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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 321 319 311
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 115 102 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.55% 0.49% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.65% 1.56% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 87 76 107
Average salary £40,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,750 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £31,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+24.19% -11.42%
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
6949 6521 7173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.51% 31.51% 33.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5407 5019 5914
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +34 59 £48,250 +35.91% 4
East Sussex -6 18 £38,500 +42.59% 2
Surrey -2 17 £40,000 +2.56% 1
Hampshire -22 12 £33,500 +35.35% 1
West Sussex -7 4 £36,250 +3.57%
Middlesex +10 3 £50,000 +11.11%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 212 (81.23%) ISEB
2 173 (66.28%) ISTQB
3 143 (54.79%) Software Testing
4 138 (52.87%) Finance
5 107 (41.00%) Test Management
6 104 (39.85%) Agile Software Development
7 97 (37.16%) HP Quality Center
8 94 (36.02%) QA
9 91 (34.87%) Test Scripting
10 86 (32.95%) Selenium
11 82 (31.42%) QuickTest Pro
12 79 (30.27%) SQL
13 68 (26.05%) HP
14 56 (21.46%) Test Planning
15 52 (19.92%) Scrum
16 50 (19.16%) Windows
17 49 (18.77%) Telecoms
18 47 (18.01%) Test Automation
18 47 (18.01%) Retail
19 45 (17.24%) Automated Testing
19 45 (17.24%) Regression Testing
20 43 (16.48%) Banking
21 40 (15.33%) Degree
22 37 (14.18%) Web Services
23 35 (13.41%) Microsoft
24 33 (12.64%) Aerospace
25 31 (11.88%) UNIX
25 31 (11.88%) C#
25 31 (11.88%) Oracle
26 28 (10.73%) Manual Testing

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 8 (3.07%) IIS
2 4 (1.53%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.77%) CMS
4 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.53%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (0.77%) Exchequer
2 2 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.21%) MVNO
2 8 (3.07%) LAN
2 8 (3.07%) WAN
3 6 (2.30%) DNS
3 6 (2.30%) Internet
4 4 (1.53%) HTTP
5 3 (1.15%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.15%) LTE
5 3 (1.15%) 4G
6 2 (0.77%) Firewall
7 1 (0.38%) 2G
7 1 (0.38%) Cisco ICM
7 1 (0.38%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.38%) GGSN
7 1 (0.38%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.38%) 3G
7 1 (0.38%) RTCP
7 1 (0.38%) RTP
7 1 (0.38%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.58%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.45%) Data Mining
2 9 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.68%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (2.30%) MS Access
5 5 (1.92%) MySQL
6 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 86 (32.95%) Selenium
2 82 (31.42%) QuickTest Pro
3 26 (9.96%) WebDriver
4 24 (9.20%) LoadRunner
5 22 (8.43%) Cucumber
6 14 (5.36%) JIRA
7 13 (4.98%) TestDirector
8 12 (4.60%) JMeter
9 9 (3.45%) WinRunner
9 9 (3.45%) TestNG
9 9 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (3.07%) Rational DOORS
11 7 (2.68%) SpecFlow
11 7 (2.68%) Jenkins
11 7 (2.68%) Eclipse
11 7 (2.68%) IntelliJ
11 7 (2.68%) NUnit
12 6 (2.30%) MSTest
12 6 (2.30%) Firebug
13 5 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 138 (52.87%) Finance
2 49 (18.77%) Telecoms
3 47 (18.01%) Retail
4 43 (16.48%) Banking
5 33 (12.64%) Aerospace
6 6 (2.30%) Legal
6 6 (2.30%) Military
7 4 (1.53%) Billing
8 2 (0.77%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 126 (48.28%) Analyst
2 124 (47.51%) Test Analyst
3 41 (15.71%) Tester
4 38 (14.56%) Test Manager
5 33 (12.64%) Consultant
6 32 (12.26%) Test Consultant
7 31 (11.88%) Test Engineer
8 20 (7.66%) Software Engineer
9 19 (7.28%) Software Tester
9 19 (7.28%) QA Engineer
10 15 (5.75%) Senior Tester
11 13 (4.98%) Software Test Engineer
12 12 (4.60%) Senior Test Analyst
12 12 (4.60%) Senior Analyst
13 11 (4.21%) Senior Software Tester
14 10 (3.83%) Test Leader
15 8 (3.07%) Management Consultant
16 7 (2.68%) Junior
16 7 (2.68%) Quality Engineer
16 7 (2.68%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (14.18%) Web Services
2 27 (10.34%) .NET
3 5 (1.92%) J2EE
4 4 (1.53%) XML
4 4 (1.53%) WinForms
4 4 (1.53%) HTML
5 3 (1.15%) WPF
5 3 (1.15%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.77%) Ajax
7 1 (0.38%) XMPP
7 1 (0.38%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.38%) WCF
7 1 (0.38%) SOAP
7 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.45%) Open Source
3 8 (3.07%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.30%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.30%) Life Science
5 5 (1.92%) Visualisation
5 5 (1.92%) Mathematics
5 5 (1.92%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.53%) Replication
7 3 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.15%) LIMS
7 3 (1.15%) GIS
7 3 (1.15%) User Experience
8 2 (0.77%) New Media
8 2 (0.77%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.38%) Statistics
9 1 (0.38%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 50 (19.16%) Windows
2 31 (11.88%) UNIX
3 14 (5.36%) Solaris
3 14 (5.36%) Linux
4 9 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.30%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.92%) Windows XP
6 5 (1.92%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.53%) AIX
8 1 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (54.79%) Software Testing
2 107 (41.00%) Test Management
3 104 (39.85%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (34.87%) Test Scripting
5 56 (21.46%) Test Planning
6 52 (19.92%) Scrum
7 47 (18.01%) Test Automation
8 45 (17.24%) Automated Testing
8 45 (17.24%) Regression Testing
9 28 (10.73%) Manual Testing
10 27 (10.34%) Automation Testing
11 26 (9.96%) User Acceptance Testing
12 24 (9.20%) Continuous Improvement
13 22 (8.43%) Waterfall
14 21 (8.05%) Integration Testing
15 20 (7.66%) Performance Testing
16 19 (7.28%) Test Strategy
17 18 (6.90%) V-Model
17 18 (6.90%) Line Management
18 17 (6.51%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 79 (30.27%) SQL
2 31 (11.88%) C#
3 24 (9.20%) Java
4 8 (3.07%) VB
5 7 (2.68%) VBScript
6 5 (1.92%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.92%) Ruby
6 5 (1.92%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.15%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.77%) C
8 2 (0.77%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.77%) Perl
8 2 (0.77%) XPath
9 1 (0.38%) Python
9 1 (0.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 212 (81.23%) ISEB
2 173 (66.28%) ISTQB
3 40 (15.33%) Degree
4 18 (6.90%) Security Cleared
5 17 (6.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 10 (3.83%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.15%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.15%) HND
7 3 (1.15%) VCP4
7 3 (1.15%) APMP
7 3 (1.15%) AAT
8 2 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.38%) HNC
9 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.38%) PMP
9 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (36.02%) QA
2 7 (2.68%) GAMP
System Software
1 8 (3.07%) Active Directory
1 8 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.92%) VMware ESX
2 5 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (1.15%) vSphere
4 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.38%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 97 (37.16%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.53%) Control-M
3 2 (0.77%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 68 (26.05%) HP
2 35 (13.41%) Microsoft
3 31 (11.88%) Oracle
4 14 (5.36%) IBM
5 9 (3.45%) Capita
6 8 (3.07%) VMware
7 6 (2.30%) Fujitsu
8 5 (1.92%) NetApp
9 2 (0.77%) Sage
9 2 (0.77%) Cisco
10 1 (0.38%) Citrix
10 1 (0.38%) Empirix
10 1 (0.38%) Panasonic
10 1 (0.38%) Mitel
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £52500 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Milton Keynes, South East, United Kingdom
White Clarke Group
Salary: £28-35k dependant on experience + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Brighton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £37000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Sogeti
Posted: 21 days ago
Redhill
Interquest - Sand Resources
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 21 days ago
Hungerford
Blue Town Online
Salary: £38k - 45k per year
Posted: 27 days ago
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Questor Resourcing
Salary: to circa £45k upon experience + bonus + good benefits
Posted: 28 days ago