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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
Rank 806 808 852
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +44
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 81 65 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.061% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.23% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 55 44 46
Average salary £48,250 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.52% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,200 £30,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,250 £42,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+13.52% +16.43%

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
30846 28630 33892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.04% 26.93% 28.76%
Number of salaries quoted 24022 23340 28574
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 £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 16 September 2014 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 16 September 2014. 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 -14 71 £50,000 +17.64% 10
South East -7 19 £48,125 +43.65% 1
London -7 18 £62,500 +31.57% 2
Manchester -7 12 £60,000 +33.33% 2
North West -12 12 £60,000 +37.14% 3
Hampshire - 11 £48,000 -
South West -24 10 £39,250 +42.72% 2
West Yorkshire -32 8 £31,250 -30.55% 1
Yorkshire -41 8 £31,250 -30.55% 1
Reading +6 7 £48,000 -
Berkshire +5 7 £48,000 -
Scotland - 7 £48,250 - 2
Leeds -31 6 - -
Stirling - 6 £48,375 -
Gosport - 5 - -
Wiltshire - 5 £39,625 - 1
City of London -7 3 - - 1
Bristol -15 3 £35,750 +30.00%
Basingstoke - 3 £36,000 -
Swindon - 3 £47,125 - 1
Southampton - 3 £60,000 -
Surrey - 3 £50,000 - 1
Wales - 3 £32,500 -
South Wales - 3 £32,500 -
Bradford - 2 £31,250 -
Cardiff - 2 £32,500 -
Chippenham - 2 £35,000 -
West Midlands -7 1 £47,500 +30.13% 1
Hertfordshire -24 1 - -
East of England -35 1 - -

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

1 120 (99.17%) ISTQB
2 68 (56.20%) Finance
3 59 (48.76%) ISEB
4 48 (39.67%) Test Management
5 44 (36.36%) Test Strategy
6 38 (31.40%) Performance Testing
7 36 (29.75%) HP Quality Center
8 35 (28.93%) Test Automation
9 33 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 32 (26.45%) HP
11 29 (23.97%) Degree
12 28 (23.14%) Automated Testing
13 27 (22.31%) Regression Testing
13 27 (22.31%) Test Scripting
14 26 (21.49%) QA
14 26 (21.49%) Test Planning
14 26 (21.49%) Agile Software Development
15 25 (20.66%) QuickTest Pro
15 25 (20.66%) Security Cleared
16 24 (19.83%) Software Testing
16 24 (19.83%) Scrum
17 23 (19.01%) SC Cleared
17 23 (19.01%) Line Management
18 20 (16.53%) Microsoft
19 19 (15.70%) Stakeholder Management
19 19 (15.70%) Mentoring
20 17 (14.05%) Selenium
20 17 (14.05%) Migration
21 16 (13.22%) Retail
21 16 (13.22%) User Acceptance Testing

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 3 (2.48%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.65%) Confluence
2 2 (1.65%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.65%) IIS
3 1 (0.83%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.83%) WorkSite
3 1 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (11.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.48%) MS Office
3 2 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.48%) HTTP
2 2 (1.65%) Internet
3 1 (0.83%) LDAP
3 1 (0.83%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.83%) SSL
3 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.65%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.83%) JasperReports
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 25 (20.66%) QuickTest Pro
2 17 (14.05%) Selenium
3 13 (10.74%) LoadRunner
3 13 (10.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (9.92%) Visual Studio
5 10 (8.26%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (6.61%) JIRA
6 8 (6.61%) JMeter
7 6 (4.96%) SoapUI
7 6 (4.96%) LoadUI
8 5 (4.13%) Cucumber
9 4 (3.31%) FitNesse
9 4 (3.31%) Bugzilla
10 3 (2.48%) JUnit
10 3 (2.48%) TestDirector
10 3 (2.48%) Facilita Forecast
11 2 (1.65%) FindBugs
11 2 (1.65%) SpecFlow
11 2 (1.65%) Rational Functional Tester
11 2 (1.65%) Git (software)
General
1 68 (56.20%) Finance
2 16 (13.22%) Retail
3 9 (7.44%) Back Office
4 8 (6.61%) Telecoms
5 7 (5.79%) Banking
6 3 (2.48%) Legal
6 3 (2.48%) Advertising
6 3 (2.48%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.65%) Military
8 1 (0.83%) Law
8 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.83%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 62 (51.24%) Test Manager
2 17 (14.05%) Analyst
3 16 (13.22%) Test Analyst
4 12 (9.92%) Tester
5 11 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 11 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
6 10 (8.26%) Test Leader
6 10 (8.26%) Test Engineer
7 7 (5.79%) Technical Tester
8 6 (4.96%) Senior Test Engineer
9 5 (4.13%) QA Specialist
10 4 (3.31%) Coordinator
10 4 (3.31%) Test Coordinator
11 3 (2.48%) QA Manager
11 3 (2.48%) Software Tester
11 3 (2.48%) Test Specialist
11 3 (2.48%) Performance Test Specialist
12 2 (1.65%) Software Manager
12 2 (1.65%) Software Test Manager
12 2 (1.65%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.26%) .NET
2 7 (5.79%) SOAP
2 7 (5.79%) XML
3 6 (4.96%) ASP.NET
4 5 (4.13%) HTML
5 4 (3.31%) J2EE
6 3 (2.48%) Middleware
6 3 (2.48%) JMS
7 2 (1.65%) RESTful
7 2 (1.65%) REST
7 2 (1.65%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.65%) LINQ
7 2 (1.65%) WCF
7 2 (1.65%) Web Services
7 2 (1.65%) CSS
7 2 (1.65%) JSP
8 1 (0.83%) Ajax
8 1 (0.83%) EJB
8 1 (0.83%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 10 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.61%) Open Source
4 6 (4.96%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.31%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.65%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.83%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.09%) Windows
2 6 (4.96%) Linux
3 4 (3.31%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.65%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (39.67%) Test Management
2 44 (36.36%) Test Strategy
3 38 (31.40%) Performance Testing
4 35 (28.93%) Test Automation
5 28 (23.14%) Automated Testing
6 27 (22.31%) Regression Testing
6 27 (22.31%) Test Scripting
7 26 (21.49%) Test Planning
7 26 (21.49%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (19.83%) Software Testing
8 24 (19.83%) Scrum
9 23 (19.01%) Line Management
10 19 (15.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (15.70%) Mentoring
11 17 (14.05%) Migration
12 16 (13.22%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (11.57%) Security Testing
14 11 (9.09%) Change Management
14 11 (9.09%) Validation
14 11 (9.09%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.57%) C#
2 13 (10.74%) Java
2 13 (10.74%) SQL
3 12 (9.92%) C++
4 11 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.65%) PowerHouse
5 2 (1.65%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.65%) Python
6 1 (0.83%) VB
6 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.83%) C
Qualifications
1 120 (99.17%) ISTQB
2 59 (48.76%) ISEB
3 33 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 29 (23.97%) Degree
5 25 (20.66%) Security Cleared
6 23 (19.01%) SC Cleared
7 7 (5.79%) Brainbench
8 6 (4.96%) DV Cleared
8 6 (4.96%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (21.49%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.65%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.83%) XenApp
3 1 (0.83%) vSphere
3 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 36 (29.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.83%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (26.45%) HP
2 20 (16.53%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.26%) Oracle
4 7 (5.79%) Capita
5 2 (1.65%) T-Plan
5 2 (1.65%) Citrix
6 1 (0.83%) ESRI
6 1 (0.83%) Interwoven
6 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.83%) IBM
West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford
Real Staffing
Salary: £55 - £80 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Redhill
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Steria
Salary: £65,000 per annum Plus Bonuses
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + car, 12% Pension, Bonus, etc
Posted: 12 days ago
Glasgow Centre, Scotland
EMIS
Salary: £35k to £40k depending on level of experience
Posted: 19 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
EMIS
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum depending on level of experience
Posted: 27 days ago