Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > London
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 509 497 482
Rank change year-on-year -12 -15 +33
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 310 385 422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.45% 0.51% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.00% 2.26% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 231 303 348
London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% -4.04% +4.21%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% -3.13%

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 15,536 17,064 18,774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.57% 22.78% 24.13%
Number of salaries quoted 11,518 12,641 15,764
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -55 69 £55,000 +22.22% 12
West London +45 28 £45,000 - 5
South London +19 12 £34,000 -38.18%
East London - 9 - - 3
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 206 (66.45%) Test Automation
2 192 (61.94%) Agile Software Development
3 160 (51.61%) ISEB
4 155 (50.00%) QA
5 129 (41.61%) Software Testing
6 116 (37.42%) Selenium
7 104 (33.55%) Finance
8 100 (32.26%) JIRA
9 97 (31.29%) Degree
10 90 (29.03%) SQL
10 90 (29.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 86 (27.74%) Test Scripting
12 83 (26.77%) SDLC
13 75 (24.19%) Analytical Skills
14 74 (23.87%) Regression Testing
15 65 (20.97%) C#
16 64 (20.65%) Scenario Testing
17 63 (20.32%) User Acceptance Testing
18 61 (19.68%) Problem-Solving
19 59 (19.03%) Scrum
20 54 (17.42%) Functional Testing
21 53 (17.10%) Test Strategy
22 51 (16.45%) Java
22 51 (16.45%) Test Management
23 49 (15.81%) BDD
24 46 (14.84%) Team Foundation Server
24 46 (14.84%) Performance Testing
25 42 (13.55%) Waterfall
26 41 (13.23%) Continuous Integration
26 41 (13.23%) 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 36 (11.61%) Confluence
2 7 (2.26%) Apache Spark
3 6 (1.94%) SAS
4 5 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.29%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.32%) CICS
6 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.32%) GeoServer
6 1 (0.32%) IIS
6 1 (0.32%) Mendix
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
1 17 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.23%) Mingle
3 2 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.97%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.65%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.65%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.32%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.32%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.32%) SAP FI-AR
3 1 (0.32%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.84%) GitHub
2 14 (4.52%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (3.23%) SaaS
5 9 (2.90%) BlazeMeter
6 7 (2.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (1.29%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.32%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.61%) 3G
1 5 (1.61%) 4G
1 5 (1.61%) GPRS
1 5 (1.61%) GSM
1 5 (1.61%) LTE
1 5 (1.61%) PSTN
2 3 (0.97%) Internet
3 2 (0.65%) Firewall
4 1 (0.32%) DNS
4 1 (0.32%) FTP
4 1 (0.32%) HTTP
4 1 (0.32%) Intranet
4 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.26%) Hadoop
2 7 (2.26%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.61%) Apache Accumulo
3 5 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.97%) GIS
4 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.65%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.65%) Big Data
5 2 (0.65%) HBase
5 2 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.32%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.32%) QGIS
6 1 (0.32%) Spatial Data
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 116 (37.42%) Selenium
2 100 (32.26%) JIRA
3 46 (14.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 39 (12.58%) Cucumber
5 37 (11.94%) Visual Studio
6 33 (10.65%) JMeter
7 30 (9.68%) Jenkins
8 26 (8.39%) WebDriver
9 24 (7.74%) HP UFT
10 22 (7.10%) LoadRunner
10 22 (7.10%) TestRail
11 21 (6.77%) SpecFlow
12 18 (5.81%) Zephyr
13 16 (5.16%) Appium
14 13 (4.19%) Git (software)
15 10 (3.23%) NeoLoad
15 10 (3.23%) TeamCity
15 10 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
16 9 (2.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 7 (2.26%) SoapUI
General
1 104 (33.55%) Finance
2 24 (7.74%) Banking
3 12 (3.87%) Publishing
4 11 (3.55%) Games
5 7 (2.26%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.61%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.61%) Legal
6 5 (1.61%) Retail
7 4 (1.29%) Electronics
7 4 (1.29%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.29%) Law
7 4 (1.29%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.97%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.97%) Music Industry
9 2 (0.65%) Advertising
9 2 (0.65%) Marketing
10 1 (0.32%) Automotive
10 1 (0.32%) Front Office
10 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 140 (45.16%) Analyst
2 111 (35.81%) Test Analyst
3 53 (17.10%) Tester
4 41 (13.23%) Test Leader
5 32 (10.32%) QA Analyst
6 27 (8.71%) Automation Tester
6 27 (8.71%) Senior Analyst
7 23 (7.42%) Test Manager
8 21 (6.77%) Senior Test Analyst
9 19 (6.13%) Consultant
9 19 (6.13%) QA Leader
9 19 (6.13%) Software Tester
10 16 (5.16%) QA Engineer
11 15 (4.84%) Automation Test Analyst
11 15 (4.84%) Test Consultant
12 13 (4.19%) Developer
12 13 (4.19%) Developer in Test
12 13 (4.19%) Graduate
12 13 (4.19%) Test Automation Developer
13 12 (3.87%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (9.68%) .NET
2 15 (4.84%) RESTful
3 13 (4.19%) Gherkin
4 12 (3.87%) Web Services
5 11 (3.55%) WCF
6 9 (2.90%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (2.26%) Taurus
7 7 (2.26%) XML
8 6 (1.94%) HTML
9 4 (1.29%) CSS
9 4 (1.29%) SOAP
10 3 (0.97%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.97%) COM
10 3 (0.97%) J2EE
10 3 (0.97%) JDBC
10 3 (0.97%) JSON
10 3 (0.97%) Mason
10 3 (0.97%) Middleware
10 3 (0.97%) REST
11 2 (0.65%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 75 (24.19%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (8.39%) Computer Science
3 23 (7.42%) Mobile App
4 22 (7.10%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (6.45%) User Experience
6 15 (4.84%) Fintech
7 6 (1.94%) Hedge funds
7 6 (1.94%) Smart Meter
8 5 (1.61%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.29%) Bitcoin
9 4 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.29%) Reinsurance
10 3 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.97%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.65%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (0.65%) NHS
11 2 (0.65%) Online Games
12 1 (0.32%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.32%) PMI
12 1 (0.32%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.81%) Windows
2 15 (4.84%) Linux
3 6 (1.94%) Unix
4 5 (1.61%) Android
4 5 (1.61%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (66.45%) Test Automation
2 192 (61.94%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (41.61%) Software Testing
4 86 (27.74%) Test Scripting
5 83 (26.77%) SDLC
6 74 (23.87%) Regression Testing
7 64 (20.65%) Scenario Testing
8 63 (20.32%) User Acceptance Testing
9 61 (19.68%) Problem-Solving
10 59 (19.03%) Scrum
11 54 (17.42%) Functional Testing
12 53 (17.10%) Test Strategy
13 51 (16.45%) Test Management
14 49 (15.81%) BDD
15 46 (14.84%) Performance Testing
16 42 (13.55%) Waterfall
17 41 (13.23%) Continuous Integration
18 35 (11.29%) Non-Functional Testing
19 33 (10.65%) Defect Management
20 32 (10.32%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 90 (29.03%) SQL
2 65 (20.97%) C#
3 51 (16.45%) Java
4 16 (5.16%) T-SQL
5 11 (3.55%) JavaScript
5 11 (3.55%) Python
6 8 (2.58%) C++
7 7 (2.26%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.26%) C
7 7 (2.26%) Ruby
8 6 (1.94%) Perl
9 3 (0.97%) PHP
9 3 (0.97%) Scala
10 2 (0.65%) Groovy
10 2 (0.65%) VB
10 2 (0.65%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.32%) COBOL
11 1 (0.32%) PL/1
11 1 (0.32%) REXX
11 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 160 (51.61%) ISEB
2 97 (31.29%) Degree
3 90 (29.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (4.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 13 (4.19%) Security Cleared
6 12 (3.87%) DV Cleared
7 11 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.97%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.65%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.32%) PMP
10 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (50.00%) QA
2 10 (3.23%) ISO 9000
3 3 (0.97%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.32%) P3O
4 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.97%) Docker
3 1 (0.32%) ACF2
3 1 (0.32%) RACF
Systems Management
1 19 (6.13%) HP ALM
2 8 (2.58%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.61%) AirWatch
3 5 (1.61%) Puppet
4 2 (0.65%) Oozie
Vendors
1 41 (13.23%) Microsoft
2 26 (8.39%) HP
3 10 (3.23%) SAP
3 10 (3.23%) Telerik
4 9 (2.90%) Atlassian
5 7 (2.26%) AppDynamics
5 7 (2.26%) Dynatrace
5 7 (2.26%) New Relic
6 6 (1.94%) Oracle
7 5 (1.61%) Apple
7 5 (1.61%) CA Agile Central
7 5 (1.61%) IBM
7 5 (1.61%) MobileIron
7 5 (1.61%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.97%) Cognizant
8 3 (0.97%) iManage
8 3 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.65%) Informatica
9 2 (0.65%) Remedy
9 2 (0.65%) Tableau