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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 305 301 319
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +18
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 942 1122 1039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.00% 1.02% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.83% 3.75% 3.34%
Number of salaries quoted 797 962 834
Median salary £39,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.28% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £59,350
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%

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
24577 29935 31074
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.05% 27.29% 27.23%
Number of salaries quoted 19779 24168 24219
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +18 911 £39,500 -1.25% 82
South East +51 284 £41,500 +10.66% 19
London +21 196 £50,000 +5.26% 12
Yorkshire +35 127 £37,500 +7.14% 9
West Yorkshire +34 103 £38,000 +8.57% 7
South West +21 91 £36,000 +2.85% 14
Leeds +54 85 £38,000 +8.57% 4
Surrey +17 63 £40,000 +6.66% 6
West Midlands -14 61 £37,500 - 9
North West -13 56 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Manchester -3 51 £32,500 -7.14% 4
East of England -19 51 £38,000 -7.87% 11
East Midlands -13 49 £35,000 - 1
Hampshire +2 44 £45,000 +8.43% 4
Buckinghamshire +39 41 £45,000 +38.46%
Berkshire +13 35 £47,500 +5.55% 5
Gloucestershire -6 34 £42,500 +21.42% 2
East Sussex +31 31 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Brighton +30 28 £32,288 -19.28% 1
Birmingham -15 28 £39,000 -2.50% 4
Kent +29 23 £50,000 +66.66%
Oxfordshire +5 22 £35,000 -12.50%
High Wycombe +24 21 £45,000 -21.73%
Nottinghamshire -13 21 £35,000 -6.66% 1
City of London +51 20 £41,750 -12.10% 2
Nottingham -14 20 £35,000 -6.66%
Somerset +8 19 £32,000 +7.56% 5
Milton Keynes +25 17 £42,500 +30.76%
Reigate - 15 £38,000 - 1
Northamptonshire +26 14 £39,500 +21.53%

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 1379 (70.07%) ISEB
2 1280 (65.04%) Agile Software Development
3 817 (41.51%) QA
4 745 (37.86%) Selenium
5 682 (34.65%) Software Testing
6 666 (33.84%) SQL
7 619 (31.45%) Finance
8 569 (28.91%) Test Scripting
9 549 (27.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 503 (25.56%) Test Automation
11 481 (24.44%) SDLC
12 448 (22.76%) Java
13 438 (22.26%) C#
14 433 (22.00%) Scrum
15 404 (20.53%) User Acceptance Testing
16 384 (19.51%) Degree
17 383 (19.46%) Automated Testing
17 383 (19.46%) Test Strategy
18 380 (19.31%) Regression Testing
19 360 (18.29%) Manual Testing
20 356 (18.09%) JIRA
21 348 (17.68%) Test Management
22 334 (16.97%) Functional Testing
23 321 (16.31%) Waterfall
24 309 (15.70%) BDD
25 305 (15.50%) Microsoft
26 275 (13.97%) TDD
27 267 (13.57%) Cucumber
28 266 (13.52%) Automation Testing
29 258 (13.11%) HP Quality Center

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 58 (2.95%) Confluence
2 45 (2.29%) SharePoint
3 43 (2.18%) IIS
4 13 (0.66%) MS Exchange
4 13 (0.66%) Skype for Business
5 11 (0.56%) CICS
5 11 (0.56%) CMS
5 11 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (0.36%) Documentum
7 6 (0.30%) FileNet
8 5 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (0.25%) Umbraco
8 5 (0.25%) Xceptor
9 4 (0.20%) GlassFish
10 3 (0.15%) Apache
10 3 (0.15%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.15%) SAS
10 3 (0.15%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.15%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.15%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 149 (7.57%) MS Excel
2 131 (6.66%) MS Office
3 33 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.36%) MS Project
4 7 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.25%) Mingle
6 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.56%) SAP CO
2 11 (0.56%) SAP FI
2 11 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.15%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.10%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.051%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.051%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (0.51%) SaaS
3 3 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.10%) GitHub
4 2 (0.10%) Google Drive
4 2 (0.10%) IaaS
4 2 (0.10%) PaaS
4 2 (0.10%) Slack
5 1 (0.051%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.051%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.17%) SSH
2 22 (1.12%) LAN
2 22 (1.12%) WAN
3 14 (0.71%) Internet
4 12 (0.61%) GSM
4 12 (0.61%) LTE
4 12 (0.61%) UMTS
5 11 (0.56%) VoIP
6 10 (0.51%) Wireshark
7 9 (0.46%) 2G
7 9 (0.46%) 3G
7 9 (0.46%) 4G
7 9 (0.46%) Diameter Protocol
7 9 (0.46%) HTTP
7 9 (0.46%) ISUP
7 9 (0.46%) SCCP
7 9 (0.46%) SIGTRAN
7 9 (0.46%) SS7
7 9 (0.46%) tcpdump
8 8 (0.41%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 48 (2.44%) MySQL
3 27 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (1.12%) Relational Database
5 19 (0.97%) Oracle Database
6 16 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (0.61%) Data Mining
8 10 (0.51%) DB2
8 10 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.25%) QlikView
12 4 (0.20%) GIS
13 3 (0.15%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.10%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 745 (37.86%) Selenium
2 356 (18.09%) JIRA
3 267 (13.57%) Cucumber
4 211 (10.72%) HP UFT
5 210 (10.67%) WebDriver
6 195 (9.91%) SoapUI
7 192 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 142 (7.22%) Jenkins
9 136 (6.91%) JMeter
10 94 (4.78%) Git (software)
11 93 (4.73%) JUnit
12 91 (4.62%) LoadRunner
13 88 (4.47%) SpecFlow
14 79 (4.01%) NUnit
15 70 (3.56%) Ranorex
16 69 (3.51%) Visual Studio
17 60 (3.05%) Bugzilla
18 56 (2.85%) Selenium IDE
19 49 (2.49%) Hudson
20 44 (2.24%) Appium
General
1 619 (31.45%) Finance
2 138 (7.01%) Banking
3 124 (6.30%) Retail
4 87 (4.42%) Games
5 66 (3.35%) Telecoms
6 47 (2.39%) Legal
7 46 (2.34%) Marketing
8 35 (1.78%) Manufacturing
9 27 (1.37%) Electronics
10 20 (1.02%) Back Office
11 19 (0.97%) Automotive
12 15 (0.76%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.66%) Aerospace
14 11 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.56%) Publishing
15 9 (0.46%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.30%) Advertising
17 4 (0.20%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.15%) Law
19 2 (0.10%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 828 (42.07%) Analyst
2 760 (38.62%) Test Analyst
3 434 (22.05%) Tester
4 254 (12.91%) Test Engineer
5 203 (10.32%) Test Manager
6 192 (9.76%) Automation Test Analyst
7 177 (8.99%) Test Leader
8 176 (8.94%) Automation Tester
9 164 (8.33%) Software Tester
10 146 (7.42%) QA Engineer
11 144 (7.32%) QA Analyst
12 118 (6.00%) QA Tester
13 115 (5.84%) Software Analyst
14 111 (5.64%) Senior Analyst
15 108 (5.49%) Software Test Analyst
16 107 (5.44%) Test Automation Engineer
17 103 (5.23%) QA Test Analyst
18 101 (5.13%) Senior Test Analyst
19 83 (4.22%) QA Leader
20 64 (3.25%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (11.84%) .NET
2 151 (7.67%) HTML
3 143 (7.27%) Web Services
4 137 (6.96%) XML
5 113 (5.74%) SOAP
6 75 (3.81%) CSS
6 75 (3.81%) REST
7 61 (3.10%) ASP.NET
8 50 (2.54%) Gherkin
9 33 (1.68%) Spring
10 31 (1.58%) Hibernate
11 30 (1.52%) Ajax
12 27 (1.37%) JMS
13 21 (1.07%) XBRL
14 19 (0.97%) Apache CXF
14 19 (0.97%) Java EE
15 18 (0.91%) .NET Framework
15 18 (0.91%) DOM
15 18 (0.91%) Silverlight
15 18 (0.91%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 214 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 148 (7.52%) Computer Science
3 78 (3.96%) Mobile App
4 53 (2.69%) Client/Server
5 37 (1.88%) Mathematics
6 35 (1.78%) iPad
7 33 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 32 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
9 27 (1.37%) User Experience
10 24 (1.22%) Online Games
11 19 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 19 (0.97%) Mainframe
12 18 (0.91%) Virtual Team
13 17 (0.86%) AS400
14 15 (0.76%) Life Science
15 13 (0.66%) Data Centre
15 13 (0.66%) Replication
16 11 (0.56%) EPoS
17 10 (0.51%) N-Tier
17 10 (0.51%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 153 (7.77%) Windows
2 149 (7.57%) Linux
3 91 (4.62%) Unix
4 78 (3.96%) Apple iOS
5 73 (3.71%) Android
6 18 (0.91%) Windows Server
7 16 (0.81%) CentOS
7 16 (0.81%) Solaris
8 15 (0.76%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.46%) Mac OS X
9 9 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.36%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.30%) Windows 10
11 6 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.25%) AIX
12 5 (0.25%) Kali Linux
13 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.051%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.051%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1280 (65.04%) Agile Software Development
2 682 (34.65%) Software Testing
3 569 (28.91%) Test Scripting
4 503 (25.56%) Test Automation
5 481 (24.44%) SDLC
6 433 (22.00%) Scrum
7 404 (20.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 383 (19.46%) Automated Testing
8 383 (19.46%) Test Strategy
9 380 (19.31%) Regression Testing
10 360 (18.29%) Manual Testing
11 348 (17.68%) Test Management
12 334 (16.97%) Functional Testing
13 321 (16.31%) Waterfall
14 309 (15.70%) BDD
15 275 (13.97%) TDD
16 266 (13.52%) Automation Testing
17 253 (12.86%) Performance Testing
18 248 (12.60%) Non-Functional Testing
19 244 (12.40%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 666 (33.84%) SQL
2 448 (22.76%) Java
3 438 (22.26%) C#
4 158 (8.03%) JavaScript
5 131 (6.66%) Ruby
6 117 (5.95%) Python
7 58 (2.95%) VB.NET
8 48 (2.44%) C++
9 44 (2.24%) C
10 43 (2.18%) PHP
11 42 (2.13%) Bash Shell
12 39 (1.98%) T-SQL
13 32 (1.63%) VB
14 26 (1.32%) Perl
15 24 (1.22%) PL/SQL
16 21 (1.07%) Groovy
17 17 (0.86%) COBOL
18 13 (0.66%) Shell Script
19 10 (0.51%) JCL
20 8 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1379 (70.07%) ISEB
2 549 (27.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 384 (19.51%) Degree
4 143 (7.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 123 (6.25%) Security Cleared
6 50 (2.54%) DV Cleared
7 36 (1.83%) SC Cleared
8 23 (1.17%) ISEB Practitioner
9 9 (0.46%) HP ASE
10 6 (0.30%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.25%) MBA
12 4 (0.20%) CSQA
12 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.15%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.15%) HND
13 3 (0.15%) PMP
13 3 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.10%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 817 (41.51%) QA
2 4 (0.20%) SDET
2 4 (0.20%) SLA
3 3 (0.15%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.10%) FATCA
4 2 (0.10%) GAMP
4 2 (0.10%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.051%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.051%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.051%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.051%) WCAG
System Software
1 35 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (1.02%) Hyper-V
3 12 (0.61%) Firmware
4 9 (0.46%) Docker
5 8 (0.41%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.25%) XenApp
6 5 (0.25%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.20%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.051%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 258 (13.11%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.66%) SCCM
3 9 (0.46%) SCOM
4 7 (0.36%) HP SiteScope
5 5 (0.25%) Control-M
6 4 (0.20%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.15%) Puppet
8 2 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 305 (15.50%) Microsoft
2 257 (13.06%) HP
3 138 (7.01%) Oracle
4 67 (3.40%) SAP
5 39 (1.98%) VMware
6 36 (1.83%) Atlassian
7 28 (1.42%) Red Hat
8 26 (1.32%) IBM
9 25 (1.27%) Rally
10 20 (1.02%) Citrix
11 17 (0.86%) Google
11 17 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
12 15 (0.76%) Telerik
13 8 (0.41%) Sophos
14 6 (0.30%) Cognizant
14 6 (0.30%) Sun
15 5 (0.25%) Alterian
15 5 (0.25%) Sitecore
16 4 (0.20%) Altiris
16 4 (0.20%) Veritas
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wickford, Essex
X4 Group
Salary: £24k - 30k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30k
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 28k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Search Consultancy
Salary: Company Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Competitive salary + excellent benef
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £39000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Sanderson
Salary: £28000.00 - £30500.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £27500.00 - £36000.00 per annum + 20% bonus plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Computer People
Salary: £55000.00 - £62000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £35000 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago