Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 297 262 297
Rank change year-on-year -35 +35 +47
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 49 75 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.44% 0.73% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.92% 2.98% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 39 58 62
City of London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -9.52% -8.70%
10th Percentile £41,250 £25,400 £31,825
90th Percentile £69,500 £65,000 £71,208
Central London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £53,750
% change year-on-year +10.53% -11.63% +2.38%

ISTQB is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,546 2,515 3,257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 22.83% 24.31% 24.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2,229 2,244 2,911
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £31,507
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £86,250
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB 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 in the City of London.

Salary trend for ISTQB in the City of London

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 34 (69.39%) Test Automation
2 32 (65.31%) Software Testing
3 27 (55.10%) SDLC
4 26 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (53.06%) ISEB
5 23 (46.94%) QA
6 21 (42.86%) JIRA
7 18 (36.73%) SQL
8 17 (34.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 16 (32.65%) Finance
10 15 (30.61%) Scrum
10 15 (30.61%) Degree
11 14 (28.57%) C#
12 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
13 12 (24.49%) Regression Testing
13 12 (24.49%) Test Strategy
13 12 (24.49%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (24.49%) Test Management
14 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
14 11 (22.45%) Release Management
15 10 (20.41%) Waterfall
16 9 (18.37%) Confluence
16 9 (18.37%) Test Scripting
16 9 (18.37%) Scenario Testing
16 9 (18.37%) Visual Studio
16 9 (18.37%) OO
17 8 (16.33%) Java
17 8 (16.33%) Selenium
17 8 (16.33%) TDD
17 8 (16.33%) Defect Tracking

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (18.37%) Confluence
2 2 (4.08%) IIS
3 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.04%) CICS
3 1 (2.04%) GeoServer
3 1 (2.04%) SAS
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (2.04%) Elite 3E
1 1 (2.04%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) BlazeMeter
1 1 (2.04%) GitHub
1 1 (2.04%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.04%) Blockchain
3 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.04%) DB2
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.04%) OLTP
3 1 (2.04%) QGIS
3 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.04%) Spatial Data
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (42.86%) JIRA
2 12 (24.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (18.37%) Visual Studio
4 8 (16.33%) Selenium
5 3 (6.12%) HP UFT
5 3 (6.12%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.08%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.08%) eggPlant
6 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.08%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (4.08%) JMeter
7 1 (2.04%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.04%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.04%) Gatling
7 1 (2.04%) IntelliJ
7 1 (2.04%) JUnit
7 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.04%) TestRail
7 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (32.65%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Aerospace
2 3 (6.12%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.08%) Front Office
4 1 (2.04%) Electronics
4 1 (2.04%) Law
4 1 (2.04%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Publishing
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (40.82%) Analyst
2 18 (36.73%) Tester
3 16 (32.65%) Test Analyst
4 8 (16.33%) Automation Tester
4 8 (16.33%) Test Leader
5 6 (12.24%) QA Leader
5 6 (12.24%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (12.24%) Software Tester
6 5 (10.20%) QA Analyst
7 4 (8.16%) Consultant
7 4 (8.16%) Senior QA Analyst
8 3 (6.12%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (6.12%) Test Manager
9 2 (4.08%) Graduate
9 2 (4.08%) HR Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Principal Consultant
9 2 (4.08%) QA Manager
9 2 (4.08%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Test Automation Consultant
9 2 (4.08%) Workday Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) RESTful
2 6 (12.24%) WCF
3 5 (10.20%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (4.08%) .NET
4 2 (4.08%) Web Services
4 2 (4.08%) XML
5 1 (2.04%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.04%) JSON
5 1 (2.04%) Mason
5 1 (2.04%) REST
5 1 (2.04%) SOAP
5 1 (2.04%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.20%) Fintech
3 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.16%) Hedge funds
3 4 (8.16%) Reinsurance
4 3 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (4.08%) Fixed Income
5 2 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (4.08%) User Experience
6 1 (2.04%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.04%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.04%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) Linux
1 1 (2.04%) Windows
1 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
1 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (69.39%) Test Automation
2 32 (65.31%) Software Testing
3 27 (55.10%) SDLC
4 26 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (30.61%) Scrum
6 12 (24.49%) Regression Testing
6 12 (24.49%) Test Management
6 12 (24.49%) Test Strategy
7 11 (22.45%) Release Management
8 10 (20.41%) Waterfall
9 9 (18.37%) OO
9 9 (18.37%) Scenario Testing
9 9 (18.37%) Test Scripting
10 8 (16.33%) BDD
10 8 (16.33%) Defect Tracking
10 8 (16.33%) TDD
11 7 (14.29%) Functional Testing
11 7 (14.29%) Test Planning
11 7 (14.29%) User Stories
11 7 (14.29%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.73%) SQL
2 14 (28.57%) C#
3 8 (16.33%) Java
4 7 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.08%) C
5 2 (4.08%) C++
5 2 (4.08%) Python
6 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.04%) Clojure
6 1 (2.04%) COBOL
6 1 (2.04%) Groovy
6 1 (2.04%) Kotlin
6 1 (2.04%) Perl
6 1 (2.04%) PHP
6 1 (2.04%) PL/1
6 1 (2.04%) REXX
6 1 (2.04%) Ruby
6 1 (2.04%) Scala
6 1 (2.04%) VB
6 1 (2.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (53.06%) ISEB
2 17 (34.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (30.61%) Degree
4 2 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (4.08%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.04%) PMP
5 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (46.94%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) ACF2
2 1 (2.04%) Firmware
2 1 (2.04%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.08%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.08%) HP
2 2 (4.08%) SnapLogic
2 2 (4.08%) Sun
2 2 (4.08%) Workday
3 1 (2.04%) Alteryx
3 1 (2.04%) ESRI
3 1 (2.04%) IBM
3 1 (2.04%) iManage
3 1 (2.04%) Remedy
3 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.04%) Tableau