Period
to 4 December 2021

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 4 December 2021 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
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 700 489 662
Rank change year-on-year -211 +173 +59
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 39 8 81
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.076% 0.036% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.19% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 31 5 26
10th Percentile £31,250 £43,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £38,125 £47,500 £38,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,500 £54,250
Median % change year-on-year +8.91% -6.91% +20.56%
75th Percentile £86,250 £60,000 £79,375
90th Percentile £95,000 " £80,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8,987 4,264 10,791
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 17.55% 19.24% 19.78%
Number of salaries quoted 5,702 3,446 8,332
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,125 £31,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £50,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
75th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £100,000 £96,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 4 December 2021.

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 4 December 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
Central London -60 6 £90,000 +111.76% 3
South London - 4 £32,000 - 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 London region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 33 (84.62%) ISTQB
2 31 (79.49%) Test Automation
3 29 (74.36%) Software Testing
4 27 (69.23%) QA
5 24 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (58.97%) JIRA
7 16 (41.03%) Test Management
7 16 (41.03%) Azure
7 16 (41.03%) Social Skills
8 15 (38.46%) API Testing
9 14 (35.90%) Performance Testing
10 13 (33.33%) Security Testing
10 13 (33.33%) SQL
10 13 (33.33%) TestRail
11 12 (30.77%) Regression Testing
11 12 (30.77%) Selenium
12 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
12 11 (28.21%) ISEB
12 11 (28.21%) Test Strategy
12 11 (28.21%) DevOps
13 10 (25.64%) BDD
13 10 (25.64%) Scrum
14 9 (23.08%) Finance
14 9 (23.08%) TDD
14 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
15 8 (20.51%) Jenkins
15 8 (20.51%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (20.51%) REST
15 8 (20.51%) Degree

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 6 (15.38%) Confluence
2 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 16 (41.03%) Azure
2 6 (15.38%) AWS
3 5 (12.82%) GitHub
4 4 (10.26%) AWS CodePipeline
4 4 (10.26%) SaaS
4 4 (10.26%) Sauce Labs
4 4 (10.26%) Serverless
5 2 (5.13%) BrowserStack
5 2 (5.13%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (5.13%) NuGet
6 1 (2.56%) AWS IoT
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) HTTP
1 2 (5.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) NoSQL
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (7.69%) RDBMS
2 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (58.97%) JIRA
2 13 (33.33%) TestRail
3 12 (30.77%) Selenium
4 8 (20.51%) Jenkins
4 8 (20.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (17.95%) Postman
6 6 (15.38%) SpecFlow
7 5 (12.82%) HP UFT
8 4 (10.26%) Bitbucket
8 4 (10.26%) Cucumber
8 4 (10.26%) GitLab
8 4 (10.26%) JMeter
8 4 (10.26%) Ranorex
8 4 (10.26%) TestCafe
8 4 (10.26%) Travis CI
8 4 (10.26%) WebDriver
9 3 (7.69%) Cypress.io
9 3 (7.69%) REST Assured
10 2 (5.13%) Maven
10 2 (5.13%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (41.03%) Social Skills
2 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (23.08%) Finance
3 4 (10.26%) Organisational Skills
4 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.56%) Back Office
5 1 (2.56%) Legal
5 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 8 (20.51%) Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Test Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Developer in Test
4 4 (10.26%) QA Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) QA Automation Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Quality Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Software Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Programme Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Programme Test Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Senior QA Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Test Leader
5 3 (7.69%) Test Programme Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) REST
2 6 (15.38%) SOAP
3 4 (10.26%) Web Services
4 2 (5.13%) .NET
4 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.13%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (2.56%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.56%) iOS SDK
5 1 (2.56%) React
5 1 (2.56%) Spring
5 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) User Experience
2 3 (7.69%) Analytical Mindset
3 2 (5.13%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.56%) Equities
4 1 (2.56%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.56%) PMI
4 1 (2.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) Android
2 4 (10.26%) Apple iOS
3 3 (7.69%) Linux
4 2 (5.13%) Solaris
4 2 (5.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (79.49%) Test Automation
2 29 (74.36%) Software Testing
3 24 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (41.03%) Test Management
5 15 (38.46%) API Testing
6 14 (35.90%) Performance Testing
7 13 (33.33%) Security Testing
8 12 (30.77%) Regression Testing
9 11 (28.21%) DevOps
9 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
9 11 (28.21%) Test Strategy
10 10 (25.64%) BDD
10 10 (25.64%) Scrum
11 9 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (23.08%) TDD
12 8 (20.51%) Kanban
13 7 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (15.38%) ATDD
14 6 (15.38%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) SQL
2 7 (17.95%) Java
3 6 (15.38%) C#
3 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.82%) Python
5 3 (7.69%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.56%) C
6 1 (2.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 33 (84.62%) ISTQB
2 11 (28.21%) ISEB
3 8 (20.51%) Degree
4 6 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (5.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (5.13%) CCSP
6 2 (5.13%) CEH
6 2 (5.13%) CISA
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (5.13%) CISSP
6 2 (5.13%) GIAC
6 2 (5.13%) GISF
6 2 (5.13%) OSCE
6 2 (5.13%) OSCP
6 2 (5.13%) SSCP
7 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (69.23%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) Accessibility
2 2 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.13%) NIST
2 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) HP ALM
2 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) HP
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (5.13%) ArcSight
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle
3 2 (5.13%) Splunk
3 2 (5.13%) Tripwire
4 1 (2.56%) iManage