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 3 months to 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 232 259
Rank change year-on-year +36 +27  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 42 40 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.79% 0.57% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.12% 2.32% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 32 24 54
Median salary £47,500 £55,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.63% +6.79%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £47,500 £32,250
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £67,417 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,250 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.42% -6.66%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1346 1725 2715
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 25.24% 24.49% 25.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1217 1538 2281
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.79%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing ISTQB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 55 (73.33%) ISEB
2 42 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (52.00%) QA
4 36 (48.00%) Selenium
5 33 (44.00%) Test Scripting
6 31 (41.33%) SQL
7 29 (38.67%) Test Strategy
8 27 (36.00%) Finance
9 26 (34.67%) Software Testing
9 26 (34.67%) Test Management
10 23 (30.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (28.00%) Test Automation
11 21 (28.00%) Java
12 20 (26.67%) Degree
13 19 (25.33%) Automation Testing
13 19 (25.33%) Relational Database
14 18 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
15 17 (22.67%) HP UFT
16 16 (21.33%) Legal
16 16 (21.33%) Scrum
16 16 (21.33%) SDLC
16 16 (21.33%) Non-Functional Testing
17 15 (20.00%) Oracle
17 15 (20.00%) XML
18 14 (18.67%) SAP
18 14 (18.67%) LoadRunner
18 14 (18.67%) Business Intelligence
18 14 (18.67%) Law
18 14 (18.67%) Service Management
18 14 (18.67%) WebDriver

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 5 (6.67%) IIS
2 2 (2.67%) Confluence
2 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (13.33%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (13.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) Internet
2 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.33%) Relational Database
2 10 (13.33%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.67%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 2 (2.67%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (2.67%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 36 (48.00%) Selenium
2 17 (22.67%) HP UFT
3 14 (18.67%) LoadRunner
3 14 (18.67%) WebDriver
4 12 (16.00%) Jenkins
5 11 (14.67%) Cucumber
6 8 (10.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (10.67%) Gatling
7 6 (8.00%) JIRA
8 4 (5.33%) Visual Studio
9 3 (4.00%) Git (software)
10 2 (2.67%) FitNesse
11 1 (1.33%) Capybara
11 1 (1.33%) JBehave
11 1 (1.33%) JMeter
11 1 (1.33%) Maven
11 1 (1.33%) NUnit
11 1 (1.33%) Subversion
11 1 (1.33%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.33%) Toad
General
1 27 (36.00%) Finance
2 16 (21.33%) Legal
3 14 (18.67%) Law
4 6 (8.00%) Banking
5 4 (5.33%) Retail
6 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.33%) Polish Language
7 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (34.67%) Analyst
2 25 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 24 (32.00%) Test Leader
4 15 (20.00%) Tester
5 10 (13.33%) Automation Tester
5 10 (13.33%) QA Analyst
6 9 (12.00%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) Lead Tester
7 5 (6.67%) QA Automation Tester
7 5 (6.67%) QA Tester
7 5 (6.67%) Siebel Tester
7 5 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Automation Test Lead
8 4 (5.33%) Graduate Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Graduate Software Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Graduate Software Test Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Graduate Test Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Programme Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.00%) XML
2 10 (13.33%) HTML
3 3 (4.00%) .NET
4 2 (2.67%) Apache CXF
4 2 (2.67%) RESTful
4 2 (2.67%) Web Services
5 1 (1.33%) COM
5 1 (1.33%) CSS
5 1 (1.33%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.33%) JSON
5 1 (1.33%) REST
5 1 (1.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.67%) Computer Science
2 8 (10.67%) Management Information System
3 7 (9.33%) Fintech
4 6 (8.00%) Hedge funds
5 3 (4.00%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.67%) User Experience
7 1 (1.33%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.67%) Linux
1 8 (10.67%) Windows
2 1 (1.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (44.00%) Test Scripting
3 29 (38.67%) Test Strategy
4 26 (34.67%) Software Testing
4 26 (34.67%) Test Management
5 23 (30.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 21 (28.00%) Test Automation
7 19 (25.33%) Automation Testing
8 16 (21.33%) Non-Functional Testing
8 16 (21.33%) Scrum
8 16 (21.33%) SDLC
9 14 (18.67%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (18.67%) Service Management
10 12 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (13.33%) Automated Testing
11 10 (13.33%) Configuration Management
11 10 (13.33%) CRM
12 9 (12.00%) BDD
12 9 (12.00%) Defect Management
13 8 (10.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 31 (41.33%) SQL
2 21 (28.00%) Java
3 12 (16.00%) Ruby
4 10 (13.33%) C#
5 8 (10.67%) Python
6 7 (9.33%) C
7 5 (6.67%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.33%) Perl
8 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (73.33%) ISEB
2 20 (26.67%) Degree
3 9 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (12.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.33%) HND
5 1 (1.33%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.33%) PMP
5 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (52.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (14.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (20.00%) Oracle
2 14 (18.67%) SAP
3 11 (14.67%) HP
4 10 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 10 (13.33%) Siebel
4 10 (13.33%) Sun
5 2 (2.67%) Cognos
5 2 (2.67%) IBM
5 2 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.33%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.33%) Teradata
6 1 (1.33%) VMware
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 55000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 65000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: £51,296 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: From £42,570 to £68,350 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: £51,296 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago