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

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 302 346 394
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +48
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 947 902 803
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.04% 0.87% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.94% 3.21% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 793 786 614
Median salary £37,700 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,250 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.87% +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
24030 28119 30951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.46% 27.20% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 19682 22485 24715
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +53 281 £38,000 -5.00% 22
London +11 218 £45,000 - 23
Yorkshire +59 143 £35,000 -12.50% 14
North West +23 80 £33,000 -5.71% 13
South West +45 70 £45,000 +30.43% 8
East of England +35 57 £35,000 -4.76% 4
West Midlands -24 56 £35,000 +7.69% 8
East Midlands +4 36 £33,375 -16.56% 9
North East +3 4 £44,375 +26.78% 1
Midlands +11 2 £60,000 +43.71%
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 1376 (73.54%) ISEB
2 1143 (61.09%) Agile Software Development
3 757 (40.46%) QA
4 658 (35.17%) Software Testing
5 629 (33.62%) Finance
6 625 (33.40%) SQL
7 609 (32.55%) Selenium
8 559 (29.88%) Test Scripting
9 523 (27.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 504 (26.94%) User Acceptance Testing
11 465 (24.85%) SDLC
12 449 (24.00%) Test Automation
13 404 (21.59%) Automated Testing
14 400 (21.38%) Java
15 376 (20.10%) Scrum
16 374 (19.99%) Test Strategy
17 368 (19.67%) Functional Testing
18 358 (19.13%) Manual Testing
19 343 (18.33%) C#
20 341 (18.23%) Degree
21 325 (17.37%) Test Management
22 312 (16.68%) Waterfall
23 311 (16.62%) Regression Testing
24 304 (16.25%) Microsoft
25 300 (16.03%) JIRA
26 264 (14.11%) Non-Functional Testing
27 260 (13.90%) Defect Management
28 254 (13.58%) BDD
29 253 (13.52%) Automation Testing
30 240 (12.83%) Performance 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 38 (2.03%) Confluence
1 38 (2.03%) IIS
2 36 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 16 (0.86%) CICS
4 12 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (0.32%) Drupal
6 5 (0.27%) CMS
7 4 (0.21%) Apache
7 4 (0.21%) MQSeries
7 4 (0.21%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.16%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.16%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.16%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.11%) Documentum
9 2 (0.11%) FileNet
9 2 (0.11%) MTS
10 1 (0.053%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.053%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.053%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.053%) Umbraco
Applications
1 148 (7.91%) MS Excel
2 137 (7.32%) MS Office
3 39 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.48%) Mingle
5 7 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.32%) MS Project
7 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.64%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 11 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.16%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.11%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.11%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.11%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.053%) BASE24
6 1 (0.053%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.053%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.053%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.32%) SaaS
3 4 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.11%) Google Drive
4 2 (0.11%) Pure360
5 1 (0.053%) IaaS
5 1 (0.053%) Office 365
5 1 (0.053%) PaaS
5 1 (0.053%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.66%) VoIP
2 22 (1.18%) 2G
2 22 (1.18%) 3G
2 22 (1.18%) 4G
3 21 (1.12%) SCCP
3 21 (1.12%) SIGTRAN
4 20 (1.07%) HTTP
5 18 (0.96%) Internet
6 17 (0.91%) SSH
7 16 (0.86%) GSM
7 16 (0.86%) LAN
7 16 (0.86%) UMTS
7 16 (0.86%) WAN
8 12 (0.64%) INAP
8 12 (0.64%) M3UA
8 12 (0.64%) SCTP
8 12 (0.64%) SMPP
8 12 (0.64%) TCAP
9 11 (0.59%) LTE
9 11 (0.59%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (6.20%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (1.07%) MySQL
4 18 (0.96%) Oracle Database
5 12 (0.64%) Relational Database
5 12 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (0.37%) DB2
8 7 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.32%) Data Mining
9 6 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.27%) QlikView
11 4 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.16%) Apache Accumulo
12 3 (0.16%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.16%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.11%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 609 (32.55%) Selenium
2 300 (16.03%) JIRA
3 212 (11.33%) HP UFT
4 194 (10.37%) Cucumber
5 185 (9.89%) WebDriver
6 150 (8.02%) Team Foundation Server
7 138 (7.38%) SoapUI
8 121 (6.47%) Jenkins
9 108 (5.77%) JMeter
10 79 (4.22%) LoadRunner
11 76 (4.06%) JUnit
11 76 (4.06%) Visual Studio
12 73 (3.90%) SpecFlow
13 71 (3.79%) Git (software)
14 63 (3.37%) NUnit
15 41 (2.19%) FitNesse
15 41 (2.19%) TestNG
16 40 (2.14%) Bugzilla
16 40 (2.14%) Ranorex
17 36 (1.92%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 629 (33.62%) Finance
2 144 (7.70%) Banking
3 136 (7.27%) Retail
4 83 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 61 (3.26%) Games
6 39 (2.08%) Marketing
7 34 (1.82%) Legal
8 24 (1.28%) Aerospace
9 21 (1.12%) Law
10 20 (1.07%) Manufacturing
11 18 (0.96%) Automotive
12 16 (0.86%) Back Office
12 16 (0.86%) Financial Institution
13 15 (0.80%) Electronics
14 8 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.37%) Publishing
16 6 (0.32%) Advertising
16 6 (0.32%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.21%) Investment Banking
18 2 (0.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 877 (46.87%) Analyst
2 789 (42.17%) Test Analyst
3 497 (26.56%) Tester
4 213 (11.38%) Automation Tester
5 194 (10.37%) Test Engineer
6 188 (10.05%) Automation Test Analyst
6 188 (10.05%) Test Manager
7 174 (9.30%) Software Tester
8 160 (8.55%) Test Leader
9 156 (8.34%) QA Analyst
10 125 (6.68%) QA Tester
11 118 (6.31%) Software Analyst
12 115 (6.15%) QA Test Analyst
13 103 (5.51%) QA Engineer
14 101 (5.40%) Software Test Analyst
15 100 (5.34%) Senior Analyst
16 89 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
17 65 (3.47%) Financial Analyst
18 64 (3.42%) Developer
19 63 (3.37%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (12.83%) .NET
2 168 (8.98%) XML
3 140 (7.48%) Web Services
4 117 (6.25%) HTML
5 110 (5.88%) SOAP
6 63 (3.37%) REST
7 45 (2.41%) ASP.NET
8 43 (2.30%) Gherkin
9 40 (2.14%) CSS
10 27 (1.44%) XBRL
11 26 (1.39%) .NET Framework
11 26 (1.39%) Spring
12 23 (1.23%) Hibernate
13 18 (0.96%) JMS
13 18 (0.96%) JSON
14 17 (0.91%) XSD
15 16 (0.86%) JDBC
16 15 (0.80%) XML Schema
17 14 (0.75%) Ajax
17 14 (0.75%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 231 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
2 123 (6.57%) Computer Science
3 65 (3.47%) Mathematics
4 45 (2.41%) Mobile App
5 43 (2.30%) Client/Server
6 39 (2.08%) iPad
7 25 (1.34%) AS400
8 23 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
8 23 (1.23%) Management Information System
8 23 (1.23%) User Experience
9 22 (1.18%) Mainframe
10 17 (0.91%) N-Tier
11 15 (0.80%) Fintech
11 15 (0.80%) VSAM
12 14 (0.75%) Credit Risk
13 13 (0.69%) SWIFT
14 12 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 12 (0.64%) Online Games
14 12 (0.64%) Virtual Team
15 11 (0.59%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 149 (7.96%) Windows
2 121 (6.47%) Linux
3 110 (5.88%) Unix
4 30 (1.60%) Android
4 30 (1.60%) Apple iOS
5 24 (1.28%) Solaris
6 15 (0.80%) Windows 7
7 14 (0.75%) Windows 10
8 12 (0.64%) Kali Linux
9 9 (0.48%) Windows Server
9 9 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.43%) CentOS
10 8 (0.43%) Windows 8
10 8 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.32%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.27%) AIX
13 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.053%) HPUX
14 1 (0.053%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.053%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1143 (61.09%) Agile Software Development
2 658 (35.17%) Software Testing
3 559 (29.88%) Test Scripting
4 504 (26.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 465 (24.85%) SDLC
6 449 (24.00%) Test Automation
7 404 (21.59%) Automated Testing
8 376 (20.10%) Scrum
9 374 (19.99%) Test Strategy
10 368 (19.67%) Functional Testing
11 358 (19.13%) Manual Testing
12 325 (17.37%) Test Management
13 312 (16.68%) Waterfall
14 311 (16.62%) Regression Testing
15 264 (14.11%) Non-Functional Testing
16 260 (13.90%) Defect Management
17 254 (13.58%) BDD
18 253 (13.52%) Automation Testing
19 240 (12.83%) Performance Testing
20 214 (11.44%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 625 (33.40%) SQL
2 400 (21.38%) Java
3 343 (18.33%) C#
4 122 (6.52%) Ruby
5 105 (5.61%) JavaScript
6 79 (4.22%) C++
7 68 (3.63%) C
8 67 (3.58%) Python
9 58 (3.10%) VB.NET
10 39 (2.08%) PHP
11 37 (1.98%) VB
12 32 (1.71%) Perl
13 24 (1.28%) COBOL
13 24 (1.28%) T-SQL
14 21 (1.12%) PL/SQL
15 17 (0.91%) Bash Shell
16 15 (0.80%) Groovy
16 15 (0.80%) JCL
17 14 (0.75%) Shell Script
18 8 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1376 (73.54%) ISEB
2 523 (27.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 341 (18.23%) Degree
4 123 (6.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 116 (6.20%) Security Cleared
6 50 (2.67%) SC Cleared
7 41 (2.19%) DV Cleared
8 18 (0.96%) ISEB Practitioner
9 10 (0.53%) HP ASE
10 8 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.27%) MBA
11 5 (0.27%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.16%) CSQA
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
1 757 (40.46%) QA
2 12 (0.64%) SLA
3 5 (0.27%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.11%) FATCA
4 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.11%) SDET
5 1 (0.053%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.053%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (0.59%) Firmware
1 11 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.27%) Docker
3 3 (0.16%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.16%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 225 (12.03%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.43%) HP SiteScope
3 6 (0.32%) CA Wily
4 4 (0.21%) Control-M
4 4 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.16%) SCCM
5 3 (0.16%) SCOM
6 2 (0.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 304 (16.25%) Microsoft
2 224 (11.97%) HP
3 145 (7.75%) Oracle
4 65 (3.47%) SAP
5 28 (1.50%) Red Hat
6 24 (1.28%) Rally
7 22 (1.18%) VMware
8 19 (1.02%) Atlassian
9 17 (0.91%) Citrix
10 15 (0.80%) IBM
11 14 (0.75%) Telerik
12 12 (0.64%) Google
13 11 (0.59%) Bloomberg
13 11 (0.59%) Reuters
14 9 (0.48%) MKS
14 9 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (0.48%) TOWER Software
15 8 (0.43%) Agilent
16 7 (0.37%) Cognizant
16 7 (0.37%) Dynatrace
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package
Posted: Yesterday
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + 20% bonus plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IntaPeople
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
MegaNexus Limited
Salary: Unspecified Competitive salary
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £40000 - £55000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £35,000 per annum , DOE.
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £17,000 per annum with payment review after 6 months
Posted: 2 days ago