Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 276 259 271
Rank change year-on-year -17 +12 -7
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 24 60 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.60% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.98% 2.50% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 24 57 49
West Midlands median annual salary £31,000 £38,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.42% +16.92% +12.07%
10th Percentile £26,025 £24,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £48,750 £43,750 £46,000
England median annual salary £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -6.67%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,460 2,398 3,254
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.21% 23.96% 27.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,586 1,919 2,375
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.11% -2.63% +5.56%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the West Midlands

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the West Midlands

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the West Midlands

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 August 2018. 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
Birmingham -17 11 £34,500 -13.75% 3
Sutton Coldfield -9 7 £31,000 +31.91% 1
Warwickshire +25 2 £30,750 -35.26% 1
Staffordshire -1 2 £25,000 -
Solihull - 2 £33,750 - 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 21 (87.50%) Software Testing
2 19 (79.17%) ISTQB
2 19 (79.17%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 14 (58.33%) QA
4 14 (58.33%) Scrum
5 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (54.17%) Selenium
5 13 (54.17%) SQL
6 12 (50.00%) ISEB
6 12 (50.00%) Test Scripting
7 11 (45.83%) Regression Testing
7 11 (45.83%) Visual Studio
8 9 (37.50%) Web Services
8 9 (37.50%) Finance
8 9 (37.50%) Manual Testing
9 8 (33.33%) User Stories
10 7 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (29.17%) Ranorex
10 7 (29.17%) SpecFlow
10 7 (29.17%) MongoDB
10 7 (29.17%) API Testing
10 7 (29.17%) Re-Platforming
11 6 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (25.00%) User Experience
11 6 (25.00%) Integration Testing
11 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
12 5 (20.83%) C#
12 5 (20.83%) Waterfall
12 5 (20.83%) Defect Management

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (12.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) BrowserStack
1 3 (12.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) MongoDB
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (12.50%) MySQL
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (54.17%) Selenium
2 11 (45.83%) Visual Studio
3 7 (29.17%) Ranorex
3 7 (29.17%) SpecFlow
4 3 (12.50%) Appium
4 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 3 (12.50%) JIRA
4 3 (12.50%) Maven
4 3 (12.50%) Robot Framework
4 3 (12.50%) Robotium
4 3 (12.50%) TestNG
4 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 2 (8.33%) HP UFT
6 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
6 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
6 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Tester
4 4 (16.67%) Automation Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) QA Automation Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Software Tester
5 3 (12.50%) Development Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Software Development Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Test Development Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Financial Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) QA Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Quality Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
2 1 (4.17%) HTML5
2 1 (4.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) User Experience
2 3 (12.50%) Algorithms
2 3 (12.50%) Data Structures
3 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) CMDB
4 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (87.50%) Software Testing
2 19 (79.17%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 14 (58.33%) Scrum
5 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (50.00%) Test Scripting
7 11 (45.83%) Regression Testing
8 9 (37.50%) Manual Testing
9 8 (33.33%) User Stories
10 7 (29.17%) API Testing
10 7 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (29.17%) Re-Platforming
11 6 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (25.00%) Integration Testing
12 5 (20.83%) Defect Management
12 5 (20.83%) Waterfall
13 4 (16.67%) SDLC
14 3 (12.50%) Functional Testing
14 3 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
14 3 (12.50%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) C#
3 3 (12.50%) Java
3 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (79.17%) ISTQB
2 12 (50.00%) ISEB
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (58.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP ALM
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.17%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) Atlassian
2 3 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (8.33%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) BMC
4 1 (4.17%) Capita