The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK
Rank 267 318 291
Rank change year-on-year +51 -27  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 993 1034 1132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 1.00% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.74% 3.60% 3.81%
Number of salaries quoted 855 873 929
Median salary £40,000 £35,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.67% -11.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.71% -6.66%  

ISTQB is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20959 28714 29743
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.78% 27.77% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 16525 22997 23332
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing ISTQB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in the UK

ISTQB
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB.

Salary trend for ISTQB in the UK

ISTQB
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in the UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +62 921 £40,000 +6.66% 125
South East +83 227 £36,000 -4.00% 29
London +40 185 £50,000 - 35
Yorkshire +29 149 £42,500 +21.42% 11
West Yorkshire +47 129 £42,500 +21.42% 9
South West +66 118 £37,500 +7.14% 14
Leeds +40 113 £42,500 +21.42% 6
North West -46 77 £34,000 +4.61% 18
East of England +20 67 £42,500 +13.33% 5
Surrey +42 60 £41,250 +17.85% 6
West Midlands +4 58 £35,000 - 11
Manchester -24 57 £35,000 -4.76% 14
Hampshire +33 37 £35,000 - 5
East Midlands +19 35 £36,000 -5.88% 1
Gloucestershire +22 34 £37,500 -25.00% 4
Hertfordshire +38 33 £45,000 +26.76% 1
City of London +33 29 £49,000 -2.00% 16
Scotland +19 27 £31,250 -19.35% 4
Somerset +3 27 £32,500 - 3
Birmingham +16 26 £32,000 -7.24% 4
Oxfordshire +13 26 £30,750 -6.81% 5
Berkshire +29 25 £41,250 - 9
Wales -9 25 £37,250 +24.16% 3
Reigate +30 24 £52,500 +40.00% 1
West Sussex +21 23 £40,000 +3.22% 3
Oxford +17 23 £35,000 +59.09% 2
East Sussex +17 22 £25,500 -27.14%
Bristol -1 18 £45,000 +42.85% 5
Buckinghamshire +24 17 £34,000 -5.55% 1
Milton Keynes +12 17 £34,000 -5.55%

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB 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.

1 1354 (67.13%) ISEB
2 1231 (61.03%) Agile Software Development
3 799 (39.61%) Selenium
4 720 (35.70%) QA
5 671 (33.27%) SQL
6 658 (32.62%) Software Testing
7 550 (27.27%) Test Automation
8 543 (26.92%) Test Scripting
9 537 (26.62%) Test Strategy
10 510 (25.29%) Finance
11 495 (24.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 444 (22.01%) User Acceptance Testing
13 440 (21.81%) Java
14 386 (19.14%) Automated Testing
15 366 (18.15%) C#
16 358 (17.75%) JIRA
17 357 (17.70%) Automation Testing
18 350 (17.35%) Scrum
19 348 (17.25%) Microsoft
20 334 (16.56%) Test Management
21 333 (16.51%) Cucumber
22 325 (16.11%) Functional Testing
23 321 (15.91%) Manual Testing
24 319 (15.82%) SDLC
25 314 (15.57%) BDD
26 294 (14.58%) Degree
27 284 (14.08%) Non-Functional Testing
28 280 (13.88%) Waterfall
29 266 (13.19%) Regression Testing
30 253 (12.54%) TDD

ISTQB
Top Related 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 51 (2.53%) Confluence
2 31 (1.54%) SharePoint
3 24 (1.19%) IIS
4 15 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (0.35%) ArcGIS
5 7 (0.35%) WebSphere
5 7 (0.35%) WebSphere Portal
6 6 (0.30%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.25%) CMS
7 5 (0.25%) GlassFish
8 4 (0.20%) Documentum
9 3 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.099%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.050%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.050%) Apache
11 1 (0.050%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.050%) FileNet
11 1 (0.050%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.050%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.050%) Umbraco
Applications
1 198 (9.82%) MS Excel
2 87 (4.31%) MS Office
3 71 (3.52%) MS Visio
4 36 (1.78%) MS Project
5 14 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.20%) Mingle
8 1 (0.050%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.099%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.050%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.050%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.050%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.050%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.050%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.39%) SaaS
2 18 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.40%) GitHub
5 7 (0.35%) Lucidchart
6 2 (0.099%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.099%) Heroku
6 2 (0.099%) IaaS
6 2 (0.099%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.79%) SSH
2 13 (0.64%) HTTP
3 12 (0.59%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.55%) Internet
5 8 (0.40%) Firewall
5 8 (0.40%) VoIP
6 4 (0.20%) LAN
7 3 (0.15%) WAN
8 2 (0.099%) FTP
8 2 (0.099%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.099%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.099%) SSL
9 1 (0.050%) ATM
9 1 (0.050%) Multicast
9 1 (0.050%) RTSP
9 1 (0.050%) TETRA
9 1 (0.050%) VLAN
9 1 (0.050%) Wireless
9 1 (0.050%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.050%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 87 (4.31%) Relational Database
3 32 (1.59%) Oracle Database
4 26 (1.29%) Oracle BI EE
5 22 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (1.09%) MySQL
6 15 (0.74%) GIS
7 14 (0.69%) Hadoop
7 14 (0.69%) RDBMS
8 12 (0.59%) NoSQL
9 11 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (0.50%) Big Data
10 10 (0.50%) MongoDB
11 9 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
12 7 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.30%) Apache Accumulo
13 6 (0.30%) Blockchain
13 6 (0.30%) Data Lake
13 6 (0.30%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 799 (39.61%) Selenium
2 358 (17.75%) JIRA
3 333 (16.51%) Cucumber
4 219 (10.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 211 (10.46%) WebDriver
6 203 (10.06%) JMeter
7 198 (9.82%) SoapUI
8 188 (9.32%) LoadRunner
9 158 (7.83%) HP UFT
10 142 (7.04%) Jenkins
11 106 (5.26%) Git (software)
12 99 (4.91%) SpecFlow
13 90 (4.46%) Visual Studio
14 56 (2.78%) JUnit
15 48 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 43 (2.13%) Subversion
17 35 (1.74%) Eclipse
17 35 (1.74%) Ranorex
18 34 (1.69%) Gatling
18 34 (1.69%) TestNG
General
1 510 (25.29%) Finance
2 177 (8.78%) Banking
3 89 (4.41%) Retail
4 65 (3.22%) Legal
4 65 (3.22%) Telecoms
5 45 (2.23%) Manufacturing
6 39 (1.93%) Law
7 36 (1.78%) Marketing
8 22 (1.09%) Electronics
9 18 (0.89%) Automotive
10 17 (0.84%) Back Office
11 15 (0.74%) Games
12 13 (0.64%) Advertising
13 11 (0.55%) Aerospace
13 11 (0.55%) Investment Banking
14 10 (0.50%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.45%) Billing
16 5 (0.25%) Publishing
17 4 (0.20%) Military
17 4 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 883 (43.78%) Analyst
2 814 (40.36%) Test Analyst
3 327 (16.21%) Test Engineer
4 321 (15.91%) Tester
5 245 (12.15%) Test Manager
6 218 (10.81%) Test Leader
7 149 (7.39%) Automation Test Analyst
8 131 (6.49%) Senior Analyst
9 128 (6.35%) Software Analyst
9 128 (6.35%) Test Automation Engineer
10 127 (6.30%) Senior Test Analyst
11 121 (6.00%) Software Test Analyst
12 119 (5.90%) QA Analyst
13 109 (5.40%) Senior Test Engineer
14 101 (5.01%) Automation Tester
15 92 (4.56%) Software Tester
16 91 (4.51%) QA Engineer
17 89 (4.41%) Team Leader
18 81 (4.02%) Manual Test Analyst
19 80 (3.97%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (10.56%) .NET
2 159 (7.88%) XML
3 150 (7.44%) SOAP
4 143 (7.09%) Web Services
5 97 (4.81%) HTML
6 93 (4.61%) Gherkin
7 55 (2.73%) REST
8 44 (2.18%) CSS
9 38 (1.88%) ASP.NET
10 22 (1.09%) RESTful
11 18 (0.89%) J2EE
11 18 (0.89%) JSON
12 16 (0.79%) Ajax
13 15 (0.74%) .NET Framework
14 11 (0.55%) Behat
14 11 (0.55%) GWT
15 8 (0.40%) AngularJS
15 8 (0.40%) JMX
15 8 (0.40%) WPF
15 8 (0.40%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 156 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
2 123 (6.10%) Computer Science
3 66 (3.27%) Mobile App
4 60 (2.97%) Management Information System
5 30 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
6 24 (1.19%) iPad
7 22 (1.09%) Client/Server
8 14 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
9 13 (0.64%) Fintech
9 13 (0.64%) User Experience
10 12 (0.59%) Virtual Team
11 11 (0.55%) Driving Licence
12 10 (0.50%) Data Centre
12 10 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
13 9 (0.45%) Mainframe
14 8 (0.40%) Cyber Attack
15 7 (0.35%) Derivative
15 7 (0.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 7 (0.35%) Smart Meter
16 6 (0.30%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 218 (10.81%) Windows
2 167 (8.28%) Linux
3 71 (3.52%) Unix
4 38 (1.88%) Android
5 33 (1.64%) Apple iOS
6 17 (0.84%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.45%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.40%) Solaris
8 8 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.35%) Kali Linux
10 5 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.20%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.15%) CentOS
13 2 (0.099%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.099%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.099%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.099%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.050%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.050%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.050%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1231 (61.03%) Agile Software Development
2 658 (32.62%) Software Testing
3 550 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 543 (26.92%) Test Scripting
5 537 (26.62%) Test Strategy
6 444 (22.01%) User Acceptance Testing
7 386 (19.14%) Automated Testing
8 357 (17.70%) Automation Testing
9 350 (17.35%) Scrum
10 334 (16.56%) Test Management
11 325 (16.11%) Functional Testing
12 321 (15.91%) Manual Testing
13 319 (15.82%) SDLC
14 314 (15.57%) BDD
15 284 (14.08%) Non-Functional Testing
16 280 (13.88%) Waterfall
17 266 (13.19%) Regression Testing
18 253 (12.54%) TDD
19 246 (12.20%) Performance Testing
20 211 (10.46%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 671 (33.27%) SQL
2 440 (21.81%) Java
3 366 (18.15%) C#
4 153 (7.59%) Python
5 137 (6.79%) C++
6 129 (6.40%) JavaScript
7 114 (5.65%) Ruby
8 89 (4.41%) C
9 33 (1.64%) T-SQL
10 30 (1.49%) Perl
11 27 (1.34%) VB.NET
12 21 (1.04%) PHP
13 17 (0.84%) Bash Shell
14 15 (0.74%) VB
14 15 (0.74%) VBScript
15 10 (0.50%) Groovy
15 10 (0.50%) PL/SQL
15 10 (0.50%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.45%) PowerShell
17 8 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1354 (67.13%) ISEB
2 495 (24.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 294 (14.58%) Degree
4 170 (8.43%) Security Cleared
5 107 (5.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 89 (4.41%) DV Cleared
7 50 (2.48%) SC Cleared
8 18 (0.89%) ISEB Practitioner
9 17 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.25%) MBCS
12 4 (0.20%) CCNA
12 4 (0.20%) CCNP
12 4 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.20%) MCITP
12 4 (0.20%) MCSE
12 4 (0.20%) OSCP
12 4 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.15%) CSQA
13 3 (0.15%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 720 (35.70%) QA
2 5 (0.25%) SDET
2 5 (0.25%) SLA
3 4 (0.20%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.15%) HL7
4 3 (0.15%) ISO 9000
4 3 (0.15%) PMO
5 2 (0.099%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.050%) FATCA
6 1 (0.050%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.050%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.050%) MiFID
6 1 (0.050%) SEPA
System Software
1 16 (0.79%) Docker
2 9 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.40%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.25%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.20%) RACF
5 4 (0.20%) Time Sharing Option
5 4 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.050%) XenApp
6 1 (0.050%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 187 (9.27%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.59%) HP SiteScope
3 12 (0.59%) Puppet
4 11 (0.55%) Perfmon
5 4 (0.20%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.15%) logstash
7 2 (0.099%) SCCM
8 1 (0.050%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.050%) Kibana
Vendors
1 348 (17.25%) Microsoft
2 243 (12.05%) HP
3 173 (8.58%) Oracle
4 76 (3.77%) SAP
5 41 (2.03%) IBM
6 27 (1.34%) Atlassian
7 26 (1.29%) Siebel
8 24 (1.19%) Sun
9 12 (0.59%) CA Agile Central
9 12 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (0.59%) SOASTA, Inc
10 10 (0.50%) ATG
10 10 (0.50%) Cognizant
10 10 (0.50%) Red Hat
10 10 (0.50%) Remedy
10 10 (0.50%) Riverbed
11 9 (0.45%) Telerik
11 9 (0.45%) VMware
12 8 (0.40%) TOWER Software
13 7 (0.35%) Sophos
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 30 minutes ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000 plus benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000
Posted: 5 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 50,000
Posted: 7 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 60,000
Posted: 5 hours ago
Flintshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £41000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Perks
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £40k doe
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Pension, Annual Bonus,
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
NCC Group
Salary: £competitive + company benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: £competitive + company benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago
South Wales
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Selby, North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago