Period
to 4 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 4 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > London
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 609 428 556
Rank change year-on-year -181 +128 -30
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 130 69 188
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.25% 0.31% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.45% 1.62% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 106 47 133
10th Percentile £38,125 £40,300 £37,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £48,375 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +13.64% +15.79%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,125 £72,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8,987 4,264 10,791
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 17.55% 19.24% 19.78%
Number of salaries quoted 5,702 3,446 8,332
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,125 £31,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £50,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
75th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £100,000 £96,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in London

ISTQB
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing ISTQB in London.

Salary trend for ISTQB in London

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing ISTQB in London over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in London

ISTQB
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the London region over the 6 months to 4 December 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -71 19 £50,125 -19.80% 5
South London - 4 £35,750 - 2
West London -76 3 £60,000 +71.43% 2
East London -29 1 £50,000 +10.50% 3
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 London region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 99 (76.15%) Agile Software Development
1 99 (76.15%) Test Automation
2 94 (72.31%) QA
3 69 (53.08%) Software Testing
4 65 (50.00%) Selenium
5 50 (38.46%) JIRA
5 50 (38.46%) ISEB
6 44 (33.85%) Scrum
7 43 (33.08%) SQL
7 43 (33.08%) Test Management
8 42 (32.31%) Degree
9 38 (29.23%) Social Skills
10 36 (27.69%) C#
10 36 (27.69%) Regression Testing
11 34 (26.15%) Finance
11 34 (26.15%) Java
12 33 (25.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 31 (23.85%) BDD
14 30 (23.08%) SpecFlow
14 30 (23.08%) DevOps
15 29 (22.31%) API Testing
15 29 (22.31%) JavaScript
16 28 (21.54%) Continuous Improvement
16 28 (21.54%) Azure
16 28 (21.54%) Analytical Skills
16 28 (21.54%) SDET
17 27 (20.77%) Python
18 26 (20.00%) Manual Testing
19 25 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
19 25 (19.23%) Computer Science

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 7 (5.38%) Confluence
2 6 (4.62%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (8.46%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (6.15%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (5.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 28 (21.54%) Azure
2 13 (10.00%) Power Platform
3 9 (6.92%) Azure Data Factory
4 8 (6.15%) AWS
5 6 (4.62%) GitHub
5 6 (4.62%) SaaS
6 5 (3.85%) GCP
6 5 (3.85%) Microsoft 365
6 5 (3.85%) Sauce Labs
7 4 (3.08%) AWS CodePipeline
7 4 (3.08%) Serverless
8 2 (1.54%) BrowserStack
8 2 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.54%) NuGet
9 1 (0.77%) AWS IoT
9 1 (0.77%) Azure Service Bus
9 1 (0.77%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.77%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.85%) Internet
2 4 (3.08%) HTTP
2 4 (3.08%) LAN
2 4 (3.08%) WAN
3 3 (2.31%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.77%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.85%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (10.00%) Power BI
3 12 (9.23%) SQL Server
4 9 (6.92%) NoSQL
5 8 (6.15%) Data Lake
5 8 (6.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (4.62%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.77%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 65 (50.00%) Selenium
2 50 (38.46%) JIRA
3 30 (23.08%) SpecFlow
4 23 (17.69%) WebDriver
5 22 (16.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (13.85%) Postman
7 12 (9.23%) TestRail
8 11 (8.46%) Cucumber
8 11 (8.46%) Jenkins
8 11 (8.46%) JMeter
8 11 (8.46%) REST Assured
9 9 (6.92%) Git (software)
9 9 (6.92%) HP UFT
9 9 (6.92%) Visual Studio
10 7 (5.38%) LoadRunner
10 7 (5.38%) NUnit
11 6 (4.62%) Ranorex
12 5 (3.85%) Cypress.io
12 5 (3.85%) eggPlant
12 5 (3.85%) JUnit
General
1 38 (29.23%) Social Skills
2 34 (26.15%) Finance
3 28 (21.54%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.38%) Banking
5 6 (4.62%) Retail
6 5 (3.85%) Organisational Skills
6 5 (3.85%) Telecoms
7 4 (3.08%) Manufacturing
8 3 (2.31%) Marketing
9 2 (1.54%) Back Office
9 2 (1.54%) Law
9 2 (1.54%) Publishing
10 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.77%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (26.15%) Analyst
2 24 (18.46%) QA Engineer
3 21 (16.15%) Developer
4 19 (14.62%) Developer in Test
4 19 (14.62%) Software Developer
5 18 (13.85%) QA Analyst
6 16 (12.31%) Test Analyst
6 16 (12.31%) Test Leader
7 11 (8.46%) Test Engineer
8 9 (6.92%) Test Manager
9 8 (6.15%) Senior QA Engineer
9 8 (6.15%) Tester
10 5 (3.85%) Azure Test Lead
10 5 (3.85%) Quality Engineer
10 5 (3.85%) Senior Test Engineer
11 4 (3.08%) Automation Engineer
11 4 (3.08%) QA Automation Engineer
11 4 (3.08%) Test Automation Engineer
12 3 (2.31%) Programme Test Manager
12 3 (2.31%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (19.23%) .NET
2 17 (13.08%) JSON
3 15 (11.54%) REST
4 14 (10.77%) HTML
4 14 (10.77%) RESTful
5 10 (7.69%) SOAP
6 6 (4.62%) Web Services
7 5 (3.85%) Gherkin
8 4 (3.08%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (3.08%) React
8 4 (3.08%) XML
9 3 (2.31%) pytest
10 2 (1.54%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.54%) Jest
10 2 (1.54%) Node.js
10 2 (1.54%) STL
11 1 (0.77%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.77%) CSS
11 1 (0.77%) iOS SDK
11 1 (0.77%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.92%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.85%) User Experience
3 4 (3.08%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.08%) iPad
4 3 (2.31%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (1.54%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.54%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.54%) PKI
5 2 (1.54%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.77%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.77%) Equities
6 1 (0.77%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.77%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.77%) PMI
6 1 (0.77%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.77%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.46%) Windows
2 7 (5.38%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.85%) Android
3 5 (3.85%) Linux
4 3 (2.31%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (76.15%) Agile Software Development
1 99 (76.15%) Test Automation
2 69 (53.08%) Software Testing
3 44 (33.85%) Scrum
4 43 (33.08%) Test Management
5 36 (27.69%) Regression Testing
6 31 (23.85%) BDD
7 30 (23.08%) DevOps
8 29 (22.31%) API Testing
9 28 (21.54%) Continuous Improvement
9 28 (21.54%) SDET
10 26 (20.00%) Manual Testing
11 25 (19.23%) Computer Science
11 25 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (19.23%) SDLC
12 24 (18.46%) Performance Testing
13 23 (17.69%) Test Scripting
14 22 (16.92%) Test Strategy
15 21 (16.15%) Scenario Testing
16 20 (15.38%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 43 (33.08%) SQL
2 36 (27.69%) C#
3 34 (26.15%) Java
4 29 (22.31%) JavaScript
5 27 (20.77%) Python
6 3 (2.31%) C++
6 3 (2.31%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.77%) C
7 1 (0.77%) Ruby
7 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.77%) VB
7 1 (0.77%) VBA
7 1 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (38.46%) ISEB
2 42 (32.31%) Degree
3 33 (25.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (14.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 17 (13.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.77%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.77%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.77%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (72.31%) QA
2 4 (3.08%) Accessibility
3 2 (1.54%) SLA
4 1 (0.77%) PSD2
4 1 (0.77%) SEPA
4 1 (0.77%) TARGET2
System Software
1 3 (2.31%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (8.46%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (5.38%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.54%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (11.54%) HP
2 10 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.38%) Databricks
4 5 (3.85%) Google
4 5 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (3.08%) Cisco
5 4 (3.08%) Juniper
6 3 (2.31%) AppDynamics
6 3 (2.31%) Dynatrace
6 3 (2.31%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.54%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.54%) Oracle
7 2 (1.54%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.77%) Avaloq
8 1 (0.77%) iManage