Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 88 99
Rank change year-on-year -25 +11 +12
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 7 31 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.53% 2.30% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.57% 8.27% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 7 18 3
Somerset median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +18.18% -11.29%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £26,400
90th Percentile £42,500 £33,750 £32,750
South West median annual salary £36,500 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year +12.31% +1.56% -7.25%

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 272 375 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 20.41% 27.86% 24.60%
Number of salaries quoted 212 287 282
Somerset median annual salary £38,250 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.29% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,700 £21,775
90th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £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 18 November 2017. 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 - 2 £36,250 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South West

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) ISEB
1 7 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (85.71%) Test Management
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
3 5 (71.43%) ISTQB
3 5 (71.43%) C#
3 5 (71.43%) Java
3 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Load Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Security Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
3 5 (71.43%) Waterfall
3 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
3 5 (71.43%) BDD
3 5 (71.43%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (71.43%) SpecFlow
4 4 (57.14%) Acceptance Criteria
4 4 (57.14%) User Stories
5 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
5 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 3 (42.86%) Scrum
5 3 (42.86%) Project Planning
6 2 (28.57%) QA
6 2 (28.57%) Selenium
7 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance 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 7 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
2 5 (71.43%) SpecFlow
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Test Automation Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Test Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) QA Leader
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) Test Management
2 5 (71.43%) BDD
2 5 (71.43%) Load Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Security Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) Waterfall
3 4 (57.14%) Acceptance Criteria
3 4 (57.14%) User Stories
4 3 (42.86%) Project Planning
4 3 (42.86%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
5 1 (14.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C#
1 5 (71.43%) Java
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) ISEB
2 5 (71.43%) ISTQB
3 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft