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 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 567 609 601
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -8
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 376 367 430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.34% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.41% 1.25% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 299 295 289
Median salary £35,000 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,200 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £34,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +2.94%

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
26665 29396 32773
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.12% 27.55% 27.43%
Number of salaries quoted 21456 23097 26261
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £66,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +47 358 £35,000 -6.66% 48
London +30 112 £39,000 -17.89% 18
South East +3 76 £40,000 - 10
Yorkshire +50 66 £32,500 -2.25% 3
West Yorkshire +22 42 £35,000 +10.23% 2
Leeds +29 36 £37,000 +16.53% 2
West Midlands -5 33 £31,000 +6.89% 4
Berkshire +17 27 £45,000 +5.88% 1
East of England +28 25 £35,000 +4.47% 4
North West +8 20 £28,750 -4.16% 4
North Yorkshire +21 19 £31,500 +11.50% 1
South West +4 19 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Surrey -1 17 £40,000 - 3
Wimbledon - 17 - -
York +8 13 £32,500 +12.06%
Bracknell - 12 £45,000 - 1
East Midlands +13 11 £35,000 +4.47% 4
Somerset - 11 £32,500 -
Buckinghamshire +9 10 £36,000 +5.88% 2
Manchester -3 10 £29,000 -3.33% 3
Scotland -12 10 £32,500 -16.66%
City of London +33 9 £40,000 -20.00% 9
Hertfordshire +15 9 £40,000 +35.59% 1
Cambridgeshire +6 9 £36,250 - 2
Staffordshire +3 9 £32,500 +8.33%
Reigate -10 9 £37,500 -6.25%
Kent +10 8 £38,375 +34.64% 1
Nottingham +7 8 £35,000 -4.76% 1
Nottinghamshire +4 8 £35,000 -4.76% 1
Birmingham -22 8 £26,500 -3.63% 3

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 641 (79.14%) ISEB
2 617 (76.17%) ISTQB
3 476 (58.77%) Agile Software Development
4 411 (50.74%) Software Testing
5 330 (40.74%) QA
6 323 (39.88%) Test Scripting
7 313 (38.64%) Finance
8 278 (34.32%) SQL
9 256 (31.60%) SDLC
10 240 (29.63%) Selenium
11 237 (29.26%) Test Automation
12 230 (28.40%) User Acceptance Testing
13 217 (26.79%) Degree
14 191 (23.58%) Analytical Skills
15 182 (22.47%) Functional Testing
16 163 (20.12%) Waterfall
17 161 (19.88%) Java
18 155 (19.14%) Regression Testing
19 151 (18.64%) Automated Testing
20 148 (18.27%) Microsoft
21 147 (18.15%) Scrum
22 143 (17.65%) Defect Management
23 127 (15.68%) Test Strategy
24 125 (15.43%) BDD
24 125 (15.43%) Test Management
24 125 (15.43%) HP UFT
25 123 (15.19%) HP Quality Center
26 117 (14.44%) Automation Testing
27 114 (14.07%) JIRA
28 112 (13.83%) HP

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 24 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.59%) Confluence
3 12 (1.48%) CMS
4 10 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (1.11%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.25%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.25%) IIS
6 2 (0.25%) Tuxedo
6 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.12%) Drupal
7 1 (0.12%) MTS
7 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 105 (12.96%) MS Office
2 87 (10.74%) MS Excel
3 42 (5.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.99%) MS Project
5 5 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 8 (0.99%) Temenos T24
3 5 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.49%) Primavera
5 2 (0.25%) BASE24
5 2 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.25%) Pure360
1 2 (0.25%) Sage Pay
2 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.84%) TCP/IP
2 22 (2.72%) Internet
3 17 (2.10%) 4G
4 14 (1.73%) 2G
4 14 (1.73%) 3G
5 12 (1.48%) GSM
5 12 (1.48%) UMTS
6 11 (1.36%) DNS
6 11 (1.36%) Firewall
7 9 (1.11%) SCCP
7 9 (1.11%) SIGTRAN
7 9 (1.11%) VoIP
8 7 (0.86%) GPRS
8 7 (0.86%) HTTP
9 6 (0.74%) SSH
10 5 (0.62%) ISUP
10 5 (0.62%) LTE
10 5 (0.62%) SS7
10 5 (0.62%) tcpdump
10 5 (0.62%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (10.49%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.21%) Relational Database
3 20 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (2.10%) Oracle Database
6 8 (0.99%) DB2
6 8 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (0.86%) DbVisualizer
8 5 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.49%) MS Access
10 3 (0.37%) MySQL
10 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.25%) Apache Accumulo
11 2 (0.25%) Big Data
11 2 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.25%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.25%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.12%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.12%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 240 (29.63%) Selenium
2 125 (15.43%) HP UFT
3 114 (14.07%) JIRA
4 94 (11.60%) SoapUI
5 83 (10.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 66 (8.15%) Cucumber
7 62 (7.65%) Jenkins
8 45 (5.56%) JMeter
9 43 (5.31%) WebDriver
10 38 (4.69%) Git (software)
10 38 (4.69%) Visual Studio
11 33 (4.07%) Hudson
11 33 (4.07%) LoadRunner
12 32 (3.95%) SilkTest
13 28 (3.46%) Rational Functional Tester
14 25 (3.09%) WATIR
15 24 (2.96%) SpecFlow
16 21 (2.59%) Appium
17 17 (2.10%) Bugzilla
18 16 (1.98%) TeamCity
General
1 313 (38.64%) Finance
2 111 (13.70%) Banking
3 79 (9.75%) Retail
4 26 (3.21%) Games
5 23 (2.84%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.85%) Retail Banking
7 11 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.36%) Marketing
8 9 (1.11%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.86%) Advertising
10 6 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
10 6 (0.74%) Publishing
11 5 (0.62%) Back Office
11 5 (0.62%) General Ledger
11 5 (0.62%) Legal
12 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.25%) Electronics
13 2 (0.25%) iGaming
13 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 482 (59.51%) Analyst
2 431 (53.21%) Test Analyst
3 151 (18.64%) Tester
4 84 (10.37%) Test Engineer
5 80 (9.88%) Automation Test Analyst
6 62 (7.65%) QA Analyst
7 60 (7.41%) Automation Tester
8 56 (6.91%) Test Leader
9 55 (6.79%) Test Manager
10 54 (6.67%) Software Analyst
11 51 (6.30%) Software Test Analyst
12 47 (5.80%) Manual Test Analyst
13 44 (5.43%) Senior Analyst
14 42 (5.19%) Senior Test Analyst
15 40 (4.94%) Financial Analyst
16 38 (4.69%) Agile Test Analyst
17 37 (4.57%) Software Tester
17 37 (4.57%) SQL Analyst
18 31 (3.83%) QA Test Analyst
19 27 (3.33%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (12.59%) XML
2 93 (11.48%) .NET
3 79 (9.75%) SOAP
4 76 (9.38%) HTML
5 34 (4.20%) Web Services
6 25 (3.09%) ASP.NET
7 24 (2.96%) REST
7 24 (2.96%) XBRL
8 15 (1.85%) Gherkin
9 14 (1.73%) XSD
10 12 (1.48%) Ajax
11 10 (1.23%) JMS
11 10 (1.23%) JSON
11 10 (1.23%) WSDL
12 9 (1.11%) .NET Framework
12 9 (1.11%) CSS
12 9 (1.11%) Middleware
13 7 (0.86%) J2EE
13 7 (0.86%) RESTful
14 4 (0.49%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 191 (23.58%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (8.89%) Computer Science
3 56 (6.91%) Mathematics
4 20 (2.47%) N-Tier
5 19 (2.35%) Client/Server
5 19 (2.35%) Mobile App
6 16 (1.98%) Management Information System
6 16 (1.98%) SWIFT
7 15 (1.85%) Credit Risk
7 15 (1.85%) Fintech
8 12 (1.48%) Replication
8 12 (1.48%) User Experience
9 11 (1.36%) EPoS
9 11 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (1.36%) Online Games
10 4 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.49%) NHS
10 4 (0.49%) Physics
10 4 (0.49%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 70 (8.64%) Windows
2 69 (8.52%) Unix
3 67 (8.27%) Linux
4 35 (4.32%) Apple iOS
5 32 (3.95%) Android
6 13 (1.60%) Kali Linux
7 6 (0.74%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.62%) AIX
8 5 (0.62%) Solaris
9 4 (0.49%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.12%) HPUX
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 476 (58.77%) Agile Software Development
2 411 (50.74%) Software Testing
3 323 (39.88%) Test Scripting
4 256 (31.60%) SDLC
5 237 (29.26%) Test Automation
6 230 (28.40%) User Acceptance Testing
7 182 (22.47%) Functional Testing
8 163 (20.12%) Waterfall
9 155 (19.14%) Regression Testing
10 151 (18.64%) Automated Testing
11 147 (18.15%) Scrum
12 143 (17.65%) Defect Management
13 127 (15.68%) Test Strategy
14 125 (15.43%) BDD
14 125 (15.43%) Test Management
15 117 (14.44%) Automation Testing
16 108 (13.33%) System Testing
17 107 (13.21%) Manual Testing
18 99 (12.22%) Continuous Integration
19 94 (11.60%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 278 (34.32%) SQL
2 161 (19.88%) Java
3 90 (11.11%) C#
4 48 (5.93%) JavaScript
5 40 (4.94%) C
6 37 (4.57%) Ruby
7 30 (3.70%) VB.NET
8 26 (3.21%) Python
9 24 (2.96%) Perl
10 18 (2.22%) VB
11 16 (1.98%) VBScript
12 14 (1.73%) Groovy
13 11 (1.36%) C++
14 6 (0.74%) PHP
15 4 (0.49%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.49%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.49%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.49%) VBA
16 3 (0.37%) Scala
17 2 (0.25%) Go
Qualifications
1 641 (79.14%) ISEB
2 617 (76.17%) ISTQB
3 217 (26.79%) Degree
4 47 (5.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 23 (2.84%) Security Cleared
6 20 (2.47%) ISEB Practitioner
7 18 (2.22%) SC Cleared
8 14 (1.73%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.62%) MBA
10 4 (0.49%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.12%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.12%) HNC
12 1 (0.12%) HND
12 1 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.12%) MCITP
12 1 (0.12%) MCP
12 1 (0.12%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 330 (40.74%) QA
2 21 (2.59%) SLA
3 5 (0.62%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.49%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.49%) SDET
5 3 (0.37%) FATCA
6 1 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (0.62%) vSphere
2 3 (0.37%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 123 (15.19%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.74%) CA Wily
3 4 (0.49%) Control-M
4 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 148 (18.27%) Microsoft
2 112 (13.83%) HP
3 106 (13.09%) Oracle
4 32 (3.95%) SAP
5 15 (1.85%) Bloomberg
5 15 (1.85%) Reuters
6 13 (1.60%) IBM
7 11 (1.36%) hybris
7 11 (1.36%) MKS
7 11 (1.36%) TOWER Software
7 11 (1.36%) VMware
8 8 (0.99%) Green Hat
8 8 (0.99%) webMethods
9 7 (0.86%) Borland
9 7 (0.86%) Citrix
10 6 (0.74%) AppDynamics
10 6 (0.74%) ATG
10 6 (0.74%) CA
10 6 (0.74%) Dynatrace
10 6 (0.74%) Sybase
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Stratospherec
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Sanderson
Salary: £27000.00 - £33800.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Annual Bonus, Pension, Health care,
Posted: 12 hours ago
Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £37700 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 28-32k
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 65000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Type Agency
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum amazing benefits!
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: From £28,000 to £34,900 per annum Excellent benefits packages
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits, Flexi time
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £48,000 - £65,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package, Health Care, Bonus, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum + great benefits and package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus a range of Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
LV
Salary: Competitive salary + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 18 days ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 17 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 20 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 20 days ago
North West London
Playtech
Salary: From £29,000 to £35,000 per annum Annual Bonus plus great benefits
Posted: 20 days ago