Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 188 273 302
Rank change year-on-year +85 +29 -31
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 22 32 42
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.52% 0.35% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.77% 1.94% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 22 31 40
Median annual salary £63,000 £55,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.03% +0.45% +29.41%
10th Percentile £57,500 £51,750 £41,250
90th Percentile £71,975 £77,500 £64,250
Central London median annual salary £63,000 £55,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year +14.03% +10.50% +17.65%

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 795 1,647 2,111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.76% 17.97% 20.61%
Number of salaries quoted 670 1,415 1,810
Median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +3.31% +5.22%
10th Percentile £42,375 £30,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £66,500 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +6.40% - +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 17 January 2021.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (90.91%) ISEB
3 19 (86.36%) Test Automation
4 18 (81.82%) Selenium
5 17 (77.27%) Regression Testing
5 17 (77.27%) Java
5 17 (77.27%) Cucumber
5 17 (77.27%) Jenkins
5 17 (77.27%) Microservices
5 17 (77.27%) API Testing
6 16 (72.73%) DevOps
6 16 (72.73%) JavaScript
7 15 (68.18%) SDET
8 14 (63.64%) Test Planning
9 12 (54.55%) Docker
9 12 (54.55%) REST
9 12 (54.55%) ETL
10 9 (40.91%) Web Services
11 8 (36.36%) Appium
12 6 (27.27%) QA
13 4 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
13 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
14 3 (13.64%) AWS
14 3 (13.64%) WebDriver
14 3 (13.64%) Open Source
14 3 (13.64%) Kafka
14 3 (13.64%) Python
14 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
14 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
14 3 (13.64%) 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) AWS
1 3 (13.64%) AWS Lambda
1 3 (13.64%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
Development Applications
1 18 (81.82%) Selenium
2 17 (77.27%) Cucumber
2 17 (77.27%) Jenkins
3 8 (36.36%) Appium
4 3 (13.64%) Charles Proxy
4 3 (13.64%) WebDriver
5 2 (9.09%) JIRA
5 2 (9.09%) JMeter
6 1 (4.55%) MSTest
6 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (77.27%) Tester
2 16 (72.73%) Automation Tester
3 9 (40.91%) Java Automation Tester
4 6 (27.27%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 6 (27.27%) Selenium Tester
5 5 (22.73%) Mobile Tester
6 3 (13.64%) ETL Tester
7 2 (9.09%) Agile Tester
7 2 (9.09%) Web Automation Tester
7 2 (9.09%) Web Tester
8 1 (4.55%) Agile Test Manager
8 1 (4.55%) Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) DevOps Manager
8 1 (4.55%) Head of QA
8 1 (4.55%) Head of Strategy
8 1 (4.55%) Head of Testing
8 1 (4.55%) QA Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) QA Engineer
8 1 (4.55%) Quality Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (54.55%) REST
2 9 (40.91%) Web Services
3 3 (13.64%) Kafka
3 3 (13.64%) WebdriverIO
4 2 (9.09%) Node.js
5 1 (4.55%) .NET
5 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (86.36%) Test Automation
3 17 (77.27%) API Testing
3 17 (77.27%) Microservices
3 17 (77.27%) Regression Testing
4 16 (72.73%) DevOps
5 15 (68.18%) SDET
6 14 (63.64%) Test Planning
7 12 (54.55%) ETL
8 4 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
9 3 (13.64%) Open Source
9 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Test Management
9 3 (13.64%) Web Testing
10 2 (9.09%) BDD
10 2 (9.09%) Defect Management
10 2 (9.09%) Scrum
10 2 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) Java
2 16 (72.73%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.64%) Python
4 2 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (90.91%) ISEB
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 12 (54.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft