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 3 months to 22 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
UK
3 months to
22 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 828 881 943
Rank change year-on-year +53 +62  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 27 62 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.063% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.23% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 22 24 44
Median salary £45,000 £60,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +37.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,578 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £75,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year -43.33% +71.42%  

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 20951 26734 30208
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.66% 27.16% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 16324 21503 23692
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing ISTQB Advanced Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 22 May 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB Advanced Certification in the UK

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 22 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 3 months to 22 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +36 27 £45,000 -25.00% 8
Yorkshire - 11 £42,500 -
South East +49 8 £40,000 -46.66% 1
London +13 7 £63,179 +23.27% 4
West Yorkshire - 6 £42,500 -
Halifax - 5 £42,500 -
Hampshire +18 4 £40,000 -46.66%
South Yorkshire - 4 - -
Portsmouth - 4 £40,000 -
Doncaster - 4 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £47,500 -
East Sussex - 2 £41,000 - 1
City of London +27 1 £70,000 +16.66%
West Midlands +17 1 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Birmingham +9 1 £50,000 -4.76%
North Yorkshire - 1 £67,000 -
Croydon - 1 £68,753 -
Brighton - 1 £42,500 -
Hove - 1 £39,500 - 1
Leeds - 1 £47,500 -
Harrogate - 1 £67,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 81 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 62 (76.54%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (70.37%) Test Automation
4 46 (56.79%) Selenium
5 44 (54.32%) Java
6 43 (53.09%) JMeter
7 37 (45.68%) ISEB
8 36 (44.44%) SoapUI
9 35 (43.21%) BDD
10 32 (39.51%) Software Testing
11 31 (38.27%) Test Strategy
12 30 (37.04%) Jenkins
12 30 (37.04%) XML
13 29 (35.80%) Continuous Integration
14 28 (34.57%) Performance Testing
15 26 (32.10%) SOAP
16 25 (30.86%) .NET
17 23 (28.40%) JavaScript
17 23 (28.40%) Waterfall
18 22 (27.16%) Finance
18 22 (27.16%) JIRA
19 21 (25.93%) HP UFT
20 20 (24.69%) LoadRunner
20 20 (24.69%) Degree
20 20 (24.69%) TDD
20 20 (24.69%) Team Foundation Server
20 20 (24.69%) Manual Testing
21 19 (23.46%) Exploratory Testing
21 19 (23.46%) QA
22 18 (22.22%) Test 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 4 (4.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (4.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.23%) Confluence
2 1 (1.23%) Documentum
Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (4.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.94%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.23%) VLAN
1 1 (1.23%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.23%) GIS
Development Applications
1 46 (56.79%) Selenium
2 43 (53.09%) JMeter
3 36 (44.44%) SoapUI
4 30 (37.04%) Jenkins
5 22 (27.16%) JIRA
6 21 (25.93%) HP UFT
7 20 (24.69%) LoadRunner
7 20 (24.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (16.05%) Eclipse
9 12 (14.81%) Visual Studio
10 11 (13.58%) WebDriver
11 10 (12.35%) IntelliJ
11 10 (12.35%) JIRA Agile
11 10 (12.35%) Zephyr
12 8 (9.88%) Cucumber
13 6 (7.41%) NeoLoad
13 6 (7.41%) Subversion
14 5 (6.17%) JBehave
15 4 (4.94%) Rational Functional Tester
15 4 (4.94%) TestRail
General
1 22 (27.16%) Finance
2 5 (6.17%) Retail
3 4 (4.94%) Banking
4 3 (3.70%) Automotive
5 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (30.86%) Test Engineer
2 18 (22.22%) Analyst
2 18 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 12 (14.81%) Senior Test Engineer
3 12 (14.81%) Tester
4 11 (13.58%) Test Manager
5 10 (12.35%) Senior Tester
6 7 (8.64%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (8.64%) Senior Test Analyst
7 6 (7.41%) Performance Manager
7 6 (7.41%) Performance Test Manager
8 5 (6.17%) Automation Test Lead
9 4 (4.94%) Automation Specialist
9 4 (4.94%) Penetration Tester
9 4 (4.94%) Performance Tester
9 4 (4.94%) Senior Penetration Tester
9 4 (4.94%) Senior Performance Tester
9 4 (4.94%) Test Automation Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Test Leader
10 3 (3.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (37.04%) XML
2 26 (32.10%) SOAP
3 25 (30.86%) .NET
4 17 (20.99%) Web Services
5 10 (12.35%) JMS
6 7 (8.64%) HTML
7 5 (6.17%) JSON
7 5 (6.17%) REST
8 4 (4.94%) Node.js
8 4 (4.94%) XBRL
9 3 (3.70%) Gherkin
9 3 (3.70%) J2EE
9 3 (3.70%) XML Messaging
10 2 (2.47%) AngularJS
10 2 (2.47%) Apache CXF
11 1 (1.23%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.47%) Fintech
2 2 (2.47%) iPad
3 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.23%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.11%) Linux
2 7 (8.64%) Unix
3 4 (4.94%) Windows
4 3 (3.70%) Kali Linux
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (76.54%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (70.37%) Test Automation
3 35 (43.21%) BDD
4 32 (39.51%) Software Testing
5 31 (38.27%) Test Strategy
6 29 (35.80%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (34.57%) Performance Testing
8 23 (28.40%) Waterfall
9 20 (24.69%) Manual Testing
9 20 (24.69%) TDD
10 19 (23.46%) Exploratory Testing
11 18 (22.22%) Open Source
11 18 (22.22%) Test Management
12 16 (19.75%) PRINCE2
13 15 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (18.52%) V-Model
14 14 (17.28%) Agile Testing
14 14 (17.28%) Matrix Organization
15 13 (16.05%) Mentoring
16 12 (14.81%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (54.32%) Java
2 23 (28.40%) JavaScript
3 18 (22.22%) C#
4 17 (20.99%) C
4 17 (20.99%) SQL
5 5 (6.17%) Groovy
6 4 (4.94%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.47%) Perl
7 2 (2.47%) Ruby
7 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 81 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 37 (45.68%) ISEB
3 20 (24.69%) Degree
4 13 (16.05%) Security Cleared
5 9 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (7.41%) MBCS
7 3 (3.70%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.23%) CITP
8 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (23.46%) QA
2 4 (4.94%) COBIT
3 3 (3.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (17.28%) HP
2 8 (9.88%) Oracle
3 7 (8.64%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.41%) IBM
5 4 (4.94%) ATG
5 4 (4.94%) Cognizant
5 4 (4.94%) SAP
6 3 (3.70%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.23%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.23%) EMC
7 1 (1.23%) Pega
London
360 Resourcing
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hove, East Sussex
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Scotland
2i Resourcing
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Aviva
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £33,495 - 50,242 per year
Posted: 20 days ago