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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 344 315 341
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +26
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 873 867 830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.80% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.80% 2.92% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 682 692 760
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £56,750 £57,500
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
31234 29651 33014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.12% 27.26% 27.92%
Number of salaries quoted 24462 23940 28326
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 £67,500 £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 22 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 22 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 -37 788 £40,000 +6.66% 108
London -10 295 £42,500 -8.60% 33
South East -6 213 £36,000 +2.85% 27
East of England -5 83 £35,000 +7.69% 10
Surrey +32 64 £40,000 - 7
Berkshire +5 60 £36,000 -4.00% 5
City of London -3 57 £46,250 -11.90% 14
North West -3 56 £30,500 +1.66% 8
East Midlands +23 44 £32,250 +8.40% 2
Reading +8 41 £36,000 -28.00% 1
Scotland -11 38 £33,750 -10.00% 13
Cambridgeshire +18 35 £37,500 +8.69% 8
South West -29 35 £32,500 -7.14% 11
Manchester +11 34 £28,500 +1.78% 7
Yorkshire -73 30 £40,000 +26.98% 9
Oxfordshire +20 29 £35,500 +29.09%
Wales +10 29 £29,129 -20.19% 7
Hampshire -8 28 £36,000 -15.29% 7
West Yorkshire -55 28 £40,000 +15.94% 8
South Wales +5 27 £29,129 -20.19% 5
Leeds -50 26 £40,688 +16.25% 3
West Midlands -17 25 £37,500 +13.63% 6
Cardiff +8 24 £29,129 -20.19% 4
Cambridge +6 24 £32,500 -7.14% 7
Woking +14 23 £48,500 +49.23%
Guildford +26 18 £45,000 -10.00%
Essex +8 18 £32,500 -18.75%
Cheshire +5 17 £32,500 - 1
Edinburgh -6 17 £35,000 +22.80% 2
Hertfordshire -20 17 £40,000 +14.28% 1

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 (76.21%) ISEB
2 701 (38.97%) Software Testing
3 688 (38.24%) QA
4 540 (30.02%) SQL
5 504 (28.02%) Finance
6 498 (27.68%) Test Scripting
7 484 (26.90%) Agile Software Development
8 437 (24.29%) Selenium
9 413 (22.96%) User Acceptance Testing
10 391 (21.73%) Degree
11 384 (21.35%) Automated Testing
12 370 (20.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 343 (19.07%) Test Automation
14 303 (16.84%) Scrum
15 293 (16.29%) HP Quality Center
16 285 (15.84%) Test Strategy
17 271 (15.06%) QuickTest Pro
17 271 (15.06%) Microsoft
18 258 (14.34%) Test Management
19 239 (13.29%) .NET
20 235 (13.06%) Java
21 224 (12.45%) Performance Testing
22 218 (12.12%) Manual Testing
23 216 (12.01%) C#
24 211 (11.73%) HP
25 194 (10.78%) Windows
26 189 (10.51%) Automation Testing
27 158 (8.78%) Security Cleared
27 158 (8.78%) SQL Server
27 158 (8.78%) Retail

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 21 (1.17%) IIS
1 21 (1.17%) SharePoint
2 13 (0.72%) Confluence
3 12 (0.67%) Tomcat
4 10 (0.56%) WebSphere
4 10 (0.56%) CMS
5 9 (0.50%) WorkSite
6 8 (0.44%) Drupal
7 7 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (0.39%) Apache
8 4 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.22%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.22%) LiveLink
9 2 (0.11%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.056%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.056%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.056%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.056%) FileNet
10 1 (0.056%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.056%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 119 (6.61%) MS Excel
2 81 (4.50%) MS Office
3 22 (1.22%) MS Project
4 9 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.28%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.056%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.056%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 9 (0.50%) 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%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.11%) Maximo
6 1 (0.056%) RMDS
6 1 (0.056%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.056%) Exstream
6 1 (0.056%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.056%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.056%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.056%) arcHouse
6 1 (0.056%) SAP Oil and Gas
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 34 (1.89%) Internet
2 26 (1.45%) HTTP
3 14 (0.78%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.61%) Wireless
4 11 (0.61%) LAN
5 6 (0.33%) FTP
6 5 (0.28%) HTTPS
6 5 (0.28%) GSM
6 5 (0.28%) SSL
6 5 (0.28%) SMS
6 5 (0.28%) UMTS
6 5 (0.28%) LTE
7 4 (0.22%) WCDMA
7 4 (0.22%) GPRS
7 4 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.17%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.11%) PuTTY
9 2 (0.11%) NAS
9 2 (0.11%) HSPA
9 2 (0.11%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (8.78%) SQL Server
2 55 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (1.95%) Relational Database
4 33 (1.83%) MySQL
5 23 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (1.28%) Oracle Database
5 23 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 20 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 20 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
8 15 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (0.56%) RDBMS
9 10 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 8 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (0.39%) Big Data
13 4 (0.22%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.22%) DB2
13 4 (0.22%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 437 (24.29%) Selenium
2 271 (15.06%) QuickTest Pro
3 154 (8.56%) JIRA
4 104 (5.78%) WebDriver
5 103 (5.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 90 (5.00%) LoadRunner
7 76 (4.22%) Cucumber
8 63 (3.50%) Visual Studio
9 51 (2.83%) JMeter
10 47 (2.61%) NUnit
11 42 (2.33%) TestDirector
11 42 (2.33%) Bugzilla
11 42 (2.33%) TestComplete
12 41 (2.28%) JUnit
13 35 (1.95%) SoapUI
14 28 (1.56%) Subversion
15 24 (1.33%) Git (software)
15 24 (1.33%) Jenkins
16 22 (1.22%) Selenium IDE
16 22 (1.22%) FitNesse
General
1 504 (28.02%) Finance
2 158 (8.78%) Retail
3 129 (7.17%) Banking
4 69 (3.84%) Telecoms
5 50 (2.78%) Back Office
6 47 (2.61%) Law
6 47 (2.61%) Games
7 35 (1.95%) Marketing
8 32 (1.78%) Legal
9 26 (1.45%) Front Office
10 21 (1.17%) Military
11 18 (1.00%) Investment Banking
12 16 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
12 16 (0.89%) Advertising
13 14 (0.78%) Manufacturing
14 11 (0.61%) Billing
15 7 (0.39%) Publishing
16 6 (0.33%) Welsh Language
17 5 (0.28%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 718 (39.91%) Analyst
2 647 (35.96%) Test Analyst
3 391 (21.73%) Tester
4 289 (16.06%) Test Manager
5 218 (12.12%) Test Engineer
6 135 (7.50%) Senior Analyst
7 121 (6.73%) Software Tester
8 118 (6.56%) Senior Test Analyst
9 106 (5.89%) QA Analyst
10 90 (5.00%) Test Leader
11 87 (4.84%) QA Engineer
11 87 (4.84%) QA Tester
12 81 (4.50%) Senior Test Engineer
13 79 (4.39%) Consultant
14 74 (4.11%) Test Consultant
15 64 (3.56%) Software Engineer
16 54 (3.00%) Programme Manager
17 53 (2.95%) Senior Tester
18 52 (2.89%) Programme Test Manager
19 51 (2.83%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (13.29%) .NET
2 138 (7.67%) XML
3 73 (4.06%) HTML
4 67 (3.72%) Web Services
5 42 (2.33%) SOAP
6 36 (2.00%) .NET Framework
7 35 (1.95%) ASP.NET
8 33 (1.83%) CSS
9 21 (1.17%) Middleware
10 20 (1.11%) WCF
11 17 (0.94%) LINQ
11 17 (0.94%) XML Messaging
12 14 (0.78%) J2EE
13 12 (0.67%) Gherkin
13 12 (0.67%) MDX
13 12 (0.67%) LAMP
14 11 (0.61%) ODBC
15 10 (0.56%) RESTful
15 10 (0.56%) JSON
16 9 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 150 (8.34%) Computer Science
2 62 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 61 (3.39%) Open Source
4 31 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 30 (1.67%) Client/Server
6 27 (1.50%) Derivative
7 26 (1.45%) Mathematics
8 18 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (0.89%) Statistics
10 14 (0.78%) NHS
10 14 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 13 (0.72%) SWIFT
12 12 (0.67%) Online Games
13 11 (0.61%) Fixed Income
13 11 (0.61%) Chip and PIN
13 11 (0.61%) EFT
13 11 (0.61%) iPad
14 10 (0.56%) Wiki
15 8 (0.44%) DTV
16 7 (0.39%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 194 (10.78%) Windows
2 93 (5.17%) UNIX
3 64 (3.56%) Linux
4 48 (2.67%) Apple iOS
5 46 (2.56%) Android
6 41 (2.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 39 (2.17%) Windows 7
8 21 (1.17%) Windows XP
8 21 (1.17%) Windows 8
9 17 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (0.83%) Windows Vista
11 11 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (0.56%) Mac OS
13 9 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
14 7 (0.39%) Solaris
15 5 (0.28%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.22%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
18 1 (0.056%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 701 (38.97%) Software Testing
2 498 (27.68%) Test Scripting
3 484 (26.90%) Agile Software Development
4 413 (22.96%) User Acceptance Testing
5 384 (21.35%) Automated Testing
6 343 (19.07%) Test Automation
7 303 (16.84%) Scrum
8 285 (15.84%) Test Strategy
9 258 (14.34%) Test Management
10 224 (12.45%) Performance Testing
11 218 (12.12%) Manual Testing
12 189 (10.51%) Automation Testing
13 148 (8.23%) System Testing
14 129 (7.17%) Regression Testing
15 120 (6.67%) PRINCE2
16 118 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
17 117 (6.50%) TDD
18 115 (6.39%) Waterfall
19 113 (6.28%) BDD
20 93 (5.17%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 540 (30.02%) SQL
2 235 (13.06%) Java
3 216 (12.01%) C#
4 106 (5.89%) JavaScript
5 79 (4.39%) Python
6 68 (3.78%) VB
7 58 (3.22%) VBScript
8 47 (2.61%) C++
9 41 (2.28%) Ruby
10 37 (2.06%) PHP
11 27 (1.50%) T-SQL
11 27 (1.50%) C
12 26 (1.45%) Perl
13 19 (1.06%) PL/SQL
14 18 (1.00%) VB.NET
15 11 (0.61%) VBA
16 9 (0.50%) PowerShell
17 8 (0.44%) F#
18 6 (0.33%) Shell Script
18 6 (0.33%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 1371 (76.21%) ISEB
2 391 (21.73%) Degree
3 370 (20.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 158 (8.78%) Security Cleared
5 123 (6.84%) SC Cleared
6 116 (6.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 39 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
8 30 (1.67%) DV Cleared
9 20 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 12 (0.67%) PMI Certification
11 10 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
12 6 (0.33%) CSQA
13 5 (0.28%) PMP
13 5 (0.28%) MBA
14 4 (0.22%) CISSP
15 3 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.17%) Brainbench
16 2 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 688 (38.24%) QA
2 16 (0.89%) 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 21 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.28%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.056%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.056%) XenApp
5 1 (0.056%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 293 (16.29%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (0.94%) SCCM
3 5 (0.28%) Netcool
3 5 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.11%) Opsview
4 2 (0.11%) nmon
4 2 (0.11%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.056%) Control-M
5 1 (0.056%) Puppet
Vendors
1 271 (15.06%) Microsoft
2 211 (11.73%) HP
3 108 (6.00%) Oracle
4 38 (2.11%) SAP
5 29 (1.61%) VMware
6 27 (1.50%) Citrix
7 19 (1.06%) IBM
8 17 (0.94%) Altiris
9 14 (0.78%) Hitachi
9 14 (0.78%) Capita
10 13 (0.72%) Fujitsu
10 13 (0.72%) JBoss
11 12 (0.67%) Telerik
12 10 (0.56%) JD Edwards
13 9 (0.50%) Interwoven
14 8 (0.44%) SunGard
14 8 (0.44%) Ab Initio
15 6 (0.33%) Cisco
16 5 (0.28%) Adobe
16 5 (0.28%) T-Plan
Berkshire
Zetman
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Richmond, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
South West
Dunnhumby
Posted: 5 hours ago
Ascot, Berkshire
Talent Spa
Salary: DoE
Posted: 6 hours ago
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Bonus + Good Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £26k - 35k per year
Posted: 7 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £52000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £30k - 33k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Test and Verification Solutions Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Posted: 2 days ago
Stirlingshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, CAR
Posted: 3 days ago
Castleford, West Yorkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago