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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / South East
Rank 196 279 202
Rank change year-on-year
+83 -77
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 223 175 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.50% 0.91% 1.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.19% 2.90% 4.43%
Number of salaries quoted 198 154 242
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,400 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -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
4295 6031 6771
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 28.89% 31.37% 33.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3419 4900 5163
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +43 42 £42,500 +30.76% 6
Berkshire +59 40 £45,000 -14.28% 3
Hampshire +8 38 £40,000 -5.88% 4
West Sussex +38 27 £40,000 +14.28% 1
East Sussex +22 22 £25,500 -27.14% 2
Buckinghamshire +26 19 £47,500 +39.70% 2
Kent +1 19 £47,500 +37.68%
Oxfordshire +33 16 £33,500 -10.66% 5
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 314 (62.93%) ISEB
2 294 (58.92%) Agile Software Development
3 209 (41.88%) Software Testing
4 196 (39.28%) Selenium
5 162 (32.46%) C#
6 161 (32.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 144 (28.86%) Test Scripting
8 143 (28.66%) QA
9 137 (27.45%) SQL
10 135 (27.05%) Test Automation
11 130 (26.05%) Finance
12 125 (25.05%) Degree
13 111 (22.24%) Test Strategy
14 110 (22.04%) Scrum
15 105 (21.04%) HP
16 104 (20.84%) SDLC
17 99 (19.84%) Microsoft
18 98 (19.64%) Automated Testing
19 97 (19.44%) JIRA
20 94 (18.84%) Test Management
20 94 (18.84%) Automation Testing
21 89 (17.84%) Java
22 88 (17.64%) Regression Testing
23 82 (16.43%) HP Quality Center
24 81 (16.23%) .NET
25 80 (16.03%) SQL Server
26 77 (15.43%) User Acceptance Testing
27 74 (14.83%) Performance Testing
28 70 (14.03%) HP UFT
29 69 (13.83%) MS Excel

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 25 (5.01%) Confluence
2 12 (2.40%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (0.80%) IIS
Applications
1 69 (13.83%) MS Excel
2 28 (5.61%) MS Office
3 13 (2.61%) MS Project
4 9 (1.80%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.60%) SAP CO
1 8 (1.60%) SAP FI
1 8 (1.60%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.40%) SaaS
3 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.20%) LAN
1 11 (2.20%) WAN
2 10 (2.00%) IP Telephony
3 8 (1.60%) HTTP
4 5 (1.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.40%) GSM
5 2 (0.40%) LTE
5 2 (0.40%) UMTS
5 2 (0.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (16.03%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.41%) MySQL
3 9 (1.80%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.60%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.40%) Big Data
6 1 (0.20%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 196 (39.28%) Selenium
2 97 (19.44%) JIRA
3 70 (14.03%) HP UFT
4 68 (13.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 66 (13.23%) SoapUI
6 63 (12.63%) WebDriver
7 48 (9.62%) JMeter
8 43 (8.62%) LoadRunner
9 35 (7.01%) Visual Studio
10 26 (5.21%) TestComplete
11 25 (5.01%) Cucumber
12 23 (4.61%) Jenkins
13 20 (4.01%) Ranorex
13 20 (4.01%) Selenium IDE
13 20 (4.01%) SpecFlow
14 15 (3.01%) Eclipse
15 13 (2.61%) Git (software)
16 12 (2.40%) Subversion
17 11 (2.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 10 (2.00%) Bugzilla
General
1 130 (26.05%) Finance
2 27 (5.41%) Banking
3 19 (3.81%) Marketing
4 18 (3.61%) Back Office
5 11 (2.20%) Retail
5 11 (2.20%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.20%) Automotive
7 3 (0.60%) Legal
8 2 (0.40%) Games
8 2 (0.40%) Local Government
8 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.20%) Electronics
9 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.20%) Front Office
9 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 208 (41.68%) Analyst
2 202 (40.48%) Test Analyst
3 85 (17.03%) Test Manager
4 80 (16.03%) Tester
5 79 (15.83%) Test Engineer
6 64 (12.83%) Automation Test Analyst
7 53 (10.62%) Software Analyst
8 52 (10.42%) Software Test Analyst
9 42 (8.42%) Test Automation Engineer
10 39 (7.82%) Test Leader
11 37 (7.41%) Software Test Engineer
12 29 (5.81%) Senior Analyst
12 29 (5.81%) Senior Test Analyst
13 28 (5.61%) Manual Test Analyst
14 27 (5.41%) Junior
15 25 (5.01%) Automation Tester
15 25 (5.01%) Team Leader
16 24 (4.81%) Junior Tester
16 24 (4.81%) Senior Test Engineer
17 23 (4.61%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (16.23%) .NET
2 42 (8.42%) HTML
3 26 (5.21%) SOAP
3 26 (5.21%) Web Services
4 25 (5.01%) CSS
5 24 (4.81%) ASP.NET
6 22 (4.41%) REST
7 20 (4.01%) XML
8 14 (2.81%) Ajax
8 14 (2.81%) Gherkin
9 8 (1.60%) JMS
9 8 (1.60%) JMX
10 5 (1.00%) Spring
10 5 (1.00%) XML Messaging
11 4 (0.80%) Hibernate
11 4 (0.80%) J2EE
11 4 (0.80%) Java EE
11 4 (0.80%) WebSphere MQ
12 3 (0.60%) jQuery
13 2 (0.40%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 58 (11.62%) Computer Science
2 46 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.01%) Mobile App
4 19 (3.81%) Client/Server
5 17 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.40%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
8 9 (1.80%) Data Centre
8 9 (1.80%) Mathematics
9 8 (1.60%) Health Informatics
9 8 (1.60%) Informatics
10 7 (1.40%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.00%) User Experience
12 4 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (0.60%) Life Science
14 2 (0.40%) Biotechnology
14 2 (0.40%) mHealth
14 2 (0.40%) Replication
14 2 (0.40%) Smartcard
15 1 (0.20%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 66 (13.23%) Windows
2 31 (6.21%) Linux
3 10 (2.00%) Unix
4 7 (1.40%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.20%) Android
5 6 (1.20%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.40%) Solaris
7 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (58.92%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (41.88%) Software Testing
3 144 (28.86%) Test Scripting
4 135 (27.05%) Test Automation
5 111 (22.24%) Test Strategy
6 110 (22.04%) Scrum
7 104 (20.84%) SDLC
8 98 (19.64%) Automated Testing
9 94 (18.84%) Automation Testing
9 94 (18.84%) Test Management
10 88 (17.64%) Regression Testing
11 77 (15.43%) User Acceptance Testing
12 74 (14.83%) Performance Testing
13 69 (13.83%) TDD
14 67 (13.43%) BDD
15 58 (11.62%) Manual Testing
16 51 (10.22%) Mentoring
17 48 (9.62%) Functional Testing
17 48 (9.62%) System Testing
17 48 (9.62%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 162 (32.46%) C#
2 137 (27.45%) SQL
3 89 (17.84%) Java
4 47 (9.42%) Python
5 40 (8.02%) C++
6 23 (4.61%) JavaScript
7 16 (3.21%) Ruby
8 15 (3.01%) C
9 13 (2.61%) T-SQL
10 11 (2.20%) Bash Shell
10 11 (2.20%) Shell Script
11 10 (2.00%) PHP
12 9 (1.80%) VB.NET
13 8 (1.60%) VB
14 7 (1.40%) Groovy
15 6 (1.20%) Perl
16 1 (0.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 314 (62.93%) ISEB
2 161 (32.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 125 (25.05%) Degree
4 55 (11.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 12 (2.40%) ISEB Practitioner
6 11 (2.20%) Security Cleared
7 5 (1.00%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.40%) AAT
9 2 (0.40%) HND
9 2 (0.40%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (28.66%) QA
2 2 (0.40%) GAMP
System Software
1 11 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 82 (16.43%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (2.20%) HP SiteScope
2 11 (2.20%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 105 (21.04%) HP
2 99 (19.84%) Microsoft
3 27 (5.41%) IBM
4 25 (5.01%) Oracle
5 18 (3.61%) SAP
6 16 (3.21%) Atlassian
7 11 (2.20%) SOASTA, Inc
7 11 (2.20%) VMware
8 10 (2.00%) Riverbed
9 9 (1.80%) Remedy
10 6 (1.20%) TOWER Software
11 4 (0.80%) AppDynamics
11 4 (0.80%) CA Agile Central
12 3 (0.60%) Sophos
13 2 (0.40%) Capita
14 1 (0.20%) CODA
14 1 (0.20%) Red Hat
14 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com
14 1 (0.20%) Xceptor
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 8 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + pension + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hove, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Resource Group
Salary: £26-30K + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 12 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 10 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum Training + Career Progression
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, HC MK14 6FG
White Clarke Group
Salary: £25,000 - £44,000 per year plus Stakeholder pension scheme
Posted: 12 days ago
Oxfordshire
The People Network
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford
Opus Energy
Salary: £32000.0000 - £40000.0000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Newbury
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago