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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 347 322 351
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +29
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 889 870 833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.80% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.80% 2.93% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 691 690 761
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £38,375
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% -4.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £56,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31774 29671 33039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.28% 28.00%
Number of salaries quoted 24870 23890 28299
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -29 800 £38,500 +6.94% 108
London -25 297 £42,500 -8.60% 29
South East -2 207 £36,000 +2.85% 29
East of England -3 85 £35,000 +5.26% 4
Surrey +14 61 £40,000 +3.22% 6
North West +3 61 £30,000 - 13
Berkshire +5 59 £36,000 -4.00% 8
City of London -6 58 £45,000 -10.00% 13
East Midlands +18 41 £32,500 +6.55% 3
Scotland +6 41 £33,500 -10.66% 5
South West -19 41 £32,500 -4.41% 14
Reading -12 40 £36,000 -28.00% 2
Manchester -5 37 £28,500 +1.78% 8
Yorkshire -62 35 £40,000 +23.07% 7
Cambridgeshire +8 34 £41,250 +21.32% 1
West Yorkshire -52 31 £41,375 +18.21% 6
Wales +2 30 £29,129 -20.19% 6
Leeds -57 28 £41,375 +18.21% 4
South Wales +3 27 £29,129 -20.19% 5
Hampshire +3 27 £36,000 -15.29% 7
Oxfordshire +16 26 £31,250 +4.16%
West Midlands -43 26 £37,500 +13.63% 8
Cardiff +3 24 £29,129 -20.19% 3
Cambridge +5 22 £32,500 -7.14%
Essex +9 21 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Cheshire -4 19 £32,500 - 3
Guildford +27 18 £45,000 -10.00%
Woking +9 18 £48,500 +49.23%
Edinburgh -4 17 £31,000 +8.77% 1
Glasgow -12 17 £35,000 -30.00% 2

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1371 (76.29%) ISEB
2 695 (38.68%) Software Testing
3 686 (38.17%) QA
4 537 (29.88%) SQL
5 509 (28.32%) Finance
6 489 (27.21%) Test Scripting
7 488 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
8 448 (24.93%) Selenium
9 402 (22.37%) User Acceptance Testing
10 387 (21.54%) Automated Testing
11 381 (21.20%) Degree
12 369 (20.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 350 (19.48%) Test Automation
14 304 (16.92%) Scrum
15 289 (16.08%) HP Quality Center
16 287 (15.97%) Test Strategy
17 275 (15.30%) QuickTest Pro
18 261 (14.52%) Microsoft
19 258 (14.36%) Test Management
20 239 (13.30%) Java
21 235 (13.08%) .NET
22 223 (12.41%) Performance Testing
23 222 (12.35%) Manual Testing
24 217 (12.08%) C#
25 210 (11.69%) HP
26 203 (11.30%) Windows
27 185 (10.29%) Automation Testing
28 160 (8.90%) Retail
29 159 (8.85%) JIRA
30 157 (8.74%) Security Cleared

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 22 (1.22%) IIS
2 17 (0.95%) Confluence
3 16 (0.89%) SharePoint
4 11 (0.61%) CMS
4 11 (0.61%) Tomcat
5 9 (0.50%) WorkSite
5 9 (0.50%) WebSphere
6 8 (0.45%) Drupal
7 7 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (0.33%) Apache
9 5 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.22%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.11%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.056%) LiveLink
12 1 (0.056%) TIBCO EMS
12 1 (0.056%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.056%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.056%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.056%) FileNet
12 1 (0.056%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 116 (6.46%) MS Excel
2 80 (4.45%) MS Office
3 22 (1.22%) MS Project
4 8 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.056%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.33%) JDE OneWorld
3 5 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (0.28%) SAP CO
3 5 (0.28%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.17%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.11%) Maximo
6 1 (0.056%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.056%) RMDS
6 1 (0.056%) Exstream
6 1 (0.056%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.056%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.056%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.056%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.056%) arcHouse
6 1 (0.056%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.056%) SiteCatalyst
6 1 (0.056%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.39%) SaaS
2 4 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.056%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.73%) Internet
2 26 (1.45%) HTTP
3 14 (0.78%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.72%) LAN
5 11 (0.61%) Wireless
6 7 (0.39%) FTP
7 5 (0.28%) SSL
7 5 (0.28%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.28%) SMS
7 5 (0.28%) GSM
7 5 (0.28%) UMTS
7 5 (0.28%) LTE
8 4 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.22%) GPRS
8 4 (0.22%) WCDMA
9 3 (0.17%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.11%) HSPA
10 2 (0.11%) NAS
10 2 (0.11%) PuTTY
10 2 (0.11%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 56 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (1.95%) Relational Database
4 32 (1.78%) MySQL
5 24 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (1.34%) Oracle Database
6 23 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 17 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (0.56%) RDBMS
11 10 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 7 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (0.39%) Big Data
13 4 (0.22%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.22%) OLAP
14 3 (0.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 448 (24.93%) Selenium
2 275 (15.30%) QuickTest Pro
3 159 (8.85%) JIRA
4 107 (5.95%) WebDriver
5 104 (5.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 95 (5.29%) LoadRunner
7 76 (4.23%) Cucumber
8 65 (3.62%) Visual Studio
9 48 (2.67%) NUnit
10 46 (2.56%) JUnit
10 46 (2.56%) JMeter
11 43 (2.39%) Bugzilla
11 43 (2.39%) TestComplete
12 39 (2.17%) TestDirector
13 36 (2.00%) SoapUI
14 28 (1.56%) Subversion
14 28 (1.56%) Git (software)
15 26 (1.45%) Jenkins
16 24 (1.34%) FitNesse
16 24 (1.34%) Selenium IDE
General
1 509 (28.32%) Finance
2 160 (8.90%) Retail
3 128 (7.12%) Banking
4 71 (3.95%) Telecoms
5 52 (2.89%) Back Office
6 49 (2.73%) Law
7 46 (2.56%) Games
8 35 (1.95%) Legal
8 35 (1.95%) Marketing
9 26 (1.45%) Front Office
10 21 (1.17%) Military
11 19 (1.06%) Investment Banking
12 18 (1.00%) Advertising
13 16 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
14 14 (0.78%) Manufacturing
15 12 (0.67%) Billing
16 6 (0.33%) Welsh Language
16 6 (0.33%) Publishing
17 5 (0.28%) Retail Banking
18 4 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 718 (39.96%) Analyst
2 650 (36.17%) Test Analyst
3 395 (21.98%) Tester
4 289 (16.08%) Test Manager
5 217 (12.08%) Test Engineer
6 136 (7.57%) Senior Analyst
7 119 (6.62%) Senior Test Analyst
8 118 (6.57%) Software Tester
9 104 (5.79%) QA Analyst
10 89 (4.95%) Test Leader
11 86 (4.79%) QA Engineer
11 86 (4.79%) QA Tester
12 82 (4.56%) Senior Test Engineer
13 74 (4.12%) Consultant
14 71 (3.95%) Test Consultant
15 65 (3.62%) Software Engineer
16 54 (3.01%) Senior Tester
17 53 (2.95%) Programme Manager
18 51 (2.84%) Programme Test Manager
19 49 (2.73%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (13.08%) .NET
2 138 (7.68%) XML
3 73 (4.06%) HTML
4 68 (3.78%) Web Services
5 42 (2.34%) SOAP
6 37 (2.06%) .NET Framework
7 36 (2.00%) ASP.NET
8 33 (1.84%) CSS
9 21 (1.17%) WCF
10 19 (1.06%) Middleware
11 18 (1.00%) LINQ
11 18 (1.00%) XML Messaging
12 15 (0.83%) LAMP
13 12 (0.67%) J2EE
13 12 (0.67%) MDX
14 11 (0.61%) ODBC
14 11 (0.61%) Gherkin
15 10 (0.56%) RESTful
15 10 (0.56%) JSON
16 9 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 146 (8.12%) Computer Science
2 68 (3.78%) Mobile App
3 62 (3.45%) Open Source
4 31 (1.73%) Client/Server
5 29 (1.61%) Management Information System
6 28 (1.56%) Derivative
6 28 (1.56%) Mathematics
7 18 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 16 (0.89%) Statistics
9 14 (0.78%) SWIFT
9 14 (0.78%) NHS
10 12 (0.67%) Online Games
11 11 (0.61%) Fixed Income
11 11 (0.61%) EFT
11 11 (0.61%) iPad
12 10 (0.56%) Chip and PIN
13 8 (0.45%) DTV
13 8 (0.45%) PMI
13 8 (0.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 203 (11.30%) Windows
2 96 (5.34%) UNIX
3 70 (3.90%) Linux
4 52 (2.89%) Apple iOS
5 49 (2.73%) Android
6 43 (2.39%) Windows 7
7 41 (2.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (1.28%) Windows XP
9 20 (1.11%) Windows 8
10 19 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (0.78%) Windows Vista
12 10 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (0.56%) Mac OS
13 9 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
13 9 (0.50%) Solaris
14 6 (0.33%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.28%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.056%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 695 (38.68%) Software Testing
2 489 (27.21%) Test Scripting
3 488 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
4 402 (22.37%) User Acceptance Testing
5 387 (21.54%) Automated Testing
6 350 (19.48%) Test Automation
7 304 (16.92%) Scrum
8 287 (15.97%) Test Strategy
9 258 (14.36%) Test Management
10 223 (12.41%) Performance Testing
11 222 (12.35%) Manual Testing
12 185 (10.29%) Automation Testing
13 154 (8.57%) System Testing
14 135 (7.51%) Regression Testing
15 121 (6.73%) TDD
15 121 (6.73%) PRINCE2
16 119 (6.62%) Stakeholder Management
17 116 (6.46%) BDD
18 115 (6.40%) Waterfall
19 99 (5.51%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 537 (29.88%) SQL
2 239 (13.30%) Java
3 217 (12.08%) C#
4 109 (6.07%) JavaScript
5 79 (4.40%) Python
6 69 (3.84%) VB
7 60 (3.34%) VBScript
8 47 (2.62%) C++
9 44 (2.45%) Ruby
10 38 (2.11%) PHP
11 27 (1.50%) C
12 26 (1.45%) Perl
13 25 (1.39%) T-SQL
14 16 (0.89%) PL/SQL
15 14 (0.78%) VB.NET
16 10 (0.56%) VBA
17 8 (0.45%) F#
18 6 (0.33%) PowerShell
18 6 (0.33%) Shell Script
18 6 (0.33%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 1371 (76.29%) ISEB
2 381 (21.20%) Degree
3 369 (20.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 157 (8.74%) Security Cleared
5 122 (6.79%) SC Cleared
6 112 (6.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 37 (2.06%) ISEB Practitioner
8 28 (1.56%) DV Cleared
9 21 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 13 (0.72%) PMI Certification
11 10 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
12 6 (0.33%) CSQA
13 5 (0.28%) MBA
13 5 (0.28%) PMP
14 4 (0.22%) Brainbench
14 4 (0.22%) CISSP
15 3 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
16 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 2 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 686 (38.17%) QA
2 15 (0.83%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.22%) SLA
4 2 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.11%) HL7
5 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.056%) GAMP
5 1 (0.056%) P3O
System Software
1 25 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.28%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.17%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (0.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.056%) XenApp
5 1 (0.056%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 289 (16.08%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (1.00%) SCCM
3 5 (0.28%) Netcool
3 5 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.11%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.11%) nmon
4 2 (0.11%) Opsview
5 1 (0.056%) Control-M
5 1 (0.056%) Puppet
Vendors
1 261 (14.52%) Microsoft
2 210 (11.69%) HP
3 108 (6.01%) Oracle
4 38 (2.11%) SAP
5 31 (1.73%) VMware
6 27 (1.50%) Citrix
7 19 (1.06%) Altiris
7 19 (1.06%) IBM
8 14 (0.78%) Hitachi
8 14 (0.78%) Fujitsu
9 13 (0.72%) Capita
10 10 (0.56%) JD Edwards
10 10 (0.56%) Telerik
11 9 (0.50%) JBoss
11 9 (0.50%) Interwoven
12 8 (0.45%) SunGard
12 8 (0.45%) Ab Initio
13 6 (0.33%) Cisco
14 5 (0.28%) Atlassian
14 5 (0.28%) Adobe
Sidcup, Kent
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £30,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Salary: £35500 - £43000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bath, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 to £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: £26k - 37k per year + company benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stirlingshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £43000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + Pension + Health Care + Flexi Time
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago