Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 266 270 285
Rank change year-on-year +4 +15 +38
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 64 64 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.62% 0.60% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.83% 2.59% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 50 59 86
City of London median annual salary £42,500 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.61% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,928 £31,762 £32,500
90th Percentile £61,375 £60,750 £62,500
Central London median annual salary £42,500 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -7.61% -3.16% +5.56%

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 2,264 2,470 3,513
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 21.87% 23.02% 24.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2,028 2,199 3,074
City of London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% +6.80%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £97,500 £86,250
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in the City of London

ISTQB
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the City of London region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 1 - -
ISTQB
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 53 (82.81%) Test Automation
2 39 (60.94%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (50.00%) QA
4 30 (46.88%) Finance
5 29 (45.31%) ISEB
6 28 (43.75%) Degree
6 28 (43.75%) JIRA
7 27 (42.19%) User Acceptance Testing
8 25 (39.06%) Selenium
9 24 (37.50%) Software Testing
10 21 (32.81%) SQL
10 21 (32.81%) SDLC
11 19 (29.69%) Java
12 18 (28.13%) BDD
13 17 (26.56%) Test Scripting
14 16 (25.00%) Banking
15 15 (23.44%) TDD
15 15 (23.44%) Cucumber
15 15 (23.44%) Test Strategy
15 15 (23.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 14 (21.88%) API Testing
16 14 (21.88%) Python
17 13 (20.31%) Gatling
18 12 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
18 12 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
18 12 (18.75%) Configuration Management
19 11 (17.19%) Scrum
19 11 (17.19%) Ruby
19 11 (17.19%) Jenkins
19 11 (17.19%) Relational Database

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 3 (4.69%) IIS
1 3 (4.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.56%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (1.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.56%) FastStats
2 1 (1.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.56%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.56%) Unica
2 1 (1.56%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) DVB
1 4 (6.25%) Wireshark
2 2 (3.13%) HTTP
3 1 (1.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.19%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.56%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (1.56%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 28 (43.75%) JIRA
2 25 (39.06%) Selenium
3 15 (23.44%) Cucumber
4 13 (20.31%) Gatling
5 12 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (17.19%) Jenkins
7 7 (10.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (10.94%) WebDriver
8 6 (9.38%) JMeter
9 5 (7.81%) TestRail
10 4 (6.25%) HP UFT
11 3 (4.69%) GoCD
11 3 (4.69%) TeamCity
12 2 (3.13%) SoapUI
12 2 (3.13%) SpecFlow
13 1 (1.56%) AutoIt
13 1 (1.56%) Firebug
13 1 (1.56%) JBehave
13 1 (1.56%) MSTest
13 1 (1.56%) TestNG
General
1 30 (46.88%) Finance
2 16 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (4.69%) Financial Institution
3 3 (4.69%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Advertising
4 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (32.81%) Analyst
2 19 (29.69%) Test Leader
3 18 (28.13%) Test Analyst
4 14 (21.88%) Tester
5 11 (17.19%) Test Engineer
6 10 (15.63%) Automation Test Lead
7 7 (10.94%) Test Automation Engineer
8 6 (9.38%) QA Analyst
8 6 (9.38%) QA Test Analyst
9 5 (7.81%) QA Engineer
9 5 (7.81%) Software Analyst
9 5 (7.81%) Software Tester
10 4 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (6.25%) Graduate
10 4 (6.25%) Graduate Analyst
10 4 (6.25%) Graduate Software Analyst
10 4 (6.25%) Manual Tester
10 4 (6.25%) Programme Analyst
11 3 (4.69%) Graduate Analyst Developer
11 3 (4.69%) Graduate Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.50%) HTML
2 4 (6.25%) D-Bus
2 4 (6.25%) SOAP
3 3 (4.69%) Web Services
3 3 (4.69%) XML
4 2 (3.13%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.13%) JSON
4 2 (3.13%) RESTful
5 1 (1.56%) .NET
5 1 (1.56%) CSS
5 1 (1.56%) J2EE
5 1 (1.56%) Java EE
5 1 (1.56%) Middleware
5 1 (1.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Computer Science
2 8 (12.50%) Fintech
3 6 (9.38%) Hedge funds
4 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.25%) BBC
4 4 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (6.25%) IPTV
4 4 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (6.25%) STB
4 4 (6.25%) User Experience
5 3 (4.69%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.69%) Virtual Team
6 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.63%) Linux
2 8 (12.50%) Windows
3 4 (6.25%) Unix
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (82.81%) Test Automation
2 39 (60.94%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (42.19%) User Acceptance Testing
4 24 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 21 (32.81%) SDLC
6 18 (28.13%) BDD
7 17 (26.56%) Test Scripting
8 15 (23.44%) TDD
8 15 (23.44%) Test Strategy
9 14 (21.88%) API Testing
10 12 (18.75%) Configuration Management
10 12 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (17.19%) Scrum
12 8 (12.50%) Mentoring
13 7 (10.94%) Microservices
14 6 (9.38%) Functional Testing
14 6 (9.38%) Mathematics
14 6 (9.38%) Physics
14 6 (9.38%) Regression Testing
14 6 (9.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.81%) SQL
2 19 (29.69%) Java
3 14 (21.88%) Python
4 11 (17.19%) Ruby
5 7 (10.94%) C
5 7 (10.94%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.25%) Perl
6 4 (6.25%) Scala
7 2 (3.13%) C#
7 2 (3.13%) Clojure
7 2 (3.13%) Groovy
8 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (45.31%) ISEB
2 28 (43.75%) Degree
3 15 (23.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (10.94%) Security Cleared
5 4 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (3.13%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.56%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.56%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.81%) Oracle
3 4 (6.25%) Arqiva
3 4 (6.25%) BT
3 4 (6.25%) HP
4 3 (4.69%) IBM
5 2 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (3.13%) SAP
6 1 (1.56%) Adobe
6 1 (1.56%) Apteco
6 1 (1.56%) Birst
6 1 (1.56%) Cognos
6 1 (1.56%) Siebel
6 1 (1.56%) Workday