Period
to 26 September 2021

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 26 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK > England
6 months to
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 600 437 364
Rank change year-on-year -163 -73 +98
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 413 235 1,133
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.53% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.86% 2.37% 3.68%
Number of salaries quoted 342 178 825
10th Percentile £27,525 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%
75th Percentile £56,063 £57,500 £53,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £44,047 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.64% - +3.66%

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 22,224 9,913 30,825
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.77% 22.34% 23.76%
Number of salaries quoted 12,989 7,618 22,852
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,500 £26,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £35,000
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 £88,750 £90,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 26 September 2021.

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 26 September 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 -145 137 £50,125 -16.46% 8
South East -142 105 £37,500 -16.67% 27
North of England -106 61 £35,000 -6.04% 29
South West -93 50 £45,000 +80.00% 17
Midlands -98 43 £41,000 +1.46% 20
West Midlands -76 32 £40,500 -16.49% 13
North West -83 30 £30,000 -21.05% 16
Yorkshire -89 27 £37,500 +3.45% 12
East of England -96 13 £80,000 +88.24% 5
East Midlands -70 11 £41,000 +9.33% 7
North East -28 4 £36,500 -14.12% 1
ISTQB
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 2021, 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.

1 307 (74.33%) Test Automation
2 295 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 254 (61.50%) QA
4 240 (58.11%) Software Testing
5 190 (46.00%) Selenium
6 153 (37.05%) JIRA
7 147 (35.59%) ISEB
8 141 (34.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 118 (28.57%) Social Skills
10 106 (25.67%) Java
11 105 (25.42%) BDD
12 104 (25.18%) Test Scripting
12 104 (25.18%) DevOps
13 95 (23.00%) Test Management
14 94 (22.76%) SQL
15 93 (22.52%) C#
16 90 (21.79%) Scrum
17 88 (21.31%) Manual Testing
18 85 (20.58%) Test Strategy
19 83 (20.10%) Azure
20 77 (18.64%) SDLC
21 76 (18.40%) Regression Testing
22 75 (18.16%) Finance
23 69 (16.71%) Analytical Skills
23 69 (16.71%) Degree
24 68 (16.46%) Problem-Solving
25 64 (15.50%) Postman
25 64 (15.50%) Microsoft
26 62 (15.01%) Scenario Testing
27 60 (14.53%) User Acceptance 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 27 (6.54%) Confluence
2 12 (2.91%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.97%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.73%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.48%) Apache
5 2 (0.48%) Moodle
5 2 (0.48%) nginx
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.48%) WebLogic Integration
6 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 23 (5.57%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.91%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (1.69%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (3.39%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.48%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.24%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.24%) SAP FI-CA
4 1 (0.24%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 83 (20.10%) Azure
2 22 (5.33%) AWS
2 22 (5.33%) SaaS
3 12 (2.91%) BlazeMeter
4 11 (2.66%) GitHub
4 11 (2.66%) Power Platform
5 9 (2.18%) Azure Data Factory
6 7 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (1.45%) GCP
7 6 (1.45%) Microsoft 365
7 6 (1.45%) Serverless
8 5 (1.21%) BrowserStack
9 4 (0.97%) Sauce Labs
10 3 (0.73%) AWS CodePipeline
11 2 (0.48%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.48%) NuGet
11 2 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.24%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.18%) Internet
2 4 (0.97%) Firewall
2 4 (0.97%) FTP
2 4 (0.97%) LAN
2 4 (0.97%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.97%) WAN
3 3 (0.73%) HTTP
3 3 (0.73%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.24%) 3G
4 1 (0.24%) 4G
4 1 (0.24%) ATM
4 1 (0.24%) Broadband
4 1 (0.24%) Skype
4 1 (0.24%) SMTP
4 1 (0.24%) Softphone
4 1 (0.24%) SSH
4 1 (0.24%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (13.08%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (2.66%) Power BI
4 10 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (1.94%) Oracle BI EE
5 8 (1.94%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.69%) Data Lake
7 5 (1.21%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.97%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (0.73%) Big Data
9 3 (0.73%) MySQL
9 3 (0.73%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.48%) MS Access
10 2 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.24%) OLAP
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 190 (46.00%) Selenium
2 153 (37.05%) JIRA
3 64 (15.50%) Postman
4 54 (13.08%) SpecFlow
5 51 (12.35%) WebDriver
6 47 (11.38%) Cucumber
6 47 (11.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 45 (10.90%) Jenkins
8 43 (10.41%) JMeter
9 36 (8.72%) Git (software)
10 29 (7.02%) TestRail
11 25 (6.05%) HP UFT
12 24 (5.81%) REST Assured
13 23 (5.57%) SoapUI
14 21 (5.08%) LoadRunner
15 18 (4.36%) Visual Studio
16 15 (3.63%) NUnit
17 14 (3.39%) Cypress.io
17 14 (3.39%) Ranorex
18 13 (3.15%) JUnit
General
1 118 (28.57%) Social Skills
2 75 (18.16%) Finance
3 69 (16.71%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (5.57%) Organisational Skills
5 17 (4.12%) Public Sector
6 15 (3.63%) Telecoms
7 13 (3.15%) Games
7 13 (3.15%) Influencing Skills
8 11 (2.66%) Marketing
9 10 (2.42%) Banking
10 8 (1.94%) Law
10 8 (1.94%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.21%) Military
11 5 (1.21%) Retail
12 4 (0.97%) Electronics
12 4 (0.97%) Legal
13 3 (0.73%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.73%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 2 (0.48%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.48%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 101 (24.46%) Analyst
2 85 (20.58%) Test Analyst
3 80 (19.37%) QA Engineer
4 78 (18.89%) Tester
5 71 (17.19%) Test Engineer
6 40 (9.69%) Software Tester
7 29 (7.02%) QA Analyst
8 27 (6.54%) Test Automation Engineer
8 27 (6.54%) Test Leader
8 27 (6.54%) Test Manager
9 26 (6.30%) Developer
10 22 (5.33%) Senior Test Engineer
11 20 (4.84%) Software Developer
12 19 (4.60%) QA Automation Engineer
12 19 (4.60%) Software Test Engineer
13 17 (4.12%) Developer in Test
13 17 (4.12%) Quality Engineer
14 16 (3.87%) Automation Engineer
15 15 (3.63%) Senior Tester
16 14 (3.39%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (13.32%) .NET
2 33 (7.99%) XML
3 27 (6.54%) REST
4 26 (6.30%) Web Services
5 23 (5.57%) SOAP
6 22 (5.33%) Gherkin
6 22 (5.33%) JSON
7 19 (4.60%) RESTful
8 12 (2.91%) ASP.NET
8 12 (2.91%) HTML
8 12 (2.91%) React
9 10 (2.42%) WebdriverIO
10 9 (2.18%) .NET Framework
11 8 (1.94%) Velocity
12 7 (1.69%) Node.js
13 6 (1.45%) Swagger
14 5 (1.21%) ASP.NET Web API
14 5 (1.21%) CSS
14 5 (1.21%) OAuth
14 5 (1.21%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.51%) Mobile App
2 17 (4.12%) User Experience
3 14 (3.39%) Client/Server
4 11 (2.66%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (1.94%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.69%) EPoS
7 7 (1.69%) iPad
8 6 (1.45%) Analytical Mindset
8 6 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.21%) PKI
9 5 (1.21%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.97%) Replication
10 4 (0.97%) Video\Live Streaming
11 3 (0.73%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.73%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.48%) Cybercrime
12 2 (0.48%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 36 (8.72%) Windows
2 23 (5.57%) Linux
3 11 (2.66%) Unix
4 8 (1.94%) Android
5 5 (1.21%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.97%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.73%) VMS
8 2 (0.48%) HPUX
8 2 (0.48%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (74.33%) Test Automation
2 295 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 240 (58.11%) Software Testing
4 105 (25.42%) BDD
5 104 (25.18%) DevOps
5 104 (25.18%) Test Scripting
6 95 (23.00%) Test Management
7 90 (21.79%) Scrum
8 88 (21.31%) Manual Testing
9 85 (20.58%) Test Strategy
10 77 (18.64%) SDLC
11 76 (18.40%) Regression Testing
12 68 (16.46%) Problem-Solving
13 62 (15.01%) Scenario Testing
14 60 (14.53%) User Acceptance Testing
15 57 (13.80%) TDD
16 53 (12.83%) Performance Testing
17 51 (12.35%) Test Planning
18 50 (12.11%) Functional Testing
19 48 (11.62%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 106 (25.67%) Java
2 94 (22.76%) SQL
3 93 (22.52%) C#
4 51 (12.35%) Python
5 49 (11.86%) JavaScript
6 12 (2.91%) TypeScript
7 9 (2.18%) C++
8 7 (1.69%) PHP
9 5 (1.21%) C
10 3 (0.73%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.73%) Java 8
10 3 (0.73%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.73%) VB
11 2 (0.48%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 2 (0.48%) Groovy
11 2 (0.48%) Ruby
11 2 (0.48%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.24%) VBA
12 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 147 (35.59%) ISEB
2 141 (34.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 69 (16.71%) Degree
4 32 (7.75%) Security Cleared
5 30 (7.26%) SC Cleared
6 26 (6.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 26 (6.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 8 (1.94%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.97%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.73%) HNC
9 3 (0.73%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.48%) HND
11 1 (0.24%) CITP
11 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 254 (61.50%) QA
2 18 (4.36%) Accessibility
3 3 (0.73%) SLA
4 1 (0.24%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.24%) PSD2
4 1 (0.24%) SEPA
4 1 (0.24%) TARGET2
System Software
1 21 (5.08%) Docker
2 3 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.24%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 23 (5.57%) HP ALM
2 22 (5.33%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (2.66%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.21%) Ansible
5 4 (0.97%) Grafana
6 1 (0.24%) Puppet
6 1 (0.24%) Terraform
Vendors
1 64 (15.50%) Microsoft
2 37 (8.96%) HP
3 29 (7.02%) Oracle
4 8 (1.94%) Atlassian
4 8 (1.94%) Informatica
5 7 (1.69%) Databricks
5 7 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (1.69%) SAP
6 6 (1.45%) Google
7 5 (1.21%) AppDynamics
7 5 (1.21%) Dynatrace
7 5 (1.21%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.21%) SolarWinds
8 4 (0.97%) CheckPoint
8 4 (0.97%) Cisco
8 4 (0.97%) Juniper
8 4 (0.97%) Micro Focus
9 3 (0.73%) Brio
9 3 (0.73%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.48%) VMware