Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 417 384 402
Rank change year-on-year -33 +18 -108
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 781 1,142 1,265
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.68% 0.82% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.14% 3.34% 3.24%
Number of salaries quoted 620 959 1,067
England median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% +8.97% -2.50%
10th Percentile £28,975 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +11.84% -5.00%

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 24,865 34,184 39,037
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.80% 24.47% 23.95%
Number of salaries quoted 18,523 25,128 30,527
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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 +35 265 £45,000 +2.27% 31
North of England +14 136 £35,000 -6.67% 35
London -75 129 £55,000 +10.00% 13
Midlands -6 124 £40,000 +6.67% 22
West Midlands +22 89 £40,000 +23.08% 11
South West +19 88 £45,000 - 23
North West +20 74 £35,500 -5.33% 19
Yorkshire +13 56 £32,500 -13.33% 13
East of England +5 40 £50,000 +14.29% 6
East Midlands -13 32 £41,250 -2.94% 11
North East +17 6 £33,000 +11.92% 3
ISTQB
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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.

1 587 (75.16%) Test Automation
2 511 (65.43%) Agile Software Development
3 370 (47.38%) ISEB
4 365 (46.73%) QA
5 318 (40.72%) Selenium
6 265 (33.93%) Software Testing
7 248 (31.75%) Test Scripting
8 242 (30.99%) JIRA
9 231 (29.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 220 (28.17%) C#
11 219 (28.04%) Scrum
12 198 (25.35%) SQL
13 195 (24.97%) Java
14 181 (23.18%) Finance
15 148 (18.95%) Cucumber
16 144 (18.44%) SDLC
17 137 (17.54%) User Acceptance Testing
18 131 (16.77%) Regression Testing
19 130 (16.65%) Test Management
19 130 (16.65%) Problem-Solving
20 127 (16.26%) Manual Testing
20 127 (16.26%) Waterfall
21 119 (15.24%) WebDriver
22 114 (14.60%) DevOps
23 112 (14.34%) Analytical Skills
24 111 (14.21%) Microsoft
25 110 (14.08%) BDD
26 109 (13.96%) Degree
27 105 (13.44%) Test Strategy
28 102 (13.06%) Confluence

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
1 102 (13.06%) Confluence
2 15 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.66%) CICS
4 12 (1.54%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.15%) EPiServer
6 8 (1.02%) SAS
7 5 (0.64%) CMS
8 3 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.26%) Moodle
10 1 (0.13%) Mule
10 1 (0.13%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 36 (4.61%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
2 14 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.38%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (0.77%) SAP ERP
1 6 (0.77%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.13%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.13%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 82 (10.50%) Azure
2 43 (5.51%) AWS
3 19 (2.43%) BlazeMeter
3 19 (2.43%) BrowserStack
4 14 (1.79%) GitHub
5 12 (1.54%) SaaS
6 10 (1.28%) GCP
7 8 (1.02%) Office 365
8 7 (0.90%) Heroku
9 6 (0.77%) Trello
10 5 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.51%) Azure Stack
11 4 (0.51%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.51%) Slack
12 3 (0.38%) AWS IoT
12 3 (0.38%) Azure Machine Learning
12 3 (0.38%) Sauce Labs
12 3 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.66%) Internet
1 13 (1.66%) Wireless
2 10 (1.28%) PuTTY
3 9 (1.15%) LTE
4 7 (0.90%) Wireshark
5 6 (0.77%) Softphone
6 4 (0.51%) ATM
6 4 (0.51%) BGP
6 4 (0.51%) EIGRP
6 4 (0.51%) HSRP
6 4 (0.51%) MPLS
6 4 (0.51%) Multicast
6 4 (0.51%) NetScaler
6 4 (0.51%) OSPF
6 4 (0.51%) Skype
6 4 (0.51%) SSH
6 4 (0.51%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.51%) VLAN
7 2 (0.26%) HTTP
7 2 (0.26%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (2.18%) DB2
4 11 (1.41%) MongoDB
4 11 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (1.28%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.28%) SQLPlus
6 8 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (0.90%) NoSQL
7 7 (0.90%) Qlik Sense
8 6 (0.77%) BusinessObjects XI
8 6 (0.77%) Cognos Query Studio
8 6 (0.77%) IBM InfoSphere
8 6 (0.77%) RDBMS
8 6 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.64%) Amazon Redshift
9 5 (0.64%) MySQL
10 3 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.38%) SAP BW
11 2 (0.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 318 (40.72%) Selenium
2 242 (30.99%) JIRA
3 148 (18.95%) Cucumber
4 119 (15.24%) WebDriver
5 96 (12.29%) Postman
6 88 (11.27%) SpecFlow
7 86 (11.01%) JMeter
8 77 (9.86%) Team Foundation Server
9 67 (8.58%) Jenkins
10 52 (6.66%) HP UFT
11 49 (6.27%) SoapUI
11 49 (6.27%) Visual Studio
12 41 (5.25%) Git (software)
13 29 (3.71%) Zephyr
14 28 (3.59%) Appium
14 28 (3.59%) JUnit
15 27 (3.46%) LoadRunner
16 25 (3.20%) Bitbucket
17 24 (3.07%) Visual Studio Team System
18 20 (2.56%) Maven
General
1 181 (23.18%) Finance
2 43 (5.51%) Telecoms
3 41 (5.25%) Public Sector
4 38 (4.87%) Banking
5 32 (4.10%) Aerospace
6 16 (2.05%) Legal
7 15 (1.92%) Marketing
8 14 (1.79%) Retail
9 11 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (1.02%) Electronics
10 8 (1.02%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.77%) Back Office
11 6 (0.77%) Games
12 3 (0.38%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.26%) Automotive
13 2 (0.26%) Law
13 2 (0.26%) Military
14 1 (0.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 248 (31.75%) Analyst
2 219 (28.04%) Test Analyst
3 173 (22.15%) Tester
4 122 (15.62%) Test Engineer
5 95 (12.16%) Test Manager
6 72 (9.22%) QA Engineer
7 68 (8.71%) Test Leader
8 67 (8.58%) Automation Test Analyst
9 61 (7.81%) QA Analyst
10 59 (7.55%) Software Tester
11 55 (7.04%) QA Tester
12 47 (6.02%) Automation Tester
13 41 (5.25%) Test Automation Engineer
14 34 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
15 33 (4.23%) Manual Test Analyst
16 32 (4.10%) Automation Test Lead
17 28 (3.59%) Software Analyst
18 26 (3.33%) QA Leader
19 22 (2.82%) Lead Tester
19 22 (2.82%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (12.29%) .NET
2 73 (9.35%) Web Services
3 54 (6.91%) REST
4 48 (6.15%) SOAP
5 31 (3.97%) Gherkin
6 24 (3.07%) RESTful
7 22 (2.82%) ASP.NET
8 21 (2.69%) .NET Framework
8 21 (2.69%) HTML
8 21 (2.69%) XML
9 12 (1.54%) WebSphere MQ
10 11 (1.41%) WCF
11 10 (1.28%) DHTML
12 9 (1.15%) AngularJS
12 9 (1.15%) Spring
13 8 (1.02%) React
14 6 (0.77%) Nightwatchjs
14 6 (0.77%) Node.js
14 6 (0.77%) SAP Fiori
15 5 (0.64%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 112 (14.34%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (7.30%) User Experience
3 34 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 34 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 25 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (2.18%) Linux Command Line
6 16 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (1.66%) Mainframe
8 12 (1.54%) IBM Mainframe
9 10 (1.28%) Smart Meter
10 9 (1.15%) CCTV
11 7 (0.90%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.90%) Wiki
12 6 (0.77%) Handset
13 5 (0.64%) Driving Licence
14 4 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
15 2 (0.26%) BBC
15 2 (0.26%) Digital TV
15 2 (0.26%) EPoS
15 2 (0.26%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 44 (5.63%) Linux
1 44 (5.63%) Windows
2 17 (2.18%) Unix
3 11 (1.41%) Android
3 11 (1.41%) Apple iOS
4 9 (1.15%) CentOS
4 9 (1.15%) Windows 7
4 9 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.51%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.26%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.13%) VMS
7 1 (0.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 587 (75.16%) Test Automation
2 511 (65.43%) Agile Software Development
3 265 (33.93%) Software Testing
4 248 (31.75%) Test Scripting
5 219 (28.04%) Scrum
6 144 (18.44%) SDLC
7 137 (17.54%) User Acceptance Testing
8 131 (16.77%) Regression Testing
9 130 (16.65%) Problem-Solving
9 130 (16.65%) Test Management
10 127 (16.26%) Manual Testing
10 127 (16.26%) Waterfall
11 114 (14.60%) DevOps
12 110 (14.08%) BDD
13 105 (13.44%) Test Strategy
14 101 (12.93%) Non-Functional Testing
15 93 (11.91%) Functional Testing
15 93 (11.91%) Mentoring
16 91 (11.65%) Defect Management
17 90 (11.52%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 220 (28.17%) C#
2 198 (25.35%) SQL
3 195 (24.97%) Java
4 82 (10.50%) Python
5 63 (8.07%) JavaScript
6 49 (6.27%) Ruby
7 33 (4.23%) C
8 29 (3.71%) VBScript
9 28 (3.59%) VB
10 22 (2.82%) C++
11 17 (2.18%) Perl
12 14 (1.79%) Bash Shell
13 13 (1.66%) COBOL
13 13 (1.66%) Scala
13 13 (1.66%) T-SQL
14 12 (1.54%) PL/1
14 12 (1.54%) R
15 11 (1.41%) Assembly Language
15 11 (1.41%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.41%) REXX
Qualifications
1 370 (47.38%) ISEB
2 231 (29.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 109 (13.96%) Degree
4 73 (9.35%) Security Cleared
5 51 (6.53%) SC Cleared
6 38 (4.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 22 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
8 16 (2.05%) DV Cleared
9 13 (1.66%) PMI Certification
9 13 (1.66%) PMP
10 11 (1.41%) HNC
11 9 (1.15%) CEH
11 9 (1.15%) MCSA
11 9 (1.15%) MCSE
11 9 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.90%) ISEB Practitioner
12 7 (0.90%) MCP
12 7 (0.90%) PhD
13 6 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 365 (46.73%) QA
2 16 (2.05%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.26%) GAMP
5 1 (0.13%) JTAG
5 1 (0.13%) PMO
5 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (3.20%) Docker
2 13 (1.66%) ACF2
2 13 (1.66%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.66%) RACF
3 4 (0.51%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (0.51%) XenApp
4 1 (0.13%) Firmware
4 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 55 (7.04%) HP Quality Center
2 44 (5.63%) HP ALM
3 13 (1.66%) SCOM
4 10 (1.28%) Kubernetes
4 10 (1.28%) SCCM
5 9 (1.15%) Netcool
5 9 (1.15%) TeMIP
6 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.51%) Puppet
6 4 (0.51%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.38%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.13%) Ansible
Vendors
1 111 (14.21%) Microsoft
2 74 (9.48%) HP
3 51 (6.53%) SAP
4 26 (3.33%) IBM
5 20 (2.56%) Oracle
6 16 (2.05%) Remedy
7 14 (1.79%) Google
8 11 (1.41%) SolarWinds
9 10 (1.28%) Atlassian
10 9 (1.15%) OpenText
11 7 (0.90%) CA
11 7 (0.90%) Informatica
12 6 (0.77%) Ab Initio
12 6 (0.77%) Cadence
12 6 (0.77%) Cognos
12 6 (0.77%) Netezza
12 6 (0.77%) Sage
13 5 (0.64%) Micro Focus
13 5 (0.64%) MicroStrategy
13 5 (0.64%) VMware