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

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 543 571 526
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -45
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 398 424 519
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.39% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.62% 1.42% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 339 334 333
Median salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +4.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,700 £55,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%

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
24557 29879 31065
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.05% 27.31% 27.20%
Number of salaries quoted 19775 24108 24213
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +50 388 £37,500 -2.59% 29
South East +101 150 £40,000 +6.66% 9
London +27 80 £37,000 -26.00% 2
Surrey +54 55 £37,500 - 2
Yorkshire +21 48 £35,000 -18.60% 2
South West +14 36 £33,750 +5.46% 3
West Yorkshire +16 35 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Berkshire +33 29 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Leeds +23 29 £37,500 - 2
North West -1 25 £30,000 +3.44% 5
Hampshire +9 22 £33,500 -25.55% 2
West Midlands -24 20 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Manchester -3 17 £30,000 - 4
City of London +48 15 £38,750 -13.88%
Reigate - 15 £38,000 - 1
Somerset +6 14 £32,367 +8.79% 1
Chertsey - 13 £47,500 -
Bracknell - 13 £45,000 -
Buckinghamshire +21 12 £37,500 +17.35%
East of England +9 12 £45,000 +28.57% 3
East Midlands +2 11 £35,000 -7.89%
Nottinghamshire -1 11 £35,000 -9.09%
Basingstoke - 11 £33,500 -
Oxfordshire +13 10 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Kingston Upon Thames +7 10 £40,000 +86.04%
Nottingham -7 10 £35,000 -9.09%
Kent +20 9 £47,500 +58.33%
Gloucestershire -18 9 £38,500 +20.31%
West Sussex +13 8 £50,250 -4.28% 1
Coventry +3 8 £42,500 -3.40%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 567 (75.20%) ISEB
2 554 (73.47%) ISTQB
3 511 (67.77%) Agile Software Development
4 438 (58.09%) Software Testing
5 337 (44.69%) Test Scripting
6 325 (43.10%) QA
7 272 (36.07%) SDLC
8 271 (35.94%) SQL
9 256 (33.95%) Selenium
10 236 (31.30%) Test Automation
11 230 (30.50%) Finance
12 222 (29.44%) Scrum
13 199 (26.39%) Degree
14 175 (23.21%) Automated Testing
15 171 (22.68%) Microsoft
16 159 (21.09%) Functional Testing
17 158 (20.95%) Java
18 149 (19.76%) Regression Testing
19 142 (18.83%) Analytical Skills
20 139 (18.44%) User Acceptance Testing
20 139 (18.44%) Test Management
21 138 (18.30%) Manual Testing
22 137 (18.17%) Test Strategy
23 133 (17.64%) Defect Management
24 132 (17.51%) C#
25 129 (17.11%) .NET
26 126 (16.71%) Waterfall
27 120 (15.92%) BDD
27 120 (15.92%) Non-Functional Testing
28 116 (15.38%) Continuous Integration

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 31 (4.11%) SharePoint
2 26 (3.45%) CMS
3 24 (3.18%) Confluence
4 10 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (0.66%) Xceptor
6 4 (0.53%) IIS
6 4 (0.53%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.53%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.53%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.40%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.40%) WebSphere Portal
8 2 (0.27%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.27%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.13%) Documentum
9 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 97 (12.86%) MS Excel
2 84 (11.14%) MS Office
3 19 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.19%) MS Project
5 3 (0.40%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.13%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 6 (0.80%) Primavera
2 3 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.40%) SaaS
2 2 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.27%) IaaS
2 2 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.64%) TCP/IP
2 33 (4.38%) Internet
3 30 (3.98%) DNS
4 26 (3.45%) Firewall
5 12 (1.59%) LTE
6 10 (1.33%) 2G
6 10 (1.33%) 3G
6 10 (1.33%) 4G
6 10 (1.33%) Diameter Protocol
6 10 (1.33%) GSM
6 10 (1.33%) ISUP
6 10 (1.33%) SCCP
6 10 (1.33%) SIGTRAN
6 10 (1.33%) SS7
6 10 (1.33%) tcpdump
6 10 (1.33%) UMTS
6 10 (1.33%) Wireshark
7 8 (1.06%) SSH
8 4 (0.53%) Intranet
8 4 (0.53%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (10.88%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.52%) Relational Database
3 13 (1.72%) Oracle Database
4 11 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (0.93%) MS Access
6 7 (0.93%) MySQL
6 7 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (0.66%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.53%) GIS
8 4 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.40%) DB2
9 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.27%) Apache Accumulo
10 2 (0.27%) Cognos Report Studio
10 2 (0.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 256 (33.95%) Selenium
2 115 (15.25%) JIRA
3 111 (14.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 88 (11.67%) Cucumber
5 77 (10.21%) Visual Studio
6 74 (9.81%) HP UFT
7 69 (9.15%) SoapUI
8 64 (8.49%) WebDriver
9 60 (7.96%) JMeter
9 60 (7.96%) SpecFlow
10 48 (6.37%) Jenkins
11 46 (6.10%) LoadRunner
12 42 (5.57%) Git (software)
13 31 (4.11%) Hudson
14 30 (3.98%) Gatling
15 24 (3.18%) TestNG
16 23 (3.05%) WATIR
17 22 (2.92%) Ranorex
18 20 (2.65%) MSTest
19 16 (2.12%) TestComplete
General
1 230 (30.50%) Finance
2 54 (7.16%) Banking
2 54 (7.16%) Retail
3 32 (4.24%) Games
4 22 (2.92%) Marketing
5 20 (2.65%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.72%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (0.80%) Electronics
8 6 (0.80%) iGaming
9 5 (0.66%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.66%) Legal
9 5 (0.66%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.53%) Publishing
11 3 (0.40%) Back Office
12 2 (0.27%) Advertising
12 2 (0.27%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Automotive
13 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 395 (52.39%) Analyst
2 366 (48.54%) Test Analyst
3 178 (23.61%) Tester
4 75 (9.95%) Automation Tester
5 74 (9.81%) Test Engineer
6 70 (9.28%) Automation Test Analyst
7 57 (7.56%) Software Analyst
8 56 (7.43%) Software Test Analyst
9 51 (6.76%) Software Tester
10 46 (6.10%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 46 (6.10%) Selenium Tester
10 46 (6.10%) Senior Analyst
11 44 (5.84%) Senior Test Analyst
12 40 (5.31%) Test Manager
13 39 (5.17%) Senior Tester
14 37 (4.91%) Test Automation Engineer
15 35 (4.64%) QA Analyst
16 34 (4.51%) Manual Test Analyst
17 32 (4.24%) Test Leader
18 30 (3.98%) Java Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (17.11%) .NET
2 93 (12.33%) HTML
3 82 (10.88%) XML
4 69 (9.15%) ASP.NET
5 67 (8.89%) SOAP
6 38 (5.04%) Web Services
7 32 (4.24%) REST
8 30 (3.98%) Ajax
9 19 (2.52%) XBRL
10 16 (2.12%) XSD
11 12 (1.59%) CSS
12 11 (1.46%) Gherkin
12 11 (1.46%) JMS
13 10 (1.33%) WSDL
14 9 (1.19%) Qt
15 8 (1.06%) .NET Framework
16 6 (0.80%) HTML5
17 5 (0.66%) Flash
17 5 (0.66%) RESTful
18 4 (0.53%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 142 (18.83%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (6.10%) Client/Server
3 43 (5.70%) Computer Science
4 34 (4.51%) Mathematics
5 20 (2.65%) Mobile App
6 19 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 18 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (2.12%) Online Games
8 16 (2.12%) User Experience
9 14 (1.86%) Fintech
10 13 (1.72%) Replication
11 10 (1.33%) EPoS
12 8 (1.06%) Management Information System
13 7 (0.93%) Life Science
14 6 (0.80%) Biotechnology
14 6 (0.80%) Health Informatics
14 6 (0.80%) Informatics
15 5 (0.66%) Data Integration
15 5 (0.66%) Mobile Games
15 5 (0.66%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 49 (6.50%) Linux
2 43 (5.70%) Windows
3 38 (5.04%) Unix
4 22 (2.92%) Apple iOS
5 17 (2.25%) Android
6 14 (1.86%) Windows 7
7 11 (1.46%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.66%) AIX
9 5 (0.66%) Kali Linux
9 5 (0.66%) Solaris
10 4 (0.53%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 511 (67.77%) Agile Software Development
2 438 (58.09%) Software Testing
3 337 (44.69%) Test Scripting
4 272 (36.07%) SDLC
5 236 (31.30%) Test Automation
6 222 (29.44%) Scrum
7 175 (23.21%) Automated Testing
8 159 (21.09%) Functional Testing
9 149 (19.76%) Regression Testing
10 139 (18.44%) Test Management
10 139 (18.44%) User Acceptance Testing
11 138 (18.30%) Manual Testing
12 137 (18.17%) Test Strategy
13 133 (17.64%) Defect Management
14 126 (16.71%) Waterfall
15 120 (15.92%) BDD
15 120 (15.92%) Non-Functional Testing
16 116 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
17 110 (14.59%) Performance Testing
18 105 (13.93%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 271 (35.94%) SQL
2 158 (20.95%) Java
3 132 (17.51%) C#
4 67 (8.89%) JavaScript
5 45 (5.97%) VB
6 35 (4.64%) Ruby
6 35 (4.64%) VB.NET
7 33 (4.38%) Perl
8 27 (3.58%) Python
9 26 (3.45%) C
10 25 (3.32%) VBScript
11 21 (2.79%) PHP
12 11 (1.46%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.06%) T-SQL
14 7 (0.93%) C++
14 7 (0.93%) VBA
15 6 (0.80%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.66%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.53%) PowerShell
18 1 (0.13%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 567 (75.20%) ISEB
2 554 (73.47%) ISTQB
3 199 (26.39%) Degree
4 46 (6.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 38 (5.04%) Security Cleared
6 31 (4.11%) ISEB Practitioner
7 26 (3.45%) SC Cleared
8 21 (2.79%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.66%) MBA
11 4 (0.53%) MCP
12 3 (0.40%) HND
12 3 (0.40%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.27%) AAT
14 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.13%) CSQA
14 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.13%) MCITP
14 1 (0.13%) NVQ Level 4
14 1 (0.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 325 (43.10%) QA
2 16 (2.12%) SLA
3 6 (0.80%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.27%) FATCA
4 2 (0.27%) GAMP
4 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) ISO13485
System Software
1 7 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.80%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.66%) Docker
4 4 (0.53%) Firmware
4 4 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.53%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.40%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 100 (13.26%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.66%) Control-M
3 4 (0.53%) AirWatch
3 4 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (0.53%) SCCM
4 3 (0.40%) Puppet
5 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 171 (22.68%) Microsoft
2 91 (12.07%) Oracle
3 90 (11.94%) HP
4 26 (3.45%) SAP
5 14 (1.86%) Atlassian
6 12 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.06%) Sophos
7 8 (1.06%) Telerik
8 7 (0.93%) Citrix
8 7 (0.93%) VMware
9 6 (0.80%) IBM
10 4 (0.53%) Altiris
10 4 (0.53%) TOWER Software
10 4 (0.53%) Veritas
11 3 (0.40%) Bloomberg
11 3 (0.40%) ESRI
11 3 (0.40%) Fujitsu
11 3 (0.40%) Google
11 3 (0.40%) Lumension
11 3 (0.40%) Reuters
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30k
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Sanderson
Salary: £28000.00 - £30500.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Competitive salary + excellent benef
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking
greywood
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
ISL
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 50,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + competitive & negotiable
Posted: 8 days ago
Portsmouth
aap3
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + pension and healthcare
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 18 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: c
Posted: 22 days ago
Sunderland
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago