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 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
Rank 847 918 948
Rank change year-on-year
+71 +30
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 64 51 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.046% 0.034%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 30 49 27
Median salary £60,000 £45,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -15.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £39,800 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £65,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -14.28%

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
26650 30228 32866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.55% 27.45%
Number of salaries quoted 21486 23750 26342
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £66,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 29 May 2016 within the UK.

ISTQB Advanced Certification Salary Histogram in the UK

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 25 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 29 May 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 +78 63 £60,000 +44.57% 8
London +80 37 £45,000 -5.26% 1
South East +39 22 £75,000 +87.50% 4
Wimbledon - 19 - -
Hampshire +12 14 £75,000 +87.50% 1
Berkshire +24 7 £60,000 +2.12% 1
Aldershot - 7 £77,500 -
Reading +26 6 £42,500 -27.65%
City of London +67 5 £60,000 +26.31%
South West +4 1 £55,000 +4.76%
Scotland -4 1 - -
Birmingham -11 1 £52,500 +10.52% 1
West Midlands -12 1 £52,500 +10.52% 1
North West - 1 £45,000 - 1
East of England - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £55,000 -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £55,000 -
Winchester - 1 - -
Gosport - 1 - -
Staines - 1 - - 1
Lancashire - 1 £45,000 -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Glasgow - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 125 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 89 (71.20%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (68.00%) QA
4 67 (53.60%) Selenium
5 61 (48.80%) Waterfall
6 60 (48.00%) Java
7 58 (46.40%) ISEB
7 58 (46.40%) Test Strategy
8 51 (40.80%) Automated Testing
9 49 (39.20%) Finance
10 47 (37.60%) HP UFT
10 47 (37.60%) Defect Management
11 46 (36.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 46 (36.80%) Test Automation
12 45 (36.00%) SDLC
12 45 (36.00%) Banking
13 44 (35.20%) Test Management
14 43 (34.40%) Risk Analysis
15 39 (31.20%) Analytical Skills
16 38 (30.40%) User Acceptance Testing
16 38 (30.40%) SAP
17 34 (27.20%) Test Scripting
18 32 (25.60%) HTML
19 31 (24.80%) Microsoft
19 31 (24.80%) Software Testing
19 31 (24.80%) Degree
20 30 (24.00%) SQL
21 29 (23.20%) Oracle
21 29 (23.20%) MS Office
21 29 (23.20%) Unix

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 24 (19.20%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.80%) IIS
2 1 (0.80%) MQSeries
Applications
1 29 (23.20%) MS Office
2 28 (22.40%) MS Excel
3 27 (21.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (9.60%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.80%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.80%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.80%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.80%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.80%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.80%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.40%) VLAN
2 2 (1.60%) SAN
3 1 (0.80%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.80%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.20%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.80%) GIS
2 1 (0.80%) OLTP
2 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 67 (53.60%) Selenium
2 47 (37.60%) HP UFT
3 24 (19.20%) Rational Functional Tester
3 24 (19.20%) SilkTest
4 21 (16.80%) Ranorex
5 20 (16.00%) JIRA
6 19 (15.20%) Bugzilla
6 19 (15.20%) Testopia
7 16 (12.80%) Cucumber
8 11 (8.80%) JMeter
9 10 (8.00%) Jenkins
9 10 (8.00%) Mercurial
9 10 (8.00%) WATIR
9 10 (8.00%) WebDriver
10 6 (4.80%) JUnit
11 2 (1.60%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.60%) LoadRunner
12 1 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
12 1 (0.80%) Subversion
12 1 (0.80%) TestDirector
General
1 49 (39.20%) Finance
2 45 (36.00%) Banking
3 15 (12.00%) Retail
4 13 (10.40%) Telecoms
5 12 (9.60%) Games
6 4 (3.20%) Marketing
7 2 (1.60%) Electronics
7 2 (1.60%) Legal
7 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 40 (32.00%) Test Manager
2 24 (19.20%) Analyst
2 24 (19.20%) Test Analyst
3 22 (17.60%) Test Engineer
4 16 (12.80%) QA Engineer
4 16 (12.80%) QA Test Engineer
5 14 (11.20%) Head of Testing
6 13 (10.40%) Senior Test Engineer
7 12 (9.60%) Financial Analyst
7 12 (9.60%) Lead Test Analyst
7 12 (9.60%) QA Manager
8 11 (8.80%) Software QA Manager
9 10 (8.00%) Ruby Engineer
9 10 (8.00%) Senior QA Engineer
10 8 (6.40%) Consultant
10 8 (6.40%) Test Consultant
10 8 (6.40%) Tester
11 7 (5.60%) Software Tester
12 6 (4.80%) QA Tester
12 6 (4.80%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (25.60%) HTML
2 27 (21.60%) .NET
2 27 (21.60%) Web Services
3 25 (20.00%) XML
4 24 (19.20%) SOAP
4 24 (19.20%) XBRL
5 6 (4.80%) CSS
5 6 (4.80%) jQuery
6 3 (2.40%) Flash
6 3 (2.40%) RESTful
7 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.80%) Middleware
8 1 (0.80%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 39 (31.20%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (19.20%) Mathematics
3 10 (8.00%) iPad
4 3 (2.40%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.40%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.80%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.80%) Online Games
5 1 (0.80%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (23.20%) Linux
1 29 (23.20%) Unix
2 4 (3.20%) Windows
3 1 (0.80%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (71.20%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (48.80%) Waterfall
3 58 (46.40%) Test Strategy
4 51 (40.80%) Automated Testing
5 47 (37.60%) Defect Management
6 46 (36.80%) Test Automation
7 45 (36.00%) SDLC
8 44 (35.20%) Test Management
9 43 (34.40%) Risk Analysis
10 38 (30.40%) User Acceptance Testing
11 34 (27.20%) Test Scripting
12 31 (24.80%) Software Testing
13 29 (23.20%) Functional Testing
13 29 (23.20%) Test Planning
14 27 (21.60%) Mentoring
14 27 (21.60%) PRINCE2
14 27 (21.60%) Time Management
15 25 (20.00%) ITIL
15 25 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 25 (20.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 60 (48.00%) Java
2 30 (24.00%) SQL
3 24 (19.20%) C#
3 24 (19.20%) VB.NET
4 10 (8.00%) Ruby
5 8 (6.40%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.40%) C++
7 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.80%) VB
7 1 (0.80%) VBScript
7 1 (0.80%) XPath
Qualifications
1 125 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 58 (46.40%) ISEB
3 46 (36.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 31 (24.80%) Degree
5 4 (3.20%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.40%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.60%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.80%) MCITP
8 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (68.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 24 (19.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (30.40%) SAP
2 31 (24.80%) Microsoft
3 29 (23.20%) Oracle
4 23 (18.40%) HP
5 10 (8.00%) Rally
6 7 (5.60%) Borland
7 6 (4.80%) Google
8 3 (2.40%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.60%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.80%) ATG
10 1 (0.80%) Cisco
10 1 (0.80%) Citrix
10 1 (0.80%) Green Hat
10 1 (0.80%) IBM
10 1 (0.80%) webMethods
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