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

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 149 162 188
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +26
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 74 58 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.37% 1.02% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.73% 3.01% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 58 43 16
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% +6.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,550 £31,300 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
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
1982 1929 1900
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 36.75% 33.87% 35.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1293 1326 1360
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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 4 May 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 4 May 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 -13 29 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Maidenhead +4 14 £60,000 +71.42%
Newbury +10 2 - - 1
Hungerford - 2 £34,000 -
Slough +7 1 £55,000 +29.41%
Thatcham - 1 £29,000 -
Wokingham - 1 - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 179 (87.32%) ISEB
2 94 (45.85%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (38.05%) QA
4 66 (32.20%) Finance
5 60 (29.27%) SQL
6 59 (28.78%) Software Testing
7 58 (28.29%) Selenium
8 53 (25.85%) Scrum
9 50 (24.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 45 (21.95%) Test Automation
11 43 (20.98%) Degree
12 42 (20.49%) SQL Server
13 41 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
14 39 (19.02%) Test Strategy
15 37 (18.05%) Test Scripting
15 37 (18.05%) Microsoft
16 33 (16.10%) Test Management
17 31 (15.12%) Windows
18 30 (14.63%) HP
18 30 (14.63%) Automation Testing
19 29 (14.15%) Cucumber
20 27 (13.17%) Analytical Skills
21 24 (11.71%) Team Foundation Server
21 24 (11.71%) MS Excel
22 23 (11.22%) Computer Science
23 22 (10.73%) System Testing
23 22 (10.73%) C#
24 21 (10.24%) Visual Studio
24 21 (10.24%) QuickTest Pro
25 20 (9.76%) Performance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 6 (2.93%) Drupal
1 6 (2.93%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (1.46%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 24 (11.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.46%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.39%) HTTPS
2 5 (2.44%) LAN
2 5 (2.44%) WAN
3 2 (0.98%) HTTP
3 2 (0.98%) DNS
4 1 (0.49%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (0.49%) RTCP
4 1 (0.49%) RTP
4 1 (0.49%) H.323
4 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.49%) SMS
4 1 (0.49%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.49%) VoIP
4 1 (0.49%) GGSN
4 1 (0.49%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (20.49%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.41%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.93%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 58 (28.29%) Selenium
2 29 (14.15%) Cucumber
3 24 (11.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (10.24%) Visual Studio
4 21 (10.24%) QuickTest Pro
5 20 (9.76%) LoadRunner
6 11 (5.37%) Rational Performance Tester
7 10 (4.88%) JIRA
7 10 (4.88%) TestDirector
8 5 (2.44%) WinRunner
9 3 (1.46%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.98%) MSTest
10 2 (0.98%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.49%) TestPartner
11 1 (0.49%) JMeter
11 1 (0.49%) ClearQuest
11 1 (0.49%) Toad
11 1 (0.49%) TestComplete
11 1 (0.49%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.49%) eggPlant
General
1 66 (32.20%) Finance
2 9 (4.39%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.93%) Banking
4 3 (1.46%) Automotive
5 2 (0.98%) Marketing
5 2 (0.98%) Advertising
5 2 (0.98%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.98%) Billing
5 2 (0.98%) Retail
6 1 (0.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 103 (50.24%) Analyst
2 80 (39.02%) Test Analyst
3 51 (24.88%) Test Manager
4 32 (15.61%) Senior Analyst
5 30 (14.63%) QA Engineer
6 24 (11.71%) QA Analyst
6 24 (11.71%) Tester
7 22 (10.73%) Lead Test Analyst
8 21 (10.24%) Test Leader
9 20 (9.76%) Senior Test Analyst
10 14 (6.83%) Agile Test Analyst
11 13 (6.34%) Senior QA Analyst
12 12 (5.85%) Quality Analyst
13 10 (4.88%) Software Test Analyst
14 8 (3.90%) Performance Test Manager
14 8 (3.90%) Quality Engineer
14 8 (3.90%) Senior Tester
14 8 (3.90%) Performance Manager
14 8 (3.90%) Senior Software Test Analyst
14 8 (3.90%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.27%) .NET
2 16 (7.80%) Web Services
3 11 (5.37%) Middleware
4 6 (2.93%) LAMP
5 5 (2.44%) Gherkin
6 3 (1.46%) SOAP
7 1 (0.49%) XMPP
7 1 (0.49%) HTML
7 1 (0.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.17%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (11.22%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.39%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.39%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.46%) Clustering
5 2 (0.98%) Open Source
5 2 (0.98%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 31 (15.12%) Windows
2 7 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (3.41%) UNIX
3 6 (2.93%) Windows XP
4 5 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.46%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.98%) Linux
7 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (45.85%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (28.78%) Software Testing
3 53 (25.85%) Scrum
4 45 (21.95%) Test Automation
5 39 (19.02%) Test Strategy
6 37 (18.05%) Test Scripting
7 33 (16.10%) Test Management
8 30 (14.63%) Automation Testing
9 22 (10.73%) System Testing
10 20 (9.76%) Performance Testing
11 18 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (8.78%) Test Planning
11 18 (8.78%) Mentoring
12 15 (7.32%) Web Testing
12 15 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (6.83%) PRINCE2
14 13 (6.34%) User Acceptance Testing
15 12 (5.85%) Usability Testing
16 11 (5.37%) Regression Testing
16 11 (5.37%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 60 (29.27%) SQL
2 22 (10.73%) C#
3 6 (2.93%) PHP
4 4 (1.95%) C
5 3 (1.46%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.98%) Java
7 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 179 (87.32%) ISEB
2 50 (24.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 43 (20.98%) Degree
4 18 (8.78%) Security Cleared
5 12 (5.85%) SC Cleared
6 9 (4.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.95%) AAT
7 4 (1.95%) HND
7 4 (1.95%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (1.46%) APMP
9 2 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (38.05%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 41 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.46%) Netcool
2 3 (1.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (1.46%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.49%) Iperf
Vendors
1 37 (18.05%) Microsoft
2 30 (14.63%) HP
3 15 (7.32%) IBM
4 13 (6.34%) Oracle
5 3 (1.46%) Capita
5 3 (1.46%) McAfee
5 3 (1.46%) Veritas
5 3 (1.46%) Citrix
6 2 (0.98%) Cisco
7 1 (0.49%) Mitel
7 1 (0.49%) Empirix
7 1 (0.49%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.49%) Twitter
7 1 (0.49%) Panasonic
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Posted: 5 days ago
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