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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
Rank 815 836 819
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -17
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 85 74 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.064% 0.069%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.24% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 77 50 52
Average salary £50,000 £48,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.62% +13.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,550 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £64,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £48,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +12.94%

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
30293 31046 28822
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.36% 27.02% 27.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24454 24053 23409
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 August 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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 historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +15 61 £45,000 -6.73% 3
Scotland -1 13 £50,000 +3.09%
Edinburgh - 13 £50,000 -
Yorkshire - 12 £41,500 -
North West +12 10 £80,000 +33.33% 1
South West -5 10 £42,500 +11.84%
East Midlands +4 9 £40,000 +23.07%
Manchester +5 8 £80,000 +33.33% 1
Bradford - 8 £41,500 -
West Yorkshire - 8 £41,500 -
East of England +13 7 £65,750 - 1
Gloucestershire - 7 £42,500 -
Tewkesbury - 7 £42,500 -
South East +2 5 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Hertfordshire 0 5 £70,000 - 1
London -12 5 £55,000 -12.00%
Northamptonshire - 5 £40,000 -
Northampton - 5 £40,000 -
Hampshire +20 4 £50,000 +38.88%
Nottingham -1 4 £43,000 +32.30%
Nottinghamshire -9 4 £43,000 +32.30%
South Yorkshire - 4 £44,500 -
Sheffield - 4 £44,500 -
South Wales -7 3 £35,369 +8.82%
Wales -11 3 £35,369 +8.82%
West Midlands -14 3 £70,000 +47.36%
St Ives - 3 £55,500 -
Portsmouth - 3 £50,000 -
Newport - 3 £35,369 -
Cornwall - 3 £55,500 -

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing ISTQB Advanced Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB Advanced Certification.

1 135 (99.26%) ISTQB
2 56 (41.18%) Test Management
3 54 (39.71%) QA
4 50 (36.76%) Finance
5 48 (35.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 46 (33.82%) Software Testing
7 42 (30.88%) ISEB
8 39 (28.68%) SQL Server
8 39 (28.68%) Test Planning
9 38 (27.94%) Microsoft
10 37 (27.21%) HP
11 36 (26.47%) HP Quality Center
12 34 (25.00%) .NET
13 33 (24.26%) HP UFT
13 33 (24.26%) Degree
14 32 (23.53%) Test Scripting
15 30 (22.06%) Test Strategy
16 28 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
17 26 (19.12%) Security Cleared
17 26 (19.12%) Performance Testing
18 25 (18.38%) Agile Software Development
18 25 (18.38%) Stakeholder Management
19 24 (17.65%) C#
20 23 (16.91%) SQL
21 22 (16.18%) ASP.NET
21 22 (16.18%) SC Cleared
21 22 (16.18%) Automated Testing
22 21 (15.44%) JavaScript
23 19 (13.97%) Project Management
24 18 (13.24%) SDLC

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing ISTQB Advanced Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB Advanced Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.74%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (9.56%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.88%) MS Project
3 6 (4.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.21%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.47%) Teamcenter
2 2 (1.47%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.21%) SAN
2 1 (0.74%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.74%) LAN
2 1 (0.74%) VoIP
2 1 (0.74%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (28.68%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (9.56%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (8.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (5.15%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.47%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 33 (24.26%) HP UFT
2 28 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (11.76%) Selenium
3 16 (11.76%) Visual Studio
4 9 (6.62%) JIRA
5 8 (5.88%) Maven
5 8 (5.88%) Jenkins
6 6 (4.41%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (3.68%) TestDirector
7 5 (3.68%) Ant
8 4 (2.94%) JMeter
9 3 (2.21%) Artifactory
10 2 (1.47%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.47%) Ranorex
11 1 (0.74%) LoadUI
11 1 (0.74%) Spock
11 1 (0.74%) jMock
11 1 (0.74%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.74%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.74%) FindBugs
General
1 50 (36.76%) Finance
2 13 (9.56%) Banking
3 11 (8.09%) Retail
3 11 (8.09%) Telecoms
4 10 (7.35%) Back Office
5 2 (1.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 66 (48.53%) Test Manager
2 37 (27.21%) Test Analyst
2 37 (27.21%) Analyst
3 28 (20.59%) Senior Analyst
3 28 (20.59%) Senior Test Analyst
4 16 (11.76%) Tester
5 13 (9.56%) Lead Test Analyst
6 12 (8.82%) Programme Manager
7 11 (8.09%) Programme Test Manager
8 10 (7.35%) Performance Test Manager
8 10 (7.35%) Performance Manager
8 10 (7.35%) Automation Tester
9 9 (6.62%) QA Manager
10 8 (5.88%) Test Leader
11 7 (5.15%) Test Team Leader
11 7 (5.15%) Team Leader
12 6 (4.41%) Test Engineer
13 4 (2.94%) Quality Manager
13 4 (2.94%) Automation Test Analyst
13 4 (2.94%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (25.00%) .NET
2 22 (16.18%) ASP.NET
3 17 (12.50%) CSS
3 17 (12.50%) XML
4 6 (4.41%) Web Services
5 3 (2.21%) HTML
5 3 (2.21%) JSP
6 2 (1.47%) Flash
6 2 (1.47%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.74%) REST
7 1 (0.74%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.74%) JMS
7 1 (0.74%) Middleware
7 1 (0.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.41%) GIS
3 3 (2.21%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.21%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.47%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.47%) Mobile Games
5 1 (0.74%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.29%) Windows
2 10 (7.35%) Linux
3 3 (2.21%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (41.18%) Test Management
2 46 (33.82%) Software Testing
3 39 (28.68%) Test Planning
4 32 (23.53%) Test Scripting
5 30 (22.06%) Test Strategy
6 26 (19.12%) Performance Testing
7 25 (18.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (18.38%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (16.18%) Automated Testing
9 19 (13.97%) Project Management
10 18 (13.24%) SDLC
11 15 (11.03%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (10.29%) Test Automation
12 14 (10.29%) Validation
13 12 (8.82%) Functional Testing
13 12 (8.82%) Automation Testing
14 11 (8.09%) ETL
15 9 (6.62%) Service Delivery
15 9 (6.62%) Scrum
15 9 (6.62%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 24 (17.65%) C#
2 23 (16.91%) SQL
3 21 (15.44%) JavaScript
4 14 (10.29%) T-SQL
5 10 (7.35%) Java
6 2 (1.47%) C++
Qualifications
1 135 (99.26%) ISTQB
2 48 (35.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 42 (30.88%) ISEB
4 33 (24.26%) Degree
5 26 (19.12%) Security Cleared
6 22 (16.18%) SC Cleared
7 8 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (3.68%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.47%) NVQ Level 4
9 2 (1.47%) HNC
9 2 (1.47%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (39.71%) QA
2 2 (1.47%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 36 (26.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (27.94%) Microsoft
2 37 (27.21%) HP
3 17 (12.50%) Oracle
4 3 (2.21%) SAP
4 3 (2.21%) Citrix
5 2 (1.47%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.47%) IBM
Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Edward Carter Solutions
Salary: £65,000 - £75,000 per annum plus bonus (£19,500/£22,500) and benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago