Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 237 285 289
Rank change year-on-year +48 +4 -38
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 40 35 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.51% 0.36% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.79% 1.56% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 33 33 30
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,000 £25,975
90th Percentile £48,000 £40,400 £48,750
England median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 2,236 2,247 2,593
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.70% 22.91% 25.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,482 1,629 1,894
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £63,175
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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
Solihull +16 9 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Warwickshire +26 7 £46,000 +31.43% 3
Shropshire - 6 - - 1
Birmingham +3 5 £31,500 -10.00% 1
Worcestershire - 5 £27,500 -
Coventry +22 4 £28,500 +26.67% 1
Staffordshire +20 4 £28,000 +7.69%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 39 (97.50%) ISTQB
2 36 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (67.50%) Test Automation
4 24 (60.00%) ISEB
5 22 (55.00%) Waterfall
5 22 (55.00%) Defect Management
6 18 (45.00%) Software Testing
7 15 (37.50%) QA
8 14 (35.00%) JIRA
8 14 (35.00%) Test Management
9 13 (32.50%) Finance
10 11 (27.50%) Selenium
10 11 (27.50%) Regression Testing
10 11 (27.50%) Java
10 11 (27.50%) Test Strategy
10 11 (27.50%) Integration Testing
11 10 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (25.00%) XML
12 9 (22.50%) Test Scripting
12 9 (22.50%) Performance Testing
12 9 (22.50%) Confluence
12 9 (22.50%) Cucumber
13 7 (17.50%) Scrum
13 7 (17.50%) Git (software)
13 7 (17.50%) Customer Requirements
13 7 (17.50%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 6 (15.00%) Acceptance Criteria
14 6 (15.00%) API Testing
14 6 (15.00%) Jenkins
15 5 (12.50%) MongoDB

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 9 (22.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (12.50%) SAP FI-CA
1 5 (12.50%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.50%) BrowserStack
1 1 (2.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (5.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (35.00%) JIRA
2 11 (27.50%) Selenium
3 9 (22.50%) Cucumber
4 7 (17.50%) Git (software)
5 6 (15.00%) Jenkins
6 5 (12.50%) SoapUI
7 4 (10.00%) Appium
8 3 (7.50%) Calabash
8 3 (7.50%) HP UFT
8 3 (7.50%) SpecFlow
9 2 (5.00%) Mercurial
9 2 (5.00%) WebDriver
9 2 (5.00%) Zephyr
10 1 (2.50%) JMeter
10 1 (2.50%) JUnit
10 1 (2.50%) Maven
10 1 (2.50%) Robot Framework
10 1 (2.50%) Robotium
10 1 (2.50%) TestNG
10 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (32.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Banking
2 3 (7.50%) Billing
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Analyst
1 25 (62.50%) Test Analyst
2 8 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 8 (20.00%) Tester
3 2 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (5.00%) Agile Tester
3 2 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (5.00%) Automation Tester
3 2 (5.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (5.00%) QA Automation Analyst
3 2 (5.00%) QA Automation Tester
3 2 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (5.00%) QA Tester
3 2 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (5.00%) Systems Test Analyst
4 1 (2.50%) Billing Analyst
4 1 (2.50%) Development Engineer
4 1 (2.50%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (2.50%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (2.50%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) XML
2 5 (12.50%) JSON
2 5 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (12.50%) SOAP
3 4 (10.00%) .NET
4 3 (7.50%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.50%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.50%) Fintech
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (67.50%) Test Automation
3 22 (55.00%) Defect Management
3 22 (55.00%) Waterfall
4 18 (45.00%) Software Testing
5 14 (35.00%) Test Management
6 11 (27.50%) Integration Testing
6 11 (27.50%) Regression Testing
6 11 (27.50%) Test Strategy
7 10 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (22.50%) Performance Testing
8 9 (22.50%) Test Scripting
9 7 (17.50%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (17.50%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 7 (17.50%) Scrum
10 6 (15.00%) Acceptance Criteria
10 6 (15.00%) API Testing
11 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (12.50%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) Java
2 4 (10.00%) C#
3 3 (7.50%) Ruby
3 3 (7.50%) SQL
4 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 39 (97.50%) ISTQB
2 24 (60.00%) ISEB
3 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) SAP
2 4 (10.00%) Atlassian
3 3 (7.50%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.50%) HP