Period
to 20 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for ISTQB Advanced Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 949 663 1022
Rank change year-on-year -286 +359 +72
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 30 12 53
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.027% 0.027% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.12% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 30 10 39
10th Percentile £39,745 £36,250 £40,746
25th Percentile £44,563 £41,563 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% -20.00% +36.36%
75th Percentile £68,438 £68,125 £82,500
90th Percentile £71,500 £70,000 "
UK median annual salary £52,000 £60,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year -13.33% -20.00% +36.36%

ISTQB Advanced Certification 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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 23,052 9,809 29,413
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.84% 21.84% 23.38%
Number of salaries quoted 13,390 7,604 22,011
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £35,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £89,011 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing ISTQB Advanced Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Advanced Certification in England

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification in England.

Salary trend for ISTQB Advanced Certification in England

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification in England over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Salary histogram for ISTQB Advanced Certification in England

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification within the England region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
London -248 11 £62,500 +4.17%
Midlands -117 9 £52,000 - 3
West Midlands -101 6 £52,000 - 3
South East -166 5 £67,500 +38.46% 2
North of England - 3 £37,450 - 2
East Midlands - 3 £46,000 -
South West -88 2 £55,000 -21.43%
North West - 2 £37,450 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £37,500 - 1
ISTQB Advanced Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 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 England region with a requirement for ISTQB Advanced Certification.

1 30 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 24 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (63.33%) QA
4 17 (56.67%) Test Management
5 16 (53.33%) Test Automation
5 16 (53.33%) Test Strategy
6 14 (46.67%) DevOps
7 11 (36.67%) Functional Testing
7 11 (36.67%) Azure
7 11 (36.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (33.33%) Social Skills
8 10 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
9 9 (30.00%) Waterfall
9 9 (30.00%) Finance
9 9 (30.00%) Scrum
9 9 (30.00%) ISEB
10 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
10 8 (26.67%) Line Management
10 8 (26.67%) Mentoring
10 8 (26.67%) Selenium
11 7 (23.33%) Coaching
11 7 (23.33%) BDD
11 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
11 7 (23.33%) Software Testing
12 6 (20.00%) Risk Management
12 6 (20.00%) JIRA
12 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
12 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (20.00%) Problem-Solving

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 11 (36.67%) Azure
2 3 (10.00%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (3.33%) AWS
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Selenium
2 6 (20.00%) JIRA
3 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 4 (13.33%) WebDriver
5 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (10.00%) Gradle
5 3 (10.00%) HP UFT
5 3 (10.00%) JUnit
5 3 (10.00%) Maven
5 3 (10.00%) REST Assured
5 3 (10.00%) Serenity BDD
6 2 (6.67%) LoadRunner
6 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.33%) JMeter
7 1 (3.33%) MSTest
7 1 (3.33%) Postman
7 1 (3.33%) Ranorex
7 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.33%) TestComplete
7 1 (3.33%) Zephyr
General
1 10 (33.33%) Social Skills
2 9 (30.00%) Finance
3 5 (16.67%) Influencing Skills
4 4 (13.33%) Public Sector
5 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (6.67%) Law
6 2 (6.67%) Legal
7 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (3.33%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Test Manager
2 7 (23.33%) Test Leader
3 5 (16.67%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Portfolio Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Portfolio Test Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Programme Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Programme Test Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Team Leader
5 3 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Test Programme Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (6.67%) IT Manager
6 2 (6.67%) QA Leader
7 1 (3.33%) QA Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Software Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.33%) RESTful
2 1 (3.33%) SOAP
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Analytical Mindset
1 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
1 1 (3.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (56.67%) Test Management
3 16 (53.33%) Test Automation
3 16 (53.33%) Test Strategy
4 14 (46.67%) DevOps
5 11 (36.67%) Functional Testing
6 10 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
7 9 (30.00%) Scrum
7 9 (30.00%) Waterfall
8 8 (26.67%) Line Management
8 8 (26.67%) Mentoring
9 7 (23.33%) BDD
9 7 (23.33%) Coaching
9 7 (23.33%) Software Testing
10 6 (20.00%) API Testing
10 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (20.00%) Risk Management
10 6 (20.00%) SDLC
10 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) Ruby
3 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 11 (36.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (30.00%) ISEB
4 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 4 (13.33%) Degree
6 2 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (63.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) HP ALM
2 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
3 3 (10.00%) HP
4 2 (6.67%) Micro Focus
4 2 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.33%) Guidewire
5 1 (3.33%) iManage
5 1 (3.33%) Informatica