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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 170 149 157
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +8
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 39 65 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.78% 1.16% 1.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.33% 3.16% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 34 40 63
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
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
1674 2057 1963
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 33.60% 36.67% 35.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1152 1259 1503
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 July 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 July 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 -12 25 £37,500 +5.63% 1
Newbury - 5 £40,000 - 1
Slough -8 2 £41,250 +71.87% 1
Maidenhead +3 1 £50,000 +35.13%
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 105 (87.50%) ISEB
2 62 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (46.67%) QA
4 45 (37.50%) SQL
5 39 (32.50%) Software Testing
6 35 (29.17%) Finance
7 30 (25.00%) Scrum
7 30 (25.00%) Degree
8 28 (23.33%) Test Automation
9 27 (22.50%) Selenium
9 27 (22.50%) Test Scripting
10 25 (20.83%) SQL Server
11 23 (19.17%) Microsoft
12 21 (17.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 21 (17.50%) Test Strategy
13 20 (16.67%) Computer Science
14 19 (15.83%) MS Excel
15 18 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 17 (14.17%) SDLC
16 17 (14.17%) Visual Studio
17 14 (11.67%) Web Testing
18 13 (10.83%) Test Management
18 13 (10.83%) Manual Testing
18 13 (10.83%) HP Quality Center
18 13 (10.83%) Cucumber
18 13 (10.83%) Windows
18 13 (10.83%) JIRA
19 11 (9.17%) Telecoms
19 11 (9.17%) Automation Testing
20 10 (8.33%) Security Cleared

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (1.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.83%) Drupal
Applications
1 19 (15.83%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.50%) MS Office
3 1 (0.83%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) SAP HR
1 2 (1.67%) SAP SD
1 2 (1.67%) SAP FI
1 2 (1.67%) SAP MM
1 2 (1.67%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (1.67%) SAP CO
1 2 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.67%) HTTPS
2 3 (2.50%) Internet
3 2 (1.67%) 3G
3 2 (1.67%) ZigBee
3 2 (1.67%) LTE
3 2 (1.67%) GSM
3 2 (1.67%) UMTS
4 1 (0.83%) WAN
4 1 (0.83%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.67%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.67%) HBase
Development Applications
1 27 (22.50%) Selenium
2 21 (17.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (14.17%) Visual Studio
4 13 (10.83%) Cucumber
4 13 (10.83%) JIRA
5 8 (6.67%) HP UFT
6 6 (5.00%) LoadRunner
6 6 (5.00%) SoapUI
7 4 (3.33%) TestDirector
8 3 (2.50%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.50%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.67%) Rational Performance Tester
10 1 (0.83%) TestNG
10 1 (0.83%) TestComplete
10 1 (0.83%) eggPlant
10 1 (0.83%) TestLink
10 1 (0.83%) JUnit
10 1 (0.83%) Toad
10 1 (0.83%) JMeter
10 1 (0.83%) TestPartner
General
1 35 (29.17%) Finance
2 11 (9.17%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.83%) Banking
4 3 (2.50%) Automotive
4 3 (2.50%) Marketing
5 2 (1.67%) Advertising
5 2 (1.67%) Billing
6 1 (0.83%) Legal
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Retail
6 1 (0.83%) Electronics
6 1 (0.83%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 54 (45.00%) Analyst
2 43 (35.83%) Test Analyst
3 29 (24.17%) Test Manager
4 19 (15.83%) Test Leader
5 17 (14.17%) Senior Analyst
5 17 (14.17%) QA Engineer
6 14 (11.67%) Tester
7 13 (10.83%) QA Analyst
8 11 (9.17%) Lead Test Analyst
8 11 (9.17%) Senior Test Analyst
9 8 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
9 8 (6.67%) Software Manager
9 8 (6.67%) Software Test Manager
10 7 (5.83%) Senior QA Analyst
10 7 (5.83%) Quality Analyst
11 6 (5.00%) QA Tester
11 6 (5.00%) Validation Engineer
12 5 (4.17%) Test Environment Manager
12 5 (4.17%) Environment Manager
12 5 (4.17%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.83%) SOAP
2 4 (3.33%) HTML
2 4 (3.33%) XML
2 4 (3.33%) Gherkin
3 3 (2.50%) Ajax
3 3 (2.50%) REST
3 3 (2.50%) XSL
3 3 (2.50%) .NET
3 3 (2.50%) CSS
4 2 (1.67%) Middleware
5 1 (0.83%) LAMP
5 1 (0.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.67%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.83%) DTV
5 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.83%) Windows
2 6 (5.00%) UNIX
3 2 (1.67%) Linux
4 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.83%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (32.50%) Software Testing
3 30 (25.00%) Scrum
4 28 (23.33%) Test Automation
5 27 (22.50%) Test Scripting
6 21 (17.50%) Test Strategy
7 17 (14.17%) SDLC
8 14 (11.67%) Web Testing
9 13 (10.83%) Test Management
9 13 (10.83%) Manual Testing
10 11 (9.17%) Automation Testing
11 10 (8.33%) Performance Testing
11 10 (8.33%) Automated Testing
12 8 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (6.67%) Integration Testing
12 8 (6.67%) Mentoring
12 8 (6.67%) BDD
12 8 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (5.83%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (37.50%) SQL
2 10 (8.33%) C#
3 6 (5.00%) Java
4 4 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.33%) Python
4 4 (3.33%) C
5 3 (2.50%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.83%) Ruby
6 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.83%) VB
6 1 (0.83%) Perl
6 1 (0.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 105 (87.50%) ISEB
2 30 (25.00%) Degree
3 18 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 9 (7.50%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (2.50%) HND
7 3 (2.50%) AAT
8 1 (0.83%) APMP
8 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (46.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (10.83%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 23 (19.17%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.50%) HP
2 9 (7.50%) Oracle
3 6 (5.00%) SAP
4 4 (3.33%) IBM
4 4 (3.33%) Capita
5 2 (1.67%) Cognos
6 1 (0.83%) Cisco
6 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
Reading, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £38,000 to £38,000 per annum £38,000 + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
PS Computer
Salary: £35k - £40k pa + bens
Posted: 8 days ago