The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB Foundation Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB Foundation Certification over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 146 228 187
Rank change year-on-year
+82 -41
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 70 4 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.19% 0.066% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.25% 0.19% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 34 4 30
Average salary £37,500 £33,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,025 £46,950 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2151 2072 1901
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 36.61% 34.38% 35.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1236 1430 1575
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification across the Berkshire region.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Salary Trend in Berkshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Salary Histogram in Berkshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +55 53 £37,500 +10.29%
Maidenhead - 6 £34,000 -
Bracknell - 5 - -
Windsor - 3 £45,000 - 2
Wokingham - 1 £25,000 -
Slough - 1 £50,000 - 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing ISTQB Foundation Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 123 (99.19%) ISEB
2 88 (70.97%) Software Testing
3 67 (54.03%) Finance
4 61 (49.19%) ISTQB
5 56 (45.16%) Telecoms
6 55 (44.35%) Retail
7 52 (41.94%) QA
8 41 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (28.23%) Test Scripting
10 34 (27.42%) Test Management
11 31 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
11 31 (25.00%) Test Planning
12 29 (23.39%) Scrum
13 26 (20.97%) Banking
14 25 (20.16%) UNIX
15 24 (19.35%) SQL
16 20 (16.13%) Aerospace
17 19 (15.32%) Windows
17 19 (15.32%) User Acceptance Testing
18 17 (13.71%) Security Cleared
18 17 (13.71%) V-Model
18 17 (13.71%) SQL Server
19 16 (12.90%) Oracle
20 15 (12.10%) Solaris
20 15 (12.10%) Linux
20 15 (12.10%) QuickTest Pro
20 15 (12.10%) LoadRunner
20 15 (12.10%) HP
20 15 (12.10%) Selenium
21 14 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing ISTQB Foundation Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB Foundation Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (4.84%) IIS
1 6 (4.84%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.42%) CMS
3 2 (1.61%) JBoss
3 2 (1.61%) Apache
3 2 (1.61%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.81%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 5 (4.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (6.45%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.87%) LAN
1 11 (8.87%) WAN
2 10 (8.06%) DNS
2 10 (8.06%) MVNO
3 9 (7.26%) HTTP
4 8 (6.45%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.84%) SMS
5 6 (4.84%) SS7
5 6 (4.84%) ISUP
5 6 (4.84%) INAP
5 6 (4.84%) LDAP
5 6 (4.84%) Wireshark
6 3 (2.42%) Internet
7 2 (1.61%) LTE
7 2 (1.61%) 4G
8 1 (0.81%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.23%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.81%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (12.10%) QuickTest Pro
1 15 (12.10%) LoadRunner
1 15 (12.10%) Selenium
2 9 (7.26%) SilkPerformer
3 8 (6.45%) WinRunner
3 8 (6.45%) TestDirector
4 7 (5.65%) TestComplete
5 5 (4.03%) Visual Studio
5 5 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.42%) MSTest
6 3 (2.42%) Moq
6 3 (2.42%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.42%) JIRA
6 3 (2.42%) Bugzilla
6 3 (2.42%) NUnit
7 2 (1.61%) ClearQuest
7 2 (1.61%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.81%) TestNG
8 1 (0.81%) JMeter
General
1 67 (54.03%) Finance
2 56 (45.16%) Telecoms
3 55 (44.35%) Retail
4 26 (20.97%) Banking
5 20 (16.13%) Aerospace
6 7 (5.65%) Billing
7 1 (0.81%) Marketing
7 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.81%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 73 (58.87%) Analyst
1 73 (58.87%) Test Analyst
2 36 (29.03%) Consultant
3 35 (28.23%) Test Consultant
4 19 (15.32%) Test Manager
4 19 (15.32%) Tester
5 16 (12.90%) Test Engineer
6 13 (10.48%) Software Test Engineer
6 13 (10.48%) Software Engineer
7 12 (9.68%) Software Test Analyst
8 11 (8.87%) QA Analyst
8 11 (8.87%) QA Test Analyst
9 9 (7.26%) Software Tester
10 8 (6.45%) Management Consultant
11 5 (4.03%) Junior
11 5 (4.03%) Junior Analyst
11 5 (4.03%) Junior Test Analyst
12 4 (3.23%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 4 (3.23%) Senior Test Analyst
12 4 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.45%) .NET
2 7 (5.65%) SOAP
2 7 (5.65%) XML
3 6 (4.84%) Rendezvous
4 5 (4.03%) Web Services
5 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.81%) Middleware
5 1 (0.81%) Ajax
5 1 (0.81%) JSON
5 1 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.81%) XSLT
5 1 (0.81%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.84%) IVR
2 6 (4.84%) Open Source
2 6 (4.84%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.03%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.61%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.61%) Life Science
5 1 (0.81%) DTV
5 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (20.16%) UNIX
2 19 (15.32%) Windows
3 15 (12.10%) Solaris
3 15 (12.10%) Linux
4 14 (11.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (8.87%) Windows XP
5 11 (8.87%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (4.03%) Mac OS
7 5 (4.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (70.97%) Software Testing
2 41 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (28.23%) Test Scripting
4 34 (27.42%) Test Management
5 31 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 29 (23.39%) Scrum
7 19 (15.32%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (13.71%) V-Model
9 14 (11.29%) Test Automation
10 12 (9.68%) Regression Testing
11 11 (8.87%) Migration
11 11 (8.87%) Automated Testing
12 9 (7.26%) Validation
12 9 (7.26%) Non-Functional Testing
13 8 (6.45%) Performance Testing
14 7 (5.65%) Test Strategy
14 7 (5.65%) Manual Testing
15 6 (4.84%) Automation Testing
15 6 (4.84%) Network Monitoring
16 5 (4.03%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.35%) SQL
2 9 (7.26%) Perl
3 8 (6.45%) C#
3 8 (6.45%) Java
4 2 (1.61%) VB
5 1 (0.81%) Python
5 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.81%) C
Qualifications
1 123 (99.19%) ISEB
2 61 (49.19%) ISTQB
3 17 (13.71%) Security Cleared
4 8 (6.45%) Degree
5 6 (4.84%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (41.94%) QA
2 13 (10.48%) GAMP
System Software
1 11 (8.87%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.26%) VMware ESX
2 9 (7.26%) VMware Workstation
2 9 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.84%) NFS
Systems Management
1 31 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (12.90%) Oracle
2 15 (12.10%) HP
3 10 (8.06%) Fujitsu
4 9 (7.26%) VMware
4 9 (7.26%) NetApp
5 7 (5.65%) TIBCO
6 6 (4.84%) Red Hat
7 5 (4.03%) Microsoft
8 4 (3.23%) Citrix
8 4 (3.23%) Redknee
9 3 (2.42%) IBM
10 2 (1.61%) FatWire
11 1 (0.81%) SAP
Slough, Berkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Windsor
Networx Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
HiFX Europe Limited
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago