Period
to 7 April 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 7 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > London
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 544 486 543
Rank change year-on-year -58 +57 -69
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 136 292 314
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.29% 0.48% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.48% 2.22% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 93 221 246
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +17.65% -10.53%
10th Percentile £40,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £75,625
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +7.59% -1.25%

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 9,175 13,149 16,032
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.35% 21.43% 22.81%
Number of salaries quoted 6,921 9,711 12,546
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,275 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £91,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +7.78%

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 7 April 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 7 April 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 +18 33 £59,500 +13.33%
South London -13 5 £42,887 -4.70%
West London +3 4 £60,000 +41.18%
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 7 April 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.

1 103 (75.74%) Test Automation
2 96 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (56.62%) QA
3 77 (56.62%) Selenium
4 62 (45.59%) JIRA
4 62 (45.59%) ISEB
5 55 (40.44%) Software Testing
6 50 (36.76%) Finance
7 43 (31.62%) Scrum
7 43 (31.62%) Java
7 43 (31.62%) User Acceptance Testing
8 42 (30.88%) Test Scripting
9 40 (29.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 38 (27.94%) Analytical Skills
11 37 (27.21%) Python
12 34 (25.00%) BDD
12 34 (25.00%) DevOps
13 33 (24.26%) HP
14 31 (22.79%) HP Quality Center
15 30 (22.06%) Cucumber
15 30 (22.06%) Test Management
15 30 (22.06%) C#
16 28 (20.59%) Test Strategy
16 28 (20.59%) SpecFlow
16 28 (20.59%) Test Planning
16 28 (20.59%) User Stories
16 28 (20.59%) SDLC
16 28 (20.59%) Problem-Solving
17 26 (19.12%) Banking
18 25 (18.38%) SQL

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 19 (13.97%) Confluence
2 9 (6.62%) EPiServer
3 3 (2.21%) CMS
4 1 (0.74%) CICS
4 1 (0.74%) SAS
4 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (8.82%) Microsoft Project
2 12 (8.82%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 17 (12.50%) Azure
2 15 (11.03%) BlazeMeter
3 12 (8.82%) BrowserStack
4 8 (5.88%) AWS
4 8 (5.88%) Sauce Labs
5 6 (4.41%) GCP
6 4 (2.94%) Power Platform
7 3 (2.21%) GitHub
7 3 (2.21%) Office 365
8 2 (1.47%) Heroku
9 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.62%) Internet
2 4 (2.94%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.35%) DB2
1 10 (7.35%) NoSQL
2 8 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.41%) MySQL
3 6 (4.41%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.94%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.94%) Power BI
4 4 (2.94%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.47%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.47%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.47%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 77 (56.62%) Selenium
2 62 (45.59%) JIRA
3 30 (22.06%) Cucumber
4 28 (20.59%) SpecFlow
5 24 (17.65%) Jenkins
6 21 (15.44%) JMeter
7 20 (14.71%) Postman
8 16 (11.76%) WebDriver
9 15 (11.03%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (10.29%) Appium
10 14 (10.29%) REST Assured
10 14 (10.29%) SoapUI
11 12 (8.82%) Git (software)
12 9 (6.62%) TeamCity
13 8 (5.88%) TestRail
14 7 (5.15%) HP UFT
14 7 (5.15%) JBehave
15 6 (4.41%) JUnit
15 6 (4.41%) LoadRunner
15 6 (4.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 50 (36.76%) Finance
2 26 (19.12%) Banking
3 15 (11.03%) Aerospace
4 8 (5.88%) Public Sector
5 4 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.47%) Back Office
6 2 (1.47%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.47%) Legal
7 1 (0.74%) Marketing
7 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (22.06%) Test Leader
2 23 (16.91%) Test Manager
3 17 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 16 (11.76%) QA Engineer
5 15 (11.03%) Analyst
6 11 (8.09%) Test Analyst
6 11 (8.09%) Tester
7 8 (5.88%) Quality Engineer
8 7 (5.15%) Automation Tester
8 7 (5.15%) Team Leader
8 7 (5.15%) Test Team Leader
8 7 (5.15%) UAT Manager
9 6 (4.41%) Graduate
9 6 (4.41%) Senior Test Engineer
9 6 (4.41%) Test Automation Engineer
10 5 (3.68%) Coordinator
10 5 (3.68%) Developer
10 5 (3.68%) QA Analyst
10 5 (3.68%) UAT Coordinator
11 4 (2.94%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.91%) .NET
2 14 (10.29%) .NET Framework
3 13 (9.56%) RESTful
4 11 (8.09%) SOAP
5 8 (5.88%) Web Services
6 6 (4.41%) JSON
7 5 (3.68%) AngularJS
7 5 (3.68%) XML
8 4 (2.94%) REST
9 3 (2.21%) Apache Flex
9 3 (2.21%) Gherkin
9 3 (2.21%) Velocity
10 2 (1.47%) .NET Core
10 2 (1.47%) HTML
10 2 (1.47%) Kafka
10 2 (1.47%) Node.js
10 2 (1.47%) Swagger
11 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.74%) iOS SDK
11 1 (0.74%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 38 (27.94%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.35%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (4.41%) Mainframe
4 6 (4.41%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.21%) VSAM
6 2 (1.47%) Derivative
6 2 (1.47%) Digital TV
6 2 (1.47%) Reinsurance
6 2 (1.47%) User Experience
6 2 (1.47%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.74%) Equities
7 1 (0.74%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.74%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.74%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.82%) Android
1 12 (8.82%) Apple iOS
2 10 (7.35%) Unix
3 6 (4.41%) Windows
4 5 (3.68%) Linux
5 3 (2.21%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.47%) CentOS
6 2 (1.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (75.74%) Test Automation
2 96 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (40.44%) Software Testing
4 43 (31.62%) Scrum
4 43 (31.62%) User Acceptance Testing
5 42 (30.88%) Test Scripting
6 34 (25.00%) BDD
6 34 (25.00%) DevOps
7 30 (22.06%) Test Management
8 28 (20.59%) Problem-Solving
8 28 (20.59%) SDLC
8 28 (20.59%) Test Planning
8 28 (20.59%) Test Strategy
8 28 (20.59%) User Stories
9 24 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 23 (16.91%) Computer Science
11 21 (15.44%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (15.44%) Non-Functional Testing
11 21 (15.44%) TDD
12 20 (14.71%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (31.62%) Java
2 37 (27.21%) Python
3 30 (22.06%) C#
4 25 (18.38%) SQL
5 16 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 7 (5.15%) C
6 7 (5.15%) Ruby
6 7 (5.15%) Scala
7 6 (4.41%) C++
7 6 (4.41%) COBOL
7 6 (4.41%) Groovy
8 5 (3.68%) JCL
9 4 (2.94%) Lua
9 4 (2.94%) R
10 3 (2.21%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.21%) PHP
10 3 (2.21%) VB
11 2 (1.47%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.47%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (45.59%) ISEB
2 40 (29.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 25 (18.38%) Degree
4 17 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 13 (9.56%) Security Cleared
6 8 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (5.15%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.21%) HNC
8 3 (2.21%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (2.21%) MCP
9 2 (1.47%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.74%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.74%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (56.62%) QA
2 3 (2.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (2.21%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (1.47%) Docker
3 1 (0.74%) ACF2
3 1 (0.74%) RACF
Systems Management
1 31 (22.79%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (18.38%) HP ALM
3 8 (5.88%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (1.47%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 33 (24.26%) HP
2 17 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.88%) CA
3 8 (5.88%) Perfecto Mobile
4 6 (4.41%) Google
5 4 (2.94%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.94%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (2.94%) Oracle
6 2 (1.47%) Guidewire
6 2 (1.47%) OutSystems
6 2 (1.47%) Pega
7 1 (0.74%) Capita
7 1 (0.74%) IBM
7 1 (0.74%) Murex
7 1 (0.74%) OpenLink
7 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.74%) SAP
7 1 (0.74%) WorldPay