Period
to 19 October 2017

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 19 October 2017 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
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1128 1077 1180
Rank change year-on-year -51 +103 +20
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 45 156 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.082% 0.063%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.31% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 30 123 121
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +26.32% -1.55%
10th Percentile £37,100 £32,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £62,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year -20.00% +35.14% -3.65%

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 42330 50413 60107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.24% 26.35% 27.40%
Number of salaries quoted 32500 40503 47958
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 19 October 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB Advanced Certification in the UK

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 10 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 19 October 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
England -82 42 £62,500 +4.17% 6
UK excluding London -24 27 £50,000 -20.00% 4
London -10 16 £72,000 +57.91% 2
North of England -4 13 £62,500 +30.21% 2
Yorkshire +29 11 £50,000 +5.26%
South East -12 9 £42,500 -43.33% 1
Midlands +38 4 £46,750 +16.88% 1
West Midlands +19 4 £46,750 -4.10% 1
North East - 2 £62,500 - 2
Scotland - 1 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 45 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 35 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (73.33%) Test Automation
4 23 (51.11%) QA
5 21 (46.67%) Selenium
5 21 (46.67%) ISEB
5 21 (46.67%) Test Strategy
6 19 (42.22%) Java
7 16 (35.56%) Test Management
8 15 (33.33%) XML
9 14 (31.11%) Finance
10 13 (28.89%) PRINCE2
10 13 (28.89%) Software Testing
11 12 (26.67%) .NET
11 12 (26.67%) Defect Management
12 11 (24.44%) Waterfall
12 11 (24.44%) Functional Testing
12 11 (24.44%) Jenkins
12 11 (24.44%) SQL
12 11 (24.44%) HP UFT
12 11 (24.44%) Degree
12 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
13 10 (22.22%) SOAP
13 10 (22.22%) Linux
13 10 (22.22%) Mentoring
13 10 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (22.22%) SoapUI
13 10 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
14 9 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (20.00%) Microsoft

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 8 (17.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 8 (17.78%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.67%) Documentum
Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 21 (46.67%) Selenium
2 11 (24.44%) HP UFT
2 11 (24.44%) Jenkins
3 10 (22.22%) SoapUI
4 8 (17.78%) Cucumber
4 8 (17.78%) JMeter
4 8 (17.78%) Rational Functional Tester
4 8 (17.78%) SilkTest
5 5 (11.11%) LoadRunner
5 5 (11.11%) WebDriver
6 3 (6.67%) JIRA
6 3 (6.67%) NeoLoad
7 2 (4.44%) FitNesse
7 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
7 2 (4.44%) LoadUI
7 2 (4.44%) Mercurial
7 2 (4.44%) Paros
7 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.22%) NUnit
General
1 14 (31.11%) Finance
2 9 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (31.11%) Analyst
1 14 (31.11%) Test Analyst
2 10 (22.22%) Test Manager
3 6 (13.33%) Developer
3 6 (13.33%) Lead Test Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Automation Test Lead
4 5 (11.11%) Senior Manager
4 5 (11.11%) Senior Test Manager
4 5 (11.11%) Test Leader
5 4 (8.89%) Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Developer in Test
5 4 (8.89%) Principal Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Principal Developer
5 4 (8.89%) QA Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Test Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Tester
6 3 (6.67%) Performance Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (33.33%) XML
2 12 (26.67%) .NET
3 10 (22.22%) SOAP
4 9 (20.00%) Web Services
5 8 (17.78%) HTML
5 8 (17.78%) XBRL
6 2 (4.44%) Apache CXF
6 2 (4.44%) JSON
6 2 (4.44%) REST
7 1 (2.22%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.44%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Linux
2 8 (17.78%) Unix
3 2 (4.44%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (73.33%) Test Automation
3 21 (46.67%) Test Strategy
4 16 (35.56%) Test Management
5 13 (28.89%) PRINCE2
5 13 (28.89%) Software Testing
6 12 (26.67%) Defect Management
7 11 (24.44%) Functional Testing
7 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
7 11 (24.44%) Waterfall
8 10 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
8 10 (22.22%) Mentoring
9 9 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (20.00%) ITIL
9 9 (20.00%) Performance Testing
9 9 (20.00%) System Testing
9 9 (20.00%) TDD
9 9 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (17.78%) Mathematics
10 8 (17.78%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (42.22%) Java
2 11 (24.44%) SQL
3 8 (17.78%) VB.NET
4 5 (11.11%) C#
5 4 (8.89%) C
6 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.67%) Ruby
7 2 (4.44%) Groovy
7 2 (4.44%) Python
8 1 (2.22%) C++
8 1 (2.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 21 (46.67%) ISEB
3 11 (24.44%) Degree
4 9 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (6.67%) MBCS
6 2 (4.44%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (51.11%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.78%) Oracle
2 8 (17.78%) SAP
3 7 (15.56%) HP
4 3 (6.67%) Pega
5 2 (4.44%) IBM
6 1 (2.22%) Sophos