Period
to 20 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 818 719 613
Rank change year-on-year -99 -106 +24
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 320 468 738
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.29% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.88% 1.17% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 259 384 623
England median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% -6.49%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £52,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% -6.49%

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 36,358 39,875 47,547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.86% 24.38% 26.39%
Number of salaries quoted 27,106 30,816 38,507
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -

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 October 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 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
South East -2 97 £34,000 -2.86% 12
London -2 95 £44,250 +4.12% 11
North of England -25 41 £32,250 -7.86% 24
Midlands +5 40 £34,250 -6.16% 12
West Midlands +18 30 £32,500 -10.96% 9
South West -13 24 £35,000 -6.67% 5
North West -24 23 £30,750 -12.14% 13
East of England +26 22 £40,000 +42.86% 5
Yorkshire -2 18 £33,000 -2.94% 9
East Midlands -6 10 £42,500 +13.33% 3
ISTQB Foundation Certification
UK

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

1 271 (84.69%) ISTQB
2 203 (63.44%) Agile Software Development
3 200 (62.50%) Software Testing
4 188 (58.75%) Test Automation
5 174 (54.38%) ISEB
6 121 (37.81%) QA
7 109 (34.06%) Selenium
8 106 (33.13%) Test Scripting
9 93 (29.06%) JIRA
10 89 (27.81%) Finance
11 88 (27.50%) SQL
12 70 (21.88%) SDLC
13 69 (21.56%) Waterfall
14 62 (19.38%) Degree
15 59 (18.44%) Scrum
16 58 (18.13%) Test Management
17 57 (17.81%) Scenario Testing
18 53 (16.56%) Test Strategy
18 53 (16.56%) Regression Testing
19 52 (16.25%) User Acceptance Testing
20 46 (14.38%) Microsoft
20 46 (14.38%) Java
20 46 (14.38%) Functional Testing
20 46 (14.38%) Manual Testing
21 45 (14.06%) Cucumber
22 44 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
23 41 (12.81%) Defect Management
23 41 (12.81%) Integration Testing
24 38 (11.88%) C#
25 36 (11.25%) SQL Server

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 21 (6.56%) Confluence
2 7 (2.19%) CMS
3 5 (1.56%) EPiServer
3 5 (1.56%) SAS
4 2 (0.63%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.63%) WordPress
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (5.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (5.31%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.25%) TIBCO iProcess
2 3 (0.94%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.63%) Postilion
3 2 (0.63%) SAP FI-CA
3 2 (0.63%) SAP PSCD
4 1 (0.31%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.31%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.88%) GitHub
2 4 (1.25%) Office 365
2 4 (1.25%) Sage Pay
3 3 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.94%) BrowserStack
3 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.63%) Runscope
4 2 (0.63%) Trello
5 1 (0.31%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (0.31%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.13%) LAN
1 10 (3.13%) WAN
2 7 (2.19%) DNS
2 7 (2.19%) FTP
2 7 (2.19%) LTE
2 7 (2.19%) Wireless
3 6 (1.88%) 2G
3 6 (1.88%) 3G
3 6 (1.88%) 802.15
3 6 (1.88%) Bluetooth
3 6 (1.88%) CDMA
3 6 (1.88%) DHCP
3 6 (1.88%) GSM
3 6 (1.88%) ICMP
3 6 (1.88%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.88%) UMTS
3 6 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (1.88%) ZigBee
4 3 (0.94%) ATM
5 1 (0.31%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (0.94%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.94%) MySQL
4 3 (0.94%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.63%) Apache Accumulo
5 2 (0.63%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.31%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.31%) DB2
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.31%) Power BI
6 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 109 (34.06%) Selenium
2 93 (29.06%) JIRA
3 45 (14.06%) Cucumber
4 34 (10.63%) WebDriver
5 25 (7.81%) Jenkins
5 25 (7.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (4.69%) Git (software)
6 15 (4.69%) HP UFT
6 15 (4.69%) JMeter
7 13 (4.06%) SoapUI
7 13 (4.06%) TestRail
8 12 (3.75%) Appium
8 12 (3.75%) LoadRunner
9 10 (3.13%) NeoLoad
10 9 (2.81%) SpecFlow
11 8 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (2.19%) Visual Studio
13 6 (1.88%) Zephyr
14 5 (1.56%) Rational DOORS
15 4 (1.25%) eggPlant
General
1 89 (27.81%) Finance
2 22 (6.88%) Banking
3 12 (3.75%) Retail
4 9 (2.81%) Games
4 9 (2.81%) Legal
5 5 (1.56%) Back Office
6 4 (1.25%) Electronics
6 4 (1.25%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.94%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.94%) Law
7 3 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.94%) Marketing
7 3 (0.94%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.63%) Automotive
8 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.63%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Billing
9 1 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 170 (53.13%) Analyst
2 152 (47.50%) Test Analyst
3 65 (20.31%) Tester
4 33 (10.31%) Test Engineer
5 28 (8.75%) Software Tester
6 23 (7.19%) QA Analyst
7 22 (6.88%) Automation Tester
8 20 (6.25%) QA Engineer
9 19 (5.94%) Software Analyst
10 18 (5.63%) Software Test Analyst
10 18 (5.63%) Test Leader
10 18 (5.63%) Test Manager
11 15 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
12 14 (4.38%) Senior Test Analyst
13 13 (4.06%) Junior
13 13 (4.06%) SQL Analyst
13 13 (4.06%) Test Automation Engineer
14 11 (3.44%) Consultant
14 11 (3.44%) Graduate
14 11 (3.44%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (9.69%) .NET
2 19 (5.94%) XML
3 17 (5.31%) Web Services
4 11 (3.44%) HTML
5 10 (3.13%) ASP.NET
5 10 (3.13%) SOAP
6 6 (1.88%) .NET Framework
6 6 (1.88%) 802.1X
6 6 (1.88%) Gherkin
7 5 (1.56%) CSS
8 3 (0.94%) REST
8 3 (0.94%) RESTful
9 2 (0.63%) CGI
9 2 (0.63%) HTML5
9 2 (0.63%) jQuery
9 2 (0.63%) JSON
9 2 (0.63%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.63%) XHTML
10 1 (0.31%) ODBC
10 1 (0.31%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 44 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (9.38%) Computer Science
3 29 (9.06%) Self-Motivation
4 26 (8.13%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.19%) Fintech
6 5 (1.56%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.25%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.94%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.94%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.94%) Life Science
9 2 (0.63%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.63%) EPoS
9 2 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.63%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.31%) LIMS
10 1 (0.31%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.31%) NHS
10 1 (0.31%) Online Games
10 1 (0.31%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.25%) Linux
2 18 (5.63%) Windows
3 9 (2.81%) Unix
4 7 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.88%) CentOS
5 6 (1.88%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.63%) Android
6 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (63.44%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (62.50%) Software Testing
3 188 (58.75%) Test Automation
4 106 (33.13%) Test Scripting
5 70 (21.88%) SDLC
6 69 (21.56%) Waterfall
7 59 (18.44%) Scrum
8 58 (18.13%) Test Management
9 57 (17.81%) Scenario Testing
10 53 (16.56%) Regression Testing
10 53 (16.56%) Test Strategy
11 52 (16.25%) User Acceptance Testing
12 46 (14.38%) Functional Testing
12 46 (14.38%) Manual Testing
13 41 (12.81%) Defect Management
13 41 (12.81%) Integration Testing
14 36 (11.25%) Exploratory Testing
15 34 (10.63%) User Stories
16 33 (10.31%) Continuous Improvement
16 33 (10.31%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 88 (27.50%) SQL
2 46 (14.38%) Java
3 38 (11.88%) C#
4 24 (7.50%) Python
5 19 (5.94%) JavaScript
6 14 (4.38%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.19%) PHP
7 7 (2.19%) Ruby
8 6 (1.88%) Groovy
8 6 (1.88%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.88%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.56%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.25%) Perl
11 3 (0.94%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.63%) C
12 2 (0.63%) C++
12 2 (0.63%) VB
13 1 (0.31%) F#
13 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 271 (84.69%) ISTQB
2 174 (54.38%) ISEB
3 62 (19.38%) Degree
4 14 (4.38%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.81%) SC Cleared
6 8 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.56%) IIBA
9 4 (1.25%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.94%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.31%) CBAP
11 1 (0.31%) HNC
11 1 (0.31%) HND
11 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.31%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.31%) MCP
11 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (37.81%) QA
2 3 (0.94%) GAMP
2 3 (0.94%) GMP
3 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 15765
4 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.56%) Docker
2 3 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.63%) Firmware
4 1 (0.31%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.31%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (6.25%) HP ALM
2 16 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.63%) Ansible
3 2 (0.63%) Puppet
4 1 (0.31%) Netcool
4 1 (0.31%) SCCM
4 1 (0.31%) SCOM
Vendors
1 46 (14.38%) Microsoft
2 29 (9.06%) HP
3 24 (7.50%) Atlassian
4 10 (3.13%) Oracle
5 8 (2.50%) SAP
6 7 (2.19%) Red Hat
6 7 (2.19%) Remedy
7 5 (1.56%) Cadence
8 4 (1.25%) Cognizant
8 4 (1.25%) TIBCO
8 4 (1.25%) VMware
9 3 (0.94%) iManage
10 2 (0.63%) BT
10 2 (0.63%) CA Agile Central
11 1 (0.31%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.31%) Cisco
11 1 (0.31%) IBM
11 1 (0.31%) NetApp
11 1 (0.31%) Software AG
11 1 (0.31%) webMethods