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 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 553 529 516
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 357 429 412
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.37% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.22% 1.34% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 282 289 330
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.47%

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
29235 32104 30081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.36% 27.34% 27.65%
Number of salaries quoted 22964 25766 24182
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £65,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 22 May 2015 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 May 2015. 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 -31 324 £37,250 +6.42% 66
London +25 91 £45,000 -10.00% 32
South East -35 89 £40,000 +14.28% 11
North West +11 32 £30,000 - 5
Yorkshire -11 31 £32,750 +0.76% 3
West Midlands +12 29 £29,000 -4.60% 4
Buckinghamshire +7 24 £34,000 -2.85% 2
City of London +33 23 £47,500 -29.62% 11
East of England +2 22 £35,750 +2.14% 3
Surrey +25 21 £40,000 +14.28% 2
West Yorkshire +3 20 £32,500 -5.10% 2
South West -13 20 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Hampshire +8 18 £40,000 +50.94% 3
Manchester +18 17 £30,000 -4.76% 2
Leeds -1 17 £32,500 -5.10% 1
Berkshire -39 17 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Scotland +25 13 £35,000 - 3
Birmingham -8 11 £18,000 -60.00% 2
Edinburgh +22 9 £50,000 +42.85% 3
Guildford +11 9 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Hertfordshire +4 9 £29,500 -43.80% 1
Bristol -11 9 £42,500 -17.07% 1
Reigate - 9 £40,000 - 1
Swindon - 8 £33,750 -
Winchester - 8 £22,500 - 2
Wiltshire - 8 £33,750 -
Warwickshire - 8 £29,000 - 1
Merseyside +16 7 £34,500 +38.00%
Cambridgeshire +6 7 £34,000 -9.33% 2
High Wycombe 0 7 - -

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 708 (76.71%) ISEB
2 591 (64.03%) ISTQB
3 482 (52.22%) Software Testing
4 437 (47.35%) Agile Software Development
5 409 (44.31%) Finance
6 351 (38.03%) QA
7 299 (32.39%) SQL
8 296 (32.07%) Test Scripting
9 257 (27.84%) Selenium
10 195 (21.13%) Scrum
11 193 (20.91%) Retail
12 178 (19.28%) Test Management
12 178 (19.28%) Test Automation
12 178 (19.28%) HP Quality Center
13 166 (17.98%) HP
14 158 (17.12%) Banking
15 142 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
16 141 (15.28%) Microsoft
17 140 (15.17%) Automated Testing
18 138 (14.95%) QuickTest Pro
19 130 (14.08%) Degree
20 129 (13.98%) Java
20 129 (13.98%) Test Strategy
21 111 (12.03%) Regression Testing
22 108 (11.70%) C#
23 101 (10.94%) Aerospace
24 99 (10.73%) Waterfall
25 94 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
26 88 (9.53%) Test Planning
26 88 (9.53%) SQL Server

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 13 (1.41%) WebSphere
2 10 (1.08%) MQSeries
3 5 (0.54%) IIS
3 5 (0.54%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.43%) CMS
5 2 (0.22%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.22%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (0.22%) ArcGIS
5 2 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.11%) Apache
6 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.11%) Drupal
Applications
1 78 (8.45%) MS Excel
2 58 (6.28%) MS Office
3 10 (1.08%) MS Project
4 5 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.54%) CSG Singleview
2 3 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.22%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.11%) JDE OneWorld
4 1 (0.11%) Summit
4 1 (0.11%) BASE24
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) AWD
4 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.43%) Veeva
2 3 (0.33%) SaaS
3 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.22%) Trello
3 2 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.52%) Internet
2 5 (0.54%) MPLS
3 3 (0.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.33%) WAN
3 3 (0.33%) LAN
3 3 (0.33%) Firewall
4 2 (0.22%) ATM
4 2 (0.22%) VoIP
4 2 (0.22%) DNS
5 1 (0.11%) MVNO
5 1 (0.11%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (0.11%) HTTP
5 1 (0.11%) SMS
5 1 (0.11%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.11%) 3G
5 1 (0.11%) RTCP
5 1 (0.11%) RTP
5 1 (0.11%) H.323
5 1 (0.11%) 2G
5 1 (0.11%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (9.53%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (1.41%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.08%) DbVisualizer
5 10 (1.08%) DB2
5 10 (1.08%) Oracle Database
6 8 (0.87%) SSDT
7 6 (0.65%) Data Mining
8 5 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.43%) JasperReports
9 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.33%) MS Access
10 3 (0.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 257 (27.84%) Selenium
2 138 (14.95%) QuickTest Pro
3 77 (8.34%) WebDriver
4 59 (6.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 57 (6.18%) JIRA
6 44 (4.77%) LoadRunner
7 36 (3.90%) Cucumber
8 35 (3.79%) FitNesse
9 33 (3.58%) SoapUI
10 30 (3.25%) JMeter
11 24 (2.60%) Visual Studio
12 21 (2.28%) Eclipse
13 18 (1.95%) Firebug
14 17 (1.84%) TestNG
14 17 (1.84%) TestDirector
15 16 (1.73%) JUnit
15 16 (1.73%) NUnit
16 14 (1.52%) SpecFlow
17 13 (1.41%) Jenkins
18 12 (1.30%) Bugzilla
General
1 409 (44.31%) Finance
2 193 (20.91%) Retail
3 158 (17.12%) Banking
4 101 (10.94%) Aerospace
5 41 (4.44%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.95%) Billing
7 16 (1.73%) Legal
8 15 (1.63%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.08%) Marketing
10 9 (0.98%) Games
11 8 (0.87%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.87%) Back Office
12 6 (0.65%) Front Office
12 6 (0.65%) Publishing
12 6 (0.65%) Military
13 5 (0.54%) Automotive
14 3 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.33%) Advertising
14 3 (0.33%) Law
14 3 (0.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 403 (43.66%) Analyst
2 362 (39.22%) Test Analyst
3 205 (22.21%) Tester
4 109 (11.81%) Consultant
5 87 (9.43%) Test Consultant
6 84 (9.10%) Test Manager
7 80 (8.67%) Software Tester
8 66 (7.15%) Test Engineer
9 64 (6.93%) Test Leader
10 53 (5.74%) QA Analyst
11 49 (5.31%) Senior Analyst
12 46 (4.98%) Senior Test Analyst
13 41 (4.44%) Junior
14 29 (3.14%) QA Engineer
15 24 (2.60%) QA Tester
15 24 (2.60%) Automation Analyst
16 23 (2.49%) Automation Test Analyst
16 23 (2.49%) Senior Tester
17 22 (2.38%) Junior Analyst
18 20 (2.17%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (9.32%) .NET
2 77 (8.34%) XML
3 67 (7.26%) HTML
4 49 (5.31%) Web Services
5 22 (2.38%) SOAP
6 19 (2.06%) ASP.NET
7 18 (1.95%) Gherkin
8 17 (1.84%) CSS
9 15 (1.63%) .NET Framework
10 13 (1.41%) HTML5
11 12 (1.30%) J2EE
11 12 (1.30%) Flash
12 9 (0.98%) DOM
12 9 (0.98%) Middleware
13 8 (0.87%) LINQ
13 8 (0.87%) WCF
13 8 (0.87%) XSD
14 7 (0.76%) FIX Protocol
15 5 (0.54%) Spring
15 5 (0.54%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 94 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (2.93%) Client/Server
3 20 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 18 (1.95%) Management Information System
5 14 (1.52%) SWIFT
6 12 (1.30%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.19%) N-Tier
7 11 (1.19%) Replication
7 11 (1.19%) GIS
7 11 (1.19%) Open Source
8 10 (1.08%) Mathematics
9 8 (0.87%) Data Integration
10 7 (0.76%) User Experience
10 7 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (0.65%) Derivative
12 5 (0.54%) W3C
12 5 (0.54%) AS400
13 4 (0.43%) Equities
13 4 (0.43%) Performance Metrics
14 3 (0.33%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 82 (8.88%) Windows
2 60 (6.50%) UNIX
3 29 (3.14%) Linux
4 24 (2.60%) Android
5 22 (2.38%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.43%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.33%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 482 (52.22%) Software Testing
2 437 (47.35%) Agile Software Development
3 296 (32.07%) Test Scripting
4 195 (21.13%) Scrum
5 178 (19.28%) Test Management
5 178 (19.28%) Test Automation
6 142 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 140 (15.17%) Automated Testing
8 129 (13.98%) Test Strategy
9 111 (12.03%) Regression Testing
10 99 (10.73%) Waterfall
11 88 (9.53%) Test Planning
12 87 (9.43%) Automation Testing
13 86 (9.32%) Manual Testing
14 84 (9.10%) Performance Testing
15 77 (8.34%) V-Model
16 74 (8.02%) System Testing
17 61 (6.61%) Coaching
18 58 (6.28%) BDD
19 56 (6.07%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 299 (32.39%) SQL
2 129 (13.98%) Java
3 108 (11.70%) C#
4 48 (5.20%) JavaScript
5 25 (2.71%) Python
6 21 (2.28%) T-SQL
7 13 (1.41%) C
7 13 (1.41%) Ruby
8 11 (1.19%) VBScript
8 11 (1.19%) VB
9 10 (1.08%) C++
9 10 (1.08%) PHP
9 10 (1.08%) PL/SQL
10 8 (0.87%) XPath
11 3 (0.33%) Perl
11 3 (0.33%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.22%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.22%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 708 (76.71%) ISEB
2 591 (64.03%) ISTQB
3 130 (14.08%) Degree
4 58 (6.28%) Security Cleared
5 49 (5.31%) SC Cleared
6 44 (4.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 29 (3.14%) ISEB Practitioner
8 21 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (2.06%) MCP
10 12 (1.30%) HND
11 8 (0.87%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.43%) HNC
14 3 (0.33%) AAT
14 3 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.33%) CCNA
14 3 (0.33%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.33%) Network+ Certification
14 3 (0.33%) APMP
15 2 (0.22%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 351 (38.03%) QA
2 14 (1.52%) FATCA
3 6 (0.65%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.22%) WCAG
4 2 (0.22%) WAI
4 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (0.43%) Hyper-V
1 4 (0.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.22%) XenApp
2 2 (0.22%) XenDesktop
2 2 (0.22%) vSphere
2 2 (0.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 178 (19.28%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.11%) Iperf
Vendors
1 166 (17.98%) HP
2 141 (15.28%) Microsoft
3 58 (6.28%) Oracle
4 30 (3.25%) IBM
5 26 (2.82%) Capita
6 12 (1.30%) VMware
6 12 (1.30%) Cognos
7 9 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (0.87%) Citrix
9 7 (0.76%) SAP
10 6 (0.65%) Telerik
10 6 (0.65%) Sage
11 5 (0.54%) BT
11 5 (0.54%) Google
12 4 (0.43%) NetSuite
12 4 (0.43%) ION Trading
12 4 (0.43%) Business Objects
12 4 (0.43%) WorldPay
13 3 (0.33%) Cisco
14 2 (0.22%) EPiServer
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £32,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hampshire
Nakama
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus scheme, Pension, Life assuranc
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
The Open University
Salary: From £25,513 to £30,434 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Connect
Salary: D.O.E
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Health, 28 days
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Head Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Fantastic Opportunity
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
ROQ IT Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago