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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
Rank 833 836 846
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 47 53 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.051% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.19% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 40 29 30
Average salary £47,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,900 £40,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £77,200 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +12.50%

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
29281 28280 31282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.77% 27.21% 28.21%
Number of salaries quoted 23491 22195 26247
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 26 January 2015 within the UK.

ISTQB Advanced Certification Salary Histogram in the UK

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 26 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 26 January 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 -17 30 £48,250 -3.50% 2
South East -21 18 £48,250 +20.62%
Reading +12 7 £48,250 +20.62%
Berkshire +6 7 £48,250 +20.62%
London -18 6 £47,500 -9.52% 1
South West -4 5 £40,000 -
Hampshire -18 4 - -
Surrey -5 3 £35,000 -12.50%
Basingstoke -12 3 - -
Middlesex - 3 £50,000 -
Glasgow +9 2 £34,000 -35.23%
Scotland +4 2 £34,000 -35.23%
Hammersmith - 2 £42,500 -
Somerset - 2 £40,000 -
Guildford - 2 - -
Wiltshire -1 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Swindon -7 1 £50,000 +25.00%
City of London -9 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £40,000 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £40,000 -
East Sussex - 1 £46,500 -
Hove - 1 £46,500 -
Feltham - 1 £50,000 -
Northampton - 1 £40,000 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 £52,500 -

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 141 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 75 (53.19%) Test Management
3 69 (48.94%) ISEB
4 66 (46.81%) Finance
5 52 (36.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 48 (34.04%) Test Planning
7 46 (32.62%) Test Scripting
8 43 (30.50%) Software Testing
9 41 (29.08%) HP
10 40 (28.37%) HP Quality Center
11 36 (25.53%) Degree
12 35 (24.82%) Test Strategy
13 34 (24.11%) Security Cleared
14 33 (23.40%) QuickTest Pro
15 32 (22.70%) QA
16 30 (21.28%) Line Management
17 29 (20.57%) SC Cleared
17 29 (20.57%) Stakeholder Management
17 29 (20.57%) Selenium
18 28 (19.86%) Test Automation
19 26 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
20 22 (15.60%) Analytical Skills
21 21 (14.89%) Scrum
22 20 (14.18%) SQL
23 19 (13.48%) Microsoft
24 18 (12.77%) Change Management
24 18 (12.77%) Automated Testing
25 16 (11.35%) Validation
25 16 (11.35%) Waterfall
26 15 (10.64%) Regression Testing

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 2 (1.42%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.42%) Confluence
2 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (10.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.13%) MS Office
3 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.42%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.13%) HTTP
2 2 (1.42%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.42%) SSL
3 1 (0.71%) Internet
3 1 (0.71%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.93%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.71%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 33 (23.40%) QuickTest Pro
2 29 (20.57%) Selenium
3 14 (9.93%) Cucumber
4 12 (8.51%) LoadRunner
4 12 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (6.38%) TestDirector
5 9 (6.38%) Rational DOORS
6 7 (4.96%) JIRA
6 7 (4.96%) Visual Studio
7 6 (4.26%) JMeter
8 4 (2.84%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (2.13%) LoadUI
10 2 (1.42%) Zephyr
10 2 (1.42%) Toad
11 1 (0.71%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.71%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.71%) Subversion
11 1 (0.71%) Maven
11 1 (0.71%) FitNesse
11 1 (0.71%) SoapUI
General
1 66 (46.81%) Finance
2 9 (6.38%) Retail
3 8 (5.67%) Banking
4 7 (4.96%) Back Office
5 4 (2.84%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.42%) Legal
6 2 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 82 (58.16%) Test Manager
2 30 (21.28%) Test Analyst
2 30 (21.28%) Analyst
3 22 (15.60%) Senior Analyst
3 22 (15.60%) Senior Test Analyst
4 13 (9.22%) Test Engineer
5 8 (5.67%) Technical Analyst
5 8 (5.67%) QA Manager
5 8 (5.67%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (5.67%) Tester
5 8 (5.67%) Systems Test Engineer
5 8 (5.67%) Senior Test Engineer
5 8 (5.67%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 8 (5.67%) Technical Test Analyst
5 8 (5.67%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
5 8 (5.67%) Test Leader
6 6 (4.26%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 5 (3.55%) Team Leader
7 5 (3.55%) Test Team Leader
8 4 (2.84%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.22%) .NET
2 9 (6.38%) ASP.NET
2 9 (6.38%) Web Services
2 9 (6.38%) XML
3 7 (4.96%) CSS
4 5 (3.55%) HTML
5 3 (2.13%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.42%) Ajax
6 2 (1.42%) JSP
6 2 (1.42%) SOAP
6 2 (1.42%) J2EE
7 1 (0.71%) EJB
7 1 (0.71%) JMS
7 1 (0.71%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.71%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.71%) Java EE 5
7 1 (0.71%) JPA
7 1 (0.71%) EJB 3.0
7 1 (0.71%) RESTful
7 1 (0.71%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.60%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.38%) GIS
3 7 (4.96%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.55%) Open Source
5 2 (1.42%) New Media
5 2 (1.42%) Life Science
5 2 (1.42%) Wiki
5 2 (1.42%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.42%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.71%) NHS
6 1 (0.71%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.64%) Windows
2 12 (8.51%) Linux
3 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.42%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.42%) Windows 8
3 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (53.19%) Test Management
2 48 (34.04%) Test Planning
3 46 (32.62%) Test Scripting
4 43 (30.50%) Software Testing
5 35 (24.82%) Test Strategy
6 30 (21.28%) Line Management
7 29 (20.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 28 (19.86%) Test Automation
9 26 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (14.89%) Scrum
11 18 (12.77%) Automated Testing
11 18 (12.77%) Change Management
12 16 (11.35%) Validation
12 16 (11.35%) Waterfall
13 15 (10.64%) Regression Testing
14 13 (9.22%) Migration
15 11 (7.80%) Performance Testing
16 10 (7.09%) Mentoring
17 9 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
18 8 (5.67%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.18%) SQL
2 12 (8.51%) C#
3 10 (7.09%) PL/SQL
4 9 (6.38%) JavaScript
5 8 (5.67%) C++
6 7 (4.96%) T-SQL
7 6 (4.26%) Java
8 4 (2.84%) Python
8 4 (2.84%) C
9 2 (1.42%) Ruby
9 2 (1.42%) Perl
Qualifications
1 141 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 69 (48.94%) ISEB
3 52 (36.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 36 (25.53%) Degree
5 34 (24.11%) Security Cleared
6 29 (20.57%) SC Cleared
7 11 (7.80%) ISEB Practitioner
8 9 (6.38%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.84%) Brainbench
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (22.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.42%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.42%) vSphere
2 1 (0.71%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 40 (28.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (29.08%) HP
2 19 (13.48%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.38%) IBM
4 7 (4.96%) Oracle
4 7 (4.96%) Capita
5 2 (1.42%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.42%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.42%) SAP
5 2 (1.42%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (0.71%) T-Plan
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