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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 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > London
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 623 515 535
Rank change year-on-year -108 +20 -19
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 254 95 103
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.36% 0.28% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.93% 1.51% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 103 80 69
10th Percentile £46,250 £36,000 £40,000
25th Percentile £46,688 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.11% +11.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £75,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 13,150 6,311 7,530
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.70% 18.35% 19.44%
Number of salaries quoted 5,808 4,571 5,768
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £49,688 £48,750 £44,468
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £86,250 £82,860 £78,750
90th Percentile £101,250 £98,750 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -29 22 £62,500 -10.71% 5
West London -72 3 £49,000 -24.62%
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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.

1 205 (80.71%) QA
2 200 (78.74%) Test Automation
3 174 (68.50%) Agile
4 141 (55.51%) Software Testing
5 116 (45.67%) Finance
6 104 (40.94%) ISEB
7 94 (37.01%) Social Skills
8 84 (33.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 83 (32.68%) JIRA
10 77 (30.31%) Test Strategy
11 75 (29.53%) JavaScript
12 74 (29.13%) DevOps
12 74 (29.13%) User Experience
13 71 (27.95%) Manual Testing
14 70 (27.56%) Selenium
14 70 (27.56%) BDD
15 67 (26.38%) CI/CD
16 65 (25.59%) Test Management
17 58 (22.83%) C#
17 58 (22.83%) User Acceptance Testing
18 55 (21.65%) SDLC
18 55 (21.65%) Functional Testing
19 54 (21.26%) Git (software)
19 54 (21.26%) SQL
19 54 (21.26%) Stakeholder Management
20 53 (20.87%) REST
20 53 (20.87%) API Testing
21 52 (20.47%) Test Scripting
22 51 (20.08%) Regression Testing
22 51 (20.08%) Non-Functional Testing

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 41 (16.14%) Confluence
2 2 (0.79%) CMS
2 2 (0.79%) Kentico
2 2 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.18%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 35 (13.78%) Azure
2 10 (3.94%) SaaS
2 10 (3.94%) Sauce Labs
3 8 (3.15%) BrowserStack
4 7 (2.76%) AWS
5 6 (2.36%) Microsoft 365
6 3 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.18%) GitHub
7 2 (0.79%) AWS CodePipeline
7 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.79%) Serverless
8 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.39%) Azure Monitor
8 1 (0.39%) GCP
8 1 (0.39%) IaaS
8 1 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.06%) Relational Database
2 4 (1.57%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.18%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.79%) InfluxDB
4 2 (0.79%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 83 (32.68%) JIRA
2 70 (27.56%) Selenium
3 54 (21.26%) Git (software)
4 49 (19.29%) Cucumber
5 39 (15.35%) Cypress.io
6 36 (14.17%) SpecFlow
7 34 (13.39%) Postman
8 28 (11.02%) WebDriver
9 26 (10.24%) JMeter
10 20 (7.87%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (7.48%) Jenkins
11 19 (7.48%) LoadRunner
12 18 (7.09%) Appium
13 17 (6.69%) TestRail
14 14 (5.51%) Mocha
15 11 (4.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 10 (3.94%) Bitbucket
16 10 (3.94%) NeoLoad
17 9 (3.54%) Visual Studio
18 8 (3.15%) Charles Proxy
General
1 116 (45.67%) Finance
2 94 (37.01%) Social Skills
3 49 (19.29%) Telecoms
4 43 (16.93%) Aerospace
5 36 (14.17%) Banking
6 26 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (10.24%) Retail
7 22 (8.66%) Presentation Skills
8 15 (5.91%) Legal
9 14 (5.51%) Public Sector
10 13 (5.12%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 13 (5.12%) Manufacturing
11 12 (4.72%) Organisational Skills
12 10 (3.94%) Games
13 8 (3.15%) Back Office
13 8 (3.15%) Law
13 8 (3.15%) Retail Banking
14 5 (1.97%) Marketing
15 4 (1.57%) Electronics
15 4 (1.57%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 67 (26.38%) QA Engineer
2 59 (23.23%) Analyst
3 43 (16.93%) Test Manager
4 36 (14.17%) Test Analyst
5 34 (13.39%) Test Engineer
6 25 (9.84%) Senior QA Engineer
7 24 (9.45%) QA Analyst
8 22 (8.66%) Consultant
8 22 (8.66%) Test Consultant
8 22 (8.66%) Test Leader
9 14 (5.51%) Quality Analyst
10 12 (4.72%) Automation Test Lead
10 12 (4.72%) Performance Engineer
10 12 (4.72%) Test Automation Engineer
10 12 (4.72%) Tester
11 10 (3.94%) Junior
11 10 (3.94%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (3.54%) Junior Analyst
12 9 (3.54%) Junior Test Analyst
12 9 (3.54%) Performance Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (20.87%) REST
2 17 (6.69%) HTML
3 15 (5.91%) SOAP
4 14 (5.51%) .NET
4 14 (5.51%) Jest
5 12 (4.72%) JSON
6 11 (4.33%) CSS
7 10 (3.94%) Middleware
8 9 (3.54%) React
8 9 (3.54%) RESTful
9 8 (3.15%) GraphQL
10 7 (2.76%) WebdriverIO
11 6 (2.36%) XML
12 5 (1.97%) AngularJS
12 5 (1.97%) FIX Protocol
13 4 (1.57%) HTML5
13 4 (1.57%) HTML5 Canvas
14 3 (1.18%) Gherkin
14 3 (1.18%) Web Services
15 2 (0.79%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 74 (29.13%) User Experience
2 33 (12.99%) Mobile App
3 12 (4.72%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (4.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (3.54%) Mobile Banking
6 8 (3.15%) BBC
6 8 (3.15%) Online Banking
6 8 (3.15%) Over-the-Top Content
6 8 (3.15%) PlayStation
6 8 (3.15%) Xbox
7 4 (1.57%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.57%) Equities
7 4 (1.57%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.18%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.18%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.18%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.79%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.79%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.39%) Blockchain
Operating Systems
1 34 (13.39%) Android
2 31 (12.20%) Apple iOS
3 9 (3.54%) Windows
4 3 (1.18%) Linux
5 2 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (78.74%) Test Automation
2 174 (68.50%) Agile
3 141 (55.51%) Software Testing
4 77 (30.31%) Test Strategy
5 74 (29.13%) DevOps
6 71 (27.95%) Manual Testing
7 70 (27.56%) BDD
8 67 (26.38%) CI/CD
9 65 (25.59%) Test Management
10 58 (22.83%) User Acceptance Testing
11 55 (21.65%) Functional Testing
11 55 (21.65%) SDLC
12 54 (21.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 53 (20.87%) API Testing
14 52 (20.47%) Test Scripting
15 51 (20.08%) Cybersecurity
15 51 (20.08%) Non-Functional Testing
15 51 (20.08%) Regression Testing
16 49 (19.29%) Scrum
17 48 (18.90%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 75 (29.53%) JavaScript
2 58 (22.83%) C#
3 54 (21.26%) SQL
4 50 (19.69%) Java
5 36 (14.17%) Python
6 17 (6.69%) TypeScript
7 10 (3.94%) PHP
8 7 (2.76%) C++
9 4 (1.57%) C
10 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 104 (40.94%) ISEB
2 84 (33.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 24 (9.45%) Degree
4 12 (4.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 11 (4.33%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (3.15%) ISEB Practitioner
7 7 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.57%) Security Cleared
9 3 (1.18%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.39%) APMG
10 1 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.39%) MCAD
10 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 205 (80.71%) QA
2 3 (1.18%) FATCA
3 2 (0.79%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.39%) IFRS
4 1 (0.39%) Solvency II
System Software
1 29 (11.42%) Docker
2 3 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.79%) Grafana
1 2 (0.79%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.39%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.54%) HP
2 9 (3.54%) Salesforce.com
3 8 (3.15%) Apple
4 4 (1.57%) Datto
4 4 (1.57%) SAP
5 3 (1.18%) JD Edwards
5 3 (1.18%) Workday
6 2 (0.79%) Arqiva
6 2 (0.79%) IBM
6 2 (0.79%) MuleSoft
6 2 (0.79%) Oracle
6 2 (0.79%) Sony
7 1 (0.39%) Aderant
7 1 (0.39%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.39%) Google
7 1 (0.39%) iManage
7 1 (0.39%) Netlify
7 1 (0.39%) Splunk
7 1 (0.39%) Temenos