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

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
Rank 826 886 894
Rank change year-on-year
+60 +8
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 84 84 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.078% 0.065%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.28% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 63 77 50
Median salary £60,000 £50,000 £48,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +3.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,200 £40,000 £32,550
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £74,000 £64,500
UK excluding London median salary £62,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.16%

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
25665 29528 31156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.27% 27.43% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 20805 23811 24120
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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
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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 +58 84 £60,000 +33.33% 3
South East +64 44 £73,750 +47.50% 1
Hampshire +11 19 £80,000 +60.00% 1
London +55 18 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Buckinghamshire - 14 £60,000 -
Aldershot - 12 £80,000 -
Nottinghamshire +11 9 £40,000 -6.97%
Nottingham +9 9 £40,000 -6.97%
East Midlands +6 9 £40,000 -
Yorkshire +25 8 £48,000 +15.66% 1
West Yorkshire +19 8 £48,000 +15.66% 1
High Wycombe - 7 £60,000 -
Milton Keynes - 6 £62,500 -
Leeds - 6 £48,000 - 1
Berkshire +8 5 £60,000 -14.28%
Oxfordshire - 5 - -
Abingdon - 5 - -
Wimbledon - 5 - -
City of London +60 4 - -
North West +10 3 £62,500 -21.87%
Manchester -6 3 £62,500 -21.87%
Bracknell - 3 £75,000 -
Halifax - 2 - -
East of England +21 1 - -
West Midlands -9 1 £45,000 -35.71%
West Sussex - 1 £48,500 -
Coventry - 1 £45,000 -
Essex - 1 - -
Gatwick - 1 £48,500 -
Marlow - 1 - -

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 148 (99.33%) ISTQB
2 110 (73.83%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (59.06%) QA
4 75 (50.34%) Java
5 72 (48.32%) ISEB
5 72 (48.32%) Selenium
6 69 (46.31%) Waterfall
7 68 (45.64%) Defect Management
8 63 (42.28%) Test Strategy
9 62 (41.61%) Risk Analysis
10 61 (40.94%) Test Automation
11 60 (40.27%) HP UFT
12 58 (38.93%) Test Management
13 56 (37.58%) Degree
13 56 (37.58%) SDLC
14 54 (36.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 51 (34.23%) Finance
16 48 (32.21%) Test Planning
17 47 (31.54%) HP Quality Center
18 45 (30.20%) Banking
19 43 (28.86%) C#
20 42 (28.19%) User Acceptance Testing
20 42 (28.19%) Ranorex
21 41 (27.52%) Operational Acceptance Testing
22 40 (26.85%) HTML
23 39 (26.17%) V-Model
24 38 (25.50%) Analytical Skills
25 37 (24.83%) Mentoring
25 37 (24.83%) Functional Testing
25 37 (24.83%) SAP

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 28 (18.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.67%) IIS
Applications
1 36 (24.16%) MS Excel
2 35 (23.49%) MS Office
2 35 (23.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (5.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (2.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.67%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.67%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.67%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.67%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.67%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.03%) HTTP
2 1 (0.67%) SAN
2 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.67%) VLAN
2 1 (0.67%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.36%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.67%) GIS
2 1 (0.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 72 (48.32%) Selenium
2 60 (40.27%) HP UFT
3 42 (28.19%) Ranorex
4 29 (19.46%) Bugzilla
4 29 (19.46%) Testopia
5 24 (16.11%) Rational Functional Tester
5 24 (16.11%) SilkTest
6 15 (10.07%) Cucumber
6 15 (10.07%) JIRA
7 11 (7.38%) JUnit
8 10 (6.71%) LoadRunner
8 10 (6.71%) TestDirector
9 5 (3.36%) JMeter
9 5 (3.36%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.68%) Jenkins
10 4 (2.68%) Mercurial
10 4 (2.68%) WATIR
10 4 (2.68%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 51 (34.23%) Finance
2 45 (30.20%) Banking
3 13 (8.72%) Games
3 13 (8.72%) Telecoms
4 9 (6.04%) Retail
5 4 (2.68%) Marketing
6 3 (2.01%) Electronics
6 3 (2.01%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (33.56%) Test Manager
2 23 (15.44%) Head of Testing
3 19 (12.75%) Analyst
3 19 (12.75%) Test Analyst
4 18 (12.08%) QA Engineer
5 16 (10.74%) Test Engineer
6 15 (10.07%) QA Test Engineer
7 14 (9.40%) QA Manager
7 14 (9.40%) Tester
8 13 (8.72%) Lead Test Analyst
9 12 (8.05%) Financial Analyst
10 11 (7.38%) QA Tester
10 11 (7.38%) Software QA Engineer
10 11 (7.38%) Software QA Tester
10 11 (7.38%) Software Test Engineer
10 11 (7.38%) Software Tester
11 9 (6.04%) Senior Manager
11 9 (6.04%) Senior Test Manager
12 8 (5.37%) Consultant
12 8 (5.37%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (26.85%) HTML
2 35 (23.49%) Web Services
3 30 (20.13%) .NET
4 28 (18.79%) SOAP
4 28 (18.79%) XBRL
4 28 (18.79%) XML
5 11 (7.38%) CSS
5 11 (7.38%) jQuery
6 6 (4.03%) REST
7 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.67%) RESTful
7 1 (0.67%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 38 (25.50%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (18.79%) Mathematics
3 6 (4.03%) Online Games
4 5 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.68%) iPad
6 2 (1.34%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 31 (20.81%) Linux
2 30 (20.13%) Unix
3 2 (1.34%) Windows
4 1 (0.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (73.83%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (46.31%) Waterfall
3 68 (45.64%) Defect Management
4 63 (42.28%) Test Strategy
5 62 (41.61%) Risk Analysis
6 61 (40.94%) Test Automation
7 58 (38.93%) Test Management
8 56 (37.58%) SDLC
9 48 (32.21%) Test Planning
10 42 (28.19%) User Acceptance Testing
11 41 (27.52%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 39 (26.17%) V-Model
13 37 (24.83%) Functional Testing
13 37 (24.83%) Mentoring
14 36 (24.16%) Automated Testing
15 33 (22.15%) Time Management
16 32 (21.48%) Test Scripting
17 31 (20.81%) RUP
18 30 (20.13%) ITIL
18 30 (20.13%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 75 (50.34%) Java
2 43 (28.86%) C#
3 30 (20.13%) SQL
4 28 (18.79%) VB.NET
5 18 (12.08%) JavaScript
6 10 (6.71%) Ruby
7 6 (4.03%) Python
8 1 (0.67%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.67%) VB
8 1 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 148 (99.33%) ISTQB
2 72 (48.32%) ISEB
3 56 (37.58%) Degree
4 54 (36.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (12.75%) ISEB Practitioner
6 12 (8.05%) Security Cleared
7 9 (6.04%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.34%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.67%) AAT
9 1 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.67%) HND
9 1 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.67%) MCITP
9 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (59.06%) QA
Systems Management
1 47 (31.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (24.83%) Microsoft
1 37 (24.83%) SAP
2 31 (20.81%) HP
3 28 (18.79%) Oracle
4 11 (7.38%) Google
5 5 (3.36%) Sophos
6 4 (2.68%) Rally
7 1 (0.67%) Borland
7 1 (0.67%) Cisco
7 1 (0.67%) Cognizant
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + depending on experience
Posted: 6 days ago