The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 528 513 507
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 430 411 448
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.38% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.36% 1.39% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 273 321 351
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,150 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -7.14%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31696 29633 33028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.10% 27.29% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24801 23831 28223
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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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 -35 389 £37,500 +7.14% 42
London -14 140 £49,000 +4.25% 13
South East +3 115 £34,000 +4.61% 16
Berkshire +37 51 £40,000 +28.00% 7
Surrey +4 36 £31,500 -21.25% 2
South West -2 30 £35,375 +1.07% 2
East of England -4 30 £37,500 +4.16%
Reading +26 26 £32,500 -23.52% 2
City of London -11 23 £40,000 -15.78% 5
Scotland -3 20 £35,000 +3.70%
North West -11 20 £31,000 +3.33% 2
Bristol 0 17 £50,000 +25.00%
Yorkshire -55 17 £25,000 -24.24% 5
East Midlands -3 16 £32,500 -
Leeds -54 14 £24,845 -34.18% 4
West Yorkshire -62 14 £24,845 -33.74% 4
Manchester +6 13 £31,500 +5.00% 1
Hampshire -11 12 £35,750 -24.73% 3
Edinburgh -16 12 £35,000 +16.66%
Nottinghamshire +4 11 £32,500 -
Maidenhead - 10 £40,000 - 3
Cambridgeshire +5 9 - -
Cambridge +4 9 - -
Glasgow -15 9 £57,000 +14.00%
West Midlands -37 9 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Tyne and Wear +5 8 £37,250 +35.45% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 8 £37,250 +35.45% 2
Bedfordshire +1 8 £37,500 -3.22%
North East +1 8 £37,250 +35.45% 2
Gloucestershire -1 8 £33,750 +15.38% 1

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 795 (91.70%) ISEB
2 545 (62.86%) Software Testing
3 370 (42.68%) ISTQB
4 346 (39.91%) QA
5 326 (37.60%) Finance
6 270 (31.14%) SQL
7 227 (26.18%) Test Scripting
8 206 (23.76%) Automated Testing
9 187 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
10 176 (20.30%) HP Quality Center
11 175 (20.18%) HP
12 167 (19.26%) Selenium
13 166 (19.15%) Degree
14 158 (18.22%) Retail
15 149 (17.19%) User Acceptance Testing
16 145 (16.72%) Test Automation
17 142 (16.38%) Microsoft
18 133 (15.34%) Scrum
19 124 (14.30%) Test Strategy
20 111 (12.80%) Telecoms
21 100 (11.53%) QuickTest Pro
21 100 (11.53%) Manual Testing
22 99 (11.42%) Test Management
23 98 (11.30%) Java
23 98 (11.30%) Windows
24 93 (10.73%) .NET
25 92 (10.61%) SQL Server
26 87 (10.03%) C#
27 81 (9.34%) Waterfall
28 79 (9.11%) Performance Testing

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 20 (2.31%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.85%) IIS
3 11 (1.27%) CMS
4 8 (0.92%) Apache
5 7 (0.81%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.58%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.46%) LiveLink
7 4 (0.46%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.35%) Drupal
8 3 (0.35%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.35%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.12%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.12%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.12%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.12%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 66 (7.61%) MS Office
2 55 (6.34%) MS Excel
3 15 (1.73%) MS Project
4 14 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.35%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 45 (5.19%) JDE OneWorld
2 4 (0.46%) SAP FI
2 4 (0.46%) SimCorp Dimension
3 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.35%) Exchequer
3 3 (0.35%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.23%) AWD
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.12%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.12%) RMDS
5 1 (0.12%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.69%) SaaS
2 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.46%) LTE
2 26 (3.00%) 4G
3 20 (2.31%) TCP/IP
3 20 (2.31%) Internet
4 16 (1.85%) MPLS
4 16 (1.85%) DNS
5 14 (1.61%) Wireless
6 12 (1.38%) HTTP
6 12 (1.38%) SMS
7 11 (1.27%) Wireshark
7 11 (1.27%) LDAP
7 11 (1.27%) SS7
7 11 (1.27%) ISUP
7 11 (1.27%) INAP
8 10 (1.15%) LAN
9 5 (0.58%) SAN
9 5 (0.58%) Firewall
10 4 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.46%) GPRS
10 4 (0.46%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 52 (6.00%) Relational Database
3 37 (4.27%) MySQL
4 22 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (1.38%) Oracle Database
7 11 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (1.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 9 (1.04%) RDBMS
10 7 (0.81%) DB2
11 5 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (0.46%) OLTP
13 3 (0.35%) DbVisualizer
13 3 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
14 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
15 1 (0.12%) Big Data
15 1 (0.12%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 167 (19.26%) Selenium
2 100 (11.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 56 (6.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 47 (5.42%) LoadRunner
5 39 (4.50%) TestDirector
6 36 (4.15%) JIRA
7 29 (3.34%) NUnit
8 26 (3.00%) Visual Studio
9 25 (2.88%) JUnit
10 21 (2.42%) Toad
11 20 (2.31%) WebDriver
12 18 (2.08%) JMeter
12 18 (2.08%) TestNG
13 16 (1.85%) TestComplete
14 15 (1.73%) SoapUI
15 14 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
16 13 (1.50%) Bugzilla
17 12 (1.38%) FitNesse
18 11 (1.27%) Cucumber
19 8 (0.92%) Ant
General
1 326 (37.60%) Finance
2 158 (18.22%) Retail
3 111 (12.80%) Telecoms
4 41 (4.73%) Billing
5 39 (4.50%) Banking
6 19 (2.19%) Legal
7 17 (1.96%) Investment Banking
7 17 (1.96%) Back Office
8 15 (1.73%) Financial Institution
9 11 (1.27%) Marketing
9 11 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (1.04%) Military
11 5 (0.58%) Games
12 4 (0.46%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.46%) Electronics
12 4 (0.46%) Welsh Language
13 2 (0.23%) Law
13 2 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.12%) Local Government
14 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 404 (46.60%) Analyst
2 343 (39.56%) Test Analyst
3 195 (22.49%) Tester
4 101 (11.65%) Software Tester
5 88 (10.15%) Consultant
6 83 (9.57%) Test Engineer
7 79 (9.11%) Test Consultant
8 67 (7.73%) Test Manager
9 43 (4.96%) Junior
9 43 (4.96%) QA Analyst
10 39 (4.50%) Senior Analyst
11 37 (4.27%) Senior Test Analyst
12 31 (3.58%) QA Tester
13 29 (3.34%) Team Leader
14 27 (3.11%) Test Leader
15 26 (3.00%) Senior Tester
16 23 (2.65%) Business Analyst
17 22 (2.54%) Junior Analyst
17 22 (2.54%) Junior Test Analyst
17 22 (2.54%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (10.73%) .NET
2 77 (8.88%) XML
3 63 (7.27%) HTML
4 52 (6.00%) Web Services
5 28 (3.23%) ASP.NET
6 20 (2.31%) SOAP
7 19 (2.19%) XSD
8 16 (1.85%) J2EE
8 16 (1.85%) WCF
9 13 (1.50%) .NET Framework
10 12 (1.38%) Apache Flex
11 11 (1.27%) Rendezvous
12 10 (1.15%) LINQ
13 8 (0.92%) XSLT
14 7 (0.81%) CSS
15 5 (0.58%) Middleware
16 4 (0.46%) LAMP
16 4 (0.46%) Ajax
16 4 (0.46%) JSON
16 4 (0.46%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 59 (6.81%) Computer Science
2 43 (4.96%) Client/Server
3 37 (4.27%) Management Information System
3 37 (4.27%) Life Science
4 30 (3.46%) Mathematics
5 28 (3.23%) Chemistry
6 27 (3.11%) Mobile App
7 19 (2.19%) Biology
8 13 (1.50%) Statistics
9 11 (1.27%) IVR
9 11 (1.27%) EPoS
10 10 (1.15%) N-Tier
11 9 (1.04%) Derivative
12 8 (0.92%) Visualisation
13 7 (0.81%) Equities
14 6 (0.69%) Fixed Income
14 6 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (0.58%) Smart Meter
15 5 (0.58%) AS400
15 5 (0.58%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 98 (11.30%) Windows
2 69 (7.96%) UNIX
3 44 (5.07%) Linux
4 23 (2.65%) Solaris
5 19 (2.19%) Windows 7
6 18 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (1.38%) Windows XP
8 11 (1.27%) Apple iOS
8 11 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.92%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.92%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.69%) CentOS
11 5 (0.58%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.58%) Windows Vista
11 5 (0.58%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.23%) Android
13 1 (0.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 545 (62.86%) Software Testing
2 227 (26.18%) Test Scripting
3 206 (23.76%) Automated Testing
4 187 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
5 149 (17.19%) User Acceptance Testing
6 145 (16.72%) Test Automation
7 133 (15.34%) Scrum
8 124 (14.30%) Test Strategy
9 100 (11.53%) Manual Testing
10 99 (11.42%) Test Management
11 81 (9.34%) Waterfall
12 79 (9.11%) Performance Testing
13 78 (9.00%) System Testing
14 77 (8.88%) Automation Testing
15 75 (8.65%) V-Model
16 70 (8.07%) Integration Testing
17 58 (6.69%) Regression Testing
18 55 (6.34%) Project Management
19 47 (5.42%) ITIL
20 39 (4.50%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 270 (31.14%) SQL
2 98 (11.30%) Java
3 87 (10.03%) C#
4 53 (6.11%) JavaScript
5 35 (4.04%) Perl
6 32 (3.69%) VBScript
7 27 (3.11%) VB
8 21 (2.42%) Python
9 15 (1.73%) PL/SQL
10 14 (1.61%) VB.NET
11 13 (1.50%) T-SQL
11 13 (1.50%) PHP
11 13 (1.50%) PowerHouse
12 11 (1.27%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.04%) Ruby
14 7 (0.81%) C
15 6 (0.69%) C++
16 3 (0.35%) VBA
17 2 (0.23%) Assembly Language
18 1 (0.12%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 795 (91.70%) ISEB
2 370 (42.68%) ISTQB
3 166 (19.15%) Degree
4 76 (8.77%) Security Cleared
5 61 (7.04%) SC Cleared
6 32 (3.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 24 (2.77%) HND
8 21 (2.42%) PhD
9 20 (2.31%) DV Cleared
10 18 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 18 (2.08%) CTC Cleared
11 14 (1.61%) ISEB Practitioner
12 13 (1.50%) CISSP
13 10 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (1.04%) CCNP
14 9 (1.04%) CISM
15 8 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 4 (0.46%) HNC
17 3 (0.35%) AAT
17 3 (0.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 346 (39.91%) QA
2 10 (1.15%) SLA
3 3 (0.35%) GAMP
4 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (1.27%) NFS
1 11 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.46%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.35%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.23%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 176 (20.30%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (0.23%) Opsview
3 1 (0.12%) SCCM
3 1 (0.12%) Puppet
3 1 (0.12%) OpenView
3 1 (0.12%) Control-M
Vendors
1 175 (20.18%) HP
2 142 (16.38%) Microsoft
3 75 (8.65%) Oracle
4 15 (1.73%) TIBCO
5 14 (1.61%) Citrix
6 11 (1.27%) SAP
6 11 (1.27%) Red Hat
7 10 (1.15%) IBM
8 8 (0.92%) VMware
9 7 (0.81%) Redknee
10 5 (0.58%) Splunk
10 5 (0.58%) Capita
10 5 (0.58%) Charles River
11 4 (0.46%) FatWire
11 4 (0.46%) Hitachi
11 4 (0.46%) Compuware
11 4 (0.46%) JBoss
11 4 (0.46%) Cognos
11 4 (0.46%) SimCorp
11 4 (0.46%) Wall Street Systems
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Blue Chip Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fusion Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + decent benefits.
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Zetman
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Yes
Posted: Yesterday
Richmond, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Travel
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum `+ Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Salary: benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Sogeti
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Sogeti
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Sogeti
Posted: 22 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Posted: 22 days ago