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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 580 569 579
Rank change year-on-year -11 +10  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 284 421 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.40% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.35% 1.46% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 246 324 314
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.49%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £27,150
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £55,700
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% -  

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 21097 28876 29768
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.76% 27.77% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 16613 23156 23363
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 £72,500 £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 28 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 28 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 +2 266 £35,000 - 53
South East +46 59 £30,000 -16.66% 10
Yorkshire +7 54 £42,500 +21.42% 5
West Yorkshire +11 47 £42,500 +21.42% 4
Leeds +15 46 £42,500 +21.42% 2
South West +38 39 £32,500 +3.17% 5
London -3 36 £47,500 +5.55% 12
West Midlands +38 29 £36,500 +15.87% 7
North West -19 27 £30,500 +1.66% 12
Manchester -10 26 £30,500 -3.17% 11
Surrey +46 18 £30,000 -20.00% 2
Somerset -6 17 £32,500 -
East Sussex - 15 £25,500 -
Brighton - 15 £25,500 -
East Midlands +4 11 £50,000 +33.33%
Reigate +19 10 £30,000 -20.00%
Birmingham +19 10 £27,000 -3.57% 2
Hove - 10 £25,500 -
Berkshire +33 9 £40,000 -8.57% 5
East of England -2 9 £43,750 +25.00% 1
Nottinghamshire +11 8 £50,000 +63.93%
Buckinghamshire +11 7 £34,500 - 1
Gloucestershire +9 7 £37,500 -9.09%
Nottingham +9 7 £50,000 +56.25%
Milton Keynes +7 7 £34,500 -
Shropshire +1 7 £36,500 +17.74%
Telford -5 7 £36,500 +10.60%
Wiltshire - 6 £47,500 - 2
Swindon - 6 £47,500 - 2
Scotland +15 5 £37,500 +17.18% 2

For the 6 months to 28 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 (86.87%) ISTQB
2 384 (67.25%) Agile Software Development
3 371 (64.97%) ISEB
4 282 (49.39%) Software Testing
5 231 (40.46%) QA
6 228 (39.93%) Test Automation
7 214 (37.48%) SQL
8 209 (36.60%) Test Scripting
9 172 (30.12%) Microsoft
10 170 (29.77%) Selenium
11 144 (25.22%) Test Management
11 144 (25.22%) Scrum
12 142 (24.87%) SDLC
13 135 (23.64%) Automated Testing
14 129 (22.59%) Java
14 129 (22.59%) Test Strategy
15 125 (21.89%) BDD
16 116 (20.32%) Cucumber
17 108 (18.91%) User Acceptance Testing
18 106 (18.56%) Regression Testing
19 105 (18.39%) Waterfall
20 104 (18.21%) TDD
21 99 (17.34%) C#
22 96 (16.81%) Degree
23 95 (16.64%) Manual Testing
24 89 (15.59%) MS Excel
25 88 (15.41%) Finance
25 88 (15.41%) JIRA
26 87 (15.24%) Oracle
27 86 (15.06%) Team Foundation Server

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 18 (3.15%) Confluence
2 13 (2.28%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.23%) ArcGIS
3 7 (1.23%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.23%) WebSphere Portal
4 6 (1.05%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.70%) Documentum
6 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.35%) CMS
6 2 (0.35%) IIS
7 1 (0.18%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.18%) FileNet
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 89 (15.59%) MS Excel
2 46 (8.06%) MS Office
3 20 (3.50%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.93%) MS Project
5 7 (1.23%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
1 5 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.70%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.35%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.75%) SaaS
2 7 (1.23%) Lucidchart
3 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.58%) Internet
2 6 (1.05%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.18%) ATM
3 1 (0.18%) Firewall
3 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.18%) SSH
3 1 (0.18%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (11.91%) SQL Server
2 51 (8.93%) Relational Database
3 15 (2.63%) GIS
4 12 (2.10%) RDBMS
5 11 (1.93%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.40%) MS Access
6 8 (1.40%) MySQL
7 7 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.05%) Apache Accumulo
8 6 (1.05%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.53%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 3 (0.53%) Cognos Report Studio
10 3 (0.53%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.53%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.18%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 170 (29.77%) Selenium
2 116 (20.32%) Cucumber
3 88 (15.41%) JIRA
4 86 (15.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 52 (9.11%) WebDriver
6 51 (8.93%) SpecFlow
7 41 (7.18%) SoapUI
8 38 (6.65%) Git (software)
9 36 (6.30%) Jenkins
10 27 (4.73%) HP UFT
11 25 (4.38%) JMeter
12 24 (4.20%) Visual Studio
13 14 (2.45%) Subversion
14 13 (2.28%) Eclipse
14 13 (2.28%) WATIR
15 12 (2.10%) Bugzilla
15 12 (2.10%) LoadRunner
15 12 (2.10%) TestComplete
16 11 (1.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 10 (1.75%) Mercurial
General
1 88 (15.41%) Finance
2 37 (6.48%) Retail
3 31 (5.43%) Banking
4 23 (4.03%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.15%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.93%) Marketing
7 7 (1.23%) Automotive
7 7 (1.23%) Electronics
8 6 (1.05%) Games
9 5 (0.88%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.88%) Law
10 4 (0.70%) Billing
10 4 (0.70%) Military
11 3 (0.53%) iGaming
12 2 (0.35%) Front Office
13 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.18%) Legal
13 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 263 (46.06%) Analyst
2 247 (43.26%) Test Analyst
3 120 (21.02%) Test Engineer
4 110 (19.26%) Tester
5 50 (8.76%) Senior Test Engineer
6 48 (8.41%) Test Manager
7 45 (7.88%) Automation Test Analyst
8 44 (7.71%) Automation Tester
9 42 (7.36%) Test Leader
10 36 (6.30%) Software Analyst
10 36 (6.30%) Software Test Analyst
11 34 (5.95%) Test Automation Engineer
12 30 (5.25%) Junior
12 30 (5.25%) QA Analyst
13 27 (4.73%) Software Tester
14 25 (4.38%) Junior Analyst
14 25 (4.38%) Junior Tester
14 25 (4.38%) Senior Analyst
14 25 (4.38%) Senior Test Analyst
15 24 (4.20%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (10.68%) .NET
2 38 (6.65%) XML
3 37 (6.48%) Web Services
4 26 (4.55%) ASP.NET
5 24 (4.20%) HTML
6 16 (2.80%) SOAP
7 10 (1.75%) CSS
8 9 (1.58%) .NET Framework
9 8 (1.40%) REST
10 7 (1.23%) Dojo
10 7 (1.23%) GWT
10 7 (1.23%) HTML5
10 7 (1.23%) J2EE
10 7 (1.23%) JSF
11 6 (1.05%) JDBC
11 6 (1.05%) RESTful
12 5 (0.88%) LAMP
13 4 (0.70%) COM
13 4 (0.70%) Silverlight
13 4 (0.70%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (6.13%) Computer Science
3 22 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 20 (3.50%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.45%) iPad
6 12 (2.10%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
8 9 (1.58%) Driving Licence
9 8 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.05%) Smartcard
11 5 (0.88%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.70%) iPhone
12 4 (0.70%) Online Games
12 4 (0.70%) Replication
12 4 (0.70%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.53%) Mobile Games
14 2 (0.35%) EPoS
14 2 (0.35%) Robotics
14 2 (0.35%) Smart Meter
14 2 (0.35%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 75 (13.13%) Windows
2 39 (6.83%) Linux
3 25 (4.38%) Unix
4 16 (2.80%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.10%) Android
6 11 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.58%) Apple iOS
7 9 (1.58%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.88%) Windows Vista
9 4 (0.70%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.35%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.18%) AIX
11 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.18%) Solaris
11 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (67.25%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (49.39%) Software Testing
3 228 (39.93%) Test Automation
4 209 (36.60%) Test Scripting
5 144 (25.22%) Scrum
5 144 (25.22%) Test Management
6 142 (24.87%) SDLC
7 135 (23.64%) Automated Testing
8 129 (22.59%) Test Strategy
9 125 (21.89%) BDD
10 108 (18.91%) User Acceptance Testing
11 106 (18.56%) Regression Testing
12 105 (18.39%) Waterfall
13 104 (18.21%) TDD
14 95 (16.64%) Manual Testing
15 86 (15.06%) Functional Testing
16 79 (13.84%) Continuous Integration
17 75 (13.13%) Performance Testing
18 71 (12.43%) Defect Tracking
19 68 (11.91%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 214 (37.48%) SQL
2 129 (22.59%) Java
3 99 (17.34%) C#
4 57 (9.98%) Python
5 40 (7.01%) C
6 35 (6.13%) JavaScript
7 21 (3.68%) C++
7 21 (3.68%) Ruby
8 18 (3.15%) VB
9 17 (2.98%) Perl
10 11 (1.93%) Bash Shell
10 11 (1.93%) VBScript
11 10 (1.75%) PHP
11 10 (1.75%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.23%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.05%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.88%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.70%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.53%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 496 (86.87%) ISTQB
2 371 (64.97%) ISEB
3 96 (16.81%) Degree
4 59 (10.33%) Security Cleared
5 37 (6.48%) SC Cleared
6 23 (4.03%) DV Cleared
7 13 (2.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 11 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (1.58%) 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 3 (0.53%) CSQA
12 2 (0.35%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.35%) GNVQ
12 2 (0.35%) HND
13 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 231 (40.46%) QA
2 7 (1.23%) SLA
3 1 (0.18%) FATCA
3 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (1.23%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.70%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 44 (7.71%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (2.10%) Puppet
3 1 (0.18%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.18%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.18%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 172 (30.12%) Microsoft
2 87 (15.24%) Oracle
3 57 (9.98%) HP
4 13 (2.28%) SAP
5 10 (1.75%) Remedy
6 8 (1.40%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.23%) ESRI
7 7 (1.23%) Fujitsu
7 7 (1.23%) Google
7 7 (1.23%) Lumension
7 7 (1.23%) Sophos
8 6 (1.05%) CA Agile Central
8 6 (1.05%) IBM
8 6 (1.05%) TOWER Software
9 5 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.88%) VMware
10 4 (0.70%) ATG
10 4 (0.70%) CA
10 4 (0.70%) Demandware
10 4 (0.70%) EMC
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Amazing Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k per year
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £24000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits 7% pension / Private Health 25 - 3
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Perks
Posted: 4 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £40k doe
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Pension, Annual Bonus,
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: £competitive + company benefits + training
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
NCC Group
Salary: £competitive + company benefits + training
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Talent International
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Intec Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £47,000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago