Period
to 25 October 2021

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 25 October 2021 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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 840 613 654
Rank change year-on-year -227 +41 +166
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 161 56 422
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.12% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 0.57% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 120 42 250
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,950
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,567 £31,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,500 £45,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +13.75% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 23,126 9,754 29,311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.85% 21.74% 23.28%
Number of salaries quoted 13,448 7,569 22,003
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £35,430
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in England

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in England.

Salary trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in England

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in England over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

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 25 October 2021. 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 -218 48 £55,000 +8.91% 4
South East -137 44 £46,500 -7.00% 10
Midlands -104 23 £46,000 -5.15% 4
South West -79 20 £45,000 -18.18% 4
North of England -117 19 £37,500 +15.38% 10
West Midlands -96 18 £43,250 -10.82% 4
North West -88 11 £37,500 +15.38% 4
East Midlands -78 5 £46,000 +37.31%
Yorkshire - 5 £36,250 - 6
East of England -114 4 - - 3
North East -33 3 £35,000 -17.65%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, 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.

1 145 (90.06%) ISTQB
2 116 (72.05%) Test Automation
3 111 (68.94%) Software Testing
4 104 (64.60%) QA
5 101 (62.73%) Agile Software Development
6 73 (45.34%) JIRA
7 70 (43.48%) Selenium
8 65 (40.37%) Social Skills
9 61 (37.89%) ISEB
10 53 (32.92%) Test Scripting
11 51 (31.68%) Regression Testing
11 51 (31.68%) DevOps
12 50 (31.06%) SQL
13 49 (30.43%) Azure
14 47 (29.19%) Test Management
15 46 (28.57%) Java
16 44 (27.33%) C#
17 39 (24.22%) Microsoft
17 39 (24.22%) User Acceptance Testing
17 39 (24.22%) API Testing
18 37 (22.98%) Test Strategy
19 36 (22.36%) SQL Server
20 34 (21.12%) BDD
21 33 (20.50%) Problem-Solving
22 32 (19.88%) Analytical Skills
22 32 (19.88%) TDD
22 32 (19.88%) Team Foundation Server
23 31 (19.25%) Finance
24 30 (18.63%) Test Planning
24 30 (18.63%) Scenario Testing

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 22 (13.66%) Confluence
2 6 (3.73%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.48%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.48%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.24%) Apache
4 2 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.24%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 8 (4.97%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.62%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.62%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (0.62%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.62%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 49 (30.43%) Azure
2 21 (13.04%) AWS
3 9 (5.59%) GitHub
4 7 (4.35%) SaaS
4 7 (4.35%) Serverless
5 5 (3.11%) BlazeMeter
6 4 (2.48%) AWS CodePipeline
7 3 (1.86%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (1.86%) BrowserStack
8 2 (1.24%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.24%) AWS CodeDeploy
8 2 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.24%) Microsoft 365
8 2 (1.24%) NuGet
8 2 (1.24%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.62%) AWS IoT
9 1 (0.62%) PaaS
9 1 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.45%) Firewall
2 10 (6.21%) TCP/IP
3 9 (5.59%) HTTP
4 8 (4.97%) Network Security
5 6 (3.73%) SSL
6 2 (1.24%) FTP
6 2 (1.24%) SNMP
6 2 (1.24%) Softphone
7 1 (0.62%) ATM
7 1 (0.62%) SMTP
7 1 (0.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (22.36%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.21%) Oracle Database
3 9 (5.59%) RDBMS
3 9 (5.59%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.48%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.24%) Big Data
7 2 (1.24%) MS Access
8 1 (0.62%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.62%) OLAP
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 73 (45.34%) JIRA
2 70 (43.48%) Selenium
3 32 (19.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 25 (15.53%) Jenkins
4 25 (15.53%) TestRail
5 24 (14.91%) Postman
6 19 (11.80%) WebDriver
7 17 (10.56%) HP UFT
7 17 (10.56%) SpecFlow
8 16 (9.94%) JMeter
8 16 (9.94%) SoapUI
9 15 (9.32%) Cucumber
10 12 (7.45%) Ranorex
11 11 (6.83%) Maven
12 9 (5.59%) Git (software)
13 8 (4.97%) Cypress.io
14 7 (4.35%) TestComplete
15 6 (3.73%) JUnit
15 6 (3.73%) REST Assured
16 5 (3.11%) TestNG
General
1 65 (40.37%) Social Skills
2 32 (19.88%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (19.25%) Finance
4 11 (6.83%) Organisational Skills
5 9 (5.59%) Law
6 6 (3.73%) Presentation Skills
6 6 (3.73%) Telecoms
7 5 (3.11%) Influencing Skills
7 5 (3.11%) Legal
7 5 (3.11%) Marketing
7 5 (3.11%) Public Sector
8 3 (1.86%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.24%) Banking
9 2 (1.24%) Documentation Skills
9 2 (1.24%) Electronics
9 2 (1.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 1 (0.62%) Advertising
10 1 (0.62%) Automotive
10 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 41 (25.47%) Tester
2 40 (24.84%) Analyst
3 38 (23.60%) QA Engineer
4 31 (19.25%) Test Analyst
5 28 (17.39%) Software Tester
6 26 (16.15%) Test Engineer
7 13 (8.07%) QA Leader
7 13 (8.07%) Senior QA Engineer
7 13 (8.07%) Test Automation Engineer
8 12 (7.45%) Quality Engineer
9 11 (6.83%) QA Automation Engineer
10 9 (5.59%) Software Analyst
11 8 (4.97%) Automation Tester
11 8 (4.97%) Software Test Analyst
11 8 (4.97%) Software Test Engineer
11 8 (4.97%) Test Leader
12 7 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
12 7 (4.35%) QA Analyst
13 6 (3.73%) Senior Security Engineer
13 6 (3.73%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (16.77%) .NET
2 22 (13.66%) SOAP
3 21 (13.04%) XML
4 13 (8.07%) REST
4 13 (8.07%) Web Services
5 12 (7.45%) Velocity
6 7 (4.35%) JSON
6 7 (4.35%) RESTful
7 6 (3.73%) .NET Framework
8 4 (2.48%) WebSockets
9 3 (1.86%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.86%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (1.86%) Gherkin
9 3 (1.86%) React
9 3 (1.86%) Swagger
10 2 (1.24%) Node.js
11 1 (0.62%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.62%) iOS SDK
11 1 (0.62%) Middleware
11 1 (0.62%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.45%) Mobile App
1 12 (7.45%) User Experience
2 9 (5.59%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (3.73%) Digital Media
4 5 (3.11%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.86%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (1.86%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.86%) EPoS
7 2 (1.24%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.24%) Handset
7 2 (1.24%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.62%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.62%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.62%) PMI
8 1 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (14.91%) Windows
2 20 (12.42%) Linux
3 13 (8.07%) Unix
4 8 (4.97%) Solaris
5 5 (3.11%) Android
5 5 (3.11%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.24%) HPUX
6 2 (1.24%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (72.05%) Test Automation
2 111 (68.94%) Software Testing
3 101 (62.73%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (32.92%) Test Scripting
5 51 (31.68%) DevOps
5 51 (31.68%) Regression Testing
6 47 (29.19%) Test Management
7 39 (24.22%) API Testing
7 39 (24.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 37 (22.98%) Test Strategy
9 34 (21.12%) BDD
10 33 (20.50%) Problem-Solving
11 32 (19.88%) TDD
12 30 (18.63%) Scenario Testing
12 30 (18.63%) Test Planning
13 25 (15.53%) Scrum
14 24 (14.91%) User Stories
15 23 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
15 23 (14.29%) Performance Testing
15 23 (14.29%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (31.06%) SQL
2 46 (28.57%) Java
3 44 (27.33%) C#
4 24 (14.91%) JavaScript
5 14 (8.70%) Python
6 7 (4.35%) TypeScript
7 2 (1.24%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 2 (1.24%) VB
8 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.62%) C
8 1 (0.62%) C++
8 1 (0.62%) Go
8 1 (0.62%) Groovy
8 1 (0.62%) PHP
8 1 (0.62%) Ruby
8 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 145 (90.06%) ISTQB
2 61 (37.89%) ISEB
3 24 (14.91%) Degree
4 11 (6.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 9 (5.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (4.97%) CEH
6 8 (4.97%) CISA
6 8 (4.97%) GIAC
6 8 (4.97%) OSCE
6 8 (4.97%) OSCP
7 6 (3.73%) SC Cleared
7 6 (3.73%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.48%) Sun Certification
9 3 (1.86%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (1.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (1.24%) CCSP
10 2 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.24%) CISSP
10 2 (1.24%) GISF
10 2 (1.24%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (64.60%) QA
2 8 (4.97%) GDPR
2 8 (4.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (4.97%) NIST
3 7 (4.35%) Accessibility
4 3 (1.86%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.62%) Docker
2 1 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (9.94%) HP ALM
2 6 (3.73%) HP Fortify
2 6 (3.73%) WebInspect
3 5 (3.11%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (2.48%) Grafana
5 3 (1.86%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.24%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 39 (24.22%) Microsoft
2 29 (18.01%) HP
3 17 (10.56%) Oracle
4 8 (4.97%) ArcSight
4 8 (4.97%) Atlassian
4 8 (4.97%) Micro Focus
4 8 (4.97%) Splunk
4 8 (4.97%) Tripwire
5 6 (3.73%) Black Duck
5 6 (3.73%) Qualys
5 6 (3.73%) Sonatype
6 5 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.48%) Cognizant
7 4 (2.48%) SAP
8 2 (1.24%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.24%) VMware
8 2 (1.24%) webMethods
9 1 (0.62%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.62%) iManage
9 1 (0.62%) Informatica