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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 198 256
Rank change year-on-year +2 +58  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 206 282 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.40% 1.55% 1.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.95% 4.94% 3.69%
Number of salaries quoted 179 218 220
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £56,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.67% -6.87%  

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 4159 5713 6717
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.29% 31.34% 31.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3395 4626 5165
Median salary £44,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +1.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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
Berkshire +36 55 £43,750 -2.23% 4
Surrey +28 44 £45,000 +20.00% 8
Hampshire -3 41 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Buckinghamshire -11 21 £50,000 +31.57% 3
East Sussex -25 15 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Oxfordshire +2 14 £29,000 -22.66% 1
West Sussex +8 7 £37,500 +7.14%
Kent -7 6 £31,250 -10.71%
Sussex - 2 £37,500 -
Isle of Wight - 1 £21,500 -
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 320 (74.77%) Test Automation
2 253 (59.11%) Agile Software Development
3 245 (57.24%) ISEB
4 165 (38.55%) Selenium
5 158 (36.92%) Test Strategy
6 146 (34.11%) QA
7 144 (33.64%) Software Testing
8 127 (29.67%) Finance
9 126 (29.44%) Test Scripting
10 110 (25.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 106 (24.77%) Scrum
12 103 (24.07%) C#
13 101 (23.60%) Java
13 101 (23.60%) Degree
14 95 (22.20%) Regression Testing
15 91 (21.26%) SQL
16 88 (20.56%) Windows
17 85 (19.86%) Manual Testing
18 81 (18.93%) User Acceptance Testing
19 73 (17.06%) Microsoft
20 72 (16.82%) Functional Testing
21 70 (16.36%) Software Engineering
22 69 (16.12%) Team Foundation Server
23 67 (15.65%) System Testing
23 67 (15.65%) HP
24 65 (15.19%) WebDriver
25 63 (14.72%) SQL Server
26 57 (13.32%) C++
26 57 (13.32%) Performance Testing
27 56 (13.08%) C

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 5 (1.17%) Confluence
1 5 (1.17%) IIS
2 4 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
2 4 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.23%) CICS
3 1 (0.23%) CMS
3 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 23 (5.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (0.93%) SaaS
4 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.47%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.50%) VoIP
2 4 (0.93%) Internet
2 4 (0.93%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.23%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.23%) GPRS
3 1 (0.23%) VLAN
3 1 (0.23%) WCDMA
3 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.23%) Wireless
3 1 (0.23%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (14.72%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.74%) MySQL
3 14 (3.27%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.87%) Big Data
4 8 (1.87%) Hadoop
5 7 (1.64%) Blockchain
5 7 (1.64%) Data Lake
6 6 (1.40%) SAP BW
7 5 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 5 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.93%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.70%) DB2
9 3 (0.70%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 165 (38.55%) Selenium
2 69 (16.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 65 (15.19%) WebDriver
4 54 (12.62%) JIRA
5 52 (12.15%) HP UFT
6 49 (11.45%) LoadRunner
7 41 (9.58%) Visual Studio
8 34 (7.94%) Jenkins
9 33 (7.71%) SoapUI
10 30 (7.01%) JMeter
11 25 (5.84%) Cucumber
12 17 (3.97%) SpecFlow
13 16 (3.74%) Subversion
14 15 (3.50%) Eclipse
14 15 (3.50%) InstallShield
15 14 (3.27%) IntelliJ
16 13 (3.04%) Git (software)
16 13 (3.04%) JIRA Agile
17 12 (2.80%) Protractor
18 11 (2.57%) TeamCity
General
1 127 (29.67%) Finance
2 28 (6.54%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.97%) Automotive
4 15 (3.50%) Aerospace
5 13 (3.04%) Banking
6 11 (2.57%) Marketing
6 11 (2.57%) Retail
7 10 (2.34%) Manufacturing
8 9 (2.10%) Electronics
9 5 (1.17%) Back Office
9 5 (1.17%) Digital Economy
9 5 (1.17%) Games
10 2 (0.47%) Law
11 1 (0.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 196 (45.79%) Analyst
2 183 (42.76%) Test Analyst
3 87 (20.33%) Tester
4 83 (19.39%) Test Engineer
5 50 (11.68%) Test Manager
6 47 (10.98%) Software Analyst
7 46 (10.75%) Software Test Analyst
8 36 (8.41%) Automation Test Analyst
9 29 (6.78%) Automation Tester
10 28 (6.54%) Software Test Engineer
11 26 (6.07%) Junior
11 26 (6.07%) Test Automation Engineer
12 23 (5.37%) QA Analyst
12 23 (5.37%) Senior Tester
13 21 (4.91%) Junior Analyst
13 21 (4.91%) Junior Test Analyst
13 21 (4.91%) QA Engineer
13 21 (4.91%) Selenium Test Analyst
14 20 (4.67%) Test Leader
15 19 (4.44%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.64%) .NET
2 27 (6.31%) Gherkin
3 26 (6.07%) XML
4 25 (5.84%) Web Services
5 13 (3.04%) HTML
6 12 (2.80%) ASP.NET
7 10 (2.34%) SOAP
8 8 (1.87%) JMS
8 8 (1.87%) Middleware
9 4 (0.93%) CSS
9 4 (0.93%) JSON
10 3 (0.70%) HTML5
10 3 (0.70%) J2EE
10 3 (0.70%) REST
11 2 (0.47%) Ajax
11 2 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
11 2 (0.47%) XML Messaging
11 2 (0.47%) XSLT
12 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.23%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 48 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (7.48%) Computer Science
3 19 (4.44%) Client/Server
4 18 (4.21%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.64%) Cyber Attack
6 5 (1.17%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.17%) Smartcard
7 4 (0.93%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.70%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.70%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.70%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.47%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.23%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.23%) Replication
10 1 (0.23%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 88 (20.56%) Windows
2 51 (11.92%) Linux
3 25 (5.84%) Unix
4 16 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (3.50%) Solaris
6 4 (0.93%) Android
6 4 (0.93%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.70%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.47%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (74.77%) Test Automation
2 253 (59.11%) Agile Software Development
3 158 (36.92%) Test Strategy
4 144 (33.64%) Software Testing
5 126 (29.44%) Test Scripting
6 106 (24.77%) Scrum
7 95 (22.20%) Regression Testing
8 85 (19.86%) Manual Testing
9 81 (18.93%) User Acceptance Testing
10 72 (16.82%) Functional Testing
11 70 (16.36%) Software Engineering
12 67 (15.65%) System Testing
13 57 (13.32%) Performance Testing
14 55 (12.85%) Non-Functional Testing
14 55 (12.85%) Unit Testing
15 51 (11.92%) BDD
16 47 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
17 46 (10.75%) TDD
18 38 (8.88%) Defect Management
18 38 (8.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 103 (24.07%) C#
2 101 (23.60%) Java
3 91 (21.26%) SQL
4 57 (13.32%) C++
5 56 (13.08%) C
6 40 (9.35%) Python
7 28 (6.54%) Perl
7 28 (6.54%) Ruby
8 27 (6.31%) JavaScript
9 22 (5.14%) VB
10 9 (2.10%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.87%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.17%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.17%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.17%) VBScript
13 4 (0.93%) Apple Swift
13 4 (0.93%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.70%) COBOL
14 3 (0.70%) REXX
15 2 (0.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 245 (57.24%) ISEB
2 110 (25.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 101 (23.60%) Degree
4 33 (7.71%) Security Cleared
5 22 (5.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (3.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 12 (2.80%) DV Cleared
8 9 (2.10%) SC Cleared
9 7 (1.64%) Master's Degree
10 6 (1.40%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (1.17%) PMI Certification
11 5 (1.17%) PMP
12 4 (0.93%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (0.47%) CCNA
13 2 (0.47%) CCNP
13 2 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.47%) MCP
13 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
14 1 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (34.11%) QA
2 1 (0.23%) DICOM
2 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (1.40%) Docker
3 1 (0.23%) ACF2
3 1 (0.23%) RACF
3 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 48 (11.21%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.47%) Puppet
3 1 (0.23%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 73 (17.06%) Microsoft
2 67 (15.65%) HP
3 18 (4.21%) Red Hat
4 12 (2.80%) SAP
5 11 (2.57%) Oracle
6 8 (1.87%) TOWER Software
7 4 (0.93%) Cognizant
7 4 (0.93%) Green Hat
7 4 (0.93%) hybris
7 4 (0.93%) IBM
7 4 (0.93%) Pega
8 2 (0.47%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.47%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.47%) Cisco
8 2 (0.47%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.47%) SOASTA, Inc
9 1 (0.23%) BMC
9 1 (0.23%) CA
9 1 (0.23%) Telerik
9 1 (0.23%) VMware
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £41000 per annum + + excellent bens and poss 25% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Premier Media
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Union Street
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Intec Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Advento Staffing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-45k
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Maersk Line
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus & extensive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £375 - £425 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £41000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Southampton
aap3
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 25 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
GM Financial
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Posted: 24 days ago
Basingstoke
TDA Group
Salary: £280 - £310 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago