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 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK / England
Rank 272 332 305
Rank change year-on-year +60 -27  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 906 919 1014
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.15% 0.96% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.64% 3.47% 3.74%
Number of salaries quoted 789 778 837
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -3.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,850 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.71% -6.66%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19537 26517 27093
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.78% 27.65% 27.56%
Number of salaries quoted 15517 21457 21442
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing ISTQB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +62 219 £36,000 -4.00% 36
London +36 184 £50,000 - 37
Yorkshire +42 144 £42,500 +21.42% 13
South West +49 114 £37,500 +10.29% 13
North West -53 78 £34,000 +4.61% 14
East of England +25 72 £42,500 +13.33% 4
West Midlands +5 58 £35,000 - 9
East Midlands +12 33 £36,000 -5.88% 2
North East -4 4 £32,000 -5.18% 2
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 1288 (68.18%) ISEB
2 1157 (61.25%) Agile Software Development
3 778 (41.19%) Selenium
4 685 (36.26%) QA
5 631 (33.40%) SQL
6 625 (33.09%) Software Testing
7 523 (27.69%) Test Automation
8 501 (26.52%) Test Strategy
9 494 (26.15%) Test Scripting
10 468 (24.78%) Finance
11 465 (24.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 424 (22.45%) User Acceptance Testing
13 417 (22.08%) Java
14 370 (19.59%) Automated Testing
15 351 (18.58%) C#
16 343 (18.16%) JIRA
17 339 (17.95%) Scrum
18 336 (17.79%) Test Management
19 329 (17.42%) Microsoft
19 329 (17.42%) Automation Testing
20 323 (17.10%) Cucumber
21 305 (16.15%) Functional Testing
22 303 (16.04%) BDD
23 293 (15.51%) SDLC
24 289 (15.30%) Manual Testing
25 268 (14.19%) Degree
25 268 (14.19%) Non-Functional Testing
26 254 (13.45%) Regression Testing
27 250 (13.23%) TDD
28 244 (12.92%) Waterfall

ISTQB
Top Related 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 50 (2.65%) Confluence
2 31 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 24 (1.27%) IIS
4 15 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (0.37%) ArcGIS
5 7 (0.37%) WebSphere
5 7 (0.37%) WebSphere Portal
6 6 (0.32%) Apache Spark
6 6 (0.32%) GlassFish
7 4 (0.21%) CMS
7 4 (0.21%) Documentum
8 3 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.053%) Apache
10 1 (0.053%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.053%) FileNet
10 1 (0.053%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.053%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.053%) Umbraco
Applications
1 179 (9.48%) MS Excel
2 83 (4.39%) MS Office
3 70 (3.71%) MS Visio
4 37 (1.96%) MS Project
5 14 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.21%) Mingle
8 1 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.11%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.053%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.053%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.053%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 27 (1.43%) SaaS
2 17 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.42%) GitHub
5 7 (0.37%) Lucidchart
6 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.11%) Heroku
6 2 (0.11%) IaaS
6 2 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (0.90%) SSH
2 10 (0.53%) HTTP
2 10 (0.53%) Internet
3 8 (0.42%) Firewall
3 8 (0.42%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.37%) VoIP
5 3 (0.16%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.16%) LAN
6 2 (0.11%) FTP
6 2 (0.11%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.11%) SSL
6 2 (0.11%) WAN
7 1 (0.053%) Multicast
7 1 (0.053%) RTSP
7 1 (0.053%) Skype
7 1 (0.053%) TETRA
7 1 (0.053%) VLAN
7 1 (0.053%) Wireless
7 1 (0.053%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.053%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 91 (4.82%) Relational Database
3 31 (1.64%) Oracle Database
4 28 (1.48%) Oracle BI EE
5 22 (1.16%) MySQL
6 19 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (0.79%) GIS
8 14 (0.74%) RDBMS
9 12 (0.64%) Hadoop
10 11 (0.58%) NoSQL
11 10 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (0.42%) Big Data
13 8 (0.42%) MongoDB
14 7 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
14 7 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (0.32%) Apache Accumulo
15 6 (0.32%) SAP BW
16 5 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
16 5 (0.26%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 778 (41.19%) Selenium
2 343 (18.16%) JIRA
3 323 (17.10%) Cucumber
4 211 (11.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 207 (10.96%) WebDriver
6 198 (10.48%) JMeter
7 191 (10.11%) SoapUI
8 178 (9.42%) LoadRunner
9 145 (7.68%) HP UFT
10 137 (7.25%) Jenkins
11 102 (5.40%) Git (software)
12 96 (5.08%) SpecFlow
13 84 (4.45%) Visual Studio
14 57 (3.02%) JUnit
15 47 (2.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 38 (2.01%) Subversion
17 36 (1.91%) Eclipse
18 34 (1.80%) TestNG
19 33 (1.75%) Appium
20 32 (1.69%) Gatling
General
1 468 (24.78%) Finance
2 172 (9.11%) Banking
3 88 (4.66%) Retail
4 63 (3.34%) Telecoms
5 61 (3.23%) Legal
6 44 (2.33%) Manufacturing
7 34 (1.80%) Law
7 34 (1.80%) Marketing
8 21 (1.11%) Electronics
9 18 (0.95%) Back Office
10 17 (0.90%) Automotive
11 16 (0.85%) Games
12 14 (0.74%) Advertising
13 12 (0.64%) Investment Banking
14 9 (0.48%) Aerospace
15 8 (0.42%) Billing
15 8 (0.42%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.26%) Publishing
17 4 (0.21%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 827 (43.78%) Analyst
2 760 (40.23%) Test Analyst
3 309 (16.36%) Tester
4 308 (16.30%) Test Engineer
5 228 (12.07%) Test Manager
6 217 (11.49%) Test Leader
7 152 (8.05%) Automation Test Analyst
8 125 (6.62%) Test Automation Engineer
9 122 (6.46%) Senior Analyst
9 122 (6.46%) Software Analyst
10 118 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
11 116 (6.14%) Software Test Analyst
12 112 (5.93%) QA Analyst
13 102 (5.40%) Senior Test Engineer
14 98 (5.19%) Automation Tester
15 88 (4.66%) Team Leader
16 85 (4.50%) QA Engineer
17 84 (4.45%) Software Tester
18 75 (3.97%) QA Test Analyst
19 72 (3.81%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (10.85%) .NET
2 158 (8.36%) XML
3 145 (7.68%) SOAP
4 139 (7.36%) Web Services
5 92 (4.87%) Gherkin
5 92 (4.87%) HTML
6 55 (2.91%) REST
7 38 (2.01%) CSS
8 37 (1.96%) ASP.NET
9 21 (1.11%) RESTful
10 18 (0.95%) J2EE
10 18 (0.95%) JSON
11 13 (0.69%) .NET Framework
12 12 (0.64%) Ajax
13 11 (0.58%) Behat
13 11 (0.58%) GWT
14 8 (0.42%) AngularJS
14 8 (0.42%) JMX
14 8 (0.42%) WPF
14 8 (0.42%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 136 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (6.14%) Computer Science
3 67 (3.55%) Mobile App
4 55 (2.91%) Management Information System
5 25 (1.32%) iPad
6 22 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (1.11%) Client/Server
8 15 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
9 13 (0.69%) Virtual Team
10 12 (0.64%) Fintech
11 11 (0.58%) Driving Licence
11 11 (0.58%) User Experience
12 10 (0.53%) Data Centre
12 10 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
13 8 (0.42%) Mainframe
14 7 (0.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 7 (0.37%) Smart Meter
15 6 (0.32%) Cyber Attack
15 6 (0.32%) Cyberthreat
15 6 (0.32%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 211 (11.17%) Windows
2 159 (8.42%) Linux
3 65 (3.44%) Unix
4 38 (2.01%) Android
5 36 (1.91%) Apple iOS
6 17 (0.90%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.48%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.37%) Kali Linux
9 7 (0.37%) Solaris
10 5 (0.26%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.16%) CentOS
13 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.053%) AIX
14 1 (0.053%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.053%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1157 (61.25%) Agile Software Development
2 625 (33.09%) Software Testing
3 523 (27.69%) Test Automation
4 501 (26.52%) Test Strategy
5 494 (26.15%) Test Scripting
6 424 (22.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 370 (19.59%) Automated Testing
8 339 (17.95%) Scrum
9 336 (17.79%) Test Management
10 329 (17.42%) Automation Testing
11 305 (16.15%) Functional Testing
12 303 (16.04%) BDD
13 293 (15.51%) SDLC
14 289 (15.30%) Manual Testing
15 268 (14.19%) Non-Functional Testing
16 254 (13.45%) Regression Testing
17 250 (13.23%) TDD
18 244 (12.92%) Waterfall
19 232 (12.28%) Performance Testing
20 201 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 631 (33.40%) SQL
2 417 (22.08%) Java
3 351 (18.58%) C#
4 141 (7.46%) Python
5 131 (6.93%) C++
6 116 (6.14%) JavaScript
7 112 (5.93%) Ruby
8 82 (4.34%) C
9 31 (1.64%) T-SQL
10 29 (1.54%) Perl
11 27 (1.43%) VB.NET
12 19 (1.01%) PHP
13 17 (0.90%) Bash Shell
14 13 (0.69%) VB
15 11 (0.58%) VBScript
16 10 (0.53%) Groovy
16 10 (0.53%) Shell Script
16 10 (0.53%) VBA
17 9 (0.48%) PL/SQL
18 8 (0.42%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1288 (68.18%) ISEB
2 465 (24.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 268 (14.19%) Degree
4 159 (8.42%) Security Cleared
5 104 (5.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 89 (4.71%) DV Cleared
7 42 (2.22%) SC Cleared
8 18 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
9 17 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.26%) MBCS
12 4 (0.21%) OSCP
13 3 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.16%) HND
13 3 (0.16%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.11%) CSQA
14 2 (0.11%) GNVQ
14 2 (0.11%) PMP
14 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 685 (36.26%) QA
2 5 (0.26%) SDET
3 3 (0.16%) PMO
4 2 (0.11%) HL7
4 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.053%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.053%) FATCA
5 1 (0.053%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.053%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.053%) MiFID
5 1 (0.053%) SEPA
5 1 (0.053%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (0.74%) Docker
2 7 (0.37%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.21%) RACF
4 4 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
4 4 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 174 (9.21%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.69%) HP SiteScope
2 13 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.64%) Puppet
4 11 (0.58%) Perfmon
5 4 (0.21%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.16%) logstash
7 2 (0.11%) SCCM
8 1 (0.053%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.053%) Kibana
Vendors
1 329 (17.42%) Microsoft
2 238 (12.60%) HP
3 167 (8.84%) Oracle
4 74 (3.92%) SAP
5 41 (2.17%) IBM
6 28 (1.48%) Atlassian
6 28 (1.48%) Siebel
7 26 (1.38%) Sun
8 12 (0.64%) CA Agile Central
8 12 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (0.64%) SOASTA, Inc
9 11 (0.58%) Cognizant
10 10 (0.53%) ATG
10 10 (0.53%) Remedy
10 10 (0.53%) Riverbed
11 9 (0.48%) Red Hat
11 9 (0.48%) Telerik
12 7 (0.37%) Charles River
12 7 (0.37%) Sophos
12 7 (0.37%) TOWER Software
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £45k DOE + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Intec Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £47,000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000 per annum + bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + generous package & bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Salary: £63060.00 - £74446.00 per annum + allowance + pension + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29800 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car and excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Bluetownonline
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits + training/progression
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £40k doe
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago