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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 609 590 600
Rank change year-on-year -19 +10  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 279 356 417
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.36% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.29% 1.35% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 224 285 334
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -10.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,750 £34,900 £36,000
% change year-on-year +8.16% -3.05%  

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 21636 26299 30474
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.60% 26.71% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 16864 21248 24174
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 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -11 270 £40,000 +14.28% 45
London +11 79 £47,500 +25.82% 20
South East +21 60 £40,000 +0.62% 8
Yorkshire -20 37 £32,500 - 2
West Midlands +7 31 £40,000 +31.14% 3
North West -23 30 £33,000 +14.78% 5
Berkshire +26 24 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Manchester -9 23 £30,500 +5.17% 3
South West +15 22 £35,000 +2.18% 2
West Yorkshire -7 20 £41,250 +26.92% 2
Leeds -10 18 £41,250 +26.92% 2
Birmingham +16 17 £40,000 +48.14% 2
Reading +45 16 £40,000 -
East Sussex - 11 £30,000 -
Surrey +19 10 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Brighton - 10 £30,000 -
Bristol -12 8 £45,000 +36.36% 2
City of London +25 7 £43,750 +43.44% 10
East Yorkshire -11 7 £30,000 -
Hull -14 7 £30,000 -
Hampshire +13 6 £24,500 -28.46% 2
East Midlands +12 6 £31,750 -9.28% 2
Somerset -5 6 £33,750 +3.84%
South Yorkshire - 6 - -
Wimbledon +10 5 £47,500 -
Reigate -2 5 £45,000 - 1
Coventry -4 5 £37,500 +11.94%
West Sussex +11 4 £35,750 -28.50%
York +7 4 £31,500 -3.07%
Gloucestershire 0 4 £30,250 -40.97%

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 497 (88.59%) ISTQB
2 367 (65.42%) Test Automation
3 357 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 335 (59.71%) ISEB
5 257 (45.81%) Software Testing
6 242 (43.14%) Test Scripting
7 188 (33.51%) QA
8 173 (30.84%) SQL
9 155 (27.63%) Selenium
10 142 (25.31%) Microsoft
10 142 (25.31%) Finance
11 128 (22.82%) SDLC
12 126 (22.46%) Java
13 122 (21.75%) Test Strategy
14 117 (20.86%) Test Management
15 110 (19.61%) BDD
16 99 (17.65%) C#
16 99 (17.65%) Waterfall
17 98 (17.47%) Scrum
18 97 (17.29%) Degree
19 91 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
20 90 (16.04%) Cucumber
20 90 (16.04%) Functional Testing
20 90 (16.04%) Regression Testing
21 85 (15.15%) Manual Testing
22 79 (14.08%) JIRA
23 76 (13.55%) Team Foundation Server
24 75 (13.37%) Performance Testing
25 74 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
25 74 (13.19%) TDD

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 12 (2.14%) Confluence
2 8 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (1.43%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.89%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.53%) CMS
5 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.18%) Documentum
5 1 (0.18%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.18%) FileNet
5 1 (0.18%) IIS
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 54 (9.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (5.53%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.89%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.53%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.36%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.36%) Sonata
5 1 (0.18%) FastStats
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
5 1 (0.18%) SAP LE
5 1 (0.18%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.18%) SAP QM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.89%) SaaS
2 4 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.36%) Lucidchart
3 2 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.18%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.18%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.25%) Internet
2 4 (0.71%) Firewall
3 3 (0.53%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.36%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.36%) Intranet
4 2 (0.36%) SSH
4 2 (0.36%) TETRA
5 1 (0.18%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (8.73%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.35%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.43%) MySQL
4 5 (0.89%) Apache Accumulo
4 5 (0.89%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.71%) MS Access
6 2 (0.36%) GIS
6 2 (0.36%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.36%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.18%) Big Data
7 1 (0.18%) DB2
7 1 (0.18%) Endeca
7 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.18%) Redis
7 1 (0.18%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 155 (27.63%) Selenium
2 90 (16.04%) Cucumber
3 79 (14.08%) JIRA
4 76 (13.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 59 (10.52%) HP UFT
6 36 (6.42%) SpecFlow
7 32 (5.70%) WebDriver
8 30 (5.35%) Visual Studio
9 25 (4.46%) Jenkins
9 25 (4.46%) JMeter
10 24 (4.28%) Git (software)
11 23 (4.10%) LoadRunner
12 17 (3.03%) SoapUI
13 16 (2.85%) Gatling
14 15 (2.67%) Subversion
15 12 (2.14%) TeamCity
16 11 (1.96%) Protractor
17 10 (1.78%) Rational Functional Tester
17 10 (1.78%) SilkTest
18 9 (1.60%) TestComplete
General
1 142 (25.31%) Finance
2 55 (9.80%) Banking
3 49 (8.73%) Retail
4 24 (4.28%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.21%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.32%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.60%) Electronics
7 9 (1.60%) Front Office
7 9 (1.60%) General Ledger
8 8 (1.43%) Marketing
9 6 (1.07%) Automotive
9 6 (1.07%) Law
10 4 (0.71%) Military
11 3 (0.53%) Games
12 2 (0.36%) Advertising
13 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 257 (45.81%) Analyst
2 247 (44.03%) Test Analyst
3 104 (18.54%) Tester
4 89 (15.86%) Test Engineer
5 68 (12.12%) Automation Test Analyst
6 47 (8.38%) Automation Tester
7 45 (8.02%) Test Leader
8 40 (7.13%) Test Manager
9 34 (6.06%) Test Automation Engineer
10 31 (5.53%) Software Analyst
10 31 (5.53%) Software Test Analyst
11 27 (4.81%) Senior Test Engineer
12 26 (4.63%) Software Tester
13 25 (4.46%) Consultant
14 23 (4.10%) Manual Test Analyst
14 23 (4.10%) QA Analyst
14 23 (4.10%) Selenium Test Analyst
15 22 (3.92%) Junior
15 22 (3.92%) Junior Analyst
15 22 (3.92%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (11.41%) .NET
2 41 (7.31%) XML
3 30 (5.35%) Web Services
4 22 (3.92%) HTML
5 19 (3.39%) SOAP
6 11 (1.96%) .NET Framework
6 11 (1.96%) ASP.NET
7 8 (1.43%) XBRL
8 7 (1.25%) Gherkin
8 7 (1.25%) REST
9 6 (1.07%) HTML5
9 6 (1.07%) JDBC
9 6 (1.07%) RESTful
10 5 (0.89%) WPF
11 4 (0.71%) COM
11 4 (0.71%) CSS
11 4 (0.71%) DCOM
11 4 (0.71%) LAMP
11 4 (0.71%) Silverlight
12 2 (0.36%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 53 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.46%) Computer Science
3 17 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 15 (2.67%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.60%) Client/Server
5 9 (1.60%) iPad
6 8 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (0.89%) PlayStation
7 5 (0.89%) Smartcard
8 4 (0.71%) iPhone
8 4 (0.71%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.36%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.18%) AS400
10 1 (0.18%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.18%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.18%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.18%) PACS
10 1 (0.18%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.18%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 61 (10.87%) Windows
2 37 (6.60%) Unix
3 28 (4.99%) Linux
4 16 (2.85%) Android
5 14 (2.50%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.89%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.89%) Windows Vista
8 4 (0.71%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.53%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.18%) AIX
11 1 (0.18%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (65.42%) Test Automation
2 357 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 257 (45.81%) Software Testing
4 242 (43.14%) Test Scripting
5 128 (22.82%) SDLC
6 122 (21.75%) Test Strategy
7 117 (20.86%) Test Management
8 110 (19.61%) BDD
9 99 (17.65%) Waterfall
10 98 (17.47%) Scrum
11 91 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
12 90 (16.04%) Functional Testing
12 90 (16.04%) Regression Testing
13 85 (15.15%) Manual Testing
14 75 (13.37%) Performance Testing
15 74 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
15 74 (13.19%) TDD
16 63 (11.23%) Non-Functional Testing
17 55 (9.80%) Defect Management
17 55 (9.80%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 173 (30.84%) SQL
2 126 (22.46%) Java
3 99 (17.65%) C#
4 57 (10.16%) Python
5 37 (6.60%) C
6 36 (6.42%) VB
7 34 (6.06%) JavaScript
8 21 (3.74%) Perl
9 17 (3.03%) Ruby
10 15 (2.67%) C++
11 13 (2.32%) VBScript
12 11 (1.96%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.60%) PL/SQL
13 9 (1.60%) VB.NET
14 8 (1.43%) PHP
15 7 (1.25%) Scala
16 4 (0.71%) Apple Swift
16 4 (0.71%) Objective-C
16 4 (0.71%) PowerShell
17 2 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 497 (88.59%) ISTQB
2 335 (59.71%) ISEB
3 97 (17.29%) Degree
4 50 (8.91%) Security Cleared
5 28 (4.99%) SC Cleared
6 15 (2.67%) DV Cleared
6 15 (2.67%) ISEB Practitioner
7 14 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (1.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.71%) CCNA
10 4 (0.71%) CCNP
10 4 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.71%) MCITP
10 4 (0.71%) MCSE
10 4 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (0.71%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 2 (0.36%) GNVQ
11 2 (0.36%) HND
11 2 (0.36%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (33.51%) QA
2 4 (0.71%) COBIT
2 4 (0.71%) ISO 9001
2 4 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.18%) FATCA
3 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.71%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 42 (7.49%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.78%) Puppet
3 2 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.18%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 142 (25.31%) Microsoft
2 65 (11.59%) HP
3 57 (10.16%) Oracle
4 26 (4.63%) SAP
5 9 (1.60%) Cognizant
5 9 (1.60%) TOWER Software
6 8 (1.43%) Capita
7 6 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (0.89%) CA Agile Central
8 5 (0.89%) Pega
8 5 (0.89%) VMware
9 4 (0.71%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.71%) CA
9 4 (0.71%) Citrix
10 3 (0.53%) hybris
11 2 (0.36%) ATG
11 2 (0.36%) Demandware
11 2 (0.36%) Northgate
12 1 (0.18%) Remedy
12 1 (0.18%) Sitecore
Lincolnshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + full corporate benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum, Benefits Pension scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Perks
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Market Standards
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Premier Media
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Market Standards
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + 15% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Intec Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-45k
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Maersk Line
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + 25 days hols, excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Market Standards
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Novus Graduate Programme
Salary: £0.00 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £250 to £350 per day - 6 months
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago