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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 543 462 557
Rank change year-on-year
-81 +95
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 438 585 417
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.55% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.54% 1.99% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 345 389 295
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £38,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-11.68% +28.33%

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
28359 29471 28730
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.00% 27.69% 27.30%
Number of salaries quoted 22649 23557 22514
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,823 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 12 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(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 -49 400 £35,000 -10.25% 56
London -38 116 £46,250 -2.63% 19
Yorkshire +35 90 £34,000 +13.33% 5
West Yorkshire +33 80 £35,000 +7.69% 4
South East -40 73 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Leeds +33 70 £35,000 +7.69% 4
North West +37 42 £32,500 -17.72% 5
South West -19 32 £32,000 -24.70% 6
City of London +75 30 £55,000 +33.33% 10
East of England -13 28 £38,750 -8.82% 2
Surrey +15 24 £32,500 -18.75% 1
West Midlands -24 21 £32,500 -19.25% 8
Hampshire +27 19 £42,500 +36.00% 1
Manchester +14 19 £31,500 -21.25% 3
Scotland -16 18 £35,000 -6.66%
Liverpool +13 17 £32,500 -
Merseyside +9 17 £32,500 -
Milton Keynes +14 16 £34,000 -
Buckinghamshire +9 16 £34,000 -
Reigate -3 16 £32,500 -18.75%
South Wales - 15 £31,500 - 2
Wales - 15 £31,500 - 2
East Midlands +9 14 £37,500 +25.00% 4
Edinburgh -3 14 £35,000 -20.45%
Cardiff - 14 £31,750 - 2
Essex 0 13 £40,000 -20.00%
Somerset +1 11 - -
Street - 11 - -
Brentwood +10 10 £37,500 -
Bournemouth - 10 - -

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 740 (78.47%) ISEB
2 682 (72.32%) ISTQB
3 507 (53.76%) Agile Software Development
4 499 (52.92%) Software Testing
5 425 (45.07%) QA
6 345 (36.59%) Test Scripting
7 336 (35.63%) Finance
8 284 (30.12%) SQL
9 282 (29.90%) Selenium
10 279 (29.59%) Test Automation
11 226 (23.97%) SDLC
12 194 (20.57%) User Acceptance Testing
12 194 (20.57%) Degree
13 189 (20.04%) Automated Testing
14 183 (19.41%) HP Quality Center
15 176 (18.66%) Functional Testing
16 171 (18.13%) Analytical Skills
17 170 (18.03%) Java
18 156 (16.54%) Test Management
19 153 (16.22%) BDD
19 153 (16.22%) JIRA
19 153 (16.22%) HP UFT
20 151 (16.01%) Automation Testing
21 145 (15.38%) Waterfall
22 142 (15.06%) Performance Testing
22 142 (15.06%) Regression Testing
23 137 (14.53%) Microsoft
24 127 (13.47%) HP
25 124 (13.15%) Scrum
26 120 (12.73%) C#

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 14 (1.48%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.27%) MQSeries
3 7 (0.74%) IIS
4 5 (0.53%) ArcGIS
4 5 (0.53%) WebSphere
4 5 (0.53%) WebSphere Portal
5 4 (0.42%) Confluence
5 4 (0.42%) Tuxedo
6 3 (0.32%) Apache
6 3 (0.32%) CMS
6 3 (0.32%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.21%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.11%) MTS
8 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 96 (10.18%) MS Office
2 85 (9.01%) MS Excel
3 17 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.64%) MS Project
6 5 (0.53%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (1.27%) Temenos T24
2 11 (1.17%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.42%) BASE24
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.32%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.21%) AWD
7 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.11%) Endur
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payroll
8 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.11%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.11%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.42%) Sage Pay
2 3 (0.32%) SaaS
3 2 (0.21%) Google App Engine
3 2 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.70%) TCP/IP
2 13 (1.38%) Internet
3 9 (0.95%) HTTP
4 4 (0.42%) ATM
5 3 (0.32%) Broadband
5 3 (0.32%) Firewall
5 3 (0.32%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.32%) SAN
6 2 (0.21%) FTP
7 1 (0.11%) LAN
7 1 (0.11%) WAN
7 1 (0.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 36 (3.82%) Relational Database
3 29 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (2.44%) Oracle Database
5 16 (1.70%) DB2
5 16 (1.70%) DbVisualizer
6 15 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
8 8 (0.85%) MySQL
9 7 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.53%) GIS
10 5 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.42%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.32%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.32%) OLTP
13 2 (0.21%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 282 (29.90%) Selenium
2 153 (16.22%) HP UFT
2 153 (16.22%) JIRA
3 94 (9.97%) SoapUI
4 82 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 78 (8.27%) Cucumber
6 67 (7.10%) WebDriver
7 52 (5.51%) Jenkins
8 46 (4.88%) Visual Studio
9 38 (4.03%) Bugzilla
9 38 (4.03%) Git (software)
10 34 (3.61%) JMeter
11 28 (2.97%) SpecFlow
11 28 (2.97%) WATIR
12 24 (2.55%) LoadRunner
13 22 (2.33%) Ranorex
14 19 (2.01%) Mercurial
14 19 (2.01%) SilkTest
14 19 (2.01%) TeamCity
14 19 (2.01%) TestDirector
General
1 336 (35.63%) Finance
2 101 (10.71%) Retail
3 96 (10.18%) Banking
4 31 (3.29%) Games
5 20 (2.12%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.48%) Retail Banking
7 11 (1.17%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.06%) Legal
9 9 (0.95%) Publishing
10 8 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
11 7 (0.74%) Advertising
11 7 (0.74%) Back Office
12 6 (0.64%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.64%) General Ledger
12 6 (0.64%) iGaming
13 5 (0.53%) Front Office
13 5 (0.53%) Marketing
14 4 (0.42%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.21%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 523 (55.46%) Analyst
2 466 (49.42%) Test Analyst
3 213 (22.59%) Tester
4 110 (11.66%) Test Engineer
5 103 (10.92%) QA Analyst
6 91 (9.65%) Automation Analyst
7 86 (9.12%) Automation Test Analyst
8 85 (9.01%) Automation Tester
9 79 (8.38%) Software Analyst
9 79 (8.38%) Software Test Analyst
10 68 (7.21%) Test Leader
11 62 (6.57%) QA Test Analyst
11 62 (6.57%) Software Tester
12 51 (5.41%) Test Manager
13 43 (4.56%) Manual Test Analyst
14 38 (4.03%) Agile Test Analyst
15 37 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
16 35 (3.71%) Senior Test Analyst
17 30 (3.18%) QA Tester
17 30 (3.18%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (11.88%) XML
2 93 (9.86%) .NET
3 76 (8.06%) HTML
3 76 (8.06%) SOAP
4 43 (4.56%) CSS
4 43 (4.56%) Web Services
5 40 (4.24%) Gherkin
6 23 (2.44%) RESTful
7 22 (2.33%) REST
8 21 (2.23%) J2EE
8 21 (2.23%) JSON
9 16 (1.70%) ASP.NET
10 15 (1.59%) Middleware
11 12 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (1.06%) .NET Framework
13 9 (0.95%) XBRL
14 5 (0.53%) Dojo
14 5 (0.53%) GWT
14 5 (0.53%) JSF
15 4 (0.42%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 171 (18.13%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (8.27%) Computer Science
3 49 (5.20%) Mathematics
4 34 (3.61%) N-Tier
5 31 (3.29%) Client/Server
5 31 (3.29%) Management Information System
6 27 (2.86%) Mobile App
7 14 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 13 (1.38%) Physics
9 12 (1.27%) Replication
9 12 (1.27%) SWIFT
10 11 (1.17%) Credit Risk
11 10 (1.06%) W3C
12 8 (0.85%) AS400
12 8 (0.85%) Derivative
12 8 (0.85%) Fintech
12 8 (0.85%) Fixed Income
12 8 (0.85%) IVR
13 7 (0.74%) Equity Derivative
14 6 (0.64%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 89 (9.44%) Windows
2 83 (8.80%) Unix
3 57 (6.04%) Linux
4 52 (5.51%) Apple iOS
5 48 (5.09%) Android
6 15 (1.59%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.85%) Kali Linux
8 6 (0.64%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.11%) OpenWrt
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 507 (53.76%) Agile Software Development
2 499 (52.92%) Software Testing
3 345 (36.59%) Test Scripting
4 279 (29.59%) Test Automation
5 226 (23.97%) SDLC
6 194 (20.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 189 (20.04%) Automated Testing
8 176 (18.66%) Functional Testing
9 156 (16.54%) Test Management
10 153 (16.22%) BDD
11 151 (16.01%) Automation Testing
12 145 (15.38%) Waterfall
13 142 (15.06%) Performance Testing
13 142 (15.06%) Regression Testing
14 124 (13.15%) Scrum
15 110 (11.66%) TDD
15 110 (11.66%) Test Strategy
16 109 (11.56%) Test Planning
17 107 (11.35%) System Testing
18 104 (11.03%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 284 (30.12%) SQL
2 170 (18.03%) Java
3 120 (12.73%) C#
4 89 (9.44%) JavaScript
5 38 (4.03%) Ruby
6 33 (3.50%) C
7 20 (2.12%) Python
8 16 (1.70%) VB.NET
9 15 (1.59%) Bash Shell
10 12 (1.27%) Perl
11 11 (1.17%) Groovy
12 8 (0.85%) PowerShell
12 8 (0.85%) VBScript
13 6 (0.64%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.53%) PHP
14 5 (0.53%) VB
15 4 (0.42%) C++
15 4 (0.42%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.21%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 740 (78.47%) ISEB
2 682 (72.32%) ISTQB
3 194 (20.57%) Degree
4 41 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 30 (3.18%) Security Cleared
6 26 (2.76%) ISEB Practitioner
7 15 (1.59%) SC Cleared
8 14 (1.48%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.53%) CISSP
9 5 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.42%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.21%) HNC
12 2 (0.21%) HND
12 2 (0.21%) NVQ Level 4
13 1 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 425 (45.07%) QA
2 14 (1.48%) SLA
3 11 (1.17%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.42%) SDET
5 3 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.11%) FATCA
6 1 (0.11%) GAMP
6 1 (0.11%) GMP
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (1.17%) Active Directory
1 11 (1.17%) vSphere
2 3 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 183 (19.41%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.53%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (0.32%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.11%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 137 (14.53%) Microsoft
2 127 (13.47%) HP
3 105 (11.13%) Oracle
4 24 (2.55%) IBM
4 24 (2.55%) SAP
5 20 (2.12%) hybris
6 14 (1.48%) VMware
7 13 (1.38%) Capita
8 12 (1.27%) Citrix
8 12 (1.27%) Green Hat
8 12 (1.27%) webMethods
9 11 (1.17%) Bloomberg
9 11 (1.17%) Reuters
10 10 (1.06%) MKS
10 10 (1.06%) TOWER Software
11 9 (0.95%) Sybase
11 9 (0.95%) WorldPay
12 8 (0.85%) ATG
12 8 (0.85%) Remedy
13 7 (0.74%) Google
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £48,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £24000 - £34000 per annum + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Nakama
Salary: From £25,000 to £38,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000 - £110,000+ plus unrivalled benefits package
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000- £60,000 + strong benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £32000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £36000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Pension, 25 Days Holiday etc.
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eaglecliff
Salary: From £30,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Southern Lights Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: Salary £25-35k DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Stratospherec
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stroud, Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Blue-Chip Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £36000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago