Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > London
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 501 537 488
Rank change year-on-year +36 -49 -31
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 309 325 386
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.47% 0.44% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.16% 1.96% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 238 257 305
London median annual salary £46,750 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £31,756
90th Percentile £69,125 £70,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.59% -1.25% +2.56%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 14,301 16,624 17,988
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 21.68% 22.47% 24.27%
Number of salaries quoted 10,646 12,502 14,825
London median annual salary £60,000 £56,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.27% +1.38%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 15 December 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 15 December 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 -5 65 £51,250 +28.13% 10
West London +26 27 £45,000 +5.88% 3
South London +14 17 £35,000 - 3
East London +20 11 - - 2
North London - 3 £47,500 -
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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.

1 213 (68.93%) Test Automation
2 209 (67.64%) Agile Software Development
3 178 (57.61%) ISEB
4 159 (51.46%) QA
5 133 (43.04%) Software Testing
6 129 (41.75%) Selenium
7 105 (33.98%) Finance
8 93 (30.10%) JIRA
9 87 (28.16%) SQL
10 81 (26.21%) Degree
10 81 (26.21%) Test Scripting
11 79 (25.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 71 (22.98%) Scenario Testing
12 71 (22.98%) C#
13 68 (22.01%) Regression Testing
14 65 (21.04%) User Acceptance Testing
15 64 (20.71%) Analytical Skills
16 63 (20.39%) Scrum
17 61 (19.74%) Test Strategy
18 58 (18.77%) Waterfall
18 58 (18.77%) Java
19 55 (17.80%) Functional Testing
20 51 (16.50%) Test Management
21 50 (16.18%) Performance Testing
22 48 (15.53%) BDD
23 47 (15.21%) Non-Functional Testing
23 47 (15.21%) Continuous Integration
24 44 (14.24%) Problem-Solving
25 43 (13.92%) SDLC
26 39 (12.62%) Cucumber

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 28 (9.06%) Confluence
2 12 (3.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (3.56%) SAS
4 4 (1.29%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.97%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.32%) CICS
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (4.53%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.21%) Mingle
3 9 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.97%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.65%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.65%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.32%) SAP FI-AR
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.85%) GitHub
2 13 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.21%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (4.21%) SaaS
3 10 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (2.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (2.27%) BlazeMeter
6 6 (1.94%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.65%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.88%) 3G
1 12 (3.88%) 4G
1 12 (3.88%) GPRS
1 12 (3.88%) GSM
1 12 (3.88%) LTE
1 12 (3.88%) PSTN
2 3 (0.97%) Internet
3 1 (0.32%) Broadband
3 1 (0.32%) FTP
3 1 (0.32%) HTTP
3 1 (0.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.94%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.29%) Big Data
3 4 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.29%) GIS
4 3 (0.97%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.65%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.65%) HBase
5 2 (0.65%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.65%) MySQL
5 2 (0.65%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.32%) Apache Accumulo
6 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.32%) DB2
6 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 129 (41.75%) Selenium
2 93 (30.10%) JIRA
3 39 (12.62%) Cucumber
4 36 (11.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (10.36%) JMeter
6 29 (9.39%) HP UFT
6 29 (9.39%) Jenkins
7 26 (8.41%) Visual Studio
8 25 (8.09%) WebDriver
9 24 (7.77%) SpecFlow
10 21 (6.80%) LoadRunner
11 20 (6.47%) Zephyr
12 19 (6.15%) TestRail
13 13 (4.21%) Appium
13 13 (4.21%) SoapUI
13 13 (4.21%) TeamCity
14 12 (3.88%) Git (software)
14 12 (3.88%) Visual Studio Coded UI
15 11 (3.56%) Visual Studio Team System
16 7 (2.27%) The Grinder
General
1 105 (33.98%) Finance
2 24 (7.77%) Banking
3 13 (4.21%) Games
3 13 (4.21%) Publishing
3 13 (4.21%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.91%) Retail
5 6 (1.94%) Advertising
5 6 (1.94%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.94%) Legal
6 4 (1.29%) Electronics
6 4 (1.29%) Law
6 4 (1.29%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.97%) Music Industry
8 2 (0.65%) Marketing
8 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.32%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 129 (41.75%) Analyst
2 106 (34.30%) Test Analyst
3 38 (12.30%) Test Leader
3 38 (12.30%) Tester
4 32 (10.36%) QA Engineer
5 28 (9.06%) Automation Test Analyst
5 28 (9.06%) Test Engineer
6 21 (6.80%) Test Manager
7 20 (6.47%) Developer
8 19 (6.15%) Developer in Test
8 19 (6.15%) QA Analyst
8 19 (6.15%) Test Automation Developer
9 18 (5.83%) Consultant
9 18 (5.83%) Senior Analyst
10 17 (5.50%) Software Tester
11 16 (5.18%) QA Leader
11 16 (5.18%) Senior Test Analyst
11 16 (5.18%) Test Consultant
12 15 (4.85%) Analyst Developer
12 15 (4.85%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (11.00%) .NET
2 25 (8.09%) Gherkin
3 14 (4.53%) Web Services
4 13 (4.21%) HTML
5 10 (3.24%) XML
6 8 (2.59%) CSS
6 8 (2.59%) SOAP
7 7 (2.27%) JDBC
7 7 (2.27%) Taurus
8 6 (1.94%) RESTful
9 5 (1.62%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.29%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.29%) REST
11 3 (0.97%) HTML5
11 3 (0.97%) J2EE
11 3 (0.97%) JSON
11 3 (0.97%) Middleware
12 1 (0.32%) Behat
12 1 (0.32%) WebSphere MQ
12 1 (0.32%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 64 (20.71%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.50%) Mobile App
2 17 (5.50%) User Experience
3 16 (5.18%) Fintech
4 12 (3.88%) Blackberry
4 12 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (2.91%) Online Games
6 5 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.29%) Bitcoin
8 2 (0.65%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (0.65%) Contract for Difference
8 2 (0.65%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.65%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.32%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.32%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.32%) iPad
9 1 (0.32%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.32%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.32%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.32%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.80%) Linux
2 18 (5.83%) Windows
3 14 (4.53%) Android
4 13 (4.21%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.62%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (68.93%) Test Automation
2 209 (67.64%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (43.04%) Software Testing
4 81 (26.21%) Test Scripting
5 71 (22.98%) Scenario Testing
6 68 (22.01%) Regression Testing
7 65 (21.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 63 (20.39%) Scrum
9 61 (19.74%) Test Strategy
10 58 (18.77%) Waterfall
11 55 (17.80%) Functional Testing
12 51 (16.50%) Test Management
13 50 (16.18%) Performance Testing
14 48 (15.53%) BDD
15 47 (15.21%) Continuous Integration
15 47 (15.21%) Non-Functional Testing
16 44 (14.24%) Problem-Solving
17 43 (13.92%) SDLC
18 36 (11.65%) Manual Testing
19 35 (11.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (28.16%) SQL
2 71 (22.98%) C#
3 58 (18.77%) Java
4 16 (5.18%) C++
5 15 (4.85%) JavaScript
6 9 (2.91%) Python
7 7 (2.27%) VBA
8 5 (1.62%) Scala
9 4 (1.29%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.29%) Groovy
9 4 (1.29%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.97%) C
10 3 (0.97%) Clojure
10 3 (0.97%) PHP
10 3 (0.97%) Ruby
10 3 (0.97%) VB
11 2 (0.65%) Perl
11 2 (0.65%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.65%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 178 (57.61%) ISEB
2 81 (26.21%) Degree
3 79 (25.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (6.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 14 (4.53%) DV Cleared
5 14 (4.53%) Security Cleared
6 11 (3.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.29%) PMP
7 4 (1.29%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.65%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (51.46%) QA
2 13 (4.21%) ISO 9000
3 4 (1.29%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.97%) PMO
5 1 (0.32%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (1.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.32%) ACF2
2 1 (0.32%) Docker
2 1 (0.32%) RACF
Systems Management
1 23 (7.44%) HP ALM
2 12 (3.88%) AirWatch
3 7 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.65%) Oozie
5 1 (0.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (9.06%) HP
2 26 (8.41%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.50%) Atlassian
4 13 (4.21%) Telerik
5 12 (3.88%) Apple
5 12 (3.88%) MobileIron
5 12 (3.88%) SAP
6 11 (3.56%) Oracle
7 7 (2.27%) AppDynamics
7 7 (2.27%) Dynatrace
7 7 (2.27%) New Relic
8 5 (1.62%) Sitecore
9 4 (1.29%) Workday
10 3 (0.97%) Cognizant
10 3 (0.97%) iManage
11 2 (0.65%) Informatica
12 1 (0.32%) Capita
12 1 (0.32%) Charles River
12 1 (0.32%) IBM
12 1 (0.32%) Remedy