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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 190 263 304
Rank change year-on-year
+73 +41
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 302 145 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.46% 0.72% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.46% 2.28% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 243 112 127
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +1.47%
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
6767 6354 7481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 32.61% 31.52% 33.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5191 4967 6402
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015. 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
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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 +105 138 £45,000 +9.09% 9
Surrey +56 78 £35,000 +16.66% 4
Hampshire -32 32 £35,000 +27.27% 4
Buckinghamshire +12 16 £35,000 -2.77% 3
East Sussex +1 12 £35,000 - 3
West Sussex -11 12 £29,500 -26.25% 1
Middlesex - 7 £31,500 -
Oxfordshire -17 4 £25,500 -22.72%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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.

1 478 (83.71%) ISEB
2 202 (35.38%) HP Quality Center
3 199 (34.85%) Finance
4 194 (33.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 187 (32.75%) Agile Software Development
6 172 (30.12%) Software Testing
7 165 (28.90%) Test Management
8 159 (27.85%) SQL
9 157 (27.50%) Test Scripting
10 148 (25.92%) Selenium
11 143 (25.04%) QA
12 142 (24.87%) Test Automation
13 132 (23.12%) HP
14 102 (17.86%) QuickTest Pro
15 95 (16.64%) Windows
15 95 (16.64%) Regression Testing
16 94 (16.46%) Test Strategy
17 90 (15.76%) User Acceptance Testing
18 80 (14.01%) Degree
19 77 (13.49%) Scrum
19 77 (13.49%) Test Planning
20 76 (13.31%) Automated Testing
21 71 (12.43%) Security Cleared
22 69 (12.08%) Microsoft
23 65 (11.38%) Manual Testing
23 65 (11.38%) Automation Testing
24 61 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
25 58 (10.16%) SQL Server
25 58 (10.16%) WebDriver
26 55 (9.63%) Waterfall

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 15 (2.63%) IIS
2 13 (2.28%) Drupal
3 7 (1.23%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.05%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.05%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.18%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 43 (7.53%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.80%) MS Project
2 16 (2.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.20%) WAN
1 24 (4.20%) LAN
2 6 (1.05%) HTTP
3 5 (0.88%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.88%) HTTPS
4 4 (0.70%) DNS
4 4 (0.70%) Wireless
5 3 (0.53%) VoIP
6 2 (0.35%) SSL
7 1 (0.18%) SAN
7 1 (0.18%) Internet
7 1 (0.18%) RTCP
7 1 (0.18%) RTP
7 1 (0.18%) H.323
7 1 (0.18%) SMS
7 1 (0.18%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.18%) Cisco ICM
7 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.18%) GGSN
7 1 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (10.16%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.10%) Oracle Database
3 10 (1.75%) Data Mining
4 6 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.35%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.35%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.18%) Big Data
7 1 (0.18%) Apache Accumulo
7 1 (0.18%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 148 (25.92%) Selenium
2 102 (17.86%) QuickTest Pro
3 58 (10.16%) WebDriver
4 53 (9.28%) LoadRunner
5 50 (8.76%) Cucumber
6 37 (6.48%) JIRA
7 24 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (3.33%) TestDirector
9 18 (3.15%) WinRunner
10 17 (2.98%) Visual Studio
10 17 (2.98%) JMeter
10 17 (2.98%) SoapUI
11 16 (2.80%) Jenkins
11 16 (2.80%) Git (software)
12 12 (2.10%) SilkPerformer
13 11 (1.93%) InstallShield
13 11 (1.93%) ClearQuest
14 9 (1.58%) JUnit
14 9 (1.58%) Rational Performance Tester
15 8 (1.40%) Rational DOORS
General
1 199 (34.85%) Finance
2 41 (7.18%) Telecoms
3 27 (4.73%) Banking
4 22 (3.85%) Retail
5 8 (1.40%) Legal
6 7 (1.23%) Military
7 6 (1.05%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.88%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.70%) Electronics
9 4 (0.70%) Billing
10 3 (0.53%) Automotive
11 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 300 (52.54%) Analyst
2 261 (45.71%) Test Analyst
3 116 (20.32%) Tester
4 94 (16.46%) Test Manager
5 61 (10.68%) Test Engineer
6 46 (8.06%) Test Leader
7 37 (6.48%) Senior Analyst
7 37 (6.48%) Software Tester
7 37 (6.48%) Software Engineer
8 36 (6.30%) QA Analyst
9 31 (5.43%) Senior Test Analyst
9 31 (5.43%) QA Engineer
9 31 (5.43%) Software Test Engineer
9 31 (5.43%) Software Test Analyst
10 26 (4.55%) Consultant
11 24 (4.20%) Test Consultant
12 22 (3.85%) Senior Tester
13 21 (3.68%) QA Tester
14 19 (3.33%) Automated Tester
15 18 (3.15%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (8.23%) .NET
2 32 (5.60%) Web Services
3 28 (4.90%) XML
4 21 (3.68%) HTML
5 13 (2.28%) LAMP
6 12 (2.10%) Middleware
6 12 (2.10%) Gherkin
7 9 (1.58%) JSP
8 7 (1.23%) SOAP
8 7 (1.23%) CSS
9 6 (1.05%) Ajax
10 5 (0.88%) WPF
11 4 (0.70%) WCF
12 3 (0.53%) WinForms
12 3 (0.53%) J2ME
12 3 (0.53%) XML Schema
12 3 (0.53%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.53%) XSL
13 1 (0.18%) XSLT
13 1 (0.18%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 61 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.20%) Computer Science
3 16 (2.80%) AS400
4 15 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.45%) iSeries
6 9 (1.58%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.40%) Open Source
8 6 (1.05%) Clustering
8 6 (1.05%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.88%) Replication
10 3 (0.53%) PACS
10 3 (0.53%) GIS
10 3 (0.53%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.53%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.53%) Life Science
10 3 (0.53%) User Experience
10 3 (0.53%) iPad
11 2 (0.35%) Chip and PIN
11 2 (0.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 95 (16.64%) Windows
2 45 (7.88%) UNIX
3 37 (6.48%) Linux
4 36 (6.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 32 (5.60%) Windows XP
5 32 (5.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (5.43%) Windows 7
7 24 (4.20%) Solaris
8 10 (1.75%) Apple iOS
9 9 (1.58%) Android
10 5 (0.88%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.88%) AIX
11 3 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (32.75%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (30.12%) Software Testing
3 165 (28.90%) Test Management
4 157 (27.50%) Test Scripting
5 142 (24.87%) Test Automation
6 95 (16.64%) Regression Testing
7 94 (16.46%) Test Strategy
8 90 (15.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 77 (13.49%) Scrum
9 77 (13.49%) Test Planning
10 76 (13.31%) Automated Testing
11 65 (11.38%) Automation Testing
11 65 (11.38%) Manual Testing
12 55 (9.63%) Waterfall
13 51 (8.93%) Performance Testing
14 50 (8.76%) Mentoring
15 45 (7.88%) PRINCE2
16 37 (6.48%) Continuous Improvement
17 36 (6.30%) BDD
17 36 (6.30%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 159 (27.85%) SQL
2 55 (9.63%) C#
3 42 (7.36%) Java
4 22 (3.85%) Python
5 21 (3.68%) Ruby
6 19 (3.33%) C++
7 17 (2.98%) Perl
7 17 (2.98%) PHP
8 15 (2.63%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.23%) C
10 6 (1.05%) VB
11 4 (0.70%) VBScript
11 4 (0.70%) Tcl
11 4 (0.70%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.53%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.53%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.35%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 478 (83.71%) ISEB
2 194 (33.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 80 (14.01%) Degree
4 71 (12.43%) Security Cleared
5 52 (9.11%) SC Cleared
6 37 (6.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 17 (2.98%) ISEB Practitioner
8 14 (2.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 10 (1.75%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.70%) CSQA
11 2 (0.35%) APMP
12 1 (0.18%) AAT
12 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.18%) HNC
12 1 (0.18%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (25.04%) QA
2 13 (2.28%) GAMP
3 3 (0.53%) HL7
3 3 (0.53%) DICOM
4 2 (0.35%) SLA
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.18%) P3O
System Software
1 24 (4.20%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.10%) VMware ESX
2 12 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.58%) VMware Workstation
4 5 (0.88%) vSphere
5 2 (0.35%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.18%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 202 (35.38%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (1.05%) Netcool
2 6 (1.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (0.88%) Control-M
4 1 (0.18%) Puppet
4 1 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 132 (23.12%) HP
2 69 (12.08%) Microsoft
3 45 (7.88%) Oracle
4 17 (2.98%) IBM
5 15 (2.63%) VMware
6 13 (2.28%) Fujitsu
7 12 (2.10%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.58%) Capita
8 9 (1.58%) NetApp
9 8 (1.40%) Citrix
10 6 (1.05%) Veritas
10 6 (1.05%) McAfee
11 2 (0.35%) SAP
12 1 (0.18%) Cisco
12 1 (0.18%) Empirix
12 1 (0.18%) Panasonic
12 1 (0.18%) Twitter
12 1 (0.18%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.18%) Mitel
Reading, Berkshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 16 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Resource Solutions - Visa
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 23 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum + 10% OT Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £37000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 5 % Pension, Health, Life Ass
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Salary: £36750 - £46750 per annum + 26 days, Annual Bonus, Pension, Healtcare.
Posted: 5 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe
People Source
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Required IT
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 12 days ago
Berkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £32000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Berkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Milton Keynes
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Brighton
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
South East England
DP Connect
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Pension, 25 days holiday
Posted: 20 days ago
Maidenhead
iKonnect
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Package
Posted: 21 days ago