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 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 219 262 227
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -35
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 256 199 222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.23% 0.89% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.89% 2.68% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 238 159 198
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 £27,815 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
6585 7418 6799
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.60% 33.32% 32.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5226 5646 5473
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 August 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 August 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 +39 77 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Hampshire +47 70 £41,500 +15.27% 7
Berkshire -17 48 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Buckinghamshire -5 19 £32,500 +22.64% 1
Oxfordshire +5 16 £40,000 +45.45%
East Sussex +15 9 £35,000 -2.09% 2
West Sussex -3 8 £27,500 -21.42% 1
Kent +3 5 £32,500 -20.73%
Isle of Wight - 4 £35,000 - 2
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 350 (71.87%) ISEB
2 261 (53.59%) Agile Software Development
3 225 (46.20%) Software Testing
4 166 (34.09%) QA
5 162 (33.26%) Selenium
6 142 (29.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 136 (27.93%) Automated Testing
7 136 (27.93%) SQL
8 109 (22.38%) Degree
9 108 (22.18%) Test Automation
10 106 (21.77%) Test Scripting
11 104 (21.36%) Manual Testing
11 104 (21.36%) Finance
11 104 (21.36%) C#
12 85 (17.45%) Java
13 83 (17.04%) Scrum
14 78 (16.02%) Test Management
15 77 (15.81%) HP Quality Center
15 77 (15.81%) Windows
16 76 (15.61%) Microsoft
17 75 (15.40%) Test Strategy
18 74 (15.20%) Performance Testing
19 70 (14.37%) HP UFT
20 69 (14.17%) SQL Server
20 69 (14.17%) Regression Testing
20 69 (14.17%) SDLC
21 65 (13.35%) JIRA
22 62 (12.73%) Automation Testing
23 58 (11.91%) XML
24 56 (11.50%) User Acceptance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (1.23%) IIS
1 6 (1.23%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.21%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 40 (8.21%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.03%) MS Office
3 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.41%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.41%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.41%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.41%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.41%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.41%) SaaS
3 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.46%) VoIP
2 10 (2.05%) CTI
3 7 (1.44%) Internet
4 5 (1.03%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.82%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.82%) 3G
5 4 (0.82%) ZigBee
6 3 (0.62%) SAN
6 3 (0.62%) WAN
6 3 (0.62%) HTTP
6 3 (0.62%) LAN
7 2 (0.41%) UMTS
7 2 (0.41%) LTE
7 2 (0.41%) GSM
7 2 (0.41%) Firewall
8 1 (0.21%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (14.17%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.85%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.64%) Big Data
5 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.41%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.41%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.41%) HBase
7 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.21%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.21%) DB2
7 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 162 (33.26%) Selenium
2 70 (14.37%) HP UFT
3 65 (13.35%) JIRA
4 53 (10.88%) WebDriver
5 50 (10.27%) JMeter
6 45 (9.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (4.52%) Cucumber
8 20 (4.11%) Visual Studio
9 18 (3.70%) NUnit
10 17 (3.49%) SoapUI
11 15 (3.08%) NSubstitute
12 14 (2.87%) Robot Framework
13 13 (2.67%) LoadRunner
14 12 (2.46%) InstallShield
15 10 (2.05%) Maven
15 10 (2.05%) TestNG
16 9 (1.85%) SpecFlow
16 9 (1.85%) Jenkins
16 9 (1.85%) Eclipse
17 8 (1.64%) TestDirector
General
1 104 (21.36%) Finance
2 42 (8.62%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.49%) Automotive
4 12 (2.46%) Aerospace
5 11 (2.26%) Publishing
6 7 (1.44%) Banking
6 7 (1.44%) Marketing
7 6 (1.23%) Retail
7 6 (1.23%) Electronics
8 5 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.82%) Advertising
10 2 (0.41%) Billing
11 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Law
11 1 (0.21%) Legal
11 1 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 229 (47.02%) Analyst
2 201 (41.27%) Test Analyst
3 73 (14.99%) Test Engineer
4 71 (14.58%) Test Manager
5 65 (13.35%) Tester
6 56 (11.50%) QA Analyst
7 48 (9.86%) Team Leader
8 46 (9.45%) Test Team Leader
9 37 (7.60%) Test Leader
10 33 (6.78%) Agile Test Analyst
11 32 (6.57%) Lead Test Analyst
12 30 (6.16%) QA Engineer
13 27 (5.54%) QA Test Analyst
14 25 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
15 24 (4.93%) Senior Test Analyst
16 23 (4.72%) Software Tester
17 21 (4.31%) Senior Test Engineer
17 21 (4.31%) Automation Team Leader
18 19 (3.90%) QA Tester
19 18 (3.70%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (11.91%) XML
2 36 (7.39%) .NET
3 34 (6.98%) HTML
4 20 (4.11%) CSS
5 17 (3.49%) Web Services
6 11 (2.26%) CGI
7 9 (1.85%) XML Schema
7 9 (1.85%) SOAP
8 8 (1.64%) ASP.NET
9 7 (1.44%) Gherkin
10 6 (1.23%) XML Messaging
10 6 (1.23%) Ajax
11 4 (0.82%) JDBC
11 4 (0.82%) WCF
12 3 (0.62%) REST
12 3 (0.62%) JSP
12 3 (0.62%) XSL
13 2 (0.41%) XSLT
13 2 (0.41%) .NET Framework
14 1 (0.21%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.52%) Computer Science
3 20 (4.11%) iSeries
3 20 (4.11%) AS400
4 16 (3.29%) Client/Server
5 10 (2.05%) Replication
5 10 (2.05%) Mobile App
6 4 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (0.82%) DTV
6 4 (0.82%) Mainframe
6 4 (0.82%) Smart Meter
7 3 (0.62%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.41%) User Experience
9 1 (0.21%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.21%) Social Media
9 1 (0.21%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.21%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 77 (15.81%) Windows
2 45 (9.24%) UNIX
3 34 (6.98%) Linux
4 12 (2.46%) Solaris
5 9 (1.85%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.23%) Android
6 6 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.62%) Windows Vista
7 3 (0.62%) Windows 2000
7 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.62%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.41%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.21%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.21%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (53.59%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (46.20%) Software Testing
3 136 (27.93%) Automated Testing
4 108 (22.18%) Test Automation
5 106 (21.77%) Test Scripting
6 104 (21.36%) Manual Testing
7 83 (17.04%) Scrum
8 78 (16.02%) Test Management
9 75 (15.40%) Test Strategy
10 74 (15.20%) Performance Testing
11 69 (14.17%) Regression Testing
11 69 (14.17%) SDLC
12 62 (12.73%) Automation Testing
13 56 (11.50%) User Acceptance Testing
14 48 (9.86%) Test Planning
15 44 (9.03%) Waterfall
16 39 (8.01%) Mentoring
16 39 (8.01%) TDD
17 33 (6.78%) Web Testing
18 32 (6.57%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 136 (27.93%) SQL
2 104 (21.36%) C#
3 85 (17.45%) Java
4 31 (6.37%) C
5 30 (6.16%) Python
6 29 (5.95%) C++
7 25 (5.13%) Ruby
8 22 (4.52%) JavaScript
9 17 (3.49%) Perl
10 14 (2.87%) T-SQL
11 10 (2.05%) PL/SQL
12 9 (1.85%) VBScript
13 8 (1.64%) VB
14 7 (1.44%) VB.NET
15 6 (1.23%) Bash Shell
16 5 (1.03%) PowerShell
17 4 (0.82%) XPath
18 2 (0.41%) ActionScript
18 2 (0.41%) VBA
18 2 (0.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 350 (71.87%) ISEB
2 142 (29.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 109 (22.38%) Degree
4 35 (7.19%) Security Cleared
5 31 (6.37%) SC Cleared
6 20 (4.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 7 (1.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (1.23%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.41%) CCNP
10 2 (0.41%) CCNA
11 1 (0.21%) HND
11 1 (0.21%) AAT
11 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (34.09%) QA
2 4 (0.82%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.41%) SLA
4 1 (0.21%) DICOM
System Software
1 9 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.44%) Hyper-V
2 7 (1.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 77 (15.81%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.41%) Puppet
2 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.41%) Ansible
3 1 (0.21%) SCCM
Vendors
1 76 (15.61%) Microsoft
2 55 (11.29%) HP
3 24 (4.93%) Oracle
4 23 (4.72%) VMware
5 12 (2.46%) Red Hat
5 12 (2.46%) SAP
6 7 (1.44%) Citrix
7 4 (0.82%) JD Edwards
8 3 (0.62%) Capita
8 3 (0.62%) IBM
9 2 (0.41%) Cognos
10 1 (0.21%) Symbian
10 1 (0.21%) BEA
10 1 (0.21%) BMC
10 1 (0.21%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.21%) Remedy
10 1 (0.21%) CODA
Hove, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension (18%), Flex Fund (5%)
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 DOE + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum + training and development
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: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Accomplish Today Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Accomplish Today Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum market leading employee benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cowes, Isle of Wight
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Isle of Wight
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 pa + 29 days + share ops scheme + pension + more!
Posted: 8 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
BAE Systems
Posted: 9 days ago
Brighton
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £50,000 to £65,000 + bens
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Arrows Group
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Southampton
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago