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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 227 262 313
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +51
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 39 67 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.55% 0.63% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.26% 2.46% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 23 55 33
Average salary £55,000 £56,000 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.78% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £37,500 £36,100
10% offered a salary of more than £67,445 £75,000 £72,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
1722 2725 3011
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.48% 25.65% 24.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1536 2281 2566
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,800 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,700 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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 1 May 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in the City of London

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 65 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 56 (53.85%) ISEB
3 40 (38.46%) Test Scripting
4 39 (37.50%) Functional Testing
5 38 (36.54%) Finance
6 34 (32.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 33 (31.73%) SDLC
7 33 (31.73%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (31.73%) Software Testing
8 32 (30.77%) Degree
9 31 (29.81%) JIRA
10 30 (28.85%) QA
11 28 (26.92%) Test Automation
12 26 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
13 25 (24.04%) SQL Server
14 24 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
15 23 (22.12%) Selenium
15 23 (22.12%) Java
15 23 (22.12%) Microsoft
15 23 (22.12%) Banking
16 22 (21.15%) Automated Testing
16 22 (21.15%) Time Management
17 21 (20.19%) C
17 21 (20.19%) SQL
18 20 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
18 20 (19.23%) Integration Testing
19 19 (18.27%) Test Strategy
19 19 (18.27%) Service Delivery
20 18 (17.31%) Change Management
20 18 (17.31%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 (3.85%) CMS
1 4 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.96%) Confluence
2 1 (0.96%) Drupal
Applications
1 16 (15.38%) MS Office
2 11 (10.58%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.96%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.92%) PuTTY
1 2 (1.92%) SSH
1 2 (1.92%) Telnet
2 1 (0.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (24.04%) SQL Server
2 20 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (6.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.85%) QlikView
6 1 (0.96%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.96%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 31 (29.81%) JIRA
2 23 (22.12%) Selenium
3 18 (17.31%) Jenkins
4 16 (15.38%) JMeter
5 13 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 13 (12.50%) WebDriver
6 12 (11.54%) Mercurial
6 12 (11.54%) WATIR
7 8 (7.69%) HP UFT
8 6 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (3.85%) FitNesse
9 4 (3.85%) Ranorex
10 3 (2.88%) Git (software)
10 3 (2.88%) JUnit
10 3 (2.88%) NUnit
10 3 (2.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (1.92%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.92%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.96%) Rational Functional Tester
12 1 (0.96%) Zephyr
General
1 38 (36.54%) Finance
2 23 (22.12%) Banking
3 15 (14.42%) Law
3 15 (14.42%) Legal
4 6 (5.77%) Advertising
5 1 (0.96%) Games
5 1 (0.96%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (42.31%) Analyst
2 26 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 23 (22.12%) Tester
4 16 (15.38%) Applications Support
4 16 (15.38%) Applications Support Analyst
4 16 (15.38%) Support Analyst
5 14 (13.46%) Test Leader
6 13 (12.50%) QA Engineer
6 13 (12.50%) Test Engineer
7 12 (11.54%) QA Test Engineer
7 12 (11.54%) Ruby Engineer
7 12 (11.54%) Senior QA Engineer
7 12 (11.54%) Senior Test Engineer
8 11 (10.58%) Test Manager
9 8 (7.69%) QA Automation Engineer
10 7 (6.73%) Java Engineer
10 7 (6.73%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (6.73%) Senior Java Engineer
10 7 (6.73%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
10 7 (6.73%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.73%) .NET
2 6 (5.77%) SOAP
2 6 (5.77%) XML
3 5 (4.81%) Web Services
4 4 (3.85%) Apache CXF
4 4 (3.85%) REST
4 4 (3.85%) WCF
5 2 (1.92%) JSON
5 2 (1.92%) RESTful
6 1 (0.96%) Ajax
6 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.96%) CGI
6 1 (0.96%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.96%) WinForms
6 1 (0.96%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (16.35%) SWIFT
3 16 (15.38%) Credit Risk
3 16 (15.38%) Mathematics
4 12 (11.54%) iPad
5 5 (4.81%) User Experience
6 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.96%) Derivative
7 1 (0.96%) Equities
7 1 (0.96%) Fintech
7 1 (0.96%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.96%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.96%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.88%) Windows
2 1 (0.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 40 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 39 (37.50%) Functional Testing
4 33 (31.73%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (31.73%) SDLC
4 33 (31.73%) Software Testing
5 28 (26.92%) Test Automation
6 24 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
7 22 (21.15%) Automated Testing
7 22 (21.15%) Time Management
8 20 (19.23%) Integration Testing
9 19 (18.27%) Service Delivery
9 19 (18.27%) Test Strategy
10 18 (17.31%) BDD
10 18 (17.31%) Change Management
10 18 (17.31%) ITIL
10 18 (17.31%) Manual Testing
10 18 (17.31%) System Integration Testing
10 18 (17.31%) TDD
11 17 (16.35%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.12%) Java
2 21 (20.19%) C
2 21 (20.19%) SQL
3 17 (16.35%) Ruby
4 8 (7.69%) C#
5 6 (5.77%) COBOL
5 6 (5.77%) VB
5 6 (5.77%) VB6
6 1 (0.96%) C++
6 1 (0.96%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 56 (53.85%) ISEB
2 34 (32.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 32 (30.77%) Degree
4 12 (11.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 11 (10.58%) ISEB Practitioner
6 6 (5.77%) SC Cleared
6 6 (5.77%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.96%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (28.85%) QA
2 16 (15.38%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (6.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (22.12%) Microsoft
2 17 (16.35%) SAP
3 16 (15.38%) Bloomberg
3 16 (15.38%) Reuters
4 12 (11.54%) Rally
5 10 (9.62%) HP
6 9 (8.65%) Oracle
7 5 (4.81%) Citrix
8 1 (0.96%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
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