Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > London
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 480 548 505
Rank change year-on-year +68 -43 +40
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 82 135 294
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.27% 0.29% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.44% 1.48% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 65 94 218
10th Percentile £36,250 £40,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% +10.00% +17.65%
75th Percentile £68,750 £64,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £88,250 £75,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +7.59%

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 5,675 9,098 13,149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.50% 19.43% 21.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4,320 6,989 9,884
10th Percentile £37,510 £31,950 £31,250
25th Percentile £49,963 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

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 12 April 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 12 April 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 +79 22 £67,500 +13.45% 4
West London +60 5 £65,000 +8.33%
South London +25 4 £35,975 -15.34%
East London - 1 £27,500 - 2
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 12 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 London region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 64 (78.05%) Test Automation
2 57 (69.51%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (54.88%) QA
4 40 (48.78%) Software Testing
5 38 (46.34%) Selenium
6 36 (43.90%) Java
7 34 (41.46%) ISEB
8 25 (30.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 24 (29.27%) DevOps
9 24 (29.27%) BDD
9 24 (29.27%) JIRA
10 22 (26.83%) Scrum
10 22 (26.83%) SDET
11 19 (23.17%) C#
12 18 (21.95%) Degree
13 17 (20.73%) Finance
14 16 (19.51%) .NET
14 16 (19.51%) Test Strategy
15 15 (18.29%) REST
15 15 (18.29%) Test Planning
15 15 (18.29%) Jenkins
15 15 (18.29%) Cucumber
15 15 (18.29%) API Testing
15 15 (18.29%) TDD
16 14 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (17.07%) JavaScript
16 14 (17.07%) Regression Testing
17 13 (15.85%) Kanban
17 13 (15.85%) SDLC
17 13 (15.85%) Analytical Skills

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 5 (6.10%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (1.22%) Sage X3
1 1 (1.22%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.98%) Azure
2 6 (7.32%) SaaS
3 5 (6.10%) AWS
4 2 (2.44%) GitHub
4 2 (2.44%) PaaS
5 1 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.22%) HTTP
1 1 (1.22%) Internet
1 1 (1.22%) LAN
1 1 (1.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.22%) DB2
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.22%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 38 (46.34%) Selenium
2 24 (29.27%) JIRA
3 15 (18.29%) Cucumber
3 15 (18.29%) Jenkins
4 12 (14.63%) Postman
5 10 (12.20%) REST Assured
6 6 (7.32%) Appium
7 5 (6.10%) WebDriver
8 4 (4.88%) Cypress.io
8 4 (4.88%) SpecFlow
8 4 (4.88%) Zephyr
9 3 (3.66%) Git (software)
9 3 (3.66%) JMeter
9 3 (3.66%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.44%) HP UFT
10 2 (2.44%) LoadRunner
10 2 (2.44%) Ranorex
10 2 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.44%) TeamCity
10 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (20.73%) Finance
2 6 (7.32%) Public Sector
3 3 (3.66%) Banking
3 3 (3.66%) Front Office
4 2 (2.44%) Electronics
4 2 (2.44%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Advertising
5 1 (1.22%) Legal
5 1 (1.22%) Marketing
5 1 (1.22%) Publishing
5 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (17.07%) Analyst
1 14 (17.07%) QA Engineer
2 13 (15.85%) Tester
3 12 (14.63%) Automation Tester
4 7 (8.54%) Head of QA
4 7 (8.54%) Head of Strategy
4 7 (8.54%) Head of Testing
4 7 (8.54%) QA Analyst
4 7 (8.54%) Test Analyst
5 6 (7.32%) Graduate
5 6 (7.32%) Java Automation Tester
5 6 (7.32%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 6 (7.32%) Selenium Tester
5 6 (7.32%) Test Leader
6 5 (6.10%) Automation Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) Mobile Tester
6 5 (6.10%) QA Automation Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.66%) Software Developer
7 3 (3.66%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.51%) .NET
2 15 (18.29%) REST
3 11 (13.41%) Web Services
4 4 (4.88%) HTML
4 4 (4.88%) SOAP
4 4 (4.88%) XML
5 2 (2.44%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (2.44%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.44%) Middleware
5 2 (2.44%) pytest
5 2 (2.44%) Swagger
5 2 (2.44%) WPF
6 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.22%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.32%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (6.10%) Analytical Mindset
4 4 (4.88%) Equities
4 4 (4.88%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.44%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.44%) PMI
6 2 (2.44%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (1.22%) AS400
7 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.22%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.22%) Derivative
7 1 (1.22%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.22%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.10%) Android
1 5 (6.10%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.88%) Linux
3 1 (1.22%) Unix
3 1 (1.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (78.05%) Test Automation
2 57 (69.51%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (48.78%) Software Testing
4 24 (29.27%) BDD
4 24 (29.27%) DevOps
5 22 (26.83%) Scrum
5 22 (26.83%) SDET
6 16 (19.51%) Test Strategy
7 15 (18.29%) API Testing
7 15 (18.29%) TDD
7 15 (18.29%) Test Planning
8 14 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (17.07%) Regression Testing
9 13 (15.85%) Kanban
9 13 (15.85%) SDLC
10 12 (14.63%) ETL
11 11 (13.41%) Computer Science
11 11 (13.41%) Microservices
12 10 (12.20%) Agile Testing
13 9 (10.98%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 36 (43.90%) Java
2 19 (23.17%) C#
3 14 (17.07%) JavaScript
4 11 (13.41%) SQL
5 4 (4.88%) Python
6 2 (2.44%) C++
6 2 (2.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (41.46%) ISEB
2 25 (30.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 18 (21.95%) Degree
4 4 (4.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (4.88%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.44%) CSPO
6 2 (2.44%) HNC
6 2 (2.44%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.22%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (54.88%) QA
2 2 (2.44%) P3O
System Software
1 10 (12.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.44%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.54%) Oracle
3 5 (6.10%) Google
3 5 (6.10%) HP
4 2 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.44%) SAP
5 1 (1.22%) Cisco
5 1 (1.22%) Juniper
5 1 (1.22%) Sage
5 1 (1.22%) Splunk