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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 544 529 532
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 383 455 423
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.38% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.26% 1.39% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 290 316 334
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,250 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+0.73% -2.85%

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
30383 32724 31424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.46% 27.25% 27.98%
Number of salaries quoted 23753 26140 25296
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £65,000 £65,000
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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(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 -49 352 £37,250 +6.42% 66
London +15 107 £45,000 -5.26% 28
South East -36 81 £40,000 +14.28% 15
Yorkshire -8 45 £30,000 -7.69% 2
North West +25 35 £32,500 +13.04% 7
East of England +17 33 £36,750 +5.00% 3
West Yorkshire +2 26 £32,500 -7.14% 1
City of London +28 25 £50,000 -25.92% 6
Manchester +17 25 £30,000 - 4
Leeds +1 25 £32,500 -7.14%
Buckinghamshire -1 24 £34,000 -2.85% 1
West Midlands -21 20 £28,500 -5.00% 4
Surrey +18 17 £40,000 +14.28% 2
South West -20 17 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Brighton +8 15 £39,000 +23.80%
East Sussex -7 15 £39,000 +13.04%
Hertfordshire +6 14 £38,000 -20.00% 1
Scotland +20 13 £39,625 -10.95%
Berkshire -47 13 £45,000 +18.42% 7
Essex +3 11 £37,500 -55.88%
Bristol -4 11 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Brentwood -4 10 £37,500 -57.14%
Hampshire -9 9 £35,000 +37.25% 4
Reigate - 9 £40,000 - 1
Birmingham -14 8 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Merseyside +20 7 £34,500 +38.00%
Cambridgeshire +11 7 £35,000 -6.66% 2
High Wycombe +7 7 - -
Milton Keynes -24 7 £34,000 -2.85% 1
Cambridge +18 6 £36,000 +2.85% 2

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 771 (78.43%) ISEB
2 622 (63.28%) ISTQB
3 526 (53.51%) Software Testing
4 482 (49.03%) Agile Software Development
5 458 (46.59%) Finance
6 377 (38.35%) QA
7 327 (33.27%) SQL
8 324 (32.96%) Test Scripting
9 261 (26.55%) Selenium
10 230 (23.40%) Retail
11 229 (23.30%) Scrum
12 208 (21.16%) Test Management
13 193 (19.63%) HP Quality Center
14 186 (18.92%) Banking
15 184 (18.72%) Test Automation
16 171 (17.40%) HP
17 160 (16.28%) Microsoft
18 153 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
19 149 (15.16%) Degree
20 148 (15.06%) QuickTest Pro
21 134 (13.63%) Aerospace
22 133 (13.53%) Automated Testing
23 129 (13.12%) Test Strategy
24 118 (12.00%) Java
25 111 (11.29%) Regression Testing
26 109 (11.09%) .NET
27 108 (10.99%) Waterfall
28 107 (10.89%) C#
29 104 (10.58%) Test Planning
29 104 (10.58%) Analytical Skills

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 15 (1.53%) WebSphere
2 12 (1.22%) MQSeries
3 8 (0.81%) IIS
4 5 (0.51%) CMS
5 3 (0.31%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.31%) Drupal
6 2 (0.20%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (0.20%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.10%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.10%) Confluence
Applications
1 77 (7.83%) MS Excel
2 58 (5.90%) MS Office
3 12 (1.22%) MS Project
4 4 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.20%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.20%) Exchequer
3 2 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.10%) AWD
4 1 (0.10%) Magento
4 1 (0.10%) BASE24
4 1 (0.10%) Summit
4 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.41%) Veeva
2 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.53%) Internet
2 7 (0.71%) DNS
3 5 (0.51%) MPLS
3 5 (0.51%) LAN
3 5 (0.51%) WAN
3 5 (0.51%) HTTP
4 4 (0.41%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.41%) Firewall
4 4 (0.41%) MVNO
5 2 (0.20%) LTE
5 2 (0.20%) 4G
5 2 (0.20%) VoIP
6 1 (0.10%) 3G
6 1 (0.10%) RTCP
6 1 (0.10%) RTP
6 1 (0.10%) H.323
6 1 (0.10%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.10%) SMS
6 1 (0.10%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.10%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (9.36%) SQL Server
2 38 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (1.73%) Relational Database
5 12 (1.22%) DbVisualizer
5 12 (1.22%) DB2
6 11 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (0.92%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.81%) SSDT
9 7 (0.71%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.31%) JasperReports
12 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.31%) SQLPlus
12 3 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 261 (26.55%) Selenium
2 148 (15.06%) QuickTest Pro
3 81 (8.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 73 (7.43%) WebDriver
5 59 (6.00%) LoadRunner
6 58 (5.90%) JIRA
7 39 (3.97%) Cucumber
8 35 (3.56%) SoapUI
9 32 (3.26%) Visual Studio
10 29 (2.95%) FitNesse
11 25 (2.54%) JMeter
12 21 (2.14%) TestDirector
13 20 (2.03%) NUnit
13 20 (2.03%) Eclipse
14 17 (1.73%) Firebug
15 16 (1.63%) TestNG
15 16 (1.63%) JUnit
16 15 (1.53%) SpecFlow
16 15 (1.53%) Rational DOORS
17 13 (1.32%) MSTest
General
1 458 (46.59%) Finance
2 230 (23.40%) Retail
3 186 (18.92%) Banking
4 134 (13.63%) Aerospace
5 46 (4.68%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.93%) Legal
7 13 (1.32%) Billing
8 11 (1.12%) Marketing
8 11 (1.12%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.12%) Military
9 9 (0.92%) Back Office
10 8 (0.81%) Games
11 7 (0.71%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.51%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.51%) Automotive
13 4 (0.41%) Front Office
14 3 (0.31%) Advertising
14 3 (0.31%) Publishing
14 3 (0.31%) French Language
14 3 (0.31%) German Language
Job Titles
1 444 (45.17%) Analyst
2 408 (41.51%) Test Analyst
3 199 (20.24%) Tester
4 131 (13.33%) Consultant
5 108 (10.99%) Test Consultant
6 94 (9.56%) Test Manager
7 74 (7.53%) Software Tester
8 67 (6.82%) Test Engineer
9 63 (6.41%) Senior Analyst
10 60 (6.10%) Senior Test Analyst
11 56 (5.70%) Test Leader
12 44 (4.48%) Junior
13 43 (4.37%) QA Analyst
14 27 (2.75%) Automation Analyst
15 26 (2.64%) Automation Test Analyst
15 26 (2.64%) Junior Analyst
16 25 (2.54%) Junior Test Analyst
16 25 (2.54%) QA Engineer
17 22 (2.24%) Software Engineer
18 20 (2.03%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (11.09%) .NET
2 76 (7.73%) XML
3 64 (6.51%) HTML
4 47 (4.78%) Web Services
5 24 (2.44%) SOAP
6 23 (2.34%) ASP.NET
7 20 (2.03%) .NET Framework
8 17 (1.73%) CSS
9 15 (1.53%) Flash
10 14 (1.42%) J2EE
10 14 (1.42%) Gherkin
11 9 (0.92%) XSD
11 9 (0.92%) DOM
11 9 (0.92%) Middleware
11 9 (0.92%) HTML5
12 8 (0.81%) LINQ
12 8 (0.81%) WCF
13 7 (0.71%) REST
14 6 (0.61%) FIX Protocol
14 6 (0.61%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 104 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (2.95%) Client/Server
3 25 (2.54%) Management Information System
4 22 (2.24%) Mobile App
5 20 (2.03%) Computer Science
5 20 (2.03%) Open Source
6 14 (1.42%) Replication
7 12 (1.22%) GIS
7 12 (1.22%) SWIFT
8 11 (1.12%) N-Tier
9 10 (1.02%) Mathematics
10 9 (0.92%) Data Integration
10 9 (0.92%) iPhone
11 7 (0.71%) iPad
11 7 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.51%) W3C
12 5 (0.51%) AS400
13 4 (0.41%) User Experience
13 4 (0.41%) Performance Metrics
14 3 (0.31%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 89 (9.05%) Windows
2 67 (6.82%) UNIX
3 29 (2.95%) Linux
4 27 (2.75%) Apple iOS
5 24 (2.44%) Android
6 16 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.41%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.20%) AIX
9 2 (0.20%) Solaris
10 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (53.51%) Software Testing
2 482 (49.03%) Agile Software Development
3 324 (32.96%) Test Scripting
4 229 (23.30%) Scrum
5 208 (21.16%) Test Management
6 184 (18.72%) Test Automation
7 153 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 133 (13.53%) Automated Testing
9 129 (13.12%) Test Strategy
10 111 (11.29%) Regression Testing
11 108 (10.99%) Waterfall
12 104 (10.58%) Test Planning
13 89 (9.05%) Manual Testing
14 83 (8.44%) Automation Testing
15 82 (8.34%) V-Model
16 77 (7.83%) Performance Testing
17 76 (7.73%) System Testing
18 64 (6.51%) Validation
18 64 (6.51%) ITIL
19 59 (6.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 327 (33.27%) SQL
2 118 (12.00%) Java
3 107 (10.89%) C#
4 51 (5.19%) JavaScript
5 19 (1.93%) T-SQL
6 18 (1.83%) Python
7 12 (1.22%) Ruby
8 11 (1.12%) PL/SQL
8 11 (1.12%) C
8 11 (1.12%) VBScript
9 10 (1.02%) PHP
9 10 (1.02%) PowerShell
10 9 (0.92%) VB
11 8 (0.81%) C++
11 8 (0.81%) XPath
12 6 (0.61%) Objective-C
12 6 (0.61%) Perl
13 4 (0.41%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.10%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 771 (78.43%) ISEB
2 622 (63.28%) ISTQB
3 149 (15.16%) Degree
4 65 (6.61%) Security Cleared
5 54 (5.49%) SC Cleared
6 40 (4.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 26 (2.64%) ISEB Practitioner
8 21 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (1.93%) MCP
10 14 (1.42%) HND
11 10 (1.02%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.41%) HNC
13 4 (0.41%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.31%) Network+ Certification
14 3 (0.31%) APMP
14 3 (0.31%) AAT
14 3 (0.31%) CCNA
14 3 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
15 1 (0.10%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 377 (38.35%) QA
2 14 (1.42%) FATCA
3 10 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.41%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (0.61%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.41%) vSphere
3 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 193 (19.63%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (0.20%) Control-M
3 1 (0.10%) Iperf
Vendors
1 171 (17.40%) HP
2 160 (16.28%) Microsoft
3 50 (5.09%) Oracle
4 41 (4.17%) IBM
5 21 (2.14%) Capita
6 14 (1.42%) VMware
7 10 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (1.02%) Cognos
8 8 (0.81%) SAP
9 7 (0.71%) BT
10 6 (0.61%) Citrix
10 6 (0.61%) Telerik
11 5 (0.51%) Sage
11 5 (0.51%) Google
12 4 (0.41%) NetSuite
12 4 (0.41%) Business Objects
13 3 (0.31%) Fujitsu
13 3 (0.31%) ION Trading
13 3 (0.31%) WorldPay
14 2 (0.20%) Lumension
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum + 10% OT Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Test Consultant (Oracle)
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: Salary £25-35k DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40 - 60k plus competitive package
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + great benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum Flexible on Salary and Level
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + 36 days holiday, pension and more
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Fantastic + prospects
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Webrecruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45k - £70k plus outstanding package
Posted: 5 days ago