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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 249 259 272
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 42 66 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.44% 0.57% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.88% 2.25% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 31 60 54
Average salary £47,500 £41,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.45% -12.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £59,100 £71,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+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
2239 2937 2607
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 23.67% 25.35% 22.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1932 2411 2299
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 88 (86.27%) ISEB
2 57 (55.88%) Software Testing
3 42 (41.18%) QA
3 42 (41.18%) SQL
4 41 (40.20%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (39.22%) Finance
6 32 (31.37%) User Acceptance Testing
7 29 (28.43%) Selenium
7 29 (28.43%) Test Management
8 26 (25.49%) Waterfall
9 24 (23.53%) Test Scripting
10 22 (21.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 22 (21.57%) SDLC
11 21 (20.59%) ISEB Practitioner
12 20 (19.61%) Degree
12 20 (19.61%) JIRA
13 19 (18.63%) SC Cleared
13 19 (18.63%) Security Cleared
14 18 (17.65%) Service Management
14 18 (17.65%) ITIL
15 17 (16.67%) PRINCE2
15 17 (16.67%) Java
15 17 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (16.67%) Banking
15 17 (16.67%) Automated Testing
16 16 (15.69%) HP UFT
17 15 (14.71%) XML
17 15 (14.71%) HTML
17 15 (14.71%) Test Automation
18 13 (12.75%) SOAP

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 8 (7.84%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.98%) CMS
2 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.98%) Confluence
2 1 (0.98%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.98%) IIS
2 1 (0.98%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (6.86%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.98%) Firewall
1 1 (0.98%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.98%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.98%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 29 (28.43%) Selenium
2 20 (19.61%) JIRA
3 16 (15.69%) HP UFT
4 6 (5.88%) JMeter
4 6 (5.88%) SilkTest
4 6 (5.88%) Rational Functional Tester
4 6 (5.88%) SoapUI
5 5 (4.90%) WebDriver
5 5 (4.90%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (3.92%) Bugzilla
7 2 (1.96%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.96%) JUnit
7 2 (1.96%) Appium
8 1 (0.98%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.98%) Calabash
8 1 (0.98%) eggPlant
8 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.98%) Xcode
General
1 40 (39.22%) Finance
2 17 (16.67%) Banking
3 7 (6.86%) Legal
4 6 (5.88%) Back Office
5 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.94%) Advertising
6 2 (1.96%) Games
7 1 (0.98%) Law
7 1 (0.98%) Retail
7 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.98%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 38 (37.25%) Analyst
2 33 (32.35%) Test Analyst
3 22 (21.57%) Test Manager
4 15 (14.71%) Programme Manager
4 15 (14.71%) Programme Test Manager
5 14 (13.73%) Tester
6 11 (10.78%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (8.82%) Test Engineer
7 9 (8.82%) Senior Test Analyst
8 8 (7.84%) QA Analyst
9 5 (4.90%) QA Tester
9 5 (4.90%) QA Manager
9 5 (4.90%) Junior
9 5 (4.90%) Automation Analyst
9 5 (4.90%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (3.92%) Junior Test Engineer
11 3 (2.94%) Senior Manager
11 3 (2.94%) Lead Test Analyst
11 3 (2.94%) QA Engineer
11 3 (2.94%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.71%) HTML
1 15 (14.71%) XML
2 13 (12.75%) .NET
2 13 (12.75%) SOAP
3 8 (7.84%) Web Services
4 6 (5.88%) XBRL
5 5 (4.90%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (4.90%) Apache Flex
6 4 (3.92%) FpML
7 3 (2.94%) CSS
7 3 (2.94%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.98%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.98%) HTML5
8 1 (0.98%) Flash
8 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (5.88%) Derivative
3 6 (5.88%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.90%) SWIFT
4 5 (4.90%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.92%) Equities
5 4 (3.92%) Market Risk
6 2 (1.96%) Online Gambling
6 2 (1.96%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.96%) User Experience
6 2 (1.96%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (1.96%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.96%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.98%) NHS
7 1 (0.98%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.78%) Linux
2 8 (7.84%) UNIX
3 6 (5.88%) Windows
4 4 (3.92%) Android
4 4 (3.92%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.98%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (55.88%) Software Testing
2 41 (40.20%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (31.37%) User Acceptance Testing
4 29 (28.43%) Test Management
5 26 (25.49%) Waterfall
6 24 (23.53%) Test Scripting
7 22 (21.57%) SDLC
8 18 (17.65%) ITIL
8 18 (17.65%) Service Management
9 17 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (16.67%) PRINCE2
9 17 (16.67%) Automated Testing
10 15 (14.71%) Test Automation
11 13 (12.75%) Manual Testing
12 12 (11.76%) Integration Testing
13 11 (10.78%) Functional Testing
13 11 (10.78%) Test Planning
14 10 (9.80%) Test Strategy
14 10 (9.80%) System Testing
15 9 (8.82%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 42 (41.18%) SQL
2 17 (16.67%) Java
3 13 (12.75%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.84%) C
5 6 (5.88%) VB.NET
6 4 (3.92%) C#
6 4 (3.92%) Python
6 4 (3.92%) Ruby
7 3 (2.94%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.96%) PHP
9 1 (0.98%) C++
9 1 (0.98%) VBA
9 1 (0.98%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 88 (86.27%) ISEB
2 22 (21.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 21 (20.59%) ISEB Practitioner
4 20 (19.61%) Degree
5 19 (18.63%) SC Cleared
5 19 (18.63%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.96%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (41.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (10.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (11.76%) HP
1 12 (11.76%) Oracle
2 10 (9.80%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.88%) SAP
4 1 (0.98%) Citrix
4 1 (0.98%) Apple
4 1 (0.98%) VMware
4 1 (0.98%) Tableau
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