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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 253 274 277
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 55 60 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.53% 0.48% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.20% 1.95% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 48 52 51
Average salary £57,500 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,600 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £57,350 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +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
2498 3083 2684
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 23.97% 24.90% 22.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2136 2529 2371
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,650 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 31 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 31 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.

1 102 (83.61%) ISEB
2 67 (54.92%) Software Testing
3 47 (38.52%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (38.52%) Finance
4 44 (36.07%) SQL
5 42 (34.43%) QA
6 38 (31.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 36 (29.51%) Selenium
8 34 (27.87%) Degree
9 31 (25.41%) Test Management
10 29 (23.77%) Waterfall
11 27 (22.13%) Test Scripting
11 27 (22.13%) ISEB Practitioner
12 25 (20.49%) SDLC
13 22 (18.03%) ITIL
13 22 (18.03%) Service Management
13 22 (18.03%) Test Automation
14 21 (17.21%) JIRA
14 21 (17.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 21 (17.21%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (17.21%) PRINCE2
15 20 (16.39%) SC Cleared
15 20 (16.39%) Security Cleared
16 18 (14.75%) Banking
16 18 (14.75%) Manual Testing
17 17 (13.93%) Integration Testing
18 14 (11.48%) HP Quality Center
18 14 (11.48%) Test Strategy
18 14 (11.48%) HP UFT
19 13 (10.66%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 4 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.64%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.82%) IIS
3 1 (0.82%) JBoss
3 1 (0.82%) CMS
3 1 (0.82%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.82%) Confluence
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (2.46%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.64%) SaaS
2 1 (0.82%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.82%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.82%) Firewall
1 1 (0.82%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (2.46%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.82%) MySQL
2 1 (0.82%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.82%) Snowflake Schema
2 1 (0.82%) Star Schema
2 1 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 36 (29.51%) Selenium
2 21 (17.21%) JIRA
3 14 (11.48%) HP UFT
4 7 (5.74%) WebDriver
4 7 (5.74%) Cucumber
4 7 (5.74%) SoapUI
5 6 (4.92%) JMeter
6 5 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.28%) Bugzilla
8 3 (2.46%) LoadRunner
8 3 (2.46%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.46%) Appium
9 2 (1.64%) Rational Functional Tester
9 2 (1.64%) SilkTest
9 2 (1.64%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.64%) JUnit
10 1 (0.82%) Ant
10 1 (0.82%) Xcode
10 1 (0.82%) NUnit
10 1 (0.82%) Maven
General
1 47 (38.52%) Finance
2 18 (14.75%) Banking
3 9 (7.38%) Legal
4 5 (4.10%) Back Office
5 3 (2.46%) Advertising
6 2 (1.64%) Games
6 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.64%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.82%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.82%) Law
7 1 (0.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (36.07%) Analyst
2 40 (32.79%) Test Analyst
3 23 (18.85%) Test Manager
4 19 (15.57%) Programme Manager
4 19 (15.57%) Programme Test Manager
5 18 (14.75%) Tester
6 12 (9.84%) Test Engineer
7 11 (9.02%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (8.20%) Senior Test Analyst
9 8 (6.56%) QA Analyst
10 7 (5.74%) Junior
11 6 (4.92%) Junior Test Engineer
12 5 (4.10%) Automation Test Analyst
12 5 (4.10%) Automation Analyst
12 5 (4.10%) QA Tester
12 5 (4.10%) QA Manager
13 4 (3.28%) QA Test Analyst
13 4 (3.28%) Software Engineer
13 4 (3.28%) Graduate
13 4 (3.28%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.66%) XML
2 12 (9.84%) HTML
3 10 (8.20%) .NET
3 10 (8.20%) SOAP
4 6 (4.92%) Apache Flex
5 5 (4.10%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (4.10%) Web Services
6 4 (3.28%) FpML
7 3 (2.46%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.46%) CSS
8 2 (1.64%) XBRL
9 1 (0.82%) Flash
9 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.82%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.82%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.82%) LINQ
9 1 (0.82%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.84%) Computer Science
2 9 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.56%) Mobile App
4 7 (5.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (4.92%) SWIFT
6 5 (4.10%) Derivative
7 4 (3.28%) Equities
7 4 (3.28%) Hedge funds
7 4 (3.28%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.64%) Online Gambling
8 2 (1.64%) User Experience
8 2 (1.64%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.64%) Wiki
9 1 (0.82%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.82%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.82%) NHS
9 1 (0.82%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.82%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.74%) Linux
2 6 (4.92%) UNIX
2 6 (4.92%) Windows
3 5 (4.10%) Android
3 5 (4.10%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.82%) Solaris
4 1 (0.82%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (54.92%) Software Testing
2 47 (38.52%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (31.15%) User Acceptance Testing
4 31 (25.41%) Test Management
5 29 (23.77%) Waterfall
6 27 (22.13%) Test Scripting
7 25 (20.49%) SDLC
8 22 (18.03%) Test Automation
8 22 (18.03%) Service Management
8 22 (18.03%) ITIL
9 21 (17.21%) PRINCE2
9 21 (17.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (14.75%) Manual Testing
11 17 (13.93%) Integration Testing
12 14 (11.48%) Test Strategy
13 13 (10.66%) Automated Testing
14 11 (9.02%) Scrum
14 11 (9.02%) Test Planning
15 10 (8.20%) Functional Testing
16 9 (7.38%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 44 (36.07%) SQL
2 13 (10.66%) Java
3 12 (9.84%) JavaScript
4 9 (7.38%) C
5 8 (6.56%) C#
6 5 (4.10%) Ruby
7 4 (3.28%) Python
8 3 (2.46%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.64%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.64%) VBA
9 2 (1.64%) PHP
10 1 (0.82%) C++
10 1 (0.82%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 102 (83.61%) ISEB
2 34 (27.87%) Degree
3 27 (22.13%) ISEB Practitioner
4 21 (17.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (16.39%) SC Cleared
5 20 (16.39%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.64%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (34.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (11.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (10.66%) HP
2 10 (8.20%) Oracle
3 6 (4.92%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.64%) SAP
5 1 (0.82%) Citrix
5 1 (0.82%) Apple
5 1 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.82%) VMware
5 1 (0.82%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.82%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.82%) Tableau
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