Period
to 21 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 59 -
Rank change year-on-year -3 - -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 1 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.24% 1.18% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.81% 3.13% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median annual salary - - -
UK median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14% -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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 123 160 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 29.22% 37.91% 47.04%
Number of salaries quoted 67 85 111
Northern Ireland median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,050 £25,000
90th Percentile £69,250 £57,000 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Northern Ireland

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 21 September 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
County Antrim -5 1 - - 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) HNC
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Software Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Self-Motivation

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle EBS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) QA Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Software Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) HNC
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle