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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 511 454 283
Rank change year-on-year -57 -171 +53
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 370 108 33
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.52% 0.34% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.51% 1.92% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 209 93 31
10th Percentile £32,250 £31,250 £40,000
25th Percentile £37,750 £34,000 £41,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,041 £42,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.98% -5.56% +2.86%
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 WFH option and a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 14,766 5,625 1,482
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 20.68% 17.83% 16.03%
Number of salaries quoted 7,701 4,133 1,161
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,424 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -8.33%
75th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

ISTQB
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

ISTQB trend for jobs with a WFH option

ISTQB
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing ISTQB.

ISTQB salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

ISTQB
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing ISTQB over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

ISTQB salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, ISTQB job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for ISTQB.

1 309 (83.51%) Test Automation
2 254 (68.65%) Agile
3 247 (66.76%) Software Testing
4 194 (52.43%) QA
5 143 (38.65%) ISEB
6 136 (36.76%) JIRA
7 129 (34.86%) Finance
8 126 (34.05%) Selenium
9 124 (33.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 123 (33.24%) Social Skills
11 113 (30.54%) Test Scripting
12 109 (29.46%) C#
13 105 (28.38%) Scrum
14 100 (27.03%) Manual Testing
15 95 (25.68%) Python
16 91 (24.59%) Java
16 91 (24.59%) DevOps
16 91 (24.59%) CI/CD
17 87 (23.51%) SDLC
18 86 (23.24%) Test Strategy
19 85 (22.97%) SQL
20 84 (22.70%) Test Management
21 82 (22.16%) Azure
22 80 (21.62%) Git (software)
23 79 (21.35%) Software Engineering
23 79 (21.35%) Linux
24 75 (20.27%) Use Case
25 74 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
26 70 (18.92%) Confluence
26 70 (18.92%) API Testing

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 70 (18.92%) Confluence
2 9 (2.43%) Ethereum
2 9 (2.43%) OpenZeppelin
3 7 (1.89%) ThingWorx
4 5 (1.35%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.54%) IIS
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.27%) Blender
Business Applications
1 4 (1.08%) NetSuite
1 4 (1.08%) SAP Hybris
1 4 (1.08%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.27%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 82 (22.16%) Azure
2 20 (5.41%) SaaS
3 19 (5.14%) Dynamics 365
4 14 (3.78%) BrowserStack
5 12 (3.24%) AWS
6 8 (2.16%) Sauce Labs
7 2 (0.54%) AWS Data Pipeline
7 2 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.54%) BlazeMeter
7 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.54%) GCP
7 2 (0.54%) GitHub
7 2 (0.54%) Microsoft 365
7 2 (0.54%) Serverless
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.27%) Azure Monitor
8 1 (0.27%) IaaS
8 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (10.81%) HTTP
2 37 (10.00%) Wireshark
3 36 (9.73%) DHCP
3 36 (9.73%) IMAP
3 36 (9.73%) SSL
3 36 (9.73%) TCP/IP
3 36 (9.73%) tcpdump
4 4 (1.08%) LAN
4 4 (1.08%) SAN
4 4 (1.08%) WAN
5 1 (0.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (11.08%) Big Data
2 34 (9.19%) SQL Server
3 28 (7.57%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.35%) Adabas
5 5 (1.35%) DB2
5 5 (1.35%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.08%) Riak
7 3 (0.81%) MySQL
8 2 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.54%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.27%) MySQL Workbench
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 136 (36.76%) JIRA
2 126 (34.05%) Selenium
3 80 (21.62%) Git (software)
4 52 (14.05%) Postman
5 45 (12.16%) SpecFlow
6 44 (11.89%) Cucumber
7 43 (11.62%) Zephyr
8 30 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 26 (7.03%) Cypress.io
10 21 (5.68%) Jenkins
10 21 (5.68%) SoapUI
11 17 (4.59%) Appium
12 16 (4.32%) TestRail
13 15 (4.05%) JMeter
14 14 (3.78%) Mocha
15 12 (3.24%) JUnit
15 12 (3.24%) NUnit
16 8 (2.16%) Charles Proxy
16 8 (2.16%) LoadRunner
16 8 (2.16%) MSTest
General
1 129 (34.86%) Finance
2 123 (33.24%) Social Skills
3 56 (15.14%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 51 (13.78%) Public Sector
5 46 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
6 39 (10.54%) Telecoms
7 23 (6.22%) Organisational Skills
7 23 (6.22%) Retail
8 19 (5.14%) Aerospace
9 15 (4.05%) Banking
9 15 (4.05%) Electronics
9 15 (4.05%) Manufacturing
9 15 (4.05%) Marketing
10 14 (3.78%) Legal
11 12 (3.24%) Games
12 9 (2.43%) Influencing Skills
13 8 (2.16%) Law
14 6 (1.62%) Presentation Skills
15 5 (1.35%) Documentation Skills
16 2 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 105 (28.38%) Test Engineer
2 85 (22.97%) Analyst
3 66 (17.84%) Test Analyst
4 62 (16.76%) Software Test Engineer
5 59 (15.95%) QA Engineer
6 55 (14.86%) Test Automation Engineer
7 46 (12.43%) Test Manager
8 37 (10.00%) Tester
9 25 (6.76%) Senior QA Engineer
10 24 (6.49%) Consultant
11 23 (6.22%) Test Consultant
12 21 (5.68%) Software Tester
13 19 (5.14%) Test Leader
14 17 (4.59%) QA Analyst
15 15 (4.05%) Automation Tester
16 12 (3.24%) Quality Analyst
17 11 (2.97%) Senior Test Engineer
18 10 (2.70%) Environment Manager
18 10 (2.70%) Test Environment Manager
19 9 (2.43%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (11.89%) REST
2 33 (8.92%) SOAP
3 28 (7.57%) XML
4 24 (6.49%) .NET
5 19 (5.14%) React
6 15 (4.05%) HTML
7 14 (3.78%) Jest
8 12 (3.24%) JSON
9 11 (2.97%) WebdriverIO
10 9 (2.43%) CSS
11 7 (1.89%) AngularJS
11 7 (1.89%) Velocity
12 5 (1.35%) WebSphere MQ
13 4 (1.08%) FHIR
13 4 (1.08%) FIX Protocol
13 4 (1.08%) Gherkin
13 4 (1.08%) GraphQL
13 4 (1.08%) Middleware
13 4 (1.08%) Node.js
14 3 (0.81%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 57 (15.41%) User Experience
2 43 (11.62%) Mobile App
3 40 (10.81%) Cyberattack
4 38 (10.27%) Cyber Defence
5 36 (9.73%) Cyberthreat
6 28 (7.57%) Blockchain
6 28 (7.57%) Cardano
7 21 (5.68%) Management Information System
8 20 (5.41%) Cybercrime
9 18 (4.86%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (2.43%) Analytical Mindset
10 9 (2.43%) BBC
11 8 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (2.16%) Over-the-Top Content
11 8 (2.16%) PlayStation
11 8 (2.16%) Virtual Team
11 8 (2.16%) Xbox
12 7 (1.89%) Mainframe
13 6 (1.62%) Industrial Internet of Things
14 4 (1.08%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 79 (21.35%) Linux
2 31 (8.38%) Android
3 29 (7.84%) Apple iOS
4 24 (6.49%) Windows
5 5 (1.35%) MVS
5 5 (1.35%) zOS
6 4 (1.08%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.08%) Unix
7 2 (0.54%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.54%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (83.51%) Test Automation
2 254 (68.65%) Agile
3 247 (66.76%) Software Testing
4 113 (30.54%) Test Scripting
5 105 (28.38%) Scrum
6 100 (27.03%) Manual Testing
7 91 (24.59%) CI/CD
7 91 (24.59%) DevOps
8 87 (23.51%) SDLC
9 86 (23.24%) Test Strategy
10 84 (22.70%) Test Management
11 79 (21.35%) Software Engineering
12 75 (20.27%) Use Case
13 74 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
14 70 (18.92%) API Testing
15 69 (18.65%) BDD
16 65 (17.57%) User Acceptance Testing
17 58 (15.68%) Functional Testing
18 57 (15.41%) Problem-Solving
19 53 (14.32%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 109 (29.46%) C#
2 95 (25.68%) Python
3 91 (24.59%) Java
4 85 (22.97%) SQL
5 65 (17.57%) JavaScript
6 41 (11.08%) Shell Script
7 27 (7.30%) TypeScript
8 17 (4.59%) Scala
9 9 (2.43%) Haskell
9 9 (2.43%) Rust
10 8 (2.16%) Kotlin
11 5 (1.35%) PHP
12 4 (1.08%) Bash
13 3 (0.81%) C
14 2 (0.54%) COBOL
14 2 (0.54%) Groovy
14 2 (0.54%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.54%) Ruby
14 2 (0.54%) VB
14 2 (0.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 143 (38.65%) ISEB
2 124 (33.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 65 (17.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 46 (12.43%) Degree
5 38 (10.27%) Security Cleared
6 35 (9.46%) SC Cleared
7 23 (6.22%) Computer Science Degree
8 19 (5.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 12 (3.24%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (1.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (1.35%) DBS Check
12 4 (1.08%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.54%) MCAD
14 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
15 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (52.43%) QA
2 10 (2.70%) GDPR
3 9 (2.43%) Accessibility
4 4 (1.08%) HL7
4 4 (1.08%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (12.16%) Docker
2 30 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (7.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.54%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 44 (11.89%) HP ALM
2 9 (2.43%) Grafana
3 5 (1.35%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 50 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 45 (12.16%) Atlassian
2 45 (12.16%) HP
3 30 (8.11%) VMware
4 22 (5.95%) Oracle
5 20 (5.41%) SAP
6 9 (2.43%) Apple
7 7 (1.89%) IBM
7 7 (1.89%) PTC
8 4 (1.08%) hybris
8 4 (1.08%) JD Edwards
8 4 (1.08%) Sage
9 3 (0.81%) Google
9 3 (0.81%) Workday
10 2 (0.54%) MuleSoft
10 2 (0.54%) Splunk
11 1 (0.27%) Guidewire
11 1 (0.27%) Netlify
11 1 (0.27%) Temenos