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 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
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 140 144 197
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +53
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 85 82 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.44% 1.47% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.94% 4.41% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 66 74 25
Average salary £37,500 £43,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.79% +22.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,875 £56,750 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
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
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 16 September 2014.

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 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
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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 -20 51 £37,250 -13.87% 1
Bracknell - 15 £38,000 - 1
Maidenhead - 6 £37,500 -
Slough - 4 £40,500 -
Wokingham - 2 £25,000 - 1
Newbury +3 1 £37,500 +25.00%
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

1 139 (91.45%) ISEB
2 65 (42.76%) HP Quality Center
3 64 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (36.84%) Security Cleared
5 54 (35.53%) Finance
6 50 (32.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 49 (32.24%) SC Cleared
8 48 (31.58%) Software Testing
9 47 (30.92%) Windows
10 45 (29.61%) Test Management
11 42 (27.63%) Test Scripting
12 40 (26.32%) Test Automation
13 39 (25.66%) Windows Server 2003
14 37 (24.34%) QA
15 36 (23.68%) Selenium
16 35 (23.03%) Test Strategy
17 34 (22.37%) Telecoms
18 31 (20.39%) SQL
19 30 (19.74%) HP
19 30 (19.74%) User Acceptance Testing
20 27 (17.76%) QuickTest Pro
20 27 (17.76%) Retail
21 25 (16.45%) TestDirector
21 25 (16.45%) SQL Server
21 25 (16.45%) PRINCE2
22 23 (15.13%) Regression Testing
23 22 (14.47%) Windows XP
23 22 (14.47%) Integration Testing
24 21 (13.82%) Analytical Skills
25 20 (13.16%) Degree

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 (3.95%) SharePoint
1 6 (3.95%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (3.29%) Drupal
2 5 (3.29%) IIS
3 4 (2.63%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.32%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (7.24%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.97%) MS Office
3 2 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.66%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.26%) LAN
1 8 (5.26%) WAN
2 5 (3.29%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.97%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.66%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.45%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.61%) MySQL
3 1 (0.66%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 36 (23.68%) Selenium
2 27 (17.76%) QuickTest Pro
3 25 (16.45%) TestDirector
4 18 (11.84%) LoadRunner
5 13 (8.55%) WinRunner
6 12 (7.89%) Visual Studio
7 10 (6.58%) SilkPerformer
8 9 (5.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (5.26%) WebDriver
9 8 (5.26%) Cucumber
10 6 (3.95%) JIRA
11 5 (3.29%) TestNG
11 5 (3.29%) SoapUI
11 5 (3.29%) JMeter
11 5 (3.29%) JUnit
12 4 (2.63%) Jenkins
12 4 (2.63%) TestComplete
13 3 (1.97%) Capybara
13 3 (1.97%) Subversion
14 2 (1.32%) Hudson
General
1 54 (35.53%) Finance
2 34 (22.37%) Telecoms
3 27 (17.76%) Retail
4 3 (1.97%) Banking
5 2 (1.32%) Marketing
5 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.32%) Games
5 2 (1.32%) Electronics
6 1 (0.66%) Legal
6 1 (0.66%) Billing
Job Titles
1 53 (34.87%) Analyst
2 51 (33.55%) Test Analyst
3 42 (27.63%) Test Manager
4 25 (16.45%) Tester
5 24 (15.79%) Test Engineer
6 16 (10.53%) Programme Manager
6 16 (10.53%) Programme Test Manager
7 12 (7.89%) Software Test Analyst
8 11 (7.24%) Software Tester
9 10 (6.58%) Consultant
9 10 (6.58%) Software Engineer
9 10 (6.58%) Software Test Engineer
9 10 (6.58%) Test Leader
10 9 (5.92%) Test Consultant
11 7 (4.61%) QA Tester
12 6 (3.95%) Performance Test Leader
13 5 (3.29%) Infrastructure Test Manager
13 5 (3.29%) Infrastructure Manager
13 5 (3.29%) QA Engineer
14 3 (1.97%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.21%) .NET
2 6 (3.95%) XML
3 5 (3.29%) JSON
3 5 (3.29%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (3.29%) LAMP
3 5 (3.29%) Middleware
3 5 (3.29%) XSLT
4 4 (2.63%) Web Services
4 4 (2.63%) Gherkin
4 4 (2.63%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.66%) JSP
5 1 (0.66%) SOAP
5 1 (0.66%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.82%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.24%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.95%) Open Source
4 5 (3.29%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.63%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.32%) DTV
6 2 (1.32%) Life Science
7 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.66%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 47 (30.92%) Windows
2 39 (25.66%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (14.47%) Windows XP
4 19 (12.50%) UNIX
5 17 (11.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (10.53%) Windows 7
7 15 (9.87%) Linux
8 7 (4.61%) Solaris
9 5 (3.29%) Windows Vista
9 5 (3.29%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.63%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.97%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.32%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.66%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (31.58%) Software Testing
3 45 (29.61%) Test Management
4 42 (27.63%) Test Scripting
5 40 (26.32%) Test Automation
6 35 (23.03%) Test Strategy
7 30 (19.74%) User Acceptance Testing
8 25 (16.45%) PRINCE2
9 23 (15.13%) Regression Testing
10 22 (14.47%) Integration Testing
11 20 (13.16%) Scrum
12 17 (11.18%) Programme Management
13 15 (9.87%) Performance Testing
14 14 (9.21%) ITIL
14 14 (9.21%) Risk Management
14 14 (9.21%) Automated Testing
14 14 (9.21%) V-Model
14 14 (9.21%) Software Distribution
15 13 (8.55%) Automation Testing
15 13 (8.55%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.39%) SQL
2 11 (7.24%) C#
3 9 (5.92%) Java
4 7 (4.61%) PHP
5 3 (1.97%) C
5 3 (1.97%) Perl
6 2 (1.32%) Python
6 2 (1.32%) Ruby
6 2 (1.32%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.66%) VB
7 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 139 (91.45%) ISEB
2 56 (36.84%) Security Cleared
3 50 (32.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 49 (32.24%) SC Cleared
5 20 (13.16%) Degree
6 18 (11.84%) DV Cleared
7 17 (11.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (4.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 7 (4.61%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (24.34%) QA
2 9 (5.92%) GAMP
System Software
1 14 (9.21%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.58%) VMware ESX
3 7 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.61%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 65 (42.76%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.29%) Netcool
2 5 (3.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.32%) Opsview
3 2 (1.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (19.74%) HP
2 20 (13.16%) Microsoft
3 18 (11.84%) Fujitsu
4 17 (11.18%) Oracle
5 10 (6.58%) VMware
6 7 (4.61%) NetApp
7 6 (3.95%) IBM
8 5 (3.29%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.32%) SAP
10 1 (0.66%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.66%) Capita
10 1 (0.66%) Citrix
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 10 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago