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 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 300 375 334
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -41
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 142 94 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.79% 0.45% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.48% 1.42% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 130 87 100
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,950 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,550 £50,000 £46,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,125 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.66% +7.14%
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
5719 6621 7486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.76% 31.73% 33.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4690 5256 5695
Median salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Surrey +58 49 £37,500 -3.84% 1
Berkshire +31 35 £45,000 +20.00%
Buckinghamshire +31 19 £35,750 +10.00%
Hampshire -3 19 £33,500 -25.55% 3
Kent +25 7 £47,500 +79.24% 2
Oxfordshire -3 7 £40,000 -5.88% 1
West Sussex +6 5 £52,000 -0.95%
Isle of Wight 0 1 £26,500 -24.28% 2
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 167 (76.61%) ISEB
2 149 (68.35%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (68.35%) ISTQB
3 133 (61.01%) Software Testing
4 105 (48.17%) Test Scripting
5 90 (41.28%) Scrum
6 87 (39.91%) Selenium
7 83 (38.07%) SDLC
8 78 (35.78%) QA
9 73 (33.49%) Finance
10 68 (31.19%) Test Automation
11 66 (30.28%) Visual Studio
12 64 (29.36%) Regression Testing
13 63 (28.90%) SQL
14 60 (27.52%) Degree
15 58 (26.61%) Automated Testing
16 54 (24.77%) HP Quality Center
17 50 (22.94%) Defect Management
18 48 (22.02%) Functional Testing
19 47 (21.56%) Java
20 46 (21.10%) C#
21 45 (20.64%) JMeter
22 44 (20.18%) .NET
22 44 (20.18%) Performance Testing
23 42 (19.27%) HP
24 41 (18.81%) User Acceptance Testing
24 41 (18.81%) Non-Functional Testing
25 40 (18.35%) HTML
26 39 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
27 38 (17.43%) Team Foundation Server

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 25 (11.47%) CMS
2 6 (2.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.46%) Xceptor
Applications
1 21 (9.63%) MS Excel
2 17 (7.80%) MS Office
3 6 (2.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.29%) Primavera
2 1 (0.46%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.46%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.92%) IaaS
1 2 (0.92%) PaaS
1 2 (0.92%) SaaS
2 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (13.76%) TCP/IP
2 26 (11.93%) Internet
3 25 (11.47%) DNS
3 25 (11.47%) Firewall
4 13 (5.96%) 4G
5 11 (5.05%) 2G
5 11 (5.05%) 3G
5 11 (5.05%) GSM
5 11 (5.05%) UMTS
6 10 (4.59%) Diameter Protocol
6 10 (4.59%) ISUP
6 10 (4.59%) LTE
6 10 (4.59%) SCCP
6 10 (4.59%) SIGTRAN
6 10 (4.59%) SS7
6 10 (4.59%) tcpdump
6 10 (4.59%) Wireshark
7 3 (1.38%) 802.15
7 3 (1.38%) Wireless
8 2 (0.92%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.72%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.21%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (2.29%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.46%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 87 (39.91%) Selenium
2 66 (30.28%) Visual Studio
3 45 (20.64%) JMeter
4 38 (17.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (15.14%) LoadRunner
6 29 (13.30%) Gatling
7 28 (12.84%) HP UFT
7 28 (12.84%) SpecFlow
7 28 (12.84%) WebDriver
8 23 (10.55%) TestNG
9 21 (9.63%) JIRA
10 16 (7.34%) SoapUI
11 14 (6.42%) TestComplete
12 12 (5.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 11 (5.05%) Subversion
14 10 (4.59%) Cucumber
14 10 (4.59%) NUnit
15 8 (3.67%) WATIR
16 7 (3.21%) Jenkins
16 7 (3.21%) Ranorex
General
1 73 (33.49%) Finance
2 14 (6.42%) Marketing
3 12 (5.50%) Banking
4 8 (3.67%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.29%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.38%) Games
6 3 (1.38%) Legal
6 3 (1.38%) Retail
7 2 (0.92%) Back Office
7 2 (0.92%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 113 (51.83%) Analyst
2 102 (46.79%) Test Analyst
3 56 (25.69%) Tester
4 46 (21.10%) Automation Tester
5 35 (16.06%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 35 (16.06%) Selenium Tester
6 31 (14.22%) Automation Test Analyst
7 28 (12.84%) Senior Tester
8 27 (12.39%) Senior Automation Tester
9 23 (10.55%) Manual Test Analyst
10 21 (9.63%) Java Automation Tester
11 18 (8.26%) Test Engineer
12 17 (7.80%) Agile Test Analyst
13 15 (6.88%) Senior Analyst
13 15 (6.88%) Senior Test Analyst
13 15 (6.88%) Software Analyst
13 15 (6.88%) Software Test Analyst
14 14 (6.42%) Test Leader
15 12 (5.50%) Web Analyst
15 12 (5.50%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (20.18%) .NET
2 40 (18.35%) HTML
3 31 (14.22%) ASP.NET
4 25 (11.47%) Ajax
5 18 (8.26%) SOAP
6 16 (7.34%) REST
7 8 (3.67%) XML
8 5 (2.29%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.83%) CSS
10 3 (1.38%) 802.1X
11 2 (0.92%) Flash
11 2 (0.92%) HTML5
12 1 (0.46%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.01%) Client/Server
2 21 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (7.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (5.50%) Mathematics
4 12 (5.50%) Replication
5 9 (4.13%) User Experience
6 8 (3.67%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.67%) Fintech
7 6 (2.75%) Life Science
8 5 (2.29%) Biotechnology
8 5 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.83%) Health Informatics
9 4 (1.83%) Informatics
9 4 (1.83%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.38%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.92%) Online Games
11 2 (0.92%) PKI
12 1 (0.46%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.46%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.46%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.29%) AIX
1 5 (2.29%) Solaris
1 5 (2.29%) Unix
2 4 (1.83%) Linux
3 2 (0.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (68.35%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (61.01%) Software Testing
3 105 (48.17%) Test Scripting
4 90 (41.28%) Scrum
5 83 (38.07%) SDLC
6 68 (31.19%) Test Automation
7 64 (29.36%) Regression Testing
8 58 (26.61%) Automated Testing
9 50 (22.94%) Defect Management
10 48 (22.02%) Functional Testing
11 44 (20.18%) Performance Testing
12 41 (18.81%) Non-Functional Testing
12 41 (18.81%) User Acceptance Testing
13 39 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
14 35 (16.06%) Manual Testing
15 33 (15.14%) Automation Testing
15 33 (15.14%) CRM
16 32 (14.68%) BDD
17 29 (13.30%) Waterfall
18 28 (12.84%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (28.90%) SQL
2 47 (21.56%) Java
3 46 (21.10%) C#
4 36 (16.51%) VB
5 35 (16.06%) JavaScript
6 25 (11.47%) Perl
7 24 (11.01%) VBScript
8 9 (4.13%) Ruby
9 5 (2.29%) PHP
9 5 (2.29%) Python
9 5 (2.29%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.83%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.92%) C
11 2 (0.92%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 167 (76.61%) ISEB
2 149 (68.35%) ISTQB
3 60 (27.52%) Degree
4 12 (5.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (0.92%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.46%) AAT
6 1 (0.46%) HND
6 1 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (35.78%) QA
2 5 (2.29%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.92%) GAMP
System Software
1 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 54 (24.77%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.29%) Control-M
3 1 (0.46%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 42 (19.27%) HP
2 35 (16.06%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.05%) Oracle
4 10 (4.59%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (3.67%) Telerik
6 5 (2.29%) Atlassian
6 5 (2.29%) Sophos
6 5 (2.29%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.46%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.46%) Borland
7 1 (0.46%) CA
7 1 (0.46%) CODA
7 1 (0.46%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.46%) MKS
7 1 (0.46%) SAP
7 1 (0.46%) VMware
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Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
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Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Leidos
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Flexible Benefits
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