Period
to 27 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 27 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > South East
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 219 241 270
Rank change year-on-year +22 +29 +1
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 75 309 315
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.92% 1.23% 1.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.58% 4.48% 4.03%
Number of salaries quoted 72 256 292
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +26.76%
10th Percentile £33,875 £25,750 £28,275
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,875 £60,000
England median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +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 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 2,095 6,892 7,811
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.78% 27.36% 27.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1,490 5,057 6,025
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in the South East

ISTQB
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing ISTQB in the South East.

Salary trend for ISTQB in the South East

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing ISTQB in the South East over the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in the South East

ISTQB
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 within the South East region over the 6 months to 27 October 2020. 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
Hampshire +44 25 £42,500 -5.56% 3
West Sussex -11 16 £60,000 +84.62%
Thames Valley +85 13 £45,000 +6.51% 7
East Sussex +40 11 £40,000 -28.89%
Berkshire +64 10 £45,000 - 4
Surrey +96 7 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Buckinghamshire +71 3 £42,500 +4.94% 3
Kent +43 2 £35,000 -7.28% 2
Middlesex +13 1 £50,000 +37.93%
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 62 (82.67%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (80.00%) Test Automation
3 53 (70.67%) ISEB
4 42 (56.00%) C#
5 39 (52.00%) Selenium
6 32 (42.67%) QA
7 30 (40.00%) Test Scripting
7 30 (40.00%) .NET
7 30 (40.00%) Scrum
8 28 (37.33%) Software Testing
9 27 (36.00%) Cucumber
10 23 (30.67%) DevOps
11 20 (26.67%) Java
11 20 (26.67%) SQL
11 20 (26.67%) WebDriver
12 19 (25.33%) SpecFlow
13 18 (24.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 18 (24.00%) Azure
14 17 (22.67%) JIRA
15 16 (21.33%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (20.00%) TDD
16 15 (20.00%) Gherkin
16 15 (20.00%) BDD
17 13 (17.33%) React
18 12 (16.00%) Waterfall
18 12 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
19 11 (14.67%) Scenario Testing
19 11 (14.67%) TypeScript
19 11 (14.67%) Manual Testing
19 11 (14.67%) ASP.NET

ISTQB
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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.00%) Confluence
2 3 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 18 (24.00%) Azure
2 4 (5.33%) BlazeMeter
3 3 (4.00%) AWS
4 1 (1.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.33%) Skype
2 5 (6.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 39 (52.00%) Selenium
2 27 (36.00%) Cucumber
3 20 (26.67%) WebDriver
4 19 (25.33%) SpecFlow
5 17 (22.67%) JIRA
6 9 (12.00%) Appium
7 8 (10.67%) Postman
8 7 (9.33%) Git (software)
8 7 (9.33%) JMeter
8 7 (9.33%) Zephyr
9 6 (8.00%) SoapUI
10 5 (6.67%) Protractor
10 5 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (5.33%) MSTest
12 3 (4.00%) HP UFT
12 3 (4.00%) LoadRunner
12 3 (4.00%) Ranorex
12 3 (4.00%) Robot Framework
12 3 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (2.67%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 9 (12.00%) Finance
2 7 (9.33%) Retail
3 4 (5.33%) Back Office
4 3 (4.00%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.33%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.33%) Military
5 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (34.67%) Test Engineer
2 21 (28.00%) QA Engineer
3 19 (25.33%) Analyst
4 17 (22.67%) Test Analyst
5 15 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
6 13 (17.33%) Senior QA Engineer
7 7 (9.33%) Test Leader
8 6 (8.00%) QA Test Engineer
8 6 (8.00%) Tester
9 5 (6.67%) Automation Test Lead
10 4 (5.33%) Developer
10 4 (5.33%) Developer in Test
10 4 (5.33%) Integration Engineer
10 4 (5.33%) Manual Test Analyst
10 4 (5.33%) Senior Test Engineer
10 4 (5.33%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (5.33%) Systems Integration Engineer
10 4 (5.33%) Systems Test Engineer
10 4 (5.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
11 3 (4.00%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (40.00%) .NET
2 15 (20.00%) Gherkin
3 13 (17.33%) React
4 11 (14.67%) ASP.NET
5 6 (8.00%) .NET Core
5 6 (8.00%) REST
6 5 (6.67%) Web Services
7 3 (4.00%) SOAP
7 3 (4.00%) XML
8 2 (2.67%) OAuth
9 1 (1.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.33%) Windows
2 1 (1.33%) Android
2 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (82.67%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (80.00%) Test Automation
3 30 (40.00%) Scrum
3 30 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 28 (37.33%) Software Testing
5 23 (30.67%) DevOps
6 16 (21.33%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (20.00%) BDD
7 15 (20.00%) TDD
8 12 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (16.00%) Waterfall
9 11 (14.67%) Manual Testing
9 11 (14.67%) Scenario Testing
10 10 (13.33%) Exploratory Testing
10 10 (13.33%) Regression Testing
11 9 (12.00%) ITIL
11 9 (12.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 9 (12.00%) SDLC
12 8 (10.67%) Web Testing
13 7 (9.33%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (56.00%) C#
2 20 (26.67%) Java
2 20 (26.67%) SQL
3 11 (14.67%) TypeScript
4 8 (10.67%) JavaScript
5 7 (9.33%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.33%) VB
7 3 (4.00%) Ruby
8 2 (2.67%) C
8 2 (2.67%) Java 8
9 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 53 (70.67%) ISEB
2 18 (24.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (13.33%) Degree
4 8 (10.67%) Security Cleared
5 7 (9.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (6.67%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (42.67%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (13.33%) Kubernetes
2 6 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (8.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (9.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.00%) HP
3 1 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.33%) Xamarin