Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 978 1058 1139
Rank change year-on-year +80 +81 -77
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 45 57 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.038% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 36 46 41
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +22.22% -7.22%
10th Percentile £38,730 £36,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £58,750 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +27.91% -11.34%

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 27,413 36,533 41,025
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.82% 24.19% 23.84%
Number of salaries quoted 20,316 26,660 31,909
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 28 January 2020.

Salary histogram for ISTQB Advanced Certification in the UK

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 11 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 28 January 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
England +89 43 £57,500 +4.55% 6
UK excluding London +69 27 £55,000 - 7
London +76 18 £67,500 +58.82% 1
Midlands +45 10 £37,500 -28.57% 1
South East +26 10 £55,000 - 3
West Midlands +42 9 - - 1
South West +24 4 £75,000 -
Scotland - 2 £38,068 - 1
North of England +54 1 £35,000 +7.69% 1
North West +47 1 £35,000 +7.69% 1
East Midlands +13 1 £37,500 -28.57%

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 45 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 27 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 21 (46.67%) QA
4 20 (44.44%) Test Management
5 19 (42.22%) Selenium
5 19 (42.22%) Security Cleared
5 19 (42.22%) Test Strategy
5 19 (42.22%) DevOps
6 18 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 17 (37.78%) Mentoring
8 16 (35.56%) Telecoms
9 15 (33.33%) WebDriver
10 14 (31.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (31.11%) Coaching
10 14 (31.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 14 (31.11%) Windows
11 13 (28.89%) SC Cleared
12 12 (26.67%) Cucumber
12 12 (26.67%) BDD
12 12 (26.67%) JIRA
13 11 (24.44%) Java
13 11 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (22.22%) Degree
14 10 (22.22%) Git (software)
14 10 (22.22%) LTE
14 10 (22.22%) SolarWinds
14 10 (22.22%) Computer Science
15 9 (20.00%) CCTV
15 9 (20.00%) Requirements Management

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 2 (4.44%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.22%) LTE
2 9 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (2.22%) 2G
3 1 (2.22%) 3G
3 1 (2.22%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (42.22%) Selenium
2 15 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 12 (26.67%) Cucumber
3 12 (26.67%) JIRA
4 10 (22.22%) Git (software)
5 9 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
5 9 (20.00%) Rational Quality Manager
6 6 (13.33%) Gradle
6 6 (13.33%) Jenkins
6 6 (13.33%) Maven
6 6 (13.33%) REST Assured
6 6 (13.33%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (11.11%) JUnit
7 5 (11.11%) Ranorex
7 5 (11.11%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 4 (8.89%) Visual Studio
9 3 (6.67%) Bitbucket Server
9 3 (6.67%) JMeter
9 3 (6.67%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (35.56%) Telecoms
2 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 7 (15.56%) Public Sector
3 2 (4.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 15 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Architect
3 5 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Test Architect
4 4 (8.89%) Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Digital Transformation
4 4 (8.89%) Digital Transformation Manager
4 4 (8.89%) Migration Manager
4 4 (8.89%) Security Test Manager
4 4 (8.89%) Senior Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Transformation Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Developer in Test
5 3 (6.67%) QA Manager
5 3 (6.67%) QA Test Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Java Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) UAT Manager
6 2 (4.44%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) .NET
2 3 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.44%) XML
4 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) CCTV
1 9 (20.00%) User Experience
2 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 27 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 20 (44.44%) Test Management
3 19 (42.22%) DevOps
3 19 (42.22%) Test Strategy
4 18 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 17 (37.78%) Mentoring
6 14 (31.11%) Coaching
6 14 (31.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (26.67%) BDD
8 11 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (22.22%) Computer Science
10 9 (20.00%) Requirements Management
10 9 (20.00%) Software Testing
10 9 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (15.56%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (15.56%) Risk Management
11 7 (15.56%) Scrum
11 7 (15.56%) TDD
12 6 (13.33%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (24.44%) Java
2 5 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (4.44%) Java 8
3 2 (4.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 19 (42.22%) Security Cleared
3 14 (31.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (28.89%) SC Cleared
5 10 (22.22%) Degree
6 8 (17.78%) ISEB
7 7 (15.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (46.67%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) GDPR
2 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) Netcool
1 9 (20.00%) TeMIP
2 1 (2.22%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) SolarWinds
2 9 (20.00%) OpenText
2 9 (20.00%) Remedy
3 1 (2.22%) AppDynamics
3 1 (2.22%) HP
3 1 (2.22%) Tableau