Period
to 19 October 2021

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 19 October 2021 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 102 75 88
Rank change year-on-year -27 +13 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 3 2 11
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 0.24% 0.29% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.33% 1.92% 4.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 2
10th Percentile £31,750 " "
25th Percentile £32,500 £41,250 £22,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £42,500 £25,000
Median % change year-on-year -17.65% +70.00% -
75th Percentile £37,500 £43,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £38,250 " "
England median annual salary £45,000 £48,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -7.22% +21.25% +5.97%

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 226 104 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 18.37% 15.25% 22.03%
Number of salaries quoted 178 87 141
10th Percentile £24,425 £23,950 £24,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £43,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% -5.88%
75th Percentile £56,750 £53,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £62,500 £66,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in the North East.

Salary trend 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 19 October 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
Tyne and Wear -25 3 £35,000 -17.65%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 North East region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Postman
3 1 (33.33%) Accessibility
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) Maven
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) Redmine
3 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (33.33%) User Experience
3 1 (33.33%) API Testing
3 1 (33.33%) QA Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (33.33%) Public Sector
3 1 (33.33%) Project Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) REST Assured
3 1 (33.33%) CITP
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) Postman
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) Redmine
2 1 (33.33%) REST Assured
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) TestNG
General
1 1 (33.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Tester
2 2 (66.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (33.33%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (33.33%) API Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Project Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) QA Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Accessibility
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle