Period
to 19 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 63 108
Rank change year-on-year -22 +45 -9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 7 15 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.64% 1.87% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.02% 9.26% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1 14 2
Cardiff median annual salary £55,000 £34,000 £28,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +61.76% +18.26% -12.21%
10th Percentile £52,500 £28,250 £24,275
90th Percentile £57,500 £36,000 £33,025
South Wales median annual salary £27,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -19.12% +4.62% -

ISTQB Foundation Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cardiff
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 174 162 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 15.89% 20.20% 24.81%
Number of salaries quoted 133 142 305
Cardiff median annual salary £37,500 £34,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.29% -9.33% +2.74%
10th Percentile £22,100 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £64,900 £62,000 £68,750
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Cardiff

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Cardiff.

Salary trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 7 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 7 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
2 6 (85.71%) Python
2 6 (85.71%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) WebDriver
2 6 (85.71%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) Mocha
3 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Degree

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
1 6 (85.71%) WebDriver
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Mocha
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Automation Test Lead
1 7 (100.00%) Test Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 7 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) BDD
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree