Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 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 > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 311 331 273
Rank change year-on-year +20 -58 +64
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 62 39 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.47% 0.31% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.19% 1.39% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 47 36 69
North West median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% - -7.69%
10th Percentile £25,100 £26,125 £25,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £45,000 £40,750
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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2826 2808 3305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.39% 22.51% 25.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2162 2235 2533
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the North West

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the North West

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in the North West over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the North West

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 17 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
Manchester -4 35 £36,500 +21.67% 2
Lancashire +15 16 £35,000 - 1
Merseyside +21 8 £36,000 -4.00%
Cumbria - 2 £45,000 -
Cheshire -31 1 £37,500 +25.00% 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

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

1 46 (74.19%) ISEB
2 39 (62.90%) Software Testing
3 36 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (56.45%) ISTQB
5 32 (51.61%) QA
6 29 (46.77%) Test Automation
7 28 (45.16%) Degree
8 24 (38.71%) Test Scripting
9 23 (37.10%) SQL
10 20 (32.26%) JIRA
11 17 (27.42%) Finance
12 16 (25.81%) SQL Server
13 15 (24.19%) Java
13 15 (24.19%) Regression Testing
13 15 (24.19%) Test Strategy
14 14 (22.58%) SDLC
15 13 (20.97%) Test Management
15 13 (20.97%) User Acceptance Testing
16 12 (19.35%) Acceptance Criteria
17 11 (17.74%) Windows
18 10 (16.13%) Functional Testing
19 9 (14.52%) Unix
19 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
19 9 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
20 8 (12.90%) Scrum
20 8 (12.90%) Computer Science
20 8 (12.90%) Oracle
20 8 (12.90%) Selenium
20 8 (12.90%) System Testing
20 8 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server

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

Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.68%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 20 (32.26%) JIRA
2 8 (12.90%) Selenium
2 8 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (9.68%) Jenkins
3 6 (9.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (9.68%) Toad
3 6 (9.68%) Visual Studio
4 5 (8.06%) Bugzilla
4 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
4 5 (8.06%) Ranorex
4 5 (8.06%) Subversion
4 5 (8.06%) TestRail
5 3 (4.84%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.84%) Robot Framework
5 3 (4.84%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.61%) Capybara
General
1 17 (27.42%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Retail
3 5 (8.06%) Automotive
4 4 (6.45%) Financial Institution
4 4 (6.45%) Games
5 3 (4.84%) French Language
5 3 (4.84%) German Language
5 3 (4.84%) Japanese Language
5 3 (4.84%) Russian Language
6 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.61%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (43.55%) Analyst
1 27 (43.55%) Test Analyst
2 20 (32.26%) Tester
3 17 (27.42%) Software Tester
4 13 (20.97%) Test Leader
5 11 (17.74%) Software Analyst
5 11 (17.74%) Software Test Analyst
6 10 (16.13%) SQL Analyst
7 9 (14.52%) Test Manager
8 4 (6.45%) QA Leader
9 3 (4.84%) QA Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) QA Tester
9 3 (4.84%) Senior Software Tester
9 3 (4.84%) Senior Tester
9 3 (4.84%) Test Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) Excel Analyst
10 2 (3.23%) Financial Analyst
10 2 (3.23%) Service Analyst
10 2 (3.23%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) XML
2 3 (4.84%) AngularJS
2 3 (4.84%) HTML
2 3 (4.84%) HTML5
2 3 (4.84%) SOAP
3 1 (1.61%) .NET
3 1 (1.61%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.61%) iPad
4 1 (1.61%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.74%) Windows
2 9 (14.52%) Unix
3 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.61%) Android
4 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (62.90%) Software Testing
2 36 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (46.77%) Test Automation
4 24 (38.71%) Test Scripting
5 15 (24.19%) Regression Testing
5 15 (24.19%) Test Strategy
6 14 (22.58%) SDLC
7 13 (20.97%) Test Management
7 13 (20.97%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (19.35%) Acceptance Criteria
9 10 (16.13%) Functional Testing
10 9 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (12.90%) Scrum
11 8 (12.90%) System Testing
12 7 (11.29%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (11.29%) Waterfall
13 6 (9.68%) Issue Tracking
14 5 (8.06%) Mathematics
14 5 (8.06%) Physics
14 5 (8.06%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.10%) SQL
2 15 (24.19%) Java
3 7 (11.29%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.45%) C#
5 3 (4.84%) C
6 2 (3.23%) Python
7 1 (1.61%) C++
7 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 46 (74.19%) ISEB
2 35 (56.45%) ISTQB
3 28 (45.16%) Degree
4 3 (4.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.61%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (51.61%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (3.23%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.90%) Oracle