Period
to 18 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 224 126 228
Rank change year-on-year -98 +102 +61
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 14 12 51
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 0.27% 0.59% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.00% 2.21% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 47
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +88.24% - +6.25%
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%

ISTQB is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East of England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,406 542 2,041
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 27.18% 26.63% 28.59%
Number of salaries quoted 545 394 1,502
10th Percentile £27,000 £31,075 £25,750
25th Percentile £35,000 £38,750 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.52% +16.67% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £67,188 £60,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £82,500 £73,675
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in the East of England

ISTQB
Salary Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing ISTQB in the East of England.

Salary trend for ISTQB in the East of England

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in the East of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing ISTQB in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 September 2021.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in the East of England

ISTQB
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the East of England region over the 6 months to 18 September 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -52 6 £62,500 +47.06% 1
Bedfordshire - 5 £80,000 - 1
Essex - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -68 1 - - 1
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2021, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) Selenium
3 9 (64.29%) Java
4 6 (42.86%) C#
4 6 (42.86%) Python
4 6 (42.86%) QA
4 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 6 (42.86%) JIRA
4 6 (42.86%) AWS
4 6 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 6 (42.86%) Postman
5 5 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (35.71%) SDLC
5 5 (35.71%) WebDriver
6 4 (28.57%) Cypress.io
6 4 (28.57%) Azure
6 4 (28.57%) JMeter
6 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
6 4 (28.57%) SQL
6 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (28.57%) Social Skills
6 4 (28.57%) Accessibility
6 4 (28.57%) GCP
7 3 (21.43%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Data Structures
7 3 (21.43%) User Experience
7 3 (21.43%) Eclipse
7 3 (21.43%) Finance
7 3 (21.43%) Maven

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 2 (14.29%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) AWS
2 4 (28.57%) Azure
2 4 (28.57%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) Selenium
2 6 (42.86%) JIRA
2 6 (42.86%) Postman
3 5 (35.71%) WebDriver
4 4 (28.57%) Cypress.io
4 4 (28.57%) JMeter
5 3 (21.43%) Eclipse
5 3 (21.43%) Maven
5 3 (21.43%) TestNG
6 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
6 2 (14.29%) Zephyr
7 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
7 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
7 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (28.57%) Social Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Architect
1 4 (28.57%) Technical Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Software Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Software Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Test Lead
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) CSS
1 2 (14.29%) jQuery
1 2 (14.29%) LEMP Stack
1 2 (14.29%) REST
1 2 (14.29%) Sass
1 2 (14.29%) SOAP
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Structures
1 3 (21.43%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Biotechnology
2 1 (7.14%) Legacy Systems
2 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 5 (35.71%) SDLC
5 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (14.29%) API Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
7 2 (14.29%) OO
7 2 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (14.29%) Time Management
7 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
8 1 (7.14%) BDD
8 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
8 1 (7.14%) OOD
8 1 (7.14%) OOP
8 1 (7.14%) Test Management
8 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) C#
2 6 (42.86%) Python
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 2 (14.29%) Groovy
4 2 (14.29%) Java 8
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 2 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) QA
2 4 (28.57%) Accessibility
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint