Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 281 255 297
Rank change year-on-year -26 +42 -41
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 27 58 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.60% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.15% 2.56% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 25 55 49
West Midlands median annual salary £31,000 £36,500 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.07% +17.74% +6.90%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,200
90th Percentile £41,250 £48,750 £45,200
England median annual salary £38,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.11% +4.29% -9.09%

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 2,348 2,265 3,228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.22% 23.50% 26.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,506 1,756 2,422
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £61,250 £69,875
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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
Sutton Coldfield +10 9 £31,000 +31.91%
Solihull - 5 £37,500 -
Coventry -13 4 £21,750 -51.67%
Birmingham -31 4 £43,250 +8.13% 2
Warwickshire +9 3 £32,000 -32.63%
Staffordshire -2 2 £25,000 -9.09%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 23 (85.19%) ISTQB
2 21 (77.78%) Software Testing
3 19 (70.37%) Test Automation
4 18 (66.67%) SQL
5 17 (62.96%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (55.56%) Selenium
6 15 (55.56%) Scrum
7 14 (51.85%) Visual Studio
7 14 (51.85%) Test Scripting
8 13 (48.15%) Manual Testing
8 13 (48.15%) Regression Testing
8 13 (48.15%) QA
9 11 (40.74%) Finance
10 10 (37.04%) ISEB
11 9 (33.33%) Web Services
11 9 (33.33%) User Stories
11 9 (33.33%) Ranorex
11 9 (33.33%) Re-Platforming
12 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
13 7 (25.93%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (25.93%) API Testing
13 7 (25.93%) User Experience
13 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (25.93%) MongoDB
13 7 (25.93%) SpecFlow
14 6 (22.22%) SDLC
14 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
15 5 (18.52%) HP
15 5 (18.52%) Degree

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 (11.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) BrowserStack
1 2 (7.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) MongoDB
2 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 3 (11.11%) MySQL
4 2 (7.41%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (55.56%) Selenium
2 14 (51.85%) Visual Studio
3 9 (33.33%) Ranorex
4 7 (25.93%) SpecFlow
5 4 (14.81%) HP UFT
6 3 (11.11%) JIRA
6 3 (11.11%) SoapUI
6 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (7.41%) Appium
7 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
7 2 (7.41%) Maven
7 2 (7.41%) Robot Framework
7 2 (7.41%) Robotium
7 2 (7.41%) TestNG
7 2 (7.41%) WebDriver
8 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
8 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
8 1 (3.70%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (62.96%) Analyst
2 9 (33.33%) QA Analyst
3 8 (29.63%) Test Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Tester
5 4 (14.81%) Automation Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) QA Automation Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Software Tester
6 3 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Test Manager
7 2 (7.41%) Development Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Quality Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Software Development Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Test Development Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) Web Services
2 4 (14.81%) SOAP
3 3 (11.11%) HTML
4 2 (7.41%) HTML5
5 1 (3.70%) CSS
5 1 (3.70%) JSON
5 1 (3.70%) REST
5 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) User Experience
2 2 (7.41%) Algorithms
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.41%) CMDB
2 2 (7.41%) Data Structures
2 2 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (77.78%) Software Testing
2 19 (70.37%) Test Automation
3 17 (62.96%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (55.56%) Scrum
5 14 (51.85%) Test Scripting
6 13 (48.15%) Manual Testing
6 13 (48.15%) Regression Testing
7 9 (33.33%) Re-Platforming
7 9 (33.33%) User Stories
8 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (25.93%) API Testing
9 7 (25.93%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (22.22%) SDLC
11 5 (18.52%) Performance Testing
12 4 (14.81%) Project Management
12 4 (14.81%) Test Management
13 3 (11.11%) Load Testing
13 3 (11.11%) Security Testing
14 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) C#
3 3 (11.11%) Java
3 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (85.19%) ISTQB
2 10 (37.04%) ISEB
3 5 (18.52%) Degree
4 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (48.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP ALM
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) HP
3 2 (7.41%) Atlassian
3 2 (7.41%) BMC
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) SAP