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

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
Rank 819 889 886
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 77 52 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.048% 0.074%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.18% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 61 42 55
Median salary £60,000 £47,500 £48,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+26.31% -1.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £41,050 £34,200
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £62,500 £47,500 £48,250
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -1.55%

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
24908 29553 30654
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.05% 27.30% 27.19%
Number of salaries quoted 20025 23844 23923
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 27 September 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 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 +84 77 £60,000 +34.83% 5
South East +70 45 £72,500 +61.11%
Hampshire +20 19 £77,500 +72.22%
Buckinghamshire +28 15 £60,000 +42.85%
Aldershot - 13 £80,000 -
West Yorkshire +25 10 £47,750 +15.06% 1
Yorkshire +20 10 £47,750 +7.30% 1
London +48 9 £49,347 -10.27% 1
High Wycombe - 8 £60,000 -
East Midlands +17 7 £40,000 -6.97%
Nottinghamshire +6 7 £40,000 -6.97%
Nottingham +6 7 £40,000 -6.97%
Milton Keynes +25 6 £62,500 +48.80%
Leeds - 6 £48,000 -
Berkshire +17 5 £60,000 +29.72%
Oxfordshire - 5 - -
Abingdon - 5 - -
Wimbledon - 5 - -
North West +6 4 £62,500 -21.87% 1
Manchester -5 4 £62,500 -21.87% 1
Halifax - 3 £35,000 - 1
Bracknell - 3 £75,000 -
City of London +41 1 £46,193 -2.75% 1
East of England +17 1 - - 1
Essex +3 1 - -
Brentwood +3 1 - -
South West -7 1 £60,000 +41.17% 1
Gloucestershire -11 1 £60,000 +41.17% 1
Bradford -17 1 £35,000 -15.66%
Gatwick - 1 £48,500 -

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 143 (99.31%) ISTQB
2 107 (74.31%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (52.78%) QA
4 68 (47.22%) Java
5 67 (46.53%) Selenium
6 65 (45.14%) Waterfall
7 64 (44.44%) ISEB
8 63 (43.75%) Defect Management
9 62 (43.06%) Test Automation
10 59 (40.97%) Test Strategy
11 58 (40.28%) Risk Analysis
12 56 (38.89%) SDLC
13 55 (38.19%) HP UFT
14 53 (36.81%) Test Planning
15 52 (36.11%) HP Quality Center
16 51 (35.42%) Degree
16 51 (35.42%) Test Management
17 50 (34.72%) C#
18 47 (32.64%) Ranorex
19 46 (31.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 44 (30.56%) V-Model
21 41 (28.47%) Finance
22 36 (25.00%) RUP
23 34 (23.61%) Mentoring
24 33 (22.92%) Operational Acceptance Testing
24 33 (22.92%) Testopia
24 33 (22.92%) Bugzilla
25 32 (22.22%) Banking
26 31 (21.53%) HTML
26 31 (21.53%) 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 19 (13.19%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.69%) Confluence
2 1 (0.69%) Documentum
2 1 (0.69%) IIS
Applications
1 28 (19.44%) MS Excel
2 27 (18.75%) MS Office
2 27 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.69%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.69%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.56%) HTTP
2 1 (0.69%) SAN
2 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.69%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.47%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.69%) GIS
2 1 (0.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 67 (46.53%) Selenium
2 55 (38.19%) HP UFT
3 47 (32.64%) Ranorex
4 33 (22.92%) Bugzilla
4 33 (22.92%) Testopia
5 15 (10.42%) Rational Functional Tester
5 15 (10.42%) SilkTest
6 14 (9.72%) Cucumber
7 12 (8.33%) JIRA
8 11 (7.64%) JUnit
8 11 (7.64%) LoadRunner
9 10 (6.94%) TestDirector
10 9 (6.25%) SoapUI
11 4 (2.78%) JMeter
12 3 (2.08%) Jenkins
13 2 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
14 1 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 1 (0.69%) Mercurial
14 1 (0.69%) WATIR
14 1 (0.69%) WebDriver
General
1 41 (28.47%) Finance
2 32 (22.22%) Banking
3 10 (6.94%) Games
3 10 (6.94%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.17%) Retail
5 4 (2.78%) Marketing
6 3 (2.08%) Electronics
6 3 (2.08%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (35.42%) Test Manager
2 24 (16.67%) Head of Testing
3 15 (10.42%) Analyst
3 15 (10.42%) QA Engineer
3 15 (10.42%) Test Analyst
4 14 (9.72%) Tester
5 13 (9.03%) Test Engineer
6 12 (8.33%) QA Test Engineer
7 11 (7.64%) QA Manager
7 11 (7.64%) QA Tester
7 11 (7.64%) Software QA Engineer
7 11 (7.64%) Software QA Tester
7 11 (7.64%) Software Test Engineer
7 11 (7.64%) Software Tester
8 10 (6.94%) Lead Test Analyst
8 10 (6.94%) Senior Manager
8 10 (6.94%) Senior Test Manager
8 10 (6.94%) Test Leader
9 9 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
10 8 (5.56%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (21.53%) HTML
2 28 (19.44%) Web Services
3 23 (15.97%) .NET
4 21 (14.58%) XML
5 19 (13.19%) SOAP
5 19 (13.19%) XBRL
6 12 (8.33%) CSS
7 11 (7.64%) jQuery
8 8 (5.56%) REST
9 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.69%) RESTful
10 1 (0.69%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 28 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (13.19%) Mathematics
3 6 (4.17%) Online Games
4 5 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.08%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.69%) iPad
6 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.58%) Linux
2 20 (13.89%) Unix
3 2 (1.39%) Windows
4 1 (0.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (74.31%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (45.14%) Waterfall
3 63 (43.75%) Defect Management
4 62 (43.06%) Test Automation
5 59 (40.97%) Test Strategy
6 58 (40.28%) Risk Analysis
7 56 (38.89%) SDLC
8 53 (36.81%) Test Planning
9 51 (35.42%) Test Management
10 44 (30.56%) V-Model
11 36 (25.00%) RUP
12 34 (23.61%) Mentoring
13 33 (22.92%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 31 (21.53%) User Acceptance Testing
15 28 (19.44%) Functional Testing
16 26 (18.06%) Automated Testing
17 25 (17.36%) Time Management
18 24 (16.67%) Test Scripting
19 22 (15.28%) PRINCE2
20 21 (14.58%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 68 (47.22%) Java
2 50 (34.72%) C#
3 22 (15.28%) JavaScript
3 22 (15.28%) SQL
4 19 (13.19%) VB.NET
5 9 (6.25%) Ruby
6 8 (5.56%) Python
7 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.69%) VB
7 1 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 143 (99.31%) ISTQB
2 64 (44.44%) ISEB
3 51 (35.42%) Degree
4 46 (31.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (13.89%) ISEB Practitioner
6 15 (10.42%) Security Cleared
7 12 (8.33%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.39%) AAT
8 2 (1.39%) HND
8 2 (1.39%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.69%) MCITP
9 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (52.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 52 (36.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (21.53%) Microsoft
2 27 (18.75%) HP
3 24 (16.67%) SAP
4 19 (13.19%) Oracle
5 11 (7.64%) Google
6 5 (3.47%) Sophos
7 1 (0.69%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.69%) Cisco
7 1 (0.69%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.69%) EMC
7 1 (0.69%) Pega
7 1 (0.69%) Rally
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