) Atlassian
15 4 (0.21%) Telerik
15 4 (0.21%) Verint
15 4 (0.21%) JD Edwards
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + car
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum £35,000 + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pensions + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
Executive Resource Group
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + big company benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Pension, 25 days
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £38,000 to £40,000 per annum Negotiable (strong benefits)
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £48000 per annum + + Bonus + Pension + 25 Days plus BH
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
ETS Technical Selection Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + great bonus and bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago