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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 301 351 341
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -10
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1068 825 835
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.95% 0.75% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.43% 2.78% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 888 616 717
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £59,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,846
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.55%

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
31182 29698 32765
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.76% 27.08% 28.36%
Number of salaries quoted 24968 23465 27508
Average salary £45,000 £42,900 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 18 December 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 December 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 +52 968 £40,000 +6.66% 94
South East +94 294 £37,500 +7.14% 21
London -6 256 £45,000 -1.63% 26
Berkshire +95 134 £45,000 +5.88% 4
North West -21 95 £37,500 +27.11% 4
East of England +1 84 £41,250 +10.00% 10
Surrey +41 75 £35,000 - 3
Reading +61 73 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Manchester -26 71 £38,750 +31.35% 2
City of London +46 66 £50,000 - 15
Yorkshire -23 66 £32,500 +4.83% 12
South West +28 64 £45,000 +34.32% 12
Scotland +39 60 £35,000 +16.66% 4
West Yorkshire -12 52 £32,500 +8.33% 10
East Midlands +48 49 £40,000 +15.10% 2
West Midlands +32 47 £31,500 +5.00% 3
Leeds -3 44 £32,500 +8.33% 10
Cambridgeshire +11 34 £34,000 -24.44% 7
Hampshire -2 31 £35,000 -6.66% 7
Cambridge +8 28 £34,000 -24.44% 4
Essex -11 24 £58,750 +67.85% 2
Bracknell +7 23 £55,000 -15.38%
Bristol +27 22 £36,750 +9.70% 4
Buckinghamshire +10 22 £44,250 +22.91% 3
Hertfordshire -12 21 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Edinburgh +3 20 £35,000 +40.00% 1
Stirling - 20 £35,000 - 1
Maidenhead +18 18 £37,500 -18.91% 1
Birmingham +9 18 £31,500 -13.10% 1
Reigate -4 18 £40,000 +14.28%

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1626 (77.91%) ISEB
2 845 (40.49%) Agile Software Development
3 804 (38.52%) Software Testing
4 749 (35.89%) QA
5 666 (31.91%) Finance
6 646 (30.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 550 (26.35%) SQL
8 509 (24.39%) Test Management
9 504 (24.15%) Test Scripting
10 462 (22.14%) Selenium
11 446 (21.37%) HP Quality Center
12 416 (19.93%) Test Strategy
13 376 (18.02%) Test Automation
14 370 (17.73%) User Acceptance Testing
15 355 (17.01%) Degree
16 349 (16.72%) Automated Testing
17 310 (14.85%) Scrum
18 309 (14.81%) Manual Testing
19 298 (14.28%) HP
20 284 (13.61%) QuickTest Pro
21 280 (13.42%) Regression Testing
22 271 (12.99%) Windows
23 262 (12.55%) Microsoft
24 228 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
25 216 (10.35%) C#
26 213 (10.21%) Automation Testing
27 212 (10.16%) JIRA
28 211 (10.11%) Waterfall
29 210 (10.06%) .NET
30 209 (10.01%) Java

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 28 (1.34%) IIS
2 26 (1.25%) Drupal
3 21 (1.01%) CMS
4 20 (0.96%) SharePoint
5 12 (0.57%) Tomcat
5 12 (0.57%) Confluence
6 9 (0.43%) WorkSite
7 6 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (0.29%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.29%) Adobe CQ
8 5 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.14%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.096%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.096%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.048%) TIBCO EMS
12 1 (0.048%) FileNet
12 1 (0.048%) WebLogic
Applications
1 151 (7.24%) MS Excel
2 80 (3.83%) MS Office
3 17 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
4 15 (0.72%) MS Project
5 7 (0.34%) Mingle
6 4 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 30 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.48%) Oracle Retail
4 5 (0.24%) Servitor
5 3 (0.14%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.14%) Summit
6 2 (0.096%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.096%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.048%) Exstream
7 1 (0.048%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.62%) SaaS
2 8 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.096%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.048%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.20%) WAN
2 39 (1.87%) LAN
3 37 (1.77%) TCP/IP
4 27 (1.29%) Wireshark
5 19 (0.91%) HTTP
6 17 (0.81%) VoIP
7 16 (0.77%) RTP
7 16 (0.77%) H.323
8 15 (0.72%) DHCP
8 15 (0.72%) VLAN
9 11 (0.53%) Internet
10 5 (0.24%) FTP
11 4 (0.19%) DNS
11 4 (0.19%) Wireless
12 3 (0.14%) DVB
12 3 (0.14%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.14%) SSL
12 3 (0.14%) 3GPP
13 2 (0.096%) UMTS
13 2 (0.096%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (9.10%) SQL Server
2 35 (1.68%) Oracle Database
3 34 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 26 (1.25%) Relational Database
6 25 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
7 20 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
8 17 (0.81%) MySQL
8 17 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (0.57%) Data Mining
11 9 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.19%) DB2
14 3 (0.14%) SQLPlus
14 3 (0.14%) SSDT
15 2 (0.096%) Hadoop
15 2 (0.096%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 462 (22.14%) Selenium
2 284 (13.61%) QuickTest Pro
3 212 (10.16%) JIRA
4 146 (7.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 138 (6.61%) LoadRunner
6 121 (5.80%) WebDriver
7 120 (5.75%) Cucumber
8 65 (3.11%) Visual Studio
9 52 (2.49%) TestDirector
10 47 (2.25%) Jenkins
11 41 (1.96%) Bugzilla
12 39 (1.87%) SoapUI
13 36 (1.72%) JMeter
14 35 (1.68%) FitNesse
15 34 (1.63%) Git (software)
16 30 (1.44%) JUnit
17 29 (1.39%) TestComplete
18 27 (1.29%) SpecFlow
19 25 (1.20%) NUnit
20 22 (1.05%) SilkPerformer
General
1 666 (31.91%) Finance
2 142 (6.80%) Retail
3 134 (6.42%) Banking
4 132 (6.32%) Telecoms
5 41 (1.96%) Marketing
6 28 (1.34%) Games
7 27 (1.29%) Back Office
8 26 (1.25%) Law
8 26 (1.25%) Legal
9 17 (0.81%) Billing
10 15 (0.72%) Investment Banking
11 13 (0.62%) Military
11 13 (0.62%) Aerospace
12 12 (0.57%) Front Office
12 12 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
12 12 (0.57%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.57%) Advertising
13 6 (0.29%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.24%) German Language
14 5 (0.24%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 807 (38.67%) Analyst
2 725 (34.74%) Test Analyst
3 441 (21.13%) Tester
4 400 (19.17%) Test Manager
5 196 (9.39%) Test Engineer
6 178 (8.53%) Test Leader
7 132 (6.32%) Senior Analyst
8 129 (6.18%) Software Tester
9 122 (5.85%) Senior Test Analyst
10 96 (4.60%) QA Analyst
11 85 (4.07%) QA Engineer
11 85 (4.07%) Senior Tester
12 84 (4.02%) Software Engineer
13 81 (3.88%) QA Tester
14 80 (3.83%) Consultant
15 67 (3.21%) Software Test Engineer
16 62 (2.97%) Software Test Analyst
17 60 (2.87%) Test Consultant
18 48 (2.30%) Programme Manager
19 47 (2.25%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (10.06%) .NET
2 121 (5.80%) XML
3 100 (4.79%) HTML
4 96 (4.60%) Web Services
5 47 (2.25%) SOAP
6 43 (2.06%) ASP.NET
7 32 (1.53%) .NET Framework
8 30 (1.44%) CSS
9 24 (1.15%) Gherkin
10 17 (0.81%) REST
10 17 (0.81%) JSP
10 17 (0.81%) LAMP
11 15 (0.72%) WCF
12 14 (0.67%) XML Messaging
13 13 (0.62%) LINQ
14 12 (0.57%) Middleware
15 11 (0.53%) WinForms
16 10 (0.48%) XSL
17 9 (0.43%) HTML5
17 9 (0.43%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 228 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (5.03%) Computer Science
3 78 (3.74%) Mobile App
4 70 (3.35%) Open Source
5 54 (2.59%) Management Information System
6 43 (2.06%) Client/Server
7 20 (0.96%) iPhone
8 15 (0.72%) IPTV
9 14 (0.67%) GIS
10 13 (0.62%) Video on Demand
10 13 (0.62%) SWIFT
10 13 (0.62%) Over-the-Top Content
10 13 (0.62%) User Experience
11 12 (0.57%) Mathematics
11 12 (0.57%) Derivative
11 12 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 11 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (0.53%) iPad
13 10 (0.48%) Blackberry
13 10 (0.48%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 271 (12.99%) Windows
2 140 (6.71%) UNIX
3 120 (5.75%) Linux
4 68 (3.26%) Windows 7
5 65 (3.11%) Apple iOS
6 64 (3.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 59 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 54 (2.59%) Android
9 50 (2.40%) Windows XP
10 24 (1.15%) Solaris
11 17 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.34%) AIX
13 5 (0.24%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.24%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.096%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.048%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.048%) VMS
16 1 (0.048%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 845 (40.49%) Agile Software Development
2 804 (38.52%) Software Testing
3 509 (24.39%) Test Management
4 504 (24.15%) Test Scripting
5 416 (19.93%) Test Strategy
6 376 (18.02%) Test Automation
7 370 (17.73%) User Acceptance Testing
8 349 (16.72%) Automated Testing
9 310 (14.85%) Scrum
10 309 (14.81%) Manual Testing
11 280 (13.42%) Regression Testing
12 213 (10.21%) Automation Testing
13 211 (10.11%) Waterfall
14 187 (8.96%) Performance Testing
15 186 (8.91%) Test Planning
16 169 (8.10%) Stakeholder Management
17 167 (8.00%) Mentoring
18 143 (6.85%) BDD
19 132 (6.32%) System Testing
19 132 (6.32%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 550 (26.35%) SQL
2 216 (10.35%) C#
3 209 (10.01%) Java
4 122 (5.85%) JavaScript
5 100 (4.79%) Python
6 89 (4.26%) Ruby
7 62 (2.97%) C++
8 56 (2.68%) Perl
9 49 (2.35%) VB
10 44 (2.11%) VBScript
11 35 (1.68%) PHP
12 30 (1.44%) C
13 20 (0.96%) PowerShell
14 19 (0.91%) T-SQL
15 15 (0.72%) Shell Script
16 13 (0.62%) PL/SQL
17 12 (0.57%) VB.NET
17 12 (0.57%) VBA
17 12 (0.57%) Objective-C
18 11 (0.53%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1626 (77.91%) ISEB
2 646 (30.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 355 (17.01%) Degree
4 186 (8.91%) Security Cleared
5 148 (7.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 132 (6.32%) SC Cleared
7 73 (3.50%) ISEB Practitioner
8 32 (1.53%) DV Cleared
9 19 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 18 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (0.72%) MCSE
11 15 (0.72%) CCNA
11 15 (0.72%) MCITP
12 11 (0.53%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.34%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
13 7 (0.34%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 7 (0.34%) CSQA
13 7 (0.34%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 7 (0.34%) Brainbench
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 749 (35.89%) QA
2 14 (0.67%) GAMP
3 7 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.29%) FATCA
5 5 (0.24%) HL7
6 4 (0.19%) SLA
6 4 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.14%) COBIT
8 2 (0.096%) DICOM
8 2 (0.096%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.048%) P3O
System Software
1 48 (2.30%) Active Directory
2 36 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.01%) VMware ESX
4 18 (0.86%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.72%) vSphere
6 11 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
7 5 (0.24%) Cygwin
7 5 (0.24%) VirtualBox
7 5 (0.24%) Firmware
8 1 (0.048%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 446 (21.37%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (0.72%) SCCM
3 7 (0.34%) HP SiteScope
4 6 (0.29%) Netcool
4 6 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (0.29%) Control-M
4 6 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.096%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.048%) Puppet
6 1 (0.048%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 298 (14.28%) HP
2 262 (12.55%) Microsoft
3 142 (6.80%) Oracle
4 77 (3.69%) VMware
5 25 (1.20%) SAP
5 25 (1.20%) IBM
6 19 (0.91%) Cisco
7 18 (0.86%) Citrix
8 16 (0.77%) Fujitsu
9 15 (0.72%) Avaya
10 14 (0.67%) Altiris
11 13 (0.62%) Atlassian
12 11 (0.53%) Capita
12 11 (0.53%) NetApp
13 10 (0.48%) Red Hat
14 9 (0.43%) Interwoven
14 9 (0.43%) Telerik
14 9 (0.43%) SOASTA, Inc
15 6 (0.29%) Veritas
15 6 (0.29%) McAfee
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £49000 - £63000 per annum + enhanced pension
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cwmbran, Gwent
Intapeople
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Met Office
Posted: Yesterday
London
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Excellent package and opportunity
Posted: Yesterday
Chertsey, Surrey
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
AMsource Technology
Salary: £18000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: Up to £45k + pkg
Posted: 2 days ago