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

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 560 587 602
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +15
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 384 419 421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.38% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.47% 1.39% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 314 339 267
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,450 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%

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
26055 30058 32064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.57% 27.36% 27.22%
Number of salaries quoted 21070 23947 25135
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £65,500 £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 28 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 28 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
(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
England +47 367 £35,000 -12.50% 43
South East +34 111 £42,500 +6.25% 9
London +25 80 £35,000 -22.22% 15
Yorkshire +57 60 £32,500 - 4
West Yorkshire +42 44 £32,500 - 3
Leeds +58 40 £32,500 - 3
West Midlands -18 36 £32,500 +12.06% 4
Berkshire +24 30 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Surrey +32 29 £38,000 -15.55% 4
Buckinghamshire +37 20 £34,500 +6.15%
East of England +32 19 £35,000 +5.66% 4
East Midlands -4 19 £37,500 +11.11% 2
South West +20 18 £36,000 -33.33%
North West +3 18 £29,000 -3.33% 5
Hampshire -24 17 £34,250 -23.88% 1
Nottingham +4 16 £39,500 +12.85% 1
Nottinghamshire -2 16 £39,500 +12.85% 1
Bracknell - 16 £45,000 -
Milton Keynes +29 15 £32,000 -5.88%
Staffordshire +7 14 £32,500 +18.18%
Scotland -7 13 £35,000 -30.00% 3
City of London +61 12 £32,788 -27.13% 4
Reigate +16 12 £45,000 -
Manchester -6 11 £29,000 - 4
Basingstoke - 11 £31,500 -
Somerset -4 10 £32,500 -
Cambridgeshire +12 9 £32,500 -1.88% 2
Warwickshire +11 9 - -
North Yorkshire - 9 £31,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent -11 8 £32,500 +30.00%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 617 (78.90%) ISEB
2 571 (73.02%) ISTQB
3 484 (61.89%) Agile Software Development
4 407 (52.05%) Software Testing
5 324 (41.43%) QA
6 323 (41.30%) Test Scripting
7 280 (35.81%) SQL
8 279 (35.68%) Finance
9 255 (32.61%) SDLC
10 241 (30.82%) Selenium
11 231 (29.54%) Degree
12 221 (28.26%) Test Automation
13 187 (23.91%) User Acceptance Testing
14 180 (23.02%) Automated Testing
15 179 (22.89%) Scrum
15 179 (22.89%) Java
16 168 (21.48%) Analytical Skills
17 167 (21.36%) Microsoft
18 165 (21.10%) Functional Testing
19 152 (19.44%) Regression Testing
20 147 (18.80%) Waterfall
21 145 (18.54%) Defect Management
22 144 (18.41%) Test Management
23 132 (16.88%) Test Strategy
24 121 (15.47%) HP
25 116 (14.83%) Continuous Integration
26 112 (14.32%) Manual Testing
26 112 (14.32%) BDD
26 112 (14.32%) HP UFT
27 111 (14.19%) .NET

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 40 (5.12%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.56%) Confluence
3 19 (2.43%) CMS
4 10 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (0.64%) IIS
6 3 (0.38%) MQSeries
6 3 (0.38%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.38%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.38%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.38%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.26%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.26%) Xceptor
8 1 (0.13%) Drupal
8 1 (0.13%) MTS
8 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 107 (13.68%) MS Office
2 91 (11.64%) MS Excel
3 43 (5.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.41%) MS Project
5 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 7 (0.90%) Primavera
3 3 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.26%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
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%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.22%) Internet
2 31 (3.96%) TCP/IP
3 22 (2.81%) 4G
3 22 (2.81%) DNS
4 19 (2.43%) 2G
4 19 (2.43%) 3G
4 19 (2.43%) Firewall
5 17 (2.17%) GSM
5 17 (2.17%) UMTS
6 14 (1.79%) SCCP
6 14 (1.79%) SIGTRAN
7 10 (1.28%) Diameter Protocol
7 10 (1.28%) ISUP
7 10 (1.28%) LTE
7 10 (1.28%) SS7
7 10 (1.28%) tcpdump
7 10 (1.28%) Wireshark
8 9 (1.15%) VoIP
9 7 (0.90%) GPRS
9 7 (0.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (10.23%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.81%) Relational Database
3 18 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (1.79%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (0.90%) MS Access
7 7 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (0.64%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.38%) MySQL
11 2 (0.26%) Apache Accumulo
11 2 (0.26%) Big Data
11 2 (0.26%) Cognos Report Studio
11 2 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.26%) DB2
11 2 (0.26%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.26%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.13%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 241 (30.82%) Selenium
2 112 (14.32%) HP UFT
3 109 (13.94%) JIRA
4 83 (10.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 71 (9.08%) Cucumber
6 67 (8.57%) SoapUI
7 57 (7.29%) Visual Studio
8 55 (7.03%) JMeter
9 53 (6.78%) Jenkins
10 49 (6.27%) WebDriver
11 42 (5.37%) Git (software)
12 41 (5.24%) LoadRunner
13 34 (4.35%) Hudson
14 32 (4.09%) SpecFlow
15 31 (3.96%) SilkTest
16 30 (3.84%) Rational Functional Tester
17 25 (3.20%) WATIR
18 23 (2.94%) Gatling
19 21 (2.69%) TestNG
20 16 (2.05%) TeamCity
General
1 279 (35.68%) Finance
2 92 (11.76%) Banking
3 61 (7.80%) Retail
4 21 (2.69%) Games
5 20 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.43%) Manufacturing
7 18 (2.30%) Marketing
8 8 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (0.90%) Electronics
10 6 (0.77%) Publishing
10 6 (0.77%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.64%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.64%) Legal
12 4 (0.51%) Back Office
12 4 (0.51%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.26%) Advertising
14 2 (0.26%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 428 (54.73%) Analyst
2 389 (49.74%) Test Analyst
3 160 (20.46%) Tester
4 79 (10.10%) Test Engineer
5 73 (9.34%) Automation Test Analyst
6 72 (9.21%) Automation Tester
7 60 (7.67%) Software Analyst
8 56 (7.16%) Software Test Analyst
9 50 (6.39%) Test Leader
9 50 (6.39%) Test Manager
10 49 (6.27%) QA Analyst
11 48 (6.14%) Software Tester
12 40 (5.12%) Manual Test Analyst
13 38 (4.86%) Senior Analyst
14 37 (4.73%) Financial Analyst
15 36 (4.60%) Senior Test Analyst
16 35 (4.48%) Selenium Automation Tester
16 35 (4.48%) Selenium Tester
17 30 (3.84%) Agile Test Analyst
17 30 (3.84%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (14.19%) .NET
2 98 (12.53%) XML
3 91 (11.64%) HTML
4 82 (10.49%) SOAP
5 45 (5.75%) Web Services
6 43 (5.50%) ASP.NET
7 30 (3.84%) XBRL
8 27 (3.45%) REST
9 20 (2.56%) Ajax
10 18 (2.30%) XSD
11 11 (1.41%) JMS
12 10 (1.28%) WSDL
13 7 (0.90%) Gherkin
14 6 (0.77%) JSON
15 5 (0.64%) .NET Framework
16 4 (0.51%) 802.1X
16 4 (0.51%) Flash
16 4 (0.51%) Kafka
16 4 (0.51%) RESTful
17 3 (0.38%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 168 (21.48%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (7.16%) Computer Science
3 52 (6.65%) Mathematics
4 26 (3.32%) Client/Server
5 23 (2.94%) Mobile App
6 16 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 15 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (1.92%) Fintech
8 13 (1.66%) Replication
9 12 (1.53%) EPoS
9 12 (1.53%) User Experience
10 11 (1.41%) Management Information System
10 11 (1.41%) N-Tier
10 11 (1.41%) SWIFT
11 10 (1.28%) Credit Risk
12 9 (1.15%) Online Games
13 8 (1.02%) Smart Meter
14 5 (0.64%) Life Science
15 4 (0.51%) Biotechnology
15 4 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 67 (8.57%) Linux
2 60 (7.67%) Unix
3 55 (7.03%) Windows
4 33 (4.22%) Apple iOS
5 31 (3.96%) Android
6 10 (1.28%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.15%) Kali Linux
8 6 (0.77%) AIX
8 6 (0.77%) Solaris
8 6 (0.77%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.38%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.13%) HPUX
11 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 484 (61.89%) Agile Software Development
2 407 (52.05%) Software Testing
3 323 (41.30%) Test Scripting
4 255 (32.61%) SDLC
5 221 (28.26%) Test Automation
6 187 (23.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 180 (23.02%) Automated Testing
8 179 (22.89%) Scrum
9 165 (21.10%) Functional Testing
10 152 (19.44%) Regression Testing
11 147 (18.80%) Waterfall
12 145 (18.54%) Defect Management
13 144 (18.41%) Test Management
14 132 (16.88%) Test Strategy
15 116 (14.83%) Continuous Integration
16 112 (14.32%) BDD
16 112 (14.32%) Manual Testing
17 108 (13.81%) Automation Testing
18 106 (13.55%) Non-Functional Testing
19 97 (12.40%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 280 (35.81%) SQL
2 179 (22.89%) Java
3 103 (13.17%) C#
4 56 (7.16%) JavaScript
5 37 (4.73%) Ruby
5 37 (4.73%) VB
6 36 (4.60%) VB.NET
7 35 (4.48%) Perl
8 34 (4.35%) C
9 30 (3.84%) Python
10 24 (3.07%) VBScript
11 14 (1.79%) PHP
12 12 (1.53%) C++
13 11 (1.41%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.90%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.90%) VBA
15 4 (0.51%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.51%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.38%) Groovy
16 3 (0.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 617 (78.90%) ISEB
2 571 (73.02%) ISTQB
3 231 (29.54%) Degree
4 58 (7.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 28 (3.58%) ISEB Practitioner
5 28 (3.58%) Security Cleared
6 17 (2.17%) SC Cleared
7 16 (2.05%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.64%) MBA
9 5 (0.64%) MCP
10 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.13%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.13%) HNC
10 1 (0.13%) HND
10 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.13%) MCITP
10 1 (0.13%) NVQ Level 4
10 1 (0.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 324 (41.43%) QA
2 21 (2.69%) SLA
3 7 (0.90%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.38%) SDET
5 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.26%) FATCA
5 2 (0.26%) GAMP
5 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.13%) ISO13485
System Software
1 7 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.64%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.51%) Docker
3 4 (0.51%) Firmware
4 3 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.38%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 111 (14.19%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.64%) Control-M
3 4 (0.51%) CA Wily
4 3 (0.38%) AirWatch
4 3 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (0.38%) SCCM
5 2 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 167 (21.36%) Microsoft
2 121 (15.47%) HP
3 102 (13.04%) Oracle
4 37 (4.73%) SAP
5 11 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (1.28%) Bloomberg
6 10 (1.28%) Reuters
6 10 (1.28%) VMware
7 9 (1.15%) IBM
8 8 (1.02%) Telerik
8 8 (1.02%) TOWER Software
9 7 (0.90%) Atlassian
10 6 (0.77%) Citrix
11 5 (0.64%) MKS
12 4 (0.51%) AppDynamics
12 4 (0.51%) CA
12 4 (0.51%) Dynatrace
12 4 (0.51%) Sophos
13 3 (0.38%) Altiris
13 3 (0.38%) Veritas
Ipswich, Suffolk
Sanderson
Salary: £27000 - £33800 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £27000 - £33800 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £40000 - £55000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leicestershire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits.
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Flexible Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Unspecified Salary Based on Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £30 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Capita ITPS
Salary: £35000 - £37500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Sage UK Limited
Salary: + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita ITPS
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Capita ITPS
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive + Excellent benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 16 days ago
North West London
Playtech
Salary: Competitive salary + bonus and benefits
Posted: 27 days ago