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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
Rank 812 897 818
Rank change year-on-year
+85 -79
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 90 41 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.035% 0.061%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.13% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 88 25 56
Average salary £47,500 £55,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £90,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.00%

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
30106 32256 29975
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.20% 27.31% 27.60%
Number of salaries quoted 23879 25494 24281
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 £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 3 July 2015 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 3 July 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
England +46 54 £43,750 -20.45% 5
Bradford - 14 £41,500 -
West Yorkshire - 14 £41,500 -
Yorkshire - 14 £41,500 -
South East +21 13 £47,500 +31.94%
Edinburgh +18 13 £50,000 -28.57%
Scotland +12 13 £50,000 -12.28%
Hampshire -2 8 £43,000 +19.44%
South West +2 7 £48,750 +28.28%
East Midlands +9 6 £40,000 +23.07%
Manchester +4 5 £80,000 +33.33% 1
North West 0 5 £80,000 +33.33% 2
Berkshire -1 5 £70,000 +94.44%
Northamptonshire - 5 £40,000 -
Northampton - 5 £40,000 -
Tewkesbury - 4 £42,500 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £42,500 -
London +6 3 £47,500 -26.92% 2
Reading -3 3 £70,000 +94.44%
West Midlands -9 3 £58,750 +6.81%
Newport - 3 £35,369 -
Fareham - 3 £41,000 -
Portsmouth - 3 £50,000 -
Wales - 3 £35,369 -
South Wales - 3 £35,369 -
East of England +7 2 £58,500 -
Birmingham -7 2 £58,750 +6.81%
St Ives - 2 £55,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £58,500 -
Cornwall - 2 £55,500 -

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 126 (99.21%) ISTQB
2 54 (42.52%) QA
3 49 (38.58%) Test Management
4 48 (37.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 46 (36.22%) Finance
6 44 (34.65%) Software Testing
7 39 (30.71%) HP
8 38 (29.92%) HP UFT
8 38 (29.92%) SQL Server
8 38 (29.92%) Test Planning
9 36 (28.35%) Microsoft
10 33 (25.98%) Degree
11 32 (25.20%) Test Scripting
11 32 (25.20%) Security Cleared
12 31 (24.41%) ISEB
13 30 (23.62%) Test Strategy
14 29 (22.83%) HP Quality Center
15 28 (22.05%) SC Cleared
15 28 (22.05%) .NET
16 26 (20.47%) Team Foundation Server
17 25 (19.69%) SQL
18 24 (18.90%) Selenium
19 23 (18.11%) Performance Testing
20 22 (17.32%) Automated Testing
20 22 (17.32%) JavaScript
21 21 (16.54%) Stakeholder Management
22 20 (15.75%) Continuous Integration
23 19 (14.96%) C#
23 19 (14.96%) ASP.NET
23 19 (14.96%) Project Management

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 2 (1.57%) Confluence
2 1 (0.79%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (7.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Project
2 1 (0.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.36%) SAN
2 1 (0.79%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.79%) LAN
2 1 (0.79%) VoIP
2 1 (0.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (29.92%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (10.24%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (10.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.15%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 38 (29.92%) HP UFT
2 26 (20.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (18.90%) Selenium
4 16 (12.60%) Visual Studio
5 10 (7.87%) Maven
5 10 (7.87%) Rational DOORS
5 10 (7.87%) Jenkins
6 9 (7.09%) JMeter
6 9 (7.09%) TestDirector
7 7 (5.51%) Ant
8 6 (4.72%) LoadUI
9 4 (3.15%) LoadRunner
9 4 (3.15%) Cucumber
10 3 (2.36%) JIRA
10 3 (2.36%) JUnit
10 3 (2.36%) Artifactory
11 2 (1.57%) Spock
11 2 (1.57%) Checkstyle
11 2 (1.57%) jMock
11 2 (1.57%) Git (software)
General
1 46 (36.22%) Finance
2 11 (8.66%) Back Office
2 11 (8.66%) Telecoms
2 11 (8.66%) Retail
3 9 (7.09%) Banking
4 1 (0.79%) Advertising
4 1 (0.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 56 (44.09%) Test Manager
2 39 (30.71%) Test Analyst
2 39 (30.71%) Analyst
3 29 (22.83%) Senior Analyst
3 29 (22.83%) Senior Test Analyst
4 14 (11.02%) Tester
5 13 (10.24%) Lead Test Analyst
6 11 (8.66%) Programme Manager
6 11 (8.66%) Test Engineer
7 10 (7.87%) Performance Manager
7 10 (7.87%) Performance Test Manager
7 10 (7.87%) Programme Test Manager
8 8 (6.30%) Test Leader
8 8 (6.30%) Team Leader
8 8 (6.30%) Systems Test Engineer
8 8 (6.30%) Test Team Leader
8 8 (6.30%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (5.51%) Automation Tester
10 6 (4.72%) QA Manager
11 5 (3.94%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (22.05%) .NET
2 19 (14.96%) ASP.NET
3 17 (13.39%) CSS
4 16 (12.60%) XML
5 10 (7.87%) Web Services
6 4 (3.15%) HTML
7 3 (2.36%) JSP
8 2 (1.57%) SOAP
8 2 (1.57%) JMS
8 2 (1.57%) Middleware
8 2 (1.57%) REST
9 1 (0.79%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.79%) jQuery
9 1 (0.79%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.87%) GIS
3 3 (2.36%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.36%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.79%) Telematics
4 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.79%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.17%) Windows
2 15 (11.81%) Linux
3 3 (2.36%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (38.58%) Test Management
2 44 (34.65%) Software Testing
3 38 (29.92%) Test Planning
4 32 (25.20%) Test Scripting
5 30 (23.62%) Test Strategy
6 23 (18.11%) Performance Testing
7 22 (17.32%) Automated Testing
8 21 (16.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (15.75%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (14.96%) Project Management
10 19 (14.96%) SDLC
11 18 (14.17%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (12.60%) Test Automation
13 15 (11.81%) Validation
13 15 (11.81%) Functional Testing
14 12 (9.45%) Automation Testing
15 11 (8.66%) Scrum
15 11 (8.66%) ETL
16 10 (7.87%) Use Case
17 7 (5.51%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.69%) SQL
2 22 (17.32%) JavaScript
3 19 (14.96%) C#
4 13 (10.24%) T-SQL
5 6 (4.72%) Java
6 2 (1.57%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 126 (99.21%) ISTQB
2 48 (37.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 33 (25.98%) Degree
4 32 (25.20%) Security Cleared
5 31 (24.41%) ISEB
6 28 (22.05%) SC Cleared
7 9 (7.09%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.79%) NVQ Level 4
8 1 (0.79%) HNC
8 1 (0.79%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (42.52%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 29 (22.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (30.71%) HP
2 36 (28.35%) Microsoft
3 13 (10.24%) Oracle
4 6 (4.72%) IBM
5 4 (3.15%) Capita
6 3 (2.36%) Citrix
7 1 (0.79%) Google
7 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
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Salary: From £34,000 to £38,000 per annum
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