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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 199 158 209
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +51
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 16 54 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.32% 0.99% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.92% 2.69% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 9 27 18
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,200 £31,500 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £47,500 £36,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +3.07%
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
1735 2005 1951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 34.73% 36.71% 35.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1160 1284 1493
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -21 6 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Maidenhead +1 5 £40,000 -
Windsor - 1 £42,500 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 29 (82.86%) ISEB
2 19 (54.29%) ISTQB
3 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (48.57%) Software Testing
5 16 (45.71%) QA
6 13 (37.14%) Test Scripting
6 13 (37.14%) Finance
7 12 (34.29%) Selenium
8 11 (31.43%) Telecoms
9 10 (28.57%) HP
9 10 (28.57%) Test Strategy
10 9 (25.71%) SQL
10 9 (25.71%) Scrum
10 9 (25.71%) Banking
10 9 (25.71%) Test Management
11 8 (22.86%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (20.00%) Aerospace
12 7 (20.00%) SDLC
13 6 (17.14%) Test Planning
13 6 (17.14%) Retail
13 6 (17.14%) Billing
13 6 (17.14%) Capita
13 6 (17.14%) Integration Testing
13 6 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (17.14%) Degree
14 5 (14.29%) Oracle
14 5 (14.29%) UNIX
14 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
14 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
14 5 (14.29%) System Integration Testing

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 2 (5.71%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.43%) MS Project
3 3 (8.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) CSG Singleview
2 2 (5.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (2.86%) Exchequer
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
1 2 (5.71%) DNS
1 2 (5.71%) Internet
1 2 (5.71%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.86%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (34.29%) Selenium
2 3 (8.57%) HP UFT
2 3 (8.57%) JIRA
3 2 (5.71%) NUnit
3 2 (5.71%) Moq
3 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.71%) LoadRunner
3 2 (5.71%) TestComplete
3 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.86%) JMeter
4 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.86%) Toad
4 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.86%) Zephyr
4 1 (2.86%) Appium
4 1 (2.86%) TestPartner
General
1 13 (37.14%) Finance
2 11 (31.43%) Telecoms
3 9 (25.71%) Banking
4 7 (20.00%) Aerospace
5 6 (17.14%) Retail
5 6 (17.14%) Billing
6 2 (5.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (60.00%) Analyst
1 21 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (17.14%) Test Leader
3 5 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Tester
4 4 (11.43%) Test Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Lead Test Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Billing Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Head of Testing
7 1 (2.86%) Defect Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Junior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Software Test Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) .NET
2 3 (8.57%) HTML
3 2 (5.71%) Ajax
3 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.71%) Web Services
4 1 (2.86%) XML
4 1 (2.86%) SOAP
4 1 (2.86%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.71%) New Media
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.86%) Statistics
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) UNIX
2 2 (5.71%) Windows
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (48.57%) Software Testing
3 13 (37.14%) Test Scripting
4 10 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 9 (25.71%) Test Management
5 9 (25.71%) Scrum
6 7 (20.00%) SDLC
7 6 (17.14%) Test Planning
7 6 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (17.14%) Integration Testing
8 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 5 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Automation Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Agile Testing
9 4 (11.43%) BDD
9 4 (11.43%) Automated Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (11.43%) PRINCE2
9 4 (11.43%) Project Management
10 3 (8.57%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) Python
2 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.71%) Perl
3 2 (5.71%) C#
3 2 (5.71%) VB
4 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.86%) VBScript
4 1 (2.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 29 (82.86%) ISEB
2 19 (54.29%) ISTQB
3 6 (17.14%) Degree
4 4 (11.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
5 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
5 3 (8.57%) APMP
6 2 (5.71%) AAT
6 2 (5.71%) HND
7 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.86%) PMP
7 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (45.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) HP
2 6 (17.14%) Capita
3 5 (14.29%) Oracle
4 4 (11.43%) IBM
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.71%) Cognos
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco
6 1 (2.86%) SAP
6 1 (2.86%) Sage
Hungerford, Berkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £38k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago