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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
Rank 840 865 839
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -26
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 43 42 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.036% 0.044%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 41 25 43
Average salary £45,000 £53,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.88% +33.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,200 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%

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
29235 32104 30081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.36% 27.34% 27.65%
Number of salaries quoted 22964 25766 24182
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £65,500
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 22 May 2015 within the UK.

ISTQB Advanced Certification Salary Histogram in the UK

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 20 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 22 May 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 +26 27 £41,500 -22.42% 5
South East +17 17 £40,000 - 2
Hampshire +9 13 £40,000 -
Fareham - 8 £40,000 -
West Yorkshire +24 7 £41,500 -17.00% 1
Yorkshire +9 7 £41,500 -24.54% 1
Bradford - 7 £41,500 - 1
Southampton - 4 £40,000 -
Edinburgh +21 3 £50,000 - 1
Scotland +21 3 £50,000 -10.71% 1
Berkshire - 3 £70,000 - 2
Swindon +4 1 £52,500 +5.00%
Wiltshire -5 1 £52,500 +5.00%
South West -11 1 £52,500 +5.00%
East Midlands - 1 £45,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £45,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £45,000 -
Reading - 1 £70,000 - 1

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 87 (98.86%) ISTQB
2 44 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 42 (47.73%) Test Management
4 39 (44.32%) QA
5 35 (39.77%) Test Planning
6 34 (38.64%) Security Cleared
7 33 (37.50%) SC Cleared
7 33 (37.50%) Software Testing
7 33 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
8 32 (36.36%) HP
8 32 (36.36%) Selenium
9 28 (31.82%) HP Quality Center
10 26 (29.55%) Degree
11 23 (26.14%) Finance
11 23 (26.14%) SQL
12 22 (25.00%) Test Automation
13 20 (22.73%) SQL Server
13 20 (22.73%) Test Scripting
14 19 (21.59%) ISEB
15 16 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
17 14 (15.91%) Performance Testing
17 14 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
17 14 (15.91%) Test Strategy
18 13 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
18 13 (14.77%) Project Management
19 11 (12.50%) IBM
19 11 (12.50%) Back Office
19 11 (12.50%) Retail
20 10 (11.36%) Automated Testing

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (2.27%) Confluence
2 1 (1.14%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.27%) HTTP
1 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.27%) SSL
2 1 (1.14%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.14%) LAN
2 1 (1.14%) VoIP
2 1 (1.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 14 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.14%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 33 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 32 (36.36%) Selenium
3 10 (11.36%) Cucumber
4 8 (9.09%) JMeter
4 8 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (7.95%) Jenkins
5 7 (7.95%) Maven
5 7 (7.95%) Ant
6 6 (6.82%) Visual Studio
6 6 (6.82%) TestDirector
6 6 (6.82%) LoadRunner
6 6 (6.82%) Rational DOORS
6 6 (6.82%) LoadUI
7 3 (3.41%) JUnit
8 2 (2.27%) Checkstyle
8 2 (2.27%) jMock
8 2 (2.27%) JIRA
8 2 (2.27%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.27%) FindBugs
8 2 (2.27%) Git (software)
General
1 23 (26.14%) Finance
2 11 (12.50%) Back Office
2 11 (12.50%) Retail
3 3 (3.41%) Banking
4 2 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 41 (46.59%) Test Manager
2 29 (32.95%) Test Analyst
2 29 (32.95%) Analyst
3 23 (26.14%) Senior Analyst
3 23 (26.14%) Senior Test Analyst
4 10 (11.36%) Technical Test Analyst
4 10 (11.36%) Technical Analyst
5 7 (7.95%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
5 7 (7.95%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 7 (7.95%) Test Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Tester
6 6 (6.82%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Lead Test Analyst
6 6 (6.82%) Performance Manager
6 6 (6.82%) Test Team Leader
6 6 (6.82%) Team Leader
6 6 (6.82%) Systems Test Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Performance Test Manager
7 5 (5.68%) Test Leader
8 4 (4.55%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.09%) CSS
2 7 (7.95%) XML
2 7 (7.95%) ASP.NET
2 7 (7.95%) .NET
3 6 (6.82%) Web Services
4 2 (2.27%) Ajax
4 2 (2.27%) Middleware
4 2 (2.27%) SOAP
4 2 (2.27%) JMS
4 2 (2.27%) REST
5 1 (1.14%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.14%) HTML
5 1 (1.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.82%) GIS
1 6 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.27%) Life Science
2 2 (2.27%) Open Source
3 1 (1.14%) Telematics
3 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.36%) Linux
2 8 (9.09%) Windows
3 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.27%) Windows 8
3 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (47.73%) Test Management
2 35 (39.77%) Test Planning
3 33 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 22 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 20 (22.73%) Test Scripting
6 16 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (15.91%) Performance Testing
7 14 (15.91%) Test Strategy
8 13 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (14.77%) Project Management
9 10 (11.36%) Automated Testing
10 8 (9.09%) PRINCE2
10 8 (9.09%) Functional Testing
10 8 (9.09%) Line Management
10 8 (9.09%) Automation Testing
11 7 (7.95%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (7.95%) Change Management
11 7 (7.95%) ETL
12 6 (6.82%) Validation
12 6 (6.82%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 23 (26.14%) SQL
2 10 (11.36%) JavaScript
3 9 (10.23%) PL/SQL
4 7 (7.95%) C#
5 6 (6.82%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.55%) Java
7 3 (3.41%) Python
8 1 (1.14%) Perl
8 1 (1.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 87 (98.86%) ISTQB
2 44 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 34 (38.64%) Security Cleared
4 33 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 26 (29.55%) Degree
6 19 (21.59%) ISEB
7 8 (9.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (44.32%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) vSphere
1 2 (2.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 28 (31.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (36.36%) HP
2 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
3 11 (12.50%) IBM
4 9 (10.23%) Oracle
5 4 (4.55%) Capita
6 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.14%) SAP
7 1 (1.14%) Google
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
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