Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 2017 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
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 709 603 598
Rank change year-on-year -106 -5 -34
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 472 676 865
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.39% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.19% 1.50% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 404 576 686
England median annual salary £35,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,575 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% - -

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 39587 45027 55273
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.72% 25.95% 27.37%
Number of salaries quoted 30686 36184 44595
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 17 December 2017.

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 17 December 2017. 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
North of England -32 113 £35,000 - 7
London -31 105 £40,750 +1.88% 11
South East -90 93 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Midlands +49 72 £35,000 +7.69% 3
South West +13 64 £36,500 +12.31% 3
North West +8 61 £35,000 +15.89% 4
West Midlands +6 44 £35,000 +5.26% 2
Yorkshire -46 32 £34,500 -4.83% 2
East Midlands +20 28 £42,500 +37.10% 1
East of England +8 25 £37,500 -6.25% 4
North East +8 20 £40,000 +14.29% 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 330 (69.92%) ISTQB
2 300 (63.56%) Test Automation
3 271 (57.42%) ISEB
4 252 (53.39%) Agile Software Development
5 238 (50.42%) Software Testing
6 223 (47.25%) QA
7 214 (45.34%) Test Scripting
8 156 (33.05%) SQL
9 149 (31.57%) Selenium
10 145 (30.72%) Finance
11 144 (30.51%) JIRA
12 117 (24.79%) User Acceptance Testing
13 115 (24.36%) Degree
14 113 (23.94%) Test Strategy
15 108 (22.88%) Test Management
16 93 (19.70%) Regression Testing
17 91 (19.28%) Microsoft
18 83 (17.58%) SDLC
19 81 (17.16%) Java
20 79 (16.74%) Team Foundation Server
21 75 (15.89%) Manual Testing
21 75 (15.89%) Cucumber
22 74 (15.68%) Scenario Testing
23 70 (14.83%) Analytical Skills
24 68 (14.41%) Scrum
25 61 (12.92%) HP Quality Center
26 60 (12.71%) Integration Testing
26 60 (12.71%) Waterfall
27 59 (12.50%) Functional Testing
28 58 (12.29%) Acceptance Criteria

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 23 (4.87%) Confluence
2 5 (1.06%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.85%) Apache Spark
3 4 (0.85%) MQSeries
4 3 (0.64%) CMS
4 3 (0.64%) IBM Domino
4 3 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 27 (5.72%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (4.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (4.45%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.21%) Primavera
4 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP LE
4 1 (0.21%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.21%) SAP QM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.33%) SaaS
2 7 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.27%) Slack
4 5 (1.06%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.42%) GitHub
7 1 (0.21%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.21%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.33%) Intranet
2 8 (1.69%) Internet
3 5 (1.06%) TETRA
4 3 (0.64%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.42%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (11.23%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.33%) MySQL
3 10 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.27%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.06%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.85%) Apache Accumulo
6 4 (0.85%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.21%) Big Data
8 1 (0.21%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 1 (0.21%) Cognos Report Studio
8 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.21%) MS Access
8 1 (0.21%) Power BI
8 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.21%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 149 (31.57%) Selenium
2 144 (30.51%) JIRA
3 79 (16.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 75 (15.89%) Cucumber
5 46 (9.75%) SoapUI
6 39 (8.26%) WebDriver
7 36 (7.63%) Jenkins
8 34 (7.20%) Git (software)
9 28 (5.93%) HP UFT
10 27 (5.72%) Zephyr
11 23 (4.87%) SpecFlow
11 23 (4.87%) Visual Studio
12 20 (4.24%) TestRail
13 18 (3.81%) JMeter
14 16 (3.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 13 (2.75%) Robot Framework
16 11 (2.33%) Appium
16 11 (2.33%) NUnit
17 10 (2.12%) MSTest
17 10 (2.12%) Ranorex
General
1 145 (30.72%) Finance
2 46 (9.75%) Banking
3 34 (7.20%) Retail
4 16 (3.39%) Games
5 12 (2.54%) Legal
6 9 (1.91%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.91%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.69%) Electronics
8 7 (1.48%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.27%) Automotive
9 6 (1.27%) Marketing
10 5 (1.06%) Law
11 3 (0.64%) French Language
11 3 (0.64%) German Language
11 3 (0.64%) Japanese Language
11 3 (0.64%) Russian Language
12 1 (0.21%) Back Office
12 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 250 (52.97%) Analyst
2 230 (48.73%) Test Analyst
3 113 (23.94%) Tester
4 57 (12.08%) Software Tester
5 47 (9.96%) QA Analyst
6 43 (9.11%) Test Leader
7 33 (6.99%) Senior Analyst
7 33 (6.99%) Test Engineer
8 32 (6.78%) Automation Test Analyst
8 32 (6.78%) QA Test Analyst
8 32 (6.78%) Senior Test Analyst
9 31 (6.57%) Test Manager
10 22 (4.66%) Automation Tester
10 22 (4.66%) Manual Test Analyst
10 22 (4.66%) QA Leader
10 22 (4.66%) QA Tester
11 21 (4.45%) Software Analyst
11 21 (4.45%) Software Test Analyst
12 15 (3.18%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 14 (2.97%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (10.59%) SOAP
2 34 (7.20%) XML
3 30 (6.36%) Web Services
4 27 (5.72%) .NET
5 24 (5.08%) HTML
6 20 (4.24%) Gherkin
7 16 (3.39%) CSS
7 16 (3.39%) REST
8 12 (2.54%) JSON
9 8 (1.69%) HTML5
10 7 (1.48%) RESTful
11 5 (1.06%) AngularJS
11 5 (1.06%) ASP.NET
11 5 (1.06%) Nightwatchjs
11 5 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
11 5 (1.06%) WebRTC
12 3 (0.64%) Ajax
12 3 (0.64%) XBRL
12 3 (0.64%) XHTML
13 2 (0.42%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 70 (14.83%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (5.51%) Computer Science
3 21 (4.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (2.33%) Fintech
5 10 (2.12%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.69%) User Experience
7 7 (1.48%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.27%) Smart Meter
9 5 (1.06%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.64%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.64%) Equities
10 3 (0.64%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.42%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (0.42%) AS400
11 2 (0.42%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.42%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.42%) PDA
11 2 (0.42%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 39 (8.26%) Windows
2 24 (5.08%) Unix
3 16 (3.39%) Linux
4 13 (2.75%) Android
4 13 (2.75%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.64%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.21%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (63.56%) Test Automation
2 252 (53.39%) Agile Software Development
3 238 (50.42%) Software Testing
4 214 (45.34%) Test Scripting
5 117 (24.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 113 (23.94%) Test Strategy
7 108 (22.88%) Test Management
8 93 (19.70%) Regression Testing
9 83 (17.58%) SDLC
10 75 (15.89%) Manual Testing
11 74 (15.68%) Scenario Testing
12 68 (14.41%) Scrum
13 60 (12.71%) Integration Testing
13 60 (12.71%) Waterfall
14 59 (12.50%) Functional Testing
15 58 (12.29%) Acceptance Criteria
16 45 (9.53%) Test Planning
17 42 (8.90%) Continuous Integration
18 41 (8.69%) System Testing
19 40 (8.47%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 156 (33.05%) SQL
2 81 (17.16%) Java
3 52 (11.02%) C#
4 38 (8.05%) JavaScript
5 34 (7.20%) Ruby
6 29 (6.14%) Python
7 15 (3.18%) C
8 11 (2.33%) Perl
9 10 (2.12%) C++
9 10 (2.12%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.69%) VB.NET
11 6 (1.27%) Groovy
12 5 (1.06%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.06%) COBOL
12 5 (1.06%) Pascal
13 4 (0.85%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.85%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.85%) VB
14 2 (0.42%) PHP
14 2 (0.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 330 (69.92%) ISTQB
2 271 (57.42%) ISEB
3 115 (24.36%) Degree
4 30 (6.36%) Security Cleared
5 21 (4.45%) SC Cleared
6 15 (3.18%) ISEB Practitioner
7 14 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.69%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.42%) IIBA
10 1 (0.21%) HNC
10 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.21%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (47.25%) QA
2 7 (1.48%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.21%) GDPR
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 6 (1.27%) Docker
2 2 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.42%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 61 (12.92%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.91%) Puppet
3 5 (1.06%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.42%) SCCM
Vendors
1 91 (19.28%) Microsoft
2 47 (9.96%) HP
3 34 (7.20%) Oracle
4 17 (3.60%) SAP
5 10 (2.12%) IBM
6 9 (1.91%) CA Agile Central
7 8 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.48%) CA
9 5 (1.06%) Cognizant
9 5 (1.06%) Google
9 5 (1.06%) Micro Focus
9 5 (1.06%) Perfecto Mobile
10 4 (0.85%) iManage
11 3 (0.64%) Lotus
11 3 (0.64%) Sophos
12 1 (0.21%) Cadence
12 1 (0.21%) Capita
12 1 (0.21%) Cognos
12 1 (0.21%) MKS
12 1 (0.21%) Telerik