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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
England / South East
Rank 337 370 315
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -55
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 53 79 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.41% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.23% 1.31% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 51 73 101
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,400 £51,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £33,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -10.66%

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
4295 6031 6771
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 28.89% 31.37% 33.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3419 4900 5163
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 16 January 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 16 January 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 - 15 £25,500 - 2
Surrey +24 12 £35,750 +10.00% 1
West Sussex - 8 £47,000 -
Berkshire +45 6 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Hampshire -10 6 £55,000 +29.41%
Buckinghamshire +16 5 £29,000 -15.94% 1
Kent +1 1 £50,000 +66.66%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 161 (82.56%) ISTQB
2 139 (71.28%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (66.15%) ISEB
4 126 (64.62%) Software Testing
5 83 (42.56%) Scrum
6 76 (38.97%) Test Scripting
7 75 (38.46%) SDLC
8 73 (37.44%) QA
9 72 (36.92%) Selenium
9 72 (36.92%) Test Automation
9 72 (36.92%) C#
10 67 (34.36%) SQL
11 63 (32.31%) Microsoft
12 62 (31.79%) Degree
13 56 (28.72%) Automated Testing
13 56 (28.72%) .NET
14 52 (26.67%) MS Excel
15 51 (26.15%) Finance
16 50 (25.64%) Team Foundation Server
17 45 (23.08%) Automation Testing
18 43 (22.05%) SQL Server
19 41 (21.03%) Manual Testing
20 40 (20.51%) Regression Testing
21 39 (20.00%) TDD
21 39 (20.00%) BDD
22 38 (19.49%) Visual Studio
23 36 (18.46%) Test Strategy
24 34 (17.44%) SoapUI
24 34 (17.44%) Test Management
25 32 (16.41%) ASP.NET

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 11 (5.64%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.13%) Confluence
3 9 (4.62%) CMS
Applications
1 52 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 20 (10.26%) MS Office
3 14 (7.18%) MS Project
4 9 (4.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Primavera
2 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.21%) TCP/IP
2 9 (4.62%) DNS
2 9 (4.62%) Firewall
2 9 (4.62%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (22.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.54%) Data Mining
2 3 (1.54%) MySQL
2 3 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 72 (36.92%) Selenium
2 50 (25.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (19.49%) Visual Studio
4 34 (17.44%) SoapUI
5 29 (14.87%) JIRA
6 24 (12.31%) WebDriver
7 21 (10.77%) TestComplete
8 20 (10.26%) JMeter
9 19 (9.74%) SpecFlow
10 16 (8.21%) Ranorex
11 13 (6.67%) Git (software)
12 12 (6.15%) Cucumber
12 12 (6.15%) Subversion
13 11 (5.64%) Jenkins
13 11 (5.64%) Robot Framework
13 11 (5.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 10 (5.13%) LoadRunner
14 10 (5.13%) MSTest
14 10 (5.13%) Selenium IDE
15 9 (4.62%) Gatling
General
1 51 (26.15%) Finance
2 11 (5.64%) Marketing
3 6 (3.08%) Games
3 6 (3.08%) Multimedia
4 5 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.03%) Retail
6 1 (0.51%) Automotive
6 1 (0.51%) Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Electronics
6 1 (0.51%) Front Office
6 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 92 (47.18%) Analyst
2 88 (45.13%) Test Analyst
3 44 (22.56%) Tester
4 31 (15.90%) Test Engineer
5 29 (14.87%) Automation Test Analyst
6 20 (10.26%) Software Analyst
6 20 (10.26%) Software Test Analyst
7 19 (9.74%) Junior
8 18 (9.23%) Automation Tester
8 18 (9.23%) Junior Tester
8 18 (9.23%) Manual Test Analyst
9 15 (7.69%) Junior Analyst
9 15 (7.69%) Junior Test Analyst
9 15 (7.69%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 15 (7.69%) Selenium Tester
9 15 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
9 15 (7.69%) Test Leader
10 14 (7.18%) Software Test Engineer
10 14 (7.18%) Team Leader
11 12 (6.15%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (28.72%) .NET
2 32 (16.41%) ASP.NET
2 32 (16.41%) HTML
3 16 (8.21%) SOAP
4 14 (7.18%) CSS
4 14 (7.18%) REST
5 11 (5.64%) Ajax
6 10 (5.13%) XML
7 8 (4.10%) HTML5
8 6 (3.08%) Flash
9 4 (2.05%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.03%) CSS3
10 2 (1.03%) jQuery
10 2 (1.03%) XHTML
11 1 (0.51%) JSON
11 1 (0.51%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (0.51%) Web Services
11 1 (0.51%) XML Messaging
11 1 (0.51%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 32 (16.41%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (11.79%) Computer Science
3 17 (8.72%) Client/Server
4 12 (6.15%) Mobile App
5 10 (5.13%) Embedded Systems
6 9 (4.62%) Mathematics
7 8 (4.10%) Health Informatics
7 8 (4.10%) Informatics
8 7 (3.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (3.08%) Online Games
10 5 (2.56%) Management Information System
10 5 (2.56%) User Experience
11 3 (1.54%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.54%) Life Science
12 2 (1.03%) Biotechnology
12 2 (1.03%) Replication
12 2 (1.03%) Smartcard
13 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
13 1 (0.51%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.87%) Windows
2 11 (5.64%) Linux
3 2 (1.03%) Unix
3 2 (1.03%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.51%) Solaris
4 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (71.28%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (64.62%) Software Testing
3 83 (42.56%) Scrum
4 76 (38.97%) Test Scripting
5 75 (38.46%) SDLC
6 72 (36.92%) Test Automation
7 56 (28.72%) Automated Testing
8 45 (23.08%) Automation Testing
9 41 (21.03%) Manual Testing
10 40 (20.51%) Regression Testing
11 39 (20.00%) BDD
11 39 (20.00%) TDD
12 36 (18.46%) Test Strategy
13 34 (17.44%) Test Management
14 30 (15.38%) Performance Testing
14 30 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
15 28 (14.36%) Functional Testing
15 28 (14.36%) Software Engineering
16 22 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
17 20 (10.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 72 (36.92%) C#
2 67 (34.36%) SQL
3 25 (12.82%) JavaScript
4 21 (10.77%) Java
5 17 (8.72%) VB
6 11 (5.64%) C++
6 11 (5.64%) Shell Script
7 10 (5.13%) Perl
8 9 (4.62%) VB.NET
9 7 (3.59%) VBScript
10 6 (3.08%) Ruby
11 5 (2.56%) PHP
12 4 (2.05%) Python
13 3 (1.54%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.03%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.51%) C
15 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 161 (82.56%) ISTQB
2 129 (66.15%) ISEB
3 62 (31.79%) Degree
4 12 (6.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.03%) AAT
5 2 (1.03%) HND
6 1 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (37.44%) QA
2 2 (1.03%) GAMP
2 2 (1.03%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (8.21%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.51%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.51%) Perfmon
2 1 (0.51%) Puppet
Vendors
1 63 (32.31%) Microsoft
2 27 (13.85%) HP
3 10 (5.13%) Atlassian
4 9 (4.62%) Oracle
4 9 (4.62%) Remedy
5 4 (2.05%) TOWER Software
6 3 (1.54%) IBM
6 3 (1.54%) SAP
6 3 (1.54%) Sophos
7 2 (1.03%) T-Plan
8 1 (0.51%) CODA
8 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.51%) VMware
8 1 (0.51%) Xceptor
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