The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB Foundation Certification in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB Foundation Certification over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 571 589 581
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -8
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 362 419 455
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.38% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.39% 1.38% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 294 335 292
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £52,200
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
26007 30378 33083
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.66% 27.42% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 21039 24079 26193
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads 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 UK

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification within the UK.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Salary Trend in the UK

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 within the UK.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Salary Histogram in the UK

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Job Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 1 July 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
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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
England +26 346 £35,000 -12.50% 49
London +56 93 £37,750 -16.11% 12
South East +9 93 £40,000 - 9
Yorkshire +44 62 £32,500 -7.14% 11
West Yorkshire +51 45 £32,500 - 8
Leeds +45 40 £32,500 - 7
West Midlands -13 35 £32,500 +12.06% 4
Berkshire +27 30 £45,000 +5.88%
East of England +36 21 £36,250 - 4
Surrey +22 20 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Buckinghamshire +17 19 £37,250 +9.55% 1
Bracknell - 15 £45,000 -
North West +2 14 £29,000 -14.70% 2
Staffordshire -3 14 £32,500 +18.18%
Milton Keynes +32 13 £32,000 -5.88% 1
South West +3 13 £32,500 -13.33% 3
East Midlands -1 13 £35,000 +4.47% 2
Hampshire -27 13 £34,250 -19.41% 4
North Yorkshire - 13 £31,500 -
Cambridgeshire -1 11 £33,700 -39.27% 1
Scotland -10 11 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Manchester +2 10 £29,000 -7.93% 1
Nottingham +2 10 £33,750 -8.16% 1
Nottinghamshire -2 10 £33,750 -8.16% 1
City of London +56 9 £30,500 -39.00% 3
Reigate +4 9 £45,000 +12.50%
Birmingham -18 9 £27,000 -28.00% 3
Somerset - 9 £32,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent -11 8 £32,500 +30.00%
Basingstoke - 8 £29,500 - 1

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 625 (80.33%) ISEB
2 571 (73.39%) ISTQB
3 462 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
4 406 (52.19%) Software Testing
5 321 (41.26%) QA
6 312 (40.10%) Test Scripting
7 294 (37.79%) Finance
8 269 (34.58%) SQL
9 245 (31.49%) SDLC
10 232 (29.82%) Selenium
11 226 (29.05%) Test Automation
12 221 (28.41%) Degree
13 204 (26.22%) User Acceptance Testing
14 176 (22.62%) Analytical Skills
15 171 (21.98%) Automated Testing
16 165 (21.21%) Microsoft
17 164 (21.08%) Functional Testing
18 162 (20.82%) Java
19 159 (20.44%) Scrum
20 149 (19.15%) Test Management
20 149 (19.15%) Waterfall
21 138 (17.74%) Defect Management
22 136 (17.48%) Regression Testing
23 130 (16.71%) Test Strategy
24 118 (15.17%) HP UFT
25 117 (15.04%) HP
26 112 (14.40%) BDD
27 108 (13.88%) Manual Testing
28 106 (13.62%) Automation Testing
29 104 (13.37%) HP Quality Center

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills 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 32 (4.11%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.70%) Confluence
3 16 (2.06%) CMS
4 10 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (1.03%) MQSeries
6 3 (0.39%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.26%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.26%) IIS
7 2 (0.26%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.13%) Drupal
8 1 (0.13%) MTS
8 1 (0.13%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.13%) Xceptor
Applications
1 104 (13.37%) MS Office
2 92 (11.83%) MS Excel
3 45 (5.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.16%) MS Project
5 4 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 7 (0.90%) Temenos T24
3 5 (0.64%) Primavera
4 4 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.13%) BASE24
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.26%) IaaS
1 2 (0.26%) PaaS
1 2 (0.26%) Pure360
1 2 (0.26%) SaaS
2 1 (0.13%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.86%) TCP/IP
2 25 (3.21%) Internet
3 21 (2.70%) 4G
4 18 (2.31%) 2G
4 18 (2.31%) 3G
5 16 (2.06%) DNS
5 16 (2.06%) Firewall
5 16 (2.06%) GSM
5 16 (2.06%) UMTS
6 13 (1.67%) SCCP
6 13 (1.67%) SIGTRAN
7 9 (1.16%) Diameter Protocol
7 9 (1.16%) ISUP
7 9 (1.16%) LTE
7 9 (1.16%) SS7
7 9 (1.16%) tcpdump
7 9 (1.16%) VoIP
7 9 (1.16%) Wireshark
8 7 (0.90%) GPRS
8 7 (0.90%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (10.80%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.08%) Relational Database
3 19 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (1.54%) Oracle Database
6 7 (0.90%) MS Access
6 7 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.39%) DB2
8 3 (0.39%) MySQL
9 2 (0.26%) Apache Accumulo
9 2 (0.26%) Big Data
9 2 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.26%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.26%) DbVisualizer
9 2 (0.26%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.13%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 232 (29.82%) Selenium
2 118 (15.17%) HP UFT
3 104 (13.37%) JIRA
4 84 (10.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 73 (9.38%) SoapUI
6 65 (8.35%) Cucumber
7 52 (6.68%) Jenkins
8 51 (6.56%) JMeter
9 48 (6.17%) Visual Studio
10 44 (5.66%) WebDriver
11 39 (5.01%) Git (software)
12 38 (4.88%) LoadRunner
13 32 (4.11%) SilkTest
14 29 (3.73%) Rational Functional Tester
15 28 (3.60%) Hudson
16 27 (3.47%) SpecFlow
17 25 (3.21%) WATIR
18 19 (2.44%) Gatling
19 18 (2.31%) TestNG
20 16 (2.06%) Appium
General
1 294 (37.79%) Finance
2 96 (12.34%) Banking
3 63 (8.10%) Retail
4 22 (2.83%) Games
5 18 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.67%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.67%) Marketing
7 8 (1.03%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.03%) Retail Banking
8 6 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (0.77%) Publishing
9 5 (0.64%) Legal
10 4 (0.51%) Back Office
10 4 (0.51%) Electronics
10 4 (0.51%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.26%) Advertising
12 2 (0.26%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.13%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 439 (56.43%) Analyst
2 396 (50.90%) Test Analyst
3 154 (19.79%) Tester
4 77 (9.90%) Test Engineer
5 72 (9.25%) Automation Test Analyst
6 67 (8.61%) Automation Tester
7 58 (7.46%) Test Leader
8 55 (7.07%) Test Manager
9 54 (6.94%) Software Analyst
10 52 (6.68%) QA Analyst
11 50 (6.43%) Software Test Analyst
12 46 (5.91%) Software Tester
13 43 (5.53%) Manual Test Analyst
14 39 (5.01%) Senior Analyst
15 38 (4.88%) Financial Analyst
16 37 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
17 34 (4.37%) Agile Test Analyst
18 31 (3.98%) SQL Analyst
19 28 (3.60%) Selenium Automation Tester
19 28 (3.60%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (13.24%) .NET
2 102 (13.11%) XML
3 86 (11.05%) HTML
4 77 (9.90%) SOAP
5 41 (5.27%) Web Services
6 38 (4.88%) ASP.NET
7 29 (3.73%) XBRL
8 23 (2.96%) REST
9 17 (2.19%) Ajax
10 16 (2.06%) XSD
11 11 (1.41%) JMS
12 10 (1.29%) Gherkin
12 10 (1.29%) WSDL
13 9 (1.16%) JSON
14 8 (1.03%) Middleware
15 5 (0.64%) .NET Framework
16 4 (0.51%) CSS
16 4 (0.51%) Flash
17 3 (0.39%) Apache Flex
17 3 (0.39%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 176 (22.62%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (7.97%) Computer Science
3 54 (6.94%) Mathematics
4 21 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 20 (2.57%) Client/Server
6 16 (2.06%) N-Tier
7 15 (1.93%) Fintech
7 15 (1.93%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (1.54%) EPoS
9 12 (1.54%) SWIFT
10 11 (1.41%) Credit Risk
10 11 (1.41%) Replication
10 11 (1.41%) User Experience
11 10 (1.29%) Online Games
12 8 (1.03%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.64%) Smart Meter
15 4 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
15 4 (0.51%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 71 (9.13%) Linux
2 69 (8.87%) Unix
3 63 (8.10%) Windows
4 33 (4.24%) Android
4 33 (4.24%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.54%) Kali Linux
6 7 (0.90%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.77%) AIX
7 6 (0.77%) Solaris
8 3 (0.39%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
2 406 (52.19%) Software Testing
3 312 (40.10%) Test Scripting
4 245 (31.49%) SDLC
5 226 (29.05%) Test Automation
6 204 (26.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 171 (21.98%) Automated Testing
8 164 (21.08%) Functional Testing
9 159 (20.44%) Scrum
10 149 (19.15%) Test Management
10 149 (19.15%) Waterfall
11 138 (17.74%) Defect Management
12 136 (17.48%) Regression Testing
13 130 (16.71%) Test Strategy
14 112 (14.40%) BDD
15 108 (13.88%) Manual Testing
16 106 (13.62%) Automation Testing
17 103 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
18 97 (12.47%) Non-Functional Testing
18 97 (12.47%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 269 (34.58%) SQL
2 162 (20.82%) Java
3 87 (11.18%) C#
4 55 (7.07%) JavaScript
5 36 (4.63%) VB.NET
6 35 (4.50%) C
6 35 (4.50%) Ruby
7 30 (3.86%) VB
8 29 (3.73%) Perl
9 25 (3.21%) Python
10 21 (2.70%) VBScript
11 12 (1.54%) C++
12 7 (0.90%) PHP
12 7 (0.90%) VBA
13 6 (0.77%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.77%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.51%) Groovy
14 4 (0.51%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.39%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 625 (80.33%) ISEB
2 571 (73.39%) ISTQB
3 221 (28.41%) Degree
4 51 (6.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 25 (3.21%) Security Cleared
6 24 (3.08%) ISEB Practitioner
7 18 (2.31%) SC Cleared
8 15 (1.93%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.64%) MBA
10 5 (0.64%) MCP
11 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.13%) HNC
11 1 (0.13%) HND
11 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.13%) MCITP
11 1 (0.13%) NVQ Level 4
11 1 (0.13%) PhD
11 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 321 (41.26%) QA
2 20 (2.57%) SLA
3 6 (0.77%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.39%) SDET
5 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.26%) FATCA
6 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (0.39%) vSphere
2 2 (0.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.26%) Docker
2 2 (0.26%) Firmware
2 2 (0.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 104 (13.37%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.77%) CA Wily
3 5 (0.64%) Control-M
4 2 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 165 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 117 (15.04%) HP
3 103 (13.24%) Oracle
4 34 (4.37%) SAP
5 12 (1.54%) IBM
6 11 (1.41%) Bloomberg
6 11 (1.41%) Reuters
7 10 (1.29%) VMware
8 9 (1.16%) MKS
8 9 (1.16%) TOWER Software
9 7 (0.90%) Green Hat
9 7 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (0.90%) webMethods
10 6 (0.77%) AppDynamics
10 6 (0.77%) Atlassian
10 6 (0.77%) CA
10 6 (0.77%) Citrix
10 6 (0.77%) Dynatrace
10 6 (0.77%) Telerik
11 5 (0.64%) hybris
Leicestershire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45000 - £60000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
North West London
Playtech
Salary: Competitive salary + bonus and benefits
Posted: 28 minutes ago
Hull, North Humberside
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Metaskil
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: £37,500 + bonus / benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Up to £37,500 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000- £60,000 + strong benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
South East
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000 - £110,000+ plus unrivalled benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £48,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Capita ITPS
Salary: £38000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hainton Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £40000 - £55000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sage UK Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
North West London
Playtech
Salary: Competitive salary + bonus and benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
North West London
Playtech
Salary: From £29,000 to £35,000 per annum Annual Bonus plus great benefits (Aw
Posted: 14 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
IDBS
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 23 days ago