Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 293 246 289
Rank change year-on-year -47 +43 +41
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 52 74 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.47% 0.72% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.22% 3.26% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 45 58 54
City of London median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% -13.04% -3.16%
10th Percentile £41,750 £29,389 £31,450
90th Percentile £64,500 £58,250 £63,750
Central London median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +31.25% -13.04% -3.16%

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 2,345 2,272 2,655
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.97% 22.24% 23.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2,027 2,025 2,352
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £31,501
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% - -

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 20 November 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 46 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 38 (73.08%) QA
4 35 (67.31%) ISEB
5 30 (57.69%) Software Testing
6 26 (50.00%) Finance
6 26 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (40.38%) C#
7 21 (40.38%) Selenium
8 20 (38.46%) BDD
9 18 (34.62%) JIRA
10 17 (32.69%) HP UFT
10 17 (32.69%) SpecFlow
11 16 (30.77%) Gherkin
11 16 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
11 16 (30.77%) SDLC
11 16 (30.77%) Scrum
12 15 (28.85%) Project Planning
12 15 (28.85%) Task Automation
13 12 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (17.31%) Apple iOS
14 9 (17.31%) Android
14 9 (17.31%) Test Scripting
14 9 (17.31%) Workflow
14 9 (17.31%) Regression Testing
14 9 (17.31%) Java
15 8 (15.38%) GPRS
15 8 (15.38%) GSM
15 8 (15.38%) PSTN
15 8 (15.38%) Apple

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 8 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (13.46%) Confluence
3 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.92%) CICS
3 1 (1.92%) GeoServer
3 1 (1.92%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) SAS
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (1.92%) Elite 3E
1 1 (1.92%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) BlazeMeter
1 1 (1.92%) GitHub
1 1 (1.92%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.38%) 3G
1 8 (15.38%) 4G
1 8 (15.38%) GPRS
1 8 (15.38%) GSM
1 8 (15.38%) LTE
1 8 (15.38%) PSTN
2 2 (3.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.92%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.92%) DB2
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.92%) OLTP
3 1 (1.92%) QGIS
3 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.92%) Spatial Data
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (40.38%) Selenium
2 18 (34.62%) JIRA
3 17 (32.69%) HP UFT
3 17 (32.69%) SpecFlow
4 4 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.77%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.85%) eggPlant
6 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.85%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (1.92%) Gatling
7 1 (1.92%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.92%) JMeter
7 1 (1.92%) JUnit
7 1 (1.92%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.92%) NeoLoad
7 1 (1.92%) TestRail
7 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 1 (1.92%) WATIR
General
1 26 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.77%) Aerospace
3 3 (5.77%) Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Advertising
5 1 (1.92%) Electronics
5 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.92%) Law
5 1 (1.92%) Legal
5 1 (1.92%) Publishing
5 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (51.92%) Analyst
2 26 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 17 (32.69%) Automation Test Analyst
4 15 (28.85%) Analyst Developer
4 15 (28.85%) Developer
4 15 (28.85%) Developer in Test
4 15 (28.85%) Test Automation Developer
5 9 (17.31%) Tester
6 5 (9.62%) Test Leader
7 4 (7.69%) Consultant
7 4 (7.69%) QA Leader
7 4 (7.69%) Quality Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Automation Tester
9 2 (3.85%) Digital Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Principal Consultant
9 2 (3.85%) QA Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Software Tester
9 2 (3.85%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (30.77%) Gherkin
2 3 (5.77%) .NET
3 2 (3.85%) RESTful
4 1 (1.92%) REST
4 1 (1.92%) WCF
4 1 (1.92%) Web Services
4 1 (1.92%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Blackberry
2 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.85%) Fintech
4 2 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.92%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.92%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.92%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.92%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Android
1 9 (17.31%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.85%) Windows
3 1 (1.92%) Linux
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 30 (57.69%) Software Testing
4 26 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (38.46%) BDD
6 16 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
6 16 (30.77%) Scrum
6 16 (30.77%) SDLC
7 15 (28.85%) Project Planning
7 15 (28.85%) Task Automation
8 9 (17.31%) Regression Testing
8 9 (17.31%) Test Scripting
8 9 (17.31%) Workflow
9 7 (13.46%) Exploratory Testing
9 7 (13.46%) Release Management
9 7 (13.46%) Test Management
9 7 (13.46%) Test Strategy
9 7 (13.46%) Waterfall
10 6 (11.54%) Functional Testing
11 5 (9.62%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 21 (40.38%) C#
2 9 (17.31%) Java
3 7 (13.46%) SQL
4 2 (3.85%) C
4 2 (3.85%) C++
4 2 (3.85%) Python
4 2 (3.85%) Ruby
4 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.92%) Clojure
5 1 (1.92%) COBOL
5 1 (1.92%) Groovy
5 1 (1.92%) Kotlin
5 1 (1.92%) Perl
5 1 (1.92%) PHP
5 1 (1.92%) PL/1
5 1 (1.92%) REXX
5 1 (1.92%) Scala
5 1 (1.92%) VB
5 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (67.31%) ISEB
2 12 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (13.46%) Degree
4 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.92%) PMP
5 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (73.08%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) ACF2
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.92%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.92%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Apple
1 8 (15.38%) Atlassian
1 8 (15.38%) MobileIron
2 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.92%) Alteryx
3 1 (1.92%) ESRI
3 1 (1.92%) HP
3 1 (1.92%) IBM
3 1 (1.92%) iManage
3 1 (1.92%) Tableau