Period
to 1 June 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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 245 296 307
Rank change year-on-year +51 +11 -49
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 15 38 41
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.22% 0.38% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.18% 1.85% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 11 34 37
Median annual salary £61,000 £47,750 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.75% -9.05% +10.53%
10th Percentile £44,000 £24,338 £38,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £61,250 £72,750
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £51,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year +36.59% +20.59% -10.53%

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 1,274 2,053 2,452
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.97% 20.31% 22.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,113 1,762 2,180
Median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £33,150 £31,250 £33,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £59,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.69% +7.27%

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 1 June 2020.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 14 (93.33%) Test Automation
2 11 (73.33%) Selenium
3 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (53.33%) Finance
5 7 (46.67%) ISEB
5 7 (46.67%) Java
5 7 (46.67%) Python
5 7 (46.67%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (40.00%) QA
6 6 (40.00%) JIRA
6 6 (40.00%) DevOps
7 5 (33.33%) Defect Management
7 5 (33.33%) Degree
7 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
8 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (26.67%) JMeter
8 4 (26.67%) Workflow
8 4 (26.67%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (26.67%) ITIL
8 4 (26.67%) Robotic Process Automation
8 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (26.67%) Microservices
8 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
8 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
8 4 (26.67%) Power BI
8 4 (26.67%) Power Platform
9 3 (20.00%) Public Sector
9 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (20.00%) Customer Requirements

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 (13.33%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Power Platform
2 3 (20.00%) AWS
2 3 (20.00%) GCP
2 3 (20.00%) Office 365
3 2 (13.33%) Azure
3 2 (13.33%) BlazeMeter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (26.67%) Power BI
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (73.33%) Selenium
2 6 (40.00%) JIRA
3 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (26.67%) JMeter
3 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
4 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
4 2 (13.33%) Gatling
4 2 (13.33%) NeoLoad
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Public Sector
3 1 (6.67%) Back Office
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Graduate
2 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Tester
3 2 (13.33%) QA Automation Tester
3 2 (13.33%) QA Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Software QA Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Software Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Junior
4 1 (6.67%) Portfolio Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Node.js
1 2 (13.33%) RESTful
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) EPoS
2 2 (13.33%) Reinsurance
3 1 (6.67%) Derivative
3 1 (6.67%) Equities
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
1 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Test Automation
2 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (40.00%) DevOps
5 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 5 (33.33%) Defect Management
6 4 (26.67%) ITIL
6 4 (26.67%) Microservices
6 4 (26.67%) Robotic Process Automation
6 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (26.67%) Workflow
7 3 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (20.00%) OO
7 3 (20.00%) OOP
7 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Java
1 7 (46.67%) Python
2 3 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) C
3 2 (13.33%) Java 8
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) Ruby
3 2 (13.33%) Scala
4 1 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) ISEB
2 5 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Google
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Guidewire
2 2 (13.33%) OutSystems
2 2 (13.33%) Pega