The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 198 108 203
Rank change year-on-year
-90 +95
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 26 129 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.50% 2.36% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.52% 6.28% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 15 113 19
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £36,100 £29,800
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £55,000 £51,270
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
ISTQB
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
1707 2055 1808
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 32.86% 37.53% 33.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1326 1410 1252
Average salary £55,000 £48,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.98% +7.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £68,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Berkshire region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Berkshire

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Berkshire

ISTQB
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 within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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 -58 14 £50,000 +16.27% 4
Bracknell -15 2 £25,000 -54.54% 4
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing ISTQB 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.

1 47 (62.67%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (52.00%) QA
2 39 (52.00%) ISEB
3 31 (41.33%) Test Automation
4 29 (38.67%) SQL
5 28 (37.33%) SQL Server
5 28 (37.33%) Finance
6 26 (34.67%) Scrum
7 25 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 25 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (29.33%) Software Testing
9 21 (28.00%) Test Strategy
10 19 (25.33%) Degree
11 18 (24.00%) Selenium
11 18 (24.00%) Visual Studio
12 17 (22.67%) Test Management
12 17 (22.67%) Mentoring
13 16 (21.33%) HP UFT
14 15 (20.00%) Test Scripting
14 15 (20.00%) Computer Science
14 15 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 13 (17.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 13 (17.33%) HP Quality Center
15 13 (17.33%) Retail
15 13 (17.33%) Telecoms
15 13 (17.33%) MS Excel
16 12 (16.00%) Oracle
16 12 (16.00%) Banking
17 11 (14.67%) Automated Testing
17 11 (14.67%) Defect Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing ISTQB 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.33%) Tuxedo
3 1 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (17.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.33%) BASE24
2 2 (2.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) Sage Pay
2 2 (2.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) ATM
1 4 (5.33%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.33%) LAN
2 1 (1.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (37.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.00%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 25 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (24.00%) Selenium
2 18 (24.00%) Visual Studio
3 16 (21.33%) HP UFT
4 8 (10.67%) LoadRunner
5 6 (8.00%) Cucumber
5 6 (8.00%) SoapUI
5 6 (8.00%) TestComplete
6 5 (6.67%) JMeter
7 3 (4.00%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.67%) Ant
8 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.67%) Maven
9 1 (1.33%) JIRA
9 1 (1.33%) JUnit
9 1 (1.33%) TestLink
9 1 (1.33%) TestNG
General
1 28 (37.33%) Finance
2 13 (17.33%) Retail
2 13 (17.33%) Telecoms
3 12 (16.00%) Banking
4 7 (9.33%) Games
5 4 (5.33%) Automotive
6 2 (2.67%) Electronics
6 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.67%) Marketing
7 1 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (32.00%) Analyst
1 24 (32.00%) Test Analyst
1 24 (32.00%) Test Leader
2 21 (28.00%) Test Manager
3 9 (12.00%) Tester
4 8 (10.67%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (10.67%) Senior Test Analyst
5 7 (9.33%) QA Tester
5 7 (9.33%) Test Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Performance Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Performance Test Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Performance Test Leader
6 6 (8.00%) Senior Performance Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Senior Test Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Financial Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) Senior Financial Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) Service Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Digital Analyst
9 3 (4.00%) Agile Test Manager
9 3 (4.00%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.00%) Web Services
2 6 (8.00%) .NET
3 5 (6.67%) Gherkin
4 3 (4.00%) XML
5 2 (2.67%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.33%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 10 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.00%) Client/Server
3 6 (8.00%) Mainframe
4 4 (5.33%) Contactless
4 4 (5.33%) EMV
4 4 (5.33%) Fintech
5 2 (2.67%) FMCG
5 2 (2.67%) iPad
5 2 (2.67%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.33%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.33%) Unix
2 5 (6.67%) Windows
3 2 (2.67%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.67%) Mac OS
3 2 (2.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (62.67%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (41.33%) Test Automation
3 26 (34.67%) Scrum
4 22 (29.33%) Software Testing
5 21 (28.00%) Test Strategy
6 17 (22.67%) Mentoring
6 17 (22.67%) Test Management
7 15 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 11 (14.67%) Automated Testing
8 11 (14.67%) Defect Management
9 10 (13.33%) Project Management
10 8 (10.67%) Manual Testing
10 8 (10.67%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (10.67%) Performance Testing
10 8 (10.67%) SDLC
11 7 (9.33%) Business Development
11 7 (9.33%) Coaching
11 7 (9.33%) Logistics
12 6 (8.00%) Change Management
12 6 (8.00%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (38.67%) SQL
2 6 (8.00%) C#
3 3 (4.00%) Java
4 1 (1.33%) Perl
4 1 (1.33%) Python
4 1 (1.33%) Ruby
4 1 (1.33%) VB
4 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (52.00%) ISEB
2 19 (25.33%) Degree
3 15 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (17.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (52.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (17.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 25 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.00%) Oracle
3 10 (13.33%) HP
3 10 (13.33%) SAP
4 7 (9.33%) Citrix
5 6 (8.00%) IBM
6 4 (5.33%) CyberSource
6 4 (5.33%) DataCash
6 4 (5.33%) Elavon
6 4 (5.33%) Ingenico
6 4 (5.33%) Sage
6 4 (5.33%) TSYS
6 4 (5.33%) VeriFone
6 4 (5.33%) VocaLink
6 4 (5.33%) WorldPay
7 2 (2.67%) Borland
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