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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
UK
Rank 794 866 897
Rank change year-on-year
+72 +31
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 64 54 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.055% 0.054%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 48 31 47
Median salary £44,694 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.61% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,672 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -

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
21257 27539 28828
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.29% 27.99% 28.01%
Number of salaries quoted 16762 22042 23043
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,823 £27,500
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 17 January 2017 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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +58 63 £44,694 -10.61% 6
South East +71 20 £47,500 -24.00%
London +72 17 £44,694 -10.61% 1
Yorkshire - 11 £35,000 - 4
West Yorkshire - 11 £35,000 - 4
Halifax - 10 £35,000 - 4
Buckinghamshire - 8 £47,500 -
Manchester -13 7 £37,500 -16.66%
North West -16 7 £37,500 -16.66%
Surrey - 7 £50,000 -
Milton Keynes - 7 £47,500 -
Redhill - 7 £50,000 -
Hampshire +12 5 £45,000 -28.00%
Portsmouth +9 4 - -
West Midlands +4 4 £62,500 -
Birmingham +3 4 £62,500 -
East of England +15 3 £42,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £42,500 -
Cambridge - 3 £42,500 -
South West +7 1 £60,000 -
Gloucester -18 1 £60,000 -
Gloucestershire -22 1 £60,000 -
Gosport - 1 £45,000 -
High Wycombe - 1 £60,000 -
Leeds - 1 £50,000 -

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 136 (99.27%) ISTQB
2 86 (62.77%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (49.64%) Test Automation
4 66 (48.18%) Selenium
5 59 (43.07%) ISEB
6 56 (40.88%) Java
7 50 (36.50%) Test Strategy
8 48 (35.04%) Test Management
9 47 (34.31%) Waterfall
10 38 (27.74%) HP UFT
10 38 (27.74%) Degree
11 36 (26.28%) BDD
11 36 (26.28%) V-Model
11 36 (26.28%) JIRA
12 35 (25.55%) Test Planning
13 33 (24.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 33 (24.09%) Defect Management
13 33 (24.09%) QA
13 33 (24.09%) Software Testing
14 32 (23.36%) C#
15 31 (22.63%) Security Cleared
15 31 (22.63%) SoapUI
16 30 (21.90%) HP Quality Center
16 30 (21.90%) HP
16 30 (21.90%) Finance
17 29 (21.17%) JMeter
17 29 (21.17%) SDLC
18 27 (19.71%) JavaScript
19 26 (18.98%) Mentoring
19 26 (18.98%) DV Cleared

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 5 (3.65%) Confluence
1 5 (3.65%) Documentum
2 4 (2.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (2.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (8.76%) MS Excel
2 11 (8.03%) MS Office
2 11 (8.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.92%) GIS
2 3 (2.19%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 66 (48.18%) Selenium
2 38 (27.74%) HP UFT
3 36 (26.28%) JIRA
4 31 (22.63%) SoapUI
5 29 (21.17%) JMeter
6 23 (16.79%) Jenkins
7 20 (14.60%) Ranorex
8 18 (13.14%) Cucumber
9 16 (11.68%) LoadRunner
10 15 (10.95%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (8.03%) Bugzilla
11 11 (8.03%) Testopia
12 9 (6.57%) Subversion
13 8 (5.84%) Eclipse
14 6 (4.38%) JBehave
14 6 (4.38%) TestRail
15 5 (3.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (3.65%) TestComplete
15 5 (3.65%) Visual Studio
15 5 (3.65%) WebDriver
General
1 30 (21.90%) Finance
2 13 (9.49%) Banking
3 9 (6.57%) Retail
4 4 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.19%) Automotive
6 1 (0.73%) Electronics
6 1 (0.73%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.73%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (34.31%) Test Manager
2 19 (13.87%) Test Engineer
3 18 (13.14%) Analyst
3 18 (13.14%) Test Analyst
4 15 (10.95%) Tester
5 13 (9.49%) Test Leader
6 12 (8.76%) Senior Tester
7 11 (8.03%) Senior Test Engineer
8 9 (6.57%) Senior Manager
8 9 (6.57%) Senior Test Manager
8 9 (6.57%) Software Manager
8 9 (6.57%) Software Test Manager
9 8 (5.84%) Automation Test Analyst
9 8 (5.84%) Head of Testing
10 6 (4.38%) Performance Manager
10 6 (4.38%) Performance Test Manager
10 6 (4.38%) Senior Software Tester
10 6 (4.38%) Senior Test Analyst
10 6 (4.38%) Software Tester
10 6 (4.38%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (18.25%) XML
2 23 (16.79%) Web Services
3 21 (15.33%) .NET
4 18 (13.14%) SOAP
5 8 (5.84%) HTML
6 7 (5.11%) REST
7 6 (4.38%) Node.js
8 4 (2.92%) Gherkin
8 4 (2.92%) J2EE
8 4 (2.92%) JMS
8 4 (2.92%) XBRL
9 3 (2.19%) JSON
9 3 (2.19%) XML Messaging
10 2 (1.46%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.46%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.73%) Behat
11 1 (0.73%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.65%) Computer Science
2 5 (3.65%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.92%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.19%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.46%) Fintech
5 2 (1.46%) iPad
6 1 (0.73%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.03%) Linux
2 8 (5.84%) Windows
3 7 (5.11%) Unix
4 4 (2.92%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.19%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (62.77%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (49.64%) Test Automation
3 50 (36.50%) Test Strategy
4 48 (35.04%) Test Management
5 47 (34.31%) Waterfall
6 36 (26.28%) BDD
6 36 (26.28%) V-Model
7 35 (25.55%) Test Planning
8 33 (24.09%) Defect Management
8 33 (24.09%) Software Testing
9 29 (21.17%) SDLC
10 26 (18.98%) Mentoring
11 24 (17.52%) Automated Testing
11 24 (17.52%) Risk Analysis
12 19 (13.87%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (13.87%) Performance Testing
12 19 (13.87%) Test Scripting
13 17 (12.41%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (11.68%) Agile Testing
14 16 (11.68%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 56 (40.88%) Java
2 32 (23.36%) C#
3 27 (19.71%) JavaScript
4 18 (13.14%) SQL
5 12 (8.76%) Python
6 10 (7.30%) C
7 6 (4.38%) Groovy
8 4 (2.92%) Ruby
8 4 (2.92%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.19%) Perl
10 2 (1.46%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.73%) VB
Qualifications
1 136 (99.27%) ISTQB
2 59 (43.07%) ISEB
3 38 (27.74%) Degree
4 33 (24.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 31 (22.63%) Security Cleared
6 26 (18.98%) DV Cleared
7 13 (9.49%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (3.65%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.46%) AAT
9 2 (1.46%) HND
9 2 (1.46%) MBCS
10 1 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (24.09%) QA
2 1 (0.73%) SLA
Systems Management
1 30 (21.90%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (21.90%) HP
2 16 (11.68%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.03%) Oracle
4 7 (5.11%) IBM
5 6 (4.38%) ATG
5 6 (4.38%) Cognizant
6 5 (3.65%) Atlassian
6 5 (3.65%) EMC
6 5 (3.65%) Pega
6 5 (3.65%) SAP
7 4 (2.92%) AppDynamics
8 3 (2.19%) Sophos
9 2 (1.46%) TOWER Software
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