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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 267 335 332
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1169 846 834
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.09% 0.80% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.72% 2.95% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 959 606 708
Average salary £40,000 £37,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.38% -6.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,250 £57,500 £56,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%

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
31391 28720 30137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.33% 27.26% 28.12%
Number of salaries quoted 24987 22543 24799
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +51 1036 £39,250 +9.02% 106
South East +61 320 £39,250 +13.76% 27
London +8 247 £45,000 - 33
Berkshire +91 126 £45,000 +28.57% 6
East of England +15 101 £42,750 +8.22% 10
Surrey +75 99 £37,500 +25.00% 10
Yorkshire +35 95 £32,500 +7.43% 12
North West +18 94 £32,500 +8.33% 10
City of London +58 83 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Scotland +34 79 £44,000 +14.28% 5
South West +8 71 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Reading +47 68 £43,000 +7.50% 3
Manchester +19 65 £35,000 +22.80% 5
West Midlands +18 65 £35,000 +18.64% 5
West Yorkshire +25 58 £32,500 +8.33% 4
Hampshire -31 46 £35,000 +27.27% 5
Cambridgeshire +28 44 £43,000 +4.24% 3
Leeds +8 44 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Bristol +13 41 £40,000 +3.89% 1
Birmingham +12 41 £35,000 +20.68% 2
East Midlands +41 34 £34,000 -2.85% 5
Essex -3 33 £50,000 -29.82% 3
Edinburgh +11 32 £44,000 +54.38% 1
Cambridge +19 30 £35,000 -9.67% 3
Southampton +1 26 £35,000 -17.64%
Glasgow +26 24 £45,000 +15.38% 3
Nottinghamshire +21 21 £33,045 -5.58% 5
Nottingham +19 21 £33,045 -5.58% 4
South Yorkshire 0 19 £40,000 +14.28% 2
East Sussex -2 19 £38,500 +22.22% 2

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1709 (78.18%) ISEB
2 859 (39.30%) Software Testing
3 846 (38.70%) Agile Software Development
4 751 (34.35%) Finance
5 720 (32.94%) QA
6 672 (30.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 601 (27.49%) SQL
8 540 (24.70%) Test Management
9 533 (24.38%) Test Scripting
10 470 (21.50%) Selenium
11 433 (19.81%) HP Quality Center
12 402 (18.39%) Test Strategy
13 397 (18.16%) User Acceptance Testing
14 380 (17.38%) Degree
15 371 (16.97%) Test Automation
16 328 (15.00%) Automated Testing
17 315 (14.41%) HP
18 305 (13.95%) Manual Testing
19 291 (13.31%) Scrum
20 274 (12.53%) QuickTest Pro
21 264 (12.08%) Microsoft
22 242 (11.07%) Regression Testing
22 242 (11.07%) Waterfall
23 239 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
24 232 (10.61%) Windows
25 208 (9.52%) SQL Server
26 205 (9.38%) .NET
26 205 (9.38%) Automation Testing
27 200 (9.15%) Performance Testing
28 197 (9.01%) C#

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 24 (1.10%) Drupal
2 23 (1.05%) SharePoint
3 16 (0.73%) IIS
4 14 (0.64%) CMS
5 8 (0.37%) Confluence
6 6 (0.27%) Adobe CQ
6 6 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (0.27%) Tomcat
6 6 (0.27%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.14%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.091%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.091%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.046%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.046%) SAS
10 1 (0.046%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.046%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.046%) JBoss
10 1 (0.046%) Apache
Applications
1 145 (6.63%) MS Excel
2 74 (3.39%) MS Office
3 23 (1.05%) MS Project
4 11 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.32%) Mingle
6 6 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 35 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.18%) Servitor
5 3 (0.14%) Summit
6 2 (0.091%) BASE24
6 2 (0.091%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.091%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.046%) Magento
7 1 (0.046%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.41%) SaaS
2 5 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.091%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.46%) WAN
2 24 (1.10%) TCP/IP
3 22 (1.01%) LAN
4 18 (0.82%) VoIP
5 17 (0.78%) Wireshark
6 14 (0.64%) HTTP
7 11 (0.50%) RTP
7 11 (0.50%) H.323
8 10 (0.46%) DHCP
8 10 (0.46%) VLAN
9 8 (0.37%) HTTPS
9 8 (0.37%) Internet
10 7 (0.32%) DNS
11 5 (0.23%) ATM
11 5 (0.23%) Wireless
12 3 (0.14%) Firewall
13 2 (0.091%) SSL
13 2 (0.091%) CTI
13 2 (0.091%) FTP
14 1 (0.046%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 43 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (1.46%) Oracle Database
5 29 (1.33%) Relational Database
6 24 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
7 22 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
8 14 (0.64%) MySQL
9 13 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (0.41%) Data Mining
12 8 (0.37%) SSDT
13 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (0.18%) SQLPlus
14 4 (0.18%) DB2
15 3 (0.14%) Star Schema
16 2 (0.091%) Snowflake Schema
16 2 (0.091%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 470 (21.50%) Selenium
2 274 (12.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 174 (7.96%) JIRA
4 155 (7.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 148 (6.77%) LoadRunner
6 144 (6.59%) WebDriver
7 115 (5.26%) Cucumber
8 58 (2.65%) Visual Studio
9 48 (2.20%) SoapUI
10 47 (2.15%) JMeter
11 46 (2.10%) TestDirector
12 45 (2.06%) Jenkins
13 36 (1.65%) SpecFlow
13 36 (1.65%) FitNesse
14 30 (1.37%) Bugzilla
15 29 (1.33%) JUnit
16 22 (1.01%) Git (software)
17 21 (0.96%) Maven
18 20 (0.91%) Subversion
18 20 (0.91%) TestComplete
General
1 751 (34.35%) Finance
2 191 (8.74%) Banking
3 165 (7.55%) Retail
4 102 (4.67%) Telecoms
5 35 (1.60%) Games
6 34 (1.56%) Aerospace
7 29 (1.33%) Legal
8 25 (1.14%) Marketing
9 20 (0.91%) Retail Banking
10 17 (0.78%) Billing
11 15 (0.69%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.64%) Back Office
13 12 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.50%) Military
15 9 (0.41%) Investment Banking
16 8 (0.37%) Front Office
16 8 (0.37%) Advertising
17 6 (0.27%) Electronics
18 5 (0.23%) Financial Institution
19 4 (0.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 964 (44.10%) Analyst
2 870 (39.80%) Test Analyst
3 451 (20.63%) Test Manager
4 425 (19.44%) Tester
5 212 (9.70%) Test Leader
6 161 (7.37%) Senior Analyst
7 154 (7.04%) Test Engineer
8 147 (6.72%) Software Tester
9 145 (6.63%) Senior Test Analyst
10 120 (5.49%) QA Analyst
11 74 (3.39%) Consultant
12 73 (3.34%) QA Tester
12 73 (3.34%) Software Test Analyst
13 71 (3.25%) Software Engineer
14 69 (3.16%) Senior Tester
15 67 (3.06%) QA Engineer
16 61 (2.79%) Lead Test Analyst
17 57 (2.61%) Junior
18 56 (2.56%) Software Test Engineer
19 54 (2.47%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (9.38%) .NET
2 111 (5.08%) HTML
3 98 (4.48%) XML
4 88 (4.03%) Web Services
5 45 (2.06%) CSS
6 41 (1.88%) ASP.NET
7 40 (1.83%) SOAP
8 31 (1.42%) Middleware
9 25 (1.14%) .NET Framework
10 21 (0.96%) Gherkin
11 16 (0.73%) REST
12 15 (0.69%) LINQ
13 14 (0.64%) WCF
13 14 (0.64%) LAMP
14 10 (0.46%) WinForms
14 10 (0.46%) XSL
15 9 (0.41%) Ajax
15 9 (0.41%) WPF
16 7 (0.32%) HTML5
16 7 (0.32%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 239 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (5.22%) Computer Science
3 71 (3.25%) Mobile App
4 54 (2.47%) Open Source
5 49 (2.24%) Management Information System
6 35 (1.60%) Client/Server
7 21 (0.96%) AS400
8 20 (0.91%) GIS
9 18 (0.82%) iSeries
10 17 (0.78%) iPhone
11 15 (0.69%) SWIFT
11 15 (0.69%) User Experience
12 14 (0.64%) Mathematics
13 12 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (0.50%) Over-the-Top Content
14 11 (0.50%) Video on Demand
14 11 (0.50%) IPTV
15 10 (0.46%) Blackberry
15 10 (0.46%) N-Tier
15 10 (0.46%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 232 (10.61%) Windows
2 127 (5.81%) UNIX
3 108 (4.94%) Linux
4 77 (3.52%) Apple iOS
5 69 (3.16%) Android
6 38 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 30 (1.37%) Windows 7
9 29 (1.33%) Windows XP
10 24 (1.10%) Solaris
11 15 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.23%) Windows Phone
12 5 (0.23%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.18%) AIX
14 3 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.091%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.046%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.046%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.046%) Tizen
16 1 (0.046%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 859 (39.30%) Software Testing
2 846 (38.70%) Agile Software Development
3 540 (24.70%) Test Management
4 533 (24.38%) Test Scripting
5 402 (18.39%) Test Strategy
6 397 (18.16%) User Acceptance Testing
7 371 (16.97%) Test Automation
8 328 (15.00%) Automated Testing
9 305 (13.95%) Manual Testing
10 291 (13.31%) Scrum
11 242 (11.07%) Regression Testing
11 242 (11.07%) Waterfall
12 205 (9.38%) Automation Testing
13 200 (9.15%) Performance Testing
14 183 (8.37%) Mentoring
15 169 (7.73%) Test Planning
16 163 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
17 144 (6.59%) V-Model
18 143 (6.54%) BDD
19 128 (5.86%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 601 (27.49%) SQL
2 197 (9.01%) C#
3 188 (8.60%) Java
4 102 (4.67%) JavaScript
5 96 (4.39%) Python
6 74 (3.39%) Ruby
7 49 (2.24%) Perl
8 46 (2.10%) C++
9 39 (1.78%) C
10 34 (1.56%) VBScript
11 33 (1.51%) PHP
12 25 (1.14%) VB
13 23 (1.05%) T-SQL
14 20 (0.91%) PowerShell
15 17 (0.78%) PL/SQL
16 12 (0.55%) Bash Shell
16 12 (0.55%) Objective-C
17 11 (0.50%) Shell Script
18 10 (0.46%) VB.NET
19 8 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1709 (78.18%) ISEB
2 672 (30.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 380 (17.38%) Degree
4 154 (7.04%) Security Cleared
5 119 (5.44%) SC Cleared
5 119 (5.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 79 (3.61%) ISEB Practitioner
7 32 (1.46%) VCP4
8 25 (1.14%) DV Cleared
9 20 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 13 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.46%) MCSE
11 10 (0.46%) CCNA
11 10 (0.46%) MCITP
12 7 (0.32%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.32%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
12 7 (0.32%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 7 (0.32%) CSQA
12 7 (0.32%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 720 (32.94%) QA
2 41 (1.88%) FATCA
3 11 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.37%) GAMP
5 4 (0.18%) HL7
5 4 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.14%) DICOM
6 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.14%) WAI
7 1 (0.046%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.046%) P3O
System Software
1 37 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 27 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.64%) vSphere
4 12 (0.55%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.46%) VMware ESX
6 6 (0.27%) Firmware
7 5 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.18%) Cygwin
9 1 (0.046%) Snort
9 1 (0.046%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 433 (19.81%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.32%) HP SiteScope
3 6 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (0.27%) Netcool
3 6 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (0.18%) Control-M
5 2 (0.091%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.046%) nmon
6 1 (0.046%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 315 (14.41%) HP
2 264 (12.08%) Microsoft
3 134 (6.13%) Oracle
4 60 (2.74%) VMware
5 48 (2.20%) IBM
6 33 (1.51%) SAP
7 20 (0.91%) Capita
8 18 (0.82%) Red Hat
9 13 (0.59%) Cisco
10 11 (0.50%) Avaya
11 10 (0.46%) Atlassian
12 9 (0.41%) Fujitsu
12 9 (0.41%) SOASTA, Inc
12 9 (0.41%) Citrix
12 9 (0.41%) Telerik
13 7 (0.32%) TIBCO
13 7 (0.32%) Green Hat
14 6 (0.27%) McAfee
14 6 (0.27%) Veritas
14 6 (0.27%) Cognos
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum + 10% OT Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
TDX Group
Salary: Competitive + pension, healthcare
Posted: 13 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, bonus scheme
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £27000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 45k per year
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £32,000 per annum + 25 holiday, BUPA, Life Assurance
Posted: 20 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 30 - 33k
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago