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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 324 311 351
Rank change year-on-year -13 +40  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 821 969 895
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.98% 1.05% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.00% 3.96% 3.19%
Number of salaries quoted 682 809 773
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £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 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 20516 24488 28089
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.55% 26.50% 27.36%
Number of salaries quoted 16083 20063 22454
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 28 June 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 28 June 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
London +27 225 £47,500 +5.55% 40
South East -14 200 £40,000 +5.26% 18
South West +14 94 £38,250 -15.00% 9
North West -33 84 £32,500 -1.51% 14
Yorkshire -43 84 £40,000 +14.28% 11
West Midlands +20 67 £37,500 +7.14% 8
East Midlands +25 36 £45,000 +31.62% 2
East of England -35 32 £37,500 +7.14% 5
North East +10 3 £41,500 -6.47% 2
ISTQB
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1223 (69.93%) Test Automation
2 1129 (64.55%) ISEB
3 1086 (62.09%) Agile Software Development
4 706 (40.37%) Selenium
5 619 (35.39%) QA
6 567 (32.42%) Software Testing
7 557 (31.85%) Test Scripting
8 485 (27.73%) SQL
9 472 (26.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 463 (26.47%) Test Strategy
11 427 (24.41%) Java
12 426 (24.36%) Finance
13 366 (20.93%) User Acceptance Testing
14 351 (20.07%) C#
15 323 (18.47%) Degree
16 316 (18.07%) Manual Testing
17 310 (17.72%) Scrum
18 299 (17.10%) Cucumber
19 277 (15.84%) Functional Testing
20 274 (15.67%) Microsoft
21 264 (15.09%) Non-Functional Testing
21 264 (15.09%) SDLC
22 258 (14.75%) JIRA
23 251 (14.35%) BDD
24 238 (13.61%) Test Management
25 235 (13.44%) Regression Testing
26 231 (13.21%) Windows
27 221 (12.64%) Waterfall
28 205 (11.72%) Performance Testing
29 201 (11.49%) TDD

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 22 (1.26%) Confluence
2 15 (0.86%) IIS
2 15 (0.86%) SharePoint
3 14 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (0.51%) CMS
5 5 (0.29%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
5 5 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (0.29%) Umbraco
6 4 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.057%) CICS
8 1 (0.057%) Documentum
8 1 (0.057%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.057%) FileNet
8 1 (0.057%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.057%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.057%) WebLogic
Applications
1 75 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.29%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 19 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.29%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.11%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.11%) Magento
6 1 (0.057%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.057%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.057%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.057%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.057%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.057%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.00%) SaaS
2 29 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.51%) IaaS
4 9 (0.51%) PaaS
5 8 (0.46%) BrowserStack
6 5 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.17%) GitHub
7 3 (0.17%) Sauce Labs
8 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.11%) Heroku
8 2 (0.11%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.057%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.057%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (0.86%) VoIP
2 12 (0.69%) TCP/IP
3 9 (0.51%) Internet
3 9 (0.51%) SSL
4 7 (0.40%) SSH
5 6 (0.34%) HTTP
6 4 (0.23%) Firewall
7 2 (0.11%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.11%) Intranet
7 2 (0.11%) SNMP
7 2 (0.11%) TETRA
8 1 (0.057%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.057%) DNS
8 1 (0.057%) FTP
8 1 (0.057%) Skype
8 1 (0.057%) VLAN
8 1 (0.057%) WCDMA
8 1 (0.057%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.057%) Wireless
8 1 (0.057%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 50 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 30 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (1.32%) MySQL
5 16 (0.91%) Oracle Database
6 14 (0.80%) Hadoop
7 12 (0.69%) Big Data
8 9 (0.51%) NoSQL
9 8 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.40%) Blockchain
10 7 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (0.40%) Data Lake
10 7 (0.40%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.34%) SAP BW
12 5 (0.29%) Apache Accumulo
12 5 (0.29%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 4 (0.23%) DB2
13 4 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.11%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 706 (40.37%) Selenium
2 299 (17.10%) Cucumber
3 258 (14.75%) JIRA
4 200 (11.44%) WebDriver
5 198 (11.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 186 (10.63%) LoadRunner
7 182 (10.41%) JMeter
8 176 (10.06%) HP UFT
9 152 (8.69%) Jenkins
10 146 (8.35%) SoapUI
11 100 (5.72%) Visual Studio
12 97 (5.55%) SpecFlow
13 88 (5.03%) Git (software)
14 55 (3.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 42 (2.40%) Gatling
16 39 (2.23%) JUnit
17 37 (2.12%) TestNG
18 29 (1.66%) Capybara
18 29 (1.66%) Protractor
19 25 (1.43%) Subversion
General
1 426 (24.36%) Finance
2 143 (8.18%) Banking
3 99 (5.66%) Retail
4 77 (4.40%) Telecoms
5 42 (2.40%) Manufacturing
6 41 (2.34%) Marketing
7 34 (1.94%) Legal
8 33 (1.89%) Law
9 25 (1.43%) Automotive
10 22 (1.26%) Aerospace
10 22 (1.26%) Electronics
10 22 (1.26%) Financial Institution
11 17 (0.97%) Games
12 11 (0.63%) Back Office
13 7 (0.40%) Front Office
13 7 (0.40%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.34%) Advertising
15 5 (0.29%) Digital Economy
16 3 (0.17%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.17%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 799 (45.68%) Analyst
2 735 (42.02%) Test Analyst
3 317 (18.12%) Test Engineer
4 297 (16.98%) Tester
5 158 (9.03%) Test Leader
6 148 (8.46%) Test Manager
7 142 (8.12%) Software Analyst
8 139 (7.95%) Automation Test Analyst
9 136 (7.78%) Software Test Analyst
10 132 (7.55%) Test Automation Engineer
11 115 (6.58%) QA Analyst
12 111 (6.35%) Automation Tester
13 101 (5.77%) Software Tester
14 96 (5.49%) Senior Analyst
15 92 (5.26%) QA Engineer
15 92 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
16 80 (4.57%) Senior Test Engineer
17 74 (4.23%) QA Test Analyst
18 61 (3.49%) QA Tester
19 59 (3.37%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (10.06%) .NET
2 121 (6.92%) SOAP
3 119 (6.80%) XML
4 110 (6.29%) Web Services
5 85 (4.86%) HTML
6 79 (4.52%) Gherkin
7 57 (3.26%) REST
8 28 (1.60%) CSS
9 27 (1.54%) JSON
10 22 (1.26%) RESTful
11 20 (1.14%) Behat
12 19 (1.09%) ASP.NET
13 11 (0.63%) .NET Framework
13 11 (0.63%) AngularJS
14 9 (0.51%) React
14 9 (0.51%) WPF
14 9 (0.51%) XBRL
15 8 (0.46%) JMS
15 8 (0.46%) LAMP
15 8 (0.46%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 167 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
2 113 (6.46%) Computer Science
3 57 (3.26%) Mobile App
4 31 (1.77%) Client/Server
5 26 (1.49%) User Experience
6 22 (1.26%) iPad
7 19 (1.09%) Management Information System
8 18 (1.03%) Fintech
9 15 (0.86%) Smart Meter
10 14 (0.80%) Cyber Defence
10 14 (0.80%) Virtual Team
11 10 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 10 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
11 10 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
12 9 (0.51%) Cyber Attack
12 9 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.46%) Cybercrime
14 7 (0.40%) Hedge funds
15 6 (0.34%) Driving Licence
16 5 (0.29%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 231 (13.21%) Windows
2 160 (9.15%) Linux
3 78 (4.46%) Unix
4 29 (1.66%) Android
5 27 (1.54%) Apple iOS
6 16 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (0.91%) Solaris
7 8 (0.46%) Mac OS
7 8 (0.46%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.34%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.17%) Kali Linux
10 3 (0.17%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.17%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.057%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.057%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1223 (69.93%) Test Automation
2 1086 (62.09%) Agile Software Development
3 567 (32.42%) Software Testing
4 557 (31.85%) Test Scripting
5 463 (26.47%) Test Strategy
6 366 (20.93%) User Acceptance Testing
7 316 (18.07%) Manual Testing
8 310 (17.72%) Scrum
9 277 (15.84%) Functional Testing
10 264 (15.09%) Non-Functional Testing
10 264 (15.09%) SDLC
11 251 (14.35%) BDD
12 238 (13.61%) Test Management
13 235 (13.44%) Regression Testing
14 221 (12.64%) Waterfall
15 205 (11.72%) Performance Testing
16 201 (11.49%) TDD
17 190 (10.86%) Continuous Integration
18 165 (9.43%) Scenario Testing
19 159 (9.09%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 485 (27.73%) SQL
2 427 (24.41%) Java
3 351 (20.07%) C#
4 142 (8.12%) Ruby
5 141 (8.06%) Python
6 121 (6.92%) C++
7 107 (6.12%) JavaScript
8 99 (5.66%) C
9 42 (2.40%) Perl
10 41 (2.34%) VB
11 36 (2.06%) T-SQL
12 26 (1.49%) VB.NET
12 26 (1.49%) VBScript
13 24 (1.37%) PHP
14 17 (0.97%) Bash Shell
14 17 (0.97%) PL/SQL
15 11 (0.63%) Scala
16 8 (0.46%) XPath
17 7 (0.40%) Shell Script
18 6 (0.34%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1129 (64.55%) ISEB
2 472 (26.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 323 (18.47%) Degree
4 172 (9.83%) Security Cleared
5 87 (4.97%) DV Cleared
6 75 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
7 65 (3.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 47 (2.69%) SC Cleared
9 22 (1.26%) ISEB Practitioner
10 10 (0.57%) HND
10 10 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.51%) Master's Degree
12 8 (0.46%) PMI Certification
12 8 (0.46%) PMP
13 6 (0.34%) MBCS
14 5 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 5 (0.29%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 4 (0.23%) CCNA
15 4 (0.23%) Network+ Certification
15 4 (0.23%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 619 (35.39%) QA
2 4 (0.23%) COBIT
2 4 (0.23%) HL7
2 4 (0.23%) ISO 9000
2 4 (0.23%) ISO 9001
2 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.23%) PMO
3 3 (0.17%) SLA
4 1 (0.057%) DICOM
4 1 (0.057%) FATCA
System Software
1 12 (0.69%) Docker
2 8 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.057%) ACF2
4 1 (0.057%) RACF
Systems Management
1 135 (7.72%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.57%) Puppet
3 8 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.23%) logstash
5 2 (0.11%) SCCM
6 1 (0.057%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.057%) Kibana
6 1 (0.057%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 274 (15.67%) Microsoft
2 192 (10.98%) HP
3 104 (5.95%) Oracle
4 75 (4.29%) SAP
5 26 (1.49%) Cognizant
6 21 (1.20%) Atlassian
7 18 (1.03%) Red Hat
8 13 (0.74%) CA Agile Central
9 12 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (0.57%) Remedy
11 9 (0.51%) Capita
11 9 (0.51%) TOWER Software
12 7 (0.40%) Sitecore
12 7 (0.40%) Telerik
13 6 (0.34%) CA
13 6 (0.34%) IBM
14 5 (0.29%) hybris
14 5 (0.29%) Pega
15 4 (0.23%) Citrix
15 4 (0.23%) Green Hat
Crewe, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £29,000 per annum 26 days holiday, Bonus, Private Heal
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Novus Graduate Programme
Salary: £0.00 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £29000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + 25 days hols, excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly-competitive and negotiable
Posted: 6 hours ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Training + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Bonus, 26 days holiday, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Arco
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum depending on experience + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Stott & May
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
octopus
Salary: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits + bonuses + career progre
Posted: Yesterday