Period
to 17 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
England > North East
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 108 100 102
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2 +4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 5 28 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.37% 1.62% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.45% 5.83% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5 28 4
North East median annual salary £27,500 £40,000 £33,450
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.25% +19.58% +28.65%
10th Percentile £24,600 £26,000 £28,325
90th Percentile £39,357 £42,000 £41,315
England median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +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 the North East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 344 480 352
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 25.73% 27.75% 26.19%
Number of salaries quoted 244 417 294
North East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £69,636 £72,150 £53,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the North East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Salary trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the North East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Histogram in the North East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in the North East over the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

Salary histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the North East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 17 February 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
Tyne and Wear -16 5 £27,500 -34.52% 3
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 North East region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (60.00%) SDLC
2 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) QA Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Coaching
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Associate Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) SDLC
1 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) QA Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA