The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
UK
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 564 557 622
Rank change year-on-year -7 +65  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 303 386 365
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.39% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.43% 1.43% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 253 302 293
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £33,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +8.95% -4.28%  

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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21127 27066 29810
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.85% 27.15% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 16486 21840 23409
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the UK

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification over the 3 months to 28 May 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the UK

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Job Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 28 May 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
England 0 289 £40,000 +14.28% 47
London -3 66 £51,250 +36.66% 14
South East +52 60 £36,500 -8.75% 8
Yorkshire +7 51 £32,500 - 7
West Midlands +35 38 £37,500 +20.96% 1
West Yorkshire +4 35 £35,000 -4.10% 3
Leeds +20 33 £35,000 -5.40%
South West +11 29 £35,000 +7.69% 5
North West -29 28 £31,750 +9.48% 8
Berkshire +32 24 £47,000 +4.44%
Manchester -10 23 £29,000 - 6
Birmingham +20 17 £40,000 +50.94%
Surrey +47 13 £30,000 -25.00% 2
Reading +31 12 £43,500 +2.35%
East Midlands +23 12 £50,000 +48.14% 2
Somerset -11 10 £32,500 -
Bristol -2 9 £55,000 +83.33% 3
East Sussex - 9 £30,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire +6 8 £50,000 +53.84% 1
Brighton - 8 £30,000 - 1
City of London +29 7 £38,750 -3.12% 10
Shropshire +16 7 £36,500 +17.74%
Reigate +14 7 £28,500 -24.00%
Telford +8 7 £36,500 +32.72%
Nottingham +7 7 £50,000 +48.14% 1
South Yorkshire -6 7 £35,000 - 2
West Sussex +18 6 £35,750 -18.28%
East Yorkshire -10 6 £30,000 - 2
Hull -16 6 £30,000 - 2
Wiltshire - 6 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 504 (88.89%) ISTQB
2 381 (67.20%) Test Automation
3 367 (64.73%) Agile Software Development
4 351 (61.90%) ISEB
5 254 (44.80%) Software Testing
6 240 (42.33%) Test Scripting
7 201 (35.45%) QA
8 176 (31.04%) SQL
9 154 (27.16%) Selenium
10 145 (25.57%) Microsoft
11 135 (23.81%) SDLC
12 131 (23.10%) Finance
13 123 (21.69%) Java
14 119 (20.99%) Test Strategy
15 113 (19.93%) BDD
16 112 (19.75%) Test Management
17 108 (19.05%) Scrum
18 100 (17.64%) User Acceptance Testing
19 97 (17.11%) Cucumber
20 96 (16.93%) Regression Testing
21 95 (16.75%) C#
22 93 (16.40%) Waterfall
23 89 (15.70%) Manual Testing
23 89 (15.70%) Degree
24 85 (14.99%) TDD
25 78 (13.76%) Functional Testing
26 77 (13.58%) JIRA
26 77 (13.58%) Continuous Integration
27 75 (13.23%) Team Foundation Server
28 73 (12.87%) Performance Testing

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 9 (1.59%) Confluence
2 6 (1.06%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.88%) Apache Spark
4 4 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (0.53%) CMS
6 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.18%) Documentum
7 1 (0.18%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.18%) FileNet
7 1 (0.18%) IIS
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 43 (7.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.53%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.35%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.35%) Sonata
5 1 (0.18%) Magento
5 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.06%) SaaS
2 5 (0.88%) Lucidchart
3 4 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.18%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.18%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.94%) Internet
2 5 (0.88%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.71%) Firewall
4 2 (0.35%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.35%) SSH
4 2 (0.35%) TETRA
5 1 (0.18%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (10.05%) SQL Server
2 38 (6.70%) Relational Database
3 10 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.23%) MySQL
4 7 (1.23%) RDBMS
5 5 (0.88%) Apache Accumulo
5 5 (0.88%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.71%) GIS
6 4 (0.71%) MS Access
7 3 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (0.53%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.53%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.35%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 2 (0.35%) Cognos Report Studio
9 1 (0.18%) Big Data
9 1 (0.18%) DB2
9 1 (0.18%) Endeca
9 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 154 (27.16%) Selenium
2 97 (17.11%) Cucumber
3 77 (13.58%) JIRA
4 75 (13.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 52 (9.17%) HP UFT
6 40 (7.05%) WebDriver
7 36 (6.35%) SpecFlow
8 28 (4.94%) Git (software)
9 25 (4.41%) Jenkins
9 25 (4.41%) Visual Studio
10 23 (4.06%) JMeter
11 22 (3.88%) SoapUI
12 21 (3.70%) LoadRunner
13 14 (2.47%) Gatling
13 14 (2.47%) Subversion
14 9 (1.59%) Protractor
15 8 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 8 (1.41%) TestComplete
15 8 (1.41%) WATIR
15 8 (1.41%) Zephyr
General
1 131 (23.10%) Finance
2 44 (7.76%) Retail
3 43 (7.58%) Banking
4 26 (4.59%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.82%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.59%) Electronics
6 9 (1.59%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.59%) Front Office
6 9 (1.59%) General Ledger
7 8 (1.41%) Marketing
8 6 (1.06%) Automotive
8 6 (1.06%) Law
9 4 (0.71%) Military
10 3 (0.53%) Billing
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
11 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Games
11 1 (0.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 268 (47.27%) Analyst
2 260 (45.86%) Test Analyst
3 109 (19.22%) Tester
4 99 (17.46%) Test Engineer
5 67 (11.82%) Automation Test Analyst
6 50 (8.82%) Automation Tester
7 43 (7.58%) Test Leader
8 40 (7.05%) Test Manager
9 36 (6.35%) Test Automation Engineer
10 33 (5.82%) Software Analyst
10 33 (5.82%) Software Test Analyst
11 32 (5.64%) Senior Test Engineer
12 27 (4.76%) Consultant
12 27 (4.76%) QA Analyst
13 25 (4.41%) QA Engineer
14 24 (4.23%) Junior
14 24 (4.23%) Software Tester
15 23 (4.06%) Junior Analyst
15 23 (4.06%) Junior Test Analyst
15 23 (4.06%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (11.29%) .NET
2 34 (6.00%) XML
3 27 (4.76%) Web Services
4 19 (3.35%) HTML
5 17 (3.00%) ASP.NET
6 15 (2.65%) SOAP
7 11 (1.94%) .NET Framework
8 7 (1.23%) REST
9 6 (1.06%) Gherkin
9 6 (1.06%) HTML5
9 6 (1.06%) JDBC
9 6 (1.06%) RESTful
10 4 (0.71%) COM
10 4 (0.71%) CSS
10 4 (0.71%) LAMP
10 4 (0.71%) Silverlight
10 4 (0.71%) XBRL
11 3 (0.53%) DCOM
12 2 (0.35%) JSON
12 2 (0.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.11%) Computer Science
3 21 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 16 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.12%) iPad
6 9 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.41%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.06%) Smartcard
9 5 (0.88%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.71%) iPhone
10 4 (0.71%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.71%) PlayStation
10 4 (0.71%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (0.35%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.35%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.35%) Robotics
12 2 (0.35%) SWIFT
13 1 (0.18%) AS400
13 1 (0.18%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 64 (11.29%) Windows
2 37 (6.53%) Unix
3 28 (4.94%) Linux
4 13 (2.29%) Android
5 11 (1.94%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.88%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.88%) Windows Vista
8 4 (0.71%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.53%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.18%) AIX
11 1 (0.18%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (67.20%) Test Automation
2 367 (64.73%) Agile Software Development
3 254 (44.80%) Software Testing
4 240 (42.33%) Test Scripting
5 135 (23.81%) SDLC
6 119 (20.99%) Test Strategy
7 113 (19.93%) BDD
8 112 (19.75%) Test Management
9 108 (19.05%) Scrum
10 100 (17.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 96 (16.93%) Regression Testing
12 93 (16.40%) Waterfall
13 89 (15.70%) Manual Testing
14 85 (14.99%) TDD
15 78 (13.76%) Functional Testing
16 77 (13.58%) Continuous Integration
17 73 (12.87%) Performance Testing
18 57 (10.05%) Software Engineering
19 53 (9.35%) Defect Tracking
19 53 (9.35%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 176 (31.04%) SQL
2 123 (21.69%) Java
3 95 (16.75%) C#
4 66 (11.64%) Python
5 38 (6.70%) C
6 31 (5.47%) JavaScript
7 30 (5.29%) VB
8 21 (3.70%) Perl
9 18 (3.17%) Ruby
10 17 (3.00%) C++
11 15 (2.65%) VBScript
12 11 (1.94%) Bash Shell
13 10 (1.76%) PHP
14 7 (1.23%) Scala
14 7 (1.23%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.88%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.88%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.71%) Apple Swift
16 4 (0.71%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 504 (88.89%) ISTQB
2 351 (61.90%) ISEB
3 89 (15.70%) Degree
4 46 (8.11%) Security Cleared
5 28 (4.94%) SC Cleared
6 16 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (2.47%) ISEB Practitioner
8 13 (2.29%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 6 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.71%) CCNA
11 4 (0.71%) CCNP
11 4 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.71%) MCITP
11 4 (0.71%) MCSE
12 3 (0.53%) CSQA
12 3 (0.53%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.53%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 2 (0.35%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (35.45%) QA
2 4 (0.71%) COBIT
3 3 (0.53%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.35%) SLA
5 1 (0.18%) FATCA
5 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.71%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 46 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.76%) Puppet
3 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.18%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 145 (25.57%) Microsoft
2 64 (11.29%) Oracle
3 56 (9.88%) HP
4 20 (3.53%) SAP
5 8 (1.41%) TOWER Software
6 7 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.06%) Capita
8 5 (0.88%) CA Agile Central
8 5 (0.88%) VMware
9 4 (0.71%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.71%) CA
10 3 (0.53%) Citrix
10 3 (0.53%) hybris
11 2 (0.35%) ATG
11 2 (0.35%) Cognizant
11 2 (0.35%) Cognos
11 2 (0.35%) Demandware
11 2 (0.35%) IBM
11 2 (0.35%) Northgate
11 2 (0.35%) Pega
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Webrecruit
Salary: £Competitive DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ISL
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £30k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Resource Group
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum, Benefits 20% Non-Contributory Pension & 10%
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
NCC Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Maxwell Bond
Salary: From £32,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Morgan Mckinley
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 9 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Bupa
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + fantastic training
Posted: 6 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
South West London
Sanderson
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
NCC Group
Posted: 11 days ago