Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 351 387 287
Rank change year-on-year +36 -100 +42
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1,178 1,296 1,859
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.86% 0.78% 1.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.46% 3.31% 4.57%
Number of salaries quoted 919 1,098 1,597
England median annual salary £42,500 £39,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.92% -0.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £56,350
UK median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% +6.67%

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 34,084 39,152 40,703
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.81% 23.59% 25.23%
Number of salaries quoted 24,585 30,144 32,292
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -4.26%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 23 April 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 23 April 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
London +38 287 £50,000 +17.65% 5
South East +19 278 £44,000 +10.00% 4
North of England +48 240 £40,000 +6.67% 16
Midlands +37 170 £37,500 - 5
North West +66 156 £40,000 +6.67% 14
South West +7 137 £45,000 +19.22% 10
West Midlands +13 103 £35,000 -1.41% 1
Yorkshire -2 77 £40,000 +14.29% 2
East Midlands +49 67 £41,750 +9.87% 4
East of England +31 65 £42,500 +12.58% 2
North East +9 7 £28,000 -25.33%
ISTQB
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 846 (71.82%) Test Automation
2 741 (62.90%) Agile Software Development
3 588 (49.92%) ISEB
4 465 (39.47%) QA
5 430 (36.50%) Selenium
6 412 (34.97%) Software Testing
7 390 (33.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 369 (31.32%) Test Scripting
9 328 (27.84%) SQL
10 292 (24.79%) Java
11 277 (23.51%) C#
12 270 (22.92%) Test Strategy
13 233 (19.78%) Finance
14 228 (19.35%) Waterfall
15 226 (19.19%) JIRA
16 222 (18.85%) Non-Functional Testing
17 211 (17.91%) Manual Testing
17 211 (17.91%) Regression Testing
18 208 (17.66%) Degree
19 202 (17.15%) Test Management
20 190 (16.13%) Scrum
21 188 (15.96%) Problem-Solving
22 181 (15.37%) Cucumber
23 176 (14.94%) SDLC
24 174 (14.77%) User Acceptance Testing
25 159 (13.50%) Analytical Skills
26 156 (13.24%) BDD
27 154 (13.07%) Microsoft
28 147 (12.48%) Functional Testing
29 142 (12.05%) HP

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 41 (3.48%) Confluence
2 20 (1.70%) SharePoint
3 8 (0.68%) MQSeries
4 7 (0.59%) WebLogic
5 6 (0.51%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.42%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.42%) IIS
6 5 (0.42%) SAS
7 4 (0.34%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 2 (0.17%) WordPress
9 1 (0.085%) CMS
9 1 (0.085%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.085%) Liferay
9 1 (0.085%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (2.89%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.76%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.68%) Mingle
5 4 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.085%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.59%) Misys Midas
3 2 (0.17%) SAP FI-CA
3 2 (0.17%) SAP PSCD
4 1 (0.085%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.085%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.085%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 63 (5.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (2.29%) SaaS
4 9 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.68%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 8 (0.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 7 (0.59%) BrowserStack
6 7 (0.59%) Google Play
7 6 (0.51%) iTunes
7 6 (0.51%) TestFlight
8 3 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.25%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (0.25%) DigitalOcean
8 3 (0.25%) Tricentis Tosca
9 2 (0.17%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.17%) GitHub
9 2 (0.17%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.17%) NuGet
9 2 (0.17%) Trello
10 1 (0.085%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 51 (4.33%) Broadband
2 11 (0.93%) FTP
2 11 (0.93%) LTE
3 10 (0.85%) HTTP
4 9 (0.76%) SSH
4 9 (0.76%) Wireless
5 7 (0.59%) HTTPS
5 7 (0.59%) Internet
6 4 (0.34%) DNS
7 3 (0.25%) ATM
7 3 (0.25%) DHCP
7 3 (0.25%) Firewall
7 3 (0.25%) Softphone
7 3 (0.25%) ZigBee
8 2 (0.17%) SMTP
8 2 (0.17%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.17%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.17%) Z-Wave
9 1 (0.085%) CDMA
9 1 (0.085%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 31 (2.63%) Relational Database
3 22 (1.87%) MySQL
4 19 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (1.61%) DB2
5 14 (1.19%) Big Data
6 6 (0.51%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 6 (0.51%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.42%) Apache Accumulo
7 5 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
7 5 (0.42%) Snowflake Schema
8 4 (0.34%) Geospatial Data
8 4 (0.34%) GIS
8 4 (0.34%) QualityStage
8 4 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.25%) Blockchain
9 3 (0.25%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.25%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 430 (36.50%) Selenium
2 226 (19.19%) JIRA
3 181 (15.37%) Cucumber
4 128 (10.87%) SoapUI
5 122 (10.36%) WebDriver
6 98 (8.32%) Jenkins
7 85 (7.22%) SpecFlow
8 81 (6.88%) Git (software)
9 76 (6.45%) LoadRunner
9 76 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
10 61 (5.18%) HP UFT
11 60 (5.09%) JMeter
12 57 (4.84%) Visual Studio
13 35 (2.97%) Rational DOORS
14 34 (2.89%) TeamCity
15 32 (2.72%) Zephyr
16 31 (2.63%) Protractor
17 27 (2.29%) Appium
18 24 (2.04%) TestRail
19 20 (1.70%) NeoLoad
General
1 233 (19.78%) Finance
2 114 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 54 (4.58%) Retail
4 44 (3.74%) Manufacturing
5 39 (3.31%) Aerospace
6 24 (2.04%) Banking
6 24 (2.04%) Marketing
7 16 (1.36%) Electronics
7 16 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
8 14 (1.19%) Legal
9 12 (1.02%) Advertising
10 11 (0.93%) Games
10 11 (0.93%) Publishing
11 10 (0.85%) Back Office
11 10 (0.85%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.59%) Billing
12 7 (0.59%) General Ledger
13 6 (0.51%) Law
14 4 (0.34%) Front Office
14 4 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 405 (34.38%) Analyst
2 366 (31.07%) Test Analyst
3 280 (23.77%) Test Engineer
4 238 (20.20%) Tester
5 129 (10.95%) Test Manager
6 101 (8.57%) Automation Test Analyst
7 98 (8.32%) Test Automation Engineer
8 88 (7.47%) QA Engineer
9 78 (6.62%) Software Tester
10 77 (6.54%) Automation Tester
11 71 (6.03%) QA Analyst
12 68 (5.77%) Test Leader
13 52 (4.41%) Senior Test Engineer
14 50 (4.24%) QA Tester
15 46 (3.90%) Software Test Engineer
16 42 (3.57%) Graduate
17 41 (3.48%) Junior
18 36 (3.06%) Senior Analyst
19 35 (2.97%) QA Test Engineer
19 35 (2.97%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (10.10%) .NET
2 96 (8.15%) XML
3 93 (7.89%) SOAP
4 92 (7.81%) Web Services
5 69 (5.86%) Gherkin
6 59 (5.01%) REST
7 23 (1.95%) HTML
7 23 (1.95%) JSON
8 22 (1.87%) ASP.NET
9 16 (1.36%) CSS
9 16 (1.36%) Spring
10 14 (1.19%) JDBC
11 13 (1.10%) React
12 12 (1.02%) RESTful
13 10 (0.85%) AngularJS
14 9 (0.76%) ODBC
15 8 (0.68%) Visualforce
16 7 (0.59%) Behat
16 7 (0.59%) EDIFACT
16 7 (0.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 159 (13.50%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (5.01%) Mobile App
3 53 (4.50%) Fintech
4 41 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
5 32 (2.72%) User Experience
6 25 (2.12%) Smart Meter
7 24 (2.04%) Client/Server
8 22 (1.87%) Management Information System
9 16 (1.36%) Algorithms
10 10 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.76%) Animation
11 9 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
11 9 (0.76%) Photography
12 7 (0.59%) Cloud Native
12 7 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (0.59%) NHS
12 7 (0.59%) Online Games
12 7 (0.59%) SWIFT
13 6 (0.51%) Cyber Defence
14 5 (0.42%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 105 (8.91%) Windows
2 69 (5.86%) Linux
3 20 (1.70%) Android
4 19 (1.61%) Unix
5 18 (1.53%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.34%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.25%) Solaris
8 2 (0.17%) CentOS
8 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.085%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.085%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.085%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 846 (71.82%) Test Automation
2 741 (62.90%) Agile Software Development
3 412 (34.97%) Software Testing
4 369 (31.32%) Test Scripting
5 270 (22.92%) Test Strategy
6 228 (19.35%) Waterfall
7 222 (18.85%) Non-Functional Testing
8 211 (17.91%) Manual Testing
8 211 (17.91%) Regression Testing
9 202 (17.15%) Test Management
10 190 (16.13%) Scrum
11 188 (15.96%) Problem-Solving
12 176 (14.94%) SDLC
13 174 (14.77%) User Acceptance Testing
14 156 (13.24%) BDD
15 147 (12.48%) Functional Testing
16 134 (11.38%) DevOps
17 130 (11.04%) Scenario Testing
17 130 (11.04%) TDD
18 123 (10.44%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 328 (27.84%) SQL
2 292 (24.79%) Java
3 277 (23.51%) C#
4 133 (11.29%) Python
5 89 (7.56%) JavaScript
6 85 (7.22%) C++
7 55 (4.67%) Ruby
8 44 (3.74%) C
9 33 (2.80%) VB
10 29 (2.46%) T-SQL
11 27 (2.29%) PHP
12 23 (1.95%) PL/SQL
13 20 (1.70%) Bash Shell
14 16 (1.36%) PowerShell
14 16 (1.36%) TypeScript
15 15 (1.27%) MATLAB
15 15 (1.27%) R
16 12 (1.02%) Perl
17 11 (0.93%) Shell Script
18 10 (0.85%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 588 (49.92%) ISEB
2 390 (33.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 208 (17.66%) Degree
4 90 (7.64%) Security Cleared
5 63 (5.35%) DV Cleared
6 48 (4.07%) Computer Science Degree
7 46 (3.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 44 (3.74%) SC Cleared
9 24 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (1.61%) PhD
11 13 (1.10%) MCP
11 13 (1.10%) OCP
11 13 (1.10%) Oracle Certification
11 13 (1.10%) SAP Certification
12 11 (0.93%) MCSA
12 11 (0.93%) MCSE
12 11 (0.93%) PMP
13 10 (0.85%) HND
14 9 (0.76%) HNC
15 8 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 465 (39.47%) QA
2 9 (0.76%) ISO 9000
3 7 (0.59%) ISO 20022
3 7 (0.59%) ISO 8583
3 7 (0.59%) SEPA
4 6 (0.51%) PMO
5 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (0.59%) Docker
2 7 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.51%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.25%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.25%) Firmware
5 1 (0.085%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 107 (9.08%) HP Quality Center
2 104 (8.83%) HP ALM
3 9 (0.76%) Ansible
3 9 (0.76%) Netcool
4 6 (0.51%) HockeyApp
4 6 (0.51%) Puppet
5 3 (0.25%) RSA Archer
6 2 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.17%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.085%) Terraform
Vendors
1 154 (13.07%) Microsoft
2 142 (12.05%) HP
3 57 (4.84%) Oracle
4 46 (3.90%) SAP
5 40 (3.40%) Remedy
6 20 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
7 17 (1.44%) OpenText
8 16 (1.36%) IBM
9 12 (1.02%) Google
10 11 (0.93%) Atlassian
11 10 (0.85%) Cognizant
11 10 (0.85%) Pega
12 9 (0.76%) SolarWinds
13 8 (0.68%) Telerik
14 7 (0.59%) Cadence
14 7 (0.59%) FIS
14 7 (0.59%) VMware
15 6 (0.51%) CA Agile Central
16 5 (0.42%) Cognos
17 4 (0.34%) Arqiva