Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1107 1049 1190
Rank change year-on-year -58 +141 -38
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 56 131 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.074% 0.049%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.29% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 40 108 72
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +3.63%
10th Percentile £33,575 £32,500 £32,750
90th Percentile £70,375 £68,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -12.00% +11.11% -6.74%

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 40,722 45,488 57,821
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.52% 25.69% 27.71%
Number of salaries quoted 31,591 36,151 46,307
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB Advanced Certification in the UK

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 12 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 20 January 2018. 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
Job
Vacancies
UK excluding London -36 49 £44,000 -12.00% 4
England -64 49 £47,500 -5.00% 4
South East -2 22 £60,000 +4.35%
North of England -18 12 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Midlands +26 9 £40,750 +1.88%
West Midlands +23 9 £40,750 -34.80%
North East - 7 £37,500 -
Yorkshire 0 5 £50,000 +42.86% 2
London -23 4 £60,000 +24.75% 1
Wales - 3 £36,000 - 1
East of England +10 2 £32,500 -23.53%
Scotland - 1 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 56 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 47 (83.93%) Test Automation
3 37 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (55.36%) Test Strategy
5 29 (51.79%) Test Management
6 28 (50.00%) Finance
7 27 (48.21%) Selenium
8 26 (46.43%) QA
9 22 (39.29%) SoapUI
9 22 (39.29%) SQL
10 19 (33.93%) Software Testing
11 18 (32.14%) XML
11 18 (32.14%) ISEB
12 17 (30.36%) Non-Functional Testing
13 16 (28.57%) JIRA
13 16 (28.57%) BDD
14 14 (25.00%) Waterfall
14 14 (25.00%) TDD
15 13 (23.21%) HTML
15 13 (23.21%) WebDriver
16 12 (21.43%) Cucumber
16 12 (21.43%) Functional Testing
16 12 (21.43%) SDLC
17 11 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (19.64%) Line Management
17 11 (19.64%) Time Management
17 11 (19.64%) XML Messaging
17 11 (19.64%) Automotive
18 10 (17.86%) Test Scripting
18 10 (17.86%) Performance 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 4 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (7.14%) Documentum
2 1 (1.79%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) Internet
2 1 (1.79%) HTTP
2 1 (1.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (48.21%) Selenium
2 22 (39.29%) SoapUI
3 16 (28.57%) JIRA
4 13 (23.21%) WebDriver
5 12 (21.43%) Cucumber
6 8 (14.29%) HP UFT
7 7 (12.50%) JMeter
8 6 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (8.93%) Git (software)
9 5 (8.93%) LoadRunner
9 5 (8.93%) Visual Studio
10 4 (7.14%) Jenkins
10 4 (7.14%) Maven
10 4 (7.14%) Protractor
10 4 (7.14%) Ranorex
10 4 (7.14%) Robot Framework
10 4 (7.14%) Subversion
10 4 (7.14%) Zephyr
11 3 (5.36%) SpecFlow
12 1 (1.79%) gulp
General
1 28 (50.00%) Finance
2 11 (19.64%) Automotive
3 3 (5.36%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (32.14%) Test Manager
2 9 (16.07%) Analyst
2 9 (16.07%) Test Analyst
2 9 (16.07%) Tester
3 8 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
4 7 (12.50%) Testing Manager
5 6 (10.71%) Test Leader
6 5 (8.93%) QA Manager
6 5 (8.93%) Test Automation Manager
6 5 (8.93%) Test Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Developer
7 4 (7.14%) QA Tester
7 4 (7.14%) Senior Manager
7 4 (7.14%) Senior Test Manager
7 4 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Technical Tester
8 3 (5.36%) Automation Test Lead
8 3 (5.36%) QA Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (32.14%) XML
2 13 (23.21%) HTML
3 11 (19.64%) XML Messaging
4 7 (12.50%) SOAP
5 5 (8.93%) Web Services
6 4 (7.14%) .NET
6 4 (7.14%) AngularJS
6 4 (7.14%) REST
7 2 (3.57%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.57%) CSS
8 1 (1.79%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.79%) Fintech
3 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) Android
1 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.79%) Unix
1 1 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (83.93%) Test Automation
2 37 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (55.36%) Test Strategy
4 29 (51.79%) Test Management
5 19 (33.93%) Software Testing
6 17 (30.36%) Non-Functional Testing
7 16 (28.57%) BDD
8 14 (25.00%) TDD
8 14 (25.00%) Waterfall
9 12 (21.43%) Functional Testing
9 12 (21.43%) SDLC
10 11 (19.64%) Line Management
10 11 (19.64%) Time Management
11 10 (17.86%) Performance Testing
11 10 (17.86%) Test Scripting
12 8 (14.29%) Integration Testing
12 8 (14.29%) Manual Testing
12 8 (14.29%) Scrum
12 8 (14.29%) Validation
13 7 (12.50%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 22 (39.29%) SQL
2 8 (14.29%) Java
3 5 (8.93%) C#
4 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.14%) Ruby
5 3 (5.36%) C++
5 3 (5.36%) Perl
5 3 (5.36%) Python
6 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.79%) PHP
7 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 56 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 18 (32.14%) ISEB
3 6 (10.71%) Degree
3 6 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (46.43%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) White Clarke
2 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.14%) Oracle
3 4 (7.14%) Pega
4 3 (5.36%) HP
4 3 (5.36%) Sophos
5 1 (1.79%) Google
5 1 (1.79%) WorldPay