Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 381 282 388
Rank change year-on-year -99 +106 +41
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 62 47 97
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.35% 0.48% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.23% 2.02% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 27 32 76
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,075 £28,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £41,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median % change year-on-year +29.41% +3.03% +26.92%
75th Percentile £65,000 £47,500 £47,309
90th Percentile £66,000 £57,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,500 £43,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +9.38% +6.67%

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 5,030 2,325 6,252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.38% 23.66% 27.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2,712 1,688 4,717
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,955 £27,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £38,688 £34,731
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022. 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 -53 29 £52,500 +23.53% 3
Surrey -62 10 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Berkshire -40 7 £62,500 +47.06%
Thames Valley -90 7 £62,500 +47.06%
West Sussex -8 4 - -
East Sussex - 1 £37,500 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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 59 (95.16%) ISTQB
2 44 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (69.35%) Test Automation
4 30 (48.39%) Test Management
5 29 (46.77%) Test Scripting
6 26 (41.94%) Software Testing
6 26 (41.94%) QA
7 25 (40.32%) Jenkins
7 25 (40.32%) TestRail
8 24 (38.71%) Selenium
9 23 (37.10%) JIRA
10 22 (35.48%) Security Cleared
11 21 (33.87%) Regression Testing
12 19 (30.65%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (30.65%) SC Cleared
12 19 (30.65%) Customer Requirements
13 17 (27.42%) HP
14 16 (25.81%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 15 (24.19%) JavaScript
16 14 (22.58%) Law
16 14 (22.58%) Self-Motivation
16 14 (22.58%) API Testing
17 13 (20.97%) Test Planning
17 13 (20.97%) Social Skills
17 13 (20.97%) HP UFT
18 12 (19.35%) Java
18 12 (19.35%) Telecoms
19 11 (17.74%) Scrum
19 11 (17.74%) Linux
19 11 (17.74%) Python

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 5 (8.06%) Confluence
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.29%) AWS
2 5 (8.06%) Azure
2 5 (8.06%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (3.23%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (3.23%) GitHub
4 1 (1.61%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.68%) Firewall
2 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.23%) HTTP
3 2 (3.23%) Network Security
3 2 (3.23%) SNMP
3 2 (3.23%) SSL
4 1 (1.61%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (6.45%) Big Data
2 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.23%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (40.32%) Jenkins
1 25 (40.32%) TestRail
2 24 (38.71%) Selenium
3 23 (37.10%) JIRA
4 13 (20.97%) HP UFT
5 11 (17.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (16.13%) Ranorex
6 10 (16.13%) WebDriver
7 8 (12.90%) Cucumber
8 6 (9.68%) Appium
8 6 (9.68%) Postman
8 6 (9.68%) SoapUI
9 4 (6.45%) Cypress.io
9 4 (6.45%) REST Assured
10 3 (4.84%) TestComplete
11 2 (3.23%) JMeter
11 2 (3.23%) SpecFlow
12 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (22.58%) Law
2 13 (20.97%) Social Skills
3 12 (19.35%) Telecoms
4 10 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (16.13%) Legal
5 8 (12.90%) Finance
6 4 (6.45%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 3 (4.84%) Electronics
7 3 (4.84%) Manufacturing
7 3 (4.84%) Marketing
7 3 (4.84%) Public Sector
8 2 (3.23%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (1.61%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 25 (40.32%) Analyst
2 19 (30.65%) Test Analyst
3 16 (25.81%) Automation Test Analyst
3 16 (25.81%) QA Engineer
4 14 (22.58%) Tester
5 9 (14.52%) Test Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Mobile Tester
6 6 (9.68%) QA Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) Software Test Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Quality Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Senior QA Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Software Tester
9 3 (4.84%) Applications Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Applications Tester
9 3 (4.84%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) QA Leader
9 3 (4.84%) QA Tester
9 3 (4.84%) Web Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.90%) SOAP
2 7 (11.29%) Gherkin
3 6 (9.68%) .NET
4 5 (8.06%) .NET Framework
5 4 (6.45%) REST
6 2 (3.23%) RESTful
6 2 (3.23%) Web Services
6 2 (3.23%) WebSockets
7 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.58%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (9.68%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.45%) Cyber Defence
3 4 (6.45%) Cyberattack
3 4 (6.45%) Cybercrime
3 4 (6.45%) Virtual Team
4 3 (4.84%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (3.23%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.23%) Digital Media
5 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.74%) Linux
2 2 (3.23%) Solaris
2 2 (3.23%) Unix
2 2 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (69.35%) Test Automation
3 30 (48.39%) Test Management
4 29 (46.77%) Test Scripting
5 26 (41.94%) Software Testing
6 21 (33.87%) Regression Testing
7 19 (30.65%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (30.65%) Customer Requirements
8 16 (25.81%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 14 (22.58%) API Testing
10 13 (20.97%) Test Planning
11 11 (17.74%) Scrum
11 11 (17.74%) User Stories
12 10 (16.13%) Commercial Awareness
12 10 (16.13%) Scenario Testing
12 10 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (14.52%) DevOps
13 9 (14.52%) Manual Testing
14 7 (11.29%) Fault Management
14 7 (11.29%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.19%) JavaScript
2 12 (19.35%) Java
3 11 (17.74%) Python
4 10 (16.13%) SQL
5 7 (11.29%) C#
6 4 (6.45%) Groovy
6 4 (6.45%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.23%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.61%) PHP
8 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 59 (95.16%) ISTQB
2 22 (35.48%) Security Cleared
3 19 (30.65%) SC Cleared
4 8 (12.90%) ISEB
5 7 (11.29%) Degree
6 5 (8.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (4.84%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (3.23%) CEH
8 2 (3.23%) CISA
8 2 (3.23%) GIAC
8 2 (3.23%) OSCE
8 2 (3.23%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (41.94%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) GDPR
2 2 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.23%) NIST
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (11.29%) HP ALM
2 3 (4.84%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.23%) Grafana
3 2 (3.23%) HP Fortify
3 2 (3.23%) vCenter Server
3 2 (3.23%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 17 (27.42%) HP
2 6 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.45%) Atlassian
4 3 (4.84%) Oracle
4 3 (4.84%) SAP
5 2 (3.23%) ArcSight
5 2 (3.23%) Black Duck
5 2 (3.23%) Micro Focus
5 2 (3.23%) Qualys
5 2 (3.23%) Sonatype
5 2 (3.23%) Splunk
5 2 (3.23%) Tripwire
5 2 (3.23%) VMware