The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Berkshire region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 151 156 208
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +52
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 59 67 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.06% 1.22% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.90% 3.45% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 37 61 25
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £57,500 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2032 1942 1890
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 36.55% 35.41% 31.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1259 1491 1574
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
ISTQB
South East

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014. 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 -12 40 £36,000 -28.00% 2
Bracknell 0 4 £38,000 +16.92% 3
Slough +3 3 £24,000 -27.27%
Maidenhead -13 1 £37,000 -22.10%
Wokingham - 1 £25,000 - 1
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

1 100 (86.96%) ISEB
2 47 (40.87%) Security Cleared
3 45 (39.13%) SC Cleared
4 40 (34.78%) Software Testing
5 38 (33.04%) Windows
5 38 (33.04%) HP Quality Center
6 35 (30.43%) Selenium
6 35 (30.43%) Finance
7 33 (28.70%) QA
8 32 (27.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 29 (25.22%) Test Scripting
10 28 (24.35%) Telecoms
11 27 (23.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 27 (23.48%) User Acceptance Testing
12 26 (22.61%) TestDirector
12 26 (22.61%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (21.74%) Retail
13 25 (21.74%) Test Management
14 23 (20.00%) Integration Testing
14 23 (20.00%) Test Automation
15 22 (19.13%) Scrum
16 21 (18.26%) Microsoft
17 20 (17.39%) .NET
18 18 (15.65%) SQL
18 18 (15.65%) PRINCE2
18 18 (15.65%) Test Strategy
19 17 (14.78%) DV Cleared
19 17 (14.78%) C#
19 17 (14.78%) Degree
20 16 (13.91%) PRINCE2 Certification

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 (5.22%) SharePoint
1 6 (5.22%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (4.35%) Drupal
3 2 (1.74%) IIS
4 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.87%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.87%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (7.83%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.48%) MS Office
3 2 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.61%) SaaS
2 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.48%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.74%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.87%) LAN
3 1 (0.87%) WAN
3 1 (0.87%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 35 (30.43%) Selenium
2 26 (22.61%) TestDirector
3 15 (13.04%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (13.04%) Visual Studio
4 9 (7.83%) WinRunner
5 8 (6.96%) WebDriver
5 8 (6.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (4.35%) LoadRunner
6 5 (4.35%) JIRA
6 5 (4.35%) TestComplete
7 4 (3.48%) SoapUI
7 4 (3.48%) TestNG
7 4 (3.48%) JUnit
7 4 (3.48%) JMeter
8 3 (2.61%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.74%) Behat
9 2 (1.74%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.74%) Subversion
9 2 (1.74%) SilkPerformer
10 1 (0.87%) Bugzilla
General
1 35 (30.43%) Finance
2 28 (24.35%) Telecoms
3 25 (21.74%) Retail
4 2 (1.74%) Publishing
4 2 (1.74%) Games
4 2 (1.74%) Banking
5 1 (0.87%) Marketing
5 1 (0.87%) Billing
5 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.87%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 43 (37.39%) Analyst
1 43 (37.39%) Test Analyst
2 29 (25.22%) Test Manager
3 21 (18.26%) Tester
4 16 (13.91%) Test Engineer
5 15 (13.04%) Programme Manager
5 15 (13.04%) Programme Test Manager
6 9 (7.83%) Software Test Analyst
6 9 (7.83%) Test Leader
7 8 (6.96%) Software Tester
8 5 (4.35%) Automation Tester
9 4 (3.48%) Performance Test Leader
9 4 (3.48%) Junior
9 4 (3.48%) QA Tester
9 4 (3.48%) Infrastructure Manager
10 3 (2.61%) QA Engineer
10 3 (2.61%) QA Test Analyst
10 3 (2.61%) QA Analyst
10 3 (2.61%) Software Engineer
10 3 (2.61%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.39%) .NET
2 5 (4.35%) .NET Framework
2 5 (4.35%) Web Services
3 4 (3.48%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (3.48%) Middleware
3 4 (3.48%) XML
3 4 (3.48%) XSLT
3 4 (3.48%) LAMP
3 4 (3.48%) JSON
4 2 (1.74%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.87%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.96%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.09%) Open Source
3 5 (4.35%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.87%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (0.87%) DTV
4 1 (0.87%) Life Science
4 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 38 (33.04%) Windows
2 27 (23.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (8.70%) Windows XP
3 10 (8.70%) UNIX
4 6 (5.22%) Apple iOS
4 6 (5.22%) Windows Vista
5 5 (4.35%) Linux
5 5 (4.35%) Mac OS
5 5 (4.35%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.61%) Windows 2000
6 3 (2.61%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.74%) Solaris
8 1 (0.87%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (34.78%) Software Testing
2 29 (25.22%) Test Scripting
3 27 (23.48%) User Acceptance Testing
4 26 (22.61%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (21.74%) Test Management
6 23 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 23 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 22 (19.13%) Scrum
8 18 (15.65%) PRINCE2
8 18 (15.65%) Test Strategy
9 15 (13.04%) Programme Management
9 15 (13.04%) Automation Testing
10 14 (12.17%) Risk Management
10 14 (12.17%) Automated Testing
10 14 (12.17%) ITIL
11 13 (11.30%) Regression Testing
11 13 (11.30%) Software Distribution
11 13 (11.30%) System Testing
12 11 (9.57%) Performance Testing
13 10 (8.70%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.65%) SQL
2 17 (14.78%) C#
3 9 (7.83%) Java
3 9 (7.83%) PHP
4 3 (2.61%) C
5 2 (1.74%) Perl
5 2 (1.74%) Ruby
6 1 (0.87%) VB
6 1 (0.87%) Python
6 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 100 (86.96%) ISEB
2 47 (40.87%) Security Cleared
3 45 (39.13%) SC Cleared
4 32 (27.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (14.78%) DV Cleared
5 17 (14.78%) Degree
6 16 (13.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (3.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (28.70%) QA
2 1 (0.87%) GAMP
System Software
1 7 (6.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.74%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.74%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.87%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 38 (33.04%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.35%) Netcool
2 5 (4.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.74%) Opsview
4 1 (0.87%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (18.26%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.17%) HP
3 13 (11.30%) Fujitsu
4 8 (6.96%) Oracle
5 6 (5.22%) IBM
6 4 (3.48%) TIBCO
7 3 (2.61%) VMware
8 2 (1.74%) Citrix
8 2 (1.74%) NetApp
9 1 (0.87%) SAP
9 1 (0.87%) Atlassian
Reading
Hudson - London
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Insurance
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable upon Application
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable upon Application
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable upon Application
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £68000 per annum + Bonus, Car Allowance, Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Zetman
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Ascot, Berkshire
Talent Spa
Salary: DoE
Posted: 6 days ago
Wokingham
The People Network
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago