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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 200 152 203
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +51
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 17 62 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.33% 1.12% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.94% 3.20% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 11 30 20
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £29,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £47,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
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
1812 1937 1867
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 35.51% 35.11% 35.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1192 1278 1414
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
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 27 May 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 27 May 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
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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 -25 7 £45,000 +12.50%
Maidenhead -3 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 27 May 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 54 (71.05%) ISEB
2 47 (61.84%) ISTQB
3 45 (59.21%) QA
4 44 (57.89%) Finance
5 43 (56.58%) Software Testing
6 39 (51.32%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (46.05%) Selenium
8 31 (40.79%) Scrum
9 22 (28.95%) HP Quality Center
10 20 (26.32%) Telecoms
10 20 (26.32%) .NET
11 19 (25.00%) Banking
12 17 (22.37%) Retail
12 17 (22.37%) Aerospace
12 17 (22.37%) SQL Server
12 17 (22.37%) C#
12 17 (22.37%) Web Services
12 17 (22.37%) Windows
12 17 (22.37%) Microsoft
12 17 (22.37%) HP
13 16 (21.05%) Test Scripting
13 16 (21.05%) Automation Testing
14 15 (19.74%) Test Management
14 15 (19.74%) SQL
15 13 (17.11%) Degree
16 11 (14.47%) QuickTest Pro
16 11 (14.47%) Test Automation
16 11 (14.47%) Test Planning
17 10 (13.16%) SDLC
17 10 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (2.63%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.26%) MS Project
3 2 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.26%) CSG Singleview
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.63%) Exchequer
3 1 (1.32%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (1.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) TCP/IP
1 3 (3.95%) Internet
2 2 (2.63%) DNS
2 2 (2.63%) Firewall
3 1 (1.32%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (1.32%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.32%) GGSN
3 1 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.32%) LTE
3 1 (1.32%) 4G
3 1 (1.32%) MVNO
3 1 (1.32%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (1.32%) SMS
3 1 (1.32%) 3GPP
3 1 (1.32%) VoIP
3 1 (1.32%) RTCP
3 1 (1.32%) RTP
3 1 (1.32%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.37%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.26%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 35 (46.05%) Selenium
2 11 (14.47%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (9.21%) Cucumber
4 5 (6.58%) LoadRunner
5 3 (3.95%) TestComplete
5 3 (3.95%) NUnit
5 3 (3.95%) Moq
6 2 (2.63%) JIRA
6 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.32%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.32%) JMeter
7 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.32%) Toad
7 1 (1.32%) TestDirector
7 1 (1.32%) TestPartner
7 1 (1.32%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.32%) Zephyr
7 1 (1.32%) Appium
General
1 44 (57.89%) Finance
2 20 (26.32%) Telecoms
3 19 (25.00%) Banking
4 17 (22.37%) Retail
4 17 (22.37%) Aerospace
5 7 (9.21%) Billing
6 2 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (46.05%) Analyst
2 34 (44.74%) Test Analyst
3 17 (22.37%) QA Engineer
4 11 (14.47%) Test Manager
5 7 (9.21%) Tester
5 7 (9.21%) Consultant
5 7 (9.21%) Quality Engineer
5 7 (9.21%) Test Consultant
5 7 (9.21%) Test Leader
6 6 (7.89%) Senior QA Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) Software Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Junior
7 5 (6.58%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (6.58%) Junior Test Analyst
7 5 (6.58%) Junior Analyst
7 5 (6.58%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Principal Consultant
8 4 (5.26%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (26.32%) .NET
2 17 (22.37%) Web Services
3 3 (3.95%) HTML
4 2 (2.63%) Ajax
4 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.32%) SOAP
5 1 (1.32%) XML
5 1 (1.32%) XMPP
5 1 (1.32%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.63%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.63%) New Media
2 2 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.32%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.32%) Statistics
3 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.37%) Windows
2 8 (10.53%) UNIX
3 1 (1.32%) Linux
3 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (56.58%) Software Testing
2 39 (51.32%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (40.79%) Scrum
4 16 (21.05%) Test Scripting
4 16 (21.05%) Automation Testing
5 15 (19.74%) Test Management
6 11 (14.47%) Test Planning
6 11 (14.47%) Test Automation
7 10 (13.16%) SDLC
7 10 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (11.84%) Integration Testing
8 9 (11.84%) Test Strategy
9 8 (10.53%) Functional Testing
10 7 (9.21%) System Integration Testing
10 7 (9.21%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (7.89%) Performance Testing
11 6 (7.89%) Software Engineering
11 6 (7.89%) Change Management
11 6 (7.89%) ITIL
11 6 (7.89%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.37%) C#
2 15 (19.74%) SQL
3 3 (3.95%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.63%) Perl
4 2 (2.63%) VBScript
4 2 (2.63%) VB
4 2 (2.63%) Python
5 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 54 (71.05%) ISEB
2 47 (61.84%) ISTQB
3 13 (17.11%) Degree
4 9 (11.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (3.95%) HND
5 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.95%) APMP
5 3 (3.95%) AAT
6 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.32%) PMP
6 1 (1.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (59.21%) QA
Systems Management
1 22 (28.95%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.32%) Iperf
Vendors
1 17 (22.37%) Microsoft
1 17 (22.37%) HP
2 6 (7.89%) Oracle
3 5 (6.58%) Capita
4 4 (5.26%) IBM
5 2 (2.63%) Cisco
5 2 (2.63%) Sage
6 1 (1.32%) Mitel
6 1 (1.32%) Empirix
6 1 (1.32%) SAP
6 1 (1.32%) Cognos
6 1 (1.32%) Panasonic