Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for ISTQB Advanced Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 514 499 625
Rank change year-on-year -15 +126 -17
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 22 51 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.072% 0.16% 0.059%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.54% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 7 44 17
South East median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +3.63%
10th Percentile £42,800 £39,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +3.63%

ISTQB Advanced Certification 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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8,001 9,530 12,630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.12% 30.06% 30.89%
Number of salaries quoted 6,415 7,618 10,238
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,672 £25,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing ISTQB Advanced Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Advanced Certification in the South East

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification in the South East.

Salary trend for ISTQB Advanced Certification in the South East

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification in the South East over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB Advanced Certification in the South East

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 January 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
Thames Valley +11 15 £65,000 +13.04%
Buckinghamshire +7 11 - -
East Sussex - 5 £60,000 -
Oxfordshire -21 3 - -
Berkshire +23 1 £65,000 +8.33%
Surrey -1 1 £42,000 -16.00%
Hampshire -30 1 - -
ISTQB Advanced Certification
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 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 South East region with a requirement for ISTQB Advanced Certification.

1 22 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (77.27%) Test Automation
3 17 (77.27%) Test Strategy
4 14 (63.64%) Test Management
5 12 (54.55%) Finance
5 12 (54.55%) HTML
6 11 (50.00%) SQL
6 11 (50.00%) XML
6 11 (50.00%) Automotive
6 11 (50.00%) XML Messaging
6 11 (50.00%) Time Management
6 11 (50.00%) JIRA
6 11 (50.00%) QA
6 11 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (31.82%) Line Management
7 7 (31.82%) White Clarke
7 7 (31.82%) Matrix Management
7 7 (31.82%) Manual Testing
7 7 (31.82%) Java
8 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
9 5 (22.73%) Functional Testing
9 5 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (22.73%) ISEB
10 4 (18.18%) Subversion
10 4 (18.18%) Maven
10 4 (18.18%) Business Analysis
10 4 (18.18%) Oracle
10 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
10 4 (18.18%) AngularJS

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
1 1 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) JIRA
2 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
2 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 4 (18.18%) Maven
2 4 (18.18%) Protractor
2 4 (18.18%) Selenium
2 4 (18.18%) SoapUI
2 4 (18.18%) Subversion
2 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 11 (50.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Test Manager
2 7 (31.82%) Testing Manager
3 5 (22.73%) Tester
4 4 (18.18%) Technical Tester
5 3 (13.64%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) QA Automation Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) QA Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Automation Team Leader
7 1 (4.55%) QA Leader
7 1 (4.55%) QA Team Leader
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Software Team Leader
7 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
7 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (54.55%) HTML
2 11 (50.00%) XML
2 11 (50.00%) XML Messaging
3 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.55%) CSS
4 1 (4.55%) SOAP
4 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (77.27%) Test Automation
2 17 (77.27%) Test Strategy
3 14 (63.64%) Test Management
4 11 (50.00%) Time Management
5 7 (31.82%) Line Management
5 7 (31.82%) Manual Testing
5 7 (31.82%) Matrix Management
6 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Functional Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (18.18%) BDD
8 4 (18.18%) Business Analysis
8 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
9 3 (13.64%) DevOps
9 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (13.64%) Scrum
9 3 (13.64%) V-Model
9 3 (13.64%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (31.82%) Java
3 3 (13.64%) C#
3 3 (13.64%) C++
3 3 (13.64%) Perl
3 3 (13.64%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (22.73%) ISEB
3 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) White Clarke
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle
3 3 (13.64%) Sophos