The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB Foundation Certification in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB Foundation Certification over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 535 510 508
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -2
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 97 141 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.29% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.87% 1.15% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 84 78 75
Average salary £45,000 £49,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.16% +8.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £37,500 £36,200
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £66,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +3.07%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11182 12295 11179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.18% 25.29% 25.24%
Number of salaries quoted 9093 9875 9032
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Jobs Demand Trend in London

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification across the London region.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Salary Trend in London

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification across the London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Salary Histogram in London

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification within the London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +8 14 £45,000 +16.12% 6
Beckenham - 1 £30,000 - 1
Croydon - 1 £39,500 -
Feltham - 1 £41,500 -
Harrow - 1 £57,500 -
Surbiton - 1 £47,500 - 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing ISTQB Foundation Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 156 (76.47%) ISEB
2 136 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 103 (50.49%) Finance
4 91 (44.61%) Test Scripting
5 90 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
6 89 (43.63%) QA
7 65 (31.86%) Software Testing
8 63 (30.88%) Selenium
9 62 (30.39%) User Acceptance Testing
10 60 (29.41%) SDLC
11 57 (27.94%) SQL
12 56 (27.45%) Java
13 52 (25.49%) Test Automation
14 50 (24.51%) Automation Testing
15 49 (24.02%) Test Strategy
16 42 (20.59%) Degree
17 41 (20.10%) C#
18 36 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
19 35 (17.16%) HP
20 34 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
21 31 (15.20%) Microsoft
22 29 (14.22%) Integration Testing
22 29 (14.22%) FitNesse
23 28 (13.73%) Test Management
23 28 (13.73%) Retail
24 26 (12.75%) Oracle
25 24 (11.76%) System Testing
25 24 (11.76%) HP UFT
25 24 (11.76%) Waterfall
26 23 (11.27%) Regression Testing

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing ISTQB Foundation Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB Foundation Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (0.98%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.86%) MS Office
3 5 (2.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.47%) MS Project
4 3 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.47%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.49%) Endur
2 1 (0.49%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (1.96%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.98%) MPLS
2 1 (0.49%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.45%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.98%) SSDT
4 2 (0.98%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.49%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 63 (30.88%) Selenium
2 29 (14.22%) FitNesse
3 24 (11.76%) HP UFT
4 18 (8.82%) JIRA
5 16 (7.84%) WebDriver
6 12 (5.88%) Cucumber
7 9 (4.41%) LoadRunner
8 7 (3.43%) Jenkins
8 7 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (2.45%) JMeter
10 4 (1.96%) Rational Functional Tester
10 4 (1.96%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.96%) JUnit
10 4 (1.96%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.47%) Calabash
11 3 (1.47%) TestDirector
11 3 (1.47%) Git (software)
11 3 (1.47%) RSpec
11 3 (1.47%) NUnit
12 2 (0.98%) SilkTest
General
1 103 (50.49%) Finance
2 28 (13.73%) Retail
3 20 (9.80%) Banking
4 12 (5.88%) Billing
5 9 (4.41%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.94%) Law
7 5 (2.45%) Legal
8 4 (1.96%) Games
9 3 (1.47%) Aerospace
9 3 (1.47%) Front Office
9 3 (1.47%) Back Office
10 2 (0.98%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.49%) Advertising
11 1 (0.49%) French Language
11 1 (0.49%) German Language
11 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.49%) Marketing
11 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 89 (43.63%) Analyst
2 59 (28.92%) Test Analyst
3 53 (25.98%) Tester
4 25 (12.25%) QA Analyst
5 24 (11.76%) Consultant
6 21 (10.29%) Test Leader
7 18 (8.82%) Test Engineer
8 17 (8.33%) Test Consultant
9 15 (7.35%) QA Leader
10 14 (6.86%) Software Tester
10 14 (6.86%) Graduate
11 11 (5.39%) Automation Tester
12 9 (4.41%) Graduate Software Tester
12 9 (4.41%) Senior Manager
12 9 (4.41%) QA Engineer
13 8 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
14 7 (3.43%) Senior Test Analyst
14 7 (3.43%) Lead Test Analyst
15 6 (2.94%) Salesforce.com Consultant
15 6 (2.94%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.82%) XML
2 11 (5.39%) Gherkin
3 8 (3.92%) .NET
4 7 (3.43%) HTML
4 7 (3.43%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (2.45%) Web Services
6 4 (1.96%) SOAP
7 3 (1.47%) XSD
7 3 (1.47%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (0.98%) Spring
8 2 (0.98%) LINQ
8 2 (0.98%) WCF
8 2 (0.98%) XBRL
8 2 (0.98%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.98%) CSS
8 2 (0.98%) QuickFIX
8 2 (0.98%) Ultra Messaging
9 1 (0.49%) Middleware
9 1 (0.49%) XML Schema
9 1 (0.49%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.39%) SWIFT
3 9 (4.41%) Mathematics
3 9 (4.41%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.92%) Derivative
5 7 (3.43%) Fixed Income
5 7 (3.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (2.45%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.45%) Equities
6 5 (2.45%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.47%) User Experience
7 3 (1.47%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.47%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.98%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (0.98%) iPad
8 2 (0.98%) iPhone
8 2 (0.98%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.98%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.98%) GIS
8 2 (0.98%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.45%) UNIX
1 5 (2.45%) Linux
2 4 (1.96%) Windows
3 3 (1.47%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.47%) Mac OS X
4 2 (0.98%) Android
5 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (44.61%) Test Scripting
2 90 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (31.86%) Software Testing
4 62 (30.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 60 (29.41%) SDLC
6 52 (25.49%) Test Automation
7 50 (24.51%) Automation Testing
8 49 (24.02%) Test Strategy
9 29 (14.22%) Integration Testing
10 28 (13.73%) Test Management
11 24 (11.76%) System Testing
11 24 (11.76%) Waterfall
12 23 (11.27%) Regression Testing
12 23 (11.27%) Scrum
13 21 (10.29%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (9.31%) Automated Testing
14 19 (9.31%) Manual Testing
14 19 (9.31%) Coaching
15 18 (8.82%) ITIL
16 15 (7.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (27.94%) SQL
2 56 (27.45%) Java
3 41 (20.10%) C#
4 12 (5.88%) Python
5 11 (5.39%) T-SQL
6 10 (4.90%) JavaScript
7 8 (3.92%) Ruby
8 5 (2.45%) C
9 4 (1.96%) C++
10 2 (0.98%) PHP
10 2 (0.98%) VBScript
10 2 (0.98%) VB
10 2 (0.98%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.98%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 156 (76.47%) ISEB
2 136 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 42 (20.59%) Degree
4 5 (2.45%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.96%) HP ASE
6 3 (1.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (1.47%) SAP Certification
7 2 (0.98%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.98%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.98%) MCP
8 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (43.63%) QA
2 3 (1.47%) SLA
3 1 (0.49%) FATCA
3 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 34 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (17.16%) HP
2 31 (15.20%) Microsoft
3 26 (12.75%) Oracle
4 16 (7.84%) Capita
5 10 (4.90%) SAP
6 7 (3.43%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.45%) Cognos
8 4 (1.96%) NetSuite
8 4 (1.96%) Wall Street Systems
8 4 (1.96%) Charles River
9 2 (0.98%) BT
10 1 (0.49%) TOWER Software
10 1 (0.49%) VMware
10 1 (0.49%) Remedy
10 1 (0.49%) OpenLink
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Surbiton, Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Beckenham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Boyd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Capita ITPS
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive salary and company benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Deloitte
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Deloitte
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 27 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 27 days ago