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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 145 212 185
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -27
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 76 9 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.39% 0.17% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.69% 0.48% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 55 6 30
Average salary £48,250 £38,750 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.51% -6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £28,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £30,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
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
2059 1868 1806
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 37.60% 34.41% 34.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1349 1304 1434
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £29,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +38 35 £45,000 -9.09%
Bracknell - 15 £55,000 -
Maidenhead - 8 £37,500 -
Slough - 7 £50,000 -
Windsor - 5 £45,000 -
Hungerford - 1 £32,500 - 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 139 (89.10%) ISEB
2 97 (62.18%) Software Testing
3 91 (58.33%) ISTQB
4 89 (57.05%) Finance
5 71 (45.51%) QA
6 64 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
7 57 (36.54%) Telecoms
8 56 (35.90%) Retail
9 50 (32.05%) Scrum
10 48 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
11 43 (27.56%) Test Management
12 42 (26.92%) Test Scripting
13 39 (25.00%) Selenium
14 38 (24.36%) Banking
15 33 (21.15%) Aerospace
15 33 (21.15%) SQL
16 30 (19.23%) Windows
17 28 (17.95%) UNIX
17 28 (17.95%) SQL Server
17 28 (17.95%) Test Planning
18 26 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
19 24 (15.38%) HP
20 22 (14.10%) V-Model
21 21 (13.46%) Test Automation
21 21 (13.46%) .NET
22 19 (12.18%) LoadRunner
23 18 (11.54%) Regression Testing
23 18 (11.54%) C#
23 18 (11.54%) Degree
24 17 (10.90%) User Acceptance Testing

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 6 (3.85%) IIS
1 6 (3.85%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.28%) CMS
3 1 (0.64%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 3 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (4.49%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.64%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.05%) LAN
1 11 (7.05%) WAN
1 11 (7.05%) MVNO
2 8 (5.13%) DNS
3 7 (4.49%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.85%) HTTP
5 5 (3.21%) Internet
6 4 (2.56%) SMS
6 4 (2.56%) Wireshark
7 3 (1.92%) LTE
7 3 (1.92%) 4G
7 3 (1.92%) LDAP
7 3 (1.92%) SS7
7 3 (1.92%) ISUP
7 3 (1.92%) INAP
8 2 (1.28%) Firewall
9 1 (0.64%) Cisco ICM
9 1 (0.64%) GGSN
9 1 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.64%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.41%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.64%) MySQL
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 39 (25.00%) Selenium
2 26 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 19 (12.18%) LoadRunner
4 10 (6.41%) Cucumber
5 9 (5.77%) SilkPerformer
6 8 (5.13%) WinRunner
6 8 (5.13%) TestDirector
7 5 (3.21%) NUnit
7 5 (3.21%) TestComplete
7 5 (3.21%) Moq
8 3 (1.92%) MSTest
8 3 (1.92%) Bugzilla
8 3 (1.92%) JIRA
9 2 (1.28%) ClearQuest
9 2 (1.28%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.64%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.64%) Hudson
10 1 (0.64%) JMeter
10 1 (0.64%) JUnit
10 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 89 (57.05%) Finance
2 57 (36.54%) Telecoms
3 56 (35.90%) Retail
4 38 (24.36%) Banking
5 33 (21.15%) Aerospace
6 5 (3.21%) Billing
7 3 (1.92%) Marketing
8 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.64%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 77 (49.36%) Analyst
2 76 (48.72%) Test Analyst
3 36 (23.08%) Consultant
4 35 (22.44%) Test Consultant
5 30 (19.23%) Test Manager
6 22 (14.10%) Tester
7 18 (11.54%) Software Engineer
7 18 (11.54%) Test Engineer
8 17 (10.90%) QA Engineer
9 12 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
10 9 (5.77%) QA Analyst
11 8 (5.13%) Software Test Analyst
11 8 (5.13%) QA Test Analyst
11 8 (5.13%) Software Tester
11 8 (5.13%) Management Consultant
12 7 (4.49%) Quality Engineer
13 6 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
13 6 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
13 6 (3.85%) Senior QA Engineer
14 5 (3.21%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.46%) .NET
2 16 (10.26%) Web Services
3 4 (2.56%) XML
3 4 (2.56%) SOAP
4 3 (1.92%) Rendezvous
5 2 (1.28%) HTML
5 2 (1.28%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.28%) Ajax
6 1 (0.64%) XMPP
6 1 (0.64%) JSON
6 1 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.64%) Middleware
6 1 (0.64%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.13%) Open Source
2 4 (2.56%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.92%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.92%) IVR
3 3 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.28%) New Media
5 1 (0.64%) DTV
5 1 (0.64%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.64%) Life Science
5 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 30 (19.23%) Windows
2 28 (17.95%) UNIX
3 14 (8.97%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (8.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (7.69%) Solaris
4 12 (7.69%) Linux
5 11 (7.05%) Windows XP
5 11 (7.05%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.64%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (62.18%) Software Testing
2 64 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (32.05%) Scrum
4 43 (27.56%) Test Management
5 42 (26.92%) Test Scripting
6 28 (17.95%) Test Planning
7 22 (14.10%) V-Model
8 21 (13.46%) Test Automation
9 18 (11.54%) Regression Testing
10 17 (10.90%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (10.26%) Automation Testing
12 15 (9.62%) Migration
13 13 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (8.33%) Performance Testing
14 12 (7.69%) Integration Testing
15 11 (7.05%) Line Management
15 11 (7.05%) Waterfall
15 11 (7.05%) Change Management
16 10 (6.41%) Functional Testing
17 9 (5.77%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (21.15%) SQL
2 18 (11.54%) C#
3 6 (3.85%) Perl
4 4 (2.56%) Java
5 2 (1.28%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.28%) VB
6 1 (0.64%) Python
6 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 139 (89.10%) ISEB
2 91 (58.33%) ISTQB
3 18 (11.54%) Degree
4 16 (10.26%) Security Cleared
5 11 (7.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (3.21%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.28%) APMP
8 1 (0.64%) AAT
8 1 (0.64%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (45.51%) QA
2 12 (7.69%) GAMP
System Software
1 11 (7.05%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.77%) VMware ESX
2 9 (5.77%) VMware Workstation
2 9 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.92%) NFS
Systems Management
1 48 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.64%) Puppet
2 1 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 24 (15.38%) HP
2 16 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.33%) Oracle
4 10 (6.41%) Fujitsu
5 9 (5.77%) VMware
5 9 (5.77%) NetApp
6 4 (2.56%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.92%) Redknee
7 3 (1.92%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.92%) Citrix
8 2 (1.28%) IBM
8 2 (1.28%) Capita
9 1 (0.64%) Mitel
9 1 (0.64%) Panasonic
9 1 (0.64%) SAP
9 1 (0.64%) Cisco
9 1 (0.64%) Empirix
9 1 (0.64%) Sage
Hungerford, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago