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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
Rank 853 818 828
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +10
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 37 87 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.077% 0.048%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.28% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 30 52 35
Average salary £41,250 £53,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.89% +33.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £43,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £71,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%

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
29644 30676 30153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.40% 27.18% 27.89%
Number of salaries quoted 23286 24384 24383
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 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 30 March 2015 within the UK.

ISTQB Advanced Certification Salary Histogram in the UK

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 17 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 30 March 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 -31 29 £40,000 -25.23% 3
South East +15 21 £40,000 -15.78% 2
Hampshire +3 15 £40,000 - 1
Southampton - 8 £40,000 -
Fareham - 6 £40,000 -
London -31 4 £51,250 -4.20%
Middlesex - 3 £50,000 -
Yorkshire -7 2 £41,500 -24.54% 1
Reading -9 2 £48,250 +1.57%
West Yorkshire -9 2 £41,500 -17.00% 1
Berkshire -10 2 £48,250 +1.57%
South West -19 2 £40,000 -20.00%
Feltham - 2 £53,750 -
Bradford - 2 £41,500 - 1
Basingstoke +6 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 - - 1

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 99 (99.00%) ISTQB
2 43 (43.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 40 (40.00%) Test Management
4 37 (37.00%) ISEB
5 35 (35.00%) QA
6 34 (34.00%) Test Planning
7 33 (33.00%) HP
8 32 (32.00%) Finance
9 31 (31.00%) Software Testing
10 30 (30.00%) Selenium
10 30 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
10 30 (30.00%) Test Scripting
10 30 (30.00%) Security Cleared
11 28 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
12 27 (27.00%) SC Cleared
12 27 (27.00%) Degree
13 23 (23.00%) SQL
14 20 (20.00%) SQL Server
15 19 (19.00%) Test Automation
16 16 (16.00%) Test Strategy
16 16 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
17 15 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
18 14 (14.00%) Windows
18 14 (14.00%) Cucumber
19 13 (13.00%) Line Management
19 13 (13.00%) Linux
19 13 (13.00%) Microsoft
20 12 (12.00%) IBM
20 12 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
21 11 (11.00%) Project Management

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 4 (4.00%) Confluence
2 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.00%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (9.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.00%) HTTP
1 2 (2.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.00%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.00%) Big Data
5 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 30 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 30 (30.00%) Selenium
2 14 (14.00%) Cucumber
3 9 (9.00%) Rational DOORS
3 9 (9.00%) LoadRunner
3 9 (9.00%) JMeter
3 9 (9.00%) TestDirector
4 7 (7.00%) LoadUI
5 6 (6.00%) JIRA
6 5 (5.00%) Jenkins
6 5 (5.00%) Maven
6 5 (5.00%) Ant
7 3 (3.00%) JUnit
8 2 (2.00%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.00%) Checkstyle
8 2 (2.00%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.00%) FindBugs
8 2 (2.00%) jMock
8 2 (2.00%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (32.00%) Finance
2 6 (6.00%) Back Office
2 6 (6.00%) Banking
2 6 (6.00%) Retail
3 3 (3.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 46 (46.00%) Test Manager
2 33 (33.00%) Test Analyst
2 33 (33.00%) Analyst
3 23 (23.00%) Senior Analyst
3 23 (23.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 10 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 10 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 10 (10.00%) Technical Test Analyst
5 8 (8.00%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 8 (8.00%) Team Leader
5 8 (8.00%) Systems Test Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
5 8 (8.00%) Test Team Leader
5 8 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (5.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 5 (5.00%) QA Manager
6 5 (5.00%) Tester
6 5 (5.00%) Senior Test Engineer
7 4 (4.00%) Test Leader
8 3 (3.00%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.00%) .NET
2 9 (9.00%) Web Services
3 8 (8.00%) CSS
4 7 (7.00%) ASP.NET
4 7 (7.00%) XML
5 2 (2.00%) JMS
5 2 (2.00%) Middleware
5 2 (2.00%) Ajax
5 2 (2.00%) SOAP
5 2 (2.00%) REST
5 2 (2.00%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.00%) HTML
6 1 (1.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.00%) GIS
3 3 (3.00%) Open Source
4 2 (2.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.00%) Life Science
5 1 (1.00%) Wiki
5 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.00%) New Media
5 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.00%) Windows
2 13 (13.00%) Linux
3 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (40.00%) Test Management
2 34 (34.00%) Test Planning
3 31 (31.00%) Software Testing
4 30 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 19 (19.00%) Test Automation
6 16 (16.00%) Test Strategy
6 16 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (13.00%) Line Management
9 12 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (11.00%) Project Management
11 10 (10.00%) Automated Testing
12 9 (9.00%) PRINCE2
12 9 (9.00%) Scrum
12 9 (9.00%) Change Management
13 8 (8.00%) Validation
13 8 (8.00%) Use Case
14 6 (6.00%) Performance Testing
14 6 (6.00%) SOA
14 6 (6.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (23.00%) SQL
2 11 (11.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 7 (7.00%) C#
5 6 (6.00%) T-SQL
6 5 (5.00%) Java
7 4 (4.00%) Python
8 3 (3.00%) C
9 2 (2.00%) C++
9 2 (2.00%) Ruby
9 2 (2.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 99 (99.00%) ISTQB
2 43 (43.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 37 (37.00%) ISEB
4 30 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 27 (27.00%) Degree
5 27 (27.00%) SC Cleared
6 8 (8.00%) DV Cleared
7 6 (6.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (35.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (33.00%) HP
2 13 (13.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (12.00%) IBM
4 6 (6.00%) Oracle
5 4 (4.00%) Capita
6 2 (2.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.00%) SAP
6 2 (2.00%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.00%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (1.00%) Google
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