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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 231 254 237
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -17
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 234 249 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.21% 1.16% 1.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.88% 3.70% 3.40%
Number of salaries quoted 189 214 203
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
6032 6732 7803
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.23% 31.35% 33.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4881 5045 6172
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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 -19 57 £36,250 -5.84% 4
Berkshire -26 43 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Hampshire +15 39 £36,000 -4.00% 7
Kent +5 25 £35,000 -9.67%
East Sussex +30 23 £35,000 -9.09% 1
Oxfordshire +5 19 £37,500 - 4
West Sussex +2 15 £35,000 -5.40%
Buckinghamshire +18 12 £47,500 +39.70% 4
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 294 (71.19%) ISEB
2 244 (59.08%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (46.97%) QA
4 163 (39.47%) Finance
5 153 (37.05%) Software Testing
6 137 (33.17%) SDLC
7 134 (32.45%) User Acceptance Testing
8 131 (31.72%) Selenium
9 124 (30.02%) Regression Testing
10 121 (29.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 119 (28.81%) Test Strategy
12 111 (26.88%) Test Scripting
12 111 (26.88%) Automated Testing
13 110 (26.63%) C#
14 106 (25.67%) Functional Testing
15 102 (24.70%) Test Automation
16 99 (23.97%) Manual Testing
17 92 (22.28%) HP Quality Center
17 92 (22.28%) Java
18 89 (21.55%) SQL
19 88 (21.31%) Degree
20 85 (20.58%) Waterfall
21 83 (20.10%) Scrum
22 76 (18.40%) HP
23 75 (18.16%) HP UFT
24 72 (17.43%) TDD
25 66 (15.98%) Test Management
26 65 (15.74%) WebDriver
27 64 (15.50%) BDD
28 63 (15.25%) Automation Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 28 (6.78%) IIS
2 14 (3.39%) CICS
3 4 (0.97%) Drupal
3 4 (0.97%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.97%) Tuxedo
4 2 (0.48%) Confluence
5 1 (0.24%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.24%) JBoss
5 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (5.57%) MS Office
2 20 (4.84%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.97%) BASE24
1 4 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.48%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.48%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.24%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.24%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.45%) SaaS
2 4 (0.97%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.39%) VoIP
2 6 (1.45%) GSM
2 6 (1.45%) UMTS
3 5 (1.21%) LTE
4 4 (0.97%) 2G
4 4 (0.97%) 3G
4 4 (0.97%) 4G
4 4 (0.97%) ATM
5 3 (0.73%) Diameter Protocol
5 3 (0.73%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.73%) Internet
5 3 (0.73%) ISUP
5 3 (0.73%) SCCP
5 3 (0.73%) SIGTRAN
5 3 (0.73%) SS7
5 3 (0.73%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.73%) tcpdump
5 3 (0.73%) VLAN
5 3 (0.73%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.48%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.94%) DB2
3 5 (1.21%) MySQL
4 4 (0.97%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.48%) HBase
5 2 (0.48%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.24%) Apache Accumulo
6 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 131 (31.72%) Selenium
2 75 (18.16%) HP UFT
3 65 (15.74%) WebDriver
4 58 (14.04%) JIRA
5 39 (9.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 33 (7.99%) Cucumber
7 30 (7.26%) JMeter
8 26 (6.30%) SoapUI
9 23 (5.57%) SpecFlow
9 23 (5.57%) Visual Studio
10 22 (5.33%) JUnit
10 22 (5.33%) LoadRunner
11 21 (5.08%) Jenkins
11 21 (5.08%) NUnit
12 20 (4.84%) Bugzilla
13 19 (4.60%) Ranorex
13 19 (4.60%) Testopia
14 15 (3.63%) Maven
14 15 (3.63%) Selenium IDE
15 14 (3.39%) Eclipse
General
1 163 (39.47%) Finance
2 45 (10.90%) Telecoms
3 34 (8.23%) Banking
4 30 (7.26%) Retail
5 17 (4.12%) Games
6 13 (3.15%) Aerospace
6 13 (3.15%) Automotive
7 11 (2.66%) Marketing
8 9 (2.18%) Back Office
9 3 (0.73%) Legal
9 3 (0.73%) Publishing
10 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Electronics
11 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 209 (50.61%) Analyst
2 176 (42.62%) Test Analyst
3 91 (22.03%) Tester
4 64 (15.50%) Test Engineer
5 50 (12.11%) Automation Tester
6 49 (11.86%) Test Manager
7 47 (11.38%) Automation Test Analyst
8 42 (10.17%) Senior Analyst
9 39 (9.44%) QA Analyst
9 39 (9.44%) Senior Test Analyst
10 38 (9.20%) QA Engineer
11 30 (7.26%) QA Test Analyst
12 29 (7.02%) Agile Test Analyst
12 29 (7.02%) Software Analyst
13 27 (6.54%) QA Tester
14 25 (6.05%) QA Automation Analyst
15 24 (5.81%) QA Test Engineer
16 22 (5.33%) Test Leader
17 19 (4.60%) Software Test Analyst
18 17 (4.12%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (10.65%) XML
2 43 (10.41%) .NET
3 29 (7.02%) HTML
4 19 (4.60%) Web Services
5 13 (3.15%) Gherkin
6 10 (2.42%) XML Schema
7 9 (2.18%) HTML5
8 6 (1.45%) XHTML
9 5 (1.21%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.21%) SOAP
9 5 (1.21%) Spring
10 4 (0.97%) Behat
10 4 (0.97%) J2EE
10 4 (0.97%) LAMP
11 3 (0.73%) Hibernate
11 3 (0.73%) Java EE
11 3 (0.73%) REST
12 2 (0.48%) Ajax
12 2 (0.48%) JMS
12 2 (0.48%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.44%) Computer Science
2 23 (5.57%) Mainframe
3 21 (5.08%) Mathematics
4 19 (4.60%) AS400
5 18 (4.36%) Client/Server
6 14 (3.39%) VSAM
7 13 (3.15%) N-Tier
7 13 (3.15%) User Experience
8 9 (2.18%) Social Media
9 7 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (1.21%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.97%) Contactless
11 4 (0.97%) EMV
11 4 (0.97%) Fintech
11 4 (0.97%) Replication
12 3 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.73%) Smart Meter
13 2 (0.48%) Chip and PIN
13 2 (0.48%) FMCG
13 2 (0.48%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 31 (7.51%) Windows
2 25 (6.05%) Unix
3 22 (5.33%) Linux
4 13 (3.15%) Solaris
5 10 (2.42%) Android
5 10 (2.42%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (59.08%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (37.05%) Software Testing
3 137 (33.17%) SDLC
4 134 (32.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 124 (30.02%) Regression Testing
6 119 (28.81%) Test Strategy
7 111 (26.88%) Automated Testing
7 111 (26.88%) Test Scripting
8 106 (25.67%) Functional Testing
9 102 (24.70%) Test Automation
10 99 (23.97%) Manual Testing
11 85 (20.58%) Waterfall
12 83 (20.10%) Scrum
13 72 (17.43%) TDD
14 66 (15.98%) Test Management
15 64 (15.50%) BDD
16 63 (15.25%) Automation Testing
17 61 (14.77%) Defect Management
18 59 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
19 56 (13.56%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 110 (26.63%) C#
2 92 (22.28%) Java
3 89 (21.55%) SQL
4 32 (7.75%) C++
5 29 (7.02%) C
6 27 (6.54%) JavaScript
7 22 (5.33%) COBOL
8 21 (5.08%) Python
9 20 (4.84%) Ruby
10 16 (3.87%) PHP
11 15 (3.63%) Groovy
12 14 (3.39%) JCL
13 13 (3.15%) Perl
14 10 (2.42%) VB
15 4 (0.97%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.97%) VBScript
16 2 (0.48%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.48%) VB.NET
17 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 294 (71.19%) ISEB
2 121 (29.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 88 (21.31%) Degree
4 36 (8.72%) Security Cleared
5 30 (7.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 8 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (1.69%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (1.21%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.24%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (46.97%) QA
2 1 (0.24%) SLA
Systems Management
1 92 (22.28%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.45%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.24%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 76 (18.40%) HP
2 44 (10.65%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.15%) Red Hat
4 12 (2.91%) MKS
4 12 (2.91%) Oracle
4 12 (2.91%) TOWER Software
5 6 (1.45%) AppDynamics
5 6 (1.45%) CA
5 6 (1.45%) Dynatrace
5 6 (1.45%) SAP
6 4 (0.97%) CyberSource
6 4 (0.97%) DataCash
6 4 (0.97%) Elavon
6 4 (0.97%) Ingenico
6 4 (0.97%) Sage
6 4 (0.97%) TSYS
6 4 (0.97%) VeriFone
6 4 (0.97%) VocaLink
6 4 (0.97%) WorldPay
7 3 (0.73%) Borland
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 17 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £17,000 per annum with payment review after 6 months
Posted: 18 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - 60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 6 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum Up to £35K
Posted: 6 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Union Street
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum salary dependent upon experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Mitie Group PlC
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
360 Resourcing Solutions .
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Leatherhead
360 Resourcing Solutions .
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Gosport
People Source Consulting
Salary: £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Winchester
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 16 days ago
Winchester
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Union Street
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum , salary dependent upon experience
Posted: 27 days ago