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 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 303 316 360
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +44
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 927 972 878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.01% 0.97% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.88% 3.55% 3.02%
Number of salaries quoted 784 831 698
Median salary £39,076 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.31% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £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
23912 27418 29047
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.09% 27.29% 27.12%
Number of salaries quoted 19544 22210 22703
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 August 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in England

ISTQB
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the England region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +38 292 £41,000 +2.50% 22
London +19 205 £53,750 +13.15% 18
Yorkshire +54 129 £37,500 +7.14% 7
South West +15 79 £40,000 +14.28% 10
West Midlands -19 68 £37,500 +7.14% 8
North West -6 62 £33,000 -5.71% 4
East Midlands -13 50 £34,188 -2.32% 7
East of England -13 37 £35,000 -12.50% 6
North East -5 6 £38,750 +6.16% 2
Midlands +12 1 - -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 1345 (71.31%) ISEB
2 1220 (64.69%) Agile Software Development
3 803 (42.58%) QA
4 703 (37.27%) Selenium
5 662 (35.10%) SQL
6 651 (34.52%) Software Testing
7 623 (33.03%) Finance
8 570 (30.22%) Test Scripting
9 548 (29.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 486 (25.77%) Test Automation
11 481 (25.50%) SDLC
12 442 (23.44%) Java
13 437 (23.17%) User Acceptance Testing
14 413 (21.90%) C#
15 412 (21.85%) Scrum
16 386 (20.47%) Regression Testing
17 376 (19.94%) Automated Testing
18 372 (19.72%) Test Strategy
19 369 (19.57%) Degree
20 354 (18.77%) Manual Testing
21 343 (18.19%) Functional Testing
22 337 (17.87%) JIRA
23 328 (17.39%) Test Management
24 312 (16.54%) Waterfall
25 302 (16.01%) BDD
26 286 (15.16%) Microsoft
27 269 (14.26%) Automation Testing
28 268 (14.21%) TDD
29 251 (13.31%) Non-Functional Testing
30 250 (13.26%) Defect Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 54 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 52 (2.76%) Confluence
3 46 (2.44%) IIS
4 16 (0.85%) CICS
5 13 (0.69%) MS Exchange
5 13 (0.69%) Skype for Business
6 12 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (0.42%) CMS
8 6 (0.32%) Documentum
8 6 (0.32%) FileNet
9 5 (0.27%) Apache
9 5 (0.27%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.27%) Xceptor
10 4 (0.21%) Drupal
11 3 (0.16%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.16%) SAS
12 2 (0.11%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.11%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.11%) WebSphere Portal
13 1 (0.053%) GlassFish
Applications
1 148 (7.85%) MS Excel
2 141 (7.48%) MS Office
3 41 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.37%) Mingle
5 5 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.16%) MS Project
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.53%) SAP CO
2 10 (0.53%) SAP FI
2 10 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
3 8 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.16%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.11%) VisionPLUS
7 1 (0.053%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.053%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.053%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (0.48%) SaaS
2 2 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.11%) GitHub
2 2 (0.11%) Google Drive
2 2 (0.11%) IaaS
2 2 (0.11%) PaaS
3 1 (0.053%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.053%) Office 365
3 1 (0.053%) Pure360
3 1 (0.053%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.22%) SSH
2 18 (0.95%) VoIP
3 17 (0.90%) Internet
4 15 (0.80%) GSM
4 15 (0.80%) UMTS
5 13 (0.69%) 2G
5 13 (0.69%) 3G
5 13 (0.69%) 4G
6 12 (0.64%) LTE
6 12 (0.64%) SCCP
6 12 (0.64%) SIGTRAN
7 11 (0.58%) HTTP
7 11 (0.58%) LAN
7 11 (0.58%) WAN
8 9 (0.48%) Diameter Protocol
8 9 (0.48%) ISUP
8 9 (0.48%) SS7
8 9 (0.48%) tcpdump
8 9 (0.48%) Wireshark
9 4 (0.21%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 39 (2.07%) MySQL
3 29 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (1.11%) Oracle Database
5 16 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (0.69%) Relational Database
7 12 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
8 11 (0.58%) Data Mining
8 11 (0.58%) DB2
9 10 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.27%) QlikView
13 3 (0.16%) Apache Accumulo
13 3 (0.16%) GIS
13 3 (0.16%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.16%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 703 (37.27%) Selenium
2 337 (17.87%) JIRA
3 247 (13.10%) Cucumber
4 223 (11.82%) HP UFT
5 211 (11.19%) WebDriver
6 180 (9.54%) SoapUI
7 164 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 143 (7.58%) Jenkins
9 126 (6.68%) JMeter
10 98 (5.20%) JUnit
11 88 (4.67%) Git (software)
12 83 (4.40%) SpecFlow
13 82 (4.35%) LoadRunner
14 81 (4.29%) NUnit
15 71 (3.76%) Visual Studio
16 63 (3.34%) Ranorex
17 51 (2.70%) Bugzilla
18 50 (2.65%) Hudson
19 45 (2.39%) Selenium IDE
19 45 (2.39%) TestNG
General
1 623 (33.03%) Finance
2 135 (7.16%) Banking
3 123 (6.52%) Retail
4 87 (4.61%) Games
5 77 (4.08%) Telecoms
6 48 (2.55%) Marketing
7 38 (2.01%) Legal
8 34 (1.80%) Manufacturing
9 27 (1.43%) Electronics
10 23 (1.22%) Back Office
11 22 (1.17%) Automotive
12 18 (0.95%) Aerospace
13 15 (0.80%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.42%) Investment Banking
16 7 (0.37%) Publishing
17 4 (0.21%) Advertising
17 4 (0.21%) Law
18 2 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 809 (42.90%) Analyst
2 735 (38.97%) Test Analyst
3 456 (24.18%) Tester
4 236 (12.51%) Test Engineer
5 197 (10.45%) Automation Test Analyst
5 197 (10.45%) Automation Tester
6 194 (10.29%) Test Manager
7 167 (8.85%) Software Tester
8 158 (8.38%) Test Leader
9 147 (7.79%) QA Analyst
10 140 (7.42%) QA Engineer
11 123 (6.52%) QA Tester
12 117 (6.20%) Software Analyst
13 107 (5.67%) QA Test Analyst
14 106 (5.62%) Software Test Analyst
15 103 (5.46%) Senior Analyst
16 99 (5.25%) Test Automation Engineer
17 90 (4.77%) Senior Test Analyst
18 70 (3.71%) QA Leader
19 68 (3.61%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (12.25%) .NET
2 154 (8.17%) Web Services
3 152 (8.06%) XML
4 151 (8.01%) HTML
5 124 (6.57%) SOAP
6 78 (4.14%) REST
7 66 (3.50%) CSS
8 53 (2.81%) ASP.NET
9 42 (2.23%) Gherkin
10 38 (2.01%) Spring
11 34 (1.80%) Hibernate
12 28 (1.48%) Ajax
12 28 (1.48%) XBRL
13 27 (1.43%) JMS
14 23 (1.22%) .NET Framework
15 19 (1.01%) Apache CXF
15 19 (1.01%) Java EE
16 17 (0.90%) DOM
16 17 (0.90%) Silverlight
16 17 (0.90%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 208 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
2 146 (7.74%) Computer Science
3 67 (3.55%) Mobile App
4 54 (2.86%) Client/Server
5 48 (2.55%) Mathematics
6 39 (2.07%) iPad
7 30 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (1.38%) Mainframe
9 24 (1.27%) Online Games
9 24 (1.27%) User Experience
10 23 (1.22%) AS400
11 22 (1.17%) Management Information System
12 20 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 15 (0.80%) VSAM
14 14 (0.74%) Life Science
14 14 (0.74%) Replication
15 12 (0.64%) N-Tier
15 12 (0.64%) Virtual Team
16 11 (0.58%) Fintech
17 10 (0.53%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 151 (8.01%) Linux
2 134 (7.10%) Windows
3 101 (5.36%) Unix
4 65 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 60 (3.18%) Android
6 20 (1.06%) Solaris
7 16 (0.85%) Windows Server
8 15 (0.80%) CentOS
9 9 (0.48%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.37%) Kali Linux
12 6 (0.32%) AIX
12 6 (0.32%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.27%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.16%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.053%) HPUX
16 1 (0.053%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.053%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1220 (64.69%) Agile Software Development
2 651 (34.52%) Software Testing
3 570 (30.22%) Test Scripting
4 486 (25.77%) Test Automation
5 481 (25.50%) SDLC
6 437 (23.17%) User Acceptance Testing
7 412 (21.85%) Scrum
8 386 (20.47%) Regression Testing
9 376 (19.94%) Automated Testing
10 372 (19.72%) Test Strategy
11 354 (18.77%) Manual Testing
12 343 (18.19%) Functional Testing
13 328 (17.39%) Test Management
14 312 (16.54%) Waterfall
15 302 (16.01%) BDD
16 269 (14.26%) Automation Testing
17 268 (14.21%) TDD
18 251 (13.31%) Non-Functional Testing
19 250 (13.26%) Defect Management
20 248 (13.15%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 662 (35.10%) SQL
2 442 (23.44%) Java
3 413 (21.90%) C#
4 136 (7.21%) JavaScript
5 128 (6.79%) Ruby
6 96 (5.09%) Python
7 60 (3.18%) VB.NET
8 59 (3.13%) C++
9 50 (2.65%) C
10 48 (2.55%) PHP
11 41 (2.17%) Bash Shell
12 40 (2.12%) VB
13 36 (1.91%) T-SQL
14 32 (1.70%) Perl
15 25 (1.33%) PL/SQL
16 23 (1.22%) COBOL
17 22 (1.17%) Groovy
18 15 (0.80%) JCL
19 13 (0.69%) Shell Script
20 9 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1345 (71.31%) ISEB
2 548 (29.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 369 (19.57%) Degree
4 147 (7.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 121 (6.42%) Security Cleared
6 49 (2.60%) DV Cleared
7 34 (1.80%) SC Cleared
8 22 (1.17%) ISEB Practitioner
9 9 (0.48%) HP ASE
10 6 (0.32%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.27%) MBA
12 4 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.21%) CSQA
13 3 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.16%) PMP
14 2 (0.11%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.11%) HND
14 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.11%) PhD
14 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 803 (42.58%) QA
2 6 (0.32%) SLA
3 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.16%) SDET
4 2 (0.11%) FATCA
4 2 (0.11%) GAMP
4 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.053%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.053%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.053%) Solvency II
System Software
1 24 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (0.69%) Hyper-V
3 12 (0.64%) Firmware
4 9 (0.48%) Docker
5 4 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.21%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.11%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.053%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 241 (12.78%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.69%) SCCM
3 9 (0.48%) SCOM
4 6 (0.32%) HP SiteScope
5 5 (0.27%) Control-M
6 4 (0.21%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.16%) Puppet
8 2 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.053%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 286 (15.16%) Microsoft
2 250 (13.26%) HP
3 144 (7.64%) Oracle
4 78 (4.14%) SAP
5 31 (1.64%) Atlassian
6 30 (1.59%) Red Hat
7 28 (1.48%) Rally
7 28 (1.48%) VMware
8 24 (1.27%) IBM
9 17 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
10 16 (0.85%) Google
11 14 (0.74%) Telerik
12 10 (0.53%) Citrix
13 7 (0.37%) Sophos
14 6 (0.32%) Cognizant
15 5 (0.27%) TOWER Software
16 4 (0.21%) Bloomberg
16 4 (0.21%) Reuters
16 4 (0.21%) Sun
16 4 (0.21%) Veritas
West Midlands
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £27500.00 - £36000.00 per annum + 20% bonus plus benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000 - £59000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £39000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Up to £21,500 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Cotterrall Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Lincolnshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Premier IT
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + extensive Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £56000 per annum + Beneftis
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Harleston, Norfolk
Energon People
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000
Posted: 3 days ago