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

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 306 332 379
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +47
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1036 1057 905
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.01% 0.96% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.71% 3.47% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 853 878 705
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +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
27936 30461 32723
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.24% 27.59% 27.38%
Number of salaries quoted 22533 23760 26196
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £68,500
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 5 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 5 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 +20 933 £37,500 -6.25% 113
South East +15 236 £37,500 -6.25% 29
London -3 232 £50,000 +11.11% 23
Yorkshire +29 133 £35,000 - 13
North West +6 95 £35,750 +11.71% 15
West Yorkshire +34 92 £35,000 - 9
Leeds +34 78 £35,000 +2.94% 8
South West +46 71 £40,000 +14.28% 11
East of England -1 69 £35,000 -12.50% 4
West Midlands -18 66 £35,000 - 11
Manchester +6 57 £37,250 +14.61% 12
Surrey -14 55 £37,500 -2.59% 8
Berkshire -21 45 £43,500 -3.33% 5
Scotland -29 45 £42,500 -3.21% 9
Hampshire +9 40 £36,000 -4.00% 7
City of London +16 37 £55,000 -1.78% 4
North Yorkshire +27 29 £30,000 +9.09% 3
East Midlands +14 27 £38,250 -3.16% 4
Glasgow -24 27 £50,000 +13.86% 7
Wales +18 25 £30,000 +2.99% 3
Kent +14 25 £35,000 -6.66%
Wimbledon +9 25 - -
East Sussex +24 23 £35,000 -16.16% 3
Cheshire +23 23 £35,000 +9.37% 2
Gloucestershire +23 22 £48,750 +33.56% 6
South Wales +21 22 £30,000 +2.99% 3
Essex +9 21 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Reading +8 21 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Edinburgh -11 21 £36,500 -20.65% 2
York +11 20 £29,500 +7.27% 2

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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 1622 (75.23%) ISEB
2 1285 (59.60%) Agile Software Development
3 851 (39.47%) QA
4 758 (35.16%) Software Testing
5 689 (31.96%) Finance
6 688 (31.91%) Test Scripting
7 657 (30.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 656 (30.43%) Selenium
9 646 (29.96%) SQL
10 562 (26.07%) User Acceptance Testing
11 497 (23.05%) Test Automation
12 491 (22.77%) SDLC
13 459 (21.29%) Automated Testing
14 437 (20.27%) Test Strategy
15 410 (19.02%) Java
16 407 (18.88%) Functional Testing
17 395 (18.32%) Test Management
18 368 (17.07%) Manual Testing
19 367 (17.02%) JIRA
20 363 (16.84%) Scrum
21 359 (16.65%) Degree
22 349 (16.19%) Waterfall
23 335 (15.54%) C#
24 330 (15.31%) Regression Testing
25 315 (14.61%) HP
26 313 (14.52%) Microsoft
27 311 (14.42%) HP Quality Center
28 298 (13.82%) Defect Management
29 294 (13.64%) Automation Testing
30 289 (13.40%) Analytical Skills

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 38 (1.76%) IIS
2 35 (1.62%) SharePoint
3 30 (1.39%) Confluence
4 15 (0.70%) CICS
5 14 (0.65%) CMS
6 11 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (0.42%) MQSeries
8 5 (0.23%) Drupal
8 5 (0.23%) Node.js
9 4 (0.19%) Apache
9 4 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.19%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.19%) Tuxedo
9 4 (0.19%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.14%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.093%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.093%) MTS
11 2 (0.093%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.093%) WebSphere Portal
12 1 (0.046%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 173 (8.02%) MS Excel
2 143 (6.63%) MS Office
3 35 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.32%) Mingle
5 7 (0.32%) MS Project
6 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.093%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (0.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 9 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.19%) BASE24
5 4 (0.19%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.19%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.093%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.093%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.093%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.093%) VisionPLUS
8 1 (0.046%) Magento
8 1 (0.046%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.046%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.046%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.046%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.046%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.37%) SaaS
3 7 (0.32%) PaaS
4 4 (0.19%) Sage Pay
5 2 (0.093%) Pure360
6 1 (0.046%) AdWords
6 1 (0.046%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.046%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.48%) VoIP
2 31 (1.44%) Internet
3 22 (1.02%) 2G
3 22 (1.02%) 3G
3 22 (1.02%) 4G
3 22 (1.02%) HTTP
4 17 (0.79%) SCCP
4 17 (0.79%) SIGTRAN
5 14 (0.65%) INAP
5 14 (0.65%) M3UA
5 14 (0.65%) SCTP
5 14 (0.65%) SMPP
5 14 (0.65%) TCAP
6 13 (0.60%) SSH
7 12 (0.56%) GSM
7 12 (0.56%) HTTPS
7 12 (0.56%) LAN
7 12 (0.56%) UMTS
7 12 (0.56%) WAN
8 10 (0.46%) RANAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (7.42%) SQL Server
2 37 (1.72%) Relational Database
3 35 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (1.16%) Oracle Database
5 22 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (0.79%) DB2
7 15 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
8 13 (0.60%) Data Mining
9 12 (0.56%) MySQL
10 10 (0.46%) DbVisualizer
10 10 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (0.37%) Big Data
12 6 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (0.23%) MongoDB
14 4 (0.19%) Apache Accumulo
14 4 (0.19%) Azure SQL Database
14 4 (0.19%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.19%) OLTP
14 4 (0.19%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 656 (30.43%) Selenium
2 367 (17.02%) JIRA
3 254 (11.78%) HP UFT
4 221 (10.25%) Cucumber
5 197 (9.14%) WebDriver
6 181 (8.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 166 (7.70%) SoapUI
8 128 (5.94%) Jenkins
9 119 (5.52%) JMeter
10 109 (5.06%) LoadRunner
11 92 (4.27%) Git (software)
12 88 (4.08%) Visual Studio
13 54 (2.50%) Bugzilla
13 54 (2.50%) SpecFlow
14 51 (2.37%) JUnit
15 46 (2.13%) WATIR
16 45 (2.09%) NUnit
17 38 (1.76%) Appium
17 38 (1.76%) Hudson
18 34 (1.58%) Selenium IDE
General
1 689 (31.96%) Finance
2 183 (8.49%) Banking
3 163 (7.56%) Retail
4 92 (4.27%) Telecoms
5 51 (2.37%) Games
6 50 (2.32%) Marketing
7 41 (1.90%) Law
8 40 (1.86%) Legal
9 21 (0.97%) Retail Banking
10 20 (0.93%) Advertising
11 19 (0.88%) Aerospace
12 18 (0.83%) Back Office
12 18 (0.83%) Financial Institution
13 17 (0.79%) Manufacturing
14 13 (0.60%) Automotive
15 12 (0.56%) Electronics
15 12 (0.56%) Investment Banking
16 10 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
17 7 (0.32%) Publishing
18 6 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1035 (48.01%) Analyst
2 932 (43.23%) Test Analyst
3 528 (24.49%) Tester
4 240 (11.13%) Test Manager
5 219 (10.16%) Automation Tester
6 215 (9.97%) Test Engineer
7 205 (9.51%) Automation Test Analyst
8 169 (7.84%) Test Leader
9 161 (7.47%) QA Analyst
10 147 (6.82%) Software Tester
11 122 (5.66%) Software Analyst
12 121 (5.61%) Senior Analyst
13 115 (5.33%) Senior Test Analyst
14 111 (5.15%) QA Test Analyst
15 108 (5.01%) QA Engineer
16 107 (4.96%) QA Tester
17 103 (4.78%) Software Test Analyst
18 74 (3.43%) Developer
18 74 (3.43%) Test Automation Engineer
19 72 (3.34%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (12.66%) .NET
2 184 (8.53%) XML
3 149 (6.91%) SOAP
4 143 (6.63%) Web Services
5 108 (5.01%) HTML
6 71 (3.29%) REST
7 58 (2.69%) Gherkin
8 44 (2.04%) ASP.NET
9 31 (1.44%) .NET Framework
9 31 (1.44%) CSS
10 29 (1.35%) JSON
11 27 (1.25%) RESTful
12 21 (0.97%) J2EE
12 21 (0.97%) XBRL
13 17 (0.79%) Spring
14 16 (0.74%) HTML5
14 16 (0.74%) JMS
14 16 (0.74%) Middleware
15 15 (0.70%) XML Schema
16 14 (0.65%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 289 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
2 150 (6.96%) Computer Science
3 77 (3.57%) Mathematics
4 61 (2.83%) Mobile App
5 50 (2.32%) Client/Server
6 38 (1.76%) Management Information System
7 36 (1.67%) iPad
8 29 (1.35%) User Experience
9 26 (1.21%) AS400
9 26 (1.21%) Mainframe
10 21 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (0.97%) SWIFT
11 17 (0.79%) Credit Risk
11 17 (0.79%) Fintech
12 16 (0.74%) N-Tier
12 16 (0.74%) Physics
13 15 (0.70%) EPoS
13 15 (0.70%) VSAM
14 13 (0.60%) Replication
15 12 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 157 (7.28%) Windows
2 112 (5.19%) Linux
2 112 (5.19%) Unix
3 36 (1.67%) Apple iOS
4 33 (1.53%) Android
5 17 (0.79%) Solaris
5 17 (0.79%) Windows 7
6 16 (0.74%) Windows Server
7 14 (0.65%) Windows 10
8 13 (0.60%) Kali Linux
9 11 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.37%) Windows 8
10 8 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.28%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.19%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.093%) AIX
14 1 (0.046%) CentOS
14 1 (0.046%) HPUX
14 1 (0.046%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1285 (59.60%) Agile Software Development
2 758 (35.16%) Software Testing
3 688 (31.91%) Test Scripting
4 562 (26.07%) User Acceptance Testing
5 497 (23.05%) Test Automation
6 491 (22.77%) SDLC
7 459 (21.29%) Automated Testing
8 437 (20.27%) Test Strategy
9 407 (18.88%) Functional Testing
10 395 (18.32%) Test Management
11 368 (17.07%) Manual Testing
12 363 (16.84%) Scrum
13 349 (16.19%) Waterfall
14 330 (15.31%) Regression Testing
15 298 (13.82%) Defect Management
16 294 (13.64%) Automation Testing
17 268 (12.43%) BDD
18 261 (12.11%) Non-Functional Testing
19 251 (11.64%) Performance Testing
20 242 (11.22%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 646 (29.96%) SQL
2 410 (19.02%) Java
3 335 (15.54%) C#
4 130 (6.03%) Ruby
5 92 (4.27%) JavaScript
6 83 (3.85%) C
7 66 (3.06%) VB.NET
8 63 (2.92%) Python
9 62 (2.88%) C++
10 33 (1.53%) PHP
10 33 (1.53%) VB
10 33 (1.53%) VBScript
11 30 (1.39%) COBOL
12 28 (1.30%) T-SQL
13 27 (1.25%) Perl
14 24 (1.11%) PL/SQL
15 18 (0.83%) Groovy
16 15 (0.70%) JCL
17 14 (0.65%) Bash Shell
18 11 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1622 (75.23%) ISEB
2 657 (30.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 359 (16.65%) Degree
4 127 (5.89%) Security Cleared
5 117 (5.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 70 (3.25%) SC Cleared
7 42 (1.95%) DV Cleared
8 28 (1.30%) ISEB Practitioner
9 16 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (0.42%) HP ASE
10 9 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (0.37%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.19%) MBA
13 3 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.093%) CISSP
14 2 (0.093%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.093%) PhD
14 2 (0.093%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 851 (39.47%) QA
2 31 (1.44%) SLA
3 10 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.28%) SDET
5 2 (0.093%) FATCA
5 2 (0.093%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.046%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.046%) GAMP
6 1 (0.046%) GMP
6 1 (0.046%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (0.37%) vSphere
3 7 (0.32%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.19%) Docker
4 4 (0.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 311 (14.42%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.46%) HP SiteScope
3 6 (0.28%) CA Wily
4 4 (0.19%) CA Service Virtualization
4 4 (0.19%) nmon
4 4 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.093%) Puppet
6 1 (0.046%) Control-M
Vendors
1 315 (14.61%) HP
2 313 (14.52%) Microsoft
3 170 (7.88%) Oracle
4 77 (3.57%) SAP
5 30 (1.39%) Citrix
6 23 (1.07%) Rally
6 23 (1.07%) VMware
7 19 (0.88%) IBM
8 16 (0.74%) Bloomberg
8 16 (0.74%) Red Hat
8 16 (0.74%) Reuters
9 14 (0.65%) hybris
10 13 (0.60%) Atlassian
11 11 (0.51%) MKS
11 11 (0.51%) TOWER Software
12 10 (0.46%) Agilent
12 10 (0.46%) Dynatrace
13 9 (0.42%) Green Hat
14 8 (0.37%) ATG
15 7 (0.32%) Borland
Derby, Derbyshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £28000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Redhill, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Great benefits package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Colston Consulting LLP
Posted: 14 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Executive Resource Group
Salary: £30k - 37k per year + pension, healthcare, childcare vouchers, DIS, 25
Posted: 19 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Midlands
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + 20% bonus plus benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
CGI
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Wiltshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 70,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Salary: £48000 - £58000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £26000.00 - £26500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £29000 - £34000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + + Comp Bens package
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago