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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 227 274 235
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -39
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 82 32 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.80% 0.30% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.20% 1.23% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 77 18 73
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £31,100 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £80,250 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +1.47%
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
2561 2599 2871
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.99% 24.73% 26.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2224 2190 2561
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 £32,500 £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 26 January 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 26 January 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 76 (53.15%) Software Testing
3 66 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
4 56 (39.16%) Test Management
5 46 (32.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 44 (30.77%) PRINCE2
6 44 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (29.37%) Finance
8 27 (18.88%) QA
9 26 (18.18%) SQL
10 25 (17.48%) Manual Testing
11 23 (16.08%) Degree
12 19 (13.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 18 (12.59%) Service Management
13 18 (12.59%) ITIL
14 17 (11.89%) Test Planning
14 17 (11.89%) Selenium
15 16 (11.19%) Test Scripting
15 16 (11.19%) ISEB Practitioner
16 13 (9.09%) C#
16 13 (9.09%) Test Automation
16 13 (9.09%) Test Strategy
17 12 (8.39%) Automation Testing
17 12 (8.39%) Banking
17 12 (8.39%) .NET
17 12 (8.39%) XML
18 11 (7.69%) Web Services
18 11 (7.69%) Windows
18 11 (7.69%) Waterfall
19 10 (6.99%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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%) 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
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.10%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.99%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (5.59%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.70%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (0.70%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 17 (11.89%) Selenium
2 10 (6.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.20%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (3.50%) TestDirector
4 5 (3.50%) WebDriver
4 5 (3.50%) JIRA
5 4 (2.80%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.80%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (2.80%) SpecFlow
6 3 (2.10%) Behat
6 3 (2.10%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.10%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (2.10%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.10%) Bugzilla
7 2 (1.40%) JMeter
7 2 (1.40%) SilkPerformer
7 2 (1.40%) TestComplete
7 2 (1.40%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.70%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 42 (29.37%) Finance
2 12 (8.39%) Banking
3 6 (4.20%) Law
4 5 (3.50%) Legal
4 5 (3.50%) Marketing
5 4 (2.80%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.10%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.10%) Games
6 3 (2.10%) Retail
6 3 (2.10%) Billing
7 2 (1.40%) Advertising
8 1 (0.70%) Front Office
8 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 52 (36.36%) Analyst
2 51 (35.66%) Test Manager
3 45 (31.47%) Test Analyst
4 22 (15.38%) Test Leader
5 21 (14.69%) Test Engineer
6 19 (13.29%) Programme Manager
6 19 (13.29%) Programme Test Manager
7 16 (11.19%) Senior Analyst
8 15 (10.49%) Senior Test Engineer
9 14 (9.79%) Senior Test Analyst
9 14 (9.79%) Senior Test Manager
9 14 (9.79%) Senior Manager
10 13 (9.09%) QA Analyst
11 10 (6.99%) Lead Test Analyst
12 8 (5.59%) Tester
13 7 (4.90%) QA Test Analyst
14 5 (3.50%) QA Engineer
14 5 (3.50%) Systems Engineer
15 4 (2.80%) Consultant
15 4 (2.80%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.39%) .NET
1 12 (8.39%) XML
2 11 (7.69%) Web Services
3 9 (6.29%) ASP.NET
3 9 (6.29%) HTML
4 7 (4.90%) LINQ
5 3 (2.10%) REST
5 3 (2.10%) SOAP
6 2 (1.40%) WCF
7 1 (0.70%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.29%) Mathematics
2 9 (6.29%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.50%) GIS
4 4 (2.80%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.10%) iPhone
6 2 (1.40%) Open Source
6 2 (1.40%) iPad
6 2 (1.40%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.40%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.40%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.40%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.40%) Derivative
7 1 (0.70%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.70%) Equities
7 1 (0.70%) User Experience
7 1 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.69%) Windows
2 8 (5.59%) Linux
3 4 (2.80%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.40%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.40%) Android
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (53.15%) Software Testing
2 66 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
3 56 (39.16%) Test Management
4 46 (32.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 44 (30.77%) PRINCE2
5 44 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (17.48%) Manual Testing
7 18 (12.59%) ITIL
7 18 (12.59%) Service Management
8 17 (11.89%) Test Planning
9 16 (11.19%) Test Scripting
10 13 (9.09%) Test Automation
10 13 (9.09%) Test Strategy
11 12 (8.39%) Automation Testing
12 11 (7.69%) Waterfall
13 9 (6.29%) Regression Testing
13 9 (6.29%) SEO
13 9 (6.29%) Validation
14 8 (5.59%) Automated Testing
14 8 (5.59%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.18%) SQL
2 13 (9.09%) C#
3 8 (5.59%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.80%) C
4 4 (2.80%) PHP
4 4 (2.80%) Ruby
5 2 (1.40%) Python
5 2 (1.40%) Java
5 2 (1.40%) Perl
6 1 (0.70%) ActionScript
6 1 (0.70%) C++
6 1 (0.70%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 120 (83.92%) ISEB
2 23 (16.08%) Degree
3 19 (13.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (11.19%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (2.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (2.80%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.10%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.40%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (18.88%) QA
2 2 (1.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.10%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (4.90%) HP
2 5 (3.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.80%) Altiris
4 3 (2.10%) Oracle
4 3 (2.10%) Citrix
4 3 (2.10%) Reuters
4 3 (2.10%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.70%) Sophos
5 1 (0.70%) ESRI
5 1 (0.70%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.70%) Lumension
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £63000 per annum + enhanced pension
Posted: 13 hours ago
City of London
Pearson Whiffin
Salary: £27000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + excellent benefits!
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
City, Edinburgh
TheSmartList
Salary: Circa £50,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago