Period
to 21 April 2018

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 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 389 291 327
Rank change year-on-year -98 +36 +11
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1,300 1,859 1,964
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.78% 1.15% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.33% 4.57% 3.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1,104 1,596 1,683
England median annual salary £39,750 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.63% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £25,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,375 £60,000
UK median annual salary £38,250 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -4.38% +6.67% -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 39,067 40,645 53,304
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.51% 25.19% 27.72%
Number of salaries quoted 30,070 32,248 43,208
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 21 April 2018.

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 21 April 2018. 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 -53 317 £42,500 -10.53% 39
South East -68 317 £40,000 +6.67% 24
North of England -84 246 £37,500 -1.32% 37
Midlands -39 165 £37,500 +2.74% 23
South West -53 146 £37,745 +0.65% 16
North West -37 127 £37,500 +7.14% 19
West Midlands -6 117 £35,500 -2.07% 12
East of England -51 114 £37,500 -11.76% 14
Yorkshire -90 101 £35,000 -17.65% 14
East Midlands -40 48 £38,000 -5.00% 11
North East -13 21 £37,500 +15.38% 4
ISTQB
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, 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.

1 843 (64.85%) Test Automation
2 773 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
3 656 (50.46%) ISEB
4 566 (43.54%) QA
5 478 (36.77%) Selenium
6 455 (35.00%) Software Testing
7 407 (31.31%) SQL
8 347 (26.69%) JIRA
9 345 (26.54%) Test Scripting
10 317 (24.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 311 (23.92%) Finance
12 295 (22.69%) SDLC
13 256 (19.69%) User Acceptance Testing
14 255 (19.62%) Test Management
15 250 (19.23%) Test Strategy
16 246 (18.92%) Degree
17 244 (18.77%) Java
18 236 (18.15%) C#
19 235 (18.08%) Manual Testing
20 223 (17.15%) Regression Testing
21 219 (16.85%) Scrum
22 200 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
23 181 (13.92%) Cucumber
24 177 (13.62%) Problem-Solving
25 165 (12.69%) Microsoft
26 152 (11.69%) BDD
27 146 (11.23%) Scenario Testing
28 138 (10.62%) HP
29 137 (10.54%) Functional Testing
30 134 (10.31%) WebDriver

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 88 (6.77%) Confluence
2 22 (1.69%) Apache Spark
2 22 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.38%) MQSeries
4 17 (1.31%) CMS
5 14 (1.08%) Drupal
5 14 (1.08%) WebLogic
6 8 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (0.54%) WebSphere
7 7 (0.54%) WordPress
8 6 (0.46%) CICS
9 5 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.31%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.31%) IIS
10 4 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (0.23%) SAS
12 2 (0.15%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.077%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.077%) Documentum
13 1 (0.077%) Kentico
Applications
1 56 (4.31%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.77%) Chatbot
5 6 (0.46%) Mingle
6 3 (0.23%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.54%) Magento
3 7 (0.54%) Shopify
4 6 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
5 4 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.31%) Oracle iProcurement
5 4 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.15%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.077%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.077%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.077%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.92%) SaaS
4 9 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.62%) Basecamp
5 8 (0.62%) Slack
5 8 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
6 6 (0.46%) GitHub
7 5 (0.38%) IaaS
7 5 (0.38%) PaaS
8 4 (0.31%) BlazeMeter
8 4 (0.31%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.077%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.077%) Google Play
9 1 (0.077%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.85%) HTTP
2 16 (1.23%) Internet
3 9 (0.69%) SMS
4 7 (0.54%) DNS
5 6 (0.46%) SSL
6 5 (0.38%) Wireshark
7 4 (0.31%) Broadband
7 4 (0.31%) DVB
7 4 (0.31%) Intranet
7 4 (0.31%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.23%) 3G
8 3 (0.23%) 4G
8 3 (0.23%) LTE
9 2 (0.15%) DHCP
9 2 (0.15%) ICMP
10 1 (0.077%) FTP
10 1 (0.077%) GPRS
10 1 (0.077%) GSM
10 1 (0.077%) PSTN
10 1 (0.077%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.92%) MySQL
3 37 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (2.31%) Relational Database
5 23 (1.77%) Hadoop
6 21 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (1.46%) DB2
8 16 (1.23%) Apache Accumulo
8 16 (1.23%) RDBMS
9 14 (1.08%) Oracle Database
9 14 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
11 12 (0.92%) MongoDB
12 9 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (0.69%) QlikView
13 7 (0.54%) Big Data
14 6 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (0.38%) Power BI
16 4 (0.31%) HBase
16 4 (0.31%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 478 (36.77%) Selenium
2 347 (26.69%) JIRA
3 181 (13.92%) Cucumber
4 134 (10.31%) WebDriver
5 114 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 102 (7.85%) SoapUI
7 101 (7.77%) Git (software)
8 82 (6.31%) JMeter
9 76 (5.85%) HP UFT
10 71 (5.46%) Jenkins
11 61 (4.69%) Zephyr
12 52 (4.00%) Visual Studio
13 50 (3.85%) SpecFlow
14 46 (3.54%) LoadRunner
15 37 (2.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 34 (2.62%) Ranorex
17 33 (2.54%) Robot Framework
18 28 (2.15%) TestRail
19 27 (2.08%) TestComplete
20 22 (1.69%) Protractor
General
1 311 (23.92%) Finance
2 67 (5.15%) Banking
3 53 (4.08%) Retail
4 31 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 30 (2.31%) Advertising
6 29 (2.23%) Games
7 23 (1.77%) Marketing
8 17 (1.31%) Back Office
8 17 (1.31%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.15%) Automotive
9 15 (1.15%) Financial Institution
10 14 (1.08%) Legal
11 11 (0.85%) Law
12 10 (0.77%) Electronics
13 9 (0.69%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.62%) Publishing
15 7 (0.54%) Digital Economy
15 7 (0.54%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 490 (37.69%) Analyst
2 425 (32.69%) Test Analyst
3 326 (25.08%) Tester
4 153 (11.77%) Test Engineer
5 148 (11.38%) Software Tester
6 115 (8.85%) QA Analyst
6 115 (8.85%) Test Manager
7 111 (8.54%) Automation Tester
8 109 (8.38%) Test Leader
9 97 (7.46%) QA Engineer
10 90 (6.92%) Automation Test Analyst
11 86 (6.62%) QA Tester
12 84 (6.46%) Test Automation Engineer
13 77 (5.92%) Software Analyst
14 71 (5.46%) Software Test Analyst
15 59 (4.54%) Senior Analyst
16 58 (4.46%) QA Test Analyst
17 51 (3.92%) Senior Test Analyst
18 49 (3.77%) Consultant
19 45 (3.46%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (10.08%) .NET
2 94 (7.23%) Web Services
3 92 (7.08%) XML
4 68 (5.23%) HTML
5 66 (5.08%) SOAP
6 49 (3.77%) Gherkin
7 43 (3.31%) JSON
8 35 (2.69%) REST
9 26 (2.00%) CSS
10 21 (1.62%) RESTful
11 15 (1.15%) XML Messaging
12 12 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
13 10 (0.77%) .NET Framework
13 10 (0.77%) AngularJS
13 10 (0.77%) Behat
14 9 (0.69%) WSDL
14 9 (0.69%) XSD
15 8 (0.62%) Middleware
15 8 (0.62%) Nightwatchjs
15 8 (0.62%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 200 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (6.54%) Computer Science
3 77 (5.92%) Mobile App
4 63 (4.85%) Self-Motivation
5 48 (3.69%) User Experience
6 36 (2.77%) Fintech
7 29 (2.23%) Smart Meter
8 21 (1.62%) Management Information System
9 18 (1.38%) Mainframe
10 15 (1.15%) Virtual Team
11 14 (1.08%) PMI
12 11 (0.85%) Client/Server
12 11 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
13 10 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.62%) PKI
15 6 (0.46%) Replication
15 6 (0.46%) Smart Energy
15 6 (0.46%) VSAM
15 6 (0.46%) W3C
16 5 (0.38%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 100 (7.69%) Windows
2 99 (7.62%) Linux
3 61 (4.69%) Unix
4 23 (1.77%) Android
4 23 (1.77%) Apple iOS
5 15 (1.15%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.69%) Windows 7
6 9 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.62%) Windows 10
7 8 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.23%) Solaris
9 2 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.077%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.077%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.077%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.077%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 843 (64.85%) Test Automation
2 773 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
3 455 (35.00%) Software Testing
4 345 (26.54%) Test Scripting
5 295 (22.69%) SDLC
6 256 (19.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 255 (19.62%) Test Management
8 250 (19.23%) Test Strategy
9 235 (18.08%) Manual Testing
10 223 (17.15%) Regression Testing
11 219 (16.85%) Scrum
12 177 (13.62%) Problem-Solving
13 152 (11.69%) BDD
14 146 (11.23%) Scenario Testing
15 137 (10.54%) Functional Testing
16 126 (9.69%) Defect Management
17 125 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
17 125 (9.62%) Performance Testing
18 120 (9.23%) TDD
19 113 (8.69%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 407 (31.31%) SQL
2 244 (18.77%) Java
3 236 (18.15%) C#
4 101 (7.77%) Python
5 88 (6.77%) JavaScript
6 64 (4.92%) C++
7 62 (4.77%) Ruby
8 44 (3.38%) Perl
9 43 (3.31%) Bash Shell
10 33 (2.54%) PHP
11 30 (2.31%) C
12 26 (2.00%) T-SQL
13 23 (1.77%) PL/SQL
14 18 (1.38%) VB.NET
15 14 (1.08%) COBOL
16 13 (1.00%) Groovy
16 13 (1.00%) PowerShell
17 12 (0.92%) VBScript
18 8 (0.62%) Pascal
18 8 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 656 (50.46%) ISEB
2 317 (24.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 246 (18.92%) Degree
4 89 (6.85%) Security Cleared
5 57 (4.38%) Computer Science Degree
6 49 (3.77%) SC Cleared
7 45 (3.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 25 (1.92%) PMI Certification
9 20 (1.54%) DV Cleared
10 15 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (0.92%) CEH
11 12 (0.92%) MCSA
11 12 (0.92%) MCSE
12 11 (0.85%) PMP
13 10 (0.77%) CSQA
13 10 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
14 6 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 4 (0.31%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 4 (0.31%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 4 (0.31%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 566 (43.54%) QA
2 10 (0.77%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.46%) ISO 9000
3 6 (0.46%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.46%) SLA
4 4 (0.31%) P3O
5 2 (0.15%) GAMP
5 2 (0.15%) GDPR
5 2 (0.15%) GMP
5 2 (0.15%) PMO
5 2 (0.15%) SEPA
6 1 (0.077%) COBIT
6 1 (0.077%) IFRS
System Software
1 14 (1.08%) Docker
2 4 (0.31%) Apache Flume
2 4 (0.31%) HDFS
3 3 (0.23%) ACF2
3 3 (0.23%) Firmware
3 3 (0.23%) RACF
4 2 (0.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 86 (6.62%) HP Quality Center
2 57 (4.38%) HP ALM
3 28 (2.15%) Puppet
4 10 (0.77%) Kubernetes
5 9 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.31%) Oozie
7 3 (0.23%) HP Fortify
8 2 (0.15%) Marathon
8 2 (0.15%) Mesos
8 2 (0.15%) SCCM
9 1 (0.077%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.077%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 165 (12.69%) Microsoft
2 138 (10.62%) HP
3 82 (6.31%) Oracle
4 37 (2.85%) Capita
5 35 (2.69%) Google
6 32 (2.46%) SAP
7 27 (2.08%) CA Agile Central
8 25 (1.92%) IBM
9 23 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
10 18 (1.38%) Micro Focus
11 14 (1.08%) Remedy
11 14 (1.08%) Twitter
12 13 (1.00%) MicroStrategy
13 10 (0.77%) White Clarke
14 9 (0.69%) Telerik
14 9 (0.69%) webMethods
15 8 (0.62%) CA
16 7 (0.54%) Adobe
16 7 (0.54%) CheckPoint
17 5 (0.38%) Citrix