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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 259 216
Rank change year-on-year +67 -43  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 233 207 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.55% 1.06% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.58% 3.40% 4.34%
Number of salaries quoted 214 176 250
Median salary £36,000 £36,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.04% -8.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.28% -6.66%  

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 the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4173 6082 6640
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.83% 31.24% 31.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3378 4926 5062
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

ISTQB
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in the South East

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in the South East over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 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
Surrey +51 60 £41,250 +17.85% 7
Hampshire +28 39 £36,250 +3.57% 4
Berkshire +29 27 £42,500 +3.03% 8
Oxfordshire +11 27 £29,000 -12.12% 4
West Sussex +25 23 £40,000 +3.22% 3
East Sussex +17 22 £25,500 -27.14% 1
Buckinghamshire +20 18 £34,250 -4.86% 1
Kent +11 16 £39,750 +13.57%
Sussex - 1 £34,000 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 South East region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 284 (60.94%) ISEB
2 265 (56.87%) Agile Software Development
3 182 (39.06%) Software Testing
4 158 (33.91%) Selenium
5 136 (29.18%) Test Scripting
5 136 (29.18%) Test Strategy
6 132 (28.33%) C#
7 129 (27.68%) Test Automation
8 125 (26.82%) Automated Testing
9 124 (26.61%) QA
10 118 (25.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 116 (24.89%) Finance
12 110 (23.61%) SQL
13 107 (22.96%) Scrum
14 104 (22.32%) Microsoft
15 101 (21.67%) Degree
16 98 (21.03%) Windows
17 96 (20.60%) SQL Server
18 88 (18.88%) Automation Testing
19 86 (18.45%) Regression Testing
20 80 (17.17%) Java
21 76 (16.31%) JIRA
21 76 (16.31%) Performance Testing
22 75 (16.09%) User Acceptance Testing
22 75 (16.09%) HP
23 72 (15.45%) .NET
23 72 (15.45%) Manual Testing
24 68 (14.59%) C++
24 68 (14.59%) System Testing
25 67 (14.38%) Team Foundation Server

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 24 (5.15%) Confluence
2 11 (2.36%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (1.07%) IIS
Applications
1 54 (11.59%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.43%) MS Office
3 11 (2.36%) MS Project
4 9 (1.93%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.64%) SaaS
3 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.93%) HTTP
2 8 (1.72%) VoIP
3 6 (1.29%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.43%) IP Telephony
4 2 (0.43%) LAN
4 2 (0.43%) WAN
5 1 (0.21%) Internet
5 1 (0.21%) VLAN
5 1 (0.21%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (20.60%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.43%) MySQL
3 8 (1.72%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.50%) Big Data
4 7 (1.50%) Hadoop
5 6 (1.29%) Blockchain
5 6 (1.29%) Data Lake
5 6 (1.29%) SAP BW
6 5 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (1.07%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 5 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.64%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 158 (33.91%) Selenium
2 76 (16.31%) JIRA
3 67 (14.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 53 (11.37%) SoapUI
4 53 (11.37%) WebDriver
5 49 (10.52%) HP UFT
6 46 (9.87%) LoadRunner
7 43 (9.23%) Visual Studio
8 40 (8.58%) JMeter
9 24 (5.15%) Jenkins
10 18 (3.86%) TestComplete
11 17 (3.65%) Eclipse
11 17 (3.65%) SpecFlow
12 15 (3.22%) Git (software)
13 13 (2.79%) Cucumber
13 13 (2.79%) IntelliJ
13 13 (2.79%) JIRA Agile
14 10 (2.15%) Subversion
15 9 (1.93%) Zephyr
16 8 (1.72%) Protractor
General
1 116 (24.89%) Finance
2 20 (4.29%) Banking
3 17 (3.65%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.00%) Marketing
5 12 (2.58%) Automotive
5 12 (2.58%) Back Office
6 11 (2.36%) Retail
7 10 (2.15%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.50%) Aerospace
8 7 (1.50%) Electronics
9 3 (0.64%) Games
10 2 (0.43%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Front Office
11 1 (0.21%) Law
11 1 (0.21%) Legal
Job Titles
1 204 (43.78%) Analyst
2 193 (41.42%) Test Analyst
3 90 (19.31%) Tester
4 79 (16.95%) Test Engineer
5 69 (14.81%) Test Manager
6 56 (12.02%) Software Analyst
7 55 (11.80%) Software Test Analyst
8 44 (9.44%) Automation Test Analyst
8 44 (9.44%) Test Leader
9 36 (7.73%) Software Test Engineer
10 29 (6.22%) Junior
11 26 (5.58%) Test Automation Engineer
12 25 (5.36%) Junior Tester
13 24 (5.15%) Automation Tester
14 23 (4.94%) Manual Test Analyst
14 23 (4.94%) Senior Tester
15 21 (4.51%) Junior Analyst
15 21 (4.51%) Junior Test Analyst
16 20 (4.29%) Selenium Test Analyst
17 19 (4.08%) Automation Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (15.45%) .NET
2 35 (7.51%) Web Services
3 31 (6.65%) HTML
4 25 (5.36%) ASP.NET
4 25 (5.36%) Gherkin
5 23 (4.94%) XML
6 19 (4.08%) SOAP
7 15 (3.22%) CSS
8 11 (2.36%) REST
9 9 (1.93%) Ajax
10 8 (1.72%) JMS
11 7 (1.50%) JMX
12 5 (1.07%) XML Messaging
13 4 (0.86%) HTML5
13 4 (0.86%) J2EE
13 4 (0.86%) JSON
14 3 (0.64%) jQuery
15 2 (0.43%) CSS3
15 2 (0.43%) XHTML
15 2 (0.43%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.58%) Computer Science
2 37 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.58%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.58%) Client/Server
5 10 (2.15%) Embedded Systems
6 9 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.93%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.29%) Cyber Attack
7 6 (1.29%) Smartcard
8 2 (0.43%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.43%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.43%) User Experience
9 1 (0.21%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 98 (21.03%) Windows
2 40 (8.58%) Linux
3 18 (3.86%) Unix
4 8 (1.72%) Solaris
5 5 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.86%) Android
6 4 (0.86%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.43%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.43%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (56.87%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (39.06%) Software Testing
3 136 (29.18%) Test Scripting
3 136 (29.18%) Test Strategy
4 129 (27.68%) Test Automation
5 125 (26.82%) Automated Testing
6 107 (22.96%) Scrum
7 88 (18.88%) Automation Testing
8 86 (18.45%) Regression Testing
9 76 (16.31%) Performance Testing
10 75 (16.09%) User Acceptance Testing
11 72 (15.45%) Manual Testing
12 68 (14.59%) System Testing
13 66 (14.16%) TDD
14 63 (13.52%) SDLC
15 58 (12.45%) Software Engineering
16 51 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
17 50 (10.73%) Functional Testing
18 49 (10.52%) Test Management
19 47 (10.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 132 (28.33%) C#
2 110 (23.61%) SQL
3 80 (17.17%) Java
4 68 (14.59%) C++
5 42 (9.01%) Python
6 36 (7.73%) C
7 27 (5.79%) JavaScript
8 19 (4.08%) Ruby
9 17 (3.65%) Perl
10 13 (2.79%) T-SQL
11 10 (2.15%) Shell Script
12 9 (1.93%) VB
13 6 (1.29%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.64%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.64%) Groovy
14 3 (0.64%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.43%) VBScript
16 1 (0.21%) PHP
16 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 284 (60.94%) ISEB
2 118 (25.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 101 (21.67%) Degree
4 34 (7.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 20 (4.29%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.50%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.29%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (26.61%) QA
System Software
1 6 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (1.07%) Docker
3 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 42 (9.01%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.93%) HP SiteScope
2 9 (1.93%) Perfmon
3 2 (0.43%) Puppet
4 1 (0.21%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 104 (22.32%) Microsoft
2 75 (16.09%) HP
3 22 (4.72%) Oracle
4 18 (3.86%) SAP
5 13 (2.79%) IBM
6 10 (2.15%) Remedy
6 10 (2.15%) SOASTA, Inc
7 8 (1.72%) Riverbed
7 8 (1.72%) TOWER Software
8 7 (1.50%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.07%) AppDynamics
10 4 (0.86%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.21%) BMC
11 1 (0.21%) CA
11 1 (0.21%) Capita
11 1 (0.21%) Dynatrace
11 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.21%) Seapine
11 1 (0.21%) VMware
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £40k doe
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £32,000 to £34,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Pearson Frank
Salary: £23000 - £29000 per annum + Pension and Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Talent International
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Intec Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £47,000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 6 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £17,000 per annum 6 monthly salary review
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
NCC Group
Salary: £ Competitive (depending on experience) + bonus
Posted: 13 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 20 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum £42 to £52k + 7.5% bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Newbury
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
GM Financial
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £38,000 to £49,000 per annum + 5% bonus + 29 days holiday + pensi
Posted: 26 days ago