Period
to 29 March 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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 237 273 282
Rank change year-on-year +36 +9 -65
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 243 278 317
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.12% 1.04% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.36% 3.57% 3.82%
Number of salaries quoted 203 255 275
Median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% -2.50%

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 5,578 7,793 8,300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.78% 29.16% 26.40%
Number of salaries quoted 4,129 5,827 6,571
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,625
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,190 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +4.38% +4.17% +6.67%

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +94 97 £41,250 +19.57% 15
Thames Valley -8 53 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Berkshire +34 34 £51,250 +13.89% 3
East Sussex -1 30 £55,000 +29.41% 6
Surrey +25 28 £60,000 +20.00% 4
West Sussex -8 28 £28,000 -36.36% 1
Oxfordshire +1 14 £35,000 +27.27% 2
Kent +8 7 £35,125 -9.35% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 5 £40,000 -21.95% 2
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 179 (73.66%) Test Automation
2 158 (65.02%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (53.50%) ISEB
4 119 (48.97%) Selenium
5 94 (38.68%) QA
6 90 (37.04%) JIRA
7 88 (36.21%) Java
8 75 (30.86%) C#
8 75 (30.86%) Test Scripting
9 71 (29.22%) Cucumber
10 65 (26.75%) Software Testing
11 64 (26.34%) Scrum
12 62 (25.51%) Finance
13 57 (23.46%) Waterfall
14 49 (20.16%) Confluence
14 49 (20.16%) Manual Testing
15 42 (17.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 37 (15.23%) DevOps
16 37 (15.23%) BDD
17 36 (14.81%) WebDriver
17 36 (14.81%) JMeter
18 35 (14.40%) Test Management
18 35 (14.40%) Problem-Solving
19 34 (13.99%) Mentoring
19 34 (13.99%) SAP
20 33 (13.58%) Degree
20 33 (13.58%) Test Strategy
20 33 (13.58%) Jenkins
21 32 (13.17%) SQL
22 31 (12.76%) SpecFlow

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 49 (20.16%) Confluence
2 13 (5.35%) CICS
3 12 (4.94%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.06%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.41%) Mule
5 1 (0.41%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.47%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 23 (9.47%) Azure
2 15 (6.17%) AWS
3 6 (2.47%) SaaS
4 5 (2.06%) BlazeMeter
5 4 (1.65%) GitHub
6 3 (1.23%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.82%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.41%) GCP
8 1 (0.41%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.41%) Trello
8 1 (0.41%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.82%) ATM
1 2 (0.82%) DNS
1 2 (0.82%) IPv6
2 1 (0.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.76%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.94%) DB2
3 2 (0.82%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.41%) Big Data
4 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.41%) OLTP
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 119 (48.97%) Selenium
2 90 (37.04%) JIRA
3 71 (29.22%) Cucumber
4 36 (14.81%) JMeter
4 36 (14.81%) WebDriver
5 33 (13.58%) Jenkins
6 31 (12.76%) SpecFlow
7 26 (10.70%) Git (software)
8 21 (8.64%) HP UFT
9 13 (5.35%) Postman
10 12 (4.94%) JUnit
10 12 (4.94%) LoadRunner
11 8 (3.29%) Robot Framework
12 7 (2.88%) Jasmine
12 7 (2.88%) Maven
12 7 (2.88%) Mocha
12 7 (2.88%) SoapUI
12 7 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (2.88%) Visual Studio
13 6 (2.47%) Cypress.io
General
1 62 (25.51%) Finance
2 11 (4.53%) Public Sector
3 7 (2.88%) Aerospace
3 7 (2.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (2.06%) Banking
4 5 (2.06%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.65%) Retail
6 1 (0.41%) Military
6 1 (0.41%) Police
Job Titles
1 92 (37.86%) Analyst
2 83 (34.16%) Test Analyst
3 44 (18.11%) Test Engineer
4 30 (12.35%) Test Manager
5 27 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
6 24 (9.88%) Automation Test Lead
6 24 (9.88%) Test Leader
7 23 (9.47%) QA Engineer
7 23 (9.47%) Tester
8 22 (9.05%) Test Automation Engineer
9 14 (5.76%) QA Analyst
9 14 (5.76%) Software Test Engineer
9 14 (5.76%) Software Tester
10 11 (4.53%) Automation Engineer
10 11 (4.53%) Lead Test Analyst
10 11 (4.53%) QA Automation Engineer
10 11 (4.53%) Senior Analyst
10 11 (4.53%) Senior QA Engineer
10 11 (4.53%) Senior Test Analyst
11 10 (4.12%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.88%) Web Services
2 23 (9.47%) .NET
3 14 (5.76%) REST
4 13 (5.35%) ASP.NET
5 12 (4.94%) WebSphere MQ
6 9 (3.70%) RESTful
7 6 (2.47%) React
7 6 (2.47%) XML
8 4 (1.65%) Gherkin
8 4 (1.65%) Middleware
9 3 (1.23%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.23%) SOAP
10 2 (0.82%) J2EE
11 1 (0.41%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.41%) Chai
11 1 (0.41%) HTML
11 1 (0.41%) Nightwatchjs
11 1 (0.41%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.58%) User Experience
3 14 (5.76%) Mainframe
4 13 (5.35%) Linux Command Line
5 12 (4.94%) IBM Mainframe
6 11 (4.53%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (3.29%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.88%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.82%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.41%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.41%) DataPower
11 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.41%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.41%) Replication
11 1 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.41%) W3C
11 1 (0.41%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.64%) Linux
2 8 (3.29%) Windows
3 7 (2.88%) Unix
4 1 (0.41%) Android
4 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (73.66%) Test Automation
2 158 (65.02%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (30.86%) Test Scripting
4 65 (26.75%) Software Testing
5 64 (26.34%) Scrum
6 57 (23.46%) Waterfall
7 49 (20.16%) Manual Testing
8 37 (15.23%) BDD
8 37 (15.23%) DevOps
9 35 (14.40%) Problem-Solving
9 35 (14.40%) Test Management
10 34 (13.99%) Mentoring
11 33 (13.58%) Test Strategy
12 29 (11.93%) Continuous Improvement
12 29 (11.93%) Defect Management
12 29 (11.93%) Performance Testing
13 28 (11.52%) Regression Testing
14 26 (10.70%) SDLC
15 23 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
16 22 (9.05%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 88 (36.21%) Java
2 75 (30.86%) C#
3 32 (13.17%) SQL
4 30 (12.35%) Python
5 25 (10.29%) C
6 20 (8.23%) C++
7 19 (7.82%) Ruby
8 17 (7.00%) Perl
9 16 (6.58%) JavaScript
10 13 (5.35%) Bash Shell
10 13 (5.35%) COBOL
10 13 (5.35%) VB
11 11 (4.53%) Assembly Language
11 11 (4.53%) PL/1
12 10 (4.12%) REXX
13 7 (2.88%) MATLAB
13 7 (2.88%) R
14 1 (0.41%) PHP
14 1 (0.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 130 (53.50%) ISEB
2 42 (17.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 33 (13.58%) Degree
4 29 (11.93%) Security Cleared
5 15 (6.17%) SC Cleared
6 13 (5.35%) PMI Certification
6 13 (5.35%) PMP
7 9 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 7 (2.88%) PhD
9 2 (0.82%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.41%) CISSP
10 1 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (38.68%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) GAMP
System Software
1 16 (6.58%) Docker
2 13 (5.35%) ACF2
2 13 (5.35%) RACF
Systems Management
1 16 (6.58%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (4.12%) HP ALM
3 5 (2.06%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.41%) Ansible
4 1 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.41%) Kibana
Vendors
1 34 (13.99%) SAP
2 22 (9.05%) HP
3 16 (6.58%) Microsoft
4 13 (5.35%) IBM
5 7 (2.88%) Oracle
6 3 (1.23%) Ariba
6 3 (1.23%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.23%) Unisys
7 2 (0.82%) AppDynamics
7 2 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.41%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.41%) hybris
8 1 (0.41%) InterSystems