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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 356 329 314
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -15
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 85 106 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.41% 0.48% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.29% 1.49% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 64 73 104
Average salary £39,750 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,050 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -7.85%
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
6568 7109 7256
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.53% 31.96% 33.07%
Number of salaries quoted 5016 5493 5817
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £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 March 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 March 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
(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 -10 27 £45,000 +25.00% 1
East Sussex -9 16 £38,500 +35.08%
Surrey +16 15 £40,000 +2.56% 4
Hampshire -8 9 £34,500 +38.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 8 £31,500 -10.63% 2
West Sussex +6 5 £42,500 +21.42%
Middlesex +8 3 £50,000 +11.11%
Kent +9 1 £22,500 +12.50% 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 183 (79.57%) ISEB
2 156 (67.83%) ISTQB
3 122 (53.04%) Finance
4 117 (50.87%) Software Testing
5 102 (44.35%) Agile Software Development
6 88 (38.26%) Selenium
7 85 (36.96%) Test Management
7 85 (36.96%) HP Quality Center
8 83 (36.09%) QA
9 80 (34.78%) Test Scripting
9 80 (34.78%) SQL
10 76 (33.04%) QuickTest Pro
11 60 (26.09%) HP
12 49 (21.30%) Scrum
12 49 (21.30%) Test Planning
13 45 (19.57%) Test Automation
14 42 (18.26%) Windows
15 41 (17.83%) Automated Testing
16 37 (16.09%) Regression Testing
17 36 (15.65%) C#
18 35 (15.22%) Microsoft
19 33 (14.35%) Banking
19 33 (14.35%) Retail
20 32 (13.91%) Degree
20 32 (13.91%) Telecoms
21 31 (13.48%) Web Services
22 29 (12.61%) Aerospace
23 28 (12.17%) .NET
23 28 (12.17%) Automation Testing
24 26 (11.30%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 4 (1.74%) IIS
2 2 (0.87%) CMS
3 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.91%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) JDE OneWorld
1 2 (0.87%) Exchequer
1 2 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.48%) MVNO
2 6 (2.61%) DNS
2 6 (2.61%) Internet
3 5 (2.17%) LAN
3 5 (2.17%) WAN
4 4 (1.74%) HTTP
5 3 (1.30%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.87%) Firewall
6 2 (0.87%) LTE
6 2 (0.87%) 4G
7 1 (0.43%) 2G
7 1 (0.43%) Cisco ICM
7 1 (0.43%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.43%) GGSN
7 1 (0.43%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.43%) 3G
7 1 (0.43%) RTCP
7 1 (0.43%) RTP
7 1 (0.43%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.48%) Data Mining
4 7 (3.04%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (2.61%) MS Access
6 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 88 (38.26%) Selenium
2 76 (33.04%) QuickTest Pro
3 26 (11.30%) WebDriver
4 20 (8.70%) Cucumber
4 20 (8.70%) LoadRunner
5 15 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (5.65%) TestNG
7 12 (5.22%) TestDirector
8 11 (4.78%) JMeter
8 11 (4.78%) Eclipse
8 11 (4.78%) IntelliJ
9 10 (4.35%) JIRA
10 9 (3.91%) Jenkins
11 8 (3.48%) Rational DOORS
11 8 (3.48%) Firebug
12 7 (3.04%) NUnit
12 7 (3.04%) SpecFlow
13 6 (2.61%) Subversion
13 6 (2.61%) Maven
13 6 (2.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 122 (53.04%) Finance
2 33 (14.35%) Banking
2 33 (14.35%) Retail
3 32 (13.91%) Telecoms
4 29 (12.61%) Aerospace
5 5 (2.17%) Legal
6 4 (1.74%) Military
6 4 (1.74%) Automotive
7 3 (1.30%) Billing
8 2 (0.87%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 115 (50.00%) Analyst
2 113 (49.13%) Test Analyst
3 36 (15.65%) Tester
4 29 (12.61%) Test Manager
5 25 (10.87%) Test Engineer
6 23 (10.00%) Consultant
7 21 (9.13%) Test Consultant
8 17 (7.39%) QA Engineer
9 14 (6.09%) Senior Test Analyst
9 14 (6.09%) Software Engineer
9 14 (6.09%) Senior Analyst
10 13 (5.65%) Software Tester
11 12 (5.22%) Test Leader
12 9 (3.91%) Technical Tester
13 8 (3.48%) Senior Tester
13 8 (3.48%) Junior
14 7 (3.04%) Management Consultant
14 7 (3.04%) Quality Engineer
14 7 (3.04%) Software Test Engineer
14 7 (3.04%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (13.48%) Web Services
2 28 (12.17%) .NET
3 13 (5.65%) XML
4 12 (5.22%) HTML
5 4 (1.74%) WinForms
6 3 (1.30%) XML Messaging
6 3 (1.30%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.30%) WPF
7 2 (0.87%) SOAP
7 2 (0.87%) Ajax
8 1 (0.43%) XMPP
8 1 (0.43%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 9 (3.91%) Open Source
4 6 (2.61%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.17%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.30%) LIMS
6 3 (1.30%) Replication
6 3 (1.30%) GIS
6 3 (1.30%) User Experience
7 2 (0.87%) New Media
8 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.43%) Statistics
8 1 (0.43%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 42 (18.26%) Windows
2 22 (9.57%) UNIX
3 6 (2.61%) Linux
4 5 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.74%) Solaris
6 3 (1.30%) AIX
7 2 (0.87%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.87%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (50.87%) Software Testing
2 102 (44.35%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (36.96%) Test Management
4 80 (34.78%) Test Scripting
5 49 (21.30%) Scrum
5 49 (21.30%) Test Planning
6 45 (19.57%) Test Automation
7 41 (17.83%) Automated Testing
8 37 (16.09%) Regression Testing
9 28 (12.17%) Automation Testing
10 26 (11.30%) Waterfall
11 22 (9.57%) Continuous Improvement
12 19 (8.26%) User Acceptance Testing
13 18 (7.83%) Line Management
14 17 (7.39%) Test Strategy
15 16 (6.96%) Manual Testing
15 16 (6.96%) System Testing
15 16 (6.96%) Integration Testing
16 14 (6.09%) Performance Testing
16 14 (6.09%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 80 (34.78%) SQL
2 36 (15.65%) C#
3 24 (10.43%) Java
4 8 (3.48%) VB
5 7 (3.04%) VBScript
6 6 (2.61%) XPath
7 3 (1.30%) Ruby
7 3 (1.30%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.87%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.87%) Perl
8 2 (0.87%) C
9 1 (0.43%) Python
9 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 183 (79.57%) ISEB
2 156 (67.83%) ISTQB
3 32 (13.91%) Degree
4 15 (6.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 14 (6.09%) Security Cleared
6 10 (4.35%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.74%) MCP
8 3 (1.30%) HND
8 3 (1.30%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.30%) APMP
8 3 (1.30%) AAT
9 2 (0.87%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.43%) HNC
10 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.43%) PMP
10 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (36.09%) QA
2 2 (0.87%) GAMP
System Software
1 5 (2.17%) Active Directory
1 5 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.74%) vSphere
3 2 (0.87%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.43%) MetaFrame
4 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 85 (36.96%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.30%) Control-M
3 2 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.43%) Iperf
Vendors
1 60 (26.09%) HP
2 35 (15.22%) Microsoft
3 26 (11.30%) Oracle
4 14 (6.09%) IBM
5 7 (3.04%) Capita
6 5 (2.17%) VMware
7 2 (0.87%) Fujitsu
7 2 (0.87%) Sage
7 2 (0.87%) Cisco
8 1 (0.43%) Citrix
8 1 (0.43%) Empirix
8 1 (0.43%) NetApp
8 1 (0.43%) Panasonic
8 1 (0.43%) Mitel
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Open University
Salary: From £31,342 to £37,394 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Open University
Salary: From £25,513 to £30,434 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Dover
People Source
Salary: excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Godalming, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Addlestone, Surrey
Sogeti
Posted: 11 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Sogeti
Posted: 23 days ago