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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 176 185 186
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 50 38 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.85% 0.71% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.57% 2.00% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 36 17 27
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -27.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £42,500 £49,100
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1945 1897 1978
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 33.06% 35.64% 31.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1320 1340 1719
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +14 28 £41,500 +25.75% 1
Maidenhead - 6 £35,000 -
Newbury -12 2 £35,500 +9.23%
Slough - 1 £42,500 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 67 (89.33%) ISEB
2 31 (41.33%) Selenium
3 24 (32.00%) QA
4 22 (29.33%) Test Scripting
5 21 (28.00%) Finance
6 20 (26.67%) Software Testing
6 20 (26.67%) Windows
7 18 (24.00%) Microsoft
7 18 (24.00%) Scrum
8 17 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (21.33%) Degree
10 15 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
11 14 (18.67%) SC Cleared
11 14 (18.67%) Security Cleared
11 14 (18.67%) .NET
11 14 (18.67%) C#
12 12 (16.00%) QuickTest Pro
12 12 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (16.00%) Test Management
12 12 (16.00%) Test Automation
13 11 (14.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (14.67%) SQL
14 10 (13.33%) SQL Server
14 10 (13.33%) TestDirector
14 10 (13.33%) Computer Science
14 10 (13.33%) Integration Testing
14 10 (13.33%) BDD
15 9 (12.00%) Telecoms
15 9 (12.00%) Visual Studio
15 9 (12.00%) Java

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (5.33%) Drupal
2 2 (2.67%) IIS
2 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.67%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.33%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) SaaS
1 2 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) MySQL
3 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (41.33%) Selenium
2 12 (16.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (13.33%) TestDirector
4 9 (12.00%) Visual Studio
5 5 (6.67%) WebDriver
5 5 (6.67%) TestComplete
6 4 (5.33%) QAComplete
7 3 (4.00%) JMeter
7 3 (4.00%) JUnit
7 3 (4.00%) LoadRunner
7 3 (4.00%) SoapUI
7 3 (4.00%) TestNG
7 3 (4.00%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.67%) Behat
8 2 (2.67%) WinRunner
8 2 (2.67%) JIRA
8 2 (2.67%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.33%) Ranorex
9 1 (1.33%) Hudson
9 1 (1.33%) Capybara
General
1 21 (28.00%) Finance
2 9 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 8 (10.67%) Retail
4 2 (2.67%) Publishing
5 1 (1.33%) Electronics
5 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.33%) Banking
5 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (37.33%) Analyst
2 27 (36.00%) Tester
3 25 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 12 (16.00%) Test Manager
5 9 (12.00%) Test Engineer
5 9 (12.00%) Software Tester
6 8 (10.67%) Automation Tester
7 6 (8.00%) QA Tester
8 5 (6.67%) Programme Test Manager
8 5 (6.67%) Programme Manager
8 5 (6.67%) Lead Tester
9 4 (5.33%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) Software Test Engineer
10 3 (4.00%) QA Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) Software Engineer
11 2 (2.67%) Automation Analyst
11 2 (2.67%) Automation Specialist
11 2 (2.67%) QA Specialist
11 2 (2.67%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.67%) .NET
2 5 (6.67%) HTML
2 5 (6.67%) XML
3 4 (5.33%) .NET Framework
4 3 (4.00%) LAMP
4 3 (4.00%) JSON
4 3 (4.00%) XSLT
4 3 (4.00%) Middleware
4 3 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (2.67%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.67%) WCF
6 1 (1.33%) Swing
6 1 (1.33%) CSS
6 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.67%) Open Source
2 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.67%) Chip and PIN
2 2 (2.67%) BBC
2 2 (2.67%) Replication
3 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 20 (26.67%) Windows
2 11 (14.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (8.00%) UNIX
3 6 (8.00%) Windows Vista
4 5 (6.67%) Windows XP
4 5 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.33%) Linux
6 3 (4.00%) Windows 2000
6 3 (4.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.00%) Mac OS
6 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (29.33%) Test Scripting
2 20 (26.67%) Software Testing
3 18 (24.00%) Scrum
4 17 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (16.00%) Test Management
5 12 (16.00%) Test Automation
6 10 (13.33%) Integration Testing
6 10 (13.33%) BDD
7 8 (10.67%) Automated Testing
7 8 (10.67%) Automation Testing
7 8 (10.67%) Waterfall
8 7 (9.33%) Test Strategy
8 7 (9.33%) Performance Testing
8 7 (9.33%) Regression Testing
9 5 (6.67%) Programme Management
9 5 (6.67%) PRINCE2
9 5 (6.67%) Change Management
9 5 (6.67%) V-Model
10 4 (5.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.67%) C#
2 11 (14.67%) SQL
3 9 (12.00%) Java
4 6 (8.00%) PHP
5 5 (6.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.67%) C
6 2 (2.67%) VB
6 2 (2.67%) Ruby
7 1 (1.33%) Python
7 1 (1.33%) Perl
7 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 67 (89.33%) ISEB
2 16 (21.33%) Degree
3 14 (18.67%) SC Cleared
3 14 (18.67%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.67%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (32.00%) QA
2 2 (2.67%) GAMP
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.33%) Netcool
2 1 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.67%) Fujitsu
3 4 (5.33%) HP
4 3 (4.00%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.67%) Citrix
5 2 (2.67%) IBM
5 2 (2.67%) VMware
6 1 (1.33%) Meridio
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle
6 1 (1.33%) SAP
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