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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 99 197 200
Rank change year-on-year
+98 +3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 134 23 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.45% 0.43% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.51% 1.26% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 110 20 23
Average salary £45,000 £41,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +17.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,900 £28,500 £28,100
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,250 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -
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
2057 1828 1803
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 37.54% 34.09% 34.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1349 1277 1422
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £60,000 £65,000
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 January 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 January 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 +66 72 £42,750 +31.53% 4
Bracknell +6 19 £55,000 -15.38%
Maidenhead +23 17 £57,500 +24.32% 1
Slough - 7 £50,000 -
Newbury - 1 £19,000 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 220 (90.16%) ISEB
2 91 (37.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 90 (36.89%) HP Quality Center
4 81 (33.20%) Finance
4 81 (33.20%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (28.69%) Selenium
6 65 (26.64%) Test Scripting
7 64 (26.23%) Test Management
8 60 (24.59%) Test Automation
9 59 (24.18%) SQL
10 58 (23.77%) Windows
11 57 (23.36%) Software Testing
12 51 (20.90%) QA
12 51 (20.90%) Test Strategy
13 48 (19.67%) SQL Server
13 48 (19.67%) HP
14 44 (18.03%) QuickTest Pro
15 42 (17.21%) Scrum
15 42 (17.21%) Security Cleared
16 40 (16.39%) LoadRunner
17 38 (15.57%) Automation Testing
18 36 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
19 35 (14.34%) Windows Server 2003
20 32 (13.11%) Regression Testing
20 32 (13.11%) Windows XP
20 32 (13.11%) Test Planning
21 30 (12.30%) Cucumber
22 29 (11.89%) Windows Server 2008
23 28 (11.48%) Microsoft
24 27 (11.07%) Migration

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (5.33%) Drupal
2 6 (2.46%) IIS
2 6 (2.46%) Tomcat
2 6 (2.46%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.46%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.41%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 19 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.43%) LAN
1 23 (9.43%) WAN
2 5 (2.05%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.23%) HTTP
3 3 (1.23%) DNS
4 2 (0.82%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.41%) SMS
5 1 (0.41%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.41%) VoIP
5 1 (0.41%) RTCP
5 1 (0.41%) RTP
5 1 (0.41%) H.323
5 1 (0.41%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (0.41%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.41%) GGSN
5 1 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.10%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 70 (28.69%) Selenium
2 44 (18.03%) QuickTest Pro
3 40 (16.39%) LoadRunner
4 30 (12.30%) Cucumber
5 17 (6.97%) WinRunner
6 15 (6.15%) TestDirector
7 12 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (4.92%) SilkPerformer
8 11 (4.51%) Visual Studio
9 9 (3.69%) Rational Performance Tester
10 7 (2.87%) JIRA
11 3 (1.23%) Bugzilla
11 3 (1.23%) WebDriver
11 3 (1.23%) MSTest
11 3 (1.23%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.82%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.82%) Capybara
12 2 (0.82%) ClearQuest
13 1 (0.41%) JMeter
13 1 (0.41%) JUnit
General
1 81 (33.20%) Finance
2 24 (9.84%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.10%) Retail
4 8 (3.28%) Banking
5 3 (1.23%) Billing
6 2 (0.82%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.41%) Legal
7 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.41%) Marketing
7 1 (0.41%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 117 (47.95%) Analyst
2 99 (40.57%) Test Analyst
3 55 (22.54%) Test Manager
4 38 (15.57%) Tester
5 25 (10.25%) Consultant
6 23 (9.43%) Test Consultant
7 21 (8.61%) Senior Analyst
8 18 (7.38%) Software Engineer
8 18 (7.38%) QA Engineer
9 16 (6.56%) Test Engineer
9 16 (6.56%) Software Test Analyst
10 15 (6.15%) Test Leader
10 15 (6.15%) Senior Test Analyst
11 13 (5.33%) QA Analyst
12 12 (4.92%) Lead Test Analyst
12 12 (4.92%) Software Test Engineer
13 11 (4.51%) Automated Tester
14 10 (4.10%) Software Tester
15 9 (3.69%) Programme Manager
16 8 (3.28%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.97%) .NET
2 16 (6.56%) Web Services
3 13 (5.33%) LAMP
4 12 (4.92%) Gherkin
5 10 (4.10%) Middleware
6 2 (0.82%) XML
7 1 (0.41%) XSLT
7 1 (0.41%) JSP
7 1 (0.41%) SOAP
7 1 (0.41%) XMPP
7 1 (0.41%) JSON
7 1 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.33%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.69%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.46%) Clustering
5 4 (1.64%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.23%) Open Source
7 1 (0.41%) Life Science
7 1 (0.41%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.41%) EPoS
7 1 (0.41%) DTV
7 1 (0.41%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 58 (23.77%) Windows
2 35 (14.34%) Windows Server 2003
3 32 (13.11%) Windows XP
4 29 (11.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (10.66%) Windows 7
6 23 (9.43%) UNIX
7 14 (5.74%) Linux
8 9 (3.69%) Solaris
9 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (33.20%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (26.64%) Test Scripting
3 64 (26.23%) Test Management
4 60 (24.59%) Test Automation
5 57 (23.36%) Software Testing
6 51 (20.90%) Test Strategy
7 42 (17.21%) Scrum
8 38 (15.57%) Automation Testing
9 32 (13.11%) Test Planning
9 32 (13.11%) Regression Testing
10 27 (11.07%) Migration
10 27 (11.07%) User Acceptance Testing
11 24 (9.84%) Performance Testing
12 23 (9.43%) V-Model
13 22 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
14 20 (8.20%) Mentoring
15 18 (7.38%) PRINCE2
16 15 (6.15%) System Testing
17 14 (5.74%) Manual Testing
17 14 (5.74%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 59 (24.18%) SQL
2 17 (6.97%) C#
3 13 (5.33%) PHP
4 2 (0.82%) Java
4 2 (0.82%) Ruby
5 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.41%) VBScript
5 1 (0.41%) Python
5 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 220 (90.16%) ISEB
2 91 (37.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 42 (17.21%) Security Cleared
4 25 (10.25%) SC Cleared
5 24 (9.84%) Degree
6 15 (6.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 11 (4.51%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.64%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.82%) APMP
10 1 (0.41%) AAT
10 1 (0.41%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (20.90%) QA
2 13 (5.33%) GAMP
System Software
1 23 (9.43%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.92%) VMware ESX
3 9 (3.69%) VMware Workstation
3 9 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 90 (36.89%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.46%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (2.46%) Netcool
2 6 (2.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.41%) Puppet
3 1 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 48 (19.67%) HP
2 28 (11.48%) Microsoft
3 26 (10.66%) Oracle
4 13 (5.33%) Fujitsu
5 12 (4.92%) VMware
6 11 (4.51%) IBM
7 9 (3.69%) NetApp
8 6 (2.46%) Veritas
8 6 (2.46%) Citrix
8 6 (2.46%) McAfee
9 3 (1.23%) Capita
10 1 (0.41%) Mitel
10 1 (0.41%) Panasonic
10 1 (0.41%) Twitter
10 1 (0.41%) Empirix
10 1 (0.41%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.41%) SAP
10 1 (0.41%) Cisco
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