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 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 177 185 153
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -32
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 37 42 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.82% 0.83% 1.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.56% 2.35% 3.44%
Number of salaries quoted 24 30 43
Median salary £44,750 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.55% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £30,000 £22,700
10% offered a salary of more than £60,250 £70,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
1448 1790 2061
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 32.28% 35.31% 36.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1109 1200 1343
Median salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Berkshire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 1 July 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Berkshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +2 15 £55,000 +37.50%
Slough - 8 £38,000 -
Maidenhead -2 4 £54,750 -21.78%
Newbury +10 1 £40,000 -
Bracknell - 1 £44,500 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 44 (58.67%) ISEB
2 41 (54.67%) QA
3 33 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 24 (32.00%) Software Testing
6 23 (30.67%) Finance
7 22 (29.33%) Telecoms
8 21 (28.00%) Test Strategy
9 20 (26.67%) Mentoring
10 19 (25.33%) Retail
11 18 (24.00%) Banking
11 18 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (24.00%) HP
11 18 (24.00%) Java
12 16 (21.33%) Selenium
13 15 (20.00%) Test Management
13 15 (20.00%) Logistics
13 15 (20.00%) Games
13 15 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 15 (20.00%) Automation Testing
13 15 (20.00%) BDD
14 14 (18.67%) SDLC
14 14 (18.67%) Defect Management
15 13 (17.33%) Test Automation
16 12 (16.00%) Scrum
17 11 (14.67%) Regression Testing
17 11 (14.67%) Stakeholder Management
17 11 (14.67%) Project Management
17 11 (14.67%) SQL
17 11 (14.67%) GSM

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.67%) Drupal
2 1 (1.33%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.33%) Mingle
2 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) SAP ERP
2 2 (2.67%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.67%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.67%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.33%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.67%) GSM
1 11 (14.67%) LTE
1 11 (14.67%) UMTS
2 9 (12.00%) 2G
2 9 (12.00%) 3G
2 9 (12.00%) 4G
2 9 (12.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 9 (12.00%) ISUP
2 9 (12.00%) SCCP
2 9 (12.00%) SIGTRAN
2 9 (12.00%) SS7
2 9 (12.00%) tcpdump
2 9 (12.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.33%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) HBase
1 2 (2.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (21.33%) Selenium
2 10 (13.33%) Cucumber
3 8 (10.67%) JIRA
4 6 (8.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (5.33%) eggPlant
5 4 (5.33%) HP UFT
5 4 (5.33%) JBehave
5 4 (5.33%) Ranorex
5 4 (5.33%) Rational Functional Tester
5 4 (5.33%) RSpec
5 4 (5.33%) Subversion
5 4 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.00%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.67%) JMeter
7 2 (2.67%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.67%) SilkPerformer
7 2 (2.67%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.33%) Hudson
8 1 (1.33%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (30.67%) Finance
2 22 (29.33%) Telecoms
3 19 (25.33%) Retail
4 18 (24.00%) Banking
5 15 (20.00%) Games
6 7 (9.33%) Marketing
7 2 (2.67%) Back Office
8 1 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (32.00%) Analyst
2 15 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 13 (17.33%) Test Manager
4 12 (16.00%) QA Tester
4 12 (16.00%) Tester
5 8 (10.67%) QA Analyst
6 7 (9.33%) Automation Tester
6 7 (9.33%) Consultant
6 7 (9.33%) Network Analyst
6 7 (9.33%) QA Automation Tester
7 6 (8.00%) Test Consultant
8 5 (6.67%) Digital Analyst
8 5 (6.67%) SAP Manager
8 5 (6.67%) SAP Test Manager
8 5 (6.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 5 (6.67%) Selenium Tester
8 5 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) Test Automation Consultant
9 4 (5.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.67%) HTML
2 7 (9.33%) Gherkin
3 5 (6.67%) Behat
3 5 (6.67%) LAMP
4 4 (5.33%) Ajax
4 4 (5.33%) CSS
4 4 (5.33%) Web Services
5 2 (2.67%) .NET
5 2 (2.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) User Experience
2 1 (1.33%) Contactless
2 1 (1.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.33%) EMV
2 1 (1.33%) Fintech
2 1 (1.33%) FMCG
2 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.33%) Replication
2 1 (1.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.67%) Unix
1 2 (2.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (32.00%) Software Testing
3 21 (28.00%) Test Strategy
4 20 (26.67%) Mentoring
5 18 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 15 (20.00%) BDD
6 15 (20.00%) Logistics
6 15 (20.00%) Test Management
7 14 (18.67%) Defect Management
7 14 (18.67%) SDLC
8 13 (17.33%) Test Automation
9 12 (16.00%) Scrum
10 11 (14.67%) Coaching
10 11 (14.67%) Project Management
10 11 (14.67%) Regression Testing
10 11 (14.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (12.00%) Business Development
11 9 (12.00%) System Testing
11 9 (12.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.00%) Java
2 11 (14.67%) SQL
3 9 (12.00%) C#
4 7 (9.33%) PHP
5 4 (5.33%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.00%) Perl
6 3 (4.00%) Python
7 2 (2.67%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.33%) Groovy
8 1 (1.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 44 (58.67%) ISEB
2 25 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (4.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.33%) Degree
5 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (54.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (9.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (24.00%) HP
2 7 (9.33%) SAP
3 4 (5.33%) IBM
3 4 (5.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.00%) Borland
5 1 (1.33%) CyberSource
5 1 (1.33%) DataCash
5 1 (1.33%) Elavon
5 1 (1.33%) Ingenico
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle
5 1 (1.33%) Rally
5 1 (1.33%) Sage
5 1 (1.33%) TSYS
5 1 (1.33%) VeriFone
5 1 (1.33%) VocaLink
5 1 (1.33%) WorldPay
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Salary: From £27,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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