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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 196 243 244
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +1
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 280 256 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.60% 1.22% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.12% 3.95% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 240 241 190
Median salary £41,000 £37,500 £35,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% +4.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,950 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
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
5471 6485 7298
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.23% 30.81% 33.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4428 5237 5562
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +29 64 £38,000 +1.33% 5
Hampshire -3 42 £43,750 +34.61% 1
Berkshire -4 39 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Buckinghamshire +32 36 £45,000 +38.46%
East Sussex +26 31 £34,576 -7.79% 2
Kent +34 24 £50,000 +66.66% 1
Oxfordshire +14 22 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Middlesex - 11 £20,000 -
West Sussex +9 9 £35,500 +1.42% 1
Isle of Wight -2 1 £26,500 -24.28%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 399 (70.12%) ISEB
2 368 (64.67%) Agile Software Development
3 257 (45.17%) Selenium
4 243 (42.71%) QA
5 215 (37.79%) Software Testing
6 201 (35.33%) Finance
7 187 (32.86%) C#
8 179 (31.46%) Regression Testing
9 166 (29.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 161 (28.30%) SQL
11 159 (27.94%) Degree
12 152 (26.71%) Scrum
13 150 (26.36%) Test Strategy
14 149 (26.19%) Test Scripting
15 148 (26.01%) HP Quality Center
16 145 (25.48%) SDLC
17 141 (24.78%) Test Automation
18 127 (22.32%) User Acceptance Testing
19 122 (21.44%) Java
19 122 (21.44%) Automated Testing
20 114 (20.04%) HP
21 110 (19.33%) Test Management
22 105 (18.45%) HP UFT
23 104 (18.28%) Manual Testing
23 104 (18.28%) Functional Testing
24 103 (18.10%) WebDriver
25 99 (17.40%) Waterfall
26 93 (16.34%) TDD
27 90 (15.82%) JIRA
28 89 (15.64%) BDD

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 30 (5.27%) IIS
2 18 (3.16%) Confluence
3 10 (1.76%) CICS
4 7 (1.23%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.18%) Drupal
5 1 (0.18%) Xceptor
Applications
1 46 (8.08%) MS Excel
2 26 (4.57%) MS Office
3 9 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.53%) MS Project
5 1 (0.18%) Mingle
5 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.93%) SAP CO
1 11 (1.93%) SAP FI
1 11 (1.93%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (0.53%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.35%) 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 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.70%) SaaS
3 2 (0.35%) GitHub
3 2 (0.35%) IaaS
3 2 (0.35%) PaaS
4 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.11%) GSM
1 12 (2.11%) LTE
1 12 (2.11%) UMTS
2 10 (1.76%) VoIP
3 9 (1.58%) 2G
3 9 (1.58%) 3G
3 9 (1.58%) 4G
3 9 (1.58%) Diameter Protocol
3 9 (1.58%) ISUP
3 9 (1.58%) LAN
3 9 (1.58%) SCCP
3 9 (1.58%) SIGTRAN
3 9 (1.58%) SS7
3 9 (1.58%) tcpdump
3 9 (1.58%) WAN
3 9 (1.58%) Wireshark
4 8 (1.41%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.18%) HTTP
5 1 (0.18%) SAN
5 1 (0.18%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.80%) MySQL
2 31 (5.45%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.88%) Data Mining
3 5 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.18%) DB2
5 1 (0.18%) HBase
5 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 257 (45.17%) Selenium
2 105 (18.45%) HP UFT
3 103 (18.10%) WebDriver
4 90 (15.82%) JIRA
5 65 (11.42%) SoapUI
6 63 (11.07%) JMeter
7 62 (10.90%) Cucumber
8 52 (9.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 46 (8.08%) Ranorex
10 39 (6.85%) NUnit
11 37 (6.50%) SpecFlow
12 36 (6.33%) LoadRunner
13 35 (6.15%) JUnit
14 31 (5.45%) Bugzilla
14 31 (5.45%) Testopia
15 30 (5.27%) Visual Studio
16 29 (5.10%) Jenkins
17 26 (4.57%) Selenium IDE
18 21 (3.69%) Hudson
19 19 (3.34%) Maven
General
1 201 (35.33%) Finance
2 37 (6.50%) Banking
3 31 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 24 (4.22%) Retail
5 19 (3.34%) Marketing
6 15 (2.64%) Back Office
7 12 (2.11%) Games
8 10 (1.76%) Aerospace
8 10 (1.76%) Automotive
9 6 (1.05%) Legal
9 6 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.70%) 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
1 220 (38.66%) Analyst
2 204 (35.85%) Test Analyst
3 130 (22.85%) Tester
4 89 (15.64%) Automation Tester
5 81 (14.24%) Test Manager
6 80 (14.06%) Test Engineer
7 74 (13.01%) Automation Test Analyst
8 51 (8.96%) QA Tester
9 50 (8.79%) QA Analyst
10 46 (8.08%) Test Leader
11 40 (7.03%) Test Automation Engineer
12 38 (6.68%) QA Automation Tester
13 37 (6.50%) QA Test Analyst
14 35 (6.15%) QA Engineer
14 35 (6.15%) Senior Analyst
14 35 (6.15%) Senior Test Analyst
15 34 (5.98%) QA Automation Analyst
16 33 (5.80%) Software Analyst
17 32 (5.62%) Software Tester
18 31 (5.45%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (11.42%) .NET
2 36 (6.33%) HTML
3 29 (5.10%) Web Services
4 28 (4.92%) XML
5 27 (4.75%) REST
6 24 (4.22%) Ajax
7 20 (3.51%) Spring
8 18 (3.16%) CSS
8 18 (3.16%) Hibernate
8 18 (3.16%) Java EE
9 17 (2.99%) JMS
9 17 (2.99%) WebSphere MQ
10 13 (2.28%) ASP.NET
11 12 (2.11%) SOAP
12 7 (1.23%) Gherkin
12 7 (1.23%) XHTML
13 2 (0.35%) .NET Framework
13 2 (0.35%) HTML5
14 1 (0.18%) JSP
14 1 (0.18%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 70 (12.30%) Computer Science
2 42 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.62%) Client/Server
4 19 (3.34%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 15 (2.64%) Life Science
7 13 (2.28%) AS400
8 11 (1.93%) Data Centre
8 11 (1.93%) Mainframe
8 11 (1.93%) Mathematics
9 10 (1.76%) Replication
9 10 (1.76%) User Experience
9 10 (1.76%) VSAM
10 9 (1.58%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.23%) Health Informatics
11 7 (1.23%) Informatics
11 7 (1.23%) N-Tier
12 6 (1.05%) Biotechnology
13 5 (0.88%) Driving Licence
13 5 (0.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 44 (7.73%) Windows
2 31 (5.45%) Linux
3 23 (4.04%) Unix
4 15 (2.64%) Solaris
5 7 (1.23%) Android
5 7 (1.23%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.05%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.88%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (64.67%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (37.79%) Software Testing
3 179 (31.46%) Regression Testing
4 152 (26.71%) Scrum
5 150 (26.36%) Test Strategy
6 149 (26.19%) Test Scripting
7 145 (25.48%) SDLC
8 141 (24.78%) Test Automation
9 127 (22.32%) User Acceptance Testing
10 122 (21.44%) Automated Testing
11 110 (19.33%) Test Management
12 104 (18.28%) Functional Testing
12 104 (18.28%) Manual Testing
13 99 (17.40%) Waterfall
14 93 (16.34%) TDD
15 89 (15.64%) BDD
16 86 (15.11%) Automation Testing
17 80 (14.06%) Performance Testing
18 79 (13.88%) V-Model
19 67 (11.78%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 187 (32.86%) C#
2 161 (28.30%) SQL
3 122 (21.44%) Java
4 47 (8.26%) Python
5 29 (5.10%) JavaScript
6 28 (4.92%) Ruby
7 22 (3.87%) C++
7 22 (3.87%) VB
8 21 (3.69%) Bash Shell
9 20 (3.51%) C
10 18 (3.16%) Groovy
11 13 (2.28%) Perl
11 13 (2.28%) PHP
12 11 (1.93%) COBOL
13 10 (1.76%) JCL
14 9 (1.58%) T-SQL
14 9 (1.58%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.35%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 399 (70.12%) ISEB
2 166 (29.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 159 (27.94%) Degree
4 67 (11.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 31 (5.45%) Security Cleared
6 14 (2.46%) ISEB Practitioner
7 7 (1.23%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.53%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.35%) AAT
9 2 (0.35%) HND
9 2 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 243 (42.71%) QA
2 2 (0.35%) GAMP
System Software
1 14 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.41%) Firmware
3 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 148 (26.01%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.88%) Control-M
3 2 (0.35%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (0.35%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 114 (20.04%) HP
2 58 (10.19%) Microsoft
3 26 (4.57%) Atlassian
4 20 (3.51%) IBM
4 20 (3.51%) SAP
5 18 (3.16%) Rally
6 15 (2.64%) VMware
7 10 (1.76%) Oracle
7 10 (1.76%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (1.41%) Telerik
10 5 (0.88%) Sophos
11 4 (0.70%) TOWER Software
12 2 (0.35%) Riverbed
12 2 (0.35%) SOASTA, Inc
13 1 (0.18%) Capita
13 1 (0.18%) CODA
13 1 (0.18%) Cognizant
13 1 (0.18%) Google
13 1 (0.18%) Remedy
Kent
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum 24 days annual leave, pension, life cover
Posted: 9 hours ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Salary: From £27,000 to £30,000 per annum Exceptional benefits and company cul
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Stott & May
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
PMC retail
Salary: Competitive + Pension + Healthcare & Other Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Shoreham-By-Sea
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Woking
greywood
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: 16 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £23,000 per annum + Training + Career Progression
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits (DOE)
Posted: 14 days ago