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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 320 319 395
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +76
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 903 804 680
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.85% 0.80% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.13% 3.03% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 725 636 586
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £53,600
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
28813 26492 31786
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.03% 26.50% 28.80%
Number of salaries quoted 22740 21873 26924
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 £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 30 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 30 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 +7 266 £42,500 -5.55% 21
South East -7 239 £36,000 +2.85% 38
North West +15 93 £35,250 +17.50% 13
East of England +7 89 £37,500 +2.73% 5
East Midlands +32 57 £35,000 +12.90% 4
South West -14 53 £32,500 -1.51% 14
Yorkshire -38 44 £40,000 +3.89% 4
West Midlands -46 42 £35,000 -2.77% 6
North East +2 20 £37,000 +20.32% 4
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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 1328 (77.48%) ISEB
2 771 (44.98%) Agile Software Development
3 677 (39.50%) QA
4 655 (38.21%) Software Testing
5 491 (28.65%) Finance
6 462 (26.95%) SQL
7 425 (24.80%) Test Scripting
8 402 (23.45%) Selenium
9 384 (22.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 362 (21.12%) Automated Testing
11 339 (19.78%) User Acceptance Testing
12 336 (19.60%) Test Management
13 330 (19.25%) Test Automation
14 320 (18.67%) Degree
15 317 (18.49%) HP Quality Center
16 294 (17.15%) Test Strategy
17 290 (16.92%) Manual Testing
18 289 (16.86%) Scrum
19 266 (15.52%) QuickTest Pro
20 232 (13.54%) Regression Testing
21 228 (13.30%) Windows
22 210 (12.25%) Java
23 201 (11.73%) C#
23 201 (11.73%) Microsoft
24 196 (11.44%) HP
25 189 (11.03%) .NET
26 182 (10.62%) Performance Testing
27 170 (9.92%) Automation Testing
28 169 (9.86%) Security Cleared
29 164 (9.57%) Analytical Skills

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 31 (1.81%) IIS
2 15 (0.88%) Tomcat
2 15 (0.88%) SharePoint
2 15 (0.88%) CMS
2 15 (0.88%) Confluence
3 13 (0.76%) Drupal
4 11 (0.64%) WorkSite
5 7 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (0.41%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.23%) Adobe CQ
8 3 (0.18%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.18%) Apache
9 2 (0.12%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.12%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.12%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.058%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 109 (6.36%) MS Excel
2 66 (3.85%) MS Office
3 12 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (0.58%) MS Project
5 4 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.23%) Mingle
6 3 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.35%) JDE OneWorld
3 5 (0.29%) SAP FI
3 5 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (0.29%) SAP CO
3 5 (0.29%) Servitor
4 2 (0.12%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.12%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.058%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.058%) arcHouse
5 1 (0.058%) TRIRIGA
5 1 (0.058%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.058%) Exstream
5 1 (0.058%) RMDS
5 1 (0.058%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.34%) SaaS
2 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.058%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.81%) LAN
2 30 (1.75%) TCP/IP
3 29 (1.69%) WAN
4 22 (1.28%) Internet
5 19 (1.11%) HTTP
6 17 (0.99%) Wireshark
7 12 (0.70%) VoIP
7 12 (0.70%) DHCP
8 11 (0.64%) RTP
8 11 (0.64%) H.323
8 11 (0.64%) VLAN
9 5 (0.29%) Wireless
10 4 (0.23%) FTP
10 4 (0.23%) SMS
11 3 (0.18%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.12%) 3G
12 2 (0.12%) HSDPA
12 2 (0.12%) 2G
12 2 (0.12%) HSUPA
12 2 (0.12%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 52 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (1.93%) MySQL
4 26 (1.52%) Oracle Database
5 22 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 19 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
8 15 (0.88%) Relational Database
9 10 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 9 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.23%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.23%) DB2
14 3 (0.18%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.18%) Apache Accumulo
14 3 (0.18%) Big Data
15 2 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 402 (23.45%) Selenium
2 266 (15.52%) QuickTest Pro
3 163 (9.51%) JIRA
4 123 (7.18%) WebDriver
5 109 (6.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 107 (6.24%) LoadRunner
7 83 (4.84%) Cucumber
8 54 (3.15%) Visual Studio
9 44 (2.57%) TestDirector
10 43 (2.51%) TestComplete
11 40 (2.33%) JMeter
12 39 (2.28%) Jenkins
13 35 (2.04%) Git (software)
14 33 (1.93%) JUnit
14 33 (1.93%) NUnit
15 30 (1.75%) SilkPerformer
15 30 (1.75%) Bugzilla
16 27 (1.58%) FitNesse
17 26 (1.52%) TestNG
17 26 (1.52%) Selenium IDE
General
1 491 (28.65%) Finance
2 139 (8.11%) Retail
3 100 (5.83%) Banking
4 99 (5.78%) Telecoms
5 48 (2.80%) Law
6 41 (2.39%) Back Office
7 38 (2.22%) Marketing
8 32 (1.87%) Games
9 25 (1.46%) Front Office
10 20 (1.17%) Legal
11 18 (1.05%) Investment Banking
12 16 (0.93%) Manufacturing
13 14 (0.82%) Billing
14 12 (0.70%) Advertising
15 10 (0.58%) Military
15 10 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.23%) Publishing
17 3 (0.18%) Automotive
18 2 (0.12%) Aerospace
18 2 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 608 (35.47%) Analyst
2 550 (32.09%) Test Analyst
3 397 (23.16%) Tester
4 319 (18.61%) Test Manager
5 189 (11.03%) Test Engineer
6 122 (7.12%) Software Tester
7 112 (6.53%) Test Leader
8 99 (5.78%) Senior Analyst
9 91 (5.31%) QA Engineer
10 89 (5.19%) Consultant
11 88 (5.13%) Senior Test Analyst
12 76 (4.43%) QA Tester
13 71 (4.14%) Test Consultant
13 71 (4.14%) Software Engineer
14 70 (4.08%) QA Analyst
15 63 (3.68%) Software Test Analyst
16 60 (3.50%) Senior Tester
17 58 (3.38%) Programme Manager
18 55 (3.21%) Software Test Engineer
18 55 (3.21%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (11.03%) .NET
2 131 (7.64%) XML
3 94 (5.48%) HTML
4 63 (3.68%) Web Services
5 48 (2.80%) ASP.NET
6 37 (2.16%) SOAP
7 32 (1.87%) CSS
8 28 (1.63%) .NET Framework
9 27 (1.58%) WCF
10 21 (1.23%) LINQ
10 21 (1.23%) XML Messaging
11 16 (0.93%) JSP
12 15 (0.88%) LAMP
13 14 (0.82%) Gherkin
14 12 (0.70%) REST
15 11 (0.64%) Middleware
16 10 (0.58%) RESTful
17 9 (0.53%) HTML5
17 9 (0.53%) JSON
17 9 (0.53%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 164 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 125 (7.29%) Computer Science
3 73 (4.26%) Open Source
4 59 (3.44%) Mobile App
5 40 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 27 (1.58%) Client/Server
6 27 (1.58%) Mathematics
7 24 (1.40%) Derivative
8 18 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (0.70%) SWIFT
10 9 (0.53%) iPad
10 9 (0.53%) Online Games
10 9 (0.53%) Fixed Income
11 8 (0.47%) Statistics
11 8 (0.47%) NHS
11 8 (0.47%) iPhone
12 7 (0.41%) IBM Mainframe
12 7 (0.41%) Digital Media
12 7 (0.41%) Social Media
12 7 (0.41%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 228 (13.30%) Windows
2 107 (6.24%) UNIX
3 86 (5.02%) Linux
4 70 (4.08%) Windows 7
5 64 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 46 (2.68%) Windows XP
7 41 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (1.87%) Apple iOS
9 24 (1.40%) Android
10 17 (0.99%) Solaris
11 10 (0.58%) Windows 8
12 8 (0.47%) Windows Vista
13 7 (0.41%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (0.23%) AIX
14 4 (0.23%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.12%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.058%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 771 (44.98%) Agile Software Development
2 655 (38.21%) Software Testing
3 425 (24.80%) Test Scripting
4 362 (21.12%) Automated Testing
5 339 (19.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 336 (19.60%) Test Management
7 330 (19.25%) Test Automation
8 294 (17.15%) Test Strategy
9 290 (16.92%) Manual Testing
10 289 (16.86%) Scrum
11 232 (13.54%) Regression Testing
12 182 (10.62%) Performance Testing
13 170 (9.92%) Automation Testing
14 155 (9.04%) System Testing
15 132 (7.70%) Waterfall
16 129 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
17 115 (6.71%) Mentoring
18 114 (6.65%) TDD
18 114 (6.65%) Integration Testing
19 113 (6.59%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 462 (26.95%) SQL
2 210 (12.25%) Java
3 201 (11.73%) C#
4 118 (6.88%) JavaScript
5 88 (5.13%) Python
6 66 (3.85%) Ruby
7 64 (3.73%) VB
8 52 (3.03%) C++
9 48 (2.80%) VBScript
10 38 (2.22%) Perl
11 36 (2.10%) PHP
12 23 (1.34%) C
13 17 (0.99%) PL/SQL
14 16 (0.93%) VBA
15 13 (0.76%) T-SQL
16 11 (0.64%) VB.NET
17 8 (0.47%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.47%) F#
18 6 (0.35%) PowerHouse
19 4 (0.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1328 (77.48%) ISEB
2 384 (22.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 320 (18.67%) Degree
4 169 (9.86%) Security Cleared
5 127 (7.41%) SC Cleared
6 103 (6.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 31 (1.81%) DV Cleared
8 27 (1.58%) ISEB Practitioner
9 23 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 13 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (0.70%) PMI Certification
12 11 (0.64%) MCITP
12 11 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (0.64%) MCSE
12 11 (0.64%) CCNA
13 10 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
14 7 (0.41%) Brainbench
15 6 (0.35%) CSQA
16 5 (0.29%) CISSP
16 5 (0.29%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 677 (39.50%) QA
2 11 (0.64%) GAMP
3 6 (0.35%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.23%) HL7
5 3 (0.18%) COBIT
6 2 (0.12%) SLA
7 1 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.058%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.058%) Solvency II
System Software
1 40 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 23 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.23%) VMware ESX
4 12 (0.70%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (0.23%) Firmware
7 1 (0.058%) XenApp
7 1 (0.058%) vSphere
7 1 (0.058%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 317 (18.49%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (1.34%) SCCM
3 5 (0.29%) Netcool
3 5 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (0.18%) Control-M
5 2 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.12%) Puppet
5 2 (0.12%) Opsview
Vendors
1 201 (11.73%) Microsoft
2 196 (11.44%) HP
3 115 (6.71%) Oracle
4 46 (2.68%) VMware
5 36 (2.10%) SAP
6 27 (1.58%) Citrix
7 25 (1.46%) Altiris
8 23 (1.34%) Fujitsu
9 17 (0.99%) Cisco
10 15 (0.88%) IBM
11 14 (0.82%) Capita
12 11 (0.64%) Interwoven
12 11 (0.64%) Avaya
12 11 (0.64%) NetApp
13 10 (0.58%) JD Edwards
13 10 (0.58%) Hitachi
14 8 (0.47%) Ab Initio
14 8 (0.47%) Atlassian
15 7 (0.41%) SunGard
16 6 (0.35%) Telerik
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum £25K + Benefits Package
Posted: 8 hours ago
South West
ISL
Salary: £3700.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits ( Dep on Exp )
Posted: 9 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: £55k - 65k per year
Posted: 12 hours ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 12 hours ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 12 hours ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Accenture
Salary: £45,000 per annum DOE + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum + 10% On target Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Roc Search
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Search Consultancy
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: To £25k + bns + pkg
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £16000 to £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday