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 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 161 229 189
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -40
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 68 3 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.16% 0.050% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.15% 0.14% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 33 3 32
Average salary £37,500 £32,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.18% -36.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £48,400 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
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
2158 2070 1962
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 36.97% 34.41% 36.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1243 1416 1625
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,850 £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 25 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 25 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
(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 +51 51 £37,500 -11.24% 1
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 25 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.

1 122 (99.19%) ISEB
2 86 (69.92%) Software Testing
3 67 (54.47%) Finance
4 61 (49.59%) ISTQB
5 55 (44.72%) Retail
5 55 (44.72%) Telecoms
6 51 (41.46%) QA
7 42 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (27.64%) Test Management
8 34 (27.64%) Test Scripting
9 32 (26.02%) HP Quality Center
10 31 (25.20%) Test Planning
11 29 (23.58%) Scrum
12 26 (21.14%) Banking
13 24 (19.51%) SQL
13 24 (19.51%) UNIX
14 20 (16.26%) Aerospace
15 19 (15.45%) Windows
15 19 (15.45%) User Acceptance Testing
16 17 (13.82%) Security Cleared
16 17 (13.82%) V-Model
16 17 (13.82%) SQL Server
17 16 (13.01%) Oracle
17 16 (13.01%) HP
18 15 (12.20%) QuickTest Pro
18 15 (12.20%) LoadRunner
18 15 (12.20%) Selenium
19 14 (11.38%) Windows Server 2008
19 14 (11.38%) Test Automation
19 14 (11.38%) Windows Server 2003

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 (4.88%) IIS
1 6 (4.88%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.44%) CMS
3 2 (1.63%) JBoss
3 2 (1.63%) Apache
3 2 (1.63%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.81%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 5 (4.07%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (6.50%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.94%) LAN
1 11 (8.94%) WAN
2 10 (8.13%) MVNO
3 9 (7.32%) DNS
4 8 (6.50%) HTTP
5 7 (5.69%) TCP/IP
6 5 (4.07%) SMS
6 5 (4.07%) SS7
6 5 (4.07%) ISUP
6 5 (4.07%) INAP
6 5 (4.07%) Wireshark
6 5 (4.07%) LDAP
7 3 (2.44%) Internet
8 2 (1.63%) LTE
8 2 (1.63%) 4G
9 1 (0.81%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.25%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.81%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (12.20%) QuickTest Pro
1 15 (12.20%) LoadRunner
1 15 (12.20%) Selenium
2 9 (7.32%) SilkPerformer
3 8 (6.50%) WinRunner
3 8 (6.50%) TestDirector
4 7 (5.69%) TestComplete
5 5 (4.07%) Visual Studio
5 5 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.44%) MSTest
6 3 (2.44%) Moq
6 3 (2.44%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.44%) JIRA
6 3 (2.44%) Bugzilla
6 3 (2.44%) NUnit
7 2 (1.63%) ClearQuest
7 2 (1.63%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.81%) TestNG
8 1 (0.81%) JMeter
General
1 67 (54.47%) Finance
2 55 (44.72%) Telecoms
2 55 (44.72%) Retail
3 26 (21.14%) Banking
4 20 (16.26%) Aerospace
5 7 (5.69%) Billing
6 1 (0.81%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.81%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 72 (58.54%) Analyst
1 72 (58.54%) Test Analyst
2 36 (29.27%) Consultant
3 35 (28.46%) Test Consultant
4 19 (15.45%) Test Manager
4 19 (15.45%) Tester
5 16 (13.01%) Test Engineer
6 13 (10.57%) Software Test Engineer
6 13 (10.57%) Software Engineer
7 12 (9.76%) Software Test Analyst
8 11 (8.94%) QA Analyst
8 11 (8.94%) QA Test Analyst
9 9 (7.32%) Software Tester
10 8 (6.50%) Management Consultant
11 5 (4.07%) Junior
11 5 (4.07%) Junior Analyst
11 5 (4.07%) Junior Test Analyst
12 4 (3.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 4 (3.25%) Senior Test Analyst
12 4 (3.25%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.50%) .NET
2 6 (4.88%) SOAP
2 6 (4.88%) XML
3 5 (4.07%) Web Services
3 5 (4.07%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.81%) Middleware
4 1 (0.81%) Ajax
4 1 (0.81%) JSON
4 1 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.81%) XSLT
4 1 (0.81%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.88%) Open Source
3 5 (4.07%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.07%) Client/Server
3 5 (4.07%) IVR
4 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.63%) Life Science
4 2 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.81%) DTV
5 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (19.51%) UNIX
2 19 (15.45%) Windows
3 14 (11.38%) Solaris
3 14 (11.38%) Linux
3 14 (11.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (11.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (8.94%) Windows XP
4 11 (8.94%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.07%) Apple iOS
5 5 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.07%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (69.92%) Software Testing
2 42 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (27.64%) Test Management
3 34 (27.64%) Test Scripting
4 31 (25.20%) Test Planning
5 29 (23.58%) Scrum
6 19 (15.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (13.82%) V-Model
8 14 (11.38%) Test Automation
9 12 (9.76%) Regression Testing
10 11 (8.94%) Migration
10 11 (8.94%) Automated Testing
11 9 (7.32%) Non-Functional Testing
11 9 (7.32%) Validation
12 8 (6.50%) Performance Testing
13 7 (5.69%) Manual Testing
13 7 (5.69%) Test Strategy
14 6 (4.88%) Automation Testing
14 6 (4.88%) Network Monitoring
15 5 (4.07%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.51%) SQL
2 8 (6.50%) C#
3 7 (5.69%) Perl
4 6 (4.88%) Java
5 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.81%) VB
5 1 (0.81%) Python
5 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 122 (99.19%) ISEB
2 61 (49.59%) ISTQB
3 17 (13.82%) Security Cleared
4 8 (6.50%) Degree
5 6 (4.88%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (41.46%) QA
2 13 (10.57%) GAMP
System Software
1 11 (8.94%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.32%) VMware ESX
2 9 (7.32%) VMware Workstation
2 9 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.07%) NFS
Systems Management
1 32 (26.02%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (13.01%) Oracle
1 16 (13.01%) HP
2 10 (8.13%) Fujitsu
3 9 (7.32%) VMware
3 9 (7.32%) NetApp
4 6 (4.88%) TIBCO
5 5 (4.07%) Red Hat
5 5 (4.07%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.25%) Citrix
6 4 (3.25%) Redknee
7 3 (2.44%) IBM
8 2 (1.63%) FatWire
9 1 (0.81%) SAP
Reading
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + +Great Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Berkshire
Zetman
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Windsor
Networx Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
HiFX Europe Limited
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago