Period
to 1 June 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 1 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK > England
6 months to
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 423 351 431
Rank change year-on-year -72 +80 -132
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 494 1,182 1,158
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.88% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.79% 3.55% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 406 877 974
Median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £58,750
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 17,690 33,273 38,612
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.64% 24.86% 23.80%
Number of salaries quoted 12,966 23,841 29,296
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +10.00%

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 1 June 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 1 June 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 +48 185 £45,000 +5.88% 7
London -6 92 £50,000 - 1
North of England -47 79 £35,000 -12.50% 6
South West +15 58 £42,500 -5.56% 3
North West -36 49 £36,000 -10.00% 4
Midlands -24 44 £42,500 +13.33% 4
East of England +57 32 £45,000 +5.88% 3
West Midlands -3 28 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Yorkshire +53 27 £32,500 -18.75% 2
East Midlands +11 16 £42,500 +8.28% 3
North East +9 3 £27,974 +1.72%
ISTQB
UK

For the 6 months to 1 June 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.

1 360 (72.87%) Test Automation
2 327 (66.19%) Agile Software Development
3 240 (48.58%) ISEB
4 226 (45.75%) Selenium
5 198 (40.08%) QA
6 174 (35.22%) JIRA
7 167 (33.81%) C#
8 158 (31.98%) Java
9 157 (31.78%) Software Testing
10 125 (25.30%) Test Scripting
11 124 (25.10%) Finance
12 120 (24.29%) Cucumber
13 113 (22.87%) SQL
14 103 (20.85%) Scrum
15 97 (19.64%) Degree
16 95 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 84 (17.00%) Python
18 83 (16.80%) Waterfall
19 82 (16.60%) Problem-Solving
20 78 (15.79%) SDLC
21 74 (14.98%) Manual Testing
22 73 (14.78%) Azure
22 73 (14.78%) Confluence
23 71 (14.37%) Test Strategy
23 71 (14.37%) DevOps
24 68 (13.77%) BDD
25 67 (13.56%) .NET
25 67 (13.56%) JavaScript
26 66 (13.36%) WebDriver
27 64 (12.96%) SpecFlow

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 73 (14.78%) Confluence
2 10 (2.02%) CICS
3 9 (1.82%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.42%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.01%) IIS
6 4 (0.81%) SAS
7 2 (0.40%) CMS
7 2 (0.40%) Moodle
8 1 (0.20%) Mule
8 1 (0.20%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.20%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (3.44%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.81%) AutoCAD
2 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.81%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 73 (14.78%) Azure
2 35 (7.09%) AWS
3 19 (3.85%) BlazeMeter
4 12 (2.43%) Trello
5 11 (2.23%) GitHub
5 11 (2.23%) Sauce Labs
6 7 (1.42%) Office 365
6 7 (1.42%) SaaS
7 6 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (1.21%) GCP
7 6 (1.21%) Heroku
8 5 (1.01%) Slack
9 4 (0.81%) Power Platform
10 3 (0.61%) Azure Machine Learning
10 3 (0.61%) BrowserStack
11 2 (0.40%) AWS IoT
11 2 (0.40%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.20%) Azure Stack
12 1 (0.20%) Logic Apps
12 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.81%) DNS
2 3 (0.61%) HTTP
3 2 (0.40%) IPv6
3 2 (0.40%) PuTTY
3 2 (0.40%) SSH
3 2 (0.40%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.20%) Firewall
4 1 (0.20%) LTE
4 1 (0.20%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.20%) RS-232
4 1 (0.20%) Skype
4 1 (0.20%) Softphone
4 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.64%) NoSQL
3 14 (2.83%) DB2
4 13 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.62%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (1.62%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.21%) MySQL
7 4 (0.81%) Power BI
8 3 (0.61%) BusinessObjects XI
8 3 (0.61%) Cognos Query Studio
8 3 (0.61%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.61%) IBM InfoSphere
8 3 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.61%) Qlik Sense
8 3 (0.61%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.40%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 226 (45.75%) Selenium
2 174 (35.22%) JIRA
3 120 (24.29%) Cucumber
4 66 (13.36%) WebDriver
5 64 (12.96%) Jenkins
5 64 (12.96%) JMeter
5 64 (12.96%) SpecFlow
6 49 (9.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 41 (8.30%) Postman
7 41 (8.30%) SoapUI
8 33 (6.68%) Visual Studio
9 32 (6.48%) Git (software)
10 31 (6.28%) HP UFT
11 27 (5.47%) LoadRunner
12 21 (4.25%) Maven
13 20 (4.05%) JUnit
14 19 (3.85%) Protractor
15 18 (3.64%) Appium
16 17 (3.44%) Zephyr
17 15 (3.04%) TestRail
General
1 124 (25.10%) Finance
2 26 (5.26%) Banking
3 17 (3.44%) Public Sector
4 14 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.43%) Legal
6 11 (2.23%) Retail
7 9 (1.82%) Aerospace
7 9 (1.82%) Back Office
8 7 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.81%) General Ledger
9 4 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.61%) Military
11 2 (0.40%) Electronics
11 2 (0.40%) Games
11 2 (0.40%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.40%) Law
11 2 (0.40%) Marketing
11 2 (0.40%) Police
12 1 (0.20%) Advertising
12 1 (0.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 165 (33.40%) Analyst
2 142 (28.74%) Test Analyst
3 86 (17.41%) Tester
4 72 (14.57%) Test Engineer
5 53 (10.73%) Test Leader
6 50 (10.12%) Test Manager
7 42 (8.50%) Automation Test Analyst
8 41 (8.30%) QA Engineer
9 39 (7.89%) Software Tester
10 29 (5.87%) QA Analyst
10 29 (5.87%) Test Automation Engineer
11 25 (5.06%) Automation Tester
11 25 (5.06%) QA Tester
12 23 (4.66%) Automation Test Lead
13 21 (4.25%) Software Analyst
14 19 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
15 17 (3.44%) Software Test Analyst
15 17 (3.44%) Software Test Engineer
16 16 (3.24%) QA Automation Engineer
16 16 (3.24%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (13.56%) .NET
2 42 (8.50%) Web Services
3 35 (7.09%) REST
4 25 (5.06%) Gherkin
5 23 (4.66%) .NET Framework
6 22 (4.45%) SOAP
7 16 (3.24%) XML
8 13 (2.63%) AngularJS
9 12 (2.43%) HTML
10 10 (2.02%) ASP.NET
10 10 (2.02%) JSON
11 9 (1.82%) RESTful
11 9 (1.82%) WebSphere MQ
12 8 (1.62%) Node.js
12 8 (1.62%) React
13 5 (1.01%) Nightwatchjs
14 4 (0.81%) SAP Fiori
14 4 (0.81%) Swagger
15 3 (0.61%) .NET Core
15 3 (0.61%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 60 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.66%) User Experience
3 22 (4.45%) Greenfield Project
4 19 (3.85%) Mainframe
5 15 (3.04%) Mobile App
6 12 (2.43%) Linux Command Line
7 11 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.82%) IBM Mainframe
9 7 (1.42%) Algorithms
9 7 (1.42%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.81%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.61%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.61%) VSAM
12 2 (0.40%) BBC
12 2 (0.40%) Derivative
12 2 (0.40%) EPoS
12 2 (0.40%) Replication
12 2 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.40%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 35 (7.09%) Windows
2 32 (6.48%) Linux
3 19 (3.85%) Unix
4 12 (2.43%) Android
5 11 (2.23%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.21%) CentOS
6 6 (1.21%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.81%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (72.87%) Test Automation
2 327 (66.19%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (31.78%) Software Testing
4 125 (25.30%) Test Scripting
5 103 (20.85%) Scrum
6 83 (16.80%) Waterfall
7 82 (16.60%) Problem-Solving
8 78 (15.79%) SDLC
9 74 (14.98%) Manual Testing
10 71 (14.37%) DevOps
10 71 (14.37%) Test Strategy
11 68 (13.77%) BDD
12 63 (12.75%) User Acceptance Testing
13 61 (12.35%) Non-Functional Testing
14 59 (11.94%) Regression Testing
15 58 (11.74%) Computer Science
16 55 (11.13%) Mentoring
17 54 (10.93%) Test Management
18 48 (9.72%) Continuous Integration
18 48 (9.72%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 167 (33.81%) C#
2 158 (31.98%) Java
3 113 (22.87%) SQL
4 84 (17.00%) Python
5 67 (13.56%) JavaScript
6 39 (7.89%) Ruby
7 30 (6.07%) C
8 28 (5.67%) C++
9 23 (4.66%) Bash Shell
9 23 (4.66%) VB
10 15 (3.04%) COBOL
10 15 (3.04%) TypeScript
11 13 (2.63%) Perl
12 10 (2.02%) VBScript
13 9 (1.82%) Scala
14 8 (1.62%) Assembly Language
14 8 (1.62%) PHP
14 8 (1.62%) PL/1
15 7 (1.42%) MATLAB
15 7 (1.42%) REXX
Qualifications
1 240 (48.58%) ISEB
2 97 (19.64%) Degree
3 95 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 37 (7.49%) Security Cleared
5 25 (5.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 20 (4.05%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (2.83%) SC Cleared
8 11 (2.23%) PMI Certification
8 11 (2.23%) PMP
9 10 (2.02%) DV Cleared
9 10 (2.02%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (1.42%) PhD
11 5 (1.01%) HNC
12 4 (0.81%) MCP
13 1 (0.20%) CCA
13 1 (0.20%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (40.08%) QA
2 6 (1.21%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.81%) SLA
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.20%) JTAG
System Software
1 23 (4.66%) Docker
2 10 (2.02%) ACF2
2 10 (2.02%) RACF
3 3 (0.61%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.20%) Firmware
4 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 30 (6.07%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (3.85%) HP ALM
3 10 (2.02%) Kubernetes
4 8 (1.62%) CA Service Virtualization
5 5 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.01%) Puppet
6 2 (0.40%) Kibana
7 1 (0.20%) Ansible
7 1 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.20%) Netcool
7 1 (0.20%) SCOM
7 1 (0.20%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.20%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 53 (10.73%) Microsoft
2 44 (8.91%) HP
3 28 (5.67%) Oracle
4 27 (5.47%) SAP
5 23 (4.66%) IBM
6 13 (2.63%) CA
7 12 (2.43%) Atlassian
8 11 (2.23%) Google
9 8 (1.62%) Perfecto Mobile
10 6 (1.21%) Remedy
11 5 (1.01%) CA Agile Central
11 5 (1.01%) Micro Focus
11 5 (1.01%) Parasoft
12 4 (0.81%) Cadence
12 4 (0.81%) Informatica
12 4 (0.81%) Sage
13 3 (0.61%) Ab Initio
13 3 (0.61%) Netezza
13 3 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.61%) Veritas