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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 29 June 2022 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
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 286 216 241
Rank change year-on-year -70 +25 +56
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 16 28 16
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.20% 0.52% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.24% 3.03% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 11 27 14
10th Percentile £38,000 - £42,950
25th Percentile £41,875 £42,999 £44,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £59,750
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.60% +25.13%
75th Percentile £65,000 £93,750 £72,250
90th Percentile £85,000 - £87,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,500
% change year-on-year -4.00% +3.31% +15.24%

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 1,291 925 1,125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.10% 17.24% 18.52%
Number of salaries quoted 838 791 997
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £33,350
25th Percentile £55,000 £51,750 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year - +12.00% -
75th Percentile £92,500 £83,750 £81,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £95,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - +12.00% +4.17%

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 29 June 2022.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, 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 12 (75.00%) QA
1 12 (75.00%) JIRA
2 11 (68.75%) Agile
3 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 7 (43.75%) Selenium
5 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (37.50%) Finance
5 6 (37.50%) BDD
5 6 (37.50%) Acceptance Criteria
5 6 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (31.25%) SDLC
6 5 (31.25%) Regression Testing
6 5 (31.25%) Project Management
6 5 (31.25%) Test Management
7 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 4 (25.00%) Change Management
7 4 (25.00%) C#
7 4 (25.00%) Java
7 4 (25.00%) ISEB
7 4 (25.00%) DevOps
7 4 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
7 4 (25.00%) Functional Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Test Planning
7 4 (25.00%) CI/CD
8 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (18.75%) SpecFlow
8 3 (18.75%) Confluence

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 3 (18.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Azure
1 3 (18.75%) Azure DevOps
2 2 (12.50%) Google Sheets
2 2 (12.50%) SaaS
2 2 (12.50%) Sauce Labs
Development Applications
1 12 (75.00%) JIRA
2 7 (43.75%) Selenium
3 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
4 3 (18.75%) SpecFlow
4 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (12.50%) Bitbucket
5 2 (12.50%) Codeception
5 2 (12.50%) GitLab
5 2 (12.50%) TestRail
5 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
6 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
6 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
6 1 (6.25%) Ranorex
6 1 (6.25%) Robot Framework
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (12.50%) Social Skills
3 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.25%) Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Law
4 1 (6.25%) Presentation Skills
4 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Test Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) QA Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) QA Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Test Manager
5 2 (12.50%) QA Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Tester
6 1 (6.25%) IT Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 1 (6.25%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) QA Test Manager
6 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Quality Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Senior QA Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) Gherkin
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.25%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (6.25%) REST
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 2 (12.50%) Smart Meter
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Derivative
2 1 (6.25%) Equities
2 1 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (6.25%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile
2 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (37.50%) Acceptance Criteria
3 6 (37.50%) BDD
3 6 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Project Management
4 5 (31.25%) Regression Testing
4 5 (31.25%) SDLC
4 5 (31.25%) Test Management
5 4 (25.00%) Change Management
5 4 (25.00%) CI/CD
5 4 (25.00%) DevOps
5 4 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
6 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
6 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) C#
1 4 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) PHP
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.25%) APMG
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (75.00%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) IFRS
2 1 (6.25%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Arqiva
1 2 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (6.25%) Aderant
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) iManage
2 1 (6.25%) Temenos