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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 107 198 188
Rank change year-on-year
+91 -10
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 126 27 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.28% 0.50% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.79% 1.51% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 111 19 24
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% +3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £27,900 £31,450
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,000 £41,300
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
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
2178 1793 1812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 39.43% 33.22% 34.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1501 1254 1328
Average salary £49,250 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £60,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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 +47 68 £43,000 +7.50% 3
Bracknell - 15 £55,000 -
Maidenhead 0 10 £58,750 +67.85% 1
Slough - 6 £52,500 - 1
Hungerford - 2 £32,750 -
Wokingham +15 1 - -
Newbury +1 1 - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 208 (89.27%) ISEB
2 91 (39.06%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (31.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 70 (30.04%) Finance
5 69 (29.61%) HP Quality Center
6 64 (27.47%) QA
7 62 (26.61%) Test Scripting
8 61 (26.18%) Selenium
8 61 (26.18%) SQL
9 60 (25.75%) Software Testing
10 53 (22.75%) Test Automation
11 52 (22.32%) Windows
12 51 (21.89%) Scrum
13 50 (21.46%) Test Management
14 48 (20.60%) SQL Server
15 42 (18.03%) Test Strategy
16 41 (17.60%) Automation Testing
17 39 (16.74%) Security Cleared
18 36 (15.45%) HP
18 36 (15.45%) LoadRunner
19 35 (15.02%) QuickTest Pro
20 31 (13.30%) Microsoft
20 31 (13.30%) Degree
21 29 (12.45%) Windows Server 2003
22 26 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
23 25 (10.73%) Performance Testing
23 25 (10.73%) SC Cleared
23 25 (10.73%) Windows XP
23 25 (10.73%) Regression Testing
24 24 (10.30%) User Acceptance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 13 (5.58%) Drupal
2 6 (2.58%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.58%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (1.72%) IIS
3 4 (1.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (9.01%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.29%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.15%) LAN
1 19 (8.15%) WAN
2 7 (3.00%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.29%) HTTP
3 3 (1.29%) DNS
4 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.43%) SMS
4 1 (0.43%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.43%) VoIP
4 1 (0.43%) RTCP
4 1 (0.43%) RTP
4 1 (0.43%) H.323
4 1 (0.43%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (0.43%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.43%) GGSN
4 1 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (20.60%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.86%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 61 (26.18%) Selenium
2 36 (15.45%) LoadRunner
3 35 (15.02%) QuickTest Pro
4 23 (9.87%) Cucumber
5 17 (7.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (7.30%) WinRunner
6 16 (6.87%) TestDirector
6 16 (6.87%) Visual Studio
7 11 (4.72%) Rational Performance Tester
8 7 (3.00%) SilkPerformer
8 7 (3.00%) JIRA
9 3 (1.29%) Bugzilla
9 3 (1.29%) MSTest
10 2 (0.86%) ClearQuest
11 1 (0.43%) JMeter
11 1 (0.43%) Subversion
11 1 (0.43%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.43%) SoapUI
General
1 70 (30.04%) Finance
2 21 (9.01%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.29%) Banking
4 7 (3.00%) Retail
5 3 (1.29%) Billing
6 2 (0.86%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.43%) Automotive
7 1 (0.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 125 (53.65%) Analyst
2 100 (42.92%) Test Analyst
3 42 (18.03%) Test Manager
4 36 (15.45%) Tester
5 31 (13.30%) Senior Analyst
6 22 (9.44%) QA Engineer
7 21 (9.01%) QA Analyst
8 20 (8.58%) Consultant
8 20 (8.58%) Test Leader
9 19 (8.15%) Test Consultant
9 19 (8.15%) Lead Test Analyst
9 19 (8.15%) Senior Test Analyst
10 17 (7.30%) Software Test Analyst
11 13 (5.58%) Senior QA Analyst
11 13 (5.58%) Software Engineer
12 12 (5.15%) Agile Test Analyst
12 12 (5.15%) Automated Tester
13 10 (4.29%) Quality Analyst
13 10 (4.29%) Senior Tester
14 9 (3.86%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.30%) .NET
2 16 (6.87%) Web Services
3 13 (5.58%) LAMP
4 12 (5.15%) Gherkin
5 11 (4.72%) Middleware
6 1 (0.43%) SOAP
6 1 (0.43%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.44%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.86%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.58%) Clustering
5 4 (1.72%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.29%) Open Source
7 2 (0.86%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.43%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 52 (22.32%) Windows
2 29 (12.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 25 (10.73%) Windows XP
4 22 (9.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (8.15%) Windows 7
6 17 (7.30%) UNIX
7 9 (3.86%) Linux
8 5 (2.15%) Solaris
9 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (39.06%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (26.61%) Test Scripting
3 60 (25.75%) Software Testing
4 53 (22.75%) Test Automation
5 51 (21.89%) Scrum
6 50 (21.46%) Test Management
7 42 (18.03%) Test Strategy
8 41 (17.60%) Automation Testing
9 25 (10.73%) Performance Testing
9 25 (10.73%) Regression Testing
10 24 (10.30%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (9.01%) Migration
11 21 (9.01%) Test Planning
12 20 (8.58%) Mentoring
13 18 (7.73%) V-Model
13 18 (7.73%) Manual Testing
14 17 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (6.87%) System Testing
16 14 (6.01%) Waterfall
17 13 (5.58%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 61 (26.18%) SQL
2 17 (7.30%) C#
3 13 (5.58%) PHP
4 1 (0.43%) Java
4 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 208 (89.27%) ISEB
2 74 (31.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 39 (16.74%) Security Cleared
4 31 (13.30%) Degree
5 25 (10.73%) SC Cleared
6 11 (4.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (2.15%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.72%) VCP4
8 4 (1.72%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (1.29%) HND
9 3 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.29%) APMP
9 3 (1.29%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (27.47%) QA
2 8 (3.43%) GAMP
System Software
1 19 (8.15%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.00%) VMware ESX
3 5 (2.15%) VMware Workstation
3 5 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 69 (29.61%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.58%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (2.58%) Netcool
2 6 (2.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 36 (15.45%) HP
2 31 (13.30%) Microsoft
3 21 (9.01%) Oracle
4 15 (6.44%) IBM
5 9 (3.86%) Fujitsu
6 7 (3.00%) VMware
7 6 (2.58%) McAfee
7 6 (2.58%) Citrix
7 6 (2.58%) Veritas
8 5 (2.15%) NetApp
9 3 (1.29%) Capita
10 2 (0.86%) Cisco
11 1 (0.43%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.43%) Empirix
11 1 (0.43%) Panasonic
11 1 (0.43%) Twitter
11 1 (0.43%) Mitel
Maidenhead, Berkshire
IT Talent Solutions
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Premier IT
Salary: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Insurance
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £52500 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Berkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 5 % Pension, Health, Life Ass
Posted: 16 days ago