Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 388 300 340
Rank change year-on-year -88 +40 +35
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1339 1914 2008
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.80% 1.07% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.32% 4.08% 3.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1115 1634 1734
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £59,900 £61,775 £57,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 40296 46875 56319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.03% 26.16% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 31197 37885 45230
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,969
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -36 350 £45,000 -10.00% 18
South East -80 319 £40,000 - 7
North of England -62 265 £35,000 -6.67% 19
Midlands -15 187 £37,500 - 6
South West -28 159 £38,500 +2.67% 7
Yorkshire -58 129 £36,000 -5.26% 5
North West -12 124 £32,750 -11.49% 14
West Midlands +9 120 £37,500 - 4
East Midlands -13 67 £42,500 +21.43% 2
East of England -62 59 £37,500 +7.14% 6
North East +15 12 £37,500 -
ISTQB
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 902 (67.36%) Test Automation
2 788 (58.85%) Agile Software Development
3 701 (52.35%) ISEB
4 545 (40.70%) QA
5 524 (39.13%) Selenium
6 465 (34.73%) Software Testing
7 378 (28.23%) Test Scripting
8 369 (27.56%) SQL
9 361 (26.96%) Degree
10 344 (25.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 331 (24.72%) Finance
12 328 (24.50%) Java
13 306 (22.85%) Test Strategy
14 279 (20.84%) JIRA
15 275 (20.54%) Manual Testing
16 256 (19.12%) User Acceptance Testing
17 251 (18.75%) Scrum
18 242 (18.07%) C#
19 239 (17.85%) Test Management
20 232 (17.33%) BDD
20 232 (17.33%) Functional Testing
21 225 (16.80%) Regression Testing
22 219 (16.36%) WebDriver
23 213 (15.91%) Cucumber
24 202 (15.09%) SDLC
25 189 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
26 182 (13.59%) TDD
27 179 (13.37%) HP
28 174 (12.99%) Microsoft
29 148 (11.05%) Defect Management

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 47 (3.51%) Confluence
2 26 (1.94%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.12%) Apache Spark
4 10 (0.75%) CMS
5 8 (0.60%) IIS
6 7 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.30%) Documentum
8 4 (0.30%) Drupal
8 4 (0.30%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.22%) IBM Domino
9 3 (0.22%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.15%) Tuxedo
10 2 (0.15%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.075%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.075%) SAS
11 1 (0.075%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.075%) Tomcat
Applications
1 81 (6.05%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (5.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.15%) Mingle
6 1 (0.075%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (1.05%) SAP S/4HANA
2 13 (0.97%) SAP ERP
3 10 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.60%) Magento
5 3 (0.22%) Workday HCM
6 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.075%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.075%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.075%) FastStats
7 1 (0.075%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.075%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.075%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 34 (2.54%) SaaS
2 32 (2.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.97%) PaaS
5 12 (0.90%) IaaS
6 11 (0.82%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.30%) BrowserStack
7 4 (0.30%) Slack
8 3 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.22%) GitHub
8 3 (0.22%) Tricentis Tosca
9 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.15%) Google Play
10 1 (0.075%) BlazeMeter
10 1 (0.075%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.05%) TCP/IP
2 13 (0.97%) Intranet
2 13 (0.97%) SSL
3 8 (0.60%) VoIP
4 7 (0.52%) Internet
5 5 (0.37%) Broadband
5 5 (0.37%) HTTP
6 4 (0.30%) DVB
6 4 (0.30%) SSH
6 4 (0.30%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.22%) SNMP
8 2 (0.15%) NGN
9 1 (0.075%) Firewall
9 1 (0.075%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 26 (1.94%) Relational Database
3 19 (1.42%) MySQL
4 18 (1.34%) Big Data
4 18 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (0.67%) SQLPlus
7 8 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.45%) DB2
8 6 (0.45%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.37%) GIS
10 4 (0.30%) Apache Accumulo
10 4 (0.30%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.22%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.15%) Data Lake
12 2 (0.15%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.15%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.15%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 524 (39.13%) Selenium
2 279 (20.84%) JIRA
3 219 (16.36%) WebDriver
4 213 (15.91%) Cucumber
5 145 (10.83%) HP UFT
6 133 (9.93%) Jenkins
7 119 (8.89%) SoapUI
8 116 (8.66%) Team Foundation Server
9 113 (8.44%) JMeter
10 92 (6.87%) Git (software)
11 90 (6.72%) LoadRunner
12 74 (5.53%) SpecFlow
13 43 (3.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 42 (3.14%) Visual Studio
15 41 (3.06%) JUnit
16 37 (2.76%) TestRail
17 32 (2.39%) Protractor
18 31 (2.32%) Zephyr
19 30 (2.24%) Ranorex
20 29 (2.17%) TestNG
General
1 331 (24.72%) Finance
2 89 (6.65%) Telecoms
3 73 (5.45%) Banking
4 71 (5.30%) Retail
5 38 (2.84%) Games
6 37 (2.76%) Marketing
7 31 (2.32%) Manufacturing
8 29 (2.17%) Digital Economy
9 22 (1.64%) Electronics
10 19 (1.42%) Automotive
10 19 (1.42%) Law
11 15 (1.12%) Financial Institution
12 14 (1.05%) Legal
13 12 (0.90%) Aerospace
14 11 (0.82%) Publishing
15 6 (0.45%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.30%) Advertising
16 4 (0.30%) Billing
16 4 (0.30%) German Language
17 3 (0.22%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 544 (40.63%) Analyst
2 497 (37.12%) Test Analyst
3 304 (22.70%) Tester
4 166 (12.40%) Test Engineer
5 130 (9.71%) Test Leader
6 128 (9.56%) Software Tester
7 102 (7.62%) Automation Tester
8 88 (6.57%) Test Manager
9 86 (6.42%) QA Engineer
10 77 (5.75%) QA Analyst
11 70 (5.23%) Software Analyst
11 70 (5.23%) Test Automation Engineer
12 67 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
13 62 (4.63%) Senior Analyst
14 57 (4.26%) Automation Test Analyst
15 55 (4.11%) Senior Test Analyst
16 51 (3.81%) Manual Test Analyst
17 49 (3.66%) QA Leader
18 43 (3.21%) Senior Tester
19 42 (3.14%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (8.59%) .NET
2 102 (7.62%) SOAP
3 96 (7.17%) XML
4 85 (6.35%) Web Services
5 65 (4.85%) Gherkin
6 60 (4.48%) HTML
7 54 (4.03%) REST
8 35 (2.61%) JSON
9 32 (2.39%) CSS
10 30 (2.24%) RESTful
11 21 (1.57%) Behat
12 19 (1.42%) Node.js
13 17 (1.27%) AngularJS
14 13 (0.97%) React
15 10 (0.75%) WSDL
15 10 (0.75%) XSD
16 8 (0.60%) ASP.NET
16 8 (0.60%) Middleware
16 8 (0.60%) WPF
17 7 (0.52%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 189 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
2 127 (9.48%) Computer Science
3 74 (5.53%) Mobile App
4 40 (2.99%) Smart Meter
5 39 (2.91%) Client/Server
6 32 (2.39%) User Experience
7 28 (2.09%) Fintech
8 24 (1.79%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.27%) Smart Energy
10 13 (0.97%) Replication
11 12 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
13 10 (0.75%) Driving Licence
14 8 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
14 8 (0.60%) PKI
15 7 (0.52%) Hedge funds
15 7 (0.52%) iPad
16 5 (0.37%) Embedded Systems
16 5 (0.37%) iSeries
16 5 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 130 (9.71%) Windows
2 106 (7.92%) Linux
3 51 (3.81%) Unix
4 24 (1.79%) Android
4 24 (1.79%) Apple iOS
5 9 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (0.60%) Solaris
7 4 (0.30%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.22%) Kali Linux
8 3 (0.22%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.22%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.22%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.15%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.15%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.075%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 902 (67.36%) Test Automation
2 788 (58.85%) Agile Software Development
3 465 (34.73%) Software Testing
4 378 (28.23%) Test Scripting
5 306 (22.85%) Test Strategy
6 275 (20.54%) Manual Testing
7 256 (19.12%) User Acceptance Testing
8 251 (18.75%) Scrum
9 239 (17.85%) Test Management
10 232 (17.33%) BDD
10 232 (17.33%) Functional Testing
11 225 (16.80%) Regression Testing
12 202 (15.09%) SDLC
13 182 (13.59%) TDD
14 148 (11.05%) Defect Management
15 143 (10.68%) Non-Functional Testing
16 142 (10.60%) Mentoring
17 141 (10.53%) Scenario Testing
18 134 (10.01%) Waterfall
19 127 (9.48%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 369 (27.56%) SQL
2 328 (24.50%) Java
3 242 (18.07%) C#
4 94 (7.02%) JavaScript
5 89 (6.65%) Python
5 89 (6.65%) Ruby
6 47 (3.51%) C
7 39 (2.91%) C++
8 33 (2.46%) Shell Script
8 33 (2.46%) VB.NET
9 30 (2.24%) Perl
9 30 (2.24%) T-SQL
10 29 (2.17%) Scala
11 25 (1.87%) PHP
12 21 (1.57%) PL/SQL
13 19 (1.42%) Bash Shell
14 17 (1.27%) VB
15 16 (1.19%) Groovy
16 13 (0.97%) VBScript
17 8 (0.60%) XPath
Qualifications
1 701 (52.35%) ISEB
2 361 (26.96%) Degree
3 344 (25.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 98 (7.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 78 (5.83%) Security Cleared
6 49 (3.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 35 (2.61%) SC Cleared
8 27 (2.02%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
12 6 (0.45%) CEH
12 6 (0.45%) MCSA
12 6 (0.45%) MCSE
12 6 (0.45%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.37%) Network+ Certification
13 5 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.37%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 545 (40.70%) QA
2 7 (0.52%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.45%) SLA
4 5 (0.37%) ISO 9000
5 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.30%) P3O
5 4 (0.30%) PMO
6 2 (0.15%) HL7
6 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.075%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.075%) IFRS
7 1 (0.075%) MiFID
System Software
1 27 (2.02%) Docker
2 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.15%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.075%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 127 (9.48%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.82%) Marathon
2 11 (0.82%) Mesos
3 10 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.60%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.52%) Puppet
6 4 (0.30%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (0.15%) logstash
7 2 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.15%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.075%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 179 (13.37%) HP
2 174 (12.99%) Microsoft
3 65 (4.85%) SAP
4 56 (4.18%) Oracle
5 26 (1.94%) Cognizant
6 18 (1.34%) IBM
7 15 (1.12%) Capita
8 13 (0.97%) Google
9 12 (0.90%) Atlassian
9 12 (0.90%) Remedy
10 11 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (0.67%) Red Hat
12 8 (0.60%) CA Agile Central
12 8 (0.60%) Pega
12 8 (0.60%) Perfecto Mobile
12 8 (0.60%) Twitter
13 7 (0.52%) CA
13 7 (0.52%) hybris
14 6 (0.45%) Citrix
15 5 (0.37%) Ariba