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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK
Rank 268 305 291
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -14
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 968 1061 1161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.15% 1.04% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.66% 3.71% 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 817 899 959
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 £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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
20760 28585 29025
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.72% 27.91% 27.56%
Number of salaries quoted 16426 22892 23133
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 £27,500 £28,000 £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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +40 905 £40,000 +6.66% 119
South East +98 213 £36,500 -2.66% 29
London -4 177 £47,500 -5.00% 30
Yorkshire +31 131 £42,500 +21.42% 16
South West +43 110 £37,500 +11.94% 16
West Yorkshire +33 110 £42,500 +21.42% 12
Leeds +36 95 £42,500 +21.42% 10
East of England +27 88 £42,500 +6.25% 6
North West -60 83 £35,000 +11.11% 10
Manchester -19 60 £37,500 +15.38% 5
West Midlands -3 55 £35,500 +1.42% 10
Hertfordshire +47 52 £41,250 +3.12% 2
East Midlands +39 43 £37,000 -5.12% 1
Surrey +50 40 £43,750 +25.00% 7
Hampshire +21 40 £37,500 -11.76% 7
Gloucestershire -5 32 £40,000 - 2
City of London -11 31 £50,000 - 8
Birmingham +13 28 £31,500 -10.00% 3
Berkshire +47 27 £38,750 -22.50% 2
Scotland +14 26 £37,500 +7.14% 4
East Sussex +16 25 £25,500 -27.14% 2
Wales -3 25 £28,000 -11.11% 1
Stevenage +10 23 £40,000 -
Somerset +3 23 £32,500 +18.18% 3
Reading +49 22 £42,500 -15.00%
Buckinghamshire +33 22 £35,000 -7.16%
Milton Keynes +28 22 £35,000 -2.37%
Oxfordshire +20 21 £36,000 -0.68% 5
West Sussex +19 20 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Brighton +9 20 £25,500 -27.14% 1

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 1333 (66.92%) ISEB
2 1222 (61.35%) Agile Software Development
3 798 (40.06%) Selenium
4 700 (35.14%) QA
5 673 (33.79%) Software Testing
6 655 (32.88%) SQL
7 524 (26.31%) Test Automation
8 521 (26.15%) Test Scripting
9 503 (25.25%) Finance
10 495 (24.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 426 (21.39%) User Acceptance Testing
12 425 (21.34%) Java
13 372 (18.67%) Automated Testing
14 364 (18.27%) JIRA
15 362 (18.17%) C#
16 360 (18.07%) Test Management
17 353 (17.72%) Test Strategy
18 346 (17.37%) SDLC
19 340 (17.07%) Scrum
20 338 (16.97%) Microsoft
21 334 (16.77%) BDD
22 326 (16.37%) Automation Testing
23 325 (16.32%) Cucumber
24 314 (15.76%) Functional Testing
25 289 (14.51%) Manual Testing
25 289 (14.51%) Degree
26 274 (13.76%) Waterfall
27 266 (13.35%) TDD
27 266 (13.35%) Regression Testing
28 263 (13.20%) HP

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 49 (2.46%) Confluence
2 34 (1.71%) SharePoint
3 25 (1.26%) IIS
4 17 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (0.45%) ArcGIS
5 9 (0.45%) GlassFish
5 9 (0.45%) WebSphere
5 9 (0.45%) WebSphere Portal
6 5 (0.25%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.25%) Documentum
7 4 (0.20%) CMS
8 3 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.050%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.050%) Apache
9 1 (0.050%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.050%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.050%) FileNet
9 1 (0.050%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 197 (9.89%) MS Excel
2 102 (5.12%) MS Office
3 71 (3.56%) MS Visio
4 40 (2.01%) MS Project
5 18 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.20%) Mingle
8 1 (0.050%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.15%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.15%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.050%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.050%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.050%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.050%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.15%) SaaS
2 16 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.40%) GitHub
5 7 (0.35%) Lucidchart
6 2 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.10%) Slack
7 1 (0.050%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 18 (0.90%) SSH
2 13 (0.65%) LAN
3 12 (0.60%) WAN
4 11 (0.55%) Internet
5 10 (0.50%) HTTP
5 10 (0.50%) IP Telephony
5 10 (0.50%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.45%) Firewall
7 3 (0.15%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.15%) VoIP
8 2 (0.10%) FTP
8 2 (0.10%) GSM
8 2 (0.10%) LTE
8 2 (0.10%) UMTS
9 1 (0.050%) RTSP
9 1 (0.050%) Skype
9 1 (0.050%) VLAN
9 1 (0.050%) Wireless
9 1 (0.050%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.050%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 91 (4.57%) Relational Database
3 34 (1.71%) Oracle Database
4 29 (1.46%) MySQL
4 29 (1.46%) Oracle BI EE
5 17 (0.85%) GIS
6 14 (0.70%) RDBMS
7 12 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (0.50%) Hadoop
9 9 (0.45%) NoSQL
9 9 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
9 9 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.35%) Big Data
12 6 (0.30%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.25%) Apache Accumulo
13 5 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.20%) MS Access
14 4 (0.20%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 798 (40.06%) Selenium
2 364 (18.27%) JIRA
3 325 (16.32%) Cucumber
4 220 (11.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 200 (10.04%) SoapUI
6 195 (9.79%) WebDriver
7 177 (8.89%) JMeter
8 173 (8.68%) LoadRunner
9 167 (8.38%) HP UFT
10 131 (6.58%) Jenkins
11 104 (5.22%) Git (software)
12 89 (4.47%) SpecFlow
13 72 (3.61%) Visual Studio
14 57 (2.86%) JUnit
15 42 (2.11%) Appium
15 42 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 40 (2.01%) Eclipse
16 40 (2.01%) Subversion
17 38 (1.91%) Ranorex
18 29 (1.46%) Zephyr
General
1 503 (25.25%) Finance
2 181 (9.09%) Banking
3 86 (4.32%) Retail
4 68 (3.41%) Legal
5 61 (3.06%) Telecoms
6 42 (2.11%) Manufacturing
7 35 (1.76%) Marketing
8 34 (1.71%) Law
9 24 (1.20%) Games
10 19 (0.95%) Electronics
11 18 (0.90%) Back Office
12 16 (0.80%) Advertising
13 14 (0.70%) Investment Banking
14 11 (0.55%) Automotive
15 9 (0.45%) Billing
15 9 (0.45%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.30%) Publishing
17 4 (0.20%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.15%) Front Office
19 2 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 875 (43.93%) Analyst
2 805 (40.41%) Test Analyst
3 305 (15.31%) Tester
4 300 (15.06%) Test Engineer
5 243 (12.20%) Test Manager
6 222 (11.14%) Test Leader
7 159 (7.98%) Automation Test Analyst
8 135 (6.78%) Senior Analyst
9 131 (6.58%) Senior Test Analyst
10 128 (6.43%) Software Analyst
11 119 (5.97%) Software Test Analyst
12 117 (5.87%) QA Analyst
13 115 (5.77%) Test Automation Engineer
14 112 (5.62%) Senior Test Engineer
15 93 (4.67%) Team Leader
16 92 (4.62%) Software Tester
17 89 (4.47%) QA Engineer
18 87 (4.37%) Automation Tester
19 77 (3.87%) QA Test Analyst
20 73 (3.66%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (10.89%) .NET
2 152 (7.63%) XML
3 144 (7.23%) SOAP
4 135 (6.78%) Web Services
5 105 (5.27%) HTML
6 98 (4.92%) Gherkin
7 54 (2.71%) CSS
8 46 (2.31%) REST
9 43 (2.16%) ASP.NET
10 23 (1.15%) J2EE
11 20 (1.00%) Ajax
11 20 (1.00%) RESTful
12 16 (0.80%) GWT
13 11 (0.55%) .NET Framework
13 11 (0.55%) JSON
14 9 (0.45%) Dojo
14 9 (0.45%) JSF
14 9 (0.45%) XBRL
15 8 (0.40%) Behat
15 8 (0.40%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 162 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 123 (6.17%) Computer Science
3 75 (3.77%) Mobile App
4 66 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 29 (1.46%) iPad
6 26 (1.31%) Client/Server
7 23 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (0.85%) User Experience
9 15 (0.75%) Driving Licence
9 15 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
10 14 (0.70%) Data Centre
10 14 (0.70%) Virtual Team
11 12 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
12 9 (0.45%) Mainframe
13 7 (0.35%) Cyberthreat
13 7 (0.35%) Fintech
13 7 (0.35%) Smart Meter
14 6 (0.30%) Digital Media
15 5 (0.25%) Replication
15 5 (0.25%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 205 (10.29%) Windows
2 156 (7.83%) Linux
3 62 (3.11%) Unix
4 51 (2.56%) Android
5 49 (2.46%) Apple iOS
6 19 (0.95%) Windows Server
7 17 (0.85%) Windows 7
8 9 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.35%) Kali Linux
10 4 (0.20%) CentOS
10 4 (0.20%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.15%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.15%) Solaris
12 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.050%) AIX
13 1 (0.050%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.050%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1222 (61.35%) Agile Software Development
2 673 (33.79%) Software Testing
3 524 (26.31%) Test Automation
4 521 (26.15%) Test Scripting
5 426 (21.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 372 (18.67%) Automated Testing
7 360 (18.07%) Test Management
8 353 (17.72%) Test Strategy
9 346 (17.37%) SDLC
10 340 (17.07%) Scrum
11 334 (16.77%) BDD
12 326 (16.37%) Automation Testing
13 314 (15.76%) Functional Testing
14 289 (14.51%) Manual Testing
15 274 (13.76%) Waterfall
16 266 (13.35%) Regression Testing
16 266 (13.35%) TDD
17 245 (12.30%) Non-Functional Testing
18 232 (11.65%) Performance Testing
19 203 (10.19%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 655 (32.88%) SQL
2 425 (21.34%) Java
3 362 (18.17%) C#
4 145 (7.28%) Python
5 135 (6.78%) JavaScript
6 112 (5.62%) C++
7 96 (4.82%) Ruby
8 66 (3.31%) C
9 34 (1.71%) VB.NET
10 29 (1.46%) T-SQL
11 21 (1.05%) Perl
12 18 (0.90%) Bash Shell
13 17 (0.85%) PHP
14 13 (0.65%) VBA
15 12 (0.60%) PL/SQL
15 12 (0.60%) VBScript
16 10 (0.50%) Shell Script
17 9 (0.45%) PowerShell
18 8 (0.40%) Groovy
19 7 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 1333 (66.92%) ISEB
2 495 (24.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 289 (14.51%) Degree
4 144 (7.23%) Security Cleared
5 120 (6.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 80 (4.02%) DV Cleared
7 33 (1.66%) SC Cleared
8 16 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
10 9 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (0.20%) MBCS
13 3 (0.15%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.10%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.10%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.10%) CSQA
14 2 (0.10%) HND
14 2 (0.10%) PMP
15 1 (0.050%) DBS Check
15 1 (0.050%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 700 (35.14%) QA
2 5 (0.25%) SDET
2 5 (0.25%) SLA
3 3 (0.15%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.10%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.050%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.050%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.050%) MiFID
5 1 (0.050%) SEPA
5 1 (0.050%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (0.55%) Docker
2 10 (0.50%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.20%) RACF
5 4 (0.20%) Time Sharing Option
5 4 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.050%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.050%) XenApp
6 1 (0.050%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 211 (10.59%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.80%) HP SiteScope
3 12 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.60%) Puppet
4 11 (0.55%) Perfmon
5 4 (0.20%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.15%) logstash
7 1 (0.050%) Kibana
7 1 (0.050%) SCCM
Vendors
1 338 (16.97%) Microsoft
2 263 (13.20%) HP
3 175 (8.79%) Oracle
4 70 (3.51%) SAP
5 48 (2.41%) IBM
6 32 (1.61%) Atlassian
7 29 (1.46%) Siebel
8 27 (1.36%) Sun
9 12 (0.60%) SOASTA, Inc
10 11 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (0.50%) ATG
11 10 (0.50%) Citrix
11 10 (0.50%) Remedy
11 10 (0.50%) Riverbed
12 9 (0.45%) CA Agile Central
12 9 (0.45%) Cognizant
12 9 (0.45%) ESRI
12 9 (0.45%) Fujitsu
12 9 (0.45%) Lumension
12 9 (0.45%) Sophos
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Colston Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ISL
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000 - £70,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 8 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000 - £70,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
East London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + generous package & bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: Competitive Salary plus excellent benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 60,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Pension + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car and excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Southern Lights Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £435000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £33,500 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £29000 - £35000 (+ top tier package and benefits!!!)
Posted: 2 days ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum + £35k
Posted: 2 days ago
Colne, Lancashire
Send
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum + great range of benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Colne, Lancashire
Send
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + great range of benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 2500
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 2500
Posted: Yesterday