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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 138 191 193
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +2
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 90 35 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.61% 0.61% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.32% 1.90% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 76 26 19
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £29,500 £32,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £42,500
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
2083 1839 1844
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 37.36% 32.12% 35.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1392 1258 1341
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +14 43 £45,000 +8.43%
Maidenhead +13 13 £60,000 +71.42% 1
Slough +11 3 £55,000 +29.41%
Hungerford - 3 £33,000 -
Wokingham +18 1 - -
Newbury +15 1 - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 202 (88.99%) ISEB
2 100 (44.05%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (31.72%) QA
4 69 (30.40%) Selenium
5 66 (29.07%) Finance
6 63 (27.75%) SQL
7 60 (26.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 59 (25.99%) Software Testing
9 56 (24.67%) Scrum
10 53 (23.35%) HP Quality Center
11 49 (21.59%) Test Automation
11 49 (21.59%) Test Scripting
12 46 (20.26%) SQL Server
13 40 (17.62%) Windows
13 40 (17.62%) Test Strategy
14 39 (17.18%) Degree
15 38 (16.74%) Automation Testing
16 37 (16.30%) Test Management
17 36 (15.86%) Microsoft
18 32 (14.10%) HP
19 31 (13.66%) Cucumber
20 28 (12.33%) QuickTest Pro
21 27 (11.89%) MS Excel
21 27 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
22 26 (11.45%) Security Cleared
23 24 (10.57%) LoadRunner
24 22 (9.69%) Team Foundation Server
24 22 (9.69%) System Testing
25 21 (9.25%) Test Planning
25 21 (9.25%) Visual Studio

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 9 (3.96%) Drupal
2 6 (2.64%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.64%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 27 (11.89%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.32%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.85%) LAN
1 11 (4.85%) WAN
2 9 (3.96%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.32%) HTTP
3 3 (1.32%) DNS
4 1 (0.44%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.44%) SMS
4 1 (0.44%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.44%) VoIP
4 1 (0.44%) RTCP
4 1 (0.44%) RTP
4 1 (0.44%) H.323
4 1 (0.44%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (0.44%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.44%) GGSN
4 1 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (20.26%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.52%) Data Mining
3 4 (1.76%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 69 (30.40%) Selenium
2 31 (13.66%) Cucumber
3 28 (12.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 24 (10.57%) LoadRunner
5 22 (9.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (9.25%) Visual Studio
7 13 (5.73%) TestDirector
8 11 (4.85%) Rational Performance Tester
9 10 (4.41%) JIRA
9 10 (4.41%) WinRunner
10 3 (1.32%) Bugzilla
10 3 (1.32%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.32%) MSTest
11 2 (0.88%) ClearQuest
12 1 (0.44%) JMeter
12 1 (0.44%) Toad
12 1 (0.44%) TestPartner
12 1 (0.44%) TestComplete
12 1 (0.44%) WebDriver
General
1 66 (29.07%) Finance
2 13 (5.73%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.08%) Banking
4 3 (1.32%) Billing
5 2 (0.88%) Marketing
5 2 (0.88%) Retail
5 2 (0.88%) Advertising
5 2 (0.88%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.88%) Automotive
6 1 (0.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 122 (53.74%) Analyst
2 97 (42.73%) Test Analyst
3 51 (22.47%) Test Manager
4 33 (14.54%) Tester
4 33 (14.54%) Senior Analyst
5 25 (11.01%) QA Engineer
6 23 (10.13%) QA Analyst
7 21 (9.25%) Senior Test Analyst
8 20 (8.81%) Lead Test Analyst
8 20 (8.81%) Test Leader
9 14 (6.17%) Software Test Analyst
10 13 (5.73%) Agile Test Analyst
10 13 (5.73%) Senior QA Analyst
11 12 (5.29%) Quality Analyst
12 11 (4.85%) Test Consultant
12 11 (4.85%) Senior Tester
12 11 (4.85%) Consultant
13 10 (4.41%) Automated Tester
14 9 (3.96%) Software Tester
15 8 (3.52%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.81%) .NET
2 17 (7.49%) Web Services
3 11 (4.85%) Middleware
4 9 (3.96%) LAMP
5 8 (3.52%) Gherkin
6 3 (1.32%) SOAP
7 1 (0.44%) XML
7 1 (0.44%) HTML
7 1 (0.44%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.81%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.96%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.96%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.64%) Clustering
5 3 (1.32%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.32%) Open Source
6 1 (0.44%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 40 (17.62%) Windows
2 15 (6.61%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (6.17%) Windows XP
4 11 (4.85%) UNIX
4 11 (4.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (3.52%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.88%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.88%) Linux
6 2 (0.88%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (44.05%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (25.99%) Software Testing
3 56 (24.67%) Scrum
4 49 (21.59%) Test Scripting
4 49 (21.59%) Test Automation
5 40 (17.62%) Test Strategy
6 38 (16.74%) Automation Testing
7 37 (16.30%) Test Management
8 22 (9.69%) System Testing
9 21 (9.25%) Test Planning
10 19 (8.37%) Mentoring
10 19 (8.37%) Performance Testing
10 19 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (8.37%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (7.49%) Manual Testing
12 16 (7.05%) Regression Testing
13 14 (6.17%) Web Testing
14 13 (5.73%) V-Model
14 13 (5.73%) Waterfall
14 13 (5.73%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 63 (27.75%) SQL
2 19 (8.37%) C#
3 9 (3.96%) PHP
4 1 (0.44%) VBScript
4 1 (0.44%) C
Qualifications
1 202 (88.99%) ISEB
2 60 (26.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 39 (17.18%) Degree
4 26 (11.45%) Security Cleared
5 17 (7.49%) SC Cleared
6 10 (4.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.76%) AAT
7 4 (1.76%) HND
7 4 (1.76%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.32%) APMP
9 2 (0.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (31.72%) QA
2 3 (1.32%) GAMP
System Software
1 11 (4.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 53 (23.35%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.64%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (2.64%) Netcool
2 6 (2.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.44%) Iperf
Vendors
1 36 (15.86%) Microsoft
2 32 (14.10%) HP
3 15 (6.61%) Oracle
3 15 (6.61%) IBM
4 6 (2.64%) McAfee
4 6 (2.64%) Veritas
4 6 (2.64%) Citrix
5 3 (1.32%) Capita
6 2 (0.88%) Fujitsu
6 2 (0.88%) Cisco
7 1 (0.44%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.44%) Empirix
7 1 (0.44%) Panasonic
7 1 (0.44%) Twitter
7 1 (0.44%) Mitel
Maidenhead, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: £60k base with an £80k OTE Plus Car Allowance, Health, Pension
Posted: 6 days ago