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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 289 344 329
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -15
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1095 931 860
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.99% 0.77% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.60% 2.84% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 902 721 681
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,600 £58,550 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
30453 32795 31536
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.48% 27.16% 27.92%
Number of salaries quoted 23885 26176 25383
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 April 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +47 985 £40,000 +6.66% 99
London +26 281 £45,000 - 35
South East 0 259 £40,000 +14.28% 17
North West +40 109 £32,000 -0.77% 8
Yorkshire +45 105 £34,000 -2.85% 10
Berkshire +40 84 £45,000 +20.00% 2
East of England +21 81 £40,000 +2.56% 5
Surrey +63 79 £38,750 -3.12% 8
Scotland +50 71 £43,913 +16.32% 8
West Midlands +24 71 £35,000 +20.68% 5
City of London +57 70 £51,500 +5.10% 9
West Yorkshire +34 69 £35,000 - 8
Manchester +26 60 £32,500 +8.33% 4
Leeds +18 45 £33,000 -5.71% 5
Hampshire -6 43 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Reading +3 36 £45,000 +8.43%
Glasgow +36 35 £43,913 -16.35% 4
Birmingham +16 35 £35,000 +16.66% 1
South West -25 33 £37,500 +12.78% 6
East Midlands +21 29 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Merseyside +39 28 £31,500 -5.26% 3
Cambridgeshire +14 28 £50,000 +33.33%
Edinburgh +19 27 £52,500 +59.09% 3
Liverpool +34 25 £31,500 -5.26% 3
Southampton +15 24 £35,000 -17.64%
Essex +6 23 £43,500 -42.00% 3
Nottinghamshire +21 20 £35,000 - 6
Nottingham +17 20 £35,000 - 6
Brighton -4 19 £38,500 +25.20%
East Sussex -9 19 £38,500 +22.22%

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing ISTQB 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.

1 1657 (75.59%) ISEB
2 884 (40.33%) Agile Software Development
3 873 (39.83%) Software Testing
4 765 (34.90%) QA
5 759 (34.63%) Finance
6 641 (29.24%) SQL
7 632 (28.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 556 (25.36%) Test Scripting
9 505 (23.04%) Selenium
10 495 (22.58%) Test Management
11 419 (19.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 419 (19.11%) Test Automation
12 391 (17.84%) HP Quality Center
12 391 (17.84%) Degree
13 382 (17.43%) Test Strategy
14 331 (15.10%) HP
15 327 (14.92%) Automated Testing
16 292 (13.32%) Microsoft
17 289 (13.18%) Manual Testing
18 287 (13.09%) Scrum
19 264 (12.04%) QuickTest Pro
20 245 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
21 236 (10.77%) Waterfall
22 226 (10.31%) .NET
22 226 (10.31%) Windows
23 224 (10.22%) Performance Testing
24 220 (10.04%) SQL Server
25 219 (9.99%) Regression Testing
26 217 (9.90%) Java
27 215 (9.81%) C#

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing ISTQB 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (0.82%) SharePoint
2 14 (0.64%) IIS
3 12 (0.55%) Drupal
4 9 (0.41%) CMS
5 6 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (0.27%) Confluence
6 5 (0.23%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.091%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.091%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.091%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (0.091%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.091%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.046%) WebSphere Portal
8 1 (0.046%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.046%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.046%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.046%) SAS
8 1 (0.046%) Apache
8 1 (0.046%) Tomcat
Applications
1 145 (6.61%) MS Excel
2 67 (3.06%) MS Office
3 21 (0.96%) MS Project
4 8 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.14%) Mingle
8 2 (0.091%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 29 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.41%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.14%) Summit
5 3 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.091%) BASE24
7 1 (0.046%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.046%) Magento
7 1 (0.046%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.27%) SaaS
2 3 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.14%) FinancialForce.com
3 2 (0.091%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.091%) Office 365
4 1 (0.046%) GitHub
4 1 (0.046%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 15 (0.68%) VoIP
1 15 (0.68%) TCP/IP
2 14 (0.64%) HTTP
2 14 (0.64%) WAN
3 11 (0.50%) LAN
4 10 (0.46%) HTTPS
5 9 (0.41%) DNS
6 8 (0.36%) Wireshark
7 7 (0.32%) Internet
7 7 (0.32%) Wireless
8 5 (0.23%) ATM
9 4 (0.18%) RTP
9 4 (0.18%) H.323
10 3 (0.14%) Firewall
10 3 (0.14%) DHCP
10 3 (0.14%) CTI
10 3 (0.14%) VLAN
11 2 (0.091%) SSL
12 1 (0.046%) DVB
12 1 (0.046%) RTCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (10.04%) SQL Server
2 48 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (1.41%) Relational Database
5 29 (1.32%) Oracle Database
5 29 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
7 19 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (0.55%) MySQL
10 11 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 8 (0.36%) Data Mining
12 8 (0.36%) SSDT
13 6 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.18%) SQLPlus
14 4 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (0.18%) DB2
14 4 (0.18%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 505 (23.04%) Selenium
2 264 (12.04%) QuickTest Pro
3 175 (7.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 173 (7.89%) JIRA
5 150 (6.84%) WebDriver
6 144 (6.57%) LoadRunner
7 122 (5.57%) Cucumber
8 73 (3.33%) JMeter
9 66 (3.01%) Visual Studio
10 63 (2.87%) SoapUI
11 39 (1.78%) Jenkins
12 38 (1.73%) TestDirector
13 34 (1.55%) JUnit
14 29 (1.32%) SpecFlow
15 28 (1.28%) Maven
16 24 (1.09%) FitNesse
16 24 (1.09%) TestNG
17 23 (1.05%) Subversion
17 23 (1.05%) Bugzilla
18 22 (1.00%) Eclipse
General
1 759 (34.63%) Finance
2 205 (9.35%) Banking
3 157 (7.16%) Retail
4 81 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 43 (1.96%) Games
6 34 (1.55%) Aerospace
7 33 (1.51%) Legal
8 25 (1.14%) Retail Banking
9 24 (1.09%) Marketing
10 19 (0.87%) Manufacturing
11 17 (0.78%) Back Office
12 16 (0.73%) Billing
13 15 (0.68%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.46%) Electronics
14 10 (0.46%) Military
15 9 (0.41%) Investment Banking
16 8 (0.36%) Advertising
16 8 (0.36%) Automotive
17 7 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 969 (44.21%) Analyst
2 883 (40.28%) Test Analyst
3 441 (20.12%) Test Manager
4 424 (19.34%) Tester
5 203 (9.26%) Test Leader
6 162 (7.39%) Senior Analyst
7 153 (6.98%) Software Tester
8 149 (6.80%) Senior Test Analyst
9 147 (6.71%) Test Engineer
10 130 (5.93%) QA Analyst
11 82 (3.74%) Lead Test Analyst
12 76 (3.47%) Consultant
13 74 (3.38%) QA Engineer
14 68 (3.10%) Software Engineer
15 67 (3.06%) QA Tester
16 64 (2.92%) Test Consultant
17 62 (2.83%) Junior
18 61 (2.78%) Automation Tester
19 59 (2.69%) Software Test Analyst
20 55 (2.51%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (10.31%) .NET
2 117 (5.34%) HTML
3 110 (5.02%) XML
4 85 (3.88%) Web Services
5 52 (2.37%) CSS
6 45 (2.05%) SOAP
7 39 (1.78%) ASP.NET
8 35 (1.60%) Middleware
9 28 (1.28%) .NET Framework
10 26 (1.19%) Gherkin
11 16 (0.73%) REST
12 12 (0.55%) LINQ
13 11 (0.50%) WCF
13 11 (0.50%) FIX Protocol
14 10 (0.46%) WinForms
15 9 (0.41%) Apache Flex
15 9 (0.41%) Ajax
16 8 (0.36%) LAMP
16 8 (0.36%) DOM
17 7 (0.32%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 245 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
2 113 (5.16%) Computer Science
3 63 (2.87%) Mobile App
4 44 (2.01%) Client/Server
5 38 (1.73%) Management Information System
6 37 (1.69%) Open Source
7 23 (1.05%) SWIFT
8 21 (0.96%) AS400
9 19 (0.87%) iSeries
10 18 (0.82%) Data Integration
11 16 (0.73%) GIS
12 13 (0.59%) User Experience
13 12 (0.55%) Replication
13 12 (0.55%) PMI
14 11 (0.50%) IPTV
14 11 (0.50%) Over-the-Top Content
14 11 (0.50%) iPhone
14 11 (0.50%) Mathematics
14 11 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (0.50%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 226 (10.31%) Windows
2 104 (4.74%) UNIX
3 91 (4.15%) Apple iOS
4 90 (4.11%) Linux
5 78 (3.56%) Android
6 21 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (0.87%) Solaris
8 17 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (0.59%) Windows XP
11 12 (0.55%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.23%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.23%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.091%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.091%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.091%) AIX
15 1 (0.046%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.046%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 884 (40.33%) Agile Software Development
2 873 (39.83%) Software Testing
3 556 (25.36%) Test Scripting
4 495 (22.58%) Test Management
5 419 (19.11%) Test Automation
5 419 (19.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 382 (17.43%) Test Strategy
7 327 (14.92%) Automated Testing
8 289 (13.18%) Manual Testing
9 287 (13.09%) Scrum
10 236 (10.77%) Waterfall
11 224 (10.22%) Performance Testing
12 219 (9.99%) Regression Testing
13 197 (8.99%) Automation Testing
14 188 (8.58%) Stakeholder Management
15 185 (8.44%) Mentoring
16 171 (7.80%) Test Planning
17 149 (6.80%) V-Model
18 147 (6.71%) BDD
19 137 (6.25%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 641 (29.24%) SQL
2 217 (9.90%) Java
3 215 (9.81%) C#
4 112 (5.11%) JavaScript
5 92 (4.20%) Python
6 60 (2.74%) Ruby
7 56 (2.55%) C
8 49 (2.24%) C++
9 41 (1.87%) Perl
10 33 (1.51%) VBScript
11 30 (1.37%) T-SQL
11 30 (1.37%) PHP
12 25 (1.14%) VB
13 20 (0.91%) PowerShell
14 17 (0.78%) PL/SQL
15 14 (0.64%) Objective-C
16 11 (0.50%) VB.NET
17 9 (0.41%) VBA
18 7 (0.32%) XPath
19 6 (0.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1657 (75.59%) ISEB
2 632 (28.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 391 (17.84%) Degree
4 140 (6.39%) Security Cleared
5 117 (5.34%) SC Cleared
6 89 (4.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 82 (3.74%) ISEB Practitioner
8 17 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 17 (0.78%) DV Cleared
9 14 (0.64%) CSQA
10 12 (0.55%) PMI Certification
11 8 (0.36%) HP ASE
12 5 (0.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 5 (0.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.23%) HND
13 4 (0.18%) AAT
14 3 (0.14%) APMP
14 3 (0.14%) MCSE
14 3 (0.14%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 765 (34.90%) QA
2 50 (2.28%) FATCA
3 11 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.18%) WAI
4 4 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.14%) HL7
5 3 (0.14%) DICOM
6 1 (0.046%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.046%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.046%) Solvency II
System Software
1 20 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (0.78%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.68%) vSphere
4 6 (0.27%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.23%) Firmware
6 4 (0.18%) Cygwin
7 1 (0.046%) HDFS
7 1 (0.046%) Snort
7 1 (0.046%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 391 (17.84%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.32%) HP SiteScope
3 5 (0.23%) Netcool
3 5 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.091%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.091%) Control-M
5 1 (0.046%) SCCM
5 1 (0.046%) Oozie
5 1 (0.046%) nmon
5 1 (0.046%) Iperf
Vendors
1 331 (15.10%) HP
2 292 (13.32%) Microsoft
3 125 (5.70%) Oracle
4 51 (2.33%) IBM
5 42 (1.92%) VMware
6 35 (1.60%) SAP
7 25 (1.14%) Capita
8 22 (1.00%) Red Hat
9 10 (0.46%) Telerik
9 10 (0.46%) Cognos
10 8 (0.36%) Citrix
10 8 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (0.32%) TIBCO
11 7 (0.32%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.32%) Green Hat
11 7 (0.32%) SOASTA, Inc
12 6 (0.27%) Business Objects
12 6 (0.27%) Cisco
13 5 (0.23%) McAfee
13 5 (0.23%) Veritas
Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £27,000 to £31,000 per annum 9 Month Contract with Potential Revi
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita ITPS
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
TDX Group
Salary: Unspecified Competitve Basic + 25 days A/L, health care & pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
MSM Software
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum plus paid overtime when authorised
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £42,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Computer People
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000-£60,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Leeds Building Society
Salary: Circa £34,500 plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
People Source Consulting
Salary: £36000 - £49000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £42000.00 per annum + benefits, pension, on site gym
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Sanderson
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Training
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35K-£55K
Posted: 3 days ago