Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 299 289 273
Rank change year-on-year -10 -16 +28
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 20 53 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.20% 0.52% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.71% 1.77% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 17 38 54
South West median annual salary £32,500 £37,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.91% +16.15% +1.56%
10th Percentile £27,550 £31,000 £27,790
90th Percentile £47,250 £45,800 £38,750
England median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 2,823 3,001 3,308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.00% 29.42% 31.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2,010 2,166 2,607
South West median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019. 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 +13 12 £32,500 -18.75% 6
Dorset 0 3 £28,750 -21.23%
Gloucestershire -4 3 £37,500 -1.96% 1
Somerset +7 1 £47,000 +25.33%
Devon 0 1 £28,000 +3.03%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (85.00%) ISTQB
2 14 (70.00%) Software Testing
3 13 (65.00%) Test Automation
4 9 (45.00%) QA
5 8 (40.00%) Manual Testing
5 8 (40.00%) ISEB
5 8 (40.00%) Acceptance Criteria
6 7 (35.00%) Fintech
6 7 (35.00%) Cadence
7 6 (30.00%) SQL
8 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (25.00%) Sprint Retrospective
8 5 (25.00%) Sprint Planning
8 5 (25.00%) Sprint Review
9 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
9 4 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
9 4 (20.00%) Test Management
9 4 (20.00%) JIRA
9 4 (20.00%) Selenium
9 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 3 (15.00%) Finance
10 3 (15.00%) Degree
10 3 (15.00%) Defect Management
10 3 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
10 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
10 3 (15.00%) BDD
10 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared

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:

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (20.00%) JIRA
2 4 (20.00%) Selenium
3 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (10.00%) JMeter
4 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
5 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.00%) WATIR
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Analyst
2 12 (60.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Software Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Software Tester
3 5 (25.00%) Tester
4 4 (20.00%) QA Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Digital Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) QA Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) QA Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) QA Test Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Test Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Quality Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (10.00%) REST
1 2 (10.00%) SOAP
1 2 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Fintech
2 1 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (70.00%) Software Testing
3 13 (65.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (40.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 8 (40.00%) Manual Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Sprint Planning
5 5 (25.00%) Sprint Retrospective
5 5 (25.00%) Sprint Review
6 4 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Test Management
6 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (15.00%) BDD
7 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (15.00%) Defect Management
7 3 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
8 2 (10.00%) Analytics
8 2 (10.00%) Data Analytics
8 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
8 2 (10.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) C#
2 2 (10.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby
3 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (85.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (40.00%) ISEB
3 3 (15.00%) Degree
4 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) MCP
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.00%) OCP
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (5.00%) SAP Certification
5 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (45.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP ALM
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Cadence
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) BT
4 1 (5.00%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) SAP