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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 210 252 299
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +47
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 269 194 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.23% 0.90% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.74% 2.88% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 221 172 122
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,050 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.24% -1.42%
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
7192 6744 7674
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 32.94% 31.14% 34.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5478 5417 6535
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 October 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 24 October 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
Berkshire +37 106 £37,500 -11.76% 6
Surrey +14 66 £35,000 - 5
Hampshire +14 37 £35,000 -6.66% 9
Buckinghamshire +14 23 £45,000 +38.46% 4
East Sussex -14 17 £34,000 +4.61% 1
West Sussex -2 10 £38,500 -8.33% 3
Oxfordshire 0 6 £25,000 -24.24%
Middlesex - 5 £31,500 -
Kent -9 3 £41,000 +20.58%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 405 (83.68%) ISEB
2 199 (41.12%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (32.85%) Software Testing
4 148 (30.58%) Finance
5 141 (29.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 140 (28.93%) HP Quality Center
7 138 (28.51%) Test Scripting
8 134 (27.69%) SQL
9 128 (26.45%) QA
10 127 (26.24%) Test Automation
11 118 (24.38%) Test Management
12 108 (22.31%) Selenium
12 108 (22.31%) QuickTest Pro
13 96 (19.83%) Security Cleared
14 94 (19.42%) Automated Testing
15 90 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
16 89 (18.39%) Windows
17 82 (16.94%) HP
18 81 (16.74%) SC Cleared
18 81 (16.74%) Test Strategy
19 79 (16.32%) Manual Testing
20 73 (15.08%) Degree
21 70 (14.46%) Regression Testing
22 69 (14.26%) Microsoft
23 67 (13.84%) Scrum
24 55 (11.36%) Performance Testing
25 53 (10.95%) Java
26 52 (10.74%) .NET
26 52 (10.74%) Oracle
27 51 (10.54%) Windows Server 2003

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 21 (4.34%) IIS
2 12 (2.48%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.86%) Drupal
4 7 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (1.24%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.03%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.41%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.41%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.41%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.21%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.21%) JBoss
9 1 (0.21%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 28 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.10%) MS Office
3 9 (1.86%) MS Project
4 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.69%) SaaS
2 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.31%) LAN
1 16 (3.31%) WAN
2 5 (1.03%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.41%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.41%) Internet
4 1 (0.21%) HTTP
4 1 (0.21%) SSL
4 1 (0.21%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.31%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.83%) MySQL
6 3 (0.62%) Big Data
6 3 (0.62%) Apache Accumulo
6 3 (0.62%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.62%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.41%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.41%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 108 (22.31%) QuickTest Pro
1 108 (22.31%) Selenium
2 48 (9.92%) WebDriver
3 38 (7.85%) JIRA
4 36 (7.44%) LoadRunner
5 29 (5.99%) TestDirector
6 24 (4.96%) Cucumber
7 20 (4.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (3.93%) Git (software)
9 17 (3.51%) WinRunner
10 15 (3.10%) Visual Studio
11 14 (2.89%) TestComplete
11 14 (2.89%) SoapUI
11 14 (2.89%) Jenkins
12 13 (2.69%) JMeter
13 12 (2.48%) SilkPerformer
14 9 (1.86%) Subversion
15 8 (1.65%) Selenium IDE
16 7 (1.45%) SilkTest
16 7 (1.45%) NUnit
General
1 148 (30.58%) Finance
2 48 (9.92%) Telecoms
3 46 (9.50%) Retail
4 19 (3.93%) Banking
5 7 (1.45%) Military
6 6 (1.24%) Games
6 6 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (0.83%) Automotive
7 4 (0.83%) Legal
7 4 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.62%) Law
8 3 (0.62%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.62%) Marketing
9 2 (0.41%) Back Office
9 2 (0.41%) Billing
10 1 (0.21%) Publishing
10 1 (0.21%) Electronics
10 1 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 213 (44.01%) Analyst
2 194 (40.08%) Test Analyst
3 98 (20.25%) Tester
4 88 (18.18%) Test Manager
5 52 (10.74%) Test Engineer
6 34 (7.02%) Software Tester
7 32 (6.61%) Software Engineer
7 32 (6.61%) Test Leader
8 30 (6.20%) Software Test Analyst
8 30 (6.20%) Software Test Engineer
9 22 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
10 21 (4.34%) Consultant
10 21 (4.34%) Senior Test Analyst
11 19 (3.93%) QA Analyst
11 19 (3.93%) Senior Manager
12 18 (3.72%) Senior Tester
12 18 (3.72%) Test Consultant
12 18 (3.72%) Senior Test Manager
13 17 (3.51%) Web Tester
14 15 (3.10%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (10.74%) .NET
2 25 (5.17%) Web Services
3 21 (4.34%) XML
4 18 (3.72%) HTML
5 15 (3.10%) JSP
5 15 (3.10%) SOAP
6 9 (1.86%) LAMP
7 8 (1.65%) WCF
7 8 (1.65%) Gherkin
8 6 (1.24%) Middleware
8 6 (1.24%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.62%) XSL
9 3 (0.62%) J2ME
9 3 (0.62%) XML Schema
9 3 (0.62%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.41%) JSON
10 2 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.41%) XSLT
10 2 (0.41%) ODBC
10 2 (0.41%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (6.20%) Computer Science
3 17 (3.51%) Mobile App
4 15 (3.10%) Open Source
5 11 (2.27%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.65%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.45%) Chip and PIN
8 5 (1.03%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.03%) User Experience
9 4 (0.83%) Replication
10 3 (0.62%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.62%) EFT
10 3 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.62%) Physics
10 3 (0.62%) iPad
10 3 (0.62%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.41%) Social Media
11 2 (0.41%) Life Science
11 2 (0.41%) Xbox
11 2 (0.41%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 89 (18.39%) Windows
2 51 (10.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 35 (7.23%) UNIX
4 33 (6.82%) Windows XP
5 32 (6.61%) Linux
6 31 (6.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (4.96%) Windows 7
8 15 (3.10%) Solaris
9 12 (2.48%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.45%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.45%) Android
11 6 (1.24%) Windows Vista
12 5 (1.03%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.83%) AIX
14 3 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (41.12%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (32.85%) Software Testing
3 138 (28.51%) Test Scripting
4 127 (26.24%) Test Automation
5 118 (24.38%) Test Management
6 94 (19.42%) Automated Testing
7 90 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
8 81 (16.74%) Test Strategy
9 79 (16.32%) Manual Testing
10 70 (14.46%) Regression Testing
11 67 (13.84%) Scrum
12 55 (11.36%) Performance Testing
13 41 (8.47%) Waterfall
13 41 (8.47%) Test Planning
14 39 (8.06%) Automation Testing
15 31 (6.40%) BDD
16 30 (6.20%) Integration Testing
16 30 (6.20%) Project Management
17 29 (5.99%) PRINCE2
17 29 (5.99%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 134 (27.69%) SQL
2 53 (10.95%) Java
3 33 (6.82%) C#
4 19 (3.93%) VB
5 18 (3.72%) JavaScript
6 14 (2.89%) VBScript
6 14 (2.89%) Ruby
7 13 (2.69%) Python
7 13 (2.69%) PHP
8 7 (1.45%) PL/SQL
8 7 (1.45%) Perl
8 7 (1.45%) C++
9 5 (1.03%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.62%) C
11 2 (0.41%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.21%) Delphi
12 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 405 (83.68%) ISEB
2 141 (29.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 96 (19.83%) Security Cleared
4 81 (16.74%) SC Cleared
5 73 (15.08%) Degree
6 29 (5.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 23 (4.75%) DV Cleared
8 14 (2.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 13 (2.69%) ISEB Practitioner
10 9 (1.86%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (26.45%) QA
2 14 (2.89%) GAMP
3 2 (0.41%) SLA
4 1 (0.21%) P3O
System Software
1 22 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.48%) VMware ESX
3 11 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.86%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.21%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.21%) Firmware
5 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.21%) XenApp
5 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 140 (28.93%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.03%) Netcool
2 5 (1.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (0.83%) Control-M
4 2 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.21%) Puppet
5 1 (0.21%) Opsview
Vendors
1 82 (16.94%) HP
2 69 (14.26%) Microsoft
3 52 (10.74%) Oracle
4 18 (3.72%) Fujitsu
5 14 (2.89%) VMware
6 9 (1.86%) NetApp
7 7 (1.45%) Citrix
8 6 (1.24%) Capita
9 5 (1.03%) IBM
10 4 (0.83%) SAP
11 3 (0.62%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.41%) JD Edwards
12 2 (0.41%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.41%) McAfee
12 2 (0.41%) Telerik
12 2 (0.41%) Adobe
12 2 (0.41%) Veritas
13 1 (0.21%) SunGard
13 1 (0.21%) Siebel
13 1 (0.21%) Sony
Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 20 hours ago
Maidenhead
People Source
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 10% annual Bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £31000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
High Wycombe
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Forman Computer Staff
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Brimstone Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Canary Wharf and City
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Brighton
Interquest - Sand Resources
Salary: Competitive with Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Weybridge
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Weybridge
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Winchester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £19000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago