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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 192 245 283
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +38
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 303 185 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.50% 0.89% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.33% 2.82% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 256 127 116
Average salary £39,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
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
7004 6565 6848
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 34.58% 31.60% 33.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5470 5043 5587
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 5 March 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 5 March 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
Berkshire +81 110 £45,000 +28.57% 7
Surrey +76 98 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Hampshire -37 47 £35,000 +27.27% 5
East Sussex -12 18 £38,500 +22.22% 3
Buckinghamshire +1 9 £35,000 - 3
West Sussex -12 9 £32,500 -18.75%
Middlesex +13 6 £35,250 -21.66%
Oxfordshire -3 5 £26,000 -31.57% 1
Kent -2 1 £42,250 +111.25% 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 485 (83.48%) ISEB
2 211 (36.32%) Agile Software Development
3 196 (33.73%) Finance
4 185 (31.84%) HP Quality Center
5 182 (31.33%) Software Testing
6 170 (29.26%) SQL
7 169 (29.09%) Selenium
8 167 (28.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 163 (28.06%) QA
10 153 (26.33%) Test Scripting
11 147 (25.30%) Test Management
12 146 (25.13%) Test Automation
13 121 (20.83%) HP
14 111 (19.10%) QuickTest Pro
15 98 (16.87%) Windows
16 94 (16.18%) Degree
17 93 (16.01%) Test Strategy
18 90 (15.49%) User Acceptance Testing
19 86 (14.80%) Regression Testing
20 83 (14.29%) Scrum
21 80 (13.77%) WebDriver
22 79 (13.60%) Automation Testing
23 76 (13.08%) C#
23 76 (13.08%) Automated Testing
24 75 (12.91%) Manual Testing
25 71 (12.22%) Microsoft
26 67 (11.53%) SQL Server
27 66 (11.36%) Waterfall
27 66 (11.36%) Test Planning
28 64 (11.02%) Security Cleared

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 12 (2.07%) Drupal
2 10 (1.72%) IIS
3 7 (1.20%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.03%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (0.69%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.17%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 49 (8.43%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.41%) MS Project
2 14 (2.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.44%) LAN
1 20 (3.44%) WAN
2 8 (1.38%) VoIP
3 7 (1.20%) HTTPS
4 6 (1.03%) HTTP
5 4 (0.69%) DNS
5 4 (0.69%) Wireless
6 3 (0.52%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.34%) SSL
7 2 (0.34%) CTI
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco ICM
8 1 (0.17%) GGSN
8 1 (0.17%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.17%) SMS
8 1 (0.17%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.17%) H.323
8 1 (0.17%) RTCP
8 1 (0.17%) RTP
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (11.53%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.07%) Oracle Database
3 9 (1.55%) Data Mining
3 9 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.34%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.34%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 169 (29.09%) Selenium
2 111 (19.10%) QuickTest Pro
3 80 (13.77%) WebDriver
4 54 (9.29%) LoadRunner
5 44 (7.57%) Cucumber
6 34 (5.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 33 (5.68%) JIRA
8 23 (3.96%) JMeter
8 23 (3.96%) Visual Studio
9 20 (3.44%) TestDirector
10 18 (3.10%) Eclipse
10 18 (3.10%) WinRunner
11 17 (2.93%) SoapUI
12 16 (2.75%) InstallShield
13 15 (2.58%) Jenkins
14 11 (1.89%) NUnit
14 11 (1.89%) Maven
14 11 (1.89%) Rational Performance Tester
14 11 (1.89%) Git (software)
14 11 (1.89%) SpecFlow
General
1 196 (33.73%) Finance
2 37 (6.37%) Telecoms
3 24 (4.13%) Banking
4 17 (2.93%) Retail
5 7 (1.20%) Retail Banking
6 6 (1.03%) Legal
7 5 (0.86%) Military
7 5 (0.86%) Aerospace
7 5 (0.86%) Automotive
8 4 (0.69%) Electronics
8 4 (0.69%) Billing
9 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.17%) Marketing
10 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 324 (55.77%) Analyst
2 274 (47.16%) Test Analyst
3 125 (21.51%) Tester
4 83 (14.29%) Test Manager
5 63 (10.84%) Test Leader
6 52 (8.95%) Test Engineer
7 48 (8.26%) QA Analyst
8 45 (7.75%) Senior Analyst
9 42 (7.23%) Software Tester
10 34 (5.85%) QA Engineer
11 33 (5.68%) Senior Test Analyst
12 32 (5.51%) Software Test Analyst
12 32 (5.51%) Lead Test Analyst
13 31 (5.34%) Software Engineer
14 23 (3.96%) Software Test Engineer
15 21 (3.61%) Consultant
15 21 (3.61%) QA Tester
16 20 (3.44%) Senior Tester
16 20 (3.44%) Test Consultant
16 20 (3.44%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (7.57%) .NET
2 37 (6.37%) XML
3 35 (6.02%) Web Services
4 24 (4.13%) HTML
5 14 (2.41%) CSS
6 13 (2.24%) Middleware
7 12 (2.07%) LAMP
8 11 (1.89%) Gherkin
9 7 (1.20%) Ajax
10 6 (1.03%) WPF
10 6 (1.03%) SOAP
11 3 (0.52%) WinForms
11 3 (0.52%) J2ME
11 3 (0.52%) XSL
11 3 (0.52%) XML Schema
12 2 (0.34%) CGI
13 1 (0.17%) XMPP
13 1 (0.17%) JSP
13 1 (0.17%) HTML5
13 1 (0.17%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (5.68%) Computer Science
3 20 (3.44%) AS400
4 18 (3.10%) iSeries
5 13 (2.24%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.55%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.38%) Open Source
7 8 (1.38%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.03%) Clustering
8 6 (1.03%) Replication
9 4 (0.69%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.52%) Life Science
10 3 (0.52%) PACS
10 3 (0.52%) GIS
10 3 (0.52%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.52%) User Experience
10 3 (0.52%) iPad
11 2 (0.34%) EFT
11 2 (0.34%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 98 (16.87%) Windows
2 38 (6.54%) UNIX
3 32 (5.51%) Linux
4 30 (5.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (4.30%) Windows XP
6 24 (4.13%) Solaris
6 24 (4.13%) Windows 7
7 13 (2.24%) Apple iOS
8 12 (2.07%) Android
9 5 (0.86%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.69%) AIX
11 3 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (36.32%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (31.33%) Software Testing
3 153 (26.33%) Test Scripting
4 147 (25.30%) Test Management
5 146 (25.13%) Test Automation
6 93 (16.01%) Test Strategy
7 90 (15.49%) User Acceptance Testing
8 86 (14.80%) Regression Testing
9 83 (14.29%) Scrum
10 79 (13.60%) Automation Testing
11 76 (13.08%) Automated Testing
12 75 (12.91%) Manual Testing
13 66 (11.36%) Waterfall
13 66 (11.36%) Test Planning
14 57 (9.81%) Mentoring
15 56 (9.64%) Performance Testing
16 44 (7.57%) Continuous Improvement
17 41 (7.06%) BDD
18 40 (6.88%) PRINCE2
19 35 (6.02%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 170 (29.26%) SQL
2 76 (13.08%) C#
3 56 (9.64%) Java
4 27 (4.65%) Python
5 26 (4.48%) C++
6 20 (3.44%) Perl
7 19 (3.27%) Ruby
8 16 (2.75%) PHP
9 12 (2.07%) C
10 11 (1.89%) VB
11 10 (1.72%) VBScript
12 8 (1.38%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.69%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.69%) Tcl
13 4 (0.69%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.52%) XPath
14 3 (0.52%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.34%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.17%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 485 (83.48%) ISEB
2 167 (28.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 94 (16.18%) Degree
4 64 (11.02%) Security Cleared
5 48 (8.26%) SC Cleared
6 36 (6.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 15 (2.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 15 (2.58%) VCP4
8 12 (2.07%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.38%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (0.69%) AAT
10 4 (0.69%) CSQA
10 4 (0.69%) HND
11 3 (0.52%) APMP
12 1 (0.17%) HNC
12 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (28.06%) QA
2 8 (1.38%) GAMP
3 3 (0.52%) HL7
3 3 (0.52%) DICOM
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.17%) P3O
System Software
1 21 (3.61%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.20%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
4 5 (0.86%) vSphere
5 2 (0.34%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 185 (31.84%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (1.03%) Netcool
2 6 (1.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (0.69%) Control-M
4 2 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 121 (20.83%) HP
2 71 (12.22%) Microsoft
3 35 (6.02%) Oracle
4 24 (4.13%) IBM
5 18 (3.10%) Red Hat
6 11 (1.89%) VMware
7 9 (1.55%) Fujitsu
8 8 (1.38%) Capita
9 7 (1.20%) Citrix
10 6 (1.03%) Veritas
10 6 (1.03%) McAfee
11 5 (0.86%) NetApp
12 2 (0.34%) Cisco
13 1 (0.17%) Mitel
13 1 (0.17%) Empirix
13 1 (0.17%) Panasonic
13 1 (0.17%) Twitter
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Oxford Hays
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Oxford Hays
Posted: 18 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
White Clarke Group
Salary: £28-35k dependant on experience + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Gold Group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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
Reading, Berkshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Insurance
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + +Great Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum + 10% OT Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £52500 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Berkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Milton Keynes, South East, United Kingdom
White Clarke Group
Salary: £28-35k dependant on experience + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago