Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 265 199 260
Rank change year-on-year -66 +61 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 321 576 502
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.11% 1.63% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.06% 5.19% 3.81%
Number of salaries quoted 276 492 483
South East median annual salary £35,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.25% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £25,125 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £66,250 £52,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +3.90%

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 7909 11107 13177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.43% 31.40% 31.08%
Number of salaries quoted 6421 8923 10456
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £26,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +17 161 £40,000 +5.26% 5
Berkshire +85 110 £40,000 -15.79% 2
Surrey 0 78 £35,500 -11.25%
Hampshire -40 41 £32,500 -36.59% 1
Buckinghamshire -30 34 £46,500 +22.37% 1
East Sussex -47 21 £34,000 -2.86%
Oxfordshire -24 17 £29,000 - 2
Kent -12 9 £27,500 -42.11% 1
Isle of Wight +5 8 £24,000 +2.13%
West Sussex -12 3 £30,000 -25.00% 1
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 257 (80.06%) Test Automation
2 210 (65.42%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (45.48%) Selenium
4 132 (41.12%) Test Scripting
5 131 (40.81%) Test Strategy
6 129 (40.19%) Java
7 126 (39.25%) QA
8 123 (38.32%) ISEB
9 103 (32.09%) Degree
10 94 (29.28%) Regression Testing
11 91 (28.35%) Software Testing
12 88 (27.41%) WebDriver
13 83 (25.86%) Functional Testing
13 83 (25.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 82 (25.55%) Manual Testing
14 82 (25.55%) Scrum
15 78 (24.30%) Test Management
16 73 (22.74%) SQL
16 73 (22.74%) BDD
17 72 (22.43%) C#
18 68 (21.18%) Finance
19 67 (20.87%) User Acceptance Testing
20 64 (19.94%) HP
21 63 (19.63%) JIRA
22 60 (18.69%) HP Quality Center
23 59 (18.38%) Windows
24 56 (17.45%) Non-Functional Testing
25 55 (17.13%) SDLC
26 51 (15.89%) HP UFT
27 48 (14.95%) Linux

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 (2.49%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.62%) Confluence
3 2 (0.62%) IIS
4 1 (0.31%) CICS
4 1 (0.31%) CMS
4 1 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 25 (7.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 25 (7.79%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (4.36%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (2.80%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.31%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.56%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.93%) SaaS
3 2 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.31%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.12%) VoIP
2 4 (1.25%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.93%) Internet
4 2 (0.62%) Broadband
4 2 (0.62%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.36%) Relational Database
2 9 (2.80%) SQLPlus
3 8 (2.49%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.56%) GIS
5 4 (1.25%) MySQL
6 3 (0.93%) DB2
6 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 146 (45.48%) Selenium
2 88 (27.41%) WebDriver
3 63 (19.63%) JIRA
4 51 (15.89%) HP UFT
5 46 (14.33%) LoadRunner
6 39 (12.15%) Jenkins
7 36 (11.21%) JMeter
8 34 (10.59%) Team Foundation Server
9 30 (9.35%) Cucumber
10 28 (8.72%) SoapUI
11 26 (8.10%) Git (software)
12 16 (4.98%) TestNG
12 16 (4.98%) Visual Studio
13 15 (4.67%) JUnit
14 11 (3.43%) SpecFlow
15 10 (3.12%) InstallShield
16 9 (2.80%) eggPlant
16 9 (2.80%) LoadUI
16 9 (2.80%) NUnit
16 9 (2.80%) Toad
General
1 68 (21.18%) Finance
2 26 (8.10%) Digital Economy
3 21 (6.54%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.43%) Retail
5 10 (3.12%) Aerospace
5 10 (3.12%) Automotive
6 9 (2.80%) Publishing
7 7 (2.18%) Banking
7 7 (2.18%) Games
8 5 (1.56%) Marketing
9 4 (1.25%) Electronics
9 4 (1.25%) Legal
10 3 (0.93%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.62%) Billing
Job Titles
1 119 (37.07%) Analyst
2 106 (33.02%) Test Analyst
3 74 (23.05%) Tester
4 57 (17.76%) Test Engineer
5 36 (11.21%) QA Engineer
5 36 (11.21%) Software Tester
6 34 (10.59%) Test Manager
7 32 (9.97%) Test Automation Engineer
8 21 (6.54%) QA Analyst
9 19 (5.92%) Automation Test Analyst
10 18 (5.61%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 18 (5.61%) Senior Tester
11 17 (5.30%) Software Analyst
11 17 (5.30%) Software Test Analyst
12 16 (4.98%) Automation Tester
13 15 (4.67%) Junior
14 14 (4.36%) Manual Test Analyst
15 13 (4.05%) QA Test Engineer
15 13 (4.05%) Software Test Engineer
16 12 (3.74%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.79%) Web Services
2 21 (6.54%) XML
3 18 (5.61%) .NET
3 18 (5.61%) Gherkin
3 18 (5.61%) SOAP
4 12 (3.74%) HTML
5 8 (2.49%) Middleware
5 8 (2.49%) REST
6 5 (1.56%) JSON
7 4 (1.25%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.25%) Ajax
7 4 (1.25%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.25%) CSS
7 4 (1.25%) RESTful
8 2 (0.62%) Behat
8 2 (0.62%) J2EE
8 2 (0.62%) phpspec
9 1 (0.31%) JMS
9 1 (0.31%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 47 (14.64%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (13.40%) Computer Science
3 27 (8.41%) Client/Server
4 23 (7.17%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.18%) Smart Meter
6 6 (1.87%) Replication
7 5 (1.56%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.93%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.93%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.93%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.62%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.62%) Marketing Technology
9 2 (0.62%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.62%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.31%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.31%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.31%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 59 (18.38%) Windows
2 48 (14.95%) Linux
3 18 (5.61%) Unix
4 13 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (3.12%) Solaris
6 3 (0.93%) Android
6 3 (0.93%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.93%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.31%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (80.06%) Test Automation
2 210 (65.42%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (41.12%) Test Scripting
4 131 (40.81%) Test Strategy
5 94 (29.28%) Regression Testing
6 91 (28.35%) Software Testing
7 83 (25.86%) Functional Testing
8 82 (25.55%) Manual Testing
8 82 (25.55%) Scrum
9 78 (24.30%) Test Management
10 73 (22.74%) BDD
11 67 (20.87%) User Acceptance Testing
12 56 (17.45%) Non-Functional Testing
13 55 (17.13%) SDLC
14 47 (14.64%) TDD
15 45 (14.02%) Continuous Integration
16 44 (13.71%) Software Engineering
17 43 (13.40%) Scenario Testing
18 42 (13.08%) User Stories
19 39 (12.15%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 129 (40.19%) Java
2 73 (22.74%) SQL
3 72 (22.43%) C#
4 31 (9.66%) C
5 26 (8.10%) Shell Script
6 25 (7.79%) Python
7 21 (6.54%) C++
7 21 (6.54%) Ruby
8 20 (6.23%) Perl
9 17 (5.30%) JavaScript
10 16 (4.98%) VB
11 12 (3.74%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.56%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.25%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.93%) COBOL
14 3 (0.93%) PHP
14 3 (0.93%) REXX
14 3 (0.93%) VBScript
15 2 (0.62%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.31%) F#
Qualifications
1 123 (38.32%) ISEB
2 103 (32.09%) Degree
3 83 (25.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 39 (12.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (7.79%) Security Cleared
6 15 (4.67%) DV Cleared
7 9 (2.80%) SC Cleared
8 8 (2.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (1.56%) Network+ Certification
10 4 (1.25%) PMI Certification
10 4 (1.25%) PMP
11 3 (0.93%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.62%) CCNA
12 2 (0.62%) CCNP
12 2 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.62%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.62%) MCP
12 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
13 1 (0.31%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (39.25%) QA
2 4 (1.25%) PMO
3 2 (0.62%) SLA
4 1 (0.31%) DICOM
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (0.62%) Docker
2 1 (0.31%) ACF2
2 1 (0.31%) RACF
Systems Management
1 60 (18.69%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 64 (19.94%) HP
2 39 (12.15%) Microsoft
3 20 (6.23%) SAP
4 13 (4.05%) Red Hat
5 6 (1.87%) hybris
5 6 (1.87%) Oracle
6 5 (1.56%) Ariba
6 5 (1.56%) Concur
7 4 (1.25%) Cognizant
7 4 (1.25%) Pega
7 4 (1.25%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.93%) ForgeRock
8 3 (0.93%) Green Hat
8 3 (0.93%) IBM
9 2 (0.62%) Cisco
9 2 (0.62%) Sophos
10 1 (0.31%) Infor
10 1 (0.31%) JDA
10 1 (0.31%) Telerik
10 1 (0.31%) TOWER Software