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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 541 498 507
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 90 142 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.81% 1.22% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 73 82 69
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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
11152 11635 11243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.09% 24.78% 25.13%
Number of salaries quoted 9277 9259 9196
Average salary £53,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
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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 +18 13 £45,000 +8.43% 4
Beckenham - 2 £31,250 -
Feltham - 2 £47,250 -
Surbiton - 2 £47,500 -
Hammersmith 0 1 £60,000 -
Croydon - 1 £39,500 -
Harrow - 1 £57,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £21,500 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 128 (72.73%) ISEB
2 123 (69.89%) ISTQB
3 90 (51.14%) QA
4 89 (50.57%) Finance
5 88 (50.00%) Test Scripting
6 81 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
7 61 (34.66%) Selenium
8 60 (34.09%) Java
9 58 (32.95%) Automation Testing
10 56 (31.82%) SQL
11 55 (31.25%) SDLC
12 51 (28.98%) Software Testing
13 49 (27.84%) User Acceptance Testing
14 47 (26.70%) Test Strategy
15 46 (26.14%) Test Automation
16 43 (24.43%) Degree
17 37 (21.02%) C#
18 34 (19.32%) HP
19 33 (18.75%) Microsoft
20 31 (17.61%) HP UFT
20 31 (17.61%) Analytical Skills
21 29 (16.48%) HP Quality Center
22 28 (15.91%) Oracle
23 26 (14.77%) FitNesse
24 25 (14.20%) Test Management
25 24 (13.64%) Waterfall
26 23 (13.07%) Integration Testing
26 23 (13.07%) Banking
27 22 (12.50%) Regression Testing
27 22 (12.50%) Automated Testing

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 6 (3.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.57%) ArcGIS
2 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.57%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 20 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.82%) MS Office
3 6 (3.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.70%) SAP BPC
2 2 (1.14%) Endur
3 1 (0.57%) Primavera
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.57%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.57%) ATM
1 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.70%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.57%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 61 (34.66%) Selenium
2 31 (17.61%) HP UFT
3 26 (14.77%) FitNesse
4 15 (8.52%) WebDriver
5 13 (7.39%) Cucumber
6 10 (5.68%) JIRA
7 9 (5.11%) LoadRunner
8 6 (3.41%) SilkTest
8 6 (3.41%) Rational Functional Tester
8 6 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (3.41%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.84%) JMeter
10 4 (2.27%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.70%) Calabash
11 3 (1.70%) RSpec
11 3 (1.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (1.70%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.14%) JUnit
12 2 (1.14%) Git (software)
12 2 (1.14%) WATIR
General
1 89 (50.57%) Finance
2 23 (13.07%) Banking
3 21 (11.93%) Retail
4 10 (5.68%) Billing
5 9 (5.11%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.41%) Law
7 3 (1.70%) Legal
7 3 (1.70%) Back Office
7 3 (1.70%) Games
8 2 (1.14%) Front Office
8 2 (1.14%) Marketing
8 2 (1.14%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.57%) Advertising
9 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (44.32%) Analyst
2 48 (27.27%) Tester
3 45 (25.57%) Test Analyst
4 28 (15.91%) QA Analyst
5 20 (11.36%) Test Leader
6 17 (9.66%) Consultant
7 16 (9.09%) Automation Tester
8 15 (8.52%) QA Leader
8 15 (8.52%) Software Tester
9 14 (7.95%) Test Consultant
10 12 (6.82%) Test Engineer
10 12 (6.82%) Graduate
11 9 (5.11%) Senior Manager
11 9 (5.11%) QA Engineer
11 9 (5.11%) Graduate Software Tester
12 6 (3.41%) Lead Test Analyst
12 6 (3.41%) Senior Analyst
13 5 (2.84%) Agile Test Analyst
13 5 (2.84%) Software Test Analyst
14 4 (2.27%) Performance Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.23%) XML
2 15 (8.52%) Gherkin
3 10 (5.68%) .NET
4 9 (5.11%) HTML
4 9 (5.11%) Web Services
5 7 (3.98%) SOAP
6 6 (3.41%) XBRL
7 3 (1.70%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (1.14%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (1.14%) CSS
9 1 (0.57%) J2EE
9 1 (0.57%) XSD
9 1 (0.57%) Dojo
9 1 (0.57%) GWT
9 1 (0.57%) RESTful
9 1 (0.57%) QuickFIX
9 1 (0.57%) Ultra Messaging
9 1 (0.57%) Middleware
9 1 (0.57%) Spring
9 1 (0.57%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.61%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.95%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.11%) Fixed Income
4 7 (3.98%) Derivative
4 7 (3.98%) Hedge funds
4 7 (3.98%) SWIFT
5 6 (3.41%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (2.27%) Equities
7 4 (2.27%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.70%) User Experience
8 3 (1.70%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.70%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (1.14%) GIS
9 2 (1.14%) Data Integration
9 2 (1.14%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.57%) iPad
10 1 (0.57%) iPhone
10 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.11%) Linux
2 6 (3.41%) UNIX
3 5 (2.84%) Windows
4 4 (2.27%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.14%) Android
5 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 81 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (32.95%) Automation Testing
4 55 (31.25%) SDLC
5 51 (28.98%) Software Testing
6 49 (27.84%) User Acceptance Testing
7 47 (26.70%) Test Strategy
8 46 (26.14%) Test Automation
9 25 (14.20%) Test Management
10 24 (13.64%) Waterfall
11 23 (13.07%) Integration Testing
12 22 (12.50%) Automated Testing
12 22 (12.50%) Regression Testing
13 18 (10.23%) Scrum
14 17 (9.66%) System Testing
15 16 (9.09%) BDD
15 16 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
15 16 (9.09%) Keyword-Driven Testing
16 15 (8.52%) ITIL
16 15 (8.52%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (34.09%) Java
2 56 (31.82%) SQL
3 37 (21.02%) C#
4 13 (7.39%) T-SQL
4 13 (7.39%) Python
5 9 (5.11%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.55%) Ruby
7 6 (3.41%) VB.NET
8 5 (2.84%) C
9 4 (2.27%) C++
10 2 (1.14%) PHP
10 2 (1.14%) VB
11 1 (0.57%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 128 (72.73%) ISEB
2 123 (69.89%) ISTQB
3 43 (24.43%) Degree
4 5 (2.84%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.27%) HP ASE
6 3 (1.70%) SAP Certification
6 3 (1.70%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.14%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.14%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (51.14%) QA
2 3 (1.70%) SLA
3 2 (1.14%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.57%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (0.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 29 (16.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (19.32%) HP
2 33 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 28 (15.91%) Oracle
4 19 (10.80%) Capita
5 12 (6.82%) SAP
6 9 (5.11%) Wall Street Systems
6 9 (5.11%) Charles River
7 5 (2.84%) Cognos
8 2 (1.14%) OpenLink
8 2 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.57%) Remedy
9 1 (0.57%) Sophos
9 1 (0.57%) ESRI
9 1 (0.57%) VMware
9 1 (0.57%) Google
9 1 (0.57%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.57%) Lumension
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive salary and company benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 16 days ago