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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK
Rank 270 285 298
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 983 1113 1103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.17% 1.11% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.64% 3.97% 3.76%
Number of salaries quoted 801 932 917
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%

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
21172 28065 29324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.22% 28.02% 27.94%
Number of salaries quoted 16726 22465 23461
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,823 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 19 January 2017 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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +23 926 £40,000 +6.66% 108
South East +88 225 £40,000 +8.10% 26
London -56 167 £46,000 -3.15% 19
Yorkshire +19 110 £42,500 +25.00% 18
East of England +33 105 £40,000 - 8
South West +28 102 £37,500 +11.94% 12
West Yorkshire +30 95 £42,500 +25.00% 17
Leeds +21 85 £42,500 +25.00% 12
North West -62 81 £37,500 +15.38% 8
East Midlands +56 69 £40,000 +23.07% 8
West Midlands -5 66 £36,500 +4.28% 6
Hertfordshire +52 64 £40,000 - 4
Manchester -49 56 £37,500 +1.35% 4
Surrey +45 43 £42,500 +30.76% 6
Berkshire +59 40 £42,500 -19.04% 3
Birmingham +3 39 £36,500 +12.30% 2
City of London +3 36 £47,500 - 7
Hampshire +16 35 £40,000 -5.88% 8
Gloucestershire -9 31 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Stevenage - 28 £40,000 -
Reading +56 27 £42,500 -20.93%
West Sussex +31 25 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Leicestershire +14 25 £39,250 -13.25% 1
Wiltshire - 25 £32,500 - 2
East Sussex +23 23 £25,500 -27.14% 3
Nottinghamshire +14 23 £35,000 -20.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +23 22 £47,500 +42.85% 1
Nottingham +13 21 £35,000 -17.64% 2
Scotland -1 21 £37,500 -4.45% 5
Brighton +16 20 £29,000 -17.14% 1

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 1305 (67.06%) ISEB
2 1195 (61.41%) Agile Software Development
3 798 (41.01%) Selenium
4 693 (35.61%) Software Testing
5 692 (35.56%) QA
6 663 (34.07%) SQL
7 523 (26.88%) Test Scripting
8 513 (26.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 508 (26.10%) Test Automation
10 502 (25.80%) Finance
11 409 (21.02%) Java
12 408 (20.97%) User Acceptance Testing
13 394 (20.25%) JIRA
14 386 (19.84%) SDLC
15 379 (19.48%) C#
16 372 (19.12%) Test Management
17 366 (18.81%) Automated Testing
18 354 (18.19%) BDD
19 352 (18.09%) Test Strategy
20 343 (17.63%) Microsoft
21 341 (17.52%) Scrum
22 326 (16.75%) Cucumber
23 323 (16.60%) Automation Testing
24 298 (15.31%) Degree
25 296 (15.21%) Manual Testing
26 290 (14.90%) Functional Testing
27 270 (13.87%) Regression Testing
27 270 (13.87%) TDD
28 266 (13.67%) HP
29 260 (13.36%) Waterfall

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 (2.88%) Confluence
2 43 (2.21%) SharePoint
3 20 (1.03%) IIS
3 20 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (0.51%) ArcGIS
4 10 (0.51%) GlassFish
4 10 (0.51%) WebSphere
4 10 (0.51%) WebSphere Portal
5 7 (0.36%) CMS
5 7 (0.36%) Documentum
6 5 (0.26%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.26%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.15%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.10%) FileNet
9 1 (0.051%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.051%) Apache
Applications
1 221 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 127 (6.53%) MS Office
3 73 (3.75%) MS Visio
4 41 (2.11%) MS Project
5 21 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.51%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.15%) Mingle
8 1 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (0.36%) SAP CO
3 7 (0.36%) SAP FI
3 7 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.15%) SAP hybris
6 2 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.051%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 19 (0.98%) SaaS
2 15 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.36%) GitHub
4 7 (0.36%) Lucidchart
5 2 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.10%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.18%) SSH
2 13 (0.67%) LAN
3 12 (0.62%) HTTP
3 12 (0.62%) WAN
4 10 (0.51%) Internet
4 10 (0.51%) IP Telephony
5 9 (0.46%) Firewall
5 9 (0.46%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.26%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.15%) Skype
7 3 (0.15%) WinSCP
8 2 (0.10%) DNS
8 2 (0.10%) FTP
8 2 (0.10%) GSM
8 2 (0.10%) Intranet
8 2 (0.10%) LTE
8 2 (0.10%) UMTS
8 2 (0.10%) VoIP
9 1 (0.051%) RTSP
9 1 (0.051%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (7.40%) SQL Server
2 84 (4.32%) Relational Database
3 37 (1.90%) MySQL
4 35 (1.80%) Oracle Database
5 29 (1.49%) Oracle BI EE
6 18 (0.92%) GIS
7 13 (0.67%) RDBMS
8 10 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
8 10 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (0.46%) NoSQL
10 7 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.36%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.21%) Big Data
11 4 (0.21%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.21%) MS Access
11 4 (0.21%) SQLPlus
12 3 (0.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 798 (41.01%) Selenium
2 394 (20.25%) JIRA
3 326 (16.75%) Cucumber
4 222 (11.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 203 (10.43%) SoapUI
6 187 (9.61%) WebDriver
7 169 (8.68%) HP UFT
8 165 (8.48%) JMeter
9 141 (7.25%) LoadRunner
10 134 (6.89%) Jenkins
11 108 (5.55%) Git (software)
12 96 (4.93%) SpecFlow
13 67 (3.44%) Visual Studio
14 57 (2.93%) JUnit
15 47 (2.42%) Appium
16 45 (2.31%) Subversion
17 42 (2.16%) Ranorex
18 41 (2.11%) Selenium IDE
19 37 (1.90%) Eclipse
20 35 (1.80%) TestComplete
General
1 502 (25.80%) Finance
2 173 (8.89%) Banking
3 85 (4.37%) Retail
4 62 (3.19%) Legal
5 60 (3.08%) Telecoms
6 41 (2.11%) Games
7 40 (2.06%) Manufacturing
7 40 (2.06%) Marketing
8 26 (1.34%) Law
9 22 (1.13%) Electronics
10 21 (1.08%) Back Office
11 19 (0.98%) Investment Banking
12 15 (0.77%) Advertising
13 14 (0.72%) Automotive
14 12 (0.62%) Publishing
15 11 (0.57%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.41%) Billing
17 4 (0.21%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
19 2 (0.10%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 871 (44.76%) Analyst
2 807 (41.47%) Test Analyst
3 300 (15.42%) Tester
4 273 (14.03%) Test Engineer
5 232 (11.92%) Test Manager
6 211 (10.84%) Test Leader
7 191 (9.82%) Automation Test Analyst
8 139 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
9 135 (6.94%) Senior Test Analyst
10 122 (6.27%) Test Automation Engineer
11 120 (6.17%) Software Analyst
12 116 (5.96%) Software Test Analyst
13 114 (5.86%) QA Analyst
14 98 (5.04%) Software Tester
15 91 (4.68%) Team Leader
16 90 (4.62%) QA Engineer
17 89 (4.57%) Senior Test Engineer
18 81 (4.16%) Automation Tester
19 77 (3.96%) Manual Test Analyst
20 74 (3.80%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (11.56%) .NET
2 150 (7.71%) SOAP
3 149 (7.66%) XML
4 134 (6.89%) Web Services
5 112 (5.76%) HTML
6 87 (4.47%) Gherkin
7 62 (3.19%) CSS
7 62 (3.19%) REST
8 47 (2.42%) ASP.NET
9 23 (1.18%) Ajax
9 23 (1.18%) J2EE
10 20 (1.03%) RESTful
11 17 (0.87%) GWT
12 12 (0.62%) XBRL
13 10 (0.51%) Dojo
13 10 (0.51%) JSF
14 9 (0.46%) JSON
15 8 (0.41%) .NET Framework
15 8 (0.41%) JMX
16 7 (0.36%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 158 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
2 118 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 83 (4.27%) Mobile App
4 64 (3.29%) Management Information System
5 36 (1.85%) Client/Server
6 31 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
7 30 (1.54%) Mathematics
8 27 (1.39%) iPad
9 21 (1.08%) Driving Licence
10 17 (0.87%) Data Centre
10 17 (0.87%) User Experience
11 12 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
11 12 (0.62%) Virtual Team
12 10 (0.51%) Digital Media
13 8 (0.41%) Health Informatics
13 8 (0.41%) Informatics
13 8 (0.41%) Mainframe
13 8 (0.41%) Replication
14 6 (0.31%) Data Protection Act
14 6 (0.31%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 191 (9.82%) Windows
2 157 (8.07%) Linux
3 67 (3.44%) Apple iOS
4 63 (3.24%) Android
5 54 (2.77%) Unix
6 24 (1.23%) Windows Server
7 19 (0.98%) Windows 7
8 12 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.31%) CentOS
9 6 (0.31%) Kali Linux
9 6 (0.31%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.10%) Solaris
12 2 (0.10%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.051%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.051%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1195 (61.41%) Agile Software Development
2 693 (35.61%) Software Testing
3 523 (26.88%) Test Scripting
4 508 (26.10%) Test Automation
5 408 (20.97%) User Acceptance Testing
6 386 (19.84%) SDLC
7 372 (19.12%) Test Management
8 366 (18.81%) Automated Testing
9 354 (18.19%) BDD
10 352 (18.09%) Test Strategy
11 341 (17.52%) Scrum
12 323 (16.60%) Automation Testing
13 296 (15.21%) Manual Testing
14 290 (14.90%) Functional Testing
15 270 (13.87%) Regression Testing
15 270 (13.87%) TDD
16 260 (13.36%) Waterfall
17 242 (12.44%) Non-Functional Testing
18 236 (12.13%) Performance Testing
19 198 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 663 (34.07%) SQL
2 409 (21.02%) Java
3 379 (19.48%) C#
4 140 (7.19%) Python
5 133 (6.83%) JavaScript
6 97 (4.98%) Ruby
7 88 (4.52%) C++
8 55 (2.83%) C
9 40 (2.06%) VB.NET
10 30 (1.54%) T-SQL
11 21 (1.08%) Bash Shell
12 20 (1.03%) PHP
13 19 (0.98%) Perl
14 12 (0.62%) VBA
15 11 (0.57%) PL/SQL
15 11 (0.57%) Shell Script
15 11 (0.57%) VB
16 9 (0.46%) VBScript
17 8 (0.41%) Groovy
17 8 (0.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1305 (67.06%) ISEB
2 513 (26.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 298 (15.31%) Degree
4 137 (7.04%) Security Cleared
5 130 (6.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 80 (4.11%) DV Cleared
7 33 (1.70%) SC Cleared
8 22 (1.13%) ISEB Practitioner
9 14 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.26%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.15%) CSQA
14 2 (0.10%) AAT
14 2 (0.10%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.10%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.10%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.10%) HND
14 2 (0.10%) MBCS
15 1 (0.051%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 692 (35.56%) QA
2 4 (0.21%) SDET
3 2 (0.10%) GAMP
3 2 (0.10%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.051%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.051%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.051%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.051%) ISO13485
4 1 (0.051%) MiFID
4 1 (0.051%) SEPA
4 1 (0.051%) SLA
4 1 (0.051%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (0.57%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.57%) Docker
3 6 (0.31%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.21%) RACF
4 4 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
4 4 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.10%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.051%) XenApp
6 1 (0.051%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 213 (10.95%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.82%) HP SiteScope
3 11 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (0.57%) Perfmon
4 9 (0.46%) Puppet
5 5 (0.26%) SCCM
6 4 (0.21%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.15%) logstash
7 3 (0.15%) SCOM
8 2 (0.10%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 343 (17.63%) Microsoft
2 266 (13.67%) HP
3 171 (8.79%) Oracle
4 66 (3.39%) SAP
5 56 (2.88%) IBM
6 33 (1.70%) Atlassian
7 30 (1.54%) Sun
8 29 (1.49%) Siebel
9 15 (0.77%) VMware
10 12 (0.62%) Citrix
10 12 (0.62%) SOASTA, Inc
10 12 (0.62%) Sophos
11 10 (0.51%) ESRI
11 10 (0.51%) Fujitsu
11 10 (0.51%) Google
11 10 (0.51%) Lumension
11 10 (0.51%) Riverbed
12 9 (0.46%) ATG
12 9 (0.46%) Remedy
13 8 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Excellent benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
Surrey
Jenrick IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Comprehensive benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £46,000 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Excellent benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Lincolnshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Malling, Kent
Anthony James Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £47000 - £53000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £27500.00 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
WestPoint Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Amazing Company Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £27,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday