Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 204 244 228
Rank change year-on-year +40 -16 +10
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 30 12 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.57% 0.20% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.72% 0.86% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 25 11 32
East Midlands median annual salary £38,000 £29,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.03% -22.67% +18.11%
10th Percentile £32,000 £26,250 £25,050
90th Percentile £57,500 £40,000 £54,750
England median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 1,103 1,403 1,937
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 20.91% 23.26% 28.06%
Number of salaries quoted 902 1,063 1,437
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,275 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,375 £58,750 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +13 21 £38,000 +24.59% 3
Leicestershire +23 8 £55,000 +100.00%
Northamptonshire - 1 - - 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 29 (96.67%) Test Automation
2 22 (73.33%) ISTQB
3 19 (63.33%) Selenium
4 18 (60.00%) Degree
4 18 (60.00%) Java
5 17 (56.67%) Oracle
5 17 (56.67%) ISEB
6 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
6 14 (46.67%) JIRA
7 13 (43.33%) Finance
7 13 (43.33%) SQL
8 12 (40.00%) PL/SQL
8 12 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
8 12 (40.00%) Web Services
8 12 (40.00%) UML
8 12 (40.00%) OO
8 12 (40.00%) MQSeries
8 12 (40.00%) Configuration Management
8 12 (40.00%) Logistics
8 12 (40.00%) Time Management
8 12 (40.00%) Black-Box Testing
8 12 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (30.00%) Programme Management
10 8 (26.67%) Software Testing
10 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (26.67%) QA
11 7 (23.33%) Test Management
11 7 (23.33%) HP
11 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development

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 12 (40.00%) MQSeries
2 2 (6.67%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics 365
Development Applications
1 19 (63.33%) Selenium
2 14 (46.67%) JIRA
3 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.67%) JMeter
5 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.33%) Robot Framework
General
1 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Banking
2 5 (16.67%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Analyst
1 16 (53.33%) Test Analyst
2 12 (40.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 7 (23.33%) Implementation Manager
3 7 (23.33%) Senior Implementation Manager
3 7 (23.33%) Senior Manager
3 7 (23.33%) Senior Test Manager
3 7 (23.33%) Test Manager
4 4 (13.33%) QA Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Junior
6 1 (3.33%) Junior QA Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Quality Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Quality Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Software Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 5 (16.67%) Fintech
3 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (96.67%) Test Automation
2 12 (40.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 12 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 12 (40.00%) Logistics
2 12 (40.00%) OO
2 12 (40.00%) Time Management
2 12 (40.00%) UML
3 9 (30.00%) Programme Management
4 8 (26.67%) Software Testing
4 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (23.33%) Test Management
5 7 (23.33%) Test Strategy
6 5 (16.67%) Co-Creation
6 5 (16.67%) DevOps
6 5 (16.67%) Scrum
7 4 (13.33%) Regression Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Unit Testing
8 2 (6.67%) ERP
8 2 (6.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (60.00%) Java
2 13 (43.33%) SQL
3 12 (40.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 22 (73.33%) ISTQB
2 18 (60.00%) Degree
3 17 (56.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Oracle
2 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (23.33%) HP
4 5 (16.67%) Misys
5 2 (6.67%) IBM
5 2 (6.67%) Lotus
6 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com