Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 242 265 286
Rank change year-on-year +23 +21 -79
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 300 308 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.20% 1.07% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.40% 3.93% 3.92%
Number of salaries quoted 250 274 273
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +13.92% -3.66%
10th Percentile £26,200 £27,200 £25,850
90th Percentile £61,375 £60,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 6,822 7,830 8,288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.19% 27.16% 27.10%
Number of salaries quoted 5,033 6,026 6,743
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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
Hampshire +47 93 £45,000 +12.50% 17
West Sussex +44 85 £32,500 -21.69% 5
Thames Valley +9 67 £42,250 -6.11% 9
Berkshire +29 53 £45,000 +5.88% 5
East Sussex -16 27 £52,500 -4.55% 1
Surrey +11 15 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Kent -2 12 £37,750 +21.77% 4
Oxfordshire +5 9 £42,500 -19.05% 1
Buckinghamshire -2 5 £41,000 -23.72% 3
Sussex - 1 £45,000 -
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 229 (76.33%) Test Automation
2 202 (67.33%) Agile Software Development
3 153 (51.00%) QA
4 125 (41.67%) ISEB
5 109 (36.33%) Test Scripting
5 109 (36.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 97 (32.33%) Selenium
6 97 (32.33%) Software Testing
7 78 (26.00%) JIRA
8 64 (21.33%) Java
9 57 (19.00%) Test Strategy
10 55 (18.33%) SQL
11 53 (17.67%) Scrum
11 53 (17.67%) Problem-Solving
12 51 (17.00%) Cucumber
13 48 (16.00%) C#
14 47 (15.67%) BDD
15 42 (14.00%) Confluence
16 41 (13.67%) WebDriver
17 40 (13.33%) Waterfall
17 40 (13.33%) Degree
17 40 (13.33%) Regression Testing
18 39 (13.00%) Manual Testing
19 35 (11.67%) Test Management
19 35 (11.67%) .NET
20 34 (11.33%) TDD
20 34 (11.33%) DevOps
20 34 (11.33%) SDLC
21 33 (11.00%) SpecFlow
21 33 (11.00%) Finance

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 42 (14.00%) Confluence
2 2 (0.67%) CICS
2 2 (0.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.33%) Apache
3 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (4.00%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.33%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.67%) Azure
2 19 (6.33%) AWS
3 14 (4.67%) SaaS
4 10 (3.33%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.67%) BrowserStack
5 2 (0.67%) GCP
5 2 (0.67%) GitHub
5 2 (0.67%) Tricentis Tosca
6 1 (0.33%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.33%) Boomi
6 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.67%) ATM
2 4 (1.33%) Wireless
3 3 (1.00%) ZigBee
4 2 (0.67%) Broadband
4 2 (0.67%) LTE
5 1 (0.33%) 2G
5 1 (0.33%) 3G
5 1 (0.33%) 4G
5 1 (0.33%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.67%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.67%) DB2
5 1 (0.33%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 97 (32.33%) Selenium
2 78 (26.00%) JIRA
3 51 (17.00%) Cucumber
4 41 (13.67%) WebDriver
5 33 (11.00%) SpecFlow
6 21 (7.00%) Jenkins
6 21 (7.00%) JMeter
7 20 (6.67%) Git (software)
8 18 (6.00%) TestNG
9 14 (4.67%) Visual Studio
10 11 (3.67%) Maven
11 10 (3.33%) Appium
11 10 (3.33%) Bitbucket
11 10 (3.33%) JUnit
11 10 (3.33%) Mocha
11 10 (3.33%) Ranorex
12 9 (3.00%) Eclipse
12 9 (3.00%) Jasmine
12 9 (3.00%) Robot Framework
12 9 (3.00%) TestRail
General
1 33 (11.00%) Finance
2 15 (5.00%) Public Sector
3 6 (2.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.33%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.00%) Banking
5 3 (1.00%) Games
6 2 (0.67%) Automotive
6 2 (0.67%) Billing
7 1 (0.33%) Advertising
7 1 (0.33%) Electronics
7 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 120 (40.00%) Analyst
2 109 (36.33%) Test Analyst
3 86 (28.67%) Test Engineer
4 45 (15.00%) Tester
5 40 (13.33%) QA Engineer
6 35 (11.67%) Test Automation Engineer
7 31 (10.33%) Senior Analyst
7 31 (10.33%) Senior Test Analyst
8 28 (9.33%) Automation Test Analyst
9 27 (9.00%) Senior Test Engineer
10 26 (8.67%) QA Analyst
11 24 (8.00%) Test Manager
12 23 (7.67%) Junior
13 22 (7.33%) Senior QA Engineer
14 19 (6.33%) Junior Tester
15 18 (6.00%) QA Tester
16 15 (5.00%) Manual Test Analyst
16 15 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
16 15 (5.00%) QA Test Engineer
16 15 (5.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (11.67%) .NET
2 21 (7.00%) ASP.NET
3 20 (6.67%) REST
3 20 (6.67%) Web Services
4 14 (4.67%) Gherkin
5 11 (3.67%) SOAP
6 10 (3.33%) React
7 6 (2.00%) XML
8 5 (1.67%) RESTful
9 3 (1.00%) Node.js
10 2 (0.67%) Middleware
10 2 (0.67%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.67%) WPF
11 1 (0.33%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.33%) Chai
11 1 (0.33%) CSS
11 1 (0.33%) Hibernate
11 1 (0.33%) HTML
11 1 (0.33%) J2EE
11 1 (0.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.00%) Driving Licence
3 14 (4.67%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (3.67%) Mobile App
5 10 (3.33%) Client/Server
6 8 (2.67%) User Experience
7 6 (2.00%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.67%) Blog
8 5 (1.67%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.00%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.67%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.67%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.33%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.33%) Robotics
11 1 (0.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.00%) Linux
2 6 (2.00%) Android
2 6 (2.00%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.33%) Windows
4 1 (0.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (76.33%) Test Automation
2 202 (67.33%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (36.33%) Test Scripting
4 97 (32.33%) Software Testing
5 57 (19.00%) Test Strategy
6 53 (17.67%) Problem-Solving
6 53 (17.67%) Scrum
7 47 (15.67%) BDD
8 40 (13.33%) Regression Testing
8 40 (13.33%) Waterfall
9 39 (13.00%) Manual Testing
10 35 (11.67%) Test Management
11 34 (11.33%) DevOps
11 34 (11.33%) SDLC
11 34 (11.33%) TDD
12 32 (10.67%) Performance Testing
13 26 (8.67%) Defect Management
14 24 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
14 24 (8.00%) Load Testing
15 23 (7.67%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (21.33%) Java
2 55 (18.33%) SQL
3 48 (16.00%) C#
4 20 (6.67%) Python
5 11 (3.67%) JavaScript
6 10 (3.33%) Ruby
7 7 (2.33%) C
8 5 (1.67%) C++
9 4 (1.33%) PHP
10 3 (1.00%) Perl
11 2 (0.67%) Assembly Language
11 2 (0.67%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.67%) COBOL
11 2 (0.67%) Java 8
11 2 (0.67%) PL/1
11 2 (0.67%) REXX
11 2 (0.67%) VB
12 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 125 (41.67%) ISEB
2 109 (36.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 40 (13.33%) Degree
4 33 (11.00%) Security Cleared
5 16 (5.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (5.33%) SC Cleared
6 14 (4.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.00%) CISSP
8 2 (0.67%) HND
8 2 (0.67%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.67%) PMP
9 1 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.33%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (51.00%) QA
2 2 (0.67%) GAMP
3 1 (0.33%) NIST
System Software
1 5 (1.67%) Docker
2 2 (0.67%) ACF2
2 2 (0.67%) RACF
3 1 (0.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (6.33%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.67%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (8.67%) SAP
2 22 (7.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.33%) Ariba
3 10 (3.33%) HP
4 8 (2.67%) Sage
5 6 (2.00%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.67%) Oracle
7 2 (0.67%) IBM
7 2 (0.67%) Perforce
8 1 (0.33%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 1 (0.33%) Dell
8 1 (0.33%) Google