Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 306 317 288
Rank change year-on-year +11 -29 +35
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 67 41 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.51% 0.34% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.33% 1.47% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 50 37 55
North West median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £22,000 £24,650 £25,000
90th Percentile £54,125 £45,000 £41,600
England median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -9.09% +6.94%

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 2877 2780 3243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.88% 23.35% 24.82%
Number of salaries quoted 2206 2249 2540
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.17% +2.22% -

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 46 £36,500 +23.73% 5
Lancashire +11 14 £35,000 - 1
Merseyside +5 4 £35,000 -6.67%
Cheshire -29 3 £33,000 +10.00%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 52 (77.61%) ISEB
2 42 (62.69%) ISTQB
3 41 (61.19%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (50.75%) Software Testing
5 33 (49.25%) Test Automation
6 26 (38.81%) Test Scripting
7 24 (35.82%) QA
8 23 (34.33%) SQL
9 20 (29.85%) Degree
10 19 (28.36%) JIRA
11 17 (25.37%) Finance
12 16 (23.88%) Test Strategy
12 16 (23.88%) SDLC
13 15 (22.39%) Regression Testing
13 15 (22.39%) Java
14 14 (20.90%) Test Management
15 12 (17.91%) User Acceptance Testing
16 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
16 11 (16.42%) Windows
16 11 (16.42%) Functional Testing
17 10 (14.93%) Selenium
17 10 (14.93%) Team Foundation Server
17 10 (14.93%) Stakeholder Management
17 10 (14.93%) Microsoft
17 10 (14.93%) Retail
18 9 (13.43%) Scrum
18 9 (13.43%) Configuration Management
18 9 (13.43%) Unix
19 8 (11.94%) System Testing
20 7 (10.45%) Manual Testing

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 1 (1.49%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.49%) Redis
Development Applications
1 19 (28.36%) JIRA
2 10 (14.93%) Selenium
2 10 (14.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (8.96%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.46%) Cucumber
4 5 (7.46%) Git (software)
4 5 (7.46%) Ranorex
4 5 (7.46%) Subversion
4 5 (7.46%) TestRail
5 4 (5.97%) Bugzilla
5 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (5.97%) Toad
5 4 (5.97%) Visual Studio
6 3 (4.48%) Robot Framework
6 3 (4.48%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.49%) Capybara
General
1 17 (25.37%) Finance
2 10 (14.93%) Retail
3 7 (10.45%) Banking
4 5 (7.46%) Automotive
5 4 (5.97%) Games
6 3 (4.48%) French Language
6 3 (4.48%) German Language
6 3 (4.48%) Japanese Language
6 3 (4.48%) Russian Language
7 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.49%) Marketing
7 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (46.27%) Analyst
2 30 (44.78%) Test Analyst
3 17 (25.37%) Tester
4 14 (20.90%) Software Tester
5 12 (17.91%) Software Analyst
5 12 (17.91%) Software Test Analyst
6 11 (16.42%) Test Manager
7 9 (13.43%) Test Leader
8 7 (10.45%) SQL Analyst
9 6 (8.96%) Test Engineer
10 4 (5.97%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (5.97%) QA Analyst
10 4 (5.97%) QA Leader
10 4 (5.97%) Test Automation Engineer
11 3 (4.48%) QA Test Analyst
12 2 (2.99%) Business Test Analyst
12 2 (2.99%) QA Tester
12 2 (2.99%) Senior Software Tester
12 2 (2.99%) Senior Tester
13 1 (1.49%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) XML
2 3 (4.48%) .NET
2 3 (4.48%) AngularJS
2 3 (4.48%) HTML
2 3 (4.48%) HTML5
2 3 (4.48%) SOAP
3 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.49%) Node.js
4 1 (1.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.46%) PlayStation
3 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.99%) iPad
5 1 (1.49%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.42%) Windows
2 9 (13.43%) Unix
3 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.48%) Android
4 3 (4.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (61.19%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (50.75%) Software Testing
3 33 (49.25%) Test Automation
4 26 (38.81%) Test Scripting
5 16 (23.88%) SDLC
5 16 (23.88%) Test Strategy
6 15 (22.39%) Regression Testing
7 14 (20.90%) Test Management
8 12 (17.91%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (16.42%) Functional Testing
10 10 (14.93%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (13.43%) Configuration Management
11 9 (13.43%) Scrum
12 8 (11.94%) System Testing
13 7 (10.45%) Issue Tracking
13 7 (10.45%) Manual Testing
13 7 (10.45%) Non-Functional Testing
14 6 (8.96%) BDD
14 6 (8.96%) Waterfall
15 5 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 23 (34.33%) SQL
2 15 (22.39%) Java
3 7 (10.45%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.46%) Python
5 4 (5.97%) C#
6 3 (4.48%) C
7 1 (1.49%) C++
7 1 (1.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 52 (77.61%) ISEB
2 42 (62.69%) ISTQB
3 20 (29.85%) Degree
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (35.82%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (2.99%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (14.93%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.45%) Oracle