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 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 290 341 399
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +58
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1060 974 862
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 0.90% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.98% 3.27% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 873 844 679
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,250 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.84% +10.00%

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
26629 29765 33279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.12% 27.53% 27.43%
Number of salaries quoted 21456 23390 26676
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £66,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 +64 959 £37,500 -6.25% 113
South East +39 272 £38,000 -5.00% 29
London +14 232 £45,000 - 29
Yorkshire +36 137 £35,000 -1.40% 13
West Yorkshire +28 94 £35,000 -1.40% 7
North West +18 89 £32,750 +2.34% 11
Leeds +26 80 £35,000 +1.44% 6
South West +63 75 £42,500 +3.03% 12
East of England +40 65 £35,000 -12.50% 4
West Midlands -17 59 £35,000 - 8
Manchester +21 58 £35,000 +12.00% 9
Surrey -13 55 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Scotland -10 53 £44,000 +2.92% 5
Hampshire +18 52 £45,000 +16.88% 5
Berkshire +4 44 £42,500 -8.10% 3
East Sussex +51 39 £35,000 -13.24% 5
City of London +29 38 £53,750 +4.36% 8
Brighton +41 32 £35,000 -13.24% 5
North Yorkshire +32 31 £31,500 +14.54% 3
Kent +20 31 £35,000 +3.70% 1
Glasgow -12 31 £50,000 +33.33% 3
Wales +22 25 £31,000 +6.42% 3
Gloucestershire +20 25 £46,250 +9.46% 10
East Midlands +13 25 £39,000 +5.40% 6
South Wales +16 23 £30,000 +2.99% 3
Edinburgh -4 22 £37,500 -18.47% 2
York +19 21 £30,750 +8.84%
Wimbledon +5 21 - -
Buckinghamshire +33 19 £38,000 +11.76% 1
Reading +7 19 £55,000 +27.90% 1

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 1544 (73.52%) ISEB
2 1290 (61.43%) Agile Software Development
3 816 (38.86%) QA
4 739 (35.19%) Software Testing
5 673 (32.05%) Finance
6 662 (31.52%) Selenium
7 656 (31.24%) SQL
8 643 (30.62%) Test Scripting
9 619 (29.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 549 (26.14%) User Acceptance Testing
11 509 (24.24%) SDLC
12 484 (23.05%) Test Automation
13 445 (21.19%) Automated Testing
14 423 (20.14%) Test Strategy
15 418 (19.90%) Java
16 414 (19.71%) Functional Testing
17 377 (17.95%) Manual Testing
17 377 (17.95%) Scrum
18 368 (17.52%) Waterfall
19 358 (17.05%) C#
20 354 (16.86%) Test Management
21 348 (16.57%) Degree
22 332 (15.81%) JIRA
23 328 (15.62%) Regression Testing
24 299 (14.24%) Microsoft
25 298 (14.19%) Defect Management
26 287 (13.67%) HP Quality Center
27 283 (13.48%) Automation Testing
28 277 (13.19%) HP
29 276 (13.14%) 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 36 (1.71%) Confluence
1 36 (1.71%) IIS
2 32 (1.52%) SharePoint
3 15 (0.71%) CICS
4 12 (0.57%) CMS
5 11 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (0.29%) MQSeries
7 5 (0.24%) Drupal
7 5 (0.24%) Node.js
7 5 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (0.24%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.19%) Apache
8 4 (0.19%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.14%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.095%) MTS
10 2 (0.095%) Tuxedo
11 1 (0.048%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 160 (7.62%) MS Excel
2 142 (6.76%) MS Office
3 37 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.43%) Mingle
5 8 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.33%) MS Project
7 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.57%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 9 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.14%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.095%) BASE24
5 2 (0.095%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.095%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.095%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.095%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.095%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.095%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.048%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.048%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.048%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.048%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.048%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.048%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.048%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.048%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (0.33%) PaaS
2 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.29%) SaaS
3 2 (0.095%) Google Drive
3 2 (0.095%) Pure360
3 2 (0.095%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.57%) VoIP
2 25 (1.19%) Internet
3 23 (1.10%) 2G
3 23 (1.10%) 3G
3 23 (1.10%) 4G
4 20 (0.95%) HTTP
5 18 (0.86%) SCCP
5 18 (0.86%) SIGTRAN
6 16 (0.76%) LAN
6 16 (0.76%) WAN
7 15 (0.71%) SSH
8 14 (0.67%) GSM
8 14 (0.67%) UMTS
9 13 (0.62%) INAP
9 13 (0.62%) M3UA
9 13 (0.62%) SCTP
9 13 (0.62%) SMPP
9 13 (0.62%) TCAP
10 10 (0.48%) HTTPS
11 9 (0.43%) RANAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 36 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (1.05%) Relational Database
4 19 (0.90%) Oracle Database
4 19 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (0.71%) MySQL
6 13 (0.62%) Data Mining
7 12 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (0.52%) DB2
9 9 (0.43%) Big Data
9 9 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (0.29%) DbVisualizer
11 6 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.24%) QlikView
13 4 (0.19%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.19%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.14%) Apache Accumulo
14 3 (0.14%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 662 (31.52%) Selenium
2 332 (15.81%) JIRA
3 260 (12.38%) HP UFT
4 226 (10.76%) Cucumber
5 192 (9.14%) WebDriver
6 172 (8.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 159 (7.57%) SoapUI
8 130 (6.19%) Jenkins
9 113 (5.38%) JMeter
10 93 (4.43%) LoadRunner
11 84 (4.00%) Git (software)
12 83 (3.95%) Visual Studio
13 66 (3.14%) SpecFlow
14 63 (3.00%) JUnit
15 59 (2.81%) Bugzilla
16 57 (2.71%) NUnit
17 47 (2.24%) Ranorex
18 39 (1.86%) FitNesse
19 38 (1.81%) WATIR
20 36 (1.71%) Hudson
General
1 673 (32.05%) Finance
2 179 (8.52%) Banking
3 163 (7.76%) Retail
4 92 (4.38%) Telecoms
5 54 (2.57%) Games
6 47 (2.24%) Marketing
7 34 (1.62%) Legal
8 26 (1.24%) Law
9 21 (1.00%) Advertising
9 21 (1.00%) Aerospace
10 19 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 19 (0.90%) Retail Banking
11 18 (0.86%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.71%) Automotive
12 15 (0.71%) Back Office
13 12 (0.57%) Electronics
14 8 (0.38%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.38%) Publishing
15 6 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
16 5 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1013 (48.24%) Analyst
2 916 (43.62%) Test Analyst
3 506 (24.10%) Tester
4 243 (11.57%) Test Manager
5 220 (10.48%) Automation Tester
6 206 (9.81%) Test Engineer
7 200 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
8 166 (7.90%) Test Leader
9 156 (7.43%) Software Tester
10 150 (7.14%) QA Analyst
11 120 (5.71%) Software Analyst
12 118 (5.62%) Senior Analyst
13 111 (5.29%) QA Tester
14 109 (5.19%) Senior Test Analyst
15 106 (5.05%) QA Test Analyst
16 104 (4.95%) QA Engineer
17 103 (4.90%) Software Test Analyst
18 69 (3.29%) Financial Analyst
19 67 (3.19%) Test Automation Engineer
20 66 (3.14%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (12.48%) .NET
2 176 (8.38%) XML
3 141 (6.71%) Web Services
4 132 (6.29%) SOAP
5 113 (5.38%) HTML
6 63 (3.00%) REST
7 47 (2.24%) Gherkin
8 44 (2.10%) ASP.NET
9 34 (1.62%) CSS
10 33 (1.57%) .NET Framework
11 24 (1.14%) XBRL
12 23 (1.10%) Spring
13 20 (0.95%) Hibernate
14 18 (0.86%) JSON
14 18 (0.86%) RESTful
15 16 (0.76%) JMS
16 15 (0.71%) XML Schema
16 15 (0.71%) XSD
17 14 (0.67%) JDBC
18 12 (0.57%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 264 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
2 121 (5.76%) Computer Science
3 72 (3.43%) Mathematics
4 55 (2.62%) Mobile App
5 45 (2.14%) Client/Server
6 38 (1.81%) iPad
7 28 (1.33%) Management Information System
8 25 (1.19%) AS400
8 25 (1.19%) User Experience
9 22 (1.05%) Mainframe
10 21 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (0.90%) Fintech
12 18 (0.86%) SWIFT
13 17 (0.81%) Credit Risk
14 16 (0.76%) EPoS
15 15 (0.71%) N-Tier
15 15 (0.71%) VSAM
16 12 (0.57%) Replication
17 11 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 11 (0.52%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 152 (7.24%) Windows
2 116 (5.52%) Unix
3 114 (5.43%) Linux
4 33 (1.57%) Apple iOS
5 31 (1.48%) Android
6 22 (1.05%) Solaris
7 16 (0.76%) Windows 7
8 14 (0.67%) Windows 10
9 13 (0.62%) Kali Linux
10 12 (0.57%) Windows Server
11 11 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.38%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.38%) Windows 8
12 8 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.24%) AIX
15 3 (0.14%) CentOS
16 1 (0.048%) HPUX
16 1 (0.048%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.048%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1290 (61.43%) Agile Software Development
2 739 (35.19%) Software Testing
3 643 (30.62%) Test Scripting
4 549 (26.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 509 (24.24%) SDLC
6 484 (23.05%) Test Automation
7 445 (21.19%) Automated Testing
8 423 (20.14%) Test Strategy
9 414 (19.71%) Functional Testing
10 377 (17.95%) Manual Testing
10 377 (17.95%) Scrum
11 368 (17.52%) Waterfall
12 354 (16.86%) Test Management
13 328 (15.62%) Regression Testing
14 298 (14.19%) Defect Management
15 283 (13.48%) Automation Testing
16 276 (13.14%) Non-Functional Testing
17 263 (12.52%) BDD
18 243 (11.57%) Performance Testing
19 234 (11.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 656 (31.24%) SQL
2 418 (19.90%) Java
3 358 (17.05%) C#
4 135 (6.43%) Ruby
5 93 (4.43%) JavaScript
6 76 (3.62%) C
7 68 (3.24%) VB.NET
8 67 (3.19%) C++
9 64 (3.05%) Python
10 35 (1.67%) VB
11 32 (1.52%) T-SQL
12 30 (1.43%) PHP
13 28 (1.33%) Perl
14 27 (1.29%) VBScript
15 26 (1.24%) COBOL
16 23 (1.10%) PL/SQL
17 21 (1.00%) Groovy
18 15 (0.71%) JCL
19 12 (0.57%) Shell Script
20 10 (0.48%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1544 (73.52%) ISEB
2 619 (29.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 348 (16.57%) Degree
4 126 (6.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 122 (5.81%) Security Cleared
6 62 (2.95%) SC Cleared
7 42 (2.00%) DV Cleared
8 21 (1.00%) ISEB Practitioner
9 10 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (0.48%) HP ASE
10 6 (0.29%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.24%) MBA
11 5 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.095%) CSQA
13 2 (0.095%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.095%) PMP
13 2 (0.095%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.048%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.048%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 816 (38.86%) QA
2 19 (0.90%) SLA
3 7 (0.33%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.14%) FATCA
4 3 (0.14%) SDET
5 2 (0.095%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.048%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.048%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.048%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.33%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.24%) Firmware
3 5 (0.24%) vSphere
4 4 (0.19%) Docker
5 2 (0.095%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.095%) XenApp
5 2 (0.095%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 287 (13.67%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.38%) HP SiteScope
3 6 (0.29%) CA Wily
4 4 (0.19%) Control-M
4 4 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.095%) Puppet
6 1 (0.048%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.048%) nmon
6 1 (0.048%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 299 (14.24%) Microsoft
2 277 (13.19%) HP
3 155 (7.38%) Oracle
4 66 (3.14%) SAP
5 24 (1.14%) Rally
6 22 (1.05%) Citrix
6 22 (1.05%) VMware
7 21 (1.00%) Red Hat
8 17 (0.81%) Atlassian
9 15 (0.71%) Bloomberg
9 15 (0.71%) Reuters
10 13 (0.62%) IBM
11 11 (0.52%) hybris
11 11 (0.52%) MKS
11 11 (0.52%) TOWER Software
12 9 (0.43%) Agilent
12 9 (0.43%) Google
12 9 (0.43%) Telerik
13 8 (0.38%) Dynatrace
14 7 (0.33%) AppDynamics
West Midlands
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + 20% bonus plus benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Stratospherec
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Sanderson
Salary: £27000.00 - £33800.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
University of Nottingham
Salary: £28,982 - 37,768 per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Colston Consulting
Salary: Open ended
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £37700 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + 25 days Holiday + Great career pro
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Send
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 65000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Type Agency
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum amazing benefits!
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum Up to £35K
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: From £28,000 to £34,900 per annum Excellent benefits packages
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 60,000 plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Canterbury, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago