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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 837 845 904
Rank change year-on-year +8 +59  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 33 68 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.069% 0.076%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.26% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 20 42 82
Median salary £44,625 £57,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.39% +27.77%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £79,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £75,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -43.33% +66.66%  

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 21959 26250 30481
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.64% 26.69% 27.49%
Number of salaries quoted 17118 21208 24166
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB Advanced Certification in the UK

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 24 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 23 June 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 +18 33 £44,625 -22.39% 2
Yorkshire +18 13 £42,500 -15.00%
London -6 12 £72,000 +105.71% 2
South East +40 7 £40,000 -46.66%
West Yorkshire +16 6 £42,500 -15.00%
Halifax - 5 £42,500 -
Wimbledon +11 4 - -
Doncaster - 4 - -
South Yorkshire - 4 - -
Hampshire -6 3 £40,000 -47.54%
North Yorkshire - 3 £67,000 -
Portsmouth - 3 £40,000 -
Harrogate - 3 £67,000 -
East Sussex - 2 £41,000 -
Berkshire +28 1 - -
Reading +24 1 - -
West Midlands +13 1 £46,750 -4.10%
Birmingham +12 1 £46,750 -10.95%
Leeds +3 1 £47,500 -5.00%
Milton Keynes - 1 £47,500 -
Brighton - 1 £42,500 -
Hove - 1 £39,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £47,500 -
Croydon - 1 £68,753 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 65 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 54 (83.08%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (75.38%) Test Automation
4 39 (60.00%) Java
5 36 (55.38%) Selenium
6 30 (46.15%) ISEB
6 30 (46.15%) JMeter
6 30 (46.15%) Test Strategy
7 25 (38.46%) SoapUI
8 24 (36.92%) Jenkins
8 24 (36.92%) XML
9 23 (35.38%) Performance Testing
10 22 (33.85%) Software Testing
10 22 (33.85%) PRINCE2
10 22 (33.85%) .NET
10 22 (33.85%) SOAP
10 22 (33.85%) BDD
11 21 (32.31%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (30.77%) QA
12 20 (30.77%) Finance
13 19 (29.23%) Degree
14 18 (27.69%) Test Management
14 18 (27.69%) SQL
15 17 (26.15%) Web Services
16 16 (24.62%) HP UFT
16 16 (24.62%) LoadRunner
16 16 (24.62%) User Acceptance Testing
16 16 (24.62%) Waterfall
16 16 (24.62%) Analytical Skills
16 16 (24.62%) 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 8 (12.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 8 (12.31%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.54%) Confluence
2 1 (1.54%) Documentum
Applications
1 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (12.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) VLAN
1 1 (1.54%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (55.38%) Selenium
2 30 (46.15%) JMeter
3 25 (38.46%) SoapUI
4 24 (36.92%) Jenkins
5 16 (24.62%) HP UFT
5 16 (24.62%) LoadRunner
6 13 (20.00%) JIRA
6 13 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (15.38%) Visual Studio
8 9 (13.85%) Eclipse
8 9 (13.85%) WebDriver
9 8 (12.31%) IntelliJ
9 8 (12.31%) JIRA Agile
9 8 (12.31%) Rational Functional Tester
9 8 (12.31%) SilkTest
9 8 (12.31%) Zephyr
10 6 (9.23%) NeoLoad
11 4 (6.15%) FitNesse
12 3 (4.62%) Cucumber
13 2 (3.08%) JBehave
General
1 20 (30.77%) Finance
2 8 (12.31%) Banking
3 2 (3.08%) Retail
4 1 (1.54%) Automotive
4 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (29.23%) Analyst
1 19 (29.23%) Test Analyst
2 17 (26.15%) Test Engineer
3 12 (18.46%) Test Manager
4 7 (10.77%) Senior Test Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Performance Manager
5 6 (9.23%) Performance Test Manager
5 6 (9.23%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (9.23%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) Automation Test Lead
6 5 (7.69%) Tester
7 4 (6.15%) Head of Engineering
7 4 (6.15%) Head of Test
7 4 (6.15%) Lead Test Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) Senior Tester
7 4 (6.15%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Test Leader
8 3 (4.62%) Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Portfolio Manager
8 3 (4.62%) Principal Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (36.92%) XML
2 22 (33.85%) .NET
2 22 (33.85%) SOAP
3 17 (26.15%) Web Services
4 9 (13.85%) HTML
5 8 (12.31%) JMS
5 8 (12.31%) XBRL
6 4 (6.15%) Apache CXF
6 4 (6.15%) JSON
6 4 (6.15%) REST
7 2 (3.08%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.54%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.54%) Behat
8 1 (1.54%) J2EE
8 1 (1.54%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (24.62%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) iPad
3 1 (1.54%) Fintech
3 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.54%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.92%) Linux
2 10 (15.38%) Unix
3 2 (3.08%) Kali Linux
3 2 (3.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (83.08%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (75.38%) Test Automation
3 30 (46.15%) Test Strategy
4 23 (35.38%) Performance Testing
5 22 (33.85%) BDD
5 22 (33.85%) PRINCE2
5 22 (33.85%) Software Testing
6 21 (32.31%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (27.69%) Test Management
8 16 (24.62%) Exploratory Testing
8 16 (24.62%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (24.62%) Waterfall
9 15 (23.08%) Manual Testing
9 15 (23.08%) TDD
10 14 (21.54%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 14 (21.54%) Test Scripting
11 13 (20.00%) Open Source
12 12 (18.46%) Defect Management
12 12 (18.46%) Matrix Organization
12 12 (18.46%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 39 (60.00%) Java
2 18 (27.69%) SQL
3 14 (21.54%) C
4 13 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 11 (16.92%) C#
6 8 (12.31%) VB.NET
7 4 (6.15%) Groovy
7 4 (6.15%) Ruby
8 2 (3.08%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 65 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 30 (46.15%) ISEB
3 19 (29.23%) Degree
4 9 (13.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (13.85%) Security Cleared
5 6 (9.23%) MBCS
6 3 (4.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.54%) CITP
7 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.54%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (30.77%) QA
2 4 (6.15%) COBIT
3 3 (4.62%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (18.46%) HP
2 11 (16.92%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.31%) Oracle
3 8 (12.31%) SAP
4 3 (4.62%) IBM
5 1 (1.54%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.54%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.54%) EMC
5 1 (1.54%) Pega
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: excellent salary, bonus, bens
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago