Period
to 19 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
South West > Somerset
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 96 112 75
Rank change year-on-year +16 -37 +21
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 1 5 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.100% 0.40% 2.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 1.90% 11.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 23
Somerset median annual salary £47,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.33% +15.38% +18.18%
10th Percentile £40,500 £32,050 £31,000
90th Percentile £53,500 £43,000 £35,000
South West median annual salary £33,000 £37,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -10.81% +13.85% +1.56%

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 Somerset with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Somerset
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 195 263 335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 19.44% 21.18% 26.78%
Number of salaries quoted 144 223 254
Somerset median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £24,975 £25,025 £21,750
90th Percentile £63,375 £55,000 £52,500
South West median annual salary £44,529 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.32% - -

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Somerset

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Somerset

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 Somerset region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft