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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 231 249 276
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +27
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 230 198 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.01% 0.89% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.01% 2.68% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 180 162 143
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 £27,200 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
7646 7382 8017
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.70% 33.03% 34.37%
Number of salaries quoted 5951 5983 6873
Average salary £43,250 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.76% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,452 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.62% -
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 11 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 11 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
Surrey +47 76 £40,000 - 4
Berkshire +3 67 £35,000 - 3
Oxfordshire +23 32 £38,500 +28.33%
Hampshire 0 29 £35,000 -12.50% 16
Buckinghamshire -8 11 £35,000 +42.85% 4
East Sussex -41 11 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Kent -8 9 £32,500 - 1
West Sussex -12 2 £33,750 -23.29% 2
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 11 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.

1 386 (80.92%) ISEB
2 191 (40.04%) Software Testing
3 152 (31.87%) SQL
4 149 (31.24%) Test Scripting
5 145 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
6 134 (28.09%) QA
7 126 (26.42%) Test Automation
8 110 (23.06%) Finance
9 109 (22.85%) .NET
9 109 (22.85%) User Acceptance Testing
10 105 (22.01%) Microsoft
10 105 (22.01%) Degree
11 103 (21.59%) QuickTest Pro
12 98 (20.55%) Selenium
13 95 (19.92%) Security Cleared
14 93 (19.50%) HP Quality Center
15 89 (18.66%) Automated Testing
16 88 (18.45%) Scrum
17 76 (15.93%) Test Strategy
18 74 (15.51%) SC Cleared
19 71 (14.88%) Retail
20 62 (13.00%) Windows
21 61 (12.79%) Performance Testing
22 59 (12.37%) Computer Science
23 57 (11.95%) Java
24 53 (11.11%) Test Management
25 51 (10.69%) C#
26 48 (10.06%) HP
27 46 (9.64%) System Testing
28 43 (9.01%) Manual Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 18 (3.77%) IIS
2 11 (2.31%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.68%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (1.05%) Drupal
6 2 (0.42%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.21%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.21%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 35 (7.34%) MS Excel
2 21 (4.40%) MS Office
3 6 (1.26%) MS Project
4 5 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.21%) Academy Housing
2 1 (0.21%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.05%) SaaS
2 3 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.26%) Internet
2 5 (1.05%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.42%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.42%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.42%) Firewall
3 2 (0.42%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.21%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.21%) HTTP
4 1 (0.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.87%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.94%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.68%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.68%) RDBMS
3 8 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (1.26%) MySQL
5 5 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.84%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.63%) Apache Accumulo
7 3 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.42%) Big Data
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 103 (21.59%) QuickTest Pro
2 98 (20.55%) Selenium
3 37 (7.76%) JIRA
4 32 (6.71%) TestDirector
5 27 (5.66%) Visual Studio
6 24 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (4.40%) LoadRunner
7 21 (4.40%) NUnit
8 19 (3.98%) WebDriver
9 18 (3.77%) MbUnit
10 17 (3.56%) TestComplete
10 17 (3.56%) JMeter
11 13 (2.73%) SoapUI
12 12 (2.52%) Subversion
13 11 (2.31%) Cucumber
14 9 (1.89%) SilkTest
14 9 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 9 (1.89%) ClearCase
15 8 (1.68%) JUnit
15 8 (1.68%) WinRunner
General
1 110 (23.06%) Finance
2 71 (14.88%) Retail
3 26 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 20 (4.19%) Back Office
5 18 (3.77%) Military
6 11 (2.31%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.10%) Law
8 8 (1.68%) Front Office
8 8 (1.68%) Banking
8 8 (1.68%) Games
9 7 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.63%) Publishing
10 3 (0.63%) Marketing
11 2 (0.42%) Billing
12 1 (0.21%) Advertising
12 1 (0.21%) Electronics
12 1 (0.21%) Legal
12 1 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 197 (41.30%) Analyst
2 172 (36.06%) Test Analyst
3 106 (22.22%) Tester
4 83 (17.40%) Test Manager
5 70 (14.68%) Test Engineer
6 41 (8.60%) Software Tester
7 33 (6.92%) QA Analyst
8 31 (6.50%) Senior Analyst
8 31 (6.50%) Software Engineer
9 29 (6.08%) Software Test Engineer
10 25 (5.24%) Senior Test Engineer
10 25 (5.24%) Test Leader
11 23 (4.82%) Senior Test Analyst
12 22 (4.61%) Senior Manager
12 22 (4.61%) Senior Test Manager
13 18 (3.77%) Web Tester
14 17 (3.56%) Software Test Analyst
15 16 (3.35%) Automation Analyst
15 16 (3.35%) QA Tester
16 14 (2.94%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (22.85%) .NET
2 26 (5.45%) XML
3 18 (3.77%) SOAP
4 17 (3.56%) Middleware
5 14 (2.94%) Web Services
6 12 (2.52%) HTML
7 9 (1.89%) WCF
7 9 (1.89%) ODBC
8 7 (1.47%) XSL
8 7 (1.47%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.26%) CSS
10 5 (1.05%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.84%) XSLT
11 4 (0.84%) LAMP
11 4 (0.84%) JSON
11 4 (0.84%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (0.63%) Swing
12 3 (0.63%) JSP
13 2 (0.42%) COM
13 2 (0.42%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 59 (12.37%) Computer Science
2 24 (5.03%) Mobile App
3 16 (3.35%) Open Source
4 11 (2.31%) Chip and PIN
5 10 (2.10%) Mathematics
6 6 (1.26%) CCTV
6 6 (1.26%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.05%) New Media
8 4 (0.84%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.63%) EFT
9 3 (0.63%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.42%) iPad
10 2 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.42%) Xbox
10 2 (0.42%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.21%) BBC
11 1 (0.21%) Physics
11 1 (0.21%) Social Media
11 1 (0.21%) EFTPOS
Operating Systems
1 62 (13.00%) Windows
2 30 (6.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (2.52%) Apple iOS
4 11 (2.31%) UNIX
4 11 (2.31%) Windows XP
5 10 (2.10%) Linux
6 9 (1.89%) Windows Vista
7 8 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.47%) Windows 8
9 6 (1.26%) Android
10 5 (1.05%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.84%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.63%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (40.04%) Software Testing
2 149 (31.24%) Test Scripting
3 145 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
4 126 (26.42%) Test Automation
5 109 (22.85%) User Acceptance Testing
6 89 (18.66%) Automated Testing
7 88 (18.45%) Scrum
8 76 (15.93%) Test Strategy
9 61 (12.79%) Performance Testing
10 53 (11.11%) Test Management
11 46 (9.64%) System Testing
12 43 (9.01%) Manual Testing
13 35 (7.34%) User Stories
13 35 (7.34%) Integration Testing
14 34 (7.13%) Automation Testing
15 30 (6.29%) Waterfall
16 29 (6.08%) Regression Testing
17 28 (5.87%) BDD
18 27 (5.66%) ITIL
19 24 (5.03%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 152 (31.87%) SQL
2 57 (11.95%) Java
3 51 (10.69%) C#
4 21 (4.40%) VBScript
5 20 (4.19%) VB.NET
6 18 (3.77%) VB
7 16 (3.35%) JavaScript
8 13 (2.73%) PHP
9 10 (2.10%) Python
10 8 (1.68%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.26%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.26%) C
12 5 (1.05%) C++
13 4 (0.84%) Ruby
14 3 (0.63%) Perl
15 1 (0.21%) Delphi
15 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 386 (80.92%) ISEB
2 105 (22.01%) Degree
3 95 (19.92%) Security Cleared
4 74 (15.51%) SC Cleared
5 24 (5.03%) DV Cleared
6 16 (3.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 10 (2.10%) CTC Cleared
8 6 (1.26%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (28.09%) QA
2 5 (1.05%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.42%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.21%) GAMP
4 1 (0.21%) P3O
System Software
1 10 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.68%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.42%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.21%) XenApp
4 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 93 (19.50%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.05%) Netcool
2 5 (1.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.42%) Opsview
4 1 (0.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 105 (22.01%) Microsoft
2 48 (10.06%) HP
3 22 (4.61%) Oracle
4 13 (2.73%) Fujitsu
5 10 (2.10%) VMware
6 8 (1.68%) SunGard
7 7 (1.47%) IBM
8 5 (1.05%) SOASTA, Inc
9 4 (0.84%) TIBCO
9 4 (0.84%) Citrix
10 3 (0.63%) SAP
10 3 (0.63%) JBoss
10 3 (0.63%) Capita
11 2 (0.42%) Symbian
11 2 (0.42%) Adobe
11 2 (0.42%) JD Edwards
11 2 (0.42%) Telerik
12 1 (0.21%) Northgate
12 1 (0.21%) Civica
12 1 (0.21%) Red Hat
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 28,000 - 38,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 32,000 - 42,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45000
Posted: 14 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + 29 days + Share Ops + Pension + mo
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Zetman
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Avios
Salary: From £32,000 to £34,000 per annum (annual bonus; BA Staff concessions)
Posted: 7 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - Sand Resources
Salary: Competitive with Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Farnborough
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Portsmouth
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 8 days ago
Hampshire
DP Connect
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits,
Posted: 10 days ago
Weybridge
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Steria
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum Flexible Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Aylesbury, South East, United Kingdom
McAfee
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago