Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 330 298 262
Rank change year-on-year -32 -36 +46
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 32 61 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.26% 0.49% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.29% 2.18% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 22 46 39
North West median annual salary £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £26,025 £23,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £45,400 £53,750 £35,250
England median annual salary £38,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.11% +4.29% -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 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 2,481 2,801 2,887
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.28% 22.64% 25.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,849 2,088 2,351
North West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -23 16 £29,000 -7.20% 2
Cheshire -26 12 £36,250 +9.85%
Merseyside +10 4 £30,000 -14.29% 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 West region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 22 (68.75%) ISTQB
2 19 (59.38%) Software Testing
3 18 (56.25%) ISEB
3 18 (56.25%) Test Automation
4 17 (53.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (40.63%) QA
7 12 (37.50%) Oracle
8 11 (34.38%) SQL
8 11 (34.38%) Manual Testing
8 11 (34.38%) Functional Testing
9 10 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (31.25%) Regression Testing
10 9 (28.13%) HTTP
10 9 (28.13%) CRM
10 9 (28.13%) Web Services
10 9 (28.13%) GDPR
10 9 (28.13%) REST
10 9 (28.13%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (28.13%) Wealth Management
10 9 (28.13%) Test Scripting
11 8 (25.00%) MiFID
11 8 (25.00%) JIRA
11 8 (25.00%) Asset Management
11 8 (25.00%) Finance
12 7 (21.88%) Non-Functional Testing
13 6 (18.75%) Mentoring
13 6 (18.75%) Coaching
14 5 (15.63%) Workflow
14 5 (15.63%) Windows

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 4 (12.50%) CMS
2 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) BlazeMeter
1 1 (3.13%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 9 (28.13%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) JIRA
2 4 (12.50%) Selenium
2 4 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.25%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.13%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.13%) QF-Test
4 1 (3.13%) Ranorex
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (3.13%) Subversion
4 1 (3.13%) Toad
4 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.13%) WinRunner
4 1 (3.13%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Marketing
3 2 (6.25%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Automotive
4 1 (3.13%) Back Office
4 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Law
4 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (65.63%) Analyst
2 16 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 8 (25.00%) Asset Management Analyst
3 8 (25.00%) IT Analyst
3 8 (25.00%) Tester
4 5 (15.63%) QA Tester
4 5 (15.63%) Test Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) QA Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Service Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Software Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
7 2 (6.25%) UAT Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Manual Tester
8 1 (3.13%) QA Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) QA Test Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Technical Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) REST
1 9 (28.13%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.13%) JSP
2 1 (3.13%) Spring
2 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Android
2 4 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.13%) Unix
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) Software Testing
2 18 (56.25%) Test Automation
3 17 (53.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (34.38%) Functional Testing
5 11 (34.38%) Manual Testing
6 10 (31.25%) Regression Testing
7 9 (28.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (28.13%) CRM
7 9 (28.13%) Test Scripting
7 9 (28.13%) Wealth Management
8 8 (25.00%) Asset Management
9 7 (21.88%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (18.75%) Coaching
10 6 (18.75%) Mentoring
11 5 (15.63%) Workflow
12 4 (12.50%) Content Management
12 4 (12.50%) Defect Management
12 4 (12.50%) Test Strategy
12 4 (12.50%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) Python
4 1 (3.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (68.75%) ISTQB
2 18 (56.25%) ISEB
3 4 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (40.63%) QA
2 9 (28.13%) GDPR
3 8 (25.00%) MiFID
4 1 (3.13%) ISO 15765
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (3.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Oracle
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) Google
4 1 (3.13%) Apple
4 1 (3.13%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) TIBCO