Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > London
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 511 476 447
Rank change year-on-year -35 -29 +28
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 313 376 549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.45% 0.54% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.99% 2.24% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 240 310 455
London median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% - +7.95%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,976 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,625 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £39,250 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.88% +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 15,755 16,785 22,019
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.42% 23.96% 25.97%
Number of salaries quoted 12,399 13,665 18,115
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -30 79 £42,000 -8.70% 14
West London +24 34 £40,000 -15.79% 5
East London -5 3 - -
South London -21 3 £52,500 +31.25% 2
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 188 (60.06%) Test Automation
2 159 (50.80%) ISEB
3 155 (49.52%) Agile Software Development
4 149 (47.60%) QA
5 122 (38.98%) Selenium
6 106 (33.87%) JIRA
7 104 (33.23%) Finance
8 101 (32.27%) Software Testing
9 87 (27.80%) SQL
10 79 (25.24%) SDLC
11 76 (24.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 74 (23.64%) Degree
13 73 (23.32%) Analytical Skills
14 71 (22.68%) Test Scripting
14 71 (22.68%) Test Strategy
14 71 (22.68%) Java
15 70 (22.36%) User Acceptance Testing
16 60 (19.17%) Cucumber
16 60 (19.17%) Regression Testing
17 53 (16.93%) Test Management
18 52 (16.61%) Test Planning
19 51 (16.29%) C#
20 48 (15.34%) .NET
20 48 (15.34%) Scrum
21 47 (15.02%) HP
21 47 (15.02%) Scenario Testing
21 47 (15.02%) Team Foundation Server
22 46 (14.70%) Manual Testing
23 45 (14.38%) BDD
23 45 (14.38%) WebDriver

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 30 (9.58%) Confluence
2 12 (3.83%) Apache Spark
3 6 (1.92%) CMS
3 6 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.60%) Drupal
5 3 (0.96%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (5.11%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.28%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.28%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.64%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.07%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.92%) Slack
4 5 (1.60%) SaaS
4 5 (1.60%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.64%) Google Play
7 1 (0.32%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.32%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.43%) HTTP
2 7 (2.24%) Intranet
3 6 (1.92%) DNS
4 5 (1.60%) Wireshark
5 4 (1.28%) DVB
5 4 (1.28%) Internet
6 3 (0.96%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.64%) 3G
7 2 (0.64%) 4G
7 2 (0.64%) DHCP
7 2 (0.64%) ICMP
7 2 (0.64%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (10.54%) SQL Server
2 27 (8.63%) Relational Database
3 20 (6.39%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (6.07%) MySQL
5 13 (4.15%) RDBMS
6 12 (3.83%) Amazon Redshift
6 12 (3.83%) DB2
6 12 (3.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.56%) Big Data
8 5 (1.60%) Apache Accumulo
8 5 (1.60%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.64%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.32%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 1 (0.32%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 122 (38.98%) Selenium
2 106 (33.87%) JIRA
3 60 (19.17%) Cucumber
4 47 (15.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 45 (14.38%) WebDriver
6 27 (8.63%) Jenkins
7 26 (8.31%) HP UFT
7 26 (8.31%) JMeter
8 25 (7.99%) SoapUI
9 20 (6.39%) TestRail
10 18 (5.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 18 (5.75%) Gatling
11 16 (5.11%) Zephyr
12 13 (4.15%) LoadRunner
13 10 (3.19%) Git (software)
14 8 (2.56%) SpecFlow
14 8 (2.56%) Visual Studio
15 7 (2.24%) CircleCI
15 7 (2.24%) Hudson
15 7 (2.24%) TestComplete
General
1 104 (33.23%) Finance
2 33 (10.54%) Telecoms
3 25 (7.99%) Banking
4 13 (4.15%) Legal
4 13 (4.15%) Retail
5 10 (3.19%) Financial Institution
5 10 (3.19%) Games
5 10 (3.19%) Law
6 8 (2.56%) Back Office
7 7 (2.24%) Marketing
8 6 (1.92%) Advertising
9 4 (1.28%) Billing
9 4 (1.28%) Electronics
9 4 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.28%) Publishing
10 3 (0.96%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.64%) Front Office
11 2 (0.64%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 114 (36.42%) Analyst
2 101 (32.27%) Test Analyst
3 54 (17.25%) Tester
4 34 (10.86%) Test Leader
5 32 (10.22%) Test Manager
6 30 (9.58%) Test Engineer
7 23 (7.35%) Consultant
7 23 (7.35%) QA Analyst
7 23 (7.35%) QA Engineer
7 23 (7.35%) Test Consultant
8 20 (6.39%) Automation Tester
9 14 (4.47%) QA Leader
10 13 (4.15%) Automation Test Analyst
10 13 (4.15%) Graduate
11 12 (3.83%) Finance Manager
11 12 (3.83%) QA Test Analyst
11 12 (3.83%) Software Analyst
11 12 (3.83%) Test Automation Engineer
12 11 (3.51%) Graduate Analyst
12 11 (3.51%) Graduate Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (15.34%) .NET
2 27 (8.63%) HTML
3 19 (6.07%) Gherkin
4 12 (3.83%) RESTful
5 9 (2.88%) XML
6 7 (2.24%) Node.js
6 7 (2.24%) REST
7 6 (1.92%) JSON
7 6 (1.92%) Nightwatchjs
7 6 (1.92%) Web Services
8 5 (1.60%) CSS
8 5 (1.60%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (1.60%) SOAP
9 4 (1.28%) Apache Flex
9 4 (1.28%) D-Bus
10 3 (0.96%) Behat
11 2 (0.64%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.64%) DCOM
11 2 (0.64%) HTML5
11 2 (0.64%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 73 (23.32%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (10.54%) Mobile App
3 30 (9.58%) Computer Science
4 25 (7.99%) Smart Meter
5 20 (6.39%) User Experience
6 18 (5.75%) Fintech
7 10 (3.19%) Management Information System
7 10 (3.19%) Smart Energy
8 8 (2.56%) PKI
9 7 (2.24%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.60%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.28%) BBC
11 4 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (1.28%) IPTV
11 4 (1.28%) STB
11 4 (1.28%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.96%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.64%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 31 (9.90%) Linux
2 16 (5.11%) Windows
3 10 (3.19%) Android
3 10 (3.19%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.60%) Unix
5 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (60.06%) Test Automation
2 155 (49.52%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (32.27%) Software Testing
4 79 (25.24%) SDLC
5 71 (22.68%) Test Scripting
5 71 (22.68%) Test Strategy
6 70 (22.36%) User Acceptance Testing
7 60 (19.17%) Regression Testing
8 53 (16.93%) Test Management
9 52 (16.61%) Test Planning
10 48 (15.34%) Scrum
11 47 (15.02%) Scenario Testing
12 46 (14.70%) Manual Testing
13 45 (14.38%) BDD
14 42 (13.42%) Integration Testing
15 40 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
16 38 (12.14%) Performance Testing
17 32 (10.22%) System Testing
18 30 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
18 30 (9.58%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 87 (27.80%) SQL
2 71 (22.68%) Java
3 51 (16.29%) C#
4 40 (12.78%) Python
5 25 (7.99%) Ruby
6 24 (7.67%) JavaScript
7 17 (5.43%) C++
8 16 (5.11%) VB.NET
9 15 (4.79%) Scala
10 14 (4.47%) C
11 13 (4.15%) Bash Shell
12 9 (2.88%) Groovy
12 9 (2.88%) Perl
13 5 (1.60%) COBOL
13 5 (1.60%) Pascal
13 5 (1.60%) PHP
14 4 (1.28%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.28%) VBScript
15 3 (0.96%) Clojure
15 3 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 159 (50.80%) ISEB
2 76 (24.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 74 (23.64%) Degree
4 25 (7.99%) Security Cleared
5 21 (6.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (3.83%) SC Cleared
7 7 (2.24%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.96%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (47.60%) QA
2 4 (1.28%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.32%) COBIT
3 1 (0.32%) GDPR
3 1 (0.32%) IFRS
System Software
1 19 (6.07%) Docker
2 2 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (7.03%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (3.51%) Kubernetes
2 11 (3.51%) Puppet
3 7 (2.24%) Marathon
3 7 (2.24%) Mesos
4 6 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 47 (15.02%) HP
2 25 (7.99%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.15%) Capita
4 12 (3.83%) MicroStrategy
4 12 (3.83%) Oracle
4 12 (3.83%) Remedy
4 12 (3.83%) SAP
5 11 (3.51%) CA Agile Central
5 11 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (3.19%) IBM
7 7 (2.24%) Google
8 6 (1.92%) CA
8 6 (1.92%) Micro Focus
9 4 (1.28%) Arqiva
9 4 (1.28%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.28%) BT
9 4 (1.28%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.28%) iManage
9 4 (1.28%) Telerik
10 3 (0.96%) Reuters