Period
to 21 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 290 228 222
Rank change year-on-year -62 -6 +58
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 281 400 547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.95% 1.37% 1.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.64% 4.93% 4.67%
Number of salaries quoted 249 358 444
South East median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -1.32% -5.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,750 £27,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%

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 7,724 8,120 11,708
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.06% 27.89% 31.73%
Number of salaries quoted 6,084 6,588 9,472
South East median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +5.56%

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 August 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 August 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 -34 130 £42,500 +6.25% 8
Hampshire -3 80 £42,500 +21.43% 11
Berkshire -29 69 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Oxfordshire +6 41 £46,500 +60.34% 2
Surrey -53 30 £52,500 +45.83% 9
East Sussex -23 22 £55,000 +83.33% 2
Buckinghamshire -13 20 £39,250 -17.37%
West Sussex +1 13 £41,500 +20.29% 3
Kent +6 5 £30,500 -6.15% 1
Sussex -11 1 - -
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 188 (66.90%) Test Automation
2 174 (61.92%) Agile Software Development
3 147 (52.31%) ISEB
4 141 (50.18%) QA
5 116 (41.28%) Selenium
6 104 (37.01%) Software Testing
7 88 (31.32%) SQL
8 85 (30.25%) Finance
9 79 (28.11%) Test Scripting
10 70 (24.91%) JIRA
11 68 (24.20%) Scrum
12 57 (20.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 55 (19.57%) C#
13 55 (19.57%) Manual Testing
14 53 (18.86%) SDLC
15 51 (18.15%) Continuous Improvement
16 50 (17.79%) BDD
17 49 (17.44%) Test Strategy
18 48 (17.08%) User Acceptance Testing
19 47 (16.73%) Regression Testing
20 45 (16.01%) Python
20 45 (16.01%) Cucumber
21 40 (14.23%) Confluence
21 40 (14.23%) Java
22 38 (13.52%) Test Management
23 36 (12.81%) Windows
23 36 (12.81%) Mentoring
24 35 (12.46%) Degree
25 33 (11.74%) Git (software)
26 32 (11.39%) .NET

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 40 (14.23%) Confluence
2 5 (1.78%) CICS
3 3 (1.07%) SAS
3 3 (1.07%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.71%) IIS
5 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.71%) 2G
1 2 (0.71%) 3G
1 2 (0.71%) 802.15
1 2 (0.71%) Bluetooth
1 2 (0.71%) CDMA
1 2 (0.71%) DHCP
1 2 (0.71%) DNS
1 2 (0.71%) Firewall
1 2 (0.71%) GSM
1 2 (0.71%) ICMP
1 2 (0.71%) IPv4
1 2 (0.71%) IPv6
1 2 (0.71%) LAN
1 2 (0.71%) LTE
1 2 (0.71%) TCP/IP
1 2 (0.71%) UMTS
1 2 (0.71%) WAN
1 2 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (0.71%) Wireless
1 2 (0.71%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.49%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.78%) DB2
4 4 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.07%) QlikView
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.36%) Big Data
7 1 (0.36%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 116 (41.28%) Selenium
2 70 (24.91%) JIRA
3 45 (16.01%) Cucumber
4 33 (11.74%) Git (software)
5 24 (8.54%) WebDriver
6 21 (7.47%) HP UFT
7 20 (7.12%) Jenkins
8 15 (5.34%) JMeter
8 15 (5.34%) SpecFlow
9 12 (4.27%) JUnit
9 12 (4.27%) SoapUI
9 12 (4.27%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (3.91%) Visual Studio
11 9 (3.20%) TestNG
12 6 (2.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (2.14%) LoadRunner
13 5 (1.78%) jMock
14 4 (1.42%) Robot Framework
14 4 (1.42%) TeamCity
15 3 (1.07%) Rational DOORS
General
1 85 (30.25%) Finance
2 15 (5.34%) Retail
3 14 (4.98%) Banking
4 5 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.71%) Law
6 1 (0.36%) Electronics
6 1 (0.36%) Games
Job Titles
1 95 (33.81%) Analyst
2 82 (29.18%) Test Analyst
3 66 (23.49%) Tester
4 53 (18.86%) Test Engineer
5 48 (17.08%) QA Engineer
6 36 (12.81%) Automation Tester
7 32 (11.39%) QA Automation Engineer
8 27 (9.61%) Test Automation Engineer
8 27 (9.61%) Test Manager
9 24 (8.54%) QA Analyst
9 24 (8.54%) Test Leader
10 23 (8.19%) Software Analyst
10 23 (8.19%) Software Tester
11 22 (7.83%) QA Tester
12 19 (6.76%) Software Test Analyst
13 18 (6.41%) Automation Test Analyst
14 17 (6.05%) Automation Engineer
14 17 (6.05%) Developer
14 17 (6.05%) Developer in Test
14 17 (6.05%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (11.39%) .NET
2 22 (7.83%) Web Services
3 19 (6.76%) Gherkin
4 15 (5.34%) REST
5 12 (4.27%) XML
6 8 (2.85%) SOAP
7 6 (2.14%) Java EE
8 5 (1.78%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.78%) Hibernate
8 5 (1.78%) HTML
8 5 (1.78%) Spring
9 3 (1.07%) JSON
9 3 (1.07%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.71%) 802.1X
10 2 (0.71%) CGI
11 1 (0.36%) Apache Flex
11 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.36%) CSS
11 1 (0.36%) jQuery
11 1 (0.36%) Pyramid
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.69%) Computer Science
1 16 (5.69%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.20%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.49%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.14%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.14%) User Experience
6 5 (1.78%) Life Science
6 5 (1.78%) Replication
7 3 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.07%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.71%) PKI
8 2 (0.71%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.71%) Robotics
8 2 (0.71%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.71%) VSAM
8 2 (0.71%) W3C
9 1 (0.36%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.36%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 36 (12.81%) Windows
2 20 (7.12%) Linux
3 8 (2.85%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.49%) Android
4 7 (2.49%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.14%) Unix
6 2 (0.71%) CentOS
6 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.36%) AIX
7 1 (0.36%) Solaris
7 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (66.90%) Test Automation
2 174 (61.92%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (37.01%) Software Testing
4 79 (28.11%) Test Scripting
5 68 (24.20%) Scrum
6 55 (19.57%) Manual Testing
7 53 (18.86%) SDLC
8 51 (18.15%) Continuous Improvement
9 50 (17.79%) BDD
10 49 (17.44%) Test Strategy
11 48 (17.08%) User Acceptance Testing
12 47 (16.73%) Regression Testing
13 38 (13.52%) Test Management
14 36 (12.81%) Mentoring
15 32 (11.39%) Problem-Solving
16 29 (10.32%) Continuous Integration
17 27 (9.61%) Coaching
17 27 (9.61%) Defect Management
18 25 (8.90%) Functional Testing
18 25 (8.90%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 88 (31.32%) SQL
2 55 (19.57%) C#
3 45 (16.01%) Python
4 40 (14.23%) Java
5 21 (7.47%) Perl
6 14 (4.98%) Bash Shell
7 10 (3.56%) JavaScript
8 9 (3.20%) C++
8 9 (3.20%) PowerShell
9 7 (2.49%) Bourne shell
9 7 (2.49%) Delphi
9 7 (2.49%) Groovy
10 6 (2.14%) Ruby
11 5 (1.78%) C
11 5 (1.78%) COBOL
11 5 (1.78%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.78%) VB
12 4 (1.42%) VBScript
13 3 (1.07%) PL/1
13 3 (1.07%) REXX
Qualifications
1 147 (52.31%) ISEB
2 57 (20.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 35 (12.46%) Degree
4 19 (6.76%) Security Cleared
5 16 (5.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 7 (2.49%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.14%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.78%) PMP
9 4 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (50.18%) QA
2 8 (2.85%) SLA
3 5 (1.78%) GAMP
3 5 (1.78%) GMP
4 2 (0.71%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.71%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.42%) ACF2
1 4 (1.42%) RACF
Systems Management
1 25 (8.90%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (4.27%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 32 (11.39%) HP
2 29 (10.32%) Microsoft
3 17 (6.05%) Atlassian
4 8 (2.85%) SAP
5 7 (2.49%) Capita
5 7 (2.49%) Oracle
6 6 (2.14%) Google
7 4 (1.42%) Apple
7 4 (1.42%) IBM
8 2 (0.71%) Cognizant
8 2 (0.71%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.71%) Remedy
8 2 (0.71%) Unisys
9 1 (0.36%) CA
9 1 (0.36%) Twitter