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 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 201 252 226
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -26
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 269 233 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.48% 1.10% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.65% 3.51% 3.63%
Number of salaries quoted 206 205 225
Median salary £37,750 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.62% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.49% +10.00%
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
5785 6629 7829
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.73% 31.36% 33.72%
Number of salaries quoted 4627 5000 6251
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,350 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -24 54 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Hampshire +18 52 £45,000 +16.88% 6
Berkshire +4 43 £42,500 -10.52% 3
East Sussex +52 39 £35,000 -13.24% 5
Kent +21 30 £35,000 +3.70% 1
Buckinghamshire +29 19 £38,000 +11.76% 1
Oxfordshire -5 17 £37,500 -6.25% 5
West Sussex - 15 £35,000 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 304 (68.47%) ISEB
2 261 (58.78%) Agile Software Development
3 206 (46.40%) QA
4 171 (38.51%) Software Testing
5 163 (36.71%) Finance
6 157 (35.36%) Selenium
7 146 (32.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 142 (31.98%) Regression Testing
9 141 (31.76%) SDLC
10 136 (30.63%) C#
11 135 (30.41%) Test Strategy
12 123 (27.70%) Test Automation
13 118 (26.58%) Test Scripting
14 116 (26.13%) Automated Testing
15 115 (25.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 114 (25.68%) Functional Testing
17 108 (24.32%) Java
18 106 (23.87%) HP Quality Center
19 105 (23.65%) Manual Testing
20 99 (22.30%) Waterfall
21 96 (21.62%) SQL
22 93 (20.95%) Degree
23 91 (20.50%) Scrum
24 90 (20.27%) HP UFT
25 74 (16.67%) TDD
25 74 (16.67%) WebDriver
26 69 (15.54%) HP
27 68 (15.32%) Defect Management
28 66 (14.86%) BDD
28 66 (14.86%) Test Management

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 28 (6.31%) IIS
2 15 (3.38%) CICS
3 5 (1.13%) Confluence
4 4 (0.90%) Drupal
5 3 (0.68%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.45%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.23%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 21 (4.73%) MS Office
2 16 (3.60%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) Mingle
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.68%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.45%) BASE24
2 2 (0.45%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.23%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.35%) SaaS
2 2 (0.45%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.60%) VoIP
2 7 (1.58%) GSM
2 7 (1.58%) UMTS
3 6 (1.35%) LTE
4 5 (1.13%) 2G
4 5 (1.13%) 3G
4 5 (1.13%) 4G
5 4 (0.90%) Diameter Protocol
5 4 (0.90%) ISUP
5 4 (0.90%) SCCP
5 4 (0.90%) SIGTRAN
5 4 (0.90%) SS7
5 4 (0.90%) tcpdump
5 4 (0.90%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.68%) VLAN
7 2 (0.45%) ATM
7 2 (0.45%) Internet
7 2 (0.45%) SAN
8 1 (0.23%) GPRS
8 1 (0.23%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.70%) MySQL
2 6 (1.35%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.90%) DB2
3 4 (0.90%) Oracle Database
3 4 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.45%) HBase
4 2 (0.45%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 157 (35.36%) Selenium
2 90 (20.27%) HP UFT
3 74 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 64 (14.41%) JIRA
5 39 (8.78%) JMeter
6 36 (8.11%) Cucumber
7 33 (7.43%) Ranorex
8 30 (6.76%) Bugzilla
8 30 (6.76%) Testopia
9 28 (6.31%) NUnit
9 28 (6.31%) SoapUI
10 27 (6.08%) Team Foundation Server
11 25 (5.63%) JUnit
12 24 (5.41%) SpecFlow
13 23 (5.18%) LoadRunner
14 22 (4.95%) Jenkins
15 20 (4.50%) Visual Studio
16 16 (3.60%) Maven
17 15 (3.38%) InstallShield
18 12 (2.70%) TestNG
General
1 163 (36.71%) Finance
2 50 (11.26%) Telecoms
3 35 (7.88%) Banking
4 28 (6.31%) Retail
5 19 (4.28%) Games
6 15 (3.38%) Aerospace
6 15 (3.38%) Automotive
7 12 (2.70%) Marketing
8 9 (2.03%) Back Office
9 4 (0.90%) Legal
10 3 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.68%) Publishing
11 1 (0.23%) Electronics
11 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 217 (48.87%) Analyst
2 188 (42.34%) Test Analyst
3 102 (22.97%) Tester
4 65 (14.64%) Test Engineer
5 62 (13.96%) Automation Tester
6 57 (12.84%) Automation Test Analyst
7 54 (12.16%) Test Manager
8 46 (10.36%) QA Analyst
8 46 (10.36%) Senior Analyst
9 43 (9.68%) Senior Test Analyst
10 38 (8.56%) QA Test Analyst
11 36 (8.11%) QA Engineer
12 35 (7.88%) QA Tester
13 34 (7.66%) QA Automation Analyst
14 26 (5.86%) QA Test Engineer
15 25 (5.63%) Agile Test Analyst
15 25 (5.63%) Software Analyst
16 24 (5.41%) QA Automation Tester
16 24 (5.41%) Test Leader
17 17 (3.83%) Automation Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (10.14%) .NET
2 43 (9.68%) XML
3 26 (5.86%) HTML
4 21 (4.73%) Web Services
5 11 (2.48%) Gherkin
6 10 (2.25%) XML Schema
7 8 (1.80%) Spring
7 8 (1.80%) XHTML
8 7 (1.58%) Ajax
9 6 (1.35%) Hibernate
9 6 (1.35%) Java EE
9 6 (1.35%) REST
10 5 (1.13%) HTML5
10 5 (1.13%) JMS
10 5 (1.13%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (0.90%) Behat
11 4 (0.90%) LAMP
12 3 (0.68%) CSS
12 3 (0.68%) SOAP
13 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.88%) Computer Science
2 20 (4.50%) AS400
2 20 (4.50%) Mainframe
3 18 (4.05%) Mathematics
4 16 (3.60%) Client/Server
5 15 (3.38%) VSAM
6 12 (2.70%) N-Tier
7 11 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (2.48%) User Experience
8 8 (1.80%) Replication
9 6 (1.35%) Fintech
10 5 (1.13%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.13%) Social Media
11 3 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.68%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.45%) Contactless
12 2 (0.45%) EMV
12 2 (0.45%) FMCG
12 2 (0.45%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 32 (7.21%) Unix
1 32 (7.21%) Windows
2 19 (4.28%) Linux
2 19 (4.28%) Solaris
3 6 (1.35%) Android
3 6 (1.35%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.90%) AIX
5 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (58.78%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (38.51%) Software Testing
3 146 (32.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 142 (31.98%) Regression Testing
5 141 (31.76%) SDLC
6 135 (30.41%) Test Strategy
7 123 (27.70%) Test Automation
8 118 (26.58%) Test Scripting
9 116 (26.13%) Automated Testing
10 114 (25.68%) Functional Testing
11 105 (23.65%) Manual Testing
12 99 (22.30%) Waterfall
13 91 (20.50%) Scrum
14 74 (16.67%) TDD
15 68 (15.32%) Defect Management
16 66 (14.86%) BDD
16 66 (14.86%) Test Management
17 64 (14.41%) Automation Testing
18 61 (13.74%) System Integration Testing
19 59 (13.29%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 136 (30.63%) C#
2 108 (24.32%) Java
3 96 (21.62%) SQL
4 34 (7.66%) C++
5 32 (7.21%) C
6 27 (6.08%) JavaScript
7 22 (4.95%) Python
8 19 (4.28%) COBOL
8 19 (4.28%) Ruby
9 18 (4.05%) Groovy
10 17 (3.83%) Perl
11 16 (3.60%) PHP
12 15 (3.38%) JCL
13 13 (2.93%) VB
14 3 (0.68%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.68%) VBScript
15 2 (0.45%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 304 (68.47%) ISEB
2 115 (25.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 93 (20.95%) Degree
4 41 (9.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 38 (8.56%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.13%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (0.90%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.23%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (46.40%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 106 (23.87%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.35%) CA Wily
3 4 (0.90%) Control-M
Vendors
1 69 (15.54%) HP
2 31 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 15 (3.38%) Red Hat
4 11 (2.48%) MKS
4 11 (2.48%) TOWER Software
5 9 (2.03%) Oracle
6 8 (1.80%) SAP
7 6 (1.35%) AppDynamics
7 6 (1.35%) CA
7 6 (1.35%) Dynatrace
7 6 (1.35%) Rally
8 5 (1.13%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.68%) Borland
10 3 (0.68%) IBM
11 2 (0.45%) Sage
11 2 (0.45%) Telelogic
11 2 (0.45%) Telerik
11 2 (0.45%) VMware
11 2 (0.45%) VocaLink
Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + 25 days Holiday + Great career pro
Posted: 18 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £37700 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum Up to £35K
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Canterbury, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + 25 days Holiday + Great career pro
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxford
Opus Energy
Salary: £25000.0000 - £33000.0000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £17,000 per annum with payment review after 6 months
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IntaPeople
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 43k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Stott & May
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £28000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Cowes
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Cowes
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Surrey
TDA Group
Posted: 13 days ago
Petersfield
Spectrum IT
Posted: 19 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 26 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 23 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago