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 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 187 251 254
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 281 244 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.55% 1.15% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.94% 3.66% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 217 216 195
Median salary £38,000 £40,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,300 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £50,400 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,250 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.87% +14.28%
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
5694 6666 7990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.34% 31.33% 34.09%
Number of salaries quoted 4612 5118 6332
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,950
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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
Hampshire +17 64 £42,500 +6.25% 5
East Sussex +54 50 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Surrey -26 48 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Berkshire +7 40 £44,750 -0.55% 1
Buckinghamshire +41 23 £38,000 +11.76% 5
Kent +29 22 £35,000 -1.40%
Oxfordshire +1 22 £37,500 -6.25% 2
West Sussex +6 10 £35,000 -22.22%
Middlesex - 1 £20,000 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 349 (72.56%) ISEB
2 290 (60.29%) Agile Software Development
3 214 (44.49%) QA
4 183 (38.05%) Finance
5 181 (37.63%) Software Testing
6 175 (36.38%) Selenium
7 155 (32.22%) Regression Testing
8 152 (31.60%) User Acceptance Testing
9 144 (29.94%) C#
10 142 (29.52%) Test Strategy
11 137 (28.48%) SDLC
12 126 (26.20%) Automated Testing
13 123 (25.57%) Test Scripting
14 121 (25.16%) Test Automation
15 115 (23.91%) Scrum
16 114 (23.70%) Manual Testing
17 113 (23.49%) Functional Testing
18 111 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 111 (23.08%) SQL
19 110 (22.87%) Degree
20 107 (22.25%) Java
21 97 (20.17%) HP Quality Center
22 89 (18.50%) TDD
23 85 (17.67%) WebDriver
24 82 (17.05%) Waterfall
24 82 (17.05%) HP UFT
25 80 (16.63%) BDD
26 74 (15.38%) HP
27 72 (14.97%) Test Management
28 69 (14.35%) 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 31 (6.44%) IIS
2 15 (3.12%) CICS
3 8 (1.66%) Confluence
4 5 (1.04%) Drupal
5 3 (0.62%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.21%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.21%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 22 (4.57%) MS Office
2 18 (3.74%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) Mingle
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.62%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.42%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.42%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.42%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.21%) BASE24
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.21%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.04%) SaaS
2 1 (0.21%) IaaS
2 1 (0.21%) Office 365
2 1 (0.21%) PaaS
2 1 (0.21%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.95%) VoIP
2 12 (2.49%) GSM
2 12 (2.49%) UMTS
3 11 (2.29%) LTE
4 10 (2.08%) 2G
4 10 (2.08%) 3G
4 10 (2.08%) 4G
5 9 (1.87%) Diameter Protocol
5 9 (1.87%) ISUP
5 9 (1.87%) SCCP
5 9 (1.87%) SIGTRAN
5 9 (1.87%) SS7
5 9 (1.87%) tcpdump
5 9 (1.87%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.62%) VLAN
7 2 (0.42%) SAN
8 1 (0.21%) ATM
8 1 (0.21%) GPRS
8 1 (0.21%) Internet
8 1 (0.21%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.74%) MySQL
2 5 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (1.04%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.83%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.62%) DB2
5 2 (0.42%) HBase
5 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 175 (36.38%) Selenium
2 85 (17.67%) WebDriver
3 82 (17.05%) HP UFT
4 65 (13.51%) JIRA
5 49 (10.19%) JMeter
6 48 (9.98%) Cucumber
7 42 (8.73%) NUnit
8 31 (6.44%) JUnit
9 30 (6.24%) SoapUI
9 30 (6.24%) SpecFlow
10 24 (4.99%) Jenkins
10 24 (4.99%) LoadRunner
10 24 (4.99%) Team Foundation Server
11 23 (4.78%) Ranorex
12 19 (3.95%) Visual Studio
13 18 (3.74%) Bugzilla
13 18 (3.74%) InstallShield
13 18 (3.74%) Testopia
14 17 (3.53%) Maven
15 16 (3.33%) TestNG
General
1 183 (38.05%) Finance
2 53 (11.02%) Telecoms
3 38 (7.90%) Banking
4 33 (6.86%) Retail
5 22 (4.57%) Games
6 18 (3.74%) Aerospace
6 18 (3.74%) Automotive
7 12 (2.49%) Back Office
7 12 (2.49%) Marketing
8 4 (0.83%) Legal
9 3 (0.62%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.62%) Publishing
10 1 (0.21%) Electronics
10 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 219 (45.53%) Analyst
2 190 (39.50%) Test Analyst
3 124 (25.78%) Tester
4 85 (17.67%) Automation Tester
5 63 (13.10%) Test Engineer
6 59 (12.27%) Automation Test Analyst
7 53 (11.02%) QA Analyst
8 51 (10.60%) Test Manager
9 46 (9.56%) Senior Analyst
10 44 (9.15%) QA Test Analyst
11 43 (8.94%) Senior Test Analyst
12 42 (8.73%) QA Tester
13 38 (7.90%) QA Automation Analyst
14 35 (7.28%) Test Leader
15 32 (6.65%) QA Automation Tester
15 32 (6.65%) QA Engineer
16 26 (5.41%) Software Analyst
17 22 (4.57%) Automation Test Lead
17 22 (4.57%) QA Test Engineer
18 21 (4.37%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (10.40%) .NET
2 44 (9.15%) XML
3 27 (5.61%) HTML
4 25 (5.20%) Web Services
5 13 (2.70%) Ajax
6 11 (2.29%) Gherkin
6 11 (2.29%) Spring
7 10 (2.08%) REST
7 10 (2.08%) XML Schema
8 9 (1.87%) Hibernate
8 9 (1.87%) Java EE
9 8 (1.66%) JMS
9 8 (1.66%) WebSphere MQ
9 8 (1.66%) XHTML
10 6 (1.25%) CSS
11 5 (1.04%) ASP.NET
11 5 (1.04%) Behat
11 5 (1.04%) LAMP
12 4 (0.83%) HTML5
13 3 (0.62%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (10.40%) Computer Science
2 22 (4.57%) AS400
3 19 (3.95%) Client/Server
3 19 (3.95%) Mainframe
4 18 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.12%) Mathematics
5 15 (3.12%) N-Tier
5 15 (3.12%) VSAM
6 11 (2.29%) User Experience
7 9 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.87%) Life Science
7 9 (1.87%) Replication
8 8 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.04%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.04%) Fintech
10 4 (0.83%) Social Media
11 3 (0.62%) iPad
11 3 (0.62%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.42%) Biotechnology
13 1 (0.21%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 43 (8.94%) Windows
2 35 (7.28%) Unix
3 26 (5.41%) Linux
4 22 (4.57%) Solaris
5 5 (1.04%) Android
5 5 (1.04%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.83%) AIX
7 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (60.29%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (37.63%) Software Testing
3 155 (32.22%) Regression Testing
4 152 (31.60%) User Acceptance Testing
5 142 (29.52%) Test Strategy
6 137 (28.48%) SDLC
7 126 (26.20%) Automated Testing
8 123 (25.57%) Test Scripting
9 121 (25.16%) Test Automation
10 115 (23.91%) Scrum
11 114 (23.70%) Manual Testing
12 113 (23.49%) Functional Testing
13 89 (18.50%) TDD
14 82 (17.05%) Waterfall
15 80 (16.63%) BDD
16 72 (14.97%) Test Management
17 69 (14.35%) Automation Testing
17 69 (14.35%) System Integration Testing
18 66 (13.72%) Integration Testing
19 64 (13.31%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 144 (29.94%) C#
2 111 (23.08%) SQL
3 107 (22.25%) Java
4 44 (9.15%) C++
5 41 (8.52%) C
6 32 (6.65%) JavaScript
7 31 (6.44%) Python
8 26 (5.41%) Ruby
9 21 (4.37%) Perl
10 18 (3.74%) COBOL
10 18 (3.74%) PHP
11 17 (3.53%) VB
12 15 (3.12%) JCL
13 12 (2.49%) Groovy
14 8 (1.66%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.04%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.42%) VB.NET
17 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 349 (72.56%) ISEB
2 111 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 110 (22.87%) Degree
4 41 (8.52%) Security Cleared
5 39 (8.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (0.83%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 214 (44.49%) QA
System Software
1 7 (1.46%) Firmware
2 3 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 97 (20.17%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.25%) CA Wily
3 4 (0.83%) Control-M
Vendors
1 74 (15.38%) HP
2 36 (7.48%) Microsoft
3 18 (3.74%) Red Hat
4 11 (2.29%) SAP
5 10 (2.08%) Oracle
6 9 (1.87%) MKS
6 9 (1.87%) Rally
6 9 (1.87%) TOWER Software
7 8 (1.66%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.25%) AppDynamics
8 6 (1.25%) CA
8 6 (1.25%) Dynatrace
8 6 (1.25%) IBM
8 6 (1.25%) VMware
9 5 (1.04%) Telerik
10 4 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.62%) Borland
12 2 (0.42%) Telelogic
13 1 (0.21%) Google
13 1 (0.21%) Sage
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IntaPeople
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £17,000 per annum with payment review after 6 months
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + 25 days Holiday + Great career pro
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 - 70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
IDBS
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 16 days ago
Woking
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Winchester
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Winchester
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 19 days ago