Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 525 476 477
Rank change year-on-year -49 +1 -21
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 341 405 519
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.45% 0.53% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.02% 2.21% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 263 323 422
London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,450 £27,875
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 16842 18300 22763
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.42% 24.07% 25.68%
Number of salaries quoted 12580 15190 18572
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.80% +7.00%
10th Percentile £30,250 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +27 81 £40,000 -13.04% 8
West London +7 22 £45,000 +12.50% 2
South London -15 7 £47,500 +18.75% 1
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 London region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 216 (63.34%) Test Automation
2 184 (53.96%) ISEB
3 182 (53.37%) Agile Software Development
4 143 (41.94%) QA
5 126 (36.95%) Selenium
6 122 (35.78%) Finance
7 102 (29.91%) Degree
8 101 (29.62%) Software Testing
9 90 (26.39%) JIRA
9 90 (26.39%) User Acceptance Testing
10 88 (25.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 81 (23.75%) HP
12 80 (23.46%) SQL
13 77 (22.58%) Java
14 76 (22.29%) Test Scripting
15 75 (21.99%) BDD
16 71 (20.82%) Cucumber
17 64 (18.77%) Analytical Skills
18 63 (18.48%) Test Strategy
19 61 (17.89%) Test Management
20 55 (16.13%) HP UFT
21 54 (15.84%) WebDriver
22 52 (15.25%) SDLC
22 52 (15.25%) Regression Testing
22 52 (15.25%) Scrum
23 51 (14.96%) Defect Management
24 50 (14.66%) Computer Science
25 47 (13.78%) Telecoms
25 47 (13.78%) Functional Testing
26 44 (12.90%) Banking

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 25 (7.33%) Confluence
2 12 (3.52%) Apache Spark
3 9 (2.64%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.05%) CMS
5 6 (1.76%) IIS
5 6 (1.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.17%) Drupal
7 2 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 35 (10.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 35 (10.26%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (4.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.59%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.17%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.88%) Workday HCM
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.29%) FastStats
5 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.29%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (1.76%) SaaS
1 6 (1.76%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (1.17%) Slack
3 3 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.59%) Google Play
5 1 (0.29%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.29%) GitHub
5 1 (0.29%) PaaS
5 1 (0.29%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.35%) Intranet
2 4 (1.17%) DVB
2 4 (1.17%) Wireshark
3 3 (0.88%) SNMP
3 3 (0.88%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.29%) Firewall
4 1 (0.29%) HTTP
4 1 (0.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.92%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.99%) Relational Database
3 15 (4.40%) Big Data
4 10 (2.93%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.88%) MySQL
8 2 (0.59%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.29%) Apache Accumulo
9 1 (0.29%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.29%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 1 (0.29%) Cognos Report Studio
9 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.29%) Power BI
9 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 126 (36.95%) Selenium
2 90 (26.39%) JIRA
3 71 (20.82%) Cucumber
4 55 (16.13%) HP UFT
5 54 (15.84%) WebDriver
6 38 (11.14%) Jenkins
7 34 (9.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (8.21%) SoapUI
9 26 (7.62%) JMeter
10 18 (5.28%) Gatling
10 18 (5.28%) LoadRunner
11 15 (4.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 15 (4.40%) TestRail
12 13 (3.81%) Hudson
13 12 (3.52%) Git (software)
13 12 (3.52%) SpecFlow
14 11 (3.23%) CircleCI
15 10 (2.93%) Appium
16 8 (2.35%) Rational Functional Tester
16 8 (2.35%) SilkTest
General
1 122 (35.78%) Finance
2 47 (13.78%) Telecoms
3 44 (12.90%) Banking
4 32 (9.38%) Retail
5 11 (3.23%) Law
6 10 (2.93%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.93%) Games
7 8 (2.35%) Legal
8 5 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.17%) Electronics
10 3 (0.88%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.88%) Marketing
11 2 (0.59%) Back Office
11 2 (0.59%) Publishing
12 1 (0.29%) Advertising
12 1 (0.29%) Billing
12 1 (0.29%) Front Office
12 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 139 (40.76%) Analyst
2 130 (38.12%) Test Analyst
3 68 (19.94%) Tester
4 34 (9.97%) Test Engineer
4 34 (9.97%) Test Leader
5 27 (7.92%) Automation Tester
6 24 (7.04%) Test Manager
7 22 (6.45%) QA Engineer
8 18 (5.28%) QA Analyst
9 15 (4.40%) Automation Test Lead
9 15 (4.40%) Consultant
9 15 (4.40%) Selenium Tester
9 15 (4.40%) Technical Tester
10 14 (4.11%) Test Consultant
11 13 (3.81%) Automation Test Analyst
11 13 (3.81%) Graduate
11 13 (3.81%) Software Analyst
12 12 (3.52%) QA Test Analyst
12 12 (3.52%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 12 (3.52%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (9.68%) .NET
2 23 (6.74%) HTML
3 17 (4.99%) Gherkin
4 16 (4.69%) RESTful
4 16 (4.69%) Web Services
5 15 (4.40%) XML
6 13 (3.81%) SOAP
7 11 (3.23%) Node.js
8 9 (2.64%) CSS
9 8 (2.35%) JSON
10 6 (1.76%) Apache Flex
10 6 (1.76%) REST
10 6 (1.76%) XBRL
11 4 (1.17%) D-Bus
12 3 (0.88%) Behat
12 3 (0.88%) Nightwatchjs
13 2 (0.59%) AngularJS
13 2 (0.59%) HTML5
13 2 (0.59%) Sensu
13 2 (0.59%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 64 (18.77%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (14.66%) Computer Science
3 30 (8.80%) Smart Meter
4 24 (7.04%) Mobile App
5 21 (6.16%) Fintech
6 17 (4.99%) Smart Energy
6 17 (4.99%) User Experience
7 9 (2.64%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.35%) PKI
9 7 (2.05%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.76%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.47%) Blackberry
12 4 (1.17%) BBC
12 4 (1.17%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (1.17%) iPad
12 4 (1.17%) IPTV
12 4 (1.17%) STB
12 4 (1.17%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (9.68%) Linux
2 21 (6.16%) Windows
3 12 (3.52%) Unix
4 10 (2.93%) Android
4 10 (2.93%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.17%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.88%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (63.34%) Test Automation
2 182 (53.37%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (29.62%) Software Testing
4 90 (26.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 76 (22.29%) Test Scripting
6 75 (21.99%) BDD
7 63 (18.48%) Test Strategy
8 61 (17.89%) Test Management
9 52 (15.25%) Regression Testing
9 52 (15.25%) Scrum
9 52 (15.25%) SDLC
10 51 (14.96%) Defect Management
11 47 (13.78%) Functional Testing
12 43 (12.61%) Manual Testing
13 41 (12.02%) Performance Testing
14 38 (11.14%) TDD
15 37 (10.85%) Scenario Testing
15 37 (10.85%) System Testing
16 36 (10.56%) Integration Testing
17 33 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 80 (23.46%) SQL
2 77 (22.58%) Java
3 44 (12.90%) C#
4 40 (11.73%) Python
5 27 (7.92%) Ruby
6 24 (7.04%) JavaScript
7 20 (5.87%) Scala
8 19 (5.57%) VB.NET
9 15 (4.40%) C
10 12 (3.52%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.35%) Groovy
12 7 (2.05%) C++
13 6 (1.76%) PHP
13 6 (1.76%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.76%) VBScript
14 5 (1.47%) Perl
15 2 (0.59%) Clojure
15 2 (0.59%) COBOL
15 2 (0.59%) Pascal
15 2 (0.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 184 (53.96%) ISEB
2 102 (29.91%) Degree
3 88 (25.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 31 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (6.45%) Security Cleared
6 15 (4.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 9 (2.64%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.17%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.88%) CCNA
9 3 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.59%) MBCS
10 2 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.59%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.29%) PMP
11 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.29%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (41.94%) QA
2 3 (0.88%) SLA
3 2 (0.59%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.29%) IFRS
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) MiFID
System Software
1 20 (5.87%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (7.04%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (3.23%) Marathon
2 11 (3.23%) Mesos
3 8 (2.35%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.17%) Puppet
5 3 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.59%) logstash
Vendors
1 81 (23.75%) HP
2 43 (12.61%) Microsoft
3 25 (7.33%) SAP
4 22 (6.45%) Oracle
5 14 (4.11%) Cognizant
6 11 (3.23%) Capita
7 10 (2.93%) Remedy
8 9 (2.64%) Atlassian
9 8 (2.35%) IBM
9 8 (2.35%) Perfecto Mobile
10 5 (1.47%) Workday
11 4 (1.17%) Arqiva
11 4 (1.17%) Birst
11 4 (1.17%) BT
11 4 (1.17%) CA Agile Central
11 4 (1.17%) iManage
11 4 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.17%) Siebel
12 3 (0.88%) Bloomberg
12 3 (0.88%) Reuters