The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 280 295 329
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +34
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1009 1132 1045
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.12% 1.06% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.33% 3.85% 3.31%
Number of salaries quoted 820 938 870
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.21% -2.66%

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
23312 29373 31579
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.88% 27.38% 27.91%
Number of salaries quoted 18397 23289 25310
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ISTQB
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB within the UK.

ISTQB Salary Trend in the UK

ISTQB
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 within the UK.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in the UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +24 951 £40,000 +5.96% 116
South East +75 241 £40,000 +8.84% 19
London -34 191 £47,500 - 29
Yorkshire +17 117 £42,500 +22.30% 12
East of England +39 108 £40,000 - 10
West Yorkshire +51 107 £42,500 +21.42% 11
South West +42 107 £35,250 +0.71% 12
Leeds +55 96 £42,500 +25.00% 6
East Midlands +29 74 £39,500 +2.59% 7
North West -49 63 £37,500 +7.14% 12
West Midlands -31 57 £37,500 -6.25% 14
Hertfordshire +45 53 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Berkshire +55 46 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Surrey +17 45 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Manchester -33 44 £40,000 +6.66% 8
Hampshire +9 36 £47,500 +35.71% 4
Birmingham -14 34 £38,000 -5.00% 4
City of London +14 33 £46,000 -3.15% 11
Essex +16 30 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Somerset +31 29 £32,500 +18.18% 2
Gloucestershire -18 28 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Oxfordshire +51 25 £34,250 -17.96% 4
Northamptonshire +11 25 £42,500 +54.54%
Scotland -3 25 £36,250 -23.68% 1
West Sussex +21 23 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Kent +17 23 £47,500 +52.00%
Leicestershire +8 23 £39,250 -7.64%
East Sussex +34 20 £30,000 -26.38% 2
Buckinghamshire +16 20 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Reading +14 19 £43,500 -17.14%

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB 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.

1 1331 (67.80%) ISEB
2 1215 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
3 799 (40.70%) Selenium
4 727 (37.04%) QA
5 684 (34.84%) Software Testing
6 675 (34.39%) SQL
7 538 (27.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 528 (26.90%) Finance
9 524 (26.69%) Test Scripting
10 503 (25.62%) Test Automation
11 430 (21.91%) Java
12 427 (21.75%) SDLC
13 410 (20.89%) Test Management
14 404 (20.58%) C#
15 391 (19.92%) JIRA
16 371 (18.90%) User Acceptance Testing
17 368 (18.75%) Scrum
18 363 (18.49%) Automated Testing
19 352 (17.93%) Degree
20 349 (17.78%) Test Strategy
21 344 (17.52%) Microsoft
22 335 (17.07%) BDD
23 321 (16.35%) Automation Testing
24 309 (15.74%) Regression Testing
25 303 (15.44%) Cucumber
26 288 (14.67%) Manual Testing
27 287 (14.62%) HP
27 287 (14.62%) Waterfall
28 286 (14.57%) Functional Testing
29 273 (13.91%) TDD

ISTQB
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 59 (3.01%) SharePoint
2 57 (2.90%) Confluence
3 31 (1.58%) IIS
4 25 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (0.51%) ArcGIS
5 10 (0.51%) Documentum
5 10 (0.51%) MS Exchange
5 10 (0.51%) Skype for Business
5 10 (0.51%) WebSphere
5 10 (0.51%) WebSphere Portal
6 8 (0.41%) GlassFish
7 7 (0.36%) CMS
8 6 (0.31%) FileNet
9 3 (0.15%) SAS
10 2 (0.10%) Apache
10 2 (0.10%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.051%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.051%) CICS
11 1 (0.051%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.051%) WebLogic
Applications
1 207 (10.55%) MS Excel
2 148 (7.54%) MS Office
3 58 (2.95%) MS Visio
4 39 (1.99%) MS Project
5 30 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.51%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.10%) Mingle
8 1 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.56%) SAP CO
2 11 (0.56%) SAP FI
2 11 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
3 8 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.15%) SAP hybris
7 2 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.051%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 19 (0.97%) SaaS
2 17 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.36%) GitHub
4 6 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.20%) Lucidchart
6 2 (0.10%) IaaS
6 2 (0.10%) PaaS
6 2 (0.10%) Slack
7 1 (0.051%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.051%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.12%) SSH
2 18 (0.92%) LAN
3 17 (0.87%) WAN
4 16 (0.82%) HTTP
4 16 (0.82%) Internet
5 10 (0.51%) IP Telephony
6 9 (0.46%) Firewall
7 8 (0.41%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.25%) GSM
8 5 (0.25%) HTTPS
8 5 (0.25%) LTE
8 5 (0.25%) Skype
8 5 (0.25%) UMTS
8 5 (0.25%) VoIP
9 4 (0.20%) DNS
9 4 (0.20%) Intranet
9 4 (0.20%) WinSCP
9 4 (0.20%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.15%) 3G
10 3 (0.15%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (6.93%) SQL Server
2 79 (4.02%) Relational Database
3 38 (1.94%) MySQL
4 35 (1.78%) Oracle Database
5 27 (1.38%) Oracle BI EE
6 15 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (0.71%) GIS
7 14 (0.71%) RDBMS
8 13 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
9 11 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
10 10 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (0.41%) DB2
12 6 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.25%) Data Mining
13 5 (0.25%) MongoDB
14 4 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (0.20%) MS Access
14 4 (0.20%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 799 (40.70%) Selenium
2 391 (19.92%) JIRA
3 303 (15.44%) Cucumber
4 211 (10.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 198 (10.09%) WebDriver
6 196 (9.98%) SoapUI
7 175 (8.91%) HP UFT
8 147 (7.49%) JMeter
9 126 (6.42%) Jenkins
10 107 (5.45%) LoadRunner
11 103 (5.25%) Git (software)
12 101 (5.15%) SpecFlow
13 77 (3.92%) JUnit
14 68 (3.46%) Visual Studio
15 56 (2.85%) Ranorex
16 52 (2.65%) Selenium IDE
17 50 (2.55%) Appium
18 48 (2.45%) Bugzilla
19 42 (2.14%) Subversion
20 37 (1.88%) NUnit
General
1 528 (26.90%) Finance
2 151 (7.69%) Banking
3 89 (4.53%) Retail
4 59 (3.01%) Games
5 58 (2.95%) Legal
6 52 (2.65%) Telecoms
7 38 (1.94%) Marketing
8 29 (1.48%) Manufacturing
9 25 (1.27%) Back Office
10 24 (1.22%) Electronics
11 15 (0.76%) Advertising
11 15 (0.76%) Investment Banking
12 14 (0.71%) Automotive
12 14 (0.71%) Law
13 10 (0.51%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.36%) Publishing
16 6 (0.31%) Billing
17 4 (0.20%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 810 (41.26%) Analyst
2 742 (37.80%) Test Analyst
3 359 (18.29%) Tester
4 276 (14.06%) Test Engineer
5 235 (11.97%) Test Manager
6 220 (11.21%) Test Leader
7 188 (9.58%) Automation Test Analyst
8 126 (6.42%) Senior Analyst
8 126 (6.42%) Test Automation Engineer
9 125 (6.37%) Software Tester
10 120 (6.11%) Senior Test Analyst
11 111 (5.65%) Automation Tester
12 108 (5.50%) QA Analyst
12 108 (5.50%) QA Engineer
13 107 (5.45%) Software Analyst
14 101 (5.15%) Software Test Analyst
15 86 (4.38%) Senior Test Engineer
16 84 (4.28%) Team Leader
17 75 (3.82%) QA Tester
18 70 (3.57%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (11.87%) .NET
2 160 (8.15%) Web Services
3 147 (7.49%) XML
4 138 (7.03%) SOAP
5 134 (6.83%) HTML
6 78 (3.97%) REST
7 76 (3.87%) CSS
8 67 (3.41%) Gherkin
9 50 (2.55%) ASP.NET
10 35 (1.78%) Ajax
11 21 (1.07%) RESTful
12 19 (0.97%) J2EE
13 17 (0.87%) XBRL
14 16 (0.82%) GWT
15 15 (0.76%) Spring
16 14 (0.71%) Hibernate
17 12 (0.61%) Java EE
17 12 (0.61%) JMS
17 12 (0.61%) WebSphere MQ
18 10 (0.51%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 186 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
2 143 (7.28%) Computer Science
3 86 (4.38%) Mobile App
4 62 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 44 (2.24%) Client/Server
6 42 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
7 37 (1.88%) Mathematics
8 24 (1.22%) iPad
9 20 (1.02%) Data Centre
10 18 (0.92%) Driving Licence
11 17 (0.87%) Online Games
12 16 (0.82%) User Experience
12 16 (0.82%) Virtual Team
13 13 (0.66%) Life Science
13 13 (0.66%) Mainframe
14 12 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 12 (0.61%) Replication
15 10 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
16 9 (0.46%) Health Informatics
16 9 (0.46%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 162 (8.25%) Linux
2 160 (8.15%) Windows
3 87 (4.43%) Apple iOS
4 80 (4.08%) Android
5 62 (3.16%) Unix
6 25 (1.27%) Windows Server
7 20 (1.02%) Windows 7
8 13 (0.66%) CentOS
9 12 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (0.46%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.31%) Solaris
12 4 (0.20%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.15%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.051%) AIX
14 1 (0.051%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.051%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.051%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1215 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 684 (34.84%) Software Testing
3 524 (26.69%) Test Scripting
4 503 (25.62%) Test Automation
5 427 (21.75%) SDLC
6 410 (20.89%) Test Management
7 371 (18.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 368 (18.75%) Scrum
9 363 (18.49%) Automated Testing
10 349 (17.78%) Test Strategy
11 335 (17.07%) BDD
12 321 (16.35%) Automation Testing
13 309 (15.74%) Regression Testing
14 288 (14.67%) Manual Testing
15 287 (14.62%) Waterfall
16 286 (14.57%) Functional Testing
17 273 (13.91%) TDD
18 231 (11.77%) Performance Testing
19 226 (11.51%) Non-Functional Testing
20 201 (10.24%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 675 (34.39%) SQL
2 430 (21.91%) Java
3 404 (20.58%) C#
4 163 (8.30%) JavaScript
5 133 (6.78%) Python
6 91 (4.64%) Ruby
7 70 (3.57%) C++
8 56 (2.85%) C
9 45 (2.29%) VB.NET
10 36 (1.83%) Bash Shell
11 35 (1.78%) T-SQL
12 29 (1.48%) PHP
13 15 (0.76%) Groovy
13 15 (0.76%) Perl
13 15 (0.76%) VB
14 14 (0.71%) PL/SQL
15 13 (0.66%) Shell Script
15 13 (0.66%) VBA
16 8 (0.41%) ActionScript
16 8 (0.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1331 (67.80%) ISEB
2 538 (27.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 352 (17.93%) Degree
4 150 (7.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 127 (6.47%) Security Cleared
6 74 (3.77%) DV Cleared
7 34 (1.73%) SC Cleared
8 29 (1.48%) ISEB Practitioner
9 12 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.31%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.10%) AAT
13 2 (0.10%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.10%) CSQA
13 2 (0.10%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.10%) HND
13 2 (0.10%) MBCS
13 2 (0.10%) PMP
14 1 (0.051%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 727 (37.04%) QA
2 3 (0.15%) SDET
2 3 (0.15%) SLA
3 2 (0.10%) GAMP
3 2 (0.10%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.051%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.051%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.051%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.051%) ISO13485
4 1 (0.051%) MiFID
4 1 (0.051%) SEPA
4 1 (0.051%) WCAG
System Software
1 30 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (0.82%) Hyper-V
3 14 (0.71%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.51%) Docker
4 10 (0.51%) Firmware
5 4 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.20%) RACF
5 4 (0.20%) Time Sharing Option
5 4 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (0.20%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.20%) XenApp
5 4 (0.20%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.051%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 256 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (0.87%) HP SiteScope
3 11 (0.56%) Perfmon
4 10 (0.51%) SCCM
5 6 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.31%) Puppet
5 6 (0.31%) SCOM
6 4 (0.20%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (0.20%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.051%) Control-M
Vendors
1 344 (17.52%) Microsoft
2 287 (14.62%) HP
3 174 (8.86%) Oracle
4 68 (3.46%) SAP
5 55 (2.80%) IBM
6 35 (1.78%) Atlassian
7 31 (1.58%) VMware
8 29 (1.48%) Sun
9 27 (1.38%) Siebel
10 21 (1.07%) Citrix
11 17 (0.87%) Red Hat
12 16 (0.82%) CA Agile Central
13 15 (0.76%) Google
13 15 (0.76%) Sophos
14 11 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
15 10 (0.51%) ESRI
15 10 (0.51%) Fujitsu
15 10 (0.51%) Lumension
15 10 (0.51%) Riverbed
15 10 (0.51%) Telerik
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Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Perks
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Perks
Posted: 14 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Southport, Merseyside
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits incl. pension etc
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
West Midlands
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £27500.00 - £36000.00 per annum + 20% bonus plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 extensive benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £65,000 and insanely generous package
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Experis Ltd
Salary: BENEFITS
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £36000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + ben
Posted: Yesterday