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

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 186 282 220
Rank change year-on-year
+96 -62
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 246 209 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.52% 0.97% 1.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.08% 3.18% 3.82%
Number of salaries quoted 218 193 224
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
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
4838 6577 7325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 29.88% 30.60% 33.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3872 5322 5533
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £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 9 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the South East region over the 3 months to 9 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +30 48 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Berkshire +47 46 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Hampshire +11 37 £46,250 +27.58% 4
Oxfordshire +53 25 £34,250 -17.96% 5
Kent +26 24 £47,500 +52.00%
West Sussex +23 24 £40,000 +14.28% 3
East Sussex +37 21 £30,000 -31.81% 2
Buckinghamshire +20 19 £52,500 +57.89% 1
Isle of Wight +5 1 £20,500 -41.42%
Middlesex +4 1 £20,000 -58.97%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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.

1 352 (65.55%) ISEB
2 330 (61.45%) Agile Software Development
3 232 (43.20%) Selenium
4 205 (38.18%) Software Testing
5 183 (34.08%) C#
6 176 (32.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 165 (30.73%) QA
8 157 (29.24%) Test Scripting
9 153 (28.49%) Finance
10 148 (27.56%) SQL
11 147 (27.37%) Degree
12 133 (24.77%) Test Automation
13 130 (24.21%) Scrum
14 125 (23.28%) Test Strategy
15 122 (22.72%) SDLC
16 119 (22.16%) HP Quality Center
17 118 (21.97%) Test Management
17 118 (21.97%) HP
18 113 (21.04%) Regression Testing
19 108 (20.11%) JIRA
20 99 (18.44%) Java
21 97 (18.06%) Microsoft
22 96 (17.88%) Automated Testing
22 96 (17.88%) Automation Testing
23 84 (15.64%) HP UFT
24 83 (15.46%) TDD
24 83 (15.46%) User Acceptance Testing
25 79 (14.71%) .NET
26 77 (14.34%) BDD
27 75 (13.97%) WebDriver

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 29 (5.40%) Confluence
2 17 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.23%) IIS
4 8 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 71 (13.22%) MS Excel
2 34 (6.33%) MS Office
3 13 (2.42%) MS Project
4 11 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.68%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.05%) SAP CO
1 11 (2.05%) SAP FI
1 11 (2.05%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.93%) SaaS
3 2 (0.37%) GitHub
3 2 (0.37%) IaaS
3 2 (0.37%) PaaS
4 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.05%) LAN
1 11 (2.05%) WAN
2 10 (1.86%) IP Telephony
3 8 (1.49%) HTTP
4 5 (0.93%) GSM
4 5 (0.93%) LTE
4 5 (0.93%) UMTS
5 4 (0.74%) VoIP
6 3 (0.56%) 2G
6 3 (0.56%) 3G
6 3 (0.56%) 4G
6 3 (0.56%) Diameter Protocol
6 3 (0.56%) ISUP
6 3 (0.56%) SCCP
6 3 (0.56%) SIGTRAN
6 3 (0.56%) SS7
6 3 (0.56%) tcpdump
6 3 (0.56%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (12.10%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.72%) MySQL
3 8 (1.49%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.93%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.19%) Big Data
6 1 (0.19%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 232 (43.20%) Selenium
2 108 (20.11%) JIRA
3 84 (15.64%) HP UFT
4 75 (13.97%) WebDriver
5 68 (12.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 67 (12.48%) SoapUI
7 50 (9.31%) JMeter
8 41 (7.64%) Cucumber
9 39 (7.26%) LoadRunner
10 33 (6.15%) Visual Studio
11 31 (5.77%) Ranorex
12 30 (5.59%) SpecFlow
13 27 (5.03%) Jenkins
14 25 (4.66%) TestComplete
15 23 (4.28%) Selenium IDE
16 19 (3.54%) Bugzilla
16 19 (3.54%) Testopia
17 17 (3.17%) JUnit
18 16 (2.98%) NUnit
19 14 (2.61%) Git (software)
General
1 153 (28.49%) Finance
2 33 (6.15%) Banking
3 20 (3.72%) Back Office
4 16 (2.98%) Marketing
5 15 (2.79%) Retail
6 12 (2.23%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.74%) Automotive
8 4 (0.74%) Games
8 4 (0.74%) Legal
9 3 (0.56%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.37%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 197 (36.69%) Analyst
2 188 (35.01%) Test Analyst
3 101 (18.81%) Tester
4 93 (17.32%) Test Manager
5 81 (15.08%) Test Engineer
6 63 (11.73%) Automation Test Analyst
7 51 (9.50%) Test Leader
8 49 (9.12%) Test Automation Engineer
9 47 (8.75%) Automation Tester
10 45 (8.38%) Software Analyst
11 43 (8.01%) Software Test Analyst
12 33 (6.15%) QA Tester
13 30 (5.59%) Software Test Engineer
14 29 (5.40%) QA Analyst
14 29 (5.40%) Senior Test Engineer
14 29 (5.40%) Team Leader
15 28 (5.21%) Senior Analyst
15 28 (5.21%) Senior Test Analyst
16 27 (5.03%) Software Tester
17 26 (4.84%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (14.71%) .NET
2 40 (7.45%) HTML
3 28 (5.21%) REST
4 25 (4.66%) CSS
5 24 (4.47%) Web Services
6 23 (4.28%) SOAP
7 22 (4.10%) ASP.NET
8 20 (3.72%) Ajax
9 17 (3.17%) XML
10 12 (2.23%) Gherkin
11 11 (2.05%) Spring
12 10 (1.86%) Hibernate
12 10 (1.86%) Java EE
12 10 (1.86%) JMS
12 10 (1.86%) WebSphere MQ
13 8 (1.49%) JMX
14 3 (0.56%) jQuery
15 2 (0.37%) CSS3
15 2 (0.37%) HTML5
15 2 (0.37%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 67 (12.48%) Computer Science
2 48 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (5.21%) Client/Server
4 24 (4.47%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (4.10%) Mobile App
6 12 (2.23%) Life Science
7 11 (2.05%) Data Centre
7 11 (2.05%) Mathematics
8 10 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (1.68%) Health Informatics
9 9 (1.68%) Informatics
9 9 (1.68%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (1.12%) Biotechnology
12 5 (0.93%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.93%) User Experience
13 3 (0.56%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.56%) Replication
14 2 (0.37%) AS400
14 2 (0.37%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 58 (10.80%) Windows
2 31 (5.77%) Linux
3 9 (1.68%) Unix
4 7 (1.30%) Android
4 7 (1.30%) Apple iOS
4 7 (1.30%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.93%) Solaris
6 1 (0.19%) AIX
6 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (61.45%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (38.18%) Software Testing
3 157 (29.24%) Test Scripting
4 133 (24.77%) Test Automation
5 130 (24.21%) Scrum
6 125 (23.28%) Test Strategy
7 122 (22.72%) SDLC
8 118 (21.97%) Test Management
9 113 (21.04%) Regression Testing
10 96 (17.88%) Automated Testing
10 96 (17.88%) Automation Testing
11 83 (15.46%) TDD
11 83 (15.46%) User Acceptance Testing
12 77 (14.34%) BDD
13 73 (13.59%) Performance Testing
14 69 (12.85%) Waterfall
15 60 (11.17%) Manual Testing
16 58 (10.80%) Mentoring
17 53 (9.87%) Test Planning
17 53 (9.87%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 183 (34.08%) C#
2 148 (27.56%) SQL
3 99 (18.44%) Java
4 54 (10.06%) Python
5 38 (7.08%) C++
6 26 (4.84%) JavaScript
7 22 (4.10%) Ruby
8 18 (3.35%) Bash Shell
8 18 (3.35%) C
9 14 (2.61%) T-SQL
10 13 (2.42%) Groovy
10 13 (2.42%) VB
11 12 (2.23%) PHP
12 9 (1.68%) Shell Script
12 9 (1.68%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.56%) Perl
14 1 (0.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 352 (65.55%) ISEB
2 176 (32.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 147 (27.37%) Degree
4 67 (12.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 17 (3.17%) ISEB Practitioner
5 17 (3.17%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.30%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.56%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.37%) AAT
8 2 (0.37%) HND
9 1 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (30.73%) QA
2 2 (0.37%) GAMP
System Software
1 14 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.93%) Firmware
3 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 119 (22.16%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (2.05%) HP SiteScope
2 11 (2.05%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.19%) Control-M
3 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 118 (21.97%) HP
2 97 (18.06%) Microsoft
3 26 (4.84%) IBM
4 22 (4.10%) SAP
5 21 (3.91%) Atlassian
6 19 (3.54%) Oracle
7 15 (2.79%) VMware
8 10 (1.86%) CA Agile Central
8 10 (1.86%) Riverbed
8 10 (1.86%) SOASTA, Inc
9 9 (1.68%) Remedy
10 6 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.12%) TOWER Software
11 5 (0.93%) Sophos
11 5 (0.93%) Telerik
12 3 (0.56%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.37%) Capita
14 1 (0.19%) AppDynamics
14 1 (0.19%) CODA
14 1 (0.19%) Xceptor
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