The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB Advanced Certification in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB Advanced Certification over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
Rank 878 890 874
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -16
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 57 47 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.044% 0.060%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 37 37 33
Average salary £50,000 £48,250 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.62% -8.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £72,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £48,250 £43,250
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +11.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
28359 29471 28730
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.00% 27.69% 27.30%
Number of salaries quoted 22649 23557 22514
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,823 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Advanced Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification within the UK.

ISTQB Advanced Certification Salary Trend in the UK

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 within the UK.

ISTQB Advanced Certification Salary Histogram in the UK

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 10 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
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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
England +44 54 £50,000 +3.62% 10
South East +14 18 £62,500 +29.53% 6
London +15 12 £50,000 -2.43%
Hampshire +25 10 £62,500 - 1
North West - 10 £47,500 - 1
Berkshire -8 8 £40,000 -17.09% 4
City of London +59 7 £50,000 -
Aldershot - 7 £62,500 -
Reading +5 6 £45,000 -6.73% 1
West Midlands - 5 - - 1
South West -12 4 - - 1
Birmingham - 4 - - 1
Scotland +3 3 £50,000 +47.05% 1
East of England - 3 - - 1
Bournemouth - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 £50,000 - 1
Dorset - 3 - -
Lancashire - 2 £45,000 -
Manchester - 2 £45,000 - 1
Brentwood - 2 - -
Bolton - 2 £45,000 - 1
Essex - 2 - -
Glasgow -22 1 £50,000 +47.05%
Gloucester - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £34,000 -
Norfolk - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £34,000 -
Durham - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 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 Advanced Certification.

1 101 (99.02%) ISTQB
2 58 (56.86%) QA
3 53 (51.96%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (48.04%) Finance
4 49 (48.04%) ISEB
5 45 (44.12%) Test Strategy
6 41 (40.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 38 (37.25%) Test Management
7 38 (37.25%) Banking
8 37 (36.27%) Automated Testing
9 36 (35.29%) Selenium
10 33 (32.35%) HP Quality Center
10 33 (32.35%) Waterfall
11 31 (30.39%) Test Planning
12 29 (28.43%) Test Automation
13 28 (27.45%) SDLC
14 27 (26.47%) Java
15 26 (25.49%) HP
16 25 (24.51%) Software Testing
17 23 (22.55%) HP UFT
17 23 (22.55%) User Acceptance Testing
18 22 (21.57%) JIRA
19 21 (20.59%) Defect Management
19 21 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
20 18 (17.65%) Manual Testing
20 18 (17.65%) V-Model
21 17 (16.67%) Test Scripting
21 17 (16.67%) Functional Testing
21 17 (16.67%) Mentoring
21 17 (16.67%) Degree

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 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 Advanced Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (9.80%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.90%) MQSeries
Applications
1 15 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 10 (9.80%) MS Office
3 9 (8.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (6.86%) MS Project
5 6 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.90%) Temenos T24
2 3 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.94%) SAN
2 1 (0.98%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.90%) OLTP
1 5 (4.90%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 36 (35.29%) Selenium
2 23 (22.55%) HP UFT
3 22 (21.57%) JIRA
4 10 (9.80%) Cucumber
5 9 (8.82%) Jenkins
5 9 (8.82%) Ranorex
6 8 (7.84%) Bugzilla
6 8 (7.84%) Rational Functional Tester
6 8 (7.84%) SilkTest
6 8 (7.84%) Testopia
7 7 (6.86%) JMeter
7 7 (6.86%) Mercurial
7 7 (6.86%) WATIR
7 7 (6.86%) WebDriver
8 5 (4.90%) Subversion
9 3 (2.94%) Zephyr
10 2 (1.96%) Ant
10 2 (1.96%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.96%) JUnit
10 2 (1.96%) Maven
General
1 49 (48.04%) Finance
2 38 (37.25%) Banking
3 10 (9.80%) Retail
4 8 (7.84%) Games
4 8 (7.84%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.90%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.94%) Legal
7 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (47.06%) Test Manager
2 17 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 12 (11.76%) Analyst
3 12 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 9 (8.82%) QA Engineer
4 9 (8.82%) QA Test Engineer
5 8 (7.84%) Senior Test Engineer
5 8 (7.84%) Test Leader
6 7 (6.86%) Automation Engineer
6 7 (6.86%) Head of Testing
6 7 (6.86%) Java Engineer
6 7 (6.86%) QA Automation Engineer
6 7 (6.86%) Ruby Engineer
6 7 (6.86%) Senior Java Engineer
6 7 (6.86%) Senior QA Engineer
6 7 (6.86%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 7 (6.86%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Consultant
7 6 (5.88%) Test Consultant
7 6 (5.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.71%) .NET
1 15 (14.71%) XML
2 13 (12.75%) HTML
3 10 (9.80%) Web Services
4 8 (7.84%) SOAP
4 8 (7.84%) XBRL
5 5 (4.90%) Middleware
6 3 (2.94%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.96%) CSS
7 2 (1.96%) jQuery
7 2 (1.96%) RESTful
8 1 (0.98%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.80%) Mathematics
3 9 (8.82%) iPad
4 4 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.92%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.98%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.76%) Unix
2 9 (8.82%) Linux
3 1 (0.98%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (51.96%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (44.12%) Test Strategy
3 38 (37.25%) Test Management
4 37 (36.27%) Automated Testing
5 33 (32.35%) Waterfall
6 31 (30.39%) Test Planning
7 29 (28.43%) Test Automation
8 28 (27.45%) SDLC
9 25 (24.51%) Software Testing
10 23 (22.55%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (20.59%) Defect Management
12 18 (17.65%) Manual Testing
12 18 (17.65%) V-Model
13 17 (16.67%) Functional Testing
13 17 (16.67%) Mentoring
13 17 (16.67%) Test Scripting
14 16 (15.69%) Project Management
14 16 (15.69%) Risk Analysis
15 13 (12.75%) E-Commerce
15 13 (12.75%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 27 (26.47%) Java
2 15 (14.71%) SQL
3 11 (10.78%) C#
4 8 (7.84%) VB.NET
5 7 (6.86%) Ruby
6 5 (4.90%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.90%) XPath
7 2 (1.96%) C
8 1 (0.98%) C++
Qualifications
1 101 (99.02%) ISTQB
2 49 (48.04%) ISEB
3 41 (40.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (16.67%) Degree
5 7 (6.86%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.96%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.98%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (56.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 33 (32.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (25.49%) HP
2 16 (15.69%) SAP
3 13 (12.75%) Microsoft
4 12 (11.76%) Oracle
5 7 (6.86%) Rally
6 6 (5.88%) Borland
7 5 (4.90%) Green Hat
7 5 (4.90%) IBM
7 5 (4.90%) webMethods
8 3 (2.94%) Citrix
9 2 (1.96%) Google
10 1 (0.98%) Atlassian
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