The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 342 325 387
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +62
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 922 845 738
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.76% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.81% 2.73% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 714 667 639
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 £25,900 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,800 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
32831 30927 34904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 27.85% 27.77%
Number of salaries quoted 26235 24874 29613
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -28 838 £37,500 -6.25% 77
South East +52 256 £35,000 -6.66% 14
London -84 251 £45,000 -5.26% 28
East of England -22 90 £37,500 - 14
Yorkshire -16 68 £35,000 - 2
North West -3 64 £31,000 +3.33% 2
Hampshire +30 51 £27,500 -12.69% 3
Berkshire +9 50 £35,000 +7.69% 1
South West -31 46 £34,000 -15.00% 7
West Yorkshire -25 42 £35,000 - 2
City of London -34 40 £49,000 -2.00% 10
Manchester +9 38 £30,000 +7.14% 2
Buckinghamshire +32 37 £34,500 -13.75%
Scotland +15 37 £37,750 -5.62% 3
Leeds -9 32 £35,000 - 1
West Midlands -2 31 £28,750 -17.85% 6
Surrey -8 30 £36,250 +3.57% 6
Oxfordshire +12 29 £38,500 +10.00% 1
Reading +14 28 £41,500 +25.75% 1
Cambridgeshire -23 28 £35,000 -12.50% 7
Milton Keynes - 27 £35,000 -
Hertfordshire +17 26 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Bristol +13 26 £38,500 -3.75% 1
Kent - 24 £32,500 -
South Wales +25 23 £34,500 +8.66% 5
Wales +20 23 £34,500 +8.66% 5
Essex -8 22 £75,000 +11.11%
Oxford - 22 £38,500 -
Cardiff +25 21 £34,500 +8.66% 2
East Midlands -14 21 £35,000 +16.66% 5

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1387 (81.64%) ISEB
2 727 (42.79%) Software Testing
3 687 (40.44%) QA
4 530 (31.19%) SQL
5 504 (29.66%) Finance
6 495 (29.13%) Test Scripting
7 484 (28.49%) Agile Software Development
8 416 (24.48%) Selenium
9 372 (21.90%) User Acceptance Testing
10 364 (21.42%) Degree
11 321 (18.89%) Test Automation
12 311 (18.30%) Test Management
13 304 (17.89%) Automated Testing
14 287 (16.89%) HP Quality Center
15 280 (16.48%) Microsoft
16 277 (16.30%) Scrum
17 250 (14.71%) .NET
18 243 (14.30%) Test Strategy
19 233 (13.71%) QuickTest Pro
20 211 (12.42%) Java
21 206 (12.12%) HP
22 198 (11.65%) Manual Testing
23 191 (11.24%) Performance Testing
24 184 (10.83%) SQL Server
25 181 (10.65%) Automation Testing
26 173 (10.18%) C#
27 156 (9.18%) JIRA
28 153 (9.01%) Retail
29 149 (8.77%) PRINCE2
29 149 (8.77%) Windows

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 35 (2.06%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.00%) Confluence
3 16 (0.94%) IIS
4 15 (0.88%) CMS
5 13 (0.77%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.41%) LiveLink
7 6 (0.35%) Drupal
7 6 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.35%) MQSeries
8 5 (0.29%) Apache
9 4 (0.24%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.24%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.059%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.059%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.059%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 127 (7.47%) MS Excel
2 71 (4.18%) MS Office
3 17 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (0.77%) MS Project
5 8 (0.47%) Mingle
6 4 (0.24%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.059%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.35%) Temenos T24
2 6 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.18%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.12%) Magento
4 2 (0.12%) Maximo
4 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.059%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.059%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.059%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.059%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.059%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.059%) TRIRIGA
5 1 (0.059%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.47%) SaaS
2 13 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.82%) Internet
2 16 (0.94%) HTTP
3 8 (0.47%) Wireless
4 7 (0.41%) Firewall
5 6 (0.35%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.24%) Intranet
6 4 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.24%) SSL
6 4 (0.24%) FTP
7 3 (0.18%) GSM
7 3 (0.18%) UMTS
7 3 (0.18%) LTE
8 2 (0.12%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.12%) DNS
8 2 (0.12%) WCDMA
8 2 (0.12%) GPRS
8 2 (0.12%) LAN
8 2 (0.12%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.059%) DHCP
9 1 (0.059%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (10.83%) SQL Server
2 50 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 46 (2.71%) Relational Database
4 24 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 21 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (1.12%) MySQL
7 14 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (0.82%) Oracle Database
8 12 (0.71%) Big Data
8 12 (0.71%) RDBMS
9 9 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (0.29%) OLAP
11 5 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (0.24%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (0.24%) DataStage
13 3 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.12%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 416 (24.48%) Selenium
2 233 (13.71%) QuickTest Pro
3 156 (9.18%) JIRA
4 90 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 74 (4.36%) WebDriver
6 73 (4.30%) Cucumber
7 69 (4.06%) Visual Studio
8 62 (3.65%) LoadRunner
9 51 (3.00%) SoapUI
10 43 (2.53%) FitNesse
11 41 (2.41%) Bugzilla
12 32 (1.88%) JMeter
13 30 (1.77%) JUnit
14 29 (1.71%) TestDirector
15 28 (1.65%) TestComplete
16 23 (1.35%) NUnit
17 21 (1.24%) Jenkins
17 21 (1.24%) Maven
18 20 (1.18%) SpecFlow
19 18 (1.06%) Calabash
General
1 504 (29.66%) Finance
2 153 (9.01%) Retail
3 132 (7.77%) Banking
4 70 (4.12%) Games
5 55 (3.24%) Telecoms
6 53 (3.12%) Back Office
7 34 (2.00%) Legal
8 29 (1.71%) Marketing
9 28 (1.65%) Investment Banking
10 26 (1.53%) Front Office
11 20 (1.18%) Law
12 17 (1.00%) Military
13 12 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
13 12 (0.71%) Advertising
14 10 (0.59%) Retail Banking
14 10 (0.59%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.53%) Manufacturing
16 7 (0.41%) Electronics
16 7 (0.41%) Publishing
17 4 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 702 (41.32%) Analyst
2 622 (36.61%) Test Analyst
3 361 (21.25%) Tester
4 304 (17.89%) Test Manager
5 170 (10.01%) Test Engineer
6 162 (9.54%) Senior Analyst
7 140 (8.24%) Senior Test Analyst
8 139 (8.18%) Software Tester
9 131 (7.71%) QA Analyst
10 91 (5.36%) Test Leader
11 80 (4.71%) QA Tester
12 71 (4.18%) QA Test Analyst
13 60 (3.53%) Consultant
14 57 (3.35%) Senior Test Engineer
15 55 (3.24%) Test Consultant
16 54 (3.18%) Junior
17 53 (3.12%) QA Engineer
18 52 (3.06%) Programme Manager
19 49 (2.88%) Programme Test Manager
20 43 (2.53%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (14.71%) .NET
2 143 (8.42%) XML
3 84 (4.94%) HTML
4 78 (4.59%) SOAP
5 72 (4.24%) Web Services
6 42 (2.47%) ASP.NET
7 30 (1.77%) CSS
8 28 (1.65%) Middleware
9 25 (1.47%) .NET Framework
10 22 (1.29%) WCF
11 17 (1.00%) LINQ
12 14 (0.82%) J2EE
13 13 (0.77%) HTML5
14 12 (0.71%) XML Messaging
15 9 (0.53%) XSL
15 9 (0.53%) XSLT
15 9 (0.53%) Gherkin
16 8 (0.47%) MDX
16 8 (0.47%) ODBC
16 8 (0.47%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 145 (8.53%) Computer Science
2 65 (3.83%) Mobile App
3 50 (2.94%) Open Source
4 32 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
5 23 (1.35%) Mathematics
6 21 (1.24%) Derivative
6 21 (1.24%) Client/Server
7 20 (1.18%) Management Information System
8 19 (1.12%) Replication
9 15 (0.88%) SWIFT
10 14 (0.82%) iPad
11 13 (0.77%) Online Games
11 13 (0.77%) Wiki
12 12 (0.71%) Statistics
13 11 (0.65%) AS400
13 11 (0.65%) Chip and PIN
13 11 (0.65%) Fixed Income
13 11 (0.65%) iPhone
14 10 (0.59%) Equities
15 9 (0.53%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 149 (8.77%) Windows
2 68 (4.00%) UNIX
3 64 (3.77%) Linux
4 53 (3.12%) Android
5 51 (3.00%) Apple iOS
6 32 (1.88%) Windows 7
7 30 (1.77%) Windows Vista
8 29 (1.71%) Windows XP
8 29 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 27 (1.59%) Windows 8
10 22 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (1.12%) Mac OS
13 11 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
14 9 (0.53%) Windows 2000
15 6 (0.35%) Solaris
16 5 (0.29%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.059%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 727 (42.79%) Software Testing
2 495 (29.13%) Test Scripting
3 484 (28.49%) Agile Software Development
4 372 (21.90%) User Acceptance Testing
5 321 (18.89%) Test Automation
6 311 (18.30%) Test Management
7 304 (17.89%) Automated Testing
8 277 (16.30%) Scrum
9 243 (14.30%) Test Strategy
10 198 (11.65%) Manual Testing
11 191 (11.24%) Performance Testing
12 181 (10.65%) Automation Testing
13 149 (8.77%) PRINCE2
14 145 (8.53%) Stakeholder Management
15 129 (7.59%) Waterfall
16 115 (6.77%) Regression Testing
16 115 (6.77%) BDD
17 105 (6.18%) E-Commerce
18 98 (5.77%) TDD
19 95 (5.59%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 530 (31.19%) SQL
2 211 (12.42%) Java
3 173 (10.18%) C#
4 107 (6.30%) JavaScript
5 75 (4.41%) VB
6 56 (3.30%) VBScript
7 54 (3.18%) Python
8 32 (1.88%) T-SQL
8 32 (1.88%) Ruby
9 31 (1.82%) C++
10 27 (1.59%) VB.NET
11 26 (1.53%) PowerShell
12 25 (1.47%) PHP
13 23 (1.35%) PL/SQL
13 23 (1.35%) C
14 22 (1.29%) Perl
15 11 (0.65%) VBA
16 10 (0.59%) Groovy
17 9 (0.53%) XPath
18 8 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1387 (81.64%) ISEB
2 364 (21.42%) Degree
3 145 (8.53%) Security Cleared
4 96 (5.65%) SC Cleared
5 42 (2.47%) ISEB Practitioner
6 22 (1.29%) DV Cleared
7 12 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (0.29%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.18%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.12%) MCT
11 2 (0.12%) HND
12 1 (0.059%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 687 (40.44%) QA
2 21 (1.24%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (0.12%) GAMP
3 2 (0.12%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.059%) SLA
4 1 (0.059%) P3O
System Software
1 27 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (1.06%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.059%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 287 (16.89%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.12%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (0.12%) nmon
3 1 (0.059%) Netcool
3 1 (0.059%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.059%) Puppet
Vendors
1 280 (16.48%) Microsoft
2 206 (12.12%) HP
3 113 (6.65%) Oracle
4 35 (2.06%) VMware
5 32 (1.88%) SAP
6 24 (1.41%) Hitachi
7 21 (1.24%) Atlassian
8 14 (0.82%) Citrix
9 13 (0.77%) Telerik
10 12 (0.71%) Capita
11 10 (0.59%) JBoss
12 7 (0.41%) IBM
12 7 (0.41%) OpenLink
13 6 (0.35%) Fujitsu
13 6 (0.35%) Mercator
13 6 (0.35%) SunGard
13 6 (0.35%) Informatica
14 5 (0.29%) Reuters
14 5 (0.29%) SOASTA, Inc
14 5 (0.29%) Ektron
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £32000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Sogeti
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum +bonus + health + pension etc
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 to £50000 per annum - Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £44,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Hitachi Consulting UK
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Hitachi Consulting UK
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benifits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Life
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: £excellent + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis IT
Salary: £39000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis IT
Salary: £55000 - £63000 per annum + pension
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis IT
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Code Red Associates
Salary: £28000 to £35000 per annum - Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago