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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 288 377 354
Rank change year-on-year
+89 -23
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 164 62 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.75% 0.29% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.28% 0.92% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 116 60 74
Average salary £37,500 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,700 £29,150
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,200 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
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
7192 6744 7674
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 32.94% 31.14% 34.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5478 5417 6535
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 24 October 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 24 October 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
(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
Berkshire +69 80 £37,500 +16.27% 6
Surrey +18 40 £38,750 +10.71% 1
Hampshire +7 21 £32,500 +4.00% 9
Buckinghamshire +6 12 £47,500 +52.00% 3
East Sussex -14 10 £34,000 +3.03% 1
Kent -1 4 £30,250 -3.20%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 255 (93.07%) ISEB
2 176 (64.23%) Software Testing
3 141 (51.46%) ISTQB
4 111 (40.51%) Agile Software Development
5 105 (38.32%) Finance
6 97 (35.40%) Test Scripting
7 95 (34.67%) Test Management
8 92 (33.58%) QA
9 88 (32.12%) SQL
10 87 (31.75%) Selenium
11 73 (26.64%) QuickTest Pro
12 68 (24.82%) HP Quality Center
13 67 (24.45%) Telecoms
14 63 (22.99%) Automated Testing
15 62 (22.63%) Retail
16 60 (21.90%) Oracle
17 56 (20.44%) Test Planning
18 54 (19.71%) Windows
19 53 (19.34%) Degree
20 52 (18.98%) Manual Testing
20 52 (18.98%) HP
21 51 (18.61%) UNIX
22 49 (17.88%) Java
22 49 (17.88%) Test Automation
23 48 (17.52%) Microsoft
24 43 (15.69%) Regression Testing
24 43 (15.69%) User Acceptance Testing
25 42 (15.33%) Life Science
26 41 (14.96%) Solaris
27 40 (14.60%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 18 (6.57%) IIS
2 9 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.19%) Apache
3 6 (2.19%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.82%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.46%) JBoss
5 4 (1.46%) CMS
6 2 (0.73%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (0.73%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.36%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.36%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 12 (4.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.73%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) MS Project
3 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.65%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.36%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.74%) TCP/IP
2 10 (3.65%) DNS
2 10 (3.65%) HTTP
2 10 (3.65%) LDAP
2 10 (3.65%) SMS
2 10 (3.65%) SS7
2 10 (3.65%) ISUP
2 10 (3.65%) INAP
2 10 (3.65%) Wireshark
3 8 (2.92%) WAN
3 8 (2.92%) LAN
4 7 (2.55%) MVNO
5 4 (1.46%) LTE
5 4 (1.46%) 4G
6 2 (0.73%) Internet
7 1 (0.36%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (13.50%) MySQL
2 31 (11.31%) SQL Server
3 20 (7.30%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.19%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.09%) MS Access
6 3 (1.09%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 87 (31.75%) Selenium
2 73 (26.64%) QuickTest Pro
3 29 (10.58%) WebDriver
4 28 (10.22%) JIRA
5 21 (7.66%) JMeter
6 18 (6.57%) Ant
6 18 (6.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 13 (4.74%) Cucumber
8 12 (4.38%) LoadRunner
9 11 (4.01%) Jenkins
10 10 (3.65%) Visual Studio
10 10 (3.65%) Git (software)
11 9 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (3.28%) SilkPerformer
12 7 (2.55%) TestDirector
12 7 (2.55%) TestComplete
12 7 (2.55%) Toad
13 6 (2.19%) TestNG
14 5 (1.82%) WinRunner
14 5 (1.82%) Selenium IDE
General
1 105 (38.32%) Finance
2 67 (24.45%) Telecoms
3 62 (22.63%) Retail
4 25 (9.12%) Banking
5 14 (5.11%) Aerospace
6 13 (4.74%) Billing
7 6 (2.19%) Legal
7 6 (2.19%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.46%) Military
9 1 (0.36%) Electronics
9 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 123 (44.89%) Analyst
1 123 (44.89%) Test Analyst
2 77 (28.10%) Tester
3 55 (20.07%) Software Tester
4 39 (14.23%) Test Engineer
5 34 (12.41%) Consultant
6 33 (12.04%) Test Consultant
7 30 (10.95%) Senior Tester
8 27 (9.85%) Test Manager
9 24 (8.76%) Senior Software Tester
10 20 (7.30%) Software Engineer
10 20 (7.30%) Software Test Engineer
11 12 (4.38%) Software Test Analyst
12 11 (4.01%) QA Test Analyst
12 11 (4.01%) QA Analyst
13 9 (3.28%) QA Engineer
13 9 (3.28%) Junior
13 9 (3.28%) Junior Test Analyst
13 9 (3.28%) Junior Analyst
14 7 (2.55%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (14.60%) Web Services
2 19 (6.93%) .NET
3 18 (6.57%) J2EE
4 16 (5.84%) XML
5 12 (4.38%) SOAP
6 10 (3.65%) Rendezvous
7 7 (2.55%) WCF
8 5 (1.82%) HTML
8 5 (1.82%) XSLT
9 3 (1.09%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.73%) JSON
10 2 (0.73%) Middleware
10 2 (0.73%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.36%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.33%) Life Science
2 31 (11.31%) Mathematics
3 26 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (8.03%) Chemistry
5 18 (6.57%) Visualisation
6 16 (5.84%) Biology
7 10 (3.65%) IVR
7 10 (3.65%) Mobile App
8 9 (3.28%) Statistics
9 7 (2.55%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.46%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.46%) Replication
11 3 (1.09%) User Experience
12 2 (0.73%) EPoS
12 2 (0.73%) LIMS
12 2 (0.73%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.73%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.73%) Social Media
13 1 (0.36%) SWIFT
13 1 (0.36%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 54 (19.71%) Windows
2 51 (18.61%) UNIX
3 41 (14.96%) Solaris
4 38 (13.87%) Linux
5 18 (6.57%) Mac OS X
6 13 (4.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (4.38%) Windows 7
8 11 (4.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (4.01%) Windows XP
9 10 (3.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.82%) Mac OS
10 5 (1.82%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.46%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (64.23%) Software Testing
2 111 (40.51%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (35.40%) Test Scripting
4 95 (34.67%) Test Management
5 63 (22.99%) Automated Testing
6 56 (20.44%) Test Planning
7 52 (18.98%) Manual Testing
8 49 (17.88%) Test Automation
9 43 (15.69%) User Acceptance Testing
9 43 (15.69%) Regression Testing
10 40 (14.60%) Scrum
11 38 (13.87%) V-Model
12 25 (9.12%) Waterfall
13 21 (7.66%) Automation Testing
14 20 (7.30%) Software Engineering
15 19 (6.93%) Test Strategy
16 17 (6.20%) Performance Testing
17 16 (5.84%) Continuous Improvement
18 14 (5.11%) Migration
19 13 (4.74%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 88 (32.12%) SQL
2 49 (17.88%) Java
3 26 (9.49%) PL/SQL
4 18 (6.57%) Shell Script
5 12 (4.38%) C#
5 12 (4.38%) Perl
6 10 (3.65%) Ruby
6 10 (3.65%) VB
7 9 (3.28%) VBScript
8 4 (1.46%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.09%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.73%) PHP
11 1 (0.36%) C
11 1 (0.36%) Python
11 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 255 (93.07%) ISEB
2 141 (51.46%) ISTQB
3 53 (19.34%) Degree
4 21 (7.66%) Security Cleared
5 15 (5.47%) PhD
6 12 (4.38%) SC Cleared
7 10 (3.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.73%) 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 92 (33.58%) QA
2 13 (4.74%) GAMP
3 2 (0.73%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (3.65%) NFS
2 9 (3.28%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.28%) VMware ESX
2 9 (3.28%) VMware Workstation
2 9 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.36%) XenApp
3 1 (0.36%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 68 (24.82%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.46%) Control-M
3 2 (0.73%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.36%) Puppet
4 1 (0.36%) Opsview
Vendors
1 60 (21.90%) Oracle
2 52 (18.98%) HP
3 48 (17.52%) Microsoft
4 12 (4.38%) TIBCO
5 10 (3.65%) Red Hat
6 9 (3.28%) Citrix
6 9 (3.28%) NetApp
6 9 (3.28%) VMware
6 9 (3.28%) Fujitsu
7 6 (2.19%) Redknee
8 5 (1.82%) IBM
9 4 (1.46%) Capita
9 4 (1.46%) FatWire
10 1 (0.36%) ESRI
10 1 (0.36%) SAP
10 1 (0.36%) Sage
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