Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1128 1104 1183
Rank change year-on-year -24 +79 +25
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 55 152 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.077% 0.060%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.29% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 39 95 124
UK median annual salary £47,500 £60,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.83% +33.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £73,000 £82,500 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £62,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year -32.00% +40.45% -8.25%

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 43109 53182 59840
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.40% 26.85% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 33154 42976 47460
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
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 16 August 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB Advanced Certification in the UK

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 8 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 16 August 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 -43 54 £47,500 -20.83% 3
UK excluding London -14 33 £42,500 -32.00% 2
London +1 21 £69,377 +20.65% 1
Yorkshire +27 18 £42,500 -11.46%
North of England +11 18 £42,500 -11.46%
South East +22 12 £40,000 -46.67% 2
Midlands +19 3 £48,375 +20.94%
West Midlands +12 3 £48,375 -0.77%

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 55 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 44 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (78.18%) Test Automation
4 31 (56.36%) Java
5 29 (52.73%) Selenium
6 28 (50.91%) ISEB
7 23 (41.82%) XML
8 22 (40.00%) JMeter
9 21 (38.18%) Test Strategy
10 20 (36.36%) SOAP
10 20 (36.36%) .NET
11 19 (34.55%) Finance
11 19 (34.55%) Performance Testing
11 19 (34.55%) SoapUI
12 18 (32.73%) Jenkins
12 18 (32.73%) Test Management
12 18 (32.73%) QA
12 18 (32.73%) PRINCE2
13 17 (30.91%) Degree
13 17 (30.91%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (29.09%) SQL
14 16 (29.09%) HP UFT
15 15 (27.27%) Web Services
15 15 (27.27%) Test Scripting
15 15 (27.27%) Software Testing
16 14 (25.45%) User Acceptance Testing
16 14 (25.45%) Waterfall
16 14 (25.45%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (25.45%) Defect Management
16 14 (25.45%) Exploratory Testing

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 10 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 10 (18.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
1 10 (18.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (52.73%) Selenium
2 22 (40.00%) JMeter
3 19 (34.55%) SoapUI
4 18 (32.73%) Jenkins
5 16 (29.09%) HP UFT
6 12 (21.82%) LoadRunner
7 10 (18.18%) Rational Functional Tester
7 10 (18.18%) SilkTest
8 7 (12.73%) JIRA
8 7 (12.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (12.73%) Visual Studio
9 6 (10.91%) WebDriver
10 5 (9.09%) Cucumber
10 5 (9.09%) Eclipse
10 5 (9.09%) IntelliJ
10 5 (9.09%) JIRA Agile
10 5 (9.09%) NeoLoad
10 5 (9.09%) Zephyr
11 2 (3.64%) LoadUI
11 2 (3.64%) SpecFlow
General
1 19 (34.55%) Finance
2 11 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (34.55%) Analyst
1 19 (34.55%) Test Analyst
2 10 (18.18%) Test Engineer
2 10 (18.18%) Test Manager
3 7 (12.73%) Senior Analyst
3 7 (12.73%) Senior Test Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) Lead Test Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Automation Test Lead
5 5 (9.09%) Performance Manager
5 5 (9.09%) Performance Test Manager
5 5 (9.09%) Tester
6 4 (7.27%) Architect
6 4 (7.27%) Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Developer in Test
6 4 (7.27%) Principal Architect
6 4 (7.27%) Principal Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Senior Test Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Senior Test Manager
6 4 (7.27%) Test Architect
6 4 (7.27%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (41.82%) XML
2 20 (36.36%) .NET
2 20 (36.36%) SOAP
3 15 (27.27%) Web Services
4 10 (18.18%) HTML
4 10 (18.18%) XBRL
5 5 (9.09%) JMS
6 4 (7.27%) JSON
6 4 (7.27%) REST
7 2 (3.64%) Apache CXF
8 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.82%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.64%) iPad
3 1 (1.82%) Fintech
3 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.82%) Linux
2 11 (20.00%) Unix
3 2 (3.64%) Kali Linux
4 1 (1.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (78.18%) Test Automation
3 21 (38.18%) Test Strategy
4 19 (34.55%) Performance Testing
5 18 (32.73%) PRINCE2
5 18 (32.73%) Test Management
6 17 (30.91%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (27.27%) Software Testing
7 15 (27.27%) Test Scripting
8 14 (25.45%) Defect Management
8 14 (25.45%) Exploratory Testing
8 14 (25.45%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (25.45%) Waterfall
9 12 (21.82%) BDD
9 12 (21.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 11 (20.00%) ITIL
10 11 (20.00%) System Testing
11 10 (18.18%) Mathematics
11 10 (18.18%) Service Delivery
11 10 (18.18%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 31 (56.36%) Java
2 16 (29.09%) SQL
3 10 (18.18%) C
3 10 (18.18%) VB.NET
4 9 (16.36%) C#
4 9 (16.36%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.27%) Groovy
6 3 (5.45%) Ruby
7 1 (1.82%) Perl
7 1 (1.82%) Python
7 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 28 (50.91%) ISEB
3 17 (30.91%) Degree
4 10 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
6 5 (9.09%) MBCS
7 1 (1.82%) CITP
7 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.82%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (32.73%) QA
2 4 (7.27%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.00%) HP
3 10 (18.18%) Oracle
3 10 (18.18%) SAP
4 2 (3.64%) IBM