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

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 272 323 329
Rank change year-on-year +51 +6  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 989 1021 1077
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 0.98% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.66% 3.61% 3.53%
Number of salaries quoted 840 846 888
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 £28,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,750 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -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 21222 28300 30510
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.67% 27.27% 27.56%
Number of salaries quoted 16708 22791 23836
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 £69,000 £70,000
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 April 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 April 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 +57 916 £40,000 +6.66% 110
South East +65 230 £36,500 -2.66% 22
London +54 210 £52,500 +5.00% 30
Yorkshire +26 140 £42,500 +21.42% 6
West Yorkshire +36 116 £42,500 +21.42% 4
South West +47 108 £37,500 -6.25% 16
Leeds +39 97 £42,500 +21.42% 2
North West -31 86 £34,500 -6.12% 11
West Midlands +21 66 £35,000 - 11
Surrey +62 65 £37,500 +3.44% 5
Manchester -23 65 £31,000 -17.33% 10
East of England -2 46 £45,000 +28.57% 7
City of London +37 41 £47,500 -11.62% 16
Hampshire +29 41 £37,500 +4.16% 7
Berkshire +30 35 £45,000 +3.44% 3
Gloucestershire +21 31 £37,500 -25.00% 3
Somerset +4 28 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Scotland -1 27 £30,500 -35.78% 5
Oxfordshire +17 26 £29,000 -22.66% 2
East Midlands +10 25 £40,000 +10.34% 4
Oxford +17 24 £29,000 +16.00% 1
West Sussex +27 22 £36,250 - 1
Birmingham +20 22 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Bristol +8 22 £45,000 +46.34% 7
Reigate +30 21 £52,500 +40.00% 1
Wales -3 20 £27,500 -9.83% 2
Hertfordshire +22 17 £40,000 +14.28%
Gloucester +21 17 £40,000 -23.80% 2
Cheshire -10 17 £38,000 +4.10% 1
Chester +17 15 £38,000 +4.10% 1

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 1300 (66.23%) ISEB
2 1240 (63.17%) Agile Software Development
3 802 (40.86%) Selenium
4 704 (35.86%) QA
5 638 (32.50%) Software Testing
6 617 (31.43%) SQL
7 574 (29.24%) Test Scripting
8 532 (27.10%) Test Automation
9 531 (27.05%) Test Strategy
10 500 (25.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 483 (24.61%) Finance
12 457 (23.28%) Java
13 416 (21.19%) User Acceptance Testing
14 383 (19.51%) C#
15 375 (19.10%) Automated Testing
16 366 (18.64%) Scrum
17 361 (18.39%) Automation Testing
18 351 (17.88%) Cucumber
19 329 (16.76%) JIRA
20 326 (16.61%) Manual Testing
21 320 (16.30%) Microsoft
22 304 (15.49%) BDD
23 300 (15.28%) Functional Testing
24 295 (15.03%) SDLC
25 284 (14.47%) Degree
26 280 (14.26%) Non-Functional Testing
27 262 (13.35%) Waterfall
28 261 (13.30%) Test Management
29 259 (13.19%) Regression Testing
30 249 (12.68%) TDD

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 40 (2.04%) Confluence
2 22 (1.12%) IIS
3 19 (0.97%) SharePoint
4 16 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (0.36%) CMS
6 5 (0.25%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.15%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.10%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.10%) Documentum
9 2 (0.10%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.10%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.10%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.10%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (0.051%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.051%) Apache
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.051%) WebLogic
Applications
1 75 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
3 47 (2.39%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.20%) Mingle
7 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.10%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.051%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.051%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.051%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.051%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.051%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.051%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 29 (1.48%) SaaS
2 20 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (0.76%) BrowserStack
4 8 (0.41%) GitHub
5 7 (0.36%) Lucidchart
6 6 (0.31%) Sauce Labs
7 5 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.20%) IaaS
8 4 (0.20%) PaaS
9 2 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.10%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 12 (0.61%) SSH
1 12 (0.61%) TCP/IP
2 10 (0.51%) Internet
2 10 (0.51%) VoIP
3 9 (0.46%) HTTP
4 8 (0.41%) Firewall
5 4 (0.20%) SSL
6 3 (0.15%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.10%) FTP
7 2 (0.10%) LAN
7 2 (0.10%) TETRA
7 2 (0.10%) Wireless
8 1 (0.051%) ATM
8 1 (0.051%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.051%) DNS
8 1 (0.051%) GPRS
8 1 (0.051%) VLAN
8 1 (0.051%) WAN
8 1 (0.051%) WCDMA
8 1 (0.051%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 75 (3.82%) Relational Database
3 25 (1.27%) Oracle Database
4 24 (1.22%) MySQL
5 22 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (0.76%) Big Data
6 15 (0.76%) Hadoop
7 13 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
7 13 (0.66%) RDBMS
8 11 (0.56%) NoSQL
8 11 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (0.41%) Blockchain
9 8 (0.41%) Data Lake
9 8 (0.41%) GIS
9 8 (0.41%) MongoDB
9 8 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.31%) SAP BW
11 5 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.25%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 5 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 802 (40.86%) Selenium
2 351 (17.88%) Cucumber
3 329 (16.76%) JIRA
4 230 (11.72%) WebDriver
5 218 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 204 (10.39%) JMeter
7 201 (10.24%) LoadRunner
8 186 (9.48%) SoapUI
9 166 (8.46%) HP UFT
10 153 (7.79%) Jenkins
11 102 (5.20%) SpecFlow
12 100 (5.09%) Git (software)
13 97 (4.94%) Visual Studio
14 53 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 48 (2.45%) JUnit
16 46 (2.34%) Gatling
17 39 (1.99%) Subversion
18 36 (1.83%) TestNG
19 35 (1.78%) Ranorex
20 34 (1.73%) Eclipse
General
1 483 (24.61%) Finance
2 151 (7.69%) Banking
3 100 (5.09%) Retail
4 68 (3.46%) Telecoms
5 53 (2.70%) Legal
6 44 (2.24%) Law
6 44 (2.24%) Manufacturing
7 35 (1.78%) Marketing
8 21 (1.07%) Automotive
8 21 (1.07%) Electronics
9 19 (0.97%) Back Office
10 16 (0.82%) Games
11 15 (0.76%) Aerospace
12 13 (0.66%) Advertising
13 11 (0.56%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.36%) Billing
15 6 (0.31%) Investment Banking
16 5 (0.25%) Front Office
16 5 (0.25%) Publishing
17 4 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 891 (45.39%) Analyst
2 825 (42.03%) Test Analyst
3 344 (17.52%) Test Engineer
4 316 (16.10%) Tester
5 214 (10.90%) Test Manager
6 187 (9.53%) Test Leader
7 162 (8.25%) Automation Test Analyst
8 146 (7.44%) Test Automation Engineer
9 138 (7.03%) Software Analyst
10 132 (6.72%) Software Test Analyst
11 130 (6.62%) Senior Analyst
12 128 (6.52%) QA Analyst
13 126 (6.42%) Senior Test Analyst
14 108 (5.50%) Automation Tester
14 108 (5.50%) Senior Test Engineer
15 102 (5.20%) Software Tester
16 89 (4.53%) QA Test Analyst
17 87 (4.43%) QA Engineer
18 74 (3.77%) Manual Test Analyst
19 71 (3.62%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (10.95%) .NET
2 146 (7.44%) XML
3 142 (7.23%) SOAP
4 122 (6.21%) Web Services
5 93 (4.74%) HTML
6 92 (4.69%) Gherkin
7 52 (2.65%) REST
8 33 (1.68%) ASP.NET
8 33 (1.68%) CSS
9 20 (1.02%) RESTful
10 19 (0.97%) JSON
11 16 (0.82%) .NET Framework
12 13 (0.66%) Behat
13 12 (0.61%) J2EE
14 10 (0.51%) Ajax
14 10 (0.51%) JMS
15 9 (0.46%) AngularJS
15 9 (0.46%) LAMP
16 8 (0.41%) WPF
17 7 (0.36%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 147 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
2 115 (5.86%) Computer Science
3 58 (2.95%) Mobile App
4 45 (2.29%) Management Information System
5 27 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
6 24 (1.22%) Client/Server
6 24 (1.22%) iPad
7 17 (0.87%) Fintech
8 15 (0.76%) User Experience
9 13 (0.66%) Virtual Team
10 11 (0.56%) Driving Licence
10 11 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
11 10 (0.51%) Cyber Attack
11 10 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (0.41%) Data Centre
12 8 (0.41%) Derivative
12 8 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (0.36%) Cyber Defence
14 6 (0.31%) Credit Derivative
14 6 (0.31%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 227 (11.56%) Windows
2 167 (8.51%) Linux
3 77 (3.92%) Unix
4 36 (1.83%) Android
5 33 (1.68%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.61%) Solaris
7 11 (0.56%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.51%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.36%) Kali Linux
11 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.20%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.20%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.15%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.15%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.051%) AIX
15 1 (0.051%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.051%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1240 (63.17%) Agile Software Development
2 638 (32.50%) Software Testing
3 574 (29.24%) Test Scripting
4 532 (27.10%) Test Automation
5 531 (27.05%) Test Strategy
6 416 (21.19%) User Acceptance Testing
7 375 (19.10%) Automated Testing
8 366 (18.64%) Scrum
9 361 (18.39%) Automation Testing
10 326 (16.61%) Manual Testing
11 304 (15.49%) BDD
12 300 (15.28%) Functional Testing
13 295 (15.03%) SDLC
14 280 (14.26%) Non-Functional Testing
15 262 (13.35%) Waterfall
16 261 (13.30%) Test Management
17 259 (13.19%) Regression Testing
18 249 (12.68%) TDD
19 246 (12.53%) Performance Testing
20 223 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 617 (31.43%) SQL
2 457 (23.28%) Java
3 383 (19.51%) C#
4 164 (8.35%) Python
5 144 (7.34%) C++
6 132 (6.72%) Ruby
7 126 (6.42%) JavaScript
8 103 (5.25%) C
9 37 (1.88%) Perl
10 26 (1.32%) VB.NET
11 24 (1.22%) PHP
11 24 (1.22%) T-SQL
12 20 (1.02%) VBScript
13 19 (0.97%) VB
14 16 (0.82%) Bash Shell
15 11 (0.56%) PL/SQL
16 10 (0.51%) Scala
17 9 (0.46%) PowerShell
18 7 (0.36%) Groovy
18 7 (0.36%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1300 (66.23%) ISEB
2 500 (25.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 284 (14.47%) Degree
4 171 (8.71%) Security Cleared
5 88 (4.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 82 (4.18%) DV Cleared
7 47 (2.39%) SC Cleared
8 17 (0.87%) ISEB Practitioner
9 16 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
11 6 (0.31%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.31%) PMP
12 5 (0.25%) HND
12 5 (0.25%) MBCS
12 5 (0.25%) MCP
12 5 (0.25%) OCP
12 5 (0.25%) SAP Certification
13 4 (0.20%) MCITP
13 4 (0.20%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 704 (35.86%) QA
2 6 (0.31%) SDET
3 5 (0.25%) SLA
4 4 (0.20%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.20%) PMO
5 3 (0.15%) HL7
5 3 (0.15%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.10%) COBIT
7 1 (0.051%) FATCA
7 1 (0.051%) MiFID
7 1 (0.051%) SEPA
System Software
1 16 (0.82%) Docker
2 9 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.25%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.15%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.051%) RACF
5 1 (0.051%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.051%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.051%) XenApp
5 1 (0.051%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 149 (7.59%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (0.56%) Puppet
4 7 (0.36%) HP SiteScope
4 7 (0.36%) Perfmon
5 3 (0.15%) logstash
6 2 (0.10%) SCCM
7 1 (0.051%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.051%) Kibana
7 1 (0.051%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 320 (16.30%) Microsoft
2 190 (9.68%) HP
3 155 (7.90%) Oracle
4 80 (4.08%) SAP
5 29 (1.48%) IBM
6 28 (1.43%) Atlassian
7 13 (0.66%) Siebel
7 13 (0.66%) Sun
8 12 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (0.56%) CA Agile Central
9 11 (0.56%) Red Hat
10 10 (0.51%) ATG
10 10 (0.51%) Cognizant
11 9 (0.46%) VMware
12 8 (0.41%) SOASTA, Inc
13 7 (0.36%) Telerik
13 7 (0.36%) TOWER Software
14 6 (0.31%) Riverbed
15 5 (0.25%) AppDynamics
15 5 (0.25%) Dynatrace
Farnborough, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Worcestershire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £52k DOE + Excellent benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Source Technology
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + bonus package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £24,000 to £28,500
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Flintshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension + health
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Salary: From £29,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Talent Crew
Salary: £29000 - £37000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000 plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits + bonuses + training/prog
Posted: Yesterday