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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 316 360 352
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -8
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 960 853 791
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 0.73% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.28% 2.66% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 820 676 617
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 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,750 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+7.85% +6.06%

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
29235 32104 30081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.36% 27.34% 27.65%
Number of salaries quoted 22964 25766 24182
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £65,500
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 22 May 2015 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 22 May 2015. 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 +39 856 £40,000 +3.89% 139
London +41 252 £45,000 +5.88% 44
South East -36 218 £40,000 +14.28% 21
Yorkshire +54 101 £35,000 -12.50% 10
North West +33 88 £32,000 -5.88% 15
West Yorkshire +51 74 £35,500 -11.25% 10
Surrey +26 73 £40,000 - 5
West Midlands +40 66 £35,000 +22.80% 19
East of England +1 63 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Scotland +56 61 £41,000 +17.14% 11
City of London +55 61 £53,750 +19.44% 9
Berkshire 0 59 £48,000 +37.14% 4
Leeds +32 50 £34,500 -13.75% 7
Manchester +33 45 £31,250 -8.08% 4
Hampshire +8 42 £38,500 +18.46% 4
Glasgow +32 34 £39,250 +7.53% 5
Birmingham +7 30 £35,000 -27.46% 4
Reading -22 25 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Guildford +17 23 £39,500 -1.25% 2
East Midlands 0 23 £35,000 - 5
Edinburgh +28 22 £46,000 +31.42% 6
Cambridgeshire +3 22 £40,500 +8.00% 1
Cheshire +7 21 £32,000 +6.66% 4
South West -19 19 £42,500 +25.00% 10
Nottinghamshire +17 18 £34,500 -1.42% 2
Nottingham +3 18 £34,500 -1.42% 2
Merseyside +21 16 £30,750 -18.00% 3
Liverpool +28 15 £31,500 -16.00% 2
Maidenhead +10 14 £60,000 +71.42% 1
Suffolk - 14 £40,000 - 1

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1580 (74.63%) ISEB
2 866 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 832 (39.30%) Software Testing
4 745 (35.19%) Finance
5 743 (35.10%) QA
6 610 (28.81%) SQL
7 591 (27.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 523 (24.70%) Test Scripting
9 493 (23.29%) Selenium
10 486 (22.96%) Test Management
11 400 (18.89%) User Acceptance Testing
11 400 (18.89%) Test Automation
12 373 (17.62%) Degree
13 363 (17.15%) HP Quality Center
14 354 (16.72%) Test Strategy
15 333 (15.73%) Automated Testing
16 323 (15.26%) HP
17 292 (13.79%) Manual Testing
18 269 (12.71%) Scrum
19 252 (11.90%) Microsoft
20 241 (11.38%) QuickTest Pro
21 235 (11.10%) Java
22 230 (10.86%) Performance Testing
23 223 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
24 222 (10.49%) Waterfall
25 214 (10.11%) SQL Server
26 212 (10.01%) C#
27 211 (9.97%) Banking
28 208 (9.83%) Regression Testing
29 198 (9.35%) .NET

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 19 (0.90%) SharePoint
2 11 (0.52%) CMS
3 10 (0.47%) IIS
4 6 (0.28%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.24%) Drupal
6 4 (0.19%) Confluence
6 4 (0.19%) JBoss
6 4 (0.19%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.14%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.094%) WebSphere Portal
8 2 (0.094%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.094%) SAS
8 2 (0.094%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.094%) Apache
8 2 (0.094%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.047%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.047%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 128 (6.05%) MS Excel
2 60 (2.83%) MS Office
3 17 (0.80%) MS Project
4 9 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.19%) Mingle
7 2 (0.094%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.24%) BASE24
2 5 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.094%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.094%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.094%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.047%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.047%) Summit
5 1 (0.047%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.47%) SaaS
2 4 (0.19%) Trello
2 4 (0.19%) FinancialForce.com
3 3 (0.14%) GitHub
3 3 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.094%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.094%) Office 365
5 1 (0.047%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 14 (0.66%) VoIP
2 12 (0.57%) TCP/IP
2 12 (0.57%) Internet
3 11 (0.52%) HTTP
4 10 (0.47%) HTTPS
5 9 (0.43%) ATM
6 5 (0.24%) Wireless
6 5 (0.24%) DNS
6 5 (0.24%) Wireshark
7 4 (0.19%) WAN
7 4 (0.19%) Firewall
8 3 (0.14%) CTI
8 3 (0.14%) LAN
8 3 (0.14%) Multicast
9 2 (0.094%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.094%) SSL
9 2 (0.094%) H.323
9 2 (0.094%) RTP
10 1 (0.047%) RTCP
10 1 (0.047%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (10.11%) SQL Server
2 50 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (0.99%) Oracle Database
5 21 (0.99%) Relational Database
6 20 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
9 11 (0.52%) MySQL
10 9 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 8 (0.38%) Big Data
11 8 (0.38%) SSDT
12 6 (0.28%) Data Mining
13 5 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.19%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.19%) DB2
14 4 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
15 3 (0.14%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 493 (23.29%) Selenium
2 241 (11.38%) QuickTest Pro
3 165 (7.79%) JIRA
4 156 (7.37%) WebDriver
5 147 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 134 (6.33%) LoadRunner
7 120 (5.67%) Cucumber
8 80 (3.78%) JMeter
9 61 (2.88%) Visual Studio
10 54 (2.55%) SoapUI
11 39 (1.84%) Jenkins
12 35 (1.65%) Maven
13 33 (1.56%) JUnit
14 26 (1.23%) SpecFlow
15 25 (1.18%) Eclipse
15 25 (1.18%) TestNG
16 24 (1.13%) FitNesse
17 23 (1.09%) Bugzilla
17 23 (1.09%) TestDirector
18 20 (0.94%) Appium
General
1 745 (35.19%) Finance
2 211 (9.97%) Banking
3 158 (7.46%) Retail
4 67 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 44 (2.08%) Games
6 36 (1.70%) Aerospace
7 30 (1.42%) Legal
8 29 (1.37%) Retail Banking
9 24 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 22 (1.04%) Marketing
11 20 (0.94%) Back Office
12 15 (0.71%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.61%) Billing
14 12 (0.57%) Automotive
15 10 (0.47%) Advertising
15 10 (0.47%) Electronics
15 10 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.38%) Investment Banking
17 6 (0.28%) Military
17 6 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 949 (44.83%) Analyst
2 868 (41.00%) Test Analyst
3 428 (20.22%) Test Manager
4 412 (19.46%) Tester
5 192 (9.07%) Test Leader
6 159 (7.51%) Senior Analyst
7 150 (7.09%) Software Tester
8 147 (6.94%) Senior Test Analyst
9 136 (6.42%) QA Analyst
10 132 (6.24%) Test Engineer
11 99 (4.68%) Lead Test Analyst
12 74 (3.50%) Consultant
13 73 (3.45%) QA Engineer
14 70 (3.31%) QA Tester
15 68 (3.21%) Automation Tester
16 63 (2.98%) Test Consultant
17 60 (2.83%) Software Test Analyst
18 59 (2.79%) QA Test Analyst
19 56 (2.65%) Junior
20 50 (2.36%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (9.35%) .NET
2 125 (5.90%) HTML
3 121 (5.72%) XML
4 70 (3.31%) Web Services
5 61 (2.88%) CSS
6 41 (1.94%) SOAP
7 38 (1.79%) ASP.NET
8 34 (1.61%) Middleware
9 26 (1.23%) Gherkin
10 19 (0.90%) .NET Framework
11 12 (0.57%) REST
11 12 (0.57%) LINQ
12 11 (0.52%) WCF
13 10 (0.47%) Ajax
14 9 (0.43%) DOM
15 8 (0.38%) FIX Protocol
15 8 (0.38%) Apache Flex
16 7 (0.33%) Flash
16 7 (0.33%) Velocity
17 6 (0.28%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 223 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (5.38%) Computer Science
3 55 (2.60%) Mobile App
4 43 (2.03%) Client/Server
5 33 (1.56%) Open Source
6 29 (1.37%) Management Information System
6 29 (1.37%) SWIFT
7 25 (1.18%) AS400
8 24 (1.13%) iSeries
9 18 (0.85%) Data Integration
10 14 (0.66%) Mathematics
11 12 (0.57%) GIS
12 11 (0.52%) Replication
12 11 (0.52%) N-Tier
12 11 (0.52%) PMI
13 10 (0.47%) User Experience
14 8 (0.38%) Statistics
15 7 (0.33%) W3C
15 7 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
16 5 (0.24%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 189 (8.93%) Windows
2 76 (3.59%) UNIX
2 76 (3.59%) Apple iOS
3 75 (3.54%) Linux
4 70 (3.31%) Android
5 15 (0.71%) Solaris
6 9 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.38%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.24%) Windows Phone
8 5 (0.24%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.19%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.094%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.047%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.047%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.047%) Tizen
11 1 (0.047%) CentOS
11 1 (0.047%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 866 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 832 (39.30%) Software Testing
3 523 (24.70%) Test Scripting
4 486 (22.96%) Test Management
5 400 (18.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 400 (18.89%) Test Automation
6 354 (16.72%) Test Strategy
7 333 (15.73%) Automated Testing
8 292 (13.79%) Manual Testing
9 269 (12.71%) Scrum
10 230 (10.86%) Performance Testing
11 222 (10.49%) Waterfall
12 208 (9.83%) Regression Testing
13 188 (8.88%) Automation Testing
14 187 (8.83%) Stakeholder Management
15 175 (8.27%) Mentoring
16 164 (7.75%) Test Planning
17 150 (7.09%) V-Model
18 144 (6.80%) PRINCE2
19 133 (6.28%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 610 (28.81%) SQL
2 235 (11.10%) Java
3 212 (10.01%) C#
4 126 (5.95%) JavaScript
5 88 (4.16%) Python
6 59 (2.79%) Ruby
6 59 (2.79%) C
7 50 (2.36%) C++
8 37 (1.75%) T-SQL
9 30 (1.42%) Perl
10 28 (1.32%) PHP
11 27 (1.28%) VBScript
12 26 (1.23%) VB
13 22 (1.04%) PL/SQL
14 21 (0.99%) VB.NET
15 10 (0.47%) PowerShell
16 8 (0.38%) VBA
17 7 (0.33%) Objective-C
17 7 (0.33%) XPath
18 4 (0.19%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1580 (74.63%) ISEB
2 591 (27.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 373 (17.62%) Degree
4 135 (6.38%) Security Cleared
5 120 (5.67%) SC Cleared
6 87 (4.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 78 (3.68%) ISEB Practitioner
8 18 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 16 (0.76%) CSQA
10 15 (0.71%) DV Cleared
11 11 (0.52%) PMI Certification
12 10 (0.47%) HP ASE
13 5 (0.24%) HND
14 4 (0.19%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 4 (0.19%) AAT
14 4 (0.19%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 4 (0.19%) HNC
14 4 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
15 3 (0.14%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 743 (35.10%) QA
2 50 (2.36%) FATCA
3 7 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.28%) WAI
5 3 (0.14%) SLA
5 3 (0.14%) HL7
5 3 (0.14%) DICOM
6 2 (0.094%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.094%) WCAG
6 2 (0.094%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.047%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.047%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.047%) Solvency II
System Software
1 15 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.47%) vSphere
2 10 (0.47%) Hyper-V
3 7 (0.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.19%) Firmware
5 2 (0.094%) Cygwin
5 2 (0.094%) XenApp
5 2 (0.094%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.047%) Snort
6 1 (0.047%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 363 (17.15%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.094%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (0.094%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (0.094%) SCCM
3 1 (0.047%) Iperf
3 1 (0.047%) Oozie
3 1 (0.047%) nmon
Vendors
1 323 (15.26%) HP
2 252 (11.90%) Microsoft
3 120 (5.67%) Oracle
4 44 (2.08%) IBM
5 37 (1.75%) SAP
6 30 (1.42%) Capita
7 29 (1.37%) VMware
8 20 (0.94%) Red Hat
9 14 (0.66%) Cognos
10 10 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (0.33%) TIBCO
11 7 (0.33%) Business Objects
11 7 (0.33%) Citrix
11 7 (0.33%) Cisco
11 7 (0.33%) Green Hat
12 5 (0.24%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.24%) Tableau
13 4 (0.19%) Twitter
13 4 (0.19%) Telerik
13 4 (0.19%) Hitachi
Bristol, Avon
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Lincolnshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 32.5k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + banking bonus + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £450000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita IT Professional Services
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £24k
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £23000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Accomplish Today Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum excellent benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: £35,000 per annum £35,000 + bonus + benefits + free parking
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago