Period
to 19 August 2019

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 19 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > South East
6 months to
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 260 293 231
Rank change year-on-year +33 -62 -2
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 295 281 402
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.13% 0.95% 1.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.06% 3.63% 4.91%
Number of salaries quoted 224 249 359
South East median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.71% +13.33% -1.32%
10th Percentile £25,750 £30,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.25% - +5.26%

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 7,274 7,734 8,195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.93% 26.15% 27.94%
Number of salaries quoted 5,287 6,072 6,645
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019. 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
West Sussex +55 83 £37,500 -9.64% 5
Thames Valley -17 82 £42,500 - 13
Hampshire -12 70 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Berkshire -4 51 £45,000 +12.50% 3
East Sussex +17 22 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Oxfordshire +16 19 £41,250 -11.29% 5
Kent +19 18 £42,500 +41.67% 6
Surrey +13 18 £47,500 -9.52% 4
Buckinghamshire +6 12 £41,500 +10.67% 5
Sussex +16 1 £45,000 -
Middlesex - 1 £36,250 -
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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.

1 216 (73.22%) Test Automation
2 193 (65.42%) Agile Software Development
3 185 (62.71%) QA
4 138 (46.78%) ISEB
5 112 (37.97%) Test Scripting
6 102 (34.58%) Software Testing
7 87 (29.49%) JIRA
8 84 (28.47%) Selenium
9 71 (24.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 62 (21.02%) Test Strategy
11 61 (20.68%) Problem-Solving
11 61 (20.68%) Degree
12 54 (18.31%) SQL
13 52 (17.63%) C#
14 50 (16.95%) Manual Testing
15 49 (16.61%) Scrum
16 48 (16.27%) BDD
17 46 (15.59%) Computer Science Degree
17 46 (15.59%) Java
18 45 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
19 43 (14.58%) Test Management
19 43 (14.58%) SDLC
20 42 (14.24%) Git (software)
20 42 (14.24%) TDD
21 41 (13.90%) Regression Testing
22 39 (13.22%) .NET
23 38 (12.88%) Scenario Testing
24 37 (12.54%) HP Quality Center
25 34 (11.53%) Continuous Integration
26 31 (10.51%) Python

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 24 (8.14%) Confluence
2 2 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.34%) Apache
3 1 (0.34%) IIS
3 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.71%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.05%) SaaS
4 8 (2.71%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 8 (2.71%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 8 (2.71%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (1.36%) Tricentis Tosca
6 2 (0.68%) BrowserStack
6 2 (0.68%) NuGet
7 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.71%) ATM
2 3 (1.02%) DHCP
2 3 (1.02%) DNS
2 3 (1.02%) Firewall
3 2 (0.68%) Broadband
3 2 (0.68%) LTE
3 2 (0.68%) Wireless
4 1 (0.34%) 2G
4 1 (0.34%) 3G
4 1 (0.34%) 4G
4 1 (0.34%) FTP
4 1 (0.34%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.34%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.76%) Relational Database
2 12 (4.07%) MySQL
3 10 (3.39%) DB2
4 8 (2.71%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.36%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.34%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.34%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 87 (29.49%) JIRA
2 84 (28.47%) Selenium
3 42 (14.24%) Git (software)
4 30 (10.17%) WebDriver
5 28 (9.49%) Cucumber
5 28 (9.49%) Jenkins
6 21 (7.12%) SpecFlow
7 17 (5.76%) TeamCity
8 13 (4.41%) Fiddler
8 13 (4.41%) Visual Studio
9 11 (3.73%) Visual Studio Team System
10 10 (3.39%) Appium
10 10 (3.39%) Robot Framework
11 9 (3.05%) TestNG
11 9 (3.05%) Visual Studio Coded UI
11 9 (3.05%) Zephyr
12 8 (2.71%) JUnit
12 8 (2.71%) Oracle APEX
13 7 (2.37%) HP UFT
13 7 (2.37%) JMeter
General
1 27 (9.15%) Finance
2 13 (4.41%) Public Sector
3 10 (3.39%) Marketing
4 8 (2.71%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.69%) Law
6 2 (0.68%) Advertising
6 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.68%) Banking
6 2 (0.68%) Billing
6 2 (0.68%) Electronics
6 2 (0.68%) Games
7 1 (0.34%) Automotive
7 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.34%) Retail
Job Titles
1 92 (31.19%) Analyst
2 83 (28.14%) Test Engineer
3 82 (27.80%) Test Analyst
4 52 (17.63%) QA Engineer
5 43 (14.58%) Tester
6 35 (11.86%) Senior Test Engineer
7 33 (11.19%) Test Manager
8 28 (9.49%) Test Automation Engineer
9 24 (8.14%) Senior Analyst
9 24 (8.14%) Senior Test Analyst
10 23 (7.80%) QA Tester
11 22 (7.46%) Automation Test Analyst
11 22 (7.46%) QA Analyst
11 22 (7.46%) Senior QA Engineer
12 21 (7.12%) Junior
13 20 (6.78%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
14 18 (6.10%) Developer
14 18 (6.10%) Java Engineer
14 18 (6.10%) Test Leader
15 17 (5.76%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (13.22%) .NET
2 23 (7.80%) REST
3 21 (7.12%) SOAP
4 20 (6.78%) Gherkin
4 20 (6.78%) Web Services
5 12 (4.07%) ASP.NET
6 10 (3.39%) React
7 9 (3.05%) XML
8 8 (2.71%) Visualforce
9 4 (1.36%) HTML
9 4 (1.36%) Spring
9 4 (1.36%) WPF
10 3 (1.02%) Apache Flex
11 2 (0.68%) Node.js
12 1 (0.34%) CSS
12 1 (0.34%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.83%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.46%) Client/Server
3 20 (6.78%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (4.75%) User Experience
5 12 (4.07%) Driving Licence
5 12 (4.07%) Management Information System
6 11 (3.73%) Blog
6 11 (3.73%) Cloud Native
7 6 (2.03%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.69%) Robotics
9 3 (1.02%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.34%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.34%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.34%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.34%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.34%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.08%) Android
1 15 (5.08%) Apple iOS
2 11 (3.73%) Windows
3 4 (1.36%) Linux
3 4 (1.36%) Unix
4 3 (1.02%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.68%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (73.22%) Test Automation
2 193 (65.42%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (37.97%) Test Scripting
4 102 (34.58%) Software Testing
5 62 (21.02%) Test Strategy
6 61 (20.68%) Problem-Solving
7 50 (16.95%) Manual Testing
8 49 (16.61%) Scrum
9 48 (16.27%) BDD
10 45 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
11 43 (14.58%) SDLC
11 43 (14.58%) Test Management
12 42 (14.24%) TDD
13 41 (13.90%) Regression Testing
14 38 (12.88%) Scenario Testing
15 34 (11.53%) Continuous Integration
16 30 (10.17%) Computer Science
17 29 (9.83%) Defect Management
18 28 (9.49%) Continuous Improvement
19 22 (7.46%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 54 (18.31%) SQL
2 52 (17.63%) C#
3 46 (15.59%) Java
4 31 (10.51%) Python
5 15 (5.08%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.71%) Apex Code
6 8 (2.71%) SOQL
7 7 (2.37%) C
8 4 (1.36%) Ruby
9 3 (1.02%) Bourne shell
9 3 (1.02%) C++
9 3 (1.02%) Delphi
10 2 (0.68%) PHP
11 1 (0.34%) Perl
11 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 138 (46.78%) ISEB
2 71 (24.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 61 (20.68%) Degree
4 46 (15.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (6.44%) Security Cleared
6 10 (3.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 7 (2.37%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.69%) CISSP
8 5 (1.69%) Master's Degree
8 5 (1.69%) PhD
9 4 (1.36%) HND
10 3 (1.02%) CISA
10 3 (1.02%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (62.71%) QA
2 4 (1.36%) NIST
3 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.34%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (0.68%) Docker
1 2 (0.68%) Firmware
1 2 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 37 (12.54%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (4.07%) HP ALM
3 5 (1.69%) ZABBIX
4 3 (1.02%) Ansible
4 3 (1.02%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 25 (8.47%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.42%) Oracle
3 13 (4.41%) HP
4 9 (3.05%) SAP
5 8 (2.71%) Ariba
5 8 (2.71%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.69%) Sage
7 4 (1.36%) Perforce
8 3 (1.02%) AlgoSec
8 3 (1.02%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.02%) Citrix
8 3 (1.02%) CyberArk
8 3 (1.02%) Qualys
8 3 (1.02%) Trend Micro
8 3 (1.02%) Zscaler
9 2 (0.68%) ForgeRock
9 2 (0.68%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.34%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.34%) Google
10 1 (0.34%) Remedy