The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 354 371 395
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +24
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 320 254 267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.68% 0.57% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.75% 2.26% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 258 155 235
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £69,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
ISTQB
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11628 11231 12943
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.78% 25.11% 25.57%
Number of salaries quoted 9253 9184 11114
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in London

ISTQB
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the London region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in London

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the London region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in London

ISTQB
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the London region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +14 66 £41,500 -10.27% 9
Chiswick -3 5 £42,500 -
Sidcup - 5 £41,000 - 1
Croydon -6 3 £41,500 -
Docklands, London - 3 £62,500 -
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Ealing +8 1 £40,000 -
Hammersmith +2 1 £27,500 -26.66% 1
Hayes - 1 - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the 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.

1 428 (75.75%) ISEB
2 254 (44.96%) QA
3 208 (36.81%) Software Testing
4 164 (29.03%) SQL
5 163 (28.85%) Finance
6 161 (28.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 160 (28.32%) Agile Software Development
8 155 (27.43%) Selenium
9 136 (24.07%) Test Scripting
10 110 (19.47%) Degree
11 109 (19.29%) Test Automation
12 104 (18.41%) Scrum
13 100 (17.70%) HP Quality Center
14 95 (16.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 93 (16.46%) Test Management
15 93 (16.46%) Automated Testing
16 92 (16.28%) C#
16 92 (16.28%) Test Strategy
17 88 (15.58%) Manual Testing
18 83 (14.69%) QuickTest Pro
19 82 (14.51%) Java
20 78 (13.81%) Regression Testing
21 76 (13.45%) HP
21 76 (13.45%) Microsoft
22 69 (12.21%) .NET
22 69 (12.21%) PRINCE2
23 67 (11.86%) XML
23 67 (11.86%) Performance Testing
23 67 (11.86%) JIRA
24 66 (11.68%) Automation Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the 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 12 (2.12%) Confluence
2 11 (1.95%) WorkSite
3 7 (1.24%) CMS
4 6 (1.06%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.88%) IIS
6 3 (0.53%) Apache
6 3 (0.53%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.53%) Drupal
7 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.18%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 37 (6.55%) MS Excel
2 21 (3.72%) MS Office
3 6 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.35%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.06%) JDE OneWorld
2 5 (0.88%) SAP FI
2 5 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (0.88%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.18%) RMDS
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.18%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.88%) SaaS
2 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.30%) LAN
2 8 (1.42%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.42%) Internet
3 5 (0.88%) Wireless
3 5 (0.88%) HTTP
4 4 (0.71%) SMS
4 4 (0.71%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.35%) HSPA
5 2 (0.35%) LTE
5 2 (0.35%) NAS
5 2 (0.35%) SSL
5 2 (0.35%) HSUPA
5 2 (0.35%) 3GPP
5 2 (0.35%) UMTS
5 2 (0.35%) WCDMA
5 2 (0.35%) GPRS
5 2 (0.35%) GSM
5 2 (0.35%) HSDPA
5 2 (0.35%) 2G
5 2 (0.35%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (8.50%) SQL Server
2 45 (7.96%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (3.54%) MySQL
3 20 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (3.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 19 (3.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (1.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 6 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (1.06%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.53%) Big Data
10 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.18%) BODI
11 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 155 (27.43%) Selenium
2 83 (14.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 67 (11.86%) JIRA
4 53 (9.38%) Cucumber
5 40 (7.08%) WebDriver
6 37 (6.55%) LoadRunner
7 34 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
8 26 (4.60%) Visual Studio
9 23 (4.07%) Visual Studio Team System
10 21 (3.72%) JMeter
11 19 (3.36%) JUnit
12 14 (2.48%) NUnit
12 14 (2.48%) FitNesse
13 12 (2.12%) Bugzilla
13 12 (2.12%) Calabash
14 11 (1.95%) Jenkins
14 11 (1.95%) Toad
14 11 (1.95%) SilkPerformer
14 11 (1.95%) TestComplete
14 11 (1.95%) TestNG
General
1 163 (28.85%) Finance
2 53 (9.38%) Banking
2 53 (9.38%) Retail
3 44 (7.79%) Law
4 29 (5.13%) Games
5 26 (4.60%) Back Office
6 21 (3.72%) Telecoms
7 20 (3.54%) Marketing
8 16 (2.83%) Investment Banking
9 14 (2.48%) Front Office
10 11 (1.95%) Legal
11 8 (1.42%) Billing
12 6 (1.06%) Advertising
13 2 (0.35%) Publishing
13 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.35%) Polish Language
14 1 (0.18%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 188 (33.27%) Analyst
2 169 (29.91%) Test Analyst
3 137 (24.25%) Tester
4 98 (17.35%) Test Manager
5 56 (9.91%) Test Engineer
6 55 (9.73%) Consultant
7 51 (9.03%) Test Consultant
8 47 (8.32%) QA Engineer
9 45 (7.96%) QA Tester
10 43 (7.61%) QA Analyst
11 26 (4.60%) QA Test Analyst
11 26 (4.60%) Programme Manager
12 25 (4.42%) Automation Tester
13 24 (4.25%) Programme Test Manager
14 23 (4.07%) Automation Test Analyst
14 23 (4.07%) Automation Analyst
15 22 (3.89%) Senior Test Engineer
16 21 (3.72%) Software Tester
17 17 (3.01%) Senior Analyst
17 17 (3.01%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (12.21%) .NET
2 67 (11.86%) XML
3 33 (5.84%) Web Services
4 27 (4.78%) HTML
5 25 (4.42%) ASP.NET
6 21 (3.72%) XML Messaging
7 17 (3.01%) LINQ
8 12 (2.12%) RESTful
8 12 (2.12%) WCF
9 11 (1.95%) .NET Framework
9 11 (1.95%) MDX
9 11 (1.95%) SOAP
10 10 (1.77%) REST
11 8 (1.42%) LAMP
12 7 (1.24%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (0.88%) Gherkin
13 5 (0.88%) JSON
14 4 (0.71%) CSS
15 3 (0.53%) J2EE
15 3 (0.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.67%) Computer Science
2 43 (7.61%) Open Source
3 26 (4.60%) Mobile App
3 26 (4.60%) Derivative
4 17 (3.01%) Mathematics
5 15 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (1.59%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.59%) Fixed Income
6 9 (1.59%) Online Games
7 8 (1.42%) SWIFT
8 6 (1.06%) iPad
8 6 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.06%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.88%) Equities
10 4 (0.71%) IPTV
10 4 (0.71%) Device Driver
10 4 (0.71%) Online Gambling
11 3 (0.53%) iPhone
11 3 (0.53%) Video on Demand
11 3 (0.53%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 53 (9.38%) Windows
2 30 (5.31%) Windows 7
3 23 (4.07%) UNIX
4 15 (2.65%) Linux
4 15 (2.65%) Apple iOS
5 13 (2.30%) Android
6 4 (0.71%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (36.81%) Software Testing
2 161 (28.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 160 (28.32%) Agile Software Development
4 136 (24.07%) Test Scripting
5 109 (19.29%) Test Automation
6 104 (18.41%) Scrum
7 93 (16.46%) Automated Testing
7 93 (16.46%) Test Management
8 92 (16.28%) Test Strategy
9 88 (15.58%) Manual Testing
10 78 (13.81%) Regression Testing
11 69 (12.21%) PRINCE2
12 67 (11.86%) Performance Testing
13 66 (11.68%) Automation Testing
14 60 (10.62%) BDD
15 58 (10.27%) Stakeholder Management
16 56 (9.91%) TDD
17 52 (9.20%) System Testing
18 44 (7.79%) Integration Testing
19 37 (6.55%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 164 (29.03%) SQL
2 92 (16.28%) C#
3 82 (14.51%) Java
4 47 (8.32%) JavaScript
5 46 (8.14%) Python
6 33 (5.84%) Ruby
7 28 (4.96%) C++
8 27 (4.78%) VBScript
9 22 (3.89%) PHP
10 21 (3.72%) VB
11 19 (3.36%) Perl
12 9 (1.59%) C
13 7 (1.24%) VBA
14 6 (1.06%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.06%) PowerHouse
15 4 (0.71%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.71%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.53%) XQuery
17 2 (0.35%) Tcl
17 2 (0.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 428 (75.75%) ISEB
2 110 (19.47%) Degree
3 95 (16.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 33 (5.84%) Security Cleared
5 31 (5.49%) SC Cleared
5 31 (5.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 10 (1.77%) ISEB Practitioner
7 7 (1.24%) PMI Certification
7 7 (1.24%) Brainbench
8 5 (0.88%) PMP
8 5 (0.88%) CISSP
9 4 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.35%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.35%) HND
10 2 (0.35%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (0.35%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 2 (0.35%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.18%) HP ASE
11 1 (0.18%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 254 (44.96%) QA
2 2 (0.35%) COBIT
3 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.18%) Cygwin
2 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 100 (17.70%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (4.07%) SCCM
Vendors
1 76 (13.45%) Microsoft
1 76 (13.45%) HP
2 38 (6.73%) Oracle
3 25 (4.42%) Altiris
4 23 (4.07%) Citrix
5 20 (3.54%) SAP
6 13 (2.30%) Hitachi
7 11 (1.95%) Interwoven
8 8 (1.42%) JD Edwards
9 7 (1.24%) VMware
10 6 (1.06%) Capita
11 5 (0.88%) Ab Initio
12 3 (0.53%) IBM
13 2 (0.35%) TOWER Software
13 2 (0.35%) Charles River
13 2 (0.35%) Orchard
14 1 (0.18%) Omniture
14 1 (0.18%) Google
14 1 (0.18%) Atlassian
14 1 (0.18%) Akamai
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, CAR
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Roc Search
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits (Healthcare, Pension)
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + strong package incl. pensi
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent Source Global
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Big Picture Staffing
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + generous benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + annual bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £50000 - £52000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits & bonus package
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 to £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus (20%) + Pension + health etc
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Advantage XPO
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
BEConsultancy
Salary: Depending on experience
Posted: 9 days ago