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 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
Rank 836 855 878
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +23
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 73 41 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.037% 0.025%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.14% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 57 29 28
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,800 £35,700 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,950 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.64% +6.25%

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
31523 29832 32956
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.71% 26.95% 28.58%
Number of salaries quoted 25254 23935 27574
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £66,000
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 25 November 2014 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 25 November 2014. 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 67 £46,500 +3.33% 4
West Yorkshire -11 18 £30,000 -21.31%
Yorkshire -18 18 £30,000 -21.31%
London +27 15 £47,500 -9.52% 2
South East +2 12 £47,875 +26.40%
North West -2 11 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Leeds -2 11 £45,000 +38.46%
Manchester -10 7 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Bradford - 7 £27,500 -
South West -8 6 £50,000 +30.71% 1
Swindon +4 5 £50,000 +21.95% 1
Wiltshire -3 5 £50,000 +21.95% 1
Berkshire +4 4 £63,200 +58.00%
Reading +3 4 £63,200 +58.00%
Surrey -7 4 £35,000 -12.50%
Cheshire - 4 £50,000 -
City of London +9 3 - - 1
Scotland +6 3 £37,500 -25.00%
East Midlands - 3 £40,000 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £40,000 -
Northampton - 3 £40,000 -
Glasgow +1 2 £35,750 -28.50%
East Sussex -7 2 £40,750 +21.64%
Hampshire - 2 £60,000 -
Southampton - 2 £60,000 -
Hove - 2 £40,750 -
Knutsford - 2 £67,500 -
Hammersmith - 2 £42,500 -
West Midlands -5 1 £33,500 -21.17%
Wimbledon - 1 £52,500 -

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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.

1 147 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 81 (55.10%) Finance
3 79 (53.74%) ISEB
4 65 (44.22%) Test Management
5 49 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 41 (27.89%) Test Scripting
7 38 (25.85%) QA
7 38 (25.85%) HP Quality Center
8 37 (25.17%) HP
9 36 (24.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 34 (23.13%) Test Automation
10 34 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
11 32 (21.77%) Test Planning
12 31 (21.09%) Software Testing
13 30 (20.41%) Degree
14 29 (19.73%) Regression Testing
15 27 (18.37%) Automated Testing
15 27 (18.37%) Performance Testing
16 26 (17.69%) Scrum
16 26 (17.69%) Microsoft
17 25 (17.01%) QuickTest Pro
18 24 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
18 24 (16.33%) Line Management
19 23 (15.65%) Security Cleared
20 19 (12.93%) MS Excel
20 19 (12.93%) Selenium
21 18 (12.24%) SC Cleared
21 18 (12.24%) Mentoring
21 18 (12.24%) Waterfall
21 18 (12.24%) SQL

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 3 (2.04%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.04%) Confluence
2 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.68%) IIS
2 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.68%) WorkSite
Applications
1 19 (12.93%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.40%) MS Office
3 2 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.04%) HTTP
2 2 (1.36%) Internet
3 1 (0.68%) LDAP
3 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.68%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.36%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.68%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 25 (17.01%) QuickTest Pro
2 19 (12.93%) Selenium
3 17 (11.56%) LoadRunner
4 13 (8.84%) Visual Studio
5 12 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (7.48%) JIRA
7 8 (5.44%) Cucumber
7 8 (5.44%) JMeter
8 7 (4.76%) TestDirector
8 7 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (4.08%) LoadUI
10 4 (2.72%) Rational DOORS
10 4 (2.72%) SoapUI
11 3 (2.04%) Bugzilla
11 3 (2.04%) Facilita Forecast
12 2 (1.36%) Zephyr
12 2 (1.36%) SpecFlow
12 2 (1.36%) Toad
12 2 (1.36%) FitNesse
13 1 (0.68%) jMock
General
1 81 (55.10%) Finance
2 10 (6.80%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.80%) Banking
2 10 (6.80%) Retail
3 3 (2.04%) Legal
3 3 (2.04%) Back Office
4 2 (1.36%) Advertising
5 1 (0.68%) Military
5 1 (0.68%) Welsh Language
5 1 (0.68%) Law
Job Titles
1 72 (48.98%) Test Manager
2 32 (21.77%) Analyst
3 31 (21.09%) Test Analyst
4 20 (13.61%) Senior Analyst
4 20 (13.61%) Senior Test Analyst
5 12 (8.16%) Test Engineer
5 12 (8.16%) Tester
5 12 (8.16%) Test Leader
6 7 (4.76%) Technical Tester
6 7 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
7 6 (4.08%) QA Manager
8 5 (3.40%) Test Team Leader
8 5 (3.40%) Team Leader
8 5 (3.40%) QA Specialist
9 3 (2.04%) Performance Test Specialist
9 3 (2.04%) Systems Test Engineer
9 3 (2.04%) Test Specialist
9 3 (2.04%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 3 (2.04%) Programme Manager
9 3 (2.04%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.20%) .NET
2 9 (6.12%) ASP.NET
2 9 (6.12%) XML
3 7 (4.76%) CSS
4 5 (3.40%) SOAP
4 5 (3.40%) Web Services
4 5 (3.40%) HTML
5 4 (2.72%) Gherkin
5 4 (2.72%) J2EE
6 2 (1.36%) JSP
6 2 (1.36%) JMS
6 2 (1.36%) RESTful
7 1 (0.68%) REST
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.68%) Middleware
7 1 (0.68%) Ajax
7 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.68%) Java EE 5
7 1 (0.68%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.80%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.12%) Open Source
4 5 (3.40%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.72%) GIS
5 4 (2.72%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.36%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.36%) New Media
6 2 (1.36%) Wiki
6 2 (1.36%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.68%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.56%) Windows
2 9 (6.12%) Linux
3 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.04%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.36%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (44.22%) Test Management
2 49 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 41 (27.89%) Test Scripting
4 34 (23.13%) Test Automation
4 34 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (21.77%) Test Planning
6 31 (21.09%) Software Testing
7 29 (19.73%) Regression Testing
8 27 (18.37%) Automated Testing
8 27 (18.37%) Performance Testing
9 26 (17.69%) Scrum
10 24 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (16.33%) Line Management
11 18 (12.24%) Mentoring
11 18 (12.24%) Waterfall
12 15 (10.20%) Migration
13 13 (8.84%) Security Testing
14 12 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (8.16%) Validation
14 12 (8.16%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.24%) SQL
2 16 (10.88%) C#
3 14 (9.52%) C++
3 14 (9.52%) Java
4 13 (8.84%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.76%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.40%) C
7 2 (1.36%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.36%) Python
8 1 (0.68%) Ruby
8 1 (0.68%) VB
8 1 (0.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 147 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 79 (53.74%) ISEB
3 36 (24.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 30 (20.41%) Degree
5 23 (15.65%) Security Cleared
6 18 (12.24%) SC Cleared
7 11 (7.48%) ISEB Practitioner
8 7 (4.76%) Brainbench
8 7 (4.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (25.85%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.36%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 38 (25.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.68%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (25.17%) HP
2 26 (17.69%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.44%) Oracle
4 7 (4.76%) Capita
5 2 (1.36%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.36%) T-Plan
5 2 (1.36%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (0.68%) Citrix
6 1 (0.68%) Interwoven
6 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.68%) SAP
6 1 (0.68%) IBM
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Steria
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
UK
Steria
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £00000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 13 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + car, 12% Pension, Bonus, etc
Posted: 19 days ago