Period
to 21 September 2021

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 21 September 2021 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
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 404 269 408
Rank change year-on-year -135 +139 +52
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 45 20 111
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.24% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.92% 0.89% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 33 15 82
10th Percentile £33,750 £38,250 £28,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £44,375 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -25.00% +17.65% +30.77%
75th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £50,938
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £48,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -7.22% +14.12% +12.60%

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 4,897 2,244 7,191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.09% 27.21% 27.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2,706 1,661 5,368
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,336
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £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 21 September 2021.

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 21 September 2021. 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 -104 20 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Thames Valley -90 12 £58,750 +17.50% 1
Berkshire -68 8 £75,000 -6.25% 1
West Sussex -15 7 £42,500 +41.67% 1
Buckinghamshire -55 4 £35,000 -30.00%
Surrey -70 4 £62,500 +13.64% 3
East Sussex - 1 £46,500 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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 36 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 31 (68.89%) Software Testing
3 30 (66.67%) Test Scripting
4 27 (60.00%) QA
5 26 (57.78%) Test Automation
6 23 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (46.67%) JIRA
7 21 (46.67%) ISEB
7 21 (46.67%) Scenario Testing
8 19 (42.22%) Test Strategy
9 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
10 15 (33.33%) HP
10 15 (33.33%) Oracle
10 15 (33.33%) HP ALM
11 14 (31.11%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (31.11%) Regression Testing
12 13 (28.89%) Project Management
13 12 (26.67%) Selenium
13 12 (26.67%) DevOps
13 12 (26.67%) API Testing
14 11 (24.44%) Degree
14 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
14 11 (24.44%) SOAP
14 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
15 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
15 10 (22.22%) Firewall
15 10 (22.22%) Finance
15 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
15 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
15 10 (22.22%) Azure

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 (6.67%) Confluence
1 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (22.22%) Azure
2 8 (17.78%) AWS
3 4 (8.89%) BlazeMeter
3 4 (8.89%) GitHub
4 1 (2.22%) BrowserStack
4 1 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
2 10 (22.22%) Firewall
3 6 (13.33%) HTTP
3 6 (13.33%) Network Security
3 6 (13.33%) SSL
4 1 (2.22%) ATM
4 1 (2.22%) DNS
4 1 (2.22%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.22%) Internet
4 1 (2.22%) SMTP
4 1 (2.22%) VoIP
4 1 (2.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.56%) Relational Database
3 6 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 6 (13.33%) RDBMS
4 4 (8.89%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (8.89%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (6.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (46.67%) JIRA
2 12 (26.67%) Selenium
3 8 (17.78%) SoapUI
4 7 (15.56%) WebDriver
5 5 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 5 (11.11%) JMeter
5 5 (11.11%) Postman
5 5 (11.11%) TestComplete
6 4 (8.89%) HP UFT
7 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
8 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
8 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
8 2 (4.44%) SpecFlow
8 2 (4.44%) TestRail
8 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 1 (2.22%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (2.22%) REST Assured
9 1 (2.22%) Robot Framework
9 1 (2.22%) Tricentis qTest
General
1 14 (31.11%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 10 (22.22%) Social Skills
3 6 (13.33%) Presentation Skills
4 4 (8.89%) Organisational Skills
5 3 (6.67%) Banking
5 3 (6.67%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 3 (6.67%) Law
6 2 (4.44%) Documentation Skills
6 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
7 1 (2.22%) Electronics
7 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
7 1 (2.22%) Marketing
7 1 (2.22%) Public Sector
7 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) QA Engineer
2 14 (31.11%) Test Engineer
3 13 (28.89%) Analyst
3 13 (28.89%) Test Analyst
4 12 (26.67%) QA Leader
5 10 (22.22%) Senior QA Engineer
6 9 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
7 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 7 (15.56%) Tester
9 6 (13.33%) Security Engineer
9 6 (13.33%) Senior Security Engineer
10 5 (11.11%) QA Test Engineer
10 5 (11.11%) Software Tester
11 4 (8.89%) Automation Test Lead
11 4 (8.89%) Developer
11 4 (8.89%) Developer in Test
11 4 (8.89%) HR Analyst
11 4 (8.89%) Pensions Analyst
11 4 (8.89%) QA Automation Engineer
11 4 (8.89%) Senior Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) SOAP
2 5 (11.11%) RESTful
2 5 (11.11%) Web Services
3 4 (8.89%) .NET
3 4 (8.89%) WebSockets
4 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.22%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.22%) JSON
5 1 (2.22%) Middleware
5 1 (2.22%) REST
5 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Digital Media
2 4 (8.89%) Client/Server
2 4 (8.89%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (8.89%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (8.89%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.89%) User Experience
3 2 (4.44%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Windows
2 7 (15.56%) Linux
2 7 (15.56%) Unix
3 6 (13.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (68.89%) Software Testing
2 30 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 26 (57.78%) Test Automation
4 23 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (46.67%) Scenario Testing
6 19 (42.22%) Test Strategy
7 14 (31.11%) Regression Testing
8 13 (28.89%) Project Management
9 12 (26.67%) API Testing
9 12 (26.67%) DevOps
10 9 (20.00%) Defect Management
10 9 (20.00%) Open Source
10 9 (20.00%) Thought Leadership
11 8 (17.78%) Manual Testing
11 8 (17.78%) Security Testing
12 7 (15.56%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (15.56%) Performance Testing
12 7 (15.56%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (15.56%) SDET
12 7 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
2 9 (20.00%) C#
3 8 (17.78%) SQL
4 7 (15.56%) Java
5 4 (8.89%) Python
5 4 (8.89%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.22%) C++
6 1 (2.22%) PHP
6 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 36 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 21 (46.67%) ISEB
3 11 (24.44%) Degree
4 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 6 (13.33%) CEH
5 6 (13.33%) CISA
5 6 (13.33%) GIAC
5 6 (13.33%) OSCE
5 6 (13.33%) OSCP
6 4 (8.89%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (60.00%) QA
2 6 (13.33%) GDPR
2 6 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (13.33%) NIST
3 1 (2.22%) Accessibility
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Docker
1 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (33.33%) HP ALM
2 6 (13.33%) HP Fortify
2 6 (13.33%) WebInspect
3 4 (8.89%) Grafana
4 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.22%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
2 15 (33.33%) HP
2 15 (33.33%) Oracle
3 7 (15.56%) Micro Focus
4 6 (13.33%) ArcSight
4 6 (13.33%) Black Duck
4 6 (13.33%) Qualys
4 6 (13.33%) Sonatype
4 6 (13.33%) Splunk
4 6 (13.33%) Tripwire
5 4 (8.89%) Atlassian
5 4 (8.89%) Informatica
6 1 (2.22%) SAP