Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK > England
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 399 405 309
Rank change year-on-year +6 -96 +20
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1,135 1,298 1,857
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.77% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.20% 3.21% 4.07%
Number of salaries quoted 940 1,089 1,579
England median annual salary £42,500 £39,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.59% -1.25% +1.91%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £60,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% +2.56%

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 35,491 40,403 45,647
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.91% 24.01% 26.16%
Number of salaries quoted 26,288 31,313 36,734
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in England

ISTQB
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB in England.

Salary trend for ISTQB in England

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in England over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018. 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 +50 314 £46,000 +2.22% 30
South East +25 312 £45,000 +20.81% 38
North of England 0 196 £35,000 - 55
Midlands -8 127 £38,000 +1.33% 35
North West +14 124 £32,500 -1.52% 32
East of England +58 99 £45,000 +20.00% 16
South West -37 96 £37,500 -1.32% 28
Yorkshire -11 71 £37,500 +7.14% 19
West Midlands -32 70 £33,250 -5.00% 27
East Midlands +20 57 £42,500 +3.03% 8
North East -12 1 £42,500 +13.33% 4
ISTQB
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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.

1 762 (67.14%) Test Automation
2 738 (65.02%) Agile Software Development
3 592 (52.16%) ISEB
4 438 (38.59%) Selenium
5 434 (38.24%) Software Testing
6 415 (36.56%) QA
7 323 (28.46%) Finance
8 317 (27.93%) SQL
9 313 (27.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 294 (25.90%) Test Scripting
11 254 (22.38%) JIRA
12 246 (21.67%) Scrum
13 245 (21.59%) C#
14 231 (20.35%) Test Strategy
15 228 (20.09%) Degree
16 220 (19.38%) User Acceptance Testing
16 220 (19.38%) Java
17 219 (19.30%) Test Management
18 198 (17.44%) SDLC
19 196 (17.27%) Waterfall
20 195 (17.18%) Regression Testing
21 186 (16.39%) Manual Testing
22 185 (16.30%) BDD
23 164 (14.45%) Microsoft
24 163 (14.36%) Scenario Testing
25 162 (14.27%) Analytical Skills
26 153 (13.48%) Non-Functional Testing
27 144 (12.69%) Functional Testing
28 139 (12.25%) Cucumber
28 139 (12.25%) Continuous Integration

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 79 (6.96%) Confluence
2 20 (1.76%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 12 (1.06%) SAS
4 10 (0.88%) WebSphere
5 7 (0.62%) CMS
5 7 (0.62%) Liferay
6 6 (0.53%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.44%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.26%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.26%) WordPress
9 2 (0.18%) CICS
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 2 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.088%) Apache
10 1 (0.088%) IIS
10 1 (0.088%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.088%) WebLogic
Applications
1 37 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.15%) Mingle
4 4 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.35%) SAP FI-CA
2 4 (0.35%) SAP PSCD
3 3 (0.26%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.26%) TIBCO iProcess
4 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.18%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.18%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.18%) Sonata
5 1 (0.088%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.088%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.088%) SAP FI-AR
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.59%) GitHub
4 15 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (1.32%) SaaS
5 12 (1.06%) BlazeMeter
6 10 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 8 (0.70%) BrowserStack
8 3 (0.26%) Sage Pay
9 2 (0.18%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.18%) Runscope
10 1 (0.088%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.088%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.088%) Google Play
10 1 (0.088%) iTunes
10 1 (0.088%) TestFlight
10 1 (0.088%) Tricentis Tosca
10 1 (0.088%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.85%) LTE
2 19 (1.67%) GSM
3 18 (1.59%) 3G
4 13 (1.15%) FTP
4 13 (1.15%) Wireless
5 12 (1.06%) 4G
5 12 (1.06%) GPRS
5 12 (1.06%) PSTN
6 10 (0.88%) Broadband
7 7 (0.62%) CDMA
7 7 (0.62%) DNS
7 7 (0.62%) UMTS
8 6 (0.53%) 2G
8 6 (0.53%) 802.15
8 6 (0.53%) Bluetooth
8 6 (0.53%) DHCP
8 6 (0.53%) ICMP
8 6 (0.53%) Internet
8 6 (0.53%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (8.99%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.50%) MongoDB
3 13 (1.15%) MySQL
4 12 (1.06%) Relational Database
5 10 (0.88%) Big Data
5 10 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (0.79%) NoSQL
6 9 (0.79%) Oracle Database
6 9 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
6 9 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (0.62%) DB2
8 7 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.53%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.35%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.35%) GIS
Development Applications
1 438 (38.59%) Selenium
2 254 (22.38%) JIRA
3 139 (12.25%) Cucumber
4 115 (10.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 108 (9.52%) WebDriver
6 86 (7.58%) JMeter
6 86 (7.58%) SpecFlow
6 86 (7.58%) Visual Studio
7 79 (6.96%) Jenkins
8 76 (6.70%) SoapUI
9 69 (6.08%) HP UFT
10 61 (5.37%) LoadRunner
11 48 (4.23%) Git (software)
12 38 (3.35%) JUnit
13 34 (3.00%) Appium
13 34 (3.00%) Visual Studio Team System
14 32 (2.82%) Zephyr
15 27 (2.38%) Visual Studio Coded UI
16 21 (1.85%) TestNG
17 20 (1.76%) NeoLoad
General
1 323 (28.46%) Finance
2 81 (7.14%) Banking
3 71 (6.26%) Retail
4 32 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.41%) Games
6 15 (1.32%) Investment Banking
7 14 (1.23%) Law
7 14 (1.23%) Publishing
8 12 (1.06%) Marketing
9 11 (0.97%) Electronics
9 11 (0.97%) Retail Banking
10 10 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.70%) Advertising
12 7 (0.62%) Legal
13 4 (0.35%) Back Office
14 3 (0.26%) Music Industry
15 2 (0.18%) Billing
16 1 (0.088%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.088%) Military
Job Titles
1 473 (41.67%) Analyst
2 430 (37.89%) Test Analyst
3 266 (23.44%) Tester
4 135 (11.89%) Test Engineer
5 124 (10.93%) Test Manager
6 118 (10.40%) Automation Tester
7 97 (8.55%) Test Leader
8 94 (8.28%) Software Tester
9 84 (7.40%) Automation Test Analyst
10 77 (6.78%) QA Engineer
11 56 (4.93%) QA Analyst
12 55 (4.85%) Developer
13 54 (4.76%) Developer in Test
14 49 (4.32%) Senior Analyst
15 47 (4.14%) Junior
15 47 (4.14%) Senior Test Analyst
16 45 (3.96%) Graduate
17 42 (3.70%) Test Automation Developer
18 39 (3.44%) Software Test Engineer
19 37 (3.26%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (11.98%) .NET
2 102 (8.99%) Web Services
3 94 (8.28%) Gherkin
4 86 (7.58%) XML
5 47 (4.14%) SOAP
6 39 (3.44%) HTML
6 39 (3.44%) REST
7 32 (2.82%) JSON
8 28 (2.47%) AngularJS
9 20 (1.76%) CSS
10 17 (1.50%) .NET Framework
10 17 (1.50%) ASP.NET
11 11 (0.97%) JDBC
12 10 (0.88%) J2EE
12 10 (0.88%) Java EE
12 10 (0.88%) Spring
13 9 (0.79%) Hibernate
14 8 (0.70%) jQuery
14 8 (0.70%) RESTful
14 8 (0.70%) Taurus
Miscellaneous
1 162 (14.27%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (4.49%) Mobile App
3 39 (3.44%) Self-Motivation
4 33 (2.91%) User Experience
5 31 (2.73%) Fintech
6 20 (1.76%) Management Information System
7 16 (1.41%) Client/Server
8 13 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
9 12 (1.06%) Blackberry
9 12 (1.06%) Smart Meter
10 9 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (0.70%) Algorithms
11 8 (0.70%) Online Games
12 7 (0.62%) APACS
13 6 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.44%) Fixed Income
15 4 (0.35%) Bitcoin
16 2 (0.18%) Hedge funds
16 2 (0.18%) PKI
16 2 (0.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 103 (9.07%) Windows
2 78 (6.87%) Linux
3 30 (2.64%) Unix
4 18 (1.59%) Android
5 17 (1.50%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.70%) Solaris
7 7 (0.62%) CentOS
7 7 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.53%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.088%) AIX
11 1 (0.088%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 762 (67.14%) Test Automation
2 738 (65.02%) Agile Software Development
3 434 (38.24%) Software Testing
4 294 (25.90%) Test Scripting
5 246 (21.67%) Scrum
6 231 (20.35%) Test Strategy
7 220 (19.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 219 (19.30%) Test Management
9 198 (17.44%) SDLC
10 196 (17.27%) Waterfall
11 195 (17.18%) Regression Testing
12 186 (16.39%) Manual Testing
13 185 (16.30%) BDD
14 163 (14.36%) Scenario Testing
15 153 (13.48%) Non-Functional Testing
16 144 (12.69%) Functional Testing
17 139 (12.25%) Continuous Integration
18 121 (10.66%) Defect Management
19 115 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
20 113 (9.96%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 317 (27.93%) SQL
2 245 (21.59%) C#
3 220 (19.38%) Java
4 84 (7.40%) Python
5 75 (6.61%) JavaScript
6 46 (4.05%) C++
7 36 (3.17%) VB
8 29 (2.56%) Bash Shell
9 26 (2.29%) PHP
10 24 (2.11%) C
11 19 (1.67%) Groovy
11 19 (1.67%) PowerShell
12 14 (1.23%) Ruby
13 9 (0.79%) VB.NET
14 8 (0.70%) MATLAB
14 8 (0.70%) Perl
14 8 (0.70%) R
14 8 (0.70%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.62%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 592 (52.16%) ISEB
2 313 (27.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 228 (20.09%) Degree
4 68 (5.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 64 (5.64%) Security Cleared
6 52 (4.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 43 (3.79%) DV Cleared
8 36 (3.17%) SC Cleared
9 9 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.70%) MCSA
10 8 (0.70%) MCSE
10 8 (0.70%) PhD
11 6 (0.53%) CEH
11 6 (0.53%) PMP
12 5 (0.44%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.18%) HNC
13 2 (0.18%) HND
14 1 (0.088%) BC Cleared
14 1 (0.088%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 415 (36.56%) QA
2 14 (1.23%) ISO 9000
3 8 (0.70%) GDPR
4 4 (0.35%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.35%) PMO
4 4 (0.35%) SLA
5 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.088%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.088%) P3O
System Software
1 7 (0.62%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.44%) Docker
3 5 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.18%) ACF2
4 2 (0.18%) RACF
5 1 (0.088%) Firmware
5 1 (0.088%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 70 (6.17%) HP ALM
2 51 (4.49%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (1.06%) AirWatch
4 7 (0.62%) Netcool
5 6 (0.53%) Ansible
6 4 (0.35%) Oozie
7 2 (0.18%) Puppet
8 1 (0.088%) HockeyApp
8 1 (0.088%) Nmap
8 1 (0.088%) SCCM
8 1 (0.088%) SCOM
8 1 (0.088%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 164 (14.45%) Microsoft
2 96 (8.46%) HP
3 47 (4.14%) Atlassian
4 40 (3.52%) Oracle
5 35 (3.08%) SAP
6 26 (2.29%) Remedy
7 17 (1.50%) Google
8 14 (1.23%) Apple
9 13 (1.15%) Telerik
10 12 (1.06%) Cognizant
10 12 (1.06%) MobileIron
11 8 (0.70%) AppDynamics
11 8 (0.70%) Cadence
11 8 (0.70%) Dynatrace
11 8 (0.70%) New Relic
12 7 (0.62%) BT
12 7 (0.62%) Red Hat
12 7 (0.62%) SolarWinds
13 5 (0.44%) ServiceNow
13 5 (0.44%) Sitecore