Period
to 13 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 13 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
England > South East
6 months to
13 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 391 433 440
Rank change year-on-year +42 +7 -67
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 115 95 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.45% 0.33% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.64% 1.23% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85 69 89
South East median annual salary £42,000 £33,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.37% -4.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £28,000 £19,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £41,000 £38,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year +7.89% +4.11% +3.55%

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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,000 7,729 7,994
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.63% 26.74% 27.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5,120 5,954 6,484
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the South East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the South East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in the South East over the 6 months to 13 October 2019.

Salary histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the South East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 13 October 2019. 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
Hampshire +48 49 £45,000 +73.08%
Thames Valley +24 30 £38,000 +11.76% 3
West Sussex +13 27 £45,000 +125.00% 1
Berkshire +12 20 £38,000 +11.76% 2
Buckinghamshire +9 8 £40,500 +1.25% 1
East Sussex +10 7 £46,500 -9.05%
Oxfordshire +32 2 £33,750 -22.41%
Surrey +18 1 £55,000 +18.92%
Kent -8 1 £32,500 +4.84%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 13 October 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 South East region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 107 (93.04%) ISTQB
2 80 (69.57%) Test Automation
3 69 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (50.43%) Software Testing
5 49 (42.61%) Test Scripting
6 36 (31.30%) QA
7 34 (29.57%) JIRA
8 33 (28.70%) ISEB
9 30 (26.09%) Scrum
10 27 (23.48%) Problem-Solving
11 26 (22.61%) Performance Testing
12 25 (21.74%) Load Testing
13 20 (17.39%) SQL
14 19 (16.52%) Java
14 19 (16.52%) Security Cleared
15 18 (15.65%) Confluence
15 18 (15.65%) Selenium
15 18 (15.65%) Analytical Skills
16 17 (14.78%) TestNG
16 17 (14.78%) C#
17 16 (13.91%) Test Strategy
18 15 (13.04%) TDD
19 14 (12.17%) Continuous Improvement
19 14 (12.17%) Self-Motivation
20 13 (11.30%) SQL Server
20 13 (11.30%) WebDriver
21 11 (9.57%) ATM
21 11 (9.57%) AWS
21 11 (9.57%) Critical Thinking
22 10 (8.70%) SpecFlow

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 18 (15.65%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (6.96%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.57%) AWS
2 8 (6.96%) SaaS
2 8 (6.96%) SuccessFactors
3 6 (5.22%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.57%) ATM
2 4 (3.48%) Wireless
3 3 (2.61%) ZigBee
4 2 (1.74%) LTE
5 1 (0.87%) 2G
5 1 (0.87%) 3G
5 1 (0.87%) 4G
5 1 (0.87%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.30%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.87%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 34 (29.57%) JIRA
2 18 (15.65%) Selenium
3 17 (14.78%) TestNG
4 13 (11.30%) WebDriver
5 10 (8.70%) SpecFlow
6 9 (7.83%) Eclipse
7 8 (6.96%) Bitbucket
7 8 (6.96%) JUnit
7 8 (6.96%) Visual Studio
8 7 (6.09%) JMeter
8 7 (6.09%) NUnit
9 6 (5.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (5.22%) Gatling
10 5 (4.35%) SoapUI
11 4 (3.48%) Cucumber
11 4 (3.48%) Rational DOORS
12 3 (2.61%) LabVIEW
12 3 (2.61%) TestRail
13 2 (1.74%) Git (software)
13 2 (1.74%) Redmine
General
1 8 (6.96%) Public Sector
2 5 (4.35%) Retail
3 3 (2.61%) Finance
4 2 (1.74%) Automotive
4 2 (1.74%) Billing
4 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 61 (53.04%) Analyst
2 50 (43.48%) Test Analyst
3 32 (27.83%) Test Engineer
4 12 (10.43%) QA Analyst
4 12 (10.43%) QA Engineer
5 11 (9.57%) Senior Analyst
5 11 (9.57%) Senior Test Analyst
6 10 (8.70%) Automation Test Analyst
7 9 (7.83%) Performance Engineer
7 9 (7.83%) Performance Test Engineer
7 9 (7.83%) Test Automation Engineer
8 8 (6.96%) SAP Analyst
8 8 (6.96%) SAP Test Analyst
8 8 (6.96%) Senior QA Engineer
8 8 (6.96%) Senior SAP Test Analyst
9 7 (6.09%) Manual Test Analyst
9 7 (6.09%) Tester
10 6 (5.22%) Software Test Engineer
11 4 (3.48%) Performance Analyst
11 4 (3.48%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.70%) .NET
2 8 (6.96%) REST
2 8 (6.96%) SOAP
3 7 (6.09%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.61%) XML
5 1 (0.87%) JSON
5 1 (0.87%) Node.js
5 1 (0.87%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.65%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (12.17%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (6.09%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (2.61%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.74%) User Experience
7 1 (0.87%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.96%) Windows
2 6 (5.22%) Linux
3 2 (1.74%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.74%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (69.57%) Test Automation
2 69 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (50.43%) Software Testing
4 49 (42.61%) Test Scripting
5 30 (26.09%) Scrum
6 27 (23.48%) Problem-Solving
7 26 (22.61%) Performance Testing
8 25 (21.74%) Load Testing
9 16 (13.91%) Test Strategy
10 15 (13.04%) TDD
11 14 (12.17%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (9.57%) Critical Thinking
13 10 (8.70%) BDD
13 10 (8.70%) Manual Testing
13 10 (8.70%) Regression Testing
13 10 (8.70%) Waterfall
14 9 (7.83%) Scenario Testing
15 8 (6.96%) Defect Management
15 8 (6.96%) Innovative Thinking
15 8 (6.96%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.39%) SQL
2 19 (16.52%) Java
3 17 (14.78%) C#
4 9 (7.83%) Python
5 5 (4.35%) Bash Shell
5 5 (4.35%) Ruby
6 4 (3.48%) C
7 2 (1.74%) C++
7 2 (1.74%) Java 8
7 2 (1.74%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 107 (93.04%) ISTQB
2 33 (28.70%) ISEB
3 19 (16.52%) Security Cleared
4 8 (6.96%) SC Cleared
5 6 (5.22%) Degree
6 4 (3.48%) Master's Degree
6 4 (3.48%) PhD
7 3 (2.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.87%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (31.30%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (6.09%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.48%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.87%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 10 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.96%) Ariba
2 8 (6.96%) Sage
2 8 (6.96%) SAP
3 6 (5.22%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.87%) HP