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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 816 887 916
Rank change year-on-year +71 +29  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 36 63 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.060% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.22% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 27 26 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 £36,100 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,753 £61,000 £58,250
UK excluding London median salary £41,250 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +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 21176 28957 29482
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.79% 27.74% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16691 23223 23131
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 29 March 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 29 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 +49 34 £47,500 -17.39% 8
South East +56 11 £40,000 -11.11% 2
London +48 11 £57,604 +0.18% 2
Yorkshire - 10 £41,250 - 4
West Yorkshire - 9 £41,250 - 4
Hampshire +26 7 £35,000 -27.46%
Halifax - 7 £40,000 - 3
Portsmouth -2 6 £35,000 +2.94%
City of London +44 3 £68,753 +14.58%
Milton Keynes - 3 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £47,500 -
Leeds - 2 £50,000 - 1
West Midlands +25 1 £50,000 -
Birmingham +19 1 £50,000 -
North West -10 1 - -
Manchester -24 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £54,000 -
Croydon - 1 £68,753 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Hove - 1 £54,000 -
Doncaster - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 109 (99.09%) ISTQB
2 73 (66.36%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (54.55%) Selenium
3 60 (54.55%) Test Automation
4 49 (44.55%) Java
5 47 (42.73%) ISEB
6 43 (39.09%) Test Strategy
7 42 (38.18%) BDD
7 42 (38.18%) JMeter
8 38 (34.55%) SoapUI
9 36 (32.73%) JIRA
10 35 (31.82%) Software Testing
11 31 (28.18%) Waterfall
11 31 (28.18%) Jenkins
12 29 (26.36%) Test Management
13 28 (25.45%) HP UFT
14 27 (24.55%) HP
14 27 (24.55%) JavaScript
14 27 (24.55%) XML
15 26 (23.64%) Finance
15 26 (23.64%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (23.64%) Security Cleared
16 25 (22.73%) Performance Testing
17 24 (21.82%) QA
18 23 (20.91%) Automated Testing
18 23 (20.91%) SOAP
18 23 (20.91%) V-Model
19 22 (20.00%) .NET
19 22 (20.00%) Degree
20 21 (19.09%) TDD

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 (3.64%) Confluence
1 4 (3.64%) Documentum
2 1 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.91%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.64%) MS Office
2 4 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.91%) VLAN
1 1 (0.91%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.64%) GIS
2 1 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 60 (54.55%) Selenium
2 42 (38.18%) JMeter
3 38 (34.55%) SoapUI
4 36 (32.73%) JIRA
5 31 (28.18%) Jenkins
6 28 (25.45%) HP UFT
7 19 (17.27%) LoadRunner
8 18 (16.36%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (14.55%) Cucumber
10 12 (10.91%) Eclipse
11 10 (9.09%) Subversion
12 9 (8.18%) Visual Studio
12 9 (8.18%) WebDriver
13 8 (7.27%) IntelliJ
13 8 (7.27%) JIRA Agile
13 8 (7.27%) Zephyr
14 7 (6.36%) JBehave
15 6 (5.45%) TestRail
16 5 (4.55%) NeoLoad
16 5 (4.55%) TestComplete
General
1 26 (23.64%) Finance
2 7 (6.36%) Retail
3 6 (5.45%) Banking
4 3 (2.73%) Automotive
5 1 (0.91%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (24.55%) Test Engineer
1 27 (24.55%) Test Manager
2 18 (16.36%) Analyst
2 18 (16.36%) Test Analyst
3 16 (14.55%) Tester
4 14 (12.73%) Senior Test Engineer
5 13 (11.82%) Senior Tester
6 10 (9.09%) Test Leader
7 7 (6.36%) Performance Manager
7 7 (6.36%) Performance Test Manager
7 7 (6.36%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (6.36%) Senior Test Analyst
7 7 (6.36%) Software Manager
7 7 (6.36%) Software Test Manager
8 6 (5.45%) Automation Specialist
8 6 (5.45%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (5.45%) Senior Software Tester
8 6 (5.45%) Software Tester
9 5 (4.55%) Automation Test Lead
10 4 (3.64%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (24.55%) XML
2 23 (20.91%) SOAP
3 22 (20.00%) .NET
4 20 (18.18%) Web Services
5 8 (7.27%) JMS
6 6 (5.45%) Node.js
7 5 (4.55%) Gherkin
7 5 (4.55%) HTML
7 5 (4.55%) JSON
7 5 (4.55%) REST
8 4 (3.64%) J2EE
9 3 (2.73%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.73%) XML Messaging
10 2 (1.82%) Apache CXF
11 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.91%) Behat
11 1 (0.91%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.73%) Fintech
5 2 (1.82%) iPad
6 1 (0.91%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.91%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.18%) Linux
1 9 (8.18%) Windows
2 6 (5.45%) Unix
3 4 (3.64%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.73%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (66.36%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (54.55%) Test Automation
3 43 (39.09%) Test Strategy
4 42 (38.18%) BDD
5 35 (31.82%) Software Testing
6 31 (28.18%) Waterfall
7 29 (26.36%) Test Management
8 26 (23.64%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (22.73%) Performance Testing
10 23 (20.91%) Automated Testing
10 23 (20.91%) V-Model
11 21 (19.09%) TDD
12 19 (17.27%) Mentoring
13 18 (16.36%) Open Source
14 17 (15.45%) Defect Management
15 16 (14.55%) Agile Testing
15 16 (14.55%) Exploratory Testing
15 16 (14.55%) Manual Testing
15 16 (14.55%) Test Scripting
16 15 (13.64%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 49 (44.55%) Java
2 27 (24.55%) JavaScript
3 19 (17.27%) C#
4 17 (15.45%) C
4 17 (15.45%) SQL
5 8 (7.27%) Groovy
5 8 (7.27%) Python
6 4 (3.64%) Perl
7 2 (1.82%) Ruby
8 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.91%) VB
8 1 (0.91%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 109 (99.09%) ISTQB
2 47 (42.73%) ISEB
3 26 (23.64%) Security Cleared
4 22 (20.00%) Degree
5 17 (15.45%) DV Cleared
6 14 (12.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (4.55%) MBCS
7 5 (4.55%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.64%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (2.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.91%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (21.82%) QA
2 3 (2.73%) SLA
3 1 (0.91%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 10 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (24.55%) HP
2 8 (7.27%) Oracle
3 7 (6.36%) IBM
3 7 (6.36%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.45%) ATG
4 6 (5.45%) Cognizant
5 4 (3.64%) AppDynamics
5 4 (3.64%) Atlassian
5 4 (3.64%) EMC
5 4 (3.64%) Pega
6 2 (1.82%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.91%) SAP
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