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 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 287 204 303
Rank change year-on-year -83 +99 -74
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 292 493 431
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.95% 1.56% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.65% 5.17% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 239 458 429
South East median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,600 £25,975
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,650 £55,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.85%

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 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
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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 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 +12 175 £41,500 +10.67% 25
Berkshire +51 107 £41,000 -13.68% 13
Surrey -46 47 £35,000 -12.50% 9
Oxfordshire -29 36 £46,500 +35.77% 10
Buckinghamshire -7 32 £46,500 +23.18% 2
Hampshire -63 27 £33,500 -21.18% 9
East Sussex -41 20 £50,000 +66.67% 4
Kent -11 13 £29,500 -37.89%
Isle of Wight +1 5 £27,000 +31.71%
West Sussex -35 5 £30,000 -25.00%
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 220 (75.34%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (73.29%) Test Automation
3 146 (50.00%) QA
4 119 (40.75%) ISEB
5 118 (40.41%) Selenium
6 109 (37.33%) Test Scripting
7 99 (33.90%) Test Strategy
8 92 (31.51%) Java
9 89 (30.48%) Degree
10 87 (29.79%) SQL
11 85 (29.11%) JIRA
12 81 (27.74%) Scrum
13 71 (24.32%) Test Management
14 70 (23.97%) Software Testing
15 69 (23.63%) Regression Testing
16 68 (23.29%) C#
17 66 (22.60%) WebDriver
18 64 (21.92%) SDLC
19 58 (19.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 57 (19.52%) Finance
20 57 (19.52%) Manual Testing
21 56 (19.18%) BDD
22 52 (17.81%) User Acceptance Testing
23 48 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
24 47 (16.10%) TDD
25 46 (15.75%) Cucumber
26 45 (15.41%) User Stories
26 45 (15.41%) Continuous Integration
27 42 (14.38%) Functional Testing
28 41 (14.04%) SoapUI

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 19 (6.51%) Confluence
2 8 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.03%) Apache Pig
4 3 (1.03%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.03%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (1.03%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.68%) Drupal
Applications
1 10 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.42%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (1.71%) SAP ERP
3 3 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.03%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (1.03%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.03%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (1.03%) Oracle iProcurement
3 3 (1.03%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (1.03%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.08%) SaaS
2 8 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.71%) GitHub
3 5 (1.71%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.68%) Tricentis Tosca
5 1 (0.34%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.34%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.71%) Broadband
1 5 (1.71%) Internet
2 3 (1.03%) HTTP
2 3 (1.03%) SSL
3 2 (0.68%) VoIP
4 1 (0.34%) SMTP
4 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.56%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.42%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.71%) GIS
3 5 (1.71%) SQLPlus
4 4 (1.37%) MySQL
5 3 (1.03%) Apache Hive
5 3 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.03%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.03%) HBase
5 3 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.03%) Power BI
5 3 (1.03%) QlikView
5 3 (1.03%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 118 (40.41%) Selenium
2 85 (29.11%) JIRA
3 66 (22.60%) WebDriver
4 46 (15.75%) Cucumber
5 41 (14.04%) SoapUI
6 33 (11.30%) Git (software)
7 31 (10.62%) JMeter
8 26 (8.90%) HP UFT
9 25 (8.56%) Jenkins
10 22 (7.53%) LoadRunner
10 22 (7.53%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (4.11%) Zephyr
12 11 (3.77%) Subversion
13 10 (3.42%) Maven
14 9 (3.08%) TeamCity
15 8 (2.74%) NUnit
16 7 (2.40%) JUnit
16 7 (2.40%) SpecFlow
16 7 (2.40%) Visual Studio
17 6 (2.05%) Codeception
General
1 57 (19.52%) Finance
2 24 (8.22%) Digital Economy
3 16 (5.48%) Automotive
4 10 (3.42%) Games
5 7 (2.40%) Advertising
5 7 (2.40%) Retail
6 5 (1.71%) Publishing
6 5 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.03%) Banking
7 3 (1.03%) Electronics
7 3 (1.03%) Marketing
8 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.68%) Legal
9 1 (0.34%) Billing
9 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 99 (33.90%) Analyst
2 87 (29.79%) Tester
3 84 (28.77%) Test Analyst
4 41 (14.04%) Software Tester
5 38 (13.01%) Test Engineer
6 36 (12.33%) QA Engineer
7 32 (10.96%) Automation Tester
8 29 (9.93%) Test Manager
9 27 (9.25%) Automation Test Analyst
9 27 (9.25%) Test Automation Engineer
10 23 (7.88%) QA Analyst
11 22 (7.53%) QA Tester
12 20 (6.85%) QA Automation Engineer
13 16 (5.48%) QA Test Engineer
14 13 (4.45%) Manual Test Analyst
14 13 (4.45%) Selenium Test Analyst
15 11 (3.77%) Consultant
16 10 (3.42%) Software QA Tester
16 10 (3.42%) Test Leader
16 10 (3.42%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (13.01%) XML
2 29 (9.93%) .NET
2 29 (9.93%) HTML
3 23 (7.88%) Web Services
4 21 (7.19%) Gherkin
5 16 (5.48%) SOAP
6 15 (5.14%) XML Messaging
7 9 (3.08%) Behat
7 9 (3.08%) CSS
8 6 (2.05%) ASP.NET
8 6 (2.05%) JSON
8 6 (2.05%) Middleware
8 6 (2.05%) REST
8 6 (2.05%) RESTful
9 5 (1.71%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.37%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.37%) Ajax
10 4 (1.37%) XHTML
11 3 (1.03%) JMS
11 3 (1.03%) UDDI
Miscellaneous
1 48 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (14.04%) Computer Science
3 20 (6.85%) Client/Server
4 18 (6.16%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.71%) Replication
5 5 (1.71%) User Experience
6 3 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.03%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.03%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.03%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.03%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.03%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.03%) W3C
7 2 (0.68%) BeagleBone
7 2 (0.68%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.68%) Marketing Technology
7 2 (0.68%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.68%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 31 (10.62%) Linux
2 29 (9.93%) Windows
3 15 (5.14%) Unix
4 2 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.68%) Solaris
5 1 (0.34%) Android
5 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (75.34%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (73.29%) Test Automation
3 109 (37.33%) Test Scripting
4 99 (33.90%) Test Strategy
5 81 (27.74%) Scrum
6 71 (24.32%) Test Management
7 70 (23.97%) Software Testing
8 69 (23.63%) Regression Testing
9 64 (21.92%) SDLC
10 57 (19.52%) Manual Testing
11 56 (19.18%) BDD
12 52 (17.81%) User Acceptance Testing
13 47 (16.10%) TDD
14 45 (15.41%) Continuous Integration
14 45 (15.41%) User Stories
15 42 (14.38%) Functional Testing
16 34 (11.64%) Scenario Testing
17 33 (11.30%) Mentoring
18 29 (9.93%) Non-Functional Testing
19 28 (9.59%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 92 (31.51%) Java
2 87 (29.79%) SQL
3 68 (23.29%) C#
4 23 (7.88%) Shell Script
5 20 (6.85%) JavaScript
6 17 (5.82%) PHP
6 17 (5.82%) Python
7 14 (4.79%) C++
8 11 (3.77%) Ruby
9 10 (3.42%) T-SQL
10 8 (2.74%) Perl
11 6 (2.05%) C
11 6 (2.05%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.03%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.03%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 3 (1.03%) XPath
13 2 (0.68%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.68%) R
14 1 (0.34%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 119 (40.75%) ISEB
2 89 (30.48%) Degree
3 58 (19.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 39 (13.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (7.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 9 (3.08%) SC Cleared
6 9 (3.08%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.03%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.03%) PMP
7 3 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.68%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.68%) SLA
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (1.37%) Docker
2 3 (1.03%) Apache Flume
2 3 (1.03%) HDFS
3 2 (0.68%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (7.53%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.03%) Oozie
2 3 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.34%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 41 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.59%) HP
3 14 (4.79%) SAP
4 11 (3.77%) Oracle
5 10 (3.42%) White Clarke
6 5 (1.71%) Ariba
6 5 (1.71%) Concur
6 5 (1.71%) Micro Focus
7 4 (1.37%) Sophos
8 3 (1.03%) ForgeRock
8 3 (1.03%) Kofax
8 3 (1.03%) Perforce
8 3 (1.03%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.03%) Tableau
9 2 (0.68%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.34%) hybris