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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 232 289 260
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -29
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 78 29 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.74% 0.25% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.88% 1.05% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 67 22 58
Average salary £51,500 £46,250 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.35% -7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,650 £37,050 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £74,500 £60,750
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
2711 2749 2846
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.61% 23.90% 25.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2282 2332 2487
Average salary £51,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.90% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
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 31 March 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 March 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.

1 123 (82.55%) ISEB
2 91 (61.07%) Software Testing
3 70 (46.98%) User Acceptance Testing
4 57 (38.26%) Test Management
5 47 (31.54%) Finance
5 47 (31.54%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (30.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 42 (28.19%) PRINCE2
8 37 (24.83%) Selenium
9 35 (23.49%) Degree
10 31 (20.81%) QA
11 29 (19.46%) SQL
12 27 (18.12%) ISEB Practitioner
12 27 (18.12%) Test Automation
13 24 (16.11%) ITIL
13 24 (16.11%) Service Management
14 22 (14.77%) Waterfall
15 21 (14.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 20 (13.42%) Test Strategy
17 19 (12.75%) Test Scripting
18 18 (12.08%) Manual Testing
19 17 (11.41%) Test Planning
20 16 (10.74%) Banking
21 15 (10.07%) Integration Testing
22 14 (9.40%) Automated Testing
22 14 (9.40%) C#
23 13 (8.72%) Computer Science
23 13 (8.72%) Automation Testing
24 12 (8.05%) Team Foundation Server
25 11 (7.38%) QuickTest Pro

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (1.34%) CMS
1 2 (1.34%) Drupal
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.67%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.34%) Snowflake Schema
3 2 (1.34%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 37 (24.83%) Selenium
2 12 (8.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (7.38%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (6.71%) JIRA
5 9 (6.04%) WebDriver
6 8 (5.37%) Cucumber
7 5 (3.36%) JMeter
8 4 (2.68%) LoadRunner
8 4 (2.68%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (2.68%) TestComplete
8 4 (2.68%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.01%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (2.01%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.01%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.01%) TestDirector
9 3 (2.01%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.34%) Bugzilla
10 2 (1.34%) SilkPerformer
10 2 (1.34%) FitNesse
10 2 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 47 (31.54%) Finance
2 16 (10.74%) Banking
3 8 (5.37%) Legal
4 5 (3.36%) Marketing
5 3 (2.01%) Advertising
5 3 (2.01%) Retail
5 3 (2.01%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.01%) Back Office
6 2 (1.34%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.34%) Law
6 2 (1.34%) Games
7 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.67%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 51 (34.23%) Test Manager
2 48 (32.21%) Analyst
3 43 (28.86%) Test Analyst
4 22 (14.77%) Programme Manager
4 22 (14.77%) Programme Test Manager
5 20 (13.42%) Test Leader
6 16 (10.74%) Senior Analyst
7 15 (10.07%) Test Engineer
8 14 (9.40%) Senior Test Analyst
8 14 (9.40%) Tester
9 12 (8.05%) Senior Manager
9 12 (8.05%) Senior Test Manager
10 10 (6.71%) QA Analyst
10 10 (6.71%) Lead Test Analyst
11 7 (4.70%) Senior Test Engineer
12 6 (4.03%) QA Test Analyst
13 5 (3.36%) Junior
13 5 (3.36%) Consultant
13 5 (3.36%) Automation Analyst
14 4 (2.68%) Junior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.71%) Web Services
2 8 (5.37%) XML
2 8 (5.37%) .NET
3 6 (4.03%) HTML
4 4 (2.68%) LINQ
4 4 (2.68%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.68%) SOAP
5 3 (2.01%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (2.01%) FpML
5 3 (2.01%) REST
6 2 (1.34%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.34%) Apache Flex
6 2 (1.34%) WCF
7 1 (0.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.72%) Computer Science
2 11 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.70%) SWIFT
4 5 (3.36%) Mathematics
5 4 (2.68%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.01%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.01%) GIS
7 2 (1.34%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.34%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.34%) iPhone
7 2 (1.34%) Open Source
8 1 (0.67%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.67%) User Experience
8 1 (0.67%) Wiki
8 1 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.36%) Windows
1 5 (3.36%) Linux
2 3 (2.01%) UNIX
3 1 (0.67%) Android
3 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (61.07%) Software Testing
2 70 (46.98%) User Acceptance Testing
3 57 (38.26%) Test Management
4 47 (31.54%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (30.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 42 (28.19%) PRINCE2
7 27 (18.12%) Test Automation
8 24 (16.11%) ITIL
8 24 (16.11%) Service Management
9 22 (14.77%) Waterfall
10 20 (13.42%) Test Strategy
11 19 (12.75%) Test Scripting
12 18 (12.08%) Manual Testing
13 17 (11.41%) Test Planning
14 15 (10.07%) Integration Testing
15 14 (9.40%) Automated Testing
16 13 (8.72%) Automation Testing
17 10 (6.71%) BDD
18 9 (6.04%) Scrum
19 8 (5.37%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.46%) SQL
2 14 (9.40%) C#
3 6 (4.03%) C
4 4 (2.68%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.01%) Java
5 3 (2.01%) Ruby
6 2 (1.34%) PHP
6 2 (1.34%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.34%) VBA
6 2 (1.34%) Python
Qualifications
1 123 (82.55%) ISEB
2 35 (23.49%) Degree
3 27 (18.12%) ISEB Practitioner
4 21 (14.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (2.01%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.01%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.34%) MBA
7 1 (0.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (20.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (4.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (5.37%) HP
2 5 (3.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.68%) Oracle
4 3 (2.01%) Reuters
4 3 (2.01%) Bloomberg
5 2 (1.34%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.67%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £63000 per annum + enhanced pension
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Pearson Whiffin
Salary: £27000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago