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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK
Rank 273 315 291
Rank change year-on-year +42 -24  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 989 1030 1124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 1.00% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.70% 3.60% 3.87%
Number of salaries quoted 857 868 925
Median salary £40,000 £35,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.47% -11.87%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.28% -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 21051 28584 29068
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.78% 27.76% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 16599 22917 22807
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 24 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 24 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 +56 918 £40,000 +6.66% 117
South East +62 221 £36,000 - 32
London +37 186 £50,000 - 32
Yorkshire +29 147 £42,500 +21.42% 12
West Yorkshire +35 127 £42,500 +21.42% 11
South West +61 118 £37,500 +8.69% 10
Leeds +32 113 £42,500 +21.42% 7
North West -50 78 £34,000 +4.61% 13
East of England +19 71 £42,500 +13.33% 5
Surrey +35 58 £40,000 +14.28% 10
Manchester -20 58 £35,000 -4.10% 10
West Midlands -1 57 £34,750 -0.71% 10
Hampshire +35 36 £35,000 - 4
Hertfordshire +32 35 £45,000 +26.76% 1
East Midlands +16 35 £36,000 -5.88% 1
Gloucestershire +19 34 £37,500 -25.00% 2
City of London +34 31 £50,000 - 15
Birmingham +13 27 £31,500 -8.69% 4
Somerset +1 27 £32,500 - 2
Wales -8 26 £32,500 +7.43% 2
Scotland +16 25 £31,250 -19.35% 2
Oxfordshire +6 25 £29,000 -7.93% 5
Berkshire +24 24 £41,250 +3.12% 9
Reigate +36 23 £52,500 +44.82% 1
West Sussex +28 23 £40,000 - 3
Oxford +19 22 £32,000 +45.45% 2
East Sussex +16 22 £25,500 -27.14%
Brighton +22 17 £25,500 -27.14%
Buckinghamshire +21 17 £34,000 -5.55% 1
Milton Keynes +10 17 £34,000 -5.55%

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 1363 (67.24%) ISEB
2 1234 (60.88%) Agile Software Development
3 805 (39.71%) Selenium
4 719 (35.47%) QA
5 683 (33.70%) SQL
6 666 (32.86%) Software Testing
7 551 (27.18%) Test Automation
8 540 (26.64%) Test Scripting
9 535 (26.39%) Test Strategy
10 509 (25.11%) Finance
11 495 (24.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 446 (22.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 442 (21.81%) Java
14 389 (19.19%) Automated Testing
15 368 (18.15%) C#
16 363 (17.91%) JIRA
17 354 (17.46%) Automation Testing
18 351 (17.32%) Scrum
19 350 (17.27%) Microsoft
20 343 (16.92%) Test Management
21 335 (16.53%) Cucumber
22 329 (16.23%) Functional Testing
23 321 (15.84%) Manual Testing
23 321 (15.84%) SDLC
24 314 (15.49%) BDD
25 290 (14.31%) Degree
26 287 (14.16%) Non-Functional Testing
27 283 (13.96%) Waterfall
28 271 (13.37%) Regression Testing
29 253 (12.48%) 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 52 (2.57%) Confluence
2 31 (1.53%) SharePoint
3 24 (1.18%) 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
6 6 (0.30%) GlassFish
7 5 (0.25%) CMS
8 4 (0.20%) Documentum
9 3 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.099%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.049%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.049%) Apache
11 1 (0.049%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.049%) FileNet
11 1 (0.049%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.049%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.049%) Umbraco
Applications
1 198 (9.77%) MS Excel
2 88 (4.34%) MS Office
3 74 (3.65%) MS Visio
4 37 (1.83%) MS Project
5 14 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.20%) Mingle
8 1 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.099%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.049%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.049%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.049%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.049%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.049%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 27 (1.33%) SaaS
2 17 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.39%) 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 17 (0.84%) SSH
2 12 (0.59%) TCP/IP
3 10 (0.49%) HTTP
3 10 (0.49%) Internet
4 8 (0.39%) Firewall
4 8 (0.39%) VoIP
5 4 (0.20%) LAN
6 3 (0.15%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.15%) WAN
7 2 (0.099%) FTP
7 2 (0.099%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.099%) SSL
8 1 (0.049%) ATM
8 1 (0.049%) RTSP
8 1 (0.049%) Skype
8 1 (0.049%) TETRA
8 1 (0.049%) VLAN
8 1 (0.049%) Wireless
8 1 (0.049%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.049%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 90 (4.44%) Relational Database
3 32 (1.58%) Oracle Database
4 27 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
5 22 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (1.04%) MySQL
7 15 (0.74%) GIS
8 14 (0.69%) RDBMS
9 13 (0.64%) Hadoop
10 11 (0.54%) NoSQL
10 11 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (0.44%) Big Data
11 9 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (0.39%) MongoDB
13 7 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (0.30%) Apache Accumulo
14 6 (0.30%) SAP BW
15 5 (0.25%) Blockchain
15 5 (0.25%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 805 (39.71%) Selenium
2 363 (17.91%) JIRA
3 335 (16.53%) Cucumber
4 217 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 211 (10.41%) WebDriver
6 201 (9.92%) JMeter
7 197 (9.72%) SoapUI
8 189 (9.32%) LoadRunner
9 159 (7.84%) HP UFT
10 139 (6.86%) Jenkins
11 108 (5.33%) Git (software)
12 99 (4.88%) SpecFlow
13 90 (4.44%) Visual Studio
14 57 (2.81%) JUnit
15 47 (2.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 44 (2.17%) Subversion
17 36 (1.78%) Eclipse
18 35 (1.73%) Ranorex
19 34 (1.68%) TestNG
20 33 (1.63%) Appium
General
1 509 (25.11%) Finance
2 181 (8.93%) Banking
3 89 (4.39%) Retail
4 65 (3.21%) Legal
4 65 (3.21%) Telecoms
5 45 (2.22%) Manufacturing
6 39 (1.92%) Law
7 37 (1.83%) Marketing
8 22 (1.09%) Electronics
9 18 (0.89%) Automotive
10 17 (0.84%) Advertising
10 17 (0.84%) Back Office
11 15 (0.74%) Games
12 12 (0.59%) Investment Banking
13 11 (0.54%) Aerospace
14 9 (0.44%) Billing
14 9 (0.44%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.25%) Publishing
16 4 (0.20%) Military
16 4 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 892 (44.01%) Analyst
2 824 (40.65%) Test Analyst
3 328 (16.18%) Test Engineer
4 322 (15.89%) Tester
5 245 (12.09%) Test Manager
6 223 (11.00%) Test Leader
7 155 (7.65%) Automation Test Analyst
8 132 (6.51%) Senior Analyst
9 129 (6.36%) Software Analyst
10 128 (6.31%) Senior Test Analyst
10 128 (6.31%) Test Automation Engineer
11 122 (6.02%) Software Test Analyst
12 116 (5.72%) QA Analyst
13 109 (5.38%) Senior Test Engineer
14 101 (4.98%) Automation Tester
15 93 (4.59%) Software Tester
16 90 (4.44%) QA Engineer
16 90 (4.44%) Team Leader
17 81 (4.00%) Manual Test Analyst
18 78 (3.85%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (10.71%) .NET
2 158 (7.79%) XML
3 150 (7.40%) SOAP
4 144 (7.10%) Web Services
5 97 (4.79%) HTML
6 93 (4.59%) Gherkin
7 55 (2.71%) REST
8 44 (2.17%) CSS
9 38 (1.87%) 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 (0.54%) Behat
14 11 (0.54%) GWT
15 8 (0.39%) AngularJS
15 8 (0.39%) JMX
15 8 (0.39%) WPF
15 8 (0.39%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 154 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
2 122 (6.02%) Computer Science
3 69 (3.40%) Mobile App
4 61 (3.01%) Management Information System
5 29 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (1.23%) iPad
7 22 (1.09%) Client/Server
8 15 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
9 13 (0.64%) User Experience
9 13 (0.64%) Virtual Team
10 12 (0.59%) Fintech
11 11 (0.54%) Driving Licence
12 10 (0.49%) Embedded Systems
13 9 (0.44%) Data Centre
13 9 (0.44%) Mainframe
14 7 (0.35%) Cyber Attack
14 7 (0.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 7 (0.35%) Smart Meter
15 6 (0.30%) Cyberthreat
15 6 (0.30%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 221 (10.90%) Windows
2 169 (8.34%) Linux
3 70 (3.45%) Unix
4 42 (2.07%) Android
5 38 (1.87%) Apple iOS
6 17 (0.84%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.44%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.39%) Solaris
8 8 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.35%) Kali Linux
10 5 (0.25%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.15%) CentOS
11 3 (0.15%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.099%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.099%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.099%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.049%) AIX
13 1 (0.049%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.049%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1234 (60.88%) Agile Software Development
2 666 (32.86%) Software Testing
3 551 (27.18%) Test Automation
4 540 (26.64%) Test Scripting
5 535 (26.39%) Test Strategy
6 446 (22.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 389 (19.19%) Automated Testing
8 354 (17.46%) Automation Testing
9 351 (17.32%) Scrum
10 343 (16.92%) Test Management
11 329 (16.23%) Functional Testing
12 321 (15.84%) Manual Testing
12 321 (15.84%) SDLC
13 314 (15.49%) BDD
14 287 (14.16%) Non-Functional Testing
15 283 (13.96%) Waterfall
16 271 (13.37%) Regression Testing
17 253 (12.48%) TDD
18 243 (11.99%) Performance Testing
19 208 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 683 (33.70%) SQL
2 442 (21.81%) Java
3 368 (18.15%) C#
4 151 (7.45%) Python
5 137 (6.76%) C++
6 126 (6.22%) JavaScript
7 115 (5.67%) Ruby
8 88 (4.34%) C
9 33 (1.63%) T-SQL
10 30 (1.48%) Perl
11 27 (1.33%) VB.NET
12 19 (0.94%) PHP
13 16 (0.79%) Bash Shell
14 15 (0.74%) VB
14 15 (0.74%) VBScript
15 10 (0.49%) Groovy
15 10 (0.49%) Shell Script
15 10 (0.49%) VBA
16 9 (0.44%) PL/SQL
16 9 (0.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1363 (67.24%) ISEB
2 495 (24.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 290 (14.31%) Degree
4 170 (8.39%) Security Cleared
5 106 (5.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 89 (4.39%) DV Cleared
7 51 (2.52%) SC Cleared
8 18 (0.89%) ISEB Practitioner
9 17 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (0.54%) 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%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.15%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 719 (35.47%) QA
2 5 (0.25%) SDET
2 5 (0.25%) SLA
3 4 (0.20%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.15%) PMO
5 2 (0.099%) HL7
5 2 (0.099%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.099%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.049%) FATCA
6 1 (0.049%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.049%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.049%) MiFID
6 1 (0.049%) SEPA
System Software
1 14 (0.69%) Docker
2 9 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.39%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.20%) RACF
6 4 (0.20%) Time Sharing Option
6 4 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.049%) XenApp
7 1 (0.049%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 197 (9.72%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.64%) HP SiteScope
2 13 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.59%) Puppet
4 11 (0.54%) Perfmon
5 4 (0.20%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.15%) logstash
7 2 (0.099%) SCCM
8 1 (0.049%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.049%) Kibana
Vendors
1 350 (17.27%) Microsoft
2 251 (12.38%) HP
3 175 (8.63%) Oracle
4 75 (3.70%) SAP
5 41 (2.02%) IBM
6 28 (1.38%) Atlassian
7 27 (1.33%) Siebel
8 25 (1.23%) Sun
9 12 (0.59%) CA Agile Central
9 12 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (0.59%) SOASTA, Inc
10 11 (0.54%) Cognizant
11 10 (0.49%) ATG
11 10 (0.49%) Red Hat
11 10 (0.49%) Remedy
11 10 (0.49%) Riverbed
12 9 (0.44%) Telerik
12 9 (0.44%) VMware
13 8 (0.39%) TOWER Software
14 7 (0.35%) Sophos
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Selby, North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
South Wales
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29800 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: 23 hours ago
Berkshire
Talent International
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £45k DOE + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 41k per year
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Intec Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £47,000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + generous package & bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago