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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 149 225 190
Rank change year-on-year
+76 -35
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 80 5 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.38% 0.085% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.65% 0.24% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 53 5 32
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,300 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £32,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.93% -8.57%
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
2193 2096 1929
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 37.73% 35.54% 35.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1320 1432 1563
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +49 49 £37,500 -18.47% 1
Bracknell - 13 £55,000 -
Slough - 6 £50,000 -
Maidenhead - 5 £34,000 -
Windsor - 4 £45,000 -
Hungerford - 1 £32,500 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 126 (90.65%) ISEB
2 88 (63.31%) Software Testing
3 82 (58.99%) ISTQB
4 76 (54.68%) Finance
5 61 (43.88%) QA
6 53 (38.13%) Telecoms
7 51 (36.69%) Agile Software Development
8 49 (35.25%) Retail
9 39 (28.06%) Scrum
10 38 (27.34%) Test Scripting
11 37 (26.62%) Test Management
11 37 (26.62%) HP Quality Center
12 29 (20.86%) Selenium
13 28 (20.14%) Windows
13 28 (20.14%) Test Planning
13 28 (20.14%) SQL
14 27 (19.42%) Banking
15 26 (18.71%) SQL Server
16 23 (16.55%) UNIX
17 22 (15.83%) V-Model
18 21 (15.11%) Aerospace
19 19 (13.67%) Test Automation
19 19 (13.67%) QuickTest Pro
20 18 (12.95%) .NET
20 18 (12.95%) User Acceptance Testing
21 17 (12.23%) Regression Testing
21 17 (12.23%) C#
22 16 (11.51%) HP
23 15 (10.79%) Oracle
23 15 (10.79%) Security Cleared

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (4.32%) IIS
1 6 (4.32%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.72%) CMS
2 1 (0.72%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 3 (2.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (6.47%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.72%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.91%) LAN
1 11 (7.91%) WAN
1 11 (7.91%) MVNO
2 8 (5.76%) DNS
3 7 (5.04%) HTTP
3 7 (5.04%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.60%) Wireshark
4 5 (3.60%) SMS
5 4 (2.88%) Internet
5 4 (2.88%) SS7
5 4 (2.88%) ISUP
5 4 (2.88%) INAP
5 4 (2.88%) LDAP
6 3 (2.16%) LTE
6 3 (2.16%) 4G
7 1 (0.72%) H.323
7 1 (0.72%) Firewall
7 1 (0.72%) Cisco ICM
7 1 (0.72%) GGSN
7 1 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (18.71%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.47%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.72%) MySQL
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 29 (20.86%) Selenium
2 19 (13.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (10.79%) LoadRunner
4 9 (6.47%) TestDirector
4 9 (6.47%) SilkPerformer
5 8 (5.76%) WinRunner
6 7 (5.04%) Cucumber
7 6 (4.32%) TestComplete
8 4 (2.88%) NUnit
8 4 (2.88%) Moq
9 3 (2.16%) Bugzilla
9 3 (2.16%) JIRA
9 3 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.16%) MSTest
9 3 (2.16%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.44%) ClearQuest
10 2 (1.44%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.72%) Hudson
11 1 (0.72%) JMeter
General
1 76 (54.68%) Finance
2 53 (38.13%) Telecoms
3 49 (35.25%) Retail
4 27 (19.42%) Banking
5 21 (15.11%) Aerospace
6 6 (4.32%) Billing
7 1 (0.72%) Marketing
7 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.72%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 70 (50.36%) Analyst
2 69 (49.64%) Test Analyst
3 32 (23.02%) Consultant
4 31 (22.30%) Test Consultant
5 23 (16.55%) Test Manager
5 23 (16.55%) Tester
6 19 (13.67%) Test Engineer
7 17 (12.23%) Software Engineer
8 13 (9.35%) QA Engineer
8 13 (9.35%) Software Test Engineer
9 12 (8.63%) QA Analyst
10 11 (7.91%) QA Test Analyst
11 10 (7.19%) Software Tester
11 10 (7.19%) Software Test Analyst
12 8 (5.76%) Management Consultant
13 5 (3.60%) Quality Engineer
14 4 (2.88%) Senior Analyst
14 4 (2.88%) Senior Test Analyst
14 4 (2.88%) Senior QA Engineer
14 4 (2.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.95%) .NET
2 14 (10.07%) Web Services
3 5 (3.60%) XML
3 5 (3.60%) SOAP
4 4 (2.88%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.72%) Middleware
5 1 (0.72%) Ajax
5 1 (0.72%) XMPP
5 1 (0.72%) JSON
5 1 (0.72%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.72%) HTML
5 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.72%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.04%) Open Source
1 7 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.88%) Mobile App
2 4 (2.88%) IVR
3 3 (2.16%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.44%) Life Science
5 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.72%) DTV
5 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 28 (20.14%) Windows
2 23 (16.55%) UNIX
3 14 (10.07%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (10.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (9.35%) Solaris
4 13 (9.35%) Linux
5 11 (7.91%) Windows XP
5 11 (7.91%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.16%) Mac OS
7 3 (2.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (63.31%) Software Testing
2 51 (36.69%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (28.06%) Scrum
4 38 (27.34%) Test Scripting
5 37 (26.62%) Test Management
6 28 (20.14%) Test Planning
7 22 (15.83%) V-Model
8 19 (13.67%) Test Automation
9 18 (12.95%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (12.23%) Regression Testing
11 14 (10.07%) Migration
12 13 (9.35%) Automation Testing
13 11 (7.91%) Integration Testing
14 10 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (7.19%) Waterfall
15 9 (6.47%) Non-Functional Testing
15 9 (6.47%) Automated Testing
15 9 (6.47%) Validation
15 9 (6.47%) Performance Testing
16 8 (5.76%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (20.14%) SQL
2 17 (12.23%) C#
3 6 (4.32%) Perl
4 5 (3.60%) Java
5 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.72%) VBScript
5 1 (0.72%) VB
5 1 (0.72%) Python
5 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 126 (90.65%) ISEB
2 82 (58.99%) ISTQB
3 15 (10.79%) Security Cleared
4 14 (10.07%) Degree
5 8 (5.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (2.88%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.72%) HND
7 1 (0.72%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (43.88%) QA
2 13 (9.35%) GAMP
System Software
1 11 (7.91%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.47%) VMware ESX
2 9 (6.47%) VMware Workstation
2 9 (6.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.88%) NFS
Systems Management
1 37 (26.62%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.72%) Puppet
2 1 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 16 (11.51%) HP
2 15 (10.79%) Oracle
3 14 (10.07%) Microsoft
4 10 (7.19%) Fujitsu
5 9 (6.47%) VMware
5 9 (6.47%) NetApp
6 5 (3.60%) TIBCO
7 4 (2.88%) Redknee
7 4 (2.88%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.88%) Citrix
8 1 (0.72%) Empirix
8 1 (0.72%) Sage
8 1 (0.72%) SAP
8 1 (0.72%) Cisco
8 1 (0.72%) IBM
8 1 (0.72%) Panasonic
8 1 (0.72%) Mitel
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