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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 170 150 142
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -8
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 46 77 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.92% 1.30% 1.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.76% 3.53% 4.66%
Number of salaries quoted 44 60 80
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,300 £28,650 £31,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,575 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+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
1668 2183 1890
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 33.28% 36.76% 33.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1222 1331 1401
Average salary £47,500 £48,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.55% +7.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 August 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 August 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 -28 25 £50,000 +33.33% 5
Newbury +16 7 £40,000 +6.66%
Slough -4 4 £45,000 +11.11% 1
Bracknell +11 1 £39,000 +2.63%
Maidenhead +11 1 £50,000 +35.13%
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 88 (83.02%) ISEB
2 55 (51.89%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (43.40%) QA
4 41 (38.68%) SQL
5 34 (32.08%) Software Testing
6 30 (28.30%) Finance
7 29 (27.36%) Selenium
8 27 (25.47%) Microsoft
8 27 (25.47%) Test Automation
9 26 (24.53%) Test Scripting
10 24 (22.64%) Scrum
11 21 (19.81%) SQL Server
11 21 (19.81%) Degree
12 20 (18.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 18 (16.98%) Team Foundation Server
13 18 (16.98%) Windows
13 18 (16.98%) MS Excel
14 15 (14.15%) HP Quality Center
15 14 (13.21%) Computer Science
15 14 (13.21%) Test Strategy
15 14 (13.21%) Visual Studio
15 14 (13.21%) C#
15 14 (13.21%) Automated Testing
16 13 (12.26%) Telecoms
16 13 (12.26%) SDLC
16 13 (12.26%) Test Management
16 13 (12.26%) Cucumber
17 12 (11.32%) Manual Testing
17 12 (11.32%) JIRA
18 11 (10.38%) Oracle

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 5 (4.72%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.77%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.83%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (16.98%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.89%) SAP HR
3 2 (1.89%) SAP SD
3 2 (1.89%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.89%) SAP MM
3 2 (1.89%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.89%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.66%) HTTPS
2 4 (3.77%) 3G
2 4 (3.77%) ZigBee
3 3 (2.83%) Internet
3 3 (2.83%) LAN
3 3 (2.83%) WAN
4 2 (1.89%) GSM
4 2 (1.89%) UMTS
4 2 (1.89%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.72%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.89%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.89%) HBase
5 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 29 (27.36%) Selenium
2 18 (16.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (13.21%) Visual Studio
4 13 (12.26%) Cucumber
5 12 (11.32%) JIRA
6 9 (8.49%) HP UFT
7 7 (6.60%) SoapUI
8 6 (5.66%) LoadRunner
9 5 (4.72%) WebDriver
10 3 (2.83%) TestDirector
10 3 (2.83%) SpecFlow
11 2 (1.89%) TestComplete
11 2 (1.89%) TestNG
11 2 (1.89%) JUnit
11 2 (1.89%) JMeter
11 2 (1.89%) TestLink
12 1 (0.94%) TestPartner
12 1 (0.94%) Toad
12 1 (0.94%) FitNesse
12 1 (0.94%) eggPlant
General
1 30 (28.30%) Finance
2 13 (12.26%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.66%) Banking
4 5 (4.72%) Marketing
5 3 (2.83%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.83%) Electronics
6 2 (1.89%) Advertising
6 2 (1.89%) Automotive
6 2 (1.89%) Billing
7 1 (0.94%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.94%) Retail
7 1 (0.94%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 37 (34.91%) Analyst
2 34 (32.08%) Test Analyst
3 28 (26.42%) Test Manager
4 18 (16.98%) Test Leader
5 14 (13.21%) QA Engineer
6 13 (12.26%) Tester
7 8 (7.55%) Test Engineer
7 8 (7.55%) Software Manager
7 8 (7.55%) Software Test Manager
8 6 (5.66%) Senior Test Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (4.72%) Software Tester
9 5 (4.72%) QA Tester
9 5 (4.72%) Environment Manager
9 5 (4.72%) QA Analyst
9 5 (4.72%) Performance Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Test Environment Manager
10 4 (3.77%) QA Leader
10 4 (3.77%) Agile Test Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.60%) SOAP
2 5 (4.72%) XML
3 4 (3.77%) Web Services
3 4 (3.77%) HTML
3 4 (3.77%) .NET
4 3 (2.83%) CSS
4 3 (2.83%) XSL
4 3 (2.83%) Ajax
4 3 (2.83%) REST
4 3 (2.83%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.94%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.94%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.21%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.72%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.77%) Smart Meter
5 3 (2.83%) DTV
6 2 (1.89%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.89%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.98%) Windows
2 10 (9.43%) UNIX
3 3 (2.83%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.83%) Windows 2000
3 3 (2.83%) Windows Vista
4 2 (1.89%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (51.89%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (32.08%) Software Testing
3 27 (25.47%) Test Automation
4 26 (24.53%) Test Scripting
5 24 (22.64%) Scrum
6 14 (13.21%) Automated Testing
6 14 (13.21%) Test Strategy
7 13 (12.26%) Test Management
7 13 (12.26%) SDLC
8 12 (11.32%) Manual Testing
9 11 (10.38%) Regression Testing
10 10 (9.43%) Performance Testing
10 10 (9.43%) Web Testing
11 9 (8.49%) Integration Testing
12 8 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (7.55%) V-Model
12 8 (7.55%) Waterfall
12 8 (7.55%) BDD
13 7 (6.60%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (38.68%) SQL
2 14 (13.21%) C#
3 8 (7.55%) Java
4 5 (4.72%) Python
5 4 (3.77%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.77%) C
6 3 (2.83%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.89%) Ruby
7 2 (1.89%) VB
7 2 (1.89%) Perl
8 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (83.02%) ISEB
2 21 (19.81%) Degree
3 20 (18.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (9.43%) SC Cleared
4 10 (9.43%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.94%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.94%) AAT
6 1 (0.94%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (43.40%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (14.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (25.47%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.38%) Oracle
3 10 (9.43%) SAP
3 10 (9.43%) HP
4 3 (2.83%) Citrix
4 3 (2.83%) Capita
5 2 (1.89%) Cognos
5 2 (1.89%) IBM
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