Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > London
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 399 554 520
Rank change year-on-year +155 -34 +8
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 63 188 318
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.31% 0.34% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.58% 1.71% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 48 139 238
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +19.57% +2.22%
10th Percentile £38,875 £31,250 £29,950
90th Percentile £70,000 £82,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 3,993 10,998 15,099
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.94% 20.09% 22.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3,109 8,300 11,239
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £40,000 £31,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £106,500 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +154 23 £60,000 +9.09% 2
East London - 2 £45,250 -
West London +81 1 £35,000 +20.69%
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 46 (73.02%) Test Automation
2 42 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (61.90%) ISEB
4 38 (60.32%) Selenium
5 34 (53.97%) Java
6 32 (50.79%) Cucumber
7 27 (42.86%) DevOps
8 25 (39.68%) JavaScript
9 23 (36.51%) Jenkins
10 22 (34.92%) QA
11 21 (33.33%) Regression Testing
12 20 (31.75%) API Testing
13 18 (28.57%) Microservices
14 17 (26.98%) SDET
15 16 (25.40%) Python
16 15 (23.81%) Docker
17 14 (22.22%) Test Planning
18 13 (20.63%) WebDriver
19 12 (19.05%) C#
19 12 (19.05%) Web Services
20 11 (17.46%) JMeter
20 11 (17.46%) Manual Testing
21 10 (15.87%) Finance
21 10 (15.87%) Scrum
21 10 (15.87%) AWS
21 10 (15.87%) REST
21 10 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
21 10 (15.87%) Appium
22 9 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
22 9 (14.29%) Open Source

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 2 (3.17%) CMS
1 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.59%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.59%) Sketch
2 1 (1.59%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) SAP CO
1 3 (4.76%) SAP FI
1 3 (4.76%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.59%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.59%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.59%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.59%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.87%) AWS
2 7 (11.11%) Azure
3 6 (9.52%) AWS Lambda
3 6 (9.52%) Serverless
4 4 (6.35%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (4.76%) Office 365
5 3 (4.76%) SaaS
6 2 (3.17%) OpenShift
6 2 (3.17%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (1.59%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.59%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) HTTP
2 1 (1.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) SAP BW
2 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.17%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.59%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 38 (60.32%) Selenium
2 32 (50.79%) Cucumber
3 23 (36.51%) Jenkins
4 13 (20.63%) WebDriver
5 11 (17.46%) JMeter
6 10 (15.87%) Appium
7 8 (12.70%) JIRA
7 8 (12.70%) SpecFlow
8 6 (9.52%) Charles Proxy
9 4 (6.35%) Git (software)
9 4 (6.35%) SoapUI
9 4 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (4.76%) eggPlant
10 3 (4.76%) LoadRunner
10 3 (4.76%) Mocha
10 3 (4.76%) REST Assured
11 2 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (3.17%) HP UFT
11 2 (3.17%) NUnit
11 2 (3.17%) Postman
General
1 10 (15.87%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) General Ledger
2 3 (4.76%) Retail
3 2 (3.17%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Front Office
3 2 (3.17%) Marketing
3 2 (3.17%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.59%) Advertising
4 1 (1.59%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 18 (28.57%) Tester
2 17 (26.98%) Automation Tester
3 12 (19.05%) Analyst
4 9 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 9 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) Mobile Tester
5 7 (11.11%) Test Manager
5 7 (11.11%) Web Automation Tester
5 7 (11.11%) Web Tester
6 6 (9.52%) Java Automation Tester
7 5 (7.94%) Consultant
7 5 (7.94%) Developer
7 5 (7.94%) Developer in Test
7 5 (7.94%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Test Consultant
8 4 (6.35%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) QA Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) SAP Consultant
8 4 (6.35%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.76%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.05%) Web Services
2 10 (15.87%) REST
3 7 (11.11%) Gherkin
3 7 (11.11%) Node.js
4 6 (9.52%) Kafka
4 6 (9.52%) SOAP
4 6 (9.52%) WebdriverIO
5 3 (4.76%) HTML
6 2 (3.17%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (3.17%) pytest
6 2 (3.17%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (3.17%) XML
7 1 (1.59%) Jest
7 1 (1.59%) Nightwatchjs
7 1 (1.59%) OAuth
7 1 (1.59%) OAuth2
7 1 (1.59%) React
7 1 (1.59%) Redux
7 1 (1.59%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.76%) EPoS
2 3 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (4.76%) User Experience
3 2 (3.17%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.17%) Equities
3 2 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (3.17%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.94%) Windows
2 4 (6.35%) Linux
3 3 (4.76%) Android
3 3 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.76%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (73.02%) Test Automation
2 42 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (42.86%) DevOps
4 21 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 20 (31.75%) API Testing
6 18 (28.57%) Microservices
7 17 (26.98%) SDET
8 14 (22.22%) Test Planning
9 11 (17.46%) Manual Testing
10 10 (15.87%) Scrum
11 9 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (14.29%) Open Source
11 9 (14.29%) Performance Testing
12 8 (12.70%) BDD
12 8 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (11.11%) ETL
13 7 (11.11%) OOP
13 7 (11.11%) Test Management
13 7 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 34 (53.97%) Java
2 25 (39.68%) JavaScript
3 16 (25.40%) Python
4 12 (19.05%) C#
5 9 (14.29%) SQL
6 3 (4.76%) Java 8
7 2 (3.17%) C++
7 2 (3.17%) Go
7 2 (3.17%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (61.90%) ISEB
2 7 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (4.76%) Degree
3 3 (4.76%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (3.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.59%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (34.92%) QA
System Software
1 15 (23.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.17%) Ansible
2 2 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.59%) Control-M
3 1 (1.59%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
1 5 (7.94%) Oracle
1 5 (7.94%) SAP
2 3 (4.76%) Google
2 3 (4.76%) Guidewire
3 2 (3.17%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.59%) Informatica
4 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.59%) TIBCO