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 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 359 372 355
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -17
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 76 97 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.42% 0.47% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.31% 1.49% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 61 70 90
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
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
5792 6507 7930
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.73% 31.23% 33.72%
Number of salaries quoted 4637 4914 6338
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,350 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +28 27 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Surrey +7 17 £40,000 - 3
Buckinghamshire +13 10 £36,000 +5.88% 2
Kent +5 8 £38,375 +34.64%
Hampshire -8 6 £42,500 +6.25%
Oxfordshire - 4 £32,500 -
West Sussex -1 2 £43,750 -7.89% 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 113 (79.02%) ISTQB
2 101 (70.63%) ISEB
3 81 (56.64%) Software Testing
4 79 (55.24%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (37.06%) Test Scripting
5 53 (37.06%) SDLC
6 52 (36.36%) Finance
7 49 (34.27%) Test Automation
7 49 (34.27%) QA
8 43 (30.07%) HP Quality Center
8 43 (30.07%) User Acceptance Testing
9 41 (28.67%) Regression Testing
10 40 (27.97%) Selenium
11 39 (27.27%) Scrum
12 38 (26.57%) Java
12 38 (26.57%) Functional Testing
12 38 (26.57%) Defect Management
13 37 (25.87%) Automated Testing
14 36 (25.17%) HP UFT
15 29 (20.28%) Non-Functional Testing
16 28 (19.58%) HP
17 26 (18.18%) Waterfall
18 25 (17.48%) SQL
18 25 (17.48%) Visual Studio
19 24 (16.78%) Performance Testing
19 24 (16.78%) Degree
20 23 (16.08%) Manual Testing
20 23 (16.08%) Test Strategy
20 23 (16.08%) JavaScript
21 22 (15.38%) C#

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (7.69%) CMS
2 2 (1.40%) IIS
2 2 (1.40%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 9 (6.29%) MS Office
2 4 (2.80%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) BASE24
1 2 (1.40%) Primavera
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.70%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.70%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.70%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.40%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.09%) Internet
1 13 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 11 (7.69%) DNS
2 11 (7.69%) Firewall
3 9 (6.29%) 4G
4 6 (4.20%) 2G
4 6 (4.20%) 3G
4 6 (4.20%) GSM
4 6 (4.20%) UMTS
5 5 (3.50%) Diameter Protocol
5 5 (3.50%) ISUP
5 5 (3.50%) LTE
5 5 (3.50%) SCCP
5 5 (3.50%) SIGTRAN
5 5 (3.50%) SS7
5 5 (3.50%) tcpdump
5 5 (3.50%) Wireshark
6 3 (2.10%) 802.15
6 3 (2.10%) IPsec
6 3 (2.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.80%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.40%) Big Data
2 2 (1.40%) MySQL
3 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 40 (27.97%) Selenium
2 36 (25.17%) HP UFT
3 25 (17.48%) Visual Studio
4 20 (13.99%) LoadRunner
5 19 (13.29%) JMeter
5 19 (13.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (11.19%) JIRA
6 16 (11.19%) SoapUI
7 14 (9.79%) SpecFlow
8 11 (7.69%) Bugzilla
8 11 (7.69%) Gatling
8 11 (7.69%) Ranorex
8 11 (7.69%) TestNG
8 11 (7.69%) Testopia
8 11 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 6 (4.20%) Introscope
9 6 (4.20%) Jenkins
9 6 (4.20%) WebDriver
9 6 (4.20%) WebLOAD
10 5 (3.50%) TestDirector
General
1 52 (36.36%) Finance
2 9 (6.29%) Banking
3 8 (5.59%) Marketing
4 7 (4.90%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.50%) Retail
6 2 (1.40%) Back Office
6 2 (1.40%) Legal
7 1 (0.70%) Games
7 1 (0.70%) Publishing
7 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 82 (57.34%) Analyst
2 73 (51.05%) Test Analyst
3 42 (29.37%) Tester
4 22 (15.38%) Automation Tester
5 21 (14.69%) Agile Test Analyst
6 20 (13.99%) Manual Test Analyst
7 16 (11.19%) Automation Test Analyst
7 16 (11.19%) Senior Tester
7 16 (11.19%) Test Engineer
8 14 (9.79%) Software Analyst
8 14 (9.79%) Software Test Analyst
9 13 (9.09%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 13 (9.09%) Selenium Tester
10 10 (6.99%) Java Automation Tester
10 10 (6.99%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (6.99%) Senior Automation Tester
10 10 (6.99%) Senior Test Analyst
11 9 (6.29%) Web Analyst
11 9 (6.29%) Web Test Analyst
12 8 (5.59%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.99%) HTML
2 15 (10.49%) .NET
3 12 (8.39%) ASP.NET
4 11 (7.69%) Ajax
5 5 (3.50%) XML
6 3 (2.10%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.70%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.39%) Mathematics
2 9 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.59%) Replication
3 8 (5.59%) User Experience
4 6 (4.20%) Fintech
4 6 (4.20%) N-Tier
5 5 (3.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.10%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.10%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.10%) PKI
6 3 (2.10%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.40%) Contactless
7 2 (1.40%) EMV
8 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.50%) Unix
2 4 (2.80%) AIX
2 4 (2.80%) Solaris
2 4 (2.80%) Windows
3 2 (1.40%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (56.64%) Software Testing
2 79 (55.24%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (37.06%) SDLC
3 53 (37.06%) Test Scripting
4 49 (34.27%) Test Automation
5 43 (30.07%) User Acceptance Testing
6 41 (28.67%) Regression Testing
7 39 (27.27%) Scrum
8 38 (26.57%) Defect Management
8 38 (26.57%) Functional Testing
9 37 (25.87%) Automated Testing
10 29 (20.28%) Non-Functional Testing
11 26 (18.18%) Waterfall
12 24 (16.78%) Performance Testing
13 23 (16.08%) Manual Testing
13 23 (16.08%) Test Strategy
14 20 (13.99%) System Testing
15 19 (13.29%) V-Model
16 18 (12.59%) BDD
16 18 (12.59%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 38 (26.57%) Java
2 25 (17.48%) SQL
3 23 (16.08%) JavaScript
4 22 (15.38%) C#
5 13 (9.09%) VBScript
6 11 (7.69%) Groovy
6 11 (7.69%) Perl
6 11 (7.69%) VB
7 8 (5.59%) C
Qualifications
1 113 (79.02%) ISTQB
2 101 (70.63%) ISEB
3 24 (16.78%) Degree
4 6 (4.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.40%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.40%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.70%) MCP
6 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (34.27%) QA
2 2 (1.40%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 43 (30.07%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.20%) CA Wily
3 4 (2.80%) Control-M
Vendors
1 28 (19.58%) HP
2 11 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.69%) MKS
2 11 (7.69%) TOWER Software
3 6 (4.20%) AppDynamics
3 6 (4.20%) CA
3 6 (4.20%) Dynatrace
4 5 (3.50%) Oracle
5 4 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.10%) Borland
6 3 (2.10%) SAP
7 2 (1.40%) CyberSource
7 2 (1.40%) Sage
7 2 (1.40%) Telelogic
7 2 (1.40%) Telerik
7 2 (1.40%) T-Plan
7 2 (1.40%) TSYS
7 2 (1.40%) VeriFone
7 2 (1.40%) VMware
7 2 (1.40%) VocaLink
Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £37700 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 28-32k
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cowes
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Cowes
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Woking
Mint
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Surrey
TDA Group
Posted: 14 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
HiFX Europe Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago