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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 360 324 363
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +39
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 89 130 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.43% 0.58% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.37% 1.73% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 83 101 74
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,550 £25,150
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,500 £44,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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
6478 7513 6900
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.60% 33.30% 31.94%
Number of salaries quoted 5137 5725 5561
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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 27 August 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 August 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
Hampshire +38 33 £45,000 +37.40% 4
Surrey -15 20 £39,000 +11.42%
Buckinghamshire 0 12 £32,500 -16.12% 1
Berkshire -32 9 £37,500 - 1
West Sussex - 5 £52,500 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £42,500 - 3
Isle of Wight - 3 £35,000 - 2
Sussex - 2 £37,500 -
Kent -2 1 £26,500 +4.95% 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 141 (75.81%) ISTQB
2 133 (71.51%) ISEB
3 115 (61.83%) Software Testing
4 93 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (43.55%) Selenium
6 69 (37.10%) Automated Testing
7 55 (29.57%) Finance
8 48 (25.81%) QA
9 45 (24.19%) HP Quality Center
10 44 (23.66%) Microsoft
11 41 (22.04%) JMeter
12 40 (21.51%) SQL
12 40 (21.51%) Test Automation
12 40 (21.51%) Performance Testing
13 37 (19.89%) Manual Testing
14 35 (18.82%) Test Scripting
14 35 (18.82%) C#
15 33 (17.74%) HP
15 33 (17.74%) Regression Testing
15 33 (17.74%) Test Management
15 33 (17.74%) Test Strategy
16 31 (16.67%) SQL Server
16 31 (16.67%) SDLC
17 28 (15.05%) Degree
18 25 (13.44%) JIRA
18 25 (13.44%) WebDriver
18 25 (13.44%) HP UFT
19 24 (12.90%) Scrum
19 24 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
20 23 (12.37%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1 (0.54%) CMS
Applications
1 23 (12.37%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.61%) MS Office
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.15%) CSG Singleview
1 4 (2.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.08%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.08%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.08%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.08%) SAP MM
3 2 (1.08%) SAP HR
3 2 (1.08%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.15%) Internet
2 3 (1.61%) SAN
2 3 (1.61%) LAN
2 3 (1.61%) WAN
3 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.54%) DNS
3 1 (0.54%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 81 (43.55%) Selenium
2 41 (22.04%) JMeter
3 25 (13.44%) HP UFT
3 25 (13.44%) JIRA
3 25 (13.44%) WebDriver
4 24 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (8.06%) NUnit
6 14 (7.53%) NSubstitute
6 14 (7.53%) Robot Framework
7 6 (3.23%) TestNG
7 6 (3.23%) Zephyr
8 4 (2.15%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.15%) SoapUI
8 4 (2.15%) Jenkins
8 4 (2.15%) Subversion
8 4 (2.15%) Maven
8 4 (2.15%) SilkTest
8 4 (2.15%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.15%) IntelliJ
9 3 (1.61%) LoadRunner
General
1 55 (29.57%) Finance
2 14 (7.53%) Telecoms
3 12 (6.45%) Banking
4 11 (5.91%) Publishing
5 6 (3.23%) Billing
5 6 (3.23%) Automotive
6 5 (2.69%) Front Office
7 4 (2.15%) Electronics
7 4 (2.15%) Aerospace
7 4 (2.15%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.15%) Marketing
8 3 (1.61%) Retail
8 3 (1.61%) Legal
9 1 (0.54%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (36.56%) Analyst
2 66 (35.48%) Test Analyst
3 33 (17.74%) Test Engineer
4 32 (17.20%) Team Leader
5 31 (16.67%) Test Team Leader
6 30 (16.13%) Tester
7 21 (11.29%) QA Analyst
8 20 (10.75%) Automation Team Leader
9 17 (9.14%) Consultant
10 14 (7.53%) QA Test Analyst
11 13 (6.99%) Performance Engineer
11 13 (6.99%) Performance Test Engineer
11 13 (6.99%) QA Tester
12 9 (4.84%) Test Leader
12 9 (4.84%) Software Consultant
13 8 (4.30%) Software Tester
14 7 (3.76%) Senior Tester
14 7 (3.76%) Systems Test Engineer
14 7 (3.76%) Systems Engineer
14 7 (3.76%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.60%) HTML
1 16 (8.60%) Web Services
2 15 (8.06%) XML
2 15 (8.06%) .NET
3 7 (3.76%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.15%) XML Messaging
5 3 (1.61%) CSS
5 3 (1.61%) JSP
5 3 (1.61%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.08%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.08%) SOAP
7 1 (0.54%) Ajax
7 1 (0.54%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.84%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.15%) DTV
4 2 (1.08%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.54%) NHS
5 1 (0.54%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.68%) Windows
2 15 (8.06%) UNIX
3 5 (2.69%) Linux
4 3 (1.61%) Windows 2000
4 3 (1.61%) Windows Vista
4 3 (1.61%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.08%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.08%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (61.83%) Software Testing
2 93 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (37.10%) Automated Testing
4 40 (21.51%) Performance Testing
4 40 (21.51%) Test Automation
5 37 (19.89%) Manual Testing
6 35 (18.82%) Test Scripting
7 33 (17.74%) Test Management
7 33 (17.74%) Test Strategy
7 33 (17.74%) Regression Testing
8 31 (16.67%) SDLC
9 24 (12.90%) Scrum
10 22 (11.83%) Continuous Improvement
11 18 (9.68%) Asset Management
11 18 (9.68%) Software Asset Management
11 18 (9.68%) Software Licensing
11 18 (9.68%) IT Asset Management
12 17 (9.14%) TDD
13 16 (8.60%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (8.60%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 40 (21.51%) SQL
2 35 (18.82%) C#
3 20 (10.75%) Java
4 13 (6.99%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.38%) C
6 5 (2.69%) VB
6 5 (2.69%) Python
7 4 (2.15%) Ruby
7 4 (2.15%) XPath
7 4 (2.15%) VBScript
8 3 (1.61%) Perl
8 3 (1.61%) PHP
9 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.54%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 141 (75.81%) ISTQB
2 133 (71.51%) ISEB
3 28 (15.05%) Degree
4 18 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (9.68%) MCP
5 17 (9.14%) Security Cleared
6 14 (7.53%) SC Cleared
7 11 (5.91%) ISEB Practitioner
8 7 (3.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (3.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (25.81%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 45 (24.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (23.66%) Microsoft
2 33 (17.74%) HP
3 17 (9.14%) Oracle
4 15 (8.06%) VMware
5 8 (4.30%) SAP
6 3 (1.61%) Capita
6 3 (1.61%) Citrix
7 2 (1.08%) Cognos
8 1 (0.54%) CODA
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
GO Partnership Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Kent
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Accomplish Today Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Accomplish Today Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum market leading employee benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cowes, Isle of Wight
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Isle of Wight
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
Arrows Group
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Milton Keynes, South East, United Kingdom
White Clarke Group
Salary: £25-£37,815 depending on experience
Posted: 23 days ago