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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / South East
Rank 194 292 203
Rank change year-on-year
+98 -89
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 213 176 321
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.45% 0.91% 1.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.20% 2.90% 4.88%
Number of salaries quoted 193 154 272
Median salary £36,500 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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
4099 6070 6573
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 27.87% 31.44% 32.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3316 4926 5131
Median salary £43,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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
Surrey +50 40 £43,750 +25.00% 7
Hampshire +21 40 £37,500 -11.76% 7
Berkshire +47 27 £38,750 -22.50% 2
East Sussex +16 25 £25,500 -27.14% 2
Buckinghamshire +33 22 £35,000 -7.16%
Oxfordshire +20 21 £36,000 -0.68% 5
West Sussex +19 20 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Kent +22 18 £42,000 +2.43% 4
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 298 (61.19%) ISEB
2 278 (57.08%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (39.84%) Software Testing
4 175 (35.93%) Selenium
5 141 (28.95%) Test Scripting
6 140 (28.75%) C#
7 139 (28.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 134 (27.52%) QA
9 129 (26.49%) Test Automation
10 119 (24.44%) Finance
11 116 (23.82%) Degree
12 115 (23.61%) SQL
13 110 (22.59%) Automated Testing
14 107 (21.97%) Test Strategy
15 105 (21.56%) Scrum
16 104 (21.36%) Microsoft
17 92 (18.89%) Automation Testing
18 90 (18.48%) HP
18 90 (18.48%) Windows
19 89 (18.28%) SQL Server
20 88 (18.07%) JIRA
21 84 (17.25%) SDLC
22 81 (16.63%) Java
23 80 (16.43%) Regression Testing
24 79 (16.22%) .NET
25 75 (15.40%) Test Management
26 71 (14.58%) Performance Testing
27 69 (14.17%) User Acceptance Testing
27 69 (14.17%) TDD
28 65 (13.35%) Team Foundation Server

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 22 (4.52%) Confluence
2 11 (2.26%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (1.03%) IIS
Applications
1 54 (11.09%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.90%) MS Office
3 12 (2.46%) MS Project
4 9 (1.85%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.62%) SAP CO
2 3 (0.62%) SAP FI
2 3 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.26%) LAN
1 11 (2.26%) WAN
2 10 (2.05%) IP Telephony
3 8 (1.64%) HTTP
4 6 (1.23%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.62%) VoIP
6 2 (0.41%) GSM
6 2 (0.41%) LTE
6 2 (0.41%) UMTS
7 1 (0.21%) VLAN
7 1 (0.21%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (18.28%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.49%) MySQL
3 9 (1.85%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.82%) Big Data
4 4 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (0.82%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.62%) Blockchain
5 3 (0.62%) Data Lake
5 3 (0.62%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.62%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.41%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 175 (35.93%) Selenium
2 88 (18.07%) JIRA
3 65 (13.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 60 (12.32%) HP UFT
4 60 (12.32%) SoapUI
5 54 (11.09%) WebDriver
6 44 (9.03%) LoadRunner
7 41 (8.42%) JMeter
8 32 (6.57%) Visual Studio
9 21 (4.31%) Jenkins
10 20 (4.11%) Cucumber
11 18 (3.70%) Eclipse
12 17 (3.49%) TestComplete
13 14 (2.87%) Git (software)
13 14 (2.87%) SpecFlow
14 13 (2.67%) Selenium IDE
15 10 (2.05%) JIRA Agile
15 10 (2.05%) Ranorex
15 10 (2.05%) Rational Performance Tester
16 9 (1.85%) MSTest
General
1 119 (24.44%) Finance
2 25 (5.13%) Banking
3 17 (3.49%) Marketing
4 14 (2.87%) Back Office
4 14 (2.87%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.67%) Retail
6 8 (1.64%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.44%) Automotive
8 5 (1.03%) Electronics
9 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.41%) Games
9 2 (0.41%) Legal
9 2 (0.41%) Local Government
9 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 208 (42.71%) Analyst
2 198 (40.66%) Test Analyst
3 91 (18.69%) Tester
4 76 (15.61%) Test Engineer
5 74 (15.20%) Test Manager
6 56 (11.50%) Software Analyst
7 54 (11.09%) Software Test Analyst
8 45 (9.24%) Automation Test Analyst
9 41 (8.42%) Test Leader
10 32 (6.57%) Test Automation Engineer
11 31 (6.37%) Junior
11 31 (6.37%) Software Test Engineer
12 27 (5.54%) Junior Tester
12 27 (5.54%) Senior Analyst
12 27 (5.54%) Senior Test Analyst
13 24 (4.93%) Automation Tester
14 23 (4.72%) Manual Test Analyst
15 22 (4.52%) Senior Test Engineer
15 22 (4.52%) Senior Tester
16 21 (4.31%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (16.22%) .NET
2 37 (7.60%) HTML
3 32 (6.57%) Web Services
4 26 (5.34%) ASP.NET
5 24 (4.93%) SOAP
6 22 (4.52%) Gherkin
7 21 (4.31%) CSS
8 20 (4.11%) XML
9 16 (3.29%) REST
10 11 (2.26%) Ajax
11 8 (1.64%) JMX
12 7 (1.44%) JMS
13 5 (1.03%) XML Messaging
14 4 (0.82%) J2EE
14 4 (0.82%) JSON
15 3 (0.62%) jQuery
16 2 (0.41%) CSS3
16 2 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
16 2 (0.41%) XHTML
16 2 (0.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 48 (9.86%) Computer Science
2 44 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.34%) Mobile App
4 14 (2.87%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.46%) Client/Server
7 10 (2.05%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (1.03%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.03%) Smartcard
9 4 (0.82%) Driving Licence
9 4 (0.82%) User Experience
10 3 (0.62%) Cyber Attack
11 2 (0.41%) Biotechnology
11 2 (0.41%) Life Science
11 2 (0.41%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.21%) Cyberthreat
12 1 (0.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.21%) iPad
12 1 (0.21%) mHealth
12 1 (0.21%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 90 (18.48%) Windows
2 36 (7.39%) Linux
3 15 (3.08%) Unix
4 7 (1.44%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.82%) Android
5 4 (0.82%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.62%) Solaris
7 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (57.08%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (39.84%) Software Testing
3 141 (28.95%) Test Scripting
4 129 (26.49%) Test Automation
5 110 (22.59%) Automated Testing
6 107 (21.97%) Test Strategy
7 105 (21.56%) Scrum
8 92 (18.89%) Automation Testing
9 84 (17.25%) SDLC
10 80 (16.43%) Regression Testing
11 75 (15.40%) Test Management
12 71 (14.58%) Performance Testing
13 69 (14.17%) TDD
13 69 (14.17%) User Acceptance Testing
14 63 (12.94%) Manual Testing
15 60 (12.32%) System Testing
16 53 (10.88%) BDD
16 53 (10.88%) Functional Testing
17 48 (9.86%) Software Engineering
18 47 (9.65%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 140 (28.75%) C#
2 115 (23.61%) SQL
3 81 (16.63%) Java
4 52 (10.68%) C++
5 39 (8.01%) Python
6 24 (4.93%) JavaScript
7 20 (4.11%) C
8 14 (2.87%) Ruby
9 13 (2.67%) T-SQL
10 10 (2.05%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.85%) Perl
12 8 (1.64%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.03%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.82%) Groovy
14 4 (0.82%) VB
15 3 (0.62%) PHP
16 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 298 (61.19%) ISEB
2 139 (28.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 116 (23.82%) Degree
4 41 (8.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 12 (2.46%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.44%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (0.82%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.21%) AAT
9 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.21%) HND
9 1 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (27.52%) QA
System Software
1 6 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 65 (13.35%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (2.26%) HP SiteScope
2 11 (2.26%) Perfmon
3 2 (0.41%) Puppet
4 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 104 (21.36%) Microsoft
2 90 (18.48%) HP
3 25 (5.13%) Oracle
4 20 (4.11%) IBM
5 17 (3.49%) SAP
6 12 (2.46%) SOASTA, Inc
7 10 (2.05%) Atlassian
7 10 (2.05%) Remedy
7 10 (2.05%) Riverbed
8 6 (1.23%) VMware
9 4 (0.82%) AppDynamics
9 4 (0.82%) TOWER Software
10 2 (0.41%) Capita
10 2 (0.41%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.21%) BMC
11 1 (0.21%) CA Agile Central
11 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.21%) Seapine
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