Period
to 17 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 295 277 267
Rank change year-on-year -18 -10 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 38 58 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.37% 0.54% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.78% 2.43% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 34 45 62
City of London median annual salary £55,000 £42,000 £46,847
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.95% -10.35% -1.38%
10th Percentile £41,250 £31,119 £36,375
90th Percentile £63,000 £65,500 £60,000
Central London median annual salary £50,000 £42,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +19.05% -8.70% -3.16%

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 2,140 2,389 2,523
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.85% 22.40% 24.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,820 2,140 2,257
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £58,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +0.87% +4.55%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,225 £30,650
90th Percentile £93,750 £95,000 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 37 (97.37%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (86.84%) Test Automation
3 30 (78.95%) ISEB
4 28 (73.68%) QA
5 19 (50.00%) Finance
5 19 (50.00%) Selenium
6 18 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (44.74%) C#
8 16 (42.11%) Software Testing
9 15 (39.47%) JIRA
10 14 (36.84%) BDD
11 13 (34.21%) Scrum
12 12 (31.58%) Gherkin
13 11 (28.95%) Apple iOS
13 11 (28.95%) Android
13 11 (28.95%) Sprint Review
14 10 (26.32%) Thought Leadership
14 10 (26.32%) Community of Practice
14 10 (26.32%) Task Automation
14 10 (26.32%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (26.32%) SpecFlow
14 10 (26.32%) Project Planning
14 10 (26.32%) HP UFT
15 9 (23.68%) Java
15 9 (23.68%) Workflow
15 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
16 8 (21.05%) Atlassian
16 8 (21.05%) LTE
16 8 (21.05%) 4G
16 8 (21.05%) AirWatch

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 8 (21.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (13.16%) Confluence
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) 3G
1 8 (21.05%) 4G
1 8 (21.05%) GPRS
1 8 (21.05%) GSM
1 8 (21.05%) LTE
1 8 (21.05%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (50.00%) Selenium
2 15 (39.47%) JIRA
3 10 (26.32%) HP UFT
3 10 (26.32%) SpecFlow
4 7 (18.42%) Jenkins
5 4 (10.53%) SoapUI
6 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
7 2 (5.26%) Appium
7 2 (5.26%) Bitbucket
7 2 (5.26%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (5.26%) TestRail
7 2 (5.26%) Zephyr
8 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.63%) Gatling
8 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.63%) WATIR
General
1 19 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Analyst
1 14 (36.84%) Test Analyst
2 10 (26.32%) Analyst Developer
2 10 (26.32%) Automation Test Analyst
2 10 (26.32%) Developer
2 10 (26.32%) Developer in Test
2 10 (26.32%) Test Automation Developer
3 9 (23.68%) Tester
4 5 (13.16%) QA Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Quality Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Senior QA Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Software Test Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Android Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Graduate Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Performance Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Performance Test Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Testing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) Gherkin
2 7 (18.42%) .NET
3 3 (7.89%) HTML
3 3 (7.89%) XML
4 1 (2.63%) Ajax
4 1 (2.63%) Behat
4 1 (2.63%) RESTful
4 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Blackberry
2 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.89%) Fintech
3 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.95%) Android
1 11 (28.95%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (97.37%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (86.84%) Test Automation
3 18 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (42.11%) Software Testing
5 14 (36.84%) BDD
6 13 (34.21%) Scrum
7 11 (28.95%) Sprint Review
8 10 (26.32%) Community of Practice
8 10 (26.32%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (26.32%) Project Planning
8 10 (26.32%) Task Automation
8 10 (26.32%) Thought Leadership
9 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
9 9 (23.68%) Workflow
10 7 (18.42%) Functional Testing
10 7 (18.42%) Regression Testing
11 6 (15.79%) Test Management
12 5 (13.16%) Acceptance Criteria
12 5 (13.16%) API Testing
12 5 (13.16%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (44.74%) C#
2 9 (23.68%) Java
3 7 (18.42%) Python
4 5 (13.16%) SQL
5 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.53%) Ruby
6 1 (2.63%) Clojure
6 1 (2.63%) Groovy
6 1 (2.63%) PHP
6 1 (2.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 30 (78.95%) ISEB
2 6 (15.79%) Degree
3 3 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (73.68%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) AirWatch
2 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Apple
1 8 (21.05%) Atlassian
1 8 (21.05%) MobileIron
2 2 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com