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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 288 293 361
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +68
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1098 1117 815
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 1.05% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.87% 3.79% 2.84%
Number of salaries quoted 929 932 573
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £24,550
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,250
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.78%

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
28359 29471 28730
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.00% 27.69% 27.30%
Number of salaries quoted 22649 23557 22514
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,823 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 11 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(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 +12 979 £37,500 -6.25% 116
London +15 259 £50,000 +11.11% 27
South East -65 179 £37,500 -3.84% 28
Yorkshire +47 133 £35,000 +7.69% 14
North West +57 127 £31,500 -4.54% 15
West Yorkshire +38 104 £35,000 +7.69% 8
East of England -7 94 £40,000 - 4
Leeds +43 92 £35,000 +7.69% 7
South West +3 88 £33,500 -16.25% 7
West Midlands +9 79 £35,000 +7.69% 8
City of London +37 68 £50,000 - 3
Manchester +21 65 £32,500 -7.14% 12
Surrey -30 45 £33,750 -10.00% 5
Essex +8 43 £55,000 -13.72% 1
Hampshire +23 40 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Wales +34 39 £31,500 +8.13% 4
Scotland -19 39 £37,500 -1.31% 5
Birmingham -3 33 £30,000 -14.28% 4
South Wales +29 32 £32,000 +9.85% 4
Gloucestershire +28 31 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Cheshire +44 28 £28,000 +1.81%
Edinburgh +7 25 £47,250 +7.38% 1
Bristol -22 25 £32,500 -18.75% 5
Kent +25 24 £34,750 -17.75% 1
Berkshire -106 23 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Glasgow -18 22 £36,750 +2.08% 3
Brentwood +9 20 £47,500 +5.55%
Hertfordshire +4 20 £40,000 +8.10%
East Midlands -9 18 £39,000 +14.70% 5
Cheltenham +20 17 £40,000 +60.00%

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1619 (72.96%) ISEB
2 1205 (54.30%) Agile Software Development
3 902 (40.65%) QA
4 785 (35.38%) Software Testing
5 705 (31.77%) Test Scripting
6 682 (30.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 632 (28.48%) SQL
8 628 (28.30%) Selenium
9 626 (28.21%) Finance
10 510 (22.98%) Test Automation
11 479 (21.59%) User Acceptance Testing
12 455 (20.50%) Automated Testing
13 437 (19.69%) SDLC
14 424 (19.11%) Test Management
15 396 (17.85%) Test Strategy
16 390 (17.58%) HP Quality Center
17 388 (17.49%) Functional Testing
18 386 (17.40%) Java
19 382 (17.21%) Manual Testing
20 361 (16.27%) Degree
21 345 (15.55%) JIRA
22 340 (15.32%) HP
23 323 (14.56%) Waterfall
24 321 (14.47%) C#
25 316 (14.24%) Regression Testing
26 307 (13.84%) Scrum
27 301 (13.56%) Automation Testing
28 297 (13.38%) HP UFT
29 294 (13.25%) Microsoft
30 293 (13.20%) Analytical Skills

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 43 (1.94%) SharePoint
2 33 (1.49%) IIS
3 14 (0.63%) CMS
4 10 (0.45%) MQSeries
5 9 (0.41%) Confluence
6 7 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (0.32%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.23%) ArcGIS
7 5 (0.23%) WebSphere Portal
8 4 (0.18%) Tuxedo
9 3 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.090%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.090%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.090%) JBoss
10 2 (0.090%) LiveLink
10 2 (0.090%) Node.js
10 2 (0.090%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.045%) Apache
11 1 (0.045%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.045%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 188 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 109 (4.91%) MS Office
3 26 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (1.08%) MS Project
5 20 (0.90%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.045%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 16 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.36%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.32%) BASE24
4 7 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
4 7 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.23%) Temenos T24
7 4 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.14%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.090%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.090%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.045%) Magento
10 1 (0.045%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.045%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.045%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.045%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.045%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 16 (0.72%) SaaS
2 11 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.32%) PaaS
5 5 (0.23%) GitHub
6 4 (0.18%) Sage Pay
7 2 (0.090%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.090%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.045%) AdWords
8 1 (0.045%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.045%) Office 365
8 1 (0.045%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.26%) HTTP
2 25 (1.13%) Internet
3 16 (0.72%) VoIP
4 12 (0.54%) PuTTY
5 10 (0.45%) SSH
5 10 (0.45%) Telnet
6 8 (0.36%) HTTPS
7 7 (0.32%) Intranet
7 7 (0.32%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.27%) CTI
8 6 (0.27%) LAN
9 5 (0.23%) 2G
9 5 (0.23%) 3G
9 5 (0.23%) INAP
9 5 (0.23%) M3UA
9 5 (0.23%) RANAP
9 5 (0.23%) SCCP
9 5 (0.23%) SMPP
9 5 (0.23%) TCAP
9 5 (0.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (9.42%) SQL Server
2 54 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
3 44 (1.98%) Relational Database
4 29 (1.31%) Oracle Database
5 28 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
6 27 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 23 (1.04%) DB2
7 23 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (0.81%) QlikView
9 16 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
9 16 (0.72%) DbVisualizer
10 13 (0.59%) Big Data
11 12 (0.54%) MySQL
12 11 (0.50%) Data Mining
13 10 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 7 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 6 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 5 (0.23%) Hadoop
17 5 (0.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 628 (28.30%) Selenium
2 345 (15.55%) JIRA
3 297 (13.38%) HP UFT
4 215 (9.69%) Cucumber
5 176 (7.93%) WebDriver
6 172 (7.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 129 (5.81%) LoadRunner
8 123 (5.54%) JMeter
9 122 (5.50%) SoapUI
10 108 (4.87%) Visual Studio
11 93 (4.19%) Jenkins
12 92 (4.15%) Git (software)
13 68 (3.06%) Bugzilla
14 54 (2.43%) SpecFlow
15 39 (1.76%) WATIR
16 35 (1.58%) Ranorex
17 33 (1.49%) Eclipse
18 29 (1.31%) Appium
19 28 (1.26%) Hudson
19 28 (1.26%) Toad
General
1 626 (28.21%) Finance
2 168 (7.57%) Banking
3 167 (7.53%) Retail
4 89 (4.01%) Telecoms
5 68 (3.06%) Legal
6 51 (2.30%) Games
7 45 (2.03%) Law
8 37 (1.67%) Marketing
9 36 (1.62%) Advertising
10 20 (0.90%) Retail Banking
11 15 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.68%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.59%) Back Office
13 12 (0.54%) Manufacturing
14 11 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
15 10 (0.45%) Automotive
16 9 (0.41%) Publishing
17 7 (0.32%) Electronics
18 6 (0.27%) Aerospace
18 6 (0.27%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1045 (47.09%) Analyst
2 954 (42.99%) Test Analyst
3 553 (24.92%) Tester
4 258 (11.63%) Test Manager
5 213 (9.60%) Test Engineer
6 188 (8.47%) Test Leader
7 175 (7.89%) Automation Tester
8 173 (7.80%) Automation Analyst
9 170 (7.66%) Automation Test Analyst
10 166 (7.48%) QA Analyst
11 143 (6.44%) Software Tester
12 131 (5.90%) Senior Analyst
13 123 (5.54%) Senior Test Analyst
14 121 (5.45%) QA Test Analyst
15 110 (4.96%) QA Tester
16 107 (4.82%) QA Engineer
17 106 (4.78%) Software Analyst
18 95 (4.28%) Software Test Analyst
19 70 (3.15%) Agile Test Analyst
19 70 (3.15%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (11.58%) .NET
2 169 (7.62%) XML
3 154 (6.94%) Web Services
4 118 (5.32%) SOAP
5 107 (4.82%) HTML
6 69 (3.11%) Gherkin
7 56 (2.52%) REST
8 49 (2.21%) CSS
9 41 (1.85%) ASP.NET
10 38 (1.71%) JSON
11 34 (1.53%) J2EE
12 32 (1.44%) RESTful
13 20 (0.90%) Middleware
14 18 (0.81%) .NET Framework
15 16 (0.72%) XML Messaging
16 14 (0.63%) HTML5
17 12 (0.54%) ASP.NET Web API
18 10 (0.45%) CGI
19 9 (0.41%) ASP.NET MVC
19 9 (0.41%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 293 (13.20%) Analytical Skills
2 156 (7.03%) Computer Science
3 75 (3.38%) Mobile App
4 68 (3.06%) Mathematics
5 62 (2.79%) Management Information System
6 54 (2.43%) Client/Server
7 20 (0.90%) Credit Risk
8 19 (0.86%) AS400
8 19 (0.86%) Physics
8 19 (0.86%) User Experience
9 18 (0.81%) Replication
9 18 (0.81%) SWIFT
10 17 (0.77%) Mainframe
11 15 (0.68%) Driving Licence
12 14 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (0.63%) iPad
12 14 (0.63%) N-Tier
13 10 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 10 (0.45%) PMI
13 10 (0.45%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 181 (8.16%) Windows
2 121 (5.45%) Unix
3 116 (5.23%) Linux
4 56 (2.52%) Apple iOS
5 39 (1.76%) Android
6 30 (1.35%) Windows Server
7 22 (0.99%) Windows 7
8 14 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (0.59%) Solaris
10 11 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.36%) Kali Linux
12 6 (0.27%) AIX
12 6 (0.27%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.23%) Windows NT
13 5 (0.23%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.18%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.14%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.090%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.090%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1205 (54.30%) Agile Software Development
2 785 (35.38%) Software Testing
3 705 (31.77%) Test Scripting
4 510 (22.98%) Test Automation
5 479 (21.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 455 (20.50%) Automated Testing
7 437 (19.69%) SDLC
8 424 (19.11%) Test Management
9 396 (17.85%) Test Strategy
10 388 (17.49%) Functional Testing
11 382 (17.21%) Manual Testing
12 323 (14.56%) Waterfall
13 316 (14.24%) Regression Testing
14 307 (13.84%) Scrum
15 301 (13.56%) Automation Testing
16 276 (12.44%) Performance Testing
17 264 (11.90%) Non-Functional Testing
18 262 (11.81%) Defect Management
19 230 (10.37%) BDD
20 207 (9.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 632 (28.48%) SQL
2 386 (17.40%) Java
3 321 (14.47%) C#
4 116 (5.23%) JavaScript
5 113 (5.09%) C
6 93 (4.19%) Ruby
7 56 (2.52%) Python
8 45 (2.03%) VB.NET
9 42 (1.89%) C++
10 32 (1.44%) T-SQL
11 29 (1.31%) VB
12 24 (1.08%) Perl
12 24 (1.08%) PL/SQL
13 23 (1.04%) PHP
14 21 (0.95%) VBScript
15 19 (0.86%) Bash Shell
16 16 (0.72%) COBOL
17 12 (0.54%) Groovy
18 11 (0.50%) PowerShell
19 10 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1619 (72.96%) ISEB
2 682 (30.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 361 (16.27%) Degree
4 110 (4.96%) Security Cleared
5 101 (4.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 58 (2.61%) SC Cleared
7 46 (2.07%) ISEB Practitioner
8 32 (1.44%) DV Cleared
9 18 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
10 17 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 10 (0.45%) HP ASE
11 10 (0.45%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.27%) APMP
13 5 (0.23%) CISSP
13 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.18%) SAP Certification
15 3 (0.14%) CSQA
15 3 (0.14%) HND
15 3 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 902 (40.65%) QA
2 28 (1.26%) SLA
3 11 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.18%) SDET
5 3 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.090%) HL7
6 2 (0.090%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.045%) FATCA
7 1 (0.045%) GAMP
7 1 (0.045%) GMP
7 1 (0.045%) SEPA
System Software
1 13 (0.59%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.36%) vSphere
4 5 (0.23%) Firmware
5 3 (0.14%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.090%) HDFS
7 1 (0.045%) Docker
Systems Management
1 390 (17.58%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.41%) HP SiteScope
3 7 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (0.23%) CA Service Virtualization
4 5 (0.23%) nmon
4 5 (0.23%) SCCM
5 3 (0.14%) CA Wily
5 3 (0.14%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.045%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.045%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 340 (15.32%) HP
2 294 (13.25%) Microsoft
3 195 (8.79%) Oracle
4 81 (3.65%) SAP
5 45 (2.03%) Citrix
6 36 (1.62%) IBM
7 20 (0.90%) hybris
8 19 (0.86%) VMware
9 14 (0.63%) Red Hat
10 11 (0.50%) Bloomberg
10 11 (0.50%) Rally
10 11 (0.50%) Reuters
10 11 (0.50%) TOWER Software
11 10 (0.45%) Google
11 10 (0.45%) Green Hat
11 10 (0.45%) MKS
12 9 (0.41%) Dynatrace
13 8 (0.36%) ATG
13 8 (0.36%) Capita
14 7 (0.32%) Telerik
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Benefits & Progression
Posted: 12 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Tui
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + car
Posted: Yesterday
London
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
CGI
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
ninesharp
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Pension and more!
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 2 days ago
Hove, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago