Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East > Surrey
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 165 166
Rank change year-on-year -15 +1 +46
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 78 114 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.27% 1.72% 1.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.46% 5.44% 5.21%
Number of salaries quoted 71 111 146
Surrey median annual salary £35,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.25% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £26,750 £29,500 £29,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £58,750 £48,750
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%

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 1748 2094 2843
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 28.42% 31.56% 33.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1401 1702 2486
Surrey median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -2.30%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 -31 22 £50,000 +25.00%
Woking +10 9 £28,000 -46.67%
Walton-on-Thames +15 8 £35,000 +11.11%
Dorking - 7 £35,000 -
Guildford -14 6 £40,500 +15.71%
Leatherhead +16 5 £46,500 +13.41%
Redhill -5 4 £30,000 -22.58%
Staines +12 3 - -
Camberley - 1 £47,500 -
Cobham - 1 £42,000 -
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Surrey region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 60 (76.92%) Test Automation
2 50 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (60.26%) QA
4 41 (52.56%) ISEB
5 36 (46.15%) Test Scripting
6 35 (44.87%) Finance
6 35 (44.87%) Test Strategy
7 33 (42.31%) Selenium
7 33 (42.31%) Scrum
8 31 (39.74%) Regression Testing
9 29 (37.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 26 (33.33%) Functional Testing
10 26 (33.33%) TDD
10 26 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (30.77%) Software Testing
12 23 (29.49%) Degree
12 23 (29.49%) Java
13 21 (26.92%) WebDriver
14 20 (25.64%) BDD
14 20 (25.64%) C#
14 20 (25.64%) Manual Testing
15 19 (24.36%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (24.36%) SQL
15 19 (24.36%) Non-Functional Testing
16 18 (23.08%) Jenkins
16 18 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
16 18 (23.08%) Software Engineering
17 16 (20.51%) Acceptance Criteria
18 15 (19.23%) System Testing
19 13 (16.67%) XML

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 3 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.13%) SaaS
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.26%) VoIP
2 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.56%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.85%) MySQL
2 1 (1.28%) DB2
2 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (42.31%) Selenium
2 21 (26.92%) WebDriver
3 18 (23.08%) Jenkins
4 12 (15.38%) NUnit
5 10 (12.82%) Visual Studio
6 9 (11.54%) Git (software)
7 8 (10.26%) InstallShield
7 8 (10.26%) MSTest
7 8 (10.26%) SpecFlow
8 7 (8.97%) HP UFT
8 7 (8.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (8.97%) TeamCity
9 5 (6.41%) TestDirector
10 4 (5.13%) JIRA
11 3 (3.85%) JMeter
11 3 (3.85%) Maven
11 3 (3.85%) PHPUnit
11 3 (3.85%) Protractor
11 3 (3.85%) TestComplete
12 2 (2.56%) Cucumber
General
1 35 (44.87%) Finance
2 12 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 8 (10.26%) Aerospace
3 8 (10.26%) Automotive
4 5 (6.41%) Retail
5 4 (5.13%) Legal
6 3 (3.85%) Banking
7 2 (2.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 37 (47.44%) Analyst
2 25 (32.05%) Test Analyst
3 23 (29.49%) Test Engineer
4 13 (16.67%) QA Analyst
4 13 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
4 13 (16.67%) Tester
5 12 (15.38%) QA Engineer
6 10 (12.82%) Automation Test Analyst
7 9 (11.54%) QA Automation Engineer
7 9 (11.54%) QA Test Engineer
7 9 (11.54%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 6 (7.69%) QA Tester
8 6 (7.69%) Senior QA Engineer
8 6 (7.69%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 6 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
8 6 (7.69%) Software Tester
9 5 (6.41%) Automation Analyst
9 5 (6.41%) QA Automation Analyst
9 5 (6.41%) Unix Analyst
10 4 (5.13%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.67%) XML
2 5 (6.41%) RESTful
3 4 (5.13%) Gherkin
4 3 (3.85%) Behat
4 3 (3.85%) phpspec
5 2 (2.56%) .NET
6 1 (1.28%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) Client/Server
1 5 (6.41%) Computer Science
1 5 (6.41%) Smart Meter
2 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.56%) Driving Licence
2 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.28%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.38%) Linux
1 12 (15.38%) Windows
2 10 (12.82%) Unix
3 9 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (10.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (76.92%) Test Automation
2 50 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (46.15%) Test Scripting
4 35 (44.87%) Test Strategy
5 33 (42.31%) Scrum
6 31 (39.74%) Regression Testing
7 26 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (33.33%) Functional Testing
7 26 (33.33%) TDD
8 24 (30.77%) Software Testing
9 20 (25.64%) BDD
9 20 (25.64%) Manual Testing
10 19 (24.36%) Non-Functional Testing
10 19 (24.36%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (23.08%) Software Engineering
12 16 (20.51%) Acceptance Criteria
13 15 (19.23%) System Testing
14 13 (16.67%) E-Commerce
15 11 (14.10%) Continuous Improvement
16 10 (12.82%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 23 (29.49%) Java
2 20 (25.64%) C#
3 19 (24.36%) SQL
4 11 (14.10%) Python
5 9 (11.54%) C
5 9 (11.54%) C++
6 8 (10.26%) Perl
6 8 (10.26%) Ruby
7 4 (5.13%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.85%) PHP
9 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.56%) VB
10 1 (1.28%) COBOL
10 1 (1.28%) REXX
10 1 (1.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (52.56%) ISEB
2 29 (37.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 23 (29.49%) Degree
4 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (60.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (16.67%) HP
2 9 (11.54%) Red Hat
3 3 (3.85%) ForgeRock
3 3 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.85%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.28%) IBM
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle
4 1 (1.28%) Telerik
4 1 (1.28%) TOWER Software