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 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 194 218 279
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +61
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 287 263 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.59% 1.26% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.02% 3.97% 2.67%
Number of salaries quoted 244 246 159
Median salary £41,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,725 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,250 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £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
5719 6621 7526
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.78% 31.81% 33.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4692 5255 5720
Median salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 August 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Surrey +11 62 £40,000 - 2
Hampshire -19 51 £42,500 +2.40% 6
East Sussex +37 40 £35,000 - 4
Buckinghamshire +43 39 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Berkshire +4 34 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Kent +34 21 £47,500 +50.79% 2
Oxfordshire -6 19 £28,250 -29.37% 3
Middlesex - 9 £20,000 - 1
West Sussex +8 8 £49,000 +78.18%
Isle of Wight +1 1 £26,500 -24.28% 2
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 South East region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 401 (72.12%) ISEB
2 362 (65.11%) Agile Software Development
3 245 (44.06%) QA
4 238 (42.81%) Selenium
5 205 (36.87%) Finance
6 204 (36.69%) Regression Testing
6 204 (36.69%) Software Testing
7 182 (32.73%) C#
8 159 (28.60%) SQL
9 153 (27.52%) SDLC
10 149 (26.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 149 (26.80%) User Acceptance Testing
10 149 (26.80%) Test Strategy
11 147 (26.44%) Scrum
12 145 (26.08%) Test Scripting
13 142 (25.54%) Degree
14 137 (24.64%) Test Automation
15 132 (23.74%) HP Quality Center
16 124 (22.30%) Java
17 121 (21.76%) Automated Testing
18 115 (20.68%) Functional Testing
19 112 (20.14%) Manual Testing
20 105 (18.88%) WebDriver
21 104 (18.71%) TDD
22 103 (18.53%) Waterfall
23 102 (18.35%) HP
24 100 (17.99%) HP UFT
25 98 (17.63%) BDD
26 97 (17.45%) Test Management
27 82 (14.75%) Automation Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 36 (6.47%) IIS
2 17 (3.06%) Confluence
3 15 (2.70%) CICS
4 7 (1.26%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.54%) Drupal
6 1 (0.18%) Xceptor
Applications
1 39 (7.01%) MS Excel
2 25 (4.50%) MS Office
3 8 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.18%) Mingle
4 1 (0.18%) MS Project
4 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.62%) SAP CO
1 9 (1.62%) SAP FI
1 9 (1.62%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (0.54%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.36%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.72%) SaaS
2 2 (0.36%) GitHub
2 2 (0.36%) IaaS
2 2 (0.36%) PaaS
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.70%) VoIP
2 13 (2.34%) GSM
2 13 (2.34%) UMTS
3 12 (2.16%) LTE
4 10 (1.80%) 2G
4 10 (1.80%) 3G
4 10 (1.80%) 4G
5 9 (1.62%) Diameter Protocol
5 9 (1.62%) ISUP
5 9 (1.62%) SCCP
5 9 (1.62%) SIGTRAN
5 9 (1.62%) SS7
5 9 (1.62%) tcpdump
5 9 (1.62%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.18%) GPRS
6 1 (0.18%) Internet
6 1 (0.18%) SAN
6 1 (0.18%) VLAN
6 1 (0.18%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.04%) MySQL
2 25 (4.50%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (0.90%) Data Mining
5 4 (0.72%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.36%) DB2
6 2 (0.36%) HBase
6 2 (0.36%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 238 (42.81%) Selenium
2 105 (18.88%) WebDriver
3 100 (17.99%) HP UFT
4 81 (14.57%) JIRA
5 63 (11.33%) Cucumber
6 61 (10.97%) JMeter
7 59 (10.61%) SoapUI
8 46 (8.27%) NUnit
9 45 (8.09%) Team Foundation Server
10 41 (7.37%) JUnit
11 38 (6.83%) Ranorex
11 38 (6.83%) SpecFlow
12 32 (5.76%) Jenkins
13 30 (5.40%) LoadRunner
14 29 (5.22%) Visual Studio
15 27 (4.86%) Bugzilla
15 27 (4.86%) Testopia
16 23 (4.14%) Hudson
17 22 (3.96%) Maven
17 22 (3.96%) Selenium IDE
General
1 205 (36.87%) Finance
2 44 (7.91%) Telecoms
3 35 (6.29%) Banking
4 28 (5.04%) Retail
5 20 (3.60%) Marketing
6 18 (3.24%) Back Office
7 15 (2.70%) Aerospace
7 15 (2.70%) Automotive
7 15 (2.70%) Games
8 7 (1.26%) Legal
9 5 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.72%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.18%) Electronics
11 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 219 (39.39%) Analyst
2 192 (34.53%) Test Analyst
3 132 (23.74%) Tester
4 97 (17.45%) Automation Tester
5 79 (14.21%) Test Engineer
6 73 (13.13%) Test Manager
7 69 (12.41%) Automation Test Analyst
8 52 (9.35%) QA Analyst
9 47 (8.45%) QA Tester
10 41 (7.37%) Test Leader
11 40 (7.19%) QA Test Analyst
12 38 (6.83%) QA Automation Tester
12 38 (6.83%) QA Engineer
13 34 (6.12%) QA Automation Analyst
13 34 (6.12%) Senior Analyst
14 32 (5.76%) Software Analyst
14 32 (5.76%) Test Automation Engineer
15 31 (5.58%) Senior Test Analyst
16 26 (4.68%) Software Test Analyst
17 25 (4.50%) Automation Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (10.97%) .NET
2 39 (7.01%) XML
3 36 (6.47%) HTML
4 31 (5.58%) Web Services
5 23 (4.14%) REST
6 22 (3.96%) Ajax
7 21 (3.78%) Spring
8 18 (3.24%) Hibernate
8 18 (3.24%) Java EE
9 17 (3.06%) JMS
9 17 (3.06%) WebSphere MQ
10 13 (2.34%) CSS
11 10 (1.80%) ASP.NET
11 10 (1.80%) Gherkin
12 9 (1.62%) SOAP
13 8 (1.44%) XHTML
14 5 (0.90%) XML Schema
15 3 (0.54%) Behat
15 3 (0.54%) LAMP
16 2 (0.36%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 70 (12.59%) Computer Science
2 39 (7.01%) Client/Server
3 30 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.78%) AS400
5 18 (3.24%) Mainframe
6 17 (3.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 16 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (2.70%) VSAM
9 14 (2.52%) Life Science
10 12 (2.16%) Mathematics
10 12 (2.16%) Replication
11 10 (1.80%) N-Tier
11 10 (1.80%) User Experience
12 7 (1.26%) Data Centre
12 7 (1.26%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.90%) Biotechnology
14 4 (0.72%) Fintech
14 4 (0.72%) Health Informatics
14 4 (0.72%) Informatics
15 3 (0.54%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 40 (7.19%) Windows
2 31 (5.58%) Linux
2 31 (5.58%) Unix
3 19 (3.42%) Solaris
4 6 (1.08%) Android
4 6 (1.08%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.90%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (65.11%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (36.69%) Regression Testing
2 204 (36.69%) Software Testing
3 153 (27.52%) SDLC
4 149 (26.80%) Test Strategy
4 149 (26.80%) User Acceptance Testing
5 147 (26.44%) Scrum
6 145 (26.08%) Test Scripting
7 137 (24.64%) Test Automation
8 121 (21.76%) Automated Testing
9 115 (20.68%) Functional Testing
10 112 (20.14%) Manual Testing
11 104 (18.71%) TDD
12 103 (18.53%) Waterfall
13 98 (17.63%) BDD
14 97 (17.45%) Test Management
15 82 (14.75%) Automation Testing
16 79 (14.21%) Performance Testing
17 77 (13.85%) V-Model
18 72 (12.95%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 182 (32.73%) C#
2 159 (28.60%) SQL
3 124 (22.30%) Java
4 43 (7.73%) Python
5 32 (5.76%) C++
5 32 (5.76%) JavaScript
6 30 (5.40%) Ruby
7 26 (4.68%) C
7 26 (4.68%) VB
8 19 (3.42%) Groovy
8 19 (3.42%) PHP
9 18 (3.24%) Bash Shell
10 17 (3.06%) COBOL
10 17 (3.06%) Perl
11 15 (2.70%) JCL
12 8 (1.44%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.08%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.18%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 401 (72.12%) ISEB
2 149 (26.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 142 (25.54%) Degree
4 64 (11.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 39 (7.01%) Security Cleared
6 11 (1.98%) ISEB Practitioner
7 7 (1.26%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.54%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.18%) AAT
10 1 (0.18%) HND
10 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 245 (44.06%) QA
2 2 (0.36%) GAMP
System Software
1 10 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.44%) Firmware
3 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 132 (23.74%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.90%) Control-M
3 1 (0.18%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 102 (18.35%) HP
2 49 (8.81%) Microsoft
3 22 (3.96%) Atlassian
4 19 (3.42%) SAP
5 18 (3.24%) Rally
6 14 (2.52%) IBM
6 14 (2.52%) Red Hat
7 12 (2.16%) Oracle
8 11 (1.98%) VMware
9 10 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.44%) Telerik
11 5 (0.90%) Sophos
11 5 (0.90%) TOWER Software
12 1 (0.18%) AppDynamics
12 1 (0.18%) Borland
12 1 (0.18%) CA
12 1 (0.18%) CODA
12 1 (0.18%) Cognizant
12 1 (0.18%) Google
12 1 (0.18%) MKS
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Capita ITPS
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Leidos
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits (DOE)
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Flexible Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
PRUDENTIAL
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 - 70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Oxford
Opus Energy
Salary: £25000.0000 - £33000.0000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 23 days ago
Cowes
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Cowes
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago