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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 228 282 241
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -41
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 80 26 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.78% 0.25% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.78% 1.05% 2.66%
Number of salaries quoted 73 15 71
Average salary £50,000 £65,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% +36.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,600 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £85,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
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
2873 2474 2743
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 28.16% 23.74% 26.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2424 2092 2422
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £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 5 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 5 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.

1 120 (83.92%) ISEB
2 83 (58.04%) Software Testing
3 71 (49.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 62 (43.36%) Test Management
5 47 (32.87%) Stakeholder Management
6 46 (32.17%) PRINCE2
7 45 (31.47%) Agile Software Development
8 42 (29.37%) Finance
9 31 (21.68%) Degree
10 27 (18.88%) Selenium
11 24 (16.78%) QA
12 23 (16.08%) Test Automation
12 23 (16.08%) SQL
13 21 (14.69%) ITIL
13 21 (14.69%) ISEB Practitioner
13 21 (14.69%) Service Management
14 20 (13.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 19 (13.29%) Test Strategy
15 19 (13.29%) Manual Testing
16 17 (11.89%) Waterfall
16 17 (11.89%) Test Planning
17 16 (11.19%) Test Scripting
17 16 (11.19%) Banking
18 13 (9.09%) C#
19 12 (8.39%) Web Services
19 12 (8.39%) Integration Testing
19 12 (8.39%) Computer Science
19 12 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
20 11 (7.69%) Automation Testing
20 11 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 5 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 (1.40%) CMS
1 2 (1.40%) Drupal
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.70%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.70%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.70%) MS Project
2 1 (0.70%) MS Office
2 1 (0.70%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.40%) Snowflake Schema
4 2 (1.40%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (18.88%) Selenium
2 11 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (6.99%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (4.90%) WebDriver
5 6 (4.20%) Cucumber
6 5 (3.50%) JIRA
7 4 (2.80%) TestDirector
7 4 (2.80%) LoadRunner
7 4 (2.80%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (2.80%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (2.80%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.10%) Behat
8 3 (2.10%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.10%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.10%) TestComplete
9 2 (1.40%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.40%) SilkPerformer
9 2 (1.40%) JMeter
9 2 (1.40%) Bugzilla
9 2 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 42 (29.37%) Finance
2 16 (11.19%) Banking
3 7 (4.90%) Legal
4 5 (3.50%) Marketing
5 3 (2.10%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.10%) Retail
6 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.40%) Law
6 2 (1.40%) Advertising
6 2 (1.40%) Games
7 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.70%) Front Office
7 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (37.06%) Test Manager
2 47 (32.87%) Analyst
3 42 (29.37%) Test Analyst
4 23 (16.08%) Test Leader
5 22 (15.38%) Programme Manager
5 22 (15.38%) Programme Test Manager
6 18 (12.59%) Test Engineer
7 17 (11.89%) Senior Analyst
8 15 (10.49%) Senior Test Analyst
9 14 (9.79%) Senior Test Manager
9 14 (9.79%) Senior Manager
10 13 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
11 10 (6.99%) Lead Test Analyst
11 10 (6.99%) QA Analyst
12 8 (5.59%) Tester
13 6 (4.20%) QA Test Analyst
14 5 (3.50%) Consultant
14 5 (3.50%) Systems Engineer
15 4 (2.80%) Test Consultant
15 4 (2.80%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.39%) Web Services
2 10 (6.99%) .NET
3 9 (6.29%) XML
4 8 (5.59%) HTML
5 6 (4.20%) ASP.NET
5 6 (4.20%) LINQ
6 4 (2.80%) SOAP
7 3 (2.10%) REST
8 2 (1.40%) WCF
9 1 (0.70%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.70%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.39%) Computer Science
1 12 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.20%) Mathematics
3 5 (3.50%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.50%) GIS
4 3 (2.10%) SWIFT
4 3 (2.10%) Open Source
4 3 (2.10%) iPhone
5 2 (1.40%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.40%) Streaming Video
5 2 (1.40%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.70%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.70%) User Experience
6 1 (0.70%) Wiki
6 1 (0.70%) iPad
6 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.29%) Linux
2 7 (4.90%) Windows
3 3 (2.10%) UNIX
4 2 (1.40%) Android
4 2 (1.40%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (58.04%) Software Testing
2 71 (49.65%) User Acceptance Testing
3 62 (43.36%) Test Management
4 47 (32.87%) Stakeholder Management
5 46 (32.17%) PRINCE2
6 45 (31.47%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (16.08%) Test Automation
8 21 (14.69%) ITIL
8 21 (14.69%) Service Management
9 19 (13.29%) Test Strategy
9 19 (13.29%) Manual Testing
10 17 (11.89%) Waterfall
10 17 (11.89%) Test Planning
11 16 (11.19%) Test Scripting
12 12 (8.39%) Integration Testing
13 11 (7.69%) Automation Testing
14 9 (6.29%) SEO
15 8 (5.59%) Scrum
15 8 (5.59%) Automated Testing
15 8 (5.59%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (16.08%) SQL
2 13 (9.09%) C#
3 6 (4.20%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.50%) Ruby
4 5 (3.50%) C
5 4 (2.80%) PHP
6 2 (1.40%) Java
7 1 (0.70%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.70%) C++
7 1 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 120 (83.92%) ISEB
2 31 (21.68%) Degree
3 21 (14.69%) ISEB Practitioner
4 20 (13.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.50%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (2.10%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.10%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.70%) VCP4
8 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (16.78%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (4.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (5.59%) HP
2 5 (3.50%) Oracle
2 5 (3.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.10%) Reuters
3 3 (2.10%) Bloomberg
4 2 (1.40%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.70%) Lumension
5 1 (0.70%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.70%) Sophos
5 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.70%) ESRI
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Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £55000 - £63000 per annum + enhanced pension
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + banking bonus + bens
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
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