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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 230 225 281
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +56
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 246 261 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.15% 1.10% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.68% 3.35% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 210 197 113
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £25,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,850 £48,000
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
6678 7802 7529
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.15% 32.97% 33.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5027 6151 6001
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Berkshire +23 80 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Surrey +47 72 £38,500 -0.64% 8
Hampshire -10 41 £37,500 +36.36% 3
East Sussex -13 18 £38,500 +22.22%
Buckinghamshire -27 13 £34,000 -1.44% 1
Oxfordshire -6 11 £37,500 -2.59% 2
Kent +2 9 £40,000 +23.07% 1
West Sussex -4 3 £37,000 +5.71%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 438 (79.78%) ISEB
2 219 (39.89%) Agile Software Development
3 191 (34.79%) Software Testing
4 178 (32.42%) Finance
5 171 (31.15%) Selenium
6 169 (30.78%) SQL
7 167 (30.42%) QA
8 155 (28.23%) HP Quality Center
9 144 (26.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 140 (25.50%) Test Automation
11 139 (25.32%) Test Scripting
12 123 (22.40%) Test Management
13 115 (20.95%) Degree
14 110 (20.04%) HP
15 108 (19.67%) QuickTest Pro
16 87 (15.85%) Scrum
16 87 (15.85%) Test Strategy
17 84 (15.30%) C#
18 81 (14.75%) Windows
19 75 (13.66%) Automated Testing
20 74 (13.48%) User Acceptance Testing
21 73 (13.30%) SQL Server
22 71 (12.93%) WebDriver
23 70 (12.75%) Automation Testing
23 70 (12.75%) Java
24 69 (12.57%) Microsoft
25 65 (11.84%) Regression Testing
26 61 (11.11%) Manual Testing
26 61 (11.11%) Test Planning
27 57 (10.38%) Mentoring

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (1.28%) IIS
1 7 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (1.09%) Drupal
3 4 (0.73%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.36%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 52 (9.47%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.19%) MS Project
3 10 (1.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.00%) VoIP
2 9 (1.64%) WAN
2 9 (1.64%) LAN
2 9 (1.64%) HTTPS
3 6 (1.09%) HTTP
4 4 (0.73%) Wireless
4 4 (0.73%) DNS
5 3 (0.55%) CTI
5 3 (0.55%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.36%) SSL
7 1 (0.18%) SMS
7 1 (0.18%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.18%) RTCP
7 1 (0.18%) RTP
7 1 (0.18%) H.323
7 1 (0.18%) Cisco ICM
7 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.18%) GGSN
7 1 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (13.30%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.19%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.28%) Data Mining
5 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.36%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.36%) Big Data
7 2 (0.36%) DB2
Development Applications
1 171 (31.15%) Selenium
2 108 (19.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 71 (12.93%) WebDriver
4 45 (8.20%) LoadRunner
5 44 (8.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 41 (7.47%) Cucumber
7 32 (5.83%) JIRA
7 32 (5.83%) JMeter
8 27 (4.92%) Visual Studio
9 19 (3.46%) Eclipse
10 17 (3.10%) TestDirector
10 17 (3.10%) InstallShield
11 16 (2.91%) Jenkins
12 14 (2.55%) SoapUI
13 13 (2.37%) TestNG
14 12 (2.19%) NUnit
15 11 (2.00%) JUnit
15 11 (2.00%) IntelliJ
15 11 (2.00%) Maven
15 11 (2.00%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 178 (32.42%) Finance
2 26 (4.74%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.10%) Banking
4 12 (2.19%) Retail
5 7 (1.28%) Retail Banking
5 7 (1.28%) Electronics
6 6 (1.09%) Automotive
6 6 (1.09%) Legal
7 5 (0.91%) Marketing
8 4 (0.73%) Billing
8 4 (0.73%) Military
9 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.36%) Advertising
9 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 294 (53.55%) Analyst
2 250 (45.54%) Test Analyst
3 109 (19.85%) Tester
4 97 (17.67%) Test Manager
5 65 (11.84%) Test Leader
6 52 (9.47%) QA Analyst
7 46 (8.38%) Test Engineer
8 44 (8.01%) Senior Analyst
9 41 (7.47%) QA Engineer
10 38 (6.92%) Lead Test Analyst
10 38 (6.92%) Software Tester
11 32 (5.83%) Senior Test Analyst
12 27 (4.92%) Software Engineer
13 25 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
14 22 (4.01%) QA Tester
14 22 (4.01%) Agile Test Analyst
14 22 (4.01%) Lead Tester
15 20 (3.64%) Automation Tester
15 20 (3.64%) Test Team Leader
15 20 (3.64%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (8.93%) .NET
2 47 (8.56%) XML
3 32 (5.83%) Web Services
4 27 (4.92%) HTML
5 15 (2.73%) CSS
6 12 (2.19%) Middleware
7 7 (1.28%) Ajax
8 6 (1.09%) WPF
8 6 (1.09%) LAMP
9 5 (0.91%) Gherkin
10 4 (0.73%) SOAP
11 3 (0.55%) XML Messaging
11 3 (0.55%) WinForms
11 3 (0.55%) CGI
12 2 (0.36%) HTML5
13 1 (0.18%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (7.47%) Computer Science
3 19 (3.46%) iSeries
3 19 (3.46%) AS400
4 12 (2.19%) Management Information System
5 10 (1.82%) Client/Server
6 9 (1.64%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.46%) Open Source
8 5 (0.91%) Replication
9 4 (0.73%) Clustering
10 3 (0.55%) PACS
10 3 (0.55%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.55%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.55%) GIS
11 2 (0.36%) Life Science
11 2 (0.36%) Social Media
11 2 (0.36%) EFT
11 2 (0.36%) NHS
12 1 (0.18%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 81 (14.75%) Windows
2 34 (6.19%) UNIX
3 32 (5.83%) Linux
4 18 (3.28%) Solaris
5 11 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (2.00%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.82%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.64%) Android
7 9 (1.64%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.91%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.36%) AIX
10 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (39.89%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (34.79%) Software Testing
3 140 (25.50%) Test Automation
4 139 (25.32%) Test Scripting
5 123 (22.40%) Test Management
6 87 (15.85%) Scrum
6 87 (15.85%) Test Strategy
7 75 (13.66%) Automated Testing
8 74 (13.48%) User Acceptance Testing
9 70 (12.75%) Automation Testing
10 65 (11.84%) Regression Testing
11 61 (11.11%) Manual Testing
11 61 (11.11%) Test Planning
12 57 (10.38%) Mentoring
13 56 (10.20%) Waterfall
14 54 (9.84%) Performance Testing
15 47 (8.56%) PRINCE2
16 43 (7.83%) Continuous Improvement
17 38 (6.92%) System Testing
18 31 (5.65%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 169 (30.78%) SQL
2 84 (15.30%) C#
3 70 (12.75%) Java
4 29 (5.28%) Python
5 28 (5.10%) C++
6 21 (3.83%) C
7 20 (3.64%) Perl
8 16 (2.91%) Ruby
9 11 (2.00%) VBScript
9 11 (2.00%) VB
10 10 (1.82%) PHP
11 6 (1.09%) XPath
12 5 (0.91%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.73%) Tcl
13 4 (0.73%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.73%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.55%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.55%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.55%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.36%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 438 (79.78%) ISEB
2 144 (26.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 115 (20.95%) Degree
4 43 (7.83%) Security Cleared
5 35 (6.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 33 (6.01%) SC Cleared
7 15 (2.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 8 (1.46%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (0.73%) AAT
10 4 (0.73%) CSQA
10 4 (0.73%) HND
11 3 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.55%) APMP
12 1 (0.18%) HNC
12 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (30.42%) QA
2 3 (0.55%) HL7
2 3 (0.55%) DICOM
3 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.09%) vSphere
3 5 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 155 (28.23%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (0.73%) Netcool
2 4 (0.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.36%) Control-M
3 2 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.18%) Iperf
4 1 (0.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 110 (20.04%) HP
2 69 (12.57%) Microsoft
3 24 (4.37%) IBM
4 23 (4.19%) Oracle
5 19 (3.46%) Red Hat
6 7 (1.28%) Capita
7 6 (1.09%) VMware
8 4 (0.73%) McAfee
8 4 (0.73%) Veritas
8 4 (0.73%) Citrix
9 2 (0.36%) Cisco
9 2 (0.36%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.18%) Remedy
10 1 (0.18%) Fujitsu
10 1 (0.18%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.18%) Panasonic
10 1 (0.18%) Twitter
10 1 (0.18%) SAP
10 1 (0.18%) Symbian
10 1 (0.18%) BEA
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Dover, Kent
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + 36 days holiday, pension and more
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
PMC retail
Salary: Competitive + Pension + Healthcare & Other Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: £60k base with an £80k OTE Plus Car Allowance, Health, Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
People Source Consulting
Salary: £36000 - £49000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable + package
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Staines
Bupa
Posted: 18 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + 29 days + share ops scheme + pensi
Posted: 23 days ago
Milton Keynes, South East, United Kingdom
White Clarke Group
Salary: £28-35k dependant on experience + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago