The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 254 232 294
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +62
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 204 222 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.90% 1.01% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.69% 3.08% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 157 192 134
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,700 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
7575 7201 7945
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.49% 32.73% 34.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5810 5792 6820
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
ISTQB
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -5 63 £35,000 -10.25% 7
Surrey +8 55 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Hampshire -3 27 £37,250 -17.22% 9
Oxfordshire +16 25 £30,000 -
Buckinghamshire -7 13 £32,500 +30.00% 5
East Sussex -42 12 £40,000 +24.03% 2
Kent -16 6 £38,000 +16.92% 2
West Sussex -15 4 £36,750 +14.84%
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 31 July 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.

1 381 (80.38%) ISEB
2 178 (37.55%) Software Testing
3 152 (32.07%) SQL
4 144 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
5 140 (29.54%) Test Scripting
6 136 (28.69%) Test Automation
7 132 (27.85%) QA
8 122 (25.74%) Finance
9 110 (23.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 109 (23.00%) QuickTest Pro
11 104 (21.94%) Selenium
12 98 (20.68%) .NET
13 97 (20.46%) Security Cleared
14 96 (20.25%) Degree
15 95 (20.04%) User Acceptance Testing
15 95 (20.04%) HP Quality Center
16 93 (19.62%) Microsoft
16 93 (19.62%) Automated Testing
17 89 (18.78%) Scrum
18 79 (16.67%) SC Cleared
19 78 (16.46%) Test Strategy
20 74 (15.61%) Windows
21 71 (14.98%) Retail
22 63 (13.29%) Java
23 61 (12.87%) Performance Testing
23 61 (12.87%) Test Management
24 54 (11.39%) Computer Science
24 54 (11.39%) C#
25 48 (10.13%) HP
26 47 (9.92%) System Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 17 (3.59%) IIS
2 9 (1.90%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.48%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (1.27%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.05%) Drupal
6 2 (0.42%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.42%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.21%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.21%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 32 (6.75%) MS Excel
2 21 (4.43%) MS Office
3 7 (1.48%) MS Project
4 5 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.21%) Academy Housing
2 1 (0.21%) arcHouse
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.05%) SaaS
2 3 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.27%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.63%) LAN
2 3 (0.63%) WAN
2 3 (0.63%) HTTPS
2 3 (0.63%) Internet
3 2 (0.42%) PuTTY
3 2 (0.42%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.21%) HTTP
4 1 (0.21%) SSL
4 1 (0.21%) Firewall
4 1 (0.21%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (6.75%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.95%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (1.69%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.69%) RDBMS
4 7 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.27%) MySQL
6 4 (0.84%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.63%) Apache Accumulo
8 2 (0.42%) Big Data
8 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 109 (23.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 104 (21.94%) Selenium
3 32 (6.75%) TestDirector
4 31 (6.54%) JIRA
5 29 (6.12%) Visual Studio
6 28 (5.91%) WebDriver
7 27 (5.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 25 (5.27%) LoadRunner
9 21 (4.43%) NUnit
10 19 (4.01%) TestComplete
11 18 (3.80%) MbUnit
12 17 (3.59%) JMeter
13 13 (2.74%) Subversion
14 12 (2.53%) SoapUI
15 11 (2.32%) Selenium IDE
16 9 (1.90%) ClearCase
16 9 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 9 (1.90%) WinRunner
16 9 (1.90%) SilkTest
17 8 (1.69%) Cucumber
General
1 122 (25.74%) Finance
2 71 (14.98%) Retail
3 31 (6.54%) Telecoms
4 20 (4.22%) Back Office
5 19 (4.01%) Military
6 11 (2.32%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.11%) Law
7 10 (2.11%) Banking
8 8 (1.69%) Front Office
9 7 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.48%) Games
10 3 (0.63%) Marketing
10 3 (0.63%) Publishing
11 2 (0.42%) Billing
12 1 (0.21%) Advertising
12 1 (0.21%) Legal
12 1 (0.21%) Automotive
12 1 (0.21%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 191 (40.30%) Analyst
2 174 (36.71%) Test Analyst
3 104 (21.94%) Tester
4 83 (17.51%) Test Manager
5 69 (14.56%) Test Engineer
6 35 (7.38%) Senior Analyst
7 34 (7.17%) Software Tester
8 33 (6.96%) Software Engineer
9 31 (6.54%) Software Test Engineer
10 29 (6.12%) QA Analyst
11 28 (5.91%) Test Leader
12 27 (5.70%) Senior Test Analyst
13 25 (5.27%) Senior Test Engineer
14 24 (5.06%) Senior Manager
14 24 (5.06%) Senior Test Manager
15 20 (4.22%) Web Tester
16 18 (3.80%) Automation Analyst
16 18 (3.80%) Software Test Analyst
17 16 (3.38%) QA Tester
18 15 (3.16%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (20.68%) .NET
2 25 (5.27%) XML
3 19 (4.01%) Web Services
4 16 (3.38%) SOAP
5 13 (2.74%) Middleware
6 12 (2.53%) HTML
7 9 (1.90%) ODBC
7 9 (1.90%) WCF
8 8 (1.69%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.27%) CSS
9 6 (1.27%) JSP
10 5 (1.05%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.84%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (0.84%) JSON
11 4 (0.84%) LAMP
11 4 (0.84%) XSL
11 4 (0.84%) XSLT
12 3 (0.63%) J2EE
13 2 (0.42%) Gherkin
13 2 (0.42%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 54 (11.39%) Computer Science
2 21 (4.43%) Mobile App
3 17 (3.59%) Open Source
4 12 (2.53%) Mathematics
5 9 (1.90%) Chip and PIN
6 8 (1.69%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.27%) CCTV
8 5 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.05%) New Media
9 4 (0.84%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.63%) EFT
10 3 (0.63%) Physics
10 3 (0.63%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.42%) Xbox
11 2 (0.42%) iPad
11 2 (0.42%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.21%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.21%) PMI
12 1 (0.21%) EFTPOS
Operating Systems
1 74 (15.61%) Windows
2 34 (7.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (3.80%) UNIX
3 18 (3.80%) Linux
4 16 (3.38%) Windows XP
5 14 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (2.11%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.11%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.90%) Windows Vista
8 7 (1.48%) Windows 8
9 5 (1.05%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.63%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.63%) Solaris
11 3 (0.63%) Android
12 1 (0.21%) AIX
12 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (37.55%) Software Testing
2 144 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (29.54%) Test Scripting
4 136 (28.69%) Test Automation
5 95 (20.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 93 (19.62%) Automated Testing
7 89 (18.78%) Scrum
8 78 (16.46%) Test Strategy
9 61 (12.87%) Performance Testing
9 61 (12.87%) Test Management
10 47 (9.92%) System Testing
11 44 (9.28%) Manual Testing
12 38 (8.02%) User Stories
13 34 (7.17%) Regression Testing
13 34 (7.17%) Integration Testing
14 33 (6.96%) Automation Testing
15 30 (6.33%) Waterfall
16 26 (5.49%) ITIL
16 26 (5.49%) BDD
17 25 (5.27%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 152 (32.07%) SQL
2 63 (13.29%) Java
3 54 (11.39%) C#
4 25 (5.27%) VBScript
5 23 (4.85%) VB
6 16 (3.38%) JavaScript
7 12 (2.53%) PHP
8 10 (2.11%) Python
9 9 (1.90%) VB.NET
10 8 (1.69%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.48%) C
12 6 (1.27%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.05%) C++
14 3 (0.63%) Perl
14 3 (0.63%) Ruby
15 1 (0.21%) Delphi
15 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 381 (80.38%) ISEB
2 110 (23.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 97 (20.46%) Security Cleared
4 96 (20.25%) Degree
5 79 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 25 (5.27%) DV Cleared
7 17 (3.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 15 (3.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 10 (2.11%) CTC Cleared
10 7 (1.48%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (27.85%) QA
2 4 (0.84%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.63%) GAMP
4 2 (0.42%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.21%) SLA
5 1 (0.21%) P3O
System Software
1 12 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (2.32%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.63%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.42%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.21%) XenApp
5 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 95 (20.04%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.05%) Netcool
2 5 (1.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.42%) Opsview
4 1 (0.21%) Control-M
4 1 (0.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 93 (19.62%) Microsoft
2 48 (10.13%) HP
3 29 (6.12%) Oracle
4 13 (2.74%) VMware
5 12 (2.53%) Fujitsu
6 8 (1.69%) SunGard
7 7 (1.48%) IBM
8 5 (1.05%) SOASTA, Inc
9 4 (0.84%) TIBCO
9 4 (0.84%) Citrix
9 4 (0.84%) SAP
10 3 (0.63%) JBoss
10 3 (0.63%) Capita
11 2 (0.42%) Telerik
11 2 (0.42%) JD Edwards
11 2 (0.42%) NetApp
11 2 (0.42%) Adobe
11 2 (0.42%) Symbian
12 1 (0.21%) Siebel
12 1 (0.21%) Red Hat
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £68000 per annum + Bonus, Car Allowance, Pension
Posted: 1 hour ago
Berkshire
Zetman
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £37500 - £42500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Salary: £35500 - £43000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Hudson - London
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Insurance
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable upon Application
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable upon Application
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable upon Application
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: competitive + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 7 days ago
Wokingham
The People Network
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Brighton
Family Investments
Salary: Market related
Posted: 15 days ago
High Wycombe
Brightred Resourcing
Salary: £42,000 per year
Posted: 15 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + 29 days + Share Ops + Pension + mo
Posted: 20 days ago
High Wycombe
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
High Wycombe
The People Network
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: 21 days ago