Period
to 12 June 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 12 June 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
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 292 221 266
Rank change year-on-year -71 +45 +15
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 97 177 282
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.66% 1.17% 1.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.54% 4.59% 3.73%
Number of salaries quoted 80 149 229
10th Percentile £36,125 £27,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £28,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
75th Percentile £52,813 £60,000 £48,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,625 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.57% +0.29% +6.25%

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 3,820 3,853 7,551
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.87% 25.43% 28.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2,260 2,852 5,570
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £39,000 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 12 June 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 12 June 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 -46 38 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Thames Valley -9 28 £48,750 +14.71% 1
Berkshire -1 19 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Surrey -13 13 £45,000 -25.00%
West Sussex -6 10 £42,500 -5.56%
East Sussex -19 8 £52,500 -7.89%
Buckinghamshire +3 5 £47,500 +18.75%
Oxfordshire 0 4 £42,500 +13.33%
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 12 June 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 69 (71.13%) Test Automation
2 54 (55.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 50 (51.55%) ISEB
4 48 (49.48%) Software Testing
5 41 (42.27%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (41.24%) Selenium
6 40 (41.24%) Test Scripting
7 39 (40.21%) QA
8 30 (30.93%) C#
9 29 (29.90%) Degree
10 28 (28.87%) Security Cleared
11 26 (26.80%) SC Cleared
11 26 (26.80%) DevOps
12 25 (25.77%) Test Strategy
13 23 (23.71%) Azure
13 23 (23.71%) JIRA
14 20 (20.62%) SQL
14 20 (20.62%) Jenkins
15 19 (19.59%) Scenario Testing
15 19 (19.59%) Java
16 18 (18.56%) Social Skills
17 17 (17.53%) Analytical Skills
17 17 (17.53%) Oracle
18 16 (16.49%) Project Management
18 16 (16.49%) Oracle EBS
18 16 (16.49%) Finance
18 16 (16.49%) Problem-Solving
18 16 (16.49%) BDD
18 16 (16.49%) Test Management
19 15 (15.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

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 (5.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 16 (16.49%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (4.12%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 23 (23.71%) Azure
2 4 (4.12%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (4.12%) GitHub
2 4 (4.12%) SaaS
3 3 (3.09%) BrowserStack
4 2 (2.06%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (1.03%) AWS
5 1 (1.03%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.15%) Intranet
2 3 (3.09%) Wireshark
3 2 (2.06%) Internet
4 1 (1.03%) 3G
4 1 (1.03%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.34%) Oracle BI EE
2 7 (7.22%) MongoDB
2 7 (7.22%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (7.22%) Redis
3 6 (6.19%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (4.12%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.09%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 40 (41.24%) Selenium
2 23 (23.71%) JIRA
3 20 (20.62%) Jenkins
4 14 (14.43%) WebDriver
5 13 (13.40%) Git (software)
6 12 (12.37%) JMeter
6 12 (12.37%) Postman
7 11 (11.34%) Visual Studio Team System
8 10 (10.31%) LoadRunner
9 9 (9.28%) Cucumber
9 9 (9.28%) NUnit
9 9 (9.28%) SoapUI
10 7 (7.22%) Maven
10 7 (7.22%) REST Assured
10 7 (7.22%) TestNG
10 7 (7.22%) Visual Studio
10 7 (7.22%) Zephyr
11 6 (6.19%) Appium
12 4 (4.12%) Rational DOORS
12 4 (4.12%) TestComplete
General
1 18 (18.56%) Social Skills
2 17 (17.53%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (16.49%) Finance
4 5 (5.15%) Documentation Skills
4 5 (5.15%) Military
5 4 (4.12%) Aerospace
5 4 (4.12%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.09%) Banking
6 3 (3.09%) Law
6 3 (3.09%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (1.03%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (1.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (31.96%) Test Engineer
2 27 (27.84%) Analyst
2 27 (27.84%) Test Analyst
3 18 (18.56%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 18 (18.56%) Test Automation Engineer
3 18 (18.56%) Tester
4 12 (12.37%) HR Analyst
4 12 (12.37%) Pensions Analyst
5 11 (11.34%) QA Engineer
6 9 (9.28%) Automation Test Lead
6 9 (9.28%) Test Manager
7 7 (7.22%) Software Test Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (6.19%) Senior Test Analyst
8 6 (6.19%) Test Leader
9 5 (5.15%) Automation Tester
9 5 (5.15%) QA Tester
9 5 (5.15%) Senior Tester
10 4 (4.12%) Performance Tester
10 4 (4.12%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.37%) REST
2 9 (9.28%) .NET
3 8 (8.25%) Gherkin
4 6 (6.19%) SOAP
5 5 (5.15%) .NET Core
6 4 (4.12%) JSON
6 4 (4.12%) XML
7 3 (3.09%) ASP.NET
7 3 (3.09%) Django
7 3 (3.09%) Flask
7 3 (3.09%) Middleware
7 3 (3.09%) Web Services
8 2 (2.06%) CSS
8 2 (2.06%) OAuth
8 2 (2.06%) React
9 1 (1.03%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.03%) ADO
9 1 (1.03%) HTML
9 1 (1.03%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.12%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.09%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.09%) User Experience
3 1 (1.03%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.03%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.03%) PMI
3 1 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.03%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.22%) Windows
2 3 (3.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (71.13%) Test Automation
2 48 (49.48%) Software Testing
3 41 (42.27%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (41.24%) Test Scripting
5 26 (26.80%) DevOps
6 25 (25.77%) Test Strategy
7 19 (19.59%) Scenario Testing
8 16 (16.49%) BDD
8 16 (16.49%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (16.49%) Project Management
8 16 (16.49%) Test Management
9 15 (15.46%) Performance Testing
10 14 (14.43%) SDET
11 12 (12.37%) API Testing
11 12 (12.37%) Coaching
11 12 (12.37%) Computer Science
12 11 (11.34%) Manual Testing
12 11 (11.34%) Mentoring
12 11 (11.34%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (11.34%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (30.93%) C#
2 20 (20.62%) SQL
3 19 (19.59%) Java
4 14 (14.43%) JavaScript
5 12 (12.37%) Python
6 7 (7.22%) Bash Shell
7 4 (4.12%) C
7 4 (4.12%) Perl
8 3 (3.09%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.09%) TypeScript
8 3 (3.09%) VBScript
9 2 (2.06%) Ruby
10 1 (1.03%) VB
10 1 (1.03%) XPath
Qualifications
1 54 (55.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 50 (51.55%) ISEB
3 29 (29.90%) Degree
4 28 (28.87%) Security Cleared
5 26 (26.80%) SC Cleared
6 15 (15.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 8 (8.25%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (3.09%) HND
9 1 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.03%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.03%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (40.21%) QA
2 2 (2.06%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.03%) Accessibility
3 1 (1.03%) Def Stans
System Software
1 8 (8.25%) Docker
2 3 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (14.43%) HP ALM
2 7 (7.22%) Kubernetes
3 6 (6.19%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (5.15%) Puppet
5 4 (4.12%) Perfmon
6 3 (3.09%) Nmap
Vendors
1 17 (17.53%) Oracle
2 15 (15.46%) Microsoft
3 14 (14.43%) HP
4 11 (11.34%) Informatica
5 4 (4.12%) Dynatrace
6 3 (3.09%) VMware
7 1 (1.03%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.03%) EMC