The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB Foundation Certification in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB Foundation Certification over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 375 335 357
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +22
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 73 130 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.62% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.21% 1.92% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 67 99 68
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +29.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £38,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-11.68% +28.33%
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 South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
6028 6764 6469
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.32% 32.40% 31.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4889 5255 5017
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

ISTQB Foundation Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Trend in the South East

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

ISTQB Foundation Certification Salary Trend in the South East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification across the South East region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Salary Histogram in the South East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
Surrey +15 24 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Hampshire +27 19 £42,500 +36.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +9 16 £34,000 -
Berkshire -69 7 £40,000 -13.97% 2
Kent - 7 £30,000 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £42,500 -
Sussex - 1 £37,500 -
Isle of Wight - 1 £35,000 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 131 (77.98%) ISTQB
2 120 (71.43%) ISEB
3 96 (57.14%) Software Testing
4 87 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (35.71%) Finance
6 54 (32.14%) Test Scripting
7 52 (30.95%) Automated Testing
8 47 (27.98%) QA
9 44 (26.19%) Selenium
10 42 (25.00%) Regression Testing
11 40 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
12 38 (22.62%) HP UFT
13 37 (22.02%) SDLC
14 36 (21.43%) Functional Testing
15 33 (19.64%) Waterfall
16 32 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
17 30 (17.86%) HP
18 29 (17.26%) SQL
18 29 (17.26%) Test Automation
19 28 (16.67%) Degree
19 28 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
20 27 (16.07%) Scrum
21 25 (14.88%) E-Commerce
22 24 (14.29%) JavaScript
22 24 (14.29%) Test Management
23 23 (13.69%) Non-Functional Testing
23 23 (13.69%) Test Strategy
24 22 (13.10%) Microsoft
25 21 (12.50%) C#
25 21 (12.50%) Java

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the South East 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 4 (2.38%) Tuxedo
2 3 (1.79%) Apache
2 3 (1.79%) IIS
3 1 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.38%) BASE24
2 4 (2.38%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.38%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.38%) ATM
1 4 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.79%) SAN
3 2 (1.19%) Internet
4 1 (0.60%) LAN
4 1 (0.60%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.55%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.17%) MySQL
3 5 (2.98%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 44 (26.19%) Selenium
2 38 (22.62%) HP UFT
3 28 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (9.52%) SoapUI
5 13 (7.74%) JIRA
6 12 (7.14%) Visual Studio
7 11 (6.55%) Bugzilla
7 11 (6.55%) Cucumber
7 11 (6.55%) Ranorex
7 11 (6.55%) Testopia
8 10 (5.95%) SpecFlow
8 10 (5.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 8 (4.76%) TestComplete
10 7 (4.17%) Git (software)
11 5 (2.98%) JMeter
12 4 (2.38%) Rational Robot
13 3 (1.79%) Introscope
13 3 (1.79%) LoadRunner
13 3 (1.79%) WebDriver
13 3 (1.79%) WebLOAD
General
1 60 (35.71%) Finance
2 13 (7.74%) Banking
3 6 (3.57%) Retail
4 3 (1.79%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.19%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Automotive
6 1 (0.60%) Electronics
6 1 (0.60%) Front Office
6 1 (0.60%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Marketing
6 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 93 (55.36%) Analyst
2 91 (54.17%) Test Analyst
3 55 (32.74%) Tester
4 34 (20.24%) Test Engineer
5 24 (14.29%) Software Analyst
5 24 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
6 19 (11.31%) Manual Test Analyst
7 18 (10.71%) Senior Test Engineer
8 17 (10.12%) Automation Analyst
8 17 (10.12%) Automation Test Analyst
8 17 (10.12%) Automation Tester
8 17 (10.12%) Software Tester
9 16 (9.52%) Software Test Engineer
9 16 (9.52%) Test Leader
10 15 (8.93%) Agile Test Analyst
11 13 (7.74%) Senior Penetration Tester
11 13 (7.74%) Senior Software Test Engineer
11 13 (7.74%) Senior Tester
12 12 (7.14%) Functional Tester
12 12 (7.14%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.74%) HTML
2 11 (6.55%) .NET
2 11 (6.55%) Web Services
3 7 (4.17%) ASP.NET
4 6 (3.57%) XML
5 5 (2.98%) CSS
6 3 (1.79%) LAMP
7 2 (1.19%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.19%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.60%) RESTful
8 1 (0.60%) SOAP
8 1 (0.60%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.93%) Mathematics
2 11 (6.55%) Client/Server
3 5 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.38%) Contactless
4 4 (2.38%) EMV
4 4 (2.38%) Fintech
4 4 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.79%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.60%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.60%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.33%) Linux
2 11 (6.55%) Windows
3 8 (4.76%) Unix
3 8 (4.76%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.98%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.19%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.19%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 87 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (32.14%) Test Scripting
4 52 (30.95%) Automated Testing
5 42 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 37 (22.02%) SDLC
7 36 (21.43%) Functional Testing
8 33 (19.64%) Waterfall
9 32 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
10 29 (17.26%) Test Automation
11 27 (16.07%) Scrum
12 25 (14.88%) E-Commerce
13 24 (14.29%) Test Management
14 23 (13.69%) Non-Functional Testing
14 23 (13.69%) Test Strategy
15 20 (11.90%) Manual Testing
16 18 (10.71%) BDD
16 18 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
16 18 (10.71%) V-Model
17 16 (9.52%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (17.26%) SQL
2 24 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 21 (12.50%) C#
3 21 (12.50%) Java
4 11 (6.55%) Groovy
5 10 (5.95%) Ruby
6 8 (4.76%) Python
7 7 (4.17%) Bash Shell
7 7 (4.17%) C
7 7 (4.17%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.98%) PHP
9 2 (1.19%) VB
9 2 (1.19%) VBScript
10 1 (0.60%) Perl
Qualifications
1 131 (77.98%) ISTQB
2 120 (71.43%) ISEB
3 28 (16.67%) Degree
4 12 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
5 9 (5.36%) Security Cleared
6 7 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (2.98%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (27.98%) QA
Systems Management
1 40 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.79%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.60%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 30 (17.86%) HP
2 22 (13.10%) Microsoft
3 15 (8.93%) Oracle
4 10 (5.95%) MKS
4 10 (5.95%) TOWER Software
5 5 (2.98%) Capita
6 4 (2.38%) CyberSource
6 4 (2.38%) DataCash
6 4 (2.38%) Dynatrace
6 4 (2.38%) Elavon
6 4 (2.38%) Ingenico
6 4 (2.38%) Sage
6 4 (2.38%) SAP
6 4 (2.38%) TSYS
6 4 (2.38%) VeriFone
6 4 (2.38%) VocaLink
6 4 (2.38%) WorldPay
7 3 (1.79%) AppDynamics
7 3 (1.79%) CA
7 3 (1.79%) Citrix
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Salary: Pay in range: £55,000 - £74,500
Posted: 3 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Blue-Chip Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hungerford
Recital Consulting Ltd
Salary: 38000-45000 Per Annum Car Allowance
Posted: 22 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago