Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East > Surrey
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 179 171
Rank change year-on-year -20 -8 -11
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 37 78 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.73% 1.32% 1.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.51% 4.46% 5.07%
Number of salaries quoted 32 71 105
Surrey median annual salary £55,000 £35,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +54.93% -11.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £34,000 £27,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £58,375 £53,750 £58,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £35,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +27.66% -11.88% +6.67%

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 Surrey with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Surrey
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,475 1,750 2,171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 29.13% 29.61% 31.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,128 1,411 1,755
Surrey median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £23,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £74,000 £70,000 £68,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Surrey

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB in Surrey.

Salary trend for ISTQB in Surrey

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Surrey

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Surrey over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Surrey

ISTQB
Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 22 October 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
Reigate 0 25 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Leatherhead +1 3 £37,500 -19.35%
Woking +6 2 £77,500 +138.46% 1
Camberley -5 2 £36,250 -9.38%
Guildford -10 2 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Farnham - 1 £32,500 -
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 Surrey region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 32 (86.49%) Test Automation
2 30 (81.08%) ISEB
3 29 (78.38%) Selenium
4 27 (72.97%) C#
5 26 (70.27%) Finance
6 24 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (64.86%) Software Testing
7 23 (62.16%) QA
7 23 (62.16%) Continuous Improvement
8 22 (59.46%) BDD
9 21 (56.76%) HP UFT
10 20 (54.05%) SpecFlow
10 20 (54.05%) Gherkin
10 20 (54.05%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (51.35%) Project Planning
12 18 (48.65%) Task Automation
13 9 (24.32%) Test Strategy
14 8 (21.62%) Java
15 7 (18.92%) Scrum
16 6 (16.22%) HP
16 6 (16.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 6 (16.22%) Test Scripting
17 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
17 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
17 5 (13.51%) WebDriver
17 5 (13.51%) TDD
18 4 (10.81%) PMI Certification
18 4 (10.81%) Windows
18 4 (10.81%) Linux
18 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 1 (2.70%) CICS
1 1 (2.70%) Confluence
1 1 (2.70%) SAS
1 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) ATM
1 1 (2.70%) Firewall
1 1 (2.70%) IPv4
1 1 (2.70%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) DB2
2 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (78.38%) Selenium
2 21 (56.76%) HP UFT
3 20 (54.05%) SpecFlow
4 5 (13.51%) WebDriver
5 4 (10.81%) Jenkins
6 3 (8.11%) Git (software)
6 3 (8.11%) JIRA
7 2 (5.41%) JMeter
7 2 (5.41%) JUnit
7 2 (5.41%) LoadRunner
7 2 (5.41%) NUnit
7 2 (5.41%) TeamCity
7 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.70%) Trac
General
1 26 (70.27%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (64.86%) Analyst
1 24 (64.86%) Test Analyst
2 20 (54.05%) Developer
2 20 (54.05%) Developer in Test
2 20 (54.05%) Test Automation Developer
3 18 (48.65%) Analyst Developer
3 18 (48.65%) Automation Test Analyst
4 9 (24.32%) Tester
5 4 (10.81%) Automation Tester
5 4 (10.81%) Test Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) QA Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Software Tester
7 2 (5.41%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Lead Software Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Senior QA Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (54.05%) Gherkin
2 2 (5.41%) CGI
2 2 (5.41%) Web Services
3 1 (2.70%) REST
3 1 (2.70%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Linux Command Line
1 2 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) Cyberattack
2 1 (2.70%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.70%) PKI
2 1 (2.70%) PMI
2 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Linux
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (86.49%) Test Automation
2 24 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (64.86%) Software Testing
3 23 (62.16%) Continuous Improvement
4 22 (59.46%) BDD
5 20 (54.05%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (51.35%) Project Planning
7 18 (48.65%) Task Automation
8 9 (24.32%) Test Strategy
9 7 (18.92%) Scrum
10 6 (16.22%) Test Scripting
11 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
11 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
11 5 (13.51%) TDD
12 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
12 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
12 3 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
12 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
12 3 (8.11%) Time Management
13 2 (5.41%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 27 (72.97%) C#
2 8 (21.62%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.41%) Perl
3 2 (5.41%) Python
3 2 (5.41%) SQL
4 1 (2.70%) C
4 1 (2.70%) C++
4 1 (2.70%) COBOL
4 1 (2.70%) PL/1
4 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.70%) REXX
4 1 (2.70%) VB
4 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (81.08%) ISEB
2 6 (16.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (10.81%) Degree
3 4 (10.81%) PMI Certification
4 3 (8.11%) PMP
5 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (62.16%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) ACF2
1 2 (5.41%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.41%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) HP
2 1 (2.70%) IBM