Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 95 86
Rank change year-on-year +9 -9 +18
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 8 22 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.80% 1.65% 1.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.98% 6.38% 6.36%
Number of salaries quoted 6 22 5
Somerset median annual salary £37,745 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.14% - -3.70%
10th Percentile £33,125 £31,000 £31,124
90th Percentile £47,375 £35,000 £42,000
South West median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -23.53%

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 201 345 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 20.04% 25.94% 27.37%
Number of salaries quoted 178 251 295
Somerset median annual salary £37,745 £38,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.96% +1.32% +11.76%
10th Percentile £24,380 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £72,500 £49,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,088
% change year-on-year +6.25% -0.22% +2.79%

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 21 June 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
Taunton +14 7 £37,745 +16.14% 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South West

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 Somerset region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) ISEB
1 8 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 8 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) BDD
3 5 (62.50%) Exploratory Testing
3 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (62.50%) DV Cleared
3 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (37.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (25.00%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
7 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 1 (12.50%) Java
7 1 (12.50%) Selenium
7 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Test 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
1 7 (87.50%) Senior Test Engineer
1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation Engineer
1 7 (87.50%) Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) BDD
3 5 (62.50%) Exploratory Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Test Management
6 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) ISEB
1 8 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (62.50%) DV Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft