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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 480 549 507
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -42
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 491 356 450
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.33% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.58% 1.24% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 314 244 347
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%

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
30981 28681 33458
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 26.96% 28.77%
Number of salaries quoted 24108 23410 28189
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 September 2014 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 September 2014. 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 +54 440 £37,500 +7.14% 48
London +35 146 £42,500 -10.52% 16
South East +51 142 £37,500 +15.38% 13
Berkshire +43 54 £37,500 +20.00% 4
Surrey +32 50 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Reading +26 36 £37,500 +10.29% 1
Scotland +9 36 £35,000 +16.66% 2
South West -7 32 £34,500 +20.00% 4
Yorkshire -48 27 £33,000 -15.92% 1
West Yorkshire -28 25 £33,000 -14.28% 1
East of England +5 24 £42,500 +13.33%
Leeds -32 23 £33,000 -14.28% 1
North West -17 22 £32,500 +8.33% 2
City of London +5 18 £40,000 -13.51% 9
Hampshire -4 18 £33,000 -17.50% 2
West Midlands -13 18 £35,000 +16.66% 6
Edinburgh -7 15 £33,000 +10.00% 1
Bristol -12 14 £34,500 +25.45% 1
Glasgow -6 13 - - 1
Essex +21 12 £61,250 +44.11%
Cheshire -14 11 £32,500 +21.49%
Brighton -24 11 £34,000 +4.61%
East Sussex -27 11 £34,000 +3.03%
East Midlands -38 11 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Manchester -14 9 £31,000 +3.33% 2
Stirling - 9 £48,250 -
Midlands - 9 - -
Tyne and Wear +1 8 £37,250 -32.27% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 8 £37,250 -32.27% 4
North East 0 8 £37,250 -32.27% 4

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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.

1 864 (92.41%) ISEB
2 586 (62.67%) Software Testing
3 424 (45.35%) ISTQB
4 412 (44.06%) Agile Software Development
5 373 (39.89%) QA
6 340 (36.36%) Finance
7 289 (30.91%) SQL
8 255 (27.27%) Test Scripting
9 238 (25.45%) Automated Testing
10 204 (21.82%) HP Quality Center
11 196 (20.96%) Test Planning
12 194 (20.75%) Selenium
13 191 (20.43%) HP
14 187 (20.00%) Retail
15 169 (18.07%) Degree
16 154 (16.47%) Test Automation
17 152 (16.26%) Microsoft
18 149 (15.94%) Manual Testing
19 146 (15.61%) Analytical Skills
20 145 (15.51%) User Acceptance Testing
21 135 (14.44%) Test Management
22 134 (14.33%) Scrum
23 131 (14.01%) Regression Testing
24 128 (13.69%) QuickTest Pro
25 124 (13.26%) Java
26 116 (12.41%) Telecoms
27 108 (11.55%) Windows
27 108 (11.55%) Test Strategy
28 94 (10.05%) Waterfall
29 92 (9.84%) .NET

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 23 (2.46%) IIS
2 21 (2.25%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.96%) CMS
4 8 (0.86%) Apache
5 6 (0.64%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.53%) Drupal
6 5 (0.53%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.53%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (0.32%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.32%) LiveLink
9 2 (0.21%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (0.21%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (0.21%) Lync
10 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.11%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 66 (7.06%) MS Excel
2 47 (5.03%) MS Office
3 11 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
3 11 (1.18%) MS Project
4 9 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 42 (4.49%) JDE OneWorld
2 4 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.43%) SimCorp Dimension
3 3 (0.32%) AWD
3 3 (0.32%) Servitor
3 3 (0.32%) Exchequer
3 3 (0.32%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.32%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.21%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.11%) Exstream
5 1 (0.11%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.86%) SaaS
2 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.14%) TCP/IP
2 19 (2.03%) MPLS
3 14 (1.50%) DNS
3 14 (1.50%) HTTP
3 14 (1.50%) LTE
4 13 (1.39%) LAN
4 13 (1.39%) SMS
4 13 (1.39%) LDAP
4 13 (1.39%) SS7
4 13 (1.39%) ISUP
4 13 (1.39%) INAP
4 13 (1.39%) Wireshark
5 12 (1.28%) Internet
5 12 (1.28%) 4G
6 10 (1.07%) WAN
7 9 (0.96%) Wireless
7 9 (0.96%) MVNO
8 5 (0.53%) SAN
9 4 (0.43%) FTP
10 3 (0.32%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (8.98%) SQL Server
2 50 (5.35%) Relational Database
3 48 (5.13%) MySQL
4 16 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (1.18%) Oracle Database
6 10 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (1.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 10 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (0.53%) MS Access
8 4 (0.43%) DB2
9 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.32%) DbVisualizer
9 3 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.21%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.21%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.11%) OLTP
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 194 (20.75%) Selenium
2 128 (13.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 60 (6.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 51 (5.45%) JIRA
5 49 (5.24%) LoadRunner
6 37 (3.96%) WebDriver
7 29 (3.10%) Visual Studio
8 28 (2.99%) JUnit
9 27 (2.89%) TestDirector
10 26 (2.78%) JMeter
10 26 (2.78%) NUnit
11 22 (2.35%) Cucumber
12 21 (2.25%) Toad
13 20 (2.14%) TestNG
14 18 (1.93%) FitNesse
15 16 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 16 (1.71%) Ant
16 14 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
16 14 (1.50%) SoapUI
17 13 (1.39%) TestComplete
General
1 340 (36.36%) Finance
2 187 (20.00%) Retail
3 116 (12.41%) Telecoms
4 35 (3.74%) Banking
5 33 (3.53%) Billing
6 15 (1.60%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.39%) Marketing
8 12 (1.28%) Back Office
9 11 (1.18%) Legal
10 9 (0.96%) Games
10 9 (0.96%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.75%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.43%) Military
13 4 (0.43%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.43%) Italian Language
13 4 (0.43%) Welsh Language
14 3 (0.32%) German Language
14 3 (0.32%) Local Government
15 2 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 424 (45.35%) Analyst
2 366 (39.14%) Test Analyst
3 211 (22.57%) Tester
4 123 (13.16%) Consultant
5 110 (11.76%) Test Consultant
6 104 (11.12%) Software Tester
7 84 (8.98%) Test Engineer
8 76 (8.13%) Test Manager
9 45 (4.81%) QA Analyst
10 42 (4.49%) Senior Analyst
11 41 (4.39%) Senior Test Analyst
12 40 (4.28%) Senior Tester
12 40 (4.28%) QA Tester
13 39 (4.17%) Junior
14 36 (3.85%) Test Leader
15 35 (3.74%) Business Analyst
16 30 (3.21%) QA Engineer
17 27 (2.89%) Software Test Engineer
17 27 (2.89%) Software Engineer
18 26 (2.78%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (9.84%) .NET
2 86 (9.20%) XML
3 57 (6.10%) Web Services
4 56 (5.99%) HTML
5 25 (2.67%) SOAP
6 24 (2.57%) ASP.NET
7 21 (2.25%) J2EE
7 21 (2.25%) XSD
8 20 (2.14%) WCF
9 14 (1.50%) .NET Framework
10 13 (1.39%) Rendezvous
11 10 (1.07%) LINQ
12 9 (0.96%) XSLT
13 7 (0.75%) Apache Flex
14 6 (0.64%) JSON
14 6 (0.64%) CSS
15 5 (0.53%) Middleware
15 5 (0.53%) XML Messaging
15 5 (0.53%) RESTful
15 5 (0.53%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 146 (15.61%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (4.81%) Life Science
3 40 (4.28%) Computer Science
4 34 (3.64%) Mobile App
4 34 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 33 (3.53%) Mathematics
6 30 (3.21%) Client/Server
7 28 (2.99%) Chemistry
8 19 (2.03%) Biology
9 16 (1.71%) Visualisation
10 14 (1.50%) Statistics
11 13 (1.39%) IVR
12 11 (1.18%) Derivative
13 10 (1.07%) N-Tier
13 10 (1.07%) EPoS
14 9 (0.96%) Open Source
15 5 (0.53%) iPhone
15 5 (0.53%) Smart Meter
15 5 (0.53%) Fixed Income
15 5 (0.53%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 108 (11.55%) Windows
2 87 (9.30%) UNIX
3 55 (5.88%) Linux
4 38 (4.06%) Solaris
5 26 (2.78%) Windows 7
6 24 (2.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (2.03%) Windows XP
8 16 (1.71%) Mac OS X
8 16 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (1.07%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.86%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.64%) CentOS
13 4 (0.43%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.43%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.43%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.21%) AIX
14 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 586 (62.67%) Software Testing
2 412 (44.06%) Agile Software Development
3 255 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 238 (25.45%) Automated Testing
5 196 (20.96%) Test Planning
6 154 (16.47%) Test Automation
7 149 (15.94%) Manual Testing
8 145 (15.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 135 (14.44%) Test Management
10 134 (14.33%) Scrum
11 131 (14.01%) Regression Testing
12 108 (11.55%) Test Strategy
13 94 (10.05%) Waterfall
14 83 (8.88%) V-Model
14 83 (8.88%) Automation Testing
15 80 (8.56%) System Testing
16 72 (7.70%) Performance Testing
17 69 (7.38%) Integration Testing
18 66 (7.06%) Mentoring
19 62 (6.63%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 289 (30.91%) SQL
2 124 (13.26%) Java
3 87 (9.30%) C#
4 48 (5.13%) JavaScript
5 36 (3.85%) Perl
6 27 (2.89%) PL/SQL
7 23 (2.46%) Python
7 23 (2.46%) VBScript
8 18 (1.93%) Shell Script
8 18 (1.93%) Ruby
9 17 (1.82%) VB
10 16 (1.71%) VB.NET
11 14 (1.50%) PHP
12 12 (1.28%) T-SQL
13 11 (1.18%) C++
14 9 (0.96%) C
15 7 (0.75%) PowerHouse
16 4 (0.43%) VBA
17 2 (0.21%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.21%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 864 (92.41%) ISEB
2 424 (45.35%) ISTQB
3 169 (18.07%) Degree
4 77 (8.24%) Security Cleared
5 53 (5.67%) SC Cleared
6 33 (3.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 23 (2.46%) HND
8 21 (2.25%) PhD
8 21 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 21 (2.25%) DV Cleared
9 19 (2.03%) CTC Cleared
10 14 (1.50%) CISSP
11 10 (1.07%) ISEB Practitioner
12 9 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (0.96%) CCNP
12 9 (0.96%) CISM
13 8 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.43%) HNC
15 3 (0.32%) PMI Certification
15 3 (0.32%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 373 (39.89%) QA
2 11 (1.18%) SLA
3 8 (0.86%) GAMP
4 2 (0.21%) Solvency II
System Software
1 17 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.39%) NFS
3 11 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.75%) VMware ESX
4 7 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (0.53%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.11%) XenApp
6 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 204 (21.82%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.21%) Puppet
2 2 (0.21%) Opsview
2 2 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (0.21%) Control-M
3 1 (0.11%) SCCM
3 1 (0.11%) OpenView
Vendors
1 191 (20.43%) HP
2 152 (16.26%) Microsoft
3 90 (9.63%) Oracle
4 18 (1.93%) TIBCO
5 16 (1.71%) SAP
6 14 (1.50%) Citrix
7 13 (1.39%) Red Hat
8 12 (1.28%) VMware
9 10 (1.07%) IBM
10 9 (0.96%) Redknee
10 9 (0.96%) Capita
11 7 (0.75%) Fujitsu
11 7 (0.75%) NetApp
12 5 (0.53%) Charles River
12 5 (0.53%) T-Plan
12 5 (0.53%) Splunk
13 4 (0.43%) Wall Street Systems
13 4 (0.43%) SimCorp
13 4 (0.43%) Hitachi
13 4 (0.43%) FatWire
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bonus + Corporate benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum + Pension, Medical, 28days hol
Posted: 13 hours ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £44000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum + 10% On target Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Capita ITPS
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Sogeti UK Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + On application
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fusion Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fusion Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum plus benefits.
Posted: 5 days ago