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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 204 226 280
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +54
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 290 229 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.36% 1.00% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.33% 3.10% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 252 168 118
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £24,550 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+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
6701 7379 7381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.32% 32.07% 33.01%
Number of salaries quoted 5117 5719 5921
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 £26,500 £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 1 April 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 1 April 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
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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 +77 92 £37,500 +3.44% 6
Berkshire +49 92 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Hampshire -9 49 £37,500 +36.36% 1
East Sussex -12 20 £38,500 +54.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -18 12 £35,000 +2.94% 5
Oxfordshire -5 9 £33,500 -12.98% 1
West Sussex -7 7 £35,000 -12.50%
Kent 0 5 £41,125 +49.54% 2
Middlesex +12 4 £44,500 +16.33%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 470 (81.46%) ISEB
2 221 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (33.62%) Software Testing
4 189 (32.76%) Finance
5 183 (31.72%) Selenium
6 181 (31.37%) SQL
7 176 (30.50%) QA
8 169 (29.29%) HP Quality Center
9 153 (26.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 149 (25.82%) Test Scripting
11 145 (25.13%) Test Automation
12 132 (22.88%) Test Management
13 114 (19.76%) QuickTest Pro
14 113 (19.58%) HP
15 110 (19.06%) Degree
16 89 (15.42%) Test Strategy
17 87 (15.08%) Windows
18 85 (14.73%) Scrum
19 84 (14.56%) C#
20 82 (14.21%) Automation Testing
21 81 (14.04%) Automated Testing
21 81 (14.04%) User Acceptance Testing
22 77 (13.34%) WebDriver
23 76 (13.17%) Microsoft
24 75 (13.00%) Regression Testing
25 73 (12.65%) SQL Server
26 68 (11.79%) Manual Testing
27 66 (11.44%) Java
28 64 (11.09%) Test Planning
29 63 (10.92%) Waterfall

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 9 (1.56%) Drupal
2 6 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (1.04%) IIS
2 6 (1.04%) MS Exchange
3 5 (0.87%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.35%) ColdFusion
4 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 56 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.43%) MS Project
3 12 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.08%) LAN
1 12 (2.08%) WAN
2 11 (1.91%) VoIP
3 9 (1.56%) HTTPS
4 6 (1.04%) HTTP
5 4 (0.69%) DNS
5 4 (0.69%) Wireless
6 3 (0.52%) CTI
6 3 (0.52%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.35%) SSL
8 1 (0.17%) SMS
8 1 (0.17%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.17%) RTCP
8 1 (0.17%) RTP
8 1 (0.17%) H.323
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco ICM
8 1 (0.17%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.17%) GGSN
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (12.65%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.43%) Oracle Database
3 12 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.39%) Data Mining
5 6 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.17%) DB2
8 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.17%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 183 (31.72%) Selenium
2 114 (19.76%) QuickTest Pro
3 77 (13.34%) WebDriver
4 46 (7.97%) Cucumber
5 44 (7.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 43 (7.45%) LoadRunner
7 33 (5.72%) JIRA
8 29 (5.03%) JMeter
9 28 (4.85%) Visual Studio
10 20 (3.47%) Eclipse
11 18 (3.12%) InstallShield
11 18 (3.12%) Jenkins
12 17 (2.95%) SoapUI
12 17 (2.95%) TestDirector
13 13 (2.25%) TestNG
14 12 (2.08%) Maven
14 12 (2.08%) NUnit
15 11 (1.91%) Subversion
15 11 (1.91%) WinRunner
15 11 (1.91%) IntelliJ
General
1 189 (32.76%) Finance
2 28 (4.85%) Telecoms
3 18 (3.12%) Banking
4 12 (2.08%) Retail
5 7 (1.21%) Retail Banking
5 7 (1.21%) Automotive
6 6 (1.04%) Legal
6 6 (1.04%) Electronics
7 5 (0.87%) Marketing
8 4 (0.69%) Billing
8 4 (0.69%) Military
9 3 (0.52%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 319 (55.29%) Analyst
2 270 (46.79%) Test Analyst
3 120 (20.80%) Tester
4 95 (16.46%) Test Manager
5 67 (11.61%) Test Leader
6 50 (8.67%) Test Engineer
6 50 (8.67%) QA Analyst
7 46 (7.97%) Senior Analyst
8 44 (7.63%) Software Tester
9 37 (6.41%) QA Engineer
10 36 (6.24%) Lead Test Analyst
11 34 (5.89%) Senior Test Analyst
12 29 (5.03%) Software Test Analyst
12 29 (5.03%) Software Engineer
13 23 (3.99%) QA Tester
14 22 (3.81%) Lead Tester
15 21 (3.64%) Software Test Engineer
16 20 (3.47%) Automation Tester
17 19 (3.29%) Agile Test Analyst
18 17 (2.95%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (8.32%) .NET
2 45 (7.80%) XML
3 34 (5.89%) Web Services
4 27 (4.68%) HTML
5 15 (2.60%) CSS
6 13 (2.25%) Middleware
7 9 (1.56%) LAMP
8 8 (1.39%) Gherkin
9 7 (1.21%) Ajax
10 6 (1.04%) WPF
10 6 (1.04%) SOAP
11 3 (0.52%) XML Messaging
11 3 (0.52%) WinForms
11 3 (0.52%) CGI
12 1 (0.17%) HTML5
12 1 (0.17%) XMPP
12 1 (0.17%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 52 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (6.41%) Computer Science
3 20 (3.47%) AS400
4 19 (3.29%) iSeries
5 13 (2.25%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.91%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.73%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.39%) Open Source
9 6 (1.04%) Replication
9 6 (1.04%) Clustering
10 4 (0.69%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.52%) GIS
11 3 (0.52%) PACS
12 2 (0.35%) Life Science
12 2 (0.35%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.35%) EFT
12 2 (0.35%) NHS
12 2 (0.35%) User Experience
13 1 (0.17%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 87 (15.08%) Windows
2 33 (5.72%) UNIX
3 30 (5.20%) Linux
4 20 (3.47%) Solaris
5 16 (2.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (2.43%) Windows XP
6 14 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (2.25%) Windows 7
7 13 (2.25%) Apple iOS
8 10 (1.73%) Android
9 5 (0.87%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.52%) AIX
11 2 (0.35%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (33.62%) Software Testing
3 149 (25.82%) Test Scripting
4 145 (25.13%) Test Automation
5 132 (22.88%) Test Management
6 89 (15.42%) Test Strategy
7 85 (14.73%) Scrum
8 82 (14.21%) Automation Testing
9 81 (14.04%) Automated Testing
9 81 (14.04%) User Acceptance Testing
10 75 (13.00%) Regression Testing
11 68 (11.79%) Manual Testing
12 64 (11.09%) Test Planning
13 63 (10.92%) Waterfall
14 59 (10.23%) Mentoring
15 52 (9.01%) Performance Testing
16 44 (7.63%) PRINCE2
17 43 (7.45%) Continuous Improvement
18 38 (6.59%) System Testing
19 37 (6.41%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 181 (31.37%) SQL
2 84 (14.56%) C#
3 66 (11.44%) Java
4 31 (5.37%) Python
5 29 (5.03%) C++
6 22 (3.81%) Perl
7 19 (3.29%) Ruby
8 17 (2.95%) C
9 13 (2.25%) PHP
10 10 (1.73%) VBScript
10 10 (1.73%) VB
11 6 (1.04%) XPath
12 5 (0.87%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.69%) Tcl
13 4 (0.69%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.52%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.52%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.35%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.17%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 470 (81.46%) ISEB
2 153 (26.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 110 (19.06%) Degree
4 52 (9.01%) Security Cleared
5 40 (6.93%) SC Cleared
6 37 (6.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 15 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (1.56%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.04%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (0.69%) AAT
10 4 (0.69%) CSQA
10 4 (0.69%) HND
11 3 (0.52%) APMP
12 2 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.17%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (30.50%) QA
2 3 (0.52%) HL7
2 3 (0.52%) DICOM
2 3 (0.52%) GAMP
3 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.17%) P3O
System Software
1 13 (2.25%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.04%) vSphere
3 5 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.52%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.17%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 169 (29.29%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (1.04%) Netcool
2 6 (1.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (0.52%) Control-M
4 2 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.17%) Iperf
5 1 (0.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 113 (19.58%) HP
2 76 (13.17%) Microsoft
3 30 (5.20%) Oracle
4 24 (4.16%) IBM
5 20 (3.47%) Red Hat
6 7 (1.21%) Capita
6 7 (1.21%) Citrix
7 6 (1.04%) Veritas
7 6 (1.04%) McAfee
8 5 (0.87%) VMware
9 2 (0.35%) Fujitsu
9 2 (0.35%) Cisco
10 1 (0.17%) SAP
10 1 (0.17%) Symbian
10 1 (0.17%) BEA
10 1 (0.17%) BMC
10 1 (0.17%) Empirix
10 1 (0.17%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.17%) Panasonic
10 1 (0.17%) Twitter
Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: £60k base with an £80k OTE Plus Car Allowance, Health, Pension
Posted: 19 hours ago
South East
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35K-£55K
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, South East, United Kingdom
White Clarke Group
Salary: £28-35k dependant on experience + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Open University
Salary: From £38,511 to £45,954 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Open University
Salary: From £31,342 to £37,394 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Open University
Salary: From £25,513 to £30,434 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Chatham
Pearson Whiffin
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Tunbridge Wells
AXA
Posted: 15 days ago
Brighton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £38380.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 20 days ago