Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 377 440 468
Rank change year-on-year +63 +28 -33
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 20 75 85
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.13% 0.29% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% 0.99% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 15 65 71
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.86% +17.46%
10th Percentile £32,750 £19,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £71,000 £60,000 £48,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +11.84% +4.11%

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 3,975 7,539 8,013
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.52% 28.81% 26.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2,846 5,502 6,349
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in the South East over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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 6 June 2020. 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 +67 6 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Hampshire +59 4 £40,000 -2.44% 1
Berkshire +50 4 £61,250 +53.13% 1
West Sussex +24 4 £50,000 +35.14%
East Sussex +23 3 £35,000 -33.33%
Surrey +52 2 - -
Oxfordshire +34 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Buckinghamshire +27 1 - - 1
Kent - 1 - -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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 18 (90.00%) ISTQB
2 15 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 12 (60.00%) QA
3 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (55.00%) ISEB
5 9 (45.00%) Software Testing
6 7 (35.00%) SQL
6 7 (35.00%) JIRA
6 7 (35.00%) Selenium
7 5 (25.00%) Finance
7 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 5 (25.00%) Open Source
8 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
8 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
8 4 (20.00%) Oracle
8 4 (20.00%) XML
8 4 (20.00%) Unix
8 4 (20.00%) Windows
8 4 (20.00%) Scrum
9 3 (15.00%) Firewall
9 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
9 3 (15.00%) C#
9 3 (15.00%) HP
9 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
9 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
9 3 (15.00%) GitHub
9 3 (15.00%) SDLC
9 3 (15.00%) Gatling

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 3 (15.00%) Confluence
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) Mule
3 1 (5.00%) Mule ESB
3 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) AWS
1 3 (15.00%) GitHub
2 1 (5.00%) Azure
2 1 (5.00%) BrowserStack
2 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Firewall
2 2 (10.00%) HTTP
2 2 (10.00%) Network Security
2 2 (10.00%) SSL
2 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) JIRA
1 7 (35.00%) Selenium
2 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (15.00%) Gatling
3 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (10.00%) TestComplete
4 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio Coded UI
4 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.00%) Appium
5 1 (5.00%) Bitbucket
5 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) QA Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Quality Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Security Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Software Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Security Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Testing Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Manual Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Test Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) DataPower
2 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Unix
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (45.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Open Source
4 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Scrum
6 3 (15.00%) OWASP
6 3 (15.00%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (15.00%) SDLC
6 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (10.00%) BDD
7 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (10.00%) Defect Management
7 2 (10.00%) Issue Tracking
7 2 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (10.00%) Security Architecture
7 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
7 2 (10.00%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) C#
2 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (90.00%) ISTQB
2 11 (55.00%) ISEB
3 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) CEH
4 2 (10.00%) CISA
4 2 (10.00%) GIAC
4 2 (10.00%) OSCE
4 2 (10.00%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (60.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (10.00%) NIST
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP ALM
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (10.00%) HP Fortify
2 2 (10.00%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle
3 3 (15.00%) HP
4 2 (10.00%) ArcSight
4 2 (10.00%) Black Duck
4 2 (10.00%) Micro Focus
4 2 (10.00%) Qualys
4 2 (10.00%) Sonatype
4 2 (10.00%) Splunk
4 2 (10.00%) Tripwire
5 1 (5.00%) hybris
5 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (5.00%) SAP