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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 515 507 547
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +40
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 436 492 367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.42% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.44% 1.57% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 343 317 258
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%

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
30213 31356 29211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.32% 27.01% 27.11%
Number of salaries quoted 24442 24295 23735
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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 2 September 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 2 September 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
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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 -2 393 £38,500 +2.66% 53
London -43 90 £50,000 +5.26% 13
South East -62 88 £38,250 +5.51% 14
Yorkshire +40 53 £37,500 +14.50% 6
West Yorkshire +24 38 £35,000 +6.87% 4
East Midlands +21 38 £37,500 +15.38% 1
West Midlands +14 38 £37,500 +7.14% 1
North West +5 33 £29,500 -4.83% 14
Hampshire +34 32 £45,000 +38.46% 4
Nottingham +19 29 £38,000 +16.92%
Leeds +15 29 £35,000 +6.06% 4
Nottinghamshire +8 29 £38,000 +16.92%
East of England +2 28 £35,000 -6.66%
Scotland -5 28 £50,000 +42.85% 4
Edinburgh +5 21 £50,000 +44.92% 2
Surrey -24 20 £39,000 +11.42% 2
South West -30 20 £33,750 -2.17% 3
Birmingham +18 18 £50,000 +29.87% 1
City of London +18 13 £45,000 +8.43% 4
Manchester +3 11 £30,000 -4.00% 3
Cambridgeshire +32 10 £31,250 -
Merseyside +15 10 £28,000 -3.44% 8
Buckinghamshire -4 10 £32,500 -31.57%
South Wales -4 10 £33,000 +4.76% 4
Wales -5 10 £33,000 +3.12% 5
South Yorkshire +10 9 £44,500 +97.77%
Sheffield +10 9 £44,500 +97.77%
Guildford +5 9 £47,500 +39.70%
Berkshire -33 9 £37,500 - 1
Telford - 9 £37,438 -

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 579 (72.47%) ISEB
2 559 (69.96%) ISTQB
3 404 (50.56%) Software Testing
4 378 (47.31%) Agile Software Development
5 324 (40.55%) QA
6 297 (37.17%) Test Scripting
7 270 (33.79%) Finance
8 252 (31.54%) SQL
9 229 (28.66%) Selenium
10 202 (25.28%) Test Automation
11 187 (23.40%) SDLC
12 179 (22.40%) Automated Testing
13 174 (21.78%) Microsoft
14 160 (20.03%) Java
15 153 (19.15%) Test Strategy
16 150 (18.77%) HP Quality Center
17 142 (17.77%) Degree
18 141 (17.65%) HP UFT
19 137 (17.15%) User Acceptance Testing
20 135 (16.90%) Test Management
21 127 (15.89%) HP
22 115 (14.39%) C#
22 115 (14.39%) MS Excel
23 113 (14.14%) Scrum
24 111 (13.89%) Automation Testing
25 106 (13.27%) Regression Testing
26 96 (12.02%) Performance Testing
27 94 (11.76%) MS Office
28 91 (11.39%) Windows
28 91 (11.39%) Manual Testing

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 13 (1.63%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.50%) IIS
3 3 (0.38%) WebSphere Portal
3 3 (0.38%) Confluence
3 3 (0.38%) ArcGIS
3 3 (0.38%) CMS
3 3 (0.38%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.25%) Umbraco
4 2 (0.25%) Apache
5 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 115 (14.39%) MS Excel
2 94 (11.76%) MS Office
3 12 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.38%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.63%) CSG Singleview
1 5 (0.63%) SAP HR
2 4 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.38%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.38%) AWD
3 3 (0.38%) SAP BPC
3 3 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.38%) SAP SD
3 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.38%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.38%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.25%) Endur
4 2 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.13%) Magento
5 1 (0.13%) Primavera
5 1 (0.13%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.25%) GitHub
2 2 (0.25%) Trello
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.38%) Internet
2 6 (0.75%) WAN
2 6 (0.75%) LAN
3 5 (0.63%) Firewall
4 3 (0.38%) SAN
5 2 (0.25%) FTP
5 2 (0.25%) HTTP
5 2 (0.25%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.13%) DNS
6 1 (0.13%) ATM
6 1 (0.13%) VoIP
6 1 (0.13%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (1.25%) Oracle Database
3 10 (1.25%) Relational Database
4 6 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.50%) JasperReports
5 4 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.25%) MS Access
7 2 (0.25%) MySQL
7 2 (0.25%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 229 (28.66%) Selenium
2 141 (17.65%) HP UFT
3 82 (10.26%) JIRA
4 70 (8.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 64 (8.01%) WebDriver
6 49 (6.13%) JMeter
7 34 (4.26%) Cucumber
8 28 (3.50%) LoadRunner
8 28 (3.50%) FitNesse
9 26 (3.25%) SilkTest
10 24 (3.00%) SoapUI
11 18 (2.25%) NUnit
12 15 (1.88%) TestDirector
13 14 (1.75%) Visual Studio
13 14 (1.75%) Bugzilla
13 14 (1.75%) NSubstitute
13 14 (1.75%) Robot Framework
14 11 (1.38%) Jenkins
14 11 (1.38%) Rational Functional Tester
15 10 (1.25%) Eclipse
General
1 270 (33.79%) Finance
2 72 (9.01%) Banking
3 57 (7.13%) Retail
4 26 (3.25%) Telecoms
5 22 (2.75%) Manufacturing
6 19 (2.38%) Marketing
7 17 (2.13%) Billing
8 16 (2.00%) Publishing
9 15 (1.88%) Legal
10 13 (1.63%) Games
11 7 (0.88%) Law
11 7 (0.88%) Front Office
12 6 (0.75%) Aerospace
12 6 (0.75%) Automotive
13 5 (0.63%) Back Office
14 4 (0.50%) Electronics
14 4 (0.50%) Polish Language
14 4 (0.50%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.50%) Swedish Language
15 3 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 354 (44.31%) Analyst
2 291 (36.42%) Test Analyst
3 223 (27.91%) Tester
4 92 (11.51%) Software Tester
5 87 (10.89%) QA Analyst
6 84 (10.51%) Test Engineer
7 50 (6.26%) Test Manager
8 48 (6.01%) Consultant
9 41 (5.13%) Test Leader
9 41 (5.13%) Automation Tester
10 35 (4.38%) Team Leader
11 34 (4.26%) Test Team Leader
12 33 (4.13%) Senior Analyst
13 30 (3.75%) Test Consultant
14 29 (3.63%) Senior Test Analyst
15 28 (3.50%) QA Tester
15 28 (3.50%) QA Test Analyst
16 21 (2.63%) QA Engineer
16 21 (2.63%) Graduate
17 20 (2.50%) Automation Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (10.39%) XML
2 65 (8.14%) HTML
3 59 (7.38%) .NET
4 50 (6.26%) Web Services
5 28 (3.50%) SOAP
6 21 (2.63%) Gherkin
7 16 (2.00%) CSS
8 13 (1.63%) HTML5
9 10 (1.25%) ASP.NET
10 9 (1.13%) XBRL
11 6 (0.75%) XML Messaging
12 5 (0.63%) J2EE
12 5 (0.63%) XHTML
12 5 (0.63%) .NET Framework
13 4 (0.50%) Middleware
13 4 (0.50%) Spring
14 3 (0.38%) JSF
14 3 (0.38%) DOM
14 3 (0.38%) JSP
14 3 (0.38%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 90 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (3.75%) Client/Server
3 29 (3.63%) Computer Science
4 13 (1.63%) Mathematics
5 12 (1.50%) User Experience
6 11 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (1.25%) GIS
7 10 (1.25%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.13%) Fixed Income
9 7 (0.88%) Derivative
9 7 (0.88%) Hedge funds
9 7 (0.88%) SWIFT
9 7 (0.88%) Data Integration
10 6 (0.75%) Replication
10 6 (0.75%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.50%) AS400
11 4 (0.50%) DTV
11 4 (0.50%) Equities
12 3 (0.38%) W3C
12 3 (0.38%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 91 (11.39%) Windows
2 50 (6.26%) UNIX
3 37 (4.63%) Linux
4 25 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 24 (3.00%) Android
6 11 (1.38%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.88%) Windows Vista
9 6 (0.75%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.50%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.38%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.13%) OpenWrt
14 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (50.56%) Software Testing
2 378 (47.31%) Agile Software Development
3 297 (37.17%) Test Scripting
4 202 (25.28%) Test Automation
5 187 (23.40%) SDLC
6 179 (22.40%) Automated Testing
7 153 (19.15%) Test Strategy
8 137 (17.15%) User Acceptance Testing
9 135 (16.90%) Test Management
10 113 (14.14%) Scrum
11 111 (13.89%) Automation Testing
12 106 (13.27%) Regression Testing
13 96 (12.02%) Performance Testing
14 91 (11.39%) Manual Testing
15 86 (10.76%) Waterfall
16 69 (8.64%) Test Planning
17 60 (7.51%) Mentoring
18 55 (6.88%) System Testing
19 54 (6.76%) V-Model
20 51 (6.38%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 252 (31.54%) SQL
2 160 (20.03%) Java
3 115 (14.39%) C#
4 48 (6.01%) JavaScript
5 27 (3.38%) C
6 25 (3.13%) Python
7 19 (2.38%) Ruby
8 17 (2.13%) VB.NET
8 17 (2.13%) T-SQL
9 14 (1.75%) C++
10 13 (1.63%) PHP
11 12 (1.50%) VB
12 7 (0.88%) VBScript
13 5 (0.63%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.50%) Perl
15 3 (0.38%) XPath
16 2 (0.25%) VBA
17 1 (0.13%) PHP5
17 1 (0.13%) Groovy
17 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 579 (72.47%) ISEB
2 559 (69.96%) ISTQB
3 142 (17.77%) Degree
4 49 (6.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 39 (4.88%) Security Cleared
6 24 (3.00%) SC Cleared
7 21 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (2.50%) ISEB Practitioner
9 18 (2.25%) MCP
10 8 (1.00%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (0.75%) HND
13 4 (0.50%) CCNA
13 4 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.50%) HP ASE
13 4 (0.50%) Network+ Certification
14 3 (0.38%) SAP Certification
15 1 (0.13%) HNC
15 1 (0.13%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 324 (40.55%) QA
2 5 (0.63%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.50%) SLA
3 4 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.50%) FATCA
4 3 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.25%) WCAG
5 2 (0.25%) WAI
6 1 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.63%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.25%) XenApp
4 2 (0.25%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.13%) vSphere
5 1 (0.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 150 (18.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 174 (21.78%) Microsoft
2 127 (15.89%) HP
3 74 (9.26%) Oracle
4 33 (4.13%) SAP
5 24 (3.00%) Capita
6 23 (2.88%) VMware
7 9 (1.13%) Charles River
7 9 (1.13%) Wall Street Systems
7 9 (1.13%) IBM
8 7 (0.88%) Cognos
8 7 (0.88%) Citrix
8 7 (0.88%) WorldPay
9 6 (0.75%) Micro Focus
10 4 (0.50%) Sage
11 3 (0.38%) Sophos
11 3 (0.38%) ESRI
11 3 (0.38%) Lumension
11 3 (0.38%) Google
11 3 (0.38%) Fujitsu
12 2 (0.25%) OpenLink
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 6 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
The Developer Portal
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Colston Consulting
Salary: £25k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable + car + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum + 10% OT Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: Salary £25-35k DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Cowes, Isle of Wight
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Isle of Wight
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Isle of Wight
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cowes, Isle of Wight
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Newton Blue
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sky Bet
Posted: 5 days ago
Wales
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago