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 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 334 358 360
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +2
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 84 113 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.46% 0.53% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.48% 1.70% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 74 87 90
Median salary £39,750 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.62% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £34,950 £36,750 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-4.89% +9.70%
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
5694 6666 7990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.34% 31.33% 34.09%
Number of salaries quoted 4612 5118 6332
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,950
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
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 25 June 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 25 June 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
Berkshire +25 29 £45,000 +5.88%
Surrey +18 20 £40,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +21 15 £37,000 +8.82% 2
Hampshire -16 10 £34,250 -14.37% 3
Kent +19 4 £38,375 +34.64% 1
Oxfordshire -9 4 £32,500 -21.21%
West Sussex -3 1 £50,000 +11.11%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 111 (75.51%) ISTQB
2 110 (74.83%) ISEB
3 85 (57.82%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (57.14%) Software Testing
5 52 (35.37%) Test Scripting
6 51 (34.69%) Finance
7 50 (34.01%) SDLC
8 46 (31.29%) QA
9 44 (29.93%) Test Automation
9 44 (29.93%) Scrum
10 43 (29.25%) Automated Testing
11 42 (28.57%) Regression Testing
12 41 (27.89%) Selenium
13 40 (27.21%) User Acceptance Testing
14 38 (25.85%) HP Quality Center
15 37 (25.17%) Defect Management
16 34 (23.13%) Java
17 33 (22.45%) Visual Studio
18 31 (21.09%) HP
19 30 (20.41%) Functional Testing
20 29 (19.73%) Non-Functional Testing
20 29 (19.73%) Performance Testing
21 28 (19.05%) HP UFT
22 27 (18.37%) Degree
23 26 (17.69%) JavaScript
23 26 (17.69%) JMeter
24 25 (17.01%) LoadRunner
25 24 (16.33%) SQL
26 23 (15.65%) HTML
26 23 (15.65%) Continuous Integration

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 14 (9.52%) CMS
2 2 (1.36%) IIS
3 1 (0.68%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 10 (6.80%) MS Office
2 3 (2.04%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Primavera
2 1 (0.68%) BASE24
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.68%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.68%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) IaaS
1 1 (0.68%) PaaS
1 1 (0.68%) SaaS
1 1 (0.68%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.88%) TCP/IP
2 15 (10.20%) Internet
3 14 (9.52%) DNS
3 14 (9.52%) Firewall
4 13 (8.84%) 4G
5 10 (6.80%) 2G
5 10 (6.80%) 3G
5 10 (6.80%) GSM
5 10 (6.80%) UMTS
6 9 (6.12%) Diameter Protocol
6 9 (6.12%) ISUP
6 9 (6.12%) LTE
6 9 (6.12%) SCCP
6 9 (6.12%) SIGTRAN
6 9 (6.12%) SS7
6 9 (6.12%) tcpdump
6 9 (6.12%) Wireshark
7 3 (2.04%) 802.15
7 3 (2.04%) IPsec
7 3 (2.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.40%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.36%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 41 (27.89%) Selenium
2 33 (22.45%) Visual Studio
3 28 (19.05%) HP UFT
4 26 (17.69%) JMeter
5 25 (17.01%) LoadRunner
6 17 (11.56%) JIRA
6 17 (11.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (10.88%) Gatling
8 15 (10.20%) SpecFlow
9 14 (9.52%) TestNG
10 9 (6.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 9 (6.12%) WebDriver
11 7 (4.76%) Jenkins
11 7 (4.76%) NUnit
12 6 (4.08%) Introscope
12 6 (4.08%) WebLOAD
13 5 (3.40%) Hudson
13 5 (3.40%) SoapUI
13 5 (3.40%) TestDirector
13 5 (3.40%) WATIR
General
1 51 (34.69%) Finance
2 10 (6.80%) Banking
3 8 (5.44%) Marketing
4 6 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.04%) Retail
6 2 (1.36%) Back Office
6 2 (1.36%) Legal
6 2 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.68%) Games
7 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 83 (56.46%) Analyst
2 74 (50.34%) Test Analyst
3 44 (29.93%) Tester
4 29 (19.73%) Automation Tester
5 20 (13.61%) Agile Test Analyst
5 20 (13.61%) Manual Test Analyst
6 19 (12.93%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 19 (12.93%) Selenium Tester
7 18 (12.24%) Senior Tester
8 15 (10.20%) Automation Test Analyst
9 14 (9.52%) Senior Automation Tester
9 14 (9.52%) Software Analyst
9 14 (9.52%) Software Test Analyst
10 12 (8.16%) Java Automation Tester
11 11 (7.48%) Senior Analyst
11 11 (7.48%) Senior Test Analyst
11 11 (7.48%) Test Leader
11 11 (7.48%) Web Analyst
11 11 (7.48%) Web Test Analyst
12 8 (5.44%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.65%) HTML
2 18 (12.24%) .NET
3 15 (10.20%) ASP.NET
4 14 (9.52%) Ajax
5 4 (2.72%) XML
6 3 (2.04%) 802.1X
6 3 (2.04%) SOAP
7 2 (1.36%) REST
8 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.68%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (6.80%) Mathematics
2 9 (6.12%) Replication
3 8 (5.44%) User Experience
4 7 (4.76%) Fintech
4 7 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (4.08%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.72%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.04%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.04%) PKI
7 3 (2.04%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.36%) Biotechnology
8 2 (1.36%) Life Science
9 1 (0.68%) Contactless
9 1 (0.68%) EMV
9 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.40%) Unix
2 4 (2.72%) AIX
2 4 (2.72%) Solaris
3 2 (1.36%) Windows
3 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (57.82%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 52 (35.37%) Test Scripting
4 50 (34.01%) SDLC
5 44 (29.93%) Scrum
5 44 (29.93%) Test Automation
6 43 (29.25%) Automated Testing
7 42 (28.57%) Regression Testing
8 40 (27.21%) User Acceptance Testing
9 37 (25.17%) Defect Management
10 30 (20.41%) Functional Testing
11 29 (19.73%) Non-Functional Testing
11 29 (19.73%) Performance Testing
12 23 (15.65%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (14.97%) Manual Testing
13 22 (14.97%) System Testing
13 22 (14.97%) Test Strategy
14 21 (14.29%) CRM
14 21 (14.29%) E-Commerce
15 19 (12.93%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 34 (23.13%) Java
2 26 (17.69%) JavaScript
3 24 (16.33%) SQL
4 16 (10.88%) VB
5 15 (10.20%) C#
5 15 (10.20%) VBScript
6 14 (9.52%) Perl
7 8 (5.44%) C
8 2 (1.36%) Groovy
9 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.68%) Python
9 1 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 111 (75.51%) ISTQB
2 110 (74.83%) ISEB
3 27 (18.37%) Degree
4 6 (4.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (2.04%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.36%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.68%) MCP
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (31.29%) QA
2 2 (1.36%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 38 (25.85%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.08%) CA Wily
3 4 (2.72%) Control-M
Vendors
1 31 (21.09%) HP
2 17 (11.56%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.12%) MKS
3 9 (6.12%) TOWER Software
4 6 (4.08%) AppDynamics
4 6 (4.08%) CA
4 6 (4.08%) Dynatrace
4 6 (4.08%) Oracle
5 5 (3.40%) Telerik
6 4 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.04%) Borland
8 2 (1.36%) Telelogic
8 2 (1.36%) VMware
9 1 (0.68%) Citrix
9 1 (0.68%) CyberSource
9 1 (0.68%) Sage
9 1 (0.68%) SAP
9 1 (0.68%) TSYS
9 1 (0.68%) VeriFone
9 1 (0.68%) VocaLink
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 30-32k
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £29000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Annual Bonus, Pension, Health care,
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
IDBS
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 17 days ago
Winchester
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 20 days ago