Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
England > East Midlands
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 204 210 232
Rank change year-on-year +6 +22 -2
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 17 24 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.35% 0.45% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.68% 2.15% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 17 21 22
East Midlands median annual salary £38,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.59% +21.43% -
10th Percentile £29,550 £30,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £46,250 £50,000 £40,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,013 1,116 1,683
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 20.63% 20.77% 25.98%
Number of salaries quoted 806 900 1,281
East Midlands median annual salary £40,250 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.29% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £25,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £69,375 £58,825 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the East Midlands

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Salary trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the East Midlands

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the East Midlands

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +14 9 £38,000 -10.59%
Leicestershire -2 5 £42,500 +34.92%
Derbyshire - 2 £29,500 -
Northamptonshire -14 1 £47,500 +18.75%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 12 (70.59%) ISTQB
2 11 (64.71%) Selenium
2 11 (64.71%) Test Automation
3 10 (58.82%) Degree
3 10 (58.82%) SQL
3 10 (58.82%) Web Services
4 9 (52.94%) Oracle
4 9 (52.94%) Java
4 9 (52.94%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (47.06%) Black-Box Testing
5 8 (47.06%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (47.06%) Time Management
5 8 (47.06%) Logistics
5 8 (47.06%) PL/SQL
5 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (47.06%) UML
5 8 (47.06%) OO
5 8 (47.06%) MQSeries
5 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
5 8 (47.06%) Configuration Management
6 7 (41.18%) Software Testing
7 6 (35.29%) Finance
7 6 (35.29%) ISEB
8 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (23.53%) LAN
9 4 (23.53%) WAN
9 4 (23.53%) Scenario Testing
9 4 (23.53%) Office 365

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 8 (47.06%) MQSeries
Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) LAN
1 4 (23.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (64.71%) Selenium
2 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
3 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.88%) JIRA
4 1 (5.88%) JMeter
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Analyst
1 14 (82.35%) Test Analyst
2 9 (52.94%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Senior UAT Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) UAT Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) UAT Test Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Software Tester
5 3 (17.65%) Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior QA Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior QA Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) HTML
2 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.88%) Fintech
3 1 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.88%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Test Automation
2 8 (47.06%) Black-Box Testing
2 8 (47.06%) Configuration Management
2 8 (47.06%) Logistics
2 8 (47.06%) OO
2 8 (47.06%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (47.06%) Time Management
2 8 (47.06%) UML
3 7 (41.18%) Software Testing
4 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
6 3 (17.65%) SDLC
7 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Software Architecture
7 2 (11.76%) Software Delivery
7 2 (11.76%) System Testing
7 2 (11.76%) V-Model
7 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 9 (52.94%) Java
3 8 (47.06%) PL/SQL
4 2 (11.76%) C#
5 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) ISTQB
2 10 (58.82%) Degree
3 6 (35.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Oracle
2 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) JDA
3 1 (5.88%) SAP