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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 294 326 379
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +53
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1028 1063 891
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.05% 0.97% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.95% 3.54% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 862 922 698
Median salary £38,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

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
26044 29998 31950
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.59% 27.33% 27.24%
Number of salaries quoted 21071 23898 25011
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +56 969 £38,000 -5.00% 103
South East +32 295 £42,500 +6.25% 18
London +31 208 £49,000 +8.88% 31
Yorkshire +74 146 £35,000 - 11
West Yorkshire +55 110 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Leeds +65 91 £37,500 +10.29% 5
North West +18 75 £32,500 -18.75% 9
South West +31 74 £42,500 +25.00% 9
West Midlands -8 69 £35,500 +9.23% 9
Hampshire 0 66 £52,500 +26.50% 2
Manchester +17 61 £33,000 -17.50% 7
Surrey -23 53 £40,500 +1.25% 8
East Sussex +43 49 £35,000 +7.69% 2
East Midlands +4 48 £35,000 +0.47% 5
East of England +20 46 £35,500 -11.25% 8
Brighton +40 40 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Gloucestershire +24 36 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Buckinghamshire +45 35 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Berkshire -2 35 £43,750 +9.37%
Scotland -37 35 £35,000 -18.12% 4
City of London +24 33 £45,000 -21.73% 6
Nottinghamshire +13 25 £35,000 - 4
Nottingham +11 25 £35,000 - 4
Birmingham -21 25 £42,500 +41.66% 2
Oxfordshire -6 23 £27,500 -31.25%
Kent +34 21 £42,500 +19.71% 2
Milton Keynes +21 20 £38,000 +16.92%
Edinburgh -26 18 £35,500 -25.26% 1
North Yorkshire - 18 £32,000 -
Coventry +11 17 £35,000 -22.22% 1

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1508 (73.06%) ISEB
2 1293 (62.65%) Agile Software Development
3 834 (40.41%) QA
4 709 (34.35%) SQL
5 704 (34.11%) Selenium
6 695 (33.67%) Finance
7 685 (33.19%) Software Testing
8 605 (29.31%) Test Scripting
9 570 (27.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 497 (24.08%) User Acceptance Testing
11 491 (23.79%) Test Automation
12 478 (23.16%) SDLC
13 463 (22.43%) Java
14 419 (20.30%) Scrum
15 418 (20.25%) Automated Testing
16 415 (20.11%) C#
17 410 (19.86%) Regression Testing
18 401 (19.43%) Test Strategy
19 398 (19.28%) Degree
20 384 (18.60%) Manual Testing
21 383 (18.56%) Functional Testing
22 357 (17.30%) Test Management
23 349 (16.91%) Waterfall
24 344 (16.67%) JIRA
25 311 (15.07%) Microsoft
26 286 (13.86%) Automation Testing
27 281 (13.61%) BDD
28 277 (13.42%) HP
29 273 (13.23%) Defect Management
30 269 (13.03%) TDD

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 55 (2.66%) SharePoint
2 54 (2.62%) Confluence
3 49 (2.37%) IIS
4 16 (0.78%) CICS
5 13 (0.63%) CMS
6 12 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 11 (0.53%) MS Exchange
7 11 (0.53%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.29%) Drupal
9 5 (0.24%) Apache
9 5 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.24%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.24%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.19%) Documentum
10 4 (0.19%) FileNet
11 3 (0.15%) SAS
12 2 (0.097%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.097%) MTS
12 2 (0.097%) Xceptor
13 1 (0.048%) MQSeries
Applications
1 150 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 148 (7.17%) MS Office
3 47 (2.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.39%) Mingle
5 5 (0.24%) MS Project
6 4 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 6 (0.29%) SAP CO
3 6 (0.29%) SAP FI
3 6 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.15%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.097%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.097%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.097%) VisionPLUS
7 1 (0.048%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.048%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.34%) SaaS
3 3 (0.15%) PaaS
4 2 (0.097%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.097%) GitHub
4 2 (0.097%) Google Drive
4 2 (0.097%) IaaS
4 2 (0.097%) Pure360
5 1 (0.048%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.55%) VoIP
2 26 (1.26%) Internet
3 23 (1.11%) 2G
3 23 (1.11%) 3G
3 23 (1.11%) 4G
4 20 (0.97%) LAN
4 20 (0.97%) WAN
5 18 (0.87%) GSM
5 18 (0.87%) HTTP
5 18 (0.87%) SCCP
5 18 (0.87%) SIGTRAN
5 18 (0.87%) SSH
5 18 (0.87%) UMTS
6 12 (0.58%) Wireshark
7 11 (0.53%) LTE
7 11 (0.53%) tcpdump
8 9 (0.44%) Diameter Protocol
8 9 (0.44%) INAP
8 9 (0.44%) M3UA
8 9 (0.44%) SCTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 37 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (1.36%) MySQL
4 22 (1.07%) Oracle Database
5 19 (0.92%) Relational Database
6 15 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
7 12 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (0.53%) Data Mining
9 10 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (0.44%) DB2
11 7 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.24%) QlikView
13 4 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (0.15%) Big Data
15 2 (0.097%) Azure SQL Database
15 2 (0.097%) Hadoop
15 2 (0.097%) HBase
Development Applications
1 704 (34.11%) Selenium
2 344 (16.67%) JIRA
3 245 (11.87%) HP UFT
4 230 (11.14%) Cucumber
5 209 (10.13%) WebDriver
6 174 (8.43%) SoapUI
7 163 (7.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 138 (6.69%) Jenkins
9 129 (6.25%) JMeter
10 100 (4.84%) JUnit
11 87 (4.22%) NUnit
12 85 (4.12%) Git (software)
12 85 (4.12%) LoadRunner
13 82 (3.97%) Visual Studio
14 73 (3.54%) SpecFlow
15 59 (2.86%) Bugzilla
16 55 (2.66%) Ranorex
17 48 (2.33%) Hudson
18 46 (2.23%) TestNG
19 45 (2.18%) Selenium IDE
General
1 695 (33.67%) Finance
2 161 (7.80%) Banking
3 143 (6.93%) Retail
4 91 (4.41%) Telecoms
5 79 (3.83%) Games
6 46 (2.23%) Marketing
7 38 (1.84%) Legal
8 33 (1.60%) Manufacturing
9 26 (1.26%) Electronics
10 25 (1.21%) Aerospace
11 24 (1.16%) Automotive
12 21 (1.02%) Back Office
13 15 (0.73%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.53%) Law
14 11 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.53%) Publishing
15 10 (0.48%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.34%) Advertising
17 5 (0.24%) Investment Banking
18 3 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 906 (43.90%) Analyst
2 824 (39.92%) Test Analyst
3 510 (24.71%) Tester
4 237 (11.48%) Test Engineer
5 224 (10.85%) Test Manager
6 221 (10.71%) Automation Tester
7 200 (9.69%) Automation Test Analyst
8 189 (9.16%) Software Tester
8 189 (9.16%) Test Leader
9 158 (7.66%) QA Analyst
10 142 (6.88%) Software Analyst
11 135 (6.54%) QA Tester
12 129 (6.25%) QA Engineer
13 125 (6.06%) Software Test Analyst
14 120 (5.81%) QA Test Analyst
15 107 (5.18%) Senior Analyst
16 96 (4.65%) Senior Test Analyst
17 83 (4.02%) Test Automation Engineer
18 69 (3.34%) QA Test Engineer
19 67 (3.25%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (12.55%) .NET
2 173 (8.38%) XML
3 158 (7.66%) Web Services
4 151 (7.32%) HTML
5 130 (6.30%) SOAP
6 76 (3.68%) REST
7 57 (2.76%) CSS
8 51 (2.47%) ASP.NET
9 37 (1.79%) Gherkin
9 37 (1.79%) Spring
10 34 (1.65%) Hibernate
11 31 (1.50%) XBRL
12 27 (1.31%) JMS
13 26 (1.26%) .NET Framework
14 24 (1.16%) Ajax
15 20 (0.97%) XSD
16 19 (0.92%) Java EE
17 17 (0.82%) WebSphere MQ
18 16 (0.78%) jQuery
19 15 (0.73%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 246 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (6.78%) Computer Science
3 63 (3.05%) Mobile App
4 57 (2.76%) Mathematics
5 48 (2.33%) Client/Server
6 43 (2.08%) iPad
7 29 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (1.26%) Mainframe
9 24 (1.16%) User Experience
10 23 (1.11%) AS400
10 23 (1.11%) Management Information System
11 21 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 20 (0.97%) Online Games
13 16 (0.78%) N-Tier
14 15 (0.73%) VSAM
15 14 (0.68%) EPoS
15 14 (0.68%) Replication
16 13 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
16 13 (0.63%) Fintech
16 13 (0.63%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 152 (7.36%) Linux
2 143 (6.93%) Windows
3 117 (5.67%) Unix
4 54 (2.62%) Apple iOS
5 52 (2.52%) Android
6 24 (1.16%) Solaris
7 15 (0.73%) Windows 7
8 14 (0.68%) Windows Server
9 13 (0.63%) CentOS
10 12 (0.58%) Windows 10
10 12 (0.58%) Windows 8
11 11 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.44%) Kali Linux
13 8 (0.39%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.29%) AIX
16 1 (0.048%) HPUX
16 1 (0.048%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.048%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1293 (62.65%) Agile Software Development
2 685 (33.19%) Software Testing
3 605 (29.31%) Test Scripting
4 497 (24.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 491 (23.79%) Test Automation
6 478 (23.16%) SDLC
7 419 (20.30%) Scrum
8 418 (20.25%) Automated Testing
9 410 (19.86%) Regression Testing
10 401 (19.43%) Test Strategy
11 384 (18.60%) Manual Testing
12 383 (18.56%) Functional Testing
13 357 (17.30%) Test Management
14 349 (16.91%) Waterfall
15 286 (13.86%) Automation Testing
16 281 (13.61%) BDD
17 273 (13.23%) Defect Management
18 269 (13.03%) TDD
19 266 (12.89%) Non-Functional Testing
20 253 (12.26%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 709 (34.35%) SQL
2 463 (22.43%) Java
3 415 (20.11%) C#
4 151 (7.32%) Ruby
5 137 (6.64%) JavaScript
6 94 (4.55%) Python
7 77 (3.73%) C++
8 72 (3.49%) VB.NET
9 63 (3.05%) C
10 47 (2.28%) PHP
11 43 (2.08%) T-SQL
12 37 (1.79%) VB
13 36 (1.74%) Bash Shell
14 35 (1.70%) Perl
15 26 (1.26%) PL/SQL
16 25 (1.21%) COBOL
17 22 (1.07%) Groovy
17 22 (1.07%) VBScript
18 15 (0.73%) JCL
19 14 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1508 (73.06%) ISEB
2 570 (27.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 398 (19.28%) Degree
4 153 (7.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 132 (6.40%) Security Cleared
6 49 (2.37%) SC Cleared
7 48 (2.33%) DV Cleared
8 21 (1.02%) ISEB Practitioner
9 9 (0.44%) HP ASE
10 8 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.24%) MBA
12 3 (0.15%) CSQA
12 3 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.15%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.15%) PMP
12 3 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.097%) PhD
14 1 (0.048%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.048%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 834 (40.41%) QA
2 11 (0.53%) SLA
3 6 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.097%) FATCA
4 2 (0.097%) GAMP
4 2 (0.097%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.097%) SDET
5 1 (0.048%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.048%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.048%) Solvency II
System Software
1 29 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (0.87%) Hyper-V
3 12 (0.58%) Firmware
4 8 (0.39%) Docker
5 5 (0.24%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.24%) XenApp
5 5 (0.24%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.19%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.048%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.048%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 268 (12.98%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.53%) SCCM
3 7 (0.34%) HP SiteScope
3 7 (0.34%) SCOM
4 5 (0.24%) Control-M
5 4 (0.19%) AirWatch
5 4 (0.19%) CA Wily
5 4 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.097%) Puppet
Vendors
1 311 (15.07%) Microsoft
2 277 (13.42%) HP
3 157 (7.61%) Oracle
4 76 (3.68%) SAP
5 36 (1.74%) VMware
6 32 (1.55%) Red Hat
7 30 (1.45%) Rally
8 29 (1.41%) Atlassian
9 20 (0.97%) Citrix
10 19 (0.92%) IBM
11 16 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
12 14 (0.68%) Google
12 14 (0.68%) Telerik
13 9 (0.44%) Bloomberg
13 9 (0.44%) Reuters
14 8 (0.39%) TOWER Software
15 7 (0.34%) Cognizant
16 5 (0.24%) Agilent
16 5 (0.24%) AppDynamics
16 5 (0.24%) MKS
West Malling, Kent
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 13 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
LV
Salary: Competitive + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
LV
Salary: Competitive + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Sanderson
Salary: £27000 - £33800 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £27000 - £33800 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive salary with additional NCC Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Midlands
APM Resources
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + 20% bonus plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + 5% bonus + benefit
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: From £37,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £40000 - £55000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 60,000 plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + flexible benefits + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago