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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 241 301 271
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -30
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 66 40 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.63% 0.32% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.43% 1.32% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 54 36 50
Average salary £51,500 £49,500 £50,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.04% -1.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £36,438 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £73,750 £65,000
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
2719 3031 2997
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.84% 24.08% 25.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2287 2578 2589
Average salary £52,000 £52,500 £50,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.95% +3.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £31,750 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £75,500
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 24 April 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 24 April 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.

1 122 (82.99%) ISEB
2 93 (63.27%) Software Testing
3 68 (46.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 52 (35.37%) Test Management
5 47 (31.97%) Finance
6 46 (31.29%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (29.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 41 (27.89%) PRINCE2
9 40 (27.21%) Selenium
10 36 (24.49%) Degree
11 35 (23.81%) QA
12 29 (19.73%) SQL
13 28 (19.05%) ISEB Practitioner
13 28 (19.05%) Test Automation
14 26 (17.69%) ITIL
14 26 (17.69%) Service Management
15 23 (15.65%) Manual Testing
16 20 (13.61%) Waterfall
17 19 (12.93%) Test Scripting
17 19 (12.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 18 (12.24%) Test Strategy
19 17 (11.56%) Automated Testing
20 15 (10.20%) Banking
21 14 (9.52%) C#
21 14 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
21 14 (9.52%) Computer Science
22 13 (8.84%) Integration Testing
22 13 (8.84%) BDD
23 12 (8.16%) JIRA
23 12 (8.16%) QuickTest Pro

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
1 1 (0.68%) CMS
1 1 (0.68%) Drupal
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) MS Project
1 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Veeva
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.36%) Snowflake Schema
3 2 (1.36%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 40 (27.21%) Selenium
2 14 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (8.16%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (8.16%) JIRA
4 10 (6.80%) WebDriver
5 8 (5.44%) Cucumber
6 7 (4.76%) JMeter
7 4 (2.72%) LoadRunner
7 4 (2.72%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (2.72%) TestComplete
7 4 (2.72%) SoapUI
7 4 (2.72%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.04%) FitNesse
8 3 (2.04%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.36%) SilkPerformer
9 2 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.36%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.68%) Appium
10 1 (0.68%) Behat
10 1 (0.68%) Rational DOORS
General
1 47 (31.97%) Finance
2 15 (10.20%) Banking
3 9 (6.12%) Legal
4 5 (3.40%) Advertising
5 4 (2.72%) Back Office
5 4 (2.72%) Marketing
6 3 (2.04%) Retail
7 2 (1.36%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.36%) Law
7 2 (1.36%) Games
8 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.68%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 48 (32.65%) Test Manager
2 46 (31.29%) Analyst
3 44 (29.93%) Test Analyst
4 23 (15.65%) Programme Manager
4 23 (15.65%) Programme Test Manager
5 16 (10.88%) Test Leader
5 16 (10.88%) Test Engineer
6 15 (10.20%) Tester
7 13 (8.84%) Senior Analyst
7 13 (8.84%) Senior Test Analyst
8 10 (6.80%) Senior Test Manager
8 10 (6.80%) Lead Test Analyst
8 10 (6.80%) Senior Manager
9 8 (5.44%) QA Analyst
10 7 (4.76%) Junior
11 6 (4.08%) QA Test Analyst
11 6 (4.08%) Junior Test Engineer
12 5 (3.40%) Senior Test Engineer
12 5 (3.40%) Consultant
13 4 (2.72%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.12%) HTML
1 9 (6.12%) .NET
1 9 (6.12%) XML
2 6 (4.08%) Web Services
3 5 (3.40%) SOAP
4 4 (2.72%) FpML
4 4 (2.72%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.72%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (2.72%) LINQ
5 3 (2.04%) REST
5 3 (2.04%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.36%) Apache Flex
6 2 (1.36%) WCF
6 2 (1.36%) CSS
7 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.68%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 9 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.44%) SWIFT
4 5 (3.40%) Mathematics
5 4 (2.72%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.04%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.36%) Open Source
7 2 (1.36%) Wiki
7 2 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.36%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.68%) GIS
8 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.68%) iPhone
8 1 (0.68%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.08%) Windows
2 4 (2.72%) Linux
2 4 (2.72%) UNIX
3 1 (0.68%) Android
3 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (63.27%) Software Testing
2 68 (46.26%) User Acceptance Testing
3 52 (35.37%) Test Management
4 46 (31.29%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (29.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 41 (27.89%) PRINCE2
7 28 (19.05%) Test Automation
8 26 (17.69%) ITIL
8 26 (17.69%) Service Management
9 23 (15.65%) Manual Testing
10 20 (13.61%) Waterfall
11 19 (12.93%) Test Scripting
12 18 (12.24%) Test Strategy
13 17 (11.56%) Automated Testing
14 13 (8.84%) BDD
14 13 (8.84%) Integration Testing
15 12 (8.16%) Test Planning
16 11 (7.48%) Automation Testing
16 11 (7.48%) Scrum
17 10 (6.80%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.73%) SQL
2 14 (9.52%) C#
3 7 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.08%) Java
5 5 (3.40%) Ruby
6 4 (2.72%) C
7 3 (2.04%) Python
7 3 (2.04%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.36%) VBA
8 2 (1.36%) PHP
Qualifications
1 122 (82.99%) ISEB
2 36 (24.49%) Degree
3 28 (19.05%) ISEB Practitioner
4 19 (12.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.04%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.04%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.36%) MBA
7 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (23.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.08%) HP
3 4 (2.72%) Oracle
4 3 (2.04%) Reuters
4 3 (2.04%) Bloomberg
5 2 (1.36%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.68%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £63000 per annum + enhanced pension
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 24 days ago