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

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 243 224 317
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +93
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 218 227 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.99% 1.08% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.98% 3.40% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 174 196 94
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £30,000 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
7309 6674 7873
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.26% 31.76% 34.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5563 5375 6746
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +4 85 £37,500 -12.79% 3
Surrey -10 40 £32,750 -6.42% 9
Hampshire +15 32 £37,625 -28.33% 4
Buckinghamshire +13 21 £27,750 -0.89% 6
East Sussex -27 18 £34,000 +7.93% 1
Oxfordshire -8 12 £27,500 -15.38% 3
West Sussex -21 7 £38,500 +8.45% 2
Kent -2 3 £41,000 +26.15% 1
Middlesex - 3 £31,500 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £50,000 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 400 (82.47%) ISEB
2 241 (49.69%) Agile Software Development
3 170 (35.05%) Software Testing
4 146 (30.10%) Finance
5 145 (29.90%) Test Scripting
6 141 (29.07%) SQL
7 136 (28.04%) Test Automation
8 132 (27.22%) QA
9 130 (26.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 120 (24.74%) HP Quality Center
11 106 (21.86%) Selenium
11 106 (21.86%) QuickTest Pro
12 102 (21.03%) Automated Testing
13 99 (20.41%) User Acceptance Testing
14 98 (20.21%) Degree
15 92 (18.97%) Test Management
16 89 (18.35%) Security Cleared
17 86 (17.73%) Test Strategy
18 84 (17.32%) Microsoft
18 84 (17.32%) Windows
18 84 (17.32%) Scrum
19 81 (16.70%) .NET
20 76 (15.67%) SC Cleared
21 70 (14.43%) Manual Testing
22 68 (14.02%) HP
22 68 (14.02%) Regression Testing
23 62 (12.78%) Java
24 61 (12.58%) Analytical Skills
25 58 (11.96%) Retail
26 55 (11.34%) Performance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 23 (4.74%) IIS
2 9 (1.86%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.44%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (1.03%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.03%) Drupal
5 4 (0.82%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.41%) TIBCO EMS
6 2 (0.41%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.41%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.21%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 32 (6.60%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.51%) MS Office
3 8 (1.65%) MS Project
4 5 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.21%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.21%) arcHouse
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.65%) SaaS
2 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.65%) LAN
1 8 (1.65%) TCP/IP
1 8 (1.65%) WAN
2 3 (0.62%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.41%) Internet
4 1 (0.21%) SAN
4 1 (0.21%) HTTP
4 1 (0.21%) SSL
4 1 (0.21%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.21%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (7.42%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.27%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.44%) MySQL
3 7 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.82%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.62%) Big Data
6 3 (0.62%) Apache Accumulo
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 106 (21.86%) Selenium
1 106 (21.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 39 (8.04%) WebDriver
3 37 (7.63%) JIRA
4 30 (6.19%) TestDirector
4 30 (6.19%) LoadRunner
5 27 (5.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (4.95%) Visual Studio
7 20 (4.12%) Cucumber
7 20 (4.12%) TestComplete
8 16 (3.30%) JMeter
9 14 (2.89%) Git (software)
9 14 (2.89%) MbUnit
9 14 (2.89%) NUnit
9 14 (2.89%) Subversion
10 13 (2.68%) WinRunner
10 13 (2.68%) SoapUI
11 12 (2.47%) Jenkins
12 11 (2.27%) Selenium IDE
13 10 (2.06%) SilkPerformer
General
1 146 (30.10%) Finance
2 58 (11.96%) Retail
3 46 (9.48%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.89%) Banking
5 12 (2.47%) Back Office
5 12 (2.47%) Military
6 10 (2.06%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.65%) Front Office
7 8 (1.65%) Law
8 6 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.24%) Games
9 5 (1.03%) Legal
10 4 (0.82%) Marketing
11 2 (0.41%) Electronics
11 2 (0.41%) Billing
12 1 (0.21%) Automotive
12 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 206 (42.47%) Analyst
2 188 (38.76%) Test Analyst
3 102 (21.03%) Tester
4 89 (18.35%) Test Manager
5 63 (12.99%) Test Engineer
6 36 (7.42%) Software Engineer
7 34 (7.01%) Software Test Engineer
8 32 (6.60%) Software Tester
9 31 (6.39%) Senior Analyst
10 29 (5.98%) Test Leader
11 27 (5.57%) QA Analyst
12 26 (5.36%) Software Test Analyst
13 24 (4.95%) Web Tester
14 23 (4.74%) Senior Manager
14 23 (4.74%) Senior Test Analyst
14 23 (4.74%) Senior Test Manager
15 20 (4.12%) Automation Analyst
15 20 (4.12%) Senior Test Engineer
16 17 (3.51%) QA Engineer
16 17 (3.51%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (16.70%) .NET
2 24 (4.95%) XML
3 21 (4.33%) HTML
4 18 (3.71%) Web Services
5 15 (3.09%) JSP
6 13 (2.68%) SOAP
6 13 (2.68%) WCF
7 9 (1.86%) ODBC
8 8 (1.65%) Middleware
9 7 (1.44%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.24%) ASP.NET
11 5 (1.03%) LAMP
11 5 (1.03%) CSS
11 5 (1.03%) XSLT
11 5 (1.03%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (1.03%) JSON
12 4 (0.82%) Gherkin
12 4 (0.82%) XSL
13 3 (0.62%) J2EE
14 2 (0.41%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 61 (12.58%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (11.13%) Computer Science
3 17 (3.51%) Mobile App
4 16 (3.30%) Open Source
5 12 (2.47%) Mathematics
6 9 (1.86%) Chip and PIN
7 7 (1.44%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.44%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.24%) CCTV
9 4 (0.82%) SWIFT
9 4 (0.82%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.62%) EFT
10 3 (0.62%) Physics
11 2 (0.41%) Xbox
11 2 (0.41%) User Experience
11 2 (0.41%) Life Science
11 2 (0.41%) iPad
11 2 (0.41%) Social Media
11 2 (0.41%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 84 (17.32%) Windows
2 44 (9.07%) Windows Server 2003
3 33 (6.80%) UNIX
4 31 (6.39%) Linux
5 25 (5.15%) Windows XP
6 23 (4.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (3.71%) Windows 7
8 10 (2.06%) Apple iOS
9 9 (1.86%) Solaris
10 8 (1.65%) Windows Vista
11 7 (1.44%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.82%) Android
12 4 (0.82%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.41%) AIX
13 2 (0.41%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (49.69%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (35.05%) Software Testing
3 145 (29.90%) Test Scripting
4 136 (28.04%) Test Automation
5 102 (21.03%) Automated Testing
6 99 (20.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 92 (18.97%) Test Management
8 86 (17.73%) Test Strategy
9 84 (17.32%) Scrum
10 70 (14.43%) Manual Testing
11 68 (14.02%) Regression Testing
12 55 (11.34%) Performance Testing
13 41 (8.45%) System Testing
14 33 (6.80%) Waterfall
14 33 (6.80%) User Stories
15 32 (6.60%) Integration Testing
15 32 (6.60%) PRINCE2
16 30 (6.19%) Test Planning
17 28 (5.77%) BDD
17 28 (5.77%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 141 (29.07%) SQL
2 62 (12.78%) Java
3 42 (8.66%) C#
4 23 (4.74%) JavaScript
5 21 (4.33%) VB
6 18 (3.71%) VBScript
7 11 (2.27%) Python
8 10 (2.06%) PHP
9 9 (1.86%) Ruby
10 7 (1.44%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.44%) VB.NET
11 6 (1.24%) C
12 5 (1.03%) Perl
12 5 (1.03%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.41%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.41%) C++
14 1 (0.21%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 400 (82.47%) ISEB
2 130 (26.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 98 (20.21%) Degree
4 89 (18.35%) Security Cleared
5 76 (15.67%) SC Cleared
6 24 (4.95%) DV Cleared
7 21 (4.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 18 (3.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 10 (2.06%) CTC Cleared
9 10 (2.06%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (27.22%) QA
2 9 (1.86%) GAMP
3 2 (0.41%) SLA
3 2 (0.41%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 16 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
1 16 (3.30%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.06%) VMware ESX
3 7 (1.44%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.21%) vSphere
4 1 (0.21%) XenApp
4 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 120 (24.74%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.03%) Netcool
2 5 (1.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.41%) Opsview
3 2 (0.41%) Puppet
3 2 (0.41%) Control-M
Vendors
1 84 (17.32%) Microsoft
2 68 (14.02%) HP
3 36 (7.42%) Oracle
4 19 (3.92%) VMware
5 18 (3.71%) Fujitsu
6 8 (1.65%) SunGard
7 7 (1.44%) Capita
7 7 (1.44%) IBM
7 7 (1.44%) NetApp
8 5 (1.03%) SAP
8 5 (1.03%) TIBCO
9 4 (0.82%) Citrix
10 2 (0.41%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.41%) Symbian
10 2 (0.41%) Adobe
10 2 (0.41%) JBoss
10 2 (0.41%) Telerik
11 1 (0.21%) Northgate
11 1 (0.21%) Civica
11 1 (0.21%) Orchard
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Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey, Crawley, Epsom, Sussex, M23/M25 Corridor,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £45,000 + excellent bonus + benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum + 10% On target Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £25000 per annum + benefits
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Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum + 25 days holiday, pension, medical
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The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Lorien Resourcing
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