Period
to 14 November 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 November 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 370 417 397
Rank change year-on-year +47 -20 -93
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1,037 1,137 1,357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.82% 0.75% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.57% 3.13% 3.31%
Number of salaries quoted 820 919 1,130
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,940 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 29,030 36,358 41,052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.91% 23.88% 24.22%
Number of salaries quoted 21,529 27,102 31,748
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,450 £77,500
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 14 November 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 November 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 +36 304 £42,500 -5.56% 38
North of England +26 198 £35,000 - 35
London -30 190 £55,000 +15.79% 13
South West +73 172 £42,000 +20.00% 20
Midlands +46 119 £40,000 +5.26% 28
North West +9 110 £41,000 +26.15% 19
West Midlands +54 88 £40,000 +23.08% 14
Yorkshire -5 74 £32,750 -12.67% 14
East of England +27 52 £42,500 -5.56% 14
East Midlands -15 28 £37,500 -9.09% 14
North East +33 14 £25,000 -1.96% 2
ISTQB
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 766 (73.87%) Test Automation
2 657 (63.36%) Agile Software Development
3 538 (51.88%) QA
4 446 (43.01%) ISEB
5 378 (36.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 377 (36.35%) Software Testing
7 370 (35.68%) Test Scripting
8 327 (31.53%) Selenium
9 285 (27.48%) SQL
10 277 (26.71%) JIRA
11 263 (25.36%) Scrum
12 202 (19.48%) Finance
12 202 (19.48%) C#
13 198 (19.09%) Java
13 198 (19.09%) Test Strategy
14 186 (17.94%) Problem-Solving
15 173 (16.68%) Test Management
16 170 (16.39%) Regression Testing
17 166 (16.01%) SDLC
18 157 (15.14%) BDD
18 157 (15.14%) Degree
19 152 (14.66%) User Acceptance Testing
20 151 (14.56%) Manual Testing
21 144 (13.89%) Cucumber
21 144 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
22 133 (12.83%) WebDriver
23 129 (12.44%) Microsoft
24 126 (12.15%) DevOps
25 123 (11.86%) Defect Management
26 118 (11.38%) TDD

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
1 115 (11.09%) Confluence
2 18 (1.74%) SharePoint
3 10 (0.96%) CMS
3 10 (0.96%) EPiServer
4 6 (0.58%) SAS
5 3 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.29%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.19%) CICS
6 2 (0.19%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.19%) WordPress
7 1 (0.096%) Apache
7 1 (0.096%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.096%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.096%) Tomcat
Applications
1 35 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.096%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 12 (1.16%) SAP ERP
2 6 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.19%) Magento
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.096%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.096%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.096%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 66 (6.36%) Azure
2 36 (3.47%) AWS
3 23 (2.22%) BrowserStack
4 18 (1.74%) SaaS
5 10 (0.96%) SuccessFactors
6 9 (0.87%) GitHub
7 7 (0.68%) BlazeMeter
7 7 (0.68%) GCP
8 5 (0.48%) Azure Stack
8 5 (0.48%) Office 365
8 5 (0.48%) OneDrive
8 5 (0.48%) Sauce Labs
9 3 (0.29%) Tricentis Tosca
10 2 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.096%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.096%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.096%) Boomi
11 1 (0.096%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.096%) Firebase
11 1 (0.096%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.45%) DAB
2 14 (1.35%) Internet
2 14 (1.35%) SSH
2 14 (1.35%) Wireless
3 10 (0.96%) LTE
4 8 (0.77%) ATM
4 8 (0.77%) Broadband
4 8 (0.77%) PuTTY
5 6 (0.58%) HTTPS
6 5 (0.48%) IPsec
6 5 (0.48%) NetScaler
6 5 (0.48%) Skype
6 5 (0.48%) Wireshark
7 4 (0.39%) BGP
7 4 (0.39%) Firewall
7 4 (0.39%) HSRP
7 4 (0.39%) MPLS
7 4 (0.39%) Multicast
7 4 (0.39%) OSPF
7 4 (0.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (9.06%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.41%) Relational Database
3 23 (2.22%) MongoDB
4 22 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (0.77%) SQLPlus
7 7 (0.68%) MySQL
8 6 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (0.58%) BusinessObjects XI
8 6 (0.58%) Cognos Query Studio
8 6 (0.58%) IBM InfoSphere
8 6 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.48%) Big Data
9 5 (0.48%) DB2
9 5 (0.48%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.39%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.39%) Pentaho
10 4 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.39%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 327 (31.53%) Selenium
2 277 (26.71%) JIRA
3 144 (13.89%) Cucumber
4 133 (12.83%) WebDriver
5 94 (9.06%) SpecFlow
6 72 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 68 (6.56%) JMeter
8 63 (6.08%) Git (software)
8 63 (6.08%) Jenkins
9 51 (4.92%) HP UFT
10 48 (4.63%) SoapUI
10 48 (4.63%) Visual Studio
11 43 (4.15%) TestNG
12 42 (4.05%) Appium
13 38 (3.66%) JUnit
14 37 (3.57%) Zephyr
15 33 (3.18%) LoadRunner
16 32 (3.09%) TestRail
17 27 (2.60%) TeamCity
17 27 (2.60%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 202 (19.48%) Finance
2 91 (8.78%) Telecoms
3 65 (6.27%) Public Sector
4 40 (3.86%) Manufacturing
5 38 (3.66%) Banking
6 34 (3.28%) Aerospace
7 28 (2.70%) Marketing
8 23 (2.22%) Electronics
9 22 (2.12%) Retail
10 16 (1.54%) Games
10 16 (1.54%) Legal
11 9 (0.87%) Front Office
12 7 (0.68%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.39%) Back Office
13 4 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.29%) Automotive
15 2 (0.19%) Billing
16 1 (0.096%) Advertising
16 1 (0.096%) Law
16 1 (0.096%) Military
Job Titles
1 349 (33.65%) Analyst
2 300 (28.93%) Test Analyst
3 250 (24.11%) Tester
4 194 (18.71%) Test Engineer
5 111 (10.70%) QA Analyst
6 104 (10.03%) QA Engineer
7 89 (8.58%) Test Manager
8 82 (7.91%) Software Tester
9 81 (7.81%) QA Tester
10 75 (7.23%) Test Leader
11 62 (5.98%) QA Test Analyst
12 55 (5.30%) Automation Test Analyst
13 54 (5.21%) Test Automation Engineer
14 51 (4.92%) Senior QA Engineer
15 49 (4.73%) Automation Tester
16 47 (4.53%) Senior Test Engineer
17 42 (4.05%) Senior Analyst
18 41 (3.95%) Senior Test Analyst
19 39 (3.76%) Junior
20 34 (3.28%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (9.35%) .NET
2 84 (8.10%) Web Services
3 75 (7.23%) SOAP
4 74 (7.14%) REST
5 53 (5.11%) Gherkin
6 47 (4.53%) XML
7 42 (4.05%) HTML
8 23 (2.22%) ASP.NET
9 21 (2.03%) RESTful
10 19 (1.83%) CSS
11 18 (1.74%) .NET Framework
12 16 (1.54%) Spring
13 15 (1.45%) WCF
14 14 (1.35%) Swagger
15 10 (0.96%) React
16 8 (0.77%) DHTML
17 7 (0.68%) JSON
18 6 (0.58%) Lambda Expressions
18 6 (0.58%) SAP Fiori
19 4 (0.39%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 144 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (5.40%) Mobile App
3 49 (4.73%) User Experience
4 32 (3.09%) Management Information System
5 31 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (1.83%) Driving Licence
7 16 (1.54%) Client/Server
7 16 (1.54%) Smart Meter
8 10 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
9 9 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
10 8 (0.77%) CCTV
10 8 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.68%) Wiki
12 6 (0.58%) Blog
12 6 (0.58%) Cloud Native
12 6 (0.58%) Derivative
12 6 (0.58%) OTC Derivatives
13 5 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (0.48%) PlayStation
13 5 (0.48%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 74 (7.14%) Windows
2 53 (5.11%) Linux
3 21 (2.03%) Android
3 21 (2.03%) Apple iOS
4 20 (1.93%) Unix
5 12 (1.16%) CentOS
6 10 (0.96%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.48%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 766 (73.87%) Test Automation
2 657 (63.36%) Agile Software Development
3 377 (36.35%) Software Testing
4 370 (35.68%) Test Scripting
5 263 (25.36%) Scrum
6 198 (19.09%) Test Strategy
7 186 (17.94%) Problem-Solving
8 173 (16.68%) Test Management
9 170 (16.39%) Regression Testing
10 166 (16.01%) SDLC
11 157 (15.14%) BDD
12 152 (14.66%) User Acceptance Testing
13 151 (14.56%) Manual Testing
14 126 (12.15%) DevOps
15 123 (11.86%) Defect Management
16 118 (11.38%) TDD
17 115 (11.09%) Scenario Testing
18 114 (10.99%) Waterfall
19 112 (10.80%) Performance Testing
20 111 (10.70%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 285 (27.48%) SQL
2 202 (19.48%) C#
3 198 (19.09%) Java
4 70 (6.75%) Python
5 62 (5.98%) JavaScript
6 34 (3.28%) Ruby
7 27 (2.60%) C
8 20 (1.93%) C++
8 20 (1.93%) VBScript
9 17 (1.64%) PowerShell
10 16 (1.54%) VB
11 15 (1.45%) PHP
12 14 (1.35%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.25%) T-SQL
14 12 (1.16%) Java 8
15 9 (0.87%) Scala
16 6 (0.58%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.58%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.48%) Go
17 5 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 446 (43.01%) ISEB
2 378 (36.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 157 (15.14%) Degree
4 114 (10.99%) Security Cleared
5 67 (6.46%) SC Cleared
6 53 (5.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 35 (3.38%) Computer Science Degree
8 29 (2.80%) DV Cleared
9 17 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (1.06%) CEH
10 11 (1.06%) MCSA
10 11 (1.06%) MCSE
11 9 (0.87%) MCP
11 9 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
13 6 (0.58%) HNC
13 6 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.48%) CCA
14 5 (0.48%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 538 (51.88%) QA
2 15 (1.45%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.19%) GAMP
4 2 (0.19%) PMO
5 1 (0.096%) GDPR
5 1 (0.096%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.096%) NIST
5 1 (0.096%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (1.35%) Active Directory
1 14 (1.35%) Docker
2 7 (0.68%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (0.48%) XenApp
4 3 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.29%) vSphere
5 2 (0.19%) ACF2
5 2 (0.19%) RACF
6 1 (0.096%) Firmware
6 1 (0.096%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 71 (6.85%) HP Quality Center
2 62 (5.98%) HP ALM
3 14 (1.35%) SCOM
4 10 (0.96%) SCCM
5 6 (0.58%) Netcool
5 6 (0.58%) TeMIP
6 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 5 (0.48%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.29%) Ansible
8 2 (0.19%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.19%) Puppet
8 2 (0.19%) Terraform
9 1 (0.096%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.096%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 129 (12.44%) Microsoft
2 88 (8.49%) HP
3 56 (5.40%) SAP
4 30 (2.89%) Sage
5 29 (2.80%) Atlassian
6 27 (2.60%) Oracle
7 19 (1.83%) Remedy
8 12 (1.16%) Apple
8 12 (1.16%) Cadence
9 10 (0.96%) Ariba
10 9 (0.87%) IBM
10 9 (0.87%) SolarWinds
10 9 (0.87%) Splunk
11 8 (0.77%) OpenText
12 7 (0.68%) Google
13 6 (0.58%) Ab Initio
13 6 (0.58%) Cognos
13 6 (0.58%) Informatica
13 6 (0.58%) Netezza
14 5 (0.48%) VMware