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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 375 368 364
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 255 294 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.58% 0.65% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.26% 2.58% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 211 180 243
Average salary £45,000 £45,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.63% +7.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,250 £35,000 £32,846
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +6.55%
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
11267 11406 12348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.44% 25.12% 25.79%
Number of salaries quoted 9222 9165 10383
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +55 65 £49,500 -1.00% 16
Croydon +12 12 - -
Chiswick - 7 £44,000 -
Sidcup -6 6 £35,500 +1.42% 1
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Hammersmith - 2 £42,500 -
Wimbledon - 1 £52,500 -
Beckenham - 1 £26,000 -
Teddington - 1 £45,000 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 418 (77.26%) ISEB
2 273 (50.46%) Agile Software Development
3 231 (42.70%) Software Testing
4 218 (40.30%) QA
5 148 (27.36%) User Acceptance Testing
6 145 (26.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 145 (26.80%) Finance
7 132 (24.40%) Selenium
8 131 (24.21%) SQL
9 127 (23.48%) Test Scripting
10 113 (20.89%) Test Strategy
11 111 (20.52%) Test Management
12 89 (16.45%) JIRA
13 87 (16.08%) HP Quality Center
14 86 (15.90%) C#
15 85 (15.71%) Test Automation
16 84 (15.53%) Manual Testing
17 82 (15.16%) Java
18 80 (14.79%) Scrum
19 78 (14.42%) Degree
20 74 (13.68%) BDD
21 73 (13.49%) .NET
21 73 (13.49%) Stakeholder Management
22 72 (13.31%) Regression Testing
23 71 (13.12%) Microsoft
24 69 (12.75%) HP
25 68 (12.57%) TDD
26 62 (11.46%) Automated Testing
27 61 (11.28%) PRINCE2
27 61 (11.28%) Automation Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 19 (3.51%) CMS
2 13 (2.40%) Drupal
3 9 (1.66%) WorkSite
4 8 (1.48%) Confluence
4 8 (1.48%) IIS
5 4 (0.74%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.55%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.55%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 37 (6.84%) MS Excel
2 36 (6.65%) MS Office
3 16 (2.96%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (1.29%) Mingle
5 3 (0.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.55%) Summit
3 2 (0.37%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.18%) RMDS
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.48%) LAN
1 8 (1.48%) Wireshark
2 5 (0.92%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.37%) 3G
3 2 (0.37%) GPRS
3 2 (0.37%) GSM
3 2 (0.37%) 3GPP
3 2 (0.37%) UMTS
3 2 (0.37%) WCDMA
3 2 (0.37%) HTTP
3 2 (0.37%) HSPA
3 2 (0.37%) LTE
3 2 (0.37%) NAS
3 2 (0.37%) Wireless
3 2 (0.37%) HSDPA
3 2 (0.37%) 2G
3 2 (0.37%) HSUPA
4 1 (0.18%) LDAP
4 1 (0.18%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.18%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (10.72%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.73%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.66%) MySQL
7 5 (0.92%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 5 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.74%) SSDT
9 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 132 (24.40%) Selenium
2 89 (16.45%) JIRA
3 54 (9.98%) Cucumber
4 49 (9.06%) QuickTest Pro
5 36 (6.65%) WebDriver
6 32 (5.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 30 (5.55%) LoadRunner
8 24 (4.44%) FitNesse
9 22 (4.07%) Visual Studio
10 20 (3.70%) Jenkins
11 17 (3.14%) JMeter
11 17 (3.14%) Visual Studio Team System
12 16 (2.96%) JBehave
12 16 (2.96%) Bugzilla
12 16 (2.96%) SpecFlow
13 14 (2.59%) JUnit
14 12 (2.22%) NUnit
14 12 (2.22%) TestComplete
14 12 (2.22%) Git (software)
15 10 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 145 (26.80%) Finance
2 46 (8.50%) Retail
3 41 (7.58%) Banking
4 34 (6.28%) Telecoms
5 25 (4.62%) Law
5 25 (4.62%) Marketing
6 15 (2.77%) Investment Banking
7 14 (2.59%) Games
8 11 (2.03%) Back Office
9 8 (1.48%) Legal
10 6 (1.11%) Advertising
10 6 (1.11%) Billing
11 5 (0.92%) Front Office
12 4 (0.74%) German Language
12 4 (0.74%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.55%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 174 (32.16%) Analyst
2 147 (27.17%) Test Analyst
3 112 (20.70%) Tester
4 103 (19.04%) Test Manager
5 62 (11.46%) Test Engineer
6 53 (9.80%) Test Leader
7 37 (6.84%) Consultant
7 37 (6.84%) QA Analyst
8 27 (4.99%) QA Tester
9 26 (4.81%) Senior Test Engineer
9 26 (4.81%) Test Consultant
10 25 (4.62%) Senior Analyst
11 23 (4.25%) Programme Manager
11 23 (4.25%) QA Engineer
12 22 (4.07%) Programme Test Manager
13 20 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
14 18 (3.33%) Software Tester
15 16 (2.96%) Team Leader
16 13 (2.40%) Senior Tester
16 13 (2.40%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (13.49%) .NET
2 57 (10.54%) XML
3 41 (7.58%) Web Services
4 39 (7.21%) HTML
5 26 (4.81%) ASP.NET
6 14 (2.59%) SOAP
6 14 (2.59%) XML Messaging
6 14 (2.59%) LINQ
7 11 (2.03%) REST
8 9 (1.66%) WCF
9 7 (1.29%) Gherkin
9 7 (1.29%) .NET Framework
9 7 (1.29%) XSL
10 6 (1.11%) Flash
10 6 (1.11%) Apache Flex
10 6 (1.11%) RESTful
11 5 (0.92%) Cocoa Touch
11 5 (0.92%) Cocoa
11 5 (0.92%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (0.74%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (6.47%) Mobile App
3 34 (6.28%) Computer Science
4 30 (5.55%) Open Source
5 20 (3.70%) iPhone
6 17 (3.14%) Client/Server
7 14 (2.59%) IPTV
8 13 (2.40%) Over-the-Top Content
8 13 (2.40%) Video on Demand
9 12 (2.22%) Derivative
10 10 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (1.85%) SWIFT
11 9 (1.66%) GIS
12 8 (1.48%) Mathematics
12 8 (1.48%) iPad
12 8 (1.48%) Online Games
13 7 (1.29%) Digital Media
13 7 (1.29%) User Experience
13 7 (1.29%) Blackberry
14 5 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 60 (11.09%) Windows
2 35 (6.47%) Linux
3 27 (4.99%) UNIX
3 27 (4.99%) Apple iOS
4 18 (3.33%) Windows 7
5 17 (3.14%) Android
6 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (50.46%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (42.70%) Software Testing
3 148 (27.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 127 (23.48%) Test Scripting
5 113 (20.89%) Test Strategy
6 111 (20.52%) Test Management
7 85 (15.71%) Test Automation
8 84 (15.53%) Manual Testing
9 80 (14.79%) Scrum
10 74 (13.68%) BDD
11 73 (13.49%) Stakeholder Management
12 72 (13.31%) Regression Testing
13 68 (12.57%) TDD
14 62 (11.46%) Automated Testing
15 61 (11.28%) PRINCE2
15 61 (11.28%) Automation Testing
16 52 (9.61%) Waterfall
17 51 (9.43%) E-Commerce
18 47 (8.69%) Integration Testing
19 42 (7.76%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 131 (24.21%) SQL
2 86 (15.90%) C#
3 82 (15.16%) Java
4 51 (9.43%) JavaScript
5 44 (8.13%) Python
6 42 (7.76%) Ruby
7 24 (4.44%) C++
8 21 (3.88%) VBScript
9 20 (3.70%) VB
9 20 (3.70%) Perl
10 15 (2.77%) PHP
11 11 (2.03%) C
11 11 (2.03%) Objective-C
12 6 (1.11%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.55%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.55%) VBA
14 2 (0.37%) Tcl
14 2 (0.37%) ActionScript
14 2 (0.37%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 418 (77.26%) ISEB
2 145 (26.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 78 (14.42%) Degree
4 32 (5.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 32 (5.91%) Security Cleared
5 24 (4.44%) SC Cleared
6 23 (4.25%) ISEB Practitioner
7 7 (1.29%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 7 (1.29%) Brainbench
7 7 (1.29%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
7 7 (1.29%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 6 (1.11%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.74%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.37%) PMP
12 2 (0.37%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (40.30%) QA
2 4 (0.74%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.37%) COBIT
4 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.29%) vSphere
3 5 (0.92%) Cygwin
4 3 (0.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 87 (16.08%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (2.77%) SCCM
3 7 (1.29%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 71 (13.12%) Microsoft
2 69 (12.75%) HP
3 20 (3.70%) Oracle
4 14 (2.59%) Altiris
5 12 (2.22%) VMware
6 9 (1.66%) SOASTA, Inc
6 9 (1.66%) Interwoven
7 8 (1.48%) Citrix
7 8 (1.48%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.55%) Lumension
8 3 (0.55%) Sophos
8 3 (0.55%) ESRI
9 2 (0.37%) Ab Initio
9 2 (0.37%) Capita
9 2 (0.37%) Orchard
9 2 (0.37%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.18%) Hitachi
10 1 (0.18%) Reuters
10 1 (0.18%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.18%) Remedy
London
People Source
Salary: £30000 - £39000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £49000 - £63000 per annum + enhanced pension
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Excellent package and opportunity
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Pearson Whiffin
Salary: £27000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sidcup
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: Up to £30,000 (depending on experience)
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Yoh Company
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + excellent benefits!
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City, London
Capita ITPS
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago