Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 214 196 238
Rank change year-on-year -18 +42 -17
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 11 20 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.23% 0.40% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.00% 1.84% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 7 17 19
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £29,250 £29,800 £25,500
90th Percentile £46,250 £43,750 £40,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year +14.29% -3.45% -5.84%

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 1,095 1,086 1,664
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 23.11% 21.71% 25.63%
Number of salaries quoted 792 919 1,239
East Midlands median annual salary £40,250 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £23,763 £23,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £58,750 £62,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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
Leicestershire -8 5 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Derbyshire - 5 £29,500 -
Northamptonshire -9 1 - -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 10 (90.91%) Software Testing
2 7 (63.64%) ISTQB
2 7 (63.64%) ISEB
3 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
4 5 (45.45%) SDLC
4 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (45.45%) Scenario Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Finance
5 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (36.36%) LAN
5 4 (36.36%) WAN
5 4 (36.36%) Office 365
5 4 (36.36%) Degree
5 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
6 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
6 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
6 3 (27.27%) QA
6 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Software Deployment
6 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (27.27%) Project Management
6 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (27.27%) Acceptance Criteria
7 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
7 2 (18.18%) Firmware
7 2 (18.18%) C#
7 2 (18.18%) HTML
7 2 (18.18%) SQL
7 2 (18.18%) .NET

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) LAN
1 4 (36.36%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) LTE
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
1 2 (18.18%) Selenium
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) Bugzilla
2 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
2 1 (9.09%) NeoLoad
2 1 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (9.09%) Rational Quality Manager
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
1 7 (63.64%) Senior Analyst
1 7 (63.64%) Senior Test Analyst
1 7 (63.64%) Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Senior UAT Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) UAT Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) UAT Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Tester
4 2 (18.18%) Software Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Test Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
5 1 (9.09%) UAT Lead
5 1 (9.09%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) HTML
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
1 2 (18.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Software Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
3 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Scenario Testing
3 5 (45.45%) SDLC
4 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Acceptance Criteria
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (27.27%) Project Management
5 3 (27.27%) Software Deployment
6 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Software Architecture
6 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
6 2 (18.18%) V-Model
6 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
7 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C#
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) ISEB
1 7 (63.64%) ISTQB
2 4 (36.36%) Degree
3 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) HNC
4 1 (9.09%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) OpenText
1 1 (9.09%) Remedy
1 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds