The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 214 267 242
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -25
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 257 215 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.24% 0.94% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.95% 2.79% 3.01%
Number of salaries quoted 233 171 184
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
ISTQB
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
6503 7695 7282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.33% 33.65% 32.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5075 5950 5868
Average salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

ISTQB
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the South East region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in the South East

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in the South East

ISTQB
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. 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
Surrey +40 105 £40,000 - 6
Hampshire +45 67 £41,500 +15.27% 3
Berkshire -26 38 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Buckinghamshire -6 16 £33,250 +2.30% 1
Oxfordshire +1 14 £40,000 +23.07% 2
East Sussex +4 8 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Kent +8 5 £35,500 +9.23% 1
West Sussex +4 4 £27,500 -21.42% 3
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 375 (74.70%) ISEB
2 262 (52.19%) Agile Software Development
3 225 (44.82%) Software Testing
4 179 (35.66%) Selenium
5 166 (33.07%) QA
6 144 (28.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 139 (27.69%) SQL
8 135 (26.89%) Automated Testing
9 123 (24.50%) Test Automation
10 122 (24.30%) Finance
11 114 (22.71%) Degree
12 105 (20.92%) Manual Testing
13 101 (20.12%) Test Scripting
14 97 (19.32%) C#
15 92 (18.33%) Java
16 91 (18.13%) HP UFT
17 85 (16.93%) Test Strategy
18 83 (16.53%) HP Quality Center
19 82 (16.33%) Scrum
20 80 (15.94%) Test Management
21 79 (15.74%) WebDriver
22 76 (15.14%) SDLC
23 75 (14.94%) SQL Server
24 71 (14.14%) Performance Testing
24 71 (14.14%) Automation Testing
25 65 (12.95%) Windows
25 65 (12.95%) Microsoft
26 64 (12.75%) Regression Testing
26 64 (12.75%) XML
27 61 (12.15%) HP

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 4 (0.80%) IIS
2 3 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (0.40%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.20%) Drupal
4 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 43 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.39%) MS Office
3 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.40%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.40%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.40%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.40%) SAP MM
3 2 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.40%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.59%) VoIP
2 9 (1.79%) CTI
3 7 (1.39%) Internet
3 7 (1.39%) HTTPS
4 4 (0.80%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.60%) SAN
6 2 (0.40%) GSM
6 2 (0.40%) HTTP
6 2 (0.40%) UMTS
6 2 (0.40%) Firewall
6 2 (0.40%) LTE
7 1 (0.20%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (14.94%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.59%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.59%) Big Data
4 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.40%) DB2
5 2 (0.40%) HBase
5 2 (0.40%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.40%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 179 (35.66%) Selenium
2 91 (18.13%) HP UFT
3 79 (15.74%) WebDriver
4 57 (11.35%) JIRA
5 50 (9.96%) JMeter
6 47 (9.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (4.38%) Cucumber
8 21 (4.18%) NUnit
9 20 (3.98%) Visual Studio
10 17 (3.39%) LoadRunner
11 16 (3.19%) SpecFlow
11 16 (3.19%) TestNG
12 15 (2.99%) NSubstitute
12 15 (2.99%) Eclipse
13 14 (2.79%) Jenkins
14 13 (2.59%) Maven
14 13 (2.59%) InstallShield
15 12 (2.39%) Robot Framework
16 11 (2.19%) SoapUI
16 11 (2.19%) IntelliJ
General
1 122 (24.30%) Finance
2 38 (7.57%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.19%) Automotive
4 11 (2.19%) Publishing
5 10 (1.99%) Aerospace
5 10 (1.99%) Banking
6 5 (1.00%) Marketing
6 5 (1.00%) Retail
6 5 (1.00%) Electronics
7 2 (0.40%) Legal
7 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.40%) Advertising
7 2 (0.40%) Billing
8 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 256 (51.00%) Analyst
2 221 (44.02%) Test Analyst
3 79 (15.74%) Test Manager
4 76 (15.14%) Tester
5 56 (11.16%) QA Analyst
6 49 (9.76%) Test Engineer
7 45 (8.96%) Test Leader
7 45 (8.96%) Test Team Leader
7 45 (8.96%) Team Leader
8 41 (8.17%) Lead Test Analyst
9 38 (7.57%) Agile Test Analyst
10 31 (6.18%) QA Engineer
11 28 (5.58%) Senior Analyst
12 27 (5.38%) Software Tester
13 22 (4.38%) Senior Test Analyst
14 21 (4.18%) Automation Team Leader
15 20 (3.98%) QA Test Analyst
16 16 (3.19%) QA Tester
17 14 (2.79%) Performance Engineer
17 14 (2.79%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (12.75%) XML
2 39 (7.77%) HTML
3 33 (6.57%) .NET
4 24 (4.78%) CSS
5 20 (3.98%) Web Services
6 10 (1.99%) CGI
7 9 (1.79%) XML Schema
7 9 (1.79%) SOAP
8 7 (1.39%) Ajax
9 5 (1.00%) Gherkin
9 5 (1.00%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.60%) REST
10 3 (0.60%) XML Messaging
10 3 (0.60%) JDBC
10 3 (0.60%) JSP
10 3 (0.60%) XSL
11 2 (0.40%) XSLT
11 2 (0.40%) Middleware
11 2 (0.40%) HTML5
12 1 (0.20%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.78%) Computer Science
2 24 (4.78%) iSeries
2 24 (4.78%) AS400
3 16 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (2.79%) Client/Server
5 9 (1.79%) Replication
6 6 (1.20%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.60%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.40%) DTV
8 2 (0.40%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.40%) EFT
8 2 (0.40%) Social Media
8 2 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.40%) User Experience
9 1 (0.20%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.20%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.20%) NHS
9 1 (0.20%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 65 (12.95%) Windows
2 36 (7.17%) UNIX
3 34 (6.77%) Linux
4 13 (2.59%) Solaris
5 8 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.20%) Android
7 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (52.19%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (44.82%) Software Testing
3 135 (26.89%) Automated Testing
4 123 (24.50%) Test Automation
5 105 (20.92%) Manual Testing
6 101 (20.12%) Test Scripting
7 85 (16.93%) Test Strategy
8 82 (16.33%) Scrum
9 80 (15.94%) Test Management
10 76 (15.14%) SDLC
11 71 (14.14%) Performance Testing
11 71 (14.14%) Automation Testing
12 64 (12.75%) Regression Testing
13 59 (11.75%) User Acceptance Testing
14 52 (10.36%) Waterfall
15 45 (8.96%) Test Planning
16 44 (8.76%) TDD
17 40 (7.97%) Continuous Improvement
18 39 (7.77%) Mentoring
19 34 (6.77%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 139 (27.69%) SQL
2 97 (19.32%) C#
3 92 (18.33%) Java
4 33 (6.57%) C
5 31 (6.18%) C++
6 30 (5.98%) Python
7 22 (4.38%) Ruby
8 19 (3.78%) JavaScript
9 17 (3.39%) Perl
10 14 (2.79%) VBScript
11 13 (2.59%) VB
12 8 (1.59%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.59%) VB.NET
13 7 (1.39%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.20%) XPath
15 5 (1.00%) PowerShell
15 5 (1.00%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.40%) VBA
16 2 (0.40%) COBOL
17 1 (0.20%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 375 (74.70%) ISEB
2 144 (28.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 114 (22.71%) Degree
4 35 (6.97%) Security Cleared
5 29 (5.78%) SC Cleared
6 27 (5.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 7 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (1.00%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.60%) AAT
10 3 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.60%) HND
11 2 (0.40%) CCNP
11 2 (0.40%) CCNA
11 2 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.40%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.20%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (33.07%) QA
2 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.40%) SLA
3 1 (0.20%) DICOM
System Software
1 10 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.39%) Hyper-V
2 7 (1.39%) vSphere
3 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 83 (16.53%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.40%) Puppet
2 2 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.40%) Ansible
3 1 (0.20%) SCCM
3 1 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 65 (12.95%) Microsoft
2 61 (12.15%) HP
3 22 (4.38%) VMware
4 17 (3.39%) Oracle
5 14 (2.79%) Red Hat
6 7 (1.39%) Capita
6 7 (1.39%) IBM
6 7 (1.39%) SAP
7 4 (0.80%) JD Edwards
8 3 (0.60%) Citrix
9 2 (0.40%) Cognos
10 1 (0.20%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.20%) BMC
10 1 (0.20%) Remedy
10 1 (0.20%) Cisco
10 1 (0.20%) BEA
10 1 (0.20%) Symbian
Petersfield
Spectrum IT
Posted: 4 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
PMC retail
Salary: Competitive + Pension + Healthcare & Other Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
PMC retail
Salary: Competitive Basic + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + bonuses + 25 days holiday
Posted: 4 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + training and development
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
PS Computer
Salary: £35k - £40k pa + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 pa + 29 days + share ops scheme + pension + more!
Posted: 4 days ago
Chatham
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Insurance
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Resource Management
Salary: £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, South East, United Kingdom
White Clarke Group
Salary: £28-35k dependant on experience + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum + bonus + 29 days + share ops scheme
Posted: 8 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £28,000 - £33,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Brighton
American Express
Posted: 26 days ago
Burgess Hill
American Express
Posted: 27 days ago
Brighton
American Express
Posted: 27 days ago