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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
Rank 828 801 835
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +34
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 42 89 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.083% 0.051%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.31% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 33 48 35
Average salary £45,000 £52,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +31.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £74,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £48,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +14.70%

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
31908 29129 30429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.90% 27.27% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 25373 22889 25038
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,090 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £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 3 March 2015 within the UK.

ISTQB Advanced Certification Salary Histogram in the UK

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 15 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 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 30 £48,250 -9.81% 3
South East -10 22 £48,250 +1.57% 3
Hampshire -3 11 £40,000 - 1
Berkshire +2 6 £48,250 +1.57%
Reading -2 6 £48,250 +1.57%
Southampton - 6 £40,000 -
South West -18 4 £40,000 -
London -37 4 £51,250 -4.20%
Basingstoke -4 3 - -
Middlesex - 3 £50,000 -
Somerset - 2 £40,000 -
Surrey - 2 - -
Fareham - 2 £40,000 - 1
Feltham - 2 £53,750 -
Guildford - 2 - -

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 119 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 55 (46.22%) Finance
2 55 (46.22%) Test Management
3 48 (40.34%) ISEB
4 45 (37.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 43 (36.13%) Test Scripting
6 37 (31.09%) HP
7 36 (30.25%) Test Planning
8 34 (28.57%) Software Testing
9 31 (26.05%) Security Cleared
10 30 (25.21%) Test Strategy
10 30 (25.21%) QA
11 29 (24.37%) Selenium
11 29 (24.37%) HP Quality Center
12 27 (22.69%) Degree
13 26 (21.85%) SC Cleared
14 25 (21.01%) QuickTest Pro
15 22 (18.49%) SQL
15 22 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
16 21 (17.65%) Line Management
17 20 (16.81%) Test Automation
18 19 (15.97%) Stakeholder Management
19 17 (14.29%) SQL Server
19 17 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
20 15 (12.61%) Windows
20 15 (12.61%) Microsoft
21 13 (10.92%) Linux
21 13 (10.92%) Scrum
21 13 (10.92%) Validation
21 13 (10.92%) Cucumber

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 3 (2.52%) Confluence
2 2 (1.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.84%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (10.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.68%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.68%) HTTP
1 2 (1.68%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.68%) SSL
2 1 (0.84%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.84%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.84%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 29 (24.37%) Selenium
2 25 (21.01%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (10.92%) Cucumber
4 11 (9.24%) LoadRunner
5 10 (8.40%) Rational DOORS
5 10 (8.40%) TestDirector
6 9 (7.56%) JMeter
7 7 (5.88%) LoadUI
7 7 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (5.04%) JIRA
9 3 (2.52%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.68%) Toad
10 2 (1.68%) Ant
10 2 (1.68%) JUnit
10 2 (1.68%) Maven
10 2 (1.68%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.68%) Zephyr
11 1 (0.84%) Spock
11 1 (0.84%) NeoLoad
11 1 (0.84%) Checkstyle
General
1 55 (46.22%) Finance
2 8 (6.72%) Retail
3 7 (5.88%) Banking
3 7 (5.88%) Back Office
4 3 (2.52%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.84%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 64 (53.78%) Test Manager
2 32 (26.89%) Test Analyst
2 32 (26.89%) Analyst
3 22 (18.49%) Senior Analyst
3 22 (18.49%) Senior Test Analyst
4 12 (10.08%) Test Engineer
5 9 (7.56%) Technical Analyst
5 9 (7.56%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (7.56%) Systems Test Engineer
5 9 (7.56%) Technical Test Analyst
6 8 (6.72%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
6 8 (6.72%) Team Leader
6 8 (6.72%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 8 (6.72%) Test Team Leader
7 7 (5.88%) Test Leader
8 6 (5.04%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 6 (5.04%) Senior Test Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Tester
9 5 (4.20%) QA Manager
10 3 (2.52%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.24%) .NET
2 10 (8.40%) Web Services
3 8 (6.72%) XML
3 8 (6.72%) CSS
4 7 (5.88%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.52%) HTML
6 2 (1.68%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.68%) Ajax
7 1 (0.84%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.84%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.84%) jQuery
7 1 (0.84%) REST
7 1 (0.84%) SOAP
7 1 (0.84%) JMS
7 1 (0.84%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.40%) GIS
3 4 (3.36%) Open Source
4 3 (2.52%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.68%) Life Science
5 2 (1.68%) Wiki
5 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.68%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.68%) New Media
6 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.84%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.61%) Windows
2 13 (10.92%) Linux
3 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.68%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.68%) Windows 8
3 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (46.22%) Test Management
2 43 (36.13%) Test Scripting
3 36 (30.25%) Test Planning
4 34 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 30 (25.21%) Test Strategy
6 22 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (17.65%) Line Management
8 20 (16.81%) Test Automation
9 19 (15.97%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (10.92%) Scrum
10 13 (10.92%) Validation
11 12 (10.08%) Automated Testing
12 11 (9.24%) Regression Testing
12 11 (9.24%) Waterfall
13 9 (7.56%) Change Management
13 9 (7.56%) PRINCE2
13 9 (7.56%) Use Case
14 7 (5.88%) TDD
14 7 (5.88%) Performance Testing
15 6 (5.04%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.49%) SQL
2 11 (9.24%) JavaScript
3 10 (8.40%) PL/SQL
4 8 (6.72%) C#
5 7 (5.88%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.20%) Java
7 4 (3.36%) C
7 4 (3.36%) C++
7 4 (3.36%) Python
8 2 (1.68%) Ruby
8 2 (1.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 119 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 48 (40.34%) ISEB
3 45 (37.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 31 (26.05%) Security Cleared
5 27 (22.69%) Degree
6 26 (21.85%) SC Cleared
7 9 (7.56%) DV Cleared
8 7 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (2.52%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (25.21%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.68%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (24.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (31.09%) HP
2 15 (12.61%) Microsoft
3 12 (10.08%) IBM
4 6 (5.04%) Capita
5 4 (3.36%) Oracle
6 2 (1.68%) SAP
6 2 (1.68%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.68%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.68%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (0.84%) Google
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