Period
to 27 November 2021

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 27 November 2021 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
27 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 237 181 293
Rank change year-on-year -56 +112 +13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 17 24 35
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.28% 0.60% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.87% 3.15% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 15 24 35
10th Percentile £42,249 £42,075 £30,100
25th Percentile £42,999 £57,063 £52,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,047 £61,750 £55,250
Median % change year-on-year -28.67% +11.76% +0.45%
75th Percentile £50,188 £65,000 £70,625
90th Percentile £81,000 £67,250 £77,500
Central London median annual salary £46,000 £61,750 £55,250
% change year-on-year -25.51% +11.76% +5.24%

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 908 761 1,752
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.78% 18.95% 17.54%
Number of salaries quoted 780 656 1,491
10th Percentile £41,750 £37,125 £29,000
25th Percentile £51,250 £51,133 £45,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - +4.00%
75th Percentile £88,750 £82,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £103,750 £95,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% -

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 27 November 2021.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 November 2021, 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 17 (100.00%) QA
2 16 (94.12%) Test Automation
3 12 (70.59%) Social Skills
4 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (52.94%) Regression Testing
5 7 (41.18%) SQL
5 7 (41.18%) Computer Science
5 7 (41.18%) Degree
5 7 (41.18%) JIRA
5 7 (41.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (41.18%) BDD
5 7 (41.18%) DevOps
6 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (35.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (35.29%) Analytics
6 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (35.29%) OO
6 6 (35.29%) SharePoint
6 6 (35.29%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (35.29%) Java
7 5 (29.41%) Migration
7 5 (29.41%) ISEB
7 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
7 5 (29.41%) Integration Testing
7 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (29.41%) Selenium
7 5 (29.41%) Functional Testing
7 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
7 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 6 (35.29%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft 365
1 4 (23.53%) SaaS
2 3 (17.65%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) JIRA
2 5 (29.41%) Selenium
3 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
3 4 (23.53%) LoadRunner
4 3 (17.65%) JMeter
4 3 (17.65%) JUnit
4 3 (17.65%) NeoLoad
5 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
5 1 (5.88%) Postman
5 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.88%) TestComplete
5 1 (5.88%) TestRail
General
1 12 (70.59%) Social Skills
2 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (23.53%) Finance
4 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
1 5 (29.41%) Tester
2 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Performance Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Test Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Programme Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Programme Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Test Programme Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.88%) XML Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Gherkin
1 4 (23.53%) pytest
2 1 (5.88%) REST
2 1 (5.88%) SOAP
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
1 4 (23.53%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Test Automation
2 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Regression Testing
3 7 (41.18%) BDD
3 7 (41.18%) Computer Science
3 7 (41.18%) DevOps
4 6 (35.29%) Analytics
4 6 (35.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (35.29%) OO
4 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (29.41%) Functional Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Integration Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Migration
5 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
6 4 (23.53%) Defect Management
6 4 (23.53%) Robotic Process Automation
6 4 (23.53%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) Java
3 4 (23.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Computer Science Degree
1 7 (41.18%) Degree
2 5 (29.41%) ISEB
2 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (23.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) AppDynamics
1 3 (17.65%) Dynatrace
1 3 (17.65%) SolarWinds
2 2 (11.76%) Salesforce.com