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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 23 May 2022 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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 808 711 773
Rank change year-on-year -97 +62 -92
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 333 148 112
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.00% 0.88% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 138 104 81
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,930 £30,000
25th Percentile £36,375 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £40,400
Median % change year-on-year - +11.39% -4.94%
75th Percentile £53,438 £53,750 £50,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -2.44%

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 33,181 16,844 18,483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.24% 20.66% 21.60%
Number of salaries quoted 14,887 11,297 13,908
10th Percentile £30,825 £31,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £40,750 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,500 £86,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -211 88 £58,750 +11.90% 2
South East -67 79 £50,000 +17.65% 3
South West +19 65 £45,000 -14.29% 3
Midlands -47 43 £36,000 -16.76% 8
West Midlands -37 29 £41,613 -3.79% 8
North of England -66 28 £45,041 +31.03% 3
East of England -58 27 £45,000 -25.00% 1
East Midlands -14 14 £35,000 -
North West -73 14 £45,041 +44.13% 2
Yorkshire -32 13 £35,000 -6.67% 1
North East - 1 £42,000 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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.

1 319 (95.80%) ISTQB
2 275 (82.58%) Test Automation
3 213 (63.96%) Software Testing
4 176 (52.85%) Agile
5 165 (49.55%) QA
6 140 (42.04%) Test Management
6 140 (42.04%) Social Skills
7 131 (39.34%) ISEB
8 126 (37.84%) Finance
9 122 (36.64%) JIRA
10 93 (27.93%) Selenium
10 93 (27.93%) Python
11 91 (27.33%) Test Scripting
12 84 (25.23%) Test Strategy
13 79 (23.72%) C#
14 77 (23.12%) DevOps
15 75 (22.52%) Security Cleared
16 74 (22.22%) SQL
17 73 (21.92%) Java
18 71 (21.32%) Linux
19 68 (20.42%) Customer Requirements
20 67 (20.12%) SC Cleared
21 64 (19.22%) SDLC
22 63 (18.92%) Defect Tracking
22 63 (18.92%) Non-Functional Testing
22 63 (18.92%) System Testing
23 60 (18.02%) Telecoms
24 59 (17.72%) Manual Testing
25 55 (16.52%) Confluence
26 54 (16.22%) Functional 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 55 (16.52%) Confluence
2 4 (1.20%) WebLogic
3 3 (0.90%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.60%) CMS
4 2 (0.60%) Kentico
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 45 (13.51%) Azure
2 12 (3.60%) AWS
3 4 (1.20%) GitHub
3 4 (1.20%) Sauce Labs
3 4 (1.20%) Serverless
4 3 (0.90%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (0.90%) SaaS
5 2 (0.60%) AWS CodePipeline
5 2 (0.60%) AWS Data Pipeline
5 2 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (0.60%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.30%) AWS CodeDeploy
6 1 (0.30%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.30%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 40 (12.01%) HTTP
2 37 (11.11%) Wireshark
3 36 (10.81%) DHCP
3 36 (10.81%) IMAP
3 36 (10.81%) SSL
3 36 (10.81%) TCP/IP
3 36 (10.81%) tcpdump
4 3 (0.90%) Softphone
5 1 (0.30%) Internet
5 1 (0.30%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (12.91%) SQL Server
2 40 (12.01%) Big Data
3 12 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.50%) MySQL
5 2 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.60%) InfluxDB
5 2 (0.60%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.30%) MySQL Workbench
Development Applications
1 122 (36.64%) JIRA
2 93 (27.93%) Selenium
3 53 (15.92%) Jenkins
4 45 (13.51%) TestRail
5 41 (12.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 40 (12.01%) Cucumber
6 40 (12.01%) Zephyr
7 27 (8.11%) SoapUI
7 27 (8.11%) Visual Studio
8 25 (7.51%) Cypress.io
9 22 (6.61%) Postman
10 21 (6.31%) WebDriver
11 18 (5.41%) Git (software)
11 18 (5.41%) JMeter
12 14 (4.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 13 (3.90%) SpecFlow
14 12 (3.60%) LoadRunner
15 11 (3.30%) Ranorex
15 11 (3.30%) Tricentis qTest
16 9 (2.70%) REST Assured
General
1 140 (42.04%) Social Skills
2 126 (37.84%) Finance
3 60 (18.02%) Telecoms
4 43 (12.91%) Aerospace
5 41 (12.31%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 32 (9.61%) Public Sector
7 23 (6.91%) Presentation Skills
8 19 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (5.11%) Retail
10 16 (4.80%) Manufacturing
11 15 (4.50%) Law
12 14 (4.20%) Legal
13 11 (3.30%) Marketing
14 9 (2.70%) Back Office
15 8 (2.40%) Organisational Skills
16 7 (2.10%) Electronics
17 6 (1.80%) Games
18 5 (1.50%) Banking
18 5 (1.50%) Military
19 4 (1.20%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 83 (24.92%) Test Engineer
2 79 (23.72%) Analyst
3 67 (20.12%) Test Analyst
4 50 (15.02%) QA Engineer
5 44 (13.21%) Test Manager
5 44 (13.21%) Tester
6 39 (11.71%) Software Test Engineer
7 32 (9.61%) Automation Test Analyst
8 26 (7.81%) Test Leader
9 25 (7.51%) QA Automation Engineer
10 24 (7.21%) Automation Engineer
11 22 (6.61%) Software Tester
12 19 (5.71%) Test Automation Engineer
13 14 (4.20%) Consultant
13 14 (4.20%) Test Consultant
14 13 (3.90%) Automation Test Lead
15 11 (3.30%) Automation Tester
15 11 (3.30%) Performance Engineer
16 10 (3.00%) QA Tester
17 9 (2.70%) Performance Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (12.61%) .NET
2 24 (7.21%) .NET Framework
3 17 (5.11%) XML
4 16 (4.80%) SOAP
5 15 (4.50%) REST
6 12 (3.60%) Web Services
7 9 (2.70%) Velocity
8 6 (1.80%) Apache Flex
8 6 (1.80%) RESTful
9 4 (1.20%) Ajax
9 4 (1.20%) Dojo
9 4 (1.20%) FIX Protocol
9 4 (1.20%) GraphQL
9 4 (1.20%) React
9 4 (1.20%) WML
10 3 (0.90%) CSS
10 3 (0.90%) Gherkin
10 3 (0.90%) Node.js
10 3 (0.90%) Playwright
11 2 (0.60%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.01%) Cyberattack
2 39 (11.71%) User Experience
3 38 (11.41%) Cyber Defence
4 36 (10.81%) Cyberthreat
5 24 (7.21%) Legacy Code
5 24 (7.21%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (6.01%) Cybercrime
7 18 (5.41%) Management Information System
8 10 (3.00%) Tandem
9 7 (2.10%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.20%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.20%) Equities
11 4 (1.20%) Sports Betting
12 3 (0.90%) Handset
12 3 (0.90%) Smart Meter
13 2 (0.60%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.60%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.60%) EPoS
13 2 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 71 (21.32%) Linux
2 42 (12.61%) Windows
3 12 (3.60%) Android
4 9 (2.70%) AIX
4 9 (2.70%) Unix
5 6 (1.80%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.60%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (82.58%) Test Automation
2 213 (63.96%) Software Testing
3 176 (52.85%) Agile
4 140 (42.04%) Test Management
5 91 (27.33%) Test Scripting
6 84 (25.23%) Test Strategy
7 77 (23.12%) DevOps
8 68 (20.42%) Customer Requirements
9 64 (19.22%) SDLC
10 63 (18.92%) Defect Tracking
10 63 (18.92%) Non-Functional Testing
10 63 (18.92%) System Testing
11 59 (17.72%) Manual Testing
12 54 (16.22%) Functional Testing
13 53 (15.92%) Scenario Testing
14 51 (15.32%) Continuous Integration
14 51 (15.32%) Use Case
15 50 (15.02%) User Acceptance Testing
16 45 (13.51%) User Stories
17 44 (13.21%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 93 (27.93%) Python
2 79 (23.72%) C#
3 74 (22.22%) SQL
4 73 (21.92%) Java
5 42 (12.61%) Shell Script
6 41 (12.31%) JavaScript
7 12 (3.60%) C++
8 5 (1.50%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.20%) Scala
10 3 (0.90%) Bash
10 3 (0.90%) C
10 3 (0.90%) Dart
10 3 (0.90%) Go
11 2 (0.60%) Groovy
11 2 (0.60%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.30%) PHP
12 1 (0.30%) VB
12 1 (0.30%) XPath
Qualifications
1 319 (95.80%) ISTQB
2 131 (39.34%) ISEB
3 75 (22.52%) Security Cleared
4 67 (20.12%) SC Cleared
5 45 (13.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 24 (7.21%) DBS Check
7 22 (6.61%) Degree
8 13 (3.90%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (1.80%) HNC
11 5 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (1.50%) PMI Certification
11 5 (1.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (49.55%) QA
2 10 (3.00%) ISO 9001
3 9 (2.70%) Accessibility
4 5 (1.50%) GDPR
5 4 (1.20%) HL7
6 3 (0.90%) FATCA
6 3 (0.90%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (7.81%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (1.20%) Docker
3 2 (0.60%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 43 (12.91%) HP ALM
2 16 (4.80%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.50%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.60%) Grafana
Vendors
1 53 (15.92%) HP
2 48 (14.41%) Atlassian
3 43 (12.91%) Microsoft
4 24 (7.21%) NEC
4 24 (7.21%) Northgate
5 9 (2.70%) IBM
5 9 (2.70%) Oracle
5 9 (2.70%) SAP
6 3 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.60%) Citrix
7 2 (0.60%) Guidewire
7 2 (0.60%) Omniture
7 2 (0.60%) RedGate
7 2 (0.60%) Sony
7 2 (0.60%) VMware
8 1 (0.30%) Google
8 1 (0.30%) Sparx