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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 303 293 359
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +66
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 976 1174 985
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.00% 1.07% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.80% 3.89% 3.09%
Number of salaries quoted 825 1013 770
Median salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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
25697 30151 31845
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.30% 27.48% 27.17%
Number of salaries quoted 20848 24258 24645
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +16 936 £39,000 -2.50% 107
South East +32 295 £41,250 +3.12% 23
London +35 208 £50,000 +5.26% 25
Yorkshire +55 134 £37,500 +7.14% 4
West Yorkshire +47 109 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Leeds +70 90 £37,500 +7.14%
South West +15 77 £40,000 +14.28% 15
West Midlands -21 67 £39,000 +11.42% 13
Surrey +6 62 £40,000 - 4
North West -8 61 £33,000 -10.81% 8
Manchester -3 56 £33,000 -17.50% 7
Hampshire -14 54 £42,500 +2.40% 6
East Midlands -10 49 £35,000 - 8
East Sussex +35 45 £35,000 - 3
Buckinghamshire +35 40 £45,000 +38.46% 3
Gloucestershire +4 39 £42,500 +21.42% 7
East of England -8 39 £35,000 -17.64% 7
Brighton +34 37 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Berkshire -3 33 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Nottinghamshire -2 29 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Nottingham -2 28 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Birmingham -24 28 £39,000 -2.50% 4
City of London +47 27 £48,750 -15.21% 7
Scotland -57 22 £35,000 -21.34% 2
Kent +37 21 £47,500 +50.79% 2
Milton Keynes +23 19 £42,500 +30.76% 2
Oxfordshire -10 19 £28,250 -29.37% 1
Coventry +7 18 £37,500 -6.25%
High Wycombe +16 16 £51,250 -8.88% 1
Reigate +27 14 £43,000 -4.44% 1

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 1470 (72.41%) ISEB
2 1307 (64.38%) Agile Software Development
3 842 (41.48%) QA
4 739 (36.40%) Selenium
5 699 (34.43%) SQL
6 687 (33.84%) Software Testing
7 668 (32.91%) Finance
8 612 (30.15%) Test Scripting
9 570 (28.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 508 (25.02%) Test Automation
11 496 (24.43%) SDLC
12 465 (22.91%) Java
13 463 (22.81%) User Acceptance Testing
14 439 (21.63%) C#
15 433 (21.33%) Scrum
16 400 (19.70%) Regression Testing
17 399 (19.66%) Automated Testing
18 396 (19.51%) Test Strategy
19 388 (19.11%) Degree
20 382 (18.82%) Manual Testing
21 361 (17.78%) Functional Testing
22 359 (17.68%) JIRA
23 357 (17.59%) Test Management
24 341 (16.80%) Waterfall
25 307 (15.12%) BDD
25 307 (15.12%) Microsoft
26 290 (14.29%) TDD
27 284 (13.99%) Automation Testing
28 276 (13.60%) HP
29 269 (13.25%) Non-Functional Testing

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 56 (2.76%) Confluence
2 54 (2.66%) SharePoint
3 47 (2.32%) IIS
4 16 (0.79%) CICS
5 14 (0.69%) CMS
6 13 (0.64%) MS Exchange
6 13 (0.64%) Skype for Business
7 12 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (0.30%) Documentum
8 6 (0.30%) FileNet
9 5 (0.25%) Apache
9 5 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.25%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.25%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.25%) Xceptor
10 4 (0.20%) Drupal
11 3 (0.15%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.15%) SAS
12 1 (0.049%) MTS
12 1 (0.049%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 155 (7.64%) MS Excel
2 148 (7.29%) MS Office
3 40 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.34%) Mingle
5 5 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.15%) MS Project
6 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.049%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 9 (0.44%) SAP CO
2 9 (0.44%) SAP FI
2 9 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.15%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.099%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.099%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.049%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.049%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.049%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.049%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (0.44%) SaaS
2 2 (0.099%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.099%) GitHub
2 2 (0.099%) Google Drive
2 2 (0.099%) IaaS
2 2 (0.099%) PaaS
3 1 (0.049%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.049%) Office 365
3 1 (0.049%) Pure360
3 1 (0.049%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.18%) VoIP
2 23 (1.13%) SSH
3 19 (0.94%) 2G
3 19 (0.94%) 3G
3 19 (0.94%) 4G
4 18 (0.89%) Internet
5 17 (0.84%) GSM
5 17 (0.84%) UMTS
6 16 (0.79%) LAN
6 16 (0.79%) SCCP
6 16 (0.79%) SIGTRAN
6 16 (0.79%) WAN
7 15 (0.74%) HTTP
8 12 (0.59%) LTE
9 11 (0.54%) Wireshark
10 10 (0.49%) tcpdump
11 9 (0.44%) Diameter Protocol
11 9 (0.44%) ISUP
11 9 (0.44%) SS7
12 7 (0.34%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (5.91%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.92%) MySQL
3 32 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (0.99%) Oracle Database
5 15 (0.74%) Relational Database
5 15 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (0.54%) Data Mining
7 11 (0.54%) DB2
8 10 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.25%) QlikView
11 3 (0.15%) Apache Accumulo
11 3 (0.15%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.15%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.099%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 739 (36.40%) Selenium
2 359 (17.68%) JIRA
3 252 (12.41%) Cucumber
4 232 (11.43%) HP UFT
5 216 (10.64%) WebDriver
6 195 (9.61%) SoapUI
7 181 (8.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 149 (7.34%) Jenkins
9 134 (6.60%) JMeter
10 98 (4.83%) JUnit
11 93 (4.58%) Git (software)
11 93 (4.58%) NUnit
12 87 (4.29%) LoadRunner
13 82 (4.04%) SpecFlow
14 74 (3.65%) Visual Studio
15 62 (3.05%) Ranorex
16 58 (2.86%) Bugzilla
16 58 (2.86%) Selenium IDE
17 52 (2.56%) Hudson
18 45 (2.22%) TestNG
General
1 668 (32.91%) Finance
2 151 (7.44%) Banking
3 137 (6.75%) Retail
4 91 (4.48%) Games
5 81 (3.99%) Telecoms
6 49 (2.41%) Marketing
7 43 (2.12%) Legal
8 37 (1.82%) Manufacturing
9 28 (1.38%) Electronics
10 23 (1.13%) Back Office
11 22 (1.08%) Automotive
12 18 (0.89%) Aerospace
13 15 (0.74%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.54%) Publishing
15 7 (0.34%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.34%) Law
15 7 (0.34%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.25%) Advertising
17 2 (0.099%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 870 (42.86%) Analyst
2 790 (38.92%) Test Analyst
3 477 (23.50%) Tester
4 252 (12.41%) Test Engineer
5 226 (11.13%) Test Manager
6 209 (10.30%) Automation Tester
7 199 (9.80%) Automation Test Analyst
8 180 (8.87%) Software Tester
9 174 (8.57%) Test Leader
10 155 (7.64%) QA Analyst
11 143 (7.04%) QA Engineer
12 129 (6.35%) Software Analyst
13 126 (6.21%) QA Tester
14 117 (5.76%) Software Test Analyst
15 112 (5.52%) QA Test Analyst
16 108 (5.32%) Senior Analyst
17 100 (4.93%) Test Automation Engineer
18 95 (4.68%) Senior Test Analyst
19 70 (3.45%) QA Test Engineer
20 69 (3.40%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (12.51%) .NET
2 159 (7.83%) HTML
3 158 (7.78%) Web Services
4 157 (7.73%) XML
5 135 (6.65%) SOAP
6 81 (3.99%) REST
7 68 (3.35%) CSS
8 57 (2.81%) ASP.NET
9 41 (2.02%) Gherkin
10 38 (1.87%) Spring
11 34 (1.67%) Hibernate
12 29 (1.43%) XBRL
13 27 (1.33%) Ajax
13 27 (1.33%) JMS
14 25 (1.23%) .NET Framework
15 19 (0.94%) Apache CXF
15 19 (0.94%) Java EE
16 18 (0.89%) XSD
17 17 (0.84%) DOM
17 17 (0.84%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 227 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
2 151 (7.44%) Computer Science
3 75 (3.69%) Mobile App
4 55 (2.71%) Client/Server
5 49 (2.41%) Mathematics
6 42 (2.07%) iPad
7 32 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (1.28%) Mainframe
9 25 (1.23%) Management Information System
9 25 (1.23%) User Experience
10 24 (1.18%) Online Games
11 23 (1.13%) AS400
12 20 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 15 (0.74%) Replication
13 15 (0.74%) VSAM
14 14 (0.69%) Life Science
15 13 (0.64%) EPoS
15 13 (0.64%) N-Tier
15 13 (0.64%) Virtual Team
16 12 (0.59%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 157 (7.73%) Linux
2 143 (7.04%) Windows
3 107 (5.27%) Unix
4 69 (3.40%) Apple iOS
5 64 (3.15%) Android
6 20 (0.99%) Solaris
7 15 (0.74%) CentOS
7 15 (0.74%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.49%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.44%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.39%) Windows 8
10 8 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.34%) Kali Linux
11 7 (0.34%) Windows 10
11 7 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.30%) AIX
13 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.049%) HPUX
14 1 (0.049%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.049%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1307 (64.38%) Agile Software Development
2 687 (33.84%) Software Testing
3 612 (30.15%) Test Scripting
4 508 (25.02%) Test Automation
5 496 (24.43%) SDLC
6 463 (22.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 433 (21.33%) Scrum
8 400 (19.70%) Regression Testing
9 399 (19.66%) Automated Testing
10 396 (19.51%) Test Strategy
11 382 (18.82%) Manual Testing
12 361 (17.78%) Functional Testing
13 357 (17.59%) Test Management
14 341 (16.80%) Waterfall
15 307 (15.12%) BDD
16 290 (14.29%) TDD
17 284 (13.99%) Automation Testing
18 269 (13.25%) Non-Functional Testing
19 262 (12.91%) Defect Management
20 259 (12.76%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 699 (34.43%) SQL
2 465 (22.91%) Java
3 439 (21.63%) C#
4 153 (7.54%) Ruby
5 147 (7.24%) JavaScript
6 106 (5.22%) Python
7 72 (3.55%) VB.NET
8 60 (2.96%) C++
9 50 (2.46%) C
10 48 (2.36%) PHP
10 48 (2.36%) T-SQL
11 42 (2.07%) Bash Shell
12 40 (1.97%) VB
13 34 (1.67%) Perl
14 26 (1.28%) PL/SQL
15 23 (1.13%) COBOL
15 23 (1.13%) VBScript
16 22 (1.08%) Groovy
17 15 (0.74%) JCL
18 13 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1470 (72.41%) ISEB
2 570 (28.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 388 (19.11%) Degree
4 148 (7.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 124 (6.11%) Security Cleared
6 48 (2.36%) DV Cleared
7 40 (1.97%) SC Cleared
8 22 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
9 9 (0.44%) HP ASE
10 7 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.30%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.25%) MBA
13 4 (0.20%) CSQA
13 4 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.15%) PMP
14 3 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 2 (0.099%) DBS Check
15 2 (0.099%) HND
15 2 (0.099%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (0.099%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 842 (41.48%) QA
2 7 (0.34%) SLA
3 3 (0.15%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.15%) SDET
4 2 (0.099%) FATCA
4 2 (0.099%) GAMP
4 2 (0.099%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.049%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.049%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.049%) Solvency II
System Software
1 32 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (0.99%) Hyper-V
3 12 (0.59%) Firmware
4 9 (0.44%) Docker
5 6 (0.30%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.25%) XenApp
6 5 (0.25%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.20%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.099%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.049%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 261 (12.86%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.64%) SCCM
3 9 (0.44%) SCOM
4 7 (0.34%) HP SiteScope
5 5 (0.25%) Control-M
6 4 (0.20%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.15%) Puppet
8 2 (0.099%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.049%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 307 (15.12%) Microsoft
2 276 (13.60%) HP
3 148 (7.29%) Oracle
4 81 (3.99%) SAP
5 37 (1.82%) VMware
6 30 (1.48%) Atlassian
6 30 (1.48%) Red Hat
7 29 (1.43%) Rally
8 24 (1.18%) IBM
9 19 (0.94%) Citrix
10 17 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (0.74%) Google
12 14 (0.69%) Telerik
13 6 (0.30%) Cognizant
13 6 (0.30%) Sophos
14 5 (0.25%) Alterian
14 5 (0.25%) Bloomberg
14 5 (0.25%) Reuters
14 5 (0.25%) Sitecore
14 5 (0.25%) TOWER Software
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Poole, Dorset
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 23 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Posted: 22 hours ago
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Leidos
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + depending on experience
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Capita ITPS
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Gambling Commission
Salary: From £27,429 to £33,524 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Flexible Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 60,000 plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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Derby, Derbyshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Bradford, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
PRUDENTIAL
Posted: 2 days ago