Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 400 288 318
Rank change year-on-year -112 +30 +29
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1,219 1,828 2,017
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.75% 1.11% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.19% 4.33% 3.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,029 1,565 1,740
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -3.75% +6.67% -2.60%

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 38,213 42,250 54,057
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.53% 25.64% 27.56%
Number of salaries quoted 29,912 33,745 43,577
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -51 308 £45,000 -5.26% 35
South East -83 294 £38,000 -5.00% 53
North of England -61 243 £35,000 -10.26% 56
Midlands -35 163 £37,000 -1.33% 26
South West -48 139 £38,500 +8.45% 16
Yorkshire -47 122 £35,000 -17.65% 24
West Midlands +11 119 £35,000 -6.67% 14
North West -28 105 £35,000 -6.67% 27
East of England -83 75 £38,750 -3.13% 16
East Midlands -51 44 £37,750 -3.21% 12
North East -8 16 £37,500 +6.53% 5
ISTQB
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 821 (67.35%) Test Automation
2 729 (59.80%) Agile Software Development
3 621 (50.94%) ISEB
4 503 (41.26%) QA
5 463 (37.98%) Selenium
6 418 (34.29%) Software Testing
7 372 (30.52%) SQL
8 325 (26.66%) Test Scripting
9 321 (26.33%) JIRA
10 309 (25.35%) Finance
10 309 (25.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 299 (24.53%) Degree
12 266 (21.82%) Java
13 256 (21.00%) Test Strategy
14 246 (20.18%) Manual Testing
15 234 (19.20%) Scrum
16 232 (19.03%) SDLC
17 229 (18.79%) Test Management
18 220 (18.05%) User Acceptance Testing
19 214 (17.56%) C#
20 200 (16.41%) Cucumber
21 195 (16.00%) Regression Testing
22 191 (15.67%) WebDriver
23 190 (15.59%) Analytical Skills
24 189 (15.50%) BDD
25 165 (13.54%) Functional Testing
26 162 (13.29%) TDD
27 158 (12.96%) Microsoft
28 130 (10.66%) Scenario Testing
29 127 (10.42%) .NET

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 71 (5.82%) Confluence
2 30 (2.46%) SharePoint
3 20 (1.64%) Apache Spark
4 13 (1.07%) CMS
5 12 (0.98%) Drupal
6 9 (0.74%) MQSeries
6 9 (0.74%) WebLogic
7 8 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.41%) WordPress
10 4 (0.33%) Documentum
10 4 (0.33%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (0.25%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.25%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.25%) IIS
11 3 (0.25%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.082%) EPiServer
13 1 (0.082%) SAS
13 1 (0.082%) Umbraco
Applications
1 69 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
2 57 (4.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.57%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.25%) Mingle
6 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
1 12 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.82%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (0.57%) Magento
4 6 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.41%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.41%) Shopify
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.082%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.082%) FastStats
8 1 (0.082%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.082%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.082%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (3.04%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (2.71%) SaaS
3 29 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (1.07%) SuccessFactors
5 10 (0.82%) Slack
6 9 (0.74%) PaaS
7 8 (0.66%) IaaS
8 7 (0.57%) GitHub
9 6 (0.49%) Basecamp
10 5 (0.41%) BrowserStack
11 3 (0.25%) BlazeMeter
11 3 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.16%) Google Play
12 2 (0.16%) Tricentis Tosca
13 1 (0.082%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.31%) Internet
2 11 (0.90%) HTTP
3 9 (0.74%) Intranet
3 9 (0.74%) SSL
4 5 (0.41%) Broadband
5 4 (0.33%) DVB
5 4 (0.33%) SSH
5 4 (0.33%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.25%) DNS
6 3 (0.25%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.16%) 3G
7 2 (0.16%) 4G
7 2 (0.16%) DHCP
7 2 (0.16%) ICMP
7 2 (0.16%) LTE
7 2 (0.16%) VoIP
8 1 (0.082%) SMS
8 1 (0.082%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.71%) MySQL
3 25 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (1.97%) Relational Database
5 15 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (1.15%) Big Data
6 14 (1.15%) Hadoop
7 11 (0.90%) Oracle Database
8 10 (0.82%) DB2
9 9 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (0.66%) Apache Accumulo
10 8 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (0.66%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.41%) Amazon Redshift
11 5 (0.41%) GIS
11 5 (0.41%) SQLPlus
12 4 (0.33%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.33%) Power BI
13 3 (0.25%) Apache Hive
13 3 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 463 (37.98%) Selenium
2 321 (26.33%) JIRA
3 200 (16.41%) Cucumber
4 191 (15.67%) WebDriver
5 116 (9.52%) SoapUI
6 110 (9.02%) Team Foundation Server
7 101 (8.29%) Jenkins
8 100 (8.20%) Git (software)
9 92 (7.55%) HP UFT
10 87 (7.14%) JMeter
11 62 (5.09%) Zephyr
12 52 (4.27%) SpecFlow
13 50 (4.10%) LoadRunner
14 42 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 34 (2.79%) Ranorex
16 33 (2.71%) Protractor
17 32 (2.63%) Robot Framework
17 32 (2.63%) TestRail
18 30 (2.46%) Visual Studio
19 28 (2.30%) JUnit
General
1 309 (25.35%) Finance
2 55 (4.51%) Retail
3 53 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 44 (3.61%) Banking
5 31 (2.54%) Games
6 29 (2.38%) Marketing
7 26 (2.13%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.97%) Digital Economy
9 21 (1.72%) Automotive
10 19 (1.56%) Electronics
10 19 (1.56%) Law
10 19 (1.56%) Legal
11 16 (1.31%) Advertising
12 13 (1.07%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.66%) Publishing
14 7 (0.57%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.49%) Back Office
16 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.16%) Front Office
16 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 462 (37.90%) Analyst
2 414 (33.96%) Test Analyst
3 307 (25.18%) Tester
4 148 (12.14%) Test Engineer
5 130 (10.66%) Software Tester
6 111 (9.11%) Test Leader
7 100 (8.20%) Test Manager
8 96 (7.88%) Automation Tester
9 83 (6.81%) QA Engineer
10 78 (6.40%) Test Automation Engineer
11 77 (6.32%) QA Analyst
12 68 (5.58%) Software Analyst
13 65 (5.33%) Software Test Analyst
14 62 (5.09%) Automation Test Analyst
15 57 (4.68%) QA Tester
16 49 (4.02%) Senior Analyst
17 44 (3.61%) Senior Test Analyst
18 43 (3.53%) Developer
19 40 (3.28%) QA Automation Engineer
20 39 (3.20%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (10.42%) .NET
2 107 (8.78%) XML
3 78 (6.40%) SOAP
4 76 (6.23%) Web Services
5 71 (5.82%) HTML
6 66 (5.41%) Gherkin
7 49 (4.02%) REST
8 43 (3.53%) JSON
9 31 (2.54%) CSS
10 21 (1.72%) RESTful
11 18 (1.48%) Behat
12 17 (1.39%) AngularJS
12 17 (1.39%) Node.js
13 15 (1.23%) XML Messaging
14 11 (0.90%) ASP.NET
14 11 (0.90%) Oracle Fusion
15 10 (0.82%) .NET Framework
16 9 (0.74%) Nightwatchjs
16 9 (0.74%) WSDL
16 9 (0.74%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 190 (15.59%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (8.61%) Computer Science
3 89 (7.30%) Mobile App
4 44 (3.61%) User Experience
5 28 (2.30%) Fintech
6 27 (2.21%) Smart Meter
7 26 (2.13%) Client/Server
8 22 (1.80%) Management Information System
9 15 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (0.98%) Mainframe
10 12 (0.98%) Smart Energy
11 10 (0.82%) Virtual Team
12 8 (0.66%) PKI
12 8 (0.66%) Replication
13 7 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
14 6 (0.49%) Driving Licence
14 6 (0.49%) Hedge funds
14 6 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (0.49%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 101 (8.29%) Linux
2 93 (7.63%) Windows
3 44 (3.61%) Unix
4 25 (2.05%) Android
4 25 (2.05%) Apple iOS
5 10 (0.82%) Windows 7
5 10 (0.82%) Windows Server
6 8 (0.66%) Windows 10
6 8 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.16%) Solaris
8 1 (0.082%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.082%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.082%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.082%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 1 (0.082%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 821 (67.35%) Test Automation
2 729 (59.80%) Agile Software Development
3 418 (34.29%) Software Testing
4 325 (26.66%) Test Scripting
5 256 (21.00%) Test Strategy
6 246 (20.18%) Manual Testing
7 234 (19.20%) Scrum
8 232 (19.03%) SDLC
9 229 (18.79%) Test Management
10 220 (18.05%) User Acceptance Testing
11 195 (16.00%) Regression Testing
12 189 (15.50%) BDD
13 165 (13.54%) Functional Testing
14 162 (13.29%) TDD
15 130 (10.66%) Scenario Testing
16 122 (10.01%) Mentoring
17 115 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
18 110 (9.02%) Performance Testing
19 108 (8.86%) Waterfall
20 105 (8.61%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 372 (30.52%) SQL
2 266 (21.82%) Java
3 214 (17.56%) C#
4 97 (7.96%) Python
5 96 (7.88%) JavaScript
6 72 (5.91%) Ruby
7 43 (3.53%) C++
8 32 (2.63%) VB.NET
9 30 (2.46%) PHP
10 29 (2.38%) Scala
11 28 (2.30%) C
12 26 (2.13%) T-SQL
13 25 (2.05%) Shell Script
14 22 (1.80%) Bash Shell
14 22 (1.80%) Groovy
15 21 (1.72%) Perl
16 17 (1.39%) PL/SQL
17 12 (0.98%) VBScript
18 8 (0.66%) COBOL
18 8 (0.66%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 621 (50.94%) ISEB
2 309 (25.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 299 (24.53%) Degree
4 82 (6.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 78 (6.40%) Security Cleared
6 49 (4.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 40 (3.28%) SC Cleared
8 16 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (1.07%) CEH
9 13 (1.07%) MCSA
9 13 (1.07%) MCSE
9 13 (1.07%) PMI Certification
10 10 (0.82%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.66%) PMP
12 6 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.41%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
15 2 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 503 (41.26%) QA
2 10 (0.82%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.41%) SLA
4 4 (0.33%) ISO 9000
4 4 (0.33%) P3O
5 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.16%) GDPR
7 1 (0.082%) COBIT
7 1 (0.082%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.082%) IFRS
System Software
1 32 (2.63%) Docker
2 3 (0.25%) Apache Flume
2 3 (0.25%) HDFS
3 2 (0.16%) Firmware
3 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 76 (6.23%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (1.39%) Puppet
3 16 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (1.15%) Kubernetes
5 9 (0.74%) Marathon
5 9 (0.74%) Mesos
6 3 (0.25%) Oozie
7 2 (0.16%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.082%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 158 (12.96%) Microsoft
2 112 (9.19%) HP
3 67 (5.50%) Oracle
4 41 (3.36%) SAP
5 26 (2.13%) Google
6 22 (1.80%) IBM
7 20 (1.64%) CA Agile Central
8 19 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
9 18 (1.48%) Capita
10 14 (1.15%) Micro Focus
11 11 (0.90%) Twitter
12 10 (0.82%) White Clarke
13 9 (0.74%) CA
14 8 (0.66%) Remedy
15 6 (0.49%) Adobe
15 6 (0.49%) Atlassian
15 6 (0.49%) Informatica
15 6 (0.49%) webMethods
16 5 (0.41%) Ariba
16 5 (0.41%) MicroStrategy