Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 822 677 657
Rank change year-on-year -145 -20 +19
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 340 558 727
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.33% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.87% 1.36% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 268 471 587
England median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% -9.09%
10th Percentile £28,250 £24,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £57,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -9.09%

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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 39,077 41,157 51,690
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.90% 24.67% 27.05%
Number of salaries quoted 29,251 32,063 42,119
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.10% +1.11%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in England

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in England

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in England over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in England

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 20 July 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
London -14 102 £45,000 -5.26% 14
South East -47 85 £37,500 +14.94% 19
Midlands -35 50 £36,000 -10.00% 10
North of England -89 44 £32,500 -1.52% 13
South West -13 41 £38,873 +11.06% 8
East Midlands +14 25 £38,000 -10.59% 2
West Midlands -19 25 £31,000 -17.33% 8
North West -10 23 £30,000 -1.64% 7
East of England +14 18 £39,000 +21.88% 4
Yorkshire -49 14 £33,750 -3.57% 4
North East -24 7 £42,000 +34.40% 2
ISTQB Foundation Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 England region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 267 (78.53%) ISTQB
2 245 (72.06%) Test Automation
3 221 (65.00%) Software Testing
4 202 (59.41%) Agile Software Development
5 201 (59.12%) ISEB
6 162 (47.65%) Selenium
7 150 (44.12%) QA
8 129 (37.94%) Test Scripting
9 125 (36.76%) SQL
10 105 (30.88%) JIRA
11 94 (27.65%) SDLC
12 86 (25.29%) Finance
13 73 (21.47%) Regression Testing
14 71 (20.88%) Test Management
15 70 (20.59%) Scrum
15 70 (20.59%) Degree
16 69 (20.29%) Problem-Solving
17 68 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
18 67 (19.71%) Scenario Testing
19 66 (19.41%) Java
20 64 (18.82%) Cucumber
21 63 (18.53%) Analytical Skills
22 53 (15.59%) Manual Testing
23 51 (15.00%) User Stories
24 50 (14.71%) Test Strategy
25 48 (14.12%) Microsoft
26 45 (13.24%) Functional Testing
27 43 (12.65%) Continuous Improvement
28 40 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
28 40 (11.76%) C#

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 18 (5.29%) Confluence
2 12 (3.53%) Apache Spark
3 11 (3.24%) MQSeries
4 5 (1.47%) CMS
5 2 (0.59%) WordPress
6 1 (0.29%) Kentico
6 1 (0.29%) SAS
6 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (7.35%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (6.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.18%) TIBCO iProcess
2 3 (0.88%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.29%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.29%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.35%) GitHub
2 4 (1.18%) Office 365
2 4 (1.18%) Sage Pay
3 3 (0.88%) BrowserStack
4 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.59%) Runscope
4 2 (0.59%) Slack
5 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.29%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.53%) Internet
2 5 (1.47%) TETRA
3 4 (1.18%) HTTP
3 4 (1.18%) LAN
3 4 (1.18%) WAN
4 3 (0.88%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.29%) Broadband
5 1 (0.29%) Firewall
5 1 (0.29%) FTP
5 1 (0.29%) Network Security
5 1 (0.29%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.29%) VPN
5 1 (0.29%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.53%) Apache Accumulo
2 12 (3.53%) Hadoop
3 9 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.35%) MongoDB
4 8 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.47%) QlikView
6 4 (1.18%) MySQL
7 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.88%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.59%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.29%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 162 (47.65%) Selenium
2 105 (30.88%) JIRA
3 64 (18.82%) Cucumber
4 40 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 36 (10.59%) HP UFT
6 33 (9.71%) Jenkins
7 30 (8.82%) JMeter
7 30 (8.82%) WebDriver
8 29 (8.53%) Git (software)
9 27 (7.94%) SoapUI
10 23 (6.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 20 (5.88%) Visual Studio
12 19 (5.59%) SpecFlow
13 17 (5.00%) LoadRunner
14 16 (4.71%) Appium
14 16 (4.71%) TestRail
15 12 (3.53%) NeoLoad
15 12 (3.53%) Ranorex
15 12 (3.53%) WATIR
16 10 (2.94%) TestComplete
General
1 86 (25.29%) Finance
2 23 (6.76%) Banking
3 18 (5.29%) Retail
4 14 (4.12%) Games
5 9 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.06%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.76%) Back Office
8 5 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.18%) Legal
9 4 (1.18%) Marketing
10 3 (0.88%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.88%) Front Office
10 3 (0.88%) Law
11 2 (0.59%) Automotive
11 2 (0.59%) Electronics
11 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.29%) Advertising
12 1 (0.29%) Billing
12 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 177 (52.06%) Analyst
2 142 (41.76%) Test Analyst
3 73 (21.47%) Tester
4 61 (17.94%) QA Analyst
5 37 (10.88%) Software Tester
6 35 (10.29%) Test Engineer
7 34 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
8 27 (7.94%) Automation Test Analyst
8 27 (7.94%) Test Manager
9 23 (6.76%) Software Analyst
9 23 (6.76%) Test Automation Engineer
10 21 (6.18%) Automation Tester
11 20 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
11 20 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
12 19 (5.59%) Senior Test Analyst
13 15 (4.41%) QA Engineer
13 15 (4.41%) Test Leader
14 14 (4.12%) QA Tester
15 11 (3.24%) Manual Test Analyst
16 10 (2.94%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (11.18%) Web Services
2 22 (6.47%) SOAP
3 16 (4.71%) .NET
4 10 (2.94%) XML
5 8 (2.35%) Gherkin
6 5 (1.47%) HTML
6 5 (1.47%) REST
7 4 (1.18%) RESTful
7 4 (1.18%) Spring
8 3 (0.88%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.88%) HTML5
8 3 (0.88%) WebRTC
9 2 (0.59%) CSS
9 2 (0.59%) jQuery
9 2 (0.59%) ODBC
9 2 (0.59%) XHTML
10 1 (0.29%) Akka
10 1 (0.29%) JSON
10 1 (0.29%) Kafka
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 63 (18.53%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (9.41%) Computer Science
3 27 (7.94%) Mobile App
4 22 (6.47%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (4.71%) Fintech
6 9 (2.65%) User Experience
7 5 (1.47%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.47%) Life Science
8 3 (0.88%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.88%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.88%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.88%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.88%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.59%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.59%) CMDB
9 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.59%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.59%) NHS
9 2 (0.59%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.59%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.94%) Windows
2 18 (5.29%) Unix
3 15 (4.41%) Linux
4 8 (2.35%) Android
5 7 (2.06%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.18%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (72.06%) Test Automation
2 221 (65.00%) Software Testing
3 202 (59.41%) Agile Software Development
4 129 (37.94%) Test Scripting
5 94 (27.65%) SDLC
6 73 (21.47%) Regression Testing
7 71 (20.88%) Test Management
8 70 (20.59%) Scrum
9 69 (20.29%) Problem-Solving
10 68 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 67 (19.71%) Scenario Testing
12 53 (15.59%) Manual Testing
13 51 (15.00%) User Stories
14 50 (14.71%) Test Strategy
15 45 (13.24%) Functional Testing
16 43 (12.65%) Continuous Improvement
17 38 (11.18%) BDD
17 38 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
17 38 (11.18%) DevOps
17 38 (11.18%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 125 (36.76%) SQL
2 66 (19.41%) Java
3 40 (11.76%) C#
4 37 (10.88%) Ruby
5 26 (7.65%) Python
6 18 (5.29%) Perl
7 17 (5.00%) C
8 16 (4.71%) Bash Shell
9 14 (4.12%) JavaScript
10 11 (3.24%) PL/SQL
11 9 (2.65%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.18%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.88%) VB
14 2 (0.59%) C++
15 1 (0.29%) COBOL
15 1 (0.29%) F#
15 1 (0.29%) Pascal
15 1 (0.29%) PHP
15 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 267 (78.53%) ISTQB
2 201 (59.12%) ISEB
3 70 (20.59%) Degree
4 27 (7.94%) Security Cleared
5 21 (6.18%) ISEB Practitioner
6 17 (5.00%) DV Cleared
7 12 (3.53%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (1.18%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 4 (1.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 4 (1.18%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 4 (1.18%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 3 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.59%) IIBA
11 2 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.29%) CISA
12 1 (0.29%) CISM
12 1 (0.29%) CISSP
12 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (44.12%) QA
2 5 (1.47%) GAMP
2 5 (1.47%) GMP
2 5 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.18%) GDPR
3 4 (1.18%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.88%) MiFID
5 2 (0.59%) SEPA
6 1 (0.29%) ISO 15765
System Software
1 4 (1.18%) Docker
2 2 (0.59%) Firmware
3 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (6.18%) HP ALM
2 17 (5.00%) Puppet
3 14 (4.12%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.59%) SCCM
5 1 (0.29%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 48 (14.12%) Microsoft
2 35 (10.29%) Oracle
3 31 (9.12%) HP
4 17 (5.00%) Atlassian
5 13 (3.82%) CA Agile Central
6 9 (2.65%) WorldPay
7 6 (1.76%) Capita
8 5 (1.47%) Misys
8 5 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.18%) SAP
9 4 (1.18%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.88%) iManage
11 2 (0.59%) BMC
11 2 (0.59%) Cadence
11 2 (0.59%) Cognizant
11 2 (0.59%) Google
11 2 (0.59%) Sun
11 2 (0.59%) webMethods
12 1 (0.29%) CA
12 1 (0.29%) VMware