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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
Rank 863 859 849
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 36 73 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.061% 0.049%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.23% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 31 44 38
Average salary £41,500 £53,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.42% +33.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-19.00% +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
30444 32334 30911
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.45% 27.23% 27.98%
Number of salaries quoted 23778 25831 24841
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £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 27 April 2015 within the UK.

ISTQB Advanced Certification Salary Histogram in the UK

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 16 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 27 April 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 -3 26 £40,000 -26.26% 2
South East +27 18 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Hampshire +7 16 £40,000 -
Southampton - 8 £40,000 -
Fareham - 7 £40,000 -
Yorkshire +9 4 £41,500 -24.54% 1
West Yorkshire -2 4 £41,500 -17.00% 1
Bradford - 4 £41,500 - 1
London +4 3 £52,500 -17.64%
East Midlands +12 1 £45,000 +28.57%
Nottinghamshire 0 1 £45,000 +28.57%
Berkshire -6 1 £72,500 +52.63% 1
Nottingham -9 1 £45,000 +28.57%
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Feltham - 1 £57,500 -

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 82 (98.80%) ISTQB
2 40 (48.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 38 (45.78%) Test Management
4 34 (40.96%) Security Cleared
5 33 (39.76%) Test Planning
5 33 (39.76%) SC Cleared
6 31 (37.35%) Software Testing
6 31 (37.35%) QA
7 29 (34.94%) Selenium
7 29 (34.94%) QuickTest Pro
7 29 (34.94%) HP
8 24 (28.92%) Degree
8 24 (28.92%) HP Quality Center
9 21 (25.30%) SQL
10 20 (24.10%) Finance
10 20 (24.10%) ISEB
10 20 (24.10%) Test Scripting
11 19 (22.89%) Test Automation
12 16 (19.28%) SQL Server
13 14 (16.87%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (15.66%) Microsoft
15 12 (14.46%) IBM
15 12 (14.46%) Project Management
15 12 (14.46%) Performance Testing
15 12 (14.46%) SQL Server 2008
15 12 (14.46%) Cucumber
16 11 (13.25%) Test Strategy
16 11 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
17 10 (12.05%) Retail
17 10 (12.05%) Back Office

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (4.82%) Confluence
2 1 (1.20%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (9.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) HTTP
1 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.28%) SQL Server
2 12 (14.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.20%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.20%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 29 (34.94%) QuickTest Pro
1 29 (34.94%) Selenium
2 12 (14.46%) Cucumber
3 8 (9.64%) JMeter
4 7 (8.43%) LoadRunner
5 6 (7.23%) TestDirector
5 6 (7.23%) Rational DOORS
5 6 (7.23%) LoadUI
6 5 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (6.02%) Jenkins
6 5 (6.02%) JIRA
6 5 (6.02%) Maven
6 5 (6.02%) Ant
7 3 (3.61%) JUnit
7 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.41%) Checkstyle
8 2 (2.41%) jMock
8 2 (2.41%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.41%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.41%) FindBugs
General
1 20 (24.10%) Finance
2 10 (12.05%) Back Office
2 10 (12.05%) Retail
3 2 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.20%) Advertising
4 1 (1.20%) Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (50.60%) Test Manager
2 27 (32.53%) Test Analyst
2 27 (32.53%) Analyst
3 22 (26.51%) Senior Analyst
3 22 (26.51%) Senior Test Analyst
4 11 (13.25%) Technical Analyst
4 11 (13.25%) Technical Test Analyst
5 8 (9.64%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 8 (9.64%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
6 7 (8.43%) Test Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) Test Team Leader
6 7 (8.43%) Team Leader
7 6 (7.23%) Systems Test Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) QA Manager
8 4 (4.82%) Tester
8 4 (4.82%) Performance Manager
8 4 (4.82%) Test Leader
8 4 (4.82%) Performance Test Manager
9 3 (3.61%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.23%) Web Services
2 5 (6.02%) .NET
2 5 (6.02%) CSS
3 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.82%) XML
4 3 (3.61%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.41%) REST
5 2 (2.41%) JMS
5 2 (2.41%) Middleware
5 2 (2.41%) Ajax
5 2 (2.41%) SOAP
6 1 (1.20%) jQuery
6 1 (1.20%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.23%) GIS
1 6 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.41%) Open Source
2 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.41%) Life Science
3 1 (1.20%) Telematics
3 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.05%) Linux
2 9 (10.84%) Windows
3 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.41%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.41%) Windows 8
3 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (45.78%) Test Management
2 33 (39.76%) Test Planning
3 31 (37.35%) Software Testing
4 20 (24.10%) Test Scripting
5 19 (22.89%) Test Automation
6 14 (16.87%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (14.46%) Performance Testing
7 12 (14.46%) Project Management
8 11 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (13.25%) Test Strategy
9 9 (10.84%) Line Management
9 9 (10.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (10.84%) Automated Testing
10 8 (9.64%) PRINCE2
10 8 (9.64%) Automation Testing
10 8 (9.64%) Functional Testing
11 7 (8.43%) Change Management
11 7 (8.43%) Scrum
12 6 (7.23%) Use Case
12 6 (7.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.30%) SQL
2 10 (12.05%) PL/SQL
3 7 (8.43%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.82%) C#
4 4 (4.82%) Java
4 4 (4.82%) Python
5 3 (3.61%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.41%) Perl
6 2 (2.41%) Ruby
7 1 (1.20%) C
Qualifications
1 82 (98.80%) ISTQB
2 40 (48.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 34 (40.96%) Security Cleared
4 33 (39.76%) SC Cleared
5 24 (28.92%) Degree
6 20 (24.10%) ISEB
7 8 (9.64%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.41%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (37.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (28.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (34.94%) HP
2 13 (15.66%) Microsoft
3 12 (14.46%) IBM
4 7 (8.43%) Oracle
5 4 (4.82%) Capita
6 2 (2.41%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.41%) SAP
6 2 (2.41%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.20%) Google
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