Period
to 1 October 2020

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 6 months to 1 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
UK
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 678 996 1119
Rank change year-on-year +318 +123 +41
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 11 80 57
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.057% 0.034%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.24% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 10 47 50
Median annual salary £60,000 £75,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +36.36% -8.33%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,750 £36,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £84,800 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +15.79%

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 permanent job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 10,588 32,841 39,166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.04% 23.42% 23.66%
Number of salaries quoted 7,804 23,920 29,038
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.53%
10th Percentile £31,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ISTQB Advanced Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Advanced Certification in the UK

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification.

Salary trend for ISTQB Advanced Certification in the UK

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

Salary histogram for ISTQB Advanced Certification in the UK

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 7 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 6 months to 1 October 2020. 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
UK excluding London +294 10 £60,000 +4.35% 2
England +327 9 £60,000 -20.00% 1
South East +221 5 £48,750 -15.22% 1
South West +144 3 £70,000 -6.67%
London +254 1 £60,000 -25.00%
Scotland +100 1 £38,636 +3.03%
Wales +49 1 £60,000 +55.84% 1

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 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 with a requirement for ISTQB Advanced Certification.

1 11 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) Software Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Selenium
3 6 (54.55%) Cucumber
4 5 (45.45%) BDD
4 5 (45.45%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (45.45%) DevOps
4 5 (45.45%) WebDriver
4 5 (45.45%) Scrum
4 5 (45.45%) ITIL
5 4 (36.36%) Web Services
5 4 (36.36%) TDD
5 4 (36.36%) Confluence
5 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
5 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
5 4 (36.36%) JIRA
5 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
5 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
5 4 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (27.27%) Project Delivery
6 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
6 3 (27.27%) Robot Framework
6 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
6 3 (27.27%) AWS
6 3 (27.27%) ITSM
6 3 (27.27%) Java
7 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 2 (18.18%) SQL

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 4 (36.36%) Confluence
2 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) AWS
2 2 (18.18%) Azure
3 1 (9.09%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Cucumber
1 6 (54.55%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) WebDriver
3 4 (36.36%) JIRA
4 3 (27.27%) Robot Framework
5 2 (18.18%) JMeter
5 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner
5 2 (18.18%) MSTest
5 2 (18.18%) Postman
5 2 (18.18%) Ranorex
5 2 (18.18%) REST Assured
5 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
5 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (9.09%) Cypress.io
6 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
6 1 (9.09%) Gradle
6 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 1 (9.09%) JUnit
6 1 (9.09%) Maven
General
1 2 (18.18%) Public Sector
2 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Test Leader
2 3 (27.27%) Automation Test Lead
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Security Test Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Test Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Software Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Web Services
2 2 (18.18%) Gherkin
2 2 (18.18%) SOAP
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 6 (54.55%) Software Testing
3 5 (45.45%) BDD
3 5 (45.45%) DevOps
3 5 (45.45%) ITIL
3 5 (45.45%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (36.36%) TDD
4 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
4 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
5 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
5 3 (27.27%) ITSM
5 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
5 3 (27.27%) Project Delivery
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
6 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
6 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
6 2 (18.18%) TMMi
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) C
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) Ruby
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) Go
3 1 (9.09%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) ISEB
3 2 (18.18%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Ansible
1 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Atlassian