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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 102 198 198
Rank change year-on-year
+96 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 134 32 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.31% 0.54% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.11% 1.53% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 101 26 24
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,950
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,750 £39,550
UK excluding London average salary £37,250 £35,000 £32,846
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +6.55%
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
2193 2096 1929
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 37.73% 35.54% 35.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1320 1432 1563
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £67,500
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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +62 73 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Bracknell +6 23 £55,000 -15.38%
Maidenhead +19 18 £37,500 -18.91% 1
Slough -9 6 £50,000 -37.50%
Newbury - 3 £19,000 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 197 (90.37%) ISEB
2 92 (42.20%) HP Quality Center
3 82 (37.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 76 (34.86%) Finance
5 72 (33.03%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (30.28%) Test Management
7 64 (29.36%) Windows
8 63 (28.90%) Test Scripting
9 62 (28.44%) Selenium
10 55 (25.23%) Test Automation
11 54 (24.77%) SQL
12 51 (23.39%) Security Cleared
12 51 (23.39%) Software Testing
13 44 (20.18%) SQL Server
14 43 (19.72%) Windows Server 2003
15 41 (18.81%) QA
16 40 (18.35%) QuickTest Pro
17 38 (17.43%) Test Strategy
18 37 (16.97%) HP
19 35 (16.06%) LoadRunner
20 34 (15.60%) Telecoms
20 34 (15.60%) SC Cleared
21 33 (15.14%) Scrum
22 32 (14.68%) Regression Testing
22 32 (14.68%) Windows XP
23 30 (13.76%) Automation Testing
24 29 (13.30%) Windows Server 2008
24 29 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
25 28 (12.84%) Oracle
26 26 (11.93%) Migration

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 13 (5.96%) Drupal
2 6 (2.75%) IIS
2 6 (2.75%) Tomcat
2 6 (2.75%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.75%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.46%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 16 (7.34%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.46%) MS Project
2 1 (0.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.55%) LAN
1 23 (10.55%) WAN
2 3 (1.38%) HTTP
2 3 (1.38%) DNS
2 3 (1.38%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.92%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.46%) SMS
4 1 (0.46%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.46%) VoIP
4 1 (0.46%) RTCP
4 1 (0.46%) RTP
4 1 (0.46%) H.323
4 1 (0.46%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (0.46%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.46%) GGSN
4 1 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (20.18%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.13%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.46%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 62 (28.44%) Selenium
2 40 (18.35%) QuickTest Pro
3 35 (16.06%) LoadRunner
4 25 (11.47%) TestDirector
5 22 (10.09%) Cucumber
6 18 (8.26%) WinRunner
7 12 (5.50%) SilkPerformer
8 11 (5.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (4.59%) Visual Studio
10 7 (3.21%) JIRA
11 5 (2.29%) WebDriver
12 3 (1.38%) MSTest
12 3 (1.38%) Jenkins
12 3 (1.38%) Bugzilla
12 3 (1.38%) Rational Performance Tester
13 2 (0.92%) TestComplete
13 2 (0.92%) ClearQuest
13 2 (0.92%) SoapUI
13 2 (0.92%) Capybara
14 1 (0.46%) Hudson
General
1 76 (34.86%) Finance
2 34 (15.60%) Telecoms
3 17 (7.80%) Retail
4 9 (4.13%) Banking
5 3 (1.38%) Billing
6 2 (0.92%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.46%) Legal
7 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.46%) Marketing
7 1 (0.46%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 96 (44.04%) Analyst
2 83 (38.07%) Test Analyst
3 45 (20.64%) Test Manager
4 37 (16.97%) Tester
5 25 (11.47%) Consultant
6 23 (10.55%) Test Consultant
7 19 (8.72%) Test Engineer
8 17 (7.80%) Software Engineer
8 17 (7.80%) Test Leader
9 16 (7.34%) Software Test Analyst
10 14 (6.42%) QA Engineer
11 13 (5.96%) Software Test Engineer
11 13 (5.96%) Senior Analyst
12 11 (5.05%) Software Tester
13 10 (4.59%) Senior Test Analyst
13 10 (4.59%) Automated Tester
14 7 (3.21%) Senior Tester
14 7 (3.21%) QA Tester
14 7 (3.21%) Programme Manager
15 6 (2.75%) Infrastructure Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.88%) .NET
2 14 (6.42%) Web Services
3 13 (5.96%) LAMP
4 11 (5.05%) Gherkin
5 4 (1.83%) Middleware
6 2 (0.92%) XML
7 1 (0.46%) XSLT
7 1 (0.46%) JSP
7 1 (0.46%) SOAP
7 1 (0.46%) XMPP
7 1 (0.46%) JSON
7 1 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.46%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.59%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.21%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.75%) Clustering
4 6 (2.75%) Open Source
5 3 (1.38%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.38%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.92%) Life Science
7 1 (0.46%) EPoS
7 1 (0.46%) DTV
7 1 (0.46%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 64 (29.36%) Windows
2 43 (19.72%) Windows Server 2003
3 32 (14.68%) Windows XP
4 29 (13.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (11.93%) Windows 7
6 23 (10.55%) UNIX
7 14 (6.42%) Linux
8 9 (4.13%) Solaris
9 3 (1.38%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.38%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (33.03%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (30.28%) Test Management
3 63 (28.90%) Test Scripting
4 55 (25.23%) Test Automation
5 51 (23.39%) Software Testing
6 38 (17.43%) Test Strategy
7 33 (15.14%) Scrum
8 32 (14.68%) Regression Testing
9 30 (13.76%) Automation Testing
10 26 (11.93%) Migration
10 26 (11.93%) User Acceptance Testing
11 25 (11.47%) Test Planning
11 25 (11.47%) V-Model
12 19 (8.72%) Performance Testing
13 17 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (7.34%) PRINCE2
14 16 (7.34%) Mentoring
15 15 (6.88%) Automated Testing
16 14 (6.42%) Manual Testing
17 13 (5.96%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 54 (24.77%) SQL
2 15 (6.88%) C#
3 13 (5.96%) PHP
4 2 (0.92%) Java
4 2 (0.92%) Ruby
5 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.46%) VBScript
5 1 (0.46%) Python
5 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.46%) Perl
Qualifications
1 197 (90.37%) ISEB
2 82 (37.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 51 (23.39%) Security Cleared
4 34 (15.60%) SC Cleared
5 16 (7.34%) Degree
6 15 (6.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 14 (6.42%) DV Cleared
8 10 (4.59%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (2.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (18.81%) QA
2 14 (6.42%) GAMP
System Software
1 23 (10.55%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.50%) VMware ESX
3 9 (4.13%) VMware Workstation
3 9 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 92 (42.20%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.75%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (2.75%) Netcool
2 6 (2.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.46%) Puppet
3 1 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 37 (16.97%) HP
2 28 (12.84%) Oracle
3 23 (10.55%) Microsoft
4 14 (6.42%) Fujitsu
5 12 (5.50%) VMware
6 9 (4.13%) NetApp
7 6 (2.75%) Veritas
7 6 (2.75%) Citrix
7 6 (2.75%) McAfee
8 4 (1.83%) IBM
9 1 (0.46%) SAP
9 1 (0.46%) Cisco
9 1 (0.46%) Empirix
9 1 (0.46%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.46%) Mitel
9 1 (0.46%) Capita
9 1 (0.46%) Panasonic
9 1 (0.46%) Twitter
Reading
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + +Great Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Maidenhead
iKonnect
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £4500.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago