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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 168 217 199
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -18
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 57 8 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.96% 0.14% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.64% 0.43% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 35 8 23
Average salary £37,500 £31,250 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £23,650 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £43,250 £52,000
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 1859 1874
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 36.50% 33.40% 33.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1300 1345 1581
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 £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +32 36 £37,500 +10.29% 3
Bracknell - 9 - -
Maidenhead - 4 £40,000 - 2
Slough - 4 £46,500 -
Wokingham - 2 £25,000 - 1
Newbury +5 1 £37,500 +25.00%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 117 (99.15%) ISEB
2 87 (73.73%) Software Testing
3 63 (53.39%) Finance
4 59 (50.00%) Telecoms
5 56 (47.46%) QA
6 55 (46.61%) Retail
7 50 (42.37%) ISTQB
7 50 (42.37%) Test Planning
8 38 (32.20%) HP Quality Center
9 29 (24.58%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (23.73%) HP
10 28 (23.73%) UNIX
11 26 (22.03%) User Acceptance Testing
11 26 (22.03%) Test Scripting
12 22 (18.64%) Linux
13 20 (16.95%) Solaris
13 20 (16.95%) Billing
14 19 (16.10%) Java
14 19 (16.10%) TCP/IP
15 18 (15.25%) TIBCO
15 18 (15.25%) JDE OneWorld
15 18 (15.25%) XML
15 18 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
16 17 (14.41%) Test Automation
17 16 (13.56%) Perl
18 15 (12.71%) SQL
18 15 (12.71%) SQL Server
18 15 (12.71%) Windows
18 15 (12.71%) TestDirector
18 15 (12.71%) Security Cleared

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 4 (3.39%) CMS
1 4 (3.39%) Apache
1 4 (3.39%) Tomcat
1 4 (3.39%) WebLogic
1 4 (3.39%) IIS
2 2 (1.69%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 4 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (15.25%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.85%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.10%) TCP/IP
2 14 (11.86%) DNS
3 13 (11.02%) LDAP
3 13 (11.02%) HTTP
3 13 (11.02%) SMS
3 13 (11.02%) SS7
3 13 (11.02%) ISUP
3 13 (11.02%) INAP
3 13 (11.02%) Wireshark
4 12 (10.17%) 4G
4 12 (10.17%) LTE
5 6 (5.08%) LAN
5 6 (5.08%) WAN
6 1 (0.85%) IPv4
6 1 (0.85%) IPv6
6 1 (0.85%) DHCP
6 1 (0.85%) 3G
6 1 (0.85%) BGP
6 1 (0.85%) Firewall
6 1 (0.85%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.24%) MySQL
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.85%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (12.71%) TestDirector
1 15 (12.71%) Selenium
2 9 (7.63%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (7.63%) LoadRunner
3 7 (5.93%) SilkPerformer
4 6 (5.08%) Visual Studio
5 5 (4.24%) JUnit
5 5 (4.24%) JMeter
5 5 (4.24%) SoapUI
5 5 (4.24%) TestNG
6 4 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (3.39%) TestComplete
7 3 (2.54%) WinRunner
8 2 (1.69%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.69%) Hudson
8 2 (1.69%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.69%) Cucumber
General
1 63 (53.39%) Finance
2 59 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 55 (46.61%) Retail
4 20 (16.95%) Billing
5 2 (1.69%) Electronics
5 2 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.69%) Marketing
5 2 (1.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (66.10%) Analyst
1 78 (66.10%) Test Analyst
2 19 (16.10%) Test Engineer
3 17 (14.41%) Test Consultant
3 17 (14.41%) Consultant
4 15 (12.71%) Tester
5 14 (11.86%) Junior Analyst
5 14 (11.86%) Junior
5 14 (11.86%) Junior Test Analyst
6 11 (9.32%) QA Test Analyst
6 11 (9.32%) QA Analyst
6 11 (9.32%) Manual Test Analyst
7 9 (7.63%) Software Test Engineer
7 9 (7.63%) Software Engineer
8 8 (6.78%) Software Tester
8 8 (6.78%) Software Test Analyst
9 6 (5.08%) Test Manager
10 4 (3.39%) QA Tester
11 3 (2.54%) QA Engineer
11 3 (2.54%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.25%) XML
2 13 (11.02%) SOAP
2 13 (11.02%) Rendezvous
3 6 (5.08%) .NET
4 5 (4.24%) XSLT
4 5 (4.24%) Middleware
4 5 (4.24%) JSON
4 5 (4.24%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (3.39%) Web Services
6 2 (1.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.02%) IVR
2 13 (11.02%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.24%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.39%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.69%) Life Science
5 2 (1.69%) DTV
6 1 (0.85%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 28 (23.73%) UNIX
2 22 (18.64%) Linux
3 20 (16.95%) Solaris
4 15 (12.71%) Windows
5 13 (11.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (9.32%) Windows 7
7 9 (7.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (7.63%) Windows XP
7 9 (7.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.39%) Mac OS
8 4 (3.39%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.69%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (73.73%) Software Testing
2 50 (42.37%) Test Planning
3 29 (24.58%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (22.03%) User Acceptance Testing
4 26 (22.03%) Test Scripting
5 17 (14.41%) Test Automation
6 13 (11.02%) Regression Testing
6 13 (11.02%) Test Management
7 12 (10.17%) Scrum
8 11 (9.32%) Automation Testing
8 11 (9.32%) V-Model
9 9 (7.63%) Migration
10 8 (6.78%) Automated Testing
11 7 (5.93%) Validation
11 7 (5.93%) Non-Functional Testing
12 6 (5.08%) System Testing
12 6 (5.08%) Usability Testing
12 6 (5.08%) Performance Testing
13 5 (4.24%) Configuration Management
13 5 (4.24%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.10%) Java
2 16 (13.56%) Perl
3 15 (12.71%) SQL
4 10 (8.47%) C#
5 2 (1.69%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.69%) Python
6 1 (0.85%) C
6 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 117 (99.15%) ISEB
2 50 (42.37%) ISTQB
3 15 (12.71%) Security Cleared
4 13 (11.02%) Degree
5 8 (6.78%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.85%) HND
7 1 (0.85%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (47.46%) QA
2 9 (7.63%) GAMP
System Software
1 13 (11.02%) NFS
2 7 (5.93%) VMware ESX
2 7 (5.93%) VMware Workstation
2 7 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 38 (32.20%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.69%) Opsview
2 2 (1.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (23.73%) HP
2 18 (15.25%) TIBCO
3 14 (11.86%) Oracle
4 13 (11.02%) Red Hat
5 9 (7.63%) Citrix
5 9 (7.63%) Redknee
6 8 (6.78%) Microsoft
7 7 (5.93%) NetApp
7 7 (5.93%) VMware
7 7 (5.93%) Fujitsu
8 6 (5.08%) IBM
9 4 (3.39%) FatWire
9 4 (3.39%) JBoss
10 2 (1.69%) SAP
11 1 (0.85%) Sage
11 1 (0.85%) F5
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