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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 297 350 326
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -24
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1072 893 862
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 0.76% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.59% 2.81% 2.91%
Number of salaries quoted 929 691 688
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,900
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.62%
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 £39,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%

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
29867 31754 29655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.27% 27.14% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 23809 24862 23887
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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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 +42 920 £40,000 +4.57% 122
South East +31 257 £40,000 +11.11% 24
London -14 238 £45,000 +5.88% 33
Surrey +50 103 £40,000 - 5
Yorkshire +65 95 £35,000 -16.54% 7
Scotland +55 89 £43,000 +22.85% 7
West Midlands +38 76 £32,500 -13.33% 3
West Yorkshire +53 73 £35,000 -18.28% 5
North West +6 71 £38,500 +28.33% 21
Hampshire +45 68 £41,500 +11.40% 8
East of England -15 62 £38,500 +10.00% 5
City of London +21 55 £57,500 +27.77% 6
Edinburgh +34 53 £47,500 +53.22% 4
East Midlands +8 50 £34,918 +3.46% 14
South West -2 50 £34,000 +4.61% 10
Manchester +17 47 £40,000 +40.35% 15
Leeds +32 42 £35,000 -18.91% 4
Birmingham +23 40 £30,000 -28.57%
Glasgow +35 39 £36,250 -0.68% 3
Berkshire -21 39 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Guildford +14 26 £43,750 +6.06%
Nottingham +10 25 £35,000 +9.37% 9
Nottinghamshire +9 25 £35,000 +9.37% 9
Cambridgeshire +6 25 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Reading -12 25 £37,500 +5.63% 1
Wales -8 23 £30,842 +5.88% 1
South Wales -11 23 £30,842 +5.88% 1
Camberley - 22 £40,000 -
Winchester +11 21 £27,500 -35.29% 3
Bristol -1 21 £32,500 -14.47%

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1539 (71.48%) ISEB
2 970 (45.05%) Agile Software Development
3 831 (38.60%) Software Testing
4 826 (38.37%) QA
5 658 (30.56%) Finance
6 588 (27.31%) SQL
7 572 (26.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 562 (26.10%) Test Scripting
9 496 (23.04%) Selenium
10 448 (20.81%) Test Management
11 415 (19.28%) Test Automation
12 399 (18.53%) Degree
13 395 (18.35%) User Acceptance Testing
14 394 (18.30%) Automated Testing
15 363 (16.86%) Test Strategy
16 352 (16.35%) SDLC
17 338 (15.70%) Manual Testing
18 329 (15.28%) HP Quality Center
19 311 (14.44%) Java
20 296 (13.75%) HP
21 276 (12.82%) Scrum
22 269 (12.49%) HP UFT
22 269 (12.49%) C#
23 266 (12.35%) Microsoft
24 265 (12.31%) Performance Testing
25 254 (11.80%) Regression Testing
26 224 (10.40%) SQL Server
27 221 (10.26%) .NET
28 219 (10.17%) JIRA
29 218 (10.13%) Automation Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 25 (1.16%) SharePoint
2 15 (0.70%) IIS
3 11 (0.51%) Confluence
4 9 (0.42%) CMS
5 6 (0.28%) JBoss
6 5 (0.23%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.23%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.14%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.14%) SAS
8 2 (0.093%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.093%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.093%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.093%) Apache
8 2 (0.093%) WebSphere Portal
8 2 (0.093%) Node.js
9 1 (0.046%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.046%) nginx
9 1 (0.046%) Drupal
Applications
1 139 (6.46%) MS Excel
2 68 (3.16%) MS Office
3 11 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.33%) MS Project
6 4 (0.19%) Mingle
7 2 (0.093%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.28%) BASE24
5 5 (0.23%) Teamcenter
5 5 (0.23%) Primavera
6 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.19%) Summit
7 3 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.14%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.093%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.093%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.093%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.093%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.093%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.093%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.093%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.093%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.046%) Endur
9 1 (0.046%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.46%) SaaS
2 9 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.23%) Trello
5 4 (0.19%) FinancialForce.com
6 3 (0.14%) GitHub
7 2 (0.093%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.093%) PaaS
8 1 (0.046%) Veeva
8 1 (0.046%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.07%) Internet
2 15 (0.70%) VoIP
3 12 (0.56%) HTTPS
4 11 (0.51%) HTTP
5 9 (0.42%) CTI
6 8 (0.37%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.37%) LAN
7 7 (0.33%) WAN
8 5 (0.23%) Firewall
9 4 (0.19%) DNS
9 4 (0.19%) ATM
9 4 (0.19%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.14%) Multicast
10 3 (0.14%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.14%) LDAP
10 3 (0.14%) SAN
10 3 (0.14%) Wireless
11 2 (0.093%) 3G
11 2 (0.093%) GSM
11 2 (0.093%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 47 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (1.53%) Relational Database
4 28 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (1.11%) Oracle Database
6 22 (1.02%) Big Data
7 18 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (0.70%) MySQL
9 12 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
10 10 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (0.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (0.28%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.19%) Oracle BI EE
13 4 (0.19%) QlikView
13 4 (0.19%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.19%) Data Mining
14 3 (0.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 496 (23.04%) Selenium
2 269 (12.49%) HP UFT
3 219 (10.17%) JIRA
4 175 (8.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 163 (7.57%) WebDriver
6 119 (5.53%) Cucumber
7 114 (5.29%) LoadRunner
8 112 (5.20%) JMeter
9 61 (2.83%) Visual Studio
10 46 (2.14%) SoapUI
11 40 (1.86%) Jenkins
11 40 (1.86%) Maven
12 34 (1.58%) SpecFlow
13 32 (1.49%) JUnit
14 31 (1.44%) Bugzilla
15 28 (1.30%) NUnit
16 27 (1.25%) Git (software)
17 25 (1.16%) TestNG
18 22 (1.02%) Eclipse
19 21 (0.98%) TestDirector
General
1 658 (30.56%) Finance
2 188 (8.73%) Banking
3 111 (5.16%) Retail
4 89 (4.13%) Telecoms
5 51 (2.37%) Games
6 33 (1.53%) Marketing
7 29 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.07%) Back Office
9 22 (1.02%) Legal
10 20 (0.93%) Automotive
11 18 (0.84%) Retail Banking
12 15 (0.70%) Publishing
12 15 (0.70%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.60%) Aerospace
14 12 (0.56%) Advertising
15 10 (0.46%) Law
15 10 (0.46%) Investment Banking
16 9 (0.42%) Billing
17 8 (0.37%) Electronics
18 4 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 945 (43.89%) Analyst
2 857 (39.80%) Test Analyst
3 431 (20.02%) Tester
4 374 (17.37%) Test Manager
5 157 (7.29%) Test Engineer
5 157 (7.29%) Test Leader
6 151 (7.01%) QA Analyst
7 148 (6.87%) Software Tester
7 148 (6.87%) Senior Analyst
8 140 (6.50%) Senior Test Analyst
9 99 (4.60%) Lead Test Analyst
10 85 (3.95%) QA Tester
11 80 (3.72%) Automation Tester
12 79 (3.67%) QA Engineer
13 73 (3.39%) QA Test Analyst
13 73 (3.39%) Team Leader
14 72 (3.34%) Consultant
15 71 (3.30%) Test Team Leader
16 68 (3.16%) Test Consultant
17 56 (2.60%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (10.26%) .NET
2 157 (7.29%) XML
3 129 (5.99%) HTML
4 73 (3.39%) CSS
5 67 (3.11%) Web Services
6 56 (2.60%) SOAP
7 54 (2.51%) ASP.NET
8 28 (1.30%) Gherkin
9 17 (0.79%) Middleware
10 13 (0.60%) REST
11 12 (0.56%) CGI
12 11 (0.51%) .NET Framework
12 11 (0.51%) Apache Flex
12 11 (0.51%) XML Schema
13 10 (0.46%) FIX Protocol
14 9 (0.42%) Ajax
14 9 (0.42%) jQuery
15 8 (0.37%) Velocity
15 8 (0.37%) XHTML
16 7 (0.33%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 217 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
2 124 (5.76%) Computer Science
3 70 (3.25%) Mobile App
4 54 (2.51%) Client/Server
5 30 (1.39%) AS400
6 27 (1.25%) User Experience
7 25 (1.16%) iSeries
8 21 (0.98%) SWIFT
8 21 (0.98%) Mathematics
9 20 (0.93%) Management Information System
10 17 (0.79%) Replication
11 16 (0.74%) Data Integration
12 11 (0.51%) PMI
13 10 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 10 (0.46%) GIS
14 9 (0.42%) IVR
14 9 (0.42%) Derivative
15 6 (0.28%) Equities
15 6 (0.28%) NHS
15 6 (0.28%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 197 (9.15%) Windows
2 98 (4.55%) Linux
3 75 (3.48%) UNIX
4 66 (3.07%) Apple iOS
5 62 (2.88%) Android
6 16 (0.74%) Solaris
7 9 (0.42%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.28%) Windows XP
8 6 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.23%) Windows Vista
9 5 (0.23%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.19%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.093%) OpenWrt
12 2 (0.093%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.046%) CentOS
13 1 (0.046%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.046%) SUSE
13 1 (0.046%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 970 (45.05%) Agile Software Development
2 831 (38.60%) Software Testing
3 562 (26.10%) Test Scripting
4 448 (20.81%) Test Management
5 415 (19.28%) Test Automation
6 395 (18.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 394 (18.30%) Automated Testing
8 363 (16.86%) Test Strategy
9 352 (16.35%) SDLC
10 338 (15.70%) Manual Testing
11 276 (12.82%) Scrum
12 265 (12.31%) Performance Testing
13 254 (11.80%) Regression Testing
14 218 (10.13%) Automation Testing
15 216 (10.03%) Waterfall
16 188 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
17 152 (7.06%) Test Planning
18 142 (6.60%) Mentoring
19 138 (6.41%) TDD
19 138 (6.41%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 588 (27.31%) SQL
2 311 (14.44%) Java
3 269 (12.49%) C#
4 162 (7.52%) JavaScript
5 86 (3.99%) Python
6 77 (3.58%) C
7 74 (3.44%) Ruby
8 65 (3.02%) C++
9 51 (2.37%) T-SQL
10 35 (1.63%) VB.NET
11 34 (1.58%) Perl
12 31 (1.44%) VB
13 30 (1.39%) PHP
14 28 (1.30%) VBScript
15 17 (0.79%) PL/SQL
16 10 (0.46%) PowerShell
17 8 (0.37%) Bash Shell
18 7 (0.33%) VBA
19 6 (0.28%) Objective-C
19 6 (0.28%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1539 (71.48%) ISEB
2 572 (26.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 399 (18.53%) Degree
4 152 (7.06%) Security Cleared
5 127 (5.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 124 (5.76%) SC Cleared
7 54 (2.51%) ISEB Practitioner
8 15 (0.70%) CSQA
8 15 (0.70%) DV Cleared
9 12 (0.56%) HP ASE
9 12 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 11 (0.51%) PMI Certification
11 10 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.42%) SAP Certification
13 8 (0.37%) HND
13 8 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 3 (0.14%) AAT
14 3 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 3 (0.14%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 826 (38.37%) QA
2 41 (1.90%) FATCA
3 18 (0.84%) SLA
4 5 (0.23%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.23%) WAI
4 5 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.093%) WCAG
6 2 (0.093%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.046%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.046%) DICOM
7 1 (0.046%) Solvency II
System Software
1 29 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (0.56%) Hyper-V
3 8 (0.37%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.33%) vSphere
5 5 (0.23%) XenApp
5 5 (0.23%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.19%) Firmware
7 2 (0.093%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 329 (15.28%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.33%) SCCM
3 3 (0.14%) Puppet
4 2 (0.093%) Ansible
4 2 (0.093%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.046%) nmon
5 1 (0.046%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.046%) Oozie
Vendors
1 296 (13.75%) HP
2 266 (12.35%) Microsoft
3 143 (6.64%) Oracle
4 71 (3.30%) SAP
5 45 (2.09%) VMware
6 30 (1.39%) Capita
7 24 (1.11%) IBM
8 20 (0.93%) Red Hat
9 12 (0.56%) Cognos
9 12 (0.56%) Citrix
10 10 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (0.46%) Remedy
10 10 (0.46%) Atlassian
11 8 (0.37%) JD Edwards
11 8 (0.37%) BMC
12 7 (0.33%) Tableau
13 6 (0.28%) Computacenter
13 6 (0.28%) Cisco
14 4 (0.19%) EMC
14 4 (0.19%) McAfee
South Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum £35,000 + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Posted: 10 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Salary: £45k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: Upto £35k + Bonus and Excellent Other Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 27.5k per year
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Data Idols
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday