Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > London
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 444 568 505
Rank change year-on-year +124 -63 +44
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 63 153 291
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.26% 0.30% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.41% 1.54% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 51 97 234
Median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% +22.22% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £40,685 £31,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £78,500 £68,375
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 4,468 9,927 13,431
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.50% 19.46% 21.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3,575 7,673 10,149
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £38,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +98 22 £63,000 +14.03% 2
East London - 2 £45,250 -
West London +73 1 £35,000 -50.00%
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 49 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 42 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (58.73%) ISEB
4 34 (53.97%) Java
5 31 (49.21%) Selenium
6 28 (44.44%) Cucumber
7 27 (42.86%) DevOps
8 26 (41.27%) Jenkins
9 23 (36.51%) SDET
9 23 (36.51%) JavaScript
10 22 (34.92%) Regression Testing
10 22 (34.92%) QA
11 21 (33.33%) API Testing
12 19 (30.16%) Test Planning
12 19 (30.16%) Microservices
13 16 (25.40%) REST
13 16 (25.40%) Finance
14 14 (22.22%) Docker
15 13 (20.63%) ETL
16 12 (19.05%) Web Services
16 12 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 12 (19.05%) Appium
16 12 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (17.46%) JIRA
17 11 (17.46%) Software Testing
18 10 (15.87%) Performance Testing
18 10 (15.87%) Scrum
18 10 (15.87%) C#
19 9 (14.29%) SQL
19 9 (14.29%) OOP

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%) Confluence
2 1 (1.59%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) 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 8 (12.70%) AWS
2 7 (11.11%) Azure
3 4 (6.35%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (6.35%) Serverless
3 4 (6.35%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (4.76%) SaaS
5 2 (3.17%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.59%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.59%) PaaS
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%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.59%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 31 (49.21%) Selenium
2 28 (44.44%) Cucumber
3 26 (41.27%) Jenkins
4 12 (19.05%) Appium
5 11 (17.46%) JIRA
6 9 (14.29%) SpecFlow
7 6 (9.52%) JMeter
7 6 (9.52%) WebDriver
8 4 (6.35%) Charles Proxy
8 4 (6.35%) Git (software)
8 4 (6.35%) LoadRunner
8 4 (6.35%) Zephyr
9 3 (4.76%) Cypress.io
9 3 (4.76%) REST Assured
10 2 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (3.17%) HP UFT
10 2 (3.17%) Postman
10 2 (3.17%) Robot Framework
10 2 (3.17%) SoapUI
10 2 (3.17%) TestRail
General
1 16 (25.40%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Front Office
3 3 (4.76%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) General Ledger
3 3 (4.76%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.59%) Advertising
4 1 (1.59%) Housing Association
4 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Marketing
4 1 (1.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (33.33%) Tester
2 20 (31.75%) Automation Tester
3 12 (19.05%) Analyst
4 9 (14.29%) Java Automation Tester
5 8 (12.70%) Mobile Tester
6 7 (11.11%) Test Analyst
7 6 (9.52%) Consultant
7 6 (9.52%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 6 (9.52%) Selenium Tester
7 6 (9.52%) Test Consultant
8 5 (7.94%) QA Analyst
8 5 (7.94%) QA Engineer
8 5 (7.94%) Test Engineer
9 4 (6.35%) Developer
9 4 (6.35%) Developer in Test
9 4 (6.35%) SAP Consultant
9 4 (6.35%) Software Developer
9 4 (6.35%) Test Automation Engineer
9 4 (6.35%) Web Automation Tester
9 4 (6.35%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.40%) REST
2 12 (19.05%) Web Services
3 5 (7.94%) Gherkin
4 4 (6.35%) .NET
4 4 (6.35%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (6.35%) HTML
4 4 (6.35%) Kafka
4 4 (6.35%) SOAP
4 4 (6.35%) WebdriverIO
4 4 (6.35%) XML
5 2 (3.17%) Middleware
5 2 (3.17%) Node.js
5 2 (3.17%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.59%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (1.59%) OAuth
6 1 (1.59%) OAuth2
6 1 (1.59%) RESTful
6 1 (1.59%) Swagger
6 1 (1.59%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.94%) Equities
3 4 (6.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.17%) User Experience
6 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.59%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.59%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.59%) Derivative
6 1 (1.59%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.59%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.52%) Linux
2 4 (6.35%) Android
2 4 (6.35%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.17%) Windows
4 1 (1.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 42 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (42.86%) DevOps
4 23 (36.51%) SDET
5 22 (34.92%) Regression Testing
6 21 (33.33%) API Testing
7 19 (30.16%) Microservices
7 19 (30.16%) Test Planning
8 13 (20.63%) ETL
9 11 (17.46%) Software Testing
10 10 (15.87%) Performance Testing
10 10 (15.87%) Scrum
11 9 (14.29%) BDD
11 9 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (14.29%) OOP
11 9 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
12 8 (12.70%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (11.11%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (53.97%) Java
2 23 (36.51%) JavaScript
3 10 (15.87%) C#
4 9 (14.29%) SQL
5 7 (11.11%) Python
6 3 (4.76%) C++
7 2 (3.17%) Go
8 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (58.73%) ISEB
2 12 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (9.52%) Degree
4 2 (3.17%) 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%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.59%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (34.92%) QA
System Software
1 14 (22.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) Ansible
1 2 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.59%) Control-M
2 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.59%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (7.94%) SAP
2 4 (6.35%) Google
2 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.35%) Oracle
3 2 (3.17%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.59%) Informatica
4 1 (1.59%) Splunk
4 1 (1.59%) TIBCO