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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 314 356 337
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -19
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1036 889 826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.95% 0.74% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.48% 2.71% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 900 683 651
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%

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
29759 32776 30226
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.25% 27.34% 27.62%
Number of salaries quoted 23568 25912 24466
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,546 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.58% +1.36%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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
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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 +50 895 £40,000 - 122
South East +14 246 £40,000 +11.11% 31
London -9 240 £45,000 +5.88% 33
Surrey +37 107 £40,000 - 8
Yorkshire +62 96 £39,000 -2.50% 8
Scotland +58 79 £43,913 +25.46% 6
North West +27 78 £35,500 +4.41% 10
West Yorkshire +54 75 £36,250 -9.37% 7
East of England -19 62 £37,500 +5.63% 4
West Midlands +34 61 £32,500 -18.75% 13
City of London +55 59 £57,500 +17.34% 6
Hampshire +32 56 £41,500 +27.69% 4
Manchester +29 46 £37,500 +10.29% 4
Leeds +30 44 £33,500 -16.25% 4
South West -5 41 £34,000 +4.61% 9
East Midlands +9 40 £37,500 +16.27% 4
Berkshire -30 40 £45,000 +28.57% 7
Edinburgh +32 38 £47,500 +35.71% 5
Glasgow +30 38 £36,750 +0.68% 1
Birmingham +10 32 £37,500 -27.18% 2
Guildford +19 28 £41,250 -8.33% 3
Nottingham +19 27 £37,500 +17.18% 3
Nottinghamshire +9 27 £37,500 +17.18% 3
Cambridgeshire 0 25 £36,000 -4.00% 1
Camberley - 22 £40,000 - 1
Reading -27 21 £45,000 +25.00% 4
Winchester +8 20 £25,000 -41.17% 2
South Wales -5 18 £30,842 +5.88% 2
Wales -13 18 £30,842 +5.88% 2
Bradford - 18 £41,500 - 1

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 1601 (72.91%) ISEB
2 956 (43.53%) Agile Software Development
3 845 (38.48%) Software Testing
4 823 (37.48%) QA
5 701 (31.92%) Finance
6 617 (28.10%) SQL
7 573 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 558 (25.41%) Test Scripting
9 505 (23.00%) Selenium
10 478 (21.77%) Test Management
11 418 (19.03%) Test Automation
12 407 (18.53%) User Acceptance Testing
13 390 (17.76%) Degree
14 382 (17.40%) Automated Testing
15 365 (16.62%) Test Strategy
16 359 (16.35%) SDLC
17 347 (15.80%) HP Quality Center
18 331 (15.07%) Manual Testing
19 323 (14.71%) HP
20 290 (13.21%) Java
21 275 (12.52%) Scrum
22 270 (12.30%) Performance Testing
23 269 (12.25%) Microsoft
24 260 (11.84%) HP UFT
25 241 (10.97%) Regression Testing
25 241 (10.97%) C#
26 229 (10.43%) SQL Server
27 222 (10.11%) Waterfall
28 212 (9.65%) Banking
29 211 (9.61%) Analytical Skills

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 23 (1.05%) SharePoint
2 13 (0.59%) IIS
3 9 (0.41%) CMS
3 9 (0.41%) Confluence
4 6 (0.27%) WebSphere
4 6 (0.27%) JBoss
5 5 (0.23%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (0.14%) SAS
6 3 (0.14%) Drupal
6 3 (0.14%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.091%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (0.091%) Node.js
7 2 (0.091%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.091%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.091%) Apache
8 1 (0.046%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.046%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.046%) nginx
Applications
1 140 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 69 (3.14%) MS Office
3 13 (0.59%) MS Project
4 12 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.23%) Mingle
7 2 (0.091%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.23%) BASE24
4 4 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.14%) Summit
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.091%) Magento
6 2 (0.091%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.091%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.091%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.091%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.046%) AWD
7 1 (0.046%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.41%) SaaS
2 5 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.23%) Trello
3 4 (0.18%) FinancialForce.com
3 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.14%) GitHub
5 2 (0.091%) PaaS
5 2 (0.091%) Office 365
6 1 (0.046%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.046%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 19 (0.87%) Internet
2 15 (0.68%) VoIP
3 10 (0.46%) HTTP
4 9 (0.41%) HTTPS
5 7 (0.32%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.32%) CTI
6 6 (0.27%) Firewall
6 6 (0.27%) ATM
7 5 (0.23%) LAN
7 5 (0.23%) WAN
7 5 (0.23%) DNS
8 4 (0.18%) Wireless
9 3 (0.14%) LDAP
9 3 (0.14%) SAN
9 3 (0.14%) Multicast
10 2 (0.091%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.091%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.091%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.046%) Network Security
11 1 (0.046%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (10.43%) SQL Server
2 54 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
3 30 (1.37%) Relational Database
4 29 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 26 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (0.96%) Oracle Database
7 19 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (0.68%) MySQL
9 13 (0.59%) Big Data
10 12 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.23%) Hadoop
15 4 (0.18%) SSDT
15 4 (0.18%) NoSQL
15 4 (0.18%) DB2
16 3 (0.14%) Data Mining
16 3 (0.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 505 (23.00%) Selenium
2 260 (11.84%) HP UFT
3 204 (9.29%) JIRA
4 178 (8.11%) WebDriver
5 172 (7.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 136 (6.19%) LoadRunner
7 114 (5.19%) Cucumber
8 106 (4.83%) JMeter
9 63 (2.87%) Visual Studio
10 49 (2.23%) Jenkins
11 47 (2.14%) SoapUI
12 41 (1.87%) Maven
13 36 (1.64%) JUnit
14 29 (1.32%) Bugzilla
15 28 (1.28%) SpecFlow
16 26 (1.18%) TestNG
16 26 (1.18%) NUnit
17 25 (1.14%) Eclipse
18 23 (1.05%) TestDirector
19 22 (1.00%) Appium
General
1 701 (31.92%) Finance
2 212 (9.65%) Banking
3 138 (6.28%) Retail
4 89 (4.05%) Telecoms
5 53 (2.41%) Games
6 32 (1.46%) Marketing
7 30 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 27 (1.23%) Retail Banking
9 24 (1.09%) Aerospace
10 23 (1.05%) Legal
11 22 (1.00%) Back Office
12 18 (0.82%) Automotive
13 15 (0.68%) Financial Institution
14 14 (0.64%) Publishing
15 13 (0.59%) Billing
15 13 (0.59%) Investment Banking
16 12 (0.55%) Advertising
17 7 (0.32%) Electronics
17 7 (0.32%) Law
18 6 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 986 (44.90%) Analyst
2 899 (40.94%) Test Analyst
3 444 (20.22%) Tester
4 418 (19.03%) Test Manager
5 168 (7.65%) Test Leader
6 159 (7.24%) Senior Analyst
7 158 (7.19%) QA Analyst
8 151 (6.88%) Software Tester
9 149 (6.79%) Senior Test Analyst
10 144 (6.56%) Test Engineer
11 111 (5.05%) Lead Test Analyst
12 83 (3.78%) Automation Tester
13 78 (3.55%) QA Test Analyst
14 77 (3.51%) QA Tester
15 76 (3.46%) Consultant
16 70 (3.19%) Team Leader
17 69 (3.14%) QA Engineer
18 68 (3.10%) Test Team Leader
18 68 (3.10%) Test Consultant
19 64 (2.91%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (9.52%) .NET
2 160 (7.29%) XML
3 136 (6.19%) HTML
4 82 (3.73%) CSS
5 58 (2.64%) Web Services
6 50 (2.28%) ASP.NET
7 46 (2.09%) SOAP
8 28 (1.28%) Middleware
8 28 (1.28%) Gherkin
9 14 (0.64%) .NET Framework
10 12 (0.55%) XML Schema
11 11 (0.50%) Ajax
11 11 (0.50%) Apache Flex
12 10 (0.46%) FIX Protocol
12 10 (0.46%) CGI
13 9 (0.41%) jQuery
14 8 (0.36%) REST
15 7 (0.32%) LINQ
15 7 (0.32%) XHTML
15 7 (0.32%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 211 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
2 122 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 67 (3.05%) Mobile App
4 54 (2.46%) Client/Server
5 34 (1.55%) AS400
6 32 (1.46%) iSeries
7 27 (1.23%) SWIFT
8 21 (0.96%) Management Information System
9 20 (0.91%) Mathematics
10 19 (0.87%) User Experience
11 17 (0.77%) Replication
12 16 (0.73%) Data Integration
13 12 (0.55%) GIS
14 10 (0.46%) PMI
15 9 (0.41%) N-Tier
16 8 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 8 (0.36%) IVR
16 8 (0.36%) Derivative
17 6 (0.27%) Statistics
17 6 (0.27%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 193 (8.79%) Windows
2 88 (4.01%) Linux
3 73 (3.32%) UNIX
4 71 (3.23%) Apple iOS
5 64 (2.91%) Android
6 14 (0.64%) Solaris
7 7 (0.32%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.27%) Windows XP
8 6 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.23%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.18%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.18%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.091%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.046%) CentOS
12 1 (0.046%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.046%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.046%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 956 (43.53%) Agile Software Development
2 845 (38.48%) Software Testing
3 558 (25.41%) Test Scripting
4 478 (21.77%) Test Management
5 418 (19.03%) Test Automation
6 407 (18.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 382 (17.40%) Automated Testing
8 365 (16.62%) Test Strategy
9 359 (16.35%) SDLC
10 331 (15.07%) Manual Testing
11 275 (12.52%) Scrum
12 270 (12.30%) Performance Testing
13 241 (10.97%) Regression Testing
14 222 (10.11%) Waterfall
15 206 (9.38%) Automation Testing
16 188 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
17 160 (7.29%) Test Planning
18 147 (6.69%) Mentoring
19 145 (6.60%) Continuous Improvement
20 144 (6.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 617 (28.10%) SQL
2 290 (13.21%) Java
3 241 (10.97%) C#
4 161 (7.33%) JavaScript
5 84 (3.83%) Python
6 73 (3.32%) C
7 65 (2.96%) Ruby
8 58 (2.64%) C++
9 49 (2.23%) T-SQL
10 32 (1.46%) VB
11 30 (1.37%) PHP
12 29 (1.32%) VBScript
13 27 (1.23%) Perl
14 25 (1.14%) VB.NET
15 19 (0.87%) PL/SQL
16 9 (0.41%) PowerShell
17 7 (0.32%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.32%) XPath
17 7 (0.32%) VBA
18 6 (0.27%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1601 (72.91%) ISEB
2 573 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 390 (17.76%) Degree
4 159 (7.24%) Security Cleared
5 137 (6.24%) SC Cleared
6 127 (5.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 62 (2.82%) ISEB Practitioner
8 18 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 16 (0.73%) CSQA
10 14 (0.64%) DV Cleared
11 10 (0.46%) HP ASE
11 10 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (0.46%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.32%) SAP Certification
13 6 (0.27%) HND
14 5 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (0.18%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 4 (0.18%) AAT
15 4 (0.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 3 (0.14%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 823 (37.48%) QA
2 43 (1.96%) FATCA
3 10 (0.46%) SLA
4 8 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.27%) WAI
6 4 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.091%) WCAG
7 2 (0.091%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.091%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.046%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.046%) HL7
8 1 (0.046%) DICOM
8 1 (0.046%) Solvency II
System Software
1 25 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (0.50%) Hyper-V
3 8 (0.36%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.32%) vSphere
5 4 (0.18%) Firmware
5 4 (0.18%) XenApp
5 4 (0.18%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.091%) HDFS
7 1 (0.046%) Snort
Systems Management
1 347 (15.80%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.23%) SCCM
3 3 (0.14%) Puppet
4 2 (0.091%) Ansible
4 2 (0.091%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.046%) nmon
5 1 (0.046%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.046%) Oozie
Vendors
1 323 (14.71%) HP
2 269 (12.25%) Microsoft
3 131 (5.97%) Oracle
4 45 (2.05%) SAP
5 38 (1.73%) VMware
6 34 (1.55%) Capita
7 31 (1.41%) IBM
8 19 (0.87%) Red Hat
9 15 (0.68%) Cognos
10 12 (0.55%) Citrix
11 11 (0.50%) Business Objects
12 10 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (0.36%) TIBCO
13 8 (0.36%) Remedy
13 8 (0.36%) Atlassian
14 7 (0.32%) Tableau
14 7 (0.32%) Green Hat
14 7 (0.32%) Cisco
15 6 (0.27%) BMC
16 4 (0.18%) Hitachi
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + great bonus and bens
Posted: 23 minutes ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 15 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
HMRC
Salary: From £28,780 to £32,622 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
HMRC
Salary: From £35,232 to £39,643 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
HMRC
Posted: 21 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
HMRC
Posted: 21 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 + outstanding package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 + outstanding package
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 + strong benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 + outstanding package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Godalming, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000
Posted: 23 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + commensurate benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, pension etc.
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: £60k base with an £80k OTE Plus Car Allowance, Health, Pension
Posted: Yesterday