Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 298 249 309
Rank change year-on-year -49 +60 +37
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 54 77 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.49% 0.76% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.30% 3.24% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 46 56 50
City of London median annual salary £55,000 £46,250 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.92% -5.13% -11.36%
10th Percentile £41,250 £24,000 £31,203
90th Percentile £63,125 £61,250 £70,876
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year +22.22% -7.69% -2.50%

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 2,348 2,374 2,823
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 21.37% 23.32% 22.80%
Number of salaries quoted 2,049 2,095 2,516
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £31,629
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 39 (72.22%) Test Automation
2 37 (68.52%) Software Testing
3 35 (64.81%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (61.11%) ISEB
5 30 (55.56%) SDLC
6 29 (53.70%) QA
7 25 (46.30%) Finance
8 23 (42.59%) C#
9 22 (40.74%) JIRA
10 17 (31.48%) Scrum
10 17 (31.48%) BDD
10 17 (31.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 16 (29.63%) SQL
12 15 (27.78%) Selenium
13 14 (25.93%) Degree
14 13 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
15 12 (22.22%) HP UFT
15 12 (22.22%) SpecFlow
15 12 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (20.37%) Continuous Improvement
16 11 (20.37%) Test Strategy
16 11 (20.37%) Release Management
16 11 (20.37%) Regression Testing
16 11 (20.37%) SQL Server
17 10 (18.52%) Test Scripting
17 10 (18.52%) Project Planning
17 10 (18.52%) Gherkin
17 10 (18.52%) Waterfall
17 10 (18.52%) Confluence

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 10 (18.52%) Confluence
2 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.85%) CICS
2 1 (1.85%) GeoServer
2 1 (1.85%) IIS
2 1 (1.85%) SAS
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (1.85%) Elite 3E
1 1 (1.85%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) BlazeMeter
1 1 (1.85%) GitHub
1 1 (1.85%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.37%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.85%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.85%) DB2
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.85%) OLTP
3 1 (1.85%) QGIS
3 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.85%) Spatial Data
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (40.74%) JIRA
2 15 (27.78%) Selenium
3 12 (22.22%) HP UFT
3 12 (22.22%) SpecFlow
3 12 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.70%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.70%) eggPlant
5 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.70%) JIRA Agile
5 2 (3.70%) JMeter
6 1 (1.85%) Gatling
6 1 (1.85%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.85%) JUnit
6 1 (1.85%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.85%) NeoLoad
6 1 (1.85%) TestRail
General
1 25 (46.30%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Aerospace
2 3 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Advertising
4 1 (1.85%) Electronics
4 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.85%) Front Office
4 1 (1.85%) Law
4 1 (1.85%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Publishing
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (50.00%) Analyst
2 24 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 17 (31.48%) Tester
4 12 (22.22%) Automation Test Analyst
5 10 (18.52%) Analyst Developer
5 10 (18.52%) Developer
5 10 (18.52%) Developer in Test
5 10 (18.52%) Test Automation Developer
6 8 (14.81%) Automation Tester
6 8 (14.81%) Test Leader
7 7 (12.96%) QA Leader
8 6 (11.11%) Software Tester
9 5 (9.26%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (7.41%) Consultant
11 3 (5.56%) QA Analyst
11 3 (5.56%) Senior QA Analyst
12 2 (3.70%) Graduate
12 2 (3.70%) Principal Consultant
12 2 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
12 2 (3.70%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.52%) Gherkin
2 7 (12.96%) RESTful
3 6 (11.11%) WCF
4 5 (9.26%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (3.70%) .NET
5 2 (3.70%) Web Services
6 1 (1.85%) JSON
6 1 (1.85%) REST
6 1 (1.85%) SOAP
6 1 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (9.26%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.41%) Fintech
2 4 (7.41%) Reinsurance
3 3 (5.56%) Hedge funds
3 3 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.70%) User Experience
5 1 (1.85%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.85%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.85%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.85%) Linux
1 1 (1.85%) Windows
1 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
1 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (72.22%) Test Automation
2 37 (68.52%) Software Testing
3 35 (64.81%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (55.56%) SDLC
5 17 (31.48%) BDD
5 17 (31.48%) Scrum
6 13 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (20.37%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (20.37%) Regression Testing
7 11 (20.37%) Release Management
7 11 (20.37%) Test Strategy
8 10 (18.52%) Project Planning
8 10 (18.52%) Scenario Testing
8 10 (18.52%) Task Automation
8 10 (18.52%) Test Scripting
8 10 (18.52%) Waterfall
9 9 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
9 9 (16.67%) OO
9 9 (16.67%) Test Management
10 8 (14.81%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 23 (42.59%) C#
2 16 (29.63%) SQL
3 8 (14.81%) Java
4 7 (12.96%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.70%) C
5 2 (3.70%) C++
5 2 (3.70%) Python
6 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.85%) Clojure
6 1 (1.85%) COBOL
6 1 (1.85%) Groovy
6 1 (1.85%) Kotlin
6 1 (1.85%) Perl
6 1 (1.85%) PHP
6 1 (1.85%) PL/1
6 1 (1.85%) REXX
6 1 (1.85%) Ruby
6 1 (1.85%) Scala
6 1 (1.85%) VB
6 1 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (61.11%) ISEB
2 17 (31.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (25.93%) Degree
4 2 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.85%) PMP
5 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (53.70%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) ACF2
1 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.85%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) HP ALM
1 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.85%) Alteryx
2 1 (1.85%) ESRI
2 1 (1.85%) HP
2 1 (1.85%) IBM
2 1 (1.85%) iManage
2 1 (1.85%) Sun
2 1 (1.85%) Tableau