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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 245 285 270
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -15
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 69 41 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.64% 0.35% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.63% 1.49% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 62 32 55
Average salary £49,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,100 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £109,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
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
2625 2746 2939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.38% 23.69% 25.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2283 2334 2627
Average salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 December 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 24 December 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.

1 108 (80.60%) ISEB
2 60 (44.78%) Software Testing
3 52 (38.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 50 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (31.34%) Test Management
6 39 (29.10%) Finance
7 34 (25.37%) Stakeholder Management
8 32 (23.88%) PRINCE2
8 32 (23.88%) QA
9 28 (20.90%) SQL
10 27 (20.15%) Manual Testing
11 24 (17.91%) Test Scripting
12 21 (15.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 20 (14.93%) Degree
14 17 (12.69%) Selenium
14 17 (12.69%) Test Planning
15 16 (11.94%) Regression Testing
16 14 (10.45%) C#
16 14 (10.45%) Windows
16 14 (10.45%) Test Strategy
17 13 (9.70%) .NET
17 13 (9.70%) XML
17 13 (9.70%) ITIL
17 13 (9.70%) Service Management
17 13 (9.70%) Automation Testing
18 12 (8.96%) Web Services
18 12 (8.96%) ISEB Practitioner
18 12 (8.96%) Waterfall
19 11 (8.21%) JavaScript
19 11 (8.21%) Test Automation

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (1.49%) CMS
1 2 (1.49%) Drupal
2 1 (0.75%) Confluence
2 1 (0.75%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.49%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.75%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.48%) LAN
2 1 (0.75%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.75%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.72%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.48%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (12.69%) Selenium
2 7 (5.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.48%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.73%) WebDriver
4 5 (3.73%) JIRA
4 5 (3.73%) TestDirector
5 4 (2.99%) JMeter
5 4 (2.99%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.99%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (2.99%) SpecFlow
5 4 (2.99%) Behat
6 3 (2.24%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.24%) Bugzilla
6 3 (2.24%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (2.24%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.49%) JUnit
7 2 (1.49%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.49%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.49%) Checkstyle
7 2 (1.49%) LoadUI
General
1 39 (29.10%) Finance
2 10 (7.46%) Banking
3 8 (5.97%) Law
4 6 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.73%) Legal
5 5 (3.73%) Billing
5 5 (3.73%) Marketing
6 3 (2.24%) Games
6 3 (2.24%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.49%) Back Office
7 2 (1.49%) Advertising
8 1 (0.75%) Front Office
8 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (38.81%) Analyst
2 43 (32.09%) Test Analyst
3 36 (26.87%) Test Manager
4 23 (17.16%) Test Engineer
5 18 (13.43%) Test Leader
6 14 (10.45%) Programme Test Manager
6 14 (10.45%) Senior Analyst
6 14 (10.45%) Senior Test Engineer
6 14 (10.45%) Programme Manager
7 13 (9.70%) QA Analyst
8 10 (7.46%) Senior Test Manager
8 10 (7.46%) Senior Manager
8 10 (7.46%) Senior Test Analyst
9 9 (6.72%) Tester
10 6 (4.48%) Lead Test Analyst
11 5 (3.73%) QA Tester
11 5 (3.73%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (3.73%) QA Engineer
11 5 (3.73%) QA Test Analyst
12 4 (2.99%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.70%) XML
1 13 (9.70%) .NET
2 12 (8.96%) Web Services
3 9 (6.72%) HTML
3 9 (6.72%) ASP.NET
4 6 (4.48%) LINQ
5 5 (3.73%) REST
6 4 (2.99%) SOAP
7 2 (1.49%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.75%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.75%) Spring Security
8 1 (0.75%) OAuth
8 1 (0.75%) RESTful
8 1 (0.75%) XACML
8 1 (0.75%) OpenID
8 1 (0.75%) CSS
8 1 (0.75%) JSP
8 1 (0.75%) XSLT
8 1 (0.75%) JMS
8 1 (0.75%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.22%) Mathematics
3 6 (4.48%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.73%) GIS
4 5 (3.73%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.24%) iPhone
5 3 (2.24%) Open Source
6 2 (1.49%) iPad
6 2 (1.49%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.49%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.49%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.49%) Equities
6 2 (1.49%) Derivative
7 1 (0.75%) User Experience
7 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.75%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.75%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.45%) Windows
2 9 (6.72%) Linux
3 4 (2.99%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.24%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.24%) Android
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (44.78%) Software Testing
2 52 (38.81%) User Acceptance Testing
3 50 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (31.34%) Test Management
5 34 (25.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 32 (23.88%) PRINCE2
7 27 (20.15%) Manual Testing
8 24 (17.91%) Test Scripting
9 17 (12.69%) Test Planning
10 16 (11.94%) Regression Testing
11 14 (10.45%) Test Strategy
12 13 (9.70%) Automation Testing
12 13 (9.70%) ITIL
12 13 (9.70%) Service Management
13 12 (8.96%) Waterfall
14 11 (8.21%) Test Automation
15 10 (7.46%) BDD
15 10 (7.46%) Scrum
16 9 (6.72%) TDD
16 9 (6.72%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 28 (20.90%) SQL
2 14 (10.45%) C#
3 11 (8.21%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.73%) Java
5 4 (2.99%) C
5 4 (2.99%) Python
5 4 (2.99%) PHP
6 3 (2.24%) Ruby
7 2 (1.49%) C++
7 2 (1.49%) Perl
8 1 (0.75%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.75%) XQuery
8 1 (0.75%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 108 (80.60%) ISEB
2 21 (15.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 20 (14.93%) Degree
4 12 (8.96%) ISEB Practitioner
5 6 (4.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (2.24%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.24%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (23.88%) QA
2 2 (1.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (5.22%) HP
1 7 (5.22%) Altiris
2 6 (4.48%) Citrix
3 5 (3.73%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.24%) Oracle
5 1 (0.75%) Akamai
5 1 (0.75%) Lumension
5 1 (0.75%) Reuters
5 1 (0.75%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.75%) Sophos
5 1 (0.75%) Charles River
5 1 (0.75%) ESRI
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Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
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Salary: £49000 - £63000 per annum + enhanced pension
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Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
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Salary: £27000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
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Capita ITPS
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago