Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 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 West
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 300 306 246
Rank change year-on-year +6 -60 +89
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 62 52 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.49% 0.42% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.43% 1.87% 3.24%
Number of salaries quoted 49 40 73
North West median annual salary £35,000 £30,450 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.94% +1.50% -20.00%
10th Percentile £28,150 £27,375 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £49,000 £39,500
England median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 2,549 2,781 3,243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.05% 22.55% 26.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,937 2,143 2,492
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% -1.88%
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,750
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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 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
Manchester -6 29 £32,500 +7.62% 4
Lancashire +11 12 £35,000 -
Cheshire -26 11 £37,500 +25.00%
Merseyside +28 7 £37,000 - 1
Cumbria - 3 £45,000 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 41 (66.13%) ISEB
2 38 (61.29%) Software Testing
3 34 (54.84%) Test Automation
4 32 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (51.61%) QA
5 31 (50.00%) ISTQB
6 28 (45.16%) SQL
6 28 (45.16%) Degree
7 24 (38.71%) Test Scripting
8 20 (32.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 20 (32.26%) Finance
9 18 (29.03%) JIRA
10 16 (25.81%) Oracle
11 15 (24.19%) SQL Server
11 15 (24.19%) Java
12 14 (22.58%) Regression Testing
13 13 (20.97%) Windows
14 12 (19.35%) Manual Testing
14 12 (19.35%) Test Strategy
14 12 (19.35%) SDLC
14 12 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (17.74%) Acceptance Criteria
15 11 (17.74%) Functional Testing
16 9 (14.52%) Wealth Management
17 8 (12.90%) GDPR
17 8 (12.90%) Selenium
17 8 (12.90%) Test Management
17 8 (12.90%) Computer Science
17 8 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing
17 8 (12.90%) REST

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.84%) CMS
2 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (24.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (29.03%) JIRA
2 8 (12.90%) Selenium
3 7 (11.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (9.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (9.68%) Toad
4 6 (9.68%) Visual Studio
5 4 (6.45%) Bugzilla
5 4 (6.45%) Git (software)
5 4 (6.45%) Jenkins
5 4 (6.45%) Ranorex
5 4 (6.45%) Subversion
5 4 (6.45%) TestRail
6 3 (4.84%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.84%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.23%) Robot Framework
8 1 (1.61%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.61%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.61%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.61%) WinRunner
8 1 (1.61%) Zephyr
General
1 20 (32.26%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Financial Institution
2 5 (8.06%) Retail
3 4 (6.45%) Automotive
3 4 (6.45%) Games
4 3 (4.84%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.84%) Marketing
5 2 (3.23%) French Language
5 2 (3.23%) German Language
5 2 (3.23%) Japanese Language
6 1 (1.61%) Banking
6 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.61%) Law
Job Titles
1 34 (54.84%) Analyst
2 31 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 20 (32.26%) Tester
4 14 (22.58%) Software Tester
5 10 (16.13%) Test Leader
6 9 (14.52%) Software Analyst
6 9 (14.52%) Software Test Analyst
6 9 (14.52%) SQL Analyst
7 7 (11.29%) Asset Management Analyst
7 7 (11.29%) IT Analyst
7 7 (11.29%) Test Manager
8 6 (9.68%) QA Tester
9 4 (6.45%) Financial Analyst
9 4 (6.45%) QA Leader
9 4 (6.45%) Service Analyst
9 4 (6.45%) Test Engineer
10 3 (4.84%) Excel Analyst
10 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 3 (4.84%) Senior Software Tester
10 3 (4.84%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.90%) REST
1 8 (12.90%) Web Services
2 4 (6.45%) XML
3 3 (4.84%) SOAP
4 2 (3.23%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.23%) HTML
4 2 (3.23%) HTML5
5 1 (1.61%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.61%) JSP
5 1 (1.61%) Node.js
5 1 (1.61%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.90%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.97%) Windows
2 8 (12.90%) Unix
3 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.84%) Android
4 3 (4.84%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (61.29%) Software Testing
2 34 (54.84%) Test Automation
3 32 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (38.71%) Test Scripting
5 20 (32.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (22.58%) Regression Testing
7 12 (19.35%) Manual Testing
7 12 (19.35%) SDLC
7 12 (19.35%) Test Strategy
8 11 (17.74%) Acceptance Criteria
8 11 (17.74%) Functional Testing
9 9 (14.52%) Wealth Management
10 8 (12.90%) CRM
10 8 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (12.90%) Test Management
11 7 (11.29%) Asset Management
11 7 (11.29%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (11.29%) Scrum
11 7 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (9.68%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 28 (45.16%) SQL
2 15 (24.19%) Java
3 6 (9.68%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.84%) C#
5 2 (3.23%) C
5 2 (3.23%) Python
6 1 (1.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 41 (66.13%) ISEB
2 31 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 28 (45.16%) Degree
4 4 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.61%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (51.61%) QA
2 8 (12.90%) GDPR
3 7 (11.29%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (3.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (25.81%) Oracle
2 6 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.23%) Google
4 1 (1.61%) Apple
4 1 (1.61%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.61%) HP