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

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 296 316 382
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +66
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1039 876 747
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.91% 0.82% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.36% 3.08% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 834 685 643
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,650
10% offered a salary of more than £59,350 £51,500 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
30927 28478 33853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.11% 26.75% 28.82%
Number of salaries quoted 24121 23322 28448
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
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
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 23 September 2014 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 23 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
(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 +6 915 £37,500 - 110
London +31 283 £42,500 -5.55% 25
South East -9 230 £36,000 +2.85% 40
North West +23 101 £37,500 +25.00% 10
East of England +2 87 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Berkshire -1 87 £37,500 -12.79% 5
Scotland +36 85 £37,250 -4.48% 5
City of London +41 69 £41,500 -7.77% 9
Manchester +12 58 £40,750 +35.83% 7
East Midlands +23 55 £35,000 +12.90% 5
South West -30 55 £32,500 -4.41% 8
Reading -30 52 £37,500 -12.79% 4
Surrey -15 43 £34,000 -2.85% 9
West Midlands -48 43 £36,250 -3.33% 6
Yorkshire -44 41 £40,000 +3.89% 6
Cheshire +5 39 £30,000 -14.89% 3
West Yorkshire -24 37 £40,000 +5.26% 6
Stirling - 37 £48,000 -
Essex +31 36 £52,500 +31.25% 3
Hampshire +13 36 £37,625 +0.33% 13
Cambridgeshire +13 30 £32,500 - 4
Leeds -36 30 £40,000 +11.11% 4
Nottinghamshire +16 27 £40,000 +25.98% 2
Buckinghamshire +16 24 £30,000 -7.69% 8
Nottingham +13 24 £40,000 +25.98% 2
Wales +9 24 £29,129 -1.25% 3
Glasgow +3 24 £33,250 -33.50% 3
Somerset +5 23 £30,356 +37.98%
Cambridge +2 23 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Edinburgh -6 23 £34,000 +7.93% 2

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 1476 (76.83%) ISEB
2 862 (44.87%) Agile Software Development
3 731 (38.05%) Software Testing
4 723 (37.64%) QA
5 562 (29.26%) Finance
6 511 (26.60%) SQL
7 484 (25.20%) Test Scripting
8 451 (23.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 443 (23.06%) Selenium
10 417 (21.71%) Automated Testing
11 391 (20.35%) User Acceptance Testing
12 371 (19.31%) HP Quality Center
13 367 (19.10%) Test Management
14 358 (18.64%) Degree
15 356 (18.53%) Test Automation
16 355 (18.48%) Test Strategy
17 319 (16.61%) Manual Testing
18 317 (16.50%) Scrum
19 289 (15.04%) QuickTest Pro
20 261 (13.59%) Regression Testing
21 244 (12.70%) HP
22 242 (12.60%) Windows
23 231 (12.02%) Microsoft
24 220 (11.45%) Java
25 212 (11.04%) Performance Testing
26 207 (10.78%) C#
27 204 (10.62%) .NET
28 191 (9.94%) JIRA
29 184 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
30 181 (9.42%) Security Cleared

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 32 (1.67%) IIS
2 17 (0.88%) Confluence
3 16 (0.83%) Tomcat
4 14 (0.73%) CMS
5 13 (0.68%) SharePoint
6 11 (0.57%) WorkSite
6 11 (0.57%) Drupal
7 7 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (0.31%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.21%) Apache
11 3 (0.16%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.16%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.16%) Adobe CQ
12 2 (0.10%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.10%) TIBCO EMS
13 1 (0.052%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.052%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.052%) FileNet
Applications
1 126 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 78 (4.06%) MS Office
3 20 (1.04%) MS Project
4 11 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.21%) Mingle
6 4 (0.21%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.31%) JDE OneWorld
1 6 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (0.26%) SAP CO
2 5 (0.26%) SAP FI
2 5 (0.26%) Servitor
3 4 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.16%) Temenos T24
4 3 (0.16%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.052%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.052%) arcHouse
6 1 (0.052%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.052%) TRIRIGA
6 1 (0.052%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.052%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.052%) Exstream
6 1 (0.052%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.30%) SaaS
2 5 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.052%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.51%) LAN
1 29 (1.51%) TCP/IP
2 26 (1.35%) WAN
2 26 (1.35%) Internet
3 24 (1.25%) HTTP
4 17 (0.88%) Wireshark
5 11 (0.57%) VoIP
5 11 (0.57%) DHCP
6 10 (0.52%) RTP
6 10 (0.52%) H.323
6 10 (0.52%) VLAN
7 6 (0.31%) FTP
8 5 (0.26%) HTTPS
8 5 (0.26%) Wireless
9 4 (0.21%) SSL
9 4 (0.21%) SMS
10 2 (0.10%) 3GPP
10 2 (0.10%) UMTS
10 2 (0.10%) LDAP
10 2 (0.10%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 53 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (1.72%) MySQL
4 27 (1.41%) Oracle Database
5 21 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 20 (1.04%) Relational Database
7 19 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 19 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 10 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (0.21%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.16%) DB2
13 3 (0.16%) Apache Accumulo
13 3 (0.16%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.16%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 443 (23.06%) Selenium
2 289 (15.04%) QuickTest Pro
3 191 (9.94%) JIRA
4 121 (6.30%) WebDriver
5 119 (6.19%) LoadRunner
6 114 (5.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 90 (4.69%) Cucumber
8 53 (2.76%) Visual Studio
9 44 (2.29%) TestDirector
10 43 (2.24%) Jenkins
11 42 (2.19%) Bugzilla
12 41 (2.13%) JMeter
12 41 (2.13%) TestComplete
13 40 (2.08%) JUnit
14 36 (1.87%) NUnit
14 36 (1.87%) Git (software)
15 32 (1.67%) FitNesse
16 30 (1.56%) SilkPerformer
17 29 (1.51%) Subversion
17 29 (1.51%) SoapUI
General
1 562 (29.26%) Finance
2 153 (7.96%) Retail
3 121 (6.30%) Banking
4 115 (5.99%) Telecoms
5 50 (2.60%) Law
6 47 (2.45%) Back Office
7 40 (2.08%) Games
8 37 (1.93%) Marketing
9 26 (1.35%) Front Office
10 21 (1.09%) Legal
11 20 (1.04%) Investment Banking
12 15 (0.78%) Billing
12 15 (0.78%) Manufacturing
13 13 (0.68%) Advertising
14 12 (0.62%) Military
14 12 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.42%) Welsh Language
16 4 (0.21%) Italian Language
16 4 (0.21%) Publishing
17 2 (0.10%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 692 (36.02%) Analyst
2 629 (32.74%) Test Analyst
3 420 (21.86%) Tester
4 364 (18.95%) Test Manager
5 217 (11.30%) Test Engineer
6 123 (6.40%) Software Tester
7 116 (6.04%) Test Leader
8 115 (5.99%) Senior Analyst
9 105 (5.47%) QA Engineer
10 102 (5.31%) Senior Test Analyst
11 92 (4.79%) Consultant
12 86 (4.48%) QA Tester
13 79 (4.11%) QA Analyst
14 77 (4.01%) Software Engineer
15 74 (3.85%) Test Consultant
16 72 (3.75%) Senior Test Engineer
17 63 (3.28%) Senior Tester
18 62 (3.23%) Programme Manager
19 61 (3.18%) Software Test Analyst
20 58 (3.02%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (10.62%) .NET
2 139 (7.24%) XML
3 98 (5.10%) HTML
4 65 (3.38%) Web Services
5 47 (2.45%) ASP.NET
6 43 (2.24%) SOAP
7 34 (1.77%) CSS
8 32 (1.67%) .NET Framework
9 26 (1.35%) WCF
10 21 (1.09%) XML Messaging
11 20 (1.04%) LINQ
12 16 (0.83%) JSP
13 15 (0.78%) LAMP
14 13 (0.68%) Gherkin
15 12 (0.62%) REST
15 12 (0.62%) JSON
15 12 (0.62%) Middleware
16 10 (0.52%) ODBC
17 9 (0.47%) MDX
17 9 (0.47%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 184 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
2 131 (6.82%) Computer Science
3 80 (4.16%) Mobile App
4 73 (3.80%) Open Source
5 45 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 28 (1.46%) Client/Server
7 27 (1.41%) Mathematics
8 24 (1.25%) Derivative
9 18 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 15 (0.78%) SWIFT
10 15 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (0.52%) Online Games
11 10 (0.52%) NHS
12 9 (0.47%) Chip and PIN
12 9 (0.47%) Statistics
12 9 (0.47%) Fixed Income
12 9 (0.47%) iPad
13 8 (0.42%) Social Media
14 7 (0.36%) Digital Media
14 7 (0.36%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 242 (12.60%) Windows
2 119 (6.19%) UNIX
3 89 (4.63%) Linux
4 73 (3.80%) Windows 7
5 65 (3.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 49 (2.55%) Windows XP
7 45 (2.34%) Apple iOS
8 43 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 39 (2.03%) Android
10 15 (0.78%) Windows 8
10 15 (0.78%) Solaris
11 10 (0.52%) Windows Vista
12 7 (0.36%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.21%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.21%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.16%) AIX
15 1 (0.052%) VMS
15 1 (0.052%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 862 (44.87%) Agile Software Development
2 731 (38.05%) Software Testing
3 484 (25.20%) Test Scripting
4 417 (21.71%) Automated Testing
5 391 (20.35%) User Acceptance Testing
6 367 (19.10%) Test Management
7 356 (18.53%) Test Automation
8 355 (18.48%) Test Strategy
9 319 (16.61%) Manual Testing
10 317 (16.50%) Scrum
11 261 (13.59%) Regression Testing
12 212 (11.04%) Performance Testing
13 179 (9.32%) Automation Testing
14 166 (8.64%) System Testing
15 149 (7.76%) Mentoring
16 143 (7.44%) Waterfall
17 140 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
18 135 (7.03%) Test Planning
19 129 (6.72%) TDD
20 125 (6.51%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 511 (26.60%) SQL
2 220 (11.45%) Java
3 207 (10.78%) C#
4 124 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 95 (4.95%) Python
6 72 (3.75%) Ruby
7 64 (3.33%) VB
8 52 (2.71%) C++
9 46 (2.39%) VBScript
10 42 (2.19%) Perl
11 36 (1.87%) PHP
12 28 (1.46%) C
13 17 (0.88%) PL/SQL
14 16 (0.83%) VBA
15 15 (0.78%) T-SQL
16 13 (0.68%) VB.NET
17 9 (0.47%) Shell Script
18 8 (0.42%) F#
19 6 (0.31%) PowerHouse
20 4 (0.21%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1476 (76.83%) ISEB
2 451 (23.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 358 (18.64%) Degree
4 181 (9.42%) Security Cleared
5 137 (7.13%) SC Cleared
6 126 (6.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 37 (1.93%) ISEB Practitioner
8 31 (1.61%) DV Cleared
9 25 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 12 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (0.62%) PMI Certification
11 10 (0.52%) MCITP
11 10 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.52%) MCSE
11 10 (0.52%) CCNA
11 10 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
12 7 (0.36%) Brainbench
13 6 (0.31%) CSQA
14 5 (0.26%) PMP
14 5 (0.26%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 723 (37.64%) QA
2 10 (0.52%) GAMP
3 7 (0.36%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.31%) SLA
5 4 (0.21%) HL7
6 3 (0.16%) COBIT
7 2 (0.10%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.052%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.052%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 37 (1.93%) Active Directory
2 29 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.04%) VMware ESX
4 11 (0.57%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
6 8 (0.42%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.052%) XenApp
7 1 (0.052%) vSphere
7 1 (0.052%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 371 (19.31%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (1.20%) SCCM
3 5 (0.26%) Netcool
3 5 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.10%) Control-M
4 2 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.10%) Puppet
4 2 (0.10%) Opsview
5 1 (0.052%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.052%) nmon
Vendors
1 244 (12.70%) HP
2 231 (12.02%) Microsoft
3 120 (6.25%) Oracle
4 51 (2.65%) VMware
5 41 (2.13%) SAP
6 27 (1.41%) Citrix
7 25 (1.30%) Altiris
8 21 (1.09%) Fujitsu
9 17 (0.88%) IBM
10 16 (0.83%) Cisco
10 16 (0.83%) Capita
11 11 (0.57%) Interwoven
12 10 (0.52%) Avaya
12 10 (0.52%) Hitachi
12 10 (0.52%) NetApp
12 10 (0.52%) JD Edwards
13 8 (0.42%) SunGard
13 8 (0.42%) Ab Initio
13 8 (0.42%) T-Plan
14 7 (0.36%) Telerik
Sidcup, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 36,000 - 46,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Momentum Resourcing
Salary: £50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £44000 per annum + Package
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Employee Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £63000.00 per annum + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 40k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum + 10% On target Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago