Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1143 1086 1153
Rank change year-on-year -57 +67 +60
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 40 80 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.047% 0.059%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.099% 0.19% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 21 60 72
UK median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% -15.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £66,675 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £53,750
% change year-on-year +25.00% -25.58% +29.52%

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 40,580 42,162 55,655
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.61% 24.92% 27.73%
Number of salaries quoted 30,750 33,061 44,667
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,898 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.90% -1.18% +6.25%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -56 36 £50,000 +25.00% 2
England -45 34 £52,500 +23.53% 2
South East -25 13 £77,500 +72.22% 1
North of England -19 11 £52,500 +31.25%
North West +7 6 £62,500 +66.67%
Yorkshire +9 5 £47,500 +18.75%
Scotland - 5 - -
Midlands +19 4 £37,500 -25.00%
West Midlands +15 4 £37,500 -25.00%
London -21 4 £57,500 -0.18%
East of England -13 2 £32,500 -23.53% 1
Wales - 1 £36,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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 40 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 34 (85.00%) Test Automation
3 26 (65.00%) Finance
4 24 (60.00%) Test Management
5 22 (55.00%) SQL
6 21 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (52.50%) JIRA
7 19 (47.50%) Test Strategy
8 14 (35.00%) Functional Testing
9 13 (32.50%) Degree
9 13 (32.50%) Selenium
9 13 (32.50%) XML
9 13 (32.50%) ISEB
9 13 (32.50%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (30.00%) HTML
11 11 (27.50%) Automotive
11 11 (27.50%) XML Messaging
11 11 (27.50%) Time Management
11 11 (27.50%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (27.50%) Defect Management
12 10 (25.00%) QA
12 10 (25.00%) Software Testing
13 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
13 9 (22.50%) Manual Testing
14 8 (20.00%) SoapUI
14 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
15 7 (17.50%) Waterfall
15 7 (17.50%) BDD
15 7 (17.50%) Matrix Management
15 7 (17.50%) 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 2 (5.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (12.50%) SAP CRM
1 5 (12.50%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (5.00%) Elite 3E
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (52.50%) JIRA
2 13 (32.50%) Selenium
3 8 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 6 (15.00%) Visual Studio
5 5 (12.50%) Git (software)
6 4 (10.00%) Cucumber
6 4 (10.00%) HP UFT
6 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
6 4 (10.00%) Maven
6 4 (10.00%) Protractor
6 4 (10.00%) Subversion
6 4 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (10.00%) WebDriver
7 3 (7.50%) Zephyr
8 2 (5.00%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (2.50%) gulp
9 1 (2.50%) JMeter
General
1 26 (65.00%) Finance
2 11 (27.50%) Automotive
3 1 (2.50%) Advertising
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Test Manager
2 11 (27.50%) Tester
3 10 (25.00%) Analyst
4 7 (17.50%) Testing Manager
5 5 (12.50%) Digital Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Test Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Technical Tester
7 3 (7.50%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Test Automation Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Test Leader
8 2 (5.00%) Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Developer in Test
8 2 (5.00%) QA Tester
8 2 (5.00%) Software QA Tester
8 2 (5.00%) Software Tester
8 2 (5.00%) Web Manager
9 1 (2.50%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) XML
2 12 (30.00%) HTML
3 11 (27.50%) XML Messaging
4 5 (12.50%) .NET
4 5 (12.50%) Web Services
5 4 (10.00%) AngularJS
6 3 (7.50%) SOAP
7 2 (5.00%) .NET Framework
7 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET
8 1 (2.50%) CSS
8 1 (2.50%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) Self-Motivation
2 11 (27.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.50%) Fintech
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.50%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Unix
1 3 (7.50%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.50%) Android
3 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (85.00%) Test Automation
2 24 (60.00%) Test Management
3 21 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (47.50%) Test Strategy
5 14 (35.00%) Functional Testing
6 11 (27.50%) Defect Management
6 11 (27.50%) Time Management
7 10 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 9 (22.50%) Manual Testing
9 7 (17.50%) BDD
9 7 (17.50%) Line Management
9 7 (17.50%) Matrix Management
9 7 (17.50%) Performance Testing
9 7 (17.50%) SDLC
9 7 (17.50%) Waterfall
10 6 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (15.00%) Scrum
11 5 (12.50%) Data Management
11 5 (12.50%) Project Management
11 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 22 (55.00%) SQL
2 5 (12.50%) Java
3 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.00%) C#
4 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.50%) PHP
5 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 13 (32.50%) Degree
2 13 (32.50%) ISEB
3 5 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) HP ALM
2 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) White Clarke
3 6 (15.00%) Oracle
4 5 (12.50%) Cognizant
4 5 (12.50%) HP
4 5 (12.50%) SAP
5 2 (5.00%) Citrix
6 1 (2.50%) Google
6 1 (2.50%) WorldPay