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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 278 311 314
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1157 1006 880
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.06% 0.88% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.87% 3.24% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 993 789 697
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
29896 31032 28815
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.30% 27.04% 27.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24121 24045 23400
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +32 988 £40,000 +6.66% 119
South East +43 256 £40,000 +11.11% 24
London -40 238 £47,500 +11.76% 27
Scotland +21 101 £44,500 +18.66% 6
Yorkshire +75 98 £35,000 -13.58% 8
North West +9 87 £35,000 +14.75% 24
East of England -18 82 £41,250 +18.70% 9
West Midlands +38 81 £35,000 -6.66% 9
West Yorkshire +52 77 £35,000 -15.40% 6
Surrey +39 77 £40,000 +14.28% 5
East Midlands +19 71 £35,000 - 10
Hampshire +47 70 £41,500 +15.27% 7
South West -7 65 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Glasgow +36 55 £42,500 +26.86% 4
Edinburgh +24 52 £47,500 +39.70% 2
Manchester +8 52 £40,000 +17.64% 16
Berkshire -17 48 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Leeds +38 47 £35,000 -18.91% 5
City of London +2 45 £57,500 +36.90% 4
Nottingham +15 40 £36,250 +3.57% 4
Nottinghamshire +5 40 £36,250 +3.57% 4
Birmingham +37 38 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Wales +2 35 £31,171 +7.01% 6
South Wales -2 35 £31,171 +7.01% 6
Cambridgeshire +3 30 £46,500 +43.07% 1
Gloucestershire +12 29 £35,000 - 1
Reading -25 27 £50,000 +34.22% 5
Guildford +11 22 £41,500 -12.63% 1
Hertfordshire -5 22 £50,000 +25.00% 6
Cheshire -8 20 £31,000 +3.33% 5

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1479 (69.83%) ISEB
2 1010 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
3 822 (38.81%) QA
4 786 (37.11%) Software Testing
5 607 (28.66%) SQL
6 588 (27.76%) Finance
7 563 (26.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 562 (26.53%) Test Scripting
9 487 (22.99%) Selenium
10 459 (21.67%) Test Management
11 433 (20.44%) Test Automation
12 401 (18.93%) Automated Testing
13 377 (17.80%) Degree
14 369 (17.42%) User Acceptance Testing
15 349 (16.48%) Test Strategy
16 339 (16.01%) HP Quality Center
17 334 (15.77%) SDLC
18 327 (15.44%) Java
19 320 (15.11%) Manual Testing
20 304 (14.35%) HP
21 299 (14.12%) C#
22 283 (13.36%) Microsoft
23 280 (13.22%) Performance Testing
24 279 (13.17%) Scrum
25 267 (12.61%) HP UFT
26 241 (11.38%) JIRA
27 237 (11.19%) Regression Testing
28 236 (11.14%) Automation Testing
29 235 (11.10%) Waterfall
30 232 (10.95%) .NET

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 35 (1.65%) SharePoint
2 16 (0.76%) IIS
3 10 (0.47%) Confluence
4 9 (0.42%) CMS
5 7 (0.33%) WebSphere
5 7 (0.33%) JBoss
5 7 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.19%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.14%) Node.js
7 3 (0.14%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.14%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.14%) WebSphere Portal
7 3 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.094%) SAS
9 1 (0.047%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.047%) Apache
9 1 (0.047%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.047%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.047%) nginx
Applications
1 154 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 77 (3.64%) MS Office
3 17 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.42%) MS Project
6 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.14%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 14 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.24%) BASE24
4 5 (0.24%) Teamcenter
4 5 (0.24%) SAP HR
4 5 (0.24%) Primavera
4 5 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.19%) Summit
6 3 (0.14%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.14%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.14%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.14%) SAP MM
6 3 (0.14%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.094%) Endur
7 2 (0.094%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.047%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.57%) SaaS
2 11 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.24%) Trello
5 4 (0.19%) Google Drive
5 4 (0.19%) FinancialForce.com
6 3 (0.14%) GitHub
6 3 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.094%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (0.99%) Internet
2 13 (0.61%) LAN
2 13 (0.61%) VoIP
3 10 (0.47%) CTI
4 9 (0.42%) HTTP
4 9 (0.42%) WAN
5 8 (0.38%) HTTPS
6 7 (0.33%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.24%) Firewall
8 4 (0.19%) 3G
8 4 (0.19%) Telnet
8 4 (0.19%) SSH
8 4 (0.19%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.19%) ZigBee
8 4 (0.19%) PuTTY
8 4 (0.19%) LDAP
8 4 (0.19%) ATM
9 3 (0.14%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.14%) SAN
9 3 (0.14%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (10.01%) SQL Server
2 45 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (1.46%) Oracle Database
4 28 (1.32%) Relational Database
5 24 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 23 (1.09%) Big Data
7 22 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 21 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
10 13 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
10 13 (0.61%) MySQL
11 10 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (0.42%) QlikView
12 9 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (0.28%) Hadoop
14 6 (0.28%) NoSQL
15 5 (0.24%) Oracle BI EE
15 5 (0.24%) Data Mining
16 4 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 487 (22.99%) Selenium
2 267 (12.61%) HP UFT
3 241 (11.38%) JIRA
4 177 (8.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 143 (6.75%) WebDriver
6 139 (6.56%) Cucumber
7 116 (5.48%) JMeter
8 112 (5.29%) LoadRunner
9 71 (3.35%) Visual Studio
10 53 (2.50%) SoapUI
11 40 (1.89%) Maven
12 39 (1.84%) Jenkins
13 37 (1.75%) Git (software)
13 37 (1.75%) Bugzilla
14 30 (1.42%) JUnit
15 29 (1.37%) SpecFlow
16 26 (1.23%) NUnit
17 21 (0.99%) Eclipse
18 20 (0.94%) Appium
19 19 (0.90%) TestDirector
General
1 588 (27.76%) Finance
2 161 (7.60%) Banking
3 110 (5.19%) Retail
4 97 (4.58%) Telecoms
5 52 (2.46%) Games
6 38 (1.79%) Marketing
7 34 (1.61%) Manufacturing
8 31 (1.46%) Legal
9 23 (1.09%) Back Office
10 22 (1.04%) Retail Banking
11 21 (0.99%) Automotive
12 15 (0.71%) Publishing
12 15 (0.71%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.71%) Aerospace
13 13 (0.61%) Law
13 13 (0.61%) Advertising
14 10 (0.47%) Billing
14 10 (0.47%) Investment Banking
15 8 (0.38%) Electronics
16 4 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 885 (41.78%) Analyst
2 812 (38.34%) Test Analyst
3 444 (20.96%) Tester
4 347 (16.38%) Test Manager
5 173 (8.17%) Test Engineer
6 158 (7.46%) Test Leader
7 143 (6.75%) Senior Analyst
8 141 (6.66%) Software Tester
9 140 (6.61%) Senior Test Analyst
10 139 (6.56%) QA Analyst
11 91 (4.30%) Lead Test Analyst
12 87 (4.11%) Automation Tester
13 84 (3.97%) QA Tester
14 81 (3.82%) Team Leader
15 80 (3.78%) Consultant
16 79 (3.73%) QA Engineer
17 74 (3.49%) QA Test Analyst
18 73 (3.45%) Test Consultant
18 73 (3.45%) Test Team Leader
19 61 (2.88%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (10.95%) .NET
2 171 (8.07%) XML
3 133 (6.28%) HTML
4 81 (3.82%) Web Services
5 69 (3.26%) CSS
6 66 (3.12%) SOAP
7 60 (2.83%) ASP.NET
8 34 (1.61%) Gherkin
9 17 (0.80%) REST
10 13 (0.61%) CGI
11 11 (0.52%) Middleware
11 11 (0.52%) XML Messaging
11 11 (0.52%) Apache Flex
12 10 (0.47%) XML Schema
12 10 (0.47%) Ajax
12 10 (0.47%) .NET Framework
12 10 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
13 9 (0.42%) XBRL
14 8 (0.38%) XHTML
14 8 (0.38%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 215 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
2 113 (5.34%) Computer Science
3 68 (3.21%) Mobile App
4 60 (2.83%) Client/Server
5 32 (1.51%) User Experience
6 29 (1.37%) AS400
7 23 (1.09%) iSeries
8 20 (0.94%) Mathematics
9 18 (0.85%) Replication
10 16 (0.76%) SWIFT
11 15 (0.71%) Management Information System
12 14 (0.66%) Data Integration
13 10 (0.47%) GIS
13 10 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (0.42%) IVR
14 9 (0.42%) Derivative
15 8 (0.38%) Online Games
16 7 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (0.33%) Smart Meter
16 7 (0.33%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 203 (9.58%) Windows
2 109 (5.15%) Linux
3 88 (4.15%) UNIX
4 60 (2.83%) Apple iOS
5 55 (2.60%) Android
6 15 (0.71%) Windows 7
7 14 (0.66%) Solaris
8 9 (0.42%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.33%) Windows Vista
10 6 (0.28%) Windows XP
10 6 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.14%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.14%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.14%) AIX
13 2 (0.094%) SUSE
13 2 (0.094%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.047%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 1010 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
2 786 (37.11%) Software Testing
3 562 (26.53%) Test Scripting
4 459 (21.67%) Test Management
5 433 (20.44%) Test Automation
6 401 (18.93%) Automated Testing
7 369 (17.42%) User Acceptance Testing
8 349 (16.48%) Test Strategy
9 334 (15.77%) SDLC
10 320 (15.11%) Manual Testing
11 280 (13.22%) Performance Testing
12 279 (13.17%) Scrum
13 237 (11.19%) Regression Testing
14 236 (11.14%) Automation Testing
15 235 (11.10%) Waterfall
16 179 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
17 164 (7.74%) Test Planning
18 142 (6.70%) Mentoring
18 142 (6.70%) BDD
19 141 (6.66%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 607 (28.66%) SQL
2 327 (15.44%) Java
3 299 (14.12%) C#
4 162 (7.65%) JavaScript
5 89 (4.20%) C
6 78 (3.68%) Python
7 72 (3.40%) Ruby
8 67 (3.16%) T-SQL
9 65 (3.07%) C++
10 52 (2.46%) VB.NET
11 30 (1.42%) Perl
12 28 (1.32%) PHP
13 25 (1.18%) VB
14 23 (1.09%) PL/SQL
15 22 (1.04%) VBScript
16 11 (0.52%) Bash Shell
17 10 (0.47%) PowerShell
18 8 (0.38%) ActionScript
19 6 (0.28%) VBA
20 5 (0.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1479 (69.83%) ISEB
2 563 (26.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 377 (17.80%) Degree
4 163 (7.70%) Security Cleared
5 134 (6.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 129 (6.09%) SC Cleared
7 54 (2.55%) ISEB Practitioner
8 17 (0.80%) DV Cleared
9 12 (0.57%) CSQA
9 12 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 11 (0.52%) SAP Certification
10 11 (0.52%) HP ASE
11 10 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (0.33%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.33%) HND
14 3 (0.14%) HNC
14 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.14%) NVQ Level 4
15 2 (0.094%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 822 (38.81%) QA
2 19 (0.90%) SLA
3 13 (0.61%) FATCA
4 8 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.14%) WAI
8 2 (0.094%) WCAG
8 2 (0.094%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.047%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.047%) DICOM
9 1 (0.047%) Solvency II
System Software
1 30 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (0.57%) Hyper-V
3 8 (0.38%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.33%) vSphere
5 5 (0.24%) XenApp
5 5 (0.24%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.14%) HDFS
7 1 (0.047%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 339 (16.01%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.33%) SCCM
3 3 (0.14%) Puppet
4 2 (0.094%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.094%) Ansible
5 1 (0.047%) Oozie
5 1 (0.047%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.047%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 304 (14.35%) HP
2 283 (13.36%) Microsoft
3 160 (7.55%) Oracle
4 85 (4.01%) SAP
5 47 (2.22%) VMware
6 27 (1.27%) Capita
7 25 (1.18%) IBM
8 20 (0.94%) Citrix
9 16 (0.76%) Red Hat
10 12 (0.57%) Cognos
11 10 (0.47%) Atlassian
12 9 (0.42%) Remedy
12 9 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (0.38%) JD Edwards
13 8 (0.38%) BMC
14 7 (0.33%) Google
14 7 (0.33%) Tableau
15 6 (0.28%) Computacenter
15 6 (0.28%) Micro Focus
16 5 (0.24%) Cisco
Leicestershire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £23000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hove, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum £35,000 + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £23000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £47000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Trust In Soda
Salary: From £20,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension (18%), Flex Fund (5%)
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + great bonus and bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago