Period
to 14 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 14 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
England > London
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 548 615 738
Rank change year-on-year +67 +123 -12
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 19 143 101
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.060% 0.25% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 1.17% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 16 49 70
Median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £44,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +24.29% -1.67%
10th Percentile £32,750 £31,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £70,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £41,450 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year -2.47% +11.84% +1.33%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 6,270 12,225 16,693
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.94% 20.96% 23.08%
Number of salaries quoted 4,622 9,153 12,439
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +9.89%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in London

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in London

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in London over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Salary histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in London

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 14 July 2020. 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
Central London +73 2 £65,000 +18.18%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, 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 London region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 19 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 11 (57.89%) Test Automation
2 11 (57.89%) Finance
3 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (36.84%) Test Scripting
4 7 (36.84%) QA
5 6 (31.58%) Computer Science
5 6 (31.58%) Banking
5 6 (31.58%) JIRA
5 6 (31.58%) Regression Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (26.32%) Postman
6 5 (26.32%) HP
6 5 (26.32%) Degree
6 5 (26.32%) Selenium
7 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
7 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Defect Management
7 4 (21.05%) Workload Management
7 4 (21.05%) Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (15.79%) SDLC
8 3 (15.79%) Collaborative Working
8 3 (15.79%) Fintech
8 3 (15.79%) DevOps
8 3 (15.79%) JMeter
8 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
8 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Azure
1 3 (15.79%) GitHub
2 2 (10.53%) Heroku
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) JIRA
2 5 (26.32%) Postman
2 5 (26.32%) Selenium
3 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
3 3 (15.79%) JMeter
3 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
4 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
4 2 (10.53%) HP UFT
5 1 (5.26%) Mocha
5 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (57.89%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Back Office
3 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
1 8 (42.11%) Test Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Test Leader
3 3 (15.79%) Digital Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Test Leader
4 2 (10.53%) Automation Test Lead
4 2 (10.53%) QA Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Junior
5 1 (5.26%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Software Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Test Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Velocity
2 1 (5.26%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (5.26%) Jest
2 1 (5.26%) Nightwatchjs
2 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Derivative
3 1 (5.26%) Equities
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Test Automation
2 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (36.84%) Test Scripting
4 6 (31.58%) Computer Science
4 6 (31.58%) Regression Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Acceptance Criteria
5 4 (21.05%) Defect Management
5 4 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (21.05%) Workload Management
6 3 (15.79%) BDD
6 3 (15.79%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (15.79%) DevOps
6 3 (15.79%) Fintech
6 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) SDLC
6 3 (15.79%) System Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
1 3 (15.79%) Python
2 2 (10.53%) Ruby
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (26.32%) Degree
3 3 (15.79%) HNC
4 2 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (10.53%) ISEB
5 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) OpenLink