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

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
Rank 817 921 903
Rank change year-on-year
+104 -18
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 66 45 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.042% 0.066%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.15% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 60 19 59
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,350 £39,000 £33,900
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £44,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+12.35% -1.11%

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
23081 29428 31937
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.81% 27.35% 27.87%
Number of salaries quoted 18224 23327 25612
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 4 December 2016 within the UK.

ISTQB Advanced Certification Salary Histogram in the UK

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 28 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 4 December 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 +116 66 £50,000 +11.11% 4
South East +87 22 £50,000 +14.28%
London +82 18 £46,193 -7.61% 1
Redhill - 10 £50,000 -
Surrey - 10 £50,000 -
Manchester -5 9 £62,500 +38.88%
North West -13 9 £62,500 +38.88%
Yorkshire +29 8 £35,000 -21.34% 3
Buckinghamshire +27 8 £57,500 +36.90%
West Yorkshire - 8 £35,000 - 3
Halifax - 6 £35,000 - 3
South West +16 5 £60,000 -
Gloucester -6 5 £60,000 -
Gloucestershire -10 5 £60,000 -
High Wycombe - 5 £57,500 -
Milton Keynes +17 3 £47,500 +13.09%
Hampshire +6 3 £77,500 +72.22%
Birmingham -9 3 £62,500 -
West Midlands -13 3 £62,500 -
City of London +30 2 £46,193 -7.61%
Aldershot - 2 £77,500 -
Leeds - 2 £49,000 -
Berkshire +49 1 £47,500 +15.15%
East of England +17 1 - -
Essex +13 1 - -
Brentwood -1 1 - -
Hungerford - 1 £47,500 -
Gosport - 1 £45,000 -

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 146 (98.65%) ISTQB
2 94 (63.51%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (47.30%) Test Automation
4 64 (43.24%) Test Strategy
4 64 (43.24%) ISEB
5 62 (41.89%) Selenium
6 58 (39.19%) Java
7 56 (37.84%) Waterfall
8 52 (35.14%) Test Management
9 51 (34.46%) Test Planning
10 50 (33.78%) QA
11 49 (33.11%) Degree
12 48 (32.43%) SDLC
13 46 (31.08%) HP Quality Center
14 45 (30.41%) Defect Management
15 43 (29.05%) HP UFT
16 42 (28.38%) V-Model
17 41 (27.70%) Risk Analysis
18 40 (27.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 39 (26.35%) C#
20 34 (22.97%) Ranorex
21 33 (22.30%) Finance
22 32 (21.62%) HP
22 32 (21.62%) Mentoring
23 29 (19.59%) Security Cleared
24 28 (18.92%) DV Cleared
25 27 (18.24%) JIRA
26 25 (16.89%) Web Services
27 23 (15.54%) JavaScript
27 23 (15.54%) Microsoft

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 8 (5.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 8 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.70%) Confluence
2 4 (2.70%) Documentum
Applications
1 19 (12.84%) MS Excel
1 19 (12.84%) MS Office
1 19 (12.84%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.03%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.38%) Data Mining
2 4 (2.70%) GIS
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 62 (41.89%) Selenium
2 43 (29.05%) HP UFT
3 34 (22.97%) Ranorex
4 27 (18.24%) JIRA
5 21 (14.19%) Bugzilla
5 21 (14.19%) Testopia
6 19 (12.84%) SoapUI
7 16 (10.81%) LoadRunner
8 15 (10.14%) Cucumber
9 12 (8.11%) JMeter
10 11 (7.43%) Jenkins
11 8 (5.41%) TestDirector
12 6 (4.05%) JUnit
12 6 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (3.38%) Rational Functional Tester
13 5 (3.38%) SilkTest
13 5 (3.38%) Subversion
14 4 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (2.70%) Maven
14 4 (2.70%) TestComplete
General
1 33 (22.30%) Finance
2 22 (14.86%) Banking
3 5 (3.38%) Retail
4 4 (2.70%) Games
4 4 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.35%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Electronics
6 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 59 (39.86%) Test Manager
2 16 (10.81%) Head of Testing
3 15 (10.14%) Test Leader
4 14 (9.46%) Test Engineer
5 13 (8.78%) Tester
6 12 (8.11%) Analyst
6 12 (8.11%) Senior Manager
6 12 (8.11%) Senior Test Manager
6 12 (8.11%) Test Analyst
7 9 (6.08%) Software Manager
7 9 (6.08%) Software Test Manager
8 8 (5.41%) Architect
8 8 (5.41%) Performance Manager
8 8 (5.41%) Performance Test Manager
8 8 (5.41%) Software Tester
9 7 (4.73%) Automation Test Analyst
9 7 (4.73%) Lead Architect
9 7 (4.73%) QA Manager
9 7 (4.73%) Test Architect
10 6 (4.05%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.89%) Web Services
2 16 (10.81%) .NET
3 15 (10.14%) XML
4 13 (8.78%) HTML
5 12 (8.11%) SOAP
6 8 (5.41%) REST
6 8 (5.41%) XBRL
7 5 (3.38%) CSS
8 4 (2.70%) jQuery
9 3 (2.03%) Node.js
10 2 (1.35%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.35%) Gherkin
11 1 (0.68%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.68%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.41%) Mathematics
3 5 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.70%) Online Games
5 3 (2.03%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.68%) Fintech
6 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.11%) Linux
2 10 (6.76%) Unix
3 7 (4.73%) Windows
4 4 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (63.51%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (47.30%) Test Automation
3 64 (43.24%) Test Strategy
4 56 (37.84%) Waterfall
5 52 (35.14%) Test Management
6 51 (34.46%) Test Planning
7 48 (32.43%) SDLC
8 45 (30.41%) Defect Management
9 42 (28.38%) V-Model
10 41 (27.70%) Risk Analysis
11 32 (21.62%) Mentoring
12 23 (15.54%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 22 (14.86%) RUP
14 21 (14.19%) Software Testing
14 21 (14.19%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (14.19%) Test Scripting
15 20 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
16 17 (11.49%) Automated Testing
17 16 (10.81%) BDD
17 16 (10.81%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (39.19%) Java
2 39 (26.35%) C#
3 23 (15.54%) JavaScript
4 16 (10.81%) Python
5 14 (9.46%) SQL
6 8 (5.41%) Ruby
6 8 (5.41%) VB.NET
7 6 (4.05%) C
8 3 (2.03%) Groovy
9 2 (1.35%) Perl
10 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 146 (98.65%) ISTQB
2 64 (43.24%) ISEB
3 49 (33.11%) Degree
4 40 (27.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 29 (19.59%) Security Cleared
6 28 (18.92%) DV Cleared
7 22 (14.86%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (3.38%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.35%) AAT
9 2 (1.35%) HND
9 2 (1.35%) MBCS
10 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (33.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 46 (31.08%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (21.62%) HP
2 23 (15.54%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.11%) Oracle
4 9 (6.08%) SAP
5 5 (3.38%) Sophos
6 4 (2.70%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.70%) EMC
6 4 (2.70%) Google
6 4 (2.70%) Pega
7 3 (2.03%) ATG
7 3 (2.03%) Cognizant
8 2 (1.35%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.68%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.68%) IBM
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
SSP
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Central London / West End
Cognizant
Posted: 19 days ago