Period
to 27 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > London
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 546 464 455
Rank change year-on-year -82 -9 +38
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 299 400 513
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.43% 0.58% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.87% 2.47% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 233 332 427
London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,838 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £66,125 £67,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 15,959 16,212 21,086
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 23.02% 23.55% 25.64%
Number of salaries quoted 12,091 12,920 17,616
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in London

ISTQB
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB in London.

Salary trend for ISTQB in London

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in London over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in London

ISTQB
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the London region over the 6 months to 27 May 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
Central London -29 67 £46,250 -2.63% 15
West London +33 35 £40,000 -20.00% 5
South London -12 9 £45,000 +5.88% 1
East London +15 3 - - 1
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 London region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 182 (60.87%) Test Automation
2 154 (51.51%) Agile Software Development
3 153 (51.17%) ISEB
4 143 (47.83%) QA
5 112 (37.46%) Selenium
6 106 (35.45%) Software Testing
7 99 (33.11%) SDLC
8 89 (29.77%) SQL
9 85 (28.43%) JIRA
10 83 (27.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 72 (24.08%) Test Strategy
12 71 (23.75%) Test Scripting
12 71 (23.75%) Finance
13 70 (23.41%) Degree
14 69 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
15 61 (20.40%) Java
16 60 (20.07%) Test Management
17 59 (19.73%) C#
17 59 (19.73%) Regression Testing
18 58 (19.40%) Scenario Testing
19 54 (18.06%) User Acceptance Testing
20 49 (16.39%) Problem-Solving
21 47 (15.72%) Cucumber
22 46 (15.38%) HP
23 42 (14.05%) Test Planning
24 40 (13.38%) Mobile App
24 40 (13.38%) Team Foundation Server
24 40 (13.38%) Scrum
25 39 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
25 39 (13.04%) Microsoft

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 27 (9.03%) Confluence
2 9 (3.01%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.67%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.34%) CMS
5 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.33%) CICS
5 1 (0.33%) Drupal
5 1 (0.33%) IIS
5 1 (0.33%) SAS
5 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.01%) Mingle
3 5 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.36%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (2.01%) SaaS
4 2 (0.67%) BlazeMeter
4 2 (0.67%) Slack
4 2 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.02%) HTTP
2 7 (2.34%) DNS
3 4 (1.34%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.00%) 3G
4 3 (1.00%) 4G
4 3 (1.00%) Internet
4 3 (1.00%) LTE
5 2 (0.67%) DHCP
5 2 (0.67%) ICMP
6 1 (0.33%) GPRS
6 1 (0.33%) GSM
6 1 (0.33%) PSTN
6 1 (0.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.37%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (5.69%) MySQL
3 17 (5.69%) Relational Database
4 14 (4.68%) DB2
5 13 (4.35%) Amazon Redshift
5 13 (4.35%) RDBMS
5 13 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (3.01%) Apache Accumulo
6 9 (3.01%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.33%) Big Data
7 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 112 (37.46%) Selenium
2 85 (28.43%) JIRA
3 47 (15.72%) Cucumber
4 40 (13.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 30 (10.03%) WebDriver
6 25 (8.36%) Visual Studio
7 24 (8.03%) JMeter
8 22 (7.36%) TestRail
9 17 (5.69%) Jenkins
10 16 (5.35%) HP UFT
11 13 (4.35%) Git (software)
11 13 (4.35%) Zephyr
12 12 (4.01%) SoapUI
13 11 (3.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (3.34%) LoadRunner
15 9 (3.01%) WATIR
16 8 (2.68%) SpecFlow
17 7 (2.34%) Appium
17 7 (2.34%) Gatling
18 5 (1.67%) NeoLoad
General
1 71 (23.75%) Finance
2 16 (5.35%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.35%) Banking
4 9 (3.01%) Financial Institution
4 9 (3.01%) Games
5 7 (2.34%) Back Office
5 7 (2.34%) Publishing
5 7 (2.34%) Retail
6 5 (1.67%) Advertising
6 5 (1.67%) Legal
7 4 (1.34%) Billing
7 4 (1.34%) Marketing
7 4 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.00%) Front Office
9 2 (0.67%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Automotive
10 1 (0.33%) Electronics
10 1 (0.33%) Law
10 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 116 (38.80%) Analyst
2 96 (32.11%) Test Analyst
3 47 (15.72%) Tester
4 38 (12.71%) Test Manager
5 34 (11.37%) QA Analyst
6 29 (9.70%) Test Leader
7 26 (8.70%) Automation Tester
8 23 (7.69%) Consultant
8 23 (7.69%) Test Consultant
9 22 (7.36%) QA Engineer
10 18 (6.02%) Software Tester
11 14 (4.68%) QA Leader
11 14 (4.68%) QA Test Analyst
11 14 (4.68%) Test Engineer
12 13 (4.35%) Graduate
12 13 (4.35%) Software Analyst
12 13 (4.35%) Software Test Analyst
13 12 (4.01%) Senior Analyst
14 11 (3.68%) Automation Test Analyst
14 11 (3.68%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (12.37%) .NET
2 21 (7.02%) HTML
3 16 (5.35%) RESTful
4 11 (3.68%) Gherkin
4 11 (3.68%) WCF
5 9 (3.01%) RabbitMQ
5 9 (3.01%) XML
6 7 (2.34%) Web Services
7 5 (1.67%) JSON
7 5 (1.67%) REST
8 4 (1.34%) Mason
8 4 (1.34%) Spring
9 3 (1.00%) COM
9 3 (1.00%) CSS
10 2 (0.67%) DCOM
10 2 (0.67%) Nightwatchjs
10 2 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.67%) SOAP
11 1 (0.33%) Taurus
11 1 (0.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 69 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (13.38%) Mobile App
3 24 (8.03%) Computer Science
4 20 (6.69%) Smart Meter
4 20 (6.69%) User Experience
5 17 (5.69%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (4.68%) Fintech
7 6 (2.01%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.67%) Smart Energy
9 4 (1.34%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.34%) NHS
9 4 (1.34%) Reinsurance
10 3 (1.00%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.00%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.67%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.67%) Smartcard
12 1 (0.33%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.03%) Linux
2 13 (4.35%) Windows
3 8 (2.68%) Android
3 8 (2.68%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.34%) Unix
5 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (60.87%) Test Automation
2 154 (51.51%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (35.45%) Software Testing
4 99 (33.11%) SDLC
5 72 (24.08%) Test Strategy
6 71 (23.75%) Test Scripting
7 60 (20.07%) Test Management
8 59 (19.73%) Regression Testing
9 58 (19.40%) Scenario Testing
10 54 (18.06%) User Acceptance Testing
11 49 (16.39%) Problem-Solving
12 42 (14.05%) Test Planning
13 40 (13.38%) Scrum
14 39 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
15 38 (12.71%) Performance Testing
16 37 (12.37%) Integration Testing
17 36 (12.04%) Manual Testing
18 34 (11.37%) Functional Testing
19 28 (9.36%) Non-Functional Testing
19 28 (9.36%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 89 (29.77%) SQL
2 61 (20.40%) Java
3 59 (19.73%) C#
4 18 (6.02%) Python
5 14 (4.68%) C
6 13 (4.35%) C++
6 13 (4.35%) Ruby
6 13 (4.35%) T-SQL
7 11 (3.68%) Bash Shell
8 10 (3.34%) Perl
9 7 (2.34%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.34%) Groovy
10 4 (1.34%) VB
10 4 (1.34%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.00%) COBOL
12 2 (0.67%) Clojure
12 2 (0.67%) Pascal
12 2 (0.67%) Scala
13 1 (0.33%) PL/1
13 1 (0.33%) REXX
Qualifications
1 153 (51.17%) ISEB
2 83 (27.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 70 (23.41%) Degree
4 15 (5.02%) Security Cleared
5 9 (3.01%) DV Cleared
5 9 (3.01%) ISEB Practitioner
6 7 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (2.01%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.34%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 4 (1.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (1.34%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 4 (1.34%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 4 (1.34%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
9 2 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (47.83%) QA
2 6 (2.01%) ISO 9000
3 4 (1.34%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.33%) COBIT
4 1 (0.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (1.67%) Docker
2 2 (0.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.33%) ACF2
3 1 (0.33%) Firmware
3 1 (0.33%) RACF
Systems Management
1 32 (10.70%) HP ALM
2 29 (9.70%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (3.68%) Puppet
4 2 (0.67%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.33%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 46 (15.38%) HP
2 39 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.02%) Salesforce.com
4 14 (4.68%) Remedy
5 13 (4.35%) IBM
5 13 (4.35%) MicroStrategy
6 12 (4.01%) SAP
7 11 (3.68%) CA Agile Central
8 9 (3.01%) Capita
9 7 (2.34%) Oracle
10 6 (2.01%) Telerik
11 4 (1.34%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.00%) Google
13 2 (0.67%) Atlassian
13 2 (0.67%) CA
13 2 (0.67%) Citrix
13 2 (0.67%) Micro Focus
13 2 (0.67%) Progress
13 2 (0.67%) SnapLogic
13 2 (0.67%) Sun