Period
to 31 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 168 300 290
Rank change year-on-year +132 -10 -33
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 23 31 57
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.63% 0.31% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.35% 1.76% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 24 31 50
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +37.50%
10th Percentile £42,075 £26,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £66,650 £75,000 £61,250
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +31.25%

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 the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 686 1,761 2,337
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.74% 17.46% 20.95%
Number of salaries quoted 587 1,475 2,025
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £36,250 £28,750 £32,200
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +13.64%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in the City of London

ISTQB
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing ISTQB in the City of London.

Salary trend for ISTQB in the City of London

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing ISTQB in the City of London over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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 City of London region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 22 (95.65%) ISEB
2 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (91.30%) Test Automation
3 20 (86.96%) Selenium
4 19 (82.61%) Cucumber
5 18 (78.26%) Regression Testing
6 17 (73.91%) DevOps
7 16 (69.57%) Microservices
7 16 (69.57%) Jenkins
7 16 (69.57%) API Testing
7 16 (69.57%) Java
7 16 (69.57%) JavaScript
8 14 (60.87%) Docker
9 12 (52.17%) QA
10 11 (47.83%) Test Planning
11 10 (43.48%) SDET
12 9 (39.13%) WebDriver
12 9 (39.13%) Web Services
13 8 (34.78%) Python
13 8 (34.78%) Open Source
14 7 (30.43%) ETL
14 7 (30.43%) Appium
15 6 (26.09%) JMeter
15 6 (26.09%) Node.js
16 5 (21.74%) REST
16 5 (21.74%) AWS
16 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
16 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
16 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
16 5 (21.74%) Web Testing

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) AWS
1 5 (21.74%) AWS Lambda
1 5 (21.74%) Serverless
2 3 (13.04%) Office 365
3 1 (4.35%) Power Platform
3 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.35%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 20 (86.96%) Selenium
2 19 (82.61%) Cucumber
3 16 (69.57%) Jenkins
4 9 (39.13%) WebDriver
5 7 (30.43%) Appium
6 6 (26.09%) JMeter
7 5 (21.74%) Charles Proxy
8 4 (17.39%) JIRA
9 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (4.35%) Fiddler
10 1 (4.35%) MSTest
10 1 (4.35%) Postman
10 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Tester
2 13 (56.52%) Automation Tester
3 6 (26.09%) Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Java Automation Tester
4 5 (21.74%) Test Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Web Automation Tester
4 5 (21.74%) Web Tester
5 4 (17.39%) Mobile Tester
6 3 (13.04%) Agile Tester
6 3 (13.04%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) ETL Tester
6 3 (13.04%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 3 (13.04%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
8 1 (4.35%) DevOps Manager
8 1 (4.35%) OAT Tester
8 1 (4.35%) QA Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) QA Leader
8 1 (4.35%) Quality Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) Web Services
2 6 (26.09%) Node.js
3 5 (21.74%) Kafka
3 5 (21.74%) REST
3 5 (21.74%) WebdriverIO
4 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
4 2 (8.70%) pytest
5 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) EPoS
2 2 (8.70%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
1 3 (13.04%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (91.30%) Test Automation
2 18 (78.26%) Regression Testing
3 17 (73.91%) DevOps
4 16 (69.57%) API Testing
4 16 (69.57%) Microservices
5 11 (47.83%) Test Planning
6 10 (43.48%) SDET
7 8 (34.78%) Open Source
8 7 (30.43%) ETL
9 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
9 5 (21.74%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Web Testing
10 4 (17.39%) Robotic Process Automation
11 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (13.04%) Defect Management
11 3 (13.04%) Test Management
11 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) Java
1 16 (69.57%) JavaScript
2 8 (34.78%) Python
3 3 (13.04%) Java 8
3 3 (13.04%) SQL
4 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 22 (95.65%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (52.17%) QA
System Software
1 14 (60.87%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft