Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 438 318 327
Rank change year-on-year -120 +9 +30
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1,123 1,744 1,941
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.69% 1.05% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.87% 4.24% 3.76%
Number of salaries quoted 925 1,482 1,639
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £61,400
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%

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 39,077 41,157 51,690
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.90% 24.67% 27.05%
Number of salaries quoted 29,251 32,063 42,119
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.10% +1.11%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -83 293 £47,500 -5.00% 37
South East -70 289 £42,500 +13.33% 38
North of England -71 233 £35,000 - 42
North West -8 125 £35,000 +2.94% 28
South West -60 123 £35,000 -6.67% 23
Midlands -64 113 £37,500 +2.74% 24
Yorkshire -75 98 £35,000 -17.65% 11
East of England -6 73 £37,500 -6.25% 8
West Midlands -37 70 £36,000 +2.86% 18
East Midlands -20 43 £38,000 -10.59% 6
North East -20 13 £37,500 +12.78% 3
ISTQB
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 758 (67.50%) Test Automation
2 683 (60.82%) Agile Software Development
3 579 (51.56%) ISEB
4 490 (43.63%) QA
5 443 (39.45%) Software Testing
6 438 (39.00%) Selenium
7 331 (29.47%) SQL
8 297 (26.45%) JIRA
9 288 (25.65%) Test Scripting
10 267 (23.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 265 (23.60%) Finance
12 255 (22.71%) SDLC
13 228 (20.30%) Java
14 223 (19.86%) C#
15 217 (19.32%) Degree
16 213 (18.97%) User Acceptance Testing
17 205 (18.25%) Scrum
18 203 (18.08%) Manual Testing
19 202 (17.99%) Test Strategy
20 195 (17.36%) Regression Testing
21 179 (15.94%) Test Management
22 168 (14.96%) BDD
23 162 (14.43%) Cucumber
24 153 (13.62%) Analytical Skills
24 153 (13.62%) Problem-Solving
25 138 (12.29%) Microsoft
26 134 (11.93%) Scenario Testing
27 130 (11.58%) Performance Testing
28 129 (11.49%) Continuous Integration
29 127 (11.31%) Functional Testing

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 99 (8.82%) Confluence
2 16 (1.42%) Apache Spark
3 13 (1.16%) MQSeries
4 10 (0.89%) CMS
5 8 (0.71%) WebLogic
6 7 (0.62%) CICS
6 7 (0.62%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.53%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (0.45%) IIS
8 5 (0.45%) SAS
9 4 (0.36%) WordPress
10 3 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.18%) Drupal
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.18%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.089%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.089%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.089%) Kentico
12 1 (0.089%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 34 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.71%) Mingle
4 7 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.36%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.45%) Elite 3E
2 4 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.36%) TIBCO iProcess
3 2 (0.18%) Magento
3 2 (0.18%) Shopify
4 1 (0.089%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.089%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.089%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.089%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.089%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.089%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.089%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.089%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.089%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.089%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.089%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.089%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.089%) Sonata
4 1 (0.089%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (0.98%) BlazeMeter
4 11 (0.98%) GitHub
4 11 (0.98%) SaaS
5 6 (0.53%) BrowserStack
6 5 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (0.36%) Sage Pay
8 2 (0.18%) Basecamp
8 2 (0.18%) Runscope
8 2 (0.18%) Slack
9 1 (0.089%) IaaS
9 1 (0.089%) PaaS
9 1 (0.089%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.089%) Tricentis Tosca
9 1 (0.089%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.34%) HTTP
2 11 (0.98%) SMS
3 6 (0.53%) Broadband
4 5 (0.45%) 3G
4 5 (0.45%) 4G
4 5 (0.45%) GPRS
4 5 (0.45%) GSM
4 5 (0.45%) Internet
4 5 (0.45%) LTE
4 5 (0.45%) PSTN
5 4 (0.36%) DNS
5 4 (0.36%) Firewall
6 3 (0.27%) FTP
7 2 (0.18%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.18%) IPv4
7 2 (0.18%) IPv6
7 2 (0.18%) SSH
7 2 (0.18%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.089%) SSL
8 1 (0.089%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (9.08%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.40%) Relational Database
3 20 (1.78%) MySQL
3 20 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (1.51%) DB2
6 16 (1.42%) Hadoop
6 16 (1.42%) MongoDB
7 12 (1.07%) Apache Accumulo
8 9 (0.80%) RDBMS
9 8 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
9 8 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.62%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.53%) QlikView
12 5 (0.45%) Big Data
12 5 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.36%) HBase
13 4 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 438 (39.00%) Selenium
2 297 (26.45%) JIRA
3 162 (14.43%) Cucumber
4 102 (9.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 86 (7.66%) WebDriver
6 79 (7.03%) Git (software)
7 78 (6.95%) Jenkins
8 77 (6.86%) JMeter
9 70 (6.23%) SoapUI
9 70 (6.23%) Visual Studio
10 64 (5.70%) HP UFT
11 60 (5.34%) SpecFlow
12 55 (4.90%) LoadRunner
13 31 (2.76%) Zephyr
14 29 (2.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 28 (2.49%) Ranorex
16 27 (2.40%) TestRail
17 23 (2.05%) TeamCity
18 21 (1.87%) Appium
19 18 (1.60%) TestComplete
General
1 265 (23.60%) Finance
2 60 (5.34%) Banking
3 45 (4.01%) Retail
4 24 (2.14%) Games
5 17 (1.51%) Back Office
6 16 (1.42%) Law
7 15 (1.34%) Advertising
8 14 (1.25%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.16%) Marketing
10 11 (0.98%) Publishing
11 10 (0.89%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.62%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.62%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.53%) Legal
14 5 (0.45%) Electronics
15 4 (0.36%) Billing
16 3 (0.27%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.27%) Front Office
16 3 (0.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 451 (40.16%) Analyst
2 378 (33.66%) Test Analyst
3 274 (24.40%) Tester
4 136 (12.11%) Software Tester
5 132 (11.75%) Test Engineer
6 106 (9.44%) QA Analyst
7 99 (8.82%) Automation Tester
8 95 (8.46%) Test Manager
9 92 (8.19%) QA Engineer
10 84 (7.48%) Test Leader
11 72 (6.41%) Software Analyst
12 68 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
12 68 (6.06%) Test Automation Engineer
13 62 (5.52%) Software Test Analyst
14 59 (5.25%) QA Tester
15 57 (5.08%) Senior Analyst
16 50 (4.45%) QA Test Analyst
17 47 (4.19%) Senior Test Analyst
18 43 (3.83%) Consultant
18 43 (3.83%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (9.53%) .NET
2 91 (8.10%) Web Services
3 52 (4.63%) SOAP
4 48 (4.27%) XML
5 36 (3.21%) HTML
6 33 (2.94%) Gherkin
7 26 (2.32%) REST
8 25 (2.23%) JSON
9 23 (2.05%) RESTful
10 16 (1.42%) .NET Framework
11 12 (1.07%) CSS
12 11 (0.98%) WCF
13 9 (0.80%) RabbitMQ
14 8 (0.71%) AngularJS
14 8 (0.71%) WSDL
14 8 (0.71%) XSD
15 6 (0.53%) Spring
16 5 (0.45%) jQuery
16 5 (0.45%) Taurus
17 4 (0.36%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 153 (13.62%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (7.39%) Computer Science
3 72 (6.41%) Mobile App
4 44 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
5 40 (3.56%) User Experience
6 30 (2.67%) Fintech
7 20 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
8 13 (1.16%) PMI
8 13 (1.16%) Smart Meter
8 13 (1.16%) Virtual Team
9 11 (0.98%) Management Information System
10 10 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (0.89%) Mainframe
11 8 (0.71%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.62%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.53%) NHS
14 5 (0.45%) Blackberry
14 5 (0.45%) Life Science
14 5 (0.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 104 (9.26%) Windows
2 55 (4.90%) Linux
3 34 (3.03%) Unix
4 18 (1.60%) Android
4 18 (1.60%) Apple iOS
5 11 (0.98%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.45%) Solaris
7 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.089%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.089%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.089%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 758 (67.50%) Test Automation
2 683 (60.82%) Agile Software Development
3 443 (39.45%) Software Testing
4 288 (25.65%) Test Scripting
5 255 (22.71%) SDLC
6 213 (18.97%) User Acceptance Testing
7 205 (18.25%) Scrum
8 203 (18.08%) Manual Testing
9 202 (17.99%) Test Strategy
10 195 (17.36%) Regression Testing
11 179 (15.94%) Test Management
12 168 (14.96%) BDD
13 153 (13.62%) Problem-Solving
14 134 (11.93%) Scenario Testing
15 130 (11.58%) Performance Testing
16 129 (11.49%) Continuous Integration
17 127 (11.31%) Functional Testing
18 124 (11.04%) Defect Management
19 99 (8.82%) TDD
20 89 (7.93%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 331 (29.47%) SQL
2 228 (20.30%) Java
3 223 (19.86%) C#
4 83 (7.39%) Python
5 60 (5.34%) JavaScript
6 44 (3.92%) Perl
7 41 (3.65%) C++
8 40 (3.56%) Ruby
9 38 (3.38%) Bash Shell
10 36 (3.21%) T-SQL
11 29 (2.58%) C
12 19 (1.69%) PHP
13 16 (1.42%) PowerShell
14 14 (1.25%) PL/SQL
15 12 (1.07%) VB
16 8 (0.71%) COBOL
17 7 (0.62%) Bourne shell
17 7 (0.62%) Delphi
18 5 (0.45%) Groovy
18 5 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 579 (51.56%) ISEB
2 267 (23.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 217 (19.32%) Degree
4 60 (5.34%) Security Cleared
5 35 (3.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 28 (2.49%) SC Cleared
7 26 (2.32%) DV Cleared
7 26 (2.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 20 (1.78%) PMI Certification
9 12 (1.07%) CSQA
10 8 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
11 7 (0.62%) PMP
12 4 (0.36%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 4 (0.36%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 4 (0.36%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 4 (0.36%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
13 3 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
15 1 (0.089%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 490 (43.63%) QA
2 10 (0.89%) GDPR
3 8 (0.71%) ISO 9000
3 8 (0.71%) SLA
4 6 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.53%) PMO
5 5 (0.45%) GAMP
5 5 (0.45%) GMP
6 4 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.18%) SEPA
8 1 (0.089%) ISO 15765
8 1 (0.089%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (0.45%) ACF2
1 5 (0.45%) RACF
2 4 (0.36%) Docker
2 4 (0.36%) Firmware
3 3 (0.27%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.089%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.089%) HDFS
4 1 (0.089%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.089%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 66 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
2 50 (4.45%) HP ALM
3 17 (1.51%) Puppet
4 5 (0.45%) AirWatch
5 4 (0.36%) Oozie
6 2 (0.18%) HP Fortify
6 2 (0.18%) SCCM
7 1 (0.089%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.089%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.089%) Kibana
7 1 (0.089%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.089%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.089%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.089%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 138 (12.29%) Microsoft
2 117 (10.42%) HP
3 51 (4.54%) Oracle
4 37 (3.29%) Capita
5 36 (3.21%) Google
6 29 (2.58%) Atlassian
7 25 (2.23%) SAP
8 18 (1.60%) IBM
9 13 (1.16%) CA Agile Central
10 11 (0.98%) Telerik
11 10 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (0.80%) Apple
13 8 (0.71%) AppDynamics
13 8 (0.71%) Dynatrace
13 8 (0.71%) MicroStrategy
13 8 (0.71%) Remedy
14 6 (0.53%) Micro Focus
14 6 (0.53%) New Relic
14 6 (0.53%) ServiceNow
15 5 (0.45%) webMethods