Period
to 15 January 2021

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 15 January 2021 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 728 979 1061
Rank change year-on-year +251 +82 +81
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 17 50 66
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.040% 0.044%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 15 41 57
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £40,500 £36,750
90th Percentile £89,000 £82,500 £59,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +29.41%

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 12,613 27,794 36,503
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.19% 21.99% 24.15%
Number of salaries quoted 9,275 20,924 27,093
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,333 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.63% - +5.88%

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 15 January 2021.

Salary histogram for ISTQB Advanced Certification in the UK

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 9 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 15 January 2021. 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 +246 14 £60,000 - 2
UK excluding London +194 14 £60,000 +4.35% 1
South East +165 10 £60,000 +9.09%
London +169 2 £60,000 -20.00% 1
Midlands +83 2 - - 1
West Midlands +75 2 - - 1
Scotland +49 1 £38,636 +1.49%
Work from Home -45 1 £95,000 +26.67%
Wales - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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 17 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 15 (88.24%) Test Automation
3 13 (76.47%) Software Testing
4 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (58.82%) Test Management
6 9 (52.94%) Selenium
6 9 (52.94%) Cucumber
6 9 (52.94%) Test Strategy
7 8 (47.06%) Coaching
7 8 (47.06%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (47.06%) JIRA
8 7 (41.18%) WebDriver
8 7 (41.18%) ITIL
8 7 (41.18%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (41.18%) DevOps
8 7 (41.18%) BDD
9 6 (35.29%) Waterfall
9 6 (35.29%) SDLC
9 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (35.29%) TDD
9 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (35.29%) Scrum
9 6 (35.29%) Web Services
9 6 (35.29%) Risk Management
10 5 (29.41%) JMeter
10 5 (29.41%) LoadRunner
10 5 (29.41%) Java
10 5 (29.41%) Integration Testing
10 5 (29.41%) Degree
10 5 (29.41%) Supplier Management

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 (23.53%) Confluence
2 3 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) AWS
2 2 (11.76%) Azure
2 2 (11.76%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Cucumber
1 9 (52.94%) Selenium
2 8 (47.06%) JIRA
3 7 (41.18%) WebDriver
4 5 (29.41%) JMeter
4 5 (29.41%) LoadRunner
4 5 (29.41%) Robot Framework
5 3 (17.65%) MSTest
5 3 (17.65%) Postman
5 3 (17.65%) Ranorex
5 3 (17.65%) REST Assured
5 3 (17.65%) SoapUI
5 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (11.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (11.76%) Cypress.io
6 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
6 2 (11.76%) TestRail
7 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
7 1 (5.88%) Gradle
7 1 (5.88%) Maven
General
1 2 (11.76%) Public Sector
2 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Test Manager
2 5 (29.41%) Automation Test Lead
3 4 (23.53%) Test Leader
4 3 (17.65%) Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Software Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Release Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Head of Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) Web Services
2 3 (17.65%) Gherkin
2 3 (17.65%) SOAP
3 2 (11.76%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Test Automation
2 13 (76.47%) Software Testing
3 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (58.82%) Test Management
5 9 (52.94%) Test Strategy
6 8 (47.06%) Coaching
6 8 (47.06%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (41.18%) BDD
7 7 (41.18%) DevOps
7 7 (41.18%) ITIL
7 7 (41.18%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (35.29%) Risk Management
8 6 (35.29%) Scrum
8 6 (35.29%) SDLC
8 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (35.29%) TDD
8 6 (35.29%) Waterfall
9 5 (29.41%) Defect Management
9 5 (29.41%) Integration Testing
9 5 (29.41%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) C
3 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
3 3 (17.65%) Ruby
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) Go
4 2 (11.76%) Java 8
5 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (29.41%) Degree
3 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Ansible
1 2 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (11.76%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Atlassian
1 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
1 2 (11.76%) Dynatrace
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft