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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 12 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK > England
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 578 604 434
Rank change year-on-year +26 -170 -64
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 758 397 353
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.39% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.14% 1.88% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 424 321 275
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
75th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £66,600 £68,750 £63,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £44,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.15% +11.88% -5.88%

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 35,435 21,097 12,989
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.91% 20.86% 22.28%
Number of salaries quoted 16,025 12,656 9,761
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £30,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year - +3.77% +6.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
London -85 261 £57,500 +9.52% 22
South East -23 128 £47,500 +15.15% 6
South West +46 120 £42,500 -5.56% 12
Midlands -6 112 £39,750 -3.05% 11
North of England -14 99 £45,000 +28.57% 6
West Midlands -32 72 £40,500 -1.22% 7
North West -42 55 £44,000 +25.71% 2
East Midlands +2 40 £37,500 -8.54% 3
East of England -43 40 £32,500 -48.00% 1
Yorkshire -12 38 £47,500 +26.67% 2
North East -3 6 £42,000 +15.07% 2
ISTQB
UK

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, 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.

1 566 (74.67%) Test Automation
2 437 (57.65%) Agile
3 431 (56.86%) Software Testing
4 342 (45.12%) QA
5 277 (36.54%) JIRA
6 265 (34.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 265 (34.96%) Social Skills
7 260 (34.30%) ISEB
8 247 (32.59%) Finance
9 197 (25.99%) Selenium
10 193 (25.46%) Test Management
11 184 (24.27%) Test Strategy
12 182 (24.01%) Test Scripting
13 172 (22.69%) Manual Testing
14 170 (22.43%) SQL
15 166 (21.90%) Java
16 156 (20.58%) Python
17 152 (20.05%) C#
18 144 (19.00%) SDLC
19 143 (18.87%) DevOps
20 141 (18.60%) JavaScript
21 137 (18.07%) Non-Functional Testing
22 135 (17.81%) Degree
23 132 (17.41%) User Acceptance Testing
24 131 (17.28%) Functional Testing
25 129 (17.02%) Scenario Testing
26 123 (16.23%) Performance Testing
27 121 (15.96%) CI/CD
28 117 (15.44%) Analytical Skills
29 111 (14.64%) Scrum

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
1 110 (14.51%) Confluence
2 12 (1.58%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (0.53%) Kentico
5 3 (0.40%) Appian
5 3 (0.40%) CMS
5 3 (0.40%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.13%) Moodle
6 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 28 (3.69%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.92%) Simulink
5 3 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.40%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.40%) Primavera
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.13%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 103 (13.59%) Azure
2 75 (9.89%) Azure DevOps
3 40 (5.28%) SaaS
4 28 (3.69%) GitHub
5 20 (2.64%) AWS
6 14 (1.85%) Sauce Labs
7 10 (1.32%) BrowserStack
8 9 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (1.06%) Microsoft 365
10 5 (0.66%) BlazeMeter
11 3 (0.40%) Serverless
11 3 (0.40%) Tricentis Tosca
11 3 (0.40%) Yammer
12 2 (0.26%) AWS Data Pipeline
12 2 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.26%) Google Sheets
13 1 (0.13%) AWS CodePipeline
13 1 (0.13%) Azure Monitor
13 1 (0.13%) Bloomreach
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.41%) HTTP
2 31 (4.09%) Wireshark
3 29 (3.83%) TCP/IP
4 28 (3.69%) DHCP
4 28 (3.69%) IMAP
4 28 (3.69%) SSL
4 28 (3.69%) tcpdump
5 7 (0.92%) FlexRay
6 5 (0.66%) LAN
6 5 (0.66%) WAN
7 4 (0.53%) SAN
8 3 (0.40%) Firewall
8 3 (0.40%) VPN
9 2 (0.26%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.13%) LTE
10 1 (0.13%) PABX
10 1 (0.13%) SSH
10 1 (0.13%) TETRA
10 1 (0.13%) UMTS
10 1 (0.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (7.65%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.01%) Big Data
3 24 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 14 (1.85%) MongoDB
6 11 (1.45%) MySQL
7 10 (1.32%) Geospatial Data
8 9 (1.19%) DynamoDB
9 8 (1.06%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.53%) Riak
12 3 (0.40%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.26%) Adabas
13 2 (0.26%) DB2
13 2 (0.26%) InfluxDB
13 2 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
14 1 (0.13%) MySQL Workbench
14 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 277 (36.54%) JIRA
2 197 (25.99%) Selenium
3 110 (14.51%) Cucumber
4 99 (13.06%) Postman
5 90 (11.87%) Git (software)
6 68 (8.97%) JMeter
7 60 (7.92%) Cypress.io
7 60 (7.92%) Jenkins
8 52 (6.86%) SpecFlow
9 49 (6.46%) Zephyr
10 48 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 47 (6.20%) SoapUI
12 35 (4.62%) WebDriver
13 32 (4.22%) Bitbucket
14 30 (3.96%) Subversion
15 27 (3.56%) LoadRunner
16 26 (3.43%) TestNG
17 25 (3.30%) TestRail
18 22 (2.90%) GitLab
18 22 (2.90%) Ranorex
General
1 265 (34.96%) Social Skills
2 247 (32.59%) Finance
3 117 (15.44%) Analytical Skills
4 75 (9.89%) Telecoms
5 62 (8.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 54 (7.12%) Presentation Skills
7 53 (6.99%) Aerospace
8 52 (6.86%) Retail
9 44 (5.80%) Law
10 40 (5.28%) Banking
11 39 (5.15%) Public Sector
12 35 (4.62%) Organisational Skills
13 26 (3.43%) Manufacturing
14 22 (2.90%) Electronics
14 22 (2.90%) Legal
15 21 (2.77%) Marketing
16 20 (2.64%) Military
17 19 (2.51%) Games
18 13 (1.72%) Documentation Skills
19 11 (1.45%) Aviation
Job Titles
1 200 (26.39%) Analyst
2 165 (21.77%) Test Engineer
3 157 (20.71%) Test Analyst
4 105 (13.85%) Test Manager
5 91 (12.01%) QA Engineer
6 90 (11.87%) Tester
7 63 (8.31%) Software Test Engineer
8 59 (7.78%) Test Automation Engineer
8 59 (7.78%) Test Leader
9 42 (5.54%) Software Tester
10 32 (4.22%) QA Analyst
11 31 (4.09%) Automation Tester
12 30 (3.96%) Quality Engineer
13 29 (3.83%) Consultant
13 29 (3.83%) Senior QA Engineer
13 29 (3.83%) Test Consultant
14 28 (3.69%) Automation Test Analyst
15 23 (3.03%) Graduate
16 22 (2.90%) Junior
17 19 (2.51%) Graduate Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (8.58%) REST
2 49 (6.46%) .NET
3 45 (5.94%) SOAP
4 33 (4.35%) React
5 32 (4.22%) Gherkin
6 27 (3.56%) XML
7 21 (2.77%) Web Services
8 18 (2.37%) Jest
9 16 (2.11%) Kafka
10 15 (1.98%) HTML
10 15 (1.98%) Middleware
11 13 (1.72%) CSS
11 13 (1.72%) RESTful
12 10 (1.32%) JSON
13 9 (1.19%) GraphQL
14 8 (1.06%) WebdriverIO
15 7 (0.92%) AngularJS
16 6 (0.79%) WinForms
17 5 (0.66%) Ajax
17 5 (0.66%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 88 (11.61%) User Experience
2 45 (5.94%) Self-Motivation
3 38 (5.01%) Mobile App
4 28 (3.69%) Cyberattack
4 28 (3.69%) Cyberthreat
5 26 (3.43%) Cyber Defence
6 19 (2.51%) Smart Meter
7 18 (2.37%) Analytical Mindset
8 16 (2.11%) Management Information System
9 15 (1.98%) Tandem
10 14 (1.85%) Cybercrime
10 14 (1.85%) Virtual Team
11 11 (1.45%) Mobile Banking
12 9 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (1.19%) Hackathon
12 9 (1.19%) PMI
13 6 (0.79%) BBC
13 6 (0.79%) Over-the-Top Content
13 6 (0.79%) PlayStation
13 6 (0.79%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 79 (10.42%) Linux
2 65 (8.58%) Windows
3 52 (6.86%) Android
4 38 (5.01%) Apple iOS
5 22 (2.90%) Unix
5 22 (2.90%) Windows Server
6 15 (1.98%) AIX
7 12 (1.58%) Windows 10
8 10 (1.32%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.53%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.26%) MVS
10 2 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.26%) zOS
11 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 566 (74.67%) Test Automation
2 437 (57.65%) Agile
3 431 (56.86%) Software Testing
4 193 (25.46%) Test Management
5 184 (24.27%) Test Strategy
6 182 (24.01%) Test Scripting
7 172 (22.69%) Manual Testing
8 144 (19.00%) SDLC
9 143 (18.87%) DevOps
10 137 (18.07%) Non-Functional Testing
11 132 (17.41%) User Acceptance Testing
12 131 (17.28%) Functional Testing
13 129 (17.02%) Scenario Testing
14 123 (16.23%) Performance Testing
15 121 (15.96%) CI/CD
16 111 (14.64%) Scrum
17 105 (13.85%) Regression Testing
18 103 (13.59%) Waterfall
19 100 (13.19%) BDD
19 100 (13.19%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 170 (22.43%) SQL
2 166 (21.90%) Java
3 156 (20.58%) Python
4 152 (20.05%) C#
5 141 (18.60%) JavaScript
6 32 (4.22%) Shell Script
7 29 (3.83%) C++
8 24 (3.17%) TypeScript
9 19 (2.51%) MATLAB
10 17 (2.24%) PHP
11 16 (2.11%) C
11 16 (2.11%) VB
12 12 (1.58%) Bash
12 12 (1.58%) Go
13 5 (0.66%) COBOL
13 5 (0.66%) VB6
14 4 (0.53%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.40%) Delphi
15 3 (0.40%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 265 (34.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 260 (34.30%) ISEB
3 135 (17.81%) Degree
4 98 (12.93%) Security Cleared
5 79 (10.42%) SC Cleared
6 63 (8.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 34 (4.49%) Computer Science Degree
8 19 (2.51%) Numerate Degree
9 17 (2.24%) ISEB Practitioner
10 13 (1.72%) CCNA
10 13 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (1.58%) CCNP
11 12 (1.58%) HND
12 9 (1.19%) PMI Certification
13 8 (1.06%) IIBA
13 8 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (0.92%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 7 (0.92%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 5 (0.66%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 342 (45.12%) QA
2 16 (2.11%) Accessibility
3 9 (1.19%) HL7
3 9 (1.19%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.66%) GDPR
4 5 (0.66%) SLA
5 4 (0.53%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.26%) FATCA
7 2 (0.26%) PMO
8 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.13%) IFRS
8 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 57 (7.52%) Docker
2 7 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.79%) Firmware
4 4 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.26%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 62 (8.18%) HP ALM
2 31 (4.09%) HP Quality Center
3 19 (2.51%) Kubernetes
4 12 (1.58%) Endace
5 3 (0.40%) Foglight
6 2 (0.26%) Grafana
7 1 (0.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 93 (12.27%) Microsoft
2 71 (9.37%) HP
3 35 (4.62%) Atlassian
4 33 (4.35%) Oracle
5 29 (3.83%) SAP
6 21 (2.77%) IBM
7 15 (1.98%) FIS
7 15 (1.98%) WorldPay
8 14 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (1.58%) Riverbed
10 10 (1.32%) Splunk
11 8 (1.06%) ServiceNow
12 7 (0.92%) Apple
13 6 (0.79%) Arqiva
13 6 (0.79%) Google
14 4 (0.53%) VMware
15 3 (0.40%) Capita
15 3 (0.40%) Citrix
15 3 (0.40%) JD Edwards
15 3 (0.40%) Workday