Period
to 14 September 2019

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 14 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK > England
6 months to
14 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 353 436 371
Rank change year-on-year +83 -65 -51
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1,137 1,093 1,502
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.87% 0.70% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.66% 2.93% 3.68%
Number of salaries quoted 812 887 1,256
England median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £58,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%

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 31,031 37,286 40,865
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.81% 23.83% 24.52%
Number of salaries quoted 22,589 27,800 31,542
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38% +0.44%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +9.89% +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 14 September 2019.

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 14 September 2019. 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 +34 305 £45,000 +4.65% 46
North of England +54 276 £40,000 +14.29% 32
London +1 216 £55,000 +22.22% 11
North West +66 191 £40,250 +21.05% 15
South West +73 188 £42,500 +21.43% 11
Midlands +35 99 £40,000 +23.08% 30
Yorkshire -7 70 £36,000 +2.86% 13
West Midlands +28 64 £40,000 +24.03% 13
East of England +53 49 £42,500 +6.25% 10
East Midlands +21 35 £40,500 +10.20% 17
North East +39 15 £25,000 -50.00% 4
ISTQB
UK

For the 6 months to 14 September 2019, 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.

1 814 (71.59%) Test Automation
2 717 (63.06%) Agile Software Development
3 604 (53.12%) QA
4 483 (42.48%) ISEB
5 422 (37.12%) Software Testing
6 406 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 355 (31.22%) Test Scripting
8 319 (28.06%) SQL
9 318 (27.97%) Selenium
10 278 (24.45%) JIRA
11 258 (22.69%) Test Strategy
12 244 (21.46%) C#
13 237 (20.84%) Finance
14 235 (20.67%) Java
15 227 (19.96%) Scrum
16 225 (19.79%) Degree
17 215 (18.91%) Problem-Solving
18 194 (17.06%) SDLC
19 191 (16.80%) Test Management
20 170 (14.95%) BDD
21 167 (14.69%) Manual Testing
22 159 (13.98%) Regression Testing
23 152 (13.37%) Microsoft
24 148 (13.02%) User Acceptance Testing
25 146 (12.84%) Cucumber
26 142 (12.49%) Telecoms
27 137 (12.05%) TDD
27 137 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
28 131 (11.52%) Defect Management
29 129 (11.35%) DevOps

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
1 100 (8.80%) Confluence
2 9 (0.79%) SharePoint
3 8 (0.70%) CMS
4 6 (0.53%) Apache Spark
4 6 (0.53%) SAS
5 3 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.26%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.18%) WordPress
7 1 (0.088%) Apache
7 1 (0.088%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.088%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.088%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 8 (0.70%) SAP ERP
2 5 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.44%) Misys Midas
3 2 (0.18%) Magento
4 1 (0.088%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.088%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.088%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 74 (6.51%) Azure
2 46 (4.05%) AWS
3 19 (1.67%) SaaS
4 11 (0.97%) BrowserStack
5 8 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
6 6 (0.53%) GitHub
6 6 (0.53%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 6 (0.53%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 6 (0.53%) Tricentis Tosca
7 5 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (0.44%) BlazeMeter
7 5 (0.44%) Sauce Labs
8 4 (0.35%) GCP
9 3 (0.26%) Azure Stack
9 3 (0.26%) Office 365
9 3 (0.26%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.18%) Trello
11 1 (0.088%) AWS IoT
11 1 (0.088%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 75 (6.60%) Broadband
2 15 (1.32%) DAB
2 15 (1.32%) SSH
3 11 (0.97%) LTE
4 10 (0.88%) ATM
5 8 (0.70%) HTTPS
6 7 (0.62%) Wireless
7 4 (0.35%) DNS
7 4 (0.35%) DSL
7 4 (0.35%) Firewall
7 4 (0.35%) HTTP
7 4 (0.35%) ZigBee
8 3 (0.26%) DHCP
8 3 (0.26%) Internet
8 3 (0.26%) IPsec
8 3 (0.26%) NetScaler
8 3 (0.26%) Network Security
8 3 (0.26%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (0.26%) Skype
8 3 (0.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 42 (3.69%) Relational Database
3 30 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (1.50%) MongoDB
5 13 (1.14%) MySQL
6 11 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (0.79%) DB2
7 9 (0.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.62%) Big Data
9 6 (0.53%) Apache Accumulo
9 6 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (0.53%) BusinessObjects XI
9 6 (0.53%) Cognos Query Studio
9 6 (0.53%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.53%) IBM InfoSphere
9 6 (0.53%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.44%) Data Lake
10 5 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 318 (27.97%) Selenium
2 278 (24.45%) JIRA
3 146 (12.84%) Cucumber
4 128 (11.26%) WebDriver
5 95 (8.36%) Git (software)
6 91 (8.00%) SpecFlow
7 85 (7.48%) SoapUI
8 77 (6.77%) Jenkins
9 71 (6.24%) JMeter
10 64 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
11 59 (5.19%) LoadRunner
12 44 (3.87%) HP UFT
13 40 (3.52%) Zephyr
14 39 (3.43%) TeamCity
15 37 (3.25%) Visual Studio
16 36 (3.17%) TestNG
17 35 (3.08%) TestRail
18 34 (2.99%) JUnit
19 32 (2.81%) Appium
20 27 (2.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 237 (20.84%) Finance
2 142 (12.49%) Telecoms
3 68 (5.98%) Public Sector
4 57 (5.01%) Manufacturing
5 42 (3.69%) Aerospace
6 37 (3.25%) Marketing
7 34 (2.99%) Banking
8 28 (2.46%) Electronics
9 27 (2.37%) Retail
10 13 (1.14%) Games
11 12 (1.06%) Front Office
12 9 (0.79%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.70%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.70%) Legal
14 7 (0.62%) Back Office
15 5 (0.44%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.44%) Law
16 3 (0.26%) Publishing
17 2 (0.18%) Advertising
17 2 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 349 (30.69%) Analyst
2 294 (25.86%) Test Analyst
3 264 (23.22%) Test Engineer
4 217 (19.09%) Tester
5 115 (10.11%) QA Engineer
6 114 (10.03%) QA Analyst
7 106 (9.32%) Test Manager
8 89 (7.83%) Test Leader
9 81 (7.12%) Software Tester
10 70 (6.16%) QA Tester
11 66 (5.80%) Senior Test Engineer
12 60 (5.28%) QA Test Analyst
12 60 (5.28%) Test Automation Engineer
13 55 (4.84%) Senior QA Engineer
14 47 (4.13%) Automation Test Analyst
15 45 (3.96%) Automation Tester
16 40 (3.52%) Junior
17 39 (3.43%) Software Test Engineer
18 36 (3.17%) Senior Analyst
18 36 (3.17%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (10.20%) .NET
2 91 (8.00%) REST
3 83 (7.30%) SOAP
4 77 (6.77%) Gherkin
4 77 (6.77%) Web Services
5 47 (4.13%) XML
6 37 (3.25%) HTML
7 22 (1.93%) CSS
8 20 (1.76%) ASP.NET
9 17 (1.50%) Spring
9 17 (1.50%) Swagger
10 12 (1.06%) React
11 10 (0.88%) .NET Framework
12 9 (0.79%) RESTful
13 7 (0.62%) JSON
14 6 (0.53%) Lambda Expressions
14 6 (0.53%) Spring Boot
14 6 (0.53%) Visualforce
14 6 (0.53%) WCF
15 5 (0.44%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 137 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (4.93%) Mobile App
3 50 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
4 32 (2.81%) User Experience
5 26 (2.29%) Client/Server
6 17 (1.50%) Driving Licence
7 16 (1.41%) Smart Meter
8 14 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
8 14 (1.23%) Management Information System
9 11 (0.97%) Blog
9 11 (0.97%) Cloud Native
10 9 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (0.53%) Derivative
12 6 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (0.53%) OTC Derivatives
12 6 (0.53%) PlayStation
12 6 (0.53%) Wiki
13 5 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.44%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 93 (8.18%) Windows
2 49 (4.31%) Linux
3 26 (2.29%) Android
3 26 (2.29%) Apple iOS
4 14 (1.23%) Unix
5 5 (0.44%) Mac OS
6 4 (0.35%) CentOS
7 3 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.26%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.18%) VMS
8 2 (0.18%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.088%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.088%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.088%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.088%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 814 (71.59%) Test Automation
2 717 (63.06%) Agile Software Development
3 422 (37.12%) Software Testing
4 355 (31.22%) Test Scripting
5 258 (22.69%) Test Strategy
6 227 (19.96%) Scrum
7 215 (18.91%) Problem-Solving
8 194 (17.06%) SDLC
9 191 (16.80%) Test Management
10 170 (14.95%) BDD
11 167 (14.69%) Manual Testing
12 159 (13.98%) Regression Testing
13 148 (13.02%) User Acceptance Testing
14 137 (12.05%) TDD
15 131 (11.52%) Defect Management
16 129 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
16 129 (11.35%) DevOps
16 129 (11.35%) Waterfall
17 124 (10.91%) Non-Functional Testing
18 120 (10.55%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 319 (28.06%) SQL
2 244 (21.46%) C#
3 235 (20.67%) Java
4 92 (8.09%) Python
5 64 (5.63%) JavaScript
6 63 (5.54%) C++
7 47 (4.13%) Ruby
8 37 (3.25%) C
9 20 (1.76%) VB
10 19 (1.67%) PowerShell
11 15 (1.32%) PL/SQL
11 15 (1.32%) T-SQL
12 12 (1.06%) Bash Shell
12 12 (1.06%) Java 8
13 11 (0.97%) PHP
14 10 (0.88%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.62%) Perl
15 7 (0.62%) VBScript
16 6 (0.53%) Scala
16 6 (0.53%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 483 (42.48%) ISEB
2 406 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 225 (19.79%) Degree
4 117 (10.29%) Security Cleared
5 72 (6.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 60 (5.28%) Computer Science Degree
7 49 (4.31%) SC Cleared
8 42 (3.69%) DV Cleared
9 17 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (1.41%) MCP
11 13 (1.14%) OCP
11 13 (1.14%) Oracle Certification
11 13 (1.14%) SAP Certification
12 9 (0.79%) HND
13 8 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
14 6 (0.53%) PhD
15 5 (0.44%) Master's Degree
16 4 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
16 4 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
17 3 (0.26%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 604 (53.12%) QA
2 12 (1.06%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.44%) ISO 20022
3 5 (0.44%) ISO 8583
3 5 (0.44%) SEPA
4 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.18%) PMO
6 1 (0.088%) GDPR
6 1 (0.088%) GxP
6 1 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.088%) NIST
6 1 (0.088%) TickIT
System Software
1 10 (0.88%) Docker
2 6 (0.53%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.26%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.26%) Firmware
3 3 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.26%) vSphere
3 3 (0.26%) XenApp
4 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 91 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
2 64 (5.63%) HP ALM
3 7 (0.62%) Puppet
4 5 (0.44%) ZABBIX
5 4 (0.35%) Ansible
6 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (0.26%) SCOM
6 3 (0.26%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.26%) Terraform
7 1 (0.088%) Netcool
7 1 (0.088%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 152 (13.37%) Microsoft
2 91 (8.00%) HP
3 50 (4.40%) SAP
4 42 (3.69%) Oracle
5 32 (2.81%) Atlassian
6 30 (2.64%) Sage
7 24 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (1.41%) Pega
9 14 (1.23%) OpenText
10 13 (1.14%) Cadence
11 12 (1.06%) Remedy
12 11 (0.97%) Apple
13 10 (0.88%) Informatica
14 8 (0.70%) Ariba
15 7 (0.62%) IBM
15 7 (0.62%) Splunk
16 6 (0.53%) Ab Initio
16 6 (0.53%) CA Agile Central
16 6 (0.53%) Cognos
16 6 (0.53%) Netezza