Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 183 206 239
Rank change year-on-year +23 +33 -12
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 29 25 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.68% 0.48% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.52% 2.31% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 22 23 14
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% +2.70% -3.90%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £57,500 £40,000
England median annual salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33% -

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 1,151 1,081 1,447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 27.10% 20.91% 23.84%
Number of salaries quoted 741 902 1,100
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £38,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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
Leicestershire -20 11 £42,500 -22.73% 3
Nottinghamshire +22 9 £32,500 -14.47% 2
Northamptonshire +2 6 £52,500 - 1
Derbyshire - 3 - -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 23 (79.31%) Test Automation
3 18 (62.07%) Software Testing
4 14 (48.28%) Degree
5 12 (41.38%) Regression Testing
6 11 (37.93%) ITIL
6 11 (37.93%) LoadRunner
6 11 (37.93%) Load Testing
6 11 (37.93%) Stress Testing
6 11 (37.93%) Test Scripting
6 11 (37.93%) NeoLoad
6 11 (37.93%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (34.48%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (34.48%) QA
8 9 (31.03%) Time Management
9 8 (27.59%) Selenium
9 8 (27.59%) Logistics
9 8 (27.59%) Black-Box Testing
9 8 (27.59%) Configuration Management
9 8 (27.59%) Java
9 8 (27.59%) PL/SQL
9 8 (27.59%) SQL
9 8 (27.59%) Oracle
9 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (27.59%) Web Services
9 8 (27.59%) UML
9 8 (27.59%) OO
9 8 (27.59%) MQSeries
9 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
10 6 (20.69%) Netcool

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 (27.59%) MQSeries
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) Wireless
2 2 (6.90%) Internet
2 2 (6.90%) LTE
3 1 (3.45%) Softphone
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) LoadRunner
1 11 (37.93%) NeoLoad
2 8 (27.59%) Selenium
3 6 (20.69%) Bugzilla
3 6 (20.69%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (20.69%) Rational Quality Manager
General
1 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Analyst
1 11 (37.93%) Automation Tester
1 11 (37.93%) Test Analyst
1 11 (37.93%) Tester
2 8 (27.59%) Automation Test Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Test Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Automation Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Test Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.45%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Test Automation
2 18 (62.07%) Software Testing
3 12 (41.38%) Regression Testing
4 11 (37.93%) ITIL
4 11 (37.93%) Load Testing
4 11 (37.93%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (37.93%) Stress Testing
4 11 (37.93%) Test Scripting
5 9 (31.03%) Time Management
6 8 (27.59%) Black-Box Testing
6 8 (27.59%) Configuration Management
6 8 (27.59%) Logistics
6 8 (27.59%) OO
6 8 (27.59%) UML
7 6 (20.69%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (20.69%) Test Management
8 4 (13.79%) Coaching
8 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
8 4 (13.79%) Test Strategy
9 3 (10.34%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) Java
1 8 (27.59%) PL/SQL
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 14 (48.28%) Degree
3 4 (13.79%) ISEB
3 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
4 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.90%) HNC
5 2 (6.90%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (34.48%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) Netcool
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
1 8 (27.59%) Oracle
2 6 (20.69%) Remedy
2 6 (20.69%) SolarWinds
3 2 (6.90%) OpenText