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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 174 148 177
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +29
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 43 81 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.88% 1.47% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.74% 3.95% 2.89%
Number of salaries quoted 25 64 40
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £32,650 £32,250
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £70,000 £45,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
1572 2051 1935
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 32.34% 37.31% 33.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1223 1352 1316
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,225 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £70,000
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 29 April 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 29 April 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 +11 19 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Maidenhead 0 10 £39,500 -34.16%
Slough +3 3 £38,000 -30.90%
Newbury -1 3 £40,000 -
Bracknell - 2 £44,500 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 43 (63.24%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (55.88%) ISEB
3 37 (54.41%) QA
4 25 (36.76%) Test Strategy
5 24 (35.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 23 (33.82%) Software Testing
6 23 (33.82%) Finance
7 20 (29.41%) Telecoms
7 20 (29.41%) Retail
8 19 (27.94%) Scrum
9 18 (26.47%) Banking
10 17 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 17 (25.00%) Mentoring
11 15 (22.06%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (20.59%) Test Management
12 14 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (20.59%) Test Automation
13 13 (19.12%) Project Management
13 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
14 12 (17.65%) SQL
14 12 (17.65%) Games
14 12 (17.65%) Logistics
14 12 (17.65%) SDLC
15 11 (16.18%) Coaching
15 11 (16.18%) Automation Testing
15 11 (16.18%) Business Development
16 10 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (14.71%) SQL Server
16 10 (14.71%) Selenium
16 10 (14.71%) BDD

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 4 (5.88%) Drupal
1 4 (5.88%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 7 (10.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) BASE24
2 2 (2.94%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.47%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.47%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.47%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) GSM
1 5 (7.35%) LTE
1 5 (7.35%) UMTS
2 4 (5.88%) ATM
3 3 (4.41%) 2G
3 3 (4.41%) 3G
3 3 (4.41%) 4G
3 3 (4.41%) Diameter Protocol
3 3 (4.41%) HTTPS
3 3 (4.41%) ISUP
3 3 (4.41%) SCCP
3 3 (4.41%) SIGTRAN
3 3 (4.41%) SS7
3 3 (4.41%) tcpdump
3 3 (4.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.94%) HBase
2 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (14.71%) Selenium
3 7 (10.29%) JIRA
3 7 (10.29%) Visual Studio
4 6 (8.82%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.41%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.94%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.47%) Hudson
7 1 (1.47%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (33.82%) Finance
2 20 (29.41%) Retail
2 20 (29.41%) Telecoms
3 18 (26.47%) Banking
4 12 (17.65%) Games
5 7 (10.29%) Marketing
6 2 (2.94%) Back Office
7 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (30.88%) Analyst
2 20 (29.41%) Test Manager
3 12 (17.65%) Test Analyst
4 11 (16.18%) QA Tester
4 11 (16.18%) Tester
5 8 (11.76%) QA Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) Automation Tester
6 6 (8.82%) QA Automation Tester
6 6 (8.82%) Test Leader
7 5 (7.35%) Digital Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Consultant
8 4 (5.88%) Quality Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 4 (5.88%) Selenium Tester
8 4 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Financial Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Network Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Service Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Service Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.29%) Gherkin
2 4 (5.88%) Behat
2 4 (5.88%) HTML
2 4 (5.88%) LAMP
3 3 (4.41%) .NET
4 2 (2.94%) Spring
5 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) User Experience
2 6 (8.82%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.88%) Contactless
3 4 (5.88%) EMV
3 4 (5.88%) Fintech
4 2 (2.94%) FMCG
4 2 (2.94%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.41%) Windows
2 2 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (63.24%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (36.76%) Test Strategy
3 23 (33.82%) Software Testing
4 19 (27.94%) Scrum
5 17 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 15 (22.06%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (20.59%) Test Automation
7 14 (20.59%) Test Management
8 13 (19.12%) Project Management
9 12 (17.65%) Logistics
9 12 (17.65%) SDLC
10 11 (16.18%) Automation Testing
10 11 (16.18%) Business Development
10 11 (16.18%) Coaching
11 10 (14.71%) BDD
11 10 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (11.76%) Defect Management
12 8 (11.76%) Kanban
12 8 (11.76%) Regression Testing
12 8 (11.76%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.65%) SQL
2 9 (13.24%) Java
3 6 (8.82%) C#
3 6 (8.82%) PHP
4 2 (2.94%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.47%) Groovy
5 1 (1.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (55.88%) ISEB
2 24 (35.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 7 (10.29%) Degree
5 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (54.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.47%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.82%) HP
3 4 (5.88%) CyberSource
3 4 (5.88%) DataCash
3 4 (5.88%) Elavon
3 4 (5.88%) Ingenico
3 4 (5.88%) Sage
3 4 (5.88%) SAP
3 4 (5.88%) TSYS
3 4 (5.88%) VeriFone
3 4 (5.88%) VocaLink
3 4 (5.88%) WorldPay
4 3 (4.41%) Borland
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle
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