Period
to 17 October 2017

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 17 October 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
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 432 375 456
Rank change year-on-year -57 +81 -63
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 101 244 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.35% 0.68% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.27% 2.18% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 89 220 186
South East median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,750 £28,475 £26,250
90th Percentile £51,500 £52,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £35,000 £36,250 £38,500
% change year-on-year -3.45% -5.84% +4.05%

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 7967 11185 13089
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.52% 31.38% 31.10%
Number of salaries quoted 6467 9019 10371
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,771 £24,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -

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 17 October 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 6 months to 17 October 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
Thames Valley -22 28 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Surrey -24 27 £38,750 +3.33%
Berkshire +9 21 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Hampshire +5 13 £36,250 +3.57% 1
Kent +26 12 £31,000 -34.74%
East Sussex +8 11 £30,000 - 2
Isle of Wight +3 6 £24,000 +2.13% 1
Buckinghamshire -20 6 £36,250 -2.03%
West Sussex -1 4 £45,000 -4.26% 1
Oxfordshire 0 1 £32,625 -18.44% 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 81 (80.20%) ISTQB
2 72 (71.29%) Test Automation
3 57 (56.44%) Test Scripting
4 49 (48.51%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (47.52%) Software Testing
5 48 (47.52%) Test Strategy
6 39 (38.61%) ISEB
7 38 (37.62%) Selenium
8 33 (32.67%) SQL
9 31 (30.69%) Test Management
9 31 (30.69%) HP Quality Center
10 29 (28.71%) HP
11 27 (26.73%) Java
12 25 (24.75%) Functional Testing
13 24 (23.76%) Manual Testing
14 21 (20.79%) Defect Management
15 20 (19.80%) Scrum
16 19 (18.81%) Regression Testing
16 19 (18.81%) Security Cleared
16 19 (18.81%) Scenario Testing
17 18 (17.82%) BDD
17 18 (17.82%) WebDriver
17 18 (17.82%) JIRA
17 18 (17.82%) Software Engineering
17 18 (17.82%) Finance
18 17 (16.83%) QA
18 17 (16.83%) Non-Functional Testing
18 17 (16.83%) Cucumber
19 16 (15.84%) Analytical Skills
19 16 (15.84%) Acceptance Criteria

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 (0.99%) CMS
1 1 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 15 (14.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (13.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.97%) Internet
2 2 (1.98%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.86%) Relational Database
2 8 (7.92%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 38 (37.62%) Selenium
2 18 (17.82%) JIRA
2 18 (17.82%) WebDriver
3 17 (16.83%) Cucumber
4 14 (13.86%) HP UFT
4 14 (13.86%) LoadRunner
5 12 (11.88%) Git (software)
5 12 (11.88%) Jenkins
6 8 (7.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (7.92%) Visual Studio
7 7 (6.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (5.94%) MSTest
8 6 (5.94%) NUnit
8 6 (5.94%) Protractor
8 6 (5.94%) TestDirector
9 4 (3.96%) RSpec
10 3 (2.97%) Appium
10 3 (2.97%) Bitbucket
10 3 (2.97%) Mocha
10 3 (2.97%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (17.82%) Finance
2 5 (4.95%) Retail
2 5 (4.95%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.96%) Electronics
4 3 (2.97%) Banking
4 3 (2.97%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.97%) Marketing
5 2 (1.98%) Legal
Job Titles
1 61 (60.40%) Analyst
2 56 (55.45%) Test Analyst
3 29 (28.71%) Tester
4 16 (15.84%) Senior Tester
5 15 (14.85%) Automation Test Analyst
6 13 (12.87%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 13 (12.87%) Test Engineer
7 11 (10.89%) Junior
8 10 (9.90%) Junior Analyst
8 10 (9.90%) Junior Test Analyst
9 9 (8.91%) QA Analyst
10 7 (6.93%) Manual Test Analyst
10 7 (6.93%) Software Tester
11 6 (5.94%) QA Test Analyst
11 6 (5.94%) Software Test Engineer
11 6 (5.94%) Test Automation Engineer
12 5 (4.95%) QA Engineer
13 4 (3.96%) QA Test Engineer
13 4 (3.96%) Software Analyst
13 4 (3.96%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.95%) XML
2 4 (3.96%) Gherkin
3 3 (2.97%) .NET
4 2 (1.98%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.98%) RESTful
5 1 (0.99%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.99%) CSS
5 1 (0.99%) HTML
5 1 (0.99%) MFC
5 1 (0.99%) WCF
5 1 (0.99%) Web Services
5 1 (0.99%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.84%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.93%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.95%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.95%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.98%) PDA
5 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.99%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.89%) Windows
2 5 (4.95%) Linux
3 3 (2.97%) Android
3 3 (2.97%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.97%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (71.29%) Test Automation
2 57 (56.44%) Test Scripting
3 49 (48.51%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (47.52%) Software Testing
4 48 (47.52%) Test Strategy
5 31 (30.69%) Test Management
6 25 (24.75%) Functional Testing
7 24 (23.76%) Manual Testing
8 21 (20.79%) Defect Management
9 20 (19.80%) Scrum
10 19 (18.81%) Regression Testing
10 19 (18.81%) Scenario Testing
11 18 (17.82%) BDD
11 18 (17.82%) Software Engineering
12 17 (16.83%) Non-Functional Testing
13 16 (15.84%) Acceptance Criteria
13 16 (15.84%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (14.85%) PRINCE2
15 14 (13.86%) Performance Testing
16 13 (12.87%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 33 (32.67%) SQL
2 27 (26.73%) Java
3 16 (15.84%) C
4 13 (12.87%) VB
5 12 (11.88%) C#
5 12 (11.88%) PL/SQL
6 7 (6.93%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.95%) Ruby
8 4 (3.96%) Perl
8 4 (3.96%) Python
8 4 (3.96%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.98%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.99%) C++
10 1 (0.99%) PHP
Qualifications
1 81 (80.20%) ISTQB
2 39 (38.61%) ISEB
3 19 (18.81%) Security Cleared
4 15 (14.85%) Degree
5 14 (13.86%) DV Cleared
6 5 (4.95%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.98%) IIBA
8 2 (1.98%) MCP
8 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.99%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.83%) QA
2 1 (0.99%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 31 (30.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (28.71%) HP
2 6 (5.94%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.96%) Cognizant
3 4 (3.96%) Pega
4 3 (2.97%) SAP
5 1 (0.99%) hybris
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle
5 1 (0.99%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.99%) Telerik
5 1 (0.99%) TOWER Software