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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 333 350 355
Rank change year-on-year +17 +5  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 61 86 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.42% 0.47% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.48% 1.49% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 48 74 86
Median salary £40,000 £39,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.62% -0.62%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,550 £31,150 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £48,000 £48,750
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4134 5779 6709
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.33% 31.42% 31.43%
Number of salaries quoted 3367 4662 5145
Median salary £44,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +1.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +21 24 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Surrey +32 11 £37,500 -6.25% 4
East Sussex - 10 £30,000 -
Hampshire +27 6 £24,500 -28.46% 2
West Sussex +13 5 £31,500 -37.00%
Kent +9 3 £31,000 -31.11%
Oxfordshire +13 1 £32,625 +0.38%
Buckinghamshire -18 1 £52,500 +40.93% 2
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 South East region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 110 (92.44%) ISTQB
2 82 (68.91%) Test Automation
3 76 (63.87%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (46.22%) Software Testing
5 48 (40.34%) Test Strategy
6 46 (38.66%) Test Scripting
6 46 (38.66%) ISEB
7 39 (32.77%) SQL Server
8 36 (30.25%) Finance
9 35 (29.41%) SQL
10 34 (28.57%) Microsoft
10 34 (28.57%) QA
11 33 (27.73%) C#
12 32 (26.89%) Software Engineering
13 31 (26.05%) Regression Testing
14 30 (25.21%) Selenium
14 30 (25.21%) Scrum
15 25 (21.01%) Windows
16 24 (20.17%) Team Foundation Server
17 23 (19.33%) Performance Testing
18 22 (18.49%) Manual Testing
18 22 (18.49%) VB
18 22 (18.49%) HP
19 21 (17.65%) .NET
19 21 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
20 20 (16.81%) Functional Testing
20 20 (16.81%) Non-Functional Testing
20 20 (16.81%) Microsoft Excel
21 19 (15.97%) Java
22 18 (15.13%) Degree

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 1 (0.84%) CMS
1 1 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 20 (16.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (12.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (3.36%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (3.36%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.36%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.36%) Internet
2 3 (2.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (32.77%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.76%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.68%) MS Access
3 2 (1.68%) MySQL
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (25.21%) Selenium
2 24 (20.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (12.61%) Visual Studio
4 14 (11.76%) JIRA
5 13 (10.92%) HP UFT
5 13 (10.92%) Subversion
5 13 (10.92%) WebDriver
6 12 (10.08%) LoadRunner
7 11 (9.24%) Protractor
8 10 (8.40%) Cucumber
9 8 (6.72%) TestComplete
9 8 (6.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 7 (5.88%) Jenkins
11 6 (5.04%) Git (software)
11 6 (5.04%) TeamCity
12 5 (4.20%) Mocha
12 5 (4.20%) MSTest
12 5 (4.20%) NUnit
13 4 (3.36%) JMeter
13 4 (3.36%) SoapUI
General
1 36 (30.25%) Finance
2 7 (5.88%) Electronics
3 6 (5.04%) Banking
3 6 (5.04%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.20%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.20%) Marketing
4 5 (4.20%) Retail
5 2 (1.68%) Law
6 1 (0.84%) Automotive
6 1 (0.84%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 69 (57.98%) Analyst
1 69 (57.98%) Test Analyst
2 38 (31.93%) Tester
3 20 (16.81%) Junior
3 20 (16.81%) Junior Analyst
3 20 (16.81%) Junior Test Analyst
4 16 (13.45%) Automation Test Analyst
5 13 (10.92%) Senior Tester
5 13 (10.92%) Test Engineer
6 12 (10.08%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 12 (10.08%) Software Analyst
6 12 (10.08%) Software Test Analyst
7 11 (9.24%) Junior Tester
7 11 (9.24%) Manual Test Analyst
8 10 (8.40%) Software Test Engineer
9 9 (7.56%) Automation Tester
10 6 (5.04%) Software Tester
11 5 (4.20%) QA Engineer
11 5 (4.20%) Test Manager
11 5 (4.20%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (17.65%) .NET
2 12 (10.08%) ASP.NET
3 8 (6.72%) Web Services
4 6 (5.04%) HTML
4 6 (5.04%) XML
5 4 (3.36%) COM
5 4 (3.36%) Silverlight
6 3 (2.52%) HTML5
7 2 (1.68%) CSS
7 2 (1.68%) JSON
7 2 (1.68%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.68%) XSLT
8 1 (0.84%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.84%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.24%) Computer Science
3 9 (7.56%) Client/Server
3 9 (7.56%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.20%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.20%) Smartcard
5 4 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.84%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 25 (21.01%) Windows
2 8 (6.72%) Linux
3 5 (4.20%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (4.20%) Windows Vista
4 4 (3.36%) Unix
4 4 (3.36%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.52%) Android
5 3 (2.52%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.52%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.84%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (68.91%) Test Automation
2 76 (63.87%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (46.22%) Software Testing
4 48 (40.34%) Test Strategy
5 46 (38.66%) Test Scripting
6 32 (26.89%) Software Engineering
7 31 (26.05%) Regression Testing
8 30 (25.21%) Scrum
9 23 (19.33%) Performance Testing
10 22 (18.49%) Manual Testing
11 20 (16.81%) Functional Testing
11 20 (16.81%) Non-Functional Testing
12 18 (15.13%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (15.13%) Defect Management
13 17 (14.29%) SDLC
14 16 (13.45%) Scenario Testing
15 15 (12.61%) Test Management
16 14 (11.76%) BDD
16 14 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
17 13 (10.92%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 35 (29.41%) SQL
2 33 (27.73%) C#
3 22 (18.49%) VB
4 19 (15.97%) Java
5 16 (13.45%) C
6 14 (11.76%) JavaScript
7 9 (7.56%) PL/SQL
8 6 (5.04%) Bash Shell
8 6 (5.04%) Perl
8 6 (5.04%) Python
9 4 (3.36%) Apple Swift
9 4 (3.36%) C++
9 4 (3.36%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 110 (92.44%) ISTQB
2 46 (38.66%) ISEB
3 18 (15.13%) Degree
4 13 (10.92%) Security Cleared
5 11 (9.24%) DV Cleared
6 5 (4.20%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (3.36%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.68%) MCP
8 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.68%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 21 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.68%) Puppet
3 1 (0.84%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 34 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 22 (18.49%) HP
3 8 (6.72%) TOWER Software
4 5 (4.20%) SAP
5 4 (3.36%) Cognizant
5 4 (3.36%) Pega
6 1 (0.84%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.84%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.84%) BMC
6 1 (0.84%) CA
6 1 (0.84%) Dynatrace
6 1 (0.84%) hybris
6 1 (0.84%) Remedy
6 1 (0.84%) Sitecore
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 22 hours ago
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Salary: 40-45k
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: competitive
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Posted: 20 days ago
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Salary: £280 - £310 per annum
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