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

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 20 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 1 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.96% - 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.70% - 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 2
Average salary £26,500 - £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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
27 39 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 25.96% 21.55% 30.92%
Number of salaries quoted 20 32 46
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £35,000 £41,400
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 18 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Sage
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (100.00%) JasperReports
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (100.00%) JasperReports
General
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Sage