Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1143 1059 1171
Rank change year-on-year -84 +112 +17
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 55 159 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.084% 0.063%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.32% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 41 131 108
UK median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% +15.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £35,750 £35,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £81,250 £73,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,750 £60,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -22.08% +26.32% -

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 42840 49433 59986
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.03% 26.20% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 32910 39645 47913
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,775
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB Advanced Certification in the UK

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 11 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 November 2017. 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
England -70 48 £50,000 -13.04% 2
UK excluding London -48 37 £46,750 -22.08% 2
London -14 15 £72,000 +55.87%
North of England -10 14 £50,000 +4.17% 1
South East -7 12 £55,000 -12.00%
Midlands +27 7 £42,250 +5.63% 1
West Midlands +19 7 £42,250 -19.52% 1
Yorkshire +16 7 £50,000 +5.26%
North East - 7 £37,500 -
Wales - 3 £36,000 -
Scotland - 1 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 55 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 42 (76.36%) Test Automation
3 39 (70.91%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (56.36%) QA
5 30 (54.55%) Test Strategy
6 28 (50.91%) Selenium
7 24 (43.64%) Test Management
8 20 (36.36%) ISEB
9 19 (34.55%) SoapUI
10 18 (32.73%) Software Testing
11 17 (30.91%) Finance
12 16 (29.09%) Java
12 16 (29.09%) Waterfall
13 15 (27.27%) Test Scripting
13 15 (27.27%) XML
13 15 (27.27%) TDD
14 14 (25.45%) Defect Management
15 13 (23.64%) Cucumber
15 13 (23.64%) BDD
15 13 (23.64%) Non-Functional Testing
15 13 (23.64%) SQL
15 13 (23.64%) SOAP
15 13 (23.64%) Performance Testing
16 12 (21.82%) Integration Testing
16 12 (21.82%) SDLC
16 12 (21.82%) Functional Testing
17 11 (20.00%) Mentoring
17 11 (20.00%) Web Services
17 11 (20.00%) ITIL
17 11 (20.00%) HP UFT

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 6 (10.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 6 (10.91%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.27%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (7.27%) Documentum
Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) HTTP
1 1 (1.82%) SSL
Development Applications
1 28 (50.91%) Selenium
2 19 (34.55%) SoapUI
3 13 (23.64%) Cucumber
4 11 (20.00%) HP UFT
4 11 (20.00%) JMeter
5 9 (16.36%) Jenkins
5 9 (16.36%) WebDriver
6 7 (12.73%) LoadRunner
7 6 (10.91%) Rational Functional Tester
7 6 (10.91%) SilkTest
8 5 (9.09%) JIRA
9 4 (7.27%) Ranorex
9 4 (7.27%) Robot Framework
9 4 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (5.45%) Zephyr
11 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
11 2 (3.64%) LoadUI
11 2 (3.64%) Mercurial
11 2 (3.64%) NeoLoad
11 2 (3.64%) RhodeCode
General
1 17 (30.91%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Banking
3 3 (5.45%) Advertising
4 2 (3.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Analyst
1 15 (27.27%) Test Analyst
2 13 (23.64%) Test Manager
3 9 (16.36%) Senior Analyst
3 9 (16.36%) Senior Test Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) Lead Test Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) Test Leader
5 5 (9.09%) Developer
5 5 (9.09%) QA Manager
5 5 (9.09%) Senior Manager
5 5 (9.09%) Senior Test Manager
5 5 (9.09%) Tester
6 4 (7.27%) Automation Test Lead
6 4 (7.27%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Architect
7 3 (5.45%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Developer in Test
7 3 (5.45%) QA Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.27%) XML
2 13 (23.64%) SOAP
3 11 (20.00%) Web Services
4 9 (16.36%) .NET
5 7 (12.73%) HTML
6 6 (10.91%) REST
6 6 (10.91%) XBRL
7 2 (3.64%) Apache CXF
7 2 (3.64%) JSON
8 1 (1.82%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.64%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.55%) Linux
2 6 (10.91%) Unix
3 2 (3.64%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (76.36%) Test Automation
2 39 (70.91%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (54.55%) Test Strategy
4 24 (43.64%) Test Management
5 18 (32.73%) Software Testing
6 16 (29.09%) Waterfall
7 15 (27.27%) TDD
7 15 (27.27%) Test Scripting
8 14 (25.45%) Defect Management
9 13 (23.64%) BDD
9 13 (23.64%) Non-Functional Testing
9 13 (23.64%) Performance Testing
10 12 (21.82%) Functional Testing
10 12 (21.82%) Integration Testing
10 12 (21.82%) SDLC
11 11 (20.00%) ITIL
11 11 (20.00%) Mentoring
12 10 (18.18%) DevOps
12 10 (18.18%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 10 (18.18%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.09%) Java
2 13 (23.64%) SQL
3 7 (12.73%) Ruby
4 6 (10.91%) C#
4 6 (10.91%) VB.NET
5 4 (7.27%) Python
6 3 (5.45%) C++
6 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.45%) Perl
7 2 (3.64%) C
7 2 (3.64%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 55 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 20 (36.36%) ISEB
3 9 (16.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (14.55%) Degree
5 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.64%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (3.64%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (56.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.91%) HP
2 6 (10.91%) Oracle
2 6 (10.91%) SAP
3 4 (7.27%) Pega
4 3 (5.45%) Sophos
5 2 (3.64%) IBM