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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 300 331 318
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 132 79 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.65% 0.39% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.98% 1.23% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 97 60 115
Average salary £40,000 £31,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.03% -11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,500 £27,850
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £39,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £29,856 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -14.69%
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 South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
6661 6400 7413
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 32.60% 31.63% 33.37%
Number of salaries quoted 5121 5008 6313
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £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 29 January 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 29 January 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
Berkshire +53 71 £48,250 +24.51% 3
Surrey -5 21 £40,000 +2.56% 1
East Sussex -16 12 £34,250 +26.85% 2
Hampshire -38 11 £31,250 +27.55%
Buckinghamshire +9 5 £42,500 +27.81% 1
West Sussex 0 5 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Middlesex - 3 £50,000 -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 247 (83.73%) ISEB
2 191 (64.75%) ISTQB
3 168 (56.95%) Software Testing
4 143 (48.47%) Finance
5 115 (38.98%) Test Management
6 111 (37.63%) Agile Software Development
7 109 (36.95%) Test Scripting
8 106 (35.93%) QA
9 103 (34.92%) HP Quality Center
10 90 (30.51%) Selenium
11 83 (28.14%) QuickTest Pro
11 83 (28.14%) SQL
12 70 (23.73%) HP
13 65 (22.03%) Test Planning
14 60 (20.34%) Telecoms
15 57 (19.32%) Windows
15 57 (19.32%) Scrum
16 53 (17.97%) Regression Testing
17 52 (17.63%) Retail
17 52 (17.63%) Degree
18 51 (17.29%) Automated Testing
19 47 (15.93%) Microsoft
19 47 (15.93%) Test Automation
20 44 (14.92%) Banking
21 43 (14.58%) UNIX
22 39 (13.22%) Manual Testing
23 38 (12.88%) Web Services
23 38 (12.88%) Oracle
24 34 (11.53%) User Acceptance Testing
25 33 (11.19%) Aerospace

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 12 (4.07%) IIS
2 5 (1.69%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.68%) CMS
4 1 (0.34%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (6.78%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.03%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.34%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.73%) MVNO
2 9 (3.05%) LAN
2 9 (3.05%) WAN
2 9 (3.05%) DNS
3 8 (2.71%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.37%) HTTP
4 7 (2.37%) Internet
5 4 (1.36%) SMS
5 4 (1.36%) Wireshark
6 3 (1.02%) 4G
6 3 (1.02%) LTE
6 3 (1.02%) LDAP
6 3 (1.02%) ISUP
6 3 (1.02%) INAP
6 3 (1.02%) SS7
7 2 (0.68%) Firewall
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.34%) GGSN
8 1 (0.34%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.49%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.07%) MySQL
3 10 (3.39%) Data Mining
4 8 (2.71%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.03%) MS Access
5 6 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 90 (30.51%) Selenium
2 83 (28.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 25 (8.47%) WebDriver
4 24 (8.14%) Cucumber
5 22 (7.46%) LoadRunner
6 21 (7.12%) JIRA
7 14 (4.75%) TestDirector
8 13 (4.41%) JMeter
9 10 (3.39%) Ant
9 10 (3.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (3.39%) Jenkins
10 9 (3.05%) Git (software)
10 9 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (3.05%) WinRunner
11 8 (2.71%) Rational DOORS
12 7 (2.37%) MSTest
12 7 (2.37%) SilkPerformer
12 7 (2.37%) Visual Studio
13 6 (2.03%) NUnit
14 5 (1.69%) Moq
General
1 143 (48.47%) Finance
2 60 (20.34%) Telecoms
3 52 (17.63%) Retail
4 44 (14.92%) Banking
5 33 (11.19%) Aerospace
6 7 (2.37%) Billing
6 7 (2.37%) Military
6 7 (2.37%) Legal
7 3 (1.02%) Marketing
8 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.34%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 141 (47.80%) Analyst
2 139 (47.12%) Test Analyst
3 55 (18.64%) Tester
4 42 (14.24%) Test Manager
5 41 (13.90%) Test Engineer
6 34 (11.53%) Consultant
7 33 (11.19%) Test Consultant
8 30 (10.17%) Software Tester
9 26 (8.81%) Software Engineer
10 23 (7.80%) QA Engineer
11 22 (7.46%) Senior Tester
12 20 (6.78%) Software Test Engineer
13 17 (5.76%) Senior Software Tester
14 11 (3.73%) Senior Analyst
14 11 (3.73%) Senior Test Analyst
15 8 (2.71%) Management Consultant
15 8 (2.71%) QA Analyst
15 8 (2.71%) Software Test Analyst
16 7 (2.37%) Selenium Tester
16 7 (2.37%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (12.88%) Web Services
2 33 (11.19%) .NET
3 10 (3.39%) J2EE
4 7 (2.37%) XML
5 5 (1.69%) SOAP
6 4 (1.36%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.36%) HTML
6 4 (1.36%) WinForms
6 4 (1.36%) WCF
7 3 (1.02%) WPF
7 3 (1.02%) Rendezvous
8 2 (0.68%) Ajax
9 1 (0.34%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.34%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.34%) XMPP
9 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.34%) JSON
9 1 (0.34%) XSLT
9 1 (0.34%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.07%) Life Science
3 10 (3.39%) Mathematics
3 10 (3.39%) Visualisation
4 9 (3.05%) Open Source
5 6 (2.03%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.69%) Replication
6 5 (1.69%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.02%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.02%) User Experience
7 3 (1.02%) IVR
7 3 (1.02%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.02%) LIMS
7 3 (1.02%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.02%) GIS
7 3 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.68%) New Media
9 1 (0.34%) Social Media
9 1 (0.34%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.34%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 57 (19.32%) Windows
2 43 (14.58%) UNIX
3 25 (8.47%) Solaris
4 24 (8.14%) Linux
5 11 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (3.39%) Mac OS X
7 8 (2.71%) Windows 7
8 7 (2.37%) Windows XP
9 5 (1.69%) AIX
10 3 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (56.95%) Software Testing
2 115 (38.98%) Test Management
3 111 (37.63%) Agile Software Development
4 109 (36.95%) Test Scripting
5 65 (22.03%) Test Planning
6 57 (19.32%) Scrum
7 53 (17.97%) Regression Testing
8 51 (17.29%) Automated Testing
9 47 (15.93%) Test Automation
10 39 (13.22%) Manual Testing
11 34 (11.53%) User Acceptance Testing
12 31 (10.51%) Automation Testing
13 26 (8.81%) V-Model
14 24 (8.14%) Continuous Improvement
15 23 (7.80%) Waterfall
15 23 (7.80%) Performance Testing
16 21 (7.12%) Integration Testing
16 21 (7.12%) Line Management
17 19 (6.44%) Validation
18 18 (6.10%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 83 (28.14%) SQL
2 27 (9.15%) Java
3 26 (8.81%) C#
4 11 (3.73%) PL/SQL
5 10 (3.39%) Shell Script
6 9 (3.05%) Ruby
7 6 (2.03%) Perl
8 4 (1.36%) VB
9 3 (1.02%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.02%) VBScript
9 3 (1.02%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.68%) C
10 2 (0.68%) Python
11 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.34%) C++
Qualifications
1 247 (83.73%) ISEB
2 191 (64.75%) ISTQB
3 52 (17.63%) Degree
4 22 (7.46%) Security Cleared
5 19 (6.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 12 (4.07%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.02%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.02%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.68%) APMP
9 1 (0.34%) AAT
9 1 (0.34%) PhD
9 1 (0.34%) HNC
9 1 (0.34%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (35.93%) QA
2 11 (3.73%) GAMP
3 2 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.05%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.37%) VMware ESX
3 7 (2.37%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (1.02%) vSphere
4 3 (1.02%) NFS
5 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.34%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 103 (34.92%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.69%) Control-M
3 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 70 (23.73%) HP
2 47 (15.93%) Microsoft
3 38 (12.88%) Oracle
4 10 (3.39%) VMware
5 9 (3.05%) IBM
6 8 (2.71%) Fujitsu
7 7 (2.37%) Capita
7 7 (2.37%) NetApp
8 5 (1.69%) Citrix
9 4 (1.36%) TIBCO
10 3 (1.02%) Redknee
10 3 (1.02%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.34%) Panasonic
11 1 (0.34%) Mitel
11 1 (0.34%) SAP
11 1 (0.34%) Cisco
11 1 (0.34%) Empirix
11 1 (0.34%) Sage
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