Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 279 199 264
Rank change year-on-year -80 +65 +19
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 319 573 495
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.05% 1.63% 1.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.90% 5.24% 3.74%
Number of salaries quoted 267 504 489
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £25,650 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £65,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 8187 10932 13253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.94% 31.07% 30.93%
Number of salaries quoted 6659 8793 10606
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £66,250
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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +11 162 £42,440 +6.10% 2
Berkshire +72 115 £40,000 -15.79% 2
Surrey -15 79 £35,500 -11.25%
Hampshire -48 35 £32,500 -35.00% 3
Buckinghamshire -19 31 £47,500 +11.76%
East Sussex -50 22 £46,250 +32.14%
Oxfordshire -25 16 £35,000 +20.69%
Kent -17 9 £27,500 -42.11%
Isle of Wight +5 8 £24,000 +2.13%
West Sussex -24 4 £30,500 -29.89% 2
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 245 (76.80%) Test Automation
2 218 (68.34%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (44.20%) QA
4 138 (43.26%) Selenium
5 134 (42.01%) Test Scripting
6 127 (39.81%) Test Strategy
7 124 (38.87%) Java
8 120 (37.62%) ISEB
9 108 (33.86%) Degree
10 94 (29.47%) Software Testing
11 91 (28.53%) Scrum
11 91 (28.53%) WebDriver
12 90 (28.21%) Regression Testing
13 79 (24.76%) C#
13 79 (24.76%) Manual Testing
14 77 (24.14%) Functional Testing
14 77 (24.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 76 (23.82%) Test Management
16 74 (23.20%) SQL
17 71 (22.26%) BDD
18 68 (21.32%) User Acceptance Testing
19 63 (19.75%) Finance
20 62 (19.44%) JIRA
21 57 (17.87%) SDLC
22 54 (16.93%) HP Quality Center
22 54 (16.93%) HP
23 53 (16.61%) TDD
24 49 (15.36%) Windows
24 49 (15.36%) User Stories
25 47 (14.73%) Computer Science

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 8 (2.51%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.57%) Confluence
3 3 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.63%) Drupal
4 2 (0.63%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (6.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (6.27%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (4.39%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (2.82%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.31%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.57%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (1.25%) SaaS
3 3 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.94%) Tricentis Tosca
4 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.31%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.51%) VoIP
2 5 (1.57%) Broadband
3 3 (0.94%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.63%) HTTP
4 2 (0.63%) Internet
4 2 (0.63%) NGN
4 2 (0.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.82%) Relational Database
1 9 (2.82%) SQL Server
1 9 (2.82%) SQLPlus
2 5 (1.57%) GIS
3 3 (0.94%) MySQL
4 1 (0.31%) DB2
4 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 138 (43.26%) Selenium
2 91 (28.53%) WebDriver
3 62 (19.44%) JIRA
4 45 (14.11%) HP UFT
5 39 (12.23%) JMeter
6 37 (11.60%) LoadRunner
7 35 (10.97%) Jenkins
8 31 (9.72%) Cucumber
8 31 (9.72%) Git (software)
8 31 (9.72%) SoapUI
9 26 (8.15%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (5.02%) TestNG
11 15 (4.70%) Visual Studio
12 14 (4.39%) JUnit
13 12 (3.76%) NUnit
14 11 (3.45%) SpecFlow
15 9 (2.82%) eggPlant
15 9 (2.82%) LoadUI
15 9 (2.82%) Toad
16 8 (2.51%) InstallShield
General
1 63 (19.75%) Finance
2 29 (9.09%) Digital Economy
3 18 (5.64%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.45%) Retail
5 10 (3.13%) Games
6 9 (2.82%) Publishing
7 8 (2.51%) Aerospace
7 8 (2.51%) Automotive
8 6 (1.88%) Banking
9 5 (1.57%) Marketing
10 4 (1.25%) Legal
11 3 (0.94%) Billing
11 3 (0.94%) Electronics
11 3 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 119 (37.30%) Analyst
2 102 (31.97%) Test Analyst
3 85 (26.65%) Tester
4 49 (15.36%) Test Engineer
5 44 (13.79%) Software Tester
6 37 (11.60%) QA Engineer
7 31 (9.72%) Test Automation Engineer
7 31 (9.72%) Test Manager
8 25 (7.84%) Automation Test Analyst
8 25 (7.84%) QA Analyst
9 24 (7.52%) Automation Tester
10 16 (5.02%) QA Automation Engineer
10 16 (5.02%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 15 (4.70%) QA Test Engineer
11 15 (4.70%) Senior Tester
12 14 (4.39%) QA Tester
12 14 (4.39%) Senior Analyst
13 13 (4.08%) Junior
13 13 (4.08%) Senior Test Analyst
13 13 (4.08%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.84%) Web Services
2 22 (6.90%) XML
3 21 (6.58%) .NET
3 21 (6.58%) SOAP
4 19 (5.96%) Gherkin
5 15 (4.70%) HTML
6 8 (2.51%) Behat
7 7 (2.19%) CSS
8 6 (1.88%) REST
8 6 (1.88%) RESTful
9 5 (1.57%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.57%) JSON
9 5 (1.57%) Middleware
10 4 (1.25%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.94%) Ajax
11 3 (0.94%) phpspec
12 2 (0.63%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (14.73%) Computer Science
2 46 (14.42%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (9.40%) Client/Server
4 25 (7.84%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.82%) Replication
6 7 (2.19%) Smart Meter
7 6 (1.88%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.94%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.63%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.63%) Marketing Technology
10 2 (0.63%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.31%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (0.31%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.31%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (0.31%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.31%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.31%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 49 (15.36%) Windows
2 42 (13.17%) Linux
3 18 (5.64%) Unix
4 9 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (2.51%) Solaris
6 3 (0.94%) Android
6 3 (0.94%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.94%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (76.80%) Test Automation
2 218 (68.34%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (42.01%) Test Scripting
4 127 (39.81%) Test Strategy
5 94 (29.47%) Software Testing
6 91 (28.53%) Scrum
7 90 (28.21%) Regression Testing
8 79 (24.76%) Manual Testing
9 77 (24.14%) Functional Testing
10 76 (23.82%) Test Management
11 71 (22.26%) BDD
12 68 (21.32%) User Acceptance Testing
13 57 (17.87%) SDLC
14 53 (16.61%) TDD
15 49 (15.36%) User Stories
16 45 (14.11%) Non-Functional Testing
17 44 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
18 43 (13.48%) Mentoring
19 37 (11.60%) Scenario Testing
20 34 (10.66%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 124 (38.87%) Java
2 79 (24.76%) C#
3 74 (23.20%) SQL
4 29 (9.09%) Shell Script
5 23 (7.21%) Python
6 20 (6.27%) C
7 19 (5.96%) Perl
7 19 (5.96%) Ruby
8 18 (5.64%) JavaScript
9 17 (5.33%) C++
10 10 (3.13%) VB
11 9 (2.82%) PHP
12 8 (2.51%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.57%) VB.NET
14 4 (1.25%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.63%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.31%) F#
16 1 (0.31%) REXX
16 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 120 (37.62%) ISEB
2 108 (33.86%) Degree
3 77 (24.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 44 (13.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (5.96%) Security Cleared
6 12 (3.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 10 (3.13%) DV Cleared
8 9 (2.82%) SC Cleared
9 5 (1.57%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (0.94%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.63%) CCNA
11 2 (0.63%) CCNP
11 2 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.31%) MCP
12 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (44.20%) QA
2 4 (1.25%) PMO
3 2 (0.63%) SLA
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (0.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 54 (16.93%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.31%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 54 (16.93%) HP
2 37 (11.60%) Microsoft
3 20 (6.27%) SAP
4 9 (2.82%) Red Hat
5 6 (1.88%) hybris
6 5 (1.57%) Ariba
6 5 (1.57%) Concur
7 4 (1.25%) Cognizant
7 4 (1.25%) Pega
8 3 (0.94%) ForgeRock
8 3 (0.94%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.94%) Sophos
9 2 (0.63%) Cisco
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle
10 1 (0.31%) IBM
10 1 (0.31%) Infor
10 1 (0.31%) JDA
10 1 (0.31%) RedPrairie
10 1 (0.31%) Telerik
10 1 (0.31%) TOWER Software