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

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 289 350 392
Rank change year-on-year
+61 +42
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 984 919 788
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.07% 0.89% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.05% 3.28% 2.69%
Number of salaries quoted 826 800 618
Median salary £38,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
24299 28004 29344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.47% 27.21% 27.23%
Number of salaries quoted 19897 22423 23160
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +48 299 £40,000 - 24
London +22 219 £50,000 +11.11% 23
Yorkshire +64 142 £35,000 -6.66% 13
North West +25 76 £33,000 -17.50% 7
South West +40 71 £42,500 +25.00% 8
West Midlands -6 67 £35,250 +8.46% 11
East of England +21 51 £35,500 -21.11% 6
East Midlands +6 51 £35,000 +0.47% 4
North East -4 5 £35,625 -6.25% 4
Midlands +10 1 - -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 1379 (72.46%) ISEB
2 1178 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
3 787 (41.36%) QA
4 660 (34.68%) SQL
5 653 (34.31%) Selenium
6 646 (33.95%) Finance
7 638 (33.53%) Software Testing
8 555 (29.16%) Test Scripting
9 528 (27.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 477 (25.07%) User Acceptance Testing
11 461 (24.22%) SDLC
12 459 (24.12%) Test Automation
13 433 (22.75%) Java
14 398 (20.91%) Automated Testing
15 395 (20.76%) Regression Testing
16 388 (20.39%) Scrum
17 383 (20.13%) C#
18 376 (19.76%) Degree
19 370 (19.44%) Test Strategy
20 366 (19.23%) Manual Testing
21 363 (19.08%) Functional Testing
22 329 (17.29%) Test Management
23 321 (16.87%) Waterfall
24 318 (16.71%) JIRA
25 289 (15.19%) Microsoft
26 269 (14.14%) BDD
27 264 (13.87%) Automation Testing
28 258 (13.56%) Defect Management
29 249 (13.08%) HP Quality Center
30 245 (12.87%) Non-Functional Testing

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 52 (2.73%) SharePoint
2 49 (2.57%) Confluence
2 49 (2.57%) IIS
3 16 (0.84%) CICS
4 12 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (0.47%) MS Exchange
5 9 (0.47%) Skype for Business
6 8 (0.42%) CMS
7 6 (0.32%) Drupal
8 5 (0.26%) Apache
8 5 (0.26%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.21%) Documentum
9 4 (0.21%) FileNet
10 3 (0.16%) SAS
11 2 (0.11%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.11%) MTS
11 2 (0.11%) Xceptor
12 1 (0.053%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.053%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.053%) Umbraco
Applications
1 141 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 140 (7.36%) MS Office
3 46 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.42%) Mingle
5 5 (0.26%) MS Project
5 5 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 12 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.26%) SAP CO
3 5 (0.26%) SAP FI
3 5 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.16%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.11%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.053%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.053%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.42%) SaaS
3 3 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.11%) GitHub
4 2 (0.11%) Google Drive
4 2 (0.11%) IaaS
4 2 (0.11%) PaaS
4 2 (0.11%) Pure360
5 1 (0.053%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.47%) VoIP
2 24 (1.26%) Internet
3 19 (1.00%) 2G
3 19 (1.00%) 3G
3 19 (1.00%) 4G
4 18 (0.95%) HTTP
4 18 (0.95%) SCCP
4 18 (0.95%) SIGTRAN
5 17 (0.89%) LAN
5 17 (0.89%) WAN
6 16 (0.84%) GSM
6 16 (0.84%) SSH
6 16 (0.84%) UMTS
7 11 (0.58%) LTE
7 11 (0.58%) tcpdump
7 11 (0.58%) Wireshark
8 9 (0.47%) Diameter Protocol
8 9 (0.47%) INAP
8 9 (0.47%) M3UA
8 9 (0.47%) SCTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 34 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (1.31%) MySQL
4 21 (1.10%) Oracle Database
5 15 (0.79%) Relational Database
5 15 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (0.47%) Data Mining
9 9 (0.47%) DB2
10 7 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.26%) QlikView
12 4 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (0.11%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 653 (34.31%) Selenium
2 318 (16.71%) JIRA
3 220 (11.56%) HP UFT
4 210 (11.04%) Cucumber
5 200 (10.51%) WebDriver
6 153 (8.04%) SoapUI
7 140 (7.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 134 (7.04%) Jenkins
9 124 (6.52%) JMeter
10 103 (5.41%) JUnit
11 87 (4.57%) LoadRunner
12 81 (4.26%) Visual Studio
13 78 (4.10%) Git (software)
14 74 (3.89%) SpecFlow
15 73 (3.84%) NUnit
16 54 (2.84%) Ranorex
17 50 (2.63%) Bugzilla
18 48 (2.52%) TestNG
19 45 (2.36%) Hudson
20 37 (1.94%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 646 (33.95%) Finance
2 143 (7.51%) Banking
3 129 (6.78%) Retail
4 86 (4.52%) Telecoms
5 71 (3.73%) Games
6 42 (2.21%) Marketing
7 34 (1.79%) Legal
8 26 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 25 (1.31%) Aerospace
10 23 (1.21%) Automotive
11 21 (1.10%) Electronics
12 19 (1.00%) Back Office
13 14 (0.74%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.47%) Law
16 7 (0.37%) Publishing
17 6 (0.32%) Advertising
17 6 (0.32%) Investment Banking
18 4 (0.21%) Retail Banking
19 1 (0.053%) French Language
Job Titles
1 842 (44.25%) Analyst
2 759 (39.88%) Test Analyst
3 492 (25.85%) Tester
4 214 (11.25%) Test Engineer
5 209 (10.98%) Automation Tester
6 191 (10.04%) Test Manager
7 182 (9.56%) Automation Test Analyst
8 178 (9.35%) Software Tester
9 175 (9.20%) Test Leader
10 154 (8.09%) QA Analyst
11 137 (7.20%) QA Tester
12 130 (6.83%) Software Analyst
13 123 (6.46%) QA Engineer
14 118 (6.20%) QA Test Analyst
15 113 (5.94%) Software Test Analyst
16 101 (5.31%) Senior Analyst
17 90 (4.73%) Senior Test Analyst
18 79 (4.15%) Test Automation Engineer
19 66 (3.47%) Developer
19 66 (3.47%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (12.24%) .NET
2 174 (9.14%) XML
3 155 (8.15%) Web Services
4 144 (7.57%) HTML
5 116 (6.10%) SOAP
6 71 (3.73%) REST
7 54 (2.84%) CSS
8 46 (2.42%) ASP.NET
9 37 (1.94%) Gherkin
10 36 (1.89%) Spring
11 33 (1.73%) Hibernate
12 30 (1.58%) XBRL
13 26 (1.37%) JMS
14 25 (1.31%) .NET Framework
15 23 (1.21%) Ajax
16 20 (1.05%) XSD
17 18 (0.95%) Java EE
18 17 (0.89%) JDBC
19 16 (0.84%) jQuery
19 16 (0.84%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 225 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
2 139 (7.30%) Computer Science
3 58 (3.05%) Mathematics
4 49 (2.57%) Mobile App
5 47 (2.47%) Client/Server
6 41 (2.15%) iPad
7 29 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (1.37%) Mainframe
9 23 (1.21%) User Experience
10 22 (1.16%) AS400
10 22 (1.16%) Management Information System
11 20 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 19 (1.00%) Online Games
13 15 (0.79%) N-Tier
13 15 (0.79%) VSAM
14 13 (0.68%) Credit Risk
14 13 (0.68%) Replication
14 13 (0.68%) Virtual Team
15 12 (0.63%) Fintech
15 12 (0.63%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 143 (7.51%) Linux
2 135 (7.09%) Windows
3 113 (5.94%) Unix
4 44 (2.31%) Apple iOS
5 43 (2.26%) Android
6 24 (1.26%) Solaris
7 15 (0.79%) Windows 7
8 13 (0.68%) CentOS
9 12 (0.63%) Windows 10
9 12 (0.63%) Windows Server
10 11 (0.58%) Windows 8
10 11 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.53%) Kali Linux
12 6 (0.32%) AIX
12 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.16%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.053%) HPUX
14 1 (0.053%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.053%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1178 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 638 (33.53%) Software Testing
3 555 (29.16%) Test Scripting
4 477 (25.07%) User Acceptance Testing
5 461 (24.22%) SDLC
6 459 (24.12%) Test Automation
7 398 (20.91%) Automated Testing
8 395 (20.76%) Regression Testing
9 388 (20.39%) Scrum
10 370 (19.44%) Test Strategy
11 366 (19.23%) Manual Testing
12 363 (19.08%) Functional Testing
13 329 (17.29%) Test Management
14 321 (16.87%) Waterfall
15 269 (14.14%) BDD
16 264 (13.87%) Automation Testing
17 258 (13.56%) Defect Management
18 245 (12.87%) Non-Functional Testing
18 245 (12.87%) Performance Testing
18 245 (12.87%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 660 (34.68%) SQL
2 433 (22.75%) Java
3 383 (20.13%) C#
4 126 (6.62%) Ruby
5 124 (6.52%) JavaScript
6 79 (4.15%) Python
7 78 (4.10%) C++
8 63 (3.31%) C
9 58 (3.05%) VB.NET
10 43 (2.26%) PHP
11 39 (2.05%) VB
12 33 (1.73%) Perl
13 32 (1.68%) Bash Shell
14 30 (1.58%) T-SQL
15 26 (1.37%) COBOL
16 24 (1.26%) PL/SQL
17 21 (1.10%) Groovy
18 15 (0.79%) JCL
18 15 (0.79%) Shell Script
19 8 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1379 (72.46%) ISEB
2 528 (27.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 376 (19.76%) Degree
4 145 (7.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 126 (6.62%) Security Cleared
6 46 (2.42%) DV Cleared
7 45 (2.36%) SC Cleared
8 22 (1.16%) ISEB Practitioner
9 9 (0.47%) HP ASE
10 6 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.26%) MBA
12 3 (0.16%) CSQA
12 3 (0.16%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.16%) PMP
13 2 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.11%) PhD
13 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.053%) HNC
14 1 (0.053%) HND
14 1 (0.053%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 787 (41.36%) QA
2 12 (0.63%) SLA
3 6 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.11%) FATCA
4 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.11%) SDET
5 1 (0.053%) GAMP
5 1 (0.053%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.053%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.053%) Solvency II
System Software
1 17 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (0.63%) Firmware
3 9 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.42%) Docker
5 3 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.16%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.053%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 249 (13.08%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.47%) SCCM
3 8 (0.42%) HP SiteScope
4 6 (0.32%) SCOM
5 5 (0.26%) Control-M
6 4 (0.21%) CA Wily
6 4 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.16%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 289 (15.19%) Microsoft
2 240 (12.61%) HP
3 148 (7.78%) Oracle
4 71 (3.73%) SAP
5 32 (1.68%) Red Hat
6 30 (1.58%) Rally
7 28 (1.47%) Atlassian
8 24 (1.26%) VMware
9 17 (0.89%) IBM
10 16 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (0.79%) Telerik
12 14 (0.74%) Google
13 13 (0.68%) Citrix
14 10 (0.53%) Bloomberg
14 10 (0.53%) Reuters
15 8 (0.42%) TOWER Software
16 7 (0.37%) Cognizant
17 5 (0.26%) Agilent
17 5 (0.26%) Dynatrace
17 5 (0.26%) MKS
Hull, North Humberside
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Capita ITPS
Salary: £35000 - £37500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
BGL Group
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Diss, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £35k - 38k per year + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £48,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £48,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £48,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 2 days ago
Hastings, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £48,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £48,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £27600.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Capita ITPS
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita ITPS
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newquay, Cornwall
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Private Health Care + Pens
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + EXCEPTIONAL BENEFITS!
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20k-25k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: competitive salary on offer
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago