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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 499 520 515
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -5
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 474 385 430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.35% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.50% 1.30% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 310 284 333
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,450 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £34,750
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -6.47%

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
31691 29544 33416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 27.18% 28.52%
Number of salaries quoted 24541 23973 28364
Average salary £44,000 £44,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.56% +4.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 August 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
England +21 422 £37,500 +7.14% 45
London +20 143 £47,500 +1.06% 11
South East +24 128 £35,000 +7.69% 13
Berkshire +36 53 £37,500 +20.00% 2
Surrey +28 47 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Reading +29 32 £37,500 - 1
East of England +16 32 £37,500 -
Scotland -7 31 £35,000 -12.50% 3
South West -5 30 £33,750 +3.84% 7
North West -21 24 £30,750 +2.50% 2
Yorkshire -51 22 £32,750 -13.81% 2
City of London -9 21 £41,500 -12.63% 4
West Yorkshire -46 20 £32,750 -13.81% 2
Leeds -35 19 £33,000 -13.15% 2
West Midlands -20 17 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Bristol -3 15 £36,250 +16.00% 2
Edinburgh -6 14 £34,500 +20.00% 3
Hampshire -9 14 £32,750 -18.12% 3
Essex +14 13 £50,000 +25.00%
Manchester -1 13 £31,000 +3.33% 2
Glasgow -18 12 £57,000 +14.00%
East Midlands -25 12 £33,000 +10.00% 5
Nottinghamshire -9 9 £32,500 +4.00% 3
East Sussex -27 9 £34,000 +4.61% 1
Brighton -30 9 £34,000 +7.93% 1
North East +5 8 £37,250 -32.27% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 8 £37,250 -32.27% 2
Bedfordshire -1 8 £37,500 -3.22%
Tyne and Wear -2 8 £37,250 -32.27% 2
Cheshire -23 8 £32,500 -7.14%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 833 (92.87%) ISEB
2 562 (62.65%) Software Testing
3 396 (44.15%) ISTQB
4 359 (40.02%) QA
5 319 (35.56%) Finance
6 288 (32.11%) SQL
7 241 (26.87%) Test Scripting
8 227 (25.31%) Automated Testing
9 196 (21.85%) Agile Software Development
10 187 (20.85%) HP Quality Center
11 181 (20.18%) Selenium
12 176 (19.62%) HP
13 168 (18.73%) Degree
14 164 (18.28%) Retail
15 152 (16.95%) Test Automation
16 147 (16.39%) User Acceptance Testing
17 146 (16.28%) Microsoft
18 135 (15.05%) Scrum
19 133 (14.83%) Regression Testing
20 119 (13.27%) Test Management
21 117 (13.04%) Java
22 114 (12.71%) Manual Testing
23 113 (12.60%) Telecoms
24 112 (12.49%) QuickTest Pro
24 112 (12.49%) Test Strategy
25 108 (12.04%) Windows
26 95 (10.59%) .NET
27 91 (10.14%) C#
28 87 (9.70%) XML
29 84 (9.36%) SQL Server

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 21 (2.34%) IIS
2 20 (2.23%) SharePoint
3 8 (0.89%) Apache
3 8 (0.89%) CMS
4 6 (0.67%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.56%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.45%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.45%) Lotus Domino
7 3 (0.33%) LiveLink
7 3 (0.33%) MQSeries
7 3 (0.33%) Drupal
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.22%) Lync
8 2 (0.22%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.11%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.11%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 61 (6.80%) MS Excel
2 56 (6.24%) MS Office
3 13 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (1.34%) MS Project
5 9 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.33%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 39 (4.35%) JDE OneWorld
2 4 (0.45%) SimCorp Dimension
3 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.33%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.33%) Exchequer
3 3 (0.33%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.22%) AWD
5 1 (0.11%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.11%) Servitor
5 1 (0.11%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.11%) RMDS
5 1 (0.11%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.67%) SaaS
2 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.23%) TCP/IP
2 19 (2.12%) LTE
3 17 (1.90%) MPLS
4 16 (1.78%) 4G
5 15 (1.67%) DNS
6 14 (1.56%) HTTP
6 14 (1.56%) SMS
6 14 (1.56%) Internet
7 13 (1.45%) SS7
7 13 (1.45%) ISUP
7 13 (1.45%) INAP
7 13 (1.45%) LDAP
7 13 (1.45%) Wireshark
8 12 (1.34%) Wireless
9 11 (1.23%) LAN
10 8 (0.89%) WAN
11 5 (0.56%) MVNO
12 4 (0.45%) FTP
12 4 (0.45%) SAN
13 3 (0.33%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (9.36%) SQL Server
2 48 (5.35%) Relational Database
3 41 (4.57%) MySQL
4 17 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (1.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 9 (1.00%) Oracle Database
9 7 (0.78%) DB2
10 5 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.45%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.33%) DbVisualizer
13 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.22%) Data Mining
14 1 (0.11%) OLTP
14 1 (0.11%) MS Access
14 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 181 (20.18%) Selenium
2 112 (12.49%) QuickTest Pro
3 58 (6.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 49 (5.46%) LoadRunner
5 47 (5.24%) JIRA
6 32 (3.57%) Visual Studio
7 31 (3.46%) TestDirector
8 30 (3.34%) WebDriver
9 29 (3.23%) JUnit
10 27 (3.01%) NUnit
11 21 (2.34%) JMeter
11 21 (2.34%) Toad
12 20 (2.23%) TestNG
13 16 (1.78%) SoapUI
13 16 (1.78%) Cucumber
14 14 (1.56%) FitNesse
14 14 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
14 14 (1.56%) TestComplete
15 11 (1.23%) Bugzilla
15 11 (1.23%) Ant
General
1 319 (35.56%) Finance
2 164 (18.28%) Retail
3 113 (12.60%) Telecoms
4 37 (4.12%) Billing
5 33 (3.68%) Banking
6 15 (1.67%) Investment Banking
7 14 (1.56%) Back Office
8 12 (1.34%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.11%) Marketing
9 10 (1.11%) Legal
10 9 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.78%) Games
12 5 (0.56%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.45%) Welsh Language
13 4 (0.45%) Electronics
13 4 (0.45%) Military
14 3 (0.33%) Local Government
15 2 (0.22%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.22%) Law
16 1 (0.11%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 415 (46.27%) Analyst
2 354 (39.46%) Test Analyst
3 193 (21.52%) Tester
4 100 (11.15%) Software Tester
5 97 (10.81%) Consultant
6 87 (9.70%) Test Engineer
6 87 (9.70%) Test Consultant
7 72 (8.03%) Test Manager
8 45 (5.02%) QA Analyst
9 41 (4.57%) Junior
9 41 (4.57%) Senior Analyst
10 40 (4.46%) Senior Test Analyst
11 36 (4.01%) QA Tester
12 33 (3.68%) Test Leader
13 31 (3.46%) Senior Tester
14 27 (3.01%) QA Engineer
14 27 (3.01%) Business Analyst
15 25 (2.79%) Software Engineer
15 25 (2.79%) Senior Test Engineer
15 25 (2.79%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (10.59%) .NET
2 87 (9.70%) XML
3 57 (6.35%) HTML
4 55 (6.13%) Web Services
5 23 (2.56%) SOAP
5 23 (2.56%) ASP.NET
6 21 (2.34%) XSD
7 19 (2.12%) WCF
8 18 (2.01%) J2EE
9 13 (1.45%) Rendezvous
9 13 (1.45%) .NET Framework
10 10 (1.11%) LINQ
11 9 (1.00%) XSLT
11 9 (1.00%) Apache Flex
12 7 (0.78%) CSS
13 6 (0.67%) JSON
14 5 (0.56%) XML Messaging
14 5 (0.56%) Middleware
14 5 (0.56%) RESTful
14 5 (0.56%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 52 (5.80%) Computer Science
2 40 (4.46%) Life Science
3 36 (4.01%) Client/Server
3 36 (4.01%) Management Information System
4 33 (3.68%) Mathematics
5 28 (3.12%) Chemistry
5 28 (3.12%) Mobile App
6 19 (2.12%) Biology
7 14 (1.56%) Statistics
8 13 (1.45%) IVR
9 11 (1.23%) Derivative
9 11 (1.23%) Visualisation
10 10 (1.11%) N-Tier
10 10 (1.11%) EPoS
11 6 (0.67%) Equities
12 5 (0.56%) Fixed Income
12 5 (0.56%) AS400
12 5 (0.56%) Open Source
12 5 (0.56%) Smart Meter
13 4 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 108 (12.04%) Windows
2 81 (9.03%) UNIX
3 52 (5.80%) Linux
4 32 (3.57%) Solaris
5 24 (2.68%) Windows 7
6 22 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (1.90%) Windows XP
8 14 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (1.23%) Mac OS X
10 11 (1.23%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.89%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.67%) CentOS
13 5 (0.56%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.45%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.45%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.22%) Android
15 2 (0.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 562 (62.65%) Software Testing
2 241 (26.87%) Test Scripting
3 227 (25.31%) Automated Testing
4 196 (21.85%) Agile Software Development
5 152 (16.95%) Test Automation
6 147 (16.39%) User Acceptance Testing
7 135 (15.05%) Scrum
8 133 (14.83%) Regression Testing
9 119 (13.27%) Test Management
10 114 (12.71%) Manual Testing
11 112 (12.49%) Test Strategy
12 84 (9.36%) Automation Testing
13 83 (9.25%) Waterfall
14 82 (9.14%) V-Model
15 77 (8.58%) System Testing
16 75 (8.36%) Performance Testing
17 70 (7.80%) Integration Testing
18 62 (6.91%) Project Management
19 49 (5.46%) Business Analysis
20 47 (5.24%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 288 (32.11%) SQL
2 117 (13.04%) Java
3 91 (10.14%) C#
4 49 (5.46%) JavaScript
5 37 (4.12%) Perl
6 29 (3.23%) VBScript
7 22 (2.45%) VB
7 22 (2.45%) Python
8 20 (2.23%) PL/SQL
9 15 (1.67%) VB.NET
10 14 (1.56%) Ruby
10 14 (1.56%) Shell Script
11 13 (1.45%) T-SQL
11 13 (1.45%) PHP
12 11 (1.23%) C++
13 10 (1.11%) PowerHouse
14 9 (1.00%) C
15 3 (0.33%) VBA
16 2 (0.22%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.22%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 833 (92.87%) ISEB
2 396 (44.15%) ISTQB
3 168 (18.73%) Degree
4 75 (8.36%) Security Cleared
5 57 (6.35%) SC Cleared
6 35 (3.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 25 (2.79%) HND
8 21 (2.34%) PhD
8 21 (2.34%) DV Cleared
9 19 (2.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 19 (2.12%) CTC Cleared
10 14 (1.56%) CISSP
11 13 (1.45%) ISEB Practitioner
12 10 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (1.00%) CISM
13 9 (1.00%) CCNP
14 8 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (0.45%) HNC
16 3 (0.33%) PMI Certification
16 3 (0.33%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 359 (40.02%) QA
2 11 (1.23%) SLA
3 6 (0.67%) GAMP
4 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 15 (1.67%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.45%) NFS
3 8 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.67%) VMware ESX
4 6 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (0.56%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.22%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 187 (20.85%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.22%) Puppet
2 2 (0.22%) Opsview
2 2 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (0.22%) Control-M
3 1 (0.11%) OpenView
3 1 (0.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 176 (19.62%) HP
2 146 (16.28%) Microsoft
3 77 (8.58%) Oracle
4 18 (2.01%) TIBCO
5 14 (1.56%) SAP
6 13 (1.45%) Red Hat
6 13 (1.45%) Citrix
7 10 (1.11%) IBM
8 9 (1.00%) VMware
8 9 (1.00%) Capita
8 9 (1.00%) Redknee
9 6 (0.67%) Fujitsu
9 6 (0.67%) NetApp
10 5 (0.56%) Charles River
10 5 (0.56%) Splunk
10 5 (0.56%) T-Plan
11 4 (0.45%) SimCorp
11 4 (0.45%) Wall Street Systems
11 4 (0.45%) JBoss
11 4 (0.45%) Compuware
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum + 10% On target Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: good benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £44000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Gem Partnership
Salary: From £32,000 to £39,000 per annum Pension + Healthcare + Living Costs
Posted: Yesterday
Hounslow, Middlesex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fusion Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + DOE + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + On application
Posted: 3 days ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus Package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago