Period
to 31 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK > England
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 434 378 426
Rank change year-on-year -56 +48 -23
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 261 1,044 1,115
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.83% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.66% 3.57% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 207 820 917
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £24,750 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £64,050 £65,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9,825 29,225 36,536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.53% 23.13% 23.88%
Number of salaries quoted 7,426 21,616 27,187
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,281 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in England

ISTQB
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in England

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing ISTQB in England over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in England

ISTQB
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 within the England region over the 6 months to 31 October 2020. 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
South East +31 75 £45,000 +5.88% 13
London +144 63 £60,000 +9.09% 7
South West +22 47 £25,000 -37.50% 5
North of England +10 34 £37,500 +5.63% 2
Midlands +49 28 £38,317 -4.21% 3
North West +24 21 £38,750 -3.13% 2
West Midlands +46 20 £38,317 -4.21% 2
East of England +104 14 £42,500 - 4
Yorkshire +62 11 £37,500 +7.14%
East Midlands +64 7 £37,500 - 1
North East +11 2 £42,500 +70.00%
ISTQB
UK

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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 England region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 203 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 172 (65.90%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (52.87%) Selenium
4 137 (52.49%) ISEB
5 99 (37.93%) QA
6 96 (36.78%) Java
7 93 (35.63%) C#
8 90 (34.48%) Cucumber
9 74 (28.35%) DevOps
10 63 (24.14%) JIRA
11 60 (22.99%) JavaScript
12 57 (21.84%) Test Scripting
13 56 (21.46%) SQL
13 56 (21.46%) Scrum
14 55 (21.07%) Python
15 54 (20.69%) Software Testing
15 54 (20.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 49 (18.77%) SDLC
17 48 (18.39%) Manual Testing
18 46 (17.62%) Waterfall
19 45 (17.24%) WebDriver
20 44 (16.86%) .NET
21 40 (15.33%) SoapUI
22 38 (14.56%) Git (software)
22 38 (14.56%) SDET
22 38 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
23 37 (14.18%) SOAP
23 37 (14.18%) Regression Testing
23 37 (14.18%) Azure
24 36 (13.79%) BDD

ISTQB
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 11 (4.21%) Confluence
2 6 (2.30%) CMS
3 4 (1.53%) Umbraco
4 3 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.77%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.77%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.38%) Mule
6 1 (0.38%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.38%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.38%) Sketch
2 1 (0.38%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 5 (1.92%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.53%) Magento
3 3 (1.15%) SAP CO
3 3 (1.15%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.15%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.77%) SAP FI-CA
4 2 (0.77%) SAP PSCD
5 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.38%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.38%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.38%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.38%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 37 (14.18%) Azure
2 25 (9.58%) AWS
3 23 (8.81%) Sauce Labs
4 7 (2.68%) Serverless
5 6 (2.30%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (2.30%) SaaS
6 5 (1.92%) BrowserStack
6 5 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.53%) BlazeMeter
7 4 (1.53%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (1.15%) Office 365
9 2 (0.77%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.38%) IaaS
10 1 (0.38%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.68%) Skype
2 5 (1.92%) Intranet
3 3 (1.15%) 3G
3 3 (1.15%) 4G
3 3 (1.15%) LTE
3 3 (1.15%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.77%) HTTP
5 1 (0.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.83%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.30%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.92%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.15%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.77%) MySQL
5 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.38%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.38%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.38%) Power BI
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 138 (52.87%) Selenium
2 90 (34.48%) Cucumber
3 63 (24.14%) JIRA
4 45 (17.24%) WebDriver
5 40 (15.33%) SoapUI
6 38 (14.56%) Git (software)
7 34 (13.03%) Appium
7 34 (13.03%) SpecFlow
8 32 (12.26%) Jenkins
9 28 (10.73%) Team Foundation Server
10 25 (9.58%) eggPlant
11 19 (7.28%) JMeter
12 18 (6.90%) Postman
13 11 (4.21%) Selendroid
13 11 (4.21%) Visual Studio Team System
14 9 (3.45%) Protractor
14 9 (3.45%) Zephyr
15 8 (3.07%) Mocha
15 8 (3.07%) NUnit
16 7 (2.68%) TestComplete
General
1 32 (12.26%) Finance
2 30 (11.49%) Retail
3 12 (4.60%) Public Sector
4 8 (3.07%) Back Office
5 7 (2.68%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.53%) Digital Economy
7 3 (1.15%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.15%) Legal
8 2 (0.77%) Banking
8 2 (0.77%) Front Office
8 2 (0.77%) Games
8 2 (0.77%) Marketing
9 1 (0.38%) Advertising
9 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.38%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 77 (29.50%) Analyst
2 70 (26.82%) Test Analyst
3 62 (23.75%) Test Engineer
4 56 (21.46%) Tester
5 40 (15.33%) Test Automation Engineer
6 37 (14.18%) Automation Tester
7 31 (11.88%) QA Engineer
8 25 (9.58%) Automation Test Analyst
9 21 (8.05%) Developer
10 20 (7.66%) Developer in Test
11 16 (6.13%) Senior QA Engineer
11 16 (6.13%) Software Developer
12 15 (5.75%) Senior Tester
13 14 (5.36%) Senior Test Engineer
13 14 (5.36%) Test Manager
14 13 (4.98%) Senior Automation Tester
15 11 (4.21%) QA Test Engineer
16 10 (3.83%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
16 10 (3.83%) Software Tester
17 9 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (16.86%) .NET
2 37 (14.18%) SOAP
3 28 (10.73%) Web Services
4 22 (8.43%) Gherkin
5 18 (6.90%) REST
6 15 (5.75%) ASP.NET
7 14 (5.36%) React
8 11 (4.21%) WebdriverIO
9 9 (3.45%) Kafka
9 9 (3.45%) XML
10 8 (3.07%) Node.js
11 6 (2.30%) .NET Core
12 5 (1.92%) HTML
13 4 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 4 (1.53%) jQuery
13 4 (1.53%) KnockoutJS
13 4 (1.53%) RabbitMQ
14 3 (1.15%) OAuth
14 3 (1.15%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.20%) Mainframe
2 22 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (7.66%) Client/Server
4 18 (6.90%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.92%) Smart Meter
7 4 (1.53%) AS400
7 4 (1.53%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (1.53%) User Experience
8 3 (1.15%) EPoS
9 2 (0.77%) Equities
9 2 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.38%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.38%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.38%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.38%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.38%) Life Science
10 1 (0.38%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.28%) Windows
2 10 (3.83%) Linux
3 6 (2.30%) Android
3 6 (2.30%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.92%) Unix
5 3 (1.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 172 (65.90%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (28.35%) DevOps
4 57 (21.84%) Test Scripting
5 56 (21.46%) Scrum
6 54 (20.69%) Software Testing
7 49 (18.77%) SDLC
8 48 (18.39%) Manual Testing
9 46 (17.62%) Waterfall
10 38 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
10 38 (14.56%) SDET
11 37 (14.18%) Regression Testing
12 36 (13.79%) BDD
13 35 (13.41%) Non-Functional Testing
14 32 (12.26%) Microservices
14 32 (12.26%) TDD
15 30 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
16 29 (11.11%) API Testing
17 24 (9.20%) Scenario Testing
17 24 (9.20%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 96 (36.78%) Java
2 93 (35.63%) C#
3 60 (22.99%) JavaScript
4 56 (21.46%) SQL
5 55 (21.07%) Python
6 31 (11.88%) TypeScript
7 8 (3.07%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.92%) Java 8
8 5 (1.92%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.53%) Ruby
9 4 (1.53%) VB
10 3 (1.15%) Go
10 3 (1.15%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.77%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.77%) C
11 2 (0.77%) C++
11 2 (0.77%) Perl
12 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 137 (52.49%) ISEB
2 54 (20.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 32 (12.26%) Degree
4 26 (9.96%) ISEB Practitioner
5 18 (6.90%) Security Cleared
6 11 (4.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 9 (3.45%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.38%) SAFe Agilist
9 1 (0.38%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (37.93%) QA
2 4 (1.53%) GDPR
3 1 (0.38%) GxP
System Software
1 31 (11.88%) Docker
2 1 (0.38%) Firmware
2 1 (0.38%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 19 (7.28%) Kubernetes
2 13 (4.98%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (3.45%) HP ALM
3 9 (3.45%) Puppet
4 2 (0.77%) Ansible
4 2 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.38%) Control-M
Vendors
1 22 (8.43%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.60%) HP
3 11 (4.21%) Oracle
4 8 (3.07%) SAP
5 5 (1.92%) Google
6 4 (1.53%) IBM
7 3 (1.15%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.15%) Guidewire
7 3 (1.15%) Pega
7 3 (1.15%) Sage
7 3 (1.15%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.38%) Cadence
9 1 (0.38%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.38%) Informatica
9 1 (0.38%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.38%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.38%) webMethods