Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 379 308 310
Rank change year-on-year -71 +2 +53
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1455 2003 2278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 1.05% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.38% 4.03% 3.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1181 1703 2005
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.32% +1.33% +7.14%

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 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 43053 49751 60118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.06% 26.20% 27.45%
Number of salaries quoted 33093 39924 48041
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 £25,750
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
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in the UK

ISTQB
Top 16 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 6 months to 18 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 -88 1339 £40,000 - 63
UK excluding London -46 1085 £37,500 -1.32% 47
London -36 350 £45,000 -10.00% 18
South East -80 319 £40,000 - 7
North of England -62 265 £35,000 -6.67% 19
Midlands -15 187 £37,500 - 6
South West -28 159 £38,500 +2.67% 7
Yorkshire -58 129 £36,000 -5.26% 5
North West -12 124 £32,750 -11.49% 14
West Midlands +9 120 £37,500 - 4
Scotland +18 70 £31,000 -11.43% 1
East Midlands -13 67 £42,500 +21.43% 2
East of England -62 59 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Northern Ireland -5 18 - -
Wales +6 17 £33,250 +6.66% 1
North East +15 12 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 963 (66.19%) Test Automation
2 840 (57.73%) Agile Software Development
3 744 (51.13%) ISEB
4 588 (40.41%) QA
5 551 (37.87%) Selenium
6 491 (33.75%) Software Testing
7 440 (30.24%) Test Scripting
8 403 (27.70%) SQL
9 381 (26.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 375 (25.77%) Degree
11 365 (25.09%) Finance
12 347 (23.85%) Java
13 339 (23.30%) Test Strategy
14 295 (20.27%) JIRA
15 293 (20.14%) Manual Testing
16 267 (18.35%) User Acceptance Testing
17 264 (18.14%) Scrum
18 259 (17.80%) Test Management
19 250 (17.18%) Functional Testing
20 249 (17.11%) C#
21 246 (16.91%) BDD
22 236 (16.22%) Regression Testing
23 235 (16.15%) Cucumber
24 232 (15.95%) WebDriver
25 225 (15.46%) SDLC
26 215 (14.78%) Analytical Skills
27 210 (14.43%) HP
28 192 (13.20%) Microsoft
29 188 (12.92%) TDD
30 184 (12.65%) Defect Management

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 48 (3.30%) Confluence
2 26 (1.79%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.03%) Apache Spark
4 12 (0.82%) CMS
5 8 (0.55%) IIS
6 7 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.27%) Documentum
8 4 (0.27%) Drupal
8 4 (0.27%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.21%) IBM Domino
9 3 (0.21%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.14%) Tuxedo
10 2 (0.14%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.069%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.069%) SAS
11 1 (0.069%) Tomcat
Applications
1 84 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
2 83 (5.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.14%) Mingle
6 1 (0.069%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (0.96%) SAP S/4HANA
2 13 (0.89%) SAP ERP
3 10 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.55%) Magento
5 3 (0.21%) Workday HCM
6 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.069%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.069%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.069%) FastStats
7 1 (0.069%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.069%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.069%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 34 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
1 34 (2.34%) SaaS
2 25 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (0.89%) PaaS
4 12 (0.82%) IaaS
5 11 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.27%) BrowserStack
6 4 (0.27%) Slack
7 3 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.21%) GitHub
7 3 (0.21%) Sauce Labs
7 3 (0.21%) Tricentis Tosca
8 2 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.14%) Google Play
9 1 (0.069%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 14 (0.96%) TCP/IP
2 13 (0.89%) Intranet
2 13 (0.89%) SSL
3 8 (0.55%) VoIP
4 7 (0.48%) HTTP
4 7 (0.48%) Internet
5 5 (0.34%) Broadband
6 4 (0.27%) DVB
6 4 (0.27%) SSH
6 4 (0.27%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.21%) SNMP
8 2 (0.14%) NGN
9 1 (0.069%) Firewall
9 1 (0.069%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.34%) Relational Database
3 20 (1.37%) Big Data
3 20 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (1.31%) MySQL
5 11 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (0.62%) SQLPlus
7 8 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.41%) DB2
8 6 (0.41%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.34%) GIS
10 4 (0.27%) Apache Accumulo
10 4 (0.27%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.27%) Power BI
11 3 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.21%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.14%) Data Lake
12 2 (0.14%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 551 (37.87%) Selenium
2 295 (20.27%) JIRA
3 235 (16.15%) Cucumber
4 232 (15.95%) WebDriver
5 153 (10.52%) HP UFT
6 142 (9.76%) Jenkins
7 126 (8.66%) SoapUI
8 125 (8.59%) Team Foundation Server
9 120 (8.25%) JMeter
10 99 (6.80%) LoadRunner
11 93 (6.39%) Git (software)
12 74 (5.09%) SpecFlow
13 44 (3.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 42 (2.89%) JUnit
14 42 (2.89%) Visual Studio
15 37 (2.54%) TestRail
16 34 (2.34%) Zephyr
17 32 (2.20%) Protractor
18 30 (2.06%) Ranorex
18 30 (2.06%) TestNG
General
1 365 (25.09%) Finance
2 90 (6.19%) Telecoms
3 84 (5.77%) Banking
4 78 (5.36%) Retail
5 42 (2.89%) Games
6 37 (2.54%) Marketing
7 32 (2.20%) Manufacturing
8 29 (1.99%) Digital Economy
9 22 (1.51%) Electronics
10 21 (1.44%) Law
10 21 (1.44%) Legal
11 19 (1.31%) Automotive
12 16 (1.10%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.82%) Aerospace
14 11 (0.76%) Publishing
15 7 (0.48%) Advertising
16 6 (0.41%) Billing
16 6 (0.41%) Investment Banking
17 4 (0.27%) German Language
18 3 (0.21%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 612 (42.06%) Analyst
2 564 (38.76%) Test Analyst
3 322 (22.13%) Tester
4 170 (11.68%) Test Engineer
5 133 (9.14%) Software Tester
5 133 (9.14%) Test Leader
6 108 (7.42%) Automation Tester
7 98 (6.74%) Test Manager
8 86 (5.91%) QA Analyst
8 86 (5.91%) QA Engineer
9 76 (5.22%) Senior Analyst
10 70 (4.81%) Software Analyst
10 70 (4.81%) Test Automation Engineer
11 69 (4.74%) Senior Test Analyst
12 67 (4.60%) Software Test Analyst
13 63 (4.33%) Automation Test Analyst
14 53 (3.64%) Manual Test Analyst
14 53 (3.64%) QA Leader
15 50 (3.44%) QA Test Analyst
16 46 (3.16%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (8.18%) .NET
2 108 (7.42%) SOAP
3 100 (6.87%) XML
4 86 (5.91%) Web Services
5 72 (4.95%) Gherkin
6 62 (4.26%) HTML
7 55 (3.78%) REST
8 35 (2.41%) JSON
9 32 (2.20%) CSS
9 32 (2.20%) RESTful
10 21 (1.44%) Behat
11 19 (1.31%) Node.js
12 17 (1.17%) AngularJS
13 13 (0.89%) React
14 10 (0.69%) WSDL
14 10 (0.69%) XSD
15 8 (0.55%) ASP.NET
15 8 (0.55%) Middleware
15 8 (0.55%) WPF
16 7 (0.48%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 215 (14.78%) Analytical Skills
2 138 (9.48%) Computer Science
3 76 (5.22%) Mobile App
4 40 (2.75%) Smart Meter
5 39 (2.68%) Client/Server
6 33 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 32 (2.20%) User Experience
8 29 (1.99%) Fintech
9 22 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (1.17%) Smart Energy
11 13 (0.89%) Replication
12 12 (0.82%) Derivative
12 12 (0.82%) Driving Licence
13 11 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
14 10 (0.69%) Credit Derivative
14 10 (0.69%) iPad
15 8 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
15 8 (0.55%) PKI
16 7 (0.48%) Hedge funds
16 7 (0.48%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 133 (9.14%) Windows
2 109 (7.49%) Linux
3 51 (3.51%) Unix
4 30 (2.06%) Android
4 30 (2.06%) Apple iOS
5 9 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (0.55%) Solaris
7 4 (0.27%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.21%) Kali Linux
8 3 (0.21%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.21%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.21%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.14%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.14%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.069%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 963 (66.19%) Test Automation
2 840 (57.73%) Agile Software Development
3 491 (33.75%) Software Testing
4 440 (30.24%) Test Scripting
5 339 (23.30%) Test Strategy
6 293 (20.14%) Manual Testing
7 267 (18.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 264 (18.14%) Scrum
9 259 (17.80%) Test Management
10 250 (17.18%) Functional Testing
11 246 (16.91%) BDD
12 236 (16.22%) Regression Testing
13 225 (15.46%) SDLC
14 188 (12.92%) TDD
15 184 (12.65%) Defect Management
16 161 (11.07%) Non-Functional Testing
17 157 (10.79%) Scenario Testing
18 150 (10.31%) Mentoring
19 147 (10.10%) Waterfall
20 142 (9.76%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 403 (27.70%) SQL
2 347 (23.85%) Java
3 249 (17.11%) C#
4 97 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 92 (6.32%) Python
5 92 (6.32%) Ruby
6 48 (3.30%) C
7 40 (2.75%) C++
8 33 (2.27%) Shell Script
8 33 (2.27%) VB.NET
9 31 (2.13%) Perl
10 30 (2.06%) T-SQL
11 29 (1.99%) Scala
12 27 (1.86%) PL/SQL
13 26 (1.79%) PHP
14 20 (1.37%) Bash Shell
15 18 (1.24%) VB
16 16 (1.10%) Groovy
17 13 (0.89%) VBScript
18 8 (0.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 744 (51.13%) ISEB
2 381 (26.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 375 (25.77%) Degree
4 107 (7.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 80 (5.50%) Security Cleared
6 56 (3.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 36 (2.47%) SC Cleared
8 27 (1.86%) DV Cleared
9 13 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (0.82%) SAP Certification
11 9 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
13 7 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (0.41%) CEH
14 6 (0.41%) MCP
14 6 (0.41%) MCSA
14 6 (0.41%) MCSE
14 6 (0.41%) PMI Certification
14 6 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 5 (0.34%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 588 (40.41%) QA
2 7 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.41%) SLA
4 5 (0.34%) ISO 9000
4 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.27%) P3O
5 4 (0.27%) PMO
6 2 (0.14%) HL7
6 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.069%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.069%) IFRS
7 1 (0.069%) MiFID
System Software
1 27 (1.86%) Docker
2 4 (0.27%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.069%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 157 (10.79%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.76%) Marathon
2 11 (0.76%) Mesos
3 10 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.55%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.48%) Puppet
6 4 (0.27%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (0.14%) logstash
7 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.14%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.069%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 210 (14.43%) HP
2 192 (13.20%) Microsoft
3 72 (4.95%) SAP
4 71 (4.88%) Oracle
5 37 (2.54%) Cognizant
6 25 (1.72%) IBM
7 15 (1.03%) Capita
8 13 (0.89%) Google
8 13 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (0.82%) Atlassian
9 12 (0.82%) Remedy
10 9 (0.62%) Red Hat
11 8 (0.55%) CA Agile Central
11 8 (0.55%) Pega
11 8 (0.55%) Perfecto Mobile
11 8 (0.55%) Twitter
12 7 (0.48%) CA
12 7 (0.48%) hybris
12 7 (0.48%) Sitecore
13 6 (0.41%) Citrix