Period
to 11 April 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 11 April 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 206 274 294
Rank change year-on-year +68 +20 -4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 21 29 37
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.43% 0.34% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.33% 1.81% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 20 25 33
10th Percentile " " £25,700
25th Percentile £61,250 £52,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £59,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.45% +8.18% +29.41%
75th Percentile £93,750 £75,000 £61,250
90th Percentile " £87,500 £63,250
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £59,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +13.45% +13.33% +31.25%

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 903 1,601 2,133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.65% 18.91% 20.73%
Number of salaries quoted 765 1,419 1,843
10th Percentile £45,000 £32,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% - +8.70%
75th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £95,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +4.35%

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 11 April 2021.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in the City of London

For the 6 months to 11 April 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 19 (90.48%) Selenium
2 18 (85.71%) Test Automation
3 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (57.14%) ISEB
5 11 (52.38%) ETL
5 11 (52.38%) Java
5 11 (52.38%) REST
5 11 (52.38%) DevOps
5 11 (52.38%) Test Planning
5 11 (52.38%) Microservices
5 11 (52.38%) SDET
6 10 (47.62%) QA
7 9 (42.86%) API Testing
7 9 (42.86%) Software Testing
8 8 (38.10%) Degree
8 8 (38.10%) Cucumber
8 8 (38.10%) BDD
8 8 (38.10%) Regression Testing
8 8 (38.10%) TDD
8 8 (38.10%) Scrum
8 8 (38.10%) .NET
8 8 (38.10%) Web Services
8 8 (38.10%) SDLC
8 8 (38.10%) Jenkins
8 8 (38.10%) Docker
9 7 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (33.33%) Mentoring
9 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
9 7 (33.33%) Agile Testing
9 7 (33.33%) Scaled Agile Framework

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Sage X3
Development Applications
1 19 (90.48%) Selenium
2 8 (38.10%) Cucumber
2 8 (38.10%) Jenkins
3 3 (14.29%) Appium
4 1 (4.76%) JIRA
4 1 (4.76%) Postman
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Automation Tester
1 9 (42.86%) Tester
2 7 (33.33%) Head of QA
2 7 (33.33%) Head of Strategy
2 7 (33.33%) Head of Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Java Automation Tester
3 6 (28.57%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 6 (28.57%) Selenium Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Mobile Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Head of Test
5 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Lead Tester
6 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (52.38%) REST
2 8 (38.10%) .NET
2 8 (38.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (52.38%) DevOps
3 11 (52.38%) ETL
3 11 (52.38%) Microservices
3 11 (52.38%) SDET
3 11 (52.38%) Test Planning
4 9 (42.86%) API Testing
4 9 (42.86%) Software Testing
5 8 (38.10%) BDD
5 8 (38.10%) Regression Testing
5 8 (38.10%) Scrum
5 8 (38.10%) SDLC
5 8 (38.10%) TDD
6 7 (33.33%) Agile Testing
6 7 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (33.33%) DevSecOps
6 7 (33.33%) Mentoring
6 7 (33.33%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) Java
2 7 (33.33%) C#
3 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) ISEB
2 8 (38.10%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (47.62%) QA
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Sage