Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 275 281 263
Rank change year-on-year +6 -18 +1
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 40 34 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.41% 0.33% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.74% 1.36% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 38 31 58
West Midlands median annual salary £33,000 £34,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.94% -15.00% +23.08%
10th Percentile £22,300 £25,500 £24,700
90th Percentile £40,025 £48,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,250
% change year-on-year +2.74% -2.01% -0.67%

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 2,301 2,493 2,807
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.32% 24.19% 25.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,601 1,855 2,202
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - -0.62% +0.63%
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 23 February 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 23 February 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
Warwickshire - 14 £35,000 - 1
Staffordshire +13 11 £26,000 -7.14%
Solihull - 5 £37,500 -
Coventry -10 4 £21,750 -51.67%
Sutton Coldfield - 4 £31,000 - 2
Birmingham +8 2 £33,250 +15.65% 4
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 34 (85.00%) ISTQB
2 31 (77.50%) Software Testing
3 26 (65.00%) ISEB
3 26 (65.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (42.50%) Selenium
4 17 (42.50%) Test Automation
5 16 (40.00%) SQL
5 16 (40.00%) Test Scripting
6 15 (37.50%) Test Management
7 13 (32.50%) SOAP
7 13 (32.50%) Regression Testing
8 12 (30.00%) Finance
8 12 (30.00%) E-Commerce
9 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
9 11 (27.50%) HTML
9 11 (27.50%) Degree
10 10 (25.00%) JSON
10 10 (25.00%) JIRA
10 10 (25.00%) QA
10 10 (25.00%) Confluence
10 10 (25.00%) Cucumber
10 10 (25.00%) REST
10 10 (25.00%) Zephyr
10 10 (25.00%) Java
10 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 10 (25.00%) MySQL
10 10 (25.00%) Oracle
10 10 (25.00%) XML
10 10 (25.00%) Unix
10 10 (25.00%) CSS

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 10 (25.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) MySQL
2 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (7.50%) MongoDB
5 2 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (42.50%) Selenium
2 10 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 10 (25.00%) JIRA
2 10 (25.00%) Zephyr
3 7 (17.50%) Visual Studio
4 4 (10.00%) HP UFT
4 4 (10.00%) Ranorex
5 3 (7.50%) SoapUI
5 3 (7.50%) SpecFlow
5 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (30.00%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Analyst
2 13 (32.50%) Test Analyst
3 10 (25.00%) Coordinator
3 10 (25.00%) Test Coordinator
3 10 (25.00%) Tester
3 10 (25.00%) UAT Coordinator
4 9 (22.50%) Software Tester
5 4 (10.00%) QA Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Manual Test Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Junior
7 2 (5.00%) Junior Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Junior Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) SOAP
2 11 (27.50%) HTML
3 10 (25.00%) CSS
3 10 (25.00%) JSON
3 10 (25.00%) REST
3 10 (25.00%) XML
4 4 (10.00%) Web Services
5 1 (2.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.50%) User Experience
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.00%) CMDB
4 1 (2.50%) EPoS
4 1 (2.50%) Fintech
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing Technology
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (77.50%) Software Testing
2 26 (65.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (42.50%) Test Automation
4 16 (40.00%) Test Scripting
5 15 (37.50%) Test Management
6 13 (32.50%) Regression Testing
7 12 (30.00%) E-Commerce
8 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (22.50%) Manual Testing
8 9 (22.50%) SDLC
9 7 (17.50%) Scrum
9 7 (17.50%) Test Strategy
10 6 (15.00%) Black-Box Testing
10 6 (15.00%) User Stories
11 5 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (12.50%) Test Planning
12 4 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
12 4 (10.00%) Functional Testing
12 4 (10.00%) Performance Testing
12 4 (10.00%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) SQL
2 10 (25.00%) Java
2 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.50%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (85.00%) ISTQB
2 26 (65.00%) ISEB
3 11 (27.50%) Degree
4 3 (7.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (7.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) HP ALM
1 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
2 10 (25.00%) Oracle
3 7 (17.50%) HP
4 2 (5.00%) BMC
5 1 (2.50%) MKS
5 1 (2.50%) SAP