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 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
Rank 859 888 961
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +73
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 65 88 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.079% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.29% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 42 87 27
Median salary £57,500 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £79,750 £70,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -18.18%

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
25868 30387 33132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.65% 27.42% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 20929 24103 26245
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing ISTQB Advanced Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 June 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +52 64 £57,500 +36.90% 8
London +62 32 £35,000 -26.31% 3
South East +45 21 £75,000 +71.42% 3
Hampshire +20 17 £76,250 +90.62%
Wimbledon - 10 - -
Aldershot - 10 £78,750 -
City of London +58 4 £60,000 +26.31% 1
Berkshire +16 3 £46,000 -34.28%
Nottinghamshire +12 3 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Nottingham +11 3 £40,000 -11.11% 1
East Midlands +5 3 £40,000 - 1
East of England +37 2 - -
Reading +19 2 - -
Yorkshire +15 2 £50,000 +20.48%
West Yorkshire +5 2 £50,000 +20.48%
West Midlands -19 2 £48,750 -17.02%
Essex - 2 - -
Brentwood - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £50,000 -
North West +20 1 £45,000 -43.75% 1
South West +6 1 £55,000 +12.82%
Gloucestershire +1 1 £55,000 +29.41%
Birmingham -2 1 £52,500 -10.63%
Scotland -6 1 - - 3
Glasgow - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £45,000 -
Lancashire - 1 £45,000 -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Cheltenham - 1 £55,000 -
Staines - 1 - -

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for ISTQB Advanced Certification.

1 127 (99.22%) ISTQB
2 93 (72.66%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (67.19%) QA
4 66 (51.56%) ISEB
5 61 (47.66%) Selenium
6 59 (46.09%) Java
7 56 (43.75%) Waterfall
8 51 (39.84%) Test Strategy
8 51 (39.84%) Finance
9 50 (39.06%) Defect Management
10 49 (38.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 47 (36.72%) Test Management
11 47 (36.72%) Banking
11 47 (36.72%) HP UFT
12 45 (35.16%) Test Automation
13 43 (33.59%) Risk Analysis
13 43 (33.59%) Analytical Skills
14 42 (32.81%) SDLC
15 41 (32.03%) Automated Testing
16 38 (29.69%) HTML
16 38 (29.69%) User Acceptance Testing
17 37 (28.91%) Degree
17 37 (28.91%) SAP
18 34 (26.56%) Microsoft
19 33 (25.78%) Software Testing
19 33 (25.78%) Test Scripting
19 33 (25.78%) Operational Acceptance Testing
20 32 (25.00%) Oracle
20 32 (25.00%) SQL
20 32 (25.00%) MS Office

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (21.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.78%) IIS
Applications
1 32 (25.00%) MS Office
2 31 (24.22%) MS Excel
3 30 (23.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (9.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.78%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.78%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.78%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.78%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.34%) VLAN
2 2 (1.56%) HTTP
2 2 (1.56%) SAN
3 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.78%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.78%) GIS
Development Applications
1 61 (47.66%) Selenium
2 47 (36.72%) HP UFT
3 24 (18.75%) Rational Functional Tester
3 24 (18.75%) SilkTest
4 21 (16.41%) Ranorex
5 17 (13.28%) JIRA
6 16 (12.50%) Bugzilla
6 16 (12.50%) Testopia
7 15 (11.72%) Cucumber
8 9 (7.03%) JUnit
9 7 (5.47%) JMeter
10 6 (4.69%) Jenkins
10 6 (4.69%) Mercurial
10 6 (4.69%) WATIR
10 6 (4.69%) WebDriver
11 4 (3.13%) TestDirector
12 2 (1.56%) LoadRunner
12 2 (1.56%) SoapUI
13 1 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
General
1 51 (39.84%) Finance
2 47 (36.72%) Banking
3 16 (12.50%) Games
3 16 (12.50%) Retail
4 14 (10.94%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.13%) Marketing
6 2 (1.56%) Electronics
6 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (27.34%) Test Manager
2 22 (17.19%) Analyst
2 22 (17.19%) Test Analyst
3 18 (14.06%) Test Engineer
4 16 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 16 (12.50%) QA Manager
5 15 (11.72%) Head of Testing
5 15 (11.72%) QA Test Engineer
6 12 (9.38%) Financial Analyst
6 12 (9.38%) Lead Test Analyst
7 11 (8.59%) Software QA Manager
7 11 (8.59%) Tester
8 10 (7.81%) Software Tester
9 9 (7.03%) Consultant
9 9 (7.03%) QA Tester
9 9 (7.03%) Senior Test Engineer
9 9 (7.03%) Software QA Engineer
9 9 (7.03%) Software QA Tester
9 9 (7.03%) Software Test Engineer
10 8 (6.25%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (29.69%) HTML
2 30 (23.44%) .NET
2 30 (23.44%) Web Services
3 27 (21.09%) SOAP
3 27 (21.09%) XBRL
3 27 (21.09%) XML
4 9 (7.03%) CSS
4 9 (7.03%) jQuery
5 3 (2.34%) Flash
6 2 (1.56%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.56%) REST
7 1 (0.78%) RESTful
7 1 (0.78%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 43 (33.59%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (21.09%) Mathematics
3 6 (4.69%) iPad
4 4 (3.13%) Online Games
5 3 (2.34%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.34%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (25.00%) Linux
1 32 (25.00%) Unix
2 4 (3.13%) Windows
3 1 (0.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (72.66%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (43.75%) Waterfall
3 51 (39.84%) Test Strategy
4 50 (39.06%) Defect Management
5 47 (36.72%) Test Management
6 45 (35.16%) Test Automation
7 43 (33.59%) Risk Analysis
8 42 (32.81%) SDLC
9 41 (32.03%) Automated Testing
10 38 (29.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 33 (25.78%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 33 (25.78%) Software Testing
11 33 (25.78%) Test Scripting
12 31 (24.22%) Test Planning
13 30 (23.44%) PRINCE2
13 30 (23.44%) Time Management
14 29 (22.66%) Functional Testing
15 28 (21.88%) ITIL
15 28 (21.88%) Mentoring
16 27 (21.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 59 (46.09%) Java
2 32 (25.00%) SQL
3 27 (21.09%) VB.NET
4 24 (18.75%) C#
5 13 (10.16%) JavaScript
6 8 (6.25%) Ruby
7 3 (2.34%) C++
8 2 (1.56%) Python
9 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.78%) VB
9 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 127 (99.22%) ISTQB
2 66 (51.56%) ISEB
3 49 (38.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 37 (28.91%) Degree
5 5 (3.91%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (3.13%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.34%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.78%) MCITP
8 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (67.19%) QA
Systems Management
1 23 (17.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (28.91%) SAP
2 34 (26.56%) Microsoft
3 32 (25.00%) Oracle
4 25 (19.53%) HP
5 9 (7.03%) Google
6 6 (4.69%) Rally
7 5 (3.91%) Borland
8 3 (2.34%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.56%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.78%) ATG
10 1 (0.78%) Cisco
10 1 (0.78%) Citrix
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