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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 234 213 257
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +44
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 228 280 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.12% 1.22% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.61% 3.64% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 201 223 131
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +5.26%
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
6320 7696 7346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.03% 33.58% 32.68%
Number of salaries quoted 4781 6143 5927
Average salary £45,000 £43,250 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.04% +4.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £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 29 May 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 29 May 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
(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 +31 82 £40,000 - 4
Berkshire -1 58 £47,500 +35.71% 3
Hampshire +10 41 £38,500 +18.46% 4
Buckinghamshire -15 15 £34,000 - 3
Kent -1 12 £33,750 -3.57%
Oxfordshire -11 12 £40,000 +3.89%
East Sussex +1 8 £36,690 -2.16% 2
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 419 (76.74%) ISEB
2 238 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
3 205 (37.55%) Software Testing
4 181 (33.15%) Selenium
5 180 (32.97%) Finance
6 173 (31.68%) QA
7 157 (28.75%) SQL
8 140 (25.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 127 (23.26%) Test Automation
10 126 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
11 117 (21.43%) Test Scripting
12 113 (20.70%) Degree
13 112 (20.51%) Test Management
14 98 (17.95%) HP
14 98 (17.95%) QuickTest Pro
14 98 (17.95%) Automated Testing
15 91 (16.67%) C#
15 91 (16.67%) Test Strategy
16 87 (15.93%) Scrum
17 80 (14.65%) Java
18 77 (14.10%) Automation Testing
19 75 (13.74%) WebDriver
20 73 (13.37%) Manual Testing
21 72 (13.19%) SDLC
22 71 (13.00%) SQL Server
23 68 (12.45%) Microsoft
23 68 (12.45%) User Acceptance Testing
24 67 (12.27%) Windows
25 61 (11.17%) Mentoring
26 60 (10.99%) Regression Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 4 (0.73%) Drupal
2 3 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (0.55%) IIS
3 2 (0.37%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 42 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.83%) MS Office
3 8 (1.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.01%) VoIP
2 9 (1.65%) HTTPS
3 5 (0.92%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.55%) CTI
4 3 (0.55%) HTTP
5 2 (0.37%) SSL
5 2 (0.37%) Wireless
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.18%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.18%) GGSN
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco ICM
6 1 (0.18%) H.323
6 1 (0.18%) RTCP
6 1 (0.18%) RTP
6 1 (0.18%) SMS
6 1 (0.18%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (13.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.65%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.73%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (0.55%) Big Data
6 2 (0.37%) DB2
6 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.37%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 181 (33.15%) Selenium
2 98 (17.95%) QuickTest Pro
3 75 (13.74%) WebDriver
4 45 (8.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 44 (8.06%) JIRA
6 38 (6.96%) JMeter
7 35 (6.41%) Cucumber
8 30 (5.49%) LoadRunner
9 24 (4.40%) Visual Studio
10 18 (3.30%) Eclipse
10 18 (3.30%) Jenkins
11 15 (2.75%) NUnit
12 14 (2.56%) TestNG
13 13 (2.38%) SpecFlow
13 13 (2.38%) InstallShield
13 13 (2.38%) Maven
14 11 (2.01%) IntelliJ
15 10 (1.83%) JUnit
15 10 (1.83%) Rational Performance Tester
16 9 (1.65%) Firebug
General
1 180 (32.97%) Finance
2 26 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.11%) Banking
4 12 (2.20%) Automotive
4 12 (2.20%) Retail
5 7 (1.28%) Retail Banking
6 6 (1.10%) Aerospace
6 6 (1.10%) Electronics
6 6 (1.10%) Publishing
7 5 (0.92%) Marketing
8 3 (0.55%) Billing
9 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.37%) Legal
9 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.37%) Advertising
10 1 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 294 (53.85%) Analyst
2 252 (46.15%) Test Analyst
3 102 (18.68%) Tester
4 95 (17.40%) Test Manager
5 65 (11.90%) Test Leader
6 56 (10.26%) QA Analyst
7 49 (8.97%) Lead Test Analyst
8 40 (7.33%) Software Tester
8 40 (7.33%) Test Engineer
9 39 (7.14%) QA Engineer
10 34 (6.23%) Senior Analyst
11 30 (5.49%) Test Team Leader
11 30 (5.49%) Team Leader
12 26 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
13 25 (4.58%) Software Test Analyst
14 24 (4.40%) Senior Test Analyst
15 21 (3.85%) Software Engineer
16 20 (3.66%) Lead Tester
17 18 (3.30%) QA Tester
17 18 (3.30%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (9.71%) XML
2 47 (8.61%) .NET
3 35 (6.41%) Web Services
4 30 (5.49%) HTML
5 18 (3.30%) CSS
6 11 (2.01%) Middleware
7 7 (1.28%) Ajax
8 5 (0.92%) Gherkin
8 5 (0.92%) XML Schema
9 4 (0.73%) WPF
9 4 (0.73%) LAMP
10 3 (0.55%) XML Messaging
10 3 (0.55%) SOAP
10 3 (0.55%) CGI
11 2 (0.37%) HTML5
12 1 (0.18%) RESTful
12 1 (0.18%) WinForms
12 1 (0.18%) ActiveMQ
12 1 (0.18%) JSON
12 1 (0.18%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (6.78%) Computer Science
3 26 (4.76%) iSeries
3 26 (4.76%) AS400
4 15 (2.75%) Client/Server
5 8 (1.47%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.47%) Mobile App
6 4 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.55%) Replication
7 3 (0.55%) PACS
7 3 (0.55%) GIS
7 3 (0.55%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.37%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.37%) EFT
8 2 (0.37%) NHS
8 2 (0.37%) Life Science
8 2 (0.37%) User Experience
8 2 (0.37%) Social Media
9 1 (0.18%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 67 (12.27%) Windows
2 34 (6.23%) Linux
3 25 (4.58%) UNIX
4 13 (2.38%) Solaris
5 10 (1.83%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.47%) Android
7 4 (0.73%) Windows 8
7 4 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.73%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (37.55%) Software Testing
3 127 (23.26%) Test Automation
4 117 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 112 (20.51%) Test Management
6 98 (17.95%) Automated Testing
7 91 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 87 (15.93%) Scrum
9 77 (14.10%) Automation Testing
10 73 (13.37%) Manual Testing
11 72 (13.19%) SDLC
12 68 (12.45%) User Acceptance Testing
13 61 (11.17%) Mentoring
14 60 (10.99%) Regression Testing
15 58 (10.62%) Performance Testing
16 55 (10.07%) Test Planning
17 54 (9.89%) Waterfall
18 46 (8.42%) PRINCE2
19 45 (8.24%) Continuous Improvement
20 38 (6.96%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 157 (28.75%) SQL
2 91 (16.67%) C#
3 80 (14.65%) Java
4 31 (5.68%) Python
5 28 (5.13%) C++
6 21 (3.85%) C
7 19 (3.48%) Ruby
8 16 (2.93%) Perl
9 13 (2.38%) VBScript
10 11 (2.01%) VB
11 8 (1.47%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.28%) VB.NET
13 6 (1.10%) PHP
13 6 (1.10%) XPath
14 5 (0.92%) JavaScript
15 3 (0.55%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.37%) COBOL
16 2 (0.37%) VBA
16 2 (0.37%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.37%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 419 (76.74%) ISEB
2 140 (25.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 113 (20.70%) Degree
4 37 (6.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 30 (5.49%) Security Cleared
6 27 (4.95%) SC Cleared
7 16 (2.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 8 (1.47%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.73%) HND
9 4 (0.73%) AAT
10 3 (0.55%) APMP
10 3 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.37%) CSQA
12 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.18%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (31.68%) QA
2 3 (0.55%) HL7
2 3 (0.55%) DICOM
System Software
1 9 (1.65%) vSphere
2 8 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.47%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 126 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.18%) SCCM
3 1 (0.18%) Iperf
Vendors
1 98 (17.95%) HP
2 68 (12.45%) Microsoft
3 18 (3.30%) IBM
4 16 (2.93%) Red Hat
5 14 (2.56%) VMware
5 14 (2.56%) Oracle
6 10 (1.83%) Capita
7 4 (0.73%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.37%) SAP
8 2 (0.37%) Cisco
8 2 (0.37%) Cognos
9 1 (0.18%) Panasonic
9 1 (0.18%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.18%) Twitter
9 1 (0.18%) Mitel
9 1 (0.18%) BEA
9 1 (0.18%) BMC
9 1 (0.18%) Empirix
9 1 (0.18%) Remedy
9 1 (0.18%) Symbian
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 9 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £31000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford
Spectrum IT
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Accomplish Today Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + 29 days + share ops scheme + pensi
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 + outstanding package
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Pension, Medical, 25 days A/L
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: £60k base with an £80k OTE Plus Car Allowance, Health, Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
The Open University
Salary: From £25,513 to £30,434 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Milton Keynes, UK
Boeing
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 17 days ago
Brighton
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £16000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago