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 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 553 559 560
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 390 427 479
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.40% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.52% 1.45% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 330 337 310
Median salary £36,750 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,050 £55,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,250 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +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
25696 29504 31615
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.29% 27.42% 27.17%
Number of salaries quoted 20841 23791 24488
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +30 378 £37,250 -3.24% 42
South East +83 144 £40,000 +2.56% 8
London +21 72 £40,000 -20.00% 11
Surrey +61 49 £37,500 -3.84% 1
Yorkshire +14 49 £32,500 -7.14% 8
West Yorkshire +17 37 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Berkshire +27 35 £45,000 +20.00%
Leeds +30 33 £35,000 - 3
West Midlands -14 31 £32,500 -13.33% 3
South West +7 25 £35,000 - 3
North West +3 23 £30,000 - 4
Buckinghamshire +28 19 £35,750 +10.00%
Hampshire -7 19 £33,500 -25.55% 2
Manchester 0 16 £30,000 -7.69% 3
Bracknell - 15 £45,000 -
Nottinghamshire -6 14 £39,000 +4.00% 1
East Midlands -18 14 £39,000 +4.00% 1
Reigate - 14 £41,000 -
City of London +49 13 £33,500 -25.55% 4
Milton Keynes +24 13 £32,000 -5.88%
East of England +3 13 £34,950 -3.58% 2
Nottingham -5 13 £39,500 +5.33% 1
Basingstoke - 13 £33,500 -
Chertsey - 10 £40,000 -
Somerset -1 9 £32,233 +8.34% 2
Scotland -15 9 £35,000 -30.00%
Warwickshire +16 8 - -
Staffordshire 0 8 £32,500 +18.18%
Coventry - 8 £42,500 -
Kent +19 7 £47,500 +79.24% 2

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 594 (76.94%) ISEB
2 572 (74.09%) ISTQB
3 516 (66.84%) Agile Software Development
4 417 (54.02%) Software Testing
5 337 (43.65%) Test Scripting
6 330 (42.75%) QA
7 284 (36.79%) SQL
8 273 (35.36%) SDLC
9 254 (32.90%) Selenium
10 248 (32.12%) Finance
11 228 (29.53%) Test Automation
12 218 (28.24%) Degree
13 206 (26.68%) Scrum
14 177 (22.93%) Automated Testing
15 173 (22.41%) Microsoft
16 172 (22.28%) Java
17 159 (20.60%) Functional Testing
18 156 (20.21%) User Acceptance Testing
19 151 (19.56%) Analytical Skills
20 148 (19.17%) Defect Management
20 148 (19.17%) Regression Testing
21 140 (18.13%) Waterfall
22 139 (18.01%) Test Management
22 139 (18.01%) Test Strategy
23 124 (16.06%) .NET
24 123 (15.93%) Non-Functional Testing
25 120 (15.54%) Continuous Integration
26 117 (15.16%) Manual Testing
26 117 (15.16%) BDD
27 114 (14.77%) C#

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 40 (5.18%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.24%) CMS
3 23 (2.98%) Confluence
4 10 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (0.65%) Xceptor
6 4 (0.52%) IIS
6 4 (0.52%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.52%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.39%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.39%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.39%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.13%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.13%) Drupal
8 1 (0.13%) MTS
8 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 102 (13.21%) MS Office
2 100 (12.95%) MS Excel
3 30 (3.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.30%) MS Project
5 1 (0.13%) HipChat
5 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.04%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 8 (1.04%) Primavera
2 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.39%) SaaS
2 2 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.26%) IaaS
2 2 (0.26%) PaaS
3 1 (0.13%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.66%) TCP/IP
2 35 (4.53%) Internet
3 29 (3.76%) DNS
4 25 (3.24%) Firewall
5 16 (2.07%) 4G
6 15 (1.94%) 2G
6 15 (1.94%) 3G
7 14 (1.81%) GSM
7 14 (1.81%) UMTS
8 12 (1.55%) SCCP
8 12 (1.55%) SIGTRAN
9 11 (1.42%) LTE
10 10 (1.30%) Diameter Protocol
10 10 (1.30%) ISUP
10 10 (1.30%) SS7
10 10 (1.30%) tcpdump
10 10 (1.30%) Wireshark
11 9 (1.17%) SSH
12 5 (0.65%) VoIP
13 4 (0.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (10.10%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.94%) Relational Database
3 12 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (1.55%) Oracle Database
3 12 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (0.91%) MS Access
5 7 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (0.78%) Data Mining
7 5 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.52%) MySQL
8 4 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.39%) Apache Accumulo
9 3 (0.39%) DB2
9 3 (0.39%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.26%) Cognos Report Studio
10 2 (0.26%) GIS
10 2 (0.26%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 254 (32.90%) Selenium
2 112 (14.51%) JIRA
3 100 (12.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 93 (12.05%) HP UFT
5 81 (10.49%) Cucumber
6 75 (9.72%) Visual Studio
7 69 (8.94%) SoapUI
8 64 (8.29%) JMeter
9 58 (7.51%) WebDriver
10 55 (7.12%) Jenkins
11 49 (6.35%) SpecFlow
12 46 (5.96%) Git (software)
12 46 (5.96%) LoadRunner
13 36 (4.66%) Hudson
14 29 (3.76%) Gatling
15 28 (3.63%) WATIR
16 26 (3.37%) Rational Functional Tester
16 26 (3.37%) SilkTest
17 23 (2.98%) TestNG
18 16 (2.07%) Ranorex
General
1 248 (32.12%) Finance
2 73 (9.46%) Banking
3 57 (7.38%) Retail
4 23 (2.98%) Games
5 22 (2.85%) Manufacturing
6 21 (2.72%) Marketing
7 15 (1.94%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.78%) Electronics
9 6 (0.78%) Publishing
10 5 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.65%) Legal
11 4 (0.52%) Back Office
12 3 (0.39%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.26%) Advertising
13 2 (0.26%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.26%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 424 (54.92%) Analyst
2 393 (50.91%) Test Analyst
3 164 (21.24%) Tester
4 79 (10.23%) Automation Test Analyst
5 77 (9.97%) Automation Tester
6 69 (8.94%) Test Engineer
7 59 (7.64%) Software Analyst
8 56 (7.25%) Software Test Analyst
9 48 (6.22%) Software Tester
10 47 (6.09%) Test Manager
11 45 (5.83%) Senior Analyst
12 43 (5.57%) QA Analyst
12 43 (5.57%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 43 (5.57%) Selenium Tester
12 43 (5.57%) Senior Test Analyst
13 41 (5.31%) Test Leader
14 38 (4.92%) Manual Test Analyst
15 37 (4.79%) Senior Tester
16 35 (4.53%) Financial Analyst
17 34 (4.40%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (16.06%) .NET
2 100 (12.95%) HTML
3 92 (11.92%) XML
4 86 (11.14%) SOAP
5 57 (7.38%) ASP.NET
6 47 (6.09%) Web Services
7 36 (4.66%) REST
8 28 (3.63%) Ajax
8 28 (3.63%) XBRL
9 16 (2.07%) XSD
10 11 (1.42%) JMS
11 10 (1.30%) Gherkin
11 10 (1.30%) WSDL
12 9 (1.17%) CSS
13 8 (1.04%) Qt
14 7 (0.91%) .NET Framework
15 4 (0.52%) Kafka
15 4 (0.52%) RESTful
16 3 (0.39%) HTML5
16 3 (0.39%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 151 (19.56%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (6.74%) Computer Science
3 46 (5.96%) Mathematics
4 39 (5.05%) Client/Server
5 23 (2.98%) Mobile App
6 19 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 15 (1.94%) Replication
9 14 (1.81%) Fintech
9 14 (1.81%) User Experience
10 11 (1.42%) EPoS
11 9 (1.17%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.78%) Life Science
12 6 (0.78%) Online Games
12 6 (0.78%) Smart Meter
13 5 (0.65%) Biotechnology
13 5 (0.65%) SWIFT
14 4 (0.52%) Health Informatics
14 4 (0.52%) Informatics
14 4 (0.52%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 64 (8.29%) Linux
2 51 (6.61%) Unix
3 47 (6.09%) Windows
4 26 (3.37%) Apple iOS
5 21 (2.72%) Android
6 12 (1.55%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.04%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.91%) Kali Linux
9 6 (0.78%) AIX
9 6 (0.78%) Solaris
10 5 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.52%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.39%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 516 (66.84%) Agile Software Development
2 417 (54.02%) Software Testing
3 337 (43.65%) Test Scripting
4 273 (35.36%) SDLC
5 228 (29.53%) Test Automation
6 206 (26.68%) Scrum
7 177 (22.93%) Automated Testing
8 159 (20.60%) Functional Testing
9 156 (20.21%) User Acceptance Testing
10 148 (19.17%) Defect Management
10 148 (19.17%) Regression Testing
11 140 (18.13%) Waterfall
12 139 (18.01%) Test Management
12 139 (18.01%) Test Strategy
13 123 (15.93%) Non-Functional Testing
14 120 (15.54%) Continuous Integration
15 117 (15.16%) BDD
15 117 (15.16%) Manual Testing
16 110 (14.25%) Automation Testing
16 110 (14.25%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 284 (36.79%) SQL
2 172 (22.28%) Java
3 114 (14.77%) C#
4 60 (7.77%) JavaScript
5 47 (6.09%) VB
6 41 (5.31%) Ruby
7 40 (5.18%) Perl
8 38 (4.92%) VB.NET
9 30 (3.89%) Python
10 28 (3.63%) VBScript
11 26 (3.37%) C
12 20 (2.59%) PHP
13 14 (1.81%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.17%) C++
15 8 (1.04%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.91%) VBA
17 5 (0.65%) Shell Script
18 4 (0.52%) PL/SQL
18 4 (0.52%) PowerShell
19 2 (0.26%) Go
Qualifications
1 594 (76.94%) ISEB
2 572 (74.09%) ISTQB
3 218 (28.24%) Degree
4 53 (6.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 33 (4.27%) Security Cleared
6 31 (4.02%) ISEB Practitioner
7 22 (2.85%) SC Cleared
8 20 (2.59%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.65%) MBA
11 4 (0.52%) MCP
12 3 (0.39%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.26%) HND
13 2 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.13%) AAT
14 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.13%) DBS Check
14 1 (0.13%) HNC
14 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 330 (42.75%) QA
2 17 (2.20%) SLA
3 8 (1.04%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.26%) FATCA
4 2 (0.26%) GAMP
4 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.13%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.78%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.65%) Docker
4 4 (0.52%) Firmware
4 4 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.52%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 107 (13.86%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.65%) Control-M
3 4 (0.52%) AirWatch
3 4 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (0.52%) SCCM
4 3 (0.39%) Puppet
5 2 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.13%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 173 (22.41%) Microsoft
2 110 (14.25%) HP
3 96 (12.44%) Oracle
4 35 (4.53%) SAP
5 12 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (1.30%) Atlassian
7 9 (1.17%) VMware
8 8 (1.04%) Telerik
9 7 (0.91%) Citrix
10 6 (0.78%) IBM
10 6 (0.78%) Sophos
11 5 (0.65%) TOWER Software
12 4 (0.52%) Altiris
12 4 (0.52%) Bloomberg
12 4 (0.52%) Reuters
12 4 (0.52%) Veritas
13 3 (0.39%) Rally
14 2 (0.26%) Cisco
14 2 (0.26%) Cognizant
14 2 (0.26%) Cognos
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35k plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
Cotterrall Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £56000 per annum + Beneftis
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £27,500 to £35,000 per annum attractive bens and bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
St. Albans
Streamline Connections Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £80,000 + Excellent Package!
Posted: 4 days ago
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive salary with additional NCC Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: Up to £40K +bonus +benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: Up to £40K +bonus +benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Leidos
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Capita ITPS
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
Playtech
Salary: Competitive salary + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
ISL
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Fantastic benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Flexible Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Nottingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago