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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 327 334 325
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 118 125 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.56% 0.54% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.77% 1.60% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 93 89 101
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,500 £24,150
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,750 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
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
6659 7796 7345
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.37% 33.94% 33.05%
Number of salaries quoted 5136 6140 5940
Average salary £43,500 £42,750 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.75% +4.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Hampshire +29 42 £42,500 +60.37% 2
Surrey 0 26 £45,000 +32.35% 2
Buckinghamshire +12 25 £34,000 -2.85% 2
Berkshire -42 16 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Oxfordshire +9 4 £42,500 +11.84%
Kent -2 3 £28,500 -16.17%
West Sussex +6 2 £45,000 +28.57% 2
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 149 (74.13%) ISEB
2 146 (72.64%) ISTQB
3 112 (55.72%) Software Testing
4 93 (46.27%) Agile Software Development
5 89 (44.28%) Selenium
6 74 (36.82%) Finance
7 71 (35.32%) Automated Testing
8 57 (28.36%) HP Quality Center
9 55 (27.36%) SQL
10 53 (26.37%) Test Management
11 52 (25.87%) HP
11 52 (25.87%) HP UFT
12 48 (23.88%) QA
13 44 (21.89%) Test Automation
14 42 (20.90%) Test Scripting
15 40 (19.90%) JMeter
16 39 (19.40%) Microsoft
16 39 (19.40%) Test Strategy
17 36 (17.91%) Performance Testing
18 35 (17.41%) Manual Testing
18 35 (17.41%) Regression Testing
19 34 (16.92%) C#
20 33 (16.42%) WebDriver
21 29 (14.43%) Degree
21 29 (14.43%) Test Planning
21 29 (14.43%) SDLC
22 27 (13.43%) Java
22 27 (13.43%) SQL Server
23 26 (12.94%) MS Excel
23 26 (12.94%) Continuous Improvement

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 2 (1.00%) CMS
Applications
1 26 (12.94%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.99%) MS Project
3 3 (1.49%) MS Office
4 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.99%) CSG Singleview
1 4 (1.99%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.50%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.49%) Internet
2 3 (1.49%) SAN
3 2 (1.00%) Firewall
3 2 (1.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.99%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.50%) MS Access
3 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 89 (44.28%) Selenium
2 52 (25.87%) HP UFT
3 40 (19.90%) JMeter
4 33 (16.42%) WebDriver
5 25 (12.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (10.45%) JIRA
7 15 (7.46%) NUnit
8 13 (6.47%) TestNG
9 12 (5.97%) NSubstitute
10 11 (5.47%) Robot Framework
10 11 (5.47%) Eclipse
10 11 (5.47%) IntelliJ
11 10 (4.98%) LoadRunner
12 8 (3.98%) Firebug
12 8 (3.98%) Cucumber
13 7 (3.48%) SpecFlow
13 7 (3.48%) TestDirector
14 6 (2.99%) Subversion
14 6 (2.99%) Maven
14 6 (2.99%) Jenkins
General
1 74 (36.82%) Finance
2 17 (8.46%) Banking
3 16 (7.96%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.98%) Publishing
4 10 (4.98%) Aerospace
5 9 (4.48%) Retail
6 7 (3.48%) Billing
7 5 (2.49%) Automotive
8 4 (1.99%) Front Office
8 4 (1.99%) Marketing
9 3 (1.49%) Legal
10 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
10 2 (1.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 80 (39.80%) Analyst
2 79 (39.30%) Test Analyst
3 35 (17.41%) Tester
4 27 (13.43%) Test Engineer
5 24 (11.94%) Team Leader
5 24 (11.94%) Test Team Leader
6 18 (8.96%) Consultant
7 17 (8.46%) QA Analyst
8 16 (7.96%) Automation Team Leader
9 14 (6.97%) Test Leader
10 11 (5.47%) Test Manager
11 10 (4.98%) QA Test Analyst
11 10 (4.98%) Performance Engineer
11 10 (4.98%) Performance Test Engineer
12 9 (4.48%) Software Consultant
12 9 (4.48%) QA Tester
13 8 (3.98%) Software Tester
14 7 (3.48%) Systems Engineer
14 7 (3.48%) Senior Analyst
14 7 (3.48%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.94%) Web Services
2 16 (7.96%) XML
3 15 (7.46%) HTML
4 14 (6.97%) .NET
5 7 (3.48%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.49%) JSP
6 3 (1.49%) XML Messaging
7 2 (1.00%) Ajax
7 2 (1.00%) SOAP
8 1 (0.50%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.50%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.50%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.99%) Client/Server
3 3 (1.49%) GIS
3 3 (1.49%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.00%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.00%) DTV
4 2 (1.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.00%) New Media
5 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.50%) LIMS
5 1 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.50%) NHS
5 1 (0.50%) Statistics
5 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.44%) Windows
2 17 (8.46%) UNIX
3 8 (3.98%) Linux
4 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (55.72%) Software Testing
2 93 (46.27%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (35.32%) Automated Testing
4 53 (26.37%) Test Management
5 44 (21.89%) Test Automation
6 42 (20.90%) Test Scripting
7 39 (19.40%) Test Strategy
8 36 (17.91%) Performance Testing
9 35 (17.41%) Manual Testing
9 35 (17.41%) Regression Testing
10 29 (14.43%) Test Planning
10 29 (14.43%) SDLC
11 26 (12.94%) Continuous Improvement
12 24 (11.94%) Scrum
13 19 (9.45%) TDD
14 18 (8.96%) User Acceptance Testing
15 17 (8.46%) Asset Management
15 17 (8.46%) Software Asset Management
15 17 (8.46%) Software Licensing
15 17 (8.46%) IT Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (27.36%) SQL
2 34 (16.92%) C#
3 27 (13.43%) Java
4 13 (6.47%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.98%) VBScript
5 10 (4.98%) VB
6 6 (2.99%) XPath
6 6 (2.99%) C
7 3 (1.49%) Python
8 2 (1.00%) Perl
9 1 (0.50%) PHP
9 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.50%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 149 (74.13%) ISEB
2 146 (72.64%) ISTQB
3 29 (14.43%) Degree
4 17 (8.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (8.46%) MCP
5 16 (7.96%) Security Cleared
6 15 (7.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 13 (6.47%) SC Cleared
8 7 (3.48%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (1.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.49%) APMP
10 3 (1.49%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.00%) AAT
11 2 (1.00%) HND
12 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.50%) PMP
12 1 (0.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (23.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 57 (28.36%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 52 (25.87%) HP
2 39 (19.40%) Microsoft
3 20 (9.95%) Oracle
4 12 (5.97%) VMware
5 10 (4.98%) Capita
6 8 (3.98%) IBM
7 3 (1.49%) Citrix
7 3 (1.49%) SAP
8 2 (1.00%) Cognos
9 1 (0.50%) Cisco
9 1 (0.50%) Sage
Godalming, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Sogeti
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Capgemini
Salary: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Computer Sciences Corporation
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago