Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 712 708 702
Rank change year-on-year -4 -6 -89
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 120 149 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.20% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.71% 0.82% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 91 109 154
London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% -20.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,750 £27,150
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £68,375
England median annual salary £36,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -4.00% - +1.35%

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 16979 18197 22698
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.47% 24.05% 25.64%
Number of salaries quoted 12673 15140 18511
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,325
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.14% +6.65%
10th Percentile £30,250 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 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
Central London -3 18 £40,000 +19.69% 4
South London -13 10 £38,500 -3.75%
West London +6 5 £50,000 +25.00% 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 London region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 89 (74.17%) ISTQB
2 82 (68.33%) Test Automation
3 74 (61.67%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (58.33%) ISEB
5 65 (54.17%) QA
6 64 (53.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 64 (53.33%) Test Scripting
7 60 (50.00%) Finance
8 47 (39.17%) Banking
9 43 (35.83%) Selenium
10 38 (31.67%) Integration Testing
10 38 (31.67%) Software Testing
11 36 (30.00%) JIRA
11 36 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
12 34 (28.33%) SDLC
13 33 (27.50%) Degree
14 31 (25.83%) Regression Testing
15 30 (25.00%) Microsoft
16 27 (22.50%) Time Management
16 27 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
17 26 (21.67%) SoapUI
17 26 (21.67%) SOAP
17 26 (21.67%) Web Services
18 25 (20.83%) Test Management
18 25 (20.83%) Defect Management
19 23 (19.17%) System Testing
20 22 (18.33%) Test Strategy
20 22 (18.33%) V-Model
20 22 (18.33%) HP
21 21 (17.50%) System Integration Testing

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 8 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.00%) Confluence
2 6 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.67%) CMS
4 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 14 (11.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (10.83%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 19 (15.83%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.83%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.50%) SaaS
1 3 (2.50%) Slack
2 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.67%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.83%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.83%) GitHub
3 1 (0.83%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.67%) Intranet
2 1 (0.83%) Firewall
2 1 (0.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.83%) Apache Accumulo
3 1 (0.83%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 1 (0.83%) Cognos Report Studio
3 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 43 (35.83%) Selenium
2 36 (30.00%) JIRA
3 26 (21.67%) SoapUI
4 18 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (13.33%) HP UFT
6 13 (10.83%) Cucumber
6 13 (10.83%) WebDriver
7 10 (8.33%) JMeter
7 10 (8.33%) TestRail
8 8 (6.67%) Jenkins
8 8 (6.67%) Rational Functional Tester
8 8 (6.67%) SilkTest
9 7 (5.83%) Visual Studio
10 5 (4.17%) Git (software)
10 5 (4.17%) LoadRunner
11 4 (3.33%) Gatling
11 4 (3.33%) JUnit
11 4 (3.33%) Protractor
11 4 (3.33%) SpecFlow
12 3 (2.50%) Appium
General
1 60 (50.00%) Finance
2 47 (39.17%) Banking
3 8 (6.67%) Games
3 8 (6.67%) Retail
4 6 (5.00%) Legal
5 5 (4.17%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.33%) Law
7 3 (2.50%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.50%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.67%) Electronics
9 1 (0.83%) Marketing
9 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 68 (56.67%) Analyst
2 65 (54.17%) Test Analyst
3 21 (17.50%) Test Leader
4 18 (15.00%) Tester
5 11 (9.17%) Senior Analyst
5 11 (9.17%) Senior Test Analyst
6 8 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
6 8 (6.67%) QA Analyst
7 7 (5.83%) Financial Analyst
7 7 (5.83%) Service Analyst
7 7 (5.83%) Test Manager
8 6 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (5.00%) Manual Test Analyst
8 6 (5.00%) QA Leader
8 6 (5.00%) QA Team Leader
8 6 (5.00%) Team Leader
9 5 (4.17%) Excel Analyst
9 5 (4.17%) QA Test Analyst
9 5 (4.17%) SAP Analyst
9 5 (4.17%) SAP Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (21.67%) SOAP
1 26 (21.67%) Web Services
2 10 (8.33%) .NET
3 9 (7.50%) HTML
3 9 (7.50%) XML
4 6 (5.00%) XBRL
5 3 (2.50%) CSS
5 3 (2.50%) Gherkin
5 3 (2.50%) REST
5 3 (2.50%) RESTful
6 2 (1.67%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.67%) DCOM
6 2 (1.67%) HTML5
6 2 (1.67%) Nightwatchjs
6 2 (1.67%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.83%) Ajax
7 1 (0.83%) JSON
7 1 (0.83%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (15.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (4.17%) Fintech
3 5 (4.17%) User Experience
4 4 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.50%) Equities
5 3 (2.50%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.67%) AS400
6 2 (1.67%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.67%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.67%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.67%) Social Media
7 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.83%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.50%) Linux
2 6 (5.00%) Unix
3 5 (4.17%) Windows
4 2 (1.67%) Android
4 2 (1.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.83%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (68.33%) Test Automation
2 74 (61.67%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (53.33%) Test Scripting
3 64 (53.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 38 (31.67%) Integration Testing
4 38 (31.67%) Software Testing
5 36 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
6 34 (28.33%) SDLC
7 31 (25.83%) Regression Testing
8 27 (22.50%) Time Management
9 25 (20.83%) Defect Management
9 25 (20.83%) Test Management
10 23 (19.17%) System Testing
11 22 (18.33%) Test Strategy
11 22 (18.33%) V-Model
12 21 (17.50%) System Integration Testing
13 20 (16.67%) Functional Testing
14 19 (15.83%) OO
15 18 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (15.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.83%) Java
2 15 (12.50%) SQL
3 11 (9.17%) JavaScript
4 10 (8.33%) C#
5 8 (6.67%) Python
5 8 (6.67%) VB.NET
6 6 (5.00%) Ruby
7 3 (2.50%) C
7 3 (2.50%) Groovy
8 2 (1.67%) C++
8 2 (1.67%) COBOL
8 2 (1.67%) Pascal
8 2 (1.67%) VB
9 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.83%) Perl
9 1 (0.83%) PHP
9 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 89 (74.17%) ISTQB
2 70 (58.33%) ISEB
3 33 (27.50%) Degree
4 6 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (4.17%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (3.33%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.50%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (54.17%) QA
2 2 (1.67%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.50%) Puppet
3 2 (1.67%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (18.33%) HP
3 14 (11.67%) SAP
4 13 (10.83%) Oracle
5 10 (8.33%) Cognizant
6 8 (6.67%) Perfecto Mobile
7 5 (4.17%) Capita
7 5 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (3.33%) IBM
8 4 (3.33%) iManage
9 3 (2.50%) CA Agile Central
10 2 (1.67%) CA
10 2 (1.67%) Citrix
10 2 (1.67%) Google
10 2 (1.67%) Micro Focus
11 1 (0.83%) Cognos
11 1 (0.83%) Progress
11 1 (0.83%) Qubit
11 1 (0.83%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.83%) Workday