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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
UK
Rank 831 886 913
Rank change year-on-year +55 +27  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 33 63 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.061% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.22% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 25 27 30
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £41,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +19.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,450 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,179 £60,750 £58,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

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 20959 28714 29743
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.78% 27.77% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 16525 22997 23332
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 £72,500 £68,500 £71,000
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 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB Advanced Certification in the UK

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 19 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 27 March 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 +60 31 £47,500 -11.62% 3
South East +61 10 £41,250 -8.33%
London +57 10 £57,604 +0.18% 1
Yorkshire - 9 £41,250 - 2
West Yorkshire - 9 £41,250 - 2
Halifax - 7 £40,000 - 2
Hampshire +24 6 £35,000 -27.46%
Portsmouth -2 5 £35,000 +2.94%
City of London +49 3 £68,753 +14.58%
Milton Keynes - 3 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £47,500 -
Leeds - 2 £50,000 -
West Midlands +25 1 £50,000 -
Birmingham +14 1 £50,000 -
North West -14 1 - -
Manchester -22 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £54,000 -
Hove - 1 £54,000 -
Bradford - 1 £50,000 -

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 107 (99.07%) ISTQB
2 71 (65.74%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (53.70%) Selenium
3 58 (53.70%) Test Automation
4 47 (43.52%) Java
4 47 (43.52%) ISEB
5 42 (38.89%) Test Strategy
6 41 (37.96%) BDD
6 41 (37.96%) JMeter
7 37 (34.26%) SoapUI
8 35 (32.41%) JIRA
9 34 (31.48%) Software Testing
10 31 (28.70%) Jenkins
10 31 (28.70%) Waterfall
11 29 (26.85%) Test Management
12 27 (25.00%) HP
12 27 (25.00%) JavaScript
13 26 (24.07%) XML
13 26 (24.07%) HP UFT
13 26 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (23.15%) Finance
15 24 (22.22%) Performance Testing
15 24 (22.22%) Security Cleared
15 24 (22.22%) V-Model
16 22 (20.37%) QA
16 22 (20.37%) SOAP
17 21 (19.44%) .NET
17 21 (19.44%) Degree
17 21 (19.44%) TDD
17 21 (19.44%) Automated Testing

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top Related 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 (3.70%) Confluence
1 4 (3.70%) Documentum
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.78%) MS Office
2 3 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.93%) VLAN
1 1 (0.93%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.70%) GIS
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 58 (53.70%) Selenium
2 41 (37.96%) JMeter
3 37 (34.26%) SoapUI
4 35 (32.41%) JIRA
5 31 (28.70%) Jenkins
6 26 (24.07%) HP UFT
7 19 (17.59%) LoadRunner
8 18 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (14.81%) Cucumber
10 11 (10.19%) Eclipse
11 10 (9.26%) Subversion
12 8 (7.41%) Visual Studio
12 8 (7.41%) WebDriver
13 7 (6.48%) IntelliJ
13 7 (6.48%) JBehave
13 7 (6.48%) JIRA Agile
13 7 (6.48%) Zephyr
14 6 (5.56%) TestRail
15 5 (4.63%) NeoLoad
15 5 (4.63%) TestComplete
General
1 25 (23.15%) Finance
2 7 (6.48%) Retail
3 5 (4.63%) Banking
4 3 (2.78%) Automotive
5 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (25.93%) Test Manager
2 26 (24.07%) Test Engineer
3 17 (15.74%) Analyst
3 17 (15.74%) Test Analyst
4 16 (14.81%) Tester
5 14 (12.96%) Senior Test Engineer
6 13 (12.04%) Senior Tester
7 10 (9.26%) Test Leader
8 7 (6.48%) Performance Manager
8 7 (6.48%) Performance Test Manager
8 7 (6.48%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (6.48%) Senior Test Analyst
8 7 (6.48%) Software Manager
8 7 (6.48%) Software Test Manager
9 6 (5.56%) Automation Specialist
9 6 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (5.56%) Senior Software Tester
9 6 (5.56%) Software Tester
10 4 (3.70%) Automation Test Lead
10 4 (3.70%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (24.07%) XML
2 22 (20.37%) SOAP
3 21 (19.44%) .NET
4 18 (16.67%) Web Services
5 7 (6.48%) JMS
6 6 (5.56%) Node.js
7 5 (4.63%) Gherkin
7 5 (4.63%) JSON
7 5 (4.63%) REST
8 4 (3.70%) HTML
8 4 (3.70%) J2EE
9 3 (2.78%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.78%) XML Messaging
10 2 (1.85%) Apache CXF
11 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.93%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.63%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.78%) Fintech
5 2 (1.85%) iPad
6 1 (0.93%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.33%) Windows
2 8 (7.41%) Linux
3 5 (4.63%) Unix
4 4 (3.70%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.78%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (65.74%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (53.70%) Test Automation
3 42 (38.89%) Test Strategy
4 41 (37.96%) BDD
5 34 (31.48%) Software Testing
6 31 (28.70%) Waterfall
7 29 (26.85%) Test Management
8 26 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (22.22%) Performance Testing
9 24 (22.22%) V-Model
10 21 (19.44%) Automated Testing
10 21 (19.44%) TDD
11 20 (18.52%) Mentoring
12 17 (15.74%) Open Source
13 16 (14.81%) Agile Testing
13 16 (14.81%) Defect Management
14 15 (13.89%) Manual Testing
14 15 (13.89%) Test Planning
14 15 (13.89%) Test Scripting
15 14 (12.96%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 47 (43.52%) Java
2 27 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 19 (17.59%) C#
4 16 (14.81%) C
4 16 (14.81%) SQL
5 8 (7.41%) Groovy
5 8 (7.41%) Python
6 4 (3.70%) Perl
7 2 (1.85%) Ruby
8 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 107 (99.07%) ISTQB
2 47 (43.52%) ISEB
3 24 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 21 (19.44%) Degree
5 16 (14.81%) DV Cleared
6 13 (12.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (4.63%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (4.63%) MBCS
7 5 (4.63%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (20.37%) QA
2 3 (2.78%) SLA
Systems Management
1 11 (10.19%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (25.00%) HP
2 7 (6.48%) IBM
2 7 (6.48%) Oracle
3 6 (5.56%) ATG
3 6 (5.56%) Cognizant
3 6 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.70%) AppDynamics
4 4 (3.70%) Atlassian
4 4 (3.70%) EMC
4 4 (3.70%) Pega
5 2 (1.85%) TOWER Software
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 50,000
Posted: 11 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Salary: £63060.00 - £74446.00 per annum + allowance + pension + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago