The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 262 264 261
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 64 56 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.53% 0.46% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.09% 2.04% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 58 55 71
Average salary £42,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.57% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,200 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,300 £71,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
ISTQB
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3059 2749 3086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.40% 22.68% 24.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2500 2438 2778
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,150 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,100 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

ISTQB
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the City of London region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in the City of London

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in the City of London

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 83 (74.11%) ISEB
2 46 (41.07%) SQL
3 39 (34.82%) QA
4 35 (31.25%) Finance
5 33 (29.46%) Degree
5 33 (29.46%) Test Scripting
6 29 (25.89%) Software Testing
7 26 (23.21%) Manual Testing
8 25 (22.32%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (21.43%) Regression Testing
10 22 (19.64%) Selenium
11 19 (16.96%) XML
11 19 (16.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 18 (16.07%) Automation Testing
12 18 (16.07%) JavaScript
12 18 (16.07%) QuickTest Pro
13 17 (15.18%) Java
13 17 (15.18%) Automated Testing
14 16 (14.29%) Test Automation
14 16 (14.29%) .NET
15 15 (13.39%) Oracle
15 15 (13.39%) C#
16 14 (12.50%) ASP.NET
16 14 (12.50%) Python
16 14 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (12.50%) Scrum
16 14 (12.50%) Test Strategy
17 13 (11.61%) User Acceptance Testing
17 13 (11.61%) HP
18 12 (10.71%) Performance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.68%) Confluence
1 3 (2.68%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.89%) MQSeries
2 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.89%) WorkSite
Applications
1 4 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) SiteCatalyst
1 1 (0.89%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.14%) LAN
2 2 (1.79%) SSL
2 2 (1.79%) HTTP
3 1 (0.89%) Internet
3 1 (0.89%) LDAP
3 1 (0.89%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (5.36%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.46%) MySQL
4 3 (2.68%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.89%) BODI
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.89%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (19.64%) Selenium
2 18 (16.07%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (8.93%) WebDriver
3 10 (8.93%) JMeter
4 9 (8.04%) LoadRunner
5 7 (6.25%) Cucumber
5 7 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (5.36%) Jenkins
6 6 (5.36%) JIRA
6 6 (5.36%) Maven
7 5 (4.46%) JUnit
7 5 (4.46%) Visual Studio
7 5 (4.46%) Git (software)
8 4 (3.57%) SpecFlow
8 4 (3.57%) SoapUI
8 4 (3.57%) Eclipse
8 4 (3.57%) Subversion
8 4 (3.57%) LoadUI
9 3 (2.68%) CruiseControl
9 3 (2.68%) JDeveloper
General
1 35 (31.25%) Finance
2 10 (8.93%) Law
3 6 (5.36%) Billing
4 4 (3.57%) Banking
4 4 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.57%) Back Office
5 2 (1.79%) Polish Language
5 2 (1.79%) Front Office
5 2 (1.79%) Advertising
5 2 (1.79%) Games
6 1 (0.89%) Legal
6 1 (0.89%) Retail
6 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (44.64%) Analyst
2 47 (41.96%) Test Analyst
3 28 (25.00%) Test Engineer
4 13 (11.61%) Tester
5 12 (10.71%) QA Engineer
6 9 (8.04%) Senior Test Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Test Manager
7 6 (5.36%) QA Manager
7 6 (5.36%) QA Tester
8 5 (4.46%) QA Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) Automation Tester
9 4 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (2.68%) Developer
10 3 (2.68%) Technical Test Analyst
10 3 (2.68%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (2.68%) Agile Test Analyst
11 2 (1.79%) Automation Test Analyst
11 2 (1.79%) Senior QA Manager
11 2 (1.79%) Senior QA Analyst
11 2 (1.79%) Performance Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.96%) XML
2 16 (14.29%) .NET
3 14 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 10 (8.93%) HTML
5 8 (7.14%) Web Services
6 7 (6.25%) LINQ
7 5 (4.46%) SOAP
8 4 (3.57%) RESTful
8 4 (3.57%) REST
9 3 (2.68%) Middleware
9 3 (2.68%) CSS
9 3 (2.68%) JSON
10 2 (1.79%) MDX
10 2 (1.79%) WCF
10 2 (1.79%) jQuery
10 2 (1.79%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.79%) Ajax
10 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (1.79%) Gherkin
10 2 (1.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.71%) Open Source
2 9 (8.04%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (6.25%) Mathematics
4 6 (5.36%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.57%) Derivative
6 3 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.79%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.79%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.79%) Equities
8 1 (0.89%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.89%) AS400
8 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.89%) New Media
8 1 (0.89%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.93%) Windows
2 5 (4.46%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.79%) Android
3 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.79%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.79%) UNIX
3 2 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (29.46%) Test Scripting
2 29 (25.89%) Software Testing
3 26 (23.21%) Manual Testing
4 25 (22.32%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (21.43%) Regression Testing
6 18 (16.07%) Automation Testing
7 17 (15.18%) Automated Testing
8 16 (14.29%) Test Automation
9 14 (12.50%) Scrum
9 14 (12.50%) Test Strategy
10 13 (11.61%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (10.71%) Performance Testing
12 10 (8.93%) Volume Testing
12 10 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (8.93%) TDD
13 8 (7.14%) Test Management
13 8 (7.14%) BDD
13 8 (7.14%) E-Commerce
14 7 (6.25%) SOA
14 7 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 46 (41.07%) SQL
2 18 (16.07%) JavaScript
3 17 (15.18%) Java
4 15 (13.39%) C#
5 14 (12.50%) Python
6 9 (8.04%) Ruby
7 8 (7.14%) PHP
8 5 (4.46%) Perl
9 4 (3.57%) PL/SQL
9 4 (3.57%) VBScript
10 3 (2.68%) XQuery
11 2 (1.79%) XPath
11 2 (1.79%) Groovy
11 2 (1.79%) C++
12 1 (0.89%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 83 (74.11%) ISEB
2 33 (29.46%) Degree
3 19 (16.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
4 7 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.79%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (34.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (8.93%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (13.39%) Oracle
2 13 (11.61%) HP
3 9 (8.04%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.04%) Altiris
4 8 (7.14%) Citrix
5 2 (1.79%) Charles River
6 1 (0.89%) Sophis
6 1 (0.89%) Interwoven
6 1 (0.89%) Adobe
6 1 (0.89%) OpenLink
6 1 (0.89%) IBM
6 1 (0.89%) Murex
6 1 (0.89%) Calypso
6 1 (0.89%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.89%) Hitwise
6 1 (0.89%) Akamai
6 1 (0.89%) Omniture
6 1 (0.89%) Google
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