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

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 170 166 154
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 47 59 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.06% 1.18% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.15% 3.32% 3.46%
Number of salaries quoted 25 46 44
Median salary £42,500 £46,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.10% +32.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £41,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,688 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.06% +10.53%
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
1492 1779 1939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 33.59% 35.56% 34.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1130 1177 1276
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Berkshire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 May 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Berkshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +1 21 £55,000 +27.90% 1
Maidenhead +3 9 £39,500 -34.16%
Slough - 5 £38,000 -
Newbury +10 3 £40,000 - 1
Bracknell - 2 £44,500 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 40 (57.14%) QA
2 38 (54.29%) ISEB
3 36 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (37.14%) Software Testing
5 23 (32.86%) Telecoms
5 23 (32.86%) Finance
6 22 (31.43%) Retail
6 22 (31.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 21 (30.00%) Mentoring
7 21 (30.00%) Test Strategy
8 20 (28.57%) Banking
9 17 (24.29%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (22.86%) Logistics
10 16 (22.86%) Games
10 16 (22.86%) Java
11 15 (21.43%) Selenium
11 15 (21.43%) BDD
11 15 (21.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 14 (20.00%) Automation Testing
12 14 (20.00%) Test Management
13 13 (18.57%) Scrum
13 13 (18.57%) SDLC
13 13 (18.57%) Test Automation
14 12 (17.14%) Coaching
14 12 (17.14%) Project Management
14 12 (17.14%) HP
14 12 (17.14%) SQL
15 10 (14.29%) Kanban
15 10 (14.29%) Business Development
15 10 (14.29%) Regression Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.14%) Drupal
2 2 (2.86%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 7 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) Mingle
2 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) SAP ERP
2 2 (2.86%) BASE24
3 1 (1.43%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.43%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.43%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.00%) GSM
1 7 (10.00%) LTE
1 7 (10.00%) UMTS
2 5 (7.14%) 2G
2 5 (7.14%) 3G
2 5 (7.14%) 4G
2 5 (7.14%) Diameter Protocol
2 5 (7.14%) ISUP
2 5 (7.14%) SCCP
2 5 (7.14%) SIGTRAN
2 5 (7.14%) SS7
2 5 (7.14%) tcpdump
2 5 (7.14%) Wireshark
3 2 (2.86%) ATM
4 1 (1.43%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.86%) HBase
2 2 (2.86%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (21.43%) Selenium
2 10 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 8 (11.43%) JIRA
4 6 (8.57%) Git (software)
4 6 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (5.71%) eggPlant
5 4 (5.71%) HP UFT
5 4 (5.71%) JBehave
5 4 (5.71%) Ranorex
5 4 (5.71%) Rational Functional Tester
5 4 (5.71%) RSpec
5 4 (5.71%) Subversion
6 3 (4.29%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.29%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.86%) JMeter
7 2 (2.86%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.86%) SilkPerformer
7 2 (2.86%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.43%) Hudson
8 1 (1.43%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (32.86%) Finance
1 23 (32.86%) Telecoms
2 22 (31.43%) Retail
3 20 (28.57%) Banking
4 16 (22.86%) Games
5 7 (10.00%) Marketing
6 2 (2.86%) Back Office
7 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (31.43%) Analyst
2 13 (18.57%) Test Analyst
2 13 (18.57%) Test Manager
3 12 (17.14%) QA Tester
3 12 (17.14%) Tester
4 8 (11.43%) QA Analyst
5 7 (10.00%) Automation Tester
5 7 (10.00%) Consultant
5 7 (10.00%) QA Automation Tester
6 6 (8.57%) Test Consultant
7 5 (7.14%) Digital Analyst
7 5 (7.14%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 5 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
7 5 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) Network Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) Quality Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) Test Automation Consultant
9 3 (4.29%) Financial Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) HTML
2 7 (10.00%) Gherkin
3 5 (7.14%) Behat
3 5 (7.14%) LAMP
4 4 (5.71%) Ajax
4 4 (5.71%) CSS
4 4 (5.71%) Web Services
5 2 (2.86%) .NET
5 2 (2.86%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) User Experience
2 2 (2.86%) Contactless
2 2 (2.86%) EMV
2 2 (2.86%) Fintech
2 2 (2.86%) FMCG
2 2 (2.86%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.43%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.43%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.86%) Unix
1 2 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (37.14%) Software Testing
3 21 (30.00%) Mentoring
3 21 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 17 (24.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (22.86%) Logistics
6 15 (21.43%) BDD
7 14 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 14 (20.00%) Test Management
8 13 (18.57%) Scrum
8 13 (18.57%) SDLC
8 13 (18.57%) Test Automation
9 12 (17.14%) Coaching
9 12 (17.14%) Project Management
10 10 (14.29%) Business Development
10 10 (14.29%) Defect Management
10 10 (14.29%) Kanban
10 10 (14.29%) Regression Testing
10 10 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (11.43%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.86%) Java
2 12 (17.14%) SQL
3 9 (12.86%) C#
4 7 (10.00%) PHP
5 4 (5.71%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.86%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.86%) Perl
6 2 (2.86%) Python
6 2 (2.86%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.43%) Groovy
7 1 (1.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (54.29%) ISEB
2 22 (31.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (21.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) Degree
5 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (57.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (17.14%) HP
2 6 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.14%) SAP
4 4 (5.71%) IBM
5 3 (4.29%) Borland
6 2 (2.86%) CyberSource
6 2 (2.86%) DataCash
6 2 (2.86%) Elavon
6 2 (2.86%) Ingenico
6 2 (2.86%) Sage
6 2 (2.86%) TSYS
6 2 (2.86%) VeriFone
6 2 (2.86%) VocaLink
6 2 (2.86%) WorldPay
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle
7 1 (1.43%) Rally
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