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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 347 371 391
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +20
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 320 261 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.67% 0.58% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.71% 2.29% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 254 158 247
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 £59,700 £70,000 £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
11804 11394 12879
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.87% 25.35% 25.36%
Number of salaries quoted 9411 9292 11103
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,052
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +2 64 £42,000 -11.57% 10
Sidcup - 5 £41,000 - 2
Croydon -8 3 £41,500 -
Ealing +10 2 £40,000 -
Hammersmith +2 2 £27,500 -26.66% 1
Chiswick -7 2 £42,500 -
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Docklands, London +2 1 £52,500 -27.58%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 424 (75.58%) ISEB
2 252 (44.92%) QA
3 209 (37.25%) Software Testing
4 165 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 164 (29.23%) Finance
5 164 (29.23%) SQL
6 159 (28.34%) Agile Software Development
7 147 (26.20%) Selenium
8 129 (22.99%) Test Scripting
9 109 (19.43%) Degree
10 107 (19.07%) Test Automation
11 105 (18.72%) Scrum
12 98 (17.47%) HP Quality Center
13 97 (17.29%) Test Management
14 94 (16.76%) Automated Testing
15 93 (16.58%) C#
15 93 (16.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 88 (15.69%) Manual Testing
17 85 (15.15%) Test Strategy
18 82 (14.62%) Java
19 79 (14.08%) QuickTest Pro
20 78 (13.90%) Microsoft
20 78 (13.90%) PRINCE2
21 77 (13.73%) Regression Testing
22 74 (13.19%) HP
23 72 (12.83%) Performance Testing
24 70 (12.48%) .NET
25 67 (11.94%) XML
26 63 (11.23%) JIRA
27 62 (11.05%) Automation Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 11 (1.96%) Confluence
1 11 (1.96%) WorkSite
2 8 (1.43%) CMS
3 6 (1.07%) Tomcat
4 5 (0.89%) IIS
5 3 (0.53%) Drupal
5 3 (0.53%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.53%) Apache
6 2 (0.36%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.18%) MQSeries
Applications
1 36 (6.42%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.57%) MS Office
3 6 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.18%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.07%) JDE OneWorld
2 5 (0.89%) SAP CO
2 5 (0.89%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (0.89%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.18%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.89%) SaaS
2 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.14%) LAN
2 9 (1.60%) Internet
3 8 (1.43%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.07%) Wireless
5 5 (0.89%) HTTP
6 4 (0.71%) SMS
6 4 (0.71%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.36%) 3G
7 2 (0.36%) SSL
7 2 (0.36%) 3GPP
7 2 (0.36%) UMTS
7 2 (0.36%) WCDMA
7 2 (0.36%) GPRS
7 2 (0.36%) GSM
7 2 (0.36%) HSDPA
7 2 (0.36%) 2G
7 2 (0.36%) HSUPA
7 2 (0.36%) HSPA
7 2 (0.36%) LTE
7 2 (0.36%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (9.27%) SQL Server
2 45 (8.02%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (3.57%) MySQL
5 19 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (3.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 16 (2.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (1.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 7 (1.25%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.25%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (0.71%) Big Data
11 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects XI
13 1 (0.18%) BODI
13 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 147 (26.20%) Selenium
2 79 (14.08%) QuickTest Pro
3 63 (11.23%) JIRA
4 51 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 38 (6.77%) WebDriver
6 37 (6.60%) LoadRunner
7 35 (6.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (4.99%) Visual Studio
9 23 (4.10%) Visual Studio Team System
10 21 (3.74%) JMeter
11 19 (3.39%) JUnit
12 14 (2.50%) NUnit
13 12 (2.14%) Bugzilla
13 12 (2.14%) Calabash
14 11 (1.96%) Jenkins
14 11 (1.96%) TestNG
14 11 (1.96%) SilkPerformer
14 11 (1.96%) Toad
15 10 (1.78%) TestComplete
16 9 (1.60%) MSTest
General
1 164 (29.23%) Finance
2 52 (9.27%) Banking
2 52 (9.27%) Retail
3 43 (7.66%) Law
4 29 (5.17%) Games
5 27 (4.81%) Back Office
6 20 (3.57%) Marketing
7 19 (3.39%) Telecoms
8 15 (2.67%) Front Office
8 15 (2.67%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.96%) Legal
10 8 (1.43%) Billing
11 6 (1.07%) Advertising
12 3 (0.53%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.36%) Publishing
13 2 (0.36%) Polish Language
14 1 (0.18%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 184 (32.80%) Analyst
2 166 (29.59%) Test Analyst
3 139 (24.78%) Tester
4 104 (18.54%) Test Manager
5 56 (9.98%) Test Engineer
6 53 (9.45%) Consultant
7 50 (8.91%) Test Consultant
8 46 (8.20%) QA Engineer
9 45 (8.02%) QA Tester
10 43 (7.66%) QA Analyst
11 28 (4.99%) Programme Manager
12 27 (4.81%) QA Test Analyst
12 27 (4.81%) Programme Test Manager
13 25 (4.46%) Automation Tester
14 23 (4.10%) Software Tester
15 22 (3.92%) Senior Test Engineer
16 21 (3.74%) Automation Test Analyst
16 21 (3.74%) Automation Analyst
17 17 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
17 17 (3.03%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (12.48%) .NET
2 67 (11.94%) XML
3 34 (6.06%) Web Services
4 27 (4.81%) HTML
5 25 (4.46%) ASP.NET
6 21 (3.74%) XML Messaging
7 17 (3.03%) LINQ
8 12 (2.14%) RESTful
8 12 (2.14%) WCF
8 12 (2.14%) .NET Framework
9 11 (1.96%) MDX
9 11 (1.96%) SOAP
10 10 (1.78%) REST
11 8 (1.43%) LAMP
12 7 (1.25%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (0.89%) Gherkin
13 5 (0.89%) JSON
14 4 (0.71%) CSS
14 4 (0.71%) J2EE
15 3 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.73%) Computer Science
2 40 (7.13%) Open Source
3 27 (4.81%) Derivative
4 25 (4.46%) Mobile App
5 18 (3.21%) Mathematics
6 15 (2.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (1.60%) Online Games
7 9 (1.60%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.60%) Fixed Income
8 8 (1.43%) SWIFT
9 7 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.07%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.89%) iPad
11 5 (0.89%) Equities
12 4 (0.71%) Device Driver
12 4 (0.71%) IPTV
12 4 (0.71%) Online Gambling
13 3 (0.53%) Video on Demand
13 3 (0.53%) iPhone
14 2 (0.36%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 53 (9.45%) Windows
2 30 (5.35%) Windows 7
3 22 (3.92%) UNIX
4 15 (2.67%) Linux
5 14 (2.50%) Apple iOS
6 12 (2.14%) Android
7 4 (0.71%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (37.25%) Software Testing
2 165 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
3 159 (28.34%) Agile Software Development
4 129 (22.99%) Test Scripting
5 107 (19.07%) Test Automation
6 105 (18.72%) Scrum
7 97 (17.29%) Test Management
8 94 (16.76%) Automated Testing
9 88 (15.69%) Manual Testing
10 85 (15.15%) Test Strategy
11 78 (13.90%) PRINCE2
12 77 (13.73%) Regression Testing
13 72 (12.83%) Performance Testing
14 62 (11.05%) Automation Testing
15 60 (10.70%) Stakeholder Management
16 59 (10.52%) BDD
17 55 (9.80%) TDD
18 53 (9.45%) System Testing
19 45 (8.02%) Integration Testing
20 38 (6.77%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 164 (29.23%) SQL
2 93 (16.58%) C#
3 82 (14.62%) Java
4 48 (8.56%) JavaScript
5 45 (8.02%) Python
6 32 (5.70%) Ruby
7 28 (4.99%) C++
8 27 (4.81%) VBScript
9 23 (4.10%) PHP
10 20 (3.57%) Perl
10 20 (3.57%) VB
11 9 (1.60%) C
12 6 (1.07%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.07%) PowerHouse
12 6 (1.07%) VBA
13 4 (0.71%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.71%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.53%) XQuery
15 2 (0.36%) Tcl
15 2 (0.36%) XPath
Qualifications
1 424 (75.58%) ISEB
2 109 (19.43%) Degree
3 93 (16.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 34 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 34 (6.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 32 (5.70%) SC Cleared
6 10 (1.78%) ISEB Practitioner
7 7 (1.25%) Brainbench
7 7 (1.25%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.89%) PMP
8 5 (0.89%) CISSP
9 4 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.36%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.36%) HND
11 1 (0.18%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.18%) HP ASE
11 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.18%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
11 1 (0.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.18%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 252 (44.92%) QA
2 2 (0.36%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.18%) Cygwin
2 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 98 (17.47%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (4.10%) SCCM
Vendors
1 78 (13.90%) Microsoft
2 74 (13.19%) HP
3 40 (7.13%) Oracle
4 24 (4.28%) Altiris
5 22 (3.92%) Citrix
6 20 (3.57%) SAP
7 14 (2.50%) Hitachi
8 11 (1.96%) Interwoven
9 8 (1.43%) JD Edwards
10 7 (1.25%) VMware
11 6 (1.07%) Capita
12 5 (0.89%) Ab Initio
13 3 (0.53%) IBM
14 2 (0.36%) Charles River
14 2 (0.36%) TOWER Software
15 1 (0.18%) Akamai
15 1 (0.18%) Hitwise
15 1 (0.18%) Facebook
15 1 (0.18%) Roku
15 1 (0.18%) Atlassian
Sidcup, Kent
BEConsultancy
Salary: Depending on experience
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, 25 days holiday + more
Posted: Yesterday
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Roc Search
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits (Healthcare, Pension)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hounslow, Middlesex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
WTG (Web Technology Group)
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Aston Carter
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + annual bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + strong package incl. pensi
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £39000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £63000 per annum + pension
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £30k - 33k per year
Posted: 4 days ago