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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 261 228 306
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +78
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 200 231 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.88% 1.06% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.65% 3.31% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 158 207 114
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,800 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
7559 6980 7863
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.40% 32.12% 34.35%
Number of salaries quoted 5738 5636 6736
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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
Berkshire -21 77 £37,500 -12.79% 4
Surrey +6 44 £35,000 - 5
Hampshire -2 26 £36,000 -26.15% 9
Oxfordshire +7 17 £30,000 -7.69%
East Sussex -35 13 £35,750 +16.26% 1
Buckinghamshire +2 12 £27,500 +11.11% 7
West Sussex -15 7 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Kent -9 4 £41,000 +26.15% 4
Middlesex - 2 £31,500 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £50,000 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 401 (82.17%) ISEB
2 180 (36.89%) Software Testing
3 148 (30.33%) SQL
4 146 (29.92%) Test Automation
5 145 (29.71%) Test Scripting
5 145 (29.71%) Agile Software Development
6 138 (28.28%) Finance
7 137 (28.07%) QA
8 123 (25.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 112 (22.95%) Selenium
10 108 (22.13%) HP Quality Center
11 107 (21.93%) QuickTest Pro
12 104 (21.31%) Automated Testing
13 101 (20.70%) Degree
14 98 (20.08%) User Acceptance Testing
15 96 (19.67%) .NET
16 90 (18.44%) Scrum
17 88 (18.03%) Microsoft
18 85 (17.42%) Security Cleared
19 84 (17.21%) Test Strategy
20 80 (16.39%) Test Management
21 77 (15.78%) Windows
22 73 (14.96%) SC Cleared
23 67 (13.73%) Java
24 65 (13.32%) HP
25 61 (12.50%) Retail
26 60 (12.30%) Performance Testing
27 58 (11.89%) Regression Testing
28 56 (11.48%) Computer Science
29 53 (10.86%) C#

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 20 (4.10%) IIS
2 8 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (1.02%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.82%) Drupal
6 2 (0.41%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.41%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.41%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.20%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 33 (6.76%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.48%) MS Office
3 7 (1.43%) MS Project
4 5 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.20%) Academy Housing
2 1 (0.20%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.23%) SaaS
2 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.43%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.82%) LAN
2 4 (0.82%) WAN
3 3 (0.61%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.41%) Internet
4 2 (0.41%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.20%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.20%) HTTP
5 1 (0.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (7.17%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.87%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (1.43%) MySQL
5 5 (1.02%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.82%) Apache Accumulo
7 3 (0.61%) Big Data
7 3 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.41%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.41%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.20%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 112 (22.95%) Selenium
2 107 (21.93%) QuickTest Pro
3 35 (7.17%) JIRA
3 35 (7.17%) WebDriver
4 30 (6.15%) Visual Studio
5 28 (5.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 28 (5.74%) TestDirector
6 25 (5.12%) LoadRunner
7 21 (4.30%) NUnit
8 20 (4.10%) TestComplete
9 18 (3.69%) MbUnit
10 17 (3.48%) JMeter
11 16 (3.28%) Cucumber
12 13 (2.66%) SoapUI
12 13 (2.66%) Subversion
13 11 (2.25%) Selenium IDE
13 11 (2.25%) Git (software)
14 9 (1.84%) Jenkins
14 9 (1.84%) TestNG
14 9 (1.84%) ClearCase
General
1 138 (28.28%) Finance
2 61 (12.50%) Retail
3 37 (7.58%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.87%) Military
4 14 (2.87%) Back Office
5 12 (2.46%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.25%) Banking
7 10 (2.05%) Law
8 8 (1.64%) Front Office
9 7 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (1.23%) Games
11 4 (0.82%) Marketing
12 3 (0.61%) Legal
12 3 (0.61%) Publishing
13 2 (0.41%) Billing
13 2 (0.41%) Electronics
14 1 (0.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 203 (41.60%) Analyst
2 187 (38.32%) Test Analyst
3 103 (21.11%) Tester
4 89 (18.24%) Test Manager
5 73 (14.96%) Test Engineer
6 39 (7.99%) Software Engineer
7 37 (7.58%) Software Test Engineer
8 32 (6.56%) Software Tester
9 31 (6.35%) Senior Analyst
10 27 (5.53%) Senior Test Engineer
10 27 (5.53%) QA Analyst
10 27 (5.53%) Test Leader
11 25 (5.12%) Senior Test Manager
11 25 (5.12%) Senior Manager
12 24 (4.92%) Web Tester
13 23 (4.71%) Senior Test Analyst
14 22 (4.51%) Software Test Analyst
15 20 (4.10%) Automation Analyst
16 18 (3.69%) QA Tester
16 18 (3.69%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (19.67%) .NET
2 25 (5.12%) XML
3 20 (4.10%) Web Services
4 17 (3.48%) HTML
5 16 (3.28%) SOAP
6 12 (2.46%) WCF
7 11 (2.25%) Middleware
7 11 (2.25%) JSP
8 9 (1.84%) ODBC
9 8 (1.64%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.23%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.23%) CSS
11 5 (1.02%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (1.02%) JSON
11 5 (1.02%) XSLT
12 4 (0.82%) LAMP
12 4 (0.82%) XSL
13 3 (0.61%) Gherkin
13 3 (0.61%) J2EE
14 2 (0.41%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 56 (11.48%) Computer Science
2 19 (3.89%) Mobile App
3 17 (3.48%) Open Source
4 12 (2.46%) Mathematics
5 9 (1.84%) Chip and PIN
6 8 (1.64%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.43%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.23%) CCTV
9 4 (0.82%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (0.82%) SWIFT
10 3 (0.61%) Physics
10 3 (0.61%) New Media
10 3 (0.61%) EFT
11 2 (0.41%) Replication
11 2 (0.41%) DTV
11 2 (0.41%) Xbox
11 2 (0.41%) Social Media
11 2 (0.41%) iPad
12 1 (0.20%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 77 (15.78%) Windows
2 35 (7.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 24 (4.92%) UNIX
4 23 (4.71%) Linux
5 18 (3.69%) Windows XP
6 16 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (2.25%) Windows 7
8 10 (2.05%) Apple iOS
9 8 (1.64%) Windows Vista
10 7 (1.43%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.23%) Solaris
12 5 (1.02%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.61%) Android
15 2 (0.41%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.41%) AIX
16 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (36.89%) Software Testing
2 146 (29.92%) Test Automation
3 145 (29.71%) Test Scripting
3 145 (29.71%) Agile Software Development
4 104 (21.31%) Automated Testing
5 98 (20.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 90 (18.44%) Scrum
7 84 (17.21%) Test Strategy
8 80 (16.39%) Test Management
9 60 (12.30%) Performance Testing
10 58 (11.89%) Regression Testing
11 50 (10.25%) Manual Testing
12 48 (9.84%) System Testing
13 38 (7.79%) User Stories
14 33 (6.76%) Automation Testing
15 32 (6.56%) PRINCE2
15 32 (6.56%) Integration Testing
16 30 (6.15%) Waterfall
17 28 (5.74%) BDD
18 25 (5.12%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 148 (30.33%) SQL
2 67 (13.73%) Java
3 53 (10.86%) C#
4 22 (4.51%) VBScript
4 22 (4.51%) VB
5 21 (4.30%) JavaScript
6 12 (2.46%) Python
7 11 (2.25%) PHP
8 8 (1.64%) PL/SQL
9 7 (1.43%) C
9 7 (1.43%) Ruby
10 6 (1.23%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.23%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.02%) Perl
12 3 (0.61%) C++
13 2 (0.41%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.20%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 401 (82.17%) ISEB
2 123 (25.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 101 (20.70%) Degree
4 85 (17.42%) Security Cleared
5 73 (14.96%) SC Cleared
6 22 (4.51%) DV Cleared
7 20 (4.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 18 (3.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 14 (2.87%) ISEB Practitioner
10 10 (2.05%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (28.07%) QA
2 6 (1.23%) GAMP
3 2 (0.41%) SLA
3 2 (0.41%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (2.46%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.02%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.20%) vSphere
5 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 108 (22.13%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.02%) Netcool
2 5 (1.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.41%) Control-M
3 2 (0.41%) Opsview
3 2 (0.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 88 (18.03%) Microsoft
2 65 (13.32%) HP
3 33 (6.76%) Oracle
4 14 (2.87%) VMware
4 14 (2.87%) Fujitsu
5 8 (1.64%) SunGard
6 7 (1.43%) IBM
6 7 (1.43%) Capita
7 5 (1.02%) SAP
7 5 (1.02%) TIBCO
8 4 (0.82%) NetApp
9 3 (0.61%) SOASTA, Inc
9 3 (0.61%) JBoss
9 3 (0.61%) Citrix
10 2 (0.41%) Telerik
10 2 (0.41%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.41%) Symbian
10 2 (0.41%) Adobe
11 1 (0.20%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.20%) Siebel
Petersfield
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Advantage XPO
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum + 10% On target Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £38000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Ashford, Kent
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: Excellent DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £19000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £42500 - £54000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead
The People Network
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
High Wycombe
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
South East, Surrey, Crawley, Epsom, Sussex,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £45,000 + excellent bonus + bens
Posted: 10 days ago
South East, Surrey, Crawley, Epsom, Sussex,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £30,000 + excellent bonus + bens
Posted: 14 days ago
Maidstone
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefit
Posted: 16 days ago
High Wycombe
The People Network
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Brighton, Sussex
Eurotime Solutions
Salary: depending on experience
Posted: 17 days ago
High Wycombe
The People Network
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: 24 days ago