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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 376 324 330
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 78 130 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.54% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.16% 1.66% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 54 91 101
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £24,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,050 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,750 £32,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.10% -6.42%
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
6721 7822 7498
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.20% 32.66% 32.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5069 6138 5968
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,400 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £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 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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 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
Buckinghamshire +3 22 £34,000 -2.85% 1
Surrey +19 16 £40,000 +26.98% 2
East Sussex -4 16 £38,500 +22.22%
Berkshire -38 13 £45,000 +25.00% 2
Hampshire -5 8 £35,000 +40.00% 1
Kent +9 2 £22,500 -18.47%
West Sussex +6 1 £47,500 +35.71%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 172 (77.13%) ISEB
2 146 (65.47%) ISTQB
3 107 (47.98%) Finance
4 104 (46.64%) Software Testing
5 93 (41.70%) Agile Software Development
6 85 (38.12%) Selenium
7 78 (34.98%) HP Quality Center
8 75 (33.63%) Test Management
9 72 (32.29%) Test Scripting
10 69 (30.94%) SQL
11 67 (30.04%) QuickTest Pro
11 67 (30.04%) QA
12 58 (26.01%) HP
13 46 (20.63%) Microsoft
14 45 (20.18%) Test Planning
15 44 (19.73%) Scrum
16 41 (18.39%) Windows
17 40 (17.94%) Test Automation
18 39 (17.49%) Automated Testing
19 36 (16.14%) C#
20 35 (15.70%) Degree
21 29 (13.00%) Regression Testing
21 29 (13.00%) Web Services
22 28 (12.56%) .NET
22 28 (12.56%) MS Excel
23 26 (11.66%) SQL Server
23 26 (11.66%) Telecoms
24 25 (11.21%) Banking
24 25 (11.21%) Retail
25 24 (10.76%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 3 (1.35%) IIS
2 2 (0.90%) CMS
Applications
1 28 (12.56%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) JDE OneWorld
1 2 (0.90%) Exchequer
1 2 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.69%) DNS
1 6 (2.69%) Internet
2 5 (2.24%) MVNO
3 4 (1.79%) LAN
3 4 (1.79%) WAN
3 4 (1.79%) HTTP
4 3 (1.35%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.90%) Firewall
5 2 (0.90%) LTE
5 2 (0.90%) 4G
6 1 (0.45%) 2G
6 1 (0.45%) Cisco ICM
6 1 (0.45%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.45%) GGSN
6 1 (0.45%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.45%) 3G
6 1 (0.45%) RTCP
6 1 (0.45%) RTP
6 1 (0.45%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.66%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.59%) Data Mining
2 8 (3.59%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.79%) MS Access
5 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 85 (38.12%) Selenium
2 67 (30.04%) QuickTest Pro
3 21 (9.42%) WebDriver
4 20 (8.97%) LoadRunner
5 17 (7.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (7.17%) Cucumber
7 15 (6.73%) JMeter
8 13 (5.83%) TestDirector
8 13 (5.83%) TestNG
9 11 (4.93%) Eclipse
9 11 (4.93%) IntelliJ
10 8 (3.59%) Rational DOORS
10 8 (3.59%) Firebug
11 7 (3.14%) SpecFlow
11 7 (3.14%) NUnit
12 6 (2.69%) Subversion
12 6 (2.69%) Maven
12 6 (2.69%) JIRA
12 6 (2.69%) Visual Studio
12 6 (2.69%) Jenkins
General
1 107 (47.98%) Finance
2 26 (11.66%) Telecoms
3 25 (11.21%) Banking
3 25 (11.21%) Retail
4 22 (9.87%) Aerospace
5 7 (3.14%) Legal
6 5 (2.24%) Automotive
7 4 (1.79%) Military
8 3 (1.35%) Billing
8 3 (1.35%) Marketing
9 1 (0.45%) Electronics
9 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 106 (47.53%) Analyst
2 104 (46.64%) Test Analyst
3 34 (15.25%) Tester
4 25 (11.21%) Consultant
5 24 (10.76%) Test Manager
6 21 (9.42%) Test Engineer
7 18 (8.07%) QA Engineer
8 15 (6.73%) Senior Test Analyst
8 15 (6.73%) Senior Analyst
9 14 (6.28%) Test Consultant
10 12 (5.38%) Software Engineer
10 12 (5.38%) Test Leader
11 10 (4.48%) Software Tester
12 9 (4.04%) Technical Tester
13 8 (3.59%) Junior
13 8 (3.59%) Software Consultant
14 7 (3.14%) Junior Analyst
14 7 (3.14%) Automation Tester
14 7 (3.14%) Management Consultant
14 7 (3.14%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (13.00%) Web Services
2 28 (12.56%) .NET
3 15 (6.73%) XML
4 12 (5.38%) HTML
5 4 (1.79%) WinForms
6 3 (1.35%) XML Messaging
6 3 (1.35%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.35%) WPF
7 2 (0.90%) SOAP
7 2 (0.90%) Ajax
8 1 (0.45%) XMPP
8 1 (0.45%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.38%) Client/Server
3 9 (4.04%) Open Source
4 6 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.24%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.35%) LIMS
6 3 (1.35%) GIS
7 2 (0.90%) New Media
7 2 (0.90%) Replication
8 1 (0.45%) Statistics
8 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.45%) DTV
8 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 41 (18.39%) Windows
2 18 (8.07%) UNIX
3 5 (2.24%) Linux
4 4 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.90%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.90%) AIX
5 2 (0.90%) Solaris
6 1 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (46.64%) Software Testing
2 93 (41.70%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (33.63%) Test Management
4 72 (32.29%) Test Scripting
5 45 (20.18%) Test Planning
6 44 (19.73%) Scrum
7 40 (17.94%) Test Automation
8 39 (17.49%) Automated Testing
9 29 (13.00%) Regression Testing
10 23 (10.31%) Waterfall
11 22 (9.87%) Automation Testing
12 21 (9.42%) Asset Management
13 19 (8.52%) Continuous Improvement
14 18 (8.07%) User Acceptance Testing
15 17 (7.62%) Test Strategy
15 17 (7.62%) Manual Testing
16 16 (7.17%) System Testing
16 16 (7.17%) Software Asset Management
16 16 (7.17%) Software Licensing
16 16 (7.17%) IT Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (30.94%) SQL
2 36 (16.14%) C#
3 24 (10.76%) Java
4 8 (3.59%) VB
5 7 (3.14%) VBScript
6 6 (2.69%) XPath
7 4 (1.79%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.35%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.90%) Perl
9 2 (0.90%) C
10 1 (0.45%) Python
10 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 172 (77.13%) ISEB
2 146 (65.47%) ISTQB
3 35 (15.70%) Degree
4 16 (7.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 16 (7.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (7.17%) MCP
5 13 (5.83%) Security Cleared
6 10 (4.48%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.35%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.35%) APMP
7 3 (1.35%) AAT
7 3 (1.35%) HND
8 2 (0.90%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.45%) HNC
9 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.45%) PMP
9 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (30.04%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.79%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (1.79%) vSphere
2 2 (0.90%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.45%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 78 (34.98%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (0.90%) Control-M
3 1 (0.45%) Iperf
Vendors
1 58 (26.01%) HP
2 46 (20.63%) Microsoft
3 22 (9.87%) Oracle
4 14 (6.28%) IBM
5 7 (3.14%) Capita
6 4 (1.79%) VMware
7 2 (0.90%) Cisco
7 2 (0.90%) Sage
8 1 (0.45%) Citrix
8 1 (0.45%) Empirix
8 1 (0.45%) SAP
8 1 (0.45%) Mitel
8 1 (0.45%) Fujitsu
8 1 (0.45%) Panasonic
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