The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB Foundation Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB Foundation Certification over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 11 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 9 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.38% - 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 31.03% - 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
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 Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29 45 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 23.77% 18.00% 37.50%
Number of salaries quoted 11 39 62
Average salary £45,000 £55,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £42,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

ISTQB Foundation Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

ISTQB Foundation Certification Salary Trend in the Midlands

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 13 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 10 (100.00%) Finance
1 10 (100.00%) Retail
1 10 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 10 (100.00%) QA
1 10 (100.00%) HP
1 10 (100.00%) ISEB
2 8 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (60.00%) Test Planning
4 4 (40.00%) People Management
5 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Selenium
5 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (10.00%) JDE OneWorld

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JDE OneWorld
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 10 (100.00%) Finance
1 10 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Consultant
1 10 (100.00%) Test Consultant
2 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Test Planning
3 4 (40.00%) People Management
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) HP