The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for ISTQB Advanced Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 841 867 877
Rank change year-on-year +26 +10  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 33 68 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.069% 0.079%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.26% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 19 45 85
Median salary £47,500 £60,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.83% +26.31%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £79,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £75,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year -43.33% +62.16%  

ISTQB Advanced Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21844 26201 30066
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.56% 26.63% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 17036 21214 23848
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing ISTQB Advanced Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Advanced Certification in the UK

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for ISTQB Advanced Certification in the UK

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB Advanced Certification in the UK

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 24 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +14 33 £47,500 -20.83% 2
Yorkshire +15 13 £47,500 -5.00%
London +11 13 £72,000 +105.71% 2
South East +28 6 £40,000 -46.66%
West Yorkshire +17 5 £42,500 -15.00%
Wimbledon +11 5 - -
Harrogate - 4 £67,000 -
Doncaster - 4 - -
Halifax - 4 £41,250 -
North Yorkshire - 4 £67,000 -
South Yorkshire - 4 - -
Hampshire +2 2 £40,000 -47.54%
East Sussex - 2 £41,000 -
Portsmouth - 2 £40,000 -
Berkshire +30 1 - -
Reading +22 1 - -
West Midlands +11 1 £46,750 -4.10%
Birmingham +10 1 £46,750 -10.95%
Leeds +8 1 £47,500 -5.00%
Buckinghamshire -2 1 £47,500 -22.44%
Milton Keynes -4 1 £47,500 -24.00%
Brighton - 1 £42,500 -
Hove - 1 £39,500 -
Croydon - 1 £68,753 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for ISTQB Advanced Certification.

1 67 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 56 (83.58%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (76.12%) Test Automation
4 40 (59.70%) Java
5 37 (55.22%) Selenium
6 31 (46.27%) ISEB
7 30 (44.78%) JMeter
7 30 (44.78%) Test Strategy
8 25 (37.31%) SoapUI
8 25 (37.31%) XML
9 24 (35.82%) Performance Testing
9 24 (35.82%) Jenkins
10 23 (34.33%) Software Testing
10 23 (34.33%) PRINCE2
10 23 (34.33%) .NET
10 23 (34.33%) SOAP
11 22 (32.84%) BDD
12 21 (31.34%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (31.34%) Finance
12 21 (31.34%) QA
13 20 (29.85%) Degree
14 19 (28.36%) SQL
14 19 (28.36%) Test Management
15 18 (26.87%) Web Services
16 17 (25.37%) HP UFT
16 17 (25.37%) User Acceptance Testing
16 17 (25.37%) Waterfall
16 17 (25.37%) Analytical Skills
16 17 (25.37%) Exploratory Testing
17 16 (23.88%) LoadRunner

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 9 (13.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 9 (13.43%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.49%) Confluence
2 1 (1.49%) Documentum
Applications
1 9 (13.43%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (13.43%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (13.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) VLAN
1 1 (1.49%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 37 (55.22%) Selenium
2 30 (44.78%) JMeter
3 25 (37.31%) SoapUI
4 24 (35.82%) Jenkins
5 17 (25.37%) HP UFT
6 16 (23.88%) LoadRunner
7 13 (19.40%) JIRA
7 13 (19.40%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (14.93%) Visual Studio
9 9 (13.43%) Eclipse
9 9 (13.43%) Rational Functional Tester
9 9 (13.43%) SilkTest
9 9 (13.43%) WebDriver
10 8 (11.94%) IntelliJ
10 8 (11.94%) JIRA Agile
10 8 (11.94%) Zephyr
11 6 (8.96%) NeoLoad
12 4 (5.97%) FitNesse
13 3 (4.48%) Cucumber
14 2 (2.99%) SpecFlow
General
1 21 (31.34%) Finance
2 9 (13.43%) Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Automotive
4 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (29.85%) Analyst
1 20 (29.85%) Test Analyst
2 17 (25.37%) Test Engineer
3 12 (17.91%) Test Manager
4 7 (10.45%) Senior Test Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Performance Manager
5 6 (8.96%) Performance Test Manager
5 6 (8.96%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Automation Test Lead
6 5 (7.46%) Lead Test Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Tester
7 4 (5.97%) Architect
7 4 (5.97%) Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Head of Test
7 4 (5.97%) Principal Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Senior Tester
7 4 (5.97%) Test Architect
7 4 (5.97%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (37.31%) XML
2 23 (34.33%) .NET
2 23 (34.33%) SOAP
3 18 (26.87%) Web Services
4 10 (14.93%) HTML
5 9 (13.43%) XBRL
6 8 (11.94%) JMS
7 4 (5.97%) Apache CXF
7 4 (5.97%) JSON
7 4 (5.97%) REST
8 2 (2.99%) Gherkin
9 1 (1.49%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.49%) Behat
9 1 (1.49%) J2EE
9 1 (1.49%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.37%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.99%) iPad
3 1 (1.49%) Fintech
3 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.49%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.91%) Linux
2 11 (16.42%) Unix
3 2 (2.99%) Kali Linux
3 2 (2.99%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (83.58%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (76.12%) Test Automation
3 30 (44.78%) Test Strategy
4 24 (35.82%) Performance Testing
5 23 (34.33%) PRINCE2
5 23 (34.33%) Software Testing
6 22 (32.84%) BDD
7 21 (31.34%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (28.36%) Test Management
9 17 (25.37%) Exploratory Testing
9 17 (25.37%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (25.37%) Waterfall
10 15 (22.39%) Manual Testing
10 15 (22.39%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 15 (22.39%) TDD
10 15 (22.39%) Test Scripting
11 13 (19.40%) Defect Management
11 13 (19.40%) Mentoring
11 13 (19.40%) Open Source
12 12 (17.91%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (59.70%) Java
2 19 (28.36%) SQL
3 14 (20.90%) C
4 13 (19.40%) JavaScript
5 11 (16.42%) C#
6 9 (13.43%) VB.NET
7 4 (5.97%) Groovy
7 4 (5.97%) Ruby
8 2 (2.99%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 67 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 31 (46.27%) ISEB
3 20 (29.85%) Degree
4 10 (14.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (13.43%) Security Cleared
6 6 (8.96%) MBCS
7 3 (4.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.49%) CITP
8 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (31.34%) QA
2 4 (5.97%) COBIT
3 3 (4.48%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (19.40%) HP
2 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
3 9 (13.43%) Oracle
3 9 (13.43%) SAP
4 3 (4.48%) IBM
5 1 (1.49%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.49%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.49%) EMC
5 1 (1.49%) Pega
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: excellent salary, bonus, bens
Posted: 6 days ago