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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 281 381 312
Rank change year-on-year
+100 -69
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 146 88 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.84% 0.42% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.69% 1.36% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 130 84 112
Median salary £38,250 £35,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.99% -4.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,300 £30,000 £28,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,750 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
5432 6492 7228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.11% 30.80% 33.32%
Number of salaries quoted 4406 5240 5531
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 28 September 2016.

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 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Surrey +60 55 £37,500 - 2
Berkshire +48 28 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Hampshire +9 20 £33,500 -16.25% 2
Buckinghamshire +21 11 £34,750 +8.75%
Kent +22 10 £47,500 +58.33%
Oxfordshire 0 10 £40,000 +14.28% 1
West Sussex +12 7 £48,500 +8.98% 1
East Sussex - 3 £30,000 - 1
Isle of Wight -1 1 £26,500 -24.28%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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.

1 180 (76.60%) ISEB
2 167 (71.06%) Agile Software Development
3 162 (68.94%) ISTQB
4 147 (62.55%) Software Testing
5 121 (51.49%) Test Scripting
6 100 (42.55%) Scrum
6 100 (42.55%) Selenium
7 88 (37.45%) SDLC
8 87 (37.02%) QA
9 83 (35.32%) Finance
10 76 (32.34%) Test Automation
11 70 (29.79%) SQL
12 68 (28.94%) Visual Studio
12 68 (28.94%) Degree
13 63 (26.81%) Regression Testing
13 63 (26.81%) C#
13 63 (26.81%) Automated Testing
14 54 (22.98%) HP Quality Center
14 54 (22.98%) .NET
15 51 (21.70%) Functional Testing
16 49 (20.85%) Defect Management
17 47 (20.00%) Java
18 46 (19.57%) Performance Testing
19 45 (19.15%) Team Foundation Server
19 45 (19.15%) JMeter
20 43 (18.30%) Non-Functional Testing
21 42 (17.87%) HTML
22 41 (17.45%) Microsoft
22 41 (17.45%) User Acceptance Testing
23 40 (17.02%) HP

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 26 (11.06%) CMS
2 6 (2.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.43%) Xceptor
Applications
1 26 (11.06%) MS Excel
2 17 (7.23%) MS Office
3 7 (2.98%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.13%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.85%) IaaS
1 2 (0.85%) PaaS
1 2 (0.85%) SaaS
2 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (13.19%) TCP/IP
2 26 (11.06%) DNS
2 26 (11.06%) Firewall
2 26 (11.06%) Internet
3 10 (4.26%) 2G
3 10 (4.26%) 3G
3 10 (4.26%) 4G
3 10 (4.26%) Diameter Protocol
3 10 (4.26%) GSM
3 10 (4.26%) ISUP
3 10 (4.26%) LTE
3 10 (4.26%) SCCP
3 10 (4.26%) SIGTRAN
3 10 (4.26%) SS7
3 10 (4.26%) tcpdump
3 10 (4.26%) UMTS
3 10 (4.26%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.43%) 802.15
4 1 (0.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.13%) Data Mining
2 5 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 100 (42.55%) Selenium
2 68 (28.94%) Visual Studio
3 45 (19.15%) JMeter
3 45 (19.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 34 (14.47%) WebDriver
5 33 (14.04%) LoadRunner
6 30 (12.77%) Gatling
6 30 (12.77%) SpecFlow
7 25 (10.64%) HP UFT
7 25 (10.64%) SoapUI
8 24 (10.21%) TestNG
9 23 (9.79%) JIRA
10 16 (6.81%) TestComplete
11 14 (5.96%) Cucumber
11 14 (5.96%) Ranorex
12 11 (4.68%) Subversion
12 11 (4.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 10 (4.26%) NUnit
13 10 (4.26%) Robot Framework
14 9 (3.83%) Selenium IDE
General
1 83 (35.32%) Finance
2 14 (5.96%) Marketing
3 11 (4.68%) Banking
4 6 (2.55%) Games
4 6 (2.55%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (2.13%) Multimedia
5 5 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.28%) Retail
7 2 (0.85%) Legal
8 1 (0.43%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 116 (49.36%) Analyst
2 107 (45.53%) Test Analyst
3 65 (27.66%) Tester
4 47 (20.00%) Automation Tester
5 38 (16.17%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 38 (16.17%) Selenium Tester
6 34 (14.47%) Automation Test Analyst
7 28 (11.91%) Senior Automation Tester
7 28 (11.91%) Senior Tester
8 23 (9.79%) Manual Test Analyst
9 22 (9.36%) Java Automation Tester
10 21 (8.94%) Test Engineer
11 19 (8.09%) Software Analyst
11 19 (8.09%) Software Test Analyst
12 15 (6.38%) Test Leader
13 14 (5.96%) Agile Test Analyst
13 14 (5.96%) Senior Analyst
13 14 (5.96%) Senior Test Analyst
13 14 (5.96%) Test Automation Engineer
14 11 (4.68%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (22.98%) .NET
2 42 (17.87%) HTML
3 35 (14.89%) ASP.NET
4 26 (11.06%) Ajax
5 21 (8.94%) SOAP
6 19 (8.09%) REST
7 9 (3.83%) XML
8 6 (2.55%) .NET Framework
8 6 (2.55%) CSS
9 5 (2.13%) Flash
9 5 (2.13%) HTML5
10 1 (0.43%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (10.64%) Client/Server
3 17 (7.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (4.68%) Mathematics
5 10 (4.26%) Replication
6 9 (3.83%) Computer Science
7 8 (3.40%) Fintech
7 8 (3.40%) User Experience
8 7 (2.98%) Health Informatics
8 7 (2.98%) Informatics
8 7 (2.98%) Life Science
9 6 (2.55%) Biotechnology
9 6 (2.55%) Mobile App
10 5 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (2.13%) Online Games
11 3 (1.28%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.43%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.43%) Data Integration
12 1 (0.43%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.83%) Windows
2 5 (2.13%) AIX
2 5 (2.13%) Solaris
2 5 (2.13%) Unix
3 4 (1.70%) Linux
4 2 (0.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (71.06%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (62.55%) Software Testing
3 121 (51.49%) Test Scripting
4 100 (42.55%) Scrum
5 88 (37.45%) SDLC
6 76 (32.34%) Test Automation
7 63 (26.81%) Automated Testing
7 63 (26.81%) Regression Testing
8 51 (21.70%) Functional Testing
9 49 (20.85%) Defect Management
10 46 (19.57%) Performance Testing
11 43 (18.30%) Non-Functional Testing
12 41 (17.45%) User Acceptance Testing
13 39 (16.60%) Continuous Integration
13 39 (16.60%) Manual Testing
14 38 (16.17%) Automation Testing
15 33 (14.04%) BDD
16 32 (13.62%) CRM
17 31 (13.19%) Agile Testing
17 31 (13.19%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 70 (29.79%) SQL
2 63 (26.81%) C#
3 47 (20.00%) Java
4 37 (15.74%) VB
5 36 (15.32%) JavaScript
6 26 (11.06%) Perl
7 24 (10.21%) VBScript
8 10 (4.26%) Ruby
9 8 (3.40%) VB.NET
10 6 (2.55%) PHP
10 6 (2.55%) Python
11 4 (1.70%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.28%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.43%) C
13 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 180 (76.60%) ISEB
2 162 (68.94%) ISTQB
3 68 (28.94%) Degree
4 13 (5.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (0.85%) AAT
5 2 (0.85%) HND
5 2 (0.85%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.43%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (37.02%) QA
2 5 (2.13%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.85%) GAMP
System Software
1 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 54 (22.98%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.13%) Control-M
Vendors
1 41 (17.45%) Microsoft
2 40 (17.02%) HP
3 11 (4.68%) Oracle
4 10 (4.26%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (3.83%) Atlassian
6 8 (3.40%) Telerik
7 5 (2.13%) Sophos
8 4 (1.70%) TOWER Software
9 2 (0.85%) IBM
9 2 (0.85%) SAP
9 2 (0.85%) T-Plan
10 1 (0.43%) CODA
10 1 (0.43%) VMware
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30k
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Shoreham-By-Sea
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking
greywood
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: 14 days ago
Portsmouth
aap3
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + pension and healthcare
Posted: 12 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago