Period
to 21 July 2018

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 21 July 2018 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 101 114
Rank change year-on-year -19 +13 +1
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 7 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.42% 0.49% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.79% 1.78% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 6
North East median annual salary £42,000 £31,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.40% -10.71% -15.15%
England median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% -9.09%

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 391 338 461
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 23.30% 27.77% 30.03%
Number of salaries quoted 305 287 393
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.90% +6.94%
10th Percentile £20,750 £23,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £67,097
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +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 21 July 2018.

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 21 July 2018. 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 -25 6 £42,000 +18.31% 2
Durham +10 1 £21,500 -31.20%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) Ruby
2 6 (85.71%) Software Testing
2 6 (85.71%) QA
2 6 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (85.71%) Waterfall
2 6 (85.71%) Cucumber
2 6 (85.71%) Test Strategy
2 6 (85.71%) Test Management
2 6 (85.71%) Test Scripting
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) ISEB Practitioner
2 6 (85.71%) Project Planning
2 6 (85.71%) ISEB
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) JMeter
3 1 (14.29%) JUnit
3 1 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (14.29%) Maven
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
3 1 (14.29%) TestNG

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
2 6 (85.71%) Cucumber
2 6 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (14.29%) Appium
3 1 (14.29%) Artifactory
3 1 (14.29%) Bitbucket
3 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (14.29%) JMeter
3 1 (14.29%) JUnit
3 1 (14.29%) Maven
3 1 (14.29%) TestNG
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) QA Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) QA Test Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Development Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Graduate
2 1 (14.29%) Graduate Development Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Graduate Java Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Graduate Java Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Graduate Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Graduate Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Java Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Development Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Development Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) RESTful
1 1 (14.29%) SOAP
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Project Planning
2 6 (85.71%) Software Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Test Management
2 6 (85.71%) Test Scripting
2 6 (85.71%) Test Strategy
2 6 (85.71%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Thinking
3 1 (14.29%) API Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Creative Thinking
3 1 (14.29%) Open Source
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
3 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (14.29%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) QA