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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 304 311 366
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +55
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1004 895 784
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.88% 0.83% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.24% 3.06% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 787 712 698
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%

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
31005 29262 33763
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 27.06% 28.55%
Number of salaries quoted 24022 23777 28602
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -13 878 £37,500 - 121
London +24 322 £42,500 -5.55% 39
South East -37 199 £36,000 +2.85% 30
East of England +12 98 £34,500 -1.42% 11
North West +22 81 £30,250 +0.83% 14
Scotland +47 77 £37,500 +15.38% 8
Berkshire -9 76 £37,500 -10.71% 5
City of London +26 68 £42,000 -9.18% 10
Reading -21 52 £37,250 -13.87% 2
South West -9 50 £32,500 -4.41% 7
East Midlands +21 48 £35,000 +12.90% 4
Manchester +14 46 £32,500 +12.06% 11
Surrey +2 42 £35,000 - 5
Cambridgeshire +12 40 £32,500 - 5
West Midlands -39 38 £37,500 - 5
Cheshire +9 33 £30,000 -28.33% 3
Cambridge +12 31 £32,500 - 5
Wales +7 31 £29,129 -11.73% 3
Stirling - 30 £48,125 - 1
Yorkshire -62 29 £41,000 +11.56% 8
Essex +24 28 £50,000 +25.00% 4
South Wales +8 28 £29,129 -11.73% 2
Hampshire -1 28 £36,000 -26.15% 7
West Yorkshire -49 26 £41,938 +16.49% 7
Glasgow +10 24 £33,500 -33.00% 1
Cardiff +10 23 £29,129 -20.19% 2
Nottinghamshire +10 23 £35,000 +10.23% 1
Edinburgh -1 22 £34,000 +13.33% 5
Leeds -51 22 £43,164 +23.32% 5
Nottingham +5 19 £35,000 +10.23% 1

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1443 (77.33%) ISEB
2 729 (39.07%) Software Testing
3 724 (38.80%) QA
4 519 (27.81%) SQL
5 513 (27.49%) Finance
6 498 (26.69%) Agile Software Development
7 485 (25.99%) Test Scripting
8 459 (24.60%) Selenium
9 409 (21.92%) Automated Testing
9 409 (21.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 402 (21.54%) User Acceptance Testing
11 369 (19.77%) Test Automation
12 361 (19.35%) Degree
13 342 (18.33%) HP Quality Center
14 327 (17.52%) Test Strategy
15 322 (17.26%) Scrum
16 312 (16.72%) Test Management
17 283 (15.17%) QuickTest Pro
18 241 (12.92%) Regression Testing
19 240 (12.86%) Microsoft
20 239 (12.81%) Java
21 236 (12.65%) HP
22 233 (12.49%) Manual Testing
23 226 (12.11%) Performance Testing
24 225 (12.06%) Windows
25 224 (12.00%) C#
26 223 (11.95%) .NET
27 188 (10.08%) JIRA
28 179 (9.59%) Automation Testing
29 166 (8.90%) Security Cleared

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (1.50%) IIS
2 16 (0.86%) Confluence
3 14 (0.75%) CMS
4 13 (0.70%) SharePoint
5 12 (0.64%) Tomcat
6 11 (0.59%) WorkSite
7 8 (0.43%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.38%) Drupal
8 7 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (0.27%) Apache
9 5 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.21%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.11%) TIBCO EMS
11 2 (0.11%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.054%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.054%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.054%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.054%) FileNet
12 1 (0.054%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 122 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 77 (4.13%) MS Office
3 21 (1.13%) MS Project
4 9 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.11%) Mingle
7 1 (0.054%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 6 (0.32%) JDE OneWorld
1 6 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.27%) SAP CO
2 5 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (0.27%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.16%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.054%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.054%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.054%) Servitor
5 1 (0.054%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.054%) TRIRIGA
5 1 (0.054%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.054%) arcHouse
5 1 (0.054%) Maximo
5 1 (0.054%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.054%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.054%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.39%) SaaS
2 4 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.054%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.50%) Internet
2 25 (1.34%) HTTP
3 22 (1.18%) TCP/IP
3 22 (1.18%) LAN
4 14 (0.75%) WAN
5 10 (0.54%) Wireshark
6 8 (0.43%) Wireless
7 7 (0.38%) FTP
8 6 (0.32%) VoIP
8 6 (0.32%) DHCP
8 6 (0.32%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.27%) SSL
9 5 (0.27%) VLAN
9 5 (0.27%) RTP
9 5 (0.27%) H.323
10 4 (0.21%) SMS
11 2 (0.11%) 3GPP
11 2 (0.11%) UMTS
11 2 (0.11%) LDAP
11 2 (0.11%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 54 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
3 30 (1.61%) MySQL
4 27 (1.45%) Relational Database
5 26 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 23 (1.23%) Oracle Database
7 22 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
8 20 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 20 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 9 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (0.32%) Big Data
14 5 (0.27%) Hadoop
14 5 (0.27%) RDBMS
15 4 (0.21%) Data Mining
15 4 (0.21%) Apache Accumulo
16 3 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 459 (24.60%) Selenium
2 283 (15.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 188 (10.08%) JIRA
4 115 (6.16%) WebDriver
5 108 (5.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 104 (5.57%) LoadRunner
7 94 (5.04%) Cucumber
8 69 (3.70%) Visual Studio
9 46 (2.47%) JUnit
10 45 (2.41%) JMeter
11 44 (2.36%) NUnit
11 44 (2.36%) TestComplete
12 43 (2.30%) Bugzilla
13 39 (2.09%) Jenkins
14 37 (1.98%) TestDirector
15 33 (1.77%) Git (software)
16 31 (1.66%) Subversion
17 29 (1.55%) SoapUI
18 27 (1.45%) FitNesse
19 26 (1.39%) Selenium IDE
General
1 513 (27.49%) Finance
2 141 (7.56%) Retail
3 116 (6.22%) Banking
4 91 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 55 (2.95%) Law
6 50 (2.68%) Back Office
7 41 (2.20%) Games
8 35 (1.88%) Marketing
9 26 (1.39%) Front Office
10 20 (1.07%) Legal
11 19 (1.02%) Investment Banking
12 16 (0.86%) Military
13 15 (0.80%) Manufacturing
13 15 (0.80%) Billing
14 14 (0.75%) Advertising
15 13 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.43%) Welsh Language
17 6 (0.32%) Publishing
18 3 (0.16%) Financial Institution
18 3 (0.16%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 697 (37.35%) Analyst
2 639 (34.24%) Test Analyst
3 413 (22.13%) Tester
4 331 (17.74%) Test Manager
5 226 (12.11%) Test Engineer
6 122 (6.54%) Software Tester
7 114 (6.11%) Senior Analyst
8 105 (5.63%) QA Engineer
9 100 (5.36%) Senior Test Analyst
10 95 (5.09%) Test Leader
11 94 (5.04%) QA Analyst
12 88 (4.72%) QA Tester
13 84 (4.50%) Senior Test Engineer
14 80 (4.29%) Software Engineer
15 77 (4.13%) Consultant
16 67 (3.59%) Test Consultant
17 63 (3.38%) Programme Manager
18 61 (3.27%) Senior Tester
19 60 (3.22%) Software Test Engineer
20 58 (3.11%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (11.95%) .NET
2 138 (7.40%) XML
3 87 (4.66%) HTML
4 66 (3.54%) Web Services
5 42 (2.25%) ASP.NET
6 41 (2.20%) SOAP
7 37 (1.98%) .NET Framework
8 34 (1.82%) CSS
9 24 (1.29%) WCF
10 21 (1.13%) XML Messaging
11 19 (1.02%) LINQ
12 15 (0.80%) Middleware
13 14 (0.75%) LAMP
13 14 (0.75%) Gherkin
14 13 (0.70%) JSON
14 13 (0.70%) JSP
15 12 (0.64%) MDX
15 12 (0.64%) RESTful
16 11 (0.59%) J2EE
16 11 (0.59%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 138 (7.40%) Computer Science
2 70 (3.75%) Mobile App
3 68 (3.64%) Open Source
4 38 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 30 (1.61%) Mathematics
6 29 (1.55%) Client/Server
7 27 (1.45%) Derivative
8 18 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 16 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (0.80%) SWIFT
11 12 (0.64%) NHS
11 12 (0.64%) Statistics
12 10 (0.54%) Online Games
13 9 (0.48%) Fixed Income
13 9 (0.48%) Chip and PIN
13 9 (0.48%) EFT
13 9 (0.48%) DTV
14 8 (0.43%) iPad
15 7 (0.38%) IBM Mainframe
15 7 (0.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 225 (12.06%) Windows
2 106 (5.68%) UNIX
3 76 (4.07%) Linux
4 58 (3.11%) Windows 7
5 51 (2.73%) Apple iOS
6 50 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 47 (2.52%) Android
8 36 (1.93%) Windows XP
9 30 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (0.91%) Windows 8
11 12 (0.64%) Solaris
12 10 (0.54%) Windows Vista
13 9 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
14 7 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (0.32%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.32%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.21%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.16%) AIX
18 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
19 1 (0.054%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 729 (39.07%) Software Testing
2 498 (26.69%) Agile Software Development
3 485 (25.99%) Test Scripting
4 409 (21.92%) Automated Testing
5 402 (21.54%) User Acceptance Testing
6 369 (19.77%) Test Automation
7 327 (17.52%) Test Strategy
8 322 (17.26%) Scrum
9 312 (16.72%) Test Management
10 241 (12.92%) Regression Testing
11 233 (12.49%) Manual Testing
12 226 (12.11%) Performance Testing
13 179 (9.59%) Automation Testing
14 164 (8.79%) System Testing
15 140 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
16 134 (7.18%) TDD
17 128 (6.86%) PRINCE2
17 128 (6.86%) BDD
18 123 (6.59%) Waterfall
19 111 (5.95%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 519 (27.81%) SQL
2 239 (12.81%) Java
3 224 (12.00%) C#
4 124 (6.65%) JavaScript
5 89 (4.77%) Python
6 69 (3.70%) VB
7 61 (3.27%) Ruby
8 57 (3.05%) VBScript
9 54 (2.89%) C++
10 39 (2.09%) Perl
11 34 (1.82%) PHP
12 30 (1.61%) C
13 22 (1.18%) T-SQL
14 14 (0.75%) PL/SQL
14 14 (0.75%) VBA
15 10 (0.54%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.43%) F#
16 8 (0.43%) Shell Script
17 6 (0.32%) PowerHouse
18 5 (0.27%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1443 (77.33%) ISEB
2 409 (21.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 361 (19.35%) Degree
4 166 (8.90%) Security Cleared
5 130 (6.97%) SC Cleared
6 111 (5.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 39 (2.09%) ISEB Practitioner
8 25 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 24 (1.29%) DV Cleared
10 12 (0.64%) PMI Certification
11 10 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
12 7 (0.38%) Brainbench
13 6 (0.32%) CSQA
13 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.27%) PMP
14 5 (0.27%) MBA
14 5 (0.27%) MCITP
14 5 (0.27%) CISSP
14 5 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.27%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 724 (38.80%) QA
2 9 (0.48%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.32%) SLA
3 6 (0.32%) GAMP
4 3 (0.16%) HL7
4 3 (0.16%) COBIT
5 2 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.054%) Solvency II
System Software
1 26 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.59%) VMware ESX
4 8 (0.43%) VirtualBox
5 6 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
5 6 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.054%) XenApp
6 1 (0.054%) vSphere
6 1 (0.054%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 342 (18.33%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (1.23%) SCCM
3 5 (0.27%) Netcool
3 5 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.11%) Control-M
4 2 (0.11%) Puppet
4 2 (0.11%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.11%) nmon
4 2 (0.11%) Opsview
5 1 (0.054%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 240 (12.86%) Microsoft
2 236 (12.65%) HP
3 109 (5.84%) Oracle
4 40 (2.14%) SAP
5 39 (2.09%) VMware
6 28 (1.50%) Citrix
7 25 (1.34%) Altiris
8 19 (1.02%) IBM
9 16 (0.86%) Capita
9 16 (0.86%) Fujitsu
10 13 (0.70%) Hitachi
11 11 (0.59%) Cisco
11 11 (0.59%) Interwoven
12 10 (0.54%) JD Edwards
13 8 (0.43%) Ab Initio
13 8 (0.43%) SunGard
13 8 (0.43%) T-Plan
14 7 (0.38%) Telerik
15 6 (0.32%) NetApp
16 5 (0.27%) TIBCO
Kettering, Northamptonshire
The One Group
Salary: £0 - 25k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 5 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum + 10% On target Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: 10 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
RS Components
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + annual bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £32000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday