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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 341 338 342
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 102 110 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.49% 0.49% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.56% 1.44% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 91 79 96
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,400 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,625 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+11.52% +3.46%
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
6523 7637 7212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.40% 33.69% 32.69%
Number of salaries quoted 5096 5887 5807
Average salary £42,500 £42,750 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.58% +1.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +40 45 £45,000 +16.88% 2
Surrey +3 23 £45,000 +40.62% 2
Buckinghamshire +8 11 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Berkshire -26 10 £40,000 - 2
Oxfordshire +8 4 £42,500 +11.84%
West Sussex - 4 £52,500 -
Kent +4 3 £28,500 -16.17%
Sussex - 2 £37,500 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
2 132 (70.97%) ISEB
3 108 (58.06%) Software Testing
4 89 (47.85%) Selenium
5 87 (46.77%) Agile Software Development
6 71 (38.17%) Automated Testing
7 63 (33.87%) Finance
8 47 (25.27%) SQL
9 46 (24.73%) HP Quality Center
10 45 (24.19%) Test Automation
11 43 (23.12%) QA
11 43 (23.12%) JMeter
12 42 (22.58%) Test Management
13 40 (21.51%) HP UFT
13 40 (21.51%) Microsoft
14 39 (20.97%) HP
14 39 (20.97%) Test Strategy
15 38 (20.43%) Manual Testing
15 38 (20.43%) C#
16 37 (19.89%) Performance Testing
17 33 (17.74%) WebDriver
17 33 (17.74%) Regression Testing
18 31 (16.67%) Test Scripting
18 31 (16.67%) SDLC
19 30 (16.13%) SQL Server
20 26 (13.98%) Java
20 26 (13.98%) Degree
21 25 (13.44%) Team Foundation Server
21 25 (13.44%) Continuous Improvement
22 24 (12.90%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 24 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.61%) MS Office
3 2 (1.08%) MS Project
4 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.15%) CSG Singleview
1 4 (2.15%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.08%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.08%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.08%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.08%) SAP MM
3 2 (1.08%) SAP HR
3 2 (1.08%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.54%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.15%) Internet
2 3 (1.61%) SAN
3 1 (0.54%) Firewall
3 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.54%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 89 (47.85%) Selenium
2 43 (23.12%) JMeter
3 40 (21.51%) HP UFT
4 33 (17.74%) WebDriver
5 25 (13.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (11.83%) JIRA
7 16 (8.60%) NUnit
8 14 (7.53%) NSubstitute
9 12 (6.45%) TestNG
9 12 (6.45%) Robot Framework
10 10 (5.38%) Eclipse
10 10 (5.38%) IntelliJ
11 7 (3.76%) LoadRunner
11 7 (3.76%) Firebug
11 7 (3.76%) Zephyr
12 6 (3.23%) Cucumber
12 6 (3.23%) Jenkins
12 6 (3.23%) Subversion
12 6 (3.23%) Maven
13 5 (2.69%) SpecFlow
General
1 63 (33.87%) Finance
2 11 (5.91%) Publishing
2 11 (5.91%) Banking
3 10 (5.38%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.23%) Billing
5 5 (2.69%) Automotive
6 4 (2.15%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.15%) Front Office
7 3 (1.61%) Electronics
7 3 (1.61%) Legal
7 3 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.61%) Retail
7 3 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 66 (35.48%) Analyst
1 66 (35.48%) Test Analyst
2 30 (16.13%) Tester
2 30 (16.13%) Test Team Leader
2 30 (16.13%) Team Leader
3 29 (15.59%) Test Engineer
4 20 (10.75%) Automation Team Leader
5 16 (8.60%) QA Analyst
5 16 (8.60%) Consultant
6 12 (6.45%) Test Leader
7 11 (5.91%) Performance Test Engineer
7 11 (5.91%) Performance Engineer
8 10 (5.38%) QA Test Analyst
8 10 (5.38%) QA Tester
9 9 (4.84%) Software Consultant
10 8 (4.30%) Software Tester
11 7 (3.76%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (3.76%) Test Manager
11 7 (3.76%) Systems Test Engineer
11 7 (3.76%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.29%) Web Services
2 16 (8.60%) XML
3 15 (8.06%) HTML
4 14 (7.53%) .NET
5 7 (3.76%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.61%) XML Messaging
6 3 (1.61%) JSP
7 2 (1.08%) SOAP
8 1 (0.54%) Ajax
8 1 (0.54%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.54%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.54%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.54%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.30%) Client/Server
2 7 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.61%) DTV
4 2 (1.08%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.08%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.08%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.54%) NHS
5 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.54%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.22%) Windows
2 13 (6.99%) UNIX
3 5 (2.69%) Linux
4 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (58.06%) Software Testing
2 87 (46.77%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (38.17%) Automated Testing
4 45 (24.19%) Test Automation
5 42 (22.58%) Test Management
6 39 (20.97%) Test Strategy
7 38 (20.43%) Manual Testing
8 37 (19.89%) Performance Testing
9 33 (17.74%) Regression Testing
10 31 (16.67%) Test Scripting
10 31 (16.67%) SDLC
11 25 (13.44%) Continuous Improvement
12 20 (10.75%) TDD
12 20 (10.75%) Scrum
13 19 (10.22%) Test Planning
14 17 (9.14%) Software Asset Management
14 17 (9.14%) Software Licensing
14 17 (9.14%) IT Asset Management
14 17 (9.14%) Asset Management
14 17 (9.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (25.27%) SQL
2 38 (20.43%) C#
3 26 (13.98%) Java
4 13 (6.99%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.38%) C
6 8 (4.30%) VBScript
6 8 (4.30%) VB
7 6 (3.23%) XPath
8 4 (2.15%) Python
9 2 (1.08%) Perl
10 1 (0.54%) PHP
10 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.54%) Ruby
10 1 (0.54%) Groovy
10 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 141 (75.81%) ISTQB
2 132 (70.97%) ISEB
3 26 (13.98%) Degree
4 17 (9.14%) MCP
4 17 (9.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (7.53%) Security Cleared
6 11 (5.91%) SC Cleared
7 10 (5.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 9 (4.84%) ISEB Practitioner
9 7 (3.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.08%) AAT
10 2 (1.08%) HND
11 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.54%) PMP
11 1 (0.54%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.54%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (23.12%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 46 (24.73%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 40 (21.51%) Microsoft
2 39 (20.97%) HP
3 17 (9.14%) Oracle
4 13 (6.99%) VMware
5 7 (3.76%) Capita
6 6 (3.23%) SAP
7 5 (2.69%) IBM
8 3 (1.61%) Citrix
9 2 (1.08%) Cognos
10 1 (0.54%) Cisco
10 1 (0.54%) Sage
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Posted: Yesterday
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