Period
to 6 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 6 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
UK > Wales
6 months to
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 76 101 134
Rank change year-on-year +25 +33 +8
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 25 18 3
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 1.97% 1.02% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.09% 4.64% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 24 18 3
Median annual salary £35,000 £32,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% +16.36% +1.85%
10th Percentile £27,875 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £44,900 £34,550
UK median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +10.39% +2.67%

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 Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Wales
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 309 388 450
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 24.33% 21.92% 23.40%
Number of salaries quoted 259 315 287
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,200
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.91% +3.00%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £62,000 £61,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Wales

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Wales.

Salary trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Wales

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Wales over the 6 months to 6 July 2020.

Salary histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Wales

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 6 July 2020. 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
South Wales +34 25 £35,000 +9.38% 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 6 July 2020, 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 Wales region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 25 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 20 (80.00%) Test Automation
3 17 (68.00%) Finance
3 17 (68.00%) Software Testing
4 16 (64.00%) ISEB
5 14 (56.00%) Selenium
6 11 (44.00%) WebDriver
6 11 (44.00%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (44.00%) C#
7 9 (36.00%) Zephyr
8 8 (32.00%) SoapUI
8 8 (32.00%) SpecFlow
9 7 (28.00%) Puppet
9 7 (28.00%) Jenkins
9 7 (28.00%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (28.00%) Ansible
9 7 (28.00%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (28.00%) GoCD
9 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
9 7 (28.00%) TeamCity
10 6 (24.00%) Postman
11 5 (20.00%) Software Delivery
11 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
11 5 (20.00%) JIRA
11 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (16.00%) Scrum
12 4 (16.00%) ITIL
12 4 (16.00%) SDLC
12 4 (16.00%) Defect Management
12 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 2 (8.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) BrowserStack
2 1 (4.00%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (56.00%) Selenium
2 11 (44.00%) WebDriver
3 9 (36.00%) Zephyr
4 8 (32.00%) SoapUI
4 8 (32.00%) SpecFlow
5 7 (28.00%) GoCD
5 7 (28.00%) Jenkins
5 7 (28.00%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (28.00%) TeamCity
6 6 (24.00%) Postman
7 5 (20.00%) JIRA
8 2 (8.00%) JMeter
General
1 17 (68.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Advertising
2 3 (12.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (84.00%) Analyst
1 21 (84.00%) Test Analyst
2 11 (44.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) Senior Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Software Tester
4 4 (16.00%) Tester
5 3 (12.00%) Software Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Software Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (68.00%) Software Testing
3 11 (44.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.00%) Software Delivery
4 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (16.00%) Defect Management
5 4 (16.00%) ITIL
5 4 (16.00%) Scrum
5 4 (16.00%) SDLC
5 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.00%) DevOps
7 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Project Delivery
7 2 (8.00%) Workload Management
8 1 (4.00%) BDD
8 1 (4.00%) Integration Testing
8 1 (4.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) C#
2 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 16 (64.00%) ISEB
3 3 (12.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) Ansible
1 7 (28.00%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (28.00%) Puppet