Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 264 285 298
Rank change year-on-year +21 +13 -49
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 31 43 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.36% 0.43% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.35% 1.82% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 28 42 37
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £36,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.96% +12.31% -13.33%
10th Percentile £27,125 £22,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £48,750 £43,175 £45,400
England median annual salary £37,873 £35,000 £36,375
% change year-on-year +8.21% -3.78% -5.52%

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 2,300 2,360 3,155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 26.68% 23.80% 26.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,527 1,868 2,310
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £24,825 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +8 11 £31,500 -21.25% 4
Solihull - 7 £32,500 - 1
Warwickshire +45 5 £46,000 +41.54% 3
Shropshire +17 3 - - 1
Staffordshire +5 2 £31,250 +25.00% 1
Coventry - 2 £28,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 £40,000 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 29 (93.55%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (87.10%) ISTQB
3 20 (64.52%) Test Automation
4 19 (61.29%) ISEB
5 18 (58.06%) Software Testing
6 17 (54.84%) Waterfall
7 16 (51.61%) Defect Management
8 14 (45.16%) Finance
9 13 (41.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (41.94%) Integration Testing
10 10 (32.26%) Selenium
11 9 (29.03%) Regression Testing
12 8 (25.81%) JIRA
12 8 (25.81%) QA
12 8 (25.81%) Test Strategy
13 7 (22.58%) Test Management
14 6 (19.35%) Confluence
15 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
15 5 (16.13%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
15 5 (16.13%) Scrum
15 5 (16.13%) Java
15 5 (16.13%) SQL
15 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
15 5 (16.13%) Performance Testing
15 5 (16.13%) Banking
16 4 (12.90%) Atlassian
16 4 (12.90%) C#
16 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
16 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Office

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 6 (19.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) SAP FI-CA
1 2 (6.45%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) BrowserStack
1 3 (9.68%) GitHub
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) MongoDB
2 3 (9.68%) MySQL
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Selenium
2 8 (25.81%) JIRA
3 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
4 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
4 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
4 4 (12.90%) WebDriver
5 3 (9.68%) Appium
5 3 (9.68%) Maven
5 3 (9.68%) Robot Framework
5 3 (9.68%) Robotium
5 3 (9.68%) SoapUI
5 3 (9.68%) TestNG
6 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
6 2 (6.45%) HP UFT
7 1 (3.23%) JMeter
7 1 (3.23%) JUnit
7 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
7 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (45.16%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) Analyst
1 18 (58.06%) Test Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Test Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Development Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Software Development Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Software Test Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Software Tester
3 3 (9.68%) Test Development Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Test Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Tester
4 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Junior
5 1 (3.23%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) SOAP
2 2 (6.45%) JSON
2 2 (6.45%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (6.45%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Algorithms
1 3 (9.68%) Data Structures
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (93.55%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (64.52%) Test Automation
3 18 (58.06%) Software Testing
4 17 (54.84%) Waterfall
5 16 (51.61%) Defect Management
6 13 (41.94%) Integration Testing
6 13 (41.94%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (29.03%) Regression Testing
8 8 (25.81%) Test Strategy
9 7 (22.58%) Test Management
10 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (16.13%) Performance Testing
10 5 (16.13%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 5 (16.13%) Scrum
10 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
11 4 (12.90%) API Testing
12 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (9.68%) Issue Tracking
12 3 (9.68%) Project Management
12 3 (9.68%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) Java
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) C#
3 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (87.10%) ISTQB
2 19 (61.29%) ISEB
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.81%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Atlassian
2 3 (9.68%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.23%) HP
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft