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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 249 285 280
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -5
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 59 58 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.57% 0.46% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.38% 1.85% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 53 51 49
Average salary £57,500 £49,000 £50,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.34% -2.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £31,500 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
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
2482 3137 2852
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 23.94% 24.79% 23.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2123 2622 2501
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,050 £31,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 3 July 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in the City of London

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 109 (81.95%) ISEB
2 74 (55.64%) Software Testing
3 51 (38.35%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (37.59%) Finance
5 45 (33.83%) QA
5 45 (33.83%) User Acceptance Testing
6 43 (32.33%) SQL
7 39 (29.32%) Selenium
8 38 (28.57%) Degree
9 34 (25.56%) Test Management
10 28 (21.05%) ISEB Practitioner
11 26 (19.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 26 (19.55%) Test Automation
11 26 (19.55%) Waterfall
12 25 (18.80%) SDLC
12 25 (18.80%) PRINCE2
13 24 (18.05%) ITIL
13 24 (18.05%) Service Management
14 23 (17.29%) Test Scripting
15 21 (15.79%) Manual Testing
16 20 (15.04%) JIRA
17 18 (13.53%) Integration Testing
17 18 (13.53%) Test Strategy
17 18 (13.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 18 (13.53%) Banking
18 16 (12.03%) SC Cleared
18 16 (12.03%) Security Cleared
18 16 (12.03%) Computer Science
19 15 (11.28%) HP UFT
20 14 (10.53%) Automated Testing

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 2 (1.50%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.50%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.75%) IIS
2 1 (0.75%) JBoss
2 1 (0.75%) CMS
2 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) MS Project
1 1 (0.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.50%) SaaS
2 1 (0.75%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.75%) Firewall
1 1 (0.75%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.01%) SQL Server
1 4 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.50%) Snowflake Schema
3 2 (1.50%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 39 (29.32%) Selenium
2 20 (15.04%) JIRA
3 15 (11.28%) HP UFT
4 9 (6.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (6.77%) WebDriver
5 8 (6.02%) Cucumber
6 7 (5.26%) JMeter
7 6 (4.51%) SoapUI
8 4 (3.01%) Bugzilla
8 4 (3.01%) LoadRunner
9 3 (2.26%) FitNesse
9 3 (2.26%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (2.26%) TestComplete
9 3 (2.26%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.26%) Appium
10 2 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.50%) JUnit
11 1 (0.75%) Ant
11 1 (0.75%) Xcode
11 1 (0.75%) NUnit
General
1 50 (37.59%) Finance
2 18 (13.53%) Banking
3 9 (6.77%) Legal
4 4 (3.01%) Advertising
4 4 (3.01%) Back Office
5 3 (2.26%) Retail
6 2 (1.50%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.50%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.50%) Law
6 2 (1.50%) Games
7 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.75%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (35.34%) Analyst
2 44 (33.08%) Test Analyst
3 29 (21.80%) Test Manager
4 21 (15.79%) Programme Manager
4 21 (15.79%) Programme Test Manager
5 18 (13.53%) Tester
6 14 (10.53%) Test Engineer
7 10 (7.52%) Senior Test Analyst
7 10 (7.52%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (6.77%) QA Analyst
9 7 (5.26%) Junior
10 6 (4.51%) Automation Test Analyst
10 6 (4.51%) QA Test Analyst
10 6 (4.51%) Automation Analyst
10 6 (4.51%) Junior Test Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) QA Manager
11 5 (3.76%) QA Tester
12 4 (3.01%) QA Engineer
12 4 (3.01%) Test Leader
12 4 (3.01%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.77%) XML
2 12 (9.02%) HTML
3 9 (6.77%) .NET
4 7 (5.26%) SOAP
5 6 (4.51%) Apache Flex
6 5 (3.76%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (3.01%) FpML
8 3 (2.26%) Gherkin
8 3 (2.26%) LINQ
8 3 (2.26%) Web Services
8 3 (2.26%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.26%) CSS
9 1 (0.75%) Flash
9 1 (0.75%) HTML5
9 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.75%) WCF
9 1 (0.75%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.03%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.02%) SWIFT
2 8 (6.02%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (3.01%) Equities
5 4 (3.01%) Derivative
5 4 (3.01%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.01%) Market Risk
5 4 (3.01%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.50%) Online Gambling
6 2 (1.50%) Wiki
7 1 (0.75%) NHS
7 1 (0.75%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.75%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.51%) Windows
2 5 (3.76%) Android
2 5 (3.76%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.01%) UNIX
3 4 (3.01%) Linux
4 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (55.64%) Software Testing
2 51 (38.35%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (33.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 34 (25.56%) Test Management
5 26 (19.55%) Test Automation
5 26 (19.55%) Waterfall
5 26 (19.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (18.80%) PRINCE2
6 25 (18.80%) SDLC
7 24 (18.05%) ITIL
7 24 (18.05%) Service Management
8 23 (17.29%) Test Scripting
9 21 (15.79%) Manual Testing
10 18 (13.53%) Integration Testing
10 18 (13.53%) Test Strategy
11 14 (10.53%) Automated Testing
12 13 (9.77%) Test Planning
13 11 (8.27%) Automation Testing
13 11 (8.27%) Scrum
14 10 (7.52%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (32.33%) SQL
2 13 (9.77%) JavaScript
3 11 (8.27%) Java
4 10 (7.52%) C#
5 9 (6.77%) C
6 6 (4.51%) Ruby
7 4 (3.01%) Python
8 3 (2.26%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.50%) VBA
9 2 (1.50%) PHP
10 1 (0.75%) C++
Qualifications
1 109 (81.95%) ISEB
2 38 (28.57%) Degree
3 28 (21.05%) ISEB Practitioner
4 18 (13.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (12.03%) SC Cleared
5 16 (12.03%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.50%) MBA
7 1 (0.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (33.83%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (9.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (9.02%) HP
2 6 (4.51%) Oracle
3 5 (3.76%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.50%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.50%) Reuters
4 2 (1.50%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.75%) VMware
5 1 (0.75%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.75%) Citrix
5 1 (0.75%) Apple
5 1 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.75%) Tableau
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