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 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
England / South East
Rank 338 379 342
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -37
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 49 67 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 0.35% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.18% 1.12% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 42 62 96
Median salary £27,500 £35,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-22.53% -11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £34,250 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-5.10% -12.17%

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
4138 5991 6691
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 27.88% 31.48% 32.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3334 4860 5214
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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
East Sussex - 18 £25,500 - 1
Surrey +34 11 £38,250 +17.69% 2
Buckinghamshire +12 7 £34,500 -
Berkshire +44 4 £27,500 -38.88% 2
Oxfordshire +13 4 £31,500 -25.88% 2
Hampshire +3 3 £57,500 +35.29% 3
West Sussex +7 2 £41,750 +19.28%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 140 (86.42%) ISTQB
2 113 (69.75%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (60.49%) Software Testing
4 94 (58.02%) ISEB
5 65 (40.12%) Microsoft
6 60 (37.04%) C#
7 59 (36.42%) Scrum
8 57 (35.19%) QA
8 57 (35.19%) Test Automation
9 52 (32.10%) Selenium
9 52 (32.10%) Test Scripting
9 52 (32.10%) .NET
10 51 (31.48%) Automated Testing
11 50 (30.86%) Degree
11 50 (30.86%) SDLC
12 47 (29.01%) SQL
13 46 (28.40%) MS Excel
14 43 (26.54%) SQL Server
15 41 (25.31%) TDD
16 38 (23.46%) Finance
17 37 (22.84%) Automation Testing
18 36 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
18 36 (22.22%) Windows
19 33 (20.37%) Manual Testing
20 31 (19.14%) Test Management
21 29 (17.90%) Software Engineering
21 29 (17.90%) Test Strategy
22 28 (17.28%) BDD
22 28 (17.28%) SoapUI
22 28 (17.28%) JIRA

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 10 (6.17%) Confluence
1 10 (6.17%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.85%) CMS
Applications
1 46 (28.40%) MS Excel
2 15 (9.26%) MS Office
3 12 (7.41%) MS Project
4 9 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.47%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.62%) Primavera
3 1 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.17%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.85%) DNS
2 3 (1.85%) Firewall
2 3 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (26.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.47%) MySQL
3 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 52 (32.10%) Selenium
2 36 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (17.28%) JIRA
3 28 (17.28%) SoapUI
4 21 (12.96%) Visual Studio
5 16 (9.88%) WebDriver
6 13 (8.02%) Git (software)
7 12 (7.41%) Jenkins
7 12 (7.41%) TestComplete
8 11 (6.79%) JMeter
9 10 (6.17%) Cucumber
9 10 (6.17%) Ranorex
10 9 (5.56%) MSTest
10 9 (5.56%) SpecFlow
11 7 (4.32%) Robot Framework
11 7 (4.32%) Selenium IDE
12 5 (3.09%) Subversion
13 4 (2.47%) LoadRunner
13 4 (2.47%) TestNG
14 3 (1.85%) Toad
General
1 38 (23.46%) Finance
2 7 (4.32%) Marketing
3 4 (2.47%) Games
3 4 (2.47%) Multimedia
3 4 (2.47%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.85%) Electronics
4 3 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.85%) Retail
5 2 (1.23%) Banking
5 2 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.62%) Automotive
6 1 (0.62%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 75 (46.30%) Analyst
2 73 (45.06%) Test Analyst
3 46 (28.40%) Tester
4 24 (14.81%) Junior
5 23 (14.20%) Junior Tester
6 22 (13.58%) Test Engineer
7 20 (12.35%) Junior Analyst
7 20 (12.35%) Junior Test Analyst
8 17 (10.49%) Automation Test Analyst
8 17 (10.49%) Software Analyst
8 17 (10.49%) Software Test Analyst
9 16 (9.88%) Automation Tester
9 16 (9.88%) Software Tester
10 14 (8.64%) Test Leader
11 12 (7.41%) Team Leader
11 12 (7.41%) Test Manager
12 11 (6.79%) Software Test Engineer
13 10 (6.17%) Developer
13 10 (6.17%) Manual Test Analyst
13 10 (6.17%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (32.10%) .NET
2 28 (17.28%) ASP.NET
3 22 (13.58%) HTML
4 13 (8.02%) CSS
5 9 (5.56%) SOAP
6 8 (4.94%) REST
6 8 (4.94%) XML
7 7 (4.32%) Web Services
8 6 (3.70%) HTML5
9 5 (3.09%) Ajax
10 4 (2.47%) COM
10 4 (2.47%) Flash
10 4 (2.47%) Silverlight
11 2 (1.23%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.23%) CSS3
11 2 (1.23%) jQuery
11 2 (1.23%) JSON
11 2 (1.23%) RabbitMQ
11 2 (1.23%) XHTML
11 2 (1.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.28%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (13.58%) Computer Science
3 14 (8.64%) Mobile App
4 10 (6.17%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (4.94%) Client/Server
6 7 (4.32%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.09%) Smartcard
8 4 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.47%) Online Games
8 4 (2.47%) User Experience
9 2 (1.23%) Biotechnology
9 2 (1.23%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.23%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 36 (22.22%) Windows
2 13 (8.02%) Linux
3 6 (3.70%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.09%) Unix
5 4 (2.47%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.47%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.62%) Solaris
6 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (69.75%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (60.49%) Software Testing
3 59 (36.42%) Scrum
4 57 (35.19%) Test Automation
5 52 (32.10%) Test Scripting
6 51 (31.48%) Automated Testing
7 50 (30.86%) SDLC
8 41 (25.31%) TDD
9 37 (22.84%) Automation Testing
10 33 (20.37%) Manual Testing
11 31 (19.14%) Test Management
12 29 (17.90%) Software Engineering
12 29 (17.90%) Test Strategy
13 28 (17.28%) BDD
14 27 (16.67%) Performance Testing
14 27 (16.67%) Regression Testing
15 22 (13.58%) User Acceptance Testing
16 18 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
17 16 (9.88%) Functional Testing
18 14 (8.64%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 60 (37.04%) C#
2 47 (29.01%) SQL
3 20 (12.35%) JavaScript
4 11 (6.79%) C++
5 10 (6.17%) Java
5 10 (6.17%) Shell Script
5 10 (6.17%) VB
6 5 (3.09%) Perl
6 5 (3.09%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.85%) PHP
7 3 (1.85%) Python
7 3 (1.85%) Ruby
8 2 (1.23%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.23%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 140 (86.42%) ISTQB
2 94 (58.02%) ISEB
3 50 (30.86%) Degree
4 7 (4.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.62%) AAT
5 1 (0.62%) HND
5 1 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.62%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.62%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (35.19%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 13 (8.02%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.23%) Puppet
3 1 (0.62%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.62%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 65 (40.12%) Microsoft
2 23 (14.20%) HP
3 10 (6.17%) Remedy
4 8 (4.94%) Atlassian
5 5 (3.09%) Oracle
6 4 (2.47%) SAP
7 3 (1.85%) IBM
8 2 (1.23%) TOWER Software
8 2 (1.23%) T-Plan
9 1 (0.62%) BMC
Staines
Bupa
Posted: 3 days ago
Hove, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Computer People
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + 25 days, healthcare, pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Stott & May
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Applicant Services
Salary: Salary up to £40,000per annum + on target bonus of 5% + contributory pension
Posted: 14 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Whiteley - Hampshire
IBS Consulting
Salary: £35,000 - £42,000 per year (Depends on Experience)
Posted: 20 days ago
Newbury
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago