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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 27 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
27 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 706 533 299
Rank change year-on-year -173 -234 +37
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 140 35 8
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.19% 0.11% 0.087%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.93% 0.62% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 72 29 8
10th Percentile £31,825 £33,750 £41,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £42,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,020 £45,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.05% -10.00% +25.00%
75th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £58,438
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £76,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -2.44%

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 with a WFH option and a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 15,091 5,691 1,483
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 20.69% 17.80% 16.15%
Number of salaries quoted 7,847 4,170 1,163
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,090 £31,800
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £59,732 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.60% - -8.33%
75th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

ISTQB Foundation Certification trend for jobs with a WFH option

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing ISTQB Foundation Certification.

ISTQB Foundation Certification salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing ISTQB Foundation Certification over the 6 months to 27 May 2022.

ISTQB Foundation Certification salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 27 May 2022, ISTQB Foundation Certification job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 130 (92.86%) ISTQB
2 119 (85.00%) Test Automation
3 107 (76.43%) Software Testing
4 85 (60.71%) Agile
5 74 (52.86%) Finance
6 67 (47.86%) JIRA
6 67 (47.86%) QA
7 63 (45.00%) Social Skills
8 58 (41.43%) Python
8 58 (41.43%) ISEB
9 56 (40.00%) Test Management
9 56 (40.00%) Test Scripting
10 48 (34.29%) Use Case
10 48 (34.29%) System Testing
10 48 (34.29%) Defect Tracking
11 46 (32.86%) Test Strategy
11 46 (32.86%) Linux
12 45 (32.14%) Selenium
13 44 (31.43%) Atlassian
13 44 (31.43%) Confluence
14 43 (30.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 41 (29.29%) Big Data
15 41 (29.29%) Knowledge Management
15 41 (29.29%) Shell Script
15 41 (29.29%) Cyberattack
15 41 (29.29%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
15 41 (29.29%) Customer Requirements
15 41 (29.29%) Threat Intelligence
15 41 (29.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 39 (27.86%) Cyber Defence

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 44 (31.43%) Confluence
2 2 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 21 (15.00%) Azure
2 10 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (4.29%) AWS
4 3 (2.14%) Sauce Labs
5 2 (1.43%) AWS Data Pipeline
5 2 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.43%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (1.43%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.43%) Serverless
6 1 (0.71%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.71%) GCP
6 1 (0.71%) GitHub
6 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (27.14%) Wireshark
2 37 (26.43%) DHCP
2 37 (26.43%) HTTP
2 37 (26.43%) IMAP
2 37 (26.43%) SSL
2 37 (26.43%) TCP/IP
2 37 (26.43%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (29.29%) Big Data
2 27 (19.29%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.71%) BigQuery
5 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.71%) MySQL
5 1 (0.71%) MySQL Workbench
Development Applications
1 67 (47.86%) JIRA
2 45 (32.14%) Selenium
3 38 (27.14%) Zephyr
4 15 (10.71%) Cucumber
5 13 (9.29%) SpecFlow
6 8 (5.71%) Cypress.io
6 8 (5.71%) Postman
7 7 (5.00%) Git (software)
7 7 (5.00%) Jenkins
7 7 (5.00%) NUnit
7 7 (5.00%) SoapUI
7 7 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (4.29%) MSTest
9 5 (3.57%) REST Assured
10 4 (2.86%) Bitbucket
11 3 (2.14%) JMeter
11 3 (2.14%) Maven
11 3 (2.14%) TestNG
11 3 (2.14%) TestRail
11 3 (2.14%) WebDriver
General
1 74 (52.86%) Finance
2 63 (45.00%) Social Skills
3 41 (29.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 29 (20.71%) Telecoms
5 19 (13.57%) Aerospace
6 10 (7.14%) Legal
7 6 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (4.29%) Influencing Skills
7 6 (4.29%) Marketing
7 6 (4.29%) Organisational Skills
7 6 (4.29%) Public Sector
8 5 (3.57%) Electronics
8 5 (3.57%) Law
8 5 (3.57%) Manufacturing
9 4 (2.86%) Military
10 2 (1.43%) Banking
10 2 (1.43%) Games
10 2 (1.43%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (1.43%) Publishing
11 1 (0.71%) German Language
Job Titles
1 45 (32.14%) Test Engineer
2 32 (22.86%) Software Test Engineer
3 30 (21.43%) Analyst
4 28 (20.00%) Test Manager
5 24 (17.14%) Test Analyst
6 19 (13.57%) Consultant
6 19 (13.57%) Test Consultant
7 17 (12.14%) Tester
8 13 (9.29%) Test Automation Engineer
9 10 (7.14%) Environment Manager
9 10 (7.14%) Test Environment Manager
9 10 (7.14%) Test Leader
10 9 (6.43%) Data Consultant
10 9 (6.43%) QA Engineer
10 9 (6.43%) Software Tester
11 5 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
11 5 (3.57%) Senior Test Engineer
11 5 (3.57%) Software Engineer
12 4 (2.86%) Business Analyst
12 4 (2.86%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.57%) XML
2 11 (7.86%) .NET
3 8 (5.71%) REST
4 7 (5.00%) SOAP
4 7 (5.00%) Velocity
5 5 (3.57%) GraphQL
6 3 (2.14%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (2.14%) React
7 2 (1.43%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.43%) Node.js
7 2 (1.43%) RESTful
8 1 (0.71%) CSS
8 1 (0.71%) Middleware
8 1 (0.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 41 (29.29%) Cyberattack
2 39 (27.86%) Cyber Defence
3 37 (26.43%) Cyberthreat
4 23 (16.43%) User Experience
5 20 (14.29%) Cybercrime
6 17 (12.14%) Management Information System
7 7 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.43%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.43%) Equities
8 2 (1.43%) IoT
8 2 (1.43%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.43%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.43%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.71%) BBC
9 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.71%) EPoS
9 1 (0.71%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.71%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 46 (32.86%) Linux
2 8 (5.71%) Windows
3 3 (2.14%) Windows 10
3 3 (2.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (85.00%) Test Automation
2 107 (76.43%) Software Testing
3 85 (60.71%) Agile
4 56 (40.00%) Test Management
4 56 (40.00%) Test Scripting
5 48 (34.29%) Defect Tracking
5 48 (34.29%) System Testing
5 48 (34.29%) Use Case
6 46 (32.86%) Test Strategy
7 41 (29.29%) Customer Requirements
7 41 (29.29%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 41 (29.29%) Knowledge Management
7 41 (29.29%) Threat Intelligence
8 37 (26.43%) Product Requirements
9 36 (25.71%) Software Engineering
10 31 (22.14%) Keyword-Driven Testing
11 29 (20.71%) User Acceptance Testing
12 28 (20.00%) SDLC
13 23 (16.43%) Manual Testing
13 23 (16.43%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 58 (41.43%) Python
2 41 (29.29%) Shell Script
3 35 (25.00%) Java
4 26 (18.57%) SQL
5 22 (15.71%) C#
6 17 (12.14%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.43%) Bash
7 2 (1.43%) Dart
7 2 (1.43%) Go
7 2 (1.43%) Groovy
8 1 (0.71%) C
8 1 (0.71%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 130 (92.86%) ISTQB
2 58 (41.43%) ISEB
3 43 (30.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 35 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 32 (22.86%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.86%) Degree
6 4 (2.86%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.86%) PMP
7 3 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (47.86%) QA
2 10 (7.14%) GDPR
3 3 (2.14%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.14%) Docker
2 2 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.43%) VirtualBox
2 2 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 37 (26.43%) HP ALM
2 2 (1.43%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (31.43%) Atlassian
2 38 (27.14%) HP
3 12 (8.57%) Oracle
4 11 (7.86%) Microsoft
5 7 (5.00%) SAP
6 2 (1.43%) Citrix
6 2 (1.43%) Omniture
6 2 (1.43%) RedGate
6 2 (1.43%) VMware
7 1 (0.71%) Google
7 1 (0.71%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.71%) Sparx