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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 317 297 341
Rank change year-on-year -20 +44  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 873 1043 1032
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 1.06% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.03% 3.97% 3.39%
Number of salaries quoted 709 867 895
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year - -5.06%  

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 21636 26299 30474
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.60% 26.71% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 16864 21248 24174
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -7 820 £40,000 +5.26% 117
London +24 221 £47,500 +5.55% 38
South East -9 203 £40,000 +5.26% 23
South West +28 93 £37,500 -16.66% 12
North West -30 88 £32,500 -1.51% 11
Yorkshire -45 85 £40,000 +14.28% 10
West Midlands +22 68 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Manchester -20 64 £30,250 -8.33% 6
Berkshire +45 54 £43,750 -2.23% 4
West Yorkshire -33 54 £42,500 +21.42% 7
City of London +31 44 £47,500 -5.00% 16
Bristol +18 43 £42,500 -22.72% 6
Hampshire -5 42 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Surrey +22 41 £45,000 +20.00% 9
Leeds -37 38 £45,000 +24.13% 6
Reading +48 35 £41,250 -25.00% 3
East Midlands +16 34 £45,000 +34.83% 3
Scotland -2 32 £32,500 -13.33% 9
East of England -30 29 £38,750 +10.71% 7
Birmingham +14 26 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Buckinghamshire +1 21 £50,000 +31.57% 3
Edinburgh -10 21 £31,500 -12.50% 4
Nottinghamshire +9 20 £45,000 +34.83% 2
Somerset +4 20 £36,000 -4.00%
Nottingham +7 19 £45,000 +34.83% 2
Milton Keynes +2 17 £47,500 +25.99% 2
Staffordshire +24 16 £34,750 +34.95%
Gloucestershire -15 16 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Basingstoke +3 15 £45,000 -14.28% 2
East Sussex -23 15 £30,000 -14.28% 2

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 1285 (69.01%) Test Automation
2 1191 (63.96%) ISEB
3 1158 (62.19%) Agile Software Development
4 736 (39.53%) Selenium
5 655 (35.18%) QA
6 607 (32.60%) Test Scripting
7 593 (31.85%) Software Testing
8 532 (28.57%) SQL
9 502 (26.96%) Test Strategy
10 497 (26.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 466 (25.03%) Finance
12 446 (23.95%) Java
13 388 (20.84%) User Acceptance Testing
14 363 (19.50%) C#
15 341 (18.31%) Manual Testing
16 327 (17.56%) Degree
17 326 (17.51%) Cucumber
18 317 (17.02%) Scrum
19 293 (15.74%) Microsoft
20 291 (15.63%) Functional Testing
21 289 (15.52%) SDLC
22 287 (15.41%) Non-Functional Testing
23 280 (15.04%) JIRA
24 266 (14.29%) BDD
25 245 (13.16%) Regression Testing
26 242 (13.00%) Waterfall
27 240 (12.89%) Test Management
28 238 (12.78%) Windows
29 219 (11.76%) Performance Testing
30 209 (11.22%) WebDriver

ISTQB
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 24 (1.29%) Confluence
2 15 (0.81%) SharePoint
3 14 (0.75%) IIS
4 13 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (0.54%) CMS
6 5 (0.27%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
6 5 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (0.27%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.054%) CICS
8 1 (0.054%) Documentum
8 1 (0.054%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.054%) FileNet
8 1 (0.054%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.054%) JCAPS
8 1 (0.054%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.054%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.054%) WebSphere
Applications
1 85 (4.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.27%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 20 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.16%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.11%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.11%) Magento
4 2 (0.11%) Sonata
5 1 (0.054%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.054%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.054%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.054%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.054%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.054%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.83%) SaaS
2 31 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.48%) BrowserStack
5 8 (0.43%) IaaS
5 8 (0.43%) PaaS
6 5 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.16%) GitHub
7 3 (0.16%) Sauce Labs
8 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.11%) Heroku
8 2 (0.11%) Lucidchart
8 2 (0.11%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (0.75%) TCP/IP
1 14 (0.75%) VoIP
2 8 (0.43%) Internet
2 8 (0.43%) SSL
3 7 (0.38%) HTTP
3 7 (0.38%) SSH
4 4 (0.21%) Firewall
5 2 (0.11%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.11%) Intranet
5 2 (0.11%) SNMP
5 2 (0.11%) TETRA
6 1 (0.054%) ATM
6 1 (0.054%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.054%) DNS
6 1 (0.054%) FTP
6 1 (0.054%) GPRS
6 1 (0.054%) Skype
6 1 (0.054%) VLAN
6 1 (0.054%) WCDMA
6 1 (0.054%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 52 (2.79%) Relational Database
3 33 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (1.24%) MySQL
5 16 (0.86%) Oracle Database
6 15 (0.81%) Big Data
7 14 (0.75%) Hadoop
8 9 (0.48%) NoSQL
8 9 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (0.38%) Blockchain
10 7 (0.38%) Data Lake
10 7 (0.38%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.32%) SAP BW
12 5 (0.27%) Apache Accumulo
12 5 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.27%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 5 (0.27%) Power BI
13 4 (0.21%) DB2
13 4 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 736 (39.53%) Selenium
2 326 (17.51%) Cucumber
3 280 (15.04%) JIRA
4 209 (11.22%) WebDriver
5 201 (10.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 195 (10.47%) LoadRunner
7 184 (9.88%) JMeter
8 183 (9.83%) HP UFT
9 160 (8.59%) Jenkins
10 151 (8.11%) SoapUI
11 101 (5.42%) Visual Studio
12 94 (5.05%) SpecFlow
13 88 (4.73%) Git (software)
14 55 (2.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 45 (2.42%) Gatling
16 40 (2.15%) JUnit
17 36 (1.93%) TestNG
18 28 (1.50%) Capybara
18 28 (1.50%) Protractor
19 25 (1.34%) Eclipse
General
1 466 (25.03%) Finance
2 147 (7.89%) Banking
3 106 (5.69%) Retail
4 75 (4.03%) Telecoms
5 45 (2.42%) Manufacturing
6 42 (2.26%) Marketing
7 37 (1.99%) Legal
8 36 (1.93%) Law
9 24 (1.29%) Automotive
9 24 (1.29%) Electronics
9 24 (1.29%) Financial Institution
10 22 (1.18%) Aerospace
11 17 (0.91%) Games
12 11 (0.59%) Back Office
13 9 (0.48%) Front Office
13 9 (0.48%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.32%) Advertising
15 5 (0.27%) Digital Economy
16 4 (0.21%) Military
17 3 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 847 (45.49%) Analyst
2 784 (42.11%) Test Analyst
3 324 (17.40%) Test Engineer
4 311 (16.70%) Tester
5 165 (8.86%) Test Manager
6 160 (8.59%) Test Leader
7 145 (7.79%) Automation Test Analyst
8 144 (7.73%) Software Analyst
9 138 (7.41%) Software Test Analyst
10 132 (7.09%) Test Automation Engineer
11 117 (6.28%) QA Analyst
12 114 (6.12%) Automation Tester
13 110 (5.91%) Senior Analyst
14 106 (5.69%) Senior Test Analyst
14 106 (5.69%) Software Tester
15 95 (5.10%) QA Engineer
16 84 (4.51%) Senior Test Engineer
17 77 (4.14%) QA Test Analyst
18 66 (3.54%) QA Tester
19 64 (3.44%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (9.88%) .NET
2 126 (6.77%) SOAP
3 120 (6.44%) XML
4 108 (5.80%) Web Services
5 88 (4.73%) HTML
6 82 (4.40%) Gherkin
7 57 (3.06%) REST
8 28 (1.50%) CSS
9 26 (1.40%) JSON
10 24 (1.29%) RESTful
11 19 (1.02%) ASP.NET
11 19 (1.02%) Behat
12 14 (0.75%) .NET Framework
13 10 (0.54%) AngularJS
14 9 (0.48%) WPF
15 8 (0.43%) JMS
15 8 (0.43%) LAMP
15 8 (0.43%) Middleware
15 8 (0.43%) React
15 8 (0.43%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 189 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (6.23%) Computer Science
3 58 (3.11%) Mobile App
4 31 (1.66%) Client/Server
5 25 (1.34%) User Experience
6 24 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
7 23 (1.24%) Management Information System
8 21 (1.13%) iPad
9 18 (0.97%) Fintech
10 14 (0.75%) Cyber Defence
10 14 (0.75%) Derivative
10 14 (0.75%) Virtual Team
11 13 (0.70%) Credit Derivative
12 12 (0.64%) Smart Meter
13 10 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 10 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
13 10 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
14 9 (0.48%) Cyber Attack
15 8 (0.43%) Cybercrime
16 7 (0.38%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 238 (12.78%) Windows
2 168 (9.02%) Linux
3 81 (4.35%) Unix
4 30 (1.61%) Android
5 28 (1.50%) Apple iOS
6 15 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (0.81%) Solaris
7 8 (0.43%) Mac OS
7 8 (0.43%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.32%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.16%) Kali Linux
10 3 (0.16%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.16%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.16%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.054%) AIX
12 1 (0.054%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1285 (69.01%) Test Automation
2 1158 (62.19%) Agile Software Development
3 607 (32.60%) Test Scripting
4 593 (31.85%) Software Testing
5 502 (26.96%) Test Strategy
6 388 (20.84%) User Acceptance Testing
7 341 (18.31%) Manual Testing
8 317 (17.02%) Scrum
9 291 (15.63%) Functional Testing
10 289 (15.52%) SDLC
11 287 (15.41%) Non-Functional Testing
12 266 (14.29%) BDD
13 245 (13.16%) Regression Testing
14 242 (13.00%) Waterfall
15 240 (12.89%) Test Management
16 219 (11.76%) Performance Testing
17 203 (10.90%) TDD
18 194 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
19 175 (9.40%) Scenario Testing
20 158 (8.49%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 532 (28.57%) SQL
2 446 (23.95%) Java
3 363 (19.50%) C#
4 151 (8.11%) Python
5 144 (7.73%) Ruby
6 121 (6.50%) C++
7 110 (5.91%) JavaScript
8 98 (5.26%) C
9 41 (2.20%) Perl
10 40 (2.15%) VB
11 35 (1.88%) T-SQL
12 27 (1.45%) VBScript
13 25 (1.34%) VB.NET
14 24 (1.29%) PHP
15 19 (1.02%) PL/SQL
16 18 (0.97%) Bash Shell
17 11 (0.59%) Scala
18 10 (0.54%) Shell Script
19 8 (0.43%) XPath
20 6 (0.32%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1191 (63.96%) ISEB
2 497 (26.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 327 (17.56%) Degree
4 184 (9.88%) Security Cleared
5 86 (4.62%) DV Cleared
6 79 (4.24%) Computer Science Degree
7 65 (3.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 51 (2.74%) SC Cleared
9 22 (1.18%) ISEB Practitioner
10 11 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (0.54%) HND
12 9 (0.48%) Master's Degree
13 8 (0.43%) CCNA
13 8 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.43%) PMI Certification
13 8 (0.43%) PMP
13 8 (0.43%) SAP Certification
14 7 (0.38%) MCP
14 7 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 655 (35.18%) QA
2 7 (0.38%) SLA
3 4 (0.21%) COBIT
3 4 (0.21%) HL7
3 4 (0.21%) ISO 9000
3 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.21%) PMO
4 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.054%) DICOM
5 1 (0.054%) FATCA
System Software
1 12 (0.64%) Docker
2 9 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.21%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.054%) ACF2
5 1 (0.054%) RACF
Systems Management
1 149 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.54%) Puppet
3 8 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.27%) logstash
5 2 (0.11%) SCCM
6 1 (0.054%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.054%) Kibana
6 1 (0.054%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 293 (15.74%) Microsoft
2 201 (10.79%) HP
3 116 (6.23%) Oracle
4 80 (4.30%) SAP
5 26 (1.40%) Cognizant
6 22 (1.18%) Atlassian
7 17 (0.91%) Red Hat
8 13 (0.70%) CA Agile Central
9 12 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (0.48%) Capita
10 9 (0.48%) TOWER Software
10 9 (0.48%) VMware
11 7 (0.38%) IBM
11 7 (0.38%) Remedy
11 7 (0.38%) Sitecore
12 6 (0.32%) Telerik
13 5 (0.27%) hybris
13 5 (0.27%) Pega
14 4 (0.21%) Green Hat
14 4 (0.21%) Tableau
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 21 hours ago
Lincolnshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Networking People
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + full corporate benefits package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + health
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £41000 per annum + excellent bens and poss 25% bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £41000 per annum + + excellent bens and poss 25% bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £29000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Tec Partners
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Energon People
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Perks
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + h/c, pension, bonus rewards etc
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago