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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 298 380 349
Rank change year-on-year
+82 -31
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 148 71 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.68% 0.33% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.05% 1.04% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 105 60 99
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,750 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £32,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.93% -8.57%
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
7210 6822 7913
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 32.99% 31.50% 33.92%
Number of salaries quoted 5452 5351 6816
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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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 +76 80 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Surrey -2 26 £40,000 +4.57% 1
Hampshire -20 15 £33,500 +34.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +17 13 £45,000 +35.33% 1
East Sussex -11 12 £35,000 +29.62%
West Sussex -4 1 £37,500 -3.53%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 253 (85.76%) ISEB
2 187 (63.39%) ISTQB
3 171 (57.97%) Software Testing
4 129 (43.73%) Finance
5 122 (41.36%) Test Scripting
6 119 (40.34%) Test Management
7 115 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
8 99 (33.56%) QA
9 96 (32.54%) HP Quality Center
10 95 (32.20%) Selenium
11 88 (29.83%) SQL
12 83 (28.14%) QuickTest Pro
13 64 (21.69%) Windows
14 63 (21.36%) HP
15 60 (20.34%) Test Planning
15 60 (20.34%) Telecoms
16 59 (20.00%) Degree
17 57 (19.32%) Automated Testing
18 53 (17.97%) Test Automation
19 52 (17.63%) Regression Testing
20 51 (17.29%) Oracle
21 50 (16.95%) Retail
22 49 (16.61%) Manual Testing
23 48 (16.27%) Microsoft
23 48 (16.27%) Scrum
24 47 (15.93%) UNIX
25 41 (13.90%) Web Services
26 40 (13.56%) Java
27 37 (12.54%) User Acceptance Testing
28 36 (12.20%) V-Model

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 14 (4.75%) IIS
2 7 (2.37%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.03%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.34%) CMS
4 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.34%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 19 (6.44%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.03%) MS Project
3 2 (0.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (3.05%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.34%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.07%) LAN
1 12 (4.07%) WAN
2 11 (3.73%) MVNO
3 9 (3.05%) DNS
4 8 (2.71%) HTTP
4 8 (2.71%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.03%) Internet
6 5 (1.69%) SMS
6 5 (1.69%) Wireshark
7 4 (1.36%) LDAP
7 4 (1.36%) SS7
7 4 (1.36%) ISUP
7 4 (1.36%) INAP
8 3 (1.02%) LTE
8 3 (1.02%) 4G
9 1 (0.34%) SAN
9 1 (0.34%) GGSN
9 1 (0.34%) ZigBee
9 1 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.34%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.46%) MySQL
3 11 (3.73%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.05%) Oracle Database
4 9 (3.05%) Data Mining
5 6 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.36%) MS Access
7 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 95 (32.20%) Selenium
2 83 (28.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 31 (10.51%) WebDriver
4 27 (9.15%) JIRA
5 21 (7.12%) LoadRunner
6 20 (6.78%) Cucumber
7 18 (6.10%) JMeter
8 16 (5.42%) Ant
8 16 (5.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 12 (4.07%) TestDirector
10 11 (3.73%) Jenkins
11 10 (3.39%) Git (software)
12 9 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (3.05%) SilkPerformer
12 9 (3.05%) Visual Studio
12 9 (3.05%) WinRunner
13 8 (2.71%) TestComplete
14 7 (2.37%) MSTest
14 7 (2.37%) Toad
15 5 (1.69%) NUnit
General
1 129 (43.73%) Finance
2 60 (20.34%) Telecoms
3 50 (16.95%) Retail
4 34 (11.53%) Banking
5 21 (7.12%) Aerospace
6 8 (2.71%) Legal
6 8 (2.71%) Military
6 8 (2.71%) Billing
7 1 (0.34%) Marketing
7 1 (0.34%) Electronics
7 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 132 (44.75%) Analyst
2 131 (44.41%) Test Analyst
3 73 (24.75%) Tester
4 47 (15.93%) Software Tester
5 41 (13.90%) Test Engineer
6 36 (12.20%) Test Manager
7 32 (10.85%) Consultant
8 31 (10.51%) Senior Tester
8 31 (10.51%) Test Consultant
9 26 (8.81%) Software Engineer
10 23 (7.80%) Senior Software Tester
11 22 (7.46%) Software Test Engineer
12 20 (6.78%) QA Engineer
13 12 (4.07%) QA Analyst
14 11 (3.73%) QA Test Analyst
15 10 (3.39%) Software Test Analyst
15 10 (3.39%) Senior Test Analyst
15 10 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
16 8 (2.71%) Management Consultant
17 7 (2.37%) Automated Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (13.90%) Web Services
2 30 (10.17%) .NET
3 16 (5.42%) J2EE
4 8 (2.71%) XML
5 6 (2.03%) SOAP
6 4 (1.36%) Rendezvous
6 4 (1.36%) WCF
7 3 (1.02%) WPF
7 3 (1.02%) WinForms
7 3 (1.02%) HTML
8 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.34%) JSP
9 1 (0.34%) XSLT
9 1 (0.34%) Ajax
9 1 (0.34%) XMPP
9 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.34%) JSON
9 1 (0.34%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.34%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.34%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.49%) Life Science
2 24 (8.14%) Mathematics
3 19 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.42%) Visualisation
5 10 (3.39%) Chemistry
5 10 (3.39%) Biology
6 8 (2.71%) Open Source
6 8 (2.71%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.03%) Replication
8 5 (1.69%) Statistics
9 4 (1.36%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.36%) IVR
10 3 (1.02%) LIMS
10 3 (1.02%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.02%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.02%) User Experience
11 2 (0.68%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.68%) Social Media
12 1 (0.34%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 64 (21.69%) Windows
2 47 (15.93%) UNIX
3 35 (11.86%) Solaris
4 30 (10.17%) Linux
5 16 (5.42%) Mac OS X
5 16 (5.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (4.07%) Windows 7
8 11 (3.73%) Windows XP
9 6 (2.03%) AIX
10 4 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.02%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.02%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (57.97%) Software Testing
2 122 (41.36%) Test Scripting
3 119 (40.34%) Test Management
4 115 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (20.34%) Test Planning
6 57 (19.32%) Automated Testing
7 53 (17.97%) Test Automation
8 52 (17.63%) Regression Testing
9 49 (16.61%) Manual Testing
10 48 (16.27%) Scrum
11 37 (12.54%) User Acceptance Testing
12 36 (12.20%) V-Model
13 28 (9.49%) Waterfall
14 25 (8.47%) Automation Testing
15 21 (7.12%) Software Engineering
16 20 (6.78%) Continuous Improvement
16 20 (6.78%) Integration Testing
17 19 (6.44%) Performance Testing
17 19 (6.44%) Validation
17 19 (6.44%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 88 (29.83%) SQL
2 40 (13.56%) Java
3 22 (7.46%) C#
3 22 (7.46%) PL/SQL
4 16 (5.42%) Shell Script
5 10 (3.39%) Ruby
6 6 (2.03%) Perl
7 5 (1.69%) VBScript
7 5 (1.69%) VB
8 3 (1.02%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.68%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.68%) Python
10 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.34%) C++
10 1 (0.34%) C
Qualifications
1 253 (85.76%) ISEB
2 187 (63.39%) ISTQB
3 59 (20.00%) Degree
4 23 (7.80%) Security Cleared
5 13 (4.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 11 (3.73%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.69%) PhD
8 4 (1.36%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.34%) AAT
9 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.34%) HNC
9 1 (0.34%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (33.56%) QA
2 13 (4.41%) GAMP
3 2 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (4.07%) Active Directory
1 12 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.05%) VMware ESX
2 9 (3.05%) VMware Workstation
3 4 (1.36%) NFS
4 3 (1.02%) vSphere
5 1 (0.34%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 96 (32.54%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.03%) Control-M
3 1 (0.34%) Puppet
3 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 63 (21.36%) HP
2 51 (17.29%) Oracle
3 48 (16.27%) Microsoft
4 12 (4.07%) VMware
5 10 (3.39%) Fujitsu
6 9 (3.05%) NetApp
7 7 (2.37%) IBM
8 6 (2.03%) Citrix
9 5 (1.69%) TIBCO
10 4 (1.36%) Redknee
10 4 (1.36%) Capita
10 4 (1.36%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.34%) Sage
11 1 (0.34%) Empirix
11 1 (0.34%) SAP
11 1 (0.34%) Cisco
11 1 (0.34%) Mitel
11 1 (0.34%) Panasonic
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