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

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 296 336 399
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +63
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1043 1039 875
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.07% 0.94% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.00% 3.42% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 868 902 669
Median salary £37,600 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £53,050
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

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
26060 30356 33112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.62% 27.37% 27.49%
Number of salaries quoted 21080 24061 26252
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 June 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 June 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 +56 969 £38,000 -5.00% 102
South East +57 289 £38,000 -5.00% 27
London -1 214 £45,000 - 19
Yorkshire +62 147 £35,000 -10.25% 16
West Yorkshire +49 107 £37,500 -1.96% 11
Leeds +62 91 £37,500 +10.29% 8
North West +23 81 £32,750 -6.42% 10
South West +57 76 £45,000 +30.43% 8
Hampshire +16 66 £50,000 +20.48% 7
Manchester +29 63 £33,000 -10.81% 7
East of England +26 57 £35,000 -6.66% 5
West Midlands -17 57 £35,000 +7.69% 8
East Sussex +50 49 £35,000 +16.66% 5
Surrey -25 46 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Scotland -25 46 £37,500 -12.79% 6
Brighton +43 40 £35,000 +16.66% 4
East Midlands +14 40 £34,188 -14.53% 8
Berkshire +2 38 £44,750 -0.55% 2
City of London +27 36 £50,000 -13.04% 7
Gloucestershire +25 32 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Buckinghamshire +41 30 £38,000 +11.76% 2
North Yorkshire +42 27 £32,000 +16.36% 2
Edinburgh -7 24 £36,000 -24.21% 3
Oxfordshire +1 23 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Kent +28 22 £35,000 -1.40%
Birmingham -23 22 £37,500 - 4
Wales +8 19 £32,000 +3.75% 6
Glasgow -26 19 £48,000 +33.33% 3
Nottingham +1 17 £33,375 -16.56% 4
Nottinghamshire -2 17 £33,375 -16.56% 5

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 1547 (74.16%) ISEB
2 1295 (62.08%) Agile Software Development
3 813 (38.97%) QA
4 717 (34.37%) Software Testing
5 698 (33.46%) Finance
6 689 (33.03%) SQL
7 683 (32.74%) Selenium
8 618 (29.63%) Test Scripting
9 575 (27.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 529 (25.36%) User Acceptance Testing
11 488 (23.39%) SDLC
12 480 (23.01%) Test Automation
13 446 (21.38%) Automated Testing
14 441 (21.14%) Java
15 411 (19.70%) Test Strategy
16 410 (19.65%) Scrum
17 402 (19.27%) Functional Testing
18 395 (18.94%) Manual Testing
19 384 (18.41%) C#
20 375 (17.98%) Degree
21 364 (17.45%) Test Management
22 357 (17.11%) Waterfall
23 326 (15.63%) Regression Testing
24 324 (15.53%) JIRA
25 317 (15.20%) Microsoft
26 288 (13.81%) Automation Testing
27 282 (13.52%) Non-Functional Testing
28 278 (13.33%) Defect Management
29 274 (13.14%) HP
30 268 (12.85%) BDD

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 43 (2.06%) Confluence
1 43 (2.06%) IIS
2 41 (1.97%) SharePoint
3 16 (0.77%) CICS
4 12 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (0.43%) CMS
6 6 (0.29%) Drupal
7 5 (0.24%) Apache
7 5 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (0.24%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.24%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.19%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.14%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.14%) Documentum
9 3 (0.14%) FileNet
9 3 (0.14%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.14%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.096%) MTS
11 1 (0.048%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.048%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 157 (7.53%) MS Excel
2 144 (6.90%) MS Office
3 43 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.43%) Mingle
5 7 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.29%) MS Project
7 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 12 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.14%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.096%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.096%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.096%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.096%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.048%) BASE24
5 1 (0.048%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.048%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.48%) SaaS
2 8 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.34%) PaaS
4 4 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.096%) Google Drive
5 2 (0.096%) IaaS
5 2 (0.096%) Pure360
6 1 (0.048%) GitHub
6 1 (0.048%) Office 365
6 1 (0.048%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.68%) VoIP
2 26 (1.25%) 2G
2 26 (1.25%) 3G
2 26 (1.25%) 4G
3 21 (1.01%) Internet
3 21 (1.01%) LAN
3 21 (1.01%) SCCP
3 21 (1.01%) SIGTRAN
3 21 (1.01%) WAN
4 20 (0.96%) HTTP
5 18 (0.86%) GSM
5 18 (0.86%) UMTS
6 17 (0.81%) SSH
7 12 (0.58%) INAP
7 12 (0.58%) M3UA
7 12 (0.58%) SCTP
7 12 (0.58%) SMPP
7 12 (0.58%) TCAP
7 12 (0.58%) Wireshark
8 11 (0.53%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (6.23%) SQL Server
2 32 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (0.96%) MySQL
4 19 (0.91%) Oracle Database
5 16 (0.77%) Relational Database
6 13 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (0.58%) Data Mining
7 12 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (0.38%) DB2
9 8 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.34%) Big Data
11 6 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.24%) QlikView
13 3 (0.14%) Apache Accumulo
13 3 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.14%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (0.14%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.14%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 683 (32.74%) Selenium
2 324 (15.53%) JIRA
3 250 (11.98%) HP UFT
4 221 (10.59%) Cucumber
5 201 (9.64%) WebDriver
6 172 (8.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 167 (8.01%) SoapUI
8 128 (6.14%) Jenkins
9 117 (5.61%) JMeter
10 91 (4.36%) LoadRunner
11 84 (4.03%) JUnit
12 79 (3.79%) NUnit
12 79 (3.79%) Visual Studio
13 76 (3.64%) Git (software)
14 75 (3.60%) SpecFlow
15 50 (2.40%) Bugzilla
16 42 (2.01%) Ranorex
16 42 (2.01%) TestNG
17 41 (1.97%) FitNesse
18 37 (1.77%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 698 (33.46%) Finance
2 164 (7.86%) Banking
3 148 (7.09%) Retail
4 92 (4.41%) Telecoms
5 65 (3.12%) Games
6 46 (2.21%) Marketing
7 41 (1.97%) Legal
8 25 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 24 (1.15%) Aerospace
10 21 (1.01%) Law
11 18 (0.86%) Automotive
12 17 (0.81%) Back Office
12 17 (0.81%) Electronics
13 16 (0.77%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.62%) Advertising
15 12 (0.58%) Retail Banking
16 9 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.38%) Publishing
18 4 (0.19%) Investment Banking
19 3 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 961 (46.07%) Analyst
2 872 (41.80%) Test Analyst
3 529 (25.36%) Tester
4 230 (11.03%) Automation Tester
5 228 (10.93%) Test Manager
6 219 (10.50%) Test Engineer
7 204 (9.78%) Automation Test Analyst
8 189 (9.06%) Software Tester
9 184 (8.82%) Test Leader
10 154 (7.38%) QA Analyst
11 129 (6.18%) QA Tester
12 128 (6.14%) Software Analyst
13 113 (5.42%) QA Engineer
13 113 (5.42%) Senior Analyst
14 112 (5.37%) QA Test Analyst
15 110 (5.27%) Software Test Analyst
16 102 (4.89%) Senior Test Analyst
17 70 (3.36%) Financial Analyst
17 70 (3.36%) Test Automation Engineer
18 66 (3.16%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (12.80%) .NET
2 174 (8.34%) XML
3 154 (7.38%) Web Services
4 128 (6.14%) HTML
5 125 (5.99%) SOAP
6 66 (3.16%) REST
7 50 (2.40%) ASP.NET
8 43 (2.06%) CSS
8 43 (2.06%) Gherkin
9 30 (1.44%) Spring
10 29 (1.39%) XBRL
11 27 (1.29%) Hibernate
12 26 (1.25%) .NET Framework
13 21 (1.01%) JMS
14 18 (0.86%) Ajax
14 18 (0.86%) XSD
15 17 (0.81%) JSON
16 16 (0.77%) JDBC
17 15 (0.72%) jQuery
17 15 (0.72%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 260 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
2 130 (6.23%) Computer Science
3 65 (3.12%) Mathematics
4 57 (2.73%) Mobile App
5 47 (2.25%) Client/Server
6 41 (1.97%) iPad
7 27 (1.29%) Management Information System
8 25 (1.20%) AS400
8 25 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
9 24 (1.15%) User Experience
10 23 (1.10%) Mainframe
11 18 (0.86%) N-Tier
12 16 (0.77%) Fintech
13 15 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 15 (0.72%) VSAM
14 14 (0.67%) Credit Risk
14 14 (0.67%) EPoS
14 14 (0.67%) Online Games
15 13 (0.62%) SWIFT
15 13 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 158 (7.57%) Windows
2 139 (6.66%) Linux
3 124 (5.94%) Unix
4 38 (1.82%) Android
5 37 (1.77%) Apple iOS
6 25 (1.20%) Solaris
7 15 (0.72%) Windows 7
8 14 (0.67%) Windows 10
9 12 (0.58%) Kali Linux
10 10 (0.48%) Mac OS X
11 9 (0.43%) CentOS
11 9 (0.43%) Windows 8
11 9 (0.43%) Windows Server
11 9 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.29%) AIX
14 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.048%) HPUX
15 1 (0.048%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.048%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1295 (62.08%) Agile Software Development
2 717 (34.37%) Software Testing
3 618 (29.63%) Test Scripting
4 529 (25.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 488 (23.39%) SDLC
6 480 (23.01%) Test Automation
7 446 (21.38%) Automated Testing
8 411 (19.70%) Test Strategy
9 410 (19.65%) Scrum
10 402 (19.27%) Functional Testing
11 395 (18.94%) Manual Testing
12 364 (17.45%) Test Management
13 357 (17.11%) Waterfall
14 326 (15.63%) Regression Testing
15 288 (13.81%) Automation Testing
16 282 (13.52%) Non-Functional Testing
17 278 (13.33%) Defect Management
18 268 (12.85%) BDD
19 256 (12.27%) Performance Testing
20 250 (11.98%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 689 (33.03%) SQL
2 441 (21.14%) Java
3 384 (18.41%) C#
4 143 (6.86%) Ruby
5 122 (5.85%) JavaScript
6 78 (3.74%) C++
6 78 (3.74%) Python
7 74 (3.55%) VB.NET
8 70 (3.36%) C
9 41 (1.97%) PHP
10 38 (1.82%) T-SQL
11 37 (1.77%) VB
12 33 (1.58%) Perl
13 25 (1.20%) COBOL
13 25 (1.20%) PL/SQL
14 22 (1.05%) VBScript
15 21 (1.01%) Bash Shell
16 18 (0.86%) Groovy
17 15 (0.72%) JCL
17 15 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1547 (74.16%) ISEB
2 575 (27.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 375 (17.98%) Degree
4 136 (6.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 128 (6.14%) Security Cleared
6 56 (2.68%) SC Cleared
7 46 (2.21%) DV Cleared
8 19 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
9 11 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (0.48%) HP ASE
11 5 (0.24%) MBA
12 4 (0.19%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.14%) CSQA
13 3 (0.14%) PMP
13 3 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.096%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.096%) PhD
15 1 (0.048%) Cisco Certification
15 1 (0.048%) HNC
15 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 813 (38.97%) QA
2 12 (0.58%) SLA
3 5 (0.24%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.096%) FATCA
4 2 (0.096%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.096%) SDET
5 1 (0.048%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.048%) Solvency II
System Software
1 18 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (0.53%) Firmware
3 10 (0.48%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.38%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.29%) Docker
6 5 (0.24%) XenApp
6 5 (0.24%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 260 (12.46%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.38%) HP SiteScope
3 6 (0.29%) CA Wily
4 5 (0.24%) Control-M
5 4 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.14%) SCCM
6 3 (0.14%) SCOM
7 2 (0.096%) Puppet
Vendors
1 317 (15.20%) Microsoft
2 274 (13.14%) HP
3 152 (7.29%) Oracle
4 66 (3.16%) SAP
5 29 (1.39%) Red Hat
5 29 (1.39%) VMware
6 26 (1.25%) Rally
7 23 (1.10%) Citrix
8 22 (1.05%) Atlassian
9 16 (0.77%) IBM
10 14 (0.67%) Telerik
11 13 (0.62%) Google
12 12 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (0.53%) Bloomberg
13 11 (0.53%) Reuters
14 9 (0.43%) MKS
14 9 (0.43%) TOWER Software
15 8 (0.38%) Agilent
16 7 (0.34%) Cognizant
16 7 (0.34%) Dynatrace
Hull, North Humberside
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Suffolk
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: £37,500 + bonus / benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Metaskil
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £48,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hastings, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £48,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 18 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £48,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 18 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £48,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 18 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £48,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 18 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £35,000 per annum , DOE.
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Around £17,000 initially increased to £19,000 after 6 months
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 16 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29000 - £33500 per annum + pension + incremental salary
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000- £60,000 + strong benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £29000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newquay, Cornwall
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago