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

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 292 206 284
Rank change year-on-year
-86 +78
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 177 301 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.91% 1.47% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.92% 4.53% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 152 247 121
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
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
6055 6646 6323
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.28% 32.45% 31.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4925 5140 4927
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 5 February 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 5 February 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 -38 42 £35,000 -6.66% 8
Hampshire +11 37 £42,500 +21.42% 4
Berkshire -95 24 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Kent - 24 £34,750 -
Buckinghamshire -3 18 £37,000 +13.84%
East Sussex +9 16 £35,000 -9.09%
Oxfordshire +6 16 £36,250 +42.15% 1
West Sussex -10 3 £40,000 +28.00% 2
Middlesex +4 2 £48,750 +54.76%
Isle of Wight - 1 £35,000 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

1 287 (70.17%) ISEB
2 229 (55.99%) Agile Software Development
3 169 (41.32%) QA
4 165 (40.34%) Software Testing
5 134 (32.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 129 (31.54%) Test Scripting
7 128 (31.30%) Selenium
8 124 (30.32%) Finance
9 120 (29.34%) Automated Testing
10 109 (26.65%) Regression Testing
11 102 (24.94%) SDLC
12 99 (24.21%) Manual Testing
12 99 (24.21%) Test Automation
13 96 (23.47%) HP Quality Center
14 92 (22.49%) Test Strategy
15 90 (22.00%) Degree
16 88 (21.52%) SQL
17 87 (21.27%) C#
17 87 (21.27%) Functional Testing
18 78 (19.07%) HP
18 78 (19.07%) Scrum
19 76 (18.58%) User Acceptance Testing
20 75 (18.34%) HP UFT
21 70 (17.11%) Waterfall
22 69 (16.87%) Microsoft
23 66 (16.14%) Java
24 64 (15.65%) Test Management
25 53 (12.96%) TDD
25 53 (12.96%) Non-Functional Testing
26 52 (12.71%) Automation Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 25 (6.11%) IIS
2 9 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.98%) Tuxedo
4 2 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.49%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.24%) JBoss
5 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (7.82%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.71%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.98%) BASE24
3 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.44%) SaaS
2 4 (0.98%) Sage Pay
3 2 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.69%) VoIP
2 6 (1.47%) CTI
3 4 (0.98%) ATM
3 4 (0.98%) HTTPS
3 4 (0.98%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.73%) SAN
5 2 (0.49%) Internet
6 1 (0.24%) LAN
6 1 (0.24%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.24%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (11.98%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.71%) DB2
3 7 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (1.22%) SQLPlus
5 3 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.24%) Apache Accumulo
7 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.24%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 128 (31.30%) Selenium
2 75 (18.34%) HP UFT
3 51 (12.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 45 (11.00%) JIRA
5 40 (9.78%) WebDriver
6 36 (8.80%) Visual Studio
7 32 (7.82%) Cucumber
8 25 (6.11%) SoapUI
9 24 (5.87%) JMeter
10 22 (5.38%) LoadRunner
11 20 (4.89%) Bugzilla
11 20 (4.89%) Eclipse
12 19 (4.65%) Ranorex
12 19 (4.65%) Testopia
13 15 (3.67%) SpecFlow
14 12 (2.93%) Selenium IDE
15 11 (2.69%) InstallShield
16 10 (2.44%) JUnit
16 10 (2.44%) Maven
17 9 (2.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 124 (30.32%) Finance
2 29 (7.09%) Telecoms
3 26 (6.36%) Banking
4 21 (5.13%) Retail
5 11 (2.69%) Games
6 8 (1.96%) Automotive
7 4 (0.98%) Aerospace
7 4 (0.98%) Publishing
8 3 (0.73%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.73%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.49%) Advertising
9 2 (0.49%) Electronics
9 2 (0.49%) Marketing
10 1 (0.24%) Front Office
10 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 191 (46.70%) Analyst
2 172 (42.05%) Test Analyst
3 100 (24.45%) Tester
4 88 (21.52%) Test Engineer
5 45 (11.00%) Test Leader
6 44 (10.76%) Test Manager
7 41 (10.02%) QA Engineer
8 38 (9.29%) Senior Test Engineer
9 37 (9.05%) Software Tester
10 32 (7.82%) QA Analyst
11 31 (7.58%) Automation Analyst
11 31 (7.58%) Software Analyst
12 30 (7.33%) Senior Analyst
13 29 (7.09%) Automation Test Analyst
13 29 (7.09%) QA Tester
13 29 (7.09%) Senior Test Analyst
13 29 (7.09%) Software Test Analyst
13 29 (7.09%) Software Test Engineer
14 25 (6.11%) Agile Test Analyst
14 25 (6.11%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (11.25%) .NET
2 32 (7.82%) Web Services
3 28 (6.85%) XML
4 26 (6.36%) HTML
5 14 (3.42%) ASP.NET
5 14 (3.42%) Gherkin
6 9 (2.20%) HTML5
7 7 (1.71%) CGI
8 6 (1.47%) CSS
8 6 (1.47%) J2EE
9 3 (0.73%) WCF
9 3 (0.73%) XML Messaging
10 2 (0.49%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.49%) SOAP
10 2 (0.49%) XML Schema
11 1 (0.24%) FIX Protocol
11 1 (0.24%) JSON
11 1 (0.24%) RESTful
11 1 (0.24%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.78%) Computer Science
2 32 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.13%) Mathematics
4 15 (3.67%) Client/Server
4 15 (3.67%) Mainframe
5 11 (2.69%) Driving Licence
6 8 (1.96%) AS400
7 7 (1.71%) Social Media
8 6 (1.47%) Replication
9 5 (1.22%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.98%) Contactless
10 4 (0.98%) EMV
10 4 (0.98%) Fintech
11 3 (0.73%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.49%) Chip and PIN
12 2 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.49%) FMCG
12 2 (0.49%) iPad
12 2 (0.49%) User Experience
13 1 (0.24%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 51 (12.47%) Windows
2 32 (7.82%) Unix
3 23 (5.62%) Linux
4 15 (3.67%) Windows Server
5 13 (3.18%) Apple iOS
6 12 (2.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (2.69%) Android
7 11 (2.69%) Solaris
8 5 (1.22%) AIX
8 5 (1.22%) Windows NT
8 5 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.98%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.49%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (55.99%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (40.34%) Software Testing
3 129 (31.54%) Test Scripting
4 120 (29.34%) Automated Testing
5 109 (26.65%) Regression Testing
6 102 (24.94%) SDLC
7 99 (24.21%) Manual Testing
7 99 (24.21%) Test Automation
8 92 (22.49%) Test Strategy
9 87 (21.27%) Functional Testing
10 78 (19.07%) Scrum
11 76 (18.58%) User Acceptance Testing
12 70 (17.11%) Waterfall
13 64 (15.65%) Test Management
14 53 (12.96%) Non-Functional Testing
14 53 (12.96%) TDD
15 52 (12.71%) Automation Testing
16 51 (12.47%) Defect Management
17 41 (10.02%) Integration Testing
18 39 (9.54%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 88 (21.52%) SQL
2 87 (21.27%) C#
3 66 (16.14%) Java
4 28 (6.85%) JavaScript
5 24 (5.87%) Ruby
6 23 (5.62%) Python
7 21 (5.13%) C
8 16 (3.91%) C++
9 12 (2.93%) Perl
10 11 (2.69%) Groovy
11 10 (2.44%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.96%) PowerShell
13 7 (1.71%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.71%) COBOL
14 6 (1.47%) PHP
15 5 (1.22%) VBScript
16 3 (0.73%) VB
17 2 (0.49%) ActionScript
17 2 (0.49%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 287 (70.17%) ISEB
2 134 (32.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 90 (22.00%) Degree
4 28 (6.85%) Security Cleared
5 25 (6.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 9 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (1.96%) SC Cleared
8 7 (1.71%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.24%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (41.32%) QA
2 2 (0.49%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (0.73%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 96 (23.47%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.73%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.24%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 78 (19.07%) HP
2 69 (16.87%) Microsoft
3 29 (7.09%) Oracle
4 11 (2.69%) Citrix
4 11 (2.69%) Red Hat
4 11 (2.69%) SAP
5 10 (2.44%) TOWER Software
6 9 (2.20%) MKS
7 7 (1.71%) IBM
8 4 (0.98%) CyberSource
8 4 (0.98%) DataCash
8 4 (0.98%) Dynatrace
8 4 (0.98%) Elavon
8 4 (0.98%) Ingenico
8 4 (0.98%) Sage
8 4 (0.98%) TSYS
8 4 (0.98%) VeriFone
8 4 (0.98%) VocaLink
8 4 (0.98%) WorldPay
9 3 (0.73%) AppDynamics
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