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

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
Rank 809 849 816
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -33
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 88 56 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.048% 0.069%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.18% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 84 34 58
Average salary £50,000 £41,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% -2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £90,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £36,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -12.72%

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
29759 31530 29565
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.25% 27.07% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 23768 24632 23798
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +2.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 4 August 2015 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 4 August 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 +29 55 £45,000 +3.74% 5
Scotland +20 16 £50,000 -12.28%
Edinburgh +16 16 £50,000 -28.57%
Yorkshire - 11 £41,500 -
Bradford - 11 £41,500 -
West Yorkshire - 11 £41,500 -
North West +8 10 £80,000 +33.33% 1
South East +17 9 £47,500 +31.94% 2
South West -9 9 £43,750 +25.00%
Manchester +14 8 £80,000 +33.33% 1
Hampshire +9 6 £47,500 +31.94% 2
Tewkesbury - 6 £42,500 -
Gloucestershire - 6 £42,500 -
London +9 5 £47,500 -38.70%
East Midlands +6 5 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Northampton - 5 £40,000 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £40,000 -
West Midlands -12 4 £58,750 +23.68%
City of London +33 3 £47,500 -
Berkshire +8 3 £47,500 +31.94%
Wales +2 3 £35,369 +13.17%
South Wales -2 3 £35,369 +13.17%
Fareham - 3 £41,000 -
Portsmouth - 3 £50,000 -
St Ives - 3 £55,500 -
Newport - 3 £35,369 -
Cornwall - 3 £55,500 -
East of England +3 2 £58,500 -
Reading -1 2 £58,750 +63.19%
Cumbria - 2 £60,000 -

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 126 (99.21%) ISTQB
2 53 (41.73%) QA
3 49 (38.58%) Test Management
4 47 (37.01%) Finance
5 44 (34.65%) Software Testing
6 42 (33.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 41 (32.28%) SQL Server
8 39 (30.71%) Microsoft
9 36 (28.35%) HP UFT
9 36 (28.35%) Degree
10 33 (25.98%) Test Planning
10 33 (25.98%) Test Strategy
11 32 (25.20%) Test Scripting
11 32 (25.20%) HP
11 32 (25.20%) .NET
12 30 (23.62%) ISEB
13 29 (22.83%) Team Foundation Server
14 27 (21.26%) HP Quality Center
14 27 (21.26%) Security Cleared
15 25 (19.69%) Automated Testing
16 24 (18.90%) Performance Testing
16 24 (18.90%) Stakeholder Management
17 23 (18.11%) SQL
18 22 (17.32%) JavaScript
18 22 (17.32%) Project Management
18 22 (17.32%) SC Cleared
19 21 (16.54%) ASP.NET
20 20 (15.75%) Continuous Integration
20 20 (15.75%) SDLC
21 19 (14.96%) Selenium

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 2 (1.57%) Confluence
2 1 (0.79%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (7.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.57%) MS Project
3 1 (0.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.57%) Teamcenter
2 2 (1.57%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.36%) SAN
2 1 (0.79%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.79%) LAN
2 1 (0.79%) VoIP
2 1 (0.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (32.28%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (10.24%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (10.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (4.72%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.57%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 36 (28.35%) HP UFT
2 29 (22.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (14.96%) Selenium
4 16 (12.60%) Visual Studio
5 10 (7.87%) Maven
5 10 (7.87%) Jenkins
6 7 (5.51%) Ant
6 7 (5.51%) JMeter
6 7 (5.51%) Rational DOORS
7 6 (4.72%) TestDirector
8 4 (3.15%) JIRA
8 4 (3.15%) LoadUI
9 3 (2.36%) Artifactory
9 3 (2.36%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.36%) JUnit
10 2 (1.57%) Checkstyle
10 2 (1.57%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.57%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.57%) FindBugs
10 2 (1.57%) jMock
General
1 47 (37.01%) Finance
2 11 (8.66%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.87%) Back Office
3 10 (7.87%) Retail
4 9 (7.09%) Banking
5 2 (1.57%) Games
6 1 (0.79%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 58 (45.67%) Test Manager
2 38 (29.92%) Test Analyst
2 38 (29.92%) Analyst
3 28 (22.05%) Senior Analyst
3 28 (22.05%) Senior Test Analyst
4 15 (11.81%) Tester
5 13 (10.24%) Lead Test Analyst
6 12 (9.45%) Programme Manager
7 11 (8.66%) Programme Test Manager
8 10 (7.87%) Performance Test Manager
8 10 (7.87%) Performance Manager
9 9 (7.09%) Team Leader
9 9 (7.09%) Test Team Leader
10 8 (6.30%) Test Engineer
10 8 (6.30%) QA Manager
10 8 (6.30%) Automation Tester
10 8 (6.30%) Test Leader
11 4 (3.15%) Automation Analyst
11 4 (3.15%) Software Tester
11 4 (3.15%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (25.20%) .NET
2 21 (16.54%) ASP.NET
3 17 (13.39%) CSS
4 16 (12.60%) XML
5 7 (5.51%) Web Services
6 4 (3.15%) HTML
7 3 (2.36%) JSP
8 2 (1.57%) SOAP
8 2 (1.57%) Flash
8 2 (1.57%) JMS
8 2 (1.57%) Middleware
8 2 (1.57%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.57%) REST
9 1 (0.79%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.79%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.60%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.51%) GIS
3 3 (2.36%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.36%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.57%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.57%) Mobile Games
5 1 (0.79%) Telematics
5 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.81%) Windows
2 12 (9.45%) Linux
3 3 (2.36%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (38.58%) Test Management
2 44 (34.65%) Software Testing
3 33 (25.98%) Test Strategy
3 33 (25.98%) Test Planning
4 32 (25.20%) Test Scripting
5 25 (19.69%) Automated Testing
6 24 (18.90%) Performance Testing
6 24 (18.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (17.32%) Project Management
8 20 (15.75%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (15.75%) SDLC
9 18 (14.17%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (11.81%) Validation
10 15 (11.81%) Functional Testing
11 14 (11.02%) Automation Testing
12 12 (9.45%) Test Automation
12 12 (9.45%) ETL
13 9 (7.09%) Service Delivery
13 9 (7.09%) Scrum
13 9 (7.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.11%) SQL
2 22 (17.32%) JavaScript
3 19 (14.96%) C#
4 13 (10.24%) T-SQL
5 7 (5.51%) Java
6 2 (1.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 126 (99.21%) ISTQB
2 42 (33.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 36 (28.35%) Degree
4 30 (23.62%) ISEB
5 27 (21.26%) Security Cleared
6 22 (17.32%) SC Cleared
7 5 (3.94%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.57%) NVQ Level 4
8 2 (1.57%) HNC
8 2 (1.57%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (41.73%) QA
2 2 (1.57%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 27 (21.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (30.71%) Microsoft
2 32 (25.20%) HP
3 17 (13.39%) Oracle
4 4 (3.15%) IBM
5 3 (2.36%) Citrix
6 2 (1.57%) Capita
6 2 (1.57%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.57%) SAP
7 1 (0.79%) Google
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