Period
to 15 November 2019

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 15 November 2019 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
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 648 707 736
Rank change year-on-year +59 +29 -38
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 84 102 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.77% 0.69% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 29 77 96
London median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +8.43% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,150 £31,000 £30,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £66,000 £61,875
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -3.33%

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 10,906 14,747 17,142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.96% 21.94% 22.64%
Number of salaries quoted 8,248 11,071 12,763
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £30,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in London

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in London.

Salary trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in London

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in London over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

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 15 November 2019. 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 +10 8 £51,750 +10.11% 1
South London -5 4 £41,250 +21.32%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, 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 68 (80.95%) ISTQB
2 63 (75.00%) Software Testing
3 59 (70.24%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (70.24%) QA
4 52 (61.90%) ISEB
5 50 (59.52%) Test Automation
6 46 (54.76%) Finance
7 31 (36.90%) TDD
8 27 (32.14%) Aerospace
8 27 (32.14%) Problem-Solving
9 25 (29.76%) Functional Testing
9 25 (29.76%) JIRA
10 23 (27.38%) BDD
11 22 (26.19%) Non-Functional Testing
11 22 (26.19%) Thought Leadership
11 22 (26.19%) Test Scripting
12 21 (25.00%) DevOps
12 21 (25.00%) Test Strategy
13 20 (23.81%) Cybersecurity
13 20 (23.81%) Manufacturing
13 20 (23.81%) Telecoms
13 20 (23.81%) Java
13 20 (23.81%) Test Management
13 20 (23.81%) Selenium
14 19 (22.62%) C#
14 19 (22.62%) Scrum
14 19 (22.62%) API Testing
15 17 (20.24%) SQL
15 17 (20.24%) Continuous Integration
16 16 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.38%) Confluence
2 1 (1.19%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (13.10%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (2.38%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) AWS
1 1 (1.19%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) DAB
2 1 (1.19%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) DB2
3 1 (1.19%) Apache Accumulo
3 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 25 (29.76%) JIRA
2 20 (23.81%) Selenium
3 16 (19.05%) Cucumber
3 16 (19.05%) Jenkins
4 11 (13.10%) SoapUI
5 10 (11.90%) HP UFT
5 10 (11.90%) SpecFlow
6 9 (10.71%) eggPlant
7 6 (7.14%) JMeter
7 6 (7.14%) JUnit
7 6 (7.14%) TestNG
8 5 (5.95%) Git (software)
8 5 (5.95%) LoadRunner
9 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.38%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (1.19%) ClearQuest
10 1 (1.19%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.19%) WATIR
General
1 46 (54.76%) Finance
2 27 (32.14%) Aerospace
3 20 (23.81%) Manufacturing
3 20 (23.81%) Telecoms
4 7 (8.33%) Banking
5 6 (7.14%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.19%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (25.00%) Analyst
1 21 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 16 (19.05%) Test Manager
2 16 (19.05%) Tester
3 13 (15.48%) Senior Analyst
3 13 (15.48%) Senior Test Analyst
4 11 (13.10%) Automation Tester
4 11 (13.10%) Test Engineer
5 9 (10.71%) Architect
5 9 (10.71%) Test Architect
5 9 (10.71%) Test Automation Architect
6 7 (8.33%) QA Engineer
7 6 (7.14%) Programme Manager
7 6 (7.14%) Programme Test Manager
7 6 (7.14%) Senior QA Engineer
7 6 (7.14%) Test Programme Manager
8 5 (5.95%) Performance Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) Performance Test Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) Senior Tester
9 4 (4.76%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.33%) Gherkin
2 6 (7.14%) REST
2 6 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (1.19%) .NET
3 1 (1.19%) JSON
3 1 (1.19%) RESTful
3 1 (1.19%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (1.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.57%) User Experience
5 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (1.19%) Unix
2 1 (1.19%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 59 (70.24%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (59.52%) Test Automation
4 31 (36.90%) TDD
5 27 (32.14%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (29.76%) Functional Testing
7 23 (27.38%) BDD
8 22 (26.19%) Non-Functional Testing
8 22 (26.19%) Test Scripting
8 22 (26.19%) Thought Leadership
9 21 (25.00%) DevOps
9 21 (25.00%) Test Strategy
10 20 (23.81%) Cybersecurity
10 20 (23.81%) Test Management
11 19 (22.62%) API Testing
11 19 (22.62%) Scrum
12 17 (20.24%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (16.67%) OOP
15 13 (15.48%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 20 (23.81%) Java
2 19 (22.62%) C#
3 17 (20.24%) SQL
4 8 (9.52%) Ruby
5 5 (5.95%) Python
6 4 (4.76%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.19%) C
7 1 (1.19%) Perl
Qualifications
1 68 (80.95%) ISTQB
2 52 (61.90%) ISEB
3 12 (14.29%) Degree
4 4 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.57%) HNC
5 3 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (70.24%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (7.14%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.10%) WorldPay
3 10 (11.90%) HP
4 6 (7.14%) Sage
5 2 (2.38%) Apple
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle
5 2 (2.38%) SAP
6 1 (1.19%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.19%) CA Agile Central