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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
UK
Rank 590 573 549
Rank change year-on-year -17 -24  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 283 421 449
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.41% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.34% 1.47% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 247 324 324
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £27,150
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £60,000 £55,700
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year -7.14% -1.40%  

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 21048 28659 29214
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.78% 27.75% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16595 22967 22930
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £68,500 £71,000
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 25 March 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 25 March 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 -7 263 £35,000 - 52
South East +75 59 £30,000 -16.66% 8
Yorkshire +3 54 £42,500 +21.42% 4
West Yorkshire +14 47 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Leeds +12 46 £42,500 +21.42% 2
South West +24 39 £32,500 +3.17% 5
London -9 35 £45,000 - 15
West Midlands +25 27 £36,500 +15.87% 7
North West -20 26 £30,500 +1.66% 11
Manchester -6 25 £30,500 -3.17% 10
Surrey +34 19 £30,000 -20.00% 2
Somerset 0 17 £32,500 -
East Sussex - 15 £25,500 -
Brighton - 15 £25,500 -
East Midlands +3 11 £50,000 +33.33%
Reigate +20 10 £30,000 -20.00%
Birmingham +16 10 £27,000 -3.57% 2
East of England +3 10 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Hove - 10 £25,500 -
Berkshire +28 8 £40,000 -8.57% 4
Shropshire +8 8 £36,500 +17.74%
Nottinghamshire +7 8 £50,000 +63.93%
Telford +1 8 £36,500 +10.60%
Buckinghamshire +15 7 £34,500 - 1
Nottingham +12 7 £50,000 +56.25%
Gloucestershire +5 7 £37,500 -9.09%
Milton Keynes +3 7 £34,500 -
Hertfordshire +14 6 £45,000 +50.00%
Wiltshire - 6 £47,500 - 2
Swindon - 6 £47,500 - 2

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 496 (86.56%) ISTQB
2 386 (67.36%) Agile Software Development
3 376 (65.62%) ISEB
4 285 (49.74%) Software Testing
5 231 (40.31%) QA
6 228 (39.79%) Test Automation
7 215 (37.52%) SQL
8 205 (35.78%) Test Scripting
9 173 (30.19%) Microsoft
10 170 (29.67%) Selenium
11 147 (25.65%) Scrum
12 146 (25.48%) Test Management
13 140 (24.43%) SDLC
14 135 (23.56%) Automated Testing
15 132 (23.04%) Test Strategy
16 129 (22.51%) Java
17 123 (21.47%) BDD
18 116 (20.24%) Cucumber
19 109 (19.02%) Regression Testing
20 107 (18.67%) Waterfall
20 107 (18.67%) User Acceptance Testing
21 101 (17.63%) TDD
21 101 (17.63%) C#
22 95 (16.58%) Manual Testing
22 95 (16.58%) Degree
23 91 (15.88%) Finance
24 89 (15.53%) MS Excel
24 89 (15.53%) Functional Testing
25 88 (15.36%) JIRA
25 88 (15.36%) Team Foundation Server

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related 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 19 (3.32%) Confluence
2 13 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.22%) ArcGIS
3 7 (1.22%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.22%) WebSphere Portal
4 6 (1.05%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.70%) Documentum
6 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.35%) IIS
7 1 (0.17%) CMS
7 1 (0.17%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.17%) FileNet
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 89 (15.53%) MS Excel
2 47 (8.20%) MS Office
3 20 (3.49%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.92%) MS Project
5 7 (1.22%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
1 5 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.70%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.35%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.57%) SaaS
2 7 (1.22%) Lucidchart
3 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.40%) Internet
2 6 (1.05%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.35%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.35%) SSH
4 1 (0.17%) ATM
4 1 (0.17%) Firewall
4 1 (0.17%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (11.87%) SQL Server
2 53 (9.25%) Relational Database
3 15 (2.62%) GIS
4 12 (2.09%) RDBMS
5 11 (1.92%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.40%) MS Access
7 7 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.22%) MySQL
7 7 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.05%) Apache Accumulo
8 6 (1.05%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.52%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 3 (0.52%) Cognos Report Studio
10 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.35%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.35%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 170 (29.67%) Selenium
2 116 (20.24%) Cucumber
3 88 (15.36%) JIRA
3 88 (15.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 54 (9.42%) WebDriver
5 52 (9.08%) SpecFlow
6 39 (6.81%) Git (software)
6 39 (6.81%) SoapUI
7 36 (6.28%) Jenkins
8 26 (4.54%) HP UFT
8 26 (4.54%) Visual Studio
9 25 (4.36%) JMeter
10 14 (2.44%) Subversion
11 13 (2.27%) Eclipse
11 13 (2.27%) WATIR
12 12 (2.09%) Bugzilla
12 12 (2.09%) LoadRunner
12 12 (2.09%) TestComplete
13 11 (1.92%) Mercurial
14 10 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 91 (15.88%) Finance
2 37 (6.46%) Retail
3 30 (5.24%) Banking
4 23 (4.01%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.97%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.09%) Marketing
7 7 (1.22%) Automotive
7 7 (1.22%) Electronics
7 7 (1.22%) Games
8 5 (0.87%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.87%) Law
9 4 (0.70%) Billing
9 4 (0.70%) Military
10 3 (0.52%) iGaming
11 2 (0.35%) Front Office
11 2 (0.35%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Legal
12 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 264 (46.07%) Analyst
2 250 (43.63%) Test Analyst
3 123 (21.47%) Test Engineer
4 111 (19.37%) Tester
5 53 (9.25%) Senior Test Engineer
6 48 (8.38%) Test Manager
7 45 (7.85%) Automation Test Analyst
8 43 (7.50%) Automation Tester
8 43 (7.50%) Test Leader
9 37 (6.46%) Software Analyst
9 37 (6.46%) Software Test Analyst
10 35 (6.11%) Test Automation Engineer
11 30 (5.24%) Junior
11 30 (5.24%) Software Tester
12 28 (4.89%) QA Analyst
13 26 (4.54%) Senior Analyst
13 26 (4.54%) Senior Test Analyst
14 25 (4.36%) Junior Analyst
14 25 (4.36%) Junior Tester
15 24 (4.19%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (10.82%) .NET
2 38 (6.63%) XML
3 37 (6.46%) Web Services
4 27 (4.71%) ASP.NET
5 23 (4.01%) HTML
6 15 (2.62%) SOAP
7 10 (1.75%) CSS
8 9 (1.57%) .NET Framework
8 9 (1.57%) REST
9 7 (1.22%) Dojo
9 7 (1.22%) GWT
9 7 (1.22%) HTML5
9 7 (1.22%) J2EE
9 7 (1.22%) JSF
10 6 (1.05%) JDBC
10 6 (1.05%) RESTful
11 5 (0.87%) Gherkin
11 5 (0.87%) LAMP
12 4 (0.70%) Silverlight
12 4 (0.70%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (6.28%) Computer Science
3 22 (3.84%) Mobile App
4 20 (3.49%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.44%) iPad
6 12 (2.09%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
8 9 (1.57%) Driving Licence
9 8 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.05%) Smartcard
11 5 (0.87%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.70%) iPhone
12 4 (0.70%) Online Games
12 4 (0.70%) Replication
12 4 (0.70%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.52%) Mobile Games
14 2 (0.35%) Internet of Things
14 2 (0.35%) Robotics
14 2 (0.35%) Smart Meter
14 2 (0.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 76 (13.26%) Windows
2 39 (6.81%) Linux
3 23 (4.01%) Unix
4 16 (2.79%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.92%) Android
5 11 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (1.57%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.57%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.87%) Windows Vista
8 4 (0.70%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.17%) AIX
10 1 (0.17%) Solaris
10 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (67.36%) Agile Software Development
2 285 (49.74%) Software Testing
3 228 (39.79%) Test Automation
4 205 (35.78%) Test Scripting
5 147 (25.65%) Scrum
6 146 (25.48%) Test Management
7 140 (24.43%) SDLC
8 135 (23.56%) Automated Testing
9 132 (23.04%) Test Strategy
10 123 (21.47%) BDD
11 109 (19.02%) Regression Testing
12 107 (18.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 107 (18.67%) Waterfall
13 101 (17.63%) TDD
14 95 (16.58%) Manual Testing
15 89 (15.53%) Functional Testing
16 79 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
17 78 (13.61%) Performance Testing
18 74 (12.91%) Defect Tracking
19 69 (12.04%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 215 (37.52%) SQL
2 129 (22.51%) Java
3 101 (17.63%) C#
4 56 (9.77%) Python
5 40 (6.98%) C
6 34 (5.93%) JavaScript
7 21 (3.66%) Ruby
8 20 (3.49%) C++
9 18 (3.14%) VB
10 17 (2.97%) Perl
11 11 (1.92%) Bash Shell
11 11 (1.92%) VBScript
12 10 (1.75%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.57%) PHP
14 7 (1.22%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.05%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.87%) PowerShell
17 4 (0.70%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.52%) Objective-C
18 3 (0.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 496 (86.56%) ISTQB
2 376 (65.62%) ISEB
3 95 (16.58%) Degree
4 59 (10.30%) Security Cleared
5 37 (6.46%) SC Cleared
6 23 (4.01%) DV Cleared
7 13 (2.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 11 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (1.40%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (0.70%) CCNA
10 4 (0.70%) CCNP
10 4 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.70%) MCITP
10 4 (0.70%) MCSE
11 2 (0.35%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.35%) CSQA
11 2 (0.35%) GNVQ
11 2 (0.35%) HND
12 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 231 (40.31%) QA
2 7 (1.22%) SLA
3 1 (0.17%) FATCA
3 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.70%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 46 (8.03%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (2.09%) Puppet
3 1 (0.17%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.17%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.17%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 173 (30.19%) Microsoft
2 87 (15.18%) Oracle
3 59 (10.30%) HP
4 13 (2.27%) SAP
5 10 (1.75%) Remedy
6 9 (1.57%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.22%) ESRI
7 7 (1.22%) Fujitsu
7 7 (1.22%) Google
7 7 (1.22%) Lumension
7 7 (1.22%) Sophos
8 6 (1.05%) CA Agile Central
8 6 (1.05%) IBM
8 6 (1.05%) TOWER Software
9 5 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.87%) VMware
10 4 (0.70%) ATG
10 4 (0.70%) CA
10 4 (0.70%) hybris
10 4 (0.70%) Pega
York, North Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Perks
Posted: 15 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £40k doe
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Pension, Annual Bonus,
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
NCC Group
Salary: £competitive + company benefits + training
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: £competitive + company benefits + training
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Berkshire
Talent International
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Intec Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £47,000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Outstanding + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Bluetownonline
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Sopra Banking Software UK
Salary: From £38,000 to £43,000 per annum Excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus & Others
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago