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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 218 171 221
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +50
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 13 56 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.24% 0.97% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% 2.91% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 9 34 9
Average salary £45,000 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.42% +8.57%
UK excluding London average salary £34,250 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+0.73% -2.85%
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
2054 1922 1944
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 37.25% 33.37% 35.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1355 1304 1387
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 £27,500 £27,500 £30,500
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -17 5 £45,000 +8.43% 2
Hungerford - 2 £35,750 -
Newbury +10 1 - -
Windsor - 1 £42,500 -
Wokingham - 1 - -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 69 (76.67%) ISEB
2 55 (61.11%) ISTQB
3 50 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (54.44%) Finance
5 48 (53.33%) Software Testing
6 46 (51.11%) QA
7 38 (42.22%) Selenium
8 37 (41.11%) Scrum
9 29 (32.22%) HP Quality Center
10 26 (28.89%) Test Management
11 23 (25.56%) .NET
12 22 (24.44%) Test Scripting
12 22 (24.44%) Retail
12 22 (24.44%) Telecoms
13 21 (23.33%) Banking
14 20 (22.22%) SQL
14 20 (22.22%) Windows
15 19 (21.11%) Aerospace
16 17 (18.89%) Degree
16 17 (18.89%) SQL Server
16 17 (18.89%) Web Services
16 17 (18.89%) HP
16 17 (18.89%) Microsoft
17 16 (17.78%) C#
18 15 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
18 15 (16.67%) Automation Testing
18 15 (16.67%) Test Planning
19 12 (13.33%) UNIX
20 11 (12.22%) Functional Testing
20 11 (12.22%) Waterfall

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (3.33%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) JDE OneWorld
1 2 (2.22%) Exchequer
1 2 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.67%) DNS
1 6 (6.67%) Internet
2 4 (4.44%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.44%) MVNO
3 3 (3.33%) LAN
3 3 (3.33%) Firewall
3 3 (3.33%) WAN
3 3 (3.33%) HTTP
4 2 (2.22%) LTE
4 2 (2.22%) 4G
5 1 (1.11%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (1.11%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.11%) GGSN
5 1 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.11%) SMS
5 1 (1.11%) 3GPP
5 1 (1.11%) VoIP
5 1 (1.11%) RTCP
5 1 (1.11%) RTP
5 1 (1.11%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.78%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 38 (42.22%) Selenium
2 15 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (8.89%) LoadRunner
4 7 (7.78%) Cucumber
5 6 (6.67%) TestComplete
5 6 (6.67%) Moq
5 6 (6.67%) NUnit
6 5 (5.56%) TestDirector
7 4 (4.44%) JIRA
8 3 (3.33%) Bugzilla
8 3 (3.33%) MSTest
8 3 (3.33%) WinRunner
9 2 (2.22%) ClearQuest
10 1 (1.11%) JMeter
10 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.11%) Toad
10 1 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.11%) TestPartner
10 1 (1.11%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.11%) Zephyr
General
1 49 (54.44%) Finance
2 22 (24.44%) Telecoms
2 22 (24.44%) Retail
3 21 (23.33%) Banking
4 19 (21.11%) Aerospace
5 3 (3.33%) Billing
6 2 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (47.78%) Analyst
2 42 (46.67%) Test Analyst
3 17 (18.89%) QA Engineer
4 15 (16.67%) Test Manager
5 12 (13.33%) Consultant
5 12 (13.33%) Tester
5 12 (13.33%) Test Consultant
6 8 (8.89%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (8.89%) Senior Test Analyst
7 7 (7.78%) Quality Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) Software Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) Senior QA Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Junior Test Analyst
9 5 (5.56%) Junior
9 5 (5.56%) Junior Analyst
10 4 (4.44%) Senior Tester
10 4 (4.44%) Test Engineer
10 4 (4.44%) Principal Consultant
10 4 (4.44%) Test Leader
11 3 (3.33%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (25.56%) .NET
2 17 (18.89%) Web Services
3 4 (4.44%) HTML
4 3 (3.33%) Ajax
4 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.11%) SOAP
5 1 (1.11%) XML
5 1 (1.11%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.00%) Open Source
2 5 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.22%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.22%) New Media
5 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.11%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.11%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.11%) Statistics
5 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.22%) Windows
2 12 (13.33%) UNIX
3 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.11%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (53.33%) Software Testing
3 37 (41.11%) Scrum
4 26 (28.89%) Test Management
5 22 (24.44%) Test Scripting
6 15 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 15 (16.67%) Test Planning
7 11 (12.22%) Waterfall
7 11 (12.22%) Functional Testing
8 10 (11.11%) V-Model
8 10 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 10 (11.11%) Integration Testing
9 9 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (7.78%) ETL
10 7 (7.78%) Logistics
10 7 (7.78%) Change Management
10 7 (7.78%) Regression Testing
10 7 (7.78%) Performance Testing
10 7 (7.78%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.22%) SQL
2 16 (17.78%) C#
3 3 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.33%) Perl
3 3 (3.33%) VB
4 2 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 69 (76.67%) ISEB
2 55 (61.11%) ISTQB
3 17 (18.89%) Degree
4 8 (8.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (6.67%) Security Cleared
6 4 (4.44%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.33%) APMP
7 3 (3.33%) AAT
7 3 (3.33%) HND
8 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.11%) PMP
8 1 (1.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (51.11%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 29 (32.22%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.11%) Iperf
Vendors
1 17 (18.89%) Microsoft
1 17 (18.89%) HP
2 6 (6.67%) Oracle
3 4 (4.44%) IBM
4 3 (3.33%) Capita
5 2 (2.22%) Sage
5 2 (2.22%) Cisco
6 1 (1.11%) Empirix
6 1 (1.11%) Mitel
6 1 (1.11%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.11%) Panasonic
Maidenhead, Berkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + great benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum Flexible on Salary and Level
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago