Period
to 22 September 2021

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 22 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > South East
6 months to
22 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 334 216 253
Rank change year-on-year -118 +37 +29
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 103 89 310
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.59% 1.07% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.10% 3.94% 4.35%
Number of salaries quoted 83 76 248
10th Percentile £28,000 £31,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £31,375 £37,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £45,000 £42,750
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +5.26% -5.00%
75th Percentile £51,875 £57,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +2.41%

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 4,903 2,257 7,130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.03% 27.16% 27.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2,699 1,672 5,317
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,550 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,336
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £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 22 September 2021.

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 22 September 2021. 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 -87 50 £40,000 -3.03% 10
Thames Valley -97 22 £37,500 -11.76% 8
West Sussex -17 18 £32,500 -40.91% 1
Buckinghamshire -46 10 £42,500 - 8
Berkshire -84 7 £67,500 +50.00%
Oxfordshire -29 5 £33,500 -33.00%
Surrey -68 5 £60,000 +9.09% 5
East Sussex -54 3 £39,250 -12.78%
Isle of Wight - 3 £30,500 - 1
Kent -39 1 £30,000 -13.67% 1
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2021, 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 68 (66.02%) Test Automation
2 58 (56.31%) QA
3 57 (55.34%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (53.40%) Software Testing
5 43 (41.75%) Selenium
6 42 (40.78%) ISEB
7 38 (36.89%) JIRA
8 37 (35.92%) Test Scripting
8 37 (35.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 29 (28.16%) Scenario Testing
10 27 (26.21%) Test Strategy
11 25 (24.27%) Manual Testing
12 24 (23.30%) Security Cleared
13 22 (21.36%) SC Cleared
13 22 (21.36%) DevOps
14 20 (19.42%) Test Management
14 20 (19.42%) Finance
15 19 (18.45%) C#
16 17 (16.50%) Scrum
16 17 (16.50%) Performance Testing
16 17 (16.50%) Non-Functional Testing
16 17 (16.50%) Social Skills
17 16 (15.53%) SQL
18 15 (14.56%) Functional Testing
18 15 (14.56%) Analytical Skills
19 14 (13.59%) Problem-Solving
19 14 (13.59%) Azure
19 14 (13.59%) .NET
19 14 (13.59%) Oracle
19 14 (13.59%) Project Management

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 (7.77%) Confluence
2 3 (2.91%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (11.65%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.88%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.59%) Azure
2 11 (10.68%) SaaS
3 9 (8.74%) BlazeMeter
4 4 (3.88%) GitHub
5 2 (1.94%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.97%) AWS
6 1 (0.97%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.88%) Firewall
1 4 (3.88%) Internet
1 4 (3.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.97%) 3G
2 1 (0.97%) 4G
2 1 (0.97%) ATM
2 1 (0.97%) SMTP
2 1 (0.97%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.65%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.77%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (3.88%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (2.91%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 43 (41.75%) Selenium
2 38 (36.89%) JIRA
3 13 (12.62%) Git (software)
3 13 (12.62%) JMeter
4 12 (11.65%) Postman
4 12 (11.65%) WebDriver
5 11 (10.68%) SoapUI
5 11 (10.68%) SpecFlow
6 9 (8.74%) Jenkins
7 7 (6.80%) HP UFT
7 7 (6.80%) LoadRunner
7 7 (6.80%) TestComplete
7 7 (6.80%) TestRail
8 5 (4.85%) Bitbucket
8 5 (4.85%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (4.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (4.85%) TeamCity
9 4 (3.88%) MSTest
9 4 (3.88%) Robot Framework
9 4 (3.88%) Zephyr
General
1 20 (19.42%) Finance
2 17 (16.50%) Social Skills
3 15 (14.56%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (10.68%) Organisational Skills
5 7 (6.80%) Telecoms
6 5 (4.85%) Games
7 4 (3.88%) Law
7 4 (3.88%) Manufacturing
8 3 (2.91%) Banking
8 3 (2.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 3 (2.91%) Military
9 2 (1.94%) Documentation Skills
9 2 (1.94%) Retail
10 1 (0.97%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.97%) Electronics
10 1 (0.97%) Influencing Skills
10 1 (0.97%) Legal
10 1 (0.97%) Marketing
10 1 (0.97%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 39 (37.86%) Analyst
1 39 (37.86%) Test Analyst
2 24 (23.30%) Test Engineer
3 19 (18.45%) Tester
4 18 (17.48%) QA Engineer
5 12 (11.65%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 12 (11.65%) Software Tester
6 11 (10.68%) Test Automation Engineer
7 8 (7.77%) HR Analyst
7 8 (7.77%) Manual Test Analyst
7 8 (7.77%) Pensions Analyst
7 8 (7.77%) QA Analyst
7 8 (7.77%) QA Test Analyst
7 8 (7.77%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (7.77%) Senior Test Analyst
8 7 (6.80%) QA Leader
9 6 (5.83%) Automation Test Lead
9 6 (5.83%) Quality Engineer
9 6 (5.83%) Service Analyst
9 6 (5.83%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.59%) .NET
2 12 (11.65%) ASP.NET
3 10 (9.71%) Web Services
4 9 (8.74%) Gherkin
4 9 (8.74%) SOAP
5 8 (7.77%) RESTful
6 5 (4.85%) OAuth
6 5 (4.85%) React
7 4 (3.88%) WebSockets
8 3 (2.91%) Swagger
9 2 (1.94%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.94%) JSON
9 2 (1.94%) Middleware
9 2 (1.94%) REST
9 2 (1.94%) XML
10 1 (0.97%) ADO
10 1 (0.97%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.97%) CSS
10 1 (0.97%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.71%) User Experience
2 4 (3.88%) Client/Server
2 4 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.88%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (3.88%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.97%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.97%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.97%) Tandem
4 1 (0.97%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.80%) Windows
2 3 (2.91%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (66.02%) Test Automation
2 57 (55.34%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (53.40%) Software Testing
4 37 (35.92%) Test Scripting
5 29 (28.16%) Scenario Testing
6 27 (26.21%) Test Strategy
7 25 (24.27%) Manual Testing
8 22 (21.36%) DevOps
9 20 (19.42%) Test Management
10 17 (16.50%) Non-Functional Testing
10 17 (16.50%) Performance Testing
10 17 (16.50%) Scrum
11 15 (14.56%) Functional Testing
12 14 (13.59%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (13.59%) Project Management
12 14 (13.59%) Regression Testing
13 13 (12.62%) BDD
13 13 (12.62%) Mentoring
14 12 (11.65%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (10.68%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 19 (18.45%) C#
2 16 (15.53%) SQL
3 13 (12.62%) Java
3 13 (12.62%) JavaScript
4 12 (11.65%) Python
5 10 (9.71%) TypeScript
6 4 (3.88%) C
7 1 (0.97%) PHP
7 1 (0.97%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 42 (40.78%) ISEB
2 37 (35.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 24 (23.30%) Security Cleared
4 22 (21.36%) SC Cleared
5 13 (12.62%) Degree
6 9 (8.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.97%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (56.31%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) Accessibility
2 1 (0.97%) Def Stans
System Software
1 6 (5.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (10.68%) HP ALM
2 5 (4.85%) Kubernetes
3 4 (3.88%) Grafana
3 4 (3.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (13.59%) Oracle
2 12 (11.65%) HP
2 12 (11.65%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.77%) Informatica
4 4 (3.88%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.97%) EMC
6 1 (0.97%) SAP