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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
England / South East
Rank 322 397 357
Rank change year-on-year +75 -40  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 59 63 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.39% 0.33% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.42% 1.05% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 51 54 70
Median salary £30,000 £36,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% -10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £48,250
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year -7.14% -1.40%  

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 4149 6013 6520
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.77% 31.25% 31.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3365 4860 4972
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,946 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 25 March 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 25 March 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
Surrey +34 19 £30,000 -20.00% 2
East Sussex - 15 £25,500 -
Berkshire +28 8 £40,000 -8.57% 4
Buckinghamshire +15 7 £34,500 - 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £31,500 -
Hampshire +20 3 £57,500 +59.72%
West Sussex +10 2 £35,750 -1.37% 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 120 (93.02%) ISTQB
2 87 (67.44%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (56.59%) Software Testing
4 64 (49.61%) ISEB
5 59 (45.74%) Microsoft
6 48 (37.21%) Automated Testing
7 46 (35.66%) C#
8 45 (34.88%) SQL Server
9 41 (31.78%) MS Excel
10 40 (31.01%) Scrum
10 40 (31.01%) QA
10 40 (31.01%) Test Automation
11 38 (29.46%) Degree
12 37 (28.68%) TDD
13 36 (27.91%) .NET
13 36 (27.91%) SQL
14 35 (27.13%) Windows
14 35 (27.13%) Test Strategy
15 34 (26.36%) SDLC
16 30 (23.26%) Test Scripting
16 30 (23.26%) Finance
17 29 (22.48%) Manual Testing
17 29 (22.48%) Selenium
17 29 (22.48%) Team Foundation Server
18 28 (21.71%) Automation Testing
18 28 (21.71%) Software Engineering
19 25 (19.38%) Performance Testing
20 24 (18.60%) Regression Testing
21 23 (17.83%) ASP.NET
22 22 (17.05%) JIRA

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related 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 10 (7.75%) Confluence
1 10 (7.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 41 (31.78%) MS Excel
2 16 (12.40%) MS Office
3 10 (7.75%) MS Project
4 9 (6.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Payment Gateway
1 4 (3.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (34.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.55%) MS Access
2 2 (1.55%) MySQL
2 2 (1.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (22.48%) Selenium
1 29 (22.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (17.05%) JIRA
3 16 (12.40%) Visual Studio
4 15 (11.63%) SoapUI
5 14 (10.85%) Git (software)
6 13 (10.08%) Jenkins
7 11 (8.53%) TestComplete
8 10 (7.75%) Subversion
9 6 (4.65%) Cucumber
9 6 (4.65%) JMeter
9 6 (4.65%) MSTest
9 6 (4.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 6 (4.65%) WebDriver
10 4 (3.10%) NUnit
10 4 (3.10%) Protractor
10 4 (3.10%) Ranorex
10 4 (3.10%) TeamCity
11 3 (2.33%) HP UFT
11 3 (2.33%) Robot Framework
General
1 30 (23.26%) Finance
2 7 (5.43%) Marketing
3 5 (3.88%) Electronics
3 5 (3.88%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.10%) Banking
5 3 (2.33%) Retail
6 1 (0.78%) Automotive
6 1 (0.78%) Front Office
6 1 (0.78%) Games
6 1 (0.78%) Law
6 1 (0.78%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 58 (44.96%) Analyst
1 58 (44.96%) Test Analyst
2 36 (27.91%) Tester
3 23 (17.83%) Junior
4 22 (17.05%) Junior Tester
5 21 (16.28%) Test Engineer
6 20 (15.50%) Junior Analyst
6 20 (15.50%) Junior Test Analyst
7 15 (11.63%) Software Analyst
7 15 (11.63%) Software Test Analyst
8 14 (10.85%) Software Test Engineer
9 12 (9.30%) Test Leader
9 12 (9.30%) Test Manager
10 11 (8.53%) Software Tester
11 10 (7.75%) Automation Team Leader
11 10 (7.75%) Automation Test Analyst
11 10 (7.75%) Automation Tester
11 10 (7.75%) Team Leader
12 9 (6.98%) Automation Test Lead
12 9 (6.98%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (27.91%) .NET
2 23 (17.83%) ASP.NET
3 14 (10.85%) HTML
4 9 (6.98%) CSS
5 7 (5.43%) Web Services
5 7 (5.43%) XML
6 5 (3.88%) HTML5
7 4 (3.10%) COM
7 4 (3.10%) Silverlight
8 3 (2.33%) REST
8 3 (2.33%) SOAP
9 2 (1.55%) Ajax
9 2 (1.55%) CSS3
9 2 (1.55%) jQuery
9 2 (1.55%) JSON
9 2 (1.55%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (1.55%) XHTML
9 2 (1.55%) XSLT
10 1 (0.78%) Flash
10 1 (0.78%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.28%) Computer Science
2 12 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.30%) Mobile App
3 10 (7.75%) Embedded Systems
4 8 (6.20%) Client/Server
5 7 (5.43%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.65%) Smartcard
7 4 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.55%) User Experience
9 1 (0.78%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 35 (27.13%) Windows
2 14 (10.85%) Linux
3 5 (3.88%) Unix
3 5 (3.88%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.88%) Windows Vista
4 4 (3.10%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.55%) Android
5 2 (1.55%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.55%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.78%) Solaris
6 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (67.44%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (56.59%) Software Testing
3 48 (37.21%) Automated Testing
4 40 (31.01%) Scrum
4 40 (31.01%) Test Automation
5 37 (28.68%) TDD
6 35 (27.13%) Test Strategy
7 34 (26.36%) SDLC
8 30 (23.26%) Test Scripting
9 29 (22.48%) Manual Testing
10 28 (21.71%) Automation Testing
10 28 (21.71%) Software Engineering
11 25 (19.38%) Performance Testing
12 24 (18.60%) Regression Testing
13 22 (17.05%) Test Management
14 20 (15.50%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (14.73%) BDD
16 18 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
17 12 (9.30%) Configuration Management
18 11 (8.53%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (35.66%) C#
2 36 (27.91%) SQL
3 16 (12.40%) JavaScript
4 13 (10.08%) C++
5 12 (9.30%) VB
6 10 (7.75%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.88%) Bash Shell
7 5 (3.88%) Java
7 5 (3.88%) Perl
7 5 (3.88%) Python
8 4 (3.10%) C
9 3 (2.33%) Apple Swift
9 3 (2.33%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 120 (93.02%) ISTQB
2 64 (49.61%) ISEB
3 38 (29.46%) Degree
4 2 (1.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (31.01%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (7.75%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.55%) Puppet
3 1 (0.78%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.78%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.78%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 59 (45.74%) Microsoft
2 20 (15.50%) HP
3 10 (7.75%) Remedy
4 6 (4.65%) TOWER Software
5 4 (3.10%) SAP
6 2 (1.55%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.55%) Oracle
7 1 (0.78%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.78%) BMC
7 1 (0.78%) CA
7 1 (0.78%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.78%) IBM
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Salary: to £40k doe
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £ Competitive (depending on experience) + bonus
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