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 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
UK
Rank 594 543 481
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -62
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 266 430 569
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.43% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.28% 1.52% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 220 337 381
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £34,250 £39,250
% change year-on-year
-5.10% -12.73%

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
20809 28209 29028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.77% 27.94% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 16436 22577 23141
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 21 February 2017 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 21 February 2017. 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 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 -23 249 £32,500 -7.14% 42
South East +48 49 £27,500 -22.53% 10
Yorkshire -19 45 £42,500 +21.42% 5
West Yorkshire -9 37 £42,500 +21.42% 5
London -16 37 £42,500 -8.10% 11
Leeds -4 36 £42,500 +21.42% 5
South West +23 33 £32,500 +1.56% 5
North West -33 33 £32,000 +1.58% 3
Manchester -12 30 £32,000 +4.06% 2
East of England +21 21 £45,000 +16.12% 2
West Midlands +24 20 £36,000 +10.76% 6
Brighton - 18 £25,500 -
East Sussex - 18 £25,500 - 1
Somerset +3 15 £32,500 -
Hertfordshire +19 13 £45,000 +50.00%
Hove - 12 £25,500 - 1
Stevenage - 12 £45,000 -
Surrey +35 11 £38,250 +17.69% 2
East Midlands -2 8 £27,500 -26.66%
Buckinghamshire +18 7 £34,500 -
Milton Keynes +2 7 £34,500 -
Birmingham +16 6 £27,000 -14.28% 1
Cambridgeshire +1 6 £42,500 -8.10% 1
Telford -1 6 £36,250 +3.57% 1
Shropshire -3 6 £36,250 +3.57% 1
Reigate +17 5 £36,500 +32.72%
North Yorkshire -2 5 £27,500 -15.38%
Gloucestershire -10 5 £37,500 +14.50% 1
Swindon - 5 £32,500 -
Wiltshire - 5 £32,500 -

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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.

1 495 (82.78%) ISTQB
2 418 (69.90%) Agile Software Development
3 409 (68.39%) ISEB
4 324 (54.18%) Software Testing
5 254 (42.47%) QA
6 235 (39.30%) Test Automation
7 223 (37.29%) Test Scripting
8 221 (36.96%) SQL
9 196 (32.78%) Selenium
10 174 (29.10%) Microsoft
11 169 (28.26%) Scrum
12 156 (26.09%) SDLC
13 147 (24.58%) Test Management
14 137 (22.91%) BDD
15 132 (22.07%) Automated Testing
16 122 (20.40%) Java
17 118 (19.73%) Cucumber
18 114 (19.06%) User Acceptance Testing
19 113 (18.90%) Test Strategy
20 111 (18.56%) Manual Testing
21 110 (18.39%) Regression Testing
22 108 (18.06%) C#
23 106 (17.73%) Waterfall
23 106 (17.73%) Functional Testing
24 103 (17.22%) TDD
25 101 (16.89%) Team Foundation Server
26 99 (16.56%) Degree
26 99 (16.56%) Finance
27 95 (15.89%) MS Excel
28 91 (15.22%) JIRA

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 19 (3.18%) Confluence
2 13 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.67%) ArcGIS
3 10 (1.67%) WebSphere
3 10 (1.67%) WebSphere Portal
4 5 (0.84%) Apache Spark
4 5 (0.84%) Documentum
5 4 (0.67%) CMS
6 2 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.33%) IIS
7 1 (0.17%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.17%) FileNet
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 95 (15.89%) MS Excel
2 49 (8.19%) MS Office
3 16 (2.68%) MS Visio
4 12 (2.01%) MS Project
5 10 (1.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.34%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.67%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.17%) Primavera
4 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.34%) SaaS
2 7 (1.17%) Lucidchart
3 2 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.67%) Internet
1 10 (1.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.50%) DNS
2 3 (0.50%) Firewall
3 2 (0.33%) 3GPP
3 2 (0.33%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.33%) LTE
3 2 (0.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (12.37%) SQL Server
2 53 (8.86%) Relational Database
3 18 (3.01%) GIS
4 14 (2.34%) Oracle Database
5 12 (2.01%) RDBMS
6 10 (1.67%) MySQL
6 10 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
6 10 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (0.84%) Apache Accumulo
7 5 (0.84%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.67%) MS Access
9 3 (0.50%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 3 (0.50%) Cognos Report Studio
9 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.33%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.33%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 196 (32.78%) Selenium
2 118 (19.73%) Cucumber
3 101 (16.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 91 (15.22%) JIRA
5 64 (10.70%) WebDriver
6 63 (10.54%) SpecFlow
7 51 (8.53%) SoapUI
8 38 (6.35%) Jenkins
9 33 (5.52%) Git (software)
10 30 (5.02%) Visual Studio
11 27 (4.52%) JMeter
12 21 (3.51%) HP UFT
13 15 (2.51%) TestLink
14 14 (2.34%) Bugzilla
14 14 (2.34%) LoadRunner
14 14 (2.34%) Robot Framework
15 13 (2.17%) Eclipse
15 13 (2.17%) MSTest
15 13 (2.17%) TestComplete
15 13 (2.17%) WATIR
General
1 99 (16.56%) Finance
2 36 (6.02%) Retail
3 23 (3.85%) Banking
3 23 (3.85%) Games
4 21 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.17%) Marketing
6 9 (1.51%) iGaming
7 5 (0.84%) Automotive
7 5 (0.84%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.67%) Billing
8 4 (0.67%) Electronics
8 4 (0.67%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.50%) Legal
10 2 (0.33%) Front Office
10 2 (0.33%) Law
10 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 285 (47.66%) Analyst
2 268 (44.82%) Test Analyst
3 129 (21.57%) Tester
4 112 (18.73%) Test Engineer
5 57 (9.53%) Senior Test Engineer
6 50 (8.36%) Automation Test Analyst
7 48 (8.03%) Test Manager
8 45 (7.53%) Test Leader
9 43 (7.19%) Automation Tester
10 42 (7.02%) Software Analyst
10 42 (7.02%) Software Test Analyst
11 39 (6.52%) Software Tester
12 36 (6.02%) Senior Analyst
12 36 (6.02%) Senior Test Analyst
13 33 (5.52%) Junior
14 32 (5.35%) QA Analyst
14 32 (5.35%) Test Automation Engineer
15 28 (4.68%) Junior Tester
16 25 (4.18%) Junior Analyst
17 24 (4.01%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (13.88%) .NET
2 40 (6.69%) ASP.NET
2 40 (6.69%) XML
3 36 (6.02%) Web Services
4 29 (4.85%) HTML
5 15 (2.51%) CSS
5 15 (2.51%) SOAP
6 11 (1.84%) J2EE
7 10 (1.67%) Dojo
7 10 (1.67%) GWT
7 10 (1.67%) JSF
8 8 (1.34%) REST
9 7 (1.17%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.00%) Ajax
10 6 (1.00%) Gherkin
10 6 (1.00%) HTML5
11 5 (0.84%) LAMP
12 4 (0.67%) COM
12 4 (0.67%) Flash
12 4 (0.67%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 58 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (6.02%) Computer Science
3 19 (3.18%) Client/Server
3 19 (3.18%) Mobile App
4 17 (2.84%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.84%) Online Games
5 14 (2.34%) iPad
6 11 (1.84%) Driving Licence
7 10 (1.67%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.34%) Mobile Games
9 6 (1.00%) User Experience
10 5 (0.84%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.84%) Smartcard
11 4 (0.67%) Replication
12 3 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (0.33%) Internet of Things
13 2 (0.33%) iPhone
13 2 (0.33%) Smart Meter
13 2 (0.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 69 (11.54%) Windows
2 35 (5.85%) Linux
3 20 (3.34%) Windows Server
4 18 (3.01%) Unix
5 13 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (2.01%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.67%) Android
7 10 (1.67%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.67%) Kali Linux
8 4 (0.67%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.17%) AIX
10 1 (0.17%) Solaris
10 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (69.90%) Agile Software Development
2 324 (54.18%) Software Testing
3 235 (39.30%) Test Automation
4 223 (37.29%) Test Scripting
5 169 (28.26%) Scrum
6 156 (26.09%) SDLC
7 147 (24.58%) Test Management
8 137 (22.91%) BDD
9 132 (22.07%) Automated Testing
10 114 (19.06%) User Acceptance Testing
11 113 (18.90%) Test Strategy
12 111 (18.56%) Manual Testing
13 110 (18.39%) Regression Testing
14 106 (17.73%) Functional Testing
14 106 (17.73%) Waterfall
15 103 (17.22%) TDD
16 84 (14.05%) Automation Testing
17 75 (12.54%) Mentoring
18 73 (12.21%) Continuous Integration
19 72 (12.04%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 221 (36.96%) SQL
2 122 (20.40%) Java
3 108 (18.06%) C#
4 49 (8.19%) Python
5 41 (6.86%) JavaScript
6 35 (5.85%) C
7 21 (3.51%) Ruby
8 15 (2.51%) C++
9 13 (2.17%) Perl
9 13 (2.17%) VB
9 13 (2.17%) VB.NET
10 10 (1.67%) PL/SQL
10 10 (1.67%) Shell Script
10 10 (1.67%) VBScript
11 9 (1.51%) PHP
12 7 (1.17%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.17%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.84%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.17%) Scala
14 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 495 (82.78%) ISTQB
2 409 (68.39%) ISEB
3 99 (16.56%) Degree
4 56 (9.36%) Security Cleared
5 32 (5.35%) SC Cleared
6 26 (4.35%) DV Cleared
7 20 (3.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 10 (1.67%) ISEB Practitioner
8 10 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.33%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.33%) CSQA
10 1 (0.17%) AAT
10 1 (0.17%) HND
10 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 254 (42.47%) QA
2 10 (1.67%) SLA
3 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 10 (1.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 50 (8.36%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (2.01%) Puppet
3 1 (0.17%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.17%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 174 (29.10%) Microsoft
2 84 (14.05%) Oracle
3 59 (9.87%) HP
4 16 (2.68%) Atlassian
5 12 (2.01%) SAP
6 10 (1.67%) ESRI
6 10 (1.67%) Fujitsu
6 10 (1.67%) Google
6 10 (1.67%) Lumension
6 10 (1.67%) Remedy
6 10 (1.67%) Sophos
7 8 (1.34%) IBM
8 5 (0.84%) CA Agile Central
8 5 (0.84%) EMC
8 5 (0.84%) Pega
9 4 (0.67%) ATG
9 4 (0.67%) Demandware
9 4 (0.67%) hybris
10 3 (0.50%) CA
10 3 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £47000 - £53000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 17 hours ago
Staines
Bupa
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
South West London
Cyber Team
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hove, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £62,000 DOE plus an attractive pension, bonus and monetary benef
Posted: 4 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Computer People
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Liquidlogic
Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits Package.
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Transition Partners
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £38,000 - £48,000 + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £49,000- £62,000 + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Chorley
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 13 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Computer People
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + 25 days, healthcare, pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Stott & May
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £24,744- £29,112 per annum pro rata
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £100,000 plus monetary benefits, attractive bonus scheme and pen
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £100,000 plus monetary benefits, attractive bonus scheme and pen
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £100,000 plus monetary benefits, attractive bonus scheme and pen
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
HM Revenue and Customs
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 11 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Software Solved
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum training budget, paid overtime, flex
Posted: 13 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Surrey
Applicant Services
Salary: Salary up to £40,000per annum + on target bonus of 5% + contributory pension
Posted: 14 days ago
London
The Curve Group
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + flexible working
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago