Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > London
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 447 504 547
Rank change year-on-year +57 +43 -58
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 80 245 302
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.30% 0.43% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.47% 2.09% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 55 179 219
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +14.13% -3.16%
10th Percentile £38,500 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £82,500 £69,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £44,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.49% +11.25% -

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 5,456 11,698 15,973
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 20.24% 20.69% 22.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3,991 8,777 11,870
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £58,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +3.45% +5.45%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.00% - +9.89%

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 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020. 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 +102 25 £61,250 +11.36% 2
West London +48 2 £50,000 +24.22%
South London +24 1 £43,279 +2.09%
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 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 London region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 62 (77.50%) Test Automation
2 57 (71.25%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (61.25%) Selenium
4 35 (43.75%) QA
5 34 (42.50%) Java
6 32 (40.00%) ISEB
6 32 (40.00%) Cucumber
7 31 (38.75%) JIRA
8 28 (35.00%) Python
9 25 (31.25%) JavaScript
10 23 (28.75%) Jenkins
11 22 (27.50%) User Stories
11 22 (27.50%) DevOps
12 21 (26.25%) Test Scripting
12 21 (26.25%) Regression Testing
13 20 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 20 (25.00%) BDD
14 18 (22.50%) Waterfall
14 18 (22.50%) SQL
14 18 (22.50%) Banking
15 17 (21.25%) JMeter
15 17 (21.25%) Finance
15 17 (21.25%) Scrum
15 17 (21.25%) Test Strategy
16 16 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 15 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (18.75%) API Testing
17 15 (18.75%) Performance Testing
18 14 (17.50%) WebDriver
18 14 (17.50%) Appium

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 9 (11.25%) Confluence
2 3 (3.75%) CMS
3 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.25%) Sketch
2 1 (1.25%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.50%) Sauce Labs
2 9 (11.25%) AWS
2 9 (11.25%) Azure
3 8 (10.00%) BlazeMeter
4 5 (6.25%) Office 365
5 4 (5.00%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (5.00%) Power Platform
5 4 (5.00%) Serverless
6 2 (2.50%) GCP
6 2 (2.50%) SaaS
7 1 (1.25%) GitHub
7 1 (1.25%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.25%) Heroku
7 1 (1.25%) Logic Apps
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 5 (6.25%) DB2
3 4 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (5.00%) Power BI
4 2 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.50%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.50%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.50%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.50%) MySQL
5 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 49 (61.25%) Selenium
2 32 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 31 (38.75%) JIRA
4 23 (28.75%) Jenkins
5 17 (21.25%) JMeter
6 14 (17.50%) Appium
6 14 (17.50%) WebDriver
7 8 (10.00%) SoapUI
7 8 (10.00%) SpecFlow
8 7 (8.75%) HP UFT
9 6 (7.50%) Charles Proxy
10 5 (6.25%) eggPlant
10 5 (6.25%) LoadRunner
10 5 (6.25%) Postman
11 4 (5.00%) REST Assured
11 4 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (3.75%) Eclipse
12 3 (3.75%) Fiddler
12 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
12 3 (3.75%) Mocha
General
1 18 (22.50%) Banking
2 17 (21.25%) Finance
3 3 (3.75%) Retail
4 2 (2.50%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Legal
4 2 (2.50%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.25%) Back Office
5 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (21.25%) Analyst
2 16 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 14 (17.50%) Test Leader
4 12 (15.00%) Test Engineer
4 12 (15.00%) Test Manager
5 8 (10.00%) Automation Tester
5 8 (10.00%) Quality Engineer
5 8 (10.00%) Tester
6 6 (7.50%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Team Leader
7 5 (6.25%) Test Team Leader
7 5 (6.25%) Web Automation Tester
7 5 (6.25%) Web Tester
8 4 (5.00%) Developer
9 3 (3.75%) Agile Tester
9 3 (3.75%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Graduate
9 3 (3.75%) Java Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.50%) Web Services
2 9 (11.25%) Node.js
3 8 (10.00%) .NET
4 7 (8.75%) SOAP
5 6 (7.50%) Kafka
6 4 (5.00%) JSON
6 4 (5.00%) WebdriverIO
7 3 (3.75%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.75%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.75%) Apache Flex
7 3 (3.75%) Gherkin
7 3 (3.75%) REST
7 3 (3.75%) Velocity
8 2 (2.50%) HTML
8 2 (2.50%) pytest
8 2 (2.50%) Swagger
8 2 (2.50%) XML
9 1 (1.25%) Jest
9 1 (1.25%) Nightwatchjs
9 1 (1.25%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.75%) Mainframe
3 6 (7.50%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.75%) EPoS
4 3 (3.75%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.75%) VSAM
5 2 (2.50%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.50%) Derivative
5 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.50%) User Experience
6 1 (1.25%) Equities
6 1 (1.25%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (1.25%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.00%) Unix
2 7 (8.75%) Windows
3 6 (7.50%) Android
3 6 (7.50%) Apple iOS
4 5 (6.25%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.50%) CentOS
5 2 (2.50%) Linux
5 2 (2.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (77.50%) Test Automation
2 57 (71.25%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (27.50%) DevOps
3 22 (27.50%) User Stories
4 21 (26.25%) Regression Testing
4 21 (26.25%) Test Scripting
5 20 (25.00%) BDD
5 20 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (22.50%) Waterfall
7 17 (21.25%) Scrum
7 17 (21.25%) Test Strategy
8 15 (18.75%) API Testing
8 15 (18.75%) Performance Testing
9 12 (15.00%) Microservices
10 11 (13.75%) Defect Management
11 10 (12.50%) Computer Science
11 10 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (12.50%) Software Engineering
11 10 (12.50%) TDD
11 10 (12.50%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 34 (42.50%) Java
2 28 (35.00%) Python
3 25 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 18 (22.50%) SQL
5 11 (13.75%) C#
6 6 (7.50%) C++
7 5 (6.25%) COBOL
7 5 (6.25%) JCL
8 3 (3.75%) Java 8
8 3 (3.75%) PHP
9 2 (2.50%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.50%) C
9 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.50%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.50%) VB
10 1 (1.25%) Groovy
10 1 (1.25%) Ruby
10 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (40.00%) ISEB
2 16 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (15.00%) Degree
4 5 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (3.75%) MCP
6 3 (3.75%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.50%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.50%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.25%) HNC
8 1 (1.25%) SAFe Agilist
8 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (43.75%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (12.50%) Docker
2 3 (3.75%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 8 (10.00%) CA Service Virtualization
1 8 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.50%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.25%) Control-M
3 1 (1.25%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (10.00%) CA
1 8 (10.00%) Perfecto Mobile
2 7 (8.75%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.25%) HP
4 4 (5.00%) Guidewire
4 4 (5.00%) Oracle
5 3 (3.75%) Google
6 2 (2.50%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.25%) Informatica
7 1 (1.25%) Murex
7 1 (1.25%) OpenLink
7 1 (1.25%) OutSystems
7 1 (1.25%) Pega
7 1 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.25%) TIBCO