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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 19 August 2022 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
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1149 994 759
Rank change year-on-year -155 -235 +290
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 65 31 15
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.027% 0.025%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 28 30 11
10th Percentile £30,000 £37,720 £41,962
25th Percentile £35,719 £42,070 £55,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £49,750 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.52% -28.93% -6.67%
75th Percentile £58,438 £68,750 -
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,200 -
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% -32.14% -6.67%

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 permanent job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 43,210 25,602 13,633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.16% 22.07% 22.61%
Number of salaries quoted 18,436 14,667 10,229
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,750
25th Percentile £40,889 £41,250 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year - +3.77% +6.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ISTQB Advanced Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Advanced Certification in the UK

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification.

Salary trend for ISTQB Advanced Certification in the UK

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification over the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

Salary histogram for ISTQB Advanced Certification in the UK

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 13 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 19 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -123 60 £45,000 -13.46%
UK excluding London -27 58 £45,000 -5.26%
Work from Home -148 54 £45,000 -26.53%
South West -11 24 £45,000 -18.18%
South East -32 19 £30,000 -36.84%
Midlands -32 8 £58,750 +12.98%
West Midlands -52 7 £58,750 +12.98%
London -171 5 £77,500 +19.23%
Yorkshire -19 4 £51,250 +36.67%
North of England -64 4 £51,250 +36.76%
Scotland -46 2 £46,250 +18.86%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for ISTQB Advanced Certification.

1 65 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 51 (78.46%) JIRA
3 48 (73.85%) Test Automation
4 40 (61.54%) Test Strategy
4 40 (61.54%) Test Management
5 35 (53.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 34 (52.31%) Social Skills
6 34 (52.31%) Finance
7 33 (50.77%) Confluence
8 32 (49.23%) Test Scripting
9 30 (46.15%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 29 (44.62%) Agile
10 29 (44.62%) Python
11 28 (43.08%) Linux
11 28 (43.08%) Shell Script
11 28 (43.08%) System Testing
11 28 (43.08%) Use Case
11 28 (43.08%) Atlassian
11 28 (43.08%) Knowledge Management
11 28 (43.08%) Big Data
11 28 (43.08%) Defect Tracking
11 28 (43.08%) Customer Requirements
12 26 (40.00%) HP ALM
12 26 (40.00%) Product Requirements
12 26 (40.00%) Zephyr
12 26 (40.00%) Software Testing
12 26 (40.00%) Security Cleared
12 26 (40.00%) HP
13 25 (38.46%) SSL
13 25 (38.46%) DHCP

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 33 (50.77%) Confluence
2 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.54%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Azure
1 3 (4.62%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (3.08%) Tricentis Tosca
3 1 (1.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 25 (38.46%) DHCP
1 25 (38.46%) HTTP
1 25 (38.46%) IMAP
1 25 (38.46%) SSL
1 25 (38.46%) TCP/IP
1 25 (38.46%) tcpdump
1 25 (38.46%) Wireshark
2 2 (3.08%) PuTTY
2 2 (3.08%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (43.08%) Big Data
2 10 (15.38%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 51 (78.46%) JIRA
2 26 (40.00%) Zephyr
3 7 (10.77%) Selenium
4 3 (4.62%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.62%) SoapUI
4 3 (4.62%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.08%) Ant
5 2 (3.08%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.08%) Eclipse
5 2 (3.08%) HP UFT
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (3.08%) TestNG
5 2 (3.08%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.54%) GitLab
6 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.54%) JMeter
6 1 (1.54%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.54%) Postman
6 1 (1.54%) Robot Framework
6 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (52.31%) Finance
1 34 (52.31%) Social Skills
2 30 (46.15%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 10 (15.38%) Agriculture
4 8 (12.31%) Law
5 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
7 2 (3.08%) Banking
7 2 (3.08%) Public Sector
8 1 (1.54%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (1.54%) Marketing
8 1 (1.54%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (35.38%) Test Manager
2 16 (24.62%) Test Engineer
3 15 (23.08%) Software Test Engineer
4 14 (21.54%) Analyst
4 14 (21.54%) Test Analyst
5 8 (12.31%) Test Leader
6 3 (4.62%) Release Manager
7 2 (3.08%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (1.54%) Automation Test Lead
8 1 (1.54%) Developer in Test
8 1 (1.54%) Functional Tester
8 1 (1.54%) Implementation Manager
8 1 (1.54%) QA Engineer
8 1 (1.54%) QA Leader
8 1 (1.54%) Software Analyst
8 1 (1.54%) Software Developer
8 1 (1.54%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (1.54%) Strategy Manager
8 1 (1.54%) Test Strategy Manager
8 1 (1.54%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.62%) Web Services
2 2 (3.08%) .NET
2 2 (3.08%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.54%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.54%) CSS
3 1 (1.54%) HTML
3 1 (1.54%) RESTful
3 1 (1.54%) SOAP
3 1 (1.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (38.46%) Cyberattack
1 25 (38.46%) Cyberthreat
2 23 (35.38%) Cyber Defence
3 11 (16.92%) Cybercrime
4 1 (1.54%) PMI
4 1 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.54%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 28 (43.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (73.85%) Test Automation
2 40 (61.54%) Test Management
2 40 (61.54%) Test Strategy
3 32 (49.23%) Test Scripting
4 29 (44.62%) Agile
5 28 (43.08%) Customer Requirements
5 28 (43.08%) Defect Tracking
5 28 (43.08%) Knowledge Management
5 28 (43.08%) System Testing
5 28 (43.08%) Use Case
6 26 (40.00%) Product Requirements
6 26 (40.00%) Software Testing
7 25 (38.46%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 25 (38.46%) Software Engineering
7 25 (38.46%) Threat Intelligence
8 21 (32.31%) Keyword-Driven Testing
9 18 (27.69%) Functional Testing
9 18 (27.69%) Non-Functional Testing
10 11 (16.92%) Validation
11 10 (15.38%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 29 (44.62%) Python
2 28 (43.08%) Shell Script
3 13 (20.00%) SQL
4 7 (10.77%) Java
5 3 (4.62%) C#
5 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.08%) F#
6 2 (3.08%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.54%) Ruby
7 1 (1.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 65 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 35 (53.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 26 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 25 (38.46%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.15%) Degree
6 3 (4.62%) Azure Certification
6 3 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (4.62%) ISEB
6 3 (4.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.54%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 26 (40.00%) HP ALM
2 2 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (43.08%) Atlassian
2 26 (40.00%) HP
3 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle
4 2 (3.08%) Micro Focus
4 2 (3.08%) Software AG
4 2 (3.08%) webMethods
5 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.54%) Temenos