Period
to 24 January 2022

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 24 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > South East
6 months to
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 302 219 236
Rank change year-on-year -83 +17 +25
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 145 104 272
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.81% 1.05% 1.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.88% 4.45% 4.33%
Number of salaries quoted 94 85 225
10th Percentile £27,825 £35,000 £28,000
25th Percentile £29,000 £37,500 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,750 £42,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.12% -5.56% +2.27%
75th Percentile £52,500 £51,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £60,700 £60,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 5,041 2,337 6,277
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.26% 23.50% 27.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,683 1,687 4,754
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,830 £27,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £38,625 £34,735
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,106 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 24 January 2022.

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 24 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Hampshire -33 68 £50,000 +17.65% 7
Thames Valley -83 23 £36,500 -18.89% 7
Surrey -58 19 £45,000 -10.00% 2
West Sussex +7 17 £32,500 -35.00%
Oxfordshire -18 10 £33,500 -21.18% 3
Berkshire -55 7 £45,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire -54 6 £42,500 +28.79% 3
Isle of Wight - 6 £30,500 - 2
East Sussex -33 1 £37,500 -6.25%
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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.

1 117 (80.69%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (70.34%) Test Automation
3 68 (46.90%) Software Testing
3 68 (46.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 66 (45.52%) QA
5 60 (41.38%) Selenium
6 50 (34.48%) Test Management
7 47 (32.41%) ISEB
8 42 (28.97%) TestRail
9 39 (26.90%) Test Scripting
9 39 (26.90%) JIRA
10 37 (25.52%) Jenkins
11 36 (24.83%) Security Cleared
12 34 (23.45%) Social Skills
13 33 (22.76%) Continuous Integration
14 32 (22.07%) Regression Testing
15 30 (20.69%) Scrum
15 30 (20.69%) Manual Testing
15 30 (20.69%) SC Cleared
16 28 (19.31%) Customer Requirements
17 25 (17.24%) Scaled Agile Framework
18 24 (16.55%) Problem-Solving
19 23 (15.86%) Finance
19 23 (15.86%) Python
19 23 (15.86%) DevOps
20 22 (15.17%) Java
21 21 (14.48%) Waterfall
22 20 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
23 19 (13.10%) Scenario Testing
24 18 (12.41%) API Testing

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 12 (8.28%) Confluence
2 2 (1.38%) IIS
3 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (6.90%) MS Visio
2 9 (6.21%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.34%) Azure
2 12 (8.28%) SaaS
3 8 (5.52%) AWS
4 5 (3.45%) BlazeMeter
4 5 (3.45%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (1.38%) GitHub
6 1 (0.69%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.76%) Firewall
2 2 (1.38%) SNMP
2 2 (1.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.69%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.76%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 60 (41.38%) Selenium
2 42 (28.97%) TestRail
3 39 (26.90%) JIRA
4 37 (25.52%) Jenkins
5 16 (11.03%) HP UFT
5 16 (11.03%) Postman
6 13 (8.97%) WebDriver
7 12 (8.28%) Cucumber
8 11 (7.59%) Ranorex
8 11 (7.59%) SoapUI
8 11 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (4.83%) MSTest
10 6 (4.14%) Appium
10 6 (4.14%) Git (software)
10 6 (4.14%) JMeter
10 6 (4.14%) TestComplete
11 4 (2.76%) Cypress.io
11 4 (2.76%) Maven
11 4 (2.76%) REST Assured
11 4 (2.76%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (23.45%) Social Skills
2 23 (15.86%) Finance
3 17 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (10.34%) Retail
5 14 (9.66%) Law
6 13 (8.97%) Telecoms
7 10 (6.90%) Legal
7 10 (6.90%) Manufacturing
8 8 (5.52%) Games
9 6 (4.14%) Organisational Skills
10 4 (2.76%) Electronics
10 4 (2.76%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 4 (2.76%) Marketing
10 4 (2.76%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 70 (48.28%) Analyst
2 55 (37.93%) Test Analyst
3 29 (20.00%) Tester
4 25 (17.24%) Automation Test Analyst
5 21 (14.48%) Test Engineer
6 16 (11.03%) QA Engineer
7 15 (10.34%) Software Tester
8 13 (8.97%) Service Analyst
9 12 (8.28%) QA Analyst
10 11 (7.59%) Manual Test Analyst
11 10 (6.90%) IT Analyst
12 9 (6.21%) Business Analyst
12 9 (6.21%) Business IT Analyst
12 9 (6.21%) Finance Business Analyst
12 9 (6.21%) Financial Analyst
12 9 (6.21%) Financial Business Analyst
12 9 (6.21%) Financial Services Business Analyst
12 9 (6.21%) IT Business Analyst
12 9 (6.21%) Test Automation Engineer
13 7 (4.83%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.59%) .NET
1 11 (7.59%) Gherkin
2 9 (6.21%) SOAP
3 8 (5.52%) Web Services
4 7 (4.83%) ASP.NET
5 6 (4.14%) REST
5 6 (4.14%) RESTful
6 4 (2.76%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.07%) Swagger
8 2 (1.38%) WebSockets
9 1 (0.69%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.66%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (6.21%) PMI
3 6 (4.14%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.45%) User Experience
5 4 (2.76%) Cyber Defence
5 4 (2.76%) Cyberattack
5 4 (2.76%) Cybercrime
5 4 (2.76%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (2.76%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.38%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.34%) Linux
2 5 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (80.69%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (70.34%) Test Automation
3 68 (46.90%) Software Testing
4 50 (34.48%) Test Management
5 39 (26.90%) Test Scripting
6 33 (22.76%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (22.07%) Regression Testing
8 30 (20.69%) Manual Testing
8 30 (20.69%) Scrum
9 28 (19.31%) Customer Requirements
10 25 (17.24%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 24 (16.55%) Problem-Solving
12 23 (15.86%) DevOps
13 21 (14.48%) Waterfall
14 20 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
15 19 (13.10%) Scenario Testing
16 18 (12.41%) API Testing
17 16 (11.03%) Non-Functional Testing
17 16 (11.03%) Test Planning
18 14 (9.66%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.86%) Python
2 22 (15.17%) Java
3 18 (12.41%) C#
3 18 (12.41%) SQL
4 16 (11.03%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.76%) Groovy
5 4 (2.76%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.07%) Ruby
6 3 (2.07%) TypeScript
7 2 (1.38%) Bash
7 2 (1.38%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 68 (46.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 47 (32.41%) ISEB
3 36 (24.83%) Security Cleared
4 30 (20.69%) SC Cleared
5 16 (11.03%) Degree
6 9 (6.21%) IIBA
6 9 (6.21%) PMI Certification
6 9 (6.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (5.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (2.07%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (45.52%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.14%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.45%) HP ALM
3 3 (2.07%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.38%) Grafana
4 2 (1.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 15 (10.34%) HP
2 6 (4.14%) Atlassian
2 6 (4.14%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.45%) SAP
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle
4 2 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.38%) VMware