Period
to 21 April 2018

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 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > South East
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 284 216 300
Rank change year-on-year -68 +84 -56
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 317 458 395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.00% 1.53% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.81% 5.39% 3.22%
Number of salaries quoted 273 429 352
South East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -3.85%
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £39,750 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -0.63% +6.67% -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 8,316 8,490 12,261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.24% 28.29% 31.40%
Number of salaries quoted 6,585 6,860 9,955
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +8.89% -3.23% +3.33%

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 21 April 2018.

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 21 April 2018. 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 +29 199 £41,000 +12.33% 11
Berkshire +28 104 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Oxfordshire +9 57 £46,500 +40.91% 3
Hampshire -54 52 £38,500 -3.75% 7
Buckinghamshire 0 38 £34,658 -13.36% 2
Surrey -71 29 £45,000 +12.50% 4
East Sussex -33 17 £32,500 +27.45%
West Sussex -30 12 £36,750 -8.13% 1
Kent -9 7 £32,500 -22.62% 1
Sussex -23 1 - -
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, 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.

1 218 (68.77%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (60.88%) Test Automation
3 176 (55.52%) QA
4 147 (46.37%) ISEB
5 128 (40.38%) SQL
6 122 (38.49%) Selenium
7 115 (36.28%) Test Scripting
8 102 (32.18%) JIRA
9 92 (29.02%) Software Testing
10 72 (22.71%) Scrum
10 72 (22.71%) C#
10 72 (22.71%) Test Strategy
11 67 (21.14%) Degree
12 66 (20.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 66 (20.82%) SDLC
13 61 (19.24%) Java
14 57 (17.98%) Finance
15 53 (16.72%) Regression Testing
16 50 (15.77%) Cucumber
17 49 (15.46%) User Acceptance Testing
18 47 (14.83%) Test Management
18 47 (14.83%) BDD
18 47 (14.83%) Defect Management
19 45 (14.20%) Mentoring
19 45 (14.20%) User Stories
20 44 (13.88%) HP
21 41 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
22 40 (12.62%) Continuous Integration
23 39 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
23 39 (12.30%) WebDriver

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 39 (12.30%) Confluence
2 8 (2.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (1.58%) CICS
4 4 (1.26%) Apache Pig
4 4 (1.26%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.26%) Oracle Service Bus
4 4 (1.26%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.95%) IIS
6 2 (0.63%) Drupal
6 2 (0.63%) SAS
6 2 (0.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.84%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.26%) Oracle 11i
1 4 (1.26%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.26%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (1.26%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (1.26%) Oracle iProcurement
1 4 (1.26%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (1.26%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.84%) SaaS
3 6 (1.89%) GitHub
4 5 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.32%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.32%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.89%) Internet
2 3 (0.95%) Broadband
2 3 (0.95%) HTTP
2 3 (0.95%) SSL
3 1 (0.32%) Firewall
3 1 (0.32%) IPv4
3 1 (0.32%) IPv6
3 1 (0.32%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.79%) Oracle Database
3 9 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.84%) QlikView
4 5 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.26%) Apache Hive
5 4 (1.26%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.26%) HBase
5 4 (1.26%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.26%) Power BI
5 4 (1.26%) Sqoop
6 3 (0.95%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.63%) DB2
7 2 (0.63%) MySQL
7 2 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 122 (38.49%) Selenium
2 102 (32.18%) JIRA
3 50 (15.77%) Cucumber
4 39 (12.30%) WebDriver
5 31 (9.78%) Git (software)
6 28 (8.83%) SoapUI
7 27 (8.52%) HP UFT
8 19 (5.99%) Zephyr
9 14 (4.42%) Jenkins
9 14 (4.42%) JMeter
9 14 (4.42%) LoadRunner
10 10 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (3.15%) TeamCity
10 10 (3.15%) TestComplete
11 9 (2.84%) Visual Studio
12 7 (2.21%) Subversion
13 6 (1.89%) Codeception
13 6 (1.89%) Jasmine
13 6 (1.89%) Maven
13 6 (1.89%) Mocha
General
1 57 (17.98%) Finance
2 14 (4.42%) Automotive
3 11 (3.47%) Advertising
4 10 (3.15%) Retail
5 7 (2.21%) Digital Economy
6 6 (1.89%) Games
7 2 (0.63%) Electronics
7 2 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.32%) Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Billing
8 1 (0.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 115 (36.28%) Analyst
2 101 (31.86%) Test Analyst
3 93 (29.34%) Tester
4 42 (13.25%) QA Engineer
5 39 (12.30%) Automation Tester
6 38 (11.99%) QA Tester
6 38 (11.99%) Software Tester
7 34 (10.73%) Test Engineer
8 32 (10.09%) Automation Test Analyst
9 31 (9.78%) QA Analyst
10 30 (9.46%) QA Automation Engineer
11 26 (8.20%) Software QA Tester
11 26 (8.20%) Test Automation Engineer
12 21 (6.62%) Test Manager
13 20 (6.31%) Consultant
14 19 (5.99%) QA Test Analyst
14 19 (5.99%) QA Test Engineer
15 18 (5.68%) Agile Tester
16 16 (5.05%) Senior Analyst
16 16 (5.05%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (11.36%) XML
2 26 (8.20%) .NET
3 22 (6.94%) HTML
4 21 (6.62%) Gherkin
5 15 (4.73%) XML Messaging
6 11 (3.47%) SOAP
7 9 (2.84%) Web Services
8 8 (2.52%) Middleware
9 7 (2.21%) Behat
9 7 (2.21%) CSS
10 6 (1.89%) RESTful
11 5 (1.58%) AngularJS
12 4 (1.26%) EJB
12 4 (1.26%) EJB 3.0
12 4 (1.26%) Java EE
12 4 (1.26%) JSON
12 4 (1.26%) Oracle Fusion
12 4 (1.26%) REST
12 4 (1.26%) XSD
12 4 (1.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (9.46%) Computer Science
3 18 (5.68%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (2.84%) User Experience
5 8 (2.52%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.21%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.89%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.89%) Replication
7 6 (1.89%) W3C
8 4 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.26%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.26%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.26%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.95%) VSAM
10 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.63%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (0.63%) Life Science
10 2 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.63%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 33 (10.41%) Windows
2 20 (6.31%) Linux
3 18 (5.68%) Unix
4 5 (1.58%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.32%) Android
6 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.32%) Solaris
6 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (68.77%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (60.88%) Test Automation
3 115 (36.28%) Test Scripting
4 92 (29.02%) Software Testing
5 72 (22.71%) Scrum
5 72 (22.71%) Test Strategy
6 66 (20.82%) SDLC
7 53 (16.72%) Regression Testing
8 49 (15.46%) User Acceptance Testing
9 47 (14.83%) BDD
9 47 (14.83%) Defect Management
9 47 (14.83%) Test Management
10 45 (14.20%) Mentoring
10 45 (14.20%) User Stories
11 41 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
12 40 (12.62%) Continuous Integration
13 37 (11.67%) Functional Testing
13 37 (11.67%) Manual Testing
14 36 (11.36%) Exploratory Testing
15 35 (11.04%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 128 (40.38%) SQL
2 72 (22.71%) C#
3 61 (19.24%) Java
4 30 (9.46%) Python
5 25 (7.89%) JavaScript
6 23 (7.26%) C++
7 19 (5.99%) Perl
8 15 (4.73%) PHP
9 14 (4.42%) Bash Shell
9 14 (4.42%) T-SQL
10 12 (3.79%) PowerShell
11 7 (2.21%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.58%) COBOL
13 4 (1.26%) C
13 4 (1.26%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.26%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 4 (1.26%) XPath
14 3 (0.95%) JCL
14 3 (0.95%) Ruby
15 2 (0.63%) R
Qualifications
1 147 (46.37%) ISEB
2 67 (21.14%) Degree
3 66 (20.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (5.99%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (5.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 18 (5.68%) Security Cleared
6 13 (4.10%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.89%) PMI Certification
7 6 (1.89%) PMP
8 4 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (55.52%) QA
2 6 (1.89%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.26%) SLA
4 2 (0.63%) GAMP
4 2 (0.63%) GMP
4 2 (0.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.26%) Apache Flume
1 4 (1.26%) HDFS
2 2 (0.63%) ACF2
2 2 (0.63%) Docker
2 2 (0.63%) Firmware
2 2 (0.63%) RACF
Systems Management
1 23 (7.26%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (5.36%) HP ALM
3 4 (1.26%) Oozie
4 1 (0.32%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 44 (13.88%) HP
2 38 (11.99%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.36%) Oracle
4 10 (3.15%) Micro Focus
4 10 (3.15%) White Clarke
5 5 (1.58%) SAP
6 4 (1.26%) Kofax
6 4 (1.26%) Perforce
6 4 (1.26%) Tableau
7 3 (0.95%) Capita
8 2 (0.63%) Google
8 2 (0.63%) IBM
8 2 (0.63%) Sophos
9 1 (0.32%) Twitter
9 1 (0.32%) Unisys