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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 294 355 369
Rank change year-on-year
+61 +14
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 147 72 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.67% 0.34% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.01% 1.07% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 112 67 63
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £47,300 £40,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
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
7324 6722 7779
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.28% 31.82% 34.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5576 5436 6645
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +54 59 £37,500 +20.00% 8
Surrey +34 47 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Hampshire +4 19 £32,750 -18.12% 4
East Sussex -32 11 £34,000 +3.03%
Buckinghamshire +9 7 £48,750 +95.00% 3
Kent -2 4 £30,250 -6.92% 2
M4 Corridor - 1 £50,000 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 261 (94.57%) ISEB
2 172 (62.32%) Software Testing
3 134 (48.55%) ISTQB
4 124 (44.93%) Agile Software Development
5 97 (35.14%) Test Scripting
6 91 (32.97%) SQL
7 90 (32.61%) Finance
8 88 (31.88%) Selenium
9 85 (30.80%) QA
10 71 (25.72%) Test Management
11 66 (23.91%) HP Quality Center
12 65 (23.55%) Automated Testing
13 63 (22.83%) Degree
13 63 (22.83%) Telecoms
13 63 (22.83%) QuickTest Pro
14 61 (22.10%) Test Planning
15 60 (21.74%) Retail
16 58 (21.01%) HP
17 57 (20.65%) Java
18 55 (19.93%) Oracle
18 55 (19.93%) Windows
19 54 (19.57%) Test Automation
20 53 (19.20%) Manual Testing
20 53 (19.20%) Microsoft
21 49 (17.75%) User Acceptance Testing
22 48 (17.39%) UNIX
23 47 (17.03%) Life Science
24 46 (16.67%) V-Model
25 45 (16.30%) MySQL
26 43 (15.58%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 22 (7.97%) IIS
2 8 (2.90%) Apache
2 8 (2.90%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.81%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.45%) CMS
4 4 (1.45%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.45%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (0.72%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.72%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.36%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 8 (2.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.09%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) MS Project
3 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (5.80%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.36%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.25%) TCP/IP
2 14 (5.07%) DNS
3 13 (4.71%) LDAP
3 13 (4.71%) SMS
3 13 (4.71%) SS7
3 13 (4.71%) ISUP
3 13 (4.71%) INAP
3 13 (4.71%) Wireshark
3 13 (4.71%) HTTP
4 10 (3.62%) LTE
4 10 (3.62%) 4G
5 6 (2.17%) WAN
5 6 (2.17%) LAN
6 2 (0.72%) Internet
6 2 (0.72%) MVNO
7 1 (0.36%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.36%) 3G
7 1 (0.36%) BGP
7 1 (0.36%) Network Security
7 1 (0.36%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (16.30%) MySQL
2 30 (10.87%) SQL Server
3 24 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 88 (31.88%) Selenium
2 63 (22.83%) QuickTest Pro
3 26 (9.42%) JIRA
4 24 (8.70%) WebDriver
5 22 (7.97%) JMeter
6 17 (6.16%) Ant
6 17 (6.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 16 (5.80%) Visual Studio
8 14 (5.07%) TestDirector
9 10 (3.62%) LoadRunner
9 10 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (3.26%) Cucumber
10 9 (3.26%) Jenkins
10 9 (3.26%) TestNG
11 8 (2.90%) Selenium IDE
12 7 (2.54%) Git (software)
12 7 (2.54%) TestComplete
12 7 (2.54%) SilkPerformer
12 7 (2.54%) Toad
13 6 (2.17%) SoapUI
General
1 90 (32.61%) Finance
2 63 (22.83%) Telecoms
3 60 (21.74%) Retail
4 20 (7.25%) Billing
5 9 (3.26%) Legal
6 8 (2.90%) Banking
7 7 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.45%) Military
9 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.72%) Electronics
9 2 (0.72%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 135 (48.91%) Analyst
2 134 (48.55%) Test Analyst
3 83 (30.07%) Tester
4 52 (18.84%) Software Tester
5 39 (14.13%) Test Engineer
6 27 (9.78%) Senior Tester
7 20 (7.25%) Software Test Engineer
7 20 (7.25%) Software Engineer
8 19 (6.88%) Consultant
8 19 (6.88%) Test Consultant
9 18 (6.52%) Senior Software Tester
10 16 (5.80%) Test Manager
11 14 (5.07%) Junior
11 14 (5.07%) QA Analyst
11 14 (5.07%) QA Test Analyst
11 14 (5.07%) Junior Test Analyst
11 14 (5.07%) Junior Analyst
12 12 (4.35%) QA Tester
13 10 (3.62%) QA Engineer
13 10 (3.62%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (14.13%) Web Services
2 27 (9.78%) .NET
3 24 (8.70%) XML
4 17 (6.16%) J2EE
5 15 (5.43%) SOAP
6 13 (4.71%) Rendezvous
7 10 (3.62%) WCF
8 9 (3.26%) HTML
8 9 (3.26%) XSLT
9 6 (2.17%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.81%) JSON
10 5 (1.81%) Middleware
10 5 (1.81%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (1.09%) CSS
12 1 (0.36%) JSP
12 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 47 (17.03%) Life Science
2 38 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (11.23%) Mathematics
4 28 (10.14%) Chemistry
5 19 (6.88%) Biology
6 17 (6.16%) Visualisation
7 13 (4.71%) IVR
7 13 (4.71%) Mobile App
8 11 (3.99%) Computer Science
9 10 (3.62%) Statistics
10 5 (1.81%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.45%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.45%) EPoS
11 4 (1.45%) CCTV
12 2 (0.72%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.72%) Replication
12 2 (0.72%) DTV
12 2 (0.72%) Social Media
13 1 (0.36%) SWIFT
13 1 (0.36%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 55 (19.93%) Windows
2 48 (17.39%) UNIX
3 39 (14.13%) Solaris
3 39 (14.13%) Linux
4 17 (6.16%) Mac OS X
5 13 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (4.35%) Windows 7
7 11 (3.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (3.26%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.45%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.45%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.72%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.72%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.72%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (62.32%) Software Testing
2 124 (44.93%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (35.14%) Test Scripting
4 71 (25.72%) Test Management
5 65 (23.55%) Automated Testing
6 61 (22.10%) Test Planning
7 54 (19.57%) Test Automation
8 53 (19.20%) Manual Testing
9 49 (17.75%) User Acceptance Testing
10 46 (16.67%) V-Model
11 43 (15.58%) Scrum
12 41 (14.86%) Regression Testing
13 31 (11.23%) Waterfall
14 21 (7.61%) Software Engineering
15 19 (6.88%) Automation Testing
16 16 (5.80%) Test Strategy
17 13 (4.71%) Performance Testing
18 12 (4.35%) System Testing
19 11 (3.99%) Continuous Improvement
19 11 (3.99%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 91 (32.97%) SQL
2 57 (20.65%) Java
3 25 (9.06%) PL/SQL
4 18 (6.52%) C#
5 17 (6.16%) Shell Script
6 16 (5.80%) Perl
7 14 (5.07%) VBScript
8 13 (4.71%) VB
9 10 (3.62%) JavaScript
10 7 (2.54%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.54%) Ruby
11 4 (1.45%) PHP
12 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.72%) Python
13 1 (0.36%) C
Qualifications
1 261 (94.57%) ISEB
2 134 (48.55%) ISTQB
3 63 (22.83%) Degree
4 21 (7.61%) PhD
5 20 (7.25%) Security Cleared
6 13 (4.71%) SC Cleared
7 9 (3.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.36%) AAT
9 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.36%) HND
9 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (30.80%) QA
2 10 (3.62%) GAMP
3 2 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (4.71%) NFS
2 7 (2.54%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.54%) VMware ESX
2 7 (2.54%) VMware Workstation
2 7 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 66 (23.91%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.72%) Puppet
2 2 (0.72%) Opsview
2 2 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (0.72%) Control-M
Vendors
1 58 (21.01%) HP
2 55 (19.93%) Oracle
3 53 (19.20%) Microsoft
4 18 (6.52%) TIBCO
5 13 (4.71%) Red Hat
6 11 (3.99%) Citrix
7 9 (3.26%) Redknee
8 7 (2.54%) Fujitsu
8 7 (2.54%) NetApp
8 7 (2.54%) IBM
8 7 (2.54%) VMware
9 4 (1.45%) JBoss
9 4 (1.45%) Capita
9 4 (1.45%) FatWire
10 2 (0.72%) SAP
11 1 (0.36%) Sage
11 1 (0.36%) ESRI
11 1 (0.36%) F5
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum + 10% On target Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: good benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Sogeti UK Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £43000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sogeti
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Paramount Enterprizes Limited
Salary: From £37,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sogeti
Posted: 4 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wokingham
The People Network
Salary: £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
High Wycombe
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Tonbridge
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefit
Posted: 11 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
OpenBet Technology
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sogeti
Posted: 22 days ago