Period
to 16 May 2021

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 16 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK > England
6 months to
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 531 451 366
Rank change year-on-year -80 -85 +53
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 345 540 1,172
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.61% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.05% 2.82% 3.51%
Number of salaries quoted 270 421 878
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
75th Percentile £59,000 £57,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £72,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +8.97%

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 16,866 19,146 33,348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.11% 21.58% 24.95%
Number of salaries quoted 11,138 14,445 24,285
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,813 £26,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%

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 16 May 2021.

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 16 May 2021. 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 -41 102 £45,000 - 4
London +24 89 £56,750 +13.50% 12
Midlands -4 56 £40,000 -5.88% 10
North of England -45 45 £36,500 +4.29% 9
West Midlands 0 43 £35,000 -17.65% 8
South West -59 31 £50,000 +17.65% 4
North West +3 25 £37,000 +4.23% 4
East of England +10 17 £62,500 +31.58% 3
Yorkshire -36 14 £37,500 +15.38% 5
East Midlands -3 13 £41,000 -3.53% 2
North East +5 6 £35,000 +25.12%
ISTQB
UK

For the 6 months to 16 May 2021, 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.

1 253 (73.33%) Test Automation
2 226 (65.51%) Agile Software Development
3 188 (54.49%) Software Testing
4 162 (46.96%) QA
5 155 (44.93%) ISEB
6 152 (44.06%) Selenium
7 139 (40.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 98 (28.41%) C#
9 94 (27.25%) Java
9 94 (27.25%) JIRA
10 93 (26.96%) DevOps
11 90 (26.09%) Test Scripting
12 87 (25.22%) BDD
12 87 (25.22%) Social Skills
13 75 (21.74%) SQL
14 71 (20.58%) Degree
15 70 (20.29%) TDD
15 70 (20.29%) SDLC
16 67 (19.42%) Regression Testing
17 66 (19.13%) Azure
18 65 (18.84%) Finance
18 65 (18.84%) Scrum
19 60 (17.39%) Microsoft
20 54 (15.65%) Test Strategy
20 54 (15.65%) Postman
21 52 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
22 51 (14.78%) Jenkins
22 51 (14.78%) SDET
23 50 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
23 50 (14.49%) JavaScript

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 12 (3.48%) Confluence
2 7 (2.03%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.16%) nginx
3 4 (1.16%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.58%) Apache
4 2 (0.58%) NServiceBus
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.58%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 14 (4.06%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (5.22%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.58%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.58%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.29%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.29%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (0.29%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 66 (19.13%) Azure
2 27 (7.83%) AWS
3 15 (4.35%) SaaS
4 9 (2.61%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (2.03%) BrowserStack
6 5 (1.45%) GCP
7 3 (0.87%) GitHub
7 3 (0.87%) PaaS
8 2 (0.58%) Azure Service Bus
8 2 (0.58%) Sauce Labs
8 2 (0.58%) Serverless
8 2 (0.58%) Slack
8 2 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.45%) Intranet
2 3 (0.87%) Internet
2 3 (0.87%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.58%) FTP
3 2 (0.58%) SSH
4 1 (0.29%) LAN
4 1 (0.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.12%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.48%) MongoDB
3 11 (3.19%) Oracle BI EE
4 10 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (2.90%) Redis
5 6 (1.74%) MySQL
5 6 (1.74%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (1.16%) SAP BW
7 3 (0.87%) Big Data
7 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.87%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.58%) MS Access
8 2 (0.58%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 152 (44.06%) Selenium
2 94 (27.25%) JIRA
3 54 (15.65%) Postman
4 51 (14.78%) Jenkins
5 48 (13.91%) Cucumber
6 43 (12.46%) WebDriver
7 30 (8.70%) SpecFlow
8 25 (7.25%) Git (software)
9 24 (6.96%) Zephyr
10 22 (6.38%) NUnit
10 22 (6.38%) SoapUI
11 21 (6.09%) JMeter
11 21 (6.09%) REST Assured
12 17 (4.93%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (4.35%) LoadRunner
14 14 (4.06%) MSTest
14 14 (4.06%) Visual Studio
15 13 (3.77%) Cypress.io
16 11 (3.19%) Visual Studio Team System
17 10 (2.90%) TestRail
General
1 87 (25.22%) Social Skills
2 65 (18.84%) Finance
3 50 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (6.67%) Public Sector
5 16 (4.64%) Influencing Skills
6 15 (4.35%) Organisational Skills
7 13 (3.77%) Marketing
8 11 (3.19%) Games
9 10 (2.90%) Banking
10 8 (2.32%) Retail
11 6 (1.74%) Documentation Skills
11 6 (1.74%) Military
11 6 (1.74%) Telecoms
12 5 (1.45%) Law
13 4 (1.16%) Aerospace
13 4 (1.16%) Electronics
14 3 (0.87%) Front Office
15 2 (0.58%) Back Office
15 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 83 (24.06%) Analyst
2 81 (23.48%) Test Engineer
3 71 (20.58%) Test Analyst
4 58 (16.81%) Tester
5 39 (11.30%) Test Automation Engineer
6 36 (10.43%) QA Engineer
7 28 (8.12%) Test Leader
8 26 (7.54%) Test Manager
9 23 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
10 22 (6.38%) Automation Tester
11 21 (6.09%) Senior Test Engineer
12 20 (5.80%) QA Analyst
13 18 (5.22%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
14 13 (3.77%) Developer
14 13 (3.77%) Graduate
14 13 (3.77%) Senior Analyst
14 13 (3.77%) Software Tester
15 12 (3.48%) HR Analyst
15 12 (3.48%) Pensions Analyst
15 12 (3.48%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (14.20%) .NET
2 35 (10.14%) REST
3 30 (8.70%) Web Services
4 24 (6.96%) SOAP
5 21 (6.09%) XML
6 20 (5.80%) Gherkin
6 20 (5.80%) JSON
7 10 (2.90%) HTML
8 9 (2.61%) .NET Core
8 9 (2.61%) jQuery
9 7 (2.03%) CSS
10 6 (1.74%) RESTful
11 5 (1.45%) Swagger
12 4 (1.16%) Django
12 4 (1.16%) Flask
12 4 (1.16%) LEMP Stack
12 4 (1.16%) Sass
12 4 (1.16%) WPF
13 3 (0.87%) ASP.NET Web API
13 3 (0.87%) React
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 14 (4.06%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.19%) EPoS
3 11 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (2.90%) Video\Live Streaming
5 7 (2.03%) Analytical Mindset
6 4 (1.16%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.16%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.16%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.16%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.87%) Equities
7 3 (0.87%) PMI
8 2 (0.58%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.58%) iPad
8 2 (0.58%) Life Science
8 2 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.58%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.58%) Replication
9 1 (0.29%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.64%) Linux
2 13 (3.77%) Windows
3 10 (2.90%) Android
4 9 (2.61%) Unix
5 7 (2.03%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.58%) HPUX
6 2 (0.58%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (73.33%) Test Automation
2 226 (65.51%) Agile Software Development
3 188 (54.49%) Software Testing
4 93 (26.96%) DevOps
5 90 (26.09%) Test Scripting
6 87 (25.22%) BDD
7 70 (20.29%) SDLC
7 70 (20.29%) TDD
8 67 (19.42%) Regression Testing
9 65 (18.84%) Scrum
10 54 (15.65%) Test Strategy
11 52 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
12 51 (14.78%) SDET
13 49 (14.20%) Test Management
14 47 (13.62%) User Acceptance Testing
15 44 (12.75%) API Testing
16 42 (12.17%) Mentoring
17 38 (11.01%) Continuous Integration
17 38 (11.01%) Manual Testing
17 38 (11.01%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 98 (28.41%) C#
2 94 (27.25%) Java
3 75 (21.74%) SQL
4 50 (14.49%) JavaScript
5 39 (11.30%) Python
6 15 (4.35%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.03%) PHP
8 6 (1.74%) Perl
9 5 (1.45%) C++
9 5 (1.45%) Java 8
10 4 (1.16%) ABAP
10 4 (1.16%) C
10 4 (1.16%) Groovy
10 4 (1.16%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.16%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.87%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.87%) VB
11 3 (0.87%) VBScript
12 2 (0.58%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 2 (0.58%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 155 (44.93%) ISEB
2 139 (40.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 71 (20.58%) Degree
4 38 (11.01%) Security Cleared
5 34 (9.86%) SC Cleared
6 22 (6.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 12 (3.48%) ISEB Practitioner
8 11 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.87%) HND
10 3 (0.87%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.58%) CSPO
11 2 (0.58%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.58%) HNC
11 2 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.29%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (46.96%) QA
2 5 (1.45%) ISO 9001
2 5 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.58%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.58%) GxP
3 2 (0.58%) P3O
4 1 (0.29%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.29%) GDPR
System Software
1 35 (10.14%) Docker
2 3 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (5.22%) Kubernetes
2 14 (4.06%) HP ALM
3 11 (3.19%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (2.90%) Puppet
5 4 (1.16%) Perfmon
6 3 (0.87%) Nmap
7 1 (0.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 60 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 40 (11.59%) Oracle
3 23 (6.67%) HP
4 11 (3.19%) Google
4 11 (3.19%) Informatica
5 10 (2.90%) SAP
6 6 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.16%) Cadence
7 4 (1.16%) Dynatrace
8 3 (0.87%) Sage
8 3 (0.87%) VMware
9 2 (0.58%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.58%) Micro Focus
9 2 (0.58%) Pega
9 2 (0.58%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.29%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.29%) Cisco
10 1 (0.29%) EMC
10 1 (0.29%) Facebook
10 1 (0.29%) Juniper