Period
to 19 January 2018

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 2018 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 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 75 95
Rank change year-on-year -36 +20 +5
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 5 37 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.40% 2.96% 1.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.90% 11.18% 4.18%
Number of salaries quoted 5 23 3
Somerset median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% +18.18% -11.29%
10th Percentile £32,050 £31,000 £26,400
90th Percentile £43,000 £35,000 £32,750
South West median annual salary £37,000 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year +13.85% +1.56% -8.57%

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 263 331 335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 21.18% 26.46% 26.95%
Number of salaries quoted 223 250 296
Somerset median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £25,025 £21,700 £21,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £49,100 £50,000
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset 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
Bath -17 2 £36,250 -14.71%
Taunton +3 1 £32,500 - 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South West

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 Somerset region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (60.00%) Test Management
3 3 (60.00%) C#
3 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (60.00%) BDD
3 3 (60.00%) SpecFlow
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (40.00%) User Stories
4 2 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Load Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
4 2 (40.00%) QA
4 2 (40.00%) Selenium
5 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (20.00%) DevOps
5 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (20.00%) Defect Management

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 5 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (60.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) QA Leader
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
2 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
2 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 2 (40.00%) Load Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (40.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft