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

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 312 297 337
Rank change year-on-year -15 +40  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 879 1045 1025
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 1.06% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.01% 3.98% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 719 868 891
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 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25%  

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 21909 26245 30043
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.57% 26.65% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 17067 21243 23843
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 £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 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 27 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 -11 828 £40,000 +5.68% 116
London +37 226 £47,500 +5.55% 41
South East -17 205 £40,000 +5.26% 21
South West +15 93 £37,500 -16.66% 12
North West -36 87 £32,500 -1.51% 13
Yorkshire -50 84 £40,000 +14.28% 12
West Midlands +19 69 £37,500 +9.48% 7
Manchester -31 64 £30,250 -8.33% 8
Berkshire +41 57 £42,500 -5.02% 5
West Yorkshire -38 52 £42,500 +21.42% 8
City of London +35 44 £47,500 -5.00% 22
Bristol +7 43 £42,500 -15.00% 7
Surrey +29 42 £45,000 +20.00% 7
Hampshire -11 41 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Reading +45 39 £41,250 -25.00% 4
Leeds -39 38 £43,750 +16.66% 7
East Midlands +12 36 £45,000 +34.83% 2
Scotland -13 31 £32,500 -13.33% 9
Birmingham +23 30 £40,000 +6.66% 4
East of England -41 29 £38,750 +10.71% 6
Buckinghamshire +4 22 £47,500 +25.00% 2
Nottinghamshire +6 21 £45,000 +34.83% 1
Edinburgh -7 21 £31,500 -12.50% 3
Somerset +5 20 £36,000 -4.00%
Nottingham +4 20 £45,000 +34.83% 1
Milton Keynes -2 18 £47,500 +25.99% 2
Gloucestershire -18 16 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Staffordshire +25 15 £34,750 +28.70%
Basingstoke +9 15 £45,000 -14.28% 2
East Sussex -16 15 £30,000 -14.28% 2

For the 6 months to 27 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 1288 (68.80%) Test Automation
2 1192 (63.68%) ISEB
3 1161 (62.02%) Agile Software Development
4 735 (39.26%) Selenium
5 662 (35.36%) QA
6 607 (32.43%) Test Scripting
7 600 (32.05%) Software Testing
8 534 (28.53%) SQL
9 502 (26.82%) Test Strategy
10 495 (26.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 470 (25.11%) Finance
12 448 (23.93%) Java
13 393 (20.99%) User Acceptance Testing
14 364 (19.44%) C#
15 343 (18.32%) Manual Testing
16 332 (17.74%) Degree
17 323 (17.25%) Cucumber
18 319 (17.04%) Scrum
19 299 (15.97%) Functional Testing
20 296 (15.81%) Microsoft
21 289 (15.44%) SDLC
22 286 (15.28%) Non-Functional Testing
23 280 (14.96%) JIRA
24 270 (14.42%) BDD
25 250 (13.35%) Regression Testing
26 244 (13.03%) Test Management
26 244 (13.03%) Waterfall
27 237 (12.66%) Windows
28 221 (11.81%) Performance Testing
29 209 (11.16%) HP

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 23 (1.23%) Confluence
2 16 (0.85%) SharePoint
3 15 (0.80%) IIS
4 14 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (0.48%) CMS
6 5 (0.27%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
6 5 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (0.27%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.053%) CICS
9 1 (0.053%) Documentum
9 1 (0.053%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.053%) FileNet
9 1 (0.053%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.053%) JCAPS
9 1 (0.053%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.053%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.053%) WebSphere
Applications
1 88 (4.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (2.62%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.27%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 19 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.27%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.11%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.11%) Magento
4 2 (0.11%) Sonata
5 1 (0.053%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.053%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.053%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.053%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.053%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.053%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.053%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.82%) SaaS
2 31 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (0.80%) 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%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.053%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.053%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (0.80%) VoIP
2 13 (0.69%) TCP/IP
3 8 (0.43%) Internet
3 8 (0.43%) SSL
4 7 (0.37%) HTTP
4 7 (0.37%) SSH
5 4 (0.21%) Firewall
6 2 (0.11%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.11%) Intranet
6 2 (0.11%) SNMP
6 2 (0.11%) TETRA
7 1 (0.053%) ATM
7 1 (0.053%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.053%) DNS
7 1 (0.053%) FTP
7 1 (0.053%) GPRS
7 1 (0.053%) VLAN
7 1 (0.053%) WCDMA
7 1 (0.053%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.053%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 51 (2.72%) Relational Database
3 34 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (1.23%) MySQL
5 16 (0.85%) Oracle Database
6 15 (0.80%) 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 (0.37%) Blockchain
10 7 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (0.37%) Data Lake
10 7 (0.37%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.32%) SAP BW
12 5 (0.27%) Apache Accumulo
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
1 735 (39.26%) Selenium
2 323 (17.25%) Cucumber
3 280 (14.96%) JIRA
4 207 (11.06%) WebDriver
5 200 (10.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 195 (10.42%) LoadRunner
7 187 (9.99%) HP UFT
8 184 (9.83%) JMeter
9 158 (8.44%) Jenkins
10 153 (8.17%) SoapUI
11 101 (5.40%) Visual Studio
12 98 (5.24%) SpecFlow
13 87 (4.65%) Git (software)
14 54 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 43 (2.30%) Gatling
16 41 (2.19%) JUnit
17 37 (1.98%) TestNG
18 28 (1.50%) Capybara
18 28 (1.50%) Protractor
19 25 (1.34%) Subversion
General
1 470 (25.11%) Finance
2 147 (7.85%) Banking
3 105 (5.61%) Retail
4 77 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 43 (2.30%) Manufacturing
6 42 (2.24%) Marketing
7 35 (1.87%) Legal
8 34 (1.82%) Law
9 25 (1.34%) Automotive
10 24 (1.28%) Financial Institution
11 23 (1.23%) Aerospace
11 23 (1.23%) Electronics
12 17 (0.91%) Games
13 11 (0.59%) Back Office
14 9 (0.48%) Front Office
14 9 (0.48%) General Ledger
15 6 (0.32%) Advertising
16 5 (0.27%) Digital Economy
17 4 (0.21%) Military
18 3 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 853 (45.57%) Analyst
2 787 (42.04%) Test Analyst
3 325 (17.36%) Test Engineer
4 314 (16.77%) Tester
5 163 (8.71%) Test Manager
6 162 (8.65%) Test Leader
7 144 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
8 142 (7.59%) Software Analyst
9 136 (7.26%) Software Test Analyst
10 132 (7.05%) Test Automation Engineer
11 119 (6.36%) QA Analyst
12 115 (6.14%) Automation Tester
13 109 (5.82%) Senior Analyst
14 108 (5.77%) Software Tester
15 105 (5.61%) Senior Test Analyst
16 96 (5.13%) QA Engineer
17 84 (4.49%) Senior Test Engineer
18 76 (4.06%) QA Test Analyst
19 67 (3.58%) QA Tester
20 64 (3.42%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (9.94%) .NET
2 128 (6.84%) SOAP
3 122 (6.52%) XML
4 111 (5.93%) Web Services
5 88 (4.70%) HTML
6 86 (4.59%) Gherkin
7 57 (3.04%) REST
8 29 (1.55%) CSS
9 26 (1.39%) JSON
10 24 (1.28%) RESTful
11 19 (1.01%) ASP.NET
11 19 (1.01%) Behat
12 14 (0.75%) .NET Framework
13 10 (0.53%) AngularJS
14 9 (0.48%) WPF
14 9 (0.48%) XBRL
15 8 (0.43%) JMS
15 8 (0.43%) LAMP
15 8 (0.43%) Middleware
15 8 (0.43%) React
Miscellaneous
1 194 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
2 118 (6.30%) Computer Science
3 58 (3.10%) Mobile App
4 31 (1.66%) Client/Server
5 25 (1.34%) User Experience
6 24 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
6 24 (1.28%) Management Information System
7 22 (1.18%) iPad
8 18 (0.96%) Fintech
9 15 (0.80%) Smart Meter
10 14 (0.75%) Cyber Defence
10 14 (0.75%) Derivative
10 14 (0.75%) Virtual Team
11 13 (0.69%) Credit Derivative
12 10 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 10 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
12 10 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
13 9 (0.48%) Cyber Attack
14 8 (0.43%) Cybercrime
15 7 (0.37%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 237 (12.66%) Windows
2 166 (8.87%) Linux
3 83 (4.43%) Unix
4 31 (1.66%) Android
5 29 (1.55%) Apple iOS
6 16 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (0.85%) 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 (0.053%) AIX
12 1 (0.053%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1288 (68.80%) Test Automation
2 1161 (62.02%) Agile Software Development
3 607 (32.43%) Test Scripting
4 600 (32.05%) Software Testing
5 502 (26.82%) Test Strategy
6 393 (20.99%) User Acceptance Testing
7 343 (18.32%) Manual Testing
8 319 (17.04%) Scrum
9 299 (15.97%) Functional Testing
10 289 (15.44%) SDLC
11 286 (15.28%) Non-Functional Testing
12 270 (14.42%) BDD
13 250 (13.35%) Regression Testing
14 244 (13.03%) Test Management
14 244 (13.03%) Waterfall
15 221 (11.81%) Performance Testing
16 202 (10.79%) TDD
17 189 (10.10%) Continuous Integration
18 177 (9.46%) Scenario Testing
19 166 (8.87%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 534 (28.53%) SQL
2 448 (23.93%) Java
3 364 (19.44%) C#
4 148 (7.91%) Python
5 142 (7.59%) Ruby
6 122 (6.52%) C++
7 110 (5.88%) JavaScript
8 99 (5.29%) C
9 42 (2.24%) Perl
10 41 (2.19%) VB
11 36 (1.92%) T-SQL
12 26 (1.39%) VB.NET
12 26 (1.39%) VBScript
13 24 (1.28%) PHP
14 20 (1.07%) PL/SQL
15 18 (0.96%) Bash Shell
16 11 (0.59%) Scala
17 9 (0.48%) Shell Script
18 8 (0.43%) XPath
19 6 (0.32%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1192 (63.68%) ISEB
2 495 (26.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 332 (17.74%) Degree
4 181 (9.67%) Security Cleared
5 87 (4.65%) DV Cleared
6 80 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 67 (3.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 49 (2.62%) SC Cleared
9 22 (1.18%) ISEB Practitioner
10 11 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (0.53%) HND
11 10 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.48%) Master's Degree
13 8 (0.43%) CCNA
13 8 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (0.43%) PMI Certification
13 8 (0.43%) PMP
13 8 (0.43%) SAP Certification
14 7 (0.37%) MCP
14 7 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 662 (35.36%) QA
2 7 (0.37%) 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 (0.053%) DICOM
5 1 (0.053%) 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 (0.053%) ACF2
5 1 (0.053%) RACF
Systems Management
1 152 (8.12%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.53%) Puppet
3 8 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.21%) logstash
5 2 (0.11%) SCCM
6 1 (0.053%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.053%) Kibana
6 1 (0.053%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 296 (15.81%) Microsoft
2 209 (11.16%) HP
3 118 (6.30%) Oracle
4 81 (4.33%) SAP
5 26 (1.39%) Cognizant
6 21 (1.12%) Atlassian
7 18 (0.96%) Red Hat
8 13 (0.69%) CA Agile Central
9 12 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (0.53%) Remedy
11 9 (0.48%) Capita
11 9 (0.48%) TOWER Software
11 9 (0.48%) VMware
12 7 (0.37%) IBM
12 7 (0.37%) Sitecore
12 7 (0.37%) Telerik
13 5 (0.27%) hybris
13 5 (0.27%) Pega
14 4 (0.21%) Green Hat
14 4 (0.21%) Tableau
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £29,000 per annum 26 days holiday, Bonus, Private Heal
Posted: 9 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Salary: £27000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + 25 days hols, excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £29000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Training + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
octopus
Salary: Market rates
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits + bonuses + career progre
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Salary: From £29,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Bonus, 26 days holiday, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Arco
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum depending on experience + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Stott & May
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Energon People
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Bupa
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits + car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday