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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
UK
Rank 793 876 913
Rank change year-on-year
+83 +37
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 53 57 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.056% 0.044%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.20% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 37 36 37
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +7.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,995 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%

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
20790 28556 29424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.77% 27.94% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 16419 22853 23437
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 £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 23 February 2017 within the UK.

ISTQB Advanced Certification Salary Histogram in the UK

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 22 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 23 February 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 +86 51 £42,500 -15.00% 6
Yorkshire - 15 £38,750 - 1
West Yorkshire - 15 £38,750 - 1
London +77 14 £57,604 +7.17% 3
South East +50 14 £47,500 -24.00% 1
Halifax - 13 £37,500 - 1
Hampshire +16 7 £35,000 -44.00%
Portsmouth +7 6 £35,000 +2.94%
Milton Keynes - 6 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £47,500 -
North West -12 4 £37,500 -25.00%
Manchester -22 4 £37,500 -16.66%
East of England +21 3 £42,500 -
Cambridge - 3 £42,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £42,500 -
City of London +34 2 £68,753 +37.50%
Leeds - 2 £50,000 -
West Midlands +21 1 - -
Birmingham +12 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £54,000 -
Hove - 1 £54,000 -
Bradford - 1 £50,000 -

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 120 (99.17%) ISTQB
2 79 (65.29%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (52.89%) Test Automation
4 63 (52.07%) Selenium
5 50 (41.32%) Java
6 49 (40.50%) ISEB
7 42 (34.71%) BDD
8 37 (30.58%) Waterfall
9 36 (29.75%) SoapUI
9 36 (29.75%) Test Strategy
9 36 (29.75%) Test Management
9 36 (29.75%) JMeter
10 35 (28.93%) JIRA
11 34 (28.10%) Software Testing
12 31 (25.62%) Jenkins
13 30 (24.79%) V-Model
14 29 (23.97%) HP UFT
14 29 (23.97%) JavaScript
15 28 (23.14%) HP
16 27 (22.31%) Security Cleared
17 26 (21.49%) Degree
18 25 (20.66%) QA
18 25 (20.66%) Finance
18 25 (20.66%) C#
18 25 (20.66%) XML
18 25 (20.66%) Continuous Integration
19 24 (19.83%) Test Planning
20 23 (19.01%) Mentoring
20 23 (19.01%) Automated Testing
21 22 (18.18%) TDD

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 (4.13%) Confluence
1 5 (4.13%) Documentum
Applications
1 6 (4.96%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.31%) MS Office
2 4 (3.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.83%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.96%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.65%) HTTP
2 1 (0.83%) VLAN
2 1 (0.83%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.31%) GIS
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 63 (52.07%) Selenium
2 36 (29.75%) JMeter
2 36 (29.75%) SoapUI
3 35 (28.93%) JIRA
4 31 (25.62%) Jenkins
5 29 (23.97%) HP UFT
6 19 (15.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (14.88%) Cucumber
8 17 (14.05%) LoadRunner
9 10 (8.26%) Eclipse
10 9 (7.44%) Subversion
11 8 (6.61%) Ranorex
11 8 (6.61%) Visual Studio
12 7 (5.79%) WebDriver
13 6 (4.96%) IntelliJ
13 6 (4.96%) JBehave
13 6 (4.96%) JIRA Agile
13 6 (4.96%) TestRail
13 6 (4.96%) Zephyr
14 5 (4.13%) Maven
General
1 25 (20.66%) Finance
2 8 (6.61%) Retail
3 6 (4.96%) Banking
4 3 (2.48%) Automotive
5 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (28.93%) Test Manager
2 25 (20.66%) Test Engineer
3 19 (15.70%) Analyst
3 19 (15.70%) Test Analyst
4 14 (11.57%) Senior Test Engineer
4 14 (11.57%) Tester
5 12 (9.92%) Senior Tester
5 12 (9.92%) Test Leader
6 9 (7.44%) Software Manager
6 9 (7.44%) Software Test Manager
7 8 (6.61%) Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (5.79%) Performance Manager
8 7 (5.79%) Performance Test Manager
9 6 (4.96%) Automation Specialist
9 6 (4.96%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (4.96%) Senior Manager
9 6 (4.96%) Senior Software Tester
9 6 (4.96%) Senior Test Analyst
9 6 (4.96%) Senior Test Manager
9 6 (4.96%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (20.66%) XML
2 22 (18.18%) .NET
3 19 (15.70%) Web Services
4 18 (14.88%) SOAP
5 6 (4.96%) JMS
5 6 (4.96%) Node.js
6 5 (4.13%) REST
7 4 (3.31%) Gherkin
7 4 (3.31%) HTML
7 4 (3.31%) J2EE
8 3 (2.48%) JSON
8 3 (2.48%) XML Messaging
9 2 (1.65%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.65%) Apache CXF
9 2 (1.65%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.83%) Behat
10 1 (0.83%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.13%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.65%) Driving Licence
3 2 (1.65%) Fintech
3 2 (1.65%) iPad
4 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.83%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.44%) Windows
2 8 (6.61%) Linux
3 4 (3.31%) Unix
3 4 (3.31%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.48%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (65.29%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (52.89%) Test Automation
3 42 (34.71%) BDD
4 37 (30.58%) Waterfall
5 36 (29.75%) Test Management
5 36 (29.75%) Test Strategy
6 34 (28.10%) Software Testing
7 30 (24.79%) V-Model
8 25 (20.66%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (19.83%) Test Planning
10 23 (19.01%) Automated Testing
10 23 (19.01%) Mentoring
11 22 (18.18%) Performance Testing
11 22 (18.18%) TDD
12 19 (15.70%) Defect Management
13 18 (14.88%) SDLC
14 17 (14.05%) Agile Testing
14 17 (14.05%) Scrum
15 15 (12.40%) Open Source
15 15 (12.40%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 50 (41.32%) Java
2 29 (23.97%) JavaScript
3 25 (20.66%) C#
4 16 (13.22%) SQL
5 14 (11.57%) C
6 10 (8.26%) Python
7 6 (4.96%) Groovy
8 4 (3.31%) Ruby
9 3 (2.48%) Perl
10 2 (1.65%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 120 (99.17%) ISTQB
2 49 (40.50%) ISEB
3 27 (22.31%) Security Cleared
4 26 (21.49%) Degree
5 20 (16.53%) DV Cleared
5 20 (16.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (4.96%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (4.13%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.31%) MBCS
9 3 (2.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.83%) AAT
10 1 (0.83%) HND
10 1 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (20.66%) QA
2 3 (2.48%) SLA
Systems Management
1 16 (13.22%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (23.14%) HP
2 9 (7.44%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.79%) IBM
3 7 (5.79%) Oracle
4 6 (4.96%) ATG
4 6 (4.96%) Cognizant
5 5 (4.13%) Atlassian
5 5 (4.13%) EMC
5 5 (4.13%) Pega
6 4 (3.31%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.65%) TOWER Software
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