Period
to 21 May 2019

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 21 May 2019 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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1047 1167 1094
Rank change year-on-year +120 -73 +85
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 51 39 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.023% 0.048%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.096% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 17 20 60
UK median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £43,597
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +14.69% -12.81%
10th Percentile £32,000 £33,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £84,800 £69,375 £66,675
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -15.00% +25.00% -23.81%

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 35,619 40,562 42,167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.71% 23.62% 24.97%
Number of salaries quoted 25,461 30,751 33,049
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +7.23% -2.35%

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 21 May 2019.

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 21 May 2019. 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 +110 49 £47,500 -9.52%
UK excluding London +86 49 £42,500 -15.00%
North of England +54 33 £32,500 -38.10%
North West +64 32 £32,500 -48.00%
South East +29 8 £82,000 +5.81%
Midlands +25 4 £45,000 +20.00%
East Midlands - 4 £45,000 -
London +92 2 £57,500 +15.00%
Wales +17 2 £38,500 +6.94%
South West - 2 - -
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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 50 (98.04%) ISTQB
2 45 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (76.47%) Test Automation
4 34 (66.67%) Degree
5 33 (64.71%) Waterfall
6 31 (60.78%) .NET
6 31 (60.78%) SQL Server
7 30 (58.82%) C#
7 30 (58.82%) C++
7 30 (58.82%) Broadband
7 30 (58.82%) Microsoft
7 30 (58.82%) Telecoms
7 30 (58.82%) SoapUI
7 30 (58.82%) Line Management
8 29 (56.86%) Test Strategy
9 28 (54.90%) QA
10 22 (43.14%) Manual Testing
11 20 (39.22%) Continuous Improvement
12 19 (37.25%) Mentoring
13 18 (35.29%) SDLC
14 17 (33.33%) Software Architecture
14 17 (33.33%) Prototyping
14 17 (33.33%) Process Improvement
14 17 (33.33%) System Testing
14 17 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
15 15 (29.41%) Java
16 14 (27.45%) OOP
16 14 (27.45%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (27.45%) Problem-Solving
17 13 (25.49%) Technical Debt

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 1 (1.96%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 30 (58.82%) Broadband
2 3 (5.88%) Wireless
3 1 (1.96%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (60.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (58.82%) SoapUI
2 7 (13.73%) Selenium
3 5 (9.80%) JIRA
4 4 (7.84%) Cucumber
5 3 (5.88%) Bugzilla
5 3 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (5.88%) Rational Quality Manager
6 2 (3.92%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.96%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.96%) JMeter
7 1 (1.96%) Maven
General
1 30 (58.82%) Telecoms
2 7 (13.73%) Finance
3 3 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (60.78%) Test Engineer
2 17 (33.33%) Principal Engineer
2 17 (33.33%) Principal Test Engineer
3 13 (25.49%) Senior Test Engineer
4 7 (13.73%) Analyst
5 6 (11.76%) Test Analyst
5 6 (11.76%) Test Manager
6 5 (9.80%) Senior Manager
6 5 (9.80%) Senior Test Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) QA Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Financial Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Test Leader
8 1 (1.96%) Head of Test
8 1 (1.96%) IT Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (60.78%) .NET
2 2 (3.92%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.96%) Behat
3 1 (1.96%) REST
3 1 (1.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.84%) Windows
2 2 (3.92%) Android
2 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (76.47%) Test Automation
3 33 (64.71%) Waterfall
4 30 (58.82%) Line Management
5 29 (56.86%) Test Strategy
6 22 (43.14%) Manual Testing
7 20 (39.22%) Continuous Improvement
8 19 (37.25%) Mentoring
9 18 (35.29%) SDLC
10 17 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
10 17 (33.33%) Process Improvement
10 17 (33.33%) Prototyping
10 17 (33.33%) Software Architecture
10 17 (33.33%) System Testing
11 14 (27.45%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (27.45%) OOP
11 14 (27.45%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (25.49%) CRM
12 13 (25.49%) OO
12 13 (25.49%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 30 (58.82%) C#
1 30 (58.82%) C++
2 15 (29.41%) Java
3 2 (3.92%) SQL
4 1 (1.96%) Java 8
4 1 (1.96%) PHP
4 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (98.04%) ISTQB
2 34 (66.67%) Degree
3 5 (9.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.88%) HNC
4 3 (5.88%) HND
4 3 (5.88%) ISEB
5 1 (1.96%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (54.90%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (5.88%) Netcool
Vendors
1 30 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 13 (25.49%) Pega
2 13 (25.49%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (5.88%) OpenText
3 3 (5.88%) Remedy
3 3 (5.88%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.96%) Guidewire
4 1 (1.96%) New Relic