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 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 568 526 502
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -24
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 306 519 582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.48% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.33% 1.77% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 257 412 354
Median salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
23080 29382 32051
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.83% 27.37% 27.89%
Number of salaries quoted 18224 23272 25710
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -66 295 £40,000 +6.66% 24
South East +59 89 £40,000 +14.28% 2
London -5 60 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Yorkshire -9 52 £42,500 +30.76% 6
West Yorkshire +17 49 £42,500 +25.00% 6
Leeds +14 47 £42,500 +27.81% 5
South West +26 35 £32,500 +1.56% 3
Surrey +15 25 £35,000 -6.66%
Somerset +24 22 £32,500 +18.18% 1
North West -56 19 £33,000 +9.09% 4
East of England +7 17 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Hampshire 0 16 £55,000 +41.93%
West Midlands -45 16 £31,000 -22.50% 4
Berkshire +53 14 £50,000 +25.00%
Manchester -35 13 £32,000 -14.66% 3
West Sussex +22 11 £47,000 +34.28%
Hertfordshire +18 10 £40,000 - 1
East Sussex - 10 £25,500 - 2
Winchester - 10 £55,000 -
Crawley +23 9 £47,000 +28.76%
Redhill - 9 £37,500 -
Brighton - 9 £30,000 - 1
Stevenage - 8 £40,000 - 1
Taunton - 8 £32,500 -
City of London +22 7 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Reigate +9 6 £29,500 -21.33%
Birmingham -29 6 £32,000 -20.00%
Kent +16 5 £50,000 +66.66%
East Midlands +2 5 £34,750 -13.12%
Essex +1 5 £26,500 -33.75%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 536 (75.49%) ISTQB
2 513 (72.25%) ISEB
3 493 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
4 410 (57.75%) Software Testing
5 299 (42.11%) QA
6 294 (41.41%) Test Scripting
7 272 (38.31%) SQL
8 258 (36.34%) Selenium
9 249 (35.07%) Test Automation
10 221 (31.13%) SDLC
11 219 (30.85%) Scrum
12 190 (26.76%) Microsoft
13 171 (24.08%) Test Management
14 160 (22.54%) Degree
15 155 (21.83%) Java
15 155 (21.83%) Finance
16 153 (21.55%) Automated Testing
17 144 (20.28%) BDD
17 144 (20.28%) Functional Testing
18 142 (20.00%) Test Strategy
19 138 (19.44%) C#
20 136 (19.15%) Regression Testing
21 129 (18.17%) Manual Testing
22 122 (17.18%) Team Foundation Server
23 118 (16.62%) Cucumber
24 115 (16.20%) Automation Testing
25 114 (16.06%) MS Excel
26 113 (15.92%) .NET
27 112 (15.77%) User Acceptance Testing
27 112 (15.77%) JIRA

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 31 (4.37%) SharePoint
2 22 (3.10%) Confluence
3 16 (2.25%) CMS
4 11 (1.55%) WebSphere
5 10 (1.41%) ArcGIS
5 10 (1.41%) WebSphere Portal
6 8 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (0.70%) IIS
8 4 (0.56%) Documentum
8 4 (0.56%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.56%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.28%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 114 (16.06%) MS Excel
2 80 (11.27%) MS Office
3 16 (2.25%) MS Project
4 11 (1.55%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.41%) Photoshop
6 8 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.14%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 8 (1.13%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.56%) Primavera
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.42%) SAP hybris
4 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.99%) SaaS
2 2 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.28%) IaaS
2 2 (0.28%) Lucidchart
2 2 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.24%) Internet
1 23 (3.24%) TCP/IP
2 19 (2.68%) DNS
3 15 (2.11%) Firewall
4 6 (0.85%) LTE
5 5 (0.70%) SSH
6 4 (0.56%) 2G
6 4 (0.56%) 3G
6 4 (0.56%) 4G
6 4 (0.56%) GSM
6 4 (0.56%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.56%) Intranet
6 4 (0.56%) ISUP
6 4 (0.56%) SCCP
6 4 (0.56%) SIGTRAN
6 4 (0.56%) Skype
6 4 (0.56%) SS7
6 4 (0.56%) tcpdump
6 4 (0.56%) UMTS
6 4 (0.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (11.83%) SQL Server
2 46 (6.48%) Relational Database
3 17 (2.39%) Oracle Database
4 14 (1.97%) GIS
5 11 (1.55%) RDBMS
6 10 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
6 10 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (1.13%) MySQL
8 7 (0.99%) MS Access
9 5 (0.70%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.42%) Cognos Report Studio
12 2 (0.28%) DB2
12 2 (0.28%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 258 (36.34%) Selenium
2 122 (17.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 118 (16.62%) Cucumber
4 112 (15.77%) JIRA
5 81 (11.41%) SpecFlow
5 81 (11.41%) WebDriver
6 71 (10.00%) Visual Studio
7 66 (9.30%) SoapUI
8 48 (6.76%) JMeter
9 43 (6.06%) Jenkins
10 42 (5.92%) Git (software)
11 35 (4.93%) HP UFT
12 34 (4.79%) LoadRunner
13 24 (3.38%) Ranorex
14 21 (2.96%) Gatling
14 21 (2.96%) TestComplete
14 21 (2.96%) WATIR
15 18 (2.54%) Robot Framework
15 18 (2.54%) TestLink
16 17 (2.39%) Selenium IDE
General
1 155 (21.83%) Finance
2 44 (6.20%) Retail
3 34 (4.79%) Banking
4 29 (4.08%) Games
5 20 (2.82%) Marketing
6 15 (2.11%) Manufacturing
6 15 (2.11%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.27%) iGaming
8 8 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.85%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.70%) Electronics
10 5 (0.70%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.56%) Legal
12 2 (0.28%) Automotive
12 2 (0.28%) Billing
12 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.28%) Law
13 1 (0.14%) Advertising
13 1 (0.14%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 337 (47.46%) Analyst
2 314 (44.23%) Test Analyst
3 160 (22.54%) Tester
4 103 (14.51%) Test Engineer
5 64 (9.01%) Automation Test Analyst
6 60 (8.45%) Test Manager
7 57 (8.03%) Automation Tester
8 50 (7.04%) Senior Analyst
8 50 (7.04%) Senior Test Analyst
8 50 (7.04%) Software Analyst
8 50 (7.04%) Software Tester
9 49 (6.90%) Software Test Analyst
10 46 (6.48%) Test Leader
11 45 (6.34%) Senior Test Engineer
12 41 (5.77%) Test Automation Engineer
13 35 (4.93%) Selenium Tester
14 33 (4.65%) Selenium Automation Tester
14 33 (4.65%) Senior Tester
15 31 (4.37%) Manual Test Analyst
16 26 (3.66%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (15.92%) .NET
2 69 (9.72%) HTML
3 63 (8.87%) XML
4 59 (8.31%) ASP.NET
5 49 (6.90%) SOAP
6 45 (6.34%) Web Services
7 28 (3.94%) REST
8 21 (2.96%) Ajax
9 20 (2.82%) CSS
10 11 (1.55%) J2EE
11 10 (1.41%) Dojo
11 10 (1.41%) GWT
11 10 (1.41%) JSF
12 8 (1.13%) Gherkin
12 8 (1.13%) HTML5
12 8 (1.13%) XBRL
12 8 (1.13%) XSD
13 7 (0.99%) Qt
14 6 (0.85%) Flash
15 5 (0.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 94 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (6.34%) Client/Server
3 31 (4.37%) Computer Science
4 24 (3.38%) Mathematics
5 23 (3.24%) Mobile App
6 19 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (2.68%) Online Games
7 13 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (1.55%) Driving Licence
8 11 (1.55%) Replication
9 10 (1.41%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.27%) Health Informatics
10 9 (1.27%) Informatics
11 8 (1.13%) Mobile Games
11 8 (1.13%) User Experience
12 7 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
12 7 (0.99%) Life Science
12 7 (0.99%) Smart Meter
13 6 (0.85%) Biotechnology
14 4 (0.56%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 60 (8.45%) Windows
2 47 (6.62%) Linux
3 25 (3.52%) Apple iOS
4 22 (3.10%) Unix
5 20 (2.82%) Windows Server
6 17 (2.39%) Android
7 15 (2.11%) Windows 7
8 12 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.56%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.56%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.42%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.28%) Solaris
12 1 (0.14%) AIX
12 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 493 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
2 410 (57.75%) Software Testing
3 294 (41.41%) Test Scripting
4 249 (35.07%) Test Automation
5 221 (31.13%) SDLC
6 219 (30.85%) Scrum
7 171 (24.08%) Test Management
8 153 (21.55%) Automated Testing
9 144 (20.28%) BDD
9 144 (20.28%) Functional Testing
10 142 (20.00%) Test Strategy
11 136 (19.15%) Regression Testing
12 129 (18.17%) Manual Testing
13 115 (16.20%) Automation Testing
14 112 (15.77%) User Acceptance Testing
15 110 (15.49%) Waterfall
16 106 (14.93%) Non-Functional Testing
17 99 (13.94%) Continuous Integration
18 91 (12.82%) TDD
19 87 (12.25%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 272 (38.31%) SQL
2 155 (21.83%) Java
3 138 (19.44%) C#
4 66 (9.30%) JavaScript
5 31 (4.37%) C
5 31 (4.37%) VB
6 27 (3.80%) Python
7 26 (3.66%) Ruby
7 26 (3.66%) VB.NET
8 22 (3.10%) Perl
9 15 (2.11%) PHP
10 13 (1.83%) VBScript
11 12 (1.69%) PL/SQL
11 12 (1.69%) Shell Script
12 11 (1.55%) Bash Shell
13 10 (1.41%) T-SQL
14 9 (1.27%) C++
15 4 (0.56%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 536 (75.49%) ISTQB
2 513 (72.25%) ISEB
3 160 (22.54%) Degree
4 60 (8.45%) Security Cleared
5 40 (5.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 39 (5.49%) SC Cleared
7 34 (4.79%) DV Cleared
8 26 (3.66%) ISEB Practitioner
9 13 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.56%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.42%) MCP
12 2 (0.28%) AAT
12 2 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.28%) HND
13 1 (0.14%) CSQA
13 1 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.14%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 299 (42.11%) QA
2 17 (2.39%) SLA
3 5 (0.70%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.28%) GAMP
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.14%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (1.41%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.85%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.70%) Docker
5 4 (0.56%) Firmware
5 4 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.56%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 73 (10.28%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.85%) Puppet
3 4 (0.56%) AirWatch
3 4 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (0.56%) SCCM
4 1 (0.14%) Control-M
4 1 (0.14%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.14%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 190 (26.76%) Microsoft
2 96 (13.52%) Oracle
3 76 (10.70%) HP
4 21 (2.96%) Atlassian
5 15 (2.11%) SAP
5 15 (2.11%) Sophos
6 10 (1.41%) ESRI
6 10 (1.41%) Fujitsu
6 10 (1.41%) Google
6 10 (1.41%) Lumension
7 9 (1.27%) IBM
7 9 (1.27%) Remedy
7 9 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (0.99%) Citrix
8 7 (0.99%) VMware
9 6 (0.85%) Telerik
10 5 (0.70%) Xceptor
11 4 (0.56%) Altiris
11 4 (0.56%) EMC
11 4 (0.56%) TOWER Software
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus, pension, h/care, flexi hrs
Posted: Yesterday
Hove, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
iSource IT
Salary: £0 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £27500.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £27500.00 - £36000.00 per annum + 20% bonus plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £33000.00 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30189 - £36491 per annum + 25% Allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £33000.00 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
UKHO
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds
Pro-Quest
Salary: 20000-40000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago