Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 546 512 612
Rank change year-on-year -34 +100 +12
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 18 27 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.057% 0.089% 0.074%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.32% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4 21 15
South East median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% -24.00% +56.25%
10th Percentile £45,000 £32,500 £34,250
90th Percentile £65,250 £52,500 £73,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,694 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.69% -10.61% +19.05%

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 8,289 8,544 12,323
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.25% 28.32% 31.43%
Number of salaries quoted 6,563 6,907 10,003
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £25,625 £25,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +8.89% -3.23% +3.33%

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 19 April 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 19 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
Thames Valley +8 14 £65,000 +36.84%
Buckinghamshire -6 11 - -
East Sussex -19 3 £50,000 -7.41%
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Hampshire -36 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £65,000 -
ISTQB Advanced Certification
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 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 South East region with a requirement for ISTQB Advanced Certification.

1 18 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 15 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (72.22%) Test Management
3 13 (72.22%) Test Strategy
3 13 (72.22%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (66.67%) Finance
4 12 (66.67%) HTML
5 11 (61.11%) SQL
5 11 (61.11%) XML
5 11 (61.11%) Automotive
5 11 (61.11%) XML Messaging
5 11 (61.11%) Time Management
5 11 (61.11%) JIRA
5 11 (61.11%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (38.89%) QA
6 7 (38.89%) Matrix Management
6 7 (38.89%) Manual Testing
6 7 (38.89%) Line Management
6 7 (38.89%) White Clarke
7 6 (33.33%) Java
8 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
8 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
9 4 (22.22%) Selenium
9 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
9 4 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (22.22%) AngularJS
9 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
9 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
9 4 (22.22%) SoapUI

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 (5.56%) HTTP
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
1 1 (5.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (61.11%) JIRA
2 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
2 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 4 (22.22%) Maven
2 4 (22.22%) Protractor
2 4 (22.22%) Selenium
2 4 (22.22%) SoapUI
2 4 (22.22%) Subversion
2 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 11 (61.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Test Manager
2 7 (38.89%) Testing Manager
3 4 (22.22%) Technical Tester
3 4 (22.22%) Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Python Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) QA Leader
5 1 (5.56%) QA Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Software Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (66.67%) HTML
2 11 (61.11%) XML
2 11 (61.11%) XML Messaging
3 4 (22.22%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.56%) CSS
4 1 (5.56%) SOAP
4 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (72.22%) Self-Motivation
2 11 (61.11%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 13 (72.22%) Test Management
2 13 (72.22%) Test Strategy
3 11 (61.11%) Time Management
4 7 (38.89%) Line Management
4 7 (38.89%) Manual Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Matrix Management
5 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
6 4 (22.22%) BDD
6 4 (22.22%) Business Analysis
6 4 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Waterfall
7 2 (11.11%) DevOps
7 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (11.11%) V-Model
7 2 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 6 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) C++
3 2 (11.11%) Perl
3 2 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (22.22%) ISEB
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) White Clarke
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) Sophos