Period
to 19 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
England > South West
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 306 284 298
Rank change year-on-year -22 +14 +17
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 32 56 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.31% 0.55% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.07% 1.74% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 26 49 36
South West median annual salary £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% -10.00%
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,700 £27,020
90th Percentile £54,250 £46,550 £44,000
England median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14% -9.09%

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 West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,987 3,211 3,574
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.78% 31.34% 32.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2,256 2,497 2,804
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +3.85%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,408 £46,658
% change year-on-year +5.47% +1.61% +3.68%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the South West

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in the South West.

Salary trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the South West

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in the South West over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the South West

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 19 September 2018. 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
Bristol +8 23 £35,000 -11.95%
Somerset +28 5 £37,745 +11.84% 1
Gloucestershire +4 4 - - 2
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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 West region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 31 (96.88%) ISTQB
2 28 (87.50%) Test Automation
3 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (53.13%) Software Testing
5 16 (50.00%) Selenium
6 15 (46.88%) ISEB
7 14 (43.75%) SQL
8 11 (34.38%) C#
8 11 (34.38%) QA
8 11 (34.38%) JIRA
9 10 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (28.13%) Scenario Testing
10 9 (28.13%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (21.88%) SoapUI
11 7 (21.88%) Test Management
11 7 (21.88%) Exploratory Testing
11 7 (21.88%) Jenkins
11 7 (21.88%) Mobile App
11 7 (21.88%) Scrum
11 7 (21.88%) Finance
11 7 (21.88%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (18.75%) HP
12 6 (18.75%) Web Services
12 6 (18.75%) Degree
12 6 (18.75%) SDLC
12 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
12 6 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (18.75%) BDD
13 5 (15.63%) TestComplete
13 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (6.25%) CMS
1 2 (6.25%) WordPress
2 1 (3.13%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) GitHub
1 2 (6.25%) Runscope
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (50.00%) Selenium
2 11 (34.38%) JIRA
3 7 (21.88%) Jenkins
3 7 (21.88%) SoapUI
4 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
4 6 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (15.63%) JMeter
5 5 (15.63%) TestComplete
6 4 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (12.50%) Cucumber
7 3 (9.38%) TeamCity
7 3 (9.38%) WebDriver
8 2 (6.25%) eggPlant
8 2 (6.25%) Fiddler
8 2 (6.25%) Firebug
8 2 (6.25%) SpecFlow
9 1 (3.13%) Appium
9 1 (3.13%) Gatling
9 1 (3.13%) JUnit
9 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Back Office
3 1 (3.13%) Billing
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Publishing
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (62.50%) Analyst
2 19 (59.38%) Test Analyst
3 10 (31.25%) Test Engineer
4 8 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) QA Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Test Scripter
6 3 (9.38%) Software Tester
6 3 (9.38%) Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) QA Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) QA Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) QA Test Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Test Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Manual Test Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) Web Services
2 5 (15.63%) SOAP
3 2 (6.25%) CSS
3 2 (6.25%) HTML
3 2 (6.25%) HTML5
3 2 (6.25%) jQuery
3 2 (6.25%) XHTML
3 2 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Mobile App
2 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.25%) Fintech
4 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Android
1 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (53.13%) Software Testing
4 10 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (28.13%) Scenario Testing
5 9 (28.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (21.88%) Exploratory Testing
6 7 (21.88%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (21.88%) Scrum
6 7 (21.88%) Test Management
7 6 (18.75%) BDD
7 6 (18.75%) SDLC
8 5 (15.63%) Configuration Management
8 5 (15.63%) DevOps
8 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
9 4 (12.50%) Manual Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
10 3 (9.38%) Performance Testing
10 3 (9.38%) System Testing
10 3 (9.38%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) SQL
2 11 (34.38%) C#
3 5 (15.63%) Python
3 5 (15.63%) Ruby
4 4 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 4 (12.50%) Perl
5 3 (9.38%) Java
6 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 31 (96.88%) ISTQB
2 15 (46.88%) ISEB
3 6 (18.75%) Degree
4 4 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (34.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) HP ALM
2 4 (12.50%) Puppet
3 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) HP
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.38%) Cadence
4 2 (6.25%) BT
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle