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

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 316 362 371
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 959 726 701
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.90% 0.70% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.26% 2.63% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 796 565 601
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,862 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £50,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,625 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.08% +6.53%
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
29439 27640 29641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.52% 26.74% 28.50%
Number of salaries quoted 23715 22496 24965
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £66,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 0 269 £42,500 -8.60% 37
South East +54 262 £36,500 +4.28% 26
North West -15 103 £37,500 +25.00% 12
East of England 0 83 £42,500 +16.43% 9
Yorkshire -19 64 £32,500 - 9
East Midlands +47 59 £40,000 +23.07% 2
South West +10 57 £45,000 +38.46% 16
West Midlands +14 45 £31,500 +0.80% 4
North East -7 16 £38,500 +33.91% 2
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1430 (78.49%) ISEB
2 757 (41.55%) Agile Software Development
3 716 (39.30%) QA
4 685 (37.60%) Software Testing
5 545 (29.91%) Finance
6 495 (27.17%) SQL
7 479 (26.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 451 (24.75%) Test Scripting
9 417 (22.89%) Selenium
10 406 (22.28%) Test Management
11 365 (20.03%) HP Quality Center
12 342 (18.77%) Test Automation
13 341 (18.72%) User Acceptance Testing
14 333 (18.28%) Automated Testing
15 332 (18.22%) Test Strategy
16 307 (16.85%) Degree
17 287 (15.75%) Scrum
18 285 (15.64%) Manual Testing
19 263 (14.43%) Regression Testing
20 262 (14.38%) Windows
21 261 (14.32%) QuickTest Pro
22 220 (12.07%) Microsoft
23 217 (11.91%) Java
24 215 (11.80%) HP
25 202 (11.09%) Automation Testing
26 194 (10.65%) C#
27 188 (10.32%) JIRA
28 185 (10.15%) .NET
29 174 (9.55%) Performance Testing
30 172 (9.44%) Analytical Skills

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 28 (1.54%) IIS
2 24 (1.32%) Drupal
3 20 (1.10%) CMS
3 20 (1.10%) SharePoint
4 14 (0.77%) Tomcat
5 12 (0.66%) Confluence
6 11 (0.60%) WorkSite
7 7 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (0.38%) MS Exchange
8 6 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.22%) Adobe CQ
10 4 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.22%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.16%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.16%) JBoss
12 2 (0.11%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.11%) ColdFusion
13 1 (0.055%) Apache
Applications
1 126 (6.92%) MS Excel
2 82 (4.50%) MS Office
3 18 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
4 13 (0.71%) MS Project
5 7 (0.38%) Mingle
6 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.055%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.27%) JDE OneWorld
3 5 (0.27%) Servitor
3 5 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.16%) Summit
5 2 (0.11%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.11%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.11%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.11%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.055%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.055%) Exstream
6 1 (0.055%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.71%) SaaS
2 4 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.055%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.47%) WAN
2 44 (2.41%) LAN
3 33 (1.81%) TCP/IP
4 22 (1.21%) Internet
4 22 (1.21%) Wireshark
5 20 (1.10%) HTTP
6 15 (0.82%) VoIP
7 14 (0.77%) RTP
7 14 (0.77%) H.323
7 14 (0.77%) VLAN
7 14 (0.77%) DHCP
8 4 (0.22%) FTP
8 4 (0.22%) DNS
8 4 (0.22%) SMS
8 4 (0.22%) Wireless
9 2 (0.11%) HSDPA
9 2 (0.11%) 2G
9 2 (0.11%) 3G
9 2 (0.11%) DVB
9 2 (0.11%) HSUPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (8.84%) SQL Server
2 34 (1.87%) Oracle Database
3 33 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 22 (1.21%) Relational Database
6 21 (1.15%) MySQL
7 15 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
7 15 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.33%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.22%) DB2
12 4 (0.22%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (0.16%) Apache Accumulo
13 3 (0.16%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 417 (22.89%) Selenium
2 261 (14.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 188 (10.32%) JIRA
4 136 (7.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 129 (7.08%) LoadRunner
6 120 (6.59%) WebDriver
7 99 (5.43%) Cucumber
8 57 (3.13%) Visual Studio
9 54 (2.96%) TestDirector
10 46 (2.52%) Jenkins
11 36 (1.98%) Git (software)
12 35 (1.92%) JMeter
12 35 (1.92%) TestComplete
13 33 (1.81%) JUnit
14 30 (1.65%) SoapUI
15 29 (1.59%) Bugzilla
16 28 (1.54%) FitNesse
16 28 (1.54%) SpecFlow
17 25 (1.37%) NUnit
18 24 (1.32%) SilkPerformer
General
1 545 (29.91%) Finance
2 126 (6.92%) Retail
3 114 (6.26%) Telecoms
4 108 (5.93%) Banking
5 44 (2.41%) Marketing
6 35 (1.92%) Law
7 27 (1.48%) Games
8 24 (1.32%) Back Office
9 20 (1.10%) Legal
10 18 (0.99%) Billing
11 17 (0.93%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.71%) Front Office
13 12 (0.66%) Advertising
14 11 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.55%) Manufacturing
15 10 (0.55%) Military
16 5 (0.27%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.27%) German Language
17 4 (0.22%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 679 (37.27%) Analyst
2 613 (33.64%) Test Analyst
3 416 (22.83%) Tester
4 324 (17.78%) Test Manager
5 176 (9.66%) Test Engineer
6 138 (7.57%) Test Leader
7 127 (6.97%) Software Tester
8 103 (5.65%) Senior Analyst
9 95 (5.21%) Senior Test Analyst
10 91 (4.99%) Consultant
11 83 (4.56%) QA Analyst
12 80 (4.39%) QA Engineer
13 79 (4.34%) Senior Tester
14 76 (4.17%) Software Engineer
15 71 (3.90%) Test Consultant
16 68 (3.73%) QA Tester
17 63 (3.46%) Software Test Analyst
18 59 (3.24%) Software Test Engineer
19 48 (2.63%) Programme Manager
20 47 (2.58%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (10.15%) .NET
2 124 (6.81%) XML
3 93 (5.10%) HTML
4 82 (4.50%) Web Services
5 50 (2.74%) ASP.NET
6 38 (2.09%) SOAP
7 32 (1.76%) CSS
8 31 (1.70%) .NET Framework
9 21 (1.15%) Gherkin
10 20 (1.10%) XML Messaging
11 18 (0.99%) LAMP
11 18 (0.99%) WCF
12 17 (0.93%) JSP
13 14 (0.77%) LINQ
14 12 (0.66%) REST
15 10 (0.55%) RESTful
16 9 (0.49%) HTML5
17 8 (0.44%) FIX Protocol
17 8 (0.44%) ASP.NET Web API
17 8 (0.44%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 172 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (5.60%) Computer Science
3 76 (4.17%) Open Source
4 58 (3.18%) Mobile App
5 41 (2.25%) Management Information System
6 40 (2.20%) Client/Server
7 20 (1.10%) iPhone
8 19 (1.04%) Mathematics
9 16 (0.88%) Derivative
10 14 (0.77%) iPad
11 12 (0.66%) User Experience
11 12 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 11 (0.60%) Chip and PIN
12 11 (0.60%) SWIFT
13 10 (0.55%) IPTV
13 10 (0.55%) GIS
14 9 (0.49%) PMI
14 9 (0.49%) Over-the-Top Content
14 9 (0.49%) Video on Demand
15 8 (0.44%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 262 (14.38%) Windows
2 122 (6.70%) UNIX
3 105 (5.76%) Linux
4 74 (4.06%) Windows 7
5 70 (3.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 57 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 52 (2.85%) Windows XP
8 51 (2.80%) Apple iOS
9 35 (1.92%) Android
10 22 (1.21%) Solaris
11 11 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.38%) AIX
12 7 (0.38%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.33%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.27%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.22%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.055%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 757 (41.55%) Agile Software Development
2 685 (37.60%) Software Testing
3 451 (24.75%) Test Scripting
4 406 (22.28%) Test Management
5 342 (18.77%) Test Automation
6 341 (18.72%) User Acceptance Testing
7 333 (18.28%) Automated Testing
8 332 (18.22%) Test Strategy
9 287 (15.75%) Scrum
10 285 (15.64%) Manual Testing
11 263 (14.43%) Regression Testing
12 202 (11.09%) Automation Testing
13 174 (9.55%) Performance Testing
14 171 (9.39%) Waterfall
15 145 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management
16 138 (7.57%) System Testing
17 134 (7.35%) Test Planning
18 132 (7.24%) BDD
19 130 (7.14%) Integration Testing
20 126 (6.92%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 495 (27.17%) SQL
2 217 (11.91%) Java
3 194 (10.65%) C#
4 114 (6.26%) JavaScript
5 87 (4.77%) Python
6 79 (4.34%) Ruby
7 59 (3.24%) C++
8 57 (3.13%) VB
9 47 (2.58%) Perl
10 45 (2.47%) VBScript
11 39 (2.14%) PHP
12 27 (1.48%) C
13 17 (0.93%) PowerShell
14 15 (0.82%) Shell Script
14 15 (0.82%) T-SQL
15 11 (0.60%) VBA
16 10 (0.55%) PL/SQL
16 10 (0.55%) Objective-C
16 10 (0.55%) Bash Shell
17 9 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1430 (78.49%) ISEB
2 479 (26.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 307 (16.85%) Degree
4 169 (9.28%) Security Cleared
5 129 (7.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 114 (6.26%) SC Cleared
7 47 (2.58%) ISEB Practitioner
8 31 (1.70%) DV Cleared
9 18 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 17 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (0.77%) MCSE
11 14 (0.77%) CCNA
11 14 (0.77%) MCITP
11 14 (0.77%) PMI Certification
12 8 (0.44%) CSQA
13 7 (0.38%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
13 7 (0.38%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 7 (0.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 7 (0.38%) Brainbench
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 716 (39.30%) QA
2 14 (0.77%) GAMP
3 7 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.16%) HL7
5 3 (0.16%) COBIT
6 2 (0.11%) SLA
6 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.055%) P3O
7 1 (0.055%) Solvency II
System Software
1 49 (2.69%) Active Directory
2 27 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.15%) VMware ESX
4 15 (0.82%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
6 10 (0.55%) vSphere
7 4 (0.22%) Firmware
8 3 (0.16%) Cygwin
9 1 (0.055%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 365 (20.03%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (1.21%) SCCM
3 6 (0.33%) Netcool
3 6 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (0.33%) Control-M
3 6 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (0.27%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.055%) Puppet
Vendors
1 220 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 215 (11.80%) HP
3 126 (6.92%) Oracle
4 63 (3.46%) VMware
5 26 (1.43%) Citrix
6 24 (1.32%) Altiris
7 21 (1.15%) SAP
8 19 (1.04%) Cisco
9 18 (0.99%) Fujitsu
10 17 (0.93%) IBM
11 14 (0.77%) Avaya
12 13 (0.71%) Atlassian
13 12 (0.66%) Capita
14 11 (0.60%) NetApp
14 11 (0.60%) Interwoven
15 8 (0.44%) Telerik
16 7 (0.38%) SOASTA, Inc
17 6 (0.33%) Veritas
17 6 (0.33%) Ab Initio
17 6 (0.33%) McAfee
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits + bonus + healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Chertsey, Surrey
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 33k per year + Company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Heat Recruitment
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Connectus
Posted: Yesterday
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £34000 per annum + 31 Days Hol & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £49000 - £63000 per annum + enhanced pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 3 days ago