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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
UK
Rank 596 507 460
Rank change year-on-year
-89 -47
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 253 478 619
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.48% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.21% 1.71% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 205 375 390
Median salary £36,500 £35,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -10.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £34,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.33%

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
20939 28002 29341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.23% 28.05% 27.95%
Number of salaries quoted 16560 22410 23471
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,823 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,550 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 21 January 2017 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 21 January 2017. 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 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 -70 243 £36,500 +4.28% 39
South East +36 48 £30,000 -17.24% 11
London -23 43 £42,500 -5.55% 6
Yorkshire -19 42 £42,500 +30.76% 6
Leeds -7 36 £42,500 +30.76% 5
West Yorkshire -8 36 £42,500 +30.76% 5
South West +24 28 £32,500 +1.56% 1
East of England +6 27 £42,500 +21.42% 2
North West -39 27 £32,000 -1.53% 5
Manchester -27 22 £32,000 -14.66% 3
West Midlands +6 18 £35,000 +3.70% 5
Hertfordshire +18 17 £45,000 - 1
Stevenage - 16 £42,500 -
East Sussex - 16 £25,500 - 2
Brighton - 15 £25,500 - 1
Somerset +9 13 £33,750 +22.72%
Surrey +31 12 £35,750 -4.66% 1
Hove - 11 £25,500 - 1
Swindon - 9 £32,500 - 1
Wiltshire - 9 £32,500 - 1
East Midlands -2 8 £27,500 -26.66% 1
Berkshire +47 6 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Cambridgeshire +11 6 £42,500 +41.66%
Birmingham -9 6 £32,500 -7.14% 1
West Sussex - 6 £47,000 -
Leicestershire -9 5 £27,500 -26.66%
Leicester -12 5 £27,500 -26.66%
Reigate +16 4 £30,000 -20.00%
Buckinghamshire +14 4 £34,500 +1.47% 2
Bristol +7 4 £30,000 -27.71%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 505 (80.16%) ISTQB
2 451 (71.59%) Agile Software Development
3 439 (69.68%) ISEB
4 359 (56.98%) Software Testing
5 274 (43.49%) QA
6 249 (39.52%) Test Scripting
7 238 (37.78%) SQL
8 235 (37.30%) Test Automation
9 218 (34.60%) Selenium
10 193 (30.63%) Scrum
11 182 (28.89%) SDLC
12 175 (27.78%) Microsoft
13 151 (23.97%) BDD
14 147 (23.33%) Test Management
15 136 (21.59%) Automated Testing
16 130 (20.63%) Test Strategy
17 125 (19.84%) Java
18 124 (19.68%) Regression Testing
19 121 (19.21%) Finance
20 118 (18.73%) Cucumber
20 118 (18.73%) Manual Testing
21 117 (18.57%) User Acceptance Testing
21 117 (18.57%) Functional Testing
22 115 (18.25%) Team Foundation Server
22 115 (18.25%) C#
23 113 (17.94%) Degree
24 112 (17.78%) MS Excel
25 103 (16.35%) TDD
26 100 (15.87%) Waterfall
27 98 (15.56%) Automation Testing

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 20 (3.17%) Confluence
2 19 (3.02%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.59%) ArcGIS
3 10 (1.59%) WebSphere
3 10 (1.59%) WebSphere Portal
4 9 (1.43%) CMS
5 5 (0.79%) Documentum
6 4 (0.63%) IIS
7 3 (0.48%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.32%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.32%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 112 (17.78%) MS Excel
2 66 (10.48%) MS Office
3 16 (2.54%) MS Visio
4 14 (2.22%) MS Project
5 10 (1.59%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.16%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 8 (1.27%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.48%) SAP hybris
3 2 (0.32%) Primavera
3 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.27%) SaaS
2 7 (1.11%) Lucidchart
3 3 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.54%) Internet
2 15 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.59%) DNS
4 8 (1.27%) Firewall
5 4 (0.63%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.63%) SSH
6 2 (0.32%) 3GPP
6 2 (0.32%) Intranet
6 2 (0.32%) LTE
6 2 (0.32%) Skype
6 2 (0.32%) WinSCP
7 1 (0.16%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 46 (7.30%) Relational Database
3 18 (2.86%) GIS
4 16 (2.54%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.75%) RDBMS
6 10 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
6 10 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (1.43%) MySQL
8 7 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.63%) MS Access
10 3 (0.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.48%) Apache Accumulo
10 3 (0.48%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 3 (0.48%) Cognos Report Studio
10 3 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.48%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.48%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.48%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 218 (34.60%) Selenium
2 118 (18.73%) Cucumber
3 115 (18.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 94 (14.92%) JIRA
5 75 (11.90%) SpecFlow
6 73 (11.59%) WebDriver
7 63 (10.00%) SoapUI
8 45 (7.14%) Visual Studio
9 41 (6.51%) Jenkins
10 34 (5.40%) Git (software)
11 33 (5.24%) JMeter
12 23 (3.65%) LoadRunner
13 22 (3.49%) TestComplete
14 21 (3.33%) HP UFT
15 17 (2.70%) Bugzilla
15 17 (2.70%) Ranorex
15 17 (2.70%) Selenium IDE
16 16 (2.54%) Robot Framework
16 16 (2.54%) TestLink
17 15 (2.38%) WATIR
General
1 121 (19.21%) Finance
2 35 (5.56%) Retail
3 29 (4.60%) Games
4 24 (3.81%) Banking
5 21 (3.33%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.54%) Marketing
7 11 (1.75%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.43%) iGaming
9 6 (0.95%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.95%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.63%) Automotive
10 4 (0.63%) Billing
11 3 (0.48%) Legal
11 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.32%) Electronics
12 2 (0.32%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.32%) Law
13 1 (0.16%) Front Office
13 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 320 (50.79%) Analyst
2 302 (47.94%) Test Analyst
3 128 (20.32%) Tester
4 108 (17.14%) Test Engineer
5 63 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 52 (8.25%) Test Manager
7 50 (7.94%) Senior Test Engineer
8 49 (7.78%) Senior Analyst
8 49 (7.78%) Senior Test Analyst
8 49 (7.78%) Software Analyst
8 49 (7.78%) Software Test Analyst
9 40 (6.35%) Software Tester
9 40 (6.35%) Test Leader
10 36 (5.71%) Automation Tester
10 36 (5.71%) Test Automation Engineer
11 30 (4.76%) Junior
11 30 (4.76%) QA Analyst
12 28 (4.44%) Manual Test Analyst
13 24 (3.81%) Junior Tester
14 22 (3.49%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (14.76%) .NET
2 49 (7.78%) ASP.NET
3 46 (7.30%) XML
4 42 (6.67%) HTML
5 35 (5.56%) Web Services
6 32 (5.08%) SOAP
7 19 (3.02%) CSS
7 19 (3.02%) REST
8 13 (2.06%) Ajax
9 11 (1.75%) J2EE
10 10 (1.59%) Dojo
10 10 (1.59%) GWT
10 10 (1.59%) JSF
11 8 (1.27%) HTML5
12 7 (1.11%) Gherkin
12 7 (1.11%) Qt
13 6 (0.95%) Flash
14 5 (0.79%) .NET Framework
15 4 (0.63%) XSD
16 3 (0.48%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 64 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (5.56%) Client/Server
2 35 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 19 (3.02%) Online Games
4 17 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 16 (2.54%) Mathematics
6 15 (2.38%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.90%) Driving Licence
8 11 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.75%) iPad
9 10 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
10 8 (1.27%) Health Informatics
10 8 (1.27%) Informatics
10 8 (1.27%) Mobile Games
11 7 (1.11%) Replication
11 7 (1.11%) User Experience
12 6 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.63%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.63%) PMI
14 3 (0.48%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 67 (10.63%) Windows
2 38 (6.03%) Linux
3 18 (2.86%) Windows Server
4 17 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 14 (2.22%) Unix
6 12 (1.90%) Android
7 11 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (1.59%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.63%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.48%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.32%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.16%) Solaris
12 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 451 (71.59%) Agile Software Development
2 359 (56.98%) Software Testing
3 249 (39.52%) Test Scripting
4 235 (37.30%) Test Automation
5 193 (30.63%) Scrum
6 182 (28.89%) SDLC
7 151 (23.97%) BDD
8 147 (23.33%) Test Management
9 136 (21.59%) Automated Testing
10 130 (20.63%) Test Strategy
11 124 (19.68%) Regression Testing
12 118 (18.73%) Manual Testing
13 117 (18.57%) Functional Testing
13 117 (18.57%) User Acceptance Testing
14 103 (16.35%) TDD
15 100 (15.87%) Waterfall
16 98 (15.56%) Automation Testing
17 82 (13.02%) Continuous Integration
18 81 (12.86%) Non-Functional Testing
18 81 (12.86%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 238 (37.78%) SQL
2 125 (19.84%) Java
3 115 (18.25%) C#
4 42 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 38 (6.03%) Python
6 32 (5.08%) C
7 25 (3.97%) Ruby
8 21 (3.33%) VB.NET
9 19 (3.02%) Perl
10 17 (2.70%) VB
11 15 (2.38%) C++
12 13 (2.06%) PHP
13 11 (1.75%) PL/SQL
13 11 (1.75%) VBScript
14 10 (1.59%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.43%) T-SQL
16 8 (1.27%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.48%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 505 (80.16%) ISTQB
2 439 (69.68%) ISEB
3 113 (17.94%) Degree
4 55 (8.73%) Security Cleared
5 35 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 29 (4.60%) DV Cleared
7 28 (4.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 14 (2.22%) ISEB Practitioner
9 10 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.63%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.48%) CSQA
12 2 (0.32%) AAT
12 2 (0.32%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.32%) HND
13 1 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 274 (43.49%) QA
2 12 (1.90%) SLA
3 3 (0.48%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.32%) GAMP
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.16%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.48%) Docker
3 2 (0.32%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.32%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 53 (8.41%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.43%) Puppet
3 2 (0.32%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (0.32%) SCCM
4 1 (0.16%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.16%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 175 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 84 (13.33%) Oracle
3 57 (9.05%) HP
4 19 (3.02%) Atlassian
5 12 (1.90%) Sophos
6 10 (1.59%) ESRI
6 10 (1.59%) Fujitsu
6 10 (1.59%) Google
6 10 (1.59%) Lumension
6 10 (1.59%) SAP
7 9 (1.43%) Remedy
8 8 (1.27%) IBM
9 5 (0.79%) EMC
9 5 (0.79%) Pega
10 4 (0.63%) hybris
10 4 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.63%) TOWER Software
10 4 (0.63%) Xceptor
11 3 (0.48%) ATG
11 3 (0.48%) Cognos
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hove, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lewis Paige
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £47000 - £53000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Anthony James Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £27500.00 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £27500.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £27,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The National Trust
Salary: £50,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
TK Maxx
Salary: Competitive + bonuses
Posted: 3 days ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £30,000 to £33,000 per annum + Pension, Private Healthcare, 25 da
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Global Intec
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, HC MK14 6FG
White Clarke Group
Salary: £25,000 - £44,000 per year plus Stakeholder pension scheme
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Chester
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Performance Related Bonuses
Posted: 18 days ago