Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 422 397 313
Rank change year-on-year -25 -84 +41
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1,117 1,324 1,901
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.73% 0.80% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.05% 3.30% 4.02%
Number of salaries quoted 906 1,099 1,624
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% -1.25%

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 36,646 40,109 47,269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.86% 24.34% 26.42%
Number of salaries quoted 27,312 30,985 38,273
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -

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 23 October 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 23 October 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
South East +3 316 £45,000 +27.66% 37
London -6 311 £46,000 +2.22% 37
North of England -6 207 £35,000 - 50
North West +4 124 £32,500 - 27
Midlands -24 118 £37,500 -1.96% 39
South West -55 96 £35,000 -11.39% 24
Yorkshire -25 82 £37,500 +5.63% 17
East of England +60 77 £45,000 +28.57% 14
West Midlands -5 65 £33,250 -5.00% 28
East Midlands -17 53 £38,000 -10.59% 11
North East -24 1 £25,500 -27.14% 6
ISTQB
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 755 (67.59%) Test Automation
2 699 (62.58%) Agile Software Development
3 600 (53.72%) ISEB
4 445 (39.84%) Software Testing
5 442 (39.57%) Selenium
6 439 (39.30%) QA
7 335 (29.99%) Finance
8 304 (27.22%) SQL
9 286 (25.60%) Test Scripting
10 285 (25.51%) JIRA
11 277 (24.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 242 (21.67%) C#
13 239 (21.40%) Degree
14 238 (21.31%) Scrum
15 220 (19.70%) User Acceptance Testing
16 219 (19.61%) Test Strategy
17 215 (19.25%) Java
18 210 (18.80%) SDLC
19 204 (18.26%) BDD
20 193 (17.28%) Test Management
21 186 (16.65%) Manual Testing
22 183 (16.38%) Regression Testing
23 161 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
24 158 (14.15%) Microsoft
25 152 (13.61%) Cucumber
26 146 (13.07%) Continuous Integration
27 143 (12.80%) Scenario Testing
28 139 (12.44%) Waterfall
29 138 (12.35%) Functional Testing
30 134 (12.00%) .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
1 104 (9.31%) Confluence
2 12 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (0.98%) SharePoint
4 10 (0.90%) WebSphere
5 7 (0.63%) CMS
5 7 (0.63%) SAS
6 6 (0.54%) Apache Spark
6 6 (0.54%) Liferay
7 5 (0.45%) EPiServer
8 4 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.27%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.18%) CICS
10 2 (0.18%) WordPress
11 1 (0.090%) Apache
11 1 (0.090%) IIS
11 1 (0.090%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.090%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.090%) Tomcat
Applications
1 33 (2.95%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.90%) Mingle
4 4 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.090%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.36%) TIBCO iProcess
2 3 (0.27%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.27%) SAP FI-CA
2 3 (0.27%) SAP PSCD
3 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.18%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.18%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (0.18%) Sonata
4 1 (0.090%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.090%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.090%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.090%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.090%) SAP FI-AR
4 1 (0.090%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 39 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (1.70%) GitHub
4 16 (1.43%) BlazeMeter
5 12 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (1.07%) SaaS
6 9 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 9 (0.81%) BrowserStack
7 4 (0.36%) Sage Pay
8 2 (0.18%) Runscope
9 1 (0.090%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.090%) Slack
9 1 (0.090%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.70%) LTE
2 18 (1.61%) 3G
2 18 (1.61%) GSM
3 12 (1.07%) 4G
3 12 (1.07%) GPRS
3 12 (1.07%) PSTN
4 9 (0.81%) Broadband
4 9 (0.81%) FTP
4 9 (0.81%) Wireless
5 7 (0.63%) DNS
5 7 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.54%) 2G
6 6 (0.54%) 802.15
6 6 (0.54%) DHCP
6 6 (0.54%) ICMP
6 6 (0.54%) Internet
6 6 (0.54%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.54%) UMTS
6 6 (0.54%) WAN
6 6 (0.54%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (9.40%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.43%) MongoDB
3 15 (1.34%) Relational Database
4 13 (1.16%) MySQL
5 10 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (0.81%) NoSQL
6 9 (0.81%) Oracle Database
6 9 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (0.72%) Big Data
7 8 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
7 8 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.54%) DB2
9 6 (0.54%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.36%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.36%) GIS
Development Applications
1 442 (39.57%) Selenium
2 285 (25.51%) JIRA
3 152 (13.61%) Cucumber
4 119 (10.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 95 (8.50%) JMeter
6 94 (8.42%) WebDriver
7 87 (7.79%) Visual Studio
8 86 (7.70%) SpecFlow
9 85 (7.61%) Jenkins
10 70 (6.27%) SoapUI
11 65 (5.82%) HP UFT
12 62 (5.55%) LoadRunner
13 54 (4.83%) Git (software)
14 35 (3.13%) JUnit
15 32 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
16 30 (2.69%) Zephyr
17 29 (2.60%) Appium
18 20 (1.79%) NeoLoad
18 20 (1.79%) TestRail
19 18 (1.61%) TeamCity
General
1 335 (29.99%) Finance
2 86 (7.70%) Banking
3 55 (4.92%) Retail
4 24 (2.15%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.43%) Games
5 16 (1.43%) Law
6 14 (1.25%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.07%) Marketing
8 11 (0.98%) Electronics
8 11 (0.98%) Publishing
9 10 (0.90%) Retail Banking
10 9 (0.81%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.63%) Legal
12 6 (0.54%) Advertising
13 4 (0.36%) Back Office
13 4 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.27%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.27%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.27%) Music Industry
15 2 (0.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 451 (40.38%) Analyst
2 396 (35.45%) Test Analyst
3 277 (24.80%) Tester
4 121 (10.83%) Automation Tester
5 118 (10.56%) Test Engineer
6 106 (9.49%) Test Manager
7 104 (9.31%) Test Leader
8 100 (8.95%) Software Tester
9 78 (6.98%) QA Engineer
10 67 (6.00%) Automation Test Analyst
11 61 (5.46%) QA Analyst
12 57 (5.10%) Developer
13 56 (5.01%) Developer in Test
14 49 (4.39%) Senior Analyst
15 45 (4.03%) Senior Test Analyst
15 45 (4.03%) Test Automation Developer
16 44 (3.94%) Junior
17 40 (3.58%) Software Analyst
18 35 (3.13%) Graduate
18 35 (3.13%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (12.00%) .NET
2 97 (8.68%) Web Services
3 92 (8.24%) Gherkin
4 76 (6.80%) XML
5 52 (4.66%) SOAP
6 40 (3.58%) REST
7 38 (3.40%) HTML
8 29 (2.60%) JSON
9 26 (2.33%) AngularJS
10 20 (1.79%) .NET Framework
11 17 (1.52%) CSS
12 13 (1.16%) RESTful
13 12 (1.07%) ASP.NET
14 10 (0.90%) J2EE
14 10 (0.90%) Java EE
15 9 (0.81%) Hibernate
15 9 (0.81%) jQuery
15 9 (0.81%) Spring
15 9 (0.81%) Taurus
16 8 (0.72%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 161 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (8.68%) Computer Science
3 60 (5.37%) Mobile App
4 44 (3.94%) Self-Motivation
5 32 (2.86%) User Experience
6 22 (1.97%) Fintech
6 22 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (1.34%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
9 12 (1.07%) Blackberry
10 9 (0.81%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.54%) APACS
12 6 (0.54%) Smart Meter
13 5 (0.45%) Life Science
13 5 (0.45%) PMI
14 4 (0.36%) Bitcoin
14 4 (0.36%) Hedge funds
14 4 (0.36%) NHS
14 4 (0.36%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 100 (8.95%) Windows
2 66 (5.91%) Linux
3 29 (2.60%) Unix
4 19 (1.70%) Android
4 19 (1.70%) Apple iOS
5 10 (0.90%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.63%) Solaris
7 6 (0.54%) CentOS
7 6 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.18%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.090%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 755 (67.59%) Test Automation
2 699 (62.58%) Agile Software Development
3 445 (39.84%) Software Testing
4 286 (25.60%) Test Scripting
5 238 (21.31%) Scrum
6 220 (19.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 219 (19.61%) Test Strategy
8 210 (18.80%) SDLC
9 204 (18.26%) BDD
10 193 (17.28%) Test Management
11 186 (16.65%) Manual Testing
12 183 (16.38%) Regression Testing
13 146 (13.07%) Continuous Integration
14 143 (12.80%) Scenario Testing
15 139 (12.44%) Waterfall
16 138 (12.35%) Functional Testing
17 124 (11.10%) Defect Management
18 120 (10.74%) Problem-Solving
19 119 (10.65%) Continuous Improvement
20 114 (10.21%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 304 (27.22%) SQL
2 242 (21.67%) C#
3 215 (19.25%) Java
4 81 (7.25%) Python
5 61 (5.46%) JavaScript
6 30 (2.69%) C++
7 26 (2.33%) Bash Shell
7 26 (2.33%) VB
8 24 (2.15%) PHP
8 24 (2.15%) T-SQL
9 17 (1.52%) PowerShell
10 16 (1.43%) C
11 15 (1.34%) Groovy
11 15 (1.34%) Ruby
12 12 (1.07%) Perl
13 8 (0.72%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.54%) Bourne shell
14 6 (0.54%) Delphi
14 6 (0.54%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 600 (53.72%) ISEB
2 277 (24.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 239 (21.40%) Degree
4 62 (5.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 61 (5.46%) Security Cleared
6 47 (4.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 34 (3.04%) DV Cleared
8 32 (2.86%) SC Cleared
9 9 (0.81%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.45%) CEH
11 5 (0.45%) MCSA
11 5 (0.45%) MCSE
11 5 (0.45%) PMP
11 5 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.27%) CSQA
13 1 (0.090%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.090%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.090%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.090%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 439 (39.30%) QA
2 10 (0.90%) GDPR
2 10 (0.90%) ISO 9000
3 5 (0.45%) PMO
3 5 (0.45%) SLA
4 4 (0.36%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.27%) GAMP
5 3 (0.27%) GMP
6 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.090%) ISO 15765
7 1 (0.090%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.090%) P3O
7 1 (0.090%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (0.63%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.54%) Docker
3 4 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.27%) ACF2
4 3 (0.27%) Firmware
4 3 (0.27%) RACF
5 1 (0.090%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 52 (4.66%) HP ALM
2 49 (4.39%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (1.07%) AirWatch
4 4 (0.36%) Oozie
5 3 (0.27%) Ansible
6 2 (0.18%) Netcool
6 2 (0.18%) Puppet
7 1 (0.090%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.090%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.090%) Kibana
7 1 (0.090%) Nmap
7 1 (0.090%) SCCM
7 1 (0.090%) SCOM
7 1 (0.090%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 158 (14.15%) Microsoft
2 87 (7.79%) HP
3 58 (5.19%) Atlassian
4 34 (3.04%) Oracle
5 30 (2.69%) SAP
6 28 (2.51%) Google
7 16 (1.43%) Apple
8 14 (1.25%) Remedy
9 12 (1.07%) MobileIron
10 11 (0.98%) AppDynamics
10 11 (0.98%) Cognizant
10 11 (0.98%) Dynatrace
11 10 (0.90%) New Relic
11 10 (0.90%) Telerik
12 8 (0.72%) ServiceNow
13 7 (0.63%) BT
14 6 (0.54%) Cadence
14 6 (0.54%) Red Hat
15 5 (0.45%) IBM
15 5 (0.45%) Sitecore